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Sheriff’s Blotter

Friday, Oct. 1

3:42 p.m. A woman reported her daypack stolen from her unlocked vehicle while spending the night at her grandmother’s house in the 200 block of North 14th Street in Dolores.

Monday, Oct. 4

7:36 p.m. A couple staying in a cabin at the Dolores River Campground and Cabins at 18680 Colorado Highway 145 reported their wallet missing from the cabin.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

12:20 p.m. A man reported a theft that occurred the previous day when his wife gave a man and woman a ride to the Maverik gas station at 455 State St. in Cortez. The woman used the reporting man’s card to purchase two packs of Marlboro Red cigarettes and gas, and was charged with identity theft, unlawful use of a financial transaction device and theft under $50.

Saturday, Oct. 9

7:34 p.m. A male driver fatally injured a cow driving on U.S. Highway 491, and his wife came to pick him up. While a deputy was guiding the couple from the east side of the highway to the wife’s car on the west side, several vehicles approached traveling southbound, and the deputy shined his flashlight to get them to slow down. As a result, the leading vehicle slammed its brakes, and a pickup truck towing a horse trailer hit that vehicle. Both vehicles moved to the west side of the highway, and the pickup truck then struck the car belonging to the wife of the man who hit the cow. No person was injured.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

5:48 p.m. A deputy responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 19000 block of U.S. Highway 491. Deputies chased a man matching the suspect’s description to some bushes near the highway, where they lost sight of him. They eventually found him, and discovered he had a felony warrant for his arrest. A red Chrysler parked near the bushes had its emergency lights on, and deputies found the driver to be holding a nearly full bottle of Budweiser, with other empty bottles scattered throughout the car. He was found to have soiled himself and vomited on himself. The driver was with the suspect, and was found to have a revoked license for previously failing to provide express consent, as well as two misdemeanor arrest warrants. The driver passed out, and was unable to complete roadside maneuvers. The driver was found to have amphetamines and two black metallic knuckles on his person. After being taken to the hospital, he was transported to the jail.

Thursday, Oct. 14

1:38 p.m. A deputy served two men with arrest warrants at the Montezuma County Detention Center.

4:03 p.m. Two dogs attacked livestock in the 24000 block of County Road L, and the owner of the livestock shot one of the dogs after it attacked his goats and one of his geese. The other dog ran away. The dog owners were cited for ownership of a dangerous dog.

9:26 p.m. A pickup was parked in front of a residence in the 17000 block of County Road G and was blocking the westbound lane. The driver was charged with a DUI and driving a vehicle without a valid license.

11:05 p.m. A deputy assisted with a DUI investigation in the 12000 block of County Road G.

Saturday, Oct. 16

8:02 a.m. A man was found in violation of protection orders against contact with his wife when a deputy responded to a report of a disturbance between a male and female in the 7000 block of U.S. Highway 160, and was arrested. Both parties said it was just a verbal argument.

3:06 p.m. After a two-car accident in the 12000 block of Colorado Highway 145, the passenger of one vehicle was taken to the hospital for neck and back pain.

Sunday, Oct. 17

4:04 a.m. A man’s car broke down in the westbound lane of traffic in the 30000 block of U.S. Highway 160 after the driver said he hit a rock. The driver was found to be under the influence of drugs, and had meth on him and in the car, as well as a glass pipe, a joint, and a bag of an unknown powdery substance.

10:18 a.m. A deputy responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 30000 block of U.S. Highway 160. A woman exited the car, driven by her daughter, and a deputy observed injuries to her face. The woman said the police department had investigated a domestic violence case involving her husband over the weekend. A deputy escorted her to the emergency room.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

9:14 p.m. A woman reported her child seeing a man trespassed from their residence in the 28000 block of U.S. Highway 160. A deputy located the man riding a bike westbound toward Cortez, and arrested him on an outstanding warrant.

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