From the Delta Police Department:
Due to the holidays, the Delta Police Department did not issue a blotter this week.
From the Delta County Sheriff's Office (partial list):
At about 6 p.m., deputies spotted a vehicle stopped sideways at the intersection of 1800 and G roads. As deputies approached, the driver took off. The vehicle was stopped on 5th Street, where Michael Alexander, 48, was asked to perform roadside maneuvers. He was subsequently arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and violation of a restraining order prohibiting the use of alcohol.
During the early morning hours of Christmas Day, a shop on Stony Creek Road, Hotchkiss, was forcibly entered. Neighbors reported seeing lights on inside around 2:30 a.m. The shop owner reported a plasma cutter, welder, chop saws and air jacks had been stolen. The case is under investigation.
At about 7:30 a.m., a caregiver looked through the window of an Eckert home and spotted her 85-year-old patient on the floor. The house was locked. The caregiver went next door to see if neighbors had a key while the ambulance and deputies were dispatched to the scene.
At 10:30 a.m., Cedaredge firefighters responded to a trailer fire at 19380 Oak Creek Road, Orchard City. The trailer was completely destroyed. The home was occupied by James Brasiel and was owned by his uncle. Brasiel told deputies he'd just started a fire in the wood stove and may have left the door open. He stepped outside and when he re-entered the home it was on fire.
A Crawford resident called with information about two chainsaws that had been stolen from an accident scene on Dec. 12.
Three juveniles escaped serious injury in a rollover accident on F50 Road near Crawford at about 3 p.m. It appears an unlicensed 15-year-old male was driving the vehicle. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.
While on patrol at about 2 a.m., deputies spotted smoke coming from the Mike's Mobile Shredding truck parked at 670 1675 Road, Delta. When Delta firefighters arrived on the scene, flames were coming out from the bottom of the truck. Damage was minimal. Owner Michael Klinger speculated the shredding mechanism had gotten hot.
A resident of Alkali Basin Road north of Delta reported a suspicious vehicle located in a gully. Deputies found a 1997 Ford Expedition with Colorado license plates and determined it had been reported stolen out of Delta. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot for follow-up by the Delta Police Department.
A man living on Surface Creek Road, Cedaredge, found five of the six cluster mailboxes open at his address.
At about noon, deputies were dispatched to Delta County Memorial Hospital to take an accident report from Michael Goetzfried, 67, of Evergreen. He suffered minor injuries when his ATV flipped over in the 'dobies north of Delta.
Deputies returned to the hospital emergency room at about 6:30 p.m. to interview a 17-year-old Cedaredge male who accidently shot himself in the hand. He was cleaning a 45 cal. handgun that he believed was unloaded. The shooting was deemed accidental.
A woman on H75 Road, Delta, reported that two packages that had been delivered to her home by the U.S. Postal Service had turned up missing. The USPS tracking system confirmed delivery to that address.
The theft of tires, wheels and exhaust pipes from vehicles stored at a residence on 2000 Road, Delta, was reported. The homeowner said he had been out of town for several months, so it's not certain when the theft occurred.
Stop 'n Save in Paonia reported a gas skip at about 3 p.m. The subject was driving a green Subaru with a bike rack.
Four deputies and a Colorado State Patrol trooper responded to the report of a fight on Sunridge Drive, Delta, at about 2 a.m. Four adults were reported to be physically and actively involved in a fight inside the home. Deputies found all four to be highly intoxicated and their stories to be very confusing. During his interview, Martin Andrade Avalos, 26, of Delta became verbally combative, failed to obey instructions, and then began kicking and striking deputies. He was finally restrained and arrested. The deputies were not injured. Andrade Avalos was charged with resisting arrest, second degree assault on a peace officer and violation of a protection order. His wife, Elvisa Perez, 37, was charged with third degree assault as an act of domestic violence and violating a restraining order. Both parties were transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital to be medically cleared before they were taken to jail.