Fraud victim buys $500 in fake gift cards: The Record for Tuesday, April 23 | SteamboatToday.com

Fraud victim buys $500 in fake gift cards: The Record for Tuesday, April 23

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

9:10 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers received a report of criminal mischief in the 3400 block of Flagstone Heights Court. It appeared a plow truck had damaged a resident’s fence sometime this winter, and the person just noticed.  

9:54 a.m. A woman called officers to report her neighbor, who made threats against her during a recent argument in the 400 block of Willett Heights Court.

10:04 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called about a hit-and-run at a parking lot in the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue.

10:36 a.m. Yampa Fire Protection District firefighters assisted someone who was having breathing difficulty at a school in the 400 block of Main Street in Yampa. 

1 p.m. Officers received a report of fraud in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive. Someone claiming to be with the Social Security Administration had called a local resident and convinced them to buy $500 in fraudulent gift cards.

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1:54 p.m. A neighbor witnessed someone park on the side of the road and dump a load of random items onto the sidewalk at Tamarack Drive and Mountain Vista Circle. Officers investigated the illegal dumping but could not find the perpetrator.

8:17 p.m. Officers found people sleeping in their car in the 2400 block of Lincoln Avenue. Officers told the people they cannot camp within city limits.

9:52 p.m. Officers arrested a woman on suspicion of theft and possessing a controlled substance.

10:28 p.m. Officers were called about an animal complaint in the 1800 block of Hunters Court. A dog reportedly had been left outside all day and would not stop barking. Officers visited the area but could not find the dog’s owner.

Total incidents: 41

  • Steamboat officers had 31 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Routt County deputies had seven cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat firefighters responded to one call for service.
  • Yampa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to one call for service.
  • West 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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