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Law enforcement blotter Dec. 6, 2017

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From the Delta Police Department:

Nov. 26:

Francisco J. Cruz, 30, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,500 bond.

Nov. 28:

Matthew L. Garcia, 38, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.

Nov. 29:

Lane T. Mayberry, 18, of Hotchkiss was issued a summons on charges of following too closely.

Richard Gomez, 71, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.

Dec. 1:

Anthony J. Kelleher, 23, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,500 bond.

Citations: Eight 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):

Nov. 27:

Tavian Ashurst, 18, of Belle Fourche, S.D., escaped injury in a rollover accident on Fairview Road near Pig Mesa Road. He told deputies he lost control of his Chevrolet Blazer as he rounded a corner at about 1:45 p.m. Delta County Ambulance responded to the scene but did not transport Ashurst. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.

A man living on Solar Court near Delta said a neighbor's dog had killed his ducks and chickens.

Nov. 28:

Christopher Prough, 27, of Cedaredge was charged with a weapons offense after allegedly pointing a loaded shotgun at his brother. Prough was arrested on the scene and charged with felony menacing, a class 5 felony, and violation of bail bond conditions related to felony charges in Teller County.

Nov. 29:

Nathan Montez was transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital after he was allegedly pursued and assaulted on Highway 65 at about 9:30 p.m. Jacob Jones, 32, faces charges of third degree assault. Two additional suspects are being questioned by deputies.

Nov. 30:

A Crawford area resident reported someone had apparently tried to pry the door of her home open.

Deputies assisted the Hotchkiss Marshal's Office with a domestic incident.

Deputies responded to a domestic incident in Crawford after an anonymous caller reported banging, yelling and kids screaming. The two parties involved in the verbal altercation were separated for the night. No charges were filed.

Dec. 1:

A Delta resident turned over two rifles left at her home by a friend of her daughter. She believed the friend was involved in the sale of stolen firearms. The serial numbers of both weapons were run through a criminal database. One was clear; the other was reported stolen in Montrose County. The Montrose Police Department took possession of the stolen weapon; the investigation continues.

Deputies investigated an assault at Gateway Youth Services. A juvenile victim was treated at Delta County Memorial Hospital. Deputies are trying to sort out conflicting stories from witnesses and suspects.

Deputies assisted Paonia officers and mental health providers with a client who was creating a disturbance at a home in Paonia.

Dec. 2:

While on patrol, deputies spotted a red 1994 Ford Ranger bearing fictitious license plates. When the deputies activated lights and siren, the vehicle turned from Fruitgrowers Road onto 2100 Road and began to accelerate. Deputies followed at a safe distance. The vehicle turned down 2165 Road, failing to stop at a stop sign, and reached 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. Near 12241 2165 Road, the vehicle left the road and came to a stop in a field. The driver exited the vehicle and took off on foot. Deputies went back to the home where the driver was initially spotted and learned the driver was Tex Piele, 40, of Delta. A warrant has been issued for speeding, reckless driving, displaying fictitious license plates, driving under suspension, eluding, third degree criminal trespass and criminal mischief. After a search warrant was obtained for the abandoned pickup, deputies found a tool box containing suspected methamphetamine.

Dec. 3:

A woman reported the fraudulent use of debit and credit cards that had been in a wallet that was either lost or stolen.

A Delta area resident reported that an equalizer drop hitch and custom Cabela's mud flaps were missing from his truck.

A large metal shop caught fire on Vaca Drive, Eckert, at about 9 p.m. Cedaredge firefighters and deputies responded to the scene. The shop was owned by Melvin Reaksecker, who used it for woodworking. A small space heater is the suspected source of the fire. No damage estimate was provided.

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