Blotter
Friday October 24, 2014

From the Delta Police Department:
June 16:
Joseph C. Aldridge, 62, of Evergreen was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving.

Gisela Flores, 39, of Montrose was issued a ticket for alleged driving without a valid driver’s license.
June 17:
Corissa D. Rule, 36, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged trespassing.
Linda M. Geisen, 60, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged child abuse by a person in a position of trust.
June 18:
Aaron S. Morris, 24, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged second degree assault and violation of a protection order.
June 19:
Jonathan A. Wolf, 28, of Gypsum was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $5,000 bond.
Mark C. Robert, 65, of Orchard City was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.
Hunter L. Wellman, 22, of Hotchkiss was arrested and jailed for alleged DUI and careless driving.
At approximately 11:15 the DPD responded to the 800 block of 1525 Road on a report of a barn fire. Upon arrival officers found a structure containing hay fully engulfed in flames. Next to the structure were three vehicles and a stack of fire wood. The structure, hay, vehicles and fire wood were completely destroyed. Investigation determined the natural effect of temperature, air flow and the conditions of the hay resulted in a “combustion” causing the hay to self-ignite. No residences were damaged, no injuries were reported and criminal activity is not suspected in this case.
June 20:
Linda J. Howell was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a $200 bond.
June 21:
Debra A. Putnam, 45, of Montrose was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $300 bond.
June 22:
James I. Hernandez, 43, of Aurora was arrested and jailed for alleged third degree assault.
Please remember:  Criminal charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty.
The above incidents are not all inclusive as it relates to incidents occurring in the City of Delta.

From the Delta County Sheriff’s Office (partial list):
June 17:
Hotchkiss firefighters and sheriff’s deputies responded to a fire at 37078 Highway 92 in Hotchkiss. The fire spread from a trash barrel to a nearby camper trailer. Dispatch advised deputies a red flag warning had been issued that day.
A resident of F Road, Delta, reported the theft of tools from his garage.
June 18:
A Delta area resident reported his neighbor is not irrigating correctly and water is flooding the road.
A woman on 2550 Road, Cedaredge, complained about a neighbor who was shooting prairie dogs. She was concerned about kids and animals in the pasture where their land borders.
June 19:
Deputies responded to a home on H38 Road, Delta, where they found a 25-year-old male dead of a self-inflicted gunshot.
The Hotchkiss Post Office reported dirt thrown on the floor of the front lobby and transmission fluid poured at the back door of the building.
A resident of Center asked deputies to check on the welfare of her brother, who has been in poor health. He was not answering the phone.
June 20:
Sheriff’s deputies and the Delta Police Department responded to a one-car rollover at Highway 92 and Industrial Boulevard just east of Delta. The driver reportedly fell asleep. Two females were in the vehicle; the extent of their injuries is unknown.
June 21:
At about 1:30 p.m., Hotchkiss firefighters and sheriff’s deputies responded to a structure fire at 31782 J Road, Hotchkiss. The property owner was burning a pile of dead grass when the wind came up. The fire spread to a garage. The female resident was able to get a vehicle out of the garage but suffered minor burns. She was transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital. Damages to the garage and vehicle are estimated at $45,000.
June 22:
At about 3 p.m., a motorcycle accident was reported approximately five miles north of Cedaredge on Highway 65. The motorcycle carried two riders, both of whom complained of pain in the ribs. Another rider in the group was an EMT and was able to provide care until help arrived.

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