Bear goes on a dumpster buffet: The Record for Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | SteamboatToday.com

Bear goes on a dumpster buffet: The Record for Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

1:38 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a man stumbling around drunk in the 800 block of Weiss Circle. They gave him a courtesy ride home.  

2:13 a.m. North Routt Fire Protection District firefighters assisted a man who fell and possibly broke his hip in the 54700 block of Routt County Road 129 in Clark. 

4:21 a.m. Officers were called about a bear that got into two vehicles in the 2200 block of Storm Meadows Drive, then climbed onto nearby balconies.  

10:01 a.m. Officers received report of a burglary in the 800 block of Amethyst Drive. The owner of a business there was reviewing the security footage and saw an unknown man enter the building. It turned out to be a new employee of the business whom the owner did not recognize.

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10:31 a.m. An owner of a storage unit in the 1900 block of 13th Avenue called officers after finding his motorbike missing from the unit. Police later found that a person who shares the unit had temporarily removed the motorbike to clean the storage space. 

11:06 a.m. The driver of a Steamboat Springs Transit bus notified officers after finding a backpack with marijuana inside one of the seats. 

11:32 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash at mile marker 147 along U.S. Highway 40. A woman swerved off the road and into an embankment after trying to pass a semitrailer. She was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries. 

12:15 p.m. An owner of a vehicle called officers after noticing what appeared to be scratch and puncture marks from bear claws on the car.

3:56 p.m. Officers were called about a bear eating out of a dumpster in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue 

7:57 p.m. Officers were called about the same bear, which this time had climbed into a tree at Eighth and Yampa streets.        

11:08 p.m. The same bear as above was trying to get into a dumpster in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue. Officers coaxed him out of the downtown area.

Total incidents: 48

  • Steamboat officers had 32 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Sheriff’s deputies had nine cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to four calls for service.
  • West Fire Protection District firefighters responded to two calls for service.
  • North Routt 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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