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Sheriff’s blotter

Thursday, March 7

7:16 p.m. A deputy responded to a report of a vehicle that was camping illegally in the parking lot, littering and “relieving themselves” in the 6000 block of Road 21, aka Mud Springs. A license plate was reported with a vehicle description, and the car was witnessed driving erratically and dangerously in a high traffic area on U.S. Highway 160 and with a passenger that the suspected driver was ordered to be restrained from. The deputy reportedly applied for a warrant for kidnapping, domestic violence and protection order violation charges, and it was approved. The deputy requested the district attorney charge the suspect with drove vehicle when license is revoked, reckless driving, speeding, 15-19 over the limit, vehicular eluding creating a substantial risk of bodily injury in a reckless manner, passed on left when prohibited by markings.

Wednesday, March 13

10:33 a.m. A deputy took a report investigating a returned insufficient-fund check issued to the Montezuma County Clerk in the amount of $2,695.98 written by a man in the 10 block of W. Main St.

Tuesday, March 19

5:05 p.m. A woman who was remanded by the Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St., was arrested on two warrants and transported to the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St., by a deputy.

Thursday, March 21

7:24 p.m. A deputy served individual warrants to two men in the custody of the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St.

7:43 p.m. A deputy with drug recognition expertise was requested by Mancos police to clear a woman who had given “several different identities” that was stopped for speeding, and upon consensual search was discovered possessing OxyContin in the 37000 block of U.S. Highway 160. The woman was cleared of intoxication after passing standard field sobriety tests and explained to officers that she had suffered major injuries that required multiple surgeries. The report did not mention the woman had a prescription, or that she was released from or given any charges as it was an agency assist report.

Tuesday, March 26

1:12 p.m. A deputy arrested and transported a man who turned himself in on a warrant at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St.

2:50 p.m. A deputy arrested and transported a man who turned himself in for two outstanding La Plata County warrants at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St.

3:40 p.m. A deputy working in collaboration with an officer from the Cortez Police Department, 865 N. Park St. arrested and transported a man with four outstanding La Plata County warrants to be placed in the custody of the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St.

Wednesday, March 27

2 p.m. A deputy took a report for a dog attack in the 22000 block of Road N. The man who was attacked reportedly shot at the dog after it uncharacteristically attacked him when he was routinely letting it back into its property gate next door. The property owner stated the dog belonged to her ex-boyfriend, who left the dog when he left the relationship, but she was caring for it. The dog died from the gunshot wound and was taken to the Cortez Animal Shelter for disposal. No charges were filed from either parties.

Friday, March 29

5:10 p.m. A deputy responded to a report of a vehicle swerving traveling south in the 17000 block of Colorado Highway 145. The deputy located the vehicle and witnessed the vehicle weaving between the lanes multiple times within a 1-mile span. The deputy stopped the vehicle and when making contact with the man noticed an overwhelming odor of alcohol and urine emitting from the cab of the vehicle. The officer noticed in plain sight two 12-pack packages of 99’s XXpresso shooters, of which 14 were unopened and three 24 ounce Budweiser Chelada’s one of which was empty and also in plain sight. The man when asked to step out of the vehicle had a wet spot in the front of his pants indicating he “soiled” himself and was unsteady on his feet using his vehicle to walk. The man was arrested and placed into the deputy’s patrol unit, and when the deputy was ready to transport the man to the Montezuma County Detention Center, the overwhelming odor was so intense the deputy states in the report that, “My eyes began to burn.”

Saturday, March 30

1:14 p.m. A deputy took a report from a man who said he is a “Diamond Member” of the 2-star hotel chain Baymont by Wyndham Cortez, 2279 Hawkins St., the man reported he was overcharged and wanted to press theft charges against the hotel for the incident because they would not refund him immediately. The man was told by hotel employees that it was an accident and the hotel’s policy states that the refund will take up to seven days. The man called Cortez Police dispatch eight times in a three-hour period and claimed to take matters into his own hands by stating he was heading to the hotel, that he reported the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations and the Colorado State Police. Staff at the hotel reported he had called them multiple times demanding an immediate refund and according to the incident report, “the man told them that if the manager didn’t immediately handle the situation, he would go to the manager’s house and take care of it.” The hotel requested an indefinite trespass order be issued to the man on the basis of terrorism. The man was notified of the trespass order by the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, and informed that if he were to call the hotel again and the hotel reported with proof they received another phone call from him a warrant for his arrest would be requested on the basis of harassment.

8:40 p.m. A deputy took a report for a reckless driver in the 23000 block of Road G.

Monday, April 1

10:23 a.m. A deputy took a report for two men that were reported missing at 6 a.m. in the 9000 block of Road N. Both men were safely located via Classic Air Helicopter after a search and rescue effort was made. The ATV/UTV they left in at 6 p.m. the night before broke down in Cannon Ball Mesa.

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