Horses rescued from frozen pond: The Record for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 | SteamboatToday.com

Horses rescued from frozen pond: The Record for Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019

12:14 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a report of two hunters who went missing near Toponas. Law enforcement eventually found the men in Summit County. 

5:19 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers checked on a man who had been sitting inside his car for an hour outside a gas station in the 2000 block of Curve Plaza. He seemed lethargic but said he felt fine. He drove away soon after. 

6:41 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters and Sheriff’s deputies were called to rescue two horses that got stuck in a frozen stock pond at mile marker 3 along Routt County Road 129. The animals had escaped from their pasture and were submerged up to their necks in the water. Firefighters broke a pathway in the ice and led the horses to safety.

9 a.m. Three bikes worth about $1,600 went missing from a bike rack in the 700 block of Yampa Street. Police recovered the bikes at a nearby location several hours later. 

11:07 a.m. Officers were called about an intoxicated man driving in the 3800 block of Whistler Road. The caller heard the man repeatedly shout from the window that he is a member of a singing choir. 

5:17 p.m. A man was cursing at customers of a café in the 200 block of Anglers Drive. He left before officers arrived. 

Crime Stoppers

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9:20 p.m. A woman called police after finding her gate open and a bucket knocked over on her front porch in the 2700 block of West Acres Drive. Officers investigated the incident as a possible burglary but found nothing broken or missing.

10:16 p.m. A belligerent man refused to leave a bar in the 1100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Officers got him to pay his bill and leave. Twenty minutes later, officers had to kick the same man out of another bar. 

Total incidents: 59

  • Steamboat officers had 31 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Sheriff’s deputies had 20 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat firefighters responded to five calls for service.
  • Oak Creek Fire Protection District firefighters responded to one call for service.
  • North Routt 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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