Blocking traffic to look for elk: The Record for Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | SteamboatToday.com

Blocking traffic to look for elk: The Record for Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

4:53 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called about a car parked in the middle of the street at Burgess Creek and Ridge roads. When officers asked the people in the car what they were doing, they said they were looking for elk. 

10:49 a.m. Officers received a call from a woman who got a suspicious email claiming her computer had been hacked and requesting her personal information to fix it. Police confirmed it was a scam and warned her not to give out any information.

10:54 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called about a suspicious incident outside a business in the 10 block of Moffat Avenue in Yampa. A woman was behind the wheel of her vehicle when the air bags suddenly deployed. 

12:35 p.m. A caller notified officers about a man at a gas station in the 10 block of Anglers Drive who had been barred from the premises and returned. He was gone by the time officers arrived. 

12:38 p.m. A student called officers for help finding a backpack full of textbooks they left at a bus stop. 

5:36 p.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters assisted an unconscious person in the 800 block of Oak Street. 

6:21 p.m. Officers were called by a resident who lost money in a phone scam. The person received a call from someone claiming to be with the Steamboat Police Department, demanding money. The resident said the scammer was very convincing and even called from a number that appeared to be associated with the police department.

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10:13 p.m. Officers were called about a suspicious man hanging behind a gas station in the 1400 block of South Lincoln Avenue. When officers asked the man what he was doing, he said his friends had ditched him, and he was waiting for a ride home.

Total incidents: 48

  • Steamboat officers had 31 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Sheriff’s deputies had 12 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat firefighters responded to four calls for service.
  • North 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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