This weeks’s Law and Order features a messy traffic situation and a neighborly dispute.
October 1, 2016
Asphalt dump: On Sept. 21 at 1:27 p.m. an officer was dispatched to a traffic accident on Colo. 257 at Kodak Drive, where a tractor trailer had dropped an entire load of hot asphalt on the highway. The driver stated he was northbound on 257 when he observed another truck heading southbound with its overhead construction lights on. These lights are only to be used on the job site, so the driver reached to flash his truck overhead lights in order to alert the other driver to turn theirs off. By mistake, the driver flipped the wrong switch on his dashboard and opened the tractor trailer's belly dump gates. The driver called his company, which responded to the scene to assist with cleanup. Hwy. 257 was temporarily closed as the asphalt was cleaned up. One driver behind the truck reported damage to their windshield, hood and front bumper but otherwise, no one was harmed in the accident.
Get off my lawn: On Sept. 20 at 7:33 p.m., an officer was dispatched to the 4000 block of Firehawk Court. There, a man reported that his neighbor had been driving on his back lawn despite his requests that his neighbor stop. After speaking with the neighbor however, the officer was told that it had been a contractor doing work on the neighbor's house who ran over the lawn. The neighbor apologized, all was forgiven and the case was closed.