Law enforcement blotter July 19, 2017

By Press Release


From the Delta Police Department:

No blotter was provided this week. Jamie Head, public information officer, is on vacation.


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

July 11:

Sheriff's deputies responded to a complaint of criminal mischief in the town of Crawford. The complainant believed her ex-husband had broken out a window of a structure she owns. A restraining order is in place.

July 12:

The sheriff's office discovered the fraudulent use of one of its credit cards. The total amount of disputed charges is $232.95.

The Cedaredge Police Department requested assistance locating a juvenile runaway.

July 13:

At about 9 a.m., sheriff's deputies came upon a two-vehicle, no injury accident involving a deer. The accident occurred near mile post 1 on Highway 92. Investigation was turned over to the Delta Police Department.

At about 11 a.m., sheriff's deputies responded to a two-car accident at the intersection of Orchard Grove Road and Highway 65 in Eckert. Minor injuries were reported.

July 14:

Shortly after 2 a.m., deputies came across an unoccupied Chevy pickup parked on the side of G50 Road. The driver's side door was not quite closed and the keys were still in the ignition. They searched the surrounding area and at a nearby residence spotted a man who appeared to be siphoning gas from a truck. Matthew Garcia, 37, of Delta, was cited for trespassing and theft of gasoline.

Shortly after 3 a.m., deputies responded to Highway 50, mile marker 77, for a single vehicle accident involving a deer. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.

A Delta couple reported that while they were out on a walk in the area of G50 Road and Highway 50, near the airport, someone broke the window out of their locked pickup and stole the woman's purse and iPhone. The case is under investigation.

After a traffic stop near Cedaredge, deputies arrested Kurtis Jones, 28, of Cedaredge on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Shortly after midnight, dispatch was contacted by a female who had gone to the store. When she returned, her husband refused to let her into their home on F Road. Deputies determined the altercation between the two was verbal and the case was closed.

July 15:

Shortly before 2 a.m., dispatch was contacted about a burglary in progress at a shop on 1900 Road. The reporting party had observed two vehicles pulled up to the side entrance of the shop. When they left, they went in separate directions, leaving the shop door and a gate open. A drum set, leaf blower and rototiller were missing from the property. There are no suspects at this time.

Sheriff's deputies investigated a littering complaint in the 18000 block of Fairview Road, on BLM property.

At about 1:45 p.m., the sheriff's office was contacted about an elderly female missing from a care facility. She was located in another building.

A Delta man reported the possible theft of a vehicle. While the incident turned out to be civil in nature, deputies learned the man had an outstanding warrant. He was placed under arrest and transported to Delta County Jail.

July 16:

An attempted burglary was reported at a residence near Austin. While the homeowners were out of town, someone had attempted to get in by kicking or hitting a door repeatedly. The attempt appeared to be unsuccessful. No property was missing from the residence, but the door suffered about $250 in damage.