From the Delta Police Department:
Tallon R. Schaublin, 18, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $5,000 bond.
Sergio Rodriguez, 26, of Olathe was issued a ticket for alleged driving a motor vehicle while license revoked.
Charges were filed on Matthew D. Haber, 29, of Carbondale for alleged theft.
Jonathan W. Lopez, 62, of Paonia was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,000 bond.
Walter E. Spor III, 22, of Montrose was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.
Zachary M. Bissell, 28, of Eckert was arrested and jailed for alleged failed to signal as required, failed to present evidence of current insurance, open alcohol beverage container, DUI and prohibited use of a weapon.
Citations: Twelve tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, six 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):
An Austin resident reported the theft of wicker-wrapped jars, purchased in Italy for $150, from her shop. Entry was gained through a window.
A 2003 GMC Yukon was stolen from United Companies' gravel pit just east of Delta. A day later, a Colorado State Patrol trooper spotted the vehicle traveling north on Highway 65. When the trooper attempted to pull the vehicle over near Orchard Avenue, the driver put the Yukon in park and fled on foot. He was not located. Later, a father brought his 13-year-old son to the sheriff's office, where the teen confessed to stealing the vehicle. It was returned unharmed. The Colorado State Patrol is pursuing charges against the teen.
A property owner on Back River Road outside of Hotchkiss reported that an unknown motorist damaged his fence while turning around in his driveway.
Two vehicles, a 1987 Ford van and a 1989 Ford truck, were left at a Paonia location for repairs. Later, they were found severely damaged on Stevens Gulch Road. The act of criminal mischief is under investigation.
The theft of 30 to 35 bales of hay was reported from acreage on G Road. The hay bales are valued at $4 each.
The theft of tools and batteries for solar-powered units was reported from a residence on Jumbo Mountain Lane, Paonia.
An Eckert resident reported that a pit bull entered his house through his back door and was attacking his Yorkies.
The theft of a black and red Hotsy power washer was reported from a North Delta business. The power washer, model #1075BE, is valued at $9,400.
A Paonia area man reported he shot and killed a neighbor's dog after the dog allegedly killed 30 chickens and a calf belonging to another neighbor.
A motorist reported a male party who was "staggering, stumbling and thumbing it" along Highway 65. The motorist said he nearly hit the man because he was dressed in dark clothing and it was dark outside.
Shortly after noon, Cedaredge firefighters responded to a garage fire on Highway 65, Austin. The fire was quickly extinguished and damage was minimal.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.