Monticello police chief placed on leave pending investigation into handling of arrest, 911 call of officer

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah — Two San Juan County Sheriff’s Office employees and the Monticello police chief were placed on administrative while the sheriff’s office conducts an internal investigation associated with the arrest of a Monticello police officer.

The sheriff’s office is investigating an incident that took place on Dec. 2 regarding the handling of a 911 call by a dispatcher and the arrest of Monticello police officer Cole Young.

“The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal investigation  as to whether policies and procedures were followed during and after the 911 call in association with the arrest of Monticello Police Officer, Cole Young,” according to a statement from San Juan County Sheriff’s Office.

Monticello Police Chief Kent Adair was placed on administrative Monday afternoon pending the conclusion of the investigation tied to the call made to the dispatch center. Sheriff’s office employees were also placed on administrative leave.

Young was arrested after an altercation “related to some personal matters.” He was charged with criminal trespass in a dwelling and assault.

Young was also placed on administrative leave.

Request for the 911 call made to the dispatch center was denied pending the completion of the sheriff’s office investigation.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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