Wednesday, Jan. 22
7:01 p.m. An officer returned a phone call and spoke with a woman about her vehicle being rammed and pushed into a garage. The woman said her ex-husband had borrowed $1,000 for her to buy a car from a woman. The woman said she was supposed to pay the woman $250 a month until the amount was paid off but she said that the vehicle was not running and that it had been parked at her ex-husbands house. The woman said she told the other woman that she could not pay for a vehicle that was not running. The woman said she picked up her daughter from her ex husbands house and her daughter told her that somebody had rammed the vehicle with another vehicle. The woman told the officer that she believed it was the woman that she was buying the vehicle from that did this. The officer reported to the ex-husband’s house who said that he believed that his ex-wife was the one who rammed the vehicle and not the other woman. The officer did not see any damage consistent with the vehicle being struck by another car. The damage to the garage door was caused by a bottle jack. The officer then went to the other woman’s residence and did not observe any damage on the car consistent to the damage on the other vehicle. The officer spoke with the other woman who said she had been at her sisters since the day before and had not driven at all. There are no leads or suspects in this case.
Friday, Jan. 24
9:30 p.m. An officer was parked in his marked patrol vehicle at the intersection of east Main and south Madison St. when he was approached by a man who told him he needed help getting home. The man told the officer he was trying to get to Arizona. The officer could smell an unknown alcohol beverage on the man’s breath. The officer asked the man where he was staying and the man said he was staying at the casino and pointed to the City Market. The officer advised the man that the casino was south of town and the man said no that he was staying in New Mexico. The man said that he was actually staying in Arizona and that he was 19 years old. The officer asked the man if he could perform a pat down of his outer clothing for safety reasons and the man said he could. The officer found 8 full 12 oz. cans of bud light in the mans pockets. The man agreed to taking a PBT and the results were .240. Since the officer could not get an answer out of the man of anywhere in Cortez he could go he arrested him and charged him with underage consumption.
Saturday, Jan. 25
2:14 p.m. An officer was requested to call a woman to take a report of a stolen vehicle. The woman stated her boyfriend broke up with her while at Wal-Mart on the 24th of January. The woman said he got mad at her and took her vehicle without her permission from the Wal-Mart parking lot and went to New Mexico. The woman said she wanted her vehicle entered as stolen. On Jan. 26 at approximately 5:30 a.m. the officer received a note from another officer stating that the woman had called back on Jan. 25 at 8:10 p.m. and said her vehicle had been returned to her and she did not want to pursue charges. The report was canceled.
11:26 p.m. Dispatch requested an officer to respond to a residence for an active fight. As the officer was responding to the area, dispatch advised him that a Native American male wearing a black jacket with long dark hair left the area on foot. When the officer arrived in the area he attempted to locate the male. Approximately five minutes later another officer aired that he was in a foot pursuit with a male matching the description. The officer reported to the location and observed the officer and a male on the ground. The man was resisting arrest and was finally arrested with the help of two other officers. While arresting the man the officer could smell a strong odor of an unknown alcohol beverage coming from his breath. The officer then went back to the residence and spoke with the victims. A man and woman both said a man they had never met before knocked on the door of their residence, when they opened the door the man asked if he could come in and crash at their place tonight. The man at the residence told the Native American male that he could not come in and that he was not welcome inside of his home. The man said that the Native American male said, “That’s not cool bro “ and pushed the door open. The man said the Native American male pushed him so he wrestled him to the ground and escorted him out of his house. He said he did not see which we the man went after that. The man and woman said they would like to press charges on male. The man was arrested and charged with 1st degree burglary, 3rd degree assault and resisting arrest.