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Sheriff’s Blotter

Thursday, Oct. 13

5:16 p.m. An inmate at Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St., admitted breaking a $500 sprinkler head in her cell and was given a court summons.

Saturday, Oct. 15

4:32 a.m. A woman reported that her daughter and daughter’s friend stole her vehicle and purse after 11:15 p.m. Oct. 14 in the 12700 block of Road 21. The woman claimed her vehicle was worth $32,000. She also said text messages indicated her credit card was used without authorization. A deputy entered the vehicle into the NCIC database. The case is active.

10:25 a.m. A suspected drunken driver was reported in the 200 block of Piñon Drive. The responding deputy found the vehicle to be empty, but a woman soon emerged and began driving. The deputy noted she struggled to stay within her lane and the speed limit, and performed a traffic stop. The woman did not consent to a roadside sobriety or a blood test and was cited on suspicion of DUI.

Thursday, Oct. 21

5:48 p.m. A deputy was dispatched to the 6800 block of U.S. Highway 160 after reports of an unconscious woman inside a running vehicle. The woman consented to a roadside test, and failed. She was taken to the Southwest Memorial Hospital, where a blood sample indicated a blood alcohol content exceeding 0.08. She was cited for DUI.

Friday, Oct. 22

1:03 p.m. A deputy took possession of a rear Colorado license plate after a man reported it lying in the Family Dollar parking lot at 531 S. Broadway. The license plate was returned to the vehicle’s owner.

Saturday, Oct. 23

11:52 p.m. A wallet was reported stolen at the Baymont Inn, 2279 Hawkins St. A woman told a deputy she had left her wallet at the hotel pool, and when she returned, the wallet was gone, along with four credit cards, her driver’s license and $1,950 in cash. The deputy found the wallet and returned it to the woman, who said everything was there except the cash. All leads have been exhausted.

12:00 p.m. A woman reported from her home in the 27400 block of Road N that she had fallen into the possession of explosives after the death of her husband, a demolitions expert. About noon Oct. 26, the Grand Junction’s bomb squad and MCNIT retrieved about 150 blasting caps, 100 feet of detonation cord, 150 pounds of ammonium nitrate and 12 TNT sticks.

Tuesday, Oct. 26

9:33 p.m. Deputies reported that four inmates beat a male inmate after luring him into a cell at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St. A deputy who spoke with the inmate at the hospital said he refused to give information about the attack or press charges.

Wednesday, Oct. 27

11:22 a.m. Someone reported that a vehicle was traveling about 100 mph, making unsafe passes, and had gone off the road at one point in the 11000 block of U.S. Highway 491. The deputy caught up with and stopped the vehicle. The driver denied the claims but was cited for driving an uninsured vehicle with expired plates.

Thursday, Oct. 28

7:21 p.m. A deputy investigating a vehicle parked on Road E at U.S. Highway 160 contacted the driver, who seemed intoxicated and distressed. The driver did not consent to roadside or blood tests. He was cited with DUI and released to his aunt.

Friday, Oct. 29

4:19 p.m. A deputy stopped a vehicle that allegedly passed him going 72 mph in a 40 mph zone in the 11000 block of Road 29. The driver did not provide the deputy with a license, proof of insurance or registration. He was issued a summons for speeding.

Saturday, Oct. 30

1:06 p.m. A man reportedly stole a spare tire from a trailer parked in the G Whil Liquor parking lot on the in the 24000 block of Road G.2. There were no leads or suspects.

9:33 p.m. A deputy stopped a male driver who allegedly sped past him in the 17000 block of Colorado Highway 145. The driver consented to a breath test and was cited on suspicion of DUI, driving without a license and speeding.

Sunday, Oct. 31

10:19 A deputy responded to the 25800 block of Road U.7 after a man and woman reported a break-in at a building project. A contractor reported the window had been kicked in, and a board had been struck with a pole, but nothing was missing. There were no leads or suspects, and the case was dropped.

Monday, Nov. 1

9:53 a.m. A deputy pulled over a driver after a report of a drunken driver on U.S. Highway 491. Dispatch informed the deputy that the driver had a warrant for failure to appear, and she was arrested and taken to the Montezuma County Detention Center.

10:11 a.m. A man was arrested on a warrant and left at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St.

Tuesday, Nov. 2

5:21 p.m. A deputy stopped a driver who allegedly exceeded the speed limit while driving past him in the 37000 block of Colorado Highway 184. The driver failed to provide the deputy with a driver’s license, statiing it had been revoked. He was issued a summons.

10:09 p.m. A deputy responded to a possible case of domestic violence in the 800 block of Central Avenue. A woman claimed that her boyfriend pushed her to the ground and injured her. The deputy noticed no physical injuries. The man claimed the woman was the aggressor, and the deputy noted signs of injury on him. The woman was issued a summons for harassment and domestic violence.

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