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Law enforcement blotter Oct. 24, 2018

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From the Delta Police Department (edited for length):

The police blotter was not available by the time this page went to the press.


From the Delta County Sheriff's Office (partial list):

Oct. 15:

A break-in was reported at a camper trailer parked at a storage facility on 1600 Road.

An Orchard City resident reported that someone had gone through his vehicle sometime during the night. Nothing of value was reported missing.

Two separate fraud attempts were reported by Hotchkiss area residents.

Oct. 16:

A rancher reported that a heifer was the victim of a hit-and-run accident on a USFS grazing allotment off 3100 Road.

At about 7 p.m., deputies responded to Delta County Memorial Hospital where a 35-year-old male was being treated following an ATV accident on Alkali Basin Road. The driver was reportedly not familiar with the three-wheeler and tipped it into a gully. He was treated for facial injuries, including a cut on his eye.

Oct. 17:

A REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) report that originated in the Town of Hotchkiss ended in an accident east of Delta. Travis Carpenter, 43, of Hotchkiss was arrested after he rolled his vehicle onto its side in a field at 2200 and F roads. He was charged with vehicular eluding, reckless driving, DUI, failure to drive in a single lane and violation of a protection order that prohibits the use of alcohol.

Oct. 18:

At about 2:45 a.m., deputies responded to the hospital emergency room where a 31-year-old Delta female was being treated for facial injuries arising from a domestic incident. A warrant is being sought for her boyfriend, Joseph Sikkenga.

Deputies investigated a disturbance between neighbors on 25 Mesa Road.

A theft was reported from a shed on F Road in Peach Valley. Two individuals had stored items in the shed. The first reported the theft of a table saw, circular saw and tree saw, with a total value of $480. The second said 12 sheets of particle board, a 1,000-gallon water tank, large fuel tank, four rolls of wire and a 16' roll of weed barrier were taken. Total value was $850. The case is under investigation.

Oct. 19:

A woman living on 1900 Road, Delta, asked for additional patrol in an attempt to catch a driver who regularly reaches speeds in excess of 70 mph on that road.

At about 7:30 p.m., a vehicle was reported to be parked facing the wrong direction on Highway 50 near B50 Road south of Delta. Dale Sharr, 61, of Mancos was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving in the wrong lane of a divided highway.

Oct. 20:

At about midnight, dispatch received a report of gunshots being fired from a vehicle headed toward Delta High School at a high rate of speed. A short time later, deputies stopped the vehicle at F and Pioneer roads. A substance believed to be methamphetamine was in plain view, and a subsequent search of the vehicle revealed suspected LSD, Oxycodone and other unidentified pills which had not been prescribed to any of the vehicle's three occupants. There were no firearms. Joshua Cross, 31, of Grand Junction and Kelly Haselhorst, 25, of Collbran, the driver, were arrested on multiple drug charges, including possession with intent to distribute narcotics. The third individual in the vehicle was determined to be a witness and was not arrested.

Deputies assisted the Delta Police Department with a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Pioneer Road and Highway 50 that occurred at about 7 p.m. Both drivers, Laurie Hyde and Harold Connett, were transported to Delta County Memorial Hospital.

Oct. 21:

Deputies assisted the North Fork Ambulance with a medical emergency involving a 35-year-old male who was injured in a skateboarding accident.

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