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Law enforcement blotter October 7, 2015

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From the Delta Police Department:

Sept. 28:

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Harlin D. Watkins, 23, of Delta for alleged menacing. He was later arrested in Montrose.

Jason W. Kuykendall, 44, of Pampa, Texas, was issued a ticket for alleged unreasonable noise.

Sept. 30:

Donna L. Sorensen, 75, of Hotchkiss was issued a ticket for alleged unsafe backing after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 500 block of Palmer. No injuries were reported. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

Oct. 2:

Kaimi S. Weatherford, 31, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,500 bond.

Oct. 3:

Albert Romero, 26, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving and following too closely after being involved in a three-vehicle crash on Main Street at 5th Street. No injuries were reported. One vehicle was towed from the scene.

Jose A. Esparza, 23, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged speeding, DUI and DUI per se.

Oct. 4:

Shawn L. Wilshire, 40, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged violation of a protection order.

Oct. 4:

Damien Baily Reiss, 19, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.

Citations: 16 tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, 11 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):

Sept. 28:

An Eckert woman reported the theft of her German shepherd. Investigation revealed the dog's owner had left the dog in her care but always intended to pick it up. The woman was advised the issue is civil, not criminal.

Marijuana grow operations in the Crawford and Hotchkiss areas were reported. Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee said dispatch receives two to three similar reports every week; an investigator has been assigned to verify and educate owners about the allowable number of plants.

Sept. 29:

A landlord reported threats from a former renter. The landlord had refused to refund the renter's deposit because she did not give the required 30-day notice.

Sheriff's deputies responded to a home on Ward Creek Road where the reporting party had locked herself in her car to get away from her husband.

A Crawford woman asked deputies to check out a camp trailer that had been left on her property.

Oct. 1:

A minor accident involving an onion truck and a pickup was reported on California Mesa.

Oct. 2:

Geoffrey Hieb Sr. of Eckert was involved in a one-vehicle accident on Highway 65 near Eckert at about 10 a.m. His vehicle left the highway, continued onto a grassy embankment and struck several road signs and a telephone connection box. He was transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.

At about 7:30 p.m., a house fire was reported on A Street in Crawford. The home was reportedly being remodeled by James and Joy Piburn and was not occupied at the time. Firefighters from Hotchkiss and Crawford arrived but were unable to save the home from significant damage. The sheriff's office has asked an investigative team from the Colorado Bureau of Investigations to assist in determining the cause.

Oct. 3:

At about 3 a.m., a lot of noise, music and voices were reported near Cedaredge. Deputies could find no evidence of a suspected underage drinking party.

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