Two Moab women were arrested Jan. 11 after police were called to a home on Walnut Lane on a report of a fight in progress. The first officer on the scene reported that he could see the two women fighting inside the mobile home as the door to the home was open, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department. The officer reported that the two women were on the floor and one of the women, 22, was punching the other while the other woman, 24, was pulling the younger woman’s hair.
The officer separated the two women, who, according to the police report, had difficulty explaining what had happened because they both appeared to be intoxicated. A second police officer arrived and placed the 24-year-old under arrest, according to the report. The other woman was also arrested. Both were charged with intoxication and disorderly conduct and transported to Grand County Jail.
Items stolen from parked vehicle
A Moab man contacted police Jan. 11 to report that his backpack had been stolen after it was left inside a friend’s unlocked vehicle on 100 West. The man told police he and some friends went inside another friend’s home for about 15 minutes and when he came back outside the backpack was gone.
The backpack contained a variety of items, including a medical prescription, a knife and cigarette lighters and cigarettes, according to the report from the Moab City Police Department. The items were valued at $40.
Man arrested on DUI charges
A Moab man, 23, was arrested Jan. 15 after police responded to a report of an apparently drunk driver in a pickup truck on Moab’s west side. A police officer stopped a vehicle matching the description at about 2 a.m. on Park Road but, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department, it was not the same vehicle that had been reported.
The driver of the stopped vehicle appeared to be intoxicated, according to the police report, and admitted to the officer that he had consumed several beers. He failed several field sobriety tests and was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.