Public Safety Report
April 7, 2011
by Times-Independent Staff
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Woman arrested for assault on neighbor

A Moab woman was arrested March 17 after a police investigation into a dispute between neighbors. A 19-year-old woman told police that her neighbor hit her during an argument between the 19-year-old, her husband and the female neighbor, 18, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

The three were arguing about the 18-year-old’s children, who the neighbors said were making too much noise, according to the police.

The 19-year-old woman said her husband had called the neighbor names and she became upset. She said the 18-year old then pushed the husband, and struck her in the face, according to the report. The husband also reportedly struck the neighbor, according to the police report.

The 18-year-old was arrested for domestic violence in the presence of a child, and a count of assault with a domestic violence enhancement, according to the police report.

Electronics theft


Moab police officers were called to a home on 100 West on a report of a stolen computer and iPod. A resident at the home told police that the items were taken by two men who had been guests at the home earlier that day on March 20, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

Police were attempting to locate the two men, according to the report.

Items stolen from parked vehicle

A Moab woman contacted police to report that her purse had been stolen from her vehicle while it was parked at a local grocery store. The theft occurred on March 19, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

The woman said she had forgotten to lock the vehicle’s doors when she went inside. The items were valued at $180, according to the police report.

Truck engine bursts into flames

The driver of a semi-tractor trailer truck was uninjured April 1 after the engine of his truck caught fire while he was driving north on U.S. 191 near the top of Blue Hill. The truck was hauling propane bottles.

The driver, 61, from Missouri, told Utah Highway Patrol investigators that he smelled something burning and pulled the truck to the side of the road. As he exited the vehicle the engine compartment burst into flames, according to a report from the Utah Highway Patrol. The trailer was damaged but the propane bottles were not damaged in the blaze, according to the report. The incident shut down traffic in both directions on the highway for about an hour, officials said.

Man arrested in speeding stop

A Murray, Utah man, 42, was arrested April 1 when his vehicle was stopped by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper for speeding on U.S. 191.

The vehicle was stopped at mile 148 at about 5 p.m., according to a report from the UHP. A search of the man’s driving information showed that his driver license was suspended.

He was arrested for speeding and driving on a suspended license and booked into Grand County Jail.

Man arrested on warrant charge

A Moab man was arrested by police after a traffic stop showed the vehicle he was driving had expired license plates, and he had two outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

The man, 22, was taken into custody and booked into Grand County Jail.

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