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Electrical pole catches fire Tuesday morning in Craig

Craig Fire/Rescue responded to a call around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday from a local resident on the 500 block of School Street who woke up and smelled smoke, Battalion Chief Troy Hampton said.

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Mysterious explosions continue: On the record, jail report for May 9 to 15

8:17 p.m. On the 700 block of Green Street, officers responded to a report of an explosion for the second night in a row. The caller heard loud booming that shook the house and seemed to come from the northwest. Officers responded to the area and were unable to hear any noise.

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Drunk and disorderly duo: On the record for May 11 to 14

11:02 p.m. At the Super 8 Motel, officers responded to a report of disorderly conduct by an intoxicated, female guest that who was causing trouble and refusing to leave. She was banging on the door of her boyfriend’s room, but he was passed out...

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Craig welcome sign receives temporary addition

For a short time last week the welcome sign on the east side of Craig invited people to Craig “America.”

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Multiple drug incidents: On the record for May 9

1:54 p.m. On the 1500 block of West Victory Way, officers responded to a report of a drug incident. A business owner came across two pieces of wax paper folded up with white powder inside them and did not know where they came from.

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Man in bushes by school: On the record, jail report for May 1 to 8

7:44 a.m. On the 600 block of Texas Avenue, officers responded to a report of a suspicious man crouched in a bush by the school. Officers contacted him and he stated he was looking for a cell phone. He was asked to leave and he did.

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Antler thief: On the record for May 4 to 7

6:52 p.m. At McDonald’s, officers responded to a report of a verbal disturbance. A drunk and disorderly patron was yelling at employees about having the wrong order. He was asked to leave and he did.

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Unmanned truck rolls out of control, does damage in Craig

An auto accident that took place Saturday afternoon in Craig reportedly had no human involvement when an unmanned pickup truck took off on its own. Craig Police Department, Craig Fire/Rescue and Memorial Regional Health responded to a call shortly after 5 p.m. along the 700 block of Steele Street.

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Pressure cooker spurs police to block off post office in Craig

A pressure cooker placed next to a trash can at the post office prompted Craig Police Department to wrap crime scene tape around postal entryway Friday night.

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Church vandalism: On the record for May 3

10:37 a.m. At the North Kum & Go, officers responded to a report of fraud. Clerks received two counterfeit $50 bills.

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Shirtless male chasing boys: On the record for May 2

7:09 p.m. At McDonald’s, officers responded to a report of a male party with no shirt on chasing about 10 boys in the parking lot. He appeared older than the others and then took off in a maroon car.

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Strange odors: On the record, jail report for April 30 to May 1

1:48 a.m. On Yampa Avenue, officers responded to a drug incident. A woman smelled strange odors coming from an apartment near her and was concerned her neighbor may be doing drugs.

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Officials collect 100 pounds unwanted prescription drugs Saturday

Over 100 pounds of prescription drugs were collected on a drug take-back day Saturday by Craig Police Department and Moffat County Sheriff’s Office.

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Angry man kicks bucket: On the record for April 28, 29

8:38 p.m. At Travelers Inn, officers responded to a report of a disturbance. A male guest at the hotel was yelling at the manager and kicked over a bucket. He returned to his room.

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Captured: Craig man wanted on assault, menacing charges, found hiding in attic

Wanted criminal Tanner Sholes was apprehended Wednesday after evading law enforcement officials for two weeks.

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