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Posted on: July 15, 2022

[ARCHIVED] SSPD Makes Felony Arrest & Gun Seizure

SSPD Felony Arrest NewsFlash

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, COLORADO-July 15, 2022-With several recent national incidents still fresh in the memories of many, the Steamboat Springs Police Department (SSPD) made a significant felony arrest of a local individual and seizure of evidence this week. 

“If you feel someone can be a danger to the community, the Steamboat Springs Police Department will investigate it and take action should the matter warrant such as in this case,” said Patrol Sergeant Sam Silva. “We take these situations very seriously and will act swiftly.” 

In collaboration with Federal agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and United States Secret Service, the SSPD launched an investigation based on the individual making numerous and serious threats to friends, family, politicians, and law enforcement. Those efforts resulted in the issuance of a search warrant, seizure of evidence and arrest of the individual. 

Through the search warrant due to the felony arrest for six counts of stalking, officers seized 13 guns including two shotguns, four AR-15s and seven handguns. In addition, thousands of rounds of ammunition and more than 100 fully loaded handgun and rifle magazines were confiscated. 

“This individual posed a significant threat to our community, so we acted quickly to investigate and collaborate with our federal partners to make an arrest,” commented Chief Sherry Burlingame. “We live in a small town; so, if you see something, say something. There are several ways you can contact us even if you want to remain anonymous. We would rather check something out and have it be nothing than have something happen.” 

The Evidence Lab will inventory, document, and package the items as part of the investigation and court case. The case in ongoing and bail has been set at $25,000 for the individual. 


Sherry Burlingame, Police Chief, 970.879.4344 or email
David Pearson, Police Commander, 970.879.4344 or email
Sam Silva, Patrol Sergeant, 970.870.4344 or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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