Public Safety Report
May 24, 2012
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One injured in U.S. 191 crash

A Colorado man received minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash on U. S. 191 on May 22. The driver of the 1994 Eagle told Utah Highway Patrol troopers that the sun was in his eyes and he did not see a 2006 Jeep that was traveling in the northbound lane as he tried to turn left off the highway, according to a UHP report.

The crash occurred at approximately 8:10 a.m. near mile marker 123. The injured man, who was a passenger in the Eagle, was transported to Moab Regional Hospital for treatment. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene, according to the UHP report. 

Bomb threat reported at motel

An employee of a downtown motel contacted police on May 9 at about 3:45 a.m. to report a bomb threat. The clerk said a man “with a Middle Eastern accent” had called the motel several times saying that a bomb was on the premises, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

Officers with several local law enforcement agencies responded to the scene and a full search of the motel and the surrounding property was done, according to the police report. No bombs were found, but officers told motel employees and guests to contact police if anything suspicious was observed.

Phone scam reported

An 83-year-old Moab woman contacted police on May 8 to report an apparent phone scam. The woman said a man claiming to be her grandson called and said he needed $1,900 in bail money. The man told her he was in jail after drugs were found in a vehicle in which he was a passenger.

The woman told the man she would have to call her son first and the caller asked her not to do that, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department. He said he would try to get the money from his father and would call her back if that did not work.

The woman’s son told police that caller ID on the phone showed the call was placed from Montreal, but when he tried to call the number the call immediately went to voice mail, according to the report.

Police investigate assault

A passerby contacted police on May 20 to report that woman was crying hysterically and bleeding outside an apartment complex on Kane Creek Blvd. At the scene, police found the woman, 24, sitting in the grass behind her apartment. She told officers that some friends and other people were at her home and as people started getting drunk a woman she did not know refused to leave and struck her in the face, according to a Moab City Police report.

The woman said she was struck several times and ran outside to hide until the other woman was gone, according to the report.

Man arrested on warrant charge

A traffic stop on Interstate 70 led to the arrest of a Colorado man who was wanted on an outstanding warrant in Carbon County, Utah.

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper pulled over the man’s vehicle for speeding at about 10:20 a.m. near mile marker 186 on May 20. The vehicle was reportedly traveling westbound at 93 miles per hour in a 75 mph speed zone, according to the UHP report. A check of the man’s driver license showed he was wanted on the warrant, according to the report.

The man was arrested and booked into Grand County Jail.

Boy found safe after hours-long search

An 8-year-old boy who apparently did not tell his parents he was spending the night with a friend prompted an hours-long search on Moab’s west side on May 18.

The boy’s mother contacted police at about 8:44 p.m. to report that her son had not returned from playing at the skate park. City and county law enforcement began a search for the boy, speaking to parents of a friend and contacting residents at nearby homes, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

A resident of a nearby mobile home park told police that a relative’s son was having a sleepover and one of his friends fit the description of the missing boy, according to the report.

Police spoke to the relative and he confirmed that the boy was at his home. He told police the boy had assured him he told his parents he would be spending the night, according to the report. The boy was taken back to his parent’s home.

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