Tuesday, Sept. 26
10:36 a.m.: A man was arrested in the 28000 block of U.S. Highway 160 on suspicion of third-degree assault and domestic violence after his wife claimed he hit her with a chair, punched her in the shoulder and spit in her face while he was upset about not being able to find his cigarettes.
3:37 p.m.: A man was arrested at Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St., on two warrants for failure to appear.
3:38 p.m.: A man was served with three warrants for failure to appear at Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St.
3:39 p.m.: A man was served with two warrants for failure to comply at Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St.
4:12 p.m.: Deputies responded to a report of a deer that had been hit by a car in the 8000 block of County Road 25. The car’s driver said no damage had been done to the vehicle, but asked that the injured deer be euthanized. The responding deputy shot the deer with his sidearm.
5:21 p.m.: A man was issued a summons in the 3000 block of U.S. Highway 160 on suspicion of displaying fictitious plates and driving without insurance.
7:17 p.m.: Deputies responded to a report of theft in the 21000 block of County Road G. A woman claimed her son’s smartphone, valued at about $554, had been stolen while he was riding the bus home from school. She said she had texted the phone number to let the thief know she would call law enforcement, and received a message that gave a name and said the person would return the phone the following day. Deputies contacted the one Cortez school district student whose name corresponded to the message, but the phone was not in his possession. The case remains under investigation.
Wednesday, Sept. 27
1:07 p.m.: Deputies responded to a report of found property at Cortez Cash and Pawn, 24099 County Road G.2. A store manager claimed a woman had tried to pawn a pink rifle which was listed stolen out of Grimes County, Texas, after a burglary in 2012. The woman claimed her father had purchased the gun at a different pawnshop and given it to her. Deputies were unable to contact the woman’s father and made no arrests. The case remains under investigation.
Thursday, Sept. 28
2:14 p.m.: A woman was served with a warrant at Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St.
Friday, Sept. 29
1:12 p.m.: A man was remanded from Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St.
3:10 p.m.: A man was arrested at Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St., on a warrant for failure to comply.
5:34 p.m.: A man was arrested in the 100 block of Spruce Street, Towaoc, on a warrant for a burglary case after he was apprehended by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Saturday, Sept. 30
12:27 a.m.: A man was arrested in the 3000 block of County Road 21 on suspicion of DUI, driving under restraint and an open-container violation after he was pulled over for weaving.
2:35 a.m.: Two women were arrested at the Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St., on suspicion of attempting to escape the jail and criminal mischief after they reportedly caused $275 of damage to a cell window with a pair of toenail clippers. A fellow inmate claimed they had asked her to deliver dark blue uniforms to their cell so they would be less visible while escaping at night. One woman claimed she needed to escape because the Mexican mafia was after her and she didn’t feel safe in the jail.