SUV hits pedestrian: The Record for Friday, April 26, 2019 | SteamboatToday.com

SUV hits pedestrian: The Record for Friday, April 26, 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019

9:37 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers conducted a welfare check on a student whom teachers said has not been showing up to class for the last three weeks. The student was OK, just a truant.

1:13 p.m. Officers were called about residents who did not secure their trash cans in the 1200 block of Fish Creek Falls Road. Animals had strewn garbage all over their yard and across the street.

2:03 p.m. A woman who suffers from memory loss asked officers for help locating her vehicle she believed was parked somewhere along Lincoln Avenue.

5:07 p.m. Officers received a report of a stolen vehicle at a parking lot in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive. The owner of the vehicle eventually found it — he just forgot where he parked.

5:53 p.m. Officers received a report of a man abusing his dog at an apartment complex in the 300 block of South Lincoln Avenue. Police questioned the man, who said he was clipping his dogs nails when the animal bit him. He yelled at the dog and put it in a kennel, but claimed he never hurt the dog.

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9:17 p.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire at mile marker 5 along Routt County Road 46. It appears to have been sparked by a lightning strike.

9:29 p.m. A dark-colored SUV hit a pedestrian at Chinook Lane and Walton Creek Road, then fled the scene. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with serious bodily injuries, and officers are still looking for the driver responsible.

11:22 p.m. While police were at the hospital investigating the previous hit-and-run, a man came in claiming he had just been assaulted in an unknown alley along Lincoln Avenue. As the man told officers, he was walking downtown when he saw another man yelling at a woman. The two men got in a fistfight over the incident, and the man at the hospital suffered some head injuries. 

Total incidents: 57

  • Steamboat officers had 38 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies had 11 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat firefighters responded to six calls for service.
  • Oak Creek Fire Protection District firefighters responded to one call for service.
  • West 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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