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.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.