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Law enforcement blotter May 31, 2017

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From the Delta Police Department:

May 22:

Brandi L. Dowell, 36, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $2,500 bond.

May 23:

Rex E. Stucker, 76, of Cedaredge was issued a ticket for alleged limitations on backing after being involved in a two-vehicle crash at 37 Stafford Lane (Walmart). No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.

May 24:

Dylan C. Tucker, 25, of Cedaredge was arrested and jailed for alleged careless driving, DUI and DUI per se after being involved in a single vehicle crash in the 800 block of 1550 Road. No injuries were reported or observed. The vehicle was towed from the scene.

James L. Cordova, 50, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged failed to use turn signal, drove a motor vehicle while license revoked and owner operated uninsured motor vehicle.

Alexander P. Fultz, 22, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,000 bond.

May 25:

A 16-year-old male of Olathe was arrested on a warrant and released to his mother on a personal recognizance bond.

Lowell L. Tarr, 83, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged failed to yield right of way at a stop sign after being involved in a two-vehicle crash at W. 5th Street and Confluence Drive. No injuries were reported or observed. One vehicle was towed from the scene.

May 26:

Quinn T. Bayless, 32, of Nathrop was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a total of $5,000 bond.

Citations: Twenty-six tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, 15 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):

May 22:

The theft of a Yamaha piano, valued at $1,700, a shop vac and sound equipment valued at $400-$500 was reported from a storage unit at 7474 Highway 65. There was no sign of forced entry. The case remains under investigation.

A screaming match between two females arose during a custody dispute. Sheriff's deputies and social services were contacted.

A resident of the North Fork Trailer Park reported a dog had killed her baby chicken.

May 23:

A 41-year-old Montrose woman was contacted by the Colorado State Patrol at the Escalante Canyon turnoff. She said she had been attacked by two men while waiting for a tow truck there. Sheriff's deputies have been unable to contact the Montrose woman to complete a report.

Two females from Delta, ages 17 and 23, called for help after attempting to raft the Gunnison River on an air mattress. The women put in at Big O Tires and soon realized they needed help. Sheriff's deputies, Delta County Search and Rescue and the Delta Fire Department responded and safely removed the women from the water. They were not wearing personal flotation devices and said they do not know how to swim. Until the high water recedes, the sheriff's office urges caution and the proper equipment for anyone entering the water. The fast-moving current is carrying a lot of debris which could be very dangerous.

Dispatch was contacted about a homeless man who was standing on the highway.

May 24:

The sheriff's office was asked to check on the condition of cows/calves in Peach Valley. The complainant said they were "skin and bones."

May 25:

A Delta area man reported the theft of a personal flotation device from his pickup.

The theft of 10 gallons of gasoline and containers was reported in the Cedaredge area.

May 26:

A Delta woman said her highly intoxicated brother punched her in the face when they were in the 'dobies. The victim has not completed a statement and the sheriff's office has been unable to locate her brother.

At about 9:50 p.m., a single-car accident was reported on Oak Creek Road near Austin. A Jeep carrying three people flipped onto its side. Driver Keith Axtell, 24, of Eckert was transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital with an injury to his hand. Alcohol may have been a contributing factor. The Colorado State Patrol is investigating.

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