Law enforcement blotter July 12, 2017
By Press Release
Published Thursday, July 13, 2017 9:56 am
From the Delta Police Department:
Zachary T. Pfister, 28, of Cedaredge was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,200 bond.
Troy M. Messano, 50, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged second degree criminal trespass.
Rebecca L. Dianai, 32, of Gunnison was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.
Dena S. Levy, 49, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged harassment.
Taylor R. Holt, 21, of Somerset was arrested and jailed for alleged speeding, careless driving and DUI after being involved in a single vehicle rollover crash in the 1200 block of Highway 50 North. No injuries were reported or observed. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
Tiffany M. Farrier, 28, of Farmington, N.M., was issued a ticket for alleged theft.
Tiffany M. Farrier, 28, of Farmington, N.M., was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.
Angel Bueno-Naranjo, 20, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged failed to provide information or aid after a traffic accident after being involved in a two-vehicle crash with a parked car. No injuries were reported or observed. No vehicles required a tow.
Troy M. Messano, 50, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged third degree criminal trespass.
Kiona C. Ball, 19, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $100 bond.
Melissa I. Gage, 41, of Montrose was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $300 bond.
Elvisa Perez, 36, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged third degree assault. Martin A. Andrade-Avalos, 25, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged violation of a protection order.
Martin A. Andrade-Avalos, 25, of Delta was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a total of $3,000 in bonds.
Anthony J. Bradley, 23, of Delta was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a total of $7,500 in bonds.
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):
At 1 p.m., a two-vehicle non-injury accident was reported on Highway 65 on the Cory Grade. The driver of a pickup swerved into oncoming traffic when the hood of his vehicle flew up and blocked his view. He said he had just picked up the vehicle from a repair shop; the hood had apparently not been latched properly.
Two males were thrown from their RZR side-by-side when the off-road vehicle hit a washed-out area and rolled on the Doughspoon Road near Austin. The vehicle was driven by Heath Pomerantz, 30, of Kiowa, who was not injured. His father, Ronald Pippin, 66, also of Kiowa, was treated at Delta County Memorial Hospital.
Sheriff's deputies and Cedaredge firefighters responded to a residence on 2750 Road, Hotchkiss, after the homeowner reported a strong electrical smell in the house. There was no smoke or flames.
While on patrol on Highway 92 near Hotchkiss, sheriff's deputies observed a vehicle without license plates. They made contact with Jami and Justin Peters, who were unable to provide registration for the vehicle. Peters told deputies he had just purchased the automobile. A computer check indicated the vehicle had been stolen out of Fruita. Arrangements were made to have the vehicle towed and the investigation was turned over to the Fruita Police Department.
A three-vehicle accident occurred at about 9 p.m., as Stephen Munoz, 67, of Orchard City was turning into the Shell gas station on Highway 65, Eckert. He failed to yield to a Ford F350 pickup driven by Alexandra Morton. The pickup then struck a third vehicle driven by Baird Lehr. There were no injuries and the Colorado State Patrol took over the investigation.
A Somerset woman reported a man had broken a window of her home and let himself in. She grabbed her gun and was able to scare the intruder off. Sheriff's deputies, a Colorado State Patrol trooper and an officer from the Paonia Police Department searched the area for the intruder. The investigation was handed over to the Gunnison County Sheriff's Office.
A homeowner on 25 Mesa Road, Delta, said trespassers have been camping and littering on his property. Deputies were asked to order the trespassers to clean up and leave the area.
A Cedaredge area woman reported the theft of her seizure medication.
A swamp cooler on the top of an Eckert home caught fire shortly before 4 p.m. By the time sheriff's deputies and Cedaredge firefighters arrived on the scene, the property owner had extinguished the fire. The home was not damaged. The cause of the fire is believed to be an electrical issue.
A Hotchkiss area resident complained about the use of burn barrels in the area. Burning of trash is prohibited in the county.
Deputies were dispatched to Delta County Memorial Hospital, where a 17-year-old Delta male was being treated for minor injuries incurred during a dirt bike accident on Grand Mesa.
Deputies were called by a Paonia woman who said she and her daughter were being harassed by her ex-husband. The two parties were separated and the man was sent on his way.
A resident of Cliff View Road, Delta, reported one of his neighbor's dogs was dead and the other was loose. He said his neighbors have been out of the country for over a month and someone was supposed to be taking care of the dogs. Deputies found fresh water on the site and are trying to contact the homeowner, to determine who was supposed to be caring for the animals. The dog's cause of death is unknown.
Deputies were asked to perform a welfare check on a woman who had reportedly locked herself in a back room, threatening to commit suicide.