Water in gas tank: The Record for Friday, May 17, 2019 | SteamboatToday.com

Water in gas tank: The Record for Friday, May 17, 2019

10:35 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called about a bear in a trash can in the 3100 block of Willowbrook Court. They shot the bear with a non-lethal round, which scared it away. 

11:11 a.m. Officers were called about a man and woman panhandling with their child in front of a business in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive. 

12 p.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters assisted an unconscious man inside an elevator of a hotel in the 2300 block of Mount Werner Circle. Firefighters administered naloxone to treat an apparent opioid overdose. 

2:18 p.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies received a report of identity theft in the 31600 block of Routt County Road 35. 

3:17 p.m. A woman’s car would not start, and the mechanic told her it was because water had gotten into the gas tank. She called officers about the incident, believing someone had purposely put water inside her tank. 

10:18 p.m. Police contacted a suspicious vehicle in the 800 block of Howelsen Parkway. Three people were inside the vehicle, but they were just listening to music and not doing anything illegal. 

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Total incidents: 68

  • Steamboat officers had 59 cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Routt County deputies had six cases that included calls for service and officer-initiated incidents such as traffic stops.
  • Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to three calls 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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