Jake Tuttle, 36, of Delta has been charged with second degree burglary and theft in connection with a burglary from a Delta home earlier this month.
The burglary was reported on July 18, by elderly homeowners living in the 1100 block of Hastings Street. Investigation revealed someone had forced entry into the residence while the homeowners were gone and removed personal property in excess of $16,000 in value.
On July 16, DPD officers were notified that the Delta County Sheriff's Office had recovered a stolen flatbed trailer. The trailer was loaded with a significant amount of personal property, including items identified as stolen during the July 8 burglary. Other items were identified as stolen during several other burglaries throughout Delta, Montrose and San Miguel counties. Each county has law enforcement personnel working these burglary and theft cases. A portion of the property recovered has yet to be identified as missing or stolen.
Tuttle is being held in the Delta County Jail on a $25,000 bond.
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.