Multiple crashes amid snow storm: The Record for Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 | SteamboatToday.com

Multiple crashes amid snow storm: The Record for Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019

8:39 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers received a report of a theft from the 800 block of Yampa Street. 

11:45 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a fender-bender crash after a vehicle slid in the snow and into another car.

11:58 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a collision between a vehicle and a delivery truck in the 30700 block of Elk Lane. No injuries were reported.  

12:08 p.m. Deputies responded to a rollover with no reported injuries at mile marker 123 along U.S. Highway 40.  

12:17 p.m. Officers were called about some people loitering inside their vehicle in the parking lot of a vacation rental business in the 1000 block of High Point Drive. A manager with the business asked the people to leave, but they refused. When officers arrived and told them to leave, they followed orders. 

2:59 p.m. Police were called about a three-vehicle collision with no reported injuries at Pine Grove Road and Central Park Drive. 

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3:59 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a small dog running loose near traffic in the 2000 block of Lincoln Avenue. Animal control officers managed to capture the dog, which had no tags and was wearing a plaid harness. They brought the animal to the Routt County Humane Society. 

4:37 p.m. Police were called about two vehicles doing donuts in a parking lot at the Howelsen Hill rodeo grounds. One of the vehicles got stuck in the snow. Officers issued warnings to the drivers.

6:33 p.m. A passerby called police after noticing a box truck with a power chord extending out of it and strange noises coming from within. Officers found two men inside spray-painting vehicle parts. 

Total incidents: 68

  • Steamboat officers had 36 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Routt County deputies had 19 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to 13 calls 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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