Public Safety Report
Sept. 20, 2012
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Stolen bike found

A resident of Aspen Avenue contacted police Sept. 14 to report that a bicycle had been found in the front yard of his home. He said it appeared the bike had been thrown over the fence into his yard, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

A police officer took the bike to police headquarters for safekeeping.

Later that day, a Moab woman contacted police to say her bike had been stolen. Her bike matched the description of the bicycle that had been found on Aspen, according to the police report. She was able to identify the bicycle and it was returned to her.

Fight at RV park investigated

When police were called to a local RV park Sept. 15 on a report of a possible fight in progress, a Florida man, 24, told the officers that his mother is “trying to control him” because he is “worth a lot of money.” The man also said that five other people who were at the scene and involved in the dispute had been hired by his mother to “spy” on him, according to a Moab City Police report.

The man, along with the five people and his mother, were found standing in the road by a building at the RV park when police arrived just before 10 p.m. He told officers that he was recording the incident – including the police investigation – with his cell phone.

The man’s mother told officers that it is true her son is wealthy, but that he has mental health issues. She said she hired the other people present to help her keep an eye on her son, according to the police report.

The mother and those she hired agreed to leave the RV park and spend the night at a local motel. The son and two friends who were with him stayed at the RV park, according to the police report.

Woman warned about water dumping

Moab police responded Sept. 12 to a report of an RV owner who was dumping graywater into a city street on Moab’s west side. The RV was parked on the street near a home on 500 West. A woman told police she was living in the RV while waiting to close on the home and move into it, according to a Moab City Police report.

Police advised the woman that it is illegal to dump graywater on a city street. She was also advised that it is illegal to park an RV on a city street and to live in an RV parked on a city street. She was told to move the RV to a campground.

Shop reports stolen bike

An employee of a downtown bicycle shop contacted police on Sept. 13 to report that a bike had been rented but not returned. While police were at the shop taking a report, the bike renter brought the bicycle back, according to a police report. The man said he got lost and decided to just keep the bike for another day, but he admitted he did not notify the bike shop, according to the report. No charges were filed.

Man arrested for DUI

A Moab man, 31, was arrested Sept. 16 after a traffic stop on Moab’s Main Street. A Moab police officer saw the vehicle driven by the man turn left onto Main Street without properly signaling, according to a Moab City Police report.

The officer followed the vehicle, which was described as “weaving on the road,” and initiated a traffic stop. The vehicle finally parked at an apartment building off 400 North. The driver told police his driver license had been revoked for multiple convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the police report. A search of the man’s license record showed that he was required to have an interlock device – which detects the presence of alcohol in the breath and prevents that vehicle from starting if alcohol is detected – installed on any vehicle he drove. No device was installed, according to the report. The man also admitted drinking beer and liquor shots, according to the report.

The driver failed several field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with no valid license and failure to have the interlock device installed on the vehicle.



Car clipped by military vehicle

A rented Lexus driven by a tourist was damaged Sept. 15 just after 2 p.m. when a military vehicle towing a tractor clipped the mirror of the car, according to a Moab City Police Department report.

The military vehicle was turning onto Kane Creek Boulevard and the tractor clipped the Lexus, according to the report.

Driver faces DUI charge

A Colorado woman was arrested Sept. 7 after a police officer saw her vehicle run a stop sign, according to a Moab City Police report. The officer initiated a traffic stop, but the woman continued driving for several blocks, then parked in the driveway of a home where she was staying, according to the report.

The woman told police that she did not pull over immediately because “where she’s from [police] like it if you stop in a neighborhood,” according to the police report.

The officer reported smelling alcohol on the woman’s breath and she failed several field sobriety tests. She was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

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