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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Berthoud Police Blotter: April 2019

Monday, April 1

Theft / Trespass: Harebell Street, garage doors,
windows and siding were stolen from new construction in the Heron Lakes

Suspicious Circumstances: 5th Street, a resident was watching her grandkids and
she went to pick them up from school. Another girl (1st grader) went up to her
and said she was all ready for a sleepover, but she knew nothing about it. The
girl had a suitcase with her and she called her daughter to see if they were
supposed to have a sleepover which was news to her also. The resident called
the little girl’s parents. They weren’t aware and weren’t concerned with where
she was. Deputies went to contact the girl’s parents and the mother was very
angry because the “cops were at her address”.

Juvenile Problem: The
hill on 5th Street, a report was received about teens driving a
white suburban pulling a kid on a skateboard outside the car. The caller said
they keep driving up and down the hill on 5th towards Spartan.

Harassment: Welch
Ave, an employee reported last week a patron threatened her. The patron was
accusing the employee of following her around. The patron then told the employee
“I see rape and murder in you”. The employee doesn’t know this person
but ever since the patron has been coming there, she has been hostile towards
the employee.

Theft: 1st
Street, a business owner reported three Snap-On tools were taken from his
business sometime during the previous week.

Theft: Mountain
Avenue, a resident reported his vehicle’s rear license plate was taken today
while he was parked at this address.

Tuesday, April 2

Theft / Trespass:
1st Street, a local business had over $2000 in scrap metal stolen from their
fenced enclosure at the back of the business.

Assist / Warrant:
Franklin Avenue, 911 call reported an assault between residents. A woman
supposedly hit another woman in the chest. The victim recanted her story
telling deputies that nothing happened.

Neighbor Problems:
Kansas Avenue, a resident reported they have been harassed by a neighbor. The
resident reported that her 8-year-old son was riding his bike and their
neighbor drove by and started yelling at the child. Kind of wondering which one
is really the child here.

Wednesday, April 3

Junk Vehicles and
Building Code Violations:
Bruce Drive, a residence has been warned several
times to clean up the junk vehicles. It came to a head when they built an
illegal shed in the back yard without a permit. Code Compliance Officer gave
them 4 days to remove vehicles or they would be towed. They were also issued a
summons to explain to the judge why this is happening.

Thursday, April 4

Assault / Domestic
Kansas Avenue, a wife and husband got into an argument after the
wife found a 3rd cellphone. Oh oh!

Circumstances / Possible Harassment:
a report was received that a resident
was receiving harassing messages from someone she does not know. She sent a text
message stating to stop communicating with her or else she would call the
police. She has received 6 text messages since then all of which say that he is
going to do something to ruin her life. So tough when you’re on the other end
of social media.

Friday, April 5

Vehicle Crash / Hit
and Run:
10th Street and Mountain Avenue, 2 vehicles were
involved in a crash. The vehicle that caused the crash took off. Another driver
called in and reported a car speeding on Spartan just passed her at a high rate
of speed and turned into Heritage Ridge. Vehicle was located but the driver was
on the run. The driver was positively identified, and a warrant will be
knocking on his door shortly.

Juvenile Problem: Mt.
Meeker, it was reported that kids are in the alley using a “blow tube” to shoot
darts into a target. Deputy contacted an adult male in the alley behind this
address. He was using a blow gun, shooting plastic pellets at cans in the

: Indiana Avenue, a resident is getting several phone calls
from the same number but has never answered any of the calls. She has been
receiving the phone calls for about a week. Gets about 2-3 calls per day. They
never leave a message. Calls come from 303 732 5392. The resident wants a
deputy to find out who is calling her as she is afraid to answer or call it
back. The deputy called the phone number, and it is a conservative political
group. And so, the political rhetoric begins.

Saturday, April 6

Verbal Disturbance:
S CR13. Berthoud Gun Club reported that an unidentified man was in a
member-only area of the lake. He claimed that this man threatened him when

DUI / DUI Per Se /
Open Container / Violation of a Protection Order:
Beuhler Acres Drive., a
driver committed multiple traffic violations, and had an open bottle of Fire
Ball Whiskey in the back seat. There was an active protection order prohibiting
her from possessing alcohol. She failed roadsides, refused testing, and went
uncooperative to the Jail.

Sunday, April 7

Motor Vehicle Theft:
2nd St. a resident reported that sometime within the last 3 weeks his Camper
was stolen from a storage lot.

Theft: Prairie Flex Street, an electrician working on Sunday saw a couple of men loading up construction material.  Deputies responded and contacted a Greeley man and an Evans man for stealing wood from a construction site and charged.

April 8 to 14

Monday, April 8

Warrant Arrest: Franklin
Avenue, a 55-year-old man who had a warrant for his arrest was contacted. Booked.

Vehicle Crash: Berthoud
Parkway and Grand Market, 2 vehicles collided in the round-a-bout at this
location causing minor injuries.

Assist to Ft. Collins PD / Invasion of Privacy: Ft Collins Police took a report at Macy’s where a man took a cell phone photo of a young woman in a dressing room. Ft Collins is working on another similar case where the witness identified the same man doing the same thing. We assisted Ft Collins and arrested a 34-year-old man at his residence in Berthoud.

Tuesday, April 9

Happy 2nd Annual
“Bomb Cyclone” Day!

Family Problems / Suicide Threats: Ellie Way, a
father reported that his 15-year-old daughter ran away from home. The daughter
was located and taken voluntarily by her parents to the hospital.

Hwy 287 and Mountain Avenue, a semi lost control and
flipped over on its side blocking traffic for several hours. Angry, angry motorists!

Suspicious Animal
: Water Avenue, we received a couple of calls about dead cats in the
ditch on Water Av. There were 4 dead cats that have been in the ditch for a
while. Street Department came out and removed the animals. I suspect a serial
cat killer named Rover.

Assist to Burlington
Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF)
: Mountain Avenue and 3rd
Street, deputies inspected the railroad track and found some damage surrounding
the tracks. This is not dangerous for the trains but eventually could cause
damage to a car. BNSF Railroad notified and responded to fix it.

Warrant Arrest: Franklin
Avenue, deputies contacted a homeless gentleman and discovered that he had
warrant for his arrest. Booked.

Wednesday, April

/ Vehicle Trespass:
Canyonlands, over $21,000 worth of implements for a John
Deere back hoe were stolen from this construction site. Resident of the only
occupied house in the area said they saw a dark blue, mid 90s, Ford pick-up and
a white male wearing a yellow safety vest use one of the front-end loaders to
lift the implements and put them in the pick-up. Well at least the thief was
dressed for safety.

Vehicle Crash: Hwy 287 and Mountain
Avenue, a vehicle was stopped at a crosswalk for a pedestrian crossing
Mountain Avenue. Another vehicle was behind him, still at speed and admitted to
looking into his rearview mirror. He then struck the rear of first vehicle
causing damage. Cited. How many times have we heard it “I only took my eyes off
the road for a second?

Thursday, April 11

Domestic Violence: Pyramid Peak Street, a woman
slapped her husband after kicking a bedroom door causing damage to it and then
picking the lock to the bedroom to get to him. She was booked.

Vehicle Crash: Hwy
287 and Berthoud Parkway, A vehicle was going through the intersection with a
green light when another vehicle who had a red light could not stop and
collided with the other car.

Lost Car: Hwy 56 and
I-25, several men who stated they were involved in an accident yesterday
somewhere on Hwy 56 and I-25. The owner has no idea what his license plate is for
his vehicle but wants to know where it was towed to. Neither State Patrol nor
LCSO has any record of crash and a vehicle being towed yesterday. Dispatch is
so far unable to locate a license plate or where it was possibly towed. Huge
language barrier but thanks to Paulina from Guaranty Bank for translating.

Vehicle Theft: Heron
Lakes Parkway, a trailer was reported as stolen along with several items that
were on the trailer.
Friday, April 12

Found Trailer: Heron
Lakes Parkway, the trailer, which was parked on golf course property, was
returned after an email was sent out yesterday. Someone apparently thought it
was golf course property, so they were using it. Borrowing / Stealing, such a
fine line.

Lost Property:
9th Street, a resident reported that she lost her Passport.

DUI: N. Berthoud
Parkway and Rosewood Drive, Berthoud deputy located a reported R.E.D.D.I.
(Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) A 29-year-old Berthoud man was arrested
and booked. He must have missed the message we have had for many decades,
“don’t drink and drive”.

Saturday, April 13

Trespass / Obstruction of Train Passageway: Two young
boys exited a vehicle near the railroad crossing at Welch Avenue in Berthoud.
The boys placed items on the tracks in front of an oncoming train, and then
stood near and appeared to reach towards the train as if to grab on while near
the tracks as the train passed by. This caused the train operator to activate
emergency braking. The subjects were seen running and getting back into a black
vehicle and leaving the area. Area flooded with Deputies and video obtained
showing the vehicle and subjects. Both boys were contacted later in the day and
identified as two 16-year-old boys. Both boys were issued juvenile summons for
trespassing and obstructing passageway of a train. Both were released to their parents
and will have to go to court to answer to the judge why they caused the train to
block Mountain and Welch for 2 hours total. You’re never too old to play with

Sunday, April 14

Assist: W. CR 8, a water main break was reported on CR 8 all night. The resident tried to call Little Thompson Water but couldn’t reach an after hours contact. The phone number for Little Thompson Water is a phone tree, when you press 2 for the afterhours there is a recording that says, “I’m unable to come to the phone, I’m at work or playing w/ my munchkin. I do not own any property in Ft. Collins where there would be a water main break, you must have the wrong number so check your number because it’s not me”. I could be wrong, but I think we had the wrong number.

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