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Law enforcement blotter May 18, 2016

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From the Delta Police Department:

May 9:

Joaquin E. Cancio Morales, 39, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged first degree criminal tampering and tampering with a utility meter.

Jack W. Eberling, 64, of Austin was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on H Road at Industrial Boulevard. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

Malachy F. Feeney, 52, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged vicious animal, rabies control and city animal license required.

Donald C. Abeyta, 24, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged operating a motor vehicle with no tail lamps in operation, drove motor vehicle while license revoked, failed to present evidence of insurance, and no registration in motor vehicle.

May 10:

Brandon E. Huff, 20, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged harassment and child abuse.

May 11:

Carmella M. Horsted, 44, of Olathe was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $250 bond.

May 14:

Brent D. West, 30, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged second degree assault, false imprisonment, violation of a protection order, menacing, child abuse, first degree burglary, obstruction of telephone service and violation of bail bond conditions.

May 15:

Nils H.A. Heyerdahl II, 57, of Grand Junction was arrested and jailed for alleged DUI and DUI per se.

Joshua A. Suazo, 19, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged third degree assault, criminal mischief and obstruction of telephone service.

Citations: Eleven 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):

May 7:

Pedro Lopez, 28, of Grand Junction was jailed after a pursuit involving the Delta Police Department and the Colorado State Patrol. Lopez was finally arrested on H75 Road in North Delta. He faces 15 different charges, including vehicular eluding, habitual traffic offender, unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and outstanding bonds. Total bond is $6,500.

May 9:

Deputies responded to Delta County Memorial Hospital where an 18-year-old male was being treated following an unreported motor vehicle accident. Deputies determined the teen had fallen out of the back of a pickup driven by another teen on the dirt road behind Hotchkiss High School. Several kids were in the back of the pickup, but only one fell out when the pickup went around a corner. The extent of the teen's injury is unknown. The case remains under investigation.

May 11:

An Eckert resident awoke Wednesday morning to find the screen removed from her window and the window open. Someone had apparently rifled through her purse. Her car was found unlocked and $70 in cash was missing from the interior. The case is under investigation.

A Navajo rug on consignment at Creamery Antiques was discovered missing. The rug, valued at $400, measures 22x41 inches and is red, black and white in color.

May 12:

Deputies were asked to assist with a dispute involving an irrigation system near Crawford. A gate had been locked to prohibit access to the ditch easement. An unrelated incident near Hotchkiss involved stolen irrigation pipe.

An Austin resident was involved in a collision with a cow. The driver was not injured.

May 13:

A single-car accident occurred at Trap Club and Fairview roads around 1 p.m. There were no serious injuries, but a pregnant passenger was transported to the hospital.

Deputies responded to a fire at 21460 F Road at about 9 p.m. The property owner was burning old wood and leaves, but had not notified the burn line. He was given a warning.

May 14:

Assistance was requested for a motorist who attempted to cross the road near the Escalante Forks. The attempt failed, and the Dodge Durango was reported to have water up to its windows. Sheriff's deputies and Delta firefighters responded to the call.

May 15:

Law enforcement authorities spotted a white sedan that had been reportedly stolen by a 13-year-old. Because of the driver's age, authorities did not initiate a pursuit. The next day, they recovered the vehicle at the teen's home. The same boy was identified in the theft of a GMC Yukon from United Companies on April 25. Charges of eluding and aggravated motor vehicle theft are pending.

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