The Record for Jan. 14


— 12:43 a.m. Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies assisted a motorist near mile marker 119 on U.S. Highway 40.

1:02 a.m. A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence during a traffic stop at Ski Time Square Drive and Mount Werner Circle.

6:31 a.m. A hit-and-run accident was reported in the 400 block of Tamarack Drive, where a parked vehicle had been damaged. Police took a report.

10:13 a.m. A two-vehicle, noninjury accident was reported in the 300 block of Kelhi Court, where a snowplow struck a parked vehicle. Police took a report.

10:20 a.m. A two-vehicle, noninjury accident was reported at Pine Grove Road and Central Park Drive. Police issued a citation to the at-fault driver, and cited the other driver for driving with a suspended license. Both vehicles were towed.

10:24 a.m. A two-vehicle, noninjury accident was reported in the 1800 block of Elk River Plaza. Police took a report.

10:26 p.m. A dog at large was reported in the 1300 block of Lincoln Avenue. The animal was gone before police arrived.

10:28 p.m. A vehicle complaint was received from the 1600 block of 13th Street, where a stuck vehicle was blocking traffic. The vehicle was moved from the road.

11:29 a.m. A dog at large was reported in the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue. The dog was taken to the animal shelter.

11:35 a.m. A two-vehicle, noninjury accident was reported at Hilltop Parkway and Lincoln Avenue.

11:59 a.m. A liquid spill was reported in the 1600 block of 13th Street, where a tanker truck spilled 20 to 30 gallons of propylene glycol. The spill was not deemed to be hazardous.

12:51 p.m. A vehicle complaint was received from Alpenglow Way, where a vehicle was blocking the road. The car was moved.

1:12 p.m. A one-vehicle rollover accident was reported near mile marker 6 on Routt County Road 16 near Stagecoach. There were no injuries.

1:26 p.m. An illegally parked vehicle was towed from the 500 block of Ore House Plaza.

1:36 p.m. A possible hit-and-run accident was reported from a parking lot in the 1400 block of South Lincoln Avenue. The vehicle owner was unsure if the damage occurred when her car was parked at that location.

2 p.m. An intrusion alarm was accidentally triggered in the 1000 block of Eagleridge Drive. Everything was fine.

2:01 p.m. A vehicle complaint was received from Clubhouse Drive, where a stuck semitrailer was blocking the road. The vehicle was gone before police arrived.

3:03 p.m. Sheriff's Office deputies performed a welfare check on a woman in Steamboat Springs. The woman was taken to detox.

3:11 p.m. Harassing phone calls were reported in Hayden. Sheriff's Office deputies took a report.

3:18 p.m. A dog at large was reported on Blue Sage Drive. The animal was taken to the shelter.

3:56 p.m. A two-vehicle, noninjury accident was reported in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive. Police took a report.

4:10 p.m. A two-vehicle, noninjury accident was reported in the 200 block of Anglers Drive. Police took a report.

4:16 p.m. A woman was arrested on suspicion of child abuse in Oak Creek.

4:37 p.m. A two-vehicle accident was reported in the 73900 block of C.R. 129. Two people sustained minor injuries.

5:11 p.m. A vehicle complaint was received from Lincoln Avenue and Elk River Road, where a car was stuck in a snowbank. The vehicle was gone before police arrived.

5:39 p.m. A possible drunken driver was reported heading eastbound on U.S. 40 near Pine Grove Road. The driver was an elderly woman who was not intoxicated, but was confused about where she was, police said. The woman's vehicle was parked on the side of the road, and another party was called to pick her up.

6:11 p.m. Trespassing was reported in the 26100 block of Larkspur Lane near Hahn's Peak, where people were snowmobiling on private property. Sheriff's Office deputies took a report.

8:46 p.m. A suspicious vehicle was reported at Jacob Circle and Downhill Drive. Everything was fine.

10:14 p.m. Two citations were issued to minors in possession of alcohol on Mount Werner Circle.


tmac62 9 years, 3 months ago

bluntman do you know any of the facts of this arrested or are you just spouting off?


whoareyou 9 years, 3 months ago

Okay besides the bad guys..............Why would someone call the police because a dog is out...Did the dog bite you??? Or did the dog want a little attention and you are not a animal person.. Or because a car is stuck ....YOU who called for a stuck car...DID YOU OFFER ANY HELP??????? NO... WHY NOT!!!!!!!!! OR YOU CALLED ABOUT A LOOSE DOG.....You are probaly mad at your neighbor, what they do??????? Kudo's to the people who report real crime, and ?><_)^#$#^$$&^%$*&$ To the ones who call for a loose dog and will not help because it wiil put them out and they might miss happy hour or are to lazy to help someone who got stuck. They have never been stuck and if they have been. They forgot what it was it was like. Must've been the loose dog, run in front them,


corduroy 9 years, 3 months ago

I called the police the other day about a dog loose on rt 40 at Walton Creek rd. I was very concerned for the dog's safety and after trying to coax it to me with no luck, it was the only thing I could think to do. If that was your dog, you would sure be glad someone stopped to help.


Carrie Requist 9 years, 3 months ago

Who - good point. For loose dogs, if I can't get them to come to me, I call the animal shelter 879-0621 instead of Routt County Dispatch. For stuck cars, I carry a tow rope and try to pull them out (or have someone pull me out as the case may be). If that doesn't work, then I call the tow truck.

But, I guess it does make sense to call the police if the loose dog or stuck car is a traffic hazard.

Hey, come to think of it, one of the times that I was the stuck car was becuase of a loose dog that I was trying to avoid - who should I have called then :)


bluntman 9 years, 3 months ago

4:16 p.m. A woman was arrested on suspicion of child abuse in Oak Creek.

yet to this day there are those who would claim that we do not need a police dept. here in the OC. i will put to you my question: "just who is being picked on here?"


Matthew Stoddard 9 years, 3 months ago

whoareyou: I would call the police on a loose dog, and have done so. In my subdivision, there are no street lights at night. Many a snowy night, a loose dog with white fur tends to run out from it's driveway, almost getting hit. This morning on the way to work, the same dog was running in and out of the street. Another dog came running out from behind a 7ft high snowbank directly in front of me. Luckily, I'm one of the people that goes 10-15mph thru our subdivision and was able to stop in time before hitting it...very luckily!

A couple years ago, one owner's loose dog was hit by a dump truck. They blamed the whole thing on the dump truck going too fast thru the subdivision. While I didn't see it happen personally, I asked at the HOA meeting if the dump truck had lost control and hit the dog while in the owner's yard while on a leash or fenced in. The answer was no, but it just went over the owner's head. There is a leash law, not just in the city, but in the county, also.


thecondoguy1 9 years, 3 months ago

if you love your dog keep it safe, on a leash, a dog or a child does not see traffic as we see it, there may not be any fear but certainly confusion, and little or no referrance, when I see kids or animals in the area of the road I assume they are in danger and have no idea what the traffic may or may not do, it's my responsibility as a driver to see that they are safe........


bluntman 9 years, 3 months ago


"There are a lot of different allegations to this story".

just like that other guy, i am interested in the "facts", not in the "allegations" circulating at the local drinking establishments. the only "story" that i need to hear is the story of the victim of this crime (and i certainly don't mean the so-called "victim" who was arrested).

so, what "facts" do you have, musknow' ? or maybe we should wait a couple of days until more information is released into the public domain? one "fact" that i am aware of is that it is far more often than not a very serious issue being dealt with for an arrest to be made (especially down here in the OC) in a child abuse case, all "allegations" aside.


bluntman 9 years, 3 months ago

sorry musknow, i wasn't trying to imply that YOU were the one gathering (or disseminating) information at the local roadhouses, no hostilities towards you here...

i also agree with you that there will be nothing else printed here in the local fiswrapper, but as i mentioned earlier, more will be in the public domain on monday. i also agree with you about DHS being more vigilant, as well they should be. the point i was alluding to earlier (while taking the opportunity for another good slap at the monkeys at the same time) is that it is a d**m good thing that we have the Police Chief that we have now instead of the oversize serving of corn-pone that we used to have. "oh yeah, no problem... me an' so an' so have a real good working relationship"... which more often than not translated into normalspeak to something like this: "oh yeah, no problem... ain't nothin' gonna happen because there might be complicated paperwork involved". thanks to Chief Russ and the RCDHS for not letting this slip by is all that really needs to be said.

for now.


aristocat 9 years, 3 months ago

What justification does the Oak Creek Chief of Police have for going into a young woman's house and arresting her for child abuse when she is laying in the bed sick. Not only is Social Services needed, but also about 9 other of Routt County's finest needed to arrest a 21 year old sick mother. Instead of finding out the reason for her being in bed, just take her to jail and put her child in foster care and charge her with child abuse. How many mother's have been so sick they could not get out of bed, with a brand new baby, and then have to spend 2 nights in jail and not be reunited with your 2 month old baby until you have been in court 4 days later, after being found innocent of all charges. The Oak Creek Police Chief is so ready to jump on ghost, will he be so quick to admit he is wrong and try to make amends (not that the stigma of being arrested for child abuse and seperated from baby will ever be erased) or even apologize to Ms Self. She did have her day in court, was found innocent of all charges and was reunited with her baby boy today. Just a fact that would never be published or acknowledged. Way to go girl, love that baby and good luck. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!


bluntman 9 years, 3 months ago


the child was under a protection order for a reason (see above), the mother failed to comply, DHS requested assistance from OCPD and ACET at a residence at 119 west Nancy Crawford Blvd. OC

IT IS PUBLIC RECORD AND THE REPORT IS OUT THERE. DON"T MAKE THINGS UP. mom is not the victim, she is able to make choices and makes the wrong ones.

you are the one who is hospital sick, aristocrap. put the pipe down and get help now.


aufait 9 years, 3 months ago

It sounds like they sent the wrong person for the job! All the alphabets should have stayed home and sent bluntman because he must have had more proof and solid evidence than anyone else that was there had! It would have saved the taxpayers money. Money would not even have had to be spent on the police time, drug test, lawyers, judges or anything else. Guilty Guilty Guilty....oh yeah that is the American way, Guilty until proven innocent!


Slapper 9 years, 3 months ago

aufart explains how bluntman is the blame for the child being under a protection order and it's his fault why momma did not comply and the reason the authorities requested this contact.

aristocrap in twisted logic blames the ocpd for doing their job and wants an apology.

somehow it must have been bluntman that kept the four adults and a barking dog three hours and a court order from opening the door because all were sleeping.

twist and reframe-cast blame to others-deny accountability what ever it takes to rationalize what goes on at this residence as acceptable behavior. This position of being a victim can not be won.

dumb monkeys


Slapper 9 years, 3 months ago

another unaware of the truth and public records who has a monkey "feeling" who chooses to cast doubt and insinuate rather than seeking out the reality.

dumb monkey


bluntman 9 years, 3 months ago

cleve; were you found guilty by the court after your arrest? no wonder you feel like such a "victim".


tmac62 9 years, 3 months ago

blumtman you are a a** you should stay off line until your meds kick in


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