Law enforcement blotter November 18, 2015

By Press Release


From the Delta Police Department:

Nov. 7:

Jose B. Suazo, 41, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged disobeyed a red signal light after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 92 at Stafford Lane. One driver was transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital by the Delta County Ambulance District with unknown injuries. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Nov. 9:

Aaron T. Grange, 27, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged child abuse.

Lionel G. Cruz-Villalobos, 33, of Montrose was arrested and jailed for alleged possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and placed on parole hold.

James R. Wich, 30, of Montrose was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 50 at Pioneer Road. One driver was transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital by the Delta County Ambulance District with unknown injuries. One vehicle was towed from the scene.

Nov. 10:

A 17-year-old female of Eckert was issued a ticket for alleged failure to yield right of way from a stop sign after being involved in a two-vehicle crash at E. 3rd Street and Riley Lane. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

Nov. 11:

Octavio Rodriguez, 24, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged driving a motor vehicle while license cancelled/denied.

Nov. 12:

Richard T. Farabee, 26, of Lehi, Utah, was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving and driving a motor vehicle while license suspended after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 50 at 1600 Road. Minor injuries were reported. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Nov. 14:

Derrick L. West, 20, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged unlawful acts and destruction of property.

Nov. 15:

Nicholas P. Rios, 29, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged DUI, DUI per se, speeding (71 in a 40), careless driving and prohibited use of a firearm after being involved in a one-vehicle minor crash on Highway 50 at 1550 Road.

Spencer D.L. Bachman, 26, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged violation of a protection order.

Crystal L. Church, 32, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged running at large prohibited.

Citations: 19 tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, 15 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):

Nov. 9:

A baggie containing a suspicious substance was reported by an Orchard City business, where it had apparently been dropped accidentally. The substance field tested as methamphetamine.

Nov. 12:

A disturbance was reported at a Crawford residence. A woman reportedly banged repeatedly on the door of a home on Cedar Avenue while shouting about money owed by the occupant's son. Eventually she broke out a window. By the time deputies arrived she had left the premises. The son would not identify the woman and his father was not interested in filing a complaint.

A Delta area resident reported the theft of a 14-foot, two-axle utility flatbed trailer from his home on 2200 Road.

Nov. 13:

A woman on Cougar Mountain Road, Hotchkiss, called dispatch after a vehicle pulled into her driveway in the middle of the afternoon. The female driver got out of the vehicle and seemed confused about where she was. When deputies arrived they noted an odor of alcohol. The driver was taken into custody.

Nov. 14:

A serious accident was reported at Highway 50 and G50 Road north of Delta at about 5 p.m. Brandon Martinez, 18, of Denver was on G50 Road attempting to make a lefthand turn onto Highway 50 when he struck a vehicle traveling eastbound on Highway 50 in the left passing lane. That vehicle was driven by Jebidiah Delhagen, 38, of Rifle. Delhagen skidded 119 feet before colliding with the left side of Martinez's vehicle. The Martinez vehicle rolled one time, coming to rest on its wheels in the center median. The two drivers and a 26-year-old female passenger in the Martinez vehicle were transported to the hospital by Delta County Ambulance District. Delta firefighters and sheriff's deputies remained on the scene to assist the Colorado State Patrol with traffic control. Martinez was cited for careless driving causing injury.