Report of land mines in North Routt: The Record for Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 |

Report of land mines in North Routt: The Record for Monday, Sept. 16, 2019

Monday, Sept. 16, 2019

1:35 a.m. A loud party was disturbing neighbors in the 600 block of Tamarack Drive. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers issued a citation for a noise violation. 

1:47 a.m. Officers investigated some criminal mischief in the 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue. It appears someone broke a window to a transit center.

5:05 a.m. A woman called Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies after hearing strange noises outside her home in Phippsburg. She was worried a prowler was outside, but deputies did not find anything suspicious. 

8:43 a.m. A man initially reported his wallet was stolen but later admitted he lost it somewhere around the 600 block of Tamarack Drive. 

10:12 a.m. A Denver journalist called deputies to inquire about reports he received of land mines in North Routt. The journalist heard about a sign in the area that warned people they needed to stay on designated trails to avoid the mines. Authorities investigated the area. They found a sticker someone attached to a sign at Steamboat Lake. Though the sticker mentioned land mines, deputies said it was clearly not an official sign and had been placed there as a joke. 

12:23 p.m. A cellphone and pair of sunglasses were stolen from a parking lot at the Fish Creek Falls trailhead.

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12:30 p.m. A resident called deputies after hearing some suspicious noises at a neighboring house along Routt County Road 44 that was supposed to be unoccupied. The noise was coming from deputies, who were searching the house on a warrant.

3:34 p.m. Officers mediated a verbal fight between two people at a restaurant in the 900 block of Lincoln Avenue. 

3:59 p.m. A dog bit someone in the 1800 block of Loggers Lane. 

10:30 p.m. Officers found a person sleeping on sidewalk in the 2200 block of Elk River Road. 

Total incidents: 48

  • Steamboat officers had 26 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Sheriff’s deputies had 17 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to four calls 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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