Public Safety Report
April 28, 2011
by Times-Independent Staff
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Man arrested for DUI

A Moab man was arrested at a local bar on April 23 after another bar patron contacted police to report a vehicle accident in the parking lot, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

When police arrived they found two vehicles in the parking lot and saw a man sitting inside one of the vehicles, according to the report. The man, 22, told police he was intoxicated and admitted accidentally backing into the other vehicle, according to the report.

The driver of the other vehicle, a woman, 41, told police the other driver backed into her vehicle twice then finally pulled back in and parked while police were called.

The 22-year-old man was booked into Grand County Jail on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Man arrested for intoxication

A Moab man was arrested at a local tavern on April 24 after an employee of the bar called police to report that a man was belligerent and would not leave the premises.

On arrival, police found the man, 59, sitting at a table inside the bar. He admitted to police that he had consumed “quite a bit” of alcohol, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

The man was unsteady on his feet and fell when he attempted to walk, according to the report. Officers helped him to a patrol vehicle and he was transported to Grand County Jail and booked on charges of intoxication.

Windows broken at Red Rock school

Police are investigating vandalism at the former Red Red Elementary School on Mill Creek Drive.

A school custodian contacted police on April 25 to report that a window was broken out on the north side of the former school’s main building, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

The incident was the second within a month in which windows have been broken at the site. Investigators noted that the damage appeared to have been done with a bat or a club of some type, according to the report.

Stolen vehicle found burning on U.S. 191

A vehicle that had been reported stolen in Fruita, Colo. was found burning and abandoned on U.S. 191 on April 25, according to a report from the Utah Highway Patrol.

A UHP trooper responding to a call found the vehicle smoldering near mile 113 on the highway at about 11 p.m., according to the report. The vehicle was abandoned and was partially blocking the travel lane.

No one was near the vehicle and no suspects were located, according to the report.

Bicyclist injured in Porcupine Rim crash

A man from British Columbia was injured April 26 when he was thrown from his mountain bike during a ride on the Porcupine Rim trail northeast of Moab.

The man, 48, received possible neck or back injuries, and was transported by helicopter to St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction for treatment, according to a report from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

The accident occurred about three miles up the trail from state Route 128, officials said.

The man’s wife was able to contact authorities using her cell phone and Grand County Search and Rescue and emergency medical personnel were dispatched to the scene.

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