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Driver arrested on drug charges: The Record for Thursday, May 16

Thursday, May 16, 2019

4:32 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were flagged down in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue by several people who had been drinking. Officers gave them a courtesy ride home.  

6:25 a.m. Officers received a report of someone finding explosives at a condominium complex in the 1000 block of Mountain Village Circle. The explosives turned out to be fireworks that hadn’t been detonated. Officers took them away for destruction. 

9:50 a.m. Officers were called about a disturbance at a bank in the 2100 block of Resort Drive. A customer was angry and arguing with employees after they charged him a fee for cashing a check.

11:43 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies pulled over a driver for following too closely along U.S. Highway 40 near Hayden. The driver was arrested on suspicion on possessing a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

11:49 a.m. The owner of a storage unit in the 2500 block of Copper Ridge Drive called officers after noticing the lock to the unit had been cut off and replaced with a new one. Nothing had been stolen, and a key was in the new lock. 

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12:56 p.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to an emergency alarm inside an elevator in the 600 block of Snapdragon Way. A person delivering mail accidentally had pressed the emergency button. 

2:21 p.m. Officers were called about the theft of a suitcase at a hotel in the 700 block of South Lincoln Avenue. A man had mistaken the suitcase for his friend’s and driven away with it. He returned it to the hotel after he realized his mistake.

6:59 p.m. Officers conducted a welfare check on a cold and wet man sitting in a parking lot in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive. He was taken to the hospital. 

Total incidents: 75

  • Steamboat officers had 57 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Routt County deputies had 11 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat firefighters responded to four calls for service.
  • West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters responded to two 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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