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Law enforcement blotter Mar. 15, 2017

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From the Delta Police Department:

March 6:

Shawn S. Lewis, 31, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $10,000 bond.

March 7:

William T. Craig Jr., 30, of Montrose was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.

March 8:

Paw R. Htoo, 24, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving and failed to yield right of way when proceeding from a stop sign after being involved in a three-vehicle crash at W. 5th Street and Confluence Drive. No injuries were reported or observed. One vehicle was towed from the scene.

March 9:

David H. Reynolds, 22, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,900 bond.

March 10:

Ryan A. Jacobs, 33, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting and trespass.

Jason R. Hinchman, 39, of Cedaredge was arrested and jailed for alleged violation of a protection order and violation of bail bond conditions.

March 11:

David Vieyra-Paniagua, 42, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged unsafe backing after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 600 block of W. 5th Street. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

Shon P. Elms, 44, of Grand Junction, was issued a ticket for alleged speeding and driving while license revoked (habitual traffic offender).

March 12:

Tyrell F. Cross, 33, of Grand Junction was arrested and jailed for alleged speeding, driving while license suspended, failed to present evidence of insurance and displayed fictitious license plates.

Jonathan D. Foutch, 31, of Olathe was issued a ticket for alleged trespassing.

Alexander C. Kenniger, 24, of Delta was arrested and jailed on three warrants with a total of $3,250 in bonds.

Alexander C. Kenniger, 24, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged violation of a protection order.

Citations: Six tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, four 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):

March 6:

A male customer attempted to make a payment at the Eckert Shell Station with a counterfeit $100 bill. When the clerk quickly recognized the bill as a counterfeit, the customer left the store and drove away. The bill was turned over to sheriff's deputies. They could not locate the suspect, who is described as a white male with facial hair, 6' in height.

March 7:

A Hotchkiss area resident reported seven storage units had been broken into.

March 9:

A woman on 2300 Road, Delta, said she pulled into her driveway but could not exit her car because a neighbor's dog was at the house and behaving aggressively.

Deputies investigated a death at a home on Highway 348, Delta. It was determined the 69-year-old female occupant died of natural causes following medical complications.

At about 3:20 p.m., a two-vehicle accident was reported at Highway 50 and D Road. Glendon Frantz, driver of a tractor trailer, was making a right turn on to D Road when he was struck from behind by Joshua Davis, who was driving a blue Mazda. Smoke from a controlled burn may have been a contributing factor. There were no injuries. The Colorado State Patrol is handling the investigation.

Shortly after 10 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Delta County Memorial Hospital where a 20-year-old male was being treated following an ATV rollover. The accident occurred on private property on Payne Siding Road, when the male attempted to climb a steep hill. His injuries were minor.

March 10:

It was reported an excessive number of marijuana plants were being grown in a greenhouse outside of Paonia. Deputies determined the report was unfounded.

March 11:

A Hotchkiss man was informed by his bank that someone had tried to access his account using his address and Social Security number.

Flames escaped a burn barrel at a home on 2100 Road and quickly spread out of control, threatening the house occupied by Devon and Marhia Brown. The deputy who was first on the scene used his fire extinguisher to knock the fire away from the house. Cedaredge firefighters arrived about the same time and were able to extinguish the blaze. The Browns were issued a warning for burning trash.

A ditch fire being monitored by the North Delta Irrigation District re-ignited at about 2:30 p.m. The blaze consumed two small sheds and their contents. One contained corn, oats and other feed; the second had two lawnmowers, a gas-powered irrigation pump and a woodburning stove. The owner of the property on Fairview Drive, Austin, and the irrigation district are working out a settlement.

March 12:

Deputies helped locate a 75-year-old man who was fishing near the Gunnison River Pleasure Park. His wife had become concerned when she hadn't heard from him for several hours.

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