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Law enforcement blotter July 4, 2018

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From the Delta Police Department (edited for length):

June 24:

Officers responded to the 700 block of East 7th Street for the report of property damage.

David Medieta-Gonzalez, 35, of Tulsa, OK was arrested and jailed on a Delta County warrant with a $1000 bond.

Officers responded to the 1500 block of Guadalupe Street for a report of lost property.

Joshua L. Husa, 27, homeless was arrested and jailed on charges of resisting arrest and unlawful possession of controlled substance.

June 25:

Officers responded to 1430 Highway 50, Western Convenience, for the report of theft of fuel.

Officers responded to Delta County Memorial Hospital for the report of a dog bite.

June 26:

Officers responded to the intersection of H Road and 1800 Road for a two-vehicle accident. Manuel L. Vaca, 53, of Olathe was issued a summons for disregard stop sign and drove vehicle without valid driver's license.

Officers were advised of a wanted person in the 400 block of Main Street. Nathan D. Bryant, 50, of Orchard City was arrested and jailed on a warrant with a $500 bond.

Officers responded to the 200 block of Palmer Street for a report of a hit-and-run traffic accident.

Officers responded to West 1st Street and Main Street for a traffic accident. Michael J. Bickham, 23, of Olathe was issued a summons for following too closely and failed to display valid registration.

Officers responded to the 500 block of East 10th Street in reference to a wanted person. Robert B. Campbell, 66, of Delta was arrested and jailed on a Delta County warrant with a $750 bond.

June 27:

Officers responded to the 600 block of Carpenter Street for a possible disturbance. Shane R. McNeese, 34, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of harassment, criminal mischief and child abuse as an act of domestic violence.

June 28:

Officers responded to the 800 block of Main Street for a traffic accident.

Officers responded to the 800 block of B Street for a juvenile problem.

Officers responded to the 500 block of A Street for the report of theft of three trailers.

Officers were dispatched to the area of 1575 Road on an anonymous tip. James B. Williams Jr., 51, of Delta was arrested and jailed on two warrants with a total bond of $500.

June 29:

Jason P. Valdez, 37, of Delta was arrested on a Montrose County warrant with a no bond and a Department of Corrections felony warrant with no bond.

Officers responded to the 600 block of Carpenter Street for a possible second degree burglary and first degree criminal trespass.

Officers responded to the 100 block of West 1st Street in response to a two-vehicle accident. Thomas G. Kirkpatrick, 62, of Mesa was issued a summons for limitations on backing.

Officers responded to McDonald's for a report of a civil problem.

Officers responded to the 700 block of Main Street for a disturbance. Robert L. Wilks, 34, of Delta was arrested and jailed on charges of harassment as an act of domestic violence.

June 30:

Officers responded to the 400 block of Kellogg Street in response to a traffic complaint. Susan G. Nivette, 70, of Delta was issued a proof of service for canceled denied and her driver's license was confiscated.

Officers responded to the 700 block of 1565 Road in reference to a stolen boat.

Citations: Eleven tickets were 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):

June 25:

Deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on Main Street in Austin.

An 87-year-old Cedaredge area woman realized she'd been scammed only after sending thousands of dollars to claim a prize consisting of cash and a car. The investigation is ongoing; the information has also been forwarded to the FBI.

A white Subaru Forester stolen from a residence in the City of Delta was recovered from an address on Oak Creek Road, Eckert. The property owner was able to identify a possible suspect and the information was turned over to the Delta Police Department.

June 26:

At about 6:50 a.m., a two-vehicle accident was reported at the intersection of 1800 and H roads. A Ford pickup driven by a non-English speaking individual reportedly ran the stop sign and struck a Nissan Maxima. The investigation was turned over to the Delta Police Department since the accident occurred within city limits.

A 60-year-old Crawford resident was treated at Delta County Memorial Hospital for injuries he suffered from a dog bite on Mule Deer Road near Crawford.

Deputies provided assistance to a Somerset resident who complained about a strange vehicle idling in her driveway.

June 27:

Phil Cage, 75, of Hotchkiss suffered minor injuries in an accident on North Road near the intersection with 3100 Road. Hotchkiss Fire District also responded to the incident, which occurred around 8 a.m. Cage's vehicle reportedly went over the edge of a ravine and came to a stop with its wheels on some rocks. He was able to climb out of his 1994 Ford Escort on his own. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.

A Paonia area woman reported the theft of at least two cases of wine from her winery, as well as beer from a cooler.

A man and woman were observed opening and closing mailboxes in the 10000 block of 3500 Road outside of Hotchkiss. The witness was able to provide a license plate number which was traced to a woman who said she'd left her car with a friend while she was out of town. Deputies could find no evidence that any mail had been stolen.

A Paonia area resident reported the theft of medication.

A white 1986 Toyota pickup was stolen from a driveway on G50 Road while the driver stopped inside his home for a few minutes around 7 p.m. He spotted the truck driving away and immediately contacted law enforcement, who then alerted Mesa County deputies to keep an eye on Highway 50 near the county line. The pickup has not been located.

June 28:

A Grand Junction area man was reported missing after he walked away to use the bathroom near Island Lake. Friends searched for him in the area and three hours later decided to contact law enforcement. As deputies were responding to the area, they spotted the missing man walking down the road. He said he'd gotten turned around and couldn't find his way back.

Deputies and Cedaredge firefighters responded to a brush fire on Harts Basin Road, Eckert, at about 2 p.m. No structures were damaged.

Deputies responded to Delta County Memorial Hospital where a 14-year-old male from Wetmore was being treated for facial and arm injuries he'd suffered in an ATV accident on Surface Creek Road near the round corrals. He was transported to the hospital by private vehicle.

June 29:

A bicycle accident that reportedly occurred at 22079 Highway 65, Cedaredge, actually involved a motorcycle rider. Thomas Almon, 40, of Cedaredge was transported by ambulance to Cedaredge Middle School, where he was picked up by CareFlight and flown to St. Mary's. He reportedly suffered head injuries. The Colorado State Patrol and the Cedaredge Police Department also responded to the incident.

At about 2:50 p.m., deputies and Hotchkiss firefighters responded to a report on a semi truck full of hay on fire. The accident occurred on Powell Mesa Road, Hotchkiss. Daniel Bolton, 60, of Hotchkiss told deputies the hay caught on fire, then spread to the 1989 Kenworth semi, which was completely destroyed. Bolton was issued a summons for driving without a valid CDL license. The cause of the fire is not known.

A Delta area woman said she caught a man redhanded stealing prescription medication from her home on Sawmill Mesa Road. After investigation, Brenton Hines, 28, of Olathe was charged with second degree burglary and theft of prescription medication.

A Crawford woman reported she struck a cow on Highway 92 near the Desperado at about 11 p.m. Her vehicle suffered minor damage to the passenger side; the cow could not be located. The Colorado State Patrol handled the investigation.

June 30:

Employees of a Crawford area business contacted dispatch about a 50-year-old female who appeared to be the victim of an assault. She was also apparently intoxicated. Her husband later told deputies she had fallen; no further action was taken.

A Montrose woman contacted deputies about her husband and two children who had gone rafting on the Gunnison River. She had dropped them off at the Escalante Bridge at 3 p.m. They intended to get off the river at Bridgeport and then call, but she had not heard from them at 9:30 p.m. As deputies were beginning to initiate a search, the husband called and said their raft had got hung up on some rocks.

July 1:

A female called dispatch at about 11:30 p.m., asking for help in locating her friend at the potholes in Escalante Canyon. Trent Backes, 39, had made it to the other side of the canyon but could not find his way back. A deputy and an EMT crossed over the creek and walked him back to his friend. No medical care was required.

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