Public Safety Report
Aug. 2, 2012
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Two arrested for DUI

Two Moab men were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol just minutes apart on July 26 after they ran the same stoplight at 200 South and Main Street driving two separate vehicles.

One man was stopped for running the stop sign at about 11:53 p.m., according to a report from the Moab City Police Department. The officer smelled alcohol and the driver submitted to field sobriety tests, which he failed, according to the report. The man told police he had consumed four beers earlier in the evening, according to the report.

The second arrest occurred about seven minutes later when another police officer saw a vehicle run the stop sign and pulled over the driver. That man also appeared intoxicated, according to a police report. The driver failed several field sobriety tests and was booked into Grand County Jail on charges of DUI. He admitted to police that he had consumed seven beers that evening, according to the report.

Rock thrown through window

Police were called to a townhome on Kane Creek Blvd. on July 23 on a report that a rock had been thrown through an upstairs window at the residence. The tenant told police she was downstairs watching television and heard glass break. When she went upstairs, she found a broken window in a bedroom and a rock on the floor, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

The woman told police that she believes the incident may be a “case of mistaken identity,” and that several people over the past few days had been in the area looking for someone named “Ramone.”

The case was suspended pending leads, according to the police report.

Man arrested for assault

A Moab man was arrested July 23 on charges that he assaulted an acquaintance at her home. Police were called to the home on Walnut Lane at about 4 p.m.

The woman said the man had struck her in the mouth. The man admitted hitting her, but said she had struck him first, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department. Officers reported that the man, 53, appeared “very intoxicated,” and the woman also appeared to have been drinking, according to the report.

The man was arrested and taken to Grand County Jail, where he was booked on charges of simple assault and intoxication.

Police investigate reported assault

Officers were called to Moab Regional Hospital on July 28 on a report of an assault victim who was receiving treatment. Before police arrived, the woman was released from the hospital, but police located her at her home, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department. The woman had called police after arriving home to report that the man who assaulted her was back and threatening her, according to the report.

The man was gone when police arrived. They later located him and he told the officers that he did not touch the woman and she was lying, according to the report.

Officers requested that the case be screened for possible assault charges.

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