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Half-naked tattoo man acts strangely: On the Record — Monday, Sept. 24

Craig Police Department

Monday, Sept. 24

1:21 a.m. On the 2400 block of Victory Way, officers responded to a man sleeping at the side of a building. They asked the man to leave.

9:35 p.m. On the 2000 block of Victory Way, a man asked officers for a ride home.

1:40 p.m. On the 600 block of Riford Road, a caller reported property being stolen from a car. Officers saw no signs of forced entry and took a report.

1:31 p.m. On the 800 block of First Street, a man came to the Public Safety Center to report possible identity theft. Officers took a report.

2:45 p.m. On the 400 block of 13th Street, a caller reported a case of domestic violence.

5:31 p.m. On the 3000 block of Westridge Court, officers responded to an crash involving a bicycle and a car. The bicyclist wasn't injured, but officers arrested the driver, a 23-year-old Craig woman, for driving under restraint, expired license plates, and no insurance.

5:54 p.m. On the 800 block of Yampa Avenue, a caller reported seeing a half-naked man with tattoos acting strangely. Officers could not find the man.

7:28 p.m. On the 2000 block of Victory Way, a caller reported seeing a man sleeping in a parked car that was running. Officers could not find the car or the man when they arrived.

9:29 p.m. At the fairgrounds, officers saw an unoccupied parked car. They determined everything was OK.

Spilled soup raises alarm: On the Record — Sept. 21 through 23

Craig Police Department

Friday, Sept. 21

4:26 a.m. In Craig, officers with the Craig Police Department investigated a possible runaway.

8:30 a.m. In Craig, officers attempted to make a warrant arrest. They were unable to make contact with the subject.

1:43 p.m. On the 500 block of West Victory Way, officers investigated a hit-and-run crash resulting in property damage. The backing accident occurred on private property and involved a red Nissan pickup truck and a Dodge pickup truck. The woman who allegedly caused the crash drove away, and the other driver caught up with her. The woman who left the scene was issued summons.

1:49 p.m.  On the 2000 block of West Victory Way, officers investigated a theft. A man was issued a summons for theft of binoculars and a watch.

4:28 p.m. On the 200 block of West Victory Way, officers found a bicycle. It was taken to the Public Safety Center for safe keeping.

4:45 p.m. On the 800 block of Jeremiah Avenue, officers responded to a report of harassment. A woman called claiming she was being harassed in person and over the phone by her ex. Officers spoke with both parties, and they agreed not to talk with each other and handle the matter in civil court.

8:29 p.m. In Craig, officers investigated a suspected drug violation.

9:19 p.m.  At East Kum and Go, officers made a traffic stop resulting in the arrest of a 27-year-old Craig man who was arrested on a warrant out of Moffat County for failure to comply with terms of probation.

9:44 p.m. In Craig, officers investigated a case of suspected child neglect. A caller reported a child was screaming. A woman was contacted, and she said she had spilled hot soup and that's why she was screaming.

11:32 p.m. Near Super 8 and the Hampton Inn, officers responded to a report of an antelope that had been hit and was on the road. It was moved off the road.

Saturday, Sept. 22

2:14 a.m. On the 300 block of School Street, officers investigated a report of a suspicious person.

9:47 a.m. In Craig, officers investigated a report of possible domestic violence.

9:58 a.m. On the 1100 block of East Victory Way, officers investigated a theft report.

10:12 a.m. In Craig, officers investigated a domestic violence report.

10:29 a.m. On Finley Lane, officers investigated a report of a suspicious person, article, or vehicle.  

2:44 p.m. In Craig, officers attempted to make a warrant arrest.

2:49 p.m. On the 600 block of East Victory Way, officers investigated a burglary.

3:12 p.m. On the 700 block of Legion Street, officers investigated a report of a suspicious person, article, or vehicle.  

6:56 p.m. Near the intersection of West Victory Way and Fourth Street, officers investigated a crash resulting in property damage.

8:44 p.m. On the 600 block of Wickes Avenue, officers responded to a report of criminal mischief.

10:11 p.m. On Jeremiah Way, officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle.  

11:04 p.m. Near the intersection of West Victory Way and Woodbury Drive, officers responded to a crash resulting in property damage.

Sunday, Sept. 23

3:26 a.m. Near the intersection of East Seventh and Colorado streets, officers made a traffic stop resulting in the arrest of a 19-year-old Craig man for possession of alcohol.   

1:55 p.m. On the 600 block of Barclay Street, officers investigated a report of a suspicious person.

2:05 p.m. At Elkrun Apartments, officers investigated reports of a disturbance.

2:03 p.m. On the 900 block of East Victory Way, officers investigated a report of a suspicious person.

5:22 p.m. Near Cathy Cisar Hill, officers investigated a crash resulting in unknown injuries.

8:37 p.m. On the 300 block of Woodbury Drive, officers investigated a noise complaint.

Moffat County man accidentally shoots self in hand Monday in Steamboat parking lot

Editor's note: This story was updated at 1:27 p.m. Tuesday to include the man's age and area of residence. 

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A 67-year-old man from Moffat County accidentally shot himself in the left hand Monday evening and was taken to UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Steamboat Springs Police Department officers and Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters responded to a report of shots fired in a parking lot in the 300 block of Anglers Drive.

The man said he was moving his gun underneath the seat of his car when it went off, according to police scanner traffic.

UPDATED: ATV crash north of Craig claims life of Moffat County woman

Editor’s note: This story was updated on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

CRAIG — A Moffat County woman transported to Mesa County on Thursday, Sept. 20, for treatment of injuries sustained in an ATV crash has died, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office confirmed Monday, Sept. 24.

Because the accident occurred in Moffat County, the case has been turned over to the Moffat County Coroner and Sheriff’s offices.

The name of the woman has not yet been confirmed by officials, and no further information is currently available.

The crash happened sometime after 6 p.m., about 7 miles north of Craig near mile marker 96 on Colorado Highway 13, according to Sgt. Courtland Folks, with Moffat County Sheriff’s Office.

Responders suspect the woman lost control of the off-road vehicle.

Courtland said the woman was transported to Memorial Regional Health with significant injuries. Courtland originally said the woman was then taken on a Flight for Life to Denver for further treatment, however, it now appears she was instead flown to Grand Junction.

The woman was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center where she died, according to Moffat County Coroner Kirk McKey. There will be an autopsy done.

“The family is very upset as can be expected in this situation,” McKey said. “The family has requested as much privacy as they can have at this moment.”

Instrument theft from Craig Middle School ends on sour note

Editor’s note: This story was updated on Tuesday, Sept 25.

CRAIG — Craig Police Department and Moffat County Sheriff’s Office have recovered several musical instruments that were reported stolen earlier in the week.

Officers and deputies found the stolen instruments — including an alto saxophone, a clarinet, and drum mallets — about 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21 near a riverbed at Yampa Valley Golf Course, according to radio communication.

Craig Police Captain Bill Leonard said the department was able to arrest Dustin Gordon Hyatt, 41, of Craig, thanks to efforts from CMS’s school resource officer, police officers, and deputies.

The school was holding an event the day of the theft, Leonard said. The school resource officer reviewed security tapes and was able to spot and identify the suspect. Officers located and arrested the suspect. He didn’t have the instruments with him, but told the officers where they could be found.

The instruments were valued at between $2,000 and $5,000.

“It was a good effort all around,” Leonard said.

Craig Police Department will release more information after the investigation has been completed, Leonard said.

Officers assist locked-out motorist: On the Record — Thursday, Sept. 20

Craig Police Department

Thursday, Sept. 20

1:43 a.m. On the 400 block of Yampa Avenue, officers with the Craig Police Department responded to a call from a driver locked out of their car. Officers suggested the owner contact a locksmith, but the owner declined, saying it was too expensive, and decided to break the window of the car.

12:58 p.m. At the intersection of Mack Lane and Victory Way, officers assisted a driver whose car was blocking the road. The driver went to get gas while officers directed traffic.

1:58 p.m. At the intersection Victory Way and Legion Street, officers found a folder with paper inside. An officer was able to locate the owner and returned the folder.

2:33 p.m. On the 900 block of Finley Lane, a caller asked officers to document an crash in a parking lot.

6:19 p.m. On the 600 block of Ridgeview Road, a caller reported a disturbance between a woman and a child in a parking lot. Officers arrived and learned it was an argument between a mother and her son. They were able to resolve the issue.

9:17 p.m. On the 1200 block of Victory Way, officers responded to an crash involving two cars. There were no injuries, and one driver was issues a citation.

10:30 p.m. On the 900 block of Yampa Avenue, a caller reported seeing a group of juveniles in the area. Officers warned the juveniles about curfew restrictions and released them to their parents.

11:03 p.m. On the 100 block of Fourth Street, officers arrested a 26-year-old Craig man on a warrant.

11:54 p.m. In Craig, a caller reported a domestic disturbance between a man and a woman. When officers arrived, they learn the man had already left the area and determined there was no provable crime.

Microwave causes disturbance: On the Record — Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 18 and 19

Craig Police Department

Tuesday, Sept. 18

7:49 a.m. At the intersection of Sixth and Steele streets, officers with the Craig Police Department notified the Road and Bridge Department of a manhole cover off the street.

9:20 a.m. On the 2000 block of Victory Way, officers issued a citation to a 35-year-old Craig woman on suspicion of shoplifting.

11:12 a.m. On the 600 block of Ledford Street, officers responded to an elevator alarm. They learned it was an employee testing the alarm.

3:12 p.m. On the 2000 block of Baker Drive, officers helped settle a civil disagreement over a microwave.

4:05 p.m. On the 900 block of Yampa Avenue, a caller reported theft of a band instrument. The matter is under investigation.

4:12 p.m. On the 900 block of Victory Way, a caller reported seeing a homeless man in the area. Officers asked the man to move on.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

10:53 a.m. On the 1200 block of Marianna Way, a caller reported property having been stolen. Officers took a report.

12:16 p.m. On the 200 block of Victory Way, a driver reported their car was struck by a bicycle while they were driving. The driver could not identify the cyclist.

12:21 p.m. On the 900 block of Yampa Avenue, officers issued a citation to a minor for illegal possession of tobacco.

12:48 p.m. On the 800 block of First Street, officers found lost property and contacted the owner to pick it up.

1:02 p.m. On the 700 block of Victory Way, a business owner reported a theft. Officers took a report and are investigating.

1:44 p.m. On the 900 block of Taylor Street, a caller reported a possible phone scam.

4:57 p.m. On the 700 block of Fourth Street, officers responded to an vehicle crash involving a deer. Neither the driver nor the deer were injured.

7:56 p.m. On the 1100 block of Sixth Street, officers arrested a 41-year-old Craig man on a warrant.

11:02 p.m.  On the 200 block of Lincoln Street, a caller reported seeing a man standing near the sidewalk. Officers spoke with the man and learned he was waiting for someone to pick him up.

Craig Police Department looking for stolen musical instruments

CRAIG — The Craig Police Department is requesting the community’s help in locating musical instruments that were stolen from Craig Middle School.

The instruments were reported stolen Tuesday, according to CPD. Officers on Wednesday arrested a suspect who allegedly stole the instruments but learned the individual had allegedly sold the instruments to another person in the Craig area, according to a news release. The department is requesting the community’s help in finding an alto saxophone, a clarinet, and drum mallets.

“We want to get these instruments back to the kids who own them,” Craig Police Officer Josh Wright said.

Anyone with information about the stolen instruments is asked to call the CPD at 970-826-2360.

Toy car strikes real car: On the Record — Monday, Sept. 17

Craig Police Department

Monday, Sept. 17

2:50 a.m. On the 300 block of Colorado Highway 13, officers with the Craig Police Department saw an open toolbox in the back of a pick-up truck and contacted the owner. The owner didn't notice any tools missing.

5:06 a.m. On the 1100 block of Sixth Street, officers found a woman sleeping in a car. They asked the woman to move on.

7:54 a.m. On the 1100 block of Crest Drive, a caller reported a hunting bow was stolen from her car. Officers took a report.

9:39 a.m. On U.S. Highway 40, a caller reported seeing a car cross the yellow line and tailgate other vehicles. Officers were not able to locate the car.

10:31 a.m. On the 4200 block of U.S. 40, a caller reported his maroon Jeep had been stolen. Officers are investigating.

3:45 p.m. On the 2400 block of Victory Way, officers responded to a vehicle crash in which a truck towing a trailer hit a car. There were no injuries, but both vehicles sustained minor damage.

5:40 p.m. On the 500 block of First Avenue, a caller reported seeing two men sitting in front of a grill for more than an hour. Officers determined there was no crime.

7:30 p.m. On the 3800 Exmoor Circle, a caller reported a boy in a toy car had run into their parked car. Officers warned the boy and his father.

10:25 p.m. On the 2300 block of Victory Way, a caller reported seeing a car driving around the block slowly for about an hour. When officers arrived to speak to the driver, they learned she had a trespassing warning and wanted to park in a location that didn't violate the warning. Officers determined there was no crime.

Officers respond to numerous reports of domestic violence: On the Record — Sept. 14 through 16

Craig Police Department

Friday, Sept. 14

12:32 a.m. In Craig, officers from the Craig Police Department investigated a possible domestic violence case.

3:21 a.m. Near The Memorial Hospital, officers responded to reports of a disturbance,

3:29 a.m. On the 900 block of Sloan Circle, officers investigated reports of a suspicious person.

10:39 a.m. At the Public Safety Center, officers took a report of suspected domestic violence.

10:49 a.m. In Craig, officers responded to a Safe2Tell notification.

12:37 p.m. On the 800 block of East Seventh Street, officers responded to reports of a suspicious person, article, or vehicle.

3:29 p.m. In Craig, officers continued investigating reports of a person who was missing or had run away.

4:37 p.m. On the 800 block of West First Street, officers took a report of a theft.

6:35 p.m. In Craig, officers investigated a report of possible verbal domestic violence.

6:43 p.m. In Craig, officers investigated a report of possible domestic violence.    

8:25 p.m. On Ledford Street, officers responded to a crash resulting in injury.

Saturday, Sept. 15

5:13 a.m. Near Cramer Flooring, officers made contact with a pedestrian.  

7:12 a.m. In Craig, officers investigated a report of possible domestic violence.

9:58 a.m. On the 600 block of Westridge Road, officers investigated a report of a suspicious person, vehicle, or article.

12:34 p.m. On the 3800 block of West Sixth Street, officers investigated a report of a threat.

12:53 p.m. At Northwest Pawnshop, officers investigated a possible weapons violation.

12:54 p.m. On the 600 block of Wickes Avenue, officers responded to reports of a disturbance.

2:15 p.m. On the 900 block of West First Street, officers investigated a possible assault.

4:07 p.m. On the 1600 block of Yampa Avenue, officers responded to reports of a disturbance.

7:05 p.m. On the 300 block of Cedar Court, officers investigated an incident involving wildlife.

7:13 p.m. On the 700 block of Rose Street, officers investigated reports of a threat.

8:15 p.m. On the 1000 block of East Seventh Street, officers responded to a report of a disturbance.

8:53 p.m. In Craig, officers investigated a report of possible child abuse or neglect.

11:22 p.m. In Craig, officers investigated a report of possible domestic violence.  

Sunday, Sept. 16

12:05 a.m. In Craig, officers investigated a report of possible domestic violence.

6:17 a.m. At Frontier Apartments, officers responded to reports of harassment.  

12:07 p.m. At OP Bar and Grill, officers investigated an alleged theft.

1:27 p.m. In Craig, officers responded to a Safe2Tell notification.

2:34 p.m. At the Popular Bar, officers responded to a report of lost property.

7:57 p.m. On First Street, officers investigated an incident involving wildlife.

8:50 p.m. Near the intersection of Victory Way and Ranney Street, officers responded to reports of roadkill.

11:35 p.m. At East Kum & Go, officers investigated a suspicious vehicle.