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Sheriff’s blotter

Monday, Aug. 23

1:02 a.m. A deputy discovered an enclosed trailer in the ditch in the 4000 block of U.S. Highway 160 that had been tagged by the Colorado State patrol. He also found signs that the trailer had been broken into, though it appeared nothing had been taken. The deputy called the State Patrol, which then made plans to tow the vehicle.

Sunday, Aug. 29

10:58 a.m. Sprinkler Pros, in the 13000 block of County Road 23, reported that four fuel containers had been stolen from a flatbed trailer the week before.

Friday, Sept. 3

1:15 a.m. A deputy investigating a break-in at a residence in the 23800 block of County Road G reported damage to a door and a lock, and the resident’s personal items strewn across the floor, but nothing missing. He seized a jacket, pair of shoes, empty piña colada bottle and a matchbook from Eagle Claw Liquors, which the resident said did not belong to her.

Monday, Sept. 6

3:03 a.m. A blue Polaris ATV bearing registration sticker number CX2531 was reported stolen in the 29100 block of County Road T.

Tuesday, Sept. 7

3:02 p.m. A man reported that his red Ford Escape was stolen while he was inside the Montezuma Mexican Restaurant, in the 1300 block of Railroad Avenue in Dolores. A deputy later saw the vehicle parked at a residence in the 200 block of West Central Avenue and questioned a resident, who cleared up the case: He and his wife ate at the restaurant, then left in the Ford Escape, thinking it was their vehicle, which also is a red SUV. The man knows the couple and decided not to press charges.

Wednesday, Sept. 8

4:26 p.m. A cab driver reportedly dropped off a customer at a residence in the 300 block of Central Avenue in Dolores, then backed into a telephone pole. He was cited with “limitations on backing.”

Thursday, Sept. 9

2:00 p.m. A woman was served a warrant at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St., and left in custody of the jail.

5:04 p.m. A woman reported that a border collie from a campsite off County Road 31 in the Boggy Draw area north of Dolores bit her on her calf. She stated she fled, and injured her wrists while jumping into a friend’s vehicle. A deputy cited the dog’s owner with failing to keep his dog under control.

Monday, Sept. 13

11:29 a.m. A man reported finding bikes on his property in the 24000 block of County Road K.8. The responding deputy found three bikes – all possibly stolen – on the property and seized them as evidence. He suspected that a chop shot might be operating locally.

Tuesday, Sept. 14

2:11 p.m. A deputy who responded to a child welfare check in the 6400 block of County Road 23.6 arrested an adult male on a warrant. The juveniles were left at their home.

5:24 p.m. Deputies responding to a call of an “unwanted person” in the 1800 block of Central Avenue contacted the man’s brother, who picked him near the scene. About 5:30 p.m., the deputy responded to a call of an intoxicated man in the 18000 block of Colorado Highway 145. He found the same two brothers, who had gotten into a physical altercation. The “unwanted person” was released to medics, and his brother was released.

Wednesday, Sept. 15

10:57 a.m. A deputy who assisted the Cortez Police Department after a report of a shooting at a vehicle traffic stop near the intersection of East Empire Street and North Mildred Road found a woman in the backseat who had been shot in her thigh.

1:33 p.m. A damaged and apparently abandoned vehicle was towed from a dead-end road in the 7200 block of County Road 26.5.

Thursday, Sept. 16

12:11 p.m. A deputy observed a Dodge Ram pickup truck, suspected in a hit-and-run, driving excessively fast eastbound on Empire Street. The deputy turned on his vehicle’s emergency lights, and the truck sped up, reportedly reaching 80 mph. Both the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office and the Cortez Police Department called off their pursuit as the vehicle reached U.S. Highway 160 and began to travel east. The suspect was detained by the Colorado State Police and Mancos Marshal’s Office in the 38700 block of U.S. 160.

1:44 p.m. A man was arrested on a misdemeanor traffic warrant and a felony drug-related warrant after a traffic stop near the intersection of County Roads 24.3 and G.

2:00 p.m. A man reported that a woman was knocking on his door and throwing rocks at his home in the 41400 block of Colorado Highway 184. A deputy did not find the woman. The man said he did not want to pursue charges or trespass her from his residence.

2:48 p.m. A man was served two warrants at Montezuma County Courts, 865 N. Park St., and taken to the Montezuma County Detention Center.

5:37 p.m. A man staying at the Baymont Inn, 2279 Hawkins St., reported that someone had broken into his room through the balcony door and taken an iPhone and suitcase, with a total value of $1,300.

Friday, Sept. 17

10:35: A deputy responded to a call that a hunter had been shot near the 28000 block of Colorado Highway 145, near the Kilpacker trailhead. According to the man who called dispatch, his hunting partner had not returned from his hunt as planned.

11:43 a.m. A man was served three warrants at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St.

3:29 p.m. A man was served three warrants at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St.

10:22 p.m. A deputy pointed his handgun at a man who had driven through a fence into a field in the 4800 block of County Road 21 and appeared to be driving aggressively toward officers. He was detained without incident. While in the patrol car, he allegedly threatened deputies, and at the emergency room allegedly insulted hospital staff. He was cleared for jail and taken to the Montezuma County Detention Center. The Colorado State Patrol is conducting the investigation.

Saturday, Sept. 18

1:22 p.m. A man who visited the Montezuma County Sheriff's Office, 730 E Driscoll St., for help in serving eviction papers was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

3:04 p.m. A deputy investigating a call about a sinking boat on McPhee Lake, near the 28000 Block of Forest Service Road 271 in Dolores, found that the boater was safe. Another boater stated that he had given the man and his dog a ride back to the boat ramp.

Sunday, Sept. 19

12:09 a.m. A man who had been pulled over for taillight infractions in the 18000 block of U.S. Highway 491 was arrested on a felony warrant from Douglas County.

6:43 p.m. A deputy assisted a Cortez Police Department officer in the arrest of a driver who was being arrested on Park Street near the police station.

9:39 p.m. An apparently intoxicated man who had upset his wife was arrested for violating a protection order at a residence in the 20700 block of County Road 19.

10:25 p.m. A man was arrested on two warrants at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St.

Monday, Sept. 20

1:52 p.m. A man was arrested on a warrant at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St.

Tuesday, Sept. 21

8:56 a.m. A man was arrested on a warrants at Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St., and taken to the Montezuma County Detention Center.

10:04 a.m. A man was arrested on suspicion of violating a protection order after a call about a possible case of rolling domestic violence near the Ute Mountain Casino, 3 Weeminuche Drive in Towaoc.

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