From the Delta Police Department:
David A. Garcia, 33, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged drug offense.
Kimberly N. Springer, 30, of Austin was arrested and jailed for alleged second degree burglary with a bond of $5,000.
Jonathan M. Croker, 18, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged harassment with a no bond.
Daneen Kirkwood, 54, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $300 bond.
Richard K. Walker, 57, of Delta was issued a summons for alleged third degree assault.
Mariah E. Walker, 19, of Delta was issued a summons for alleged third degree assault.
Jesse A. McAfee, 34, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.
Angel Bueno-Naranjo, 20, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $300 bond.
Seth L. Brave, 21, of Montrose was arrested and jailed on a two warrant with a $1,250 bond.
Tiffany M. Hunt, 34, of Delta was arrested and jailed on multiple warrants with a no bond.
Cory S. Rasmusen, 36, of Delta was issued a summons for vicious animal/running at large/rabies control.
Citations: One ticket was issued this week for various traffic violations.
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 orange 1998 Kawasaki dirt bike was reported stolen from a yard on Fruitgrowers Road, Austin. The dirt bike, valued at $2,000, also had large numbers "07" painted on both sides of the body. Two days later, the bike was spotted parked behind a shop on W. Main Street, Cedaredge. It had some mechanical issues which possibly led to it being abandoned. There are no suspects.
Deputies responded to a domestic incident that reportedly involved an assault on a female and her mother. The female victim said the suspect had left the home and gone to a camper where he had reportedly stashed a machine gun. Deputies were able to interview all parties, but due to conflicting stories no charges were filed. No machine gun was located.
A woman phoned from the United Kingdom to express concern about an abusive ex-husband. She was concerned other women may fall victim to physical and mental abuse at his hands.
An 87-year-old Crawford resident was reportedly the victim of fraud by a caretaker. The case is being investigated with assistance from the county's Adult Protective Services.
A Crawford resident reported the possible theft of a pistol.
A complaint was received about a marijuana grow operation in the Lazear area that was not properly enclosed. The complainant says the odor from the plants make it difficult for him to breathe.
A Hotchkiss area woman said the ignition had been stolen out of an electric bike.
A 2006 Honda Civic was reportedly sideswiped by a truck turning off Highway 65 into Fritchman's packing shed. The driver of the truck didn't appear to be aware of the incident until he was contacted by the driver of the Honda.
A Glenwood Springs resident called the sheriff's office to say it appears someone has moved into an unoccupied home she owns in Eckert.
Numerous animal problems were reported during the week, including horses abandoned when their owner was evicted from property in the Hotchkiss area. Another individual reported he had shot a neighbor's pit bull when it charged him.
At about 1:42 p.m., a one-vehicle rollover was reported on Highway 65 near the Grand Mesa Visitor Center. The driver, Joseph Singletary, 31, of Bayfield was transported by private automobile to the visitor center, where he was met by EMTs and sheriff's deputies. He did not appear to be seriously injured. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.
Sheriff's deputies were asked to check the welfare of a 30-year-old male who had sent worrisome texts.
A Peach Valley resident reported a male had pulled off the road and into her driveway 45 minutes earlier. She said he appeared to be extremely intoxicated.
A trailer home occupied by Megan Collins was destroyed by fire at about midnight. Crawford firefighters responded to the blaze at 39803 Fruitland Mesa Road. Everyone was able to get out of the home safely and there were no injuries. The Red Cross was contacted. Faulty wiring to the swamp cooler was identified as a possible cause of the fire. An outbuilding and vehicle were also damaged.
A woman kayaking on the Gunnison River called for help when she failed to beach her kayak at the Escalante Canyon bridge and instead ended up on a rock. Delta firefighters were able to help her up the steep embankment. Sheriff's deputies arrested her companion, Jessica Lawhead, 35, of Cedaredge, on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in Weld County. She was taken to Delta County Jail pending bond or transport to Weld County.
At about 2 a.m., a woman reported someone had just stolen her medical marijuana from her home on 1800 Road, Delta. The case is under 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.