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March 1, 2012
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A medical helicopter arrives on the scene of a base jumping accident near Fisher Towers. A Colorado man was injured Feb. 26 after striking a ledge while base jumping in the area. Photo courtesy of the Grand County Sheriff’s Department
A medical helicopter arrives on the scene of a base jumping accident near Fisher Towers. A Colorado man was injured Feb. 26 after striking a ledge while base jumping in the area. Photo courtesy of the Grand County Sheriff’s Department
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Man injured in BASE jumping accident

A Colorado man was flown to Grand Junction, Colo. for treatment on Sunday, Feb. 26 after he likely broke bones in his leg during a BASE jumping accident at Fisher Towers, northeast of Moab, according to a report from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.

The man, 27, struck a ledge during his landing while base jumping in the area of the Titan Trail at Fisher Towers, according to the sheriff’s department report. Grand County Search and Rescue and emergency medical personnel responded to the scene and helped stabilize the injured man until a medical helicopter arrived. He was transported by helicopter to St. Mary’s Hospital for treatment of a possible broken femur and ankle, according to the report.

Sheriff’s officials said the accident marked the first time this year and the first time in three months that search and rescue has been called to respond to an incident.

Wrong-way driver arrested

A Moab man was arrested Feb. 18 after a Utah Highway Patrol trooper observed the man driving a 1993 Ford Ranger on the wrong side of the road at about midnight in Moab, according to a report from the UHP. The man, 59, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a denied license, and driving with an expired registration, according to the UHP report.

The man was an alcohol restricted driver and had a warrant for his arrest for driving without insurance, according to the report. He was charged with third-degree felony DUI because of two prior DUI’s, according to the report. He was booked into the Grand County Jail.

Woman arrested on warrant charge

A Moab woman was arrested Feb. 16 after a check of her driver license during a traffic stop turned up an outstanding warrant from San Juan County. A Utah Highway Patrol trooper stopped the 1989 Ford pickup truck driven by the woman at about 2 p.m. for failure to obey a stop sign on a city street in Moab, according to a report from the UHP.

The woman, 33, was booked into Grand County Jail on the warrant charge and on charges of driving with a revoked vehicle registration and driving without insurance, according to the UHP report.

Police called to skirmish in mobile home park

Moab City Police officers were called to a west side mobile home park at about 10 p.m. on Feb. 3 on a report of an assault taking place. A woman at the scene told officers that she had seen a neighbor striking her boyfriend. She said that when she approached the 45-year-old woman to try to stop the fight the woman struck her in the face and attempted to take away her phone so she could not call police, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

The suspect told police she was upset because her boyfriend, 42, was drinking and smoking marijuana and spending time with younger women, according to the police report. She said she was just trying to get him to come inside the home and was approached by two other women, including the woman who called police, according to the report. She said one of the women struck her.

All parties involved declined to file charges, according to the police report. But police were called back to the scene a short time later on a report that two women were harassing the 45-year-old woman. Police officers spoke to all involved and told them all to go inside their homes and leave one another alone, according to the report.

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