Grand County police blotter, Dec. 21 – Dec. 25: Severe road rage; refusal to return dog
THURSDAY, DEC. 21
Neighbor problem — Authorities received a report at around 3:30 p.m. from a party on the 200-block of South Eighth Street in Kremmling who stated their dog had jumped over their fence into a neighbor’s yard and the neighbor was refusing to return the dog.
Car crash — Authorities received a report at around 9:10 p.m. from the 18-block of County Road 73 in Fraser of a vehicle that went off the road around the bridge area on the road. The vehicle was on its side in the river. No injuries were reported; two people pulled themselves from the vehicle and refused medical assistance.
Suspicious vehicle — It was reported to authorities at around 9:30 p.m. from a party on County Road 4 in Grand Lake that there was a white Subaru in a ditch with its dome light on, no one in the vehicle and all of its windows smashed in. The vehicle was located near the Idleglen staging area on County Road 4. The vehicle was found unoccupied, but a few minutes later, the driver arrived with a private tow.
FRIDAY, DEC. 22
Shots fired — Authorities received a report just after 10 a.m. from the Ute Trail Motel in Hot Sulphur Springs that a subject in a room had misfired a gun and the bullet went through the wall into an adjacent room. No injuries were reported. A court summons was issued.
SATURDAY, DEC. 23
Unwanted subject — Authorities received a report at around 3:40 a.m. from the 100-block of Fraser Avenue in Fraser of an unwanted male who had invited a female over for a drink and had become sexually aggressive. The female had an unloaded gun pointed at the subject. It was reported that marijuana was ingested several hours prior. One subject was released with a summons to appear in court.
SUNDAY, DEC. 24
Car crash — It was reported just before 7 p.m. from mile post 131 on Highway 9 that the driver of a vehicle four miles south of Kremmling had passed out behind the wheel in the middle of the road. The vehicle had struck a guard rail; it was suspected the driver was intoxicated. The driver was later taken into custody.
Disturbance — Authorities received a report at around 10:20 p.m. from a party on Main Street in Parshall that had been followed by a vehicle to their home from Granby. The reporting party stated that the vehicle had pulled out from behind them at Kum & Go in Granby, followed them through Byers Canyon, honking and flashing their lights. They pulled over at the firing range. The reporting party’s husband and a male subject from the other vehicle began talking. A second vehicle with a female driver then pulled up and everybody began talking. Then the vehicle followed them to their house in Parshall and the male in the other vehicle shot out the back window of the reporting party’s vehicle with a handgun and left heading towards Granby. Authorities later discovered the other vehicle and found that there was no gun; the window had been broken by a beer bottle.
MONDAY, DEC. 25
Disturbance — It was reported to authorities at around noon from County Road 87 in Granby that subjects had been sledding in the road. A plow driver had stopped and expressed concern about the danger of sledding in the road then a verbal altercation transpired between the driver and the sledders. An adult female sledder was belligerent with the reporting party and claimed that she was a police officer.
Drunk subject — Authorities located a person who was walking near Safeway in Fraser at around 4:30 p.m. who had very poor balance and was unable to follow simple commands. The man voluntarily agreed to a Breathalyzer test, resulting in a .267 alcohol content. The subject told authorities he lived by himself and did not know anyone who would take responsibility for him.
Christmas baby — An ambulance was requested to a residence in Kremmling at around 9 p.m. where a 34 weeks pregnant woman was having contractions. The woman was transported to the emergency room in Kremmling.
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After announcing his candidacy for Grand County Sheriff, former Kremmling police chief Jamie Lucas has taken a job in Nevada.