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The Record for Thursday, April 9, 2015

12:24 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of a person who thought a bear might be in the garage in the 36800 block of Tree Haus Drive. The bear had left but did extensive damage to the garage door.

Information sessions will focus on cybercrime

A series of upcoming information sessions aim to teach businesses and consumers how to protect themselves from credit card fraud.

Hayden officials open to marijuana growing operation

There were very few objections Thursday night to allowing commercial marijuana growing operations in Hayden.

Steamboat ski patrol member suffers serious injuries in fall

The Routt County Sheriff's Office says a Steamboat ski patrol member suffered serious injuries Thursday after an incident at the ski area.

The Record for Wednesday, April 8, 2015

1:06 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a bear that got into trash, and the trash was blowing around in the 100 block of Missouri Avenue. Police were going to contact the owner of the trash.

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Steamboat City Council calls another special meeting to discuss police misconduct investigation

A council member also told City Manager Deb Hinsvark Tuesday night that she should have a succession plan ready in case the investigation turns up any evidence of wrongdoing on her part.

Crime Stoppers Tip of the Month: Tax scams

As we get close to tax time, we have seen a surge in IRS phone scams, phishing scams and identity theft scams.

The Record for Tuesday, April 7, 2015

2:37 p.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of a missing toddler in the 28200 block of Valley View Lane. The toddler was later found hiding in the family car.

The Record for Monday, April 6, 2015

8:28 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a person who saw people steal the street sign that is named after former police chief JD Hays. Police were able to recover the sign.

Hayden resident wants to start marijuana growing operation

Rodney McGowen says he has never smoked pot and twice voted against legalizing it, but now the Hayden resident wants to grow it commercially.

Man suing Steamboat police department arrested for theft, forgery

A man who is suing the Steamboat Springs Police Department for excessive use of force was arrested last week.

Two men arrested after Steamboat disturbance

Two men were arrested early Tuesday morning after Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a disturbance on Shadow Run Court.

The Record for Sunday, April 5, 2015

2:50 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a home that was egged in the 1700 block of Cornice Road.

The Record for Saturday, April 4, 2015

1:20 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 800 block of Howelsen Parkway. When officers arrived, they learned everything was OK.

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Excessive force, excessive lawsuits

During the past two years, the Steamboat Springs Police Department has been subject to three federal lawsuits from people claiming excessive use of force by officers. A fourth lawsuit is expected to be filed soon. City officials have not commented on the lawsuits because of the pending litigation, but an audio recording from a police department staff meeting in October offers some insight.