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Police blotter

Thursday, Jan. 5

12:08 a.m., A car parked at the Johnson building, 925 South Broadway, was reported as suspicious. An officer spoke to a man who exited the vehicle and arrested him on a warrant from San Juan County. During the ride to the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St., the man became distressed and hit his head on the cage, causing his forehead to bleed. The officer asked the man if he needed medical attention, and the man said no. The detention center staff informed the officer that the injury needed medical clearance. On the way to Southwest Memorial Hospital, 1311 N. Mildred Road, the officer was informed that the warrant only allowed for extradition from counties neighboring San Juan County. Without going to the hospital, the officer took the man back to the Johnson building, dropping him off back at his car about 1 a.m.

11 a.m., A man at 1552 South Broadway reported that his semitrailer gas tanks had been filled with gravel, sand and metal shavings. This caused it to break down and the repairs totaled in cost $14,671.64. The man believe the debris was dumped into the gas tanks on Dec. 14 or Dec. 15.

11:06 p.m., A welfare check was requested for a man at the Sleeping Ute Apartments, 516 S. Madison St. An officer found the man at the bottom of some stairs. The officer asked if the man had been drinking and he stated he had 10 shooters of alcohol and he had smoked cannabis. The man was arrested on suspicion of violating a protection order that prevent him from possessing or consuming alcohol and controlled substances.

12:36 p.m., A woman at the Dolores Water Conservancy District, 60 Cactus St., reported that a person vandalized her car with pink spray paint sometime after 8:30 a.m. the same day.

1:09 p.m., A man near the intersection of East Carpenter Street and North Mildred Road was arrest on five warrants. During the arrest what is presumed to be methamphetamine and heroin were found on his person. The heroin tested presumptive positive for heroin and fentanyl. The man was placed in custody of the Montezuma County Detention of a felony hold for possession with intent to sell fentanyl and was charged with a protection order violation.

2:53 p.m., A man who was reported with his buttocks exposed near the intersection of Montezuma Avenue and Harrison Street was arrested on a warrant.

7:20 p.m., A man at the Southwest Memorial Hospital, 1311 N. Mildred Road, was reported as a threat to the staff. By the time an officer arrived, the man’s behavior had deescalated. After the hospital cleared the man medically, at 9:43 p.m., an officer returned and arrested the man on a failure to appear warrant.

7:37 p.m., An officer served two warrants to a man in custody of the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St.

9:23 p.m., An officer spotted pillow near a counter at the Post Office, 35 S. Beech St., Looking further, the officer found a man laying on the ground with a blanket talking to a man. The man had previously been given an indefinite trespass order. The officer issued summons to the man on suspicion of trespassing.

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