A Utah man is dead and another injured after the two were in a single-vehicle car crash about seven miles from the Colorado-Utah state line on the morning of Dec. 11.
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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe more people in the U.S. will come down with the flue, with activity “likely to increase and remain elevated over the next few weeks.” The CDC said there’s a 45 percent chance the flu season will peak late this month, but it could extend into February.
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.
Two people died after falling near Delicate Arch in Arches National Park early in the morning Nov. 29. They have been identified as Torrance, California residents Toshiaki Amimoto, 65, and 60-year-old Etoko Amimoto, according to the Grand County Sheriff’s Office.
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 San Juan Health Service District plans to build a new rural health clinic in Spanish Valley. The district has purchased land and secured funding for the $6.4 million facility, which will be constructed on what is set to become one of the main intersections in the growing community.