‘Tis the season for fraudsters: On the Record — Dec. 7 through 9
Craig Police Department
Friday, Dec. 7
1:12 a.m. On the 700 block of Ashley Street, officers with Craig Police Department assisted a man who was pushing a 500cc “pocket rocket” as he had run out of gas. He was in the process of taking the motorcycle home.
3:41 a.m. At Woodbury Park, a woman was found intoxicated, and officers called an ambulance to assist her.
7 a.m. In Craig, officers received a Safe2Tell report. An additional nine Safe2Tell reports were filed the same day, and all are under investigation. A Safe2Tell educator was in Craig on Friday, and his presentation likely resulted in the increase in calls, officers said.
7:53 a.m. On the 2000 block of West Victory Way, officers took a report when someone allegedly attempted to use counterfeit money. The denomination was not listed in the report.
8:28 a.m. In Craig, officers investigated a tobacco violation.
10:01 a.m. On the 2200 block of West Third Street, officers responded to a report of a possibly fraudulent call requesting information. Officers contacted the caller.
10:41 a.m. In Craig, officers responded to a report of alleged domestic violence with a child witness. The incident was said to have involved pushing, hitting, and slapping on the hand. Officers are investigating.
10:48 a.m. In Craig, officers investigated a possible case of check fraud.
11:36 a.m. On the 1300 block of Yampa Avenue, officers received a call from a woman who wanted to speak to someone about harassing messages and threats.
1:06 p.m. In Craig, officers attempted to make a warrant arrest.
1:44 p.m. In Craig, officers responded to a report of possible physical domestic violence between husband and wife. No crime was discovered.
2:49 p.m. In Craig, officers investigated a possible drug incident.
3:10 p.m. In Craig, officers attempted to make a warrant arrest.
3:37 p.m. At the Craig Animal Shelter, officers took a report when someone was bitten by a cat.
5:38 p.m. On the 800 block of Legion Street, officers investigated a report of an assault.
9:01 p.m. At East Kum & Go, officers investigated a report of possible fuel fraud.
Saturday, Dec. 8
12:10 a.m. At Loaf ‘N Jug, officers responded to a female caller who said her boyfriend had struck her in the face, causing a black eye and split lip. She refused medical treatment. A report was taken and the incident is under investigation.
7:34 a.m. On the 800 block of West First Street, officers arrested a 24-year-old Craig man on suspicions of assault in the third degree domestic violence.
8:54 a.m. On the 800 block of Yampa Avenue, officers responded to a report that a man had possibly stolen two items the day before. The man was contacted and issued a trespass notice.
12:02 p.m. At Memorial Regional Health, officers took a report from a person who had been bitten by a dog.
12:04 p.m. On the 1000 block of Washington Street, officers investigated a possible hit-and-run crash. A person reported a fence had been damaged the night before. There were no injuries and no other damage reported as a result of the crash. The incident is under investigation.
12:47 p.m. At the Public Safety Center, officers made an arrest. The report was not completed, so no details were available at the time of publication.
2:28 p.m. On the 1000 block of East Seventh Street, officers took a call from a woman who reported her wallet had been stolen from her vehicle. A few minutes later, she called back to say that she had found her wallet.
4:36 p.m. On the 800 block of Russell Street, officers arrested a 36-year-old Craig man on suspicion of criminal mischief and violation of a protection order related to domestic violence charges.
5:13 p.m. On the 800 block of Russell Street, officers arrested a 37-year-old man for two warrants. He was also charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia.
8:48 p.m. On the 2000 block of West Victory Way, officers investigate a fraud report after someone allegedly attempted to use a counterfeit $100 bill.
9:59 p.m. Near the intersection of East Fourth and Russell streets, officers arrested a 19-year-old Craig man on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, illegal possession and consumption of marijuana by an underaged person, and violating the speed limit.
Sunday, Dec. 9
1:40 a.m. At The Popular Bar, officers assisted a woman who was found in the parking lot. The people who called officers were unsure if a vehicle or person might have hit the woman. The incident is under investigation.
7:18 a.m. In Craig, officers responded to a possible domestic violence situation. A woman called for information about her rights, but she did not wish to have an officer assist her. She decided to leave the residence.
6:06 p.m. On the 500 block of Seventh Avenue West, officers spoke with a person who believes someone has been taking samples of makeup and cleaning supplies from her mailbox and Post Office box.
7:40 p.m. Near the intersection of West Ninth Street, officers checked on a motorist whose vehicle was disabled. The driver was OK.
10:10 p.m. On the 600 block of East Fourth Street, officers contacted a bicyclist and issued the rider a summons.
An officer with the Steamboat Springs Police Department was fired Wednesday amid a criminal investigation of a domestic violence incident in June.