Public Safety Report
Dec. 24, 2009
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Man arrested for DUI

A Moab man was arrested Dec. 5 and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. An employee of a local business reported seeing a Dodge Durango driving erratically as it exited the business parking lot.

A Moab City Police officer located the vehicle and observed it cross from one traffic lane to another without signaling, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department. Several field sobriety tests performed on the man, 52, indicated he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to the report, and the officer reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol on the driver.

He was taken to Grand County Jail, where he was booked for DUI.

Bike rack stolen from parked vehicle

A Saratoga Springs, Utah man contacted Moab City Police on Dec. 6 to report that a bike rack was stolen from his vehicle while it was parked overnight at a local motel. The man, 37, said the bike rack appeared to have been unbolted from the Jeep Wrangler and was taken sometime in the night, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

The equipment was valued at $400.

Man arrested for intoxication

Employees of a local restaurant contacted Moab City Police on Dec. 8 to report that a man was unconscious and lying on the floor of the establishment. Police officers who responded to the call found a 58-year-old Moab man, apparently intoxicated and unconscious at the establishment.

The employees said the man sat down to eat, then slowly slid to the floor. They reported smelling a strong scent of alcohol when he ordered his meal, according to a report from the Moab City police Department.

The man was awakened and taken into custody. He was booked into Grand County Jail on charges of public intoxication.

Man arrested for disorderly conduct

Police responded to a report of an “unwanted person” at a local organization on Dec. 10. Workers at the business told police that the man was asked to leave after he repeatedly yelled at them and refused to leave the building, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

The man, 57, told police officers that he was not going to leave and they should take him to jail, according to the report. Police continued to speak privately with the man in an attempt to get him to leave the building, but he refused, according to the report. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

Vehicle damaged by BB gun

A Moab woman contacted police on Dec. 14 to report that the windshield of her vehicle had been shot by what she believed was a BB gun.

The woman, 61, said she found chips in the windshield of the 1998 Dodge pickup truck that morning, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department. An officer who responded to the call reported that the windshield had several chips that were consistent with a BB gun and the glass was beginning to crack in several places.

The damage is estimated at $500. Police are searching for leads in the case.

Man removed from home, arrested for intoxication

A Moab man was removed from a home on Moab’s west side Dec. 13 after a woman at the home contacted police to report that the man was drunk and hallucinating. According to a report from the Moab City Police Department, the man, 36, took the telephone away from the woman and hung up while she was reporting the incident to police.

The man told police at the scene that he was not hallucinating, he was talking to himself because he was angry, according to the police report.

He was charged with intoxication and with interruption with or damaging a communications device.

Woman reports theft of Christmas CDs

A Moab woman contacted police on Dec. 11 to report that some of her Christmas CDs – specifically those by Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby and Brenda Lee – had been stolen from her home. The woman, 56, also reported that some medication was missing, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

Police are searching for leads in the case. The missing items are valued at $150.

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