Law enforcement


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.

The Record for Saturday, March 21, 2015

12:06 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a credit card fraud report in the 2300 block of Mount Werner Circle. Someone lost their wallet near the base of Steamboat Ski Area, and shortly thereafter got alerts from their bank that their card had been used in suspicious ways. A report was taken.

Jail Report for March 14 to March 20, 2015

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, March 20, 2015

12:01 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunk person in the 3200 block of South Lincoln Avenue.

Father, 5-year-old daughter rescued near Steamboat Springs

A father and his 5-year-old daughter were rescued late Friday night after they became separated from a snowmobile tour group in a mountainous area north of Steamboat Springs, officials say.

Reward offered for return of stolen antique gun

A resident of Steamboat is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person who stole an antique Winchester 73 rifle from his house on Routt County Road 14 between March 12 and March 18. The house was in the process of being remodeled.

The Record for Thursday, March 19, 2015

7:01 a.m. Officers were called to a report of an animal complaint at Village Lane and Merritt Street. A person reported a hound dog got in a fight with a fox. Officers found the hound and took it home. The hound had a scratch on its head, and the owner was given a ticket for having a dog at large.