Bear hit by car: The Record for Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | SteamboatToday.com

Bear hit by car: The Record for Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

12:25 p.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers responded to a report of a bear eating out of a dumpster at Owl Hoot Trail and Bangtail Way. They shot the animal with a less lethal round to scare it away. 

2:05 a.m. A mother called officers after she locked her adult son out of the house for coming home drunk and belligerent.  

12:29 p.m. Officers responded to a three-vehicle crash in the 2600 block of Copper Ridge Circle. No one was taken to the hospital. 

1:12 p.m. A bear got into a dumpster and left trash on the ground at a residence in the 1400 block of Pine Grove Road. Officers issued a citation to the owners of the dumpster for failing to secure it. 

2:26 p.m. Officers were called to conduct traffic control in the 700 bock of Lincoln Avenue where a trash truck broke down in the middle of the road. 

6:57 p.m. North Routt Fire Protection District firefighters received a report of a structure fire at a home in the 26900 block of Neptune Place. Firefighters arrived and found residents cooking on a barbecue near the house, which was creating smoke.

8:43 p.m. Officers were called about a bear that appeared injured and was lying in the 900 block of Confluence Court. When officers checked on the animal, it got up and seemed healthy.

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9:14 p.m. Officers received a noise complaint from the 3100 block of Columbine Drive involving several people outside, seemingly intoxicated and screaming. Officers told them to quiet down. 

9:44 p.m. A woman called officers after hitting a bear with her car in the 900 block of Confluence Court. Officers went to check on the animal but could not find it.

11:14 p.m. Officers arrested a man for driving with a revoked license after pulling him over for a defective headlight. 

Total incidents: 71

  • Steamboat officers had 38 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies had 18 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to 12 calls for service.
  • North Routt firefighters responded to one call for service.
  • West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters responded to one call for service.
  • Yampa 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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