Jail and Bail brings in more cash


— The third annual Jail and Bail raised more than $14,000 for three local entities.

The money was raised by the people who were "arrested" last Friday by local lawmen. The funds will be split between Routt County Crime Stoppers, Partners in Routt County and the Steamboat Springs after-prom program.

"This community is such a giving community," said John Centner, Crime Stoppers president.

The hundreds of people who were arrested raised money from a make shift jail at Steamboat Motors. Those arrested were brought in because friends or co-workers filled out warrants for their arrests.

People where handcuffed by local law enforcement officers and taken to the jail where they had to make phone calls to raise money for their bail.

The amount that was raised this year exceeded the funds the event raised last year. A year ago about $12,000 was raised, which was split between Crime Stoppers and Partners. Centner believes about the same amount of people were arrested on Friday when compared to last year. The difference this year are the jailbirds raised a lot more money.

Colorado State Trooper Ryan Parker, Routt County Sheriff John Warner and Jim Simon, of Vectra Bank, were among a number of jailbirds who raised money, Centner said.


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