Grand County police blotter, Jan. 11-16: Throwing coffee mugs; bus held hostage
THURSDAY, JAN. 11
Ambulance call — It was reported to authorities at around 4:30 a.m. from a party at an undisclosed location in Hot Sulphur Springs that a male individual was screaming, “Help me.” The reporting party believed he was “on something.” The male individual was cooperative with EMS.
Fire call — It was reported to authorities at around 7:30 p.m. that one of the fuel pumps at Kum & Go in Granby was leaking fuel all over the parking lot; about 30 gallons were leaked. The spill was about 50 feet long, and was cleaned using absorbent pads being placed on the area after it was blocked off.
FRIDAY, JAN. 12
Crash — It was reported to authorities at around 10 a.m. that an Arrow transport bus had slid off about 100 yards from U.S. Highway 40 near Beaver Village Condominiums in Winter Park. A heavy tow was requested for the bus.
Disturbed person — Authorities received a report at around 8:10 p.m. from a party at McDonald’s in Winter Park that a male subject was threatening them with a gun. The reporting party told authorities that someone had been stabbed on the bus they were on and that the bus driver was being held hostage by the subject with the gun. The party indicated they were not on drugs or intoxicated. A welfare check was ordered for subjects on the bus, which was heading to Denver on U.S. Highway 40. Deputies from Clear Creek County staged near the scene and authorities initiated a stop with the bus, making contact with the driver. One subject was taken into custody.
SATURDAY, JAN. 13
Crash — Authorities received a report just before 7 a.m. that a bus had slid off near the end of the maintained portion of County Road 553 in Granby and tipped, with passengers still on board. The large commercial passenger bus had its left tires in the air, but no injuries were reported. A second bus arrived to the scene to transport the passengers but then also got stuck. The two were part of three buses that were en route to Winter Park Resort and had gotten lost. The third bus, however, had gotten unstuck and was on its way to the scene to recover passengers from the other two buses.
Disturbance — Authorities received a report at around 10:40 a.m. of a neighbor problem on the 1,000-block of Park Avenue in Grand Lake. The subjects had separated but the neighbor threw a coffee mug at the reporting party’s vehicle.
Suspicious incident — It was reported to authorities at around 3:20 p.m. from a party on Park Avenue in Kremmling that they heard a dog crying and a person screaming somewhere in the vicinity. Authorities were unable to locate.
MONDAY, JAN. 15
Harassment — It was reported to authorities at around 3 p.m. from an undisclosed location in Grand Lake that a person’s neighbors were harassing them through the walls. The reporting party indicated the neighbors were thumping on the walls of the apartment.
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