Belligerent hitchhiker: The Record for Monday, April 15, 2019 | SteamboatToday.com

Belligerent hitchhiker: The Record for Monday, April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

1:54 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called about a man standing in the middle of the road, trying to hitchhike at Lincoln Avenue and Shield Drive. When officers offered him a courtesy ride, he became belligerent and refused.

9:23 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called about a reported threat in the 400 block of Willow Bend in Oak Creek.

12:10 p.m. Officers were called about a disturbance at a business in the 1000 block of Central Park Drive. A security guard there said a mother had reportedly kicked her child. After checking the security footage, officers determined the child was actually hanging on the mother’s foot as she was walking around.  

1:37 p.m. Deputies arrested a man on suspicion of driving under the influence.

1:55 p.m. A caller notified officers about new graffiti spray painted on a tunnel along the Yampa River Core Trail near Howelsen Hill.

2:04 p.m. A man called officers after he noticed his credit card had been charged $1,600 at a local business. His primary suspects are a cleaning crew he recently hired and his own son.

Crime Stoppers

If you have information about any unsolved crime, contact Routt County Crime Stoppers. You will remain anonymous and could earn a cash reward.

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4:25 p.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters assisted someone who was bleeding in the 200 block of Park Avenue.

5:53 p.m. Officers were called about a woman accused of shoplifting $12 worth of makeup from a grocery store in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive.

10:23 p.m. Officers received a report of a stolen vehicle at 10th Street and Lincoln Avenue. The owners of the vehicle later realized they parked it at a different location.

Total incidents: 57

  • Steamboat officers had 36 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Routt County deputies had 18 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to three calls 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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