Thursday, Sept. 28
12:05 p.m.: A man was arrested at Montezuma County Combined Courts, 865 N. Park St., on a warrant for failure to appear on a local misdemeanor charge.
2:22 p.m.: A man was arrested in the 1200 block of Animas Street on a warrant for failure to appear on a local misdemeanor charge after police responded to a report that he was waving his arms and dancing in a field.
4:22 p.m.: A woman was arrested outside the Cortez Public Library, 202 N. Park St., on a La Plata County warrant for failure to appear on a misdemeanor charge.
7:59 p.m.: A man was arrested in the 400 block of South Elm Street on a Farmington, New Mexico, warrant for failure to appear on a drug possession charge, and on suspicion of unlawfully possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. A syringe and a container with heroin residue were found in the man’s pocket. Several containers of meth and drug paraphernalia items were found in his vehicle.
Friday, Sept. 29
8:42 a.m.: Police responded to a report of criminal mischief in the 100 block of East Carpenter Street. A man claimed the gas tank on his vehicle, which belonged to Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, had been ruptured sometime after 9 p.m. the previous day. While police were investigating, four other people in the area also reported their vehicles’ gas tanks had been ruptured. Responding officers reported all the holes in the gas tanks were the same size, and in at least two cases, the estimated damage was $1,200. The case remains under investigation.
12:52 p.m.: Police responded to a report of found property in the 700 block of East Fourth Street. A man claimed he had found a bicycle in the alley near his residence. Police had no reports suggesting the bike was stolen.
1:52 p.m.: Police responded to a report of criminal mischief in the 30 block of West Seventh Street. A man claimed five windows in a residence he was renting out had been broken, causing an estimated $1,200 in total damage. The case remains under investigation.
10:30 p.m.: A man was arrested in the 1 block of North Park Street on suspicion of an open container violation, being intoxicated in the roadway, possession of alcohol in the park and resisting arrest. Police reportedly contacted him after he was almost hit by a vehicle while walking across the Main and Park Street intersection. He reportedly threw a bottle of vodka and a package of marijuana on the ground during the arrest and refused to pick them up, then struggled when responding officers handcuffed him. He was medically cleared at Southwest Memorial Hospital due to severe intoxication.
10:56 p.m.: A man was arrested in the 1 block of Sligo Street on suspicion of DUI, DUI per se and driving with a defective headlight.
11:22 p.m.: A man was arrested outside Dolores State Bank, 744 E. Main St., on suspicion of being intoxicated in the roadway. The man reportedly thanked police for arresting him because he “needed a warm place to sleep tonight.” He was medically cleared at Southwest Memorial Hospital due to severe intoxication.
Saturday, Sept. 30
3:26 a.m.: Two men were arrested in the 29000 block of U.S. Highway 160 on suspicion of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after their vehicle was pulled over for improper use of a turn signal, driving with an obscured windshield and weaving. A package of black tar heroin was reportedly found in one man’s pocket, and another package of the same substance was found in the spot where the other man had been sitting in the patrol car while police searched the vehicle. Multiple loaded syringes were found in a bag belonging to one of the men. Several empty syringes and a small package of marijuana were found in a purse belonging to a female passenger, but she was not charged. Responding officers issued a verbal warning to the driver for the traffic violations.