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Police respond to possible sexual assault: On the Record — Jan. 16

January 17, 2019 — Craig Police Department Wednesday, Jan. 16 4:26 a.m. Officers with the Craig Police Department responded to a domestic violence call in Craig. 5:01 a.m. On the 800 block of Columbine Street, officers responded to a road kill call. 7:54 a.m. On the 1300 block of

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Colorado State Patrol asks people to slow down during winter driving conditions

January 17, 2019 — MILNER — Three vehicles — including a truck and livestock trailer, a semitrailer, and an SUV — were involved in a crash Thursday morning on U.S. Highway 40 west of Milner. The 24-year-old driver of a red Saturn Vue was eastbound on U.S. 40 when

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Colorado State Patrol uses airplanes to monitor car speeds along US Highway 40

January 17, 2019 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Drivers heading eastbound might notice a sign on the right side of U.S. Highway 40 just before the final straightaway outside city limits: “Speed Checked by Aircraft.” They also might wonder if aircraft actually monitor their speed. “They do indeed,” said Josh

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Highway rollover kills driver near Walden

January 16, 2019 — WALDEN — A woman was killed in a vehicle rollover Wednesday, Jan. 16, near Walden, according to a Colorado State Patrol news release. About 12:44 p.m., State Patrol troopers were dispatched to the single-vehicle rollover crash on Colorado Highway 127 near mile post 2 in

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Geoffrey Duzik found incompetent to proceed on attempted murder charges

January 16, 2019 — CRAIG — A Moffat County court ruled a Craig man incompetent for any further legal proceedings Wednesday, Jan. 16, also increasing his bond to $200,000. Geoffrey Duzik, appearing in court via video conference from the Moffat County Jail, was already incarcerated at the facility on a

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Craig police respond to stolen vehicle call: On the Record — Jan. 15

January 16, 2019 — Craig Police Department Tuesday, Jan. 15 6:37 a.m. In Craig, officers with the Craig Police Department responded to a domestic violence call. 8:03 a.m. On the 300 block of Stout Street, police responded to a civil problem call. 10:17 a.m. On the 600 block of Russell

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Craig woman to serve six months in jail after pleading guilty to arson

January 16, 2019 — CRAIG — The person who started a fire that destroyed a trailer house in the early hours of Nov. 30 pleaded guilty in Moffat County court on Wednesday, Jan. 16. Jessica Kane, 38, admitted to starting and/or maintaining the fire at a home in Cedar Mountain

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Craig police jail domestic violence suspect with prior arrests: On the Record — Jan. 14

January 15, 2019 — Craig Police Department Monday, Jan. 14 1:04 p.m. On the 1400 block of Sage Street, officers with the Craig Police Department responded to a trespassing report. Police said the complaint arose from a dispute between neighbors over dogs. No trespass notice was issued. 1:56 p.m. Police

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Suspect identified in officer-involved shooting in Frisco Monday night

January 15, 2019 — The suspect implicated in an officer-involved shooting in the Whole Foods Market parking lot in Frisco Monday night has been identified.

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Top 10 Craig Press stories for Jan. 6 to 12: Life-saving lawman, tears in your beer

January 14, 2019 — The top online stories for the past week.

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Officers left adrift: On the Record — Jan. 11 through 13

January 14, 2019 — Craig Police Department Friday, Jan. 11 12:38 a.m. At Northwest Storage, officers with the Craig Police Department investigated a suspicious vehicle. It was unoccupied. 1:31 a.m. Near east Kum & Go, officers arrested a 28-year-old Craig man on two contempt of court warrants. 6:05 a.m.

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Gilcrest pastor accused of illegal sexual contact struck, killed by train

January 13, 2019 — WELD COUNTY – The Weld County Coroner on Sunday identified the man killed in a Platteville pedestrian vs. train collision on Friday as a Gilcrest pastor arrested about a week earlier on suspicion of unlawful sexual contact. Paul Stephen Wakefield, 62, was on foot when a southbound train

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Steamboat man threatens roommate, neighbor with kitchen knife

January 12, 2019 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A 43-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with two counts of felony menacing after threatening his roommate and a neighbor with a kitchen knife. Gabriel Alberto-Mejia is accused of turning a knife on two people at a residence

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Craig police execute warrant, make drug arrest: On the Record — Jan. 10

January 11, 2019 — Craig Police Department Thursday, Jan. 10 9:30 a.m. On the 3000 block of West Sixth Street, Craig Police Department officers responded to a call related to an abandoned vehicle. A vehicle was red tagged due to a possible road hazard. 9:40 a.m. On the 400

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Suspect in Denver homicide arrested with drugs in Rifle

January 11, 2019 — Garfield County law enforcement arrested a suspect wanted for a 2013 Denver homicide in Rifle Thursday and found more than a pound of meth in the man's apartment, according to a Garfield County Sheriff's Office press release. Sheriff's officials received a report Wednesday from Denver

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Northern Colorado pastor arrested on suspicion of unlawful sexual contact

January 10, 2019 — WELD COUNTY — A Gilcrest pastor has been placed on leave following his arrest last week on suspicion of unlawful sexual contact. Paul Wakefield Paul Wakefield, 62, is a pastor at Gilcrest Baptist Church. He was arrested last Thursday, Jan. 3 following an investigation by

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Craig police mediate love gone wrong: On the Record — Jan. 9

January 10, 2019 — On The Record Craig Police Department Wednesday, Jan. 9 12:06 a.m. On the 800 block of Ashley Road, officers with the Craig Police Department responded to a report of harassment. Police said a suspect was texting a former love interest. The suspect had reportedly been

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Craig police searching for wanted man

January 9, 2019 — CRAIG — The Craig Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating a man suspected of several crimes. Police are looking for Todd Smith, a 47-year-old, white male. Smith is 5 feet, 10 inches tall, and weighs 135 pounds. He has brown eyes and

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Police respond to drunken pedestrian at bus stop: On the Record — Jan. 8

January 9, 2019 — Craig Police Department Tuesday, Jan. 8 1:43 a.m. On the 900 block of Alta Vista Drive, officers with the Craig Police Department responded to a call for pedestrian contact. 4:03 a.m. On the 500 block of Yampa Avenue, officers responded to an alarm call. 6:24 a.m.

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Craig police officer Tracy Mendoza honored for saving woman from freezing to death

January 9, 2019 — CRAIG — After spotting something on the ground at Woodbury Park in the early morning hours of Dec. 7 — as temperatures were dipping into the low 20s — Craig Police Department Officer Tracy Mendoza decided to investigate. What he found was a semi-conscious woman

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