The Jail Report for May 20 to 27


Friday, May 20

John Malvern Grace, 64, Steamboat Springs — Driving under the influence, failure to display lamps (Colorado State Patrol)

Saturday, May 21

Fred William Shaffer, 57, Oak Creek — DUI (CSP)

Juan Luis Morales-Espinoza, 22, Steamboat Springs — DUI, failure to signal, speeding (Steamboat Springs Police Department)

Charles Preston-Townsend, 27, Steamboat Springs — DUI, no valid driver’s license (SSPD)

Sunday, May 22

Jacob Levi Hayes, 27, Yampa — DUR, speeding (Routt County Sheriff’s Office)

Justin Lee Bauder, 21, Boulder — Fugitive of justice (SSPD)

Monday, May 23

Austin Nicholas Parker, 24, Steamboat Springs — DUR, speeding (SSPD)

Joshua Thomas Tremellen, 21, Oak Creek — Failure to appear (SSPD)

Tuesday, May 24


Wednesday, May 25

Roy Sanda Trevino, 59, Hayden — Habitual traffic offender (CSP)

Evin John McLaughlin, 27, Steamboat Springs — Careless driving, DUI (SSPD)

Tursday, May 26

Brandon Hal Frank, 30, Highlands Ranch — Failure to appear (CSP)

William Carl Morrison, 33, Steamboat Springs — Failure to appear (CSP)

Geoffrey Merlyn Hollister, 27, Steamboat Springs — Failure to appear (SSPD)

Noah Michael Laplante, 33, Oak Creek — DUI, failure to yield to emergency vehicle (CSP)

Friday, May 27

Chamisa Anna Going, 19, Steamboat Springs — DUR (CSP)

Jayce Bradley Peterson, 27, Steamboat Springs — Attempted robbery, second-degree trespassing, possession of paraphernalia (SSPD)

John Q. Randolph, 55, Steamboat Springs — Reckless driving, harassment, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to report an accident (SSPD)

Matthew William Huber, 35, Steamboat Springs — Third-degree assault, obstruction of phone service (SSPD) Editor's note: This case was dismissed because no charges were filed.


muck 5 years, 12 months ago

Where is all this pot at? How can it effect mainstream life when for 2 weeks in a row ZERO DUID's were posted to the paper? Where are the thousands being arested for Contributing to minors? BUNCH OF GOSH DARN LIARS! FEAR SPREADING LIARS is what you all are!


hereandthere 5 years, 12 months ago

Amazing is it not. As well as completely ignoring the multitude of DUI's. Community values indeed.


1999 5 years, 11 months ago

i wonder why people do not look at this jail report and say "mmmmm maybe we should ban alchohol dispensaries"


rhys jones 5 years, 11 months ago

DUI is big business in this town. From the cops, lawyers, and judges, to the jailers, metal-health people, and the myriad of services which benefit from "useful public service," lots of people realize benefits from DUI. Our class did a study which demonstrated that Steamboat has from 10 to 25 times the DUI rate of anyplace else we could check, including Aspen. How 'bout "DUI Town USA"? Tom Trainor wrote an article for this publication a couple of years ago, attempting to demonstrate otherwise, but his mathematics were flawed.

I might suggest that the reason you don't see an increase in DUI(D) is because pot doesn't impair your ability to drive; if anything, it enhances it. I would further venture that most DUI(D) arrests result from something left in "plain sight" like a baggie or a pipe, (mine was an empty dugout, still probable cause) and not the original source of the stop -- a burned-out taillight, no license plate light, even a sideways glance.

Moral to this story: Keep your vehicle legal, don't leave things in plain sight, and look straight ahead. Big Brother IS watching.


sledneck 5 years, 11 months ago

"lots of people realize benifits from DUI..."

Like those who are killed, the family left with no mom, the rest of us whose insurance is sky-high, taxpayers who fund the jail full of drunks, cops who could be using their time to catch the jerks who stole my laptop, courts overflowing with unnecessary fools, etc.

Tornadoes are benificial too. They give builders, plumbers and electricians a job. Get real.


rhys jones 5 years, 11 months ago

You apparently mistook my prior rant as somehow supporting DUI, which I assure you it was not. I agree with 1999, that there might be TOO MUCH alcohol in this town, all too readily available. Pot, rather than alcohol, could have saved a lot of lives and prevented a lot of grief. THAT'S what I'm saying; would you care to argue the point now?


rhys jones 5 years, 11 months ago

I was just making snide and facetious commentary about how this town tacitly supports and promotes alcohol at every turn, then to be quite militaristic in enforcement of its overuse. They will have no such problems with potheads, since their abilities are not so impaired. If we could just get the drunks off the road, the cops might have time to find your laptop.


sledneck 5 years, 11 months ago

I doubt there are that many more drunks in Steamboat than Aspen or Vail, etc. Possibly more but not exponentially more.

What is probably true is that, for some reason, the cops here spend an inordinate amount of time and give a higher priority to driving offenses than elsewhere. They seem preoccupied with that sort of stuff to a degree that has them somewhat distracted from other crimes (like theft, violent crimes, etc) At least that is how it seems; I'm sure a lot goes on behind the scenes regarding other crimes of which I am unaware.

I certainly do not believe we need as many cops writing traffic tickets as what I witness on a regular basis. However, maybe that has become a revenue stream that they don't want to give up. And, after all, you guys with the drinking and the pot make it an easy way to turn a buck, no?

Here is an idea for the local cops to raise a ton of cash and make Lincoln Av. safer: Impose a $100 fine on every vehicle parked more than 12" from the curb!

There is an easy solution for DUI's... Stop driving drunk, stop driving with pot, alcohol or other stuff in your vehicle. Besides, my family is out there on that road so I have no sympathy for DUI's at all.


dave reynolds 5 years, 11 months ago

Driving under the influence of alcohol,weed or any other substance that impairs your ability to drive is illegal as well it should be. but seriously did your insurance agent waive your rate increase when he or she found out you were under the infuence of weed instead of alcohol..Sleds last paragraph says it all..and yes I recieved a DUI years ago and by the Grace of God I never harmed anyone


rhys jones 5 years, 11 months ago

That is exactly my point: While there are probably no more drunks per capita in Aspen or Vail, the police blotters tell another story. Check them out yourself. Count 'em up. Then see how many lawyers specialize in DUI locally. It IS a lucrative business, for some, whatever else might be said.

When I was feeling victimized by over-zealous enforcement a few years back, my brother the Super Cop said Hey, we don't have to look for you -- you make yourselves readily apparent. Instant circumstances aside, he has a valid point: Don't drive drunk, and you won't do stupid stuff. Don't even drive almost-drunk; it ain't worth it.

That's all I've got, except to say, don't worry about the stoners, they're not a problem. They've been there all along, just now it's making the news. And I am happy to see they are still minding their p's and q's, staying out of this Record!!


jk 5 years, 11 months ago

Sled, where was your laptop when it was stolen?


Scott Wedel 5 years, 11 months ago

It would seem the DUID "issue" was not people crashing into stuff, but included mmj patients with their stuff in the passenger compartment of their vehicle. Once they learned to put it in the trunk then the DUID problem greatly decreased.


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