Creeper at the pool: On the record for June 29, 30
Craig Police Department
Thursday, June 29
5:37 a.m. At Walmart, someone was the victim of a hit-and-run car crash that left baby blue paint on their car.
9:28 a.m. At the Public Safety Center, officers took a report of fraud by check.
10:44 a.m. At the Public Safety Center, officers took a report from a person who believed that someone in Hollywood was stalking him, filming him and putting stuff about him on the internet, and thought someone was pulling guns on him. Officers determined mental health issues were involved.
11:25 a.m. On the 600 block of Wickes Avenue, someone reported a man was parked in the parking lot east of the stairwell masturbating under a blanket. Officers contacted the man and found no evidence of a crime.
12:02 p.m. At City Market, officers responded to a report of theft of a wallet.
2:43 p.m. On the 300 block of Elmwood Street, a man reported some items were stolen from his mother’s house.
3:39 p.m. At the Public Safety Center, a man reported he was being harassed by ex-wife.
5:08 p.m. At the Laundry, officers trespassed a local homeless man. He had left and gone to Centennial Mall, where he had also already been trespassed.
8:19 p.m. At the Chamber of Commerce, officers responded to a report of a suspicious article. A child’s backpack was found in the bushes and returned to someone who lives on Washington Street.
11:53 p.m. At Ninth Street and Jeremiah, someone reported that a fire hydrant was wide open and spraying water in the intersection. Officers received similar reports earlier of fire hydrants spraying water at Ninth and Steele streets and another by the American Legion. Someone appeared to be tampering with the hydrants but officers could not find them.
Friday, June 30
12:35 a.m. At West Sixth Street and Riford Road, officers took another report of a fire hydrant gushing water at the intersection.
4:42 a.m. On the 1000 block of East Seventh Street, officers responded to another report of a fire hydrant gushing water.
5:13 a.m. On the 100 block of 13th Street, officers responded to a report of a suspicious man. He was camping out in his vehicle waiting for a job he had that day.
6:34 a.m. On the 500 block of Colorado Street, officers responded to a report of criminal mischief. A gold Chevy Malibu had all four tires slashed during night and the caller said this had happened to a neighbor as well.
9:40 a.m. On the 1100 block of Breeze Street, an employee reported that another employee may be diverting prescription drugs to someone other than the individual they were intended for.
2:49 p.m. On the 400 block of East Fourth Street, someone reported a drug dealer was parked in space no. 1 and selling drugs to someone on a motorcycle. It later turned into a verbal disturbance between the biker and the caller over where the motorcycle was parked.
4:04 p.m. On East Sixth Street and Rose Street, officers responded to a suspicious man in a tan Chevy Silverado pickup circling in the vicinity of the City Pool and watching parties at the pool through binoculars. Officers contacted the man but he said he was looking at other things, not at people at the pool.
4:09 p.m. At Walmart, officers responded to a report of theft. A lady rented three videos at the Red Box, only picked up one and went inside and when she returned, she thought the other two had been stolen. It turns out the machine had sucked them back in.
4:11 p.m. On the 1100 block of West Sixth Street, the manager of Elk Run Apartments reported someone who keeps harassing a tenant and coming over at night and looking in her windows. No action was taken.
6:38 p.m. At the Public Safety Center, officers took a cold report of a domestic violence incident that had occurred several months ago.
6:42 p.m. to 7:10 p.m. Officers received four reports of an aircraft flying back and forth over town. It was a plane spraying for mosquitos.
10:19 p.m. On Country Club Drive, a caller reported that a man pointed a large knife at him and said, “You better watch out now that you know I’m here,” and then went back and laid down. Officers found it was a homeless man who happened to be sleeping by a car when the caller walked up and scared him, and he jumped up with his knife.
10:56 p.m. On the 400 block of East Fourth Street, someone reported they were receiving threatening and rude text messages.
12:14 a.m. Near the intersection of West First Street and Colorado State Highway 13, police in Craig responded to a traffic stop. Craig police said they issued a bicyclist a citation. Police responded to at least one other traffic stop Monday.