From the Delta Police Department:
Jesus E. Gonzalez-Regalado, 53, of Hotchkiss was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving, owner operated uninsured motor vehicle and drove motor vehicle without a valid driver's license after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 100 block of Highway 92. No injuries were reported and both vehicles were driven from the scene.
Matthew J. Barnard, 30, of Grand Junction was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.
Sadie M. Cruz, 69, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,000 bond.
Rosalinda R. Williams, 60, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving involving injury after being involved in a two-vehicle crash at 6th and Dodge streets. One person reported injuries and was transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital. Both vehicles were towed from the scene. Willie C. Rogers, 78, of Montrose was issued a ticket for alleged driving a motor vehicle while driver's license is expired by one year or less.
Marilyn A. Hudson, 82, of Gunnison was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 300 block of Main Street. No injuries were reported and both vehicles were driven from the scene.
Tammy D. Theis, 57, of Montrose was arrested and jailed for alleged DUI and DUI per se.
Debra F. Diamanti, 59, of Cedaredge was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.
Hannah L. Roberson, 24, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.
Citations: 12 tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, eight for speeding.
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 home on Cedar Avenue, Crawford, was broken into and "trashed." The victim reports the lock was broken on the front door to gain entry. The interior of the home was spray painted. A vehicle was also spray painted and a tire slashed. The victim has identified a possible suspect.
A two-vehicle accident was reported at the intersection of North Road and Highway 65, Eckert, at 7:30 a.m. There were no injuries.
Sheriff's deputies assisted the Hotchkiss marshal and Hotchkiss firefighters with a camper trailer fire on S. 4th Street. The fire was reported at about 1 p.m.
At about 2 p.m., a two-vehicle accident was reported on Highway 65 near the Cory Store. Iona Bartosiewics reportedly rear-ended a vehicle driven by Carrissa Connally. There were no injuries.
The theft of hemp plants was reported in the Paonia area. The victim was advised the matter is civil in nature, since it appears related to a partnership that was being dissolved.
Sim Ashlock, 68, of Austin hit a tree while riding an ATV on Pipeline Road west of Eckert at about 7 p.m. He was transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital.
A Cedaredge woman hit two sheep at the intersection of Cactus Park and Cedar Mesa roads at about 9 p.m. She was not injured. Sheriff's deputies were unable to locate the sheep.
The theft of a Honda 6500 generator was reported from a business at the intersection of 2100 and B50 roads in Peach Valley. The generator is valued at $1,900.
A Crawford homeowner returned home to find a Chinese cedar chest and small TV missing. The front door was still locked but the back door was not latched or locked.
A missing persons report was filed for an elderly Eckert male. It was later learned he had been taken to the hospital by a caregiver.
A power outage was reported in the Orchard City area shortly before midnight. A crew from DMEA responded to the report of a power line close to the ground.
Deputies returned to B50 and 2100 roads, Peach Valley, for a second burglary. This time, two storage units were broken into. Stolen items included a socket set, Ingersoll Rand air compressor, Husqvarna gas cutoff saw, Partner gas cutoff saw, DeWalt grinder, power washer, brass hammers, oxygen and acetylene bottles, a 10,000-pound winch and other assorted tools and construction equipment. The total value is $6,600. An ex-employee has been identified as a person of interest.
Ward Creek residents reported a bear problem. The bear has been hanging around for a couple of weeks, but seems to be getting more aggressive. On Aug. 7, it tore up a chicken house and killed several chickens. A neighbor shot at the bear, but did not kill it. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is following up.
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.