From the Delta Police Department:
Alaina M. Johnson, 36, of Delta was issued a summons on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Joey J. Gates, 23, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of resisting arrest/disorderly conduct/harassment.
Jose L. Garcia-Munoz, 33, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,500 bond.
Richard Gomez, 71, of Delta was issued a summons on charges of display/consumption of marijuana.
Ronald H. Gallegos, 58, of Grand Junction was issued a summons for display/consumption of marijuana.
John E. Hawkins, 51, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.
Tara J. Brown, 39, of Delta was issued a summons on charges of shoplifting.
Nancy L. Martin, 59, of Grand Junction was arrested and jailed on charges of driving under the influence/failed to drive in single lane.
Citations: Five tickets were issued this week for various traffic violations.
Please remember: All criminal charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty.
From the Delta County Sheriff's Office (partial list):
Firefighters responded to 5268 2000 Road, Delta, shortly before 8 a.m. when an an outbuilding being used as an office filled with smoke. The property owner speculated a space heater was to blame.
A woman reported that mailboxes on Lonesome Cove Road, Hotchkiss, had been damaged.
A Paonia man reported the theft of tools from his yard on Willow Road. He had left the tools outside while he ran into town; when he came back an hour later, the tools were gone. He was missing two large red Husky bags containing a DeWalt sawzall, two 18-volt DeWalt drills, four yellow DeWalt batteries and numerous handheld tools, with a total value exceeding $1,000. A neighbor reported seeing a light brown or tan full-size pickup drive by, then slow down. Deputies searched the area for a vehicle matching the description provided, but could locate no suspects.
After showing her Crawford home to prospective buyers, a woman discovered $150 missing from her purse. A friend was also present.
A fire consumed a shed containing four Harley Davidson motorcycles at 14238 Deer Run Road, Delta, shortly after 11 a.m.
Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance on Vista Grande Drive, Orchard City, at about 8 a.m. No arrests were made.
A traffic accident involving two vehicles and a pedestrian was reported at Highway 92 and Spurlin Mesa Road at about 6:30 p.m. No one required medical transport. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.
Firefighters responded to a fire involving a shed at 1693 H Road, Delta. A heat gun hanging on a wall is believed to be the cause of the fire. The shed was located 20 yards from the main house and was being used as an office. Two laptops, a desk computer, printer and telescope were destroyed, as was the shed, valued at $5,000.
Deputies assisted the Colorado State Patrol with a call on Highway 50, mile marker 56 north of Delta shortly after 2 a.m. They found Betty McDonald, 64, of Delta in a silver Suzuki sedan that had stopped against the cement barrier in the eastbound lane of the highway. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor; the Colorado State Patrol is handling the investigation.
Deputies were notified that Mathew Mahan, 44, was spotted in Peach Valley driving an older red Bronco. When they attempted to make contact, he pulled into the driveway of a Peach Valley residence and exited the vehicle. Mahan had eluded law enforcement authorities the previous weekend; this time, they brought in a K-9 unit from the Montrose County Sheriff's Office and Colorado State Patrol troopers to assist with the search. They learned the red Bronco had just been reported stolen out of Olathe. Deputies located Mahan the following day and transported him to Delta County Jail where he is being held on numerous bail bond violations, vehicular eluding, reckless driving, six warrants out of Mesa County and a pending vehicle theft charge from Olathe. Mahan reportedly exhibited injuries consistent with running through brush.
Deputies assisted the Hotchkiss Marshal's Office with a domestic incident on Barrow Mesa Road, Hotchkiss. Joseph Duncan, 29, was taken into custody.
An Orchard City resident reported that someone was camping on his property on Noel Road.
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.