Man wears mask while driving: The Record for Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 | SteamboatToday.com

Man wears mask while driving: The Record for Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019

6:16 a.m. A pickup caught fire in the 25300 block of Routt County Road 33A. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters arrived to 15-foot flames engulfing the truck. They managed to extinguish the fire before it spread to nearby grassland.

7:20 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called about a man wearing a mask while driving in the 2100 block of Curve Plaza. Officers observed him enter a business in the area wearing a bandana over his face, but he was not committing any crimes.

11:08 a.m. A drunken man was stumbling along the 1800 block of Sunlight Drive. Officers issued him a warning for an incident from Tuesday, when he allegedly caused a disturbance at a residence in the 2000 block of Elk River Road.

11:14 a.m. A bike was stolen from an unspecified location along Burgess Creek Road. 

12:30 p.m. A man called police, accusing a restaurant in the 1100 block of Yampa Street of overcharging him.

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12:44 p.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called about a man passed out under a bridge in the 1600 block of Shield Drive. 

5:52 p.m. A man found a pair of bloody shorts near a slide in the 800 block of Howelsen Parkway. He worried someone had been hurt, but officers found no evidence of that. 

7:40 p.m. Someone stole a woman’s load of laundry from a laundromat in the 800 block of Weiss Drive. 

8:42 p.m. A bike was stolen from the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive. 

8:43 p.m. Police were called about a disturbance at a vacation rental business in the 1000 block of High Point Drive. A man was upset at the front desk receptionist because there were no available units. 

Total incidents: 72

  • Steamboat officers had 42 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Sheriff’s deputies had 22 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat firefighters responded to six 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.

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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