From the Delta Police Department:
Officers responded to the 500 block of Labor for a welfare check.
Officers responded to the 700 block of Dodge Street in reference to a possible adult male suicide attempt.
Officers took a report of possible unlawful sexual contact and child abuse.
Bill E. Higgs, 47, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of violation of bond.
Officers responded to Quality Inn for a medical transport to Delta County Memorial Hospital.
Officers responded to the 700 block of Grand Avenue in regards to having a vehicle towed from the area.
Joby E. Wright, 37, of Delta was issued a proof of service for not having a valid driver's license.
Officers responded to the 500 block of Howard Street for an attempted break-in.
Officers responded to Kwiki Tire, 1680 S. Main Street, for a burglary.
Gene A. Thurston, 87, of Eckert was issued a summons for careless driving.
Officers responded to Delta Housing Authority, 501 East 14th for lost/found property.
Officers took a report of stolen medication.
Maria D. Walter, 33, of Montrose was issued a citation for charges of fail to yield right of way.
Officers responded to the 600 block of Main Street for a civil problem which resulted in the removal of fictitious plates.
Officers responded to the 400 block of B Street for a disturbance.
Brian J. Aucutt, 59, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of prohibited use of weapons.
Officers responded to Stinkers Convenience Store for a report of counterfeit money being passed.
Officers responded to 1410 Valley View Drive for a report of theft of fuel.
Paige D. Murray, 19, of Delta was issued a summons for careless driving.
Officers took a lobby report of a possible auto theft.
Billy J. Knoeppchen, 40, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of violation of a protection order.
David H. Reynolds, 24, of Austin was arrested and jailed on charges of aggravated motor vehicle theft, unlawful possession of schedule II, false reporting to authorities, failed to provide evidence of insurance, displayed fictitious plates, driving under suspension, and a taillight violation.
Officers responded to the 100 block of East 9th Street for a reported structure fire.
Officers responded to 40 Heinz for the report of a private property hit and run accident.
Officers responded to the 700 block of Willow Wood Lane for a report of theft.
Officers responded to the 900 block of East 5th Street to recover two syringes from a yard.
Officers responded to 210 Ute Street for a report of criminal mischief.
Kellan E. Hoyt, 30, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of protection order violation, obstruction of telephone service and third degree assault.
Officers responded to the intersection of Meeker Street and East 9th Street for a hit and run accident.
Tyler M. White-Oneal, 23, of Winslow, Ariz., was issued a citation for speeding and failure to provide insurance.
Officers responded to the 1500 block of Yankee Girl Street for a report of theft from an auto.
Officers responded to Delta Best Storage, 629 Crawford Avenue, for a report of criminal mischief.
Francisco Abeyta, 34, of Delta was issued a summons for shoplifting at Walmart.
Officers responded to the 600 block of Ray Court for a possible disturbance.
Officers responded to the 400 block of B Street for a report of forgery.
Amanda M. Cipriano, 30, of Delta was issued a summons for driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and careless driving.
Officers responded to the area of 1558 Hwy. 50 for a report of theft from a vehicle.
Officers responded to Walmart for a possible shoplifting.
Officers responded to the 1400 block of Hwy. 50 for a traffic accident.
Eric W. Lopez, 19, of Austin was arrested and jailed on the charges of violation of protection order, open alcoholic beverage in motor vehicle and failed to display lamps when required.
Samuel P. Haag, 19, of Olathe was issued a summons for unlawful acts.
Officers responded to Delta Self Storage, 694 Hwy. 50, for a burglary.
Cody W. Dillard, 27, of Delta was arrested and jailed on two warrants from another jurisdiction with a total bond of $1,250.
Officers responded to Fuel Coffee, 420 Hwy. 92, to collect lost/found property.
Officers took a report of a possible sex offense.
Brandon L. Sadler, 36, of Delta was arrested and jailed on two felony warrants and obstructing a peace officer with a bond of $9,000.
Officers responded to the 1000 block of Palmer Street for a suspicious vehicle.
Lindsay A. Moody, 26, of Hotchkiss was issued a summons for shoplifting at Walmart.
Citations: Seven 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):
Deputies responded to a disturbance involving two brothers on the outskirts of Hotchkiss.
A Delta area resident phoned 911 and asked for a deputy, but refused to provide any details. When deputies arrived on the scene, they learned that William Weitzel, 63, wanted to turn himself in on an outstanding warrant.
The theft of a tow dolly was reported from a U Haul facility on Highway 65. The theft occurred several months ago but had not been reported because the U Haul dealer thought it would eventually turn up at another U Haul location.
At about 1 p.m., deputies came across an Isuzu Trooper parked on E. Spring Circle near Eckert. They recognized the driver, who appeared to be sleeping, as an individual with an outstanding warrant. They woke Joshua Cross, 30, of Grand Junction and took him into custody without incident. In plain view, they saw what appeared to be methamphetamine, as well as a scale and small bags that could be used to distribute drugs. Cross faces additional charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of controlled pharmaceutical drugs, and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
Deputies took a lobby report of identity theft.
At about 2:30 p.m., deputies were called to a road rage incident near the intersection of G and G50 roads, Delta. Both drivers were still on the scene. Temry Rodiguez said a vehicle driven by Kyle Weston was tailgating. Weston allegedly passed Temry's vehicle, then suddenly slammed on his brakes and the two vehicles collided. Both parties reportedly got out of their vehicles and began exchanging words and kicking each other's cars. Rodriguez was charged with criminal mischief, due to obvious damage to Weston's car.
At about 7:30 p.m., a pickup was observed striking a railroad crossing arm on Black Bridge Road near Paonia. The pickup flipped onto its top. The driver, later identified as Gordon Marr, 31, crawled out and ran into the bushes. He was located by officers from the Paonia Police Department, who arrived on scene to assist. The investigation was turned over to the Colorado State Patrol.
At about 8 a.m., deputies were dispatched to 2200 Road, Delta, in reference to a call about a man who appeared to be passed out on the front seat of a parked car. The car had no license plates. Dustin Kolb, 29, of Crawford told deputies he was tired and had pulled to the side of the road to rest. He said the car had no license plates because he had just purchased it, but he could not produce a title nor the name of the seller. Deputies determined the vehicle had likely been stolen out of Cimarron. While inventorying the contents of the vehicle, they discovered suspected methamphetamine and a firearm. Kolb was charged with violation of a restraining order prohibiting the use of drugs, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a weapon by a previous offender and violation of bail bond conditions. Montrose County authorities are following up on the possible auto theft.
Cedaredge firefighters and sheriff's deputies responded to a vehicle fire on Austin Road at about 6:30 p.m. The driver, Raymond Ledford, 33, of Montrose was issued a summons for driving under suspension and driving without insurance.
The theft of numerous items was reported from a shed on 1600 Road, Delta. Missing items include a cutting torch, two air compressors, Rigid wheelbarrow air compressor with Subaru motor (orange in color), camper battery, flat screen TV, DeWalt pressure washer, Ryobi paint sprayer and Champion generator. The incident is under investigation.
Two school district employees reported they'd received inappropriate messages via Facebook. A 19-year-old male was warned about the incident.
A motorcycle accident was reported on T75 Road, Cedaredge, at about 5:30 p.m. Estle Bailey, the driver of the motorcycle, was transported to the hospital with facial injuries.
Gusty winds spread a controlled burn on the Lazy H Ranch outside of Paonia at about 6 p.m. The fire burned an estimated 44 acres, mostly on the ranch. About four acres of adjoining BLM land was damaged. Paonia Fire Department, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, BLM and a ground crew from the prison system fought the blaze, with air assist from Olathe Spraying. The manager of the ranch had phoned the burn line, so no charges were filed.
A water pump, a backpack filled with sporting goods and a radio were reported stolen from a shop on Greenwood Avenue in Crawford.
Three juveniles from Montrose suffered minor injuries in an ATV accident on Payne's Siding Road. Deputies contacted the trio at the hospital, where they were being treated for their injuries.
A woman who was fired from a Crawford area business became verbally abusive and was making threats. Her co-workers called dispatch to ask about their options.
Deputies were dispatched to Kaiser Road after a resident spotted a suspicious vehicle at a neighbor's hog barn. When the resident jumped in his truck to check things out, the driver ran from the hog barn, got in his vehicle and left the scene.
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.