Woman suspected of burglary, drug possession | SteamboatToday.com

Woman suspected of burglary, drug possession

— A 26-year-old Steamboat Springs woman faces felony charges related to burglary and drugs after an incident Saturday.

Michelle Flanigan Crawford was arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and first-degree introduction of contraband.

On Saturday morning, a man called Steamboat police to report a man and woman were inside condos at the Scandinavian Lodge that did not belong to them, according to an arrest affidavit.

Police arrived and found a man and woman in the area, and a bystander said they ran from police into the woods. Police later found them.

A man who takes care of one of the condos told police he went to check on the condo and found the front door partially open. The man went inside and found things were out of place. Dresser drawers and containers had been opened.

After hearing a noise coming from the master bedroom, the man found Flanigan Crawford walking out of the bathroom, the affidavit states. Flanigan Crawford said she was in the wrong condo and quickly left.

The man contacted Flanigan Crawford again along with a man she was with, and they did not have a good explanation for being in the condo, according to the affidavit.

When interviewed by police, Flanigan Crawford admitted to being in the condo because she was “stranded on Mount Werner overnight” and was looking for a place to go to the bathroom and warm up, according to the affidavit. She said the man she was with did not go into the condo.

After being taken to Routt County Jail, Flanigan Crawford was asked if there was any contraband she wanted to declare before entering the jail. Flanigan Crawford said she did not have anything, but during a search, deputies found a glass pipe and a baggie with a rock substance in Flanigan Crawford’s bra, according to the arrest affidavit.

An initial test showed the substance was methamphetamine. Flanigan Crawford stated she was holding it for a friend and forgot she had it.

Deputies also found medications in Flanigan Crawford’s purse, the affidavit states.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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