Firework fright leads to canine death: On the record for July 4, 5
Craig Police Department
Tuesday, July 4
11:17 p.m. On the 600 block of Conner Drive, a female reported that a boxer she was caring for had jumped the fence when it was tied up outside, but had hanged himself because the leash was not long enough to reach the ground on the other side. The dog was likely spooked by the fireworks.
Wednesday, July 5
12:03 a.m. At Moffat County Road 7 and Highway 40, a man reported that he was hit by a silver car while crossing the street on CR 7 near the turnoff to the hospital and said he was in a lot of pain. Officers are investigating the incident.
10:45 a.m. On the 500 block of First Avenue West, officers took a report of physical domestic violence. Mental health issues were involved.
10:50 a.m. At Craig Middle School, officers responded to a report of vandalism. Two windows were shot out, and the custodian noticed it Monday morning.
12:56 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a possible 7- to 8-year-old boy laying on the ground who looked like he was playing with a toy gun. The caller was worried about the boy being alone on Fourth Street due to the traffic. Officers did not locate the boy.
2:09 p.m. At Victory Way and Yampa Avenue, a female reported a vehicle sideswiped her. Both vehicles, a red Ford Edge and a silver Volkswagon, pulled over by Conoco.
3 p.m. At Walmart, officers responded to a report of a suspicious man sitting in a white van in the middle of the parking lot staring at women and little girls. He was described as an older man wearing a cap with a short grey beard and goatee. It’s unknown if officers contacted the man.
8:13 p.m. On the 300 Washington Street, a caller reported that two children took a bucket and other items from a dark-colored truck parked in the field next to his residence and returned to a red and brown trailer in the area. One child was described as about 10 years old. The caller said they’d call back if the children returned.
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.