Blotter
Sunday April 19, 2015

From the Delta Police Department:

March 23:
Bre M. Leck, 19, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $2,500 bond.

From the Delta Police Department:

March 17:
Gary Herrera, 34, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged child abuse.
March 19:
Saul M. Madrid, 24, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.
Robert A. Kuzov, 55, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged harassment.
Ronnie N. Snelling, 22, of Eckert was issued a ticket for alleged destruction of property and disorderly conduct.
March 20:
Erin R. Vigil, 20, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $300 bond.
Michael A. Melgoza, 65, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged third degree assault.
March 21:
Luis M. Naranjo-Flores, 32, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.
A 16-year-old male of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.
March 22:
Christopher D. Johnson, 19, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged false imprisonment (by use of force).
Frank E. Lujan, 40, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged display of fictitious license plates and parked parallel to the curb.
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):
March 16:
An Orchard City woman reported the theft of a yard decoration, a large metal sheep valued at $600. The item was very heavy, she told deputies.
Antiques were stolen from an unlocked outbuilding on T50 Road outside of Cedaredge. Stolen items included two radios and a clock.
The theft of a tire and rim was reported by a Cedaredge area resident, who told deputies she also believed her house had been entered, although she could find nothing missing.
March 17:
Sheriff’s deputies investigated the death of a 60-year-old Orchard City man. The man died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A Hotchkiss area man reported the theft of a Husqvarna chainsaw from an unlocked tool shed on Outlook Road. The 575 model chainsaw was valued at $900.
March 18:
Sheriff’s deputies and Delta firefighters responded to a fire on H30 Lane near Delta. The fire started in a shed and spread to a nearby camper; both were destroyed. The cause of the blaze is unknown.
March 19:
A Cedaredge area man reported the theft of two saddles, both of which had been hanging over a wooden rail in the front of his residence on 2600 Road. One saddle was very large; both were showing some signs of weathering. Value was placed at $1,000 to $2,000.
Sheriff’s deputies investigated the death of 66-year-old Bruce Johnson of Paonia. They determined he died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
The Delta County coroner’s office is asking the public for help in locating any next of kin for Bruce Johnson. Anyone with information is asked to call the coroner’s office at 874-5918.
Deputies were called to a home on Ute Trail Road outside of Cedaredge, after an intoxicated male reportedly shot off a firearm in the house.
Sheriff’s deputies and Delta firefighters responded to a 911 call about an unattended fire on 2300 Road outside of Delta. Investigation revealed a neighbor had conducted a controlled burn earlier that day, after notifying the proper authorities, but had apparently failed to fully extinguish the blaze. It re-ignited and spread to neighboring property. There was no serious damage.

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