Child tries to eat eraser: The Record for Monday, April 8, 2019 | SteamboatToday.com

Child tries to eat eraser: The Record for Monday, April 8, 2019

Monday, April 8, 2019

12:06 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called about a suspicious incident in the 1400 block of 13th Street. A neighbor thought they heard people wrestling outside and worried someone might get hurt. Officers did not find anyone outside and attributed the noise to animals.  

12:35 a.m. A resident called officers after their neighbor threatened to start a fight in the street with a former tenant in the 3300 block of Après Ski Way.  

1:40 a.m. A concerned resident called officers to report their friend was driving to Denver under the influence of drugs. Officers were not able to locate the driver. 

8:06 a.m. Officers were called about a bear in a trash can at Laurel and Spruce streets. They managed to shoo the bear into a tree.

10:47 a.m. A child got hold of her father’s phone and was calling businesses trying to find her pacifier. Business owners reported the incident to officers, who ensured the child was OK. 

10:54 a.m. The same bear that officers dealt with earlier in the day was dragging a bag of trash across the road at Seventh and Aspen streets.

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12:45 p.m. Oak Creek Fire Protection District firefighters assisted a child who tried to eat a pencil eraser and got it stuck in his esophagus.

2:26 p.m. A caller notified officers that the same bear from earlier was at Eighth and Aspen streets. The caller was going to help divert students away from the bear as they walked home from school.

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5:12 p.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called about an animal bite at a residence in the 42600 block of Routt County Road 36. A child was bitten on the face by a babysitter’s dog and suffered minor scratches. 

7:55 p.m. Officers were called about a drunken man passed out in the hallway of a hotel in the 1000 block of Lincoln Avenue. He was taken to the hospital for detox.

9:43 p.m. Officers were called about another drunken man nodding in and out of consciousness in the 500 block of Marketplace Plaza. When officers checked on him, the man said he was OK and waiting for a bus home.

Total incidents: 51

  • Steamboat officers had 35 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 Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to three calls for service.
  • Oak Creek 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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