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Saturday, February 4, 2023

Arson Suspects Arrested


Jacob Scott Belt, DOB: 021092, and Blake Eric Bratrud, DOB: 111891, both of Estes Park, were booked into the Larimer County Jail last night on felony charges of 1st Degree Arson, 2nd Degree Burglary and a misdemeanor charge of Theft. Belt and Bratrud were arrested by the Estes Park Police Department yesterday on felony warrants issued by the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

Belt and Bratrud are accused of entering a home in the 600-block of Fish Creek Road in Estes Park on November 19, 2010, taking items from the residence and then turning on a stove which later caused a fire in the home.

Belt and Bratrud are both being held on a $10,000 bond for the following charges:

CRS 18-04-0102 1st Degree Arson, a class 3 felony

CRS 18-04-0203 2nd Degree Burglary, a class 3 felony

CRS 18-04-0401 Theft, a class 1 misdemeanor

Larimer County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators were assisted in the investigation by the Estes Park Police Department and the Estes Park Fire Department.


Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-416-1985 or Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868 where you will remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward.


Blake Eric Bratrud
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