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Stolen Christmas tree: The Record for Sunday, Jan. 5

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020

12:48 a.m. A Steamboat Springs Police Department officer came upon an unattended vehicle in a parking lot in the 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue.

1:05 a.m. It was reported to police that a decorative Christmas tree had been stolen from the front of a business in the area of Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue. Officers were able to track down the tree, which had allegedly been stolen by a group of intoxicated individuals and returned it to the business. The individuals were issued a summons to appear in court for theft and criminal mischief.

8:33 a.m. A person reported they saw smoke originating from somewhere in the vicinity of Eighth, Ninth and Yampa streets. Emergency officials searched the area but were unable to locate any smoke.

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2:26 p.m. A person was arrested for shoplifting at a business in Curve Plaza. The person had been caught on video surveillance. It was reported that the person stole $55 worth of goods.

5:03 p.m. Somebody left their debit card in a bank ATM in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue.

7:03 p.m. A resident in the 500 block of Rollingstone Drive contacted police after they discovered what they believed to be a transient individual asleep on a couch in a community center lobby. The subject had left before officers arrived and could not be located.

Total incidents: 62

  • Steamboat officers had 42 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies had five cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to 11 calls for service.
  • West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters responded to two calls for service.
  • Oak Creek Fire Protection District firefighters responded to two 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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