November 28, 2011
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A new allegation has been made against a former Craig Police Department officer who was fired Dec. 16, authorities reported today. Jeremy Ashton, a Moffat County Sheriff’s Office investigator, said an anonymous person reported to investigators that Frank Schmedeke, 37, engaged in a sexual relationship with a minor in the late 1990s in Mesa County. Craig Daily Press policy is to withhold names of suspects connected to sexual-related offenses unless there is a conviction. The suspect’s name is being used today because he served as a police officer for eight years.
The Craig Police Department issued a news release Friday morning regarding the department’s internal investigation of Officer Frank Schmedeke. The release is below: “On Nov. 27, 2011, at approximately 10:15 p.m., officers from the Craig Police Department were dispatched to (the 1100 block of) Legion Street in reference to a domestic violence incident that Officer Frank Schmedeke was involved in.
The 14th Judicial District Attorney’s office announced Monday the case against a Craig Police Department officer has been dismissed. Officer Frank Schmedeke was arrested Nov. 27 on suspicion of harassment and domestic violence stemming from an incident with his wife at their home in the 1100 block of Legion Street. To avoid bias, Schmedeke’s case was handled by the Routt County DA’s office in Steamboat Springs.
A Craig Police Department officer faces a misdemeanor following an alleged domestic violence incident against his wife in late November. Frank Schmedeke, 37, is charged with harassment, a class 3 misdemeanor. The charge was filed Thursday and comes with a domestic violence enhancer, which identifies the victim in the alleged incident as someone in his household.
Eight-year veteran Frank Schmedeke released on bond, suspended with pay
A Craig Police Department officer has been released from Moffat County Jail following his arrest Sunday night for an alleged domestic violence incident. Frank Schmedeke, 37, an eight-year police department veteran, was arrested at 9:41 p.m. at his home in the 1100 block of Legion Street on suspicion of harassment and domestic violence against his wife. Schmedeke posted a $750 personal recognizance bond Monday, according to court records. He has no prior convictions in Moffat or Routt counties, according to records.