Two more Grand County residents were recently diagnosed with West Nile virus, according to Brittney Garff, the public information officer for the Southeast Utah Health Department.
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.
A valley-wide electricity outage impacted residents from Spanish Valley to Green River for roughly two hours Wednesday evening, according to Rocky Mountain Power, the area’s sole power provider.
One person sustained critical injuries but is in stable condition after a motorcycle she was riding collided with a car on 100 West around 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28. The other passenger on the motorcycle sustained minor injuries; the car’s driver was shaken but uninjured.
First responders with Grand County EMS tend to a man who had fallen in the crosswalk on the east side of Main and Center streets Monday. According to a woman at the scene, the man was part of a bus tour that originated in Denver. She said he had fallen earlier in the day, as well.
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.
An article recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association explored the practices of organ donation registration. It looked at the number of donors per 10,000 deaths in each state and 43 countries around the world. Based on this data, Utah ranked fourth of the 93 states/countries measured, according to a press release from an organization called Donor Connect.
Two pedestrians, one male and one female, were struck by a car and killed on Main Street near Kane Creek Boulevard as they were crossing the street Thursday night at 9:00 p.m.
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.
The Moab Mosquito Abatement District said a Moab woman in her 50s has contracted the less severe form of West Nile virus. Manager Libby Nance in an email said the woman, who lives south of town, was diagnosed at a clinic in Moab, which was confirmed by the Utah Department of Health.