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Sheriff’s blotter

Monday, Jan. 9

9:03 a.m., A man at Aspen Wall Wood, 31405 Colorado Highway 184, reported the theft of a set of steel blocks used to sharpen a wood planer. The estimated value could not be provided as the replacements are custom made.

Sunday, Jan. 12

12:07 p.m., A summons was planned for a woman who allegedly left a motor vehicle at a property in the 500 block of Central Avenue that she had sold in August 2022.

Saturday, Jan. 28

4:11 a.m., A man reported that after an argument, his girlfriend pushed him out of her residence in the 23100 block of Road G.5 and punched him in the chest. An officer found him walking down road, and drove him to the woman’s residence. The officer could not identify anyone inside or get a response from knocking. The man was arrested on a warrant for failing to appear.

Thursday, Feb. 2

7:46 a.m., A man reported that his estranged wife assaulted him Monday, Oct 3. He said that he and a woman he had been dating had been invited to visit his wife at her residence in the 24200 block of Road U. During the meeting, the wife demanded the woman take a drug test in order to be around the divorcing couple’s children. During the ensuing argument, the woman, then the man, left the residence and sat in the truck. The wife came out with a urine sample cup and demanded the woman take the drug test. When she refused, the wife threw the cup at the truck multiple times, then began hitting the man as he sat in the driver’s seat and as the woman videoed the conflict. The officer reported that the video showed the wife open the driver’s door and hit the man, causing his face to bleed. She grabbed a phone case from the center console and threw it. Then she walked to the passenger side and again demanded the woman take a drug test. Finally the video showed the wife attacking the camera. An arrest warrant was issued for the wife on suspicion of third-degree assault, domestic violence.

9:05 a.m., A man in the main office of Aspen Wood Products in Mancos, 901 W. Grand Ave., was arrested on a felony warrant from Dolores County. The man is suspected of sexually assaulting a minor.

Friday, Feb. 3

11:58 a.m., A man reported that his girlfriend was contacted in the 12300 block of Road 26 by a man who was restrained from her. The woman was speaking with her grandmother in a barn when the man arrived and stood nearby. He reportedly refused to leave and stated he did not care about the restraining order. The woman then left to her RV. The two men and the two women all live on the same property. The case was still active at the time of the report.

Saturday, Feb. 4

1:05 p.m., A man who allegedly had been driving recklessly in the 2000 block of East Main Avenue of Cortez was reported parked at KP Pawn, 24099 Road G.2. The vehicle and driver matched the description of a suspect from a shooting in Towoac. After an officer spotted an AR-style semi-automatic rifle on the passenger seat. another officer and a Colorado State Patrol officer arrived and prepared for the men to come out of the store. One officer to arrive chambered a round in a rifle and stood behind the other officer’s vehicle. Two men exited the store, were called over to the officers, restrained without handcuffs and frisked. No weapons were found on the men. One man denied knowing the person from the shooting. The second man, who matched the description of the person involved in the shooting, was arrested on three warrants for failing to appear. The vehicle and rifle were taken into custody by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and was stored temporarily at the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Impound lot.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

7:17 a.m., A woman reported that the tenants of her short-term rental in the 10700 block of Road 24.4 were being harassed by a neighbor. The white man told the five Hispanic brothers who lived in the rental to go back to Mexico and yelled racial slurs. The man also left a note their car that included a racial slur and demanded they move the car. The brothers were working on a remodel and hoped to leave soon, so they did not want to bother with charges or court proceedings. An officer told them the state would pursue charges if the man persisted. The man insisted the brothers were criminals and argued that he used an ethnic slur, not a racial slur.

10:46 a.m., An officer served two warrants to a woman in custody of the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St.

Thursday, Feb. 9

11:46 p.m., An officer served a failure-to-comply warrant to a man in custody of the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St.

Friday, Feb. 10

4:28 a.m., An officer observed a traffic stop in the 28500 block of U.S. Highway 160 after a man had fled a Colorado State Patrol officer on foot. Thinking the man might again flee, the officer handcuffed the man, who was then arrested by the state trooper on suspicion of DUI.

Saturday, Feb. 11

7:43 p.m., A man turned himself in at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St., on a failure-to-comply warrant.

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