Steamboat briefs for Dec. 8 |

Steamboat briefs for Dec. 8

Steamboat man arrested for assault of an officer

Ian Harper, a 25-year-old Steamboat Springs resident, was arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly assaulting a Steamboat Springs police officer.

Sgt. Dale Coyner said Harper was observed backing his car into a large trash container outside a bar when police officers were on an unrelated call in downtown Steamboat. When asked to perform roadside sobriety tests, Coyner said, Harper ran away.

When he was caught, a struggle allegedly ensued, and a Steamboat Springs police officer injured his knee.

“We think it’s minor at this point,” Coyner said. “But we’re not sure yet.”

The officer and Harper, who suffered minor scrapes, Coyner said, were treated at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Harper subsequently was booked in the Routt County Jail.

He is charged with driving under the influence, careless driving, open container, no driver’s license in his possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, obstruction of justice and third-degree assault.

U.S. Marine Corps taking donations for Toys for Tots

The U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Foundation is a nonprofit organization authorized by the U.S. Marine Corps and Department of Defense to provide fundraising and other necessary support for the annual Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots Program.

Now in its 61st year, Toys for Tots provides joy and a message of hope to economically disadvantaged children through the gift of a new toy during the Christmas holiday season. Gifts offer these children hope, recognition and a positive memory they will cherish for a lifetime.

Thanks to Steamboat Motors for being the toy drop-off location in Steamboat Springs. Thanks to the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors, for also collecting toys. Also thanks to the Routt County United Way for the distribution of the toys.

Toys can be dropped off at Steamboat Motors until Dec. 20.

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