Bear locks itself in dumpster: The Record for Thursday, June 6, 2019 | SteamboatToday.com

Bear locks itself in dumpster: The Record for Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019

2:53 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers received a noise complaint from the 3300 block of Columbine Drive. Officers arrived and found a group of people playing Rock Band, a music performance video game, very loudly. The musical gamers were told to quiet down. 

11:59 a.m. Officers were called about a driver passing cars illegally and cutting people off along Lincoln Avenue. Officers pulled the driver over and issued a citation for careless driving. 

12:30 p.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters assisted a man who suffered a head injury after crashing on his skateboard in the 2300 block of Apres Ski Way. 

4:03 p.m. Police were called about a man screaming at people and making them feel uncomfortable in the 200 block of Anglers Drive. Officers were unable to locate the man. 

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4:05 p.m. A caller notified officers of a bear that had locked itself inside a dumpster in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive. The animal eventually managed to free itself. 

4:45 p.m. Steamboat firefighters responded to a two-car, motor vehicle crash in the 500 block of Marketplace Plaza. One driver complained of neck pain, but no one was taken to the hospital.

10:52 p.m. Officers received a noise complaint from the 2500 block of Copper Ridge Drive. Residents were having a loud party but agreed to quiet down when police arrived. 

Total incidents: 48

  • Steamboat officers had 32 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies had nine cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat firefighters responded to five calls for service.
  • Yampa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to one call for service.
  • West 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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