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The following information is a weekly review of the calls for service that were reported to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Communications Office. If you have any questions or would like an explanation of the call types listed please call 878-9600. We will not regularly post any information as to the names or addresses on any incident.
Sept. 2-8 , 2019
Meeker Dispatch Center administered 774 phone calls last week including 59 911 calls, 73 calls for Meeker Police Department (MPD) and placed 264 outgoing calls. A total of 189 calls for service were created, 89 for the Sheriff’s Office, 79 for MPD and four assists with Rangely Police Department. (Please note the department breakdown of calls may reflect a different number because of incidents with multiple agency responses).
The Sheriff’s Office conducted 16 traffic stops issued four citations and arrested one,. MPD had 13 stops, issued five citations.There were seven stops on Highway 13 with two citations issued.
Other calls for the Sheriff’s Office included four agency assists, four 911 hang ups, three animal calls, three civil papers served, seven citizen assists, two BLM fires, two K-9 deployments, six motorist assists, two property, eight suspicious incidents, two traffic crashes, two traffic complaints, two VIN inspections, two warrant arrests and one each: auto theft, civil, DUI, juvenile problem, traffic arrest, traffic hazard, trespass, unattended death, wildland fire.
MPD calls included eight agency assists, two 911 hangups, 17 animal calls, 14 business checks, three disturbances, six suspicious incidents, five VIN inspections and one each: citizen assist, fraud, jail incident, jail transport, juvenile problem, M-1 transport, parking violation, property, theft.
There were 11 calls for Meeker Fire and Rescue, including two medical transports, five ambulance requests, vehicle crash, backcountry rescue and two wildland fires.
There were five assists with Colorado State Patrol.
Rio Blanco Detention facility booked in seven, five by the Sheriff’s Office, one from Rangely PD and one from Colorado State Patrol. Eight inmates were released. There are currently 10 inmates in the facility. There were four transports to or from other facilities.
Three vehicle crashes were reported in the county, two involving ATVs and one with minor injuries.
There was one DUI arrest by the Sheriff’s Office..