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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.

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Police respond to multiple crashes: On the record and jail report for Feb. 21 to 28

5:58 p.m. On the 900 block of West First Street, officers responded to a report of a drunk pedestrian. The man called himself in and was demanding a ride to jail. Officers attempted to locate him in two different locations. When they called the man, he would not give his location but wanted to know if he had any warrants out for his arrest.

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Craig woman sends $28k to scam artist: On the record for Feb. 24 to 26

11:54 a.m. On the 800 block of Russell Street, officers responded to a report of a scam. A woman in her late fifties was contacted online by a man who claimed he was a soldier in the Army or Air Force in Afghanistan and had complications that required money to solve them. The woman sent between $28,000 and $30,000 via Western Union transfers and money order to Ghana in Africa.

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Craig police urge gun safety following juvenile incidents

Following two incidents in the past week involving youth and guns, the Craig Police Department is urging parents to teach their kids about gun safety.

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Stolen ATV: On the record for Feb. 23

10:41 a.m. On the 2000 block of Crockett Drive, officers responded to a call from a man who thought his computer was shocking him.

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Girls skipping class: On the record for Feb. 21, 22

9:37 a.m. Officers received a call from Sunset Elementary School that two 8-year-old girls did not show up to school. The girls were found behind the Sinclair Station on East Victory Way skipping class and were taken back to school.

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Police search for Craig woman

Craig Police Department is seeking help to find a Craig woman.

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Hospital staff asked to meditate: On the record for Feb. 21

4:30 a.m. At the West Kum & Go, officers trespassed a man who was yelling at his mother over the phone for leaving him at the store.

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Streaker strikes twice outside City Market: On the record for Feb. 13 to 21

8:22 p.m. On the 1100 block of West Sixth Street, officers responded to repeated reports of harassment by an ex-boyfriend. The man was found hiding in his car with a firearm and had to be tazed after resisting arrest.

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Found syringes: On the record for Feb. 16

9:39 p.m. On the 600 block of Pershing, officers responded to a report of harassment. A man was issued a summons for harassing his neighbor after confronting him for being outside talking on his cell phone, even though the neighbor was on his own property.

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Burglary with a baseball bat: On the record for Feb. 14, 15

3:47 p.m. On the 900 block of West First Street, officers responded to a man, freshly released from jail, who broke into a trailer home swinging a baseball bat...

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Novice driver crashes into utility pole in Craig

A single-vehicle accident occurred at about 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the corner of Sixth Street and Washington Street in Craig. The incident involved an Oldsmobile Bravada driven by a male juvenile, which hit a utility pole near the Craig Pool Complex as a result of the driver not turning sharply enough.

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Car repo leads to fight: On the record, jail report for Feb. 7 to 14

1:38 p.m. On East Seventh Street and Yampa Avenue, a young boy was seen walking past Tunies and Such carrying a silver suitcase and glancing behind him frequently...