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Bear causes traffic issues: The Record for Tuesday, May 21

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

11:24 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers received a report of shoplifting at a business in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive. Employees there caught someone trying to take $22 worth of items from the store. 

11:33 a.m. Officers were called about a drunken pedestrian in the 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital. 

1:29 p.m. Officers received another report of shoplifting at a business in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive after someone tried to take a gallon of milk.

1:42 p.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters took a man to the hospital. He was bleeding after he fell from his wheelchair in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue.

3:31 p.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called about a single vehicle rollover at mile marker 3 along Routt County Road 129. No one was injured. 

4:26 p.m. Officers were called about a bicyclist weaving in and out of traffic at 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue. 

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6 p.m. A caller notified officers about a person smoking an unknown substance in a vehicle with kids inside in the 2000 block of Curve Plaza. No one was in the vehicle when officers arrived.  

8:17 p.m. A resident called about a bear getting into bird feeders in the 3100 block of Chinook Lane. Officers couldn’t find the bear. 

8:33 p.m. Police received a report of vehicles racing at Third Street and Lincoln Avenue, but officers could not find any vehicles matching the description.

9:33 p.m. A bear was running in and out of the road at 11th and Oak streets, causing traffic issues. Officers scared it away from the area. 

11:18 p.m. A caller notified police of a woman who did not appear dressed for the cold weather in the 500 block of Ore House Plaza. 

Total incidents: 55

  • Steamboat officers had 29 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Sheriff’s deputies had 16 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat firefighters responded to seven calls for service.
  • Yampa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to two calls for service.
  • Oak Creek Routt 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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