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The Record, July 19-24

Tuesday, July 19

12:06 a.m. — Officers were dispatched to a noise complaint of people yelling and swimming in a pond. Officers did not locate the people.

1:11 a.m. — Officers responded to a report of a bear trying to get into a dumpster. The bear was gone when officers arrived. 

8:13 a.m. — Officers responded to an intrusion alarm at a business. An employee entered the wrong code.



9:03 a.m. — An Animal Control Officer responded to a barking dog complaint. A warning was issued.  

10:31 a.m. — Officers were dispatched to a theft report. A business security camera observed a person remove an item from its packaging and place it in his pocket. The suspect has not been identified. 



11:22 a.m. — Officers responded to a report of a person harassing others and throwing items into the river. That person was arrested for menacing, harassment, tampering and disorderly conduct. 

11:58 — Officers responded to a crash involving a vehicle and a bicycle. The cyclist was uninjured.   


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12:17 — Officers responded to a hold-up alarm. The alarm was a test and the user forgot to make that notification.

12:18 — Officers were dispatched to a drunk pedestrian who was yelling at passersby. The person was given a warning. 

1:52 p.m. — Officers responded to a report of a disturbance. A person was reported to be yelling at patrons of a business. Officers were unable to locate the person. 

1:57 p.m. — Animal control officer responded to a dog locked in a vehicle. The person received a warning.

2:11 p.m. — Officer took a call of a soccer ball that was stolen from a yard. The person reporting it believed it was kids that lived in the area.

2:21 p.m. — Officers responded to a shoplifting report. The suspect stole an item and fled the store. The stolen item was discarded and located down the road.

3:34 p.m. — Officers responded to a disturbance where a person was yelling at business patrons. The person was trespassed from the property.   

4:01 p.m. — Officer were dispatched to a report of a disturbance where a man was yelling at a group of women.  The man was gone when officers arrived.   

4:45 p.m. — Officers were called to a theft where a person was observed stealing a construction sign. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.   

6:43 p.m. — Officers assisted Steamboat Fire Rescue with a bicycle crash that resulted in the rider receiving a broken leg. 

8:15 p.m. — Officers were dispatched to a disturbance at a business.  Employees observed a person remove an item from a packaging and take the item to the restroom. The person provided a receipt for the item. 

9:19 p.m. — Officer responded to a noise complaint where about 20 people were having a party. A warning was issued for the noise.   

9:43 p.m. — A bear was reported in a trash container. The bear was gone when officers arrived.  

Wednesday, July 20

1:27 a.m. — Officers assisted Hayden Police Department with locating a person they were searching for.  

1:44 a.m. — Officers located a bear at a business and chased it off. 

5:35 a.m. — Animal Control was dispatched to a dog locked in a camper and barking. The dog owner received a warning.   

7:00 a.m. — Code Enforcement Officers were dispatched to call where a bear had gotten into the trash. The bear was no longer there.   

8:52 a.m. — Code Enforcement Officers responded to a complaint that a condo complex dumpster was not bear proof.  

9:02 a.m. — Officers were dispatched to a dispute between neighbors.  No crime was committed. 

2:03 p.m. — Officers were called back to the neighbor dispute. Again, officers did not find a crime was committed.   

3:03 p.m. — Officer responded to a suspicious person who was throwing rocks at vehicles and yelling at passerby’s. Officer contacted the man and was able to calm him down and send him on his way. No vehicles were hit by rocks.   

5:33 p.m. — Officers responded to assist Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue with a bicycle crash where a man and child received minor injuries.  

6:27 p.m. — Officers were dispatched to a dog locked in a vehicle. The owner was contacted and warned.   

8:02 p.m. — Officers were dispatched to a vehicle crash where a parked trailer rolled down a hill and hit a parked vehicle.   

9:02 p.m. — Officers responded to a reported person that was causing a disturbance and attempting to leave the establishment with alcohol. The person was trespassed from the bar.   

Thursday, July 21 

3:04 a.m. — Officers responded to an intrusion alarm. Everything was fine.   

4:29 a.m. — Officers responded to a report of an assault. The reporting party reported that someone broke into their hotel room and assaulted them. Officers investigated the incident and did not find evidence matching the report. Officers did find suspected drugs in the room.   

7:14 a.m. — Officer responded to a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported.   

12:18 p.m.— Officers responded to an intrusion alarm. It was a false alarm.   

12:35 p.m. — Officer took a report of a bicycle theft.   

1:28 p.m. — Officers were dispatched to two people tubing on the river. There was no violation.   

5:49 p.m. — Officers responded to a noise complaint involving a large group of people in a pool.  Everything was quiet when officers arrived.  

10:07 p.m. — Officers responded to a report of a motorcycle in a ditch with no rider around.  Officers were able to contact the rider, who received minor injuries.  The rider stated the crash resulted from avoiding a collision with an elk.   

11:50 p.m. — Officers were dispatched to a suspicious incident where a person was receiving packages at their house addressed to someone who doesn’t live there. The packages would be gone by morning.   

11:58 p.m. — Officer responded to a noise complaint about a large party. They party was given a warning to quiet down.

Friday, July 22

12:10 a.m. — Officer were called to a suspicious vehicle that was occupied and parked in a parking lot. The driver was arrested for DUI. 

9:01 a.m. — Officer responded to a threats call. The reporting party, who works for a property management company, reported that a short-term rental tenant threatened them with a gun. Officers investigated and learned that the property management employee entered the property unannounced, and the tenant made the statement, “That’s a good way to get shot.” No firearm was involved in the incident.   

12:58 p.m. — Animal Control was called to a dog locked in a vehicle. The owner was given a warning for leaving the dog in the hot car.   

2:53 p.m. — Animal Control and officers were called to a dog that was suffering from serious heat related injuries. The dog was taken to the emergency vet. The owner was charged with Animal Cruelty. 

3:31 p.m. — Officers were called to a fraud involving someone who responded to a fraudulent online ad for a house rental. 

4:43 p.m. — Officers were dispatched to a suspicious incident where camping equipment that did not belong to them was left in the callers open garage. 

5:44 p.m. — Officer responded to a noise complaint involving a volleyball tournament. 

8:52 p.m. — Officer responded to a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported.   

10:15 p.m. — Officers responded to a noise complaint involving loud music at an apartment.   

11:19 p.m. — Officer responded to a noise complaint at a party.  The party agreed to quiet down.   

11:27 p.m. — Officer responded to a noise complaint at a party. The party agreed to quiet down.   

Saturday, July 23

12:10 a.m. — Officer responded to a noise complaint at a party. The party agreed to quiet down. Officers were later called back because of the noise.  They were issued a citation.   

5:54 a.m. — Code Enforcement Officers responded to a bear in the trash. The bear moved on.   

10:15 a.m. — Officers were called to a motorist assist. The driver was having a medical episode and was taken to the hospital by Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue. 

11:01 a.m. — Officer responded to a motor vehicle crash involving two vehicles. No injuries were reported.   

1:40 p.m. — Code Enforcement Officer responded to dog locked in a vehicle.  The vehicle was gone upon arrival.   

1:57 p.m. — Officers responded to a disturbance between three intoxicated people at a bus stop. Officers located one intoxicated person. That person was taken to the hospital for their intoxication level.   

2:53 p.m. — Code Enforcement Officer responded to dog locked in a vehicle.  The vehicle was gone upon arrival.   

3:44 p.m. — Code Enforcement Officer responded to dogs locked in a vehicle. Officers were not able to contact the owners and the dogs were not in distress. 

3:46 p.m. — Officers responded to a drunk pedestrian call.  The person was causing a disturbance.  Everything was fine when the officers arrived on scene.   

7:37 p.m. — Officers responded to a report of an intoxicated person in the middle of the road.  Officers contacted the person, who was sober and looking for his phone in the road.   

10:04 p.m. — Officer responded to a bear eating out of a trash can. The bear was gone upon arrival.  

11:41 p.m. — Officers responded to an intrusion alarm. It was a false alarm.

Sunday, July 24

12:36 a.m. — Officers responded to a 911 hang-up call. Everything was fine.   

1:50 a.m. — Officers responded to a 911 hang-up call. Everything was fine.   

2:17 a.m. — Officers responded to a noise complaint with loud music. The parties agreed to quiet down.  

1137 a.m. — Officers took a call for a stolen bicycle.   

6:12 p.m. — Officers were dispatched to a vehicle complaint involving someone who ran a red light and was driving on the wrong side of the road.  Officers were unable to locate the vehicle.   

7:52 p.m. — Officers were dispatched to a report of a bear hanging around a populated area.   

8:45 p.m. — Officers were dispatched to a bear getting into trash.   

8:51 p.m. — Officers responded to a report of a windshield being smashed on a parked vehicle. The exact time and suspect were unknown at the time of the report.   

11:05 p.m. — Officers responded to a noise complaint. The party agreed to turn the music down.   

From July 19 to July 24, first responders in Routt County received a total of 364 calls including:

• The Steamboat Springs Police Department responded to 168 calls.

• The Routt County Sheriff’s Office responded to 115 calls.

• Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue responded to 61 calls.

• West Routt Fire Protection responded to four calls.

• North Routt Fire Protection responded to five calls.

• Oak Creek Fire responded to six calls.

• Yampa Fire responded to two calls.

• Routt County Search and Rescue responded to three calls.

Information for The Record was gathered from local law enforcement. The Record offers a glimpse of police activity and is not a comprehensive report of all police calls. Calls such as domestic violence, sexual assaults and juvenile situations typically do not appear in The Record.


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