Public Safety Report
April 21, 2011
by Times-Independent Staff
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Colorado man injured in crash

A Colorado man was injured in a motorcycle wreck in Pritchett Canyon on April 18, according to a report from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office. The man, 52, from Glenwood Springs, crashed his motorcycle about 2.5 miles into the canyon at about 4:30 p.m., according to the report.

Grand County Search and Rescue and emergency medical workers evacuated the bleeding man from the canyon. He was then transported by helicopter to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction, Colo., for treatment of multiple injuries. The extent of the man’s injuries was unknown as of press time.

Deputies investigate illegal dumping

Grand County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating an incident of illegal dumping on private property near Steel Bender Trail. The property owner contacted authorities to report that large paint buckets and a mattress had been left on the property, according to a report from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

Paint spilled onto the rocks and surrounding ground near a road into the property, authorities said, and the mattress was dumped at the side of the road.

Man arrested after argument

A Moab man was arrested April 4 after police received a report of an argument at a home in a west side mobile home park.

Officers at the scene found a couple outside arguing. The girlfriend told police that her boyfriend had been drinking for two days and she did not want him at the home because he was intoxicated.

The officer attempted to convince both people to agree to stay somewhere else temporarily, but both refused, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department. The man became argumentive with police after police warned him to quiet down, and he was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, according to the report.

Attempted break-in reported

Police are investigating an attempted burglary at the Elk’s Lodge in Moab. The incident occurred late at night on April 5, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

Fresh pry marks were visible on the east door of the building near the lock, but entry was not made into the building, according to the report. Damage was estimated at $100.

Police investigate vehicle vandalism

A Moab resident contacted police April 4 to report that the trunk of his vehicle had been damaged while parked at his residence on 100 West overnight, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

The trunk of the 1993 Lincoln Town Car had apparently been pried up and a large dent and hole were visible on the surface of the trunk, according to the report.

The man said he had removed speakers from the trunk of the vehicle after it was damaged in a prior incident, according to the report.

Damage to the car was estimated at $1,000.


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