From the Delta Police Department:
Raymond W. King, 63, of Orchard City was issued a ticket for alleged careless driving after being involved in a two-vehicle crash in the 300 block of Main Street. No injuries were reported or observed. Both vehicles were driven from the scene.
Nicholas A. Eubank, 36, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged driving while ability impaired.
Tallon R. Schaublin, 18, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.
Veronica N. Diamond, 31, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $1,600 bond.
Geraldine F. Stevens, 73, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged animal nuisance.
Citations: 14 tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, 10 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):
Colorado State Parks requested a welfare check on a 34-year-old Paonia man who had set up camp at Crawford Reservoir, but had not been seen for two days. Sheriff's deputies contacted a family member, who reported the man's truck had broken down. Arrangements were being made to get him and his vehicle back to camp.
At about 8 p.m., two inmates at the county jail were observed, via video monitors, in the middle of a physical altercation. The fight was broken up, the cell block was locked down, and one of the inmates was taken to the hospital for treatment. After his release, he was placed in a different cell block. Assault charges are pending against the two inmates, Kent Church and Pablo Saldivar.
At about 1:30 p.m., a house fire was reported at 28694 North Road, Hotchkiss. The occupant reported the floor of the home was extremely hot and smoke was pouring into the house. Hotchkiss firefighters responded, but were unable to save the home. The Hotchkiss Fire District is assisting the family of five, who lost most of their belongings. Visit the Hotchkiss Fire District's Facebook page for details. It's believed the fire started near the hot water heater.
At about 7:30 p.m., Hotchkiss firefighters were called out again, this time to a stack of wood on fire near at outdoor boiler at 30633 North Road. A neighbor spotted the flames; the homeowner was not at home.
The sheriff's office was contacted after a concerned citizen saw two men pull a dog out of a storage unit. The citizen was concerned the dog was being kept in the storage unit.
Paonia firefighters and sheriff's deputies responded to an out-of-control controlled burn on Panorama Road. The incident resulted in a verbal disagreement between the man who started the fire and his neighbor.
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.