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Berthoud Police Beat, September 2010
Posted By Editor On September 30, 2010 @ 5:40 pm In Area News,Local News,Police Beat | Comments Disabled
Wednesday, Sept. 1
A Mazda Miata was reported stolen from the 700 block of Eighth Street. The vehicle was found in California the following weekend with the front end damaged from a motor vehicle accident.
Staff at Ivy Stockwell Elementary requested a School Resource Officer to assist in a juvenile problem at the school.
Police responded to an ongoing juvenile problem at the high school.
Baby squirrels in the yard in the 200 block of Second Street prompted a call for help to the police. The squirrels were retrieved and turned over to the Larimer County Humane Society.
A reported suspicious circumstance and a harassment report at locations on Mountain Avenue were handled by the officer and were not found to be criminal acts.
A runaway juvenile from the 700 block of Eighth Street was located in California after he was involved in a motor vehicles accident while driving a Mazda Miata.
A caller reported that his dog was missing.
Thursday, Sept. 2
A woman called dispatch saying she had found a dog. It was the dog reported missing last night and the dispatcher put the finder and the loser in contact with each other.
A reported case of harassment in the 600 block of South Ninth Street is under investigation.
Police got another call about one more baby squirrel at 205 Second Street. This baby was also turned over to the humane society.
An assault was reported in the 300 block of Cheyenne Drive.
Friday, Sept. 3
A juvenile problem was reported at Fifth Street and Welch Avenue. The juveniles in question were reportedly pushing on the lion statute at the restaurant. When police arrived they were no longer present.
While investigating the harassment case on South Ninth Street, police discovered that one of the parties had an outstanding arrest warrant. The person was taken into custody.
A child yelling in the 1500 block of Forth Street resulted in an officer making a welfare check.
Traffic cones that had apparently been moved on Mountain Avenue by Fickel Park were reported as creating a traffic hazard.
Shortly after 11 p.m. police stopped a bicyclist on Second Street and he was given a verbal warning for riding with no lights.
Cynthia Edens: Harassment
Saturday, Sept. 4
Police responded to an alarm at Berthoud Wine and Spirits a few minutes past midnight. There had been an unsuccessful attempt to break a window at the business.
Barking dogs were reported in the area of Welch Avenue and the railroad tracks at 7:30 p.m. There was no barking when the officer arrived.
Two Labs were found in the 300 block of Fifth Street after 8 p.m. The animals were brought to the police station.
An apparently intoxicated male was reported on First Street just before 9 p.m. Police finally found the man standing in the middle of Mountain Avenue in the vicinity of First Street and had him transported to the Island Grove DeTox Center in Greeley.
Shortly after 11 p.m. police received a complaint about noise in the 600 block of Mountain Avenue. There were three people being loud at that location and the officer gave them a verbal warning.
Danny Citron: Dog at large, no city or rabies tags (2 counts)
Sunday, Sept 5
The owner of the two Labs came to the police department for his dogs. He received a citation accompanying the dogs.
Police assisted the ambulance crew with a patient who was apparently suffering delirium tremors from alcohol withdrawal and had become combative with the paramedics. The subject was taken to the hospital.
Kids on the railroad tracks received a lecture from a police officer.
Bradley Cole: (Speed (54/35)
Monday, Sept. 6
A lady reading a book that she had purchased used, found W-2 forms in the book. She turned them in to the police.
A very intoxicated male was found half out of his vehicle near Little Bear Avenue and Pyramid Peak Street at 7:30 p.m. The subject was taken to the Island Grove Detox Center in Greeley.
A short time later police received a report of suspicious activity on Little Bear Avenue. The caller said that two vehicles had pulled up and “blacked out.” The vehicles were gone when police arrived.
Kathly Rettig: Speed (52/35)
Tuesday, Sept. 7
A vehicle parked in the 200 block of East Colorado Avenue was “keyed” during the night.
A dog was brought in to the police station and later released to its owner.
The officer found no criminal violation when he responded to a report of kids fighting in the parking lot at 900 Mountain Avenue.
A dog was reported running loose in the 700 block of Sixth Street. It was no longer in the area when the police arrived.
Police found no theft when they investigated a reported burglary at First Street and Bunyan Avenue.
Kathy Woodiel: Loose dog
Wednesday, Sept. 8
Police investigated a theft in the 600 block of South Ninth Street. Missing were jewelry, a GPS, and a wristwatch.
A resident in the 700 block of Fifth Street thought it suspicious that an unknown man was taking photos of the house. The resident reported the incident to the police.
Kimberly Young: Speed: (54/32), drove under suspension, uninsured motor vehicle
Thursday, Sept. 9
An unfamiliar vehicle parked near Forth Street SE and E Nebraska at midnight, was cause for a resident to make a call to the police.
The responding officer gave a verbal warning to the boys shooting pellet guns in the 400 block of W County Road 10E.
A short time later, the officer was at the 800 block of W County Road 10E giving a verbal warning for the boys shooting pellet guns at that location.
More suspicious circumstances; an unfamiliar white SUV cruising the area of Eighth Street and Lake Avenue caused a resident to make a report to the police.
Shortly before midnight, a despondent male sent a message to his ex-wife that he was going to kill himself. The Sheriff’s Deputies picked up the man and turned him over to Berthoud Police, who, in turn, took him to Longmont where there was an outstanding warrant for him.
Travis Bonomo: Speed (59/40)
Friday, Sept. 10
The folks in the 800 block of 8th Street got a written warning because their dog was barking.
Suzanne Cox: Speed (53/35)
Michael Butts: Failed to stop at stop sign
Saturday, Sept. 11
Police responded to a verbal disturbance in the 300 block of Victoria Street shortly before 1 a.m. One of the parties involved was transported to the Island Grove DeTox Center.
A 2 a.m. dog barking call was answered promptly, but the officer heard no barking.
At 10 a.m., police found a drunken male in the 300 block of Mountain Avenue. The man was taken home.
The day’s five traffic stops resulted in four Summonses.
Shortly after 7 p.m. officers responded to a call of suspicious activity at 800 Spartan avenue. A male party ran from officers and his vehicle was towed because of expired plates.
The officer on patrol noted juveniles in the parking lot at Third Street and Mountain Avenue after 10 p.m. and gave out a verbal warning.
A driver was stopped for speeding on County Road 17 south of Spartan Avenue. Three juvenile passengers (two 14-year-old Berthoud residents and one 16-year-old Berthoud resident) were issued summonses charging possession of Marijuana One of the 14-year-olds was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
Suspicious circumstances were reported at Fickel Park at 10:30 p.m. There were vehicles with many kids parked around the park. The officer found no criminal violation.
A vehicle parked at Rocky Mountain Pluming a few minutes before midnight had the parking lights on. This resulted in the dispatcher getting a Suspicious Circumstances in Progress call.
Joshua Ralston: Careless driving
Liam Roper: Speed
Donna Clement: Speed
Nicholas Maestas: Speed
Kegan Gavaldon: Speed (56/40)
Three Juveniles: Possession of marijuana
Sunday, Sept 12
A vehicle in the 1000 block of Second Street had the windshield and back window broken to gain entry to the vehicle. A suspect has been identified.
Monday, Sept. 13
Two BOLO, two citizen assists, one ambulance assist and one business assist occupied most of the day.
A 16-year-old in the 300 block of Iowa Avenue was issued a summons for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Tuesday, Sept. 14
Police intercepted solicitors selling meat door-to-door on Douglas Place.
Police were asked to do a welfare check on a driver who became confused by the traffic cones on Mountain Avenue.
A 17-year-old Longmont resident was issued a summons charging harassment.
Wednesday, Sept. 15
Barking dogs in the 200 block of East Nebraska brought a visit from police.
Police investigated a non-injury motor vehicle accident in the 200 block of South Third Street. Kyle Finney, a 17-year-old Berthoud resident was charged with careless driving.
A man reported hearing a “hissing” sound at Bridgeport Road and Heron Lake Parkway. The gas company came to do a pressure check.
A caller wanted to know the local dog bite policy.
A road hazard on Mountain Avenue at Taft Avenue at 8 p.m. was determined to be flagmen directing traffic for crews working late.
Kyle Finne: Careless driving
Christopher Gagner: Failed to yield Right of Way from stop sign
Thursday, Sept. 16
A female was arrested on South County Road 17 for an outstanding warrant. She was taken to the detention center.
Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at Highway 287 and Mountain Avenue. There were minor injuries and a citation was issued to Paul Baisley, a 21-year-old Fort Collins Resident for careless driving.
Police responded to a barking dog complaint in the 100 block of East Iowa and another in the 800 block of Eighth Street.
Police were on location for a little over one hour assisting at a non-injury motor vehicle accident at 425 Third Street.
A resident of the 700 block of Seventh Street reported to police that he paid a tree service to trim his trees and they “skipped town with my money.” They did not trim the trees only the client.
Mark Dmytrenko: Failed to stop at stop sign
Allen Page: Unsafe backing
Dianna Meier Speed (59/40), driving under restriction, failure to appear out of Longmont
Friday, Sept. 17
A barking dog in the 800 block of Eighth Street warranted a written warning.
Some one spray-painted a berm at the BMX track.
A motor vehicle accident on Highway 287 resulted in the arrest of Jody Hitchens, a 30-year-old Fort Collins resident, charged with DUI, careless driving, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Police responded to Maple Drive for a physical disturbance, defined as a child out of control.
The barking dog reported in the 800 block of Longview Avenue was not barking when the officer arrived.
A caller reported seeing people loading fencing into a truck at the high school. The report says the allegations are unfounded.
Jody Hitchen: Driving under the influence, driving under restriction, careless driving.
Saturday, Sept. 18
Police made five traffic stops, mostly along Mountain Avenue.
A barking dog complaint in the 800 block of Eighth Street resulted in a written warning.
Sunday, Sept. 19
A caller reported a hit and run that had just occurred at the Hays Market Parking lot. Police issued a summons in the case.
Police responded to a call that a very drunken and very aggressive man was looking in and entering vehicles in the 600 block of First Street. Kraig M. Patriquin, a 33-year-old of unknown residence, was arrested and charged with second-degree trespass and obstructing a police officer.
Police responded to the 300 block of Victoria Place on a disturbance call and arrested a 39-year-old Berthoud resident, charged with third degree assault and domestic violence.
Aric Smith, Domestic Violence, third degree assault
Robert Judson: Unsafe Backing, Failure to give info in motor vehicle accident
Kraig Patriquin: Criminal trespass, obstructing a police officer
Monday, Sept 20
Four citizen’s assists are listed for the day.
A report of criminal mischief in the 800 block of Marshall Place is attributed as unfounded because of a confused neighbor.
A child abuse case reported on Second Street was referred to Longmont where the incident allegedly occurred.
Dispatch took a late night report of a run-a-way juvenile.
Tuesday, Sept 21
A small white dog running loose in the 600 block of Ninth Street will be the subject of a report.
A runaway was located and returned to parents.
The barking dog at South Ninth Street and Bristlecone Court was quiet when the officer arrived.
A theft was reported in the 300 block of Turner Avenue. No information is available at this time.
Lisa Chadsey: Speed (54/40)
Wednesday, Sept. 22
Police made five traffic stops and issued four summonses before 9 a.m.
Town staff reported the dumping of a file cabinet along side the road by the old wastewater treatment site on First Street.
A 17-year-old driving the wrong way on the one-way street by Turner Middle School was yelled at by a nearby adult about his careless driving. The juvenile felt threatened and went to the police station to report the incident. An officer explained that he was indeed driving carelessly and the situation would require a summons to the adult for harassment and a summons to the juvenile for careless driving. The juvenile decided not to pursue the matter.
A female reported that a juvenile had thrown a rock and hit her car in the 900 block of Mountain Avenue. Police were unable to locate the juvenile, but the woman spotted him when she went to the post office and called police again. Police had a talk with the juvenile, the car showed no damage, and the woman did not want to press charges.
Dispatch received a call from the Brick Oven Pizza about a call in customer who was rude and harassing the counter clerk. Police went to the address in the 200 block of Second Street that the caller had given for delivery. The man at that address said that he had just returned from a long trip and was tired and hungry and called for a pizza. He said he might have been a bit abrupt but that ordering the pizza had been an unpleasant experience. His wife agreed that he was angry when he hung up the phone, but it should not be so complicated to order a pizza. No charges were filed. No word on whether he ever got a pizza.
Paul Baisley: Careless Driving
Mirra Hedelius: Speed (63/40)
Ronald Khan: Speed (57/40)
Andrea Cervantes: Speed (57/40)
Connie Maestas: Speed (63/40)
Shereen Madden: Speed (56/40)
Thursday, Sept. 23
Police made seven traffic stops during the day and issued summonses in four of the cases.
A vehicle struck a tree at Highway 56 and County Road 1 when the driver swerved to avoided a Town of Berthoud vehicle that had pulled out in front of him. Colorado State Patrol is investigating.
The police became involved in the case of the missing library DVDs when the borrower called them. It seems that he was getting notices from the library about the overdue disks, but claims that he left them in the house of his former friend when he moved out and that she was supposed to return them. Police did go to the house to talk to the woman, but no one was home. The department will continue its efforts to retrieve the library’s property.
The barking dog in the 800 block of Longview Avenue was not barking when the officer arrived at the house.
Kyle Llikanen: Speed (40/30)
David Marble: Speed (59/40)
Shirley Kardok: Speed (57/40)
McKenzie Moisen: Speed (51/30)
Friday, Sept. 24
Juveniles were issued a written warning for a curfew violation when they were hanging around the Hays Market parking lot after midnight.
A written warning was given to the driver of an ATV for driving it on the street in the 400 block of Sixth Street.
Police responded to a motor vehicle accident with property damage in the 300 block of Fifth Street. Deana M. Mazone was issued a citation charging failed to drive in a single lane, failed to present proof of insurance, and drove vehicle while license under restraint.
The Code Enforcement Officer removed yard sale signs from the roundabout.
Deana Mazone: Failed to drive in lane, driving under restraint, no proof of insurance.
Cameron Botts: Defective Vehicle, no proof of insurance
Mary Mesikapp: Speed (59/40)
Zachary Ruebesam: Speed (59/40)
William Schmitz: Speed (54/35)
Tiffany Kile: Speed (49/30)
Saturday, Sept. 25
At five minutes past midnight, the on-duty officer issued summonses for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia to three individuals in Fickel Park. (Mary Silva, 18-year-old Berthoud Resident, James Phillips, 21-year-old Berthoud resident, and a 17-year-old female Berthoud resident.
The officer was unable to locate the loud music reported at 1 a.m. in the 700 block of Fifth Street.
Approximately 3:30 a.m. the police stopped a car in the 600 block of Third Street. The driver was contacted about improperly adjusted headlights. The driver, Daniel Banuelos, a 20-year-old Longmont resident, was arrested and charged with DUI and failure to dim headlights. A 19-year-old passenger was issued a summons for underage consumption or possession of ethyl alcohol.
A caller from the 200 block of East Iowa called to report fireworks, which the dispatcher could hear over the phone, fearing that they would be a fire hazard. The situation was handled by the responding officer.
Two warrant arrests were made in the 200 block of First Street, Jason Nikoden a 33-year-old Johnstown resident and James Nikoden, a 54-year-old Johnstown resident
A noise complaint about a barking dog took officers to 1100 Jefferson Drive where all was quiet when they arrived.
Police had more success when responding to a noise complaint about people in the 300 block of Colorado Avenue. The officer handed out a verbal warning about the loud music.
Daniel Banuelos: DUI, per se, failure to dim lights.
Makayla Quinonez: Underage consumption
James Nikoden: Arrested, Warrant
Jason Nikoden: Arrested, Warrant
Mary Silva: Possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia
James Phillips: Possession of paraphernalia
Sunday, Sept. 26
Eight traffic stops resulted in only one summons being written.
Police contacted pedestrians at First Street and Indiana Avenue at 1:24 a.m. They were just out for a walk.
A barking dog in the 100 block of East Nebraska Avenue was not barking when police arrived.
A window on a small trailer in the 100 block of First Street was broken.
A pickup truck blocking the intersection at Tenth Street and Mountain Avenue was dealt with by the officer.
The semi-trailer truck parked at Water Avenue and Fourth Street was also handled by the officer after a complaint that it was blocking the view of oncoming traffic.
The barking dog in the 700 block of Sixth Street also was “Handled by Officer.”
Jacob Watson: Speed (85/65)
Monday, Sept. 27
Police made two attempts to serve a warrant in the 700 block of Mount Massive Street, but were unable to locate the subject.
A hit-and-run accident was reported in the 700 block of Sixth Street. A juvenile had run into a parked car and apparently left the scene. A 12-year-old Dacono resident was located and issued a summons.
A bicycle was reported stolen from Turner Middle School.
A barking dog on Munson Court resulted in a written warning to its owner.
A report of a physical disturbance in the 800 block of Tenth Street resulted in the arrest of one person on a charge of domestic violence.
Mark Mahan: Harassment, domesic violence
Clarissa Noris: Failed to stop at stop sign
Luke Pollard: Failed to give information after an accident, driving under revocation, no proof of insurance, operating an unregistered vehicle
Danielle Sciortino: Curfew
Tuesday, Sept. 28
A loose dog found in the 500 block of Eighth Street was sent to the Larimer County Humane Society.
A written warning was issued for a barking dog in the 800 block of Seventh Street.
A 16-year-old male was issued summonses charging 2 counts of 3rd degree assault and disorderly conduct and a 17-year-old male was issued a summons for disorderly conduct, following a fight at BHS.
A woman came to the police station and retrieved her two dogs that had been running loose at Fifth Street and Welch Avenue.
The dogs reported to be running loose near Jay Place were nowhere to be found when police arrived
A written warning was issued for a motor home parked illegally at Evergreen Avenue and Maple Drive.
Roch Croteau: Changed lanes, refused/obstructed police officer, physically hindered law enforcement
Terry Wright: DUI
Wednesday, Sept. 29
Shortly before 1 a.m. an officer responded to a report of a loud noise, possibly a gunshot, and yelling in the vicinity of Fifth Street and Welch Avenue. The officer found no one around, but did recover some spent fireworks on the ground at that location.
Written warnings were issued for parking violations on Sixth Street and on Hummingbird Place.
Juveniles were reported in the parking lot and in the trash at the Pizza Hut after school let out. Apparently, the juveniles were getting in the dumpsters and throwing boxes and litter around the parking lot. However, they were gone when police arrived.
The barking dog in the 900 block of Seventh Street was quiet when police arrived.
The vicious dogs in the alley near Fifth Street and Bunson Avenue were gone when police arrived.
Police finished the night with an extra patrol at Berthoud High School.
Thursday, September 30
Police responded quickly when the burglar alarm went off at the Guaranty Bank at 12:39 a.m. They found the cleaning crew at work. A routine check found one of the crew had a suspended drivers license.
Police responded to three separate calls from Berthoud High School staff about student with drugs at school. Marijuana was the common theme of these calls and two 14-year-old males and one 15-year-old were issued summons for possession of a controlled substance.
There were two barking dog complaints on this day. The first was in the 500 block of Mayo Court, the second, at 9:51 p.m. was in the 600 block of Bristlecone Court.
Police issued only one summons in the eight traffic stops made during the day.
John Ezzo: Failed to signal, no proof of insurance
Juveniles: Possession of marijuana and paraphernalia
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