A man placed on leave from the Moab Post Office in November has been indicted in federal court on one count of mail theft by a postal employee. Richard C. Davis is scheduled to face trial March 16 in Salt Lake City after pleading not guilty to the charge on Jan. 7.
A 45-year-old Moab man was arrested and charged with sex crimes involving a teenaged girl. The allegations against Samuel Beauregard came after doctors at the Moab Regional Hospital called police to report a possible sexual assault victim had been brought to the emergency room on Jan. 5.
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday, Jan. 7 that an investigator with the office, Nate Whitney, came across “what appeared to be a very large, deceased bird in the roadway” around 7 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 191.
A Colorado parolee will begin 2020 in the Grand County Jail after he was arrested on drug charges Dec. 27. Keith Mooney was allegedly driving on a revoked Colorado driver’s license when he was pulled over just before 8:15 p.m. on Highway 191 at A1 Storage.
After an officer with Utah Highway Patrol pulled over a man for having his phone illegally mounted on his windshield, the officer’s questioning eventually led police to search the man and his car, leading them to 61 pounds of marijuana and various other narcotics.
After Montrose police shared a tip with Grand County Dispatch about a stolen car that was later abandoned on Interstate 70, an officer with Utah Highway Patrol arrested a suspect at the Thompson Springs rest area who he allegedly found with the stolen vehicle.
One man faces charges of aggravated assault, threat of violence and intoxication after police allegedly found him fighting with another at a house on Walnut Lane on Friday, Dec. 13.
Police charged a man with aggravated assault and multiple misdemeanors earlier this month after a victim, who police found with swelling on his head, told police that the man, who was intoxicated, according to reports, broke a glass bottle over his head, sending both men to the hospital.
A man recently involved in a traffic incident allegedly gave a highway patrolman a fake name, Jason Amos of Illinois, when asked to identify himself, then created a fake Facebook account under that name while highway patrol attempted to run his name through various systems to get official information about him.
Contrary to the opinions of some locals, Moab City Police do respond to animal calls. The agency reported a number of calls about loose dogs at the end of November, including one incident of loose canines possibly injuring an older dog.
Somebody tampered with the heating and cooling system at the Moab Free Health Clinic recently, according to Moab City Police, causing $100 in damage to the unit. Staff at the clinic said that someone might have tampered with the unit previously, as well, possibly in September of this year and January of last year.
A local man told Moab City Police that his family is okay after receiving a phone call from a person claiming to be from a Mexican criminal group. The caller had named and threatened to kill the man’s ex-wife, kids and mother.