On Jan. 28, the Delta County Sheriff's Office, with the assistance of Delta Police, Cedaredge Police and the 7th Judicial Drug Task Force, executed a search warrant on two homes located at 821 Grand Avenue and 821 1/2 Grand Avenue in the city of Delta. Two individuals, Albert Romero, 26, and Alejandra Moews, 26, were arrested on arrest warrants related to the search. Other arrests are pending.
The arrests were the result of a Delta County investigation into a home invasion that took place in Cedaredge. Romero and Meows were charged with first degree burglary, a class 3 felony; aggravated robbery, a class 3 felony; menacing, a class 5 felony; and violation of bail bond conditions, a class 6 felony.
It's alleged that Romero, Meows and two other individuals entered a home in Cedaredge on Jan. 21. They confronted the homeowner, and after physically assaulting him stole several items from his home. The home-owner was treated at Delta County Memorial Hospital the following day for injuries he suffered. Also on Jan. 21, these individuals allegedly stopped at a residence in Eckert where they stole a mini bike from the homeowner's yard.
On Jan. 23, Moews was arrested in Durango for possession of methamphetamine as well as introduction of contraband into the La Plata County Jail. Alejandra bonded out of La Plata County jail and returned to Delta just hours before she was arrested again for the above mentioned crimes.
Romero was out on bond for numerous crimes allegedly committed in Delta, Montrose and Summit counties.
This case is still under investigation; more arrests are pending.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.