Law enforcement blotter May 4, 2016

By Press Release


From the Delta Police Department:

April 25:

Tallon R. Schaublin, 18, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $5,000 bond.

April 26:

Sergio Rodriguez, 26, of Olathe was issued a ticket for alleged driving a motor vehicle while license revoked.

Charges were filed on Matthew D. Haber, 29, of Carbondale for alleged theft.

April 28:

Jonathan W. Lopez, 62, of Paonia was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,000 bond.

April 29:

Walter E. Spor III, 22, of Montrose was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.

April 30:

Zachary M. Bissell, 28, of Eckert was arrested and jailed for alleged failed to signal as required, failed to present evidence of current insurance, open alcohol beverage container, DUI and prohibited use of a weapon.

Citations: Twelve tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, six 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):

April 25:

An Austin resident reported the theft of wicker-wrapped jars, purchased in Italy for $150, from her shop. Entry was gained through a window.

A 2003 GMC Yukon was stolen from United Companies' gravel pit just east of Delta. A day later, a Colorado State Patrol trooper spotted the vehicle traveling north on Highway 65. When the trooper attempted to pull the vehicle over near Orchard Avenue, the driver put the Yukon in park and fled on foot. He was not located. Later, a father brought his 13-year-old son to the sheriff's office, where the teen confessed to stealing the vehicle. It was returned unharmed. The Colorado State Patrol is pursuing charges against the teen.

April 26:

A property owner on Back River Road outside of Hotchkiss reported that an unknown motorist damaged his fence while turning around in his driveway.

April 27:

Two vehicles, a 1987 Ford van and a 1989 Ford truck, were left at a Paonia location for repairs. Later, they were found severely damaged on Stevens Gulch Road. The act of criminal mischief is under investigation.

The theft of 30 to 35 bales of hay was reported from acreage on G Road. The hay bales are valued at $4 each.

The theft of tools and batteries for solar-powered units was reported from a residence on Jumbo Mountain Lane, Paonia.

April 28:

An Eckert resident reported that a pit bull entered his house through his back door and was attacking his Yorkies.

April 29:

The theft of a black and red Hotsy power washer was reported from a North Delta business. The power washer, model #1075BE, is valued at $9,400.

A Paonia area man reported he shot and killed a neighbor's dog after the dog allegedly killed 30 chickens and a calf belonging to another neighbor.

April 30:

A motorist reported a male party who was "staggering, stumbling and thumbing it" along Highway 65. The motorist said he nearly hit the man because he was dressed in dark clothing and it was dark outside.

Shortly after noon, Cedaredge firefighters responded to a garage fire on Highway 65, Austin. The fire was quickly extinguished and damage was minimal.