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Posted on: March 11, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Suspicious Incident Remains Under Investigation

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-March 11, 2022-In December of 2021, the Steamboat Springs Police Department (SSPD) was notified by the Soda Creek Elementary School administration of a suspicious incident. 

When a young student arrived for school, the teacher greeted the student with a hug.  That teacher felt something unusual and found a suspicious baggie in the hood of the student’s jacket. Police learned the suspicious item was a baggie containing a powdery substance, which later tested positive for cocaine. The substance is undergoing further analysis by Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

Steamboat Springs Police, members of the All Crimes Enforcement Team (A.C.E.T.), and the Routt County Department of Human Services immediately began an investigation into the incident.  A suspect was quickly identified. 

Detectives secured an arrest warrant for the suspect and executed another search warrant at the suspect’s residence.  The suspect is still at large, and the Steamboat Springs Police are actively working with additional agencies to locate the suspect. 

This is an active investigation, and no additional information will be released at this time. 


Sherry Burlingame, Police Chief, 970.879.4344 or email
Jerry Stabile, Police Commander, 970.879.4344 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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