Public Safety Report
March 14, 2013
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Suspicious note found at motel

Police are investigating a suspicious note that was left in a local motel room on March 5. The note stated, “I murdered someone yesterday. I hid the body in the hills.”

The note was found by housekeepers after the person who rented the room checked out. According to a report from the Moab City Police Department, the room was rented to a woman, who had made the reservation through an online booking agency so no additional information about her and no contact information were available.

Police will continue to monitor any missing person reports, according to the police report.

Trespasser reported at fire dept.

A Moab Valley Fire Department employee called police March 8 to report that he found a woman inside the building on 100 East when he came to work that morning. The employee said the woman, in her late 50s or early 60s, admitted hiding in the restroom at the end of the previous day so she could spend the night in the fire department building, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

The woman left before police arrived. Her identity is unknown, according to the report.

Man charged with assault

A Moab man was charged with assault with a domestic violence enhancement after a fight with his girlfriend on March 4, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

Police were called to the home on Walnut Lane at approximately 7 p.m. by a woman who said her boyfriend had been drinking and they argued. She told police she attempted to get her phone back from him and he twisted her arm then head-butted her, knocking off her glasses, according to the report.

The woman, 21, had a large lump on her forehead, according to police.

The man, 24, who had left before police arrived, was located at a nearby bar. He told the officers that he believed his girlfriend wanted her phone back so she could erase text messages that she did not want him to see. He said the woman struck him. Police reported finding no sign of injuries on the man.

He was booked into Grand County Jail on the assault charge.

Man arrested on DUI charge

A Moab man was arrested March 6 after he crashed his vehicle into a tree on 400 North. At the accident scene, the driver reported having to swerve around another vehicle while turning left onto 400 North. He failed to negotiate the turn and struck the tree, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department.

Police administered several field sobriety tests and placed the man under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. The man “plugged his ears” when an officer was reading him the DUI admonition. He then asked for a lawyer to be present while the instructions were read, according to the police report.

He was also issued citations for driving on a denied license and unsafe lane travel, according to the report.

Two arrested after incident at bar

A man and woman, both from Moab, were arrested March 8 after allegedly causing problems at a local bar. Police were called to the scene by the bar owner. Police found the couple as they were attempting to leave the parking lot in a pickup truck.

The woman, 23, first argued with police then attempted to leave the scene, according to a report from the Moab City Police Department. An officer followed her and brought her back to the parking lot where she reported became argumentative and refused to follow police orders, according to the report. She allegedly kicked a police officer several times as he was attempting to put her into a patrol vehicle. Once inside the vehicle, the woman allegedly attempted to kick out the car window, according to the police report.

The man, 26, attempted to intervene on the woman’s behalf, telling police she was young and to leave her alone, according to the report. He failed several field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. While searching the vehicle police also found a small amount of marijuana and a pipe. Citations were issued for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to the report.

The woman was charged with intoxication, disorderly conduct, assault on a police officer and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to the report.

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