The Record for June 17

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Saturday, June 17

2:05 a.m. An intoxicated driver was reported driving southbound on Mount Werner Road toward town.

4:09 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police and Fire Departments responded to a smoldering fire from an exterior grill at a residence on the 2500 block of Ski Trail Lane. Firefighters determined the smoke was from a defective chimney on the grill, built into an adjacent stone wall, and opened the wall to extinguish the fire, resulting in minor grill damage.

9:33 a.m. An animal complaint was called in at the 32000 block of Deerwood Ranch Road.

10:29 a.m. A police officer responded to a call of a large chipmunk running berserk in a Hayden business on the 900 block of W. Jefferson Ave. The animal was outside and the situation diffused by the time police arrived.

10:53 a.m. A suspicious person was reported at the 1200 block of Pine Street.

2:04 p.m. A dead animal was lying in Mt. Werner Circle near Burgess Creek.

2:08 p.m. A concerned neighbor alerted police of a possible domestic violence situation on Thornburg Street. The unfounded claim turned out to be two children screaming while playing with a babysitter.

4:44 p.m. Illegal dumping was reported near mile marker 116 on U.S. Highway 40.

5:30 p.m. A bear was sighted near the 2500 block of Storm Meadows Drive.

6:32 p.m. A southbound motorcycle traveling on County Road 129, just south of Mad Creek, hit the front side of a Chevy Cavalier traveling northbound, pulling over onto the shoulder to avoid a head-on collision with the motorcycle that had drifted across lanes. The motorcycle passengers, an unknown woman and a man believed by Colorado State Patrol officers to be a Routt County resident, were both ejected from the motorcycle upon impact and sustained serious head and skeletal injuries. The car driver was not injured in the accident. The male motorcycle passenger was sent to the Yampa Valley Medical Center for emergency treatment and the woman was flown to Denver's St. Anthony Central Hospital. The accident is being investigated by the Colorado State Patrol to determine if drugs and alcohol were a factor.

8:48 p.m. An intoxicated driver was reported driving northbound out of Clark on County Road 129.

9:20 p.m. A noise complaint was called concerning a residence on the 3000 block of AprÃs Ski Way.

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