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Sheriff’s Blotter

Friday, Nov. 5

12:42 p.m. An inmate at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St., was cited for violating a restraining order after he allegedly used another inmate’s phone account to contact a woman to persuade her to testify in his favor.

Tuesday, Nov. 9

8:25 a.m. A woman reported animal abuse at North 12th Street and Hillside Avenue in Dolores. She said that on Nov. 2, she witnessed a man drag a dog behind his car on Colorado Highway 145. The woman claimed she persuaded him to stop and take the dog to a pet hospital. The hospital advised euthanizing the dog, but the man left with his dog. Witnesses confirmed the woman’s claims. The investigation continued.

Thursday, Nov. 11

2:47 p.m. A woman reported a black SUV backed into her car in the 23800 block of County Road G. Her car was damaged on the rear driver’s side. There were no leads.

Monday, Nov. 15

9:56 a.m. A woman reported she was bit by dog while on a walk in the 11900 block of Road 24.3, but she didn’t want to press charges. A deputy informed the dog owner that the dog would have to quarantine for 10 days. The dog owner said he would give up the dog for adoption after the quarantine.

Wednesday, Nov. 17

11:48 p.m. After a car crash in the 38000 block of Colorado Highway 184, a deputy found a man in the back seat with a head injury. The man said at least three other people were in the vehicle before the crash, including the driver, and all been drinking. The deputy also found a seriously injured woman who had been ejected and was lying under a tree. A man found near the scene stated that his girlfriend was the driver, and that he was walking home to pick up a vehicle to tow the crashed vehicle. The two men were taken to Southwest Memorial Hospital for treatment and investigation. The woman died at the scene, and her body was left with the Montezuma County coroner.

Thursday, Nov. 18

7:57 a.m. A dog owner reported that his dog was hit by a small light-colored car in the 7900 block of Road 26.5. A deputy was unable to contact the female witness. The alleged suspect denied running over a dog. The deputy observed no damage to the alleged suspect’s vehicle.

Friday, Nov. 19

7:18 p.m. A deputy stopped a woman who reportedly was driving without a license in the 1500 block of Main Street. The woman admitted that she did not have a license. Two containers of marijuana and a tobacco vape pen were recovered from the vehicle. The woman was cited with driving without insurance or a license.

Saturday, Nov. 20

8:47 p.m. A deputy stopped a vehicle in the 25000 block of Road H that allegedly passed him at 50 mph in a 40 mph zone. The driver was cited for failing to provide proof of registration or insurance, and was issued a summons for both violations.

Sunday, Nov. 21

3:57 p.m. A woman reported that she was assaulted in the 4200 block of U.S. Highway 160. She said that while she and her cousin were driving, her cousin smacked her head, then threw her out of the vehicle and kicked her face and legs. The deputy observed swelling on her right eye and dried blood under her nose and on her hands. The deputy sought a warrant for her cousin for third-degree assault.

Monday, Nov. 22

10:51 p.m. A semitrailer driver who parked in the 11000 block of U.S. Highway 491 while he slept was arrested on a warrant from Prowers County and taken to the Montezuma County Detention Center.

Tuesday, Nov. 23

7:57 p.m. A man was arrested on a warrant in the 1000 block of Central Avenue, questioned, then taken to the Montezuma County Detention Center.

10:30 p.m. A married couple in the 24400 block of Road K.7 were arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and third-degree assault after both admitted fighting. A deputy observed injuries on their faces. Both were taken to the Montezuma County Detention Center.

Wednesday, Nov. 24

12:21 p.m. A man was found lying on his back after a motorcycle crash in the 5900 block of U.S. Highway 160. Emergency medical service personnel took the man to Southwest Memorial Hospital, and the Colorado State Patrol took over the investigation. No motorcycle helmet was found.

1:53 p.m. A man at the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, 730 E. Driscoll St., was served with a warrant and left in the custody of the jail.

10:18 p.m. Two inmates at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St., were cited for third-degree assault after an altercation. Inmate No. 1 said he was motioned into Inmate No. 2’s cell, then shoved against a wall. He was taken to Southwest Memorial Hospital for a checkup. The next day, Inmate No. 2 claimed Inmate No. 1 had shoved him up against the wall and punched him, causing noticeable injury to his face. Inmate No. 2 said he did not want to pursue charges.

Thursday, Nov. 25

1:03 a.m. A woman at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 Driscoll St., was served a warrant and left in custody of jail staff.

Friday, Nov. 26

10:21 a.m. A man reported that his skateboard, some L-brackets and a marijuana pipe had been stolen from his porch in the 18300 block of U.S. Highway 145 while he was gone the previous day. There were no leads or suspects.

9:35 p.m. A man at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 Driscoll St., was served a warrant and left in custody of jail staff.

11:51 p.m. A woman in the 17100 block of County Road G reported that at least two people were walking around with flashlights near her front gate. She also stated that her back door was cracked open when she returned home from work that day, and she though someone had used the dog door to gain access to her residence. There were no signs of trespass inside. The woman later stated that she has found racist letters at her door and feces in her driveway. There were no leads.

Saturday, Nov. 27

10:38 p.m. A fire occurred at a house in the 20300 block of County Road 22. Two residents stated that they were away from home when their roommate called them about the fire. The roommate stated that she had placed a couple of logs in the fireplace and gone to bed. Fire crews later determined that the chimney caught fire.

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