A tiff over tomatoes: On the record Jan. 16 through 18
Craig Police Department
Tuesday, Jan. 16
1:28 a.m. At Columbine Apartments, officers responded to a report of verbal domestic violence. The caller could hear screaming from across the hall and thought it may have turned physical and that perhaps the male party was locked out in the hallway. Officers contacted the parties, who had quieted down prior to their arrival, and could not be determined if there had been a crime. Both parties were warned.
8:26 a.m. On the 900 block of Alta Vista Drive, officers responded to a report of a theft. The reporting party said a Ford F-150 was broken into. Cash, prescription pills and other items were taken. Officers took a report.
8:56 a.m. At Moffat County High School, an illegal knife was brought to school. The school resource officer handled the situation.
10:38 a.m. On the 300 block of Hawthorn Street, officers responded to a report of a theft. A party reported a headlight switch, valued at $9, was stolen from a porch. Officers took a report.
11:13 a.m. On the 400 block of Woodbury Drive, officers responded to a report of attempted burglary. A witness saw something suspicious and took picture of the suspect. Officers were able to identify the suspect, who was previously known to officers.
11:46 a.m. On the 2000 block of West Third Street, officers responded to a report of a burglary related to a prior burglary. Officers executed a search warrant the following day and recovered stolen items. Two subjects, a male and female, were charged. They allegedly stole a number of items, including collector’s coins, cash, medication and jewelry.
4:06 p.m. On the 400 block of East Fourth Street, officers responded to a report of a drunken pedestrian. Officers contacted the man later after he left his residence in a vehicle. He was arrested for violating a restraining order, driving under influence of alcohol, resisting arrest and driving while his license was revoked as a habitual traffic offender.
4:12 p.m. At Columbine Apartments, police responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash. Officers contacted the party and are waiting to follow up with a report.
5:54 p.m. On the 300 block of Cedar Court, officers received information about possible drug activity.
6:07 p.m. On the 600 block of East Fourth Street, officers responded to a report of a burglary. A neighbor reported the door of a home might have been open. Nothing was found missing, but the reporting party was advised to have the owner call officers back when they returned to the home.
9:46 p.m. On the 2200 block of West Third Street, officers responded to a report of harassment. The reporting party said an ex-boyfriend was sending harassing text messages. The male party lived in Hayden, and officers requested Hayden Police Department contact him to issue a warning.
Wednesday, Jan. 17
11:22 a.m. On the 1900 block of Woodland Avenue, officers responded to a report of disturbance. A female party was yelling about a phone. A civil standby was requested in the background of the call. Officers took a report.
11:32 a.m. On the 500 block of West Seventh Street, officers responded to a report of a threat. The situation involved a mother and daughter and a male party who was friends with the daughter. Officers determined it was a civil situation and resolved it without arrest.
2:09 p.m. On Finley Lane, officers spotted a suspicious vehicle associated with the burglary suspect from the prior day. The officer stopped the vehicle, identified and arrested the suspect.
6:06 p.m. On the 900 block of Rainey Street, officers responded to a report of a non-injury car crash. A vehicle backed out of a driveway, striking another parked vehicle. The vehicle sustained minor damage.
9:39 p.m. At Wal-Mart, officers responded to a report of a suspicious male lingering near dressing rooms. He was asked to leave, and he complied.
Thursday, Jan. 18
9:49 a.m. On the 600 block of Green Street, officers responded to a report of a threat. A male party stopped by and threatened another male party with bodily harm over payment for a tomato plant that did not produce fruit. Officers treated it as civil matter, leaving the men to work it out between themselves.
12:56 p.m. An incident occurred involving a juvenile.
2:30 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a civil problem. A 22-year-old man was arrested for allegedly being in violation of a restraining order, intimidating a witness and retaliation against a prosecutor. The incident had occurred previously.
4:09 p.m. On the 2900 block of Pinion Circle, officers responded to a report of a suspicious male walking close to other people’s yards. The reporting party said he was not the kind of person who was usually in the area. Officers contacted and identified him. No crime was found.
5:19 p.m. Officers responded to a report of possible child abuse. The incident is under investigation.
5:38 p.m. At Bryan Way and Lecuyer Drive, officers responded to a report of a suspicious silver SUV parked in the area for some time. It was gone upon officer’s arrival.
8:04 p.m. At the east Kum & Go, officers responded to a report of a suspicious female party. A warrant was out for her arrest from another agency. She was arrested.
I have followed with interest the discussion concerning the potential transfer of the Yampa Elementary School to Memorial Regional Health. Although there are many significant unanswered questions about what Memorial Regional Health plans to do with the Yampa Elementary School, the focus of my letter is on the Yampa Elementary School as a community asset.