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.
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.