Public Safety Report
Oct. 1, 2009
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Man charged with stalking co-workers

A Moab man was arrested Sept. 28 and charged with stalking two former co-workers, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

The co-workers contacted police to report that the man, 32, had been verbally threatening them, and was waiting outside a local convenience store in his vehicle when they went there for lunch on Sept. 28. He got out of the vehicle and threatened to kill one of the co-workers, according to the report.

The man was arrested and booked into Grand County Jail on charges of stalking and making terroristic threats.

Woman arrested for drug DUI

A Moab woman was arrested Sept. 23 after police received a report that she had left a local store stumbling and having difficulty walking and then got into a van and drove away. The citizen who reported the incident followed the van while police officers headed to the scene; she reported that the vehicle was swerving on the road and almost struck another vehicle, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

Police pulled over the van as it was turning into a local RV park.

As the officer approached the driver’s side of the van he reported noticing movement in the vehicle. A man was sitting in the driver’s seat, but quickly told police that he had switched places with the woman, according to the report.

The woman, 35, had prescription pills in her possession and told police she had taken several pills, according to the report. She was booked into Grand County Jail on charges of driving under the influence of drugs.

Two bicycles stolen, one found

Moab City Police officers investigated two reports of stolen bicycles on Sept. 25 and Sept. 26.

One bicycle, a silver and gray Giant Trance X7, valued at $2,600, was reported stolen from a bike rack outside a local motel. The bicycle’s owner told police he had locked the bike overnight and found it missing the following morning. Officers located a chain nearby that appeared to have been cut. Police are searching for leads in the case.

On Sept. 26, a Moab man contacted police to report that his bicycle was stolen from the bike rack at a local grocery store. The Trek 3500 mountain bike, valued at $2,500, was taken at about 6:30 p.m. from the store.

A search of security video footage helped police identify the man who took the bike, according to a Moab City Police report. The bike was located in a secluded area near a walking path on Moab’s west side, and the man was eventually found at a residence in south Grand County.

The man, 25, was arrested and charged with third-degree felony theft due to the value of the bicycle.

Man arrested for assault

A Moab man was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend while she was driving him to the police station because she believed police were looking for him on Sept. 26.

A Moab City Police officer took the man into custody on 100 East near the Grand County Jail. He told police that he had pushed his girlfriend, but did not strike her, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

The man, 21, appeared intoxicated, according to the report, and was booked into the jail on charged of assault related to domestic violence.

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