Law enforcement blotter July 5, 2017
By Press Release
Published Thursday, July 6, 2017 9:32 am
From the Delta Police Department:
Robert J. Brannon, 40, of Grand Junction was arrested and jailed on three warrants with a total of $3,500 in bonds.
Jason M. Ross, 32, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged third degree assault.
Joseph P. Miller Jr., 24, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $2,000 bond.
Robert J. Valdez, 58, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged false reporting.
Cody C. Harrington, 33, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest.
Larry D. Coffee, 64, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged disorderly conduct. Richard D. Hergenrader, 48, of Montrose was also issued a ticket for alleged disorderly conduct.
Kellan E. Hoyt, 29, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with no bond.
Saul M. Madrid, 26, of Delta was arrested and jailed on two warrants, one with a $750 bond and the other had no bond.
Saul M. Madrid, 26, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged criminal impersonation.
Michael A. Sanchez, 29, of Delta was arrested and jailed on warrant with a $300 bond.
Desteni C. Stack, 21, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.
Citations: Eight tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, three 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):
At about 5:30 p.m., the sheriff's office was advised of a possible drowning at Eggleston Lake on Grand Mesa. Larry Smith, 44, of Grand Junction was paddleboarding when he fell into the lake and did not resurface. He was recovered a few hours later. An autopsy confirmed the cause of death as accidental drowning. Smith was not wearing a life jacket.
Report of a hostage situation at a home on 3300 Road, Hotchkiss, was determined to be fabricated and an apparent instance of "swatting." The word is derived from SWAT teams and is the purposeful deception of law enforcement emergency response teams using what appears to be a local number and address. In many cases, the 9-1-1 calls actually originate from out of state.
Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of an individual who had run out of gas, possibly while casing residences in the Peach Valley area near Austin.
John Supulver, 40, of Rifle was arrested on two Delta County warrants and a Texas parole warrant. He is being held in jail on a $4,000 bond.
Dillon Reed, 22, of Delta was arrested on three outstanding warrants from Summit County. The bonds add up to more than $10,000.
Numerous cases of criminal mischief were reported in Austin, specifically graffiti sprayed on five different locations including a house, storage units, vehicles and Surface Creek Community Church. The incident is under investigation.
A burglary was reported at a home on Old Wagon Road near Delta. Missing items included a 55" television, Dell desktop computer, XBox and games, football player cards, Nintendo Wii and cash. The incident is under investigation.
Jamie Lebeau, 34, was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Bond is set at $5,000.
At approximately 6 a.m., a traffic accident was reported at the intersection of Highway 92 and 3100 Road on Rogers Mesa near Hotchkiss. A cement truck was in the left turn lane at Highway 92 to turn south on 3100 Road when it turned north in front of a Toyota Tacoma pickup causing significant damage to the Toyota Tacoma and forcing it off the road. There were no injuries. Colorado State Patrol investigated the accident.
A burglary was reported at a vacant residence that is listed for sale on G Road, Delta. The incident is under investigation.
A Delta area resident was given a verbal warning for dog at large after her dog attacked another dog on Ash Mesa Road.
A summons was issued for burning on a red flag day after deputies responded to a blaze on Wolf Park Road, Hotchkiss.
At about 2:30 p.m., deputies responded to 2150 Road, Austin, to assist in finding an elderly male who had driven off on an ATV. He was located approximately three miles from his home and taken back to his residence.
Paul Mez, 30, of Crawford was arrested for driving under the influence after a traffic stop on Crawford Road near Hotchkiss.
Shortly after 2 a.m., a 16-year-old female and a 16-year-old male were reported overdue from an outing on Grand Mesa. Attempts to contact the juveniles by phone or text were unsuccessful. The next morning, family, friends and deputies began searching the area. A vehicle belonging to one of the teens was located near the round corrals. As Delta County Search & Rescue was mobilizing, the two juveniles returned to the vehicle. They were unharmed.