Law enforcement blotter January 6, 2016

By Press Release


From the Delta Police Department:

Dec. 28:

Isaac J. Gallegos, 24, of Delta was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a total of $6,000 bond.

Dec. 30:

Jennifer M. Barnett, 21, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,000 bond.

Dec. 31:

Timothy O. Harty, 49, of Grand Junction was issued a ticket for alleged disregarding a red light after being in a two-vehicle crash on Confluence Drive at North Palmer. No injuries were reported or observed. One vehicle was towed from the scene.

Jan. 1:

Maria G. Gonzalez, 31, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $300 bond. She was also charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine.

Shawna M. Towers, 32, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.

Raymond B. Atchley, 23, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged careless driving and driving a motor vehicle while license under revocation as a habitual traffic tffender.

Jan. 2:

Daniel A. Windemaker, 33, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged menacing and harassment.

Jan. 3:

Randall R. Rios, 56, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged DUI.

Citations: Six tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, four for speeding.

Please remember: All criminal charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty.

From the Delta County Sheriff's Office (partial list):

Dec. 28:

The theft of a wedding ring was reported from a Paonia area home on Christmas Day. A suspect was identified by the reporting party; the investigation continues.

A Cedar Mesa woman said two dogs charged out of their yard and tried to attack her and her dog as they were walking by. The woman knocked on the door of the residence to complain, but no one answered. She was concerned the dogs, muzzled and dragging leashes, had been left to fend for themselves.

Dec. 29:

A resident just outside Paonia town limits was reportedly dumping ashes into a ditch, which then flowed downstream to a neighbor who called the sheriff's office to complain. Deputies asked the individual to cease and desist dumping what the reporting party termed "hazardous material."

A Crawford area woman reported a sheep enclosed in a pen was killed in the middle of the night. The only discernible tracks were those of a domestic dog.

A family disturbance was reported in the Hotchkiss area. One man's face was reportedly bleeding as a result of the assault.

Dec. 31:

A burglary was reported at Rogers Mesa Store, 32345 Highway 92, Hotchkiss. The front door was broken open using a fire extinguisher that was kept near the propane filling station. Cigarettes and Zig Zag papers were taken.

An Eckert resident received a package that he did not order. Deeming it suspicious, he put the package in the bucket on his tractor and drove it to the Eckert Post Office. Deputies said there was no cause for alarm.

Jan. 1:

Deputies responded to the American Legion hall in Paonia, where the alarm had been tripped for an unknown reason.

A hit-and-run accident involving a DMEA electrical pole was reported shortly after 9 a.m.

Deputies responded to an Eckert home after the homeowner believed he heard someone messing around at the windows, trying to gain entry. Deputies found no indication of a trespasser.

Jan. 2:

A Delta area man hit a hay bale that was in the lane of traffic. It got stuck under his car and he was forced to pull off to the side of the road to deal with the situation.

Lt. William Palmer, Delta County Sheriff's Office, was involved in a deer-vehicle collision while driving his personal vehicle, on personal time, on Highway 133 near milemarker 2. He was not injured; the vehicle suffered moderate front end damage.