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Stolen car taken on a ‘joy ride’: The Record for Wednesday, April 17

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

11:54 a.m. Oak Creek Fire Protection District firefighters assisted a man who was vomiting blood and complaining about abdominal pain in the 100 block of West Williams Street in Oak Creek.

12:01 p.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers received a report of a vehicle stolen from a residence in the 1400 block of Conestoga Circle. They eventually found the vehicle at a nearby bus stop in the 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue. It appears someone stole the car to take it on a short “joy ride” across the street, according to police. 

4:42 p.m. Officers issued a code enforcement violation to a business in the 700 block of Yampa Street for having an unsecured dumpster outside. A bear has been active in the downtown area, and officers are trying to keep the animals away from human food. 

4:43 p.m. Officers were called about a suspicious incident in the 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue. A man got into a vehicle only to realize it didn’t belong to him. He then boarded a Steamboat Springs Transit bus. 

4:44 p.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters assisted a man who was bleeding after crashing his bike at Chinook Lane and Walton Creek Road.

6:56 p.m. An Oak Creek resident called Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies to report a theft after noticing his .22-caliber rifle had gone missing.  

9:05 p.m. A concerned resident called officers after seeing someone walking without a jacket in the 3600 block of Lincoln Avenue. 

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10:01 p.m. A resident in the 1400 block of Robert E Lee Lane called officers after hearing a strange noise in the garage he thought was coming from a bear. Officers checked the area but found no wildlife. 

Total incidents: 39

  • Steamboat officers had 24 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat firefighters responded to seven calls for service.
  • Sheriff’s deputies had four cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters responded to two calls for service.
  • North Routt Fire Protection District firefighters responded to one call for service.
  • Oak Creek 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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