From the Delta Police Department:
Melissa M. McLaughlin, 42, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged careless driving, owner operated uninsured motor vehicle, DUI and DUI per se after being involved in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 50 at Confluence Drive. No injuries were reported or observed. One vehicle was towed from the scene.
Tylor M. Naranjo, 24 of Delta was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a total of $3,000 bond.
A 15-year-old male of Delta was arrested and jailed (at Grand Mesa Youth Services Center) for alleged second degree burglary, first degree criminal trespass of a vehicle and theft.
Patricia L. Chapin-Towner, 59, of Delta was issued a ticket for alleged shoplifting.
Robert K. Brown, 31, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $300 bond.
Eric G. Thomas, 44, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged improper signaling, failed to provide evidence of insurance and DUI.
Jase S.A. Smith, 19, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.
Morgan R. Peebler, 26, of Delta was arrested and jailed for alleged harassment.
Citations: Five tickets for traffic violations were issued this week, three 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 body of a 46-year-old Delta County resident was found in the Austin area. The man had been deceased for several days. An autopsy revealed he died of a massive heart attack.
An Eckert resident reported an ongoing problem with a pit bull that is out when her children are going to and from the school bus stop.
A Hotchkiss resident reported the theft of a piece from a baler along Back River Road.
A 21-year-old man was bit by his employer's dog. The dog had been hit by a piece of farm equipment and the employee was trying to provide assistance when he was bit.
A single-car rollover was reported near 21050 Highway 92 east of Delta at about 11 a.m. The vehicle landed on its top 30 feet off the road. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.
A two-vehicle accident occurred on Highway 50 near G50 Road at about 7:45 p.m. No one was seriously injured. Julianne Ubigau, 34, of Seattle, Wash., was pulling onto Highway 50 when she allegedly struck a blue van travelling toward Delta. The van was driven by Lueke Farney. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.
A two-vehicle accident was reported at the intersection of Fruitland Mesa Road and B25 Road outside of Crawford at about 11 p.m. One of the drivers allegedly left the scene of the accident and is the subject of an investigation by the Colorado State Patrol.
Dispatch received a call about a car parked in the middle of Trap Club Road, with the driver either asleep or unconscious. When deputies arrived on the scene shortly after 10 p.m., they detected the strong odor of marijuana. The driver of the vehicle, Bobby Saenz, 47, of Delta was cleared by EMTs and arrested on charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and open marijuana and an open alcohol container in the car.
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.