Drunken man falls asleep in hotel lobby: The Record for Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | SteamboatToday.com

Drunken man falls asleep in hotel lobby: The Record for Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

1:31 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called about a suspicious vehicle in the 3500 block of Copper Ridge Drive. 

5:01 a.m. Police were notified of a bear getting into dumpsters in the 2500 block of Apres Ski Way. The animal had left the area by the time officers arrived. 

6:31 a.m. An employee was working the front desk of a hotel in the 3100 block of South Lincoln Avenue when an intoxicated man stumbled into the lobby. He was not a guest there but tried to sleep on the floor. Officers helped find a sober friend to take the man home.  

1:05 p.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a building that got struck by lightning in the 400 block of South Lincoln Avenue. An employee working at a computer inside the building said the lightning strike caused a sudden power spike, which fried some electrical equipment, creating smoke. Firefighters investigated to ensure the building was free of flames. 

2:58 p.m. A homeowner called officers to report the theft of $2,000 worth of items, including a drone, from his garage in the 200 block of Hilltop Parkway. Police are investigating the incident.

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7:45 p.m. A bear has reportedly been living under a resident’s trailer and eating trash in the 1300 block of Dream Island Plaza. Officers were unable to locate the animal.

7:47 p.m. Officers assisted a woman who ran out of gas in the 500 block of Marketplace Plaza. 

11:59 p.m. A bear was eating out of unsecured trash cans in the 2900 block of West Acres Drive. Officers shot it with a less-lethal round to scare away the animal. 

Total incidents: 37

  • Steamboat officers had 19 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies had 11 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat firefighters responded to three calls for service.
  • West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters responded to one call for service.
  • North Routt Fire Protection District firefighters responded to one call for service.
  • Yampa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to two 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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