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Law enforcement blotter Oct. 17, 2018

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From the Delta Police Department (edited for length):

Oct. 7:

An officer red tagged an abandoned vehicle on Clark Street.

Officers took a theft report from a residence in the 500 block E. 10th Street. The missing property was returned later in the day.

Officers responded to a residence in the 700 block of 1550 Road for a disturbance. Charles A. Kuene, 55, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged harassment.

Oct. 8:

A theft was reported from a residence in the 500 block of Elizabeth.

Officers checked on a suspicious vehicle behind Walmart. Majacemeno "Xac" Gallegos, 20, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged possession of controlled substance (two counts).

Oct. 9:

Officers responded to a residence in the 400 block of W. 6th Street for a disturbance.

A theft was reported at a residence in the 1300 block of E. 3rd Street.

Officers conducted a marijuana compliance check on a residence in the city of Delta.

A theft was reported at a business in the 1800 block of 1600 Road.

At about 5 p.m., officers responded to Cleland Park for a fight in progress between an adult male and some juveniles. David Gonzalez-Mendieta, 36, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged harassment and child abuse.

Oct. 10:

George W. Bryant, 33, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged theft at Delta Ace Hardware.

Officers responded to the 100 block of W. 4th Street for a two-vehicle crash. No injuries were reported or observed. Ashley N. Groda, 30, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged following too closely and failure to present evidence of insurance.

Officers responded to Sonic on a report of possible counterfeit currency.

Oct. 11:

An officer took a report of an attempted first degree criminal trespass of a vehicle which occurred in the 900 block of E. 5th Street.

Officers responded to Delta County Memorial Hospital for a disturbance. Keith H. Hanna, 64, of Hotchkiss was arrested and jailed for alleged second degree assault (two counts).

A theft was reported in the 600 block of E. 3rd Street.

Oct. 12:

Six men -- Balmer Able Sierra, 45, Freddy Perez Maya, 27, Yosbany Atucha-Pelaey, 41, Manuel Antonio Morejon-Urquiaga, 80, Juan Milian Ayala, 54, Yasser Able Sierra-Marin, 43 -- and two women, Dayami Guerra-Arias, 25, and Lisset Alvarez Perez, 48, all of Delta, were arrested and jailed for alleged cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.

An officer responded to Walmart on a report of possible counterfeit currency.

Juan Milian Ayala, 54, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $50,000 bond.

Officers responded to Cleland Park for a fight in progress. Two juvenile males were involved. There were no injuries and no charges filed.

Oct. 13:

Merrill Wade Brandon, 62, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged violation of a restraining order.

Lindsay Janae Logsdon, 29, of Grand Junction was arrested and jailed on a warrant with no bond.

Jill Ann Johns, 54, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged harassment and child abuse (simple, no injury) as an act of domestic violence.

Lucas Ryan Terry, 25, of Grand Junction was arrested and jailed for alleged violation of a protection order.

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):

Oct. 8:

A harassment complaint was filed by a Delta area woman who says a roommate's ex-boyfriend is sitting in a parked car across the street and watching their house.

An Eckert resident reported that blank checks were taken from his vehicle some time during the night. Similar reports were received from a number of Orchard City residents, including a man who said a .22 caliber semi-automatic and a revolver were taken from his vehicle. An Austin resident reported her husband's wallet had been taken out of the center console and the glove compartment had been emptied. A woman residing on 2150 Road, Delta, reported that someone had gone through her vehicle but nothing of value was taken.

At the request of the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, a deputy visited a residence on Elm Avenue in Crawford. They found a 2001 silver Pontiac Grand Prix that had been reported stolen from Mesa County, but did not locate the suspect at that address.

Jake Pierce, 24, of Austin was charged with harassment, domestic violence, criminal mischief and violation of bail bond conditions after a disturbance in the Austin area. He was transported to Delta County Jail.

Oct. 9:

A male reported he had been pepper sprayed by his girlfriend while they were staying in a Winnebago motor home on O Road outside of Paonia. When deputies arrived at the Winnebago, they found a window broken out. The occupant, Aleen Voyles, 43, of Hotchkiss, said she believed her boyfriend was going to assault her, so she sprayed him. Further investigation revealed the boyfriend was given access to work on the Winnebago, but Voyles was not known to the property owner. She was charged with second degree burglary and criminal mischief.

Oct. 11:

At about 10:30 p.m., deputies were dispatched to a residential fire on Grange Road, Paonia. Paonia firefighters were on scene, blowing smoke out of the house with a large fan. It was determined that a faulty power strip had caused a smoldering fire that destroyed a mattress and some newspapers. There was no serious structural damage to the home.

Oct. 12:

A Cedaredge area resident reported the theft of license plates from her vehicle.

A Delta area resident reported that a neighbor's dog had killed his sheep.

Oct. 13:

At 12:30 a.m., while on routine patrol on Highway 92 near 2200 Road, a deputy observed a driver that failed to use his turn signal. The deputy pulled in behind the sedan and observed the driver was unable to maintain a single lane. He activated his emergency lights; the driver of the sedan accelerated and went into the opposite lane of traffic on Highway 92. The deputy backed off, in accordance with the department's pursuit policy, but maintained visual contact. The driver turned onto Redlands Mesa Road and upon reaching 3100 Road, turned around and came back down the hillside. He lost control of his vehicle at the edge of a driveway; the vehicle rolled and came to a rest on its wheels. The driver, Kenneth Gallob, 34, of Eckert was transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital and later transferred to the jail. He is charged with vehicular eluding, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, driving with expired plates, violation of a protection order, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance believed to be methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under the influence. Because a passenger in the vehicle wanted him to stop, and he refused, he's also charged with second degree kidnapping.

A man who damaged election signs was contacted by deputies. He was not aware that the prior property owner had given permission for the signs to be displayed. No charges were filed.

A piece of equipment used to dig irrigation trenches was reported stolen from a farm on Sprulin Mesa Road.

Deputies and EMTs were dispatched to a residence on Fir Avenue, Crawford, for a 70-year-old woman with blood on her arms and legs. It was determined the woman had fallen and was having trouble remembering what happened.

Oct. 14:

The theft of 50 to 70 hemp plants and an industrial sprayer was reported by a Paonia residence. The suspects cut a hole in the fence and in the greenhouse to gain access.

A disagreement over irrigation water was investigated in the Hotchkiss area.

Crimestoppers Alert

Crimestoppers is seeking information about a burglary at All Safe Storage that occurred on Aug. 21. Among the items taken from a storage unit at 7454 Highway 65 is an elk head that's considered a family heirloom. Anyone with information about the location of the elk head is asked to call Crimestoppers at 874-8810.

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