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.
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office recently found a pipe bomb, a machete, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in a backpack that allegedly belonged to a recently arrested suspect who the sheriff’s office said is a convicted felon who had two open arrest warrants against him.
A woman faces two misdemeanor charges for illegally distributing intimate photos of herself and her husband without permission and one count of misdemeanor harassment. Police arrested the woman Nov. 19 after interviews with her, the husband and a girlfriend.
Moab City Police cited the driver of a semi-truck passing through Moab with three traffic infractions, including one misdemeanor citation. Police said that, when they pulled the man over and he opened his door, they allegedly heard music from the TV show “Seinfeld” playing from his phone, which was mounted on the inside of the windshield.
A woman has been charged with assault after endangering a physician’s assistant during a medical appointment at Moab Regional Hospital. The incident occurred after the health provider told the 31-year-old woman that “there was nothing else they could do for her,” according to Moab City Police. The patient allegedly started throwing things around the room and hit the PA in the arm and chest.
One person is under arrest after a break-in last week at the Moab Grill and two attempted break-ins at nearby businesses. The suspect gave police the names of three other people he said were involved during the evening of the break-in, but according to Moab Police Chief Bret Edge, one of the people may not exist and the two others likely had no involvement.