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Law enforcement blotter Aug. 2, 2017

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From the Delta Police Department:

July 24:

Joseph P. Miller Jr., 25, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $4,000 bond.

A 16-year-old male of Delta was arrested and jailed at Grand Mesa Youth Corrections on a warrant with a $750 bond.

July 25:

David R. Waddington, 45, of Austin was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a total of $2,700 in bonds.

July 27:

John B. Ryan III, 39, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with no bond.

July 28:

Kira K. Hoyt, 31, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged dog at running at large.

A 13-year-old female of Delta and two 13-year-old females of Montrose were all issued tickets for alleged shoplifting.

July 29:

Blane D. Chesleigh, 57, of Colorado Springs was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.

Jennith M. Morgan, 47, of Captain, N.M., was arrested and jailed for alleged third degree assault.

July 30:

Lucas J. Iniquez, 27, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged possession of Schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of first degree criminal trespass of a motor vehicle.

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):

July 22:

Crawford firefighters quickly extinguished a grass fire near the Crawford Airport. A fire in a burn barrel spread to nearby grass but did not damage any structures. The property owner was advised burn barrels are prohibited in Delta County.

A Crawford State Park employee was transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital after he was bit on the arm while delivering firewood. Park rangers are following up with the dog's owner.

July 24:

Sheriff's investigators responded to Delta County Memorial Hospital in response to a report of suspected child sexual abuse. The case is under investigation.

July 25:

The Eckert Post Office reported that a package delivered to a mailbox on Creekside Road, Eckert, had turned up missing.

A Paonia woman reported the theft of a Smith & Wesson .357 handgun.

July 26:

A firearm was reported stolen from a car parked at the City Market store in Hotchkiss. Deputies later contacted Thomas Comber, 28, of Hotchkiss on an unrelated matter and found the stolen firearm in his possession. He is charged with first degree criminal trespass and theft.

Shortly after 5 p.m., a two-vehicle accident was reported on Escalante Canyon Road about two miles west of Highway 50. Isabella Baas was allegedly rounding a sharp corner on the gravel road and slid into a vehicle driven by John Law. No one was injured. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.

July 27:

Deputies responded to Delta County Memorial Hospital where a 32-year-old female was being treated for a dog bite. She was working on a fence when the neighbor's dog reached through and bit her hand. The dog's owner was issued a warning for ownership of a vicious dog. The dog is up to date on its shots.

At about 4:30 p.m., a truck driven by Andrew Ferrier rolled down a hill in Crawford and struck an unoccupied Toyota Camry, which was subsequently pushed into a house. Ferrier was transported to the hospital by North Fork Ambulance with unknown injuries. The Colorado State Patrol is handling the investigation.

July 28:

Deputies responded to the hospital emergency room where a 62-year-old Hotchkiss man was being treated for a dog bite. He reportedly had a large wound on his upper right arm and a small wound on his lower right leg. He told deputies he was visiting a friend's house when the dog attacked him. Due to the serious nature of the injuries, the dog's owner, Garth Banks, was charged with ownership of a vicious dog. The owner opted to euthanize the dog because it was not the first time he had bitten someone.

An Erie resident reported he lost a dry bag while canoeing the Gunnison River earlier this month. The bag contained an iPhone, portable charger, first aid kit, Gerber knife, Fiblink four-piece traveling fishing rod, a tackle box, and other miscellaneous camping and fishing gear. If the bag is located, please return it to the Delta County Sheriff's Office.

July 29:

A woman was pulling a popup camper from Montrose to Grand Junction when a wheel bearing went out. She pulled the popup off to the side of the highway between mile marker 54 and 57. When she returned the following day with the parts required to repair the trailer, the camper was missing. The Colorado State Patrol had not arranged for a tow.

July 30:

Donnie Emmons, 73, of Paonia suffered unknown injuries in an ATV accident in the vicinity of Lone Cabin Reservoir. Paonia firefighters responded to the scene on ATVs and requested CareFlight transport to St. Mary's.

A passerby reported a car down a steep ravine on 3100 Road about 2.5 miles north of North Road. Deputies contacted Miguel Ibarra-Santos who said he was rounding a corner on the gravel road when he hit a deer. His car left the gravel road, traveled about 100 feet down an embankment and landed on its roof. Ibarra-Santos refused medical treatment at the scene. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.

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