Purple tractor eludes officers: On the record Nov. 16 through Nov. 18
Craig Police Department
Friday, Nov. 16
7:27 a.m. In Craig, officers with the Craig Police Department received a Safe2Tell report and are investigating.
10:04 a.m. On the 1700 block of West Drive, officers recovered a bicycle and took it to the Public Safety Center for safekeeping.
2:33 p.m. On the 700 block of Yampa Avenue, officers arrested a 33-year-old Craig man on a warrant from another agency.
3:14 p.m. On the 700 block of Breeze Street, officers responded to a report of the theft of a large elk antler. The incident is under investigation.
4:31 p.m. On the 400 block of Yampa Avenue, officers arrested a 22-year-old Craig woman on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespassing into an unlocked vehicle, theft and criminal possession of an identification document.
5:04 p.m. On the 600 block of Wicks Avenue, officers took a report of a stolen wallet.
5:12 p.m. On the 900 block of West First Street, officers responded to a woman who reported someone was harassing her by text. It was a scam call.
8:23 p.m. On the 900 block of West First Street, officers investigated a report of a crash resulting in property damage. A person said the neighbor’s wife had hit the car the week before and wanted to speak with an officer. The incident is under investigation.
9:29 p.m. Near the intersection of Victory Way and Colorado Highway 13, officers responded to a crash resulting in property damage. A car collided with a deer. The deer was killed.
Saturday, Nov. 17
2:19 a.m. On the 900 block of West First Street, officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. Officers attempted to contact the owner and are waiting for the owner to return their call.
7:39 a.m. In Craig, officers responded to a caller who reported possible domestic violence in progress. People were heard verbally fighting. Officers contacted the parties. The dispute was verbal only, and officers separated them.
7:45 p.m. On the 800 block of Yampa Avenue, officers responded to a report of shoplifting.
11:40 p.m. At Wal-Mart, officers responded to a hit-and -un crash. A driver reported their vehicle was hit in the parking lot by someone driving a 1999 Ford Explorer. Officers are checking with the store to learn more as part of their investigation of the incident.
1:24 p.m. On Colorado Highway 13, near milepost 94, officers received a report of a purple tractor with a heavy load sign driving with a flat tire. Officers were unable to locate the tractor.
5:01 p.m. Near the intersection of West Victory Way and Riverview Drive, officers responded to a crash resulting in property damage. A white Dodge Dodge van and brown Dodge Durango collided, and one vehicle was partially blocking a lane. There were no reported injuries, and one driver was ticketed.
9:20 p.m. In Craig, officers attempted to make a warrant arrest.
11:31 p.m. At the Quality Inn, officers arrested a 36-year-old Aurora man on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs or both and driving with excessive alcohol content.
Sunday, Nov. 18
5:48 a.m. In Craig, officers received a Safe2Tell report, one of two received Sunday. Both are under investigation.
5:50 a.m. Near the intersection of West First Street and Mack Lane, officers responded to a report of a man driving in the middle of the road and sliding off the side of the road. Officers arrested a 19-year-old Craig man in suspicion of driving under the influence and illegal possession or consumption by a person under age for alcohol and marijuana and careless driving.
8:32 a.m On the 900 block of West First Street, officers responded to a report of a disturbance. The 19-year-old arrested earlier, upon release from jail, went home, allegedly caused a disturbance, and was re-arrested on suspicion of obstructing a peace officer, resisting arrest, and third-degree assault of a peace officer.
12:46 p.m. Near the intersection of West Eighth Street and Yampa Avenue, officers investigated a report of a hit-and-run crash. The driver of a semi truck reported a man driving a lighter silver-colored pickup truck had hit the gas tank on the semi, causing possible damage to the driver’s side. The incident is under investigation
2:25 p.m. On the 800 block of West First Street, a 22-year-old Craig woman in the Moffat County Jail was additionally charged with violating a protection order.
3:17 p.m. On the 800 block of Washington Street, officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. The owner reported a Silver Pontiac Grand AM was stolen. Officers learned the vehicle had been repossessed.
3:30 p.m. On the 2000 block of West Victory Way, officers responded to a crash resulting in property damage. Drivers of a Dodge Journey and a GMC Yukon backed into each other. Both vehicles were drivable, and no injuries were reported. One of the drivers was ticketed.
4:38 p.m. On the 1100 block of School Street, officers responded to a report of a possible burglary. The caller said someone was attempting to get in the door of a neighbor’s house. Officers investigated, and learned to subject was the homeowner’s friend was entering the home for a visit.
For their participation in the illegal killing of multiple deer, three poachers from Craig are paying a price for the crimes, and for several other crimes related to the killing of the animals.