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Briefs for July 6

Intoxicated man breaks into home, falls asleep

A homeowner in Ski Time Square woke up Monday morning to find an intoxicated man looking over his bed.

Kimball Richardson, 26, was arrested at about 4:15 a.m. after he reportedly went to the wrong home, broke the door and went into the bedroom, Steamboat Springs police Capt. Rick Crotz said.

When the startled homeowner jumped out of bed to call police, the intoxicated man got into the bed and fell asleep.

Richardson, a resident of Sugarhouse, Utah, was arrested on charges of first-degree criminal trespass and criminal mischief. He was released on $2,000 bond.

Injured hiker released from hospital Sunday

An injured hiker who spent the night in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area last week was released from Yampa Valley Medical Center on Sunday, hospital spokeswoman Mindy Fontaine said.

Daniel Case, 22, of Oak Creek, was hiking with his girlfriend southwest of Stillwater Reservoir on Thursday evening, when the two lost the trail. While trying to get back to the parking lot by crossing a series of ridges, Case fell about 20 feet off a cliff.

His girlfriend was able to make it to the trailhead, and a campground host called for help. Rescuers searched most of the night and found Case trying to walk down the trail at about 7:30 a.m. Friday.

He was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center, where he was treated for severe hypothermia and multiple fractures in his lower back.