Man accused of stealing sister's truck


— Man accused of stealing sister's truck

A 24-year-old Steamboat Springs man faces a felony charge for allegedly stealing his sister's truck early Wednesday morning.

Travis Paul Self has been charged with second-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft for allegedly stealing the truck in the 1700 block of Timothy Drive.

Self also faces a charge of driving under the influence and violation of a bail bond condition.

Self appeared in Routt County Court Wednesday afternoon. His bond was set at $1,000. A restraining order filed Wednesday prohibits him from having any contact with his sister.

According to court records, Self's sister called police at about 4:30 a.m. to report her truck had been stolen by her brother.

While an officer was taking a report at the residence, an allegedly intoxicated Self drove up in the vehicle, records show.

The arrest is Self's second in about a two-month span. On the morning of May 4, Self was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after he allegedly wrecked his 1996 blue Ford Ranger on County Road 33.

Self injured a knee in the accident where the truck took out about 94 feet of fence, a power pole and a telephone box.

Self's next court appearance is set for 1:30 p.m. July 18.

Resident faces DUI and related charges

A 32-year-old Steamboat Springs man faces multiple charges for allegedly attempting to elude an officer in a stolen vehicle while intoxicated.

Michael Pope faces felony charges of aggravated motor vehicle theft and first-degree criminal trespass. He also faces charges of driving under the influence, eluding, reckless driving, driving without a valid license and speeding.

Pope was arrested just after 1 a.m. Tuesday morning after an officer found him hiding in a flower bed outside a bank in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue.

According to court records, an officer attempted to stop a red Jeep that was allegedly speeding on Old Fish Creek Falls Road.

The officer attempted to stop the Jeep Pope allegedly stole from Mount Werner Lodge. The officer followed the Jeep on Lincoln Avenue, and then the chase proceeded to Third Street.

At the intersection of Pine and Third streets, Pope allegedly lost control of the sport utility vehicle, got out of the SUV and ran, court records show. He was then apprehended.

Pope is being held in the Routt County Jail on $5,000 bond. His next court appearance is set for 1:30 p.m. July 18.

Man pleads guilty to misdemeanors

A 19-year-old Steamboat Springs man pleaded guilty Wednesday to two misdemeanors for illegally entering a home in April.

Taylor Ryan Cooper pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal trespass and criminal mischief for entering a home in the 800 block of Broad Street April 16.

Routt County Judge James Garrecht placed Cooper on one year of probation, fined him $100 and ordered him to pay $342 in restitution. He also has to pay $138 in court costs.

Inside the apartment, Cooper overturned a coffee table, which broke vases. He also caused other damage to the home.

Cooper told police he entered the home because his truck had been vandalized, and he wanted to find out who was responsible for the damage.

Initially, Cooper was charged with two felonies: second-degree burglary and criminal mischief.

Charges were reduced because of a plea agreement negotiated between his attorney, Erick Nordstrom, and the District Attorney's office.

Man, woman face miltiple drug charges

A 30-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman face multiple drug charges after authorities allegedly found heroin, marijuana and marijuana plants inside a residence over the weekend.

Christopher Peter Claps of Steamboat Springs and Ariana Browning of Denver were arrested Saturday morning at a trailer in the 33900 block of County Road 33.

The two were arrested after an investigation conducted by the Routt County Sheriff's Office and the Grand, Routt and Moffat Narcotics Enforcement Team.

According to court records, authorities went to the trailer after a dispute was reported.

Inside the residence,authorities allegedly found a gram of heroin, one to eight grams of marijuana and two small marijuana plants, records show.

Claps faces felony charges of possession of heroin, cultivation, intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and third-degree assault. He is being held in the Routt County Jail on $10,000 bond. His next court appearance is set for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 22.

Browning faces felony charges of possession of heroin and cultivation, intent to distribute and possession of marijuana. She is being held in the county jail on a $10,000 bond. Her next court appearance is set for 2:30 p.m. July 25.


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