Motorcyclist arrested on DUI charge after crashing into fire hydrant: The Record for Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 | SteamboatToday.com

Motorcyclist arrested on DUI charge after crashing into fire hydrant: The Record for Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019

Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019

2:03 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called about a bear eating trash out of a dumpster outside a hotel in the 200 block of Lincoln Avenue. An employee tried to shoo the animal away, but it would not leave. Officers shot it with a less-lethal round, which scared the bear away.

2:55 p.m. Police were notified of some graffiti on a cluster of mailboxes in the 2500 block of South Copper Frontage. 

4:34 p.m. A heavily intoxicated man refused to leave a business in the 600 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Officers conducted a welfare check and arranged for an ambulance to take him to the hospital.

4:49 p.m. North Routt Fire Protection District firefighters assisted a woman who rolled her UTV near Clark. She went to the hospital for some stitches, but she had no life-threatening injuries. 

5:19 p.m. Officers received a report of a woman who had been reportedly coming into a business in the 1800 block of Shield Drive for several days and bothering employees. Police barred her from the property.

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5:58 p.m. Officers were called about a man and woman arguing in a parking lot in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive. 

6:18 p.m. Police received a report of a drunken pedestrian in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive.

6:34 p.m. Someone found a small, black dog at Oak and Third streets. Officers took it to the animal shelter. 

8:14 p.m. Police responded to a report of a motorcyclist who ran off the road and into a fire hydrant in the 600 block of Marketplace Plaza. Officers arrested a man on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Total incidents: 50

  • Steamboat officers had 30 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies had 14 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to three calls for service.
  • North Routt firefighters responded to two calls 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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