Crime Reporting

Idaho Springs Significant Calls

Significant Calls

02/01/2023, ISPD had a male in the parking lot of the station causing a disturbance. Officers were able to de-escalate the individual who appeared to be in crisis and suspected to be under the influence of unknown narcotics. The male party wanted to be treated at hospital near his residence. ISPD officer transported the male to Summit County Medical Center.  

02/02/2023, ISPD officer was traveling west on I-70 near the bottom of Floyd Hill, when he observed a vehicle erratically passing vehicle including his marked patrol vehicle. ISPD initiated the traffic stop when it was learned that the vehicle was associated to a warrant for the male driver. The male party was arrested on his warrant, and was cited for driving while license under restraint, and speeding/over taking on right.

02/03/2023, ISPD officer was enforcing speeding on I-70 near mile marker 242 when he observed a vehicle traveling 70 mph in a posted 55mph zone. ISPD conducted a traffic stop with the vehicle, during the stop ISPD officer could spell a strong odor of alcohol on the driver. The male driver was arrested for D.U.I.

02/06/2023, ISPD was called to the Squatch Store on report of a unconscious party in a vehicle. ISPD officers arrived and contacted the male party who was extremely intoxicated passed out at the wheel of the vehicle. ISPD arrested the male party for felony D.U.I. due to multiple prior D.U.I. convictions.  

02/10/2023, ISPD responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of Idaho Street. When ISPD arrived they could hear a male and female arguing inside the apartment. The female party came outside and reported the male party had assaulted her. The victim had visible marks on her consistent with a struggle and assault occurring. The male party was arrested for Assault in the second degree, Menacing, and Domestic Violence.

02/16/2023, ISPD was notified of a possible kidnapping/hostage/domestic violence in the area 400 Colorado Blvd. ISPD, Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office, and Empire Police formulated a tactical plan to conduct a welfare check on a female party and her children. The female party came out of the fifth wheel camper where her and her children were staying. The female party was visibly injured and scared for her safety as well as the safety of her children. During the investigation, ISPD determined there was probable cause to apply for a warrant for the male party for Domestic Violence, Assault in the 2nd Degree, and three counts of Child Abuse.  The male suspect was located and arrested by ISPD and the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office on February 17, 2023.

02/17/2023, ISPD responded to 2900 block of Colorado Blvd to check on the welfare of a child. ISPD along with Clear Creek County deputies contacted a male party who appeared to be intoxicated. The male party became upset at law enforcement presence. The male party was placed in the WRAP restraint due to his irrational, self-harming behavior. The male was taken to a hospital for evaluation related to alcohol and possible narcotic use. ISPD filed for a warrant and is actively looking for the male party who was later charged with Child Abuse. 

02/21/2023, ISPD responded to I-70 near mile marker 243.5 for a report of a motorist needing medical help. When ISPD arrived, the male driver was slumped over the steering wheel. The driver was unconscious and non-responsive. Based on the officers’ training he recognized the signs to be consistent of an overdose. ISPD was able to get the male party out of the vehicle and performed life saving measures until medical personnel arrived. The driver regained consciousness and admitted to the officer that he was under the influence of fentanyl. Due to jurisdiction of the incident the Colorado State Patrol responded and took over the investigation.

02/23/2023, ISPD responded to the 1300 Miner Street on report of a male party trespassing into vehicles. When ISPD officers arrived on scene, they contacted two male parties who were under the influence of alcohol. The passenger of the vehicle was transported to a detox facility and the driver of the vehicle was arrested for DUI, Driving under restraint, and open container.

02/27/2023, ISPD responded to the 2500 block of Colorado Blvd on reports of a male party trespassing in his mothers apartment. The male party was previously trespassed from the property for assaulting his mother. ISPD was made aware of an active warrant for the male party out of Gilpin County for grand theft auto. The male party was arrested on his warrant.

03/03/2023, ISPD responded to the 2600 block of Colorado Blvd to conduct to a welfare check on a male party that hadn’t been seen in weeks. When ISPD responded, the male party was found deceased. The male party appeared to have pass from natural causes and no foul play is suspected.

03/05/2023, ISPD responded to the 400 block of Colorado Blvd on reports of a disturbance between a male and a female.  When ISPD responded and spoke to both parties, they stated it was just a verbal disagreement. The female party had an active warrant out of Pueblo for DV Assault. The female party was arrested on her warrant.

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Reporting a Crime

Please read the following information carefully before reporting

If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1

You must provide contact information in order to file a report.

Keep in mind MOST case reports are PUBLIC RECORDS and are open to inspection.

Emailing a statement to an officer does not mean they will get it at the exact time you submit it, so remember this option is only if this is NOT an emergency or a in progress crime. 

The incident must have occurred within the city limits of Idaho Springs. 

It must not involve firearms or other weapons. 

If you have any information or tips that could help investigations with any ongoing cases with Idaho Springs Police Department please call (303)567-4291, or submit a written statement


False Police Reports

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