Public Safety Report
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A Corvette hit two bystanders and destroyed a light pole on Main Street April 26. Photo courtesy of Moab Police Department
A Corvette hit two bystanders and destroyed a light pole on Main Street April 26. Photo courtesy of Moab Police Department
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Two people received minor injuries April 26 when a 1985 Chevy Corvette coupe crashed into them as they were watching classic cars from the April Action Car Show drive down Main Street. The driver, a 40-year-old Moab man, told police the Chevy’s accelerator became stuck. He said he was stepping on the brake pedal but the vehicle “just kept going,” according to a Moab City Police report.

Police documented≠≠ skid marks from the left tire that were 185 feet in length, and a 9-foot skid mark from the right tire. The incident was determined to be an accident and no charges were filed, according to the police report.

Man arrested for assault


A Moab man was arrested April 25 after a resident on Mountain View Drive contacted police to report being attacked in his home. Police responded to the call at 10:38 p.m. and found a 36-year-old man who said he had been struck “20 times” by a 25-year-old man after he asked the man to leave the premises, according to a report from the Moab Police Department. The younger man had left the scene before police arrived.

Officers found the 25-year-old at a local bar and took him back to the home to be interviewed. He told police he had tried to leave but the older man grabbed his arms. He said a woman at the home tried to break up the altercation and the 36-year-old took a swing at him so he struck him two or three times, according to the police report.

The 25-year-old was arrested on possible assault charges and booked into Grand County Jail.

Man calls for police

to ‘come get me’



A Moab man was arrested April 28 after calling the Grand County Sheriff’s Office dispatch and saying, “I’m down Walnut Lane. Come get me.” The man, 24, called back a few minutes later to ask where the officers were, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department, which responded to the call at 3:18 a.m.

Officers found the man and he immediately bent over the patrol car and put his hands behind his back to be handcuffed, according to the report. Police had talked with the man earlier in the night after a disturbance had occurred at his brother’s home. The man told police that his brother made him so angry he had been pounding his fists into the concrete on Walnut Lane. He said he would hurt himself more if he was released, according to the report.

He was taken into custody on suspicion of public intoxication and booked into Grand County Jail.

Park City man faces

DUI charges



A Park City man, 26, was arrested April 26 after a police officer saw the man’s vehicle swerving in its lane on a city street. A search of the man’s vehicle also turned up marijuana and marijuana pipes, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

The man was booked into Grand County Jail on suspicions of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Police investigate bicycle,

property thefts



The Moab City Police Department received reports of several stolen bicycles and other thefts in the past week.

On April 22, a bicycle was reported stolen from a local bar. The owner said she had left it locked in the bike rack overnight because she could not get the lock to open the previous evening, according to a police report. The cable-type lock had been cut, according to police.

On April 27, a black Specialized Globe women’s cruiser bike was reported stolen from outside a Center Street business. The bike was valued at $500, according to a police report.

Also on April 27, a man called police to report that his son’s school books and homework were stolen from his pickup truck, which was parked, unlocked, in the driveway of his home.

On April 28, a bicycle was reported stolen from a pickup truck parked at a local fast food restaurant while the owner was working inside.

A worker at a local fast food restaurant contacted police on April 28 to report that the bumper had been stolen off his Nissan pickup truck while it was parked at his place of employment. According to the police report, the bumper had been welded onto the truck and removing it would have taken some skill and time.

Also on April 28, an employee of a local motel reported that a Vizio flat screen television had been stolen from a room. The employee said a charge for the television was posted to the credit card used by the person who rented the room but the charge was declined by the credit card company, according to the police report.

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