Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Stolen car found hours later in nearby field
A car that was reported stolen early Sunday morning in Toponas was found hours later in a field just 11 miles away.
At about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, the owners of the Toponas store called to say their 1993 Mercury Tracer had been stolen sometime the night before, Routt County investigator Ken Klinger said. The car was unlocked and the keys were inside.
At about 7:30, people stopping at the store noted they saw a car in the middle of the field on Colorado Highway 134. When the sheriff's office investigated, officials discovered it was the stolen car, Klinger said.
The car was about 11 miles from the store and just past the Grand County line. The car was off the road about 125 yards and its windows were broken. Klinger called the incident highly suspicious and said it is under investigation.
Downtown shop reports second theft in two weeks
A sandwich shop reported Tuesday that it had been the victim of a theft for the second time in as many weeks.
Backcountry Provisions, in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue, reported that $250 was taken from its cash register sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning. The burglary was reported just weeks after more than $300 was reported stolen, Capt. Joel Rae said.
In both cases, the money was taken out of the cash register. No forced entry was shown in either burglary. The Steamboat Springs Police Department is following leads, Rae said.
Advance tickets for Sailors'game on sale
Advance tickets for Friday's football game between Steamboat Springs and Moffat County are on sale in the front office of the Steamboat Springs High School from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Sailors (0-3) and Bulldogs (3-0) play at 7 p.m. Friday at Gardner Field, and students, parents and the general public are encouraged to buy advanced tickets to avoid lines at the gate.
Pedestrian struck by car pulling into gas station
A pedestrian was injured Tuesday morning after being struck by a car that was pulling into a gas station.
A woman driving a gray Chrysler sedan was getting gas at The Fuel Stop, near the intersection of U.S. Highway 40 and Downhill Drive, when the accident happened, Capt. Joel Rae said. According to police reports, she was making a U-turn around the pumps when she hit a pedestrian who was walking through the parking lot
The pedestrian was thrown on the hood of the car before falling to the ground. The person suffered minor bruises and scrapes and was transported to Yampa Valley Medical Center for treatment.
The driver, Barbara Hudspeth, 64, of Steamboat Springs, was cited for careless driving.
Oak Creek Skate Park Group meeting to be held
An Oak Creek Skate Park Group meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at Town Hall.
South Routt Community
to hold pot luck dinner
The South Routt Community will host a Pot Luck Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Soroco High School Commons. The purpose of the dinner is to review economic assessment reports and responses to survey questions. Bring a salad, veggie or dessert.