Grand County police blotter, Sept. 8- Sept. 11: Sanding the playground; suspicious note
FRIDAY, SEPT. 8
Burglary — Law enforcement received a report just after midnight from a party at the Holiday Laundromat in Kremmling that had just witnessed juveniles breaking into cars on Tenth Street across from the Laundromat. They told authorities it was a group of four juveniles dressed in all black, walking down Tenth toward the cliffs. Police were unable to locate the subjects.
Smoke report — Authorities received a report just after 1 p.m. of smoke billowing from an area south of Devil’s Thumb below the Continental Divide. The reporting party was able to see smoke from his residence on County Road 8 in Winter Park. The U.S. Forest Service was notified. Authorities discovered an isolated wild fire close to High Lonesome Trail, possibly the result of a campfire. A line was put around the fire and kept it contained as crews continued to look for hot spots. The fire was out about an hour later and would continue to be checked.
Fraud — Granby police received a report at around 5 p.m. that an ex-employee of a business on East Agate Avenue in Granby had continued to take funds after termination.
Trespassing — Authorities received a report at 5:30 p.m. of a pedestrian on the railroad tracks at the east end of Byers Canyon near Hot Sulphur Springs.
Suspicious incident — A party reported to authorities at around 7:30 p.m. that they had witnessed a juvenile place a suspicious bag behind a shed at The Foundry in Fraser, then make a phone call and enter the business. The juvenile was known to do drugs, according to the reporting party. Two juveniles then obtained the bag and walked in the direction of Kings Crossing. Fraser-Winter Park officers made contact with the juveniles who had the backpack and it was found no crime was committed.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 9
Hit and run — It was reported to authorities just after 10 a.m. that a vehicle at McDonald’s in Winter Park had been struck by another vehicle. There were no witnesses or injuries.
Fire call — Fire crews were called shortly after noon to the Fraser Library, which was evacuated after alarms went off. Crews investigated the interior but cleared the scene.
Unwanted subject — Authorities received a report at around 4 p.m. of an older man with a large beard and large, tan dog asking customers at Kum & Go in Granby for rides and money for about 20 minutes. The reporting party told authorities the man was “very irate” and had caused a scene with staff after bringing his dog into the store, which was not a service animal. The subject left in a vehicle shortly after.
Suspicious vehicle — Authorities received a report at around 5:30 p.m. of a brand-new Jeep that was stuck in a ditch on a non-motorized trail at the Dumont Lake Campground near Kremmling. The vehicle was unoccupied. The reporting party told authorities that it looked like someone was trying to do as much damage as possible to the vehicle. Temporary plates were listed as belonging to Steamboat Motors.
Motorcycle crash — Authorities received a report at around 6:30 p.m. of a motorcycle that crashed at a location past the pavement’s end on Vasquez Road in Winter Park. The driver sustained a broken ankle. A medical evacuation was requested, which landed at the East Grand Fire Department and transported the subject from the scene.
Disturbance — It was reported at around 6:40 p.m. that a male wearing a T-shirt with two dogs was harassing juveniles at Wolf Park in Winter Park.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 10
Criminal mischief — Authorities received a report at around 9:30 a.m. of a possible break in that had occurred earlier at a construction site on Trailside Lane in Winter Park. A garage door had been pried open and some items were broken, though there was no known theft.
Juvenile problem — Granby police received a report at around 12:30 p.m. of two nine- to 10-year-old males using sandpaper on the playground equipment at an undisclosed location in Granby. The reporting party told authorities they asked the juveniles to stop, but they refused.
MONDAY, SEPT. 11
Suspicious incident — Authorities received a report just after midnight from a party at Hi County Haus in Winter Park that stated a previous occupant had left a suspicious message in the guest book.
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