Robert Nestora: Thanks officers for patience, understanding and compassion |

Robert Nestora: Thanks officers for patience, understanding and compassion

I have saved some of the quirkier police reports and planned to someday post them here as a “thank you” to local police. As I was thinking about how to address it, I realized other civil servants must have similar stories and then thought all those who serve the public must have stories.

So to all who serve the public, I and many others thank you for your patience, understanding and compassion.

Below are some of my favorite reports.

6:38 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a man who yelled at someone at a parking lot in the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Police contacted the man, who police deal with frequently because he yells at himself and other people. Police offered the man a cup of coffee. The man refused the coffee saying there was probably a scorpion inside. A moose then came out of the grass and ran toward Lincoln Avenue. Police then made sure no cars hit the moose.

12:29 p.m. Officers were called to check on the welfare of a person who was standing by an embankment and looking at the Yampa River. Police found a woman taking photos of fall colors.1

4:16 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident at a restaurant in the 600 block of Marketplace Plaza. A person called the restaurant, and someone at the restaurant answered saying the restaurant was closed. The person found it suspicious that someone would answer the phone when the restaurant was closed. Everything was OK.

1:34 p.m. The owner of an Airbnb in the 700 block of Yampa Street was upset because a guest had left a stain on the couch. When the guest returned to clean the stain, the owner called officers to complain about it. Officers did not respond because the guest was not doing anything illegal by cleaning the couch.

8:23 a.m. A resident in the 1500 block of Shadow Run Frontage believes his roommate has been using illegal drugs and reported the issue to officers. They told the resident to call back when his roommate was actually using the drugs.

And my all-time favorite, the one that got me started on saving quirky reports:

10:47 a.m. Officers were called to a report of threats. A woman said her exhusband said he hoped she “fell off the face of the earth.” Police determined there was no crime committed because a person cannot fall off the face of the earth.

Robert Nestora

Steamboat Springs

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