Tow truck takes wrong car: The Record for Monday, May 6 | SteamboatToday.com

Tow truck takes wrong car: The Record for Monday, May 6

Monday, May 6, 2019

2:50 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers received a bear call in the 2000 block of Walton Creek Road. A black bear had gotten into a resident’s dumpster in the past and was trying to break in again.

2:40 p.m. A man contacted officers for help getting his wallet back. It went missing in February, but he was not sure whether it was lost or stolen. 

3:39 p.m. Officers received a report of a stolen vehicle in the 700 block of Mountain Village Circle. It turns out a tow truck accidentally took the wrong car to an auto shop for repairs. Officers found the missing car at the shop.

4:44 p.m. Officers were called about a report of shoplifting at a phone store in the 600 block of South Lincoln Avenue. A customer traded in an old phone for a new one, but the old phone later went missing.  

6:22 p.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called about a reported disturbance in the 25000 block of Aspen Way in Hahns Peak Village. 

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8:15 p.m. Officers confronted a group of people appearing to mess with some shopping carts outside a grocery store in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive. The people actually had been hired to fix the carts. 

8:23 p.m. Police were called about someone screaming inside an apartment in the 700 block of Tamarack Drive. Officers contacted the resident, who said a friend had gotten angry and left.  

9:23 p.m. West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a one-vehicle rollover along U.S. Highway 40 near Hayden. Firefighters helped transport one man to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Total incidents: 34

  • Steamboat officers had 19 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Sheriff’s deputies had 12 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to one call for service.
  • Yampa Fire Protection District firefighters responded to one call for service.
  • West Routt 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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