The Record for Feb. 26


— 12:53 a.m. A drunken pedestrian was reported at 12th and Yampa streets where an extremely intoxicated woman was lying on the ground and said she was concerned that she wouldn't make it home. The woman was transported via ambulance to the hospital. She later was taken to detox.

2:52 a.m. An ambulance was requested in Steamboat Springs for a 53-year-old man who was unconscious and possibly suffering a diabetic emergency. He was transported to the hospital via ambulance.

8 a.m. A vehicle complaint was received from the 29900 block of Rockpoint Trail, where cars parked on the side of the road had been obstructing snowplows for two days.

8:14 a.m. A welfare check was requested on a 78-year-old man in the 24000 block of Routt County Road 25, who had not contacted his family for several days. Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies located the man, and he was fine.

9:24 a.m. A two-vehicle, hit-and-run accident was reported on Colorado Highway 131 near Phippsburg where a woman's car was swiped by another car that was passing illegally. Sheriff's Office deputies were unable to locate the vehicle.

9:42 a.m. A possible fire was reported in the 300 block of West Pearl Street where there was a strange smell at a residence. The smell turned out to be from a dirty furnace filter; there was no fire. Everything was fine.

10:13 a.m. Vandalism was reported on Eagleridge Drive, where two real estate flags had been broken.

10:46 a.m. Domestic violence was reported in Phippsburg. A 47-year-old Phippsburg man was arrested on suspicion of harassment and obstructing telephone service.

11:36 a.m. A 63-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested in the 200 block of River Road on an outstanding warrant for driving under revocation and violating bail bond conditions.

12:21 p.m. A suspicious incident was reported in the 1700 block of Central Park Drive where a person with a concealed weapons permit accidentally dropped a handgun in a restaurant, causing it to discharge a bullet into the wall. No one was injured.

1:21 p.m. A vehicle complaint was received from mile marker 123 on U.S. 40 where a driver reportedly tried to run another vehicle off the road.

1:21 p.m. Fraud was reported in Steamboat Springs where a woman had unauthorized charges on her credit card.

4:15 p.m. A suspicious incident was reported in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue where two men were sitting in a vehicle in a parking lot, and the reporting party found it odd. Sheriff's Office deputies were unable to locate the men.

4:53 p.m. Sheriff's Office deputies assisted a motorist near mile marker 67 on Colo. 131.

4:56 p.m. Two dogs at large were reported near mile marker 129 on U.S. 40. The animals were returned to their owner.

5:08 p.m. A pair of rental skis was reported stolen in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive. The skis later were returned to a rental shop by another party.

5:26 p.m. A two-vehicle, hit-and-run accident was reported in the 200 block of Anglers Drive where a truck backed into another vehicle and drove off.

5:34 p.m. Smoke was reported in the area of Steamboat II. Sheriff's Office deputies were unable to find any smoke when they arrived.

7:20 p.m. Theft of a ski rack was reported in the 1800 block of Ski Time Square Drive. The rack reportedly had been removed from a parked car the previous night.

10:40 p.m. A noise complaint was received from the 700 block of Walton Pond Circle where loud music was playing. Police cited two people for minor in possession and gave a warning.

10:55 p.m. A noise complaint was received from the 500 block of Buena Vista Court where people were yelling at a large party. Police gave a warning.

11 p.m. A one-vehicle, noninjury accident was reported on U.S. 40 between Steamboat II and the west city limits of Steamboat Springs. A semitrailer was trying to turn around but got stuck in the mud and jackknifed, temporarily blocking the westbound lane.


aichempty 8 years ago

Wow. A gun was dropped and went off in a restaurant.

There's no excuse for having a round in the chamber when legally carrying a concealed weapon. It's not like we're living in Detroit or something, ya know? This incident proves there's a greater chance of accidental injury than there is of not being able to use the weapon immediately when it's drawn. If you're not going to have time to operate the slide on an automatic, you need to be carrying a double-action revolver with the hammer resting on an empty chamber so that this stuff doesn't happen.

I hope they pull this person's permit. They are a hazard to the community.


stillinsteamboat 8 years ago

The person with the gun should go to jail. This could have been disasterous if someone was hit by that bullet.


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