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Naked man seen near Northwest Colorado Health: On the record for March 16

6:20 p.m. At the Davis House, officers heard from a concerned caller that there was a horse in the backyard. The caller wanted to know if it was legal, which it is so long as it’s only temporarily parked there. Officers contacted the owner, who later left with the horse.

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Streaker strikes again, walks up to woman's door: On the record for March 14, 15

2:03 p.m. On the 500 block of Yampa Avenue, officers responded to a report of a drunk man walking on the sidewalk and “talking trash.” He was gone on arrival.

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Punches thrown in bar fight: On the record and jail report for March 9 to 13

10:39 a.m. At Walmart, an employee called to express concern that an elderly female may be the victim of a scam. She was attempting to send money to Nigeria. Officers were able to halt the transaction and confirmed that it was a scam, but the woman was upset despite being told she was about to lose her money to a scam.

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Pit bull attacks Craig officer while on domestic violence call Saturday

Officer Jeff Bond with Craig Police Department was greeted with an unpleasant surprise when he knocked on the door of a Davis House apartment on School Street in the early hours of Saturday morning.

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Multiple drug arrests: On the record for March 9, 10

5:50 p.m. On the 600 block of Pershing Street, officers responded to a report of a deer that was attacked by a black lab. The deer’s throat was ripped and the deer was on the ground and unable to get up. Animal control euthanized the deer.

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Scam calls surge in Craig: On the record for March 7, 8

10:05 a.m. On the 1000 block of East Seventh Street, officers responded to a report of domestic violence. A woman called and said her husband was dismantling her vehicle. She asked him to leave and he refused. Officers found him driving a black suburban with a tan hood. He was found to be on probation and was arrested for unspecified charges.

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Craig man lands 9 years in prison for attempted child sex assault

A 37-year-old Craig man who discussed having sex with a 14-year-old girl online and then showed up at her door with a box of condoms in his pocket was sentenced to nine years in prison Monday.

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Tanker accident temporarily closes westbound Victory Way Wednesday morning

A crash involving a semi tanker truck and a Toyota pickup truck temporarily closed Victory Way about 6:45 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Sixth Avenue West at Walmart.

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Craig police seek help in finding man wanted for dangerous drugs

The police department is asking the community for help in locating a man wanted for dangerous drugs. Matthew James Lawrence, 27, is wanted for possession dangerous drugs including 0.38 grams of methamphetamines according to the affidavit for arrest.

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Man chased with butcher knife: On the record and jail report for Feb. 28 to March 7

11:30 a.m. At the Columbine Apartments on Wickes Avenue, officers responded to a report by a third party of ongoing harassment involving a man and woman. The man allegedly chased the reporting party with a butcher knife, and the woman allegedly had bruises from the man, who was her husband.

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Craig Police Department warns of new scam

Craig Police Department is warning local residents of a new scam in which scammers call posing as representatives of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.

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Woman bit by her own dog: On the record for March 1, 2

3:02 p.m. On the 400 block of Lincoln, officers responded to a single vehicle car crash in which a driver hit the concrete barrier where the road curves north. The driver was issued a citation for careless driving.

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Craig woman scammed out of nearly $30K by promise of love, romance

It’s hard to imagine a situation in which you could be coaxed into parting with nearly $30,000 of your hard-earned money and sending it to someone you’ve never met, but in today’s world of internet scams, that’s exactly what happened to one Craig woman.

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Nearly 70 cats removed from vacant home in Craig

What began as a seemingly harmless handful of cats living inside a vacant house on the 800 block of Taylor Street in Craig ended in the removal of nearly 70 felines from the house during the past 10 weeks.

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Kids basketball fuels harassment by sports mom: On the record for Feb. 28

7:56 a.m. At Village Inn, officers responded to a report of a former employee harassing the business. He had been fired the previous week for harassing other employees, and was contacted and warned by officers.