Public Safety Report
Sept. 13, 2012
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Lights broken in eastside neighborhood

Moab City Police officers were called to a section of the Mill Creek Parkway on a report that pathway lights had been broken on Aug. 19. A Mulberry Grove resident reported hearing the vandalism then seeing three people run toward Grand County High School.

Two pathway light fixtures and bulbs were damaged after being struck with a metal fence post, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department. Plastic drink cups were found at the scene, according to the report.

Bikes stolen from yard

A resident of 400 East contacted police Aug. 18 to report that two bicycles had been stolen from the yard of the home, according to a Moab City Police report. The bicycles were parked in a carport along with seven others when the owners left the home three hours earlier, according to police.

The total value of the two bikes was estimated at about $550.

Man faces assault charges

A Moab man who tried to flee police during a traffic stop could face charges of assault on a peace officer, driving under the influence of alcohol, evading an officer and driving on a suspended license. The man, 26, first tried to walk away from police after he was pulled over on West Center Street for driving erratically, according to a Moab City Police report.

The traffic stop began on 100 West and the driver finally stopped a few blocks away, according to the report. The man got out of his vehicle and began walking toward a nearby residence. When police told him to stop, he said he was “going home,” according to the Aug. 18 report. He finally walked back toward the officer but then ran away when asked to perform field sobriety tests, according to the report.

The office pursued the man and caught the man’s feet as he tried to climb a fence. But the man broke free and fell onto the other side of the fence, landing on his head, according to the report. The officer’s arm was scratched in the altercation.

The man ran through nearby trees and disappeared but was spotted soon after jumping a fence on Williams Way and running toward Walnut Lane, where he was arrested, according to the report.

Man charged after breaking window

A Moab man faces criminal mischief charges after punching out a window at the home he shared with his wife. The wife told police that she and her husband had been fighting all evening and when he bought more alcohol at a local convenience store, she left him at the store, went home and locked him out of the trailer, according to a police report.

She said her husband walked home and, finding the doors locked, broke out a window next to the door in an attempt to enter the home.

The man fled police, running towards Williams Way, but officers found him hiding under some mattresses next to a residence there. His left arm and hand were cut and police reported that he appeared to be intoxicated.

The man was taken to Moab Regional Hospital for treatment then booked into Grand County Jail on charges of criminal mischief, according to the report.

Man arrested for DUI

A Moab man was arrested Aug. 26 after he crashed his pickup truck into a guard-rail on Interstate 70. Utah Highway Patrol troopers were called to the crash site near mile marker 204 in the westbound lane of the interstate at about 3:39 a.m.

At the scene the UHP trooper smelled the strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver’s breath, according to a UHP report. The driver, 25, failed several field sobriety tests. He was arrested and transported to Grand County Jail, where he was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the report.

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