Monday, Jan. 25 — An Idaho Springs officer on patrol observed a suspicious vehicle in the 2300 block of Riverside Drive. The vehicle had been abandoned and was later determined to be stolen out of Denver. It was impounded and returned to its owner.
Monday, Jan. 25 — Georgetown police responded to a report of fraud in the 1300 block of Griffith Street. Someone attempted to use a resident’s information to file a fraudulent unemployment insurance claim. A report was taken and the resident was advised to file a report with the state.
Monday, Jan. 25 — Georgetown police responded to an unwanted person at a residence in the 1900 block of Argentine Street. Two individuals were arguing over food and the residence’s lease agreement and rent. Law enforcement mediated the situation.
Tuesday, Jan. 26 — Empire police received a call about a person sleeping in a pickup truck outside a West Park Avenue residence. The reporting party had received a call from a neighbor earlier in the day, but by the time they’d returned home, the truck and its occupant were gone.
Tuesday, Jan. 26 — Empire police received a report of harassment along East Mountain Avenue. Two neighbors were yelling at each other outside their homes. No one was charged.
Thursday, Jan. 28 — Idaho Springs police responded to a report of a robbery at a Colorado Boulevard business. During the investigation, officers discerned that the reporting party had been abandoned by his companion while his driver’s license and other belongings were still in the vehicle. The suspect is known to ISPD and the vehicle is believed to have been stolen out of the Denver area. An arrest warrant is pending in the case.
Friday, Jan. 29 — Idaho Springs officers responded to a report of a woman standing outside a Colorado Boulevard business soliciting money and marijuana. Patrons who declined were reportedly subjected to aggressive behaviors and language. She was issued a mandatory court appearance summons for aggressive solicitation.
Saturday, Jan. 30 — Georgetown police responded to a COVID-19 public health violation report in the 500 block of 22nd Street. The individual was gone by the time law enforcement arrived, but was located later at a nearby business and issued a trespass notice.
Saturday, Jan. 30 — Idaho Springs police responded to a report of harassment at a Colorado Boulevard business. A woman described how a bag of dog feces had been attached to her rear trailer hitch. A suspect has been identified, and the case is open.
Monday, Feb. 1 — An Idaho Springs officer observed a vehicle reportedly operating without any proper license plates. During contact, the officer found the vehicle hadn’t been registered since 2018 and determined the operator had a suspended license and no proof of insurance. Multiple charges were listed in a mandatory appearance summons. The vehicle was impounded, and during inventory, narcotics, paraphernalia and a firearm were reportedly found in the vehicle. Arrest warrants have been secured for the subjects.
Monday, Feb. 1 — Idaho Springs officers responded to a hit-and-run collision on Interstate 70 near mile marker 243. Officers located the first vehicle at the scene and the suspect vehicle, which was smoking and damaged, shortly after. During contact, officers surmised that the suspect vehicle’s driver was under the influence of alcohol and determined he was in violation of a protection order. The suspect was transported to the hospital for his injuries, and charges are pending.
Tuesday, Feb. 2 — Idaho Springs officers responded to a local hotel after staff found a handgun inside a vacated room. The weapon was loaded but was secured by ISPD. The case remains open.
Friday, Feb. 5 — Empire police responded to a report of a man walking around the 100 block of West Park Avenue and sleeping in a vehicle outside a residence. The man was known to the resident but unwelcome. By the time it was reported, he had left the area.
Saturday, Feb. 6 — Georgetown police received a report of someone urinating outside a vehicle in the 1200 block of Argentine Street. The individual was identified and issued a summons for public indecency.
Sunday, Feb. 7 — Georgetown police investigated the theft of a catalytic converter in the 1900 block of Clear Creek Drive. No suspects have been identified at this time.
Sunday, Feb. 7 — Georgetown police responded to a motor vehicle theft in the 600 block of Second Street. The vehicle was taken sometime in the early morning hours, and the incident is the latest in an ongoing investigation into vehicle thefts around the county.
— Corinne Westeman