The Record for Oct. 9
2:21 a.m. A woman reportedly was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol near Lincoln Avenue and Old Fish Creek Falls Road. The woman’s car was handed over to a “sober driver,” police said.
7:16 a.m. Money reportedly was stolen from a fast food restaurant in the 600 block of Snapdragon Way. A report was taken.
9:41 a.m. A semitrailer’s engine reportedly had been running in the 1300 block of Bob Adams Drive since 7:30 a.m. causing “a lot of exhaust and noise.”
9:56 a.m. A tube reportedly was leaking in one of the Hayden XCel power plant’s boilers and blew coal dust all over the plant. West Routt Fire Chief Bryan Rickman said the coal created an “explosive environment,” and the plant was evacuated for safety measures. No fires started or any other problems were reported, he said.
10:52 a.m. A man reported finding graffiti drawn on the back of a building in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue. A report was taken.
10:53 a.m. A man was evaluated by mental health officials in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue.
11:10 a.m. A woman reported finding graffiti in the 1200 block of Sparta Plaza.
12:07 p.m. Someone reportedly stole a commercial lawnmower from the 200 block of Howelsen Parkway. A report was taken.
12:38 a.m. A one-vehicle, noninjury accident was reported near Steamboat Boulevard and Clubhouse Drive.
2:13 p.m. A man reported at the police department receiving harassing phone calls from another man.
3:55 p.m. A 26-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested in the 1300 block of Dream Island Plaza on suspicion of being a fugitive of justice, failing to signal and stop at a stoplight, eluding police and resisting arrest. Police said the man pulled into Dream Island Plaza after a police officer tried to pull him over, then sped up and eventually got out of his car and ran toward Yampa River Queen Park, where he was eventually stopped. Officers attempted to use a Taser on the man, though neither of the probes made contact with the man’s skin, police said. One probe was stuck in the man’s shirt, and the other probe was “dangling,” police said.
6 p.m. A truck reportedly was involved in an accident at a car wash in the 2400 block of Lincoln Avenue.
6:10 p.m. A 24-year-old Gypsum man was arrested in the 900 block of Weiss Drive on suspicion of violating his parole. The man had reportedly threatened another man with a gun after the two men were involved in a fight. Police later caught a 35-year-old Oak Creek man and arrested him on suspicion of third-degree assault. Police never found a gun in the man’s vehicle.
9:28 p.m. A 32-year-old Steamboat Springs was arrested in the 2600 block of Riverside Drive on suspicion of harassment.
9:33 p.m. A woman in the 300 block of Pearl Street was concerned that her dog was constantly barking at something in the lawn. Officers did not find anything in the woman’s lawn.
10:32 p.m. An intoxicated man in his 20s reportedly was wandering in and out of traffic in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive. The man was gone when officers arrived.
10:32 p.m. A woman in the 900 block of Weiss Drive was concerned that lights at a business were going on and off. The business was fine.
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