Law enforcement blotter Oct. 12, 2016

By Press Release


From the Delta Police Department:

Oct. 4:

A 17-year-old male was arrested and jailed at Department of Youth Corrections in Grand Junction on a warrant with a $1,500 bond.

Oct. 7:

Jeffery M. Suazo, 20, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged drove motor vehicle when license revoked.

Fidel L. Olivas, 19, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged unlawful possession/consumption of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Oct. 8:

Donald C. Abeyta Jr., 25, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged drove motor vehicle when license revoked.

Jesus E. Rodriguez, 31, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged reckless driving, DUI and drove motor vehicle when license revoked.

Oct. 9:

Dalton J. Girardi, 18, of Grand Junction was issued a ticket for alleged limitations on backing after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 100 block of E. 9th Street. No injuries were reported or observed. No tow was required for either vehicle.

Citations: Eighteen tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, 13 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):

Oct. 3

A Hotchkiss area woman reported a suspicious male figure in her yard. He was wearing a red hoodie and red shorts. When she shined a light on him, he headed to the back yard.

A black 1999 Honda Civic spotted on Peach Valley Road appeared to have been stripped and abandoned. Deputies determined the vehicle was owned by Joseph Ledesma of Montrose and had broken down on Highway 50. Someone apparently towed the vehicle to Peach Valley, where they stripped it of taillights, headlights, front/rear bumper, hood, trunk lid, side skirt, radio system and wheels. Damage to the vehicle and the value of the missing parts totaled $5,000. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office or Crimestoppers at 874-8810.

A Delta area woman reported her adult son had stolen checks from her and made $167 in purchases, to date.

Oct. 6

The theft of doors was reported from a Jeep parked along Highway 92 near Hotchkiss with a "For Sale" sign. The doors are made of canvas with plastic windows and are valued at $175 each.

Oct. 9

A black Chevy truck left the road at about 1:30 a.m., drove through a yard on Highway 65 near Eckert, then came to a stop in the yard next door. When deputies arrived on the scene, the vehicle was still running but the driver had left the scene. The vehicle is registered to Richard Burnett of Cedaredge; the investigation is continuing.

Two men were injured in a construction accident on Hatchery Road on Rogers Mesa shortly before 8 a.m. Brian Ostwinkle and Tristan Bollinger were in a Genie lift when it tipped over. Both were reported to be conscious and breathing, and were transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital by a North Fork Ambulance crew. Hotchkiss firefighters also responded to the scene.

Hotchkiss firefighters responded to a fire on Shamrock Road at about 4 p.m. Several men were using a torch to work on an old truck when the fire was started by accident. The truck was surrounded by bare dirt so there was no concern about the fire spreading.