Grand County police blotter, Aug. 31- Sept. 3: Loud mariachi music; ‘CDOT can park anywhere’
THURSDAY, Aug. 31
Horse hazard — Authorities received a report at around 7:30 a.m. of two Belgian draft horses on County Road 61 in Granby, passed the high school.
Disturbed person — Granby police were alerted at around 10:47 a.m. to a man on the side of County Road 61 and Highway 34 in Granby who was screaming at passing cars and weaving in and out of traffic. He received a ride into town and dropped off at a local business. Authorities approached the man and found him to be respectful and compliant.
Suspicious incident — A small maroon car was reported to authorities at around 6:13 p.m. throwing a dog out of the car onto the highway near Granby. The dog was reported as a larger Golden Retriever and was seen limping off to the side of the road in an unknown direction. The reporting party stated the incident happened at around 12:30 p.m. that day.
Suspicious incident — Authorities received a report at around 11 p.m. of possibly drug activity occurring the back parking lot of a business in Grand Lake. Police patrolled the area for a while, though a vehicle in question noted by the reporting party was unable to be located.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 2
Wild fire — The Grand County Sheriff’s Office received a second-hand report of a tree smoldering from a lightning strike shortly after 9 a.m. near Buffalo Park in Kremmling. The coordinates of the tree were provided and Craig Fire dispatch was notified, which found the area was on state land and out of their scope. Authorization was given by the sheriff to cut a lock at the site and tend to the smoldering tree.
Accident — Authorities received a report at around 11:30 a.m. of a semi-truck on its side in the middle of Berthoud Pass about one mile west of the summit. One person was trapped inside the vehicle. No injuries were reported.
Parking problem — Authorities received a report at around 10:45 a.m. from a party who indicated a Colorado Department of Transportation vehicle was parking, blocking the pumps at Lakeview Conoco in Grand Lake. The reporting party spoke with the driver who claimed that he could park where he wanted. Authorities were unable to locate the vehicle at the scene.
Fire call — Grand Lake Fire officials received a walk-in report just before 11 a.m. of a strong smell of propane at a location on County Road 47 in Grand Lake. The smell was later determined to be sewer gas.
Animal at large — An older dog was reported to be at large at around 1:45 p.m. in the area of West Eisenhower Drive in Fraser. The dog had collapsed and seemed to be in distress. The dog had no collar of tags. Authorities made contact with the dog’s owner who was en route to pick up the dog.
Suspicious person — Granby police received a report at around 2:25 p.m. of a solicitor claiming to be with Anderson Windows at a residence on East Topaz Avenue in Granby. No vehicle could be seen, according to the reporting party. The man was described as wearing a baseball cap, blue polo shirt, ripped cargo pants carrying a notepad, in his mid-20s. It was discovered the subject did not have a permit to solicit.
Drunk subject — Kremmling police received a report at around 4:30 p.m. from an individual who reported that their daughter was intoxicated. The daughter was going to call and try to report a van stolen but that she had been drinking and should disregard any such reports from her.
OHV complaint — Authorities received a report at around 8:18 p.m. of a four-wheeler and dirt bike “tearing up the road” near High Lonesome Hut Trailhead, which is not a motorized road. Authorities were unable to locate the parties in question.
Noise complaint — Authorities received a report at around 11:50 p.m. of loud mariachi music playing since 4 p.m. at a residence in Granby Jones Trailer Park.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 3
Trespassing — Authorities received a report at around 8:23 a.m. of campers without a group reservation refusing to leave the Cutthroat Bay Campground in Grand Lake.
Moose on the lose — A baby moose was reported at around 10:30 a.m. to be walking down Highway 40 in Winter Park, creating a hazard. When authorities arrived to the scene, the moose was unable to be located.
Hazard — Authorities received a report shortly before 2 p.m. of a second-hand report of juveniles jumping off the Rainbow Bridge near the Hilltop Boat Launch in Grand Lake and creating a hazard. The party was later notified and said they would cease their actions.
Animal bite — Authorities received a report just before 2 p.m. from a party at Gene Stover Lakefront Park in Grand Lake who reported that their son was bitten in the face by a dog. The boy was taken to the clinic. Police later met with the dog owner.
Animal in custody — A chihuahua was taken into custody at around 3:47 p.m., found by Grand Lake Plumbing.
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