According to Moab City Police, a local woman has been arrested amid a string of burglaries over recent weeks in the area of Grand Oasis and Walnut Lane.
The United States Postal Service placed a city mail carrier with the Moab Post Office on “non-duty status” on Thursday, Sept. 5, according to Jeffrey Krafels, a spokesperson for the Inspector General of the Postal Service, after the employee became a subject in a mail theft investigation.
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking information to help identify the person or persons who vandalized trailhead kiosks on public lands near Moab. This past weekend, someone cut down three large BLM wooden kiosks and knocked over a “Stop Highway Crossing” sign along State Highway 313, according to spokesperson Lisa Bryant.
First responders removed on a stretcher the driver of a truck that went off the road near the intersection of Mill Creek Drive and Highway 191. Grand County EMS Outreach Coordinator McKay Vowles said the man was flown to St. Mary’s Hospital and is in “serious condition.”
An employee at a local hotel called police on Thursday, Aug. 22, after a man allegedly took a key card off of a maid’s cart and entered some of the rooms. Police later found the suspect at a local restaurant and arrested him after finding marijuana and paraphernalia in his bag.
Just before midnight on Monday evening, Aug. 19, Moab City Police found a man lying on the sidewalk on 100 West, “rolling from side to side as if he was attempting to get back on his feet.” Police asked the man if he had any place to stay, to which he said no, and he was booked into jail for intoxication.
On Wednesday, Aug. 14, police arrested Ryan Van Winkle for burglarizing a local restaurant, taking $130 of alcohol. According to police, Van Winkle’s brother had previously burglarized the same restaurant.
Eyewitnesses who were mere feet away from a side-by-side that veered off Sand Flats Road near Rotary Park on Thursday afternoon said that the vehicle plowed through a vinyl fence, a small tree and a metal fence before skidding to a halt roughly 500 feet away.
Wednesday night’s tractor-trailer versus passenger vehicle crash on Highway 191 occurred during a pursuit with law enforcement, according to Grand County Sheriff’s Lt. Kim Neal.
Local law enforcement agencies seek the public’s help. Sometime Monday an unknown person or persons threw multiple rocks through the glass backboard at the Rotary Park basketball court. The backboard is completely shattered, and there are shards of glass all over the court and in the area around the court.
Moab City Police arrested a woman at about 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4 after finding that she had an active arrest warrant out of Grand County Justice Court for allegedly failing to appear in court for a previous driving infraction.
Moab City Police arrested a man on the evening of Monday, July 29, after he reportedly exposed his genitals to people “behind the Main Street stores between Center and 100 North,” according to a police report.