Burglaries reported in Steamboat's Fairview neighborhood

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— The Steamboat Springs Police Department is investigating several homes and cars that have been broken into in recent weeks.

The four reported residential burglaries occurred in the Fairview neighborhood off 13th Street just west of downtown Steamboat Springs.

Sgt. Gerard Geis said there are no descriptions of the suspect or suspects, and he encouraged residents to report suspicious activity by calling Routt County Communications at 970-879-1090.

At about 2 a.m. April 21, a person in the 1300 block of Manitou Avenue reported waking up and seeing a shadowy figure. The figure ran away when the resident called out to it, and nothing was reported missing from the home.

At 9:30 a.m. April 24, a resident in the 1200 block of Saratoga Avenue reported alcohol had been taken from his or her home.

At about 5 p.m. Wednesday, a woman in the 600 block of Pitkin Street reported pain medication had been taken from a bedroom in her home.

Geis said the woman operates a day care out of her home and thinks the medication was taken while she and the children were at the Children’s Parade on Monday morning in downtown Steamboat. The woman told police that she locks her doors at night but that they were not locked while she was attending the parade.

The fourth Fairview burglary occurred between 7:45 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Thursday at a home in the 1100 block of Saratoga Avenue. The residents reported the only thing missing was meat was from the freezer, and it appeared the burglar entered the locked home by breaking the window in a door.

“I wish we had a suspect description to go on, but we don’t,” Geis said.

Closer to the mountain area at locations near Village Drive, Geis said about six people have reported their unlocked cars have been broken into this week. Items taken included electronics, compact discs and tools, and there are no suspects.

Geis said it seems the police department receives multiple reports of cars being broken into every spring after Steamboat Ski Area closes.

“It seems to follow a pattern every year,” Geis said.

Residents are encouraged to lock their cars and homes.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247 or email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com

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