Steamboat Springs Police Arrest Three Men for Violating State’s COVID-19 Stay-at-home Order

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Three Colorado Men Arrested for Violating Stay-at-home Order

Three Colorado men were arrested after they violated the state’s stay-at-home order, which was put in place to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

Police officers in Steamboat Springs received a call from a man at about 9 p.m. Monday, claiming that a roommate had invited friends over to their residence, and therefore violating the state’s order.

According to authorities, the caller said that he attempted to get the visitors out of the residence but was unsuccessful. The guests refused to leave or give their names when officers arrived.

The three men, identified as Ryan Albert, 25, Travis Pettit, 34, and Joseph Thompson, 28, were taken into custody and faced charges for refusing to comply with a public health order.

A fourth person, Robert Rees, 46, was charged with third-degree assault and obstruction of a peace officer but was not arrested.

Authorities said that the men did not live in Steamboat Springs. They were released on bond after spending a night in jail.