The Record for May 6


Wednesday, May 6

12:21 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers performed a welfare check on a man found unconscious at a bus stop at Third Street and Lincoln Avenue. Officers gave the man a courtesy ride home and turned him over to a sober roommate. Officers also charged the man for possession of less than one ounce of marijuana.

1:56 a.m. Police were called to a suspicious incident in the 2400 block of Val d' Isere Circle where a person heard noise outside and dogs barking. Officers arrived and found that the noise was likely from a bear in the trash cans.

3:56 a.m. Police were called to a complaint of two men loudly playing with nunchakus outside in the first block of Spruce Street. Officers issued a verbal warning and asked the men to move inside.

6:28 a.m. Police and Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue emergency responders were called to a report of a gas leak alarm in the 3200 block of Aspen Wood Drive. The homeowners recently had renovated the furnace, causing the alarm to go off. Everything was fine.

9:15 a.m. Oak Creek Fire Rescue emergency responders were called to a report of smoke on Blue Valley Lane in Oak Creek where a man was burning logs without a permit. Firefighters put the flames out before the man arrived.

9:26 a.m. Police were called to a car crash at Ore House Plaza and Pine Grove Road where a bicyclist struck the car of a woman pulling out of a driveway. The woman was ticketed for failing to yield right of way.

11:15 a.m. Police and Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue were called to an accident at Pine Grove Road and U.S. Highway 40 where a pickup truck struck a pedestrian. The 77-year-old pedestrian was airlifted to Denver where he later died. Police said criminal negligence is not evident in the driver's role in the accident.

12:01 p.m. Police were called to an assault in the 2900 block of West Acres Drive where a 21-year-old woman reported that her mother grabbed her and scraped her arm. Officers were unable to locate the mother and took a report.

4:12 p.m. Police and Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a report of a young man with a gun in the 3800 block of Whistler Road. Officers were unable to locate the suspect at the time but later discovered it was a high school-age boy with a pellet gun.

6:57 p.m. Police were called to a report of a theft of three bicycles from the first block of Anglers Drive. The bicycles were reportedly parked outside next to a trailer. Officers took a report.

8:08 p.m. Police were called to a report of dognapping in the 2700 block of Laurel Lane where a man had let his dog out and saw a suspicious car leave the area. Officers determined the report was unfounded when they found the dog running loose on Columbine Drive later in the evening.

11:34 p.m. Police responded to vehicle taillights visible in the 1300 block of Indian Trails, where officers were approached by a man bleeding from his head. Officers found that four men were intoxicated and had been fighting. Two of the men were transported to the Yampa Valley Medical Center, one for a cut on the shoulder and one for a knock to his head. All four men declined to pursue criminal charges.


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