The following information was provided by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO): 

— On August 23, deputies responded to a report of a truck hitting a power pole. It was discovered that an excavator hit a power line, breaking the power pole and tearing the electrical from homes. 

— On August 24, deputies assisted the Leadville Police Department with an intoxicated person. The person was transported to St. Vincent Hospital. 

— On August 26, a deputy issued a citation to Landon Mentink for possession of burglary tools. 

— On August 27, a female reported that her dog had been shot near Windsor Lake. The woman was unable to provide information on the suspect. 

— On August 28, deputies arrested Andrew Gallegos, 36, of Leadville for multiple warrants, including a felony warrant out of Lake County. 

— On August 28, deputies assisted the Leadville Police Department in a traffic stop on Poplar Street. Juan Garcia, 39, of Dillon was arrested. 

— On August 29, deputies responded to a vehicle accident near the junction of U.S. 24 and Colo. 91. Jose Amaya Hernandez, 30, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without a license, failure to drive in a single lane and DUI. 

— On August 29, deputies received a report of theft of wood from a local residence. 

Individuals charged with a crime are considered to be innocent until they plead or are found guilty. Anyone listed here who subsequently has charges dropped or is found to be innocent can contact the Herald Democrat, editor@, and updated information will be published once verified.

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