Public Safety Report
Dec. 10, 2009
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Snow contributes to I-70, U.S. 191 crashes

The Utah Highway Patrol and the Grand County Sheriff’s Department said snow-covered roads contributed to several automobile accidents on Dec. 7. A 27-year-old Nevada woman received minor injuries after she lost control of her vehicle while traveling east near mile marker 221 at about 3:30 p.m. The Isuzu Trooper spun off the road and began to roll, but struck a guardrail, righting the vehicle on its tires, according to a report from the UHP. The woman was transported to St. Mary’s hospital for treatment of her injuries.

At about 9 p.m. Monday a 59-year-old Nevada man crashed his 1996 Cadillac near mile marker 214 on I-70, according to a UHP report. The man, who was traveling east to Grand Junction, Colo., lost control of the vehicle, which slammed into cement barriers on both sides of the road then went down an embankment. The vehicle received significant damage, but the driver was unharmed, according to the report.

Later Monday night a Moab woman traveling home from Grand Junction lost control of her Ford Mustang on a snowy section of U.S. 191. The vehicle slid across the oncoming traffic lane and came to rest on the shoulder of the highway, according to a report from the UHP.

The accident occurred at about 11 p.m. near mile marker 139. The woman, 38, was not injured, and she was able to drive away in her vehicle.

Another Moab woman lost control of her vehicle on an icy area of S. Main Street Monday night, causing the vehicle to slide off the road and roll onto its side. The woman, 49, and a 5-year-old passenger, were uninjured, according to a report from the Grand County Sheriff’s Department.

A 17-year-old Moab man crashed his 1991 Corvette while speeding on Spanish Trail Road south of Moab on Monday. The crash occurred at about 5 p.m. According to a report from the Grand County Sheriff’s Department, the driver said the vehicle began to slide then struck a tree. The car continued to spin and struck two fence posts before stopping. No injuries were sustained in the accident, but the vehicle had to be towed away.

Woman arrested for domestic assault

A California woman was arrested Nov. 27 after police were called to a west side home on a report of a domestic dispute. On arrival, officers found two women holding the 23-year-old woman down. The woman struggled with police and kicked and screamed as they attempted to handcuff her, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

The two women who were restraining the other woman told police she had been drinking all day long and they got into an argument about her young child, who was also present in the home.

The woman was arrested and charged with assault with a domestic violence enhancement and intoxication, and endangering a child.

Police investigating graffiti incident

A man making a delivery behind a Main Street business on Dec. 1 contacted police to report seeing another man writing graffiti on a propane storage tank behind the building.

The man told police that he confronted the vandal and another man who was also present and they cleaned the writing off the tank, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department. Later that day, the man returned to the area and discovered more graffiti written on a truck parked behind the business, according to the report.

Police investigating the incident located one of the men, but could not find the man the witness said wrote the graffiti.

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