Law enforcement


The Record for Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015

7:08 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a man flipping people off in the 1100 block of South Lincoln Avenue. He could not be located.

Preliminary hearing scheduled for police officer charged with felony

Steamboat Springs Police Department officer Kristin Bantle, the officer who has been charged with a felony related to providing false information on an employment application submitted to the Routt County Sheriff's Office, appeared in court again Friday.

Judge hears arguments in Pollard case

Cole Pollard, the man accused of murdering 22-year-old Patricia Richmond, appeared in court Friday.

Jail Report for Aug. 15 to Aug. 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.

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130-acre Strawberry Fire near Meeker burns 12 vehicles, 4 outbuildings

Fire is 100 percent contained

A 135-acre fire two miles west of Meeker called the Strawberry Fire burned 12 vehicles and four outbuildings along County Road 7 Thursday, according to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office.

4 outbuildings, 12 vehicles lost in 135-acre fire in Rio Blanco

A 135-acre fire in Meeker off County Road 7 Thursday burned 12 vehicles and four outbuildings, according to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office Facebook page. The fire was located roughly 2.5 miles up from Highway 64, and it's now 50 percent contained. Meeker Fire Department is in charge of the fire.

Fires under control in Moffat County

All of the 34 fires started in Northwest Colorado by lightning over the weekend have been contained, said Lynn Barclay, public information officer for Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit, on Thursday afternoon.

The Record for Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015

12:49 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a car running in the middle of the road with the doors open at Storm Mountain Court and Hillside Drive. Police located a couple that had gotten into an argument, but no laws were broken.

The Record for Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015

3:35 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in a dumpster in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive. It was scared away.

Steamboat man suspected of sex assault

Police began investigating the incident Friday after a Steamboat Springs Transit bus driver was told about a sex assault.

Washington woman suspected of defrauding Steamboat company out of $157,000

Colleen Lucille Stark has been charged with Class 3 felony theft, Class 3 felony computer crime and Class 6 felony criminal impersonation.

The Record for Monday, Aug. 17, 2015

6:16 p.m. Officers were called to a report of tourists poking an injured porcupine with sticks in the 1100 block of Lincoln Avenue.

The Record for Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015

1:07 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of locked bikes stolen at Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue. They were found locked somewhere else, and police attributed the incident to forgetfulness.

Officials update community on wildland fires in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties

Of the 20 wildland fires reported Sunday, only three remain uncontained, according to a press release from the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit. The largest is the 87 acre Long Fire about 25 miles northwest of Meeker. It started on state land burned onto Bureau of Land Management land.

The Record for Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015

10:28 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a drunk person urinating in the street in the 800 block of Yampa Street. The person was gone when officers arrived.