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Online dating blackmail: The Record for Friday, March 22, 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019

6:47 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called about a reported disturbance in the 32500 block of Ute Trail in Oak Creek.

8:02 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called about a theft from a vehicle in the 700 block of Walton Pond Circle. Someone reportedly stole about $400 worth of ski equipment and a backpack that was left in the vehicle.

12:09 p.m. A government official was investigating an Italian restaurant in the 10 block of Eighth Street that recently had been seized. He called officers to report that a computer and several iPads were missing. Officers said that the items were returned later in the day.

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1:25 p.m. Officers were called about a woman screaming obscenities inside a business in the 1700 block of Central Park Drive.

5:24 p.m. A driver ran over some grass and a sign in the parking lot of a business in the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue. An employee reported the incident to officers, but the driver and the employee were able to resolve the situation on their own.

6:05 p.m. Officers were called about a woman who was trying to back out of a parking lot and hit another car in the 1400 block of Pine Grove Road. She was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and of unsafe backing.

7:24 p.m. A man came into the Police Department to report that someone is attempting to blackmail him. The man met the person on a dating website where they exchanged intimate messages. The suspected blackmailer told the man that if he didn’t give them money, they would share the messages with his family.

7:33 p.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters assisted a person with a back pain in jury in the 3200 block of Village Drive.

10:25 p.m. Officers were called about people partying in a hot tub after hours at an condominium complex in the 3400 block of Sunburst Court.

10:23 p.m. A Steamboat Springs Transit bus driver called officers to report an intoxicated man in the 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue. He was transported to the hospital for detox.

11:03 p.m. Officers were called about an intoxicated man in dark clothes stumbling in and out of traffic in the 1400 block of Pine Grove Circle. Officers were unable to locate him.

Total incidents: 39

  • Steamboat officers had 20 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Sheriff’s deputies had 10 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat firefighters responded to eight calls for service.
  • Oak Creek 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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