In a matter of six days Delta County Sheriff's Office investigators were able to solve two burglaries and one attempted burglary in Delta County.
On March 7, deputies responded to a burglary of a residence on 1800 Road in the Delta area where multiple items including guns, food and jewelry were stolen during daylight hours, while the homeowner was at work.
That same evening deputies took a report from a homeowner in Peach Valley stating she had video of suspects attempting to break into her home. The homeowner was out of town at the time, but had a security system with audio and video that proved to be very helpful in the investigation.
Investigators were quickly able to obtain leads and generate suspects. They obtained a search warrant for a residence located at 748 Grand Avenue in Delta.
Investigators located several items that were reported stolen from the home on 1800 Road. Two suspects, Daniel Duran, 34, and Kristi Duran, 32, were arrested for burglary, a class 4 felony, and theft, a class 6 felony. On March 10, both suspects were released on $1,500 bonds.
On March 13, deputies responded to a burglary at a residence on 25 Mesa Road west of Delta. Suspects broke into the home during daylight hours and stole several guns, food, jewelry and other miscellaneous items. Delta County investigators once again responded to 748 Grand Avenue and were able to recover several items stolen from the 25 Mesa home. Investigators also located other items they believe were stolen from prior burglaries in Delta County. Charges are pending at this time.
In a press release issued this week, Undersheriff Mark Taylor said, "The sheriff's office takes every crime seriously and does everything possible to solve these cases. However when guns are involved it brings an extra element of seriousness to the investigation. Keeping guns out of the criminal element and providing public safety is our number one concern."
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.