From the Delta Police Department:
Larissa J. Atchley, 45, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving and failed to present evidence of insurance after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 92 at Meeker Street. No injuries were reported or observed. One vehicle was towed from the scene.
Jeena M. Hebert, 34, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.
Justin A. Bell, 27, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $5,000 bond.
Tia M. Velarde, 24, of Montrose was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.
Tia M. Velarde, 24, of Montrose was arrested and jailed for alleged speeding, no registration in vehicle, displayed fictitious plates, possession of a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, possession of a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of bail bond conditions and theft.
Michael J. Kranenberg, 39, homeless, was arrested and jailed for alleged third degree assault, menacing and obstruction of telephone service.
James H. Bloom, 31, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $250 bond.
Christopher D. Johnson, 21, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $750 bond.
Damien B. Reiss, 20, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,500 bond.
Thirteen 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):
The theft of 30 to 40 bales of hay was reported from the Lazy H Ranch on Highway 133 outside of Paonia. The theft is under investigation.
A vehicle reportedly ran a stop sign at the intersection of Highway 92 and 65 at about 8:30 p.m. and ended up in a field adjoining Highway 92. The Colorado State Patrol is determining if alcohol was a factor in the accident.
At about 1 p.m., a Colorado State Patrol trooper requested assistance with a vehicle standing in the median on Highway 50 north of Delta. The occupants of the vehicle were reportedly engaged in a verbal argument when deputies arrived on scene.
A resident of Burritt Road, Hotchkiss, called dispatch to report a suspicious individual standing between his house and a neighbor's. When deputies arrived on scene, they found a number of firearms laying beside the road. The deputies are trying to determine who owns the firearms and if they had been stolen.
An ATV accident was reported near Baron Lake on Grand Mesa. Jeremiah Zaroban, 35, of Westminster was transported from the scene by CareFlight. A passenger on the ATV was not injured. The Colorado State Patrol is investigating whether speed or alcohol contributed to the accident.
At about 3 p.m., deputies and Delta Fire Department volunteers responded to a car fire near the intersection of Highway 50 and 92. The driver, George Sanchez of Delta, pulled over when he saw smoke coming from the engine compartment of his 2002 Mitsubishi. He was able to extinguish the flames with a fire extinguisher. The car suffered moderate damage; the driver was not injured.
Deputies responded to a domestic dispute on Highway 133 near Hotchkiss. A man and woman had reportedly been chasing each other in and out of a trailer. The deputies reported both parties appeared to be intoxicated. The man and his wife were separated for the evening.
A one-car rollover was reported on Minnesota Creek Road where the pavement ends. No one was injured. The Colorado State Patrol arrived on scene to handle the investigation.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.