The Record for March 23


Sunday, March 23

12:48 a.m. A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after Steamboat Springs police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 800 block of Lincoln Avenue.

1:16 a.m. A woman reported a disturbance at Columbine Drive and Walton Creek Road when she heard a man and a woman arguing in a party of about 25 people. Police said there was drinking involved, and both parties were interviewed. Neither party wanted to press charges.

1:55 a.m. Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in Ski Time Square. Officers contacted the individual and sent him or her to detox.

2:02 a.m. A man reported an assault in the 500 block of Anglers Drive and said a taxi driver had punched him in the mouth and knocked out a tooth. Police said the man was intoxicated when they arrived on the scene and did not want to press charges or be transported to the hospital.

2:11 a.m. Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a request for an officer in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive to care for someone with a cut on his head. The man was taken to the hospital, and officers said the suspect had left the scene.

2:19 a.m. A man reported a trespass in progress when a group of people were climbing on a crane in a construction area near the base of the gondola. Police said the people were about four stories up on the construction equipment and were contacted on the way down.

9:26 a.m. A man reported vandalism in the Walton Creek tunnel on the Yampa River Core Trail when he saw graffiti on the walls. Police took a report.

10:54 a.m. A woman reported a missing person after she was unable to contact her son in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police Department contacted the woman's son and told him to call his mother.

1:05 p.m. Police responded to an ambulance request for the unattended death of a 50-year-old man. Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg said the man, Joe Lujan, appears to have died of natural causes. An autopsy is scheduled.

2:42 p.m. A woman reported a theft in the 1100 block of Central Park Drive. Police took a report of a stolen pink opal necklace and bracelet, which had gone missing from a patient's room at Doak Walker Care Center. The incident is under investigation.

5:57 p.m. A man called about a stolen vehicle in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive.

5:59 p.m. A man reported a stolen laptop in the 700 block of Walton Pond Circle. Police said the computer is valued at about $2,000, and the incident is under investigation.

6:14 p.m. A man reported the theft of $500 from a hotel room in the 2700 block of Village Drive. Police took a report, and the incident is under investigation.

7:12 p.m. A man reported a trespass in the 2200 block of Apres Ski Way and said someone had come into his condo while he was gone and used dinner plates and towels. Police said the man had an idea of who stayed in the condo but that he had not given that person permission to stay there.

9:38 p.m. A woman reported a burglary in the 200 block of Anglers Drive. She said she saw a person wearing black clothes climbing into the drive-through window of a fast food restaurant. She said there was a car in the parking lot and that the lights inside the building were off. The building was secure and empty when police arrived.

11:36 p.m. Police responded to a request for an officer when a woman called Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. security to report that her husband was intoxicated and she wanted him removed from their room. Police contacted the couple and mediated the situation.


STEMBOATwannabe 9 years, 1 month ago

Is it a full moon?

Some of these calls seem strange??


bandmama 9 years, 1 month ago

Uhhhhh.... read the newest issue of the Pirate if you want more........ AND, steamboatwannabe, you need to check out the record every day......... one of the joys of living here. It is called humour, and nothing like the depressing horrible crimes in the cities..........


STEMBOATwannabe 9 years, 1 month ago

OK Mama, I do read it very often but come on.... if your kid doesn't want to take your calls... you call the police and report him as missing??? In Los Angeles???

A 50 year old man dying of natural causes? A phantom robber in a drive through resaurant? A drunk husband???

just too many oddities for one Day of the Record. That is


Brant McLaughlin 9 years, 1 month ago

If you think those are odd. This one is still my all time favorite. It was reported in the Record September 27, 2002.

3:41 p.m. A dead bird was reported in the 900 block of Crawford Avenue. Police checked out the animal and confirmed it was dead.


inmate2007 9 years, 1 month ago

You all do realize that wild mushrooms and jimsonweed weed grow all through the water sheds of the Yampa Valley. And that public water systems are only required to remove dirt, mineral contaminations, and disinfect the water - there is no requirement to remove naturally occurring psycho active chemicals.

The Dead Bird report was caused by media hysteria of the West Nile Virus. Of course if you don't vaccinate your horse you are the problem and it might die........


justathought 9 years, 1 month ago

brant, I like your lighthearted discussion, we need more humor and less explanations of the obvious. That said, why would the police confirm the bird dead, was the coroner busy?


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