Truck sparks wildfire in Milner: The Record for Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 | SteamboatToday.com

Truck sparks wildfire in Milner: The Record for Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019

Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019

1:26 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called about a drunken pedestrian at a bar in the 800 block of Lincoln Avenue.

9:12 a.m. Officers investigated the report of a theft at a business in the 2100 block of Curve Plaza. 

11:46 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies assisted Colorado State Patrol in finding a vehicle that reportedly brandished a gun at the driver of a truck on Rabbit Ears Pass. Troopers contacted the vehicle, but it does not appear they took any law enforcement action.

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1:07 p.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire at a condominium complex in the 2400 block of Apres Ski Way. It turned out to be smoke from a clogged chimney. 

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2:26 p.m. Police were called about someone who allegedly trespassed on a property in the 1300 block of Skyview Lane. 

3:28 p.m. Steamboat Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a vehicle crash in the 800 block of Lincoln Avenue. One person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

6:29 p.m. A passing truck reportedly sparked a small wildfire at Pine Street and U.S. Highway 40 in Milner. Witnesses were able to use a fire extinguisher to douse the flames before Steamboat firefighters arrived. 

8:57 p.m. Police were called about a disturbance in the 400 block of Ore House Plaza. 

Total incidents: 51

  • Steamboat officers had 26 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Sheriff’s deputies had 14 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat firefighters responded to nine 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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