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Police blotter

Friday, Jan. 6

12:06 a.m., A man seen in one of the bays of First Street Car Wash, 21 South Harrison St., was approached by an officer while the man was in the parking lot. The officer searched the man for weapons and questioned him about the car wash. The man claimed to be on a phone call while in the car wash bay. The officer detained the man and searched the bays and found tool marks on the coin vault, a screwdriver and a handheld power saw. The man denied these were his items. He was arrested on suspicion of third-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools.

5:37 a.m., A man being treated for an overdose at the Southwest Memorial Hospital, 1311 N. Mildred Road, allegedly kicked a nurse in the face. He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault

11:48 a.m., Two men were reported drinking and harassing customers outside City Market, 508 E Main St. Both men denied this and left the property. One of the men had been issued an indefinite trespass order. He was issued summons on suspicion of trespassing.

11:59 a.m. A woman who visited her father in Cortez from Dec. 27 to Dec. 31 reported that her camera bag was stolen from her car sometime during that trip. The camera, camera bag and accessories were valued at $15,560.

1:44 p.m., A report of a protection order violation prompted an officer to reach out to a woman who a man was protected against contacting. The woman could not confirm the man had actually contacted her. An anonymous person told the officer that the woman had worked at the Fish Farm, 25370 County Road G., over the summer and that the man had given her rides from work on multiple occasions. The man confirmed this was true but that he was unaware of the protection order that he was served in May 2011. The woman confirmed she had been picked up from work by the man on multiple occasions. The officer intended to request a warrant for the man at the time of the report.

6:08 p.m., A REDDI report was made for a man driving in the 200 block of South Madison Street. The man driving was approached by an officer in the parking lot of the Sleeping Ute apartments, 516 S. Madison St. The man admitted to drinking alcohol and smoking cannabis. He was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, driving with a revoked license and operating a uninsured vehicle.

Saturday, Jan. 7

11:28 p.m., A woman reported her clutch wallet stolen. She was shopping at Salvation Army Thrift Store, 201 Pinon Dr., when she put it down and later realized it was gone. She believes it was taken by a young kid who was in the same area of the store as her.

2:57 p.m., A woman walking with a friend in the 400 block of East First Street was bit by a dog resulting in a puncture wound on the back of her knee. The woman and her friend stated that there were three dogs in a fenced yard and that a black dog with a black collar jumped the fence and bit the woman. A neighbor who witnessed the event said that the dog who bit the woman was a black Labrador. The woman who lived on that property had two dogs, but neither matched the description, and a friend had dropped off a dog earlier that day to visit. The dog that was visiting was a shepherd mix with an orange collar. The owner claimed that the dog was picked up at 2:30 p.m. No one could confirm if the shepherd-mix dog was the dog that bit the woman. The owner of the shepherd-mix dog was issued summons on suspicion of unlawful ownership of a dangerous dog.

3:44 p.m., A man on the property of Mountain Range Fitness, 2310 E. Empire St., was requested by the owners to be trespassed. The man was arrested on a failure to appear warrant was issued an indefinite trespass notice.

3:48 p.m., A man was seen at a house in the 300 block of North Washington Street. The owner of the house was told this and she asked her mother to check on the home. The mother found the padlock on the front door had been broken off and that a clay turtle, a speaker, a phone and medication were gone. She also saw the man come up to the back door and asked him to leave. The man could not be contacted at the time of the report.

5:26 p.m., A man was reported yelling in the parking lot of City Market, 508 E. Main St. He had been previously issued an indefinite trespass order from City Market. He was issued summons on suspicion of trespassing. At 7:41 p.m. he was reported to be unconscious from altercation with another man at the Tomahawk Hotel, 728 S. Broadway, and was arrested on suspicion of violating protection order that prevents him from possessing or drinking alcohol.

8:43 p.m., A man who had been assaulted in the 300 block of North Broadway around 1:30 a.m. had been unwillingly to speak with an officer until he found out his jaw had been broken on both sides. He told the officer he could not remember who hit him and that his friends said he had been sucker-punched. The man did describe three men who could have been the one to punch him. The officer was able to find one man who matched the description but he refused to answer questions. The officer had no further leads at the time of the report.

Sunday, Jan. 8

12:20 p.m., A woman at Walmart, 1835 E. Main St., reported that she had been chased by an employee with a knife, causing her to fall. The employee has a history of seizures and was carrying a safety-style box cutter and a cardboard box with her when she was near the woman. The employee has no memory of the situation and was likely experiencing a seizure during the incident. The surveillance footage showed her walking strangely and moving near the woman but made no aggressive actions. It also showed that the woman fall when trying to make space for the employee.

6:05 p.m., A woman was reported trespassing at Safeway, 1580 E. Main St., where she has been previously issued an indefinite trespass notice from. She was issued summons on suspicion of trespassing.

Monday, Jan. 9

10:31 a.m., A woman at Holiday Inn Express, 2121 E. Main St., reported that her car keys had been stolen from her car.

11:26 a.m., A woman driving down North Harrison turned onto westbound Main Street when she was hit a by a white truck. The man driving the truck met her in the parking lot of Aqua Car Wash, 405 E. Main St., where he yelled at her and then drove off.

12:24 p.m., A man turned himself in at the Montezuma County Sheriff Office, 730 E. Driscoll St., on a theft warrant.

2:52 p.m., A man reported that his car had been hit and dented on the driver side while parked overnight in the 100 block of North Madison Street.

4:40 p.m. An officer served a man in the custody of the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St., a failure to comply warrant.

Wednesday, Jan. 11

8:00 pm., A man was reported to have been in physical fight with an employee at Walmart, 1835 E. Main St. The man was found in the 1800 block of East Main Street and was arrested on a warrant. During the arrest, he threatened to find the officer and family once he got out. He was also kicked at the officer during his medical clearance evaluation and was restrained with a leg wrap.

8:53 p.m., A man at Southwest Memorial Hospital, 1311 N. Mildred Road, was discharged from the emergency room and asked for a courtesy ride to a homeless shelter. He was arrested on a failure to appear warrant.

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