Delta police, sheriff's blotter Jan. 16, 2019

By Press Release


From the Delta Police Department (edited for length):

Jan. 6:

Officers responded to Delta County Memorial Hospital to assist a Colorado State Patrol trooper with an arrestee.

Jan. 7:

An officer responded to Tayshen Automotive, 135 Eaton Avenue, for a theft.

A verbal warning was issued to a 16-year-old female driver for a turn signal violation.

Officers responded to the 1600 block of I Road for a two-vehicle accident. No injuries were reported or observed. Armando Aparicio, 30, of Eckert was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving and driving a motor vehicle while license revoked.

Officers responded to the 300 block of Meeker Street for a two-vehicle accident. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

An officer responded to a residence in the 200 block of Grand Avenue to recover a stolen motorcycle at the request of another law enforcement agency.

A theft was reported from a vehicle in the 500 block of Howard Street.

During a traffic stop, a verbal warning was given to the driver for a defective tail lamp and brake light. The passenger, Jessica Austin Gallob, 34, of Crawford was arrested and jailed for alleged unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Jessica Austin Gallob, 34, of Crawford was arrested and jailed on three warrants, one with no bond, the others totaling $3,500 in bonds.

Jan. 8:

Officers responded to the alley in the 600 block of Columbia for a fire. The Delta Fire Department suppressed the fire. No structures were destroyed.

James Howard Case, 57, of Montrose was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $5,000 bond.

A welfare check was conducted at a residence in the 400 block of Grand Avenue. Jeena Marie Hebert, 36, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged unlawful possession of a controlled substance and first degree introduction of contraband.

An officer took a report of a wallet being lost at City Market. The wallet was found and returned to the owner.

An officer took a report of a possible sexual assault.

Jan. 9:

An officer responded to a residence in the 600 block of Columbia on a report of a possible drug overdose.

Criminal mischief involving a business was reported in the 200 block of Main Street.

An officer responded to Northside Storage, 713 Highway 50, for a report of abandoned property.

An officer responded to the 300 block of Main Street for a hit-and-run accident. A vehicle mirror was damaged by a passing vehicle. The damaged vehicle was not occupied at the time of the accident.

Officers responded to 1550 Highway 92 on a report of a possible shoplifter.

An officer responded to the 100 block of Grand Boulevard to assist with a person having a medical issue.

An officer responded to the area of 1525 Road and Highway 50 to assist an individual who was in need of medical services.

Jan. 10:

Christos Fathom Kester, 45, of Montrose was arrested and jailed on a warrant with an $800 bond.

Isaac Jacob Gallegos, 27, of Delta was arrested and bonded on a warrant with a $100 bond.

Officers responded to 25 Stafford Lane, to assist an ambulance crew. Dana Leigh Ungaro, 56, of Cedaredge was arrested and jailed for alleged obstructing a peace officer/firefighter/emergency medical service provider/etc.

An officer took a report of forgery.

Officers responded to 101 Highway 92, Maverik Gas Station, for an accident involving five vehicles. Injuries were reported and observed. This incident is under investigation.

Jan. 6:

An officer responded to DCMH on a report of a dog bite.

An officer responded to Kwiki Tire, 1680 S. Main Street, for criminal mischief.

Officers responded to Delta Library for a male subject who was causing a disturbance.

A two-vehicle accident occurred in the 900 block alley between Main Street and Meeker Street. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

An officer took a missing person report. Odessa Rae Kirkedahl, 25, of Austin is Caucasian, 5'7", with brown hair and blue eyes.

Criminal mischief was reported at Delta High School.

Jan. 12:

An officer located a single vehicle accident in the area of 1600 Road and H-38 Road. No injuries were reported or observed. The vehicle had to be towed.

An officer responded to Highway 50 at mile marker 68.99 on a report of a single vehicle accident. No injuries were reported or observed. The vehicle was driven from the scene.

An officer responded to E. 11th Street and Main Street for a single vehicle accident involving a stop sign. No injuries were reported or observed. The vehicle was driven from the scene.

An officer responded to DCMH for an assault.

Reminder: The charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.



From the Delta County Sheriff's Office (partial list):

Jan. 8:

Curtis Daniels, 46, of Paonia was arrested at the intersection of 3rd Street and Grand Avenue on two outstanding felony warrants.

Deputies responded to a family disturbance at a residence on Old Wagon Road near Delta.

An ongoing civil dispute resulted in the arrest of William Harmon on charges of criminal attempt to commit murder (a second degree felony), menacing, prohibited use of a weapon and driving under the influence of alcohol. Deputies contacted Harmon after he reportedly pulled into the driveway of a home on F Road, Delta, then backed away twice. He had previously threatened to shoot the occupants. He was stopped on Highway 50 near D Road. Detecting a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, deputies asked him to perform roadside maneuvers. When he failed they obtained permission to search his vehicle. A Remington 870 shotgun was allegedly found on the back seat of his pickup; a fully-loaded 40-caliber H&K handgun was secured inside a Bud Light beer box. Several rounds of ammunition for both the shotgun and pistol were also located. Harmon was transported to Delta County Jail where he's being held on a $25,000 bond.

Jan. 9:

An attempt to verify the address of a registered sex offender proved unsuccessful. Deputies determined that Jacob Smoot, 22, was likely in violation of his probation.

Jan. 10:

Deputies responded to a report of a suicidal male at a residence in Austin.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence on Highway 65, Austin, twice within a couple of hours. During the second call, which occurred at 1:52 a.m., they arrested Denise Denham for harassment as an act of domestic violence.

A burglary was reported at Smiling Aviation, 870 1575 Road. Entry was gained through a front window. An ipad and a small amount of cash were taken from the office. Deputies are reviewing surveillance footage.

Jan. 11:

Deputies received a report of a runaway juvenile from a home near Paonia. The juvenile was later located with his mother.

At about 6:30 p.m., deputies responded to a traffic accident on G50 Road near Highway 50. The investigation was handled by the Colorado State Patrol.

Deputies took separate reports of identity theft and unauthorized use of a credit card, both from residents in the Delta area.

Jan. 12:

At about 1:15 a.m., dispatch was notified about a 15-year-old female who had left her Austin residence at about 4 p.m. the previous afternoon. It was believed she was with a boyfriend at a residence in Montrose County. Deputies from the Montrose County Sheriff's Office located her at the residence and arrangements were made for her to be picked up by her grandmother.

Stephanie Roesler, 26, of Delta was arrested on two outstanding felony warrants.

As the result of a traffic stop on Highway 92 near the town of Austin, Katherine Griswold of Delta was arrested for driving under the influence, criminal impersonation and numerous other charges.

A break-in was reported at a home on Fruitland Mesa. The window of the front door was broken and all the kitchen cabinet doors were opened. Suspects have been identified.

Jan. 13:

While on routine patrol, a deputy observed a white Chevy Blazer pulled to the side of Highway 65. A computer check revealed the 2002 Blazer had been stolen from Idaho Springs. The vehicle pulled back onto the northbound lane of Highway 65, then turned west on North Road before turning again onto Orchard where it stopped. Two occupants were taken into custody without incident. The driver, Wendell Harmon, 43, was transported to Delta County Jail on three active warrants. He faces additional charges of aggravated motor vehicle theft and driving while license revoked (habitual traffic offender). It was determined the female passenger had recently been picked up and was not involved in the theft of the vehicle.