Sunday, April 19
1:46 p.m. A deputy responded to a report of an uncontrolled burn in the 26000 block of Road 38. A brush pile, grass and fallen trees were on fire. The fire jumped the river, but the Dolores Fire Protection District contained it quickly, and no other property damage occurred. The property owner who started the fire told to contact the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office for a burn permit next time.
Monday, April 20
6:55 p.m. A man was seen on private property in the 27300 block of Road T.5. The suspect was wearing all black clothing. The resident took a picture of the man and gave it to the deputy. No items were reported missing. The deputy told the suspect that he him could not trespass on private property. The man, who had a felony warrant, and was arrested. During a search, two needles were found, and the man reported he was having withdrawal symptoms. He was transported to the hospital for medical clearance before being taken to the detention center.
9:01 p.m. While on patrol, a deputy observed a vehicle with expired registration tags and initiated a traffic stop. The female driver stated she knew her tags were expired and did not have her license or insurance cards. Dispatch confirmed the woman had a revoked license. She was issued a summons and released to a friend.
Thursday, April 23
12:41 a.m. A restraining order violation was reported in the 9500 block of Road 29.1. A woman heard three or four knocks on her front door at 12:35 a.m. When she checked the door, no one was there, but she then heard knocking on the back door. She asked who it was and heard the voice of her ex-husband, whom she had a restraining order against. Another witness also identified the man. The suspect was located in a sleeper compartment of a semitrailer and was taken into custody.
11:45 a.m. A grave and bones found during an excavation in the 21500 block of County Road W. The property was being excavated and some bones and what appeared to be a casket were unearthed. The grave was estimated to be from the turn of the century. The coroner recovered an animal bone, but no human bones.
6:47 p.m. A burglary was reported in the 800 block of Central Avenue, Dolores. A couple returned from a trip and found their house to be “messed up.” The scene was documented. No suspects were identified.
7:08 p.m. Larceny was reported in the 18500 block of Colorado Highway 145. The owners reported a black, silver-trimmed Chevrolet Avalanche with Utah plates pulled into the driveway and looked around their two rental homes. The truck left and then returned, and a large man with a short woman backed under the carport and walked around the rentals. After they left, the owners noticed their blue air compressor was gone. The vehicle could not be located that night; however, the suspects returned the air compressor on April 24 and apologized to the owners. The owners did not wish to press charges.
10:11 p.m. Two CDOT workers contacted a deputy to report a man in a silver Jeep was passed out and unresponsive on the side of the highway in the 38000 block of Colorado Highway 145. State troopers and a deputy responded. The man was contacted at a home in the 26200 block of Road 38.5 and taken into custody for DUI.
Friday, April 24
3:59 p.m. A deputy was dispatched to Montezuma County Detention Center, 730 E. Driscoll St., for a warrant service. A man was served with one warrant.
Saturday, April 25
6:51 p.m. A man flipped an ATV in a pasture in the 28700 block of Road 38. He had a cut above his eye and an injured jaw. His passenger, who confirmed the account, injured his shoulder and cut and bruised his head. EMS examined the men, and family took them to the hospital. No charges were filed.
Sunday, April 26
1:01 p.m. A deputy responded to a report of threats in the 15500 block of Road 22 after a woman and her boyfriend had an argument. She had taken him to the hospital but had been sent away, leaving him to find a ride home. The couple were advised to separate for the night, but refused.
4:10 p.m. A deputy responded to a report of harassment in the 12700 block of Road 22. A man and his aunt shared a driveway, and she had recently installed a speed bump in the driveway that he claimed his car could not get over. The man tried to squash the speed bump by peeling out over it with his truck, and he and another man who lived on the property got into an argument. He accused the man of kicking his bumper and requested charges for damage. The deputy observed a dent on the bumper and possible shoe pattern. The accused man stated no one damaged anything. Photographic evidence was taken, but no witnesses confirmed the bumper had been kicked. The other man agreed to replace the bumper because he could not lose time at work gong to court. The agreement was accepted.
Monday, April 27
12:33 p.m. A woman reported that people were moving cattle east on County Road Z, in front of her property. She tried to scare the cattle away with loud noises and was confronted by a man on horseback. She said she felt threatened because the horse was close by and hit it in the butt with a dust pan. The horse moved and knocked her phone from her hand. She said the cattle issue was ongoing and the owners didn’t like her Asian accent. A deputy observed no property damage. The cattle’s owner stated he’s had problems with the woman trying to spook the cattle. He confirmed that the woman had hit his horse on the butt with a dustpan. The man was advised to contact the sheriff for a civil standby the next time he needed to move his cattle down Road Z. The woman was advised of the agreement for a civil standby and agreed as well.
2:40 p.m. An animal carcass was reported in the 13000 block of County Road 20. A woman told a deputy that someone in a red Dodge Dakota dumped a dog carcass on the side of the road near her home. The scene was documented.
Tuesday, April 28
10:34 a.m. A cold theft was reported in the 14700 block of Road 37. The property owner said appliances had been stolen from the property in September, but had not been reported because he didn’t know he needed to report it before making an insurance claim. The deputy saw no sign of forced entry, but did observe that the appliances were missing. There were no suspects.