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Steamboat police chief, deputy chief put on paid administrative leave

Steamboat Springs City Administrator Deb Hinsvark announced Friday afternoon that Steamboat Springs Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Chief Bob DelValle have been put on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into serious allegations by former detective Dave Kleiber.

The Record for Thursday, March 26, 2015

4:58 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a woman in the 3100 block of Apr├Ęs Ski Way who received a call from a man who was making strange noises. The noises reportedly sounded sexual.

Investigator's career was not free of controversy

Despite periods of controversy during Heather Coogan's lengthy law enforcement career, Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark is confident Coogan is the right person to investigate allegations against the police department.

The Record for Wednesday, March 25, 2015

9:39 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a person in the 2300 block of Lincoln Avenue who got a fraudulent phone call from someone claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service.

Charges filed against Kristen Johnson

The Routt County District Attorney Office on Thursday filed charges against Kristen Johnson, the woman being held in connection with the death of long-time Routt County resident Edward Zimmerman.

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Former Steamboat police detective has strong words for City Council

Former detective Dave Kleiber on Wednesday night pleaded with the Steamboat Springs City Council to conduct a fair, transparent and objective investigation into allegations he has made against Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Chief Bob DelValle.

The Record for Tuesday, March 24, 2015

1:50 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious person at Fifth Street and Lincoln Avenue. A woman was concerned about a man who followed her out of a bar and tried to take a picture with her. Officers contacted the man.

Former police chief tapped to lead Steamboat Police Department investigation

Steamboat City Manager Deb Hinsvark said Heather Coogan will be paid $150 per hour. Hinsvark has said the investigation could take 60 to 90 days.

32 indicted in massive Colorado marijuana trafficking investigation

Colorado officials have won indictments against 32 people accused of being part of a multimillion-dollar scheme to grow marijuana illegally in Colorado and ship it out of state.

Public will be allowed to comment at emergency meeting

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the city's upcoming investigation into the damaging accusations of misconduct against Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Police Chief Bob DelValle.

The Record for Monday, March 23, 2014

1:01 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of man in the 1500 block of Shadow Run Frontage who said he overdosed on Motrin. Officers contacted the man, and they believed the man just needed someone to talk to. The man also wanted a 7 Up. Officers went and got the man the drink at a convenience store for $1.50. Police said it was worth the $1.50 to calm the man down.

The Record for Sunday, March 22, 2015

12:27 a.m. Officers were called to a report of somebody who was trying to break in the back door of a woman's home in the 200 block of Blue Sage Circle. Police were unable to find anyone

Steamboat City Council to hold emergency meeting to discuss police chief misconduct allegations

The emergency meeting was called Friday, less than two days after council members read a 10-page letter from former Steamboat Police Detective Dave Kleiber that alleges the police chief and deputy police chief have created "an atmosphere of fear and intimidation" and "a hostile work environment" at the police department.

Police pursuit in Steamboat ends in arrest

A police pursuit that passed through Steamboat Springs Monday morning ended with a 39-year-old Castle Rock woman being arrested.

Preliminary hearing scheduled for man charged with murder

A preliminary hearing has been set for June 9 and 10 for Lucas Johnson, the man who has been charged with murdering longtime Routt County resident Edward Zimmerman.

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