Law enforcement blotter July 27, 2016

By Press Release


From the Delta Police Department:

July 18:

Miguel D. Mejia-Arrendondo, 19, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged unlawful acts (alcohol).

Jesus E. Rodriguez, 31, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with an $8,000 bond.

July 19:

A 15-year-old male of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged juvenile curfew.

Richard D. Dykstra, 38, of Loveland was arrested and jailed on a warrant with no bond.

July 20:

Jesus G. Gomez, 36, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with no bond.

July 21:

Pauline B. Widner, 29, of Eckert was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $7,500 bond.

July 22:

Heather R. Reza, 39, of Clifton was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.

Heather R. Reza, 39, of Clifton was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $5,000 bond.

Steven L. Lischke, 18, of Eckert, Gerald B. Kline, 19 of Delta, Braden T. Puckett, 18 of Delta, a 17-year-old female of Delta and a 15-year-old female of Delta were all issued tickets for alleged illegal possession/consumption of marijuana by an underage person.

July 23:

Anthony A. Graham-Carrillo, 20, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with no bond.

A 16-year-old female of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged juvenile curfew.

Philip T. Waterrose, 67, of Ridgway was issued a ticket for alleged indecent conduct.

Sosha L. Trujillo, 35, of Grand Junction was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $200 fine.

Citations: 14 tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, eight 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):

July 18:

Heather Carter, 17, of Grand Junction was transported to the hospital by a friend after a single-car accident on Highway 92 near Crawford. The accident was reported after two pickups were spotted pulling her 2001 Mitsubishi Mirage out of a ditch. The vehicle suffered severe rear end damage and could not be driven. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.

A plume of black smoke was sighted on B 50 Road south of Delta at about 10 a.m. Delta firefighters discovered an unattended fire, with pallets, wood and appliances burning in a large hole. It was determined a farm worker from California had started the fire. He was warned that it's illegal to burn trash; in addition, Monday was a red flag day and all burning was prohibited.

An anonymous report was received concerning 50 to 60 head of horses which appeared to be neglected and starving. Deputies visited the property on Back River Road and found 30 to 35 horses, including some that did appear to be undernourished. The owner said the horses are old and timid and have been forced off the better feed by other horses. She confirmed two older horses had been put down and another died of colic. The state vet inspector has been asked to visit the property.

July 19:

Deputies were asked to check a campsite on Grand Mesa, due to the unavailability of U.S. Forest Service rangers. Access had been blocked to the campsite and it was surrounded by a number of dogs, leading the reporting party to suspect possible drug activity. When the deputies arrived on scene, the campers had moved on.

The Paonia Cemetery District caretaker reported the theft of a chain saw and a Honda generator.

July 20:

At the request of Gunnison County, deputies responded to a report of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in a cabin near the top of McClure Pass. A male in his 50s succumbed to his wounds.

July 21:

Laverne Love reported a tree fire on her property on 7745 Road, Crawford, at about 11 p.m. Crawford firefighters extinguished the fire, which was caused by a lightning strike.

July 22:

Lyle Mahaffey and James Hansen were involved in an accident on Highway 92 just east of Hotchkiss at about 8:30 a.m. Mahaffey was pulling a horse trailer which struck the Hansen vehicle as he was attempting to pass. Hansen claimed Mahaffey was trying to run him off the road, and a shoving match ensued. The Colorado State Patrol arrived on the scene to handle the investigation.

July 24:

A neighborhood dispute in Eckert began with a stolen confederate flag and ended with at least three individuals in the front yard of a home on Highway 65. The occupants were woken about 1:30 a.m. when their dogs started barking. They went outside and the trespassers began throwing rocks at the house. One struck the homeowner. He was able to provide descriptions of the trespassers, but not names. Deputies have talked with the neighbors but have not yet identified any suspects.

A neighbor spotted two individuals taking a compressor out of a garage on T75 Road, Cedaredge. Deputies determined there was no criminal activity; the owner had allowed the individuals to store the compressor in his garage.

July 25:

At about 1:30 a.m., a traffic accident was reported on Highway 92 just west of Hotchkiss. A Subaru registered to Kelsey Altmann, Hotchkiss, and a second vehicle registered to Marilyn Elliott, Grand Junction, struck a pair of large trees that had fallen onto the highway. Both drivers received minor injuries and were treated by the North Fork Ambulance. Hotchkiss Fire District helped remove the trees from the roadway.