Enforce the law...
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Recently a friend of mine was dating a woman who placed a protective order on him after an argument. He was ordered by the judge to continue paying rent and bills, leave the residence, and could not take anything that belonged to him, TV, washer, dryer, welder, etc., from the residence.

The woman he had been “dating” sold off his possessions and left town. After all the dealing with the “local law,” and being treated as a criminal, they told him it was a civil problem and they could do nothing about it.

Well, last time I was a cop in Moab that was considered theft and violation of a court order, and having an order from a judge that no items could be taken from the residence by either party or sold.

Step up, law man, it’s your job to enforce the laws or is this a pick-and-choose-what-to-enforce state. Or maybe you just need to refresh your training. I hear it’s free. But hey – guess it’s just a civil complaint.

—Scott Ryan

Moab

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