Mistaking a baseball field for a road: The Record for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 | SteamboatToday.com

Mistaking a baseball field for a road: The Record for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

8:56 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called about a highly intoxicated man at Steamboat Resort. They took him to the hospital for detox.

12:01 p.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called about a theft at a hotel in the 3100 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Someone stole several hand and power tools.

12:19 p.m. A person brought their bike to a repair shop in the 800 block of Lincoln Avenue to get some work done on it. After a few days passed and they did not hear back from the repair shop, they called officers to complain.

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3:57 p.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash with unknown injuries at mile marker 150 along U.S. Highway 40.

4:23 p.m. Employees at a liquor store in the 900 block of Weiss Drive called officers to verify an ID that they suspected was fake. Officers confirmed that the ID was valid.

4:47 p.m. A resident in the 1800 block of Hunters Drive called officers to complain that their road had not been plowed.

6:52 p.m. Officers were called about a vehicle that drove onto a baseball field in the 800 block of Howelsen Parkway and got stuck. A snow groomer had cleared a path on the field for skiers and the driver of the vehicle thought that the path was a road.

7:14 p.m. Steamboat Fire Rescue firefighters were called about a report of a structure fire in the 400 block of Ore House Plaza. It turned out to be a malfunctioning washing machine that created smoke. The machine had stopped smoking by the time firefighters arrived.

9:01 p.m. Officers were called about a driver parked on the side of the road and obstructing traffic. The driver was talking on her cellphone.

11:42 p.m. Officers were called about a suspicious vehicle in the 800 block of Howelsen Parkway.

Total incidents: 45

  • Steamboat officers had 25 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 Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to 11 calls for service.
  • West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters responded to one call for service.
  • Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers received 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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