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Police blotter Oct. 10, 2018

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From the Delta Police Department:

Sept. 30:

Delfina P. Delacruz, 32, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged failed to drive in a single lane (weaving), driving under the Influence, DUI per se and failed to present evidence of insurance.

At about 2:30 a.m., an officer patrolling Main Street observed a vehicle stationary in the middle of the road. Jose R. Rincon-Valverde, 59, of Nevada was arrested and jailed for alleged failed to maintain a single lane of travel (weaving) and driving under the influence.

Officers responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of North Palmer and Confluence Drive. Rene N. Severson, 45, of Austin was issued a ticket for failure to yield right of way.

As a result of a traffic stop, River M.J. Glimpse, 31, of Austin was arrested and jailed for alleged possession of a Schedule 2 controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Oct. 1:

Cade Kurtz, 21, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged disorderly conduct.

Oct. 2:

A 13-year-old Delta Middle School student was issued a ticket for alleged underage possession of marijuana.

Officers responded to Walmart for a theft report. Deborah J. Cook, 47, of Paonia was arrested and jailed for alleged theft and violation of bail bond conditions.

Oct. 3:

Officers responded to the area of E. 9th Street and Meeker Street for a two-vehicle crash. Rosalinda Serrano, 18, of Gunnison was issued a ticket for alleged disregard of a stop sign and drove motor vehicle without a valid driver's license.

Officers responded to Bluff Street at Highway 50 for a two-vehicle crash. Frances N. Zarret, 83, of Cedaredge was issued a ticket for alleged following too closely.

Tex Piele, 41, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged possession of Schedule 2 controlled substance. Martin A. Martinez, 41, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged possession of Schedule 2 controlled substance and violation of bail bond conditions. This incident involved the use of Delta PD's K-9 services in the detection of illegal drugs.

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:

Oct. 1:

Deputies investigated suspicious activity reported by a property owner outside of Crawford. The property owner was not interested in pursuing charges.

A Delta area resident reported that a bullet had been fired at his door by a neighbor who was engaged in target practice.

Oct. 2:

Lorinda Jordan, 54, of Delta was transported to the hospital after a single vehicle rollover near the intersection of D Road and Highway 50. The accident occurred at about 7:30 a.m.; the investigation was handled by the Colorado State Patrol.

At about 1:15 p.m., deputies were dispatched to mile marker 52 on Highway 50, north of Delta, for a trailer that had flipped. The trailer was being towed by Donna Lucas, 68, of Tonkawa, Okla. Westbound lanes of the highway were blocked while the Colorado State Patrol conducted its investigation.

At about 7 p.m., an apartment fire was reported at 12648 Highway 65, Eckert. There was minor damage to the apartment, but the occupant, Douglas Thatcher, 58, was transported to the hospital with facial injuries. Cedaredge firefighters extinguished the blaze. Initial indications the fire was caused by smoking near an oxygen tank.

Oct. 3:

An unoccupied car was reported parked in the roadway on Fairview Road west of Tongue Creek. Deputies determined the vehicle was registered to Nelson Scott, 77, but were unable to locate him in the area or at his home in Austin. At 10 a.m., a caretaker called to report Scott missing. Search and rescue crews were mobilized. Hotchkiss Fire District responded with a drone and the Delta Police Department provided a K-9 officer team. They searched for Scott unsuccessfully until dark. Early the next morning, Scott showed up at the hospital. He was dehydrated but uninjured.

Deputies responded to a physical altercation between a mother and adult son in the Delta area.

Oct. 4:

At about 1:30 a.m., neighbors reported that Robert Stover, 76, had not returned from Jumbo Mountain where he was doing some ranch work. They searched the area themselves before contacting authorities. Search and rescue crews were being mobilized when Stover showed up on his own, tired and with some bruises and scratches. His four-wheeler had gotten stuck and he got turned around when he tried to walk out.

Oct. 5:

A Delta area resident reported that sometime during the previous night, someone had stolen 61 hemp plants from his field and destroyed some of the drip irrigation system. Some plants were torn out by their roots, others were cut off. The case is under investigation.

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