Law enforcement


The Record for Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

1:17 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a four men fighting at a bar in the 700 block of Yampa Street. Police contacted the men, and none of them were injured or wanted to pursue any charges. The men just wanted to leave.

Steamboat Springs man arrested after firing bullet into wife's truck

The bullet ended up in the radiator of the truck and did not cause any injuries. Police arrested Steamboat resident Jeffrey Scott Buck, 52, on suspicion of illegally discharging a firearm, criminal mischief, false imprisonment and reckless endangerment.

Steamboat police arrest man suspected of firing bullet through neighbor's bedroom wall while intoxicated

The arrest of Michael Amendt, 23, on suspicion of illegally discharging a firearm in the Eaglepointe Townhomes marks the second time this month someone has been arrested in the city for allegedly firing a gun inside a residence and placing a bullet dangerously close to others.

Commission unanimously recommends retaining local judges

The 14th Judicial District Commission of Judicial Performance has unanimously recommended that District Court Judge Shelley Hill and Routt County Court Judge James Garrecht be retained.

Arraignment delayed for Steamboat woman accused of leaving son home alone

An arraignment in District Court was postponed for the Steamboat Springs mother who police think left her 3-year-old son at home alone for three days before he died.

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Search and Rescue helps hunter during overnight mission on Rabbit Ears Pass

Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers scaled steep rocky terrain and trudged through snow and mud to help a hunter on Rabbit Ears Pass during the early morning hours Tuesday.

The Record for Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

7:41 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of an elk carcass stolen from the back of a pickup truck in the 700 block of South Lincoln Avenue. The elk was found in the area chewed up. It looked like a bear stole the elk.

Driver causes 3-car crash and minor injuries Sunday after falling asleep at the wheel near Hayden

Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Scott Elliott said Craig resident Jesse Decker, 18, was driving west on U.S. Highway 40 at about 7:40 a.m. when he reportedly fell asleep at the wheel of his 2007 Ford Focus and drifted into the opposite lane of the highway on a right turn. Two people involved in the crash sustained minor injuries.

The Record for Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

1:45 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident in the 1100 block of Oak Street. Someone was trying to pull on a door to get into a house but then realized it was not his or her house. Later in the morning, the homeowner discovered the door had been damaged by the person who was pulling on it. The situation was going to be handled civilly.

The Record for Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

2:38 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in a dumpster at the 700 block of Walton Pond Circle. Officers were able to scare the bear away.

Jail Report for Oct. 4 to Oct. 10, 2014

The following is a list of people booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.

The Record for Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

8:32 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to help a person with an unknown medical problem in the 500 block of Seventh Street.

The Record for Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

1:55 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident in the 2300 block of Penny Lane. A person had been opening car doors in the area and then ran away. The person could not be located. A little later, a car was found in the 2500 block of Lincoln Avenue with its dome light on.

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Rabbit Ears Pass reopens after fatal crash; deceased woman ID'd

The two-vehicle crash involving a large sport utility vehicle and a semi was reported at about 2:30 p.m. near mile marker 153 on U.S. Highway 40 in Grand County. The highway then was closed for nearly five hours. Colorado State Patrol identified the woman who died in the crash as Debra Emal, 61, of Fraser.

Steamboat Springs man arrested after bullet hits city attorney's Suburban

Police on Thursday arrested the man they suspect fired a gun in his home Oct. 1, sending a bullet through a bedroom wall and into the back of City Attorney Tony Lettunich's vehicle as he and his wife were driving by the home on Clubhouse Drive on their way to dinner.