Saturday, July 20
4:20 p.m. An officer was called to Valley Sun Village, 700 E. Second St., to serve a man with an active warrant. The man attempted to flee, and as the officer tried to stop him, both of them tumbled to the ground. The officer ordered the man to put his hands up, and he complied, and he was arrested on an outstanding warrant. While he was being arrested, another man came to visit him, and he also had an outstanding warrant. Both men were arrested and left in custody of Montezuma County Detention Center.
11:57 p.m. An officer was called to a hit-and-run in a parking lot at 309 N. Broadway. A man said he came out of a bar and noticed his vehicle had been hit. A witness gave the officer a description of a dark-colored pickup truck that hit the vehicle. The pickup was later identified in the 500 block of Madison Street, and the driver said he was unaware he had hit another vehicle. The officer took photos of the minor damage to the pickup and filed a report. No action was taken.
Sunday, July 21
12:30 a.m. An officer in the 1100 block of East Main Street observed a man driving a white Ford Thunderbird erratically. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but it fled, running a red light at Harrison Street. The vehicle was stopped at Mildred Road, and the officer recognized the driver from previous contacts. After a conversation about the stop, the man became combative and refused to exit his vehicle. He then turned the music on his radio up loud. Another officer arrived to assist in the stop. The man resisted officers while being pulled from the car. The man appeared to be reaching to his waistband for what the officers suspected was a weapon. Eventually, officers handcuffed the man, who cussed at officers and made disparaging racial comments about them. The man was arrested for obstructing an officer and for resisting arrest. He was searched, and a knife was found on him. A search of the car discovered an empty bag from LivWell marijuana dispensary and a glass marijuana pipe. The man was cited for driving under the influence, driving without a valid license, careless driving, resisting arrest, obstructing an officer, underage consumption of alcohol and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. He was left in custody of Montezuma County Detention Center.
8:19 a.m. An officer was called to Sonic Drive-in, 436 N. Broadway, about a man who was passed out in his vehicle when he was delivered his food. When the officer contacted the man, he could smell alcohol on his breath and observed two small bottles of Fireball alcohol and a large bottle of whiskey. The man had a protection order issued against him banning the possession or consumption of alcohol. The man was arrested for violation of a protection order. He was left in custody of Montezuma County Detention Center.
7:57 p.m. An officer was called to the Montezuma County Detention Center to issue an active warrant to a male inmate.
Monday, July 22
8:22 a.m. An officer was called about vandalism in the 100 block of West MacArthur Avenue. A woman reported someone tagged her fence with dark red spray paint. No clues about a suspect were observed at the scene. The officer filed a report.
8:42 a.m. An officer was called to serve a warrant to a man at Montezuma County Combined Court, 865 N. Park St. The man was arrested and left in custody of Montezuma County Detention Center.
10:09 a.m. An officer was called to a traffic accident in the 300 block of East Main Street. A SUV was hit while parked. The parties decided to take care of the incident privately. A report was filed.
4:58 p.m. An officer was patrolling in the 1800 block of East Main Street when he observed a woman who he recognized with an active warrant. The woman was arrested and left in custody of Montezuma County Detention Center.
Monday, July 23
8:12 a.m. An officer was called to Sun Glass Cortez about a broken window. A glass door on the north side of the building was broken. The officer investigated and took pictures of footprints and damage to the glass door. He filed a report including pictures as evidence.