‘A bear blocked my car:’ The Record for Thursday, June 27, 2019 | SteamboatToday.com

‘A bear blocked my car:’ The Record for Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

8:05 a.m. After a bear got into a dumpster in the 3100 block of South Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs Police Department officers issued a citation to the business that owns the dumpster for failing to secure it.  

11:37 a.m. Officers received a report of lost property. Someone lost a 10-karat gold chain in the downtown area.

12:23 p.m. Officers received a fraud report from a woman who discovered someone opened a credit card account in her name. 

12:50 p.m. Police were called about a child locked inside a car in the 600 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Officers determined the child was OK because the air conditioner was on, and a parent was nearby. 

2:06 p.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters received a report of a structure fire in the 40400 block of Haven Place from someone who smelled smoke in the area. The smell was actually from burnt food, not a structure fire.

4:15 p.m. Police found a tan purse in the middle of the road at Dream Island Plaza and Lincoln Avenue. 

6:17 p.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash with unknown injuries along Routt County Road 33 near Oak Creek. 

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6:48 p.m. Officers arrested a man suspected of stealing several items from a business in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive. 

7:22 p.m. Officers were called about a bear eating out of a dumpster in the 1100 block of Hilltop Parkway. 

8:06 p.m. A woman called police about a bear in a dumpster in the 2300 block of Storm Meadows Drive. The animal was preventing the woman from getting to her car. Officers shot the bear with a less-lethal round to scare it away. 

8:34 p.m. Officers responded to a report of two men who got into a fight at Fourth and Pine streets because one man thought the other was driving too fast through the neighborhood. 

11:34 p.m. A man called police after hearing glass break, followed by laughter, at a neighboring condominium unit in the 3000 block of Village Drive. Officers investigated the area but found no signs of criminal activity.

Total incidents: 46

  • Steamboat officers had 30 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Sheriff’s deputies had 10 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat Springs firefighters responded to five calls for service.
  • Oak Creek Fire Protection District firefighters responded to one call for service.

The Record offers a glimpse of police activity and is not a comprehensive report of all police activity. Calls such as domestic violence, sexual assaults and juvenile situations typically do not appear in The Record.


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