Man arrested after road rage report: On the record for Nov. 22 to 24
Craig Police Department
Wednesday, Nov. 22
9:34 a.m. Officers collected information related to drug activity.
1:45 p.m. Officers collected information related to drug activity.
3:04 p.m. Officers collected information related to drug activity.
4:38 p.m. At the Timberglen Apartments, officers responded to a report of an assault. A man was hit in the back of the head with a large flashlight by another man and was taken to the hospital. The two men knew each other, and the suspect reportedly thought the victim broke into his apartment the week before. The alleged assailant, a 28-year-old man from Craig, was arrested for first-degree assault, first-degree burglary, first-degree introducing contraband and unlawful possession of a controlled substance. The man had a small flashlight in his possession that contained a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.
5:45 p.m. At the Bank of the San Juans, a caller reported a male party harassed them at the ATM and yelled at them to move their [expletive] truck out of the way. Officers were unable to locate man.
7:03 p.m. On the 1500 block of East Seventh Street, officers responded to a report of domestic violence. The female victim reportedly had a broken rib and was examined at the hospital. A man reported the incident and said another man was responsible, but the victim denied it occurred.
9:18 p.m. At U.S. Highway 40 near Yampa Valley Electrical Association, officers responded to a report of road rage. A caller reported a male driver in an SUV was tailgating them within inches of their bumper and speeding 100 miles per hour toward town. The complainant reported the SUV almost clipped their window as he passed. Officers located the vehicle on the other side of town near Ridgeview, but when an officer turned around the vehicle drove off across a field. Officers stopped the man in the Ridgeview subdivision and arrested the 36-year-old man from Dutch John, Utah. He was charged with menacing, reckless endangerment, driving under the influence of drugs, vehicular eluding, second-degree tampering, reckless driving and child abuse, as there was a child in the reporting party’s vehicle.
Thursday, Nov. 23
1:20 a.m. At the mobile home park on the 600 block of East Fourth Street, officers responded to a report of a suspicious group of four to six children in the yard of a neighbor who was out of town. Officers were unable to locate them.
7:23 a.m. At the east Kum & Go, officers responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash by a red semi that struck a light pole and was last seen headed eastbound toward Hayden. Officers stopped a truck but determined it was not the right one.
8:54 a.m. At Yampa Avenue and East Victory Way, officers responded to a report of a car crash between a Chevy Colorado and a Subaru resulting in a possible head injury. Both vehicles had airbags deploy, were not drivable, were blocking traffic and left debris in the road.
12:14 p.m. On the 800 block of Columbine Street, a caller reported that, about 2 a.m., they noticed a grey Honda Civic parked on the wrong side of the street, then saw a figure run from her husband’s work truck to the vehicle and pull away quickly without headlights.
1:33 p.m. At the north Kum & Go, officers responded to a report of a man in a blue hooded sweatshirt who was stumbling, had repeatedly walked into the road and appeared to be drunk. Officers found the man wasn’t doing anything illegal and didn’t seem overly intoxicated.
6:30 p.m. At Walgreens, officers responded to a report of possible child neglect. Two small children and an infant had been left in a parked car. Officers spoke to the mother about the matter, and she said she was in the store for a short time and had an older child watching them.
7:14 p.m. At Walmart, officers responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash in the parking lot.
8:17 p.m. On the 800 block of Tucker Street, officers responded to a report of domestic violence. Arguing was heard, then, the phone was disconnected. A 52-year-old woman from Craig was arrested for domestic violence, harassment, third-degree assault, obstructing a peace officer, obstruction of telephone services and child abuse. A 28-year-old man from Steamboat Springs was also arrested for harassment, obstructing a peace officer, obstruction of telephone services, menacing, two counts of child abuse and escaping. Both parties were intoxicated. They hadn’t been getting along on Thanksgiving.
Friday, Nov. 24
9:43 a.m. On the 800 block of Colorado Street, a woman reported her female friend’s Facebook account was hacked, and the hacker was trying to get information with claims that the woman could get money by texting a phone number. The woman did not respond or release information.
9:47 a.m. On the 700 block of East 10th Street, officers responded to a report of vandalism. The caller’s vehicle was egged, leaving damage, and it had been an ongoing issue. It was reportedly the third time the egging had occurred.
1:26 p.m. On the 500 block of Breeze Street, officers responded to a report of criminal mischief. The caller saw three children on the roof of the abandoned Baker motel building. Two wore bandannas, and the group was seen running across the rooftops onto other buildings toward Victory Way. They were gone when officers arrived.
2:55 p.m. At Mathers Bar, officers responded to a report of a fraudulent check. A man brought in a check that was reportedly stolen from Retresia Holding Company and cashed it at Mathers, resulting in a $7,800 loss to the owners of Mathers.
5:58 p.m. On the 600 block of Hockett Drive, a female party reported she was being threatened by her boyfriend. She seemed frightened and was whispering. The boyfriend was walking down the street in a black Under Armour shirt and orange pajama bottoms. He allegedly put his hands around her throat but didn’t squeeze and had done the same thing before. She said he was trying to make her be quiet. Officers found no provable crime. They advised the woman to call if she needed a civil standby.
7:09 p.m. On the 790 block of School Street, officers responded to a report of a disturbance. A man who appeared to be intoxicated was yelling at neighbors near the garage and had aggressive dogs. Officers arrested the 50-year-old man from Craig for violation of a restraining order stating he could not possess or consume alcohol.
7:11 p.m. At West Eighth Street and School Street, officers responded to a report of domestic violence. Several people were heard arguing at the house on the corner. A male party was heard talking about beating up another male, and a woman was screaming.