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Bond reduced to $10K for man accused of manslaughter in Craig

The public defender for the man accused of manslaughter after a fight in Craig last week painted a picture of a hard-working family man before the judge Tuesday, in contrast to the picture painted by his criminal record as a youth.

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Kids shouldn't climb on downtown rooftops, says Craig police

Craig police have received several reports in recent weeks of kids climbing onto the roofs of downtown businesses along Yampa Avenue, and have issued a warning that doing so could lead to injury or charges being pressed.

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Fugitives in Craig found hiding in kitchen cabinets

Despite their best efforts to hide, three individuals were arrested Wednesday night by Craig Police officers acting as part of the All Crimes Enforcement Team, or ACET.

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Puppy attacked by cattle dog: On the record for March 31, April 1 and 2

2:36 p.m. On the 900 block of West First Street, officers responded to a report of a suspicious incident. A party was in jail and others were selling their belongings in a yard sale. Officers resolved the situation.

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$100K bail in Craig manslaughter case

One punch took victim down, witness told police

What began as a drunken argument between co-workers Wednesday night and early Thursday morning in Craig ended in death for one man and arrest on suspicion of manslaughter for another.

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Sticky fingers at City Market: On the record for March 30

5:20 p.m. At City Market, officers took a report of shoplifting. A female was cited for taking makeup and reusable bangs.

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Update: Fight between Craig Station contract workers leaves 1 man dead, 1 in custody

One man is dead and another has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter following a physical altercation in the alley behind the Trav-O-Tel Motel in Craig early Thursday morning, according to a press release from the Craig Police Department.

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Turkey vulture blasts: On the record for March 29

5:16 p.m. At the Public Safety Center, officers took a complaint of someone firing cracker shells at the pond behind the public safety center. Officers were training on the equipment that will be used to relocate turkey vultures.

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1 man dead, 1 arrested for manslaughter after fight at Trav-O-Tel Motel in Craig

One man is dead and another has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter following a physical altercation in the alley behind the Trav-O-Tel Motel early Thursday morning.

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Craig police using loud noises in evenings to discourage turkey vultures

It’s about to get loud in parts of Craig. Craig Police Department announced Wednesday it will be working with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to roust a group of turkey vultures from Craig. Starting this week, the agencies will be utilizing “loud sound-making devices, fired from rifles and shotguns,” according to a news release from the department.

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Meth found in bra: On the record for March 28

9:53 p.m. On the 500 block of Ledford Street, officers responded to a report of an intoxicated male with all of his belongings who wanted to stay overnight at the laundromat. He had been kicked out of his girlfriend’s house, but the business didn’t want him to stay there. He said he couldn’t carry all of his belongings and needed a ride to the hotel, but he wasn’t sure which hotel. Officers made contact and were going to try to help him get a bus ticket.

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Toothless man knocks: On the record and jail report for March 21 to 28

9:46 p.m. On the 600 block of Taylor Street, officers responded to a report of a suspicious incident. A woman reported that a toothless man, approximately 40 years old wearing a beanie and a hoodie, had come to her door four times in the past several months asking for random people who had never resided at her residence. He then told her he was going to take care of that hill leaning on her fence. Officers did not find him.

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Give me that remote control or else: On the record for March 24 to 26

12:46 p.m. On the 800 block of Legion Street, officers responded to a report of possible domestic violence. A male party said his girlfriend was threatening physical abuse because he took the remote from her...

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Lost and found kids: On the record for March 23

5:27 p.m. Officers responded to report of a runaway juvenile male, who turned up at McDonald’s in a rain storm. He requested to call the police. The crisis team did an intervention between him and his mom at the Public Safety Center and he returned home.

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Duct-taped Jeep rouses suspicion: On the record for March 22

8:11 p.m. At The Memorial Hospital, officers responded to a report of a disturbance by a male party in the lobby who was knocking things over and being obnoxious. He left when officers arrived and no charges were pressed.