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Sheriff’s blotter

Wednesday, Dec. 21

11:45 a.m., A man reported that during his route in the 24100 block of Road K. 8 as a mail carrier he was bit by a German shepherd-mixed breed dog. He was handing the package off to dog’s owners when the dog lunged and bit his hand, leaving a small puncture wound. The mail carrier is not pressing charges, and the dog’s owner stated his dog was vaccinated against rabies.

Thursday, Dec. 22

9:35 a.m., A report of a dog barking in the 200 block of South Fifth Street prompted a deputy to ask neighbors about the situation. Five neighbors confirmed the complaint that a dog has been barking nearly nonstop for a few months. The deputy couldn’t contact the owner at the time of the report.

1:09 p.m., A woman in custody of the Montezuma County Courts, 865 N. Park St., was transported by an officer to the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St.

11:32 p.m., An abandoned car was spotted by an officer in the 13900 block of County Road G. The car was missing all four tires and standing on rocks. A man who had seen the car stated the tires were on the vehicle two day days before. When the officer returned later with a 48-hour tow tag, he found that the car had been spray-painted with obscenities and two windows had been smashed. The owner could not be contacted at time of the report.

Tuesday, Dec. 27

6:28 p.m., A driver reportedly was driving at high speed and swerving in the 1700 block of Colorado Highway 145. A deputy saw a vehicle matching the description in the 10000 block of Colorado Highway 145 going 96 mph in a 50 mph area and attempted to pull the vehicle over. The driver evaded the deputy, and the chase was called off.

12:02 p.m., A woman in Cortez reported that a man had violated a no-contact protection order by repeatedly communicating with her on social media. She blocked the man and asked that no warrant be written as the man lived outside of Montezuma County and he had no other way of contacting her. She was advised to report any further contact.

Thursday, Dec. 29

7:02 a.m., A maintenance supervisor at Dolores High School, 1301 Central Ave., reported that a locked chain-link gate had been driven through sometime the night before. An officer surmised by the damage that the vehicle was possibly speeding on Hillside Avenue and ran the stop sign at the 14th Street intersection before hitting the gate. About an hour later, a vehicle that had damage matching the parts left at the scene was found abandoned on Colorado Highway 145 near mile marker 8. The owner could not be contacted at the time of the report.

3:36 p.m., A woman reported that a package she ordered containing hair extensions valued at $176.69 as stolen. She had it sent to a house in the 25200 block of Road F in Cortez, and when the tracking information marked the package as delivered, she could not find it.

Monday, Jan. 2

2:22 p.m., A woman found a wallet at the Dolores State Bank ATM, 101 S. Sixth St., in Dolores and turned it over to the Sheriff’s Office in Dolores, 420 Central Ave. The wallet belongs to man with a New Mexico driver’s license, and it is not clear how long it was at the ATM.

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