Rescue on Buffalo Pass: The Record for Monday, Dec. 31
January 1, 2019
Monday, Dec. 31
12:04 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers responded to a report of criminal mischief in the 20 block of Logan Avenue. A homeowner reported teens throwing snowballs at a residence and banging on a door.
12:53 a.m. Officers responded to a suspicious incident in the 300 block of Pine Street. A second-home owner who is living out of state reported that the temperature in his or her Steamboat home had dropped. The person was concerned a window was broken or a door was open.
9:02 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a fight in the 2300 block of Mount Werner Circle. Steamboat Resort security mediated an altercation between guests at the top of the Wildhorse Gondola. The guest who was deemed responsible was asked not to return.
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9:27 a.m. Officers responded to a report of fraud in the 1200 block of Sparta Plaza. A person suspected his or her account had been hacked because an order was delivered to New York.
10:12 a.m. Officers responded to a report of fraud in the 400 block of Tamarack Drive. A person got a call saying his or her phone would be blocked.
10:36 a.m. Oak Creek Fire Department and Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a report of chest pain in the 23000 block of Schussmark Trail in Oak Creek.
11:09 a.m. Routt County Search and Rescue, Routt County Sheriff’s Office and Steamboat firefighters responded to a rescue call on Buffalo Pass. A male skier had a lower leg injury. Search and Rescue volunteers took the man via snowmobile to Dry Lake, where they met a waiting ambulance. The rescue took about 3 hours.
11:09 a.m. Steamboat firefighters responded to assist Steamboat Ski Patrol at Slope Maintenance at Steamboat Resort.
11:17 a.m. Officers and deputies responded to a fight at The Pines bus stop. The call was related to an incident that happened the day before, when a person reported someone who was armed was following them. Five people were arrested on charges including child abuse, violation of a protection order, possession of a controlled substance, conspiracy, menacing and intimidation, robbery and second-degree assault.
11:31 a.m. Steamboat firefighters responded to assist Ski Patrol at Fetcher Base at Steamboat Resort.
11:33 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash in the 20 block of Balsam Court. A vehicle had been backed into.
12:05 p.m. Officers were at Blackmer Trail for public education. An animal control officer was informing hikers that the new leash law would go into effect on New Year’s Day.
12:29 p.m. Officers responded to a report of trespassing at a business in the 130 block of Lincoln Avenue. A group of young adults were skiing or snowboarding on the rails near the lower Spring Creek Trail tunnel. They were gone when officers arrived.
4:48 p.m. Officers responded to a report of trespassing at a residence in the 700 block of Walton Pond Circle. Steamboat Resort security thought a former employee might be staying in the resort’s employee housing.
6:53 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash at Pine Grove Road and Mount Werner Road. A minivan reportedly hit another vehicle and drove away.
8:22 p.m. Officers responded to a fireworks complaint in the 2900 block of Abbey Road.
8:42 p.m. Steamboat firefighters responded to a report of an unconscious person at a business in the 80 block of Anglers Drive.
9:21 p.m. Deputies responded to a fireworks complaint at North Star Place and Haven Place in Steamboat.
9:29 p.m. Officers responded to a fireworks complaint at 11th Street and Crawford Avenue.
10:51 p.m. Officers responded to a noise complaint in the 200 block of Mountain Village Circle.
Total incidents: 66
- Steamboat police had 41 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
- The Routt County Sheriff's Office had 16 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
- Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue responded to seven calls for service.
- Oak Creek Fire Department responded to one call for service.
- Routt County Search and Rescue 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.