Bear found sleeping in recycling container: The Record for Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 | SteamboatToday.com

Bear found sleeping in recycling container: The Record for Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019

10:35 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a report of criminal mischief at Third Avenue and Routt Street in Phippsburg. Someone has repeatedly climbed up a streetlight and spray-painted the bulb, blocking the light. Utility employees replaced the bulb. Deputies are investigating the incident.

11:50 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers received a report of people doing drugs somewhere in Steamboat. Police received no further details about the incident. 

4:43 p.m. A caller reported an alleged fraud to police after responding to a Craigslist ad about a place for rent in Steamboat. As the person inquired about the rental, it appeared to be a scam.

7:28 p.m. Officers were called about a bear found sleeping in a large, commercial recycling container behind a business in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive. Officers chased off the animal.

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7:51 p.m. Officers were called about a suspicious vehicle parked at Meadow Lane and Whistler Road. They contacted a man and woman inside, but they were just talking. 

10:08 p.m. Police and Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a motor vehicle crash at Yahmonite Avenue and 10th Street. The driver had a medical emergency and drove off the road. He was taken to the hospital.

Total incidents: 27

  • Steamboat officers had 16 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 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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