The Record for Jan. 24, 2005
Saturday, Jan. 22
12:23 a.m. During a routine traffic stop, Steamboat Springs Police arrested a driver on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
2:02 a.m. A fight was reported in Ski Time Square. Steamboat Springs police couldn’t locate any individuals allegedly involved in the fight.
9:04 a.m. A two-vehicle, non-injury accident was reported on Fourth Street. A report was taken.
10:05 a.m. Steamboat Springs police were asked to investigate trespassing involving a suspect who continues to leave his or her vehicle overnight in a private lot in downtown Steamboat.
11:29 a.m. Steamboat Springs Mental Health reported that someone slashed the tires on one of its vans.
12:32 p.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a vehicle fire at a home in Steamboat II. The fire was extinguished when deputies arrived, and the owner of the pickup said he needed a report completed for insurance purposes.
1:50 p.m. Steamboat Springs police responded to a report of a fight in the 1700 block of Alpine Vista Court, where two brothers were in a verbal altercation. No arrests were made.
2 p.m. A vehicle was reported stolen from downtown Steamboat Springs. Steamboat Springs police said the car, with its keys left in the ignition, was stolen and driven to Missouri Street, where police later found it. There are no suspects.
3:11 p.m. A car stereo was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at Walton Village Condominiums.
4:05 p.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Steamboat Ski Area, where a young skier sustained minor injuries after colliding with a snowboarder. The parents of the child told deputies they didn’t want to file charges against the snowboarder.
7:07 p.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a wildlife call on Routt County Road 27 near Oak Creek, where a caller reported an injured raccoon, possibly with broken legs, in the road. The deputy couldn’t locate the raccoon.
8:38 p.m. Steamboat Springs police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at Sheraton Steamboat Resort. According to police, an unidentified suspect stole a red Toyota Highlander from a hotel guest when the suspect pretended to be a hotel employee. The guest gave the vehicle to the suspect, who the guest thought was a valet parking attendant. About 18 hours after checking in, the guest requested his vehicle, which hotel employees said they knew nothing about. The theft was then reported to police. Police are still searching for the vehicle.
9:14 p.m. A caller reported suspicious activity on U.S. Highway 40 near Heritage Park, where several vehicles were reportedly parked on the shoulder of the highway.
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