On the record for Moffat County Jail Feb. 6
January crime of the month
According to a press release from the District Attorney of the 14th Judicial District:
On the evening of Jan. 22 a juvenile ran his vehicle off the road on Highway 13 after failing to pull over for a trooper with the Colorado State Patrol. After the truck came to a stop, the occupants of the truck ran into a nearby house. Additional officers responded to the scene surrounding the house. Eventually, the juvenile came out and was placed in custody. No one was injured. The District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the incident to determine what charges should be filed.
The apprehension of the juvenile and investigation of the crimes allegedly committed were a multi-agency effort. The Colorado State Patrol, Craig Police Department and the Moffat County Sherriff’s Office were able to control a fluid and hazardous situation and bring it to resolution without harm to suspects, witnesses, or officers.
“Our law enforcement agencies did a superb job bringing this dangerous situation to a safe conclusion,” District Attorney Brett Barkey said.
Any charges filed against the juvenile are mere allegations and the juvenile is to be presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Moffat County Jail
Tuesday, Feb. 3
Isaac David Giron, 27, of Craig, was arrested on charges of third degree asssault, criminal mischief, domestic violence and child abuse.
Kevin Keith McKnight, 48, of Craig, was arrested on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a schedule I/II substance.
That night, Corp. Bryan Gonzales was patrolling the alley between Mathers’ Bar and the Popular Bar. A north-facing red Dodge truck sitting in the one-way southbound alley caught his attention. He saw someone standing next to the truck, and it appeared the person was talking to someone in the truck. After the person outside of the truck retreated to a spot in front of an apartment Gonzales knew from previous contact as the residence of a methamphetamine user, he continued to observe. He followed the truck to another residence he knew had a search warrant for drugs executed in December. The red Dodge left and failed to signal on a turn.
Gonzales pulled the truck over in the 500 block of School Street and contacted McKnight. Gonzales noted McKnight’s passenger was a methamphetamine user he knew from previous contacts. He radioed for Sgt. Courtland Folks to respond with his drug detecting dog. The dog gave a positive alert to the truck. Officers patted down the occupants of the truck and found nothing illegal.
After searching the Dodge, officers found a glass pipe with white residue and lighter. McKnight said he has previously used methamphetamine but hasn’t in months. He claimed the pipe was not his.
Later, as Gonzales went through paperwork, he discovered McKnight had a restraining order and was to stay at least 100 yards from an address on School Street, within a couple of blocks of where McKnight stopped him.
Gonzales also tested the residue in the pipe and it was positive for methamphetamine.
Wednesday, Feb. 4
Anthony Joseph Manning, 49, of Craig, was arrested on one count of violating a restraining order.
Craig Police Department
Tuesday, Feb. 3
At 11:04 a.m. in the 600 block of School Street, officers took report of a statue taken from the St. Michael’s Church yard area. There was also a broken window.
At 5:08 p.m. in the 100 block of East Victory Way, a vehicle hit a power pole. Yampa Valley Electric was called and responded.
Wednesday, Feb. 4
At 1:34 a.m. in the 600 block of Wickes Avenue, officers took report of a cold burglary. Money, a backpack, a Samsung tablet and money orders were taken.
At 7:04 a.m. in the 2300 block of West First Street, an officer took a report of stolen propane tanks. Ten 20-pound full tanks were stolen from M.J.K. Sales and Feed, Inc.
At 1:10 p.m. in the 1100 block of West Victory Way a party reported his bicycle was stolen while he was inside shopping at Centennial Mall.
At 2:12 p.m. in the 900 block of West Eighth Drive, a citizen found a bicycle and it was taken to the Craig Public Safety Center for safe keeping.
At 7:28 p.m. in the 400 block of West Eighth Street, officers responded to and helped with an ambulance assist.
At 11:29 p.m. in the 600 block of Wickes Avenue, officers received a noise complaint. The caller reported people in an apartment upstairs were stomping and singing. Officers went to the apartment and warned the partiers. A half an hour later, the same caller made another report. Officers returned and a citation was issued to a female for a breach of peace.
Thursday, Feb. 5
At 9:10 a.m. in the 900 block of Sloan Circle, officers responded to a report of a chimney fire. It was determined the wood-burning stove had been overloaded with wood, causing billowing smoke. There was no actual chimney fire.
At 10:38 a.m. in the 1100 block of West Victory Way, officers contacted an adult male because of three valid and confirmed warrants. Upon arrest, the subject stated he was confused and did not think warrants would be issued. Later, it was confirmed a court had inappropriately issued the warrants and the subject was released.
At 11:12 a.m. in the 600 block of the alley between Yampa Avenue and Breeze Street, officers received a call of a bloody man near Breeze and Seventh Street. When officers arrived on scene, it was reported and he had jumped from a moving vehicle while en route to the jail to turn himself in on warrants. This male did not want to go to the jail and jumped out of the moving vehicle, stopping his fall with his face. After being transported to the hospital to be stitched, splinted and taped up, he was then transported to the jail to be booked in on his warrants.
At 12:26 p.m. at East Seventh Street and Yampa Avenue, code enforcement red tagged a vehicle for being abandoned for longer than 48 hours and interfering with street maintenance.
At 2:50 p.m. in the 600 block of Green Street, officers responded to a 911 call. Upon arrival, the building was secured. Because the business had not provided current contact information, officers forced entry into the building and found no one inside. It is important for officers to have current contact information when handling a 911 call.
At 3:38 p.m. in the 200 block of East Ninth Street, officers responded to a traffic accident on private property. An adult female was issued a summons for improper backing in a parking area.
At 5:10 p.m. in the 1300 block of Yampa Avenue, officers responded to a 911 call. Kids were playing with the phone.
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