Public Safety Report
April 14, 2011
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Arrest warrant leads to drug arrests

Two people were arrested April 8 at a home on Westwood Ave. in Moab after police executing an arrest warrant found drugs and paraphernalia in the residence.

A 42-year-old woman and a 33-year-old man were taken into custody at about 4 p.m. after police acquired a search warrant for the home, according to a report from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

The man was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant but when police located him at the residence they became suspicious and got the search warrant.

The search of the home turned up methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to the sheriff’s deparment report.

The man was charged with possession of a controlled substance, and possession of paraphernalia. The woman faces the same charges, but she was also charged with assault on a police officer after she fought with deputies who were trying to arrest her, according to the report.

Break-in attempt reported at nursery

Grand County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a reported attempted break-in at a local nursery located on S. U.S. 191. The business owner contacted authorities on April 12 to report that someone had tried to break into the building and had attempted to steal some lights from the property, according to a report from the sheriff’s department.

Man rescued from Corona Arch

Grand County Search and Rescue workers were called out April 9 to assist a man who had climbed to a high spot on Corona Arch west of Moab and could not get back down. The man, 27, of Newcastle, Colo., appeared to have no climbing gear at the site with him, according to search and rescue personnel.

The man’s wife contacted police after her husband sent her to their vehicle to retrieve his rock climbing shoes, but when she got to the vehicle she realized her husband had the keys. She contacted the sheriff’s department by cell phone, according to the report.

Search and rescue workers were called out at about 3:30 p.m. It took them about 3 hours, including travel time, to complete the rescue, which involved climbing to a spot above the man then relaying a rope to him to lower him down to the ground.

Woman cited after vehicle crash

A Moab woman was ticketed for failure to yield to oncoming traffic after a two-vehicle crash on Bowling Alley Lane on April 6.

The woman, who was driving a Chrysler Sundance, was apparently turning left and struck a Hyundai Sonata driven by another woman, according to a report from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

Both women, who were in their late teens or early twenties, according to authorities, were both transported by ambulance to Moab Regional Hospital for treatment. Both received only minor injuries and were treated and released, according to sheriff’s department officials.

Moab man ticketed for lewdness

A Moab man received a ticket on March 30 for lewdness because, he told police, the zipper on his pants was broken and his shirt tail was too short to cover his crotch area.

The man, 60, was found sitting in an area of the parking lot of a local grocery store when police arrived, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department. He told the officer that his other pants were dirty and the zipper was broken on the pants he was wearing. The officer noted that the man’s zipper appeared to be intentionally pulled open, and the problem did not appear to be accidental, according to the report.

The man also had a large gash on one finger and while it had been stitched up, the stitches were broken, according to the police report. The office advised the man to seek medical treatment as soon as possible for the injury.

A local man who had contacted police to report the problem told officers at the scene that he could see the man exposing himself in public, according to the police report.

The man was given a citation for public lewdness and was driven to his home by police, according to the report.

Bicycles reported stolen at motel

Moab City Police investigated the reported theft of several bicycles from a local motel on March 31. The motel patron who contacted police told investigators that she had three bicycles attached to a bike rack on her vehicle and when she came outside in the morning the bicycles were gone, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

The stolen bicycles are a turquoise Diamond Back with white shock absorbers, a Specialized “rock hopper” that is black with black shock absorbers and gold handlebars, and a Rocky Mountain Soul bike that is black with blue lines and white shock absorbers, according to the report.

The woman told police that all three bicycles were missing their seats because she had taken the seats off of them and placed them inside the vehicle to deter theft, according to the police report.

The woman said all three bicycles are older models valued at about $500 each, according to the report.

Bike wheel stolen downtown

Moab City Police were called to a downtown restaurant on March 31 on a report of a bicycle wheel that was stolen from a parked bike.

The bicycle’s owner told police his bike was parked in the bike rack outside the restaurant while he was having dinner with some friends. He said that when he came outside he saw that the rear wheel of the bike was stolen and the bike rack had been broken, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

The man reported that the damage and missing wheel totaled $1,515 in value, according to the police report.

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