A man and woman fled police on March 12 after a traffic stop near Walnut Lane on Moab’s west side. A Moab City Police officer pulled over the vehicle the man was driving because it had an expired license plate, according to a report from the police department.
The man, 30, did not have a valid driver license and a check of his driving record showed he was an alcohol-restricted driver who was required to have an interlock device installed in his vehicle to prevent driving while intoxicated, according to the police report. The man ran from police as he exited the vehicle. A police officer chased him and apprehended him after he fell down, according to the report.
The man complained of pain in his hand and he was transported by ambulance to Moab Regional Hospital where doctors determined that he had broken a knuckle in his hand.
The woman, 23, who was a passenger in the vehicle, also fled. Another police officer apprehended her after a brief foot chase, according to the report. Police learned the woman was wanted for an outstanding warrant, according to the report.
Police searched the vehicle and found two small pipes that appeared to contain marijuana residue.
The man was booked into Grand County Jail on charges of driving under the influence of drugs, obstructing police, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a valid license, according to the report. The woman was booked into jail for the outstanding warrant and was also charged with obstructing police.
Man left pantless at hot tub
A 17-year-old man contacted police on March 17 to report that his pants had been stolen while he was soaking in a hot tub at a rental unit on Rosetree Lane, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.
The man said he draped his pants over a fence while using the hot tub and someone took them. The pants contained his wallet, keys, driver license, a cell phone and a bank debit card, according to the report.
The items were valued at $550.
Phone stolen at gas station
A man who left his iPhone in a Moab gas station restroom contacted police on March 15 to report that when he returned for the phone it was no longer there, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.
The man, 26, said he accidentally left the phone in the restroom at about 8 p.m.
The phone was valued at $500.
Wind-blown cash reported stolen
A Moab woman contacted police on March 17 to report the theft of $70 to $80 in cash. The woman, 17, told police that the money fell out of her pocket while she was walking along Kane Creek Boulevard. She said the money was blown into the street by the wind and as she attempted to retrieve it a white pickup truck stopped and a passenger got out, picked up the cash then got back into the truck and the vehicle drove away.
The woman told police that she yelled for the driver to stop but the vehicle left the scene, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.
Gas cans stolen from vehicle
A motel patron in Moab contacted police on March 15 to report that he had seen someone leave the scene in a car after taking one of the man’s five-gallon gas cans from his vehicle, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.
The gas can was valued at $15, according to the report.