Felony arrests in Grand County, updated
Sky-Hi News reports on all felony arrests in Grand County, and follows cases until they are complete. Below are updates on such cases where the court recently sentenced the defendant.
Jaden Younger, theft
Fraser Winter Park police arrested Younger and Toby Kirkpatrick on Oct. 4, 2021, on charges of burglary, criminal mischief, theft and possession of a controlled substance. The pair had stolen equipment from construction sites, and Granby police found Kirkpatrick in an unfinished home in Granby Ranch with the stolen equipment, cocaine, methamphetamine and Xanax.
While Kirkpatick’s arraignment is scheduled for June 30, the Grand County County Court has already sentenced Younger. He pleaded guilty to a class one misdemeanor for theft, and the district attorney dropped a class three misdemeanor theft charge.
The court fined Younger a total of $5,139 and sentenced him to two years probation, 20 days in jail and 100 hours of community service.
Joseph Roelandts, criminal mischief
Roelandts broke into the Bank of the West in Fraser on Jan. 19, hid from Fraser Winter Park police and surrendered after they sent a K9 unit into the building to find him. Police arrested Roelandts on charges of trespassing and criminal mischief.
The Grand County District Court sentenced Roelandts with a class three misdemeanor for criminal mischief under $300, to which he pleaded guilty. The district attorney dismissed a class three misdemeanor for trespassing.
The court fined Roelandts a total of $1,148.50.
Bradley Thorn, trespassing and harassment
Fraser Winter Park police forcibly arrested Thorn on Aug. 22, 2021, after he walked into the police station, yelled for officers to arrest him and resisted their requests for him to get on the ground. He allegedly admitted to breaking into his former partner’s home and stealing some of her property.
Police arrested him on charges of felony burglary, felony trespassing, two counts of harassment, criminal mischief, obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest
Thorn pleaded guilty to a class five felony for trespassing, but the court deferred the judgment of that sentence. He also pleaded guilty to a class three misdemeanor for harassment involving obscene language and gestures. The district attorney dismissed a class three felony for burglary, class two misdemeanors for resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer and class three misdemeanors for harassment and criminal mischief.
The suspended imposition of Thorn’s 148-day jail sentence means, if he violated the terms of his 18-month probation, a judge could make him serve that jail time.
The fines from the trespassing felony total $1,406.50, and Thorn will have to pay them as part of the deferred judgment’s terms. He also must serve 96 hours of community service and donate $500 to the National Sports Center for the Disabled.
Kimberly Delwiche, burglary and assault
Fraser Winter Park police arrested Delwiche on Oct. 24, 2021, and charged her with felony burglary and assault and misdemeanors for harassment, criminal tampering, obstructing an officer and resisting arrest.
The owners of a camper said they saw her rummaging around their property outside the camper, and she was knocking on the camper’s door just after midnight when police found her. Officers arrested Delwiche when they started speaking to her and she tried to walk away from them.
During her arrest, officers warned Delwiche she could be charged with resisting for kicking and dragging her feet, and in response she kicked an officer in the groin.
Delwiche pleaded guilty to a class three felony burglary charge and a class one assault misdemeanor charge. The Grand County District Court deferred the sentence of the burglary charge.
The district attorney dismissed class two misdemeanors for tampering, obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest, as well as a class three misdemeanor for harassment.
If Delwiche does not comply with the terms of her deferred judgment for her four year probation, a judge could have her serve a combined 146 days in jail for her two charges. As part of the terms, she will have to pay $2,878,50 in fines from her burglary charge.
Dax Nowell, driving under restraint, driving under the influence
Police pulled Norwell over around 1:45 a.m. April 24, 2021, after following him for about a mile along US Highway 34 outside Granby. Nowell allegedly had an open alcoholic beverage in his center console, as well as an unsteady gait and slurred speech.
When police searched Nowell at the station, they found 39.5 grams of methamphetamine on his person. They charged him with felonies for driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance and introducing contraband. Nowell also received misdemeanor charges for driving without a license, speeding, weaving and possessing an open container of alcohol.
On March 15, Nowell pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for driving under restraint. The same day, the district court sentenced him for a 2020 case in which he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor for driving under the influence. The county court resentenced him for a 2019 driving under the influence misdemeanor, after he violated his parole from the initial Aug. 12, 2019, sentencing.
For his 2021 case, Nowell received a 30 day jail sentence. The court also gave him 75 day sentences for his 2019 and 2020 cases. He had until April 1 to report to the jail, and since his sentences are concurrent, he only needs to serve 75 days.
Because Nowell pleaded guilty to more than one DUI charge, the court had to give him a 365-day suspended imposition jail sentence. If he violated his parole, the multiple DUI charges also mean a judge would be able to decide whether or not to impose the suspended imposition sentence.
The terms of his probation include 96 hours of community service, completion of a treatment recommended by an alcohol evaluation and paying a total of $5,975 in fines from his three cases.
The district attorney dismissed charges for speeding and failure to display proof of insurance in Nowell’s 2019 case, as well as charges for lane usage violation, failure to display proof of insurance and misdemeanor driving under restraint in the 2020 case.
Editor’s note: This article includes edits to correct information in a previous version about suspended imposition sentencing.
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