From the Delta Police Department:
Two individuals were cited for violation of Delta Municipal Code 8.16.030, "Keeping of Junk."
Officers were called to 37 Stafford Lane to investigate a report of shoplifting.
Officers responded to 1325 Hwy. 50 on a report of theft.
Brandon E. Huff, 22, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,000 bond.
Officers were dispatched to 555 Palmer on a report of theft.
Officers responded to a lobby request for suspicious activities occurring at an address on Palmer Street.
Officers responded to an information only report at 1400 Pioneer Road.
Officers responded to 730 1550 Road for a report of possible criminal trespass of several semi-trucks.
Officers responded to 750 Main Street on a report of theft.
Officers responded to an address on Palmer for a possible civil problem.
Officers responded to the lobby for a report of found property.
Adam A. Kasamis, 29, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of second degree assault and criminal mischief.
Officers responded to 302 Meeker Street in reference to a theft.
Officers responded to the intersection of Jonathan Court and East 16th Street for a report of a vehicle stuck in a ditch.
Officers responded to 37 Stafford Lane for a report of shoplifting.
Officers responded to 180 Gunnison River Drive for a report of criminal mischief.
Michael P. Johnson, 42, of Eckert was arrested and jailed on charges of possession Schedule II (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and open marijuana container.
Officers received a report of identity theft.
Officers responded to 2195 Southgate Lane on a report of possible harassment.
Officers received a report of fraud.
Officers received a report of possible elder abuse.
Officers completed a call for service regarding fraudulent credit card purchases.
Officers responded to a report for criminal mischief.
Marian M. Odell, 48, of Delta was issued a summons for shoplifting.
Marian M. Odell, 48, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,000 bond.
Chase E. Brock, 35, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant.
Emily D. Schneider, 20, of Olathe was issued a summons for shoplifting.
Tyler A. Nyholm, 25, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of DUI/DUI per se.
Skyler S. Kuhn, 20, of Delta was issued a summons for minor in possession/consumption.
Zachary E. Passmore, 26, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of criminal impersonation, violation of a protection order and a warrant from another jurisdiction.
Citations: Four tickets were issued this week for various traffic violations.
From the Delta County Sheriff's Office (partial list):
A break-in was reported at Double J Disposal in Austin. Over the weekend, someone apparently kicked in the door to the office and stole a small amount of cash and about $250 in stamps. Entry was then gained to the shop by pulling down a swamp cooler and climbing through the entrance. A small amount of cash was taken and a safe was damaged.
A man who reported two trailers missing in July discovered one of the trailers at a residence on G Road outside of Delta. The occupant of the home claimed she had no idea who left the trailer on her property. Deputies were able to confirm the trailer had indeed been reported as stolen. The Delta Police Department was notified, as the theft occurred in city limits.
Deputies and Cedaredge firefighters responded to a chimney fire on R Road outside of Cedaredge. Cedaredge firefighters stood by while the chimney pipe cooled; there was no damage to the residence.
A break-in was reported at the Cory General Store. At about 3:30 a.m., an intruder broke out the glass of the front door and entered the store, setting off an alarm even though the intruder had cut off power. Stamps and some cartons of cigarettes were taken.
At 8 a.m., Double J Disposal reported an attempted break-in. A window in the shop was broken, but it did not appear anyone entered the building.
A break-in was also reported at the Orchard City shop. Entry was made through a window. Several sets of socket wrenches, a dozen screwdrivers and an aluminum pipe wrench were stolen. It appeared someone also attempted to break into the Orchard City Town Hall through the drop box.
The death of Martin Wilson, 39, of Paonia was the subject of an investigation by the Delta County Sheriff's Office. Wilson, a homeless man known as "Caveman," was found deceased in the Paonia River Park. County coroner Lance Boren determined the cause of death to be exposure with hypothermia.
Deputies assisted the Colorado State Patrol with a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 92 near milemarker 6. The female driver was not injured but was unable to get out of the vehicle without assistance. She told deputies she might have fallen asleep after coming off a graveyard shift.
Deputies were contacted after some restaurant patrons walked out without paying their $36.72 tab. The restaurant patrons were later identified through a Facebook post, in which they said they did not pay the bill because they were unhappy about the quality of their meals. The restaurant owner said he would not press charges if the customers would come in and take care of the bill.
A sheriff's deputy en route to work spotted a long bed Chevrolet pickup that had been stolen out of Montrose on the south end of Delta. When he attempted to stop the pickup, it left the area at a high rate of speed. After he lost sight of the vehicle on Ash Mesa, the Colorado State Patrol and Montrose County Sheriff's Office were advised to be on the lookout. A short time later, the 7th Judicial District Task Force contacted a possible suspect, Cody Ditton, 26, of Delta. He was taken into custody and charged with driving under revocation, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and eluding. The pickup is believed to be connected with the theft of a trailer and two ATVs from Grand Mesa Motor Sports. There's also a possibility the pickup is connected to the Orchard City thefts. Ditton claims someone else was driving the pickup. The investigation is continuing.
A Delta resident reported the theft of tools, including a miter saw and two compressors, from his back porch on Grand Vista Road. Estimated value of the stolen items is $550.
At about 10:30 a.m., deputies and firefighters were dispatched to an address on F25 Road where a 55-year-old man and a horse had both fallen into a freezing pond. The man was transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released. The horse was checked by a veterinarian and did not require any additional care.
A 40-year-old man from Baltimore, Md., called dispatch to report his vehicle had gotten stuck in three feet of snow on E. Pipeline Road. Delta County Search and Rescue located the man after two hours of searching. He was not injured.
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.