From the Delta Police Department:
Officers responded to the intersection of Highway 50 and Bluff Street for a traffic accident involving a deer.
Officers responded to the 1100 block of Park Ridge Court for an animal control issue.
Officers took a lobby report of theft of vehicle license plates. The plates were removed while the vehicle was parked at St. Michael's Church.
Officers responded to Safeway for a report of counterfeit bills at the fuel center.
Officers provided a welfare check at the request of the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.
Officers took a report of a possible missing person.
Luke A. Frazier, 19, of Delta, was arrested and jailed on charges of first degree criminal trespass and violation of bail bond conditions.
Officers took a report of a possible cold sex assault on a juvenile.
Leighanne M. Pate, 29, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a Delta County warrant with a bond of $5,000.
Officers received a lobby report of criminal mischief to a fuel pump at City Market.
Officers received a report of possible child abuse.
Officers took a report of a possible cold sex assault.
Robert W. Sevier, 71, of Delta was issued a citation for careless driving.
Officers responded to the 1300 block of Highway 50 for a fire that ignited in the bed of a truck.
Eric W. Lopes, 19, of Austin was arrested and jailed on a felony warrant for parole violations.
Kaysha B. Devlin, 27, of Delta was issued a summons for shoplifting and trespass at Wal-Mart.
Anthony S. Gallegos, 38, of Delta was issued a citation for fictitious plates and no proof of insurance. His license had been suspended for failure to comply with child support.
Officers responded to a possible trespass in the 1600 block of H38 Road.
Officers responded to the 500 block of Hastings Street for a disturbance.
A 15-year-old juvenile male of Delta was arrested and jailed on two warrants out of Delta County.
Officers responded to the 900 block of Vine Street for a mental health issue.
Officers took a report from a mandatory reporter of a possible assault.
Officers responded to the 900 block of Bluff Street for mail theft.
Officers responded to Delta County Memorial Hospital for suspicious activity.
Officers responded to the 500 block of East 10th Street for report of a stolen item.
Officers responded to Safeway for possible shoplifting.
Officers received a report from a mandatory reporter of a possible sexual assault.
Officers took a report of suspicious activity at 1491 Highway 50.
Officers took a report of a possible child abuse.
Officers responded to Delta County Memorial Hospital for a dog bite.
Officers responded to Dairy Queen for a theft.
A theft was reported in the Walmart parking lot.
Officers responded to the 300 block of Main Street to provide medical transport to Delta County Memorial Hospital.
Officers responded to Delta High School for a medical transport to Delta County Memorial Hospital.
Officers responded to a house fire on H25 Road.
Officers responded to the 100 block of East 6th Street, for a medical assist.
Officers took a report of a possible sex assault.
Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Genessee Street for a medical assist.
Officers responded to the 300 block of West 2nd Street for a hit and run traffic accident.
Officers responded to the 600 block of Palmer Street for a report of a vehicle window being vandalized.
Officers responded to 101 North Main Street, Stinkers, in response to a horse trailer on fire.
Citations: Six 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):
A Crawford resident called to express concern about dogs that were not being fed or taken care of.
Joseph Olea of Eckert was charged with criminal mischief and domestic violence after he allegedly kicked the door to a bedroom off its hinges during a domestic dispute.
A Wisconsin resident reported the theft of a specialized mountain bike from a Gunnison Gorge trailhead. He had locked the bike, valued at $2,500 to $3,000, to a fence in the parking lot.
A Cedaredge area resident reported the theft of a chainsaw and shovel.
Deputies responded to the area of 2000 and F Road to assist with a dog that had been hit by a car.
A California Mesa woman called to report a neighbor who was shooting a firearm in the direction of her home.
An Austin resident reported that when he arrived home, he found personal items tossed around. He did not believe anything had been stolen. Entry was possibly gained through the front door, which appeared to have some damage.
Nathan Bryant, 50, of Orchard City was issued a summons for violating a county ordinance that prohibits agricultural burns without prior notification to dispatch. Bryant told deputies he was also not aware it was a red flag day, and extinguished his small brush fire.
Deputies were asked to conduct a welfare check on a veteran who was expressing suicidal thoughts.
Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance on Timothy Road, Cedaredge, at about 10:45 p.m.
Deputies were called back to Timothy Road, Cedaredge, for a domestic dispute involving the same two individuals.
An Orchard City resident reported the theft of wagon wheels from his property on Fairview Road. He was not certain when the theft had taken place.
At about 10 p.m., deputies were dispatched to 21464 F Road on a report of shots fired, possibly striking an individual in the foot or leg. When they arrived on scene, they determined a handgun had been fired but no one was injured. Most parties had left the scene, but deputies learned a disgreement started over some marijuana. They learned only the first names or nicknames of the individuals involved, but it's believed some of the individuals were from Montrose. The incident is still under investigation.
Shortly before midnight, deputies were called to assist the Cedaredge Police Department with a case of felony menacing.
A Hotchkiss woman reported that another female had made threats and pulled a gun on her, but she declined to pursue charges.
Deputies responded to a family disturbance involving two sisters at a Cedaredge area residence.
At about 9:30 p.m., a one-car rollover accident was reported near Peach Valley and 6200 roads, just inside the Delta County line. Deputies from Delta and Montrose counties and a trooper from the Colorado State Patrol were dispatched to the scene. The accident involved four females, all juveniles. A 16-year-old reportedly suffered a leg injury and was transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital.
Drowning is the suspected cause of death of Ezekiel Gordon, 43, of Grand Junction who was found in Ward Creek at about 3:30 p.m. Gordon, who was partially paralyzed, apparently slipped or fell into the creek accidentally. He was found by his stepfather, Richard Beldon, who owns property in the Orchard City area. There was no indication of criminal activity.
Ernest and Helen Chandler of Cedaredge were transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital with minor injuries after a one-car rollover accident on Ward Creek Road. Chandler, 80, told deputies he lost control of his vehicle when he swerved to avoid a rapidly approaching vehicle. The accident occurred at about 10:30 p.m.
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.