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Berthoud Police Beat, August 2010

Sunday, August 1

A barking dog at 12:25 a.m. resulted in a written warning to its Sixth Street owner.

Police stopped a driver at 1:44 a.m. shortly after he left the ramp from First Street to Highway 287. The driver, a 39-year-old Loveland resident, was cited for DUI and failure to drive in a single lane.

The case of the vehicle running in to the building at 919 Mountain Avenue is under investigation.

Someone tipped over the port-a-potty at the BMX track during the night.

Police are still investigating a physical disturbance in the 300 block of Franklin Avenue.


Todd Parks: Careless driving, DUI, drove without valid drivers license
Manuel Pereyra: DUI, failed to drive in a single lane


Monday, August 2

A tree across the sidewalk at Fifth Street and Welch Avenue warranted a written warning for code violation.

A reported theft in the 500 block of First Street was deemed a civil issue by the officer.

Suspects took a vehicle from the 900 block of Second Street with out paying for the repairs. They returned to pay after conversations with an officer of the Berthoud Police Department.

Door to door solicitors working the 500 block of Welch Avenue were gone when police arrived.


Jesue Corona: Speed (52/35)
Paul Detwiler: Parked on wrong side of roadway

Tuesday, August 3

A report of suspicious circumstances in the 900 block of First Street was determined to be a civil issue.

Police re-opened the case of the tipped over Port-a-potty at the BMX track.

Police assisted the state patrol at an accident on County Road 8 at County Road 23. There were injuries.

A case of fraud was reported by a resident in the 300 block of common drive.

On First Street, a rock from a mowing operations caused a dent to the chrome on the front of a 2009 Dodge pickup truck.


Maura Doran: Speed (54/35)

Wednesday, Aug 4

Construction cones strewn all over the road at 2:30 a.m. created a traffic hazard at Mountain Avenue and Taft Avenue.

A small motor scooter was found abandoned on Highway 287 at 6 a.m.

The barking dog on Cedar Drive was quiet when the officer arrived at 8:47 p.m.

A little over an hour latter when the officer responded to another noise complaint, this one involving humans on Seventh Street, he also found the scene quiet on arrival.

Police responded to a 10:30 p.m. call about a child crying in the 900 block of Kansas Avenue.

Another noise complaint, this one a diesel truck left running on Bruce Drive, ended the same as the previous incidents in the day. It was “Quiet on arrival.”

Thursday, August 5

Police attempted to serve three warrants during the day, but the parties were not to be found.

Police made several traffic stops during the day and issued two summonses.

A complaint about juveniles at Third Street and Welch Avenue is listed as no criminal violation. The youths were apparently skate boarding on the curb.

The barking dog on Franklin Avenue was quiet when the officer arrived on the street.


Simon Edwards: Speed (58/35)
Robin Francis: Speed (54/35)

Friday, August 6

There were two cases of barking dogs during the day. The situation on Navajo Place was handled by the officer. The late night response to Aspen Drive found a quiet neighborhood.

There were also two cases of properties being the subject of complaints about weeds. The code enforcement was done without resorting to issuing summonses to the residents.

A citation was issued to for unsafe backing following  a minor accident in the 500 block of Second Street.

A vehicle in the 100 block of Fifth Street was damage by vandals.

A parked vehicle was hit by another car in the 100 block of Mountain Avenue. There were no injuries.

A careless driving citation was issued for a vehicle driven too close to a child riding a bicycle down Sixth Street.


Melanie Quick: Unsafe backing
Carina Saskia: Careless driving
Gerald Keener: Speed (52/35)


Saturday, August 7

Police responded to the 500 block of Seventh Street and found an altercation between a male and female at that address. The situation was handled by the officer.

Police assisted a motorist whose vehicle had broken down on north Fourth Street.

Grass and a tree were set on fire in Hillsdale Park. Police are looking for the arsonist and any information that would help in the investigation would be appreciated.

An argument in the 600 block of South Ninth Street was apparently loud enough that the police were notified. Situation handled by officer.

In a civil, or not so civil, case, police responded to the 900 block of High Mountain Avenue where the woman complained that her ex had put her stuff outside. Once again, the situation was handled by the officer.


Chelsea O’Conner: Speed (53/35)


Sunday, August 8

An intoxicated individual was picked up on the roadway in the 500 block of Windom Peak Lane shortly after midnight and taken to the Island Grove Detox facility in Greeley.

Two males having an argument in Berthoud Park were loud enough to warrant a call to police. The officer talked to them and no arrests were made.

A case of vandalism was reported in the 600 block of Fourth Street.

A hound was found in the 900 block of Welch Avenue. There is no mention of the fate of the Bassett Hound.


Brodie Wright: Speed (52/35)

Monday, August 9

A trashy yard in the 600 block of South Ninth Street resulted in a verbal warning by the police.

A small dog barking in the 200 block of south First Street was not barking when the police came to check.


Salvador Santacruz: Speed (54/35)

Tuesday, August 10

A Cedar Drive resident reported their dog lost and then reported it found.

There was vehicle only damage in a motor vehicle accident on Mountain Avenue at Fifth Street. James Thomas (Bonham Texas resident) was issued a citation for improper backing.

A written warning was issued for an abandoned vehicle parked at 300 Turner Avenue.

An arson investigation concerning a fire that burned grass, trees and damaged poles, posts and a sign in Hillsdale Park  on August 7, led to the issuance of summons for arson to a 13-year-old Berthoud resident and the issues of summonses to a 12-year-old female, a 13-year-old male and two 14-year-old males.


Kirstin Syp: Failed to stop at stop sign
Camille Gray: Speed (51/35)


Thursday August 11

The officer on night patrol found an open garage door on Hollyberry Street at 2 a.m.

Police checked out an open door at a business in the 800 block of Second Street and identified the party inside as an employee.

Police were unable to locate a reported sprinkler spraying on to County Road 8.

Police responded to a rush hour motor vehicle accident at County Road 17 and Highway 287. There was property damage but no injuries. No citations were issued.



Friday, August 12

Shortly before 3 a.m., dispatch received a call about a barking in the 500 block of South Ninth Street. A unit was on the scene within four minutes, but found the neighborhood quiet .

A Yellow Lab was found in the 400 block of  Bimson Avenue.

A child’s scooter was found in the 300 block of Nebraska Avenue.

A man sitting in a parked car near the Adams Bank and Trust aroused suspicions and police were called to look into it.

A barking dog in the 1200 block of Cedar Avenue brought an officer to the home.

A black and white Collie mix dog was found loose in the 700 block of Sage Place. No one claimed the dog and it was turned over to the Larimer County Humane Society.

Police assisted with a late night accident at I-25 and the Berthoud interchange.

Friday, August 13

An automobile key was found in the 500 block of Spartan Avenue.

A Wilshire Drive resident reported unauthorized use of their debit card.

Police responded to a motor vehicle accident with minor injuries at County Road 17 and Highway 287.  No citations were issued.

A report of possible drugs at Fifth Street and Welch Avenue proved to be unfounded.

In the day’s three traffic stops, only one summons was issued.


Jonathan Linhart: Reissue-Speed, drug paraphernalia and possession
Cole Jones: Disregarded stop sign


Saturday, August 14

An abandoned vehicle in the 500 block of South Ninth Street received a written warning.

A part of a handgun was found in Welch Reservoir.

Police assisted the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at a physical disturbance on County Road 10E.

The persons shooting fireworks in the 500 block of Mount Meeker Avenue between 11 p.m. and midnight got a verbal warning from the officer.

Officers made nine traffic stops on the day and issued two summonses.


Jodi Rouse: Speed (54/35)
Kyle Halloran: Failed to signal, no proof of insurance, expired plates


Sunday, August 15

An Iowa Avenue resident reported an undesired dog in their yard.

Police responded to a report of a verbal disturbance in the 800 block of Longview Avenue and found an argument between parents and a child.

A few hours later police responded to another report of a verbal disturbance, this time at the A & W Restaurant. Police arrested a 47 year old Longmont man, Dionicio Zavala, for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving while his driver’s license was under restraint for an alcohol conviction.


Dionicio Zavala: Driving under revocation, driving under the influence

Monday, August 16

An officer assisted a female motorist who had a flat tire on Mountain Avenue at Meadowlark Drive.

Police received two reports of fraud. Both involved the unauthorized use of debit cards. One of the gentlemen had his number used in Tennessee, the other in China.

Police investigated a complaint that a truck parked in the 800 block of Longview was creating a traffic hazard by blocking the view of traffic at the intersection. The officer found that the truck was legally parked.

An officer investigated a report that juveniles were smoking marijuana in Town Park. The juveniles were not to be seen when he arrived, but as he was leaving they come out from behind some bushes. The officer contacted them and found that they indeed had marijuana. Summones were issued to a 16-year-old Berthoud female and a 16-year-old rural Longmont male.



Tuesday, August 17

Police responded to a roll over accident with injuries at East Highway 56 and Weld County Road 1. A 17-year-old Jackson, Missouri resident  was issued a summons for failing to stop at a stop sign and exceeding the safe speed for driving conditions.

There was a sick skunk in the 200 block of Bunyan Avenue.

The officer was unable to locate a barking dog in the 800 block of Eighth Street.

A complaint about noise in the 100 block of First Street was the noise of trash collection trucks making their weekly rounds.

A juvenile was reported to be smoking marijuana in the 200 block of First Street. The report turned out to be accurate and a summons was issued to a 17-year-old Berthoud male for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

And Elm Drive resident reported receiving an email asking for money. The report is listed as a fraud case.




Wednesday, August 18

Policed responded to a call of a verbal disturbance at Seventh Street and Capital Avenue at 3:38 a.m. However, when the officer arrived five minutes later, all was quiet

A resident in the 100 block of Third Street reported a bicycle stolen.

A child was reported lost, but was found walking home from school on Bunyan Avenue.

A west County Road 10E resident reported the theft of welding material and tools.

In a case of vandalism, a mop was set on fire at the Lions Club Depot.

A caller from Five Stones Youth Center reported juveniles on the railroad tracks and on Sonoco property.

Thursday, August 19

A cat from the 500 block of Driftwood Court was sent to the Larimer County Humane Society.

Police were unable to locate the person who was possibly violating a Restraining Order in the 1000 block of Third Street.

A summons was issued for misuse of license plates on a vehicle reported as abandoned in the 900 block of Seventh Street.

A loose dog picked up in the 400 block of Bimson Avenue was returned to its owner.

Police received a REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) report for a driver on Highway 287 northbound. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle and passed the report on to Loveland police.


Stephen Hill: Displayed fictitious plate


Friday, August 20

An officer checked on a dog on north Fourth Street that had been reported for possible aggressive behavior.

A two-car motor vehicle accident at Highway 287 and County Road 17 resulted in injuries as well as property damage.

A barking dog in the 100 block of East Nebraska Avenue had stopped barking by the time police arrived.

An animal problem on South Ninth Street near Kansas Avenue resulted in a written warning left on the door of the residence.

It was half past eleven at night when a 1965 Ford  F100 pickup rolled across Third Street in the 700 block and hit a parked car. “I must have put it in reverse instead of park,” said the owner. He was cited for failing to lock his ignition and the owner of the parked car could not be awakened, so the officers left a note on her door.

It was but a short distance from the accident to the 400 block of Third Street where neighbors were complaining about loud music at 11:45 p.m. The officer gave the revelers a verbal warning.


Louis Vargas: Violation of Red Light
Brycen Sterkel Failed to lock ignition/remove key from vehicle


Saturday, August 21

A blue Subaru “spinning out” at Town Park was “Handled by Officer,”

A house in the 400 block of Bimson call to report a bat in the house.

Police made a welfare check on a Juvenile in the 200 block of Second Street.

Police performed extra patrols at both elementary schools.

Sunday, August 22

A report is in progress for the weeds at 317 Cheyenne Drive.

A resident in the 800 block of Eighth Street reported a bicycle stolen.

A summons for code violation was issued to 618 Ninth Street.

Loud music brought a visit from police to the 600 block of Munson Court, but all was quiet when the officer arrived.

A resident in the 900 block of Welch Avenue thought an airplane flying low overhead was acting in a suspicious manner. The aircraft in questions was a crop duster spraying the nearby fields.

A vehicle left running at the New China Chan restaurant also brought a call of suspicious circumstances.


Laura Davidson: Speed (53/35)
Wayne Stone: Cut/remove weeds


Monday, 23 August

The barking dog in the 800 block of Seventh Street was not barking when police arrived.

A Torres Peak Lane resident reported unauthorized charges on a credit card. The person using the card was outside the United States.

Police received a REDDI report on a red Pontiac being driven in a reckless manner on Mountain Avenue. It was gone four minutes later when police arrived.

A Cheyenne Drive resident noticed an unfamiliar vehicle in the neighborhood several times and reported it as being suspicious.

Police investigated another report of a suspicious circumstance. The driver of an RV was observed talking to children near Eighth Street and Spartan Avenue. It turned out that he was the parent of the children in question.


Robert Thompson: Displayed expired number plate, Driver stopped in intersection
Troy Bohm: Parked vehicle on wrong side of roadway
Shirley Charlotte: Parked vehicle on wrong side of roadway


Tuesday, August 24

Trash in the yard in the 700 block of Bruce Drive brought a verbal warning from the code enforcement officer.

A loose dog in the 300 block of Massachusetts Avenue resulted in a verbal warning to the owner.

A female resident brought in a blond dog that had been “dropped” at her house. She heard a car stop and then leave and when she went out the dog was in the yard. The animal was turned over to the humane society.

Also sent to the humane society was a litter of 5 one-week old kittens found in the dumpster at Wolf Flooring on Turner Avenue.

The owner of an RV stored at Berthoud Secure Storage found the windshield had been broken, apparently by a large rock thrown at the window.

A 27-year-old Berthoud woman was arrested in the 600 block of South Ninth Street. She was charged with attempted arson, criminal mischief and domestic violence.

The manager at the apartments in the 600 block of Mountain Avenue found drug paraphernalia while cleaning out one of the units. The material was apparently left behind by the previous tenant.

A distraught mother called police for help when she was unable to control her teen-aged daughter. The police gave her the numbers for the Hub, prt of the Children, Youth and Family Services Larimer County agency for counseling teens under the Larimer County Department of Human Services.


Natalie Dyson: Criminal Mischief, Domestic Violence, Attempted Arson
Kathleen Heaton: Speed (54/35)
Stephanie Ramirez: Speed (80/65) drove in passing lane

Wednesday, August 25

A door to the restroom in Bein Park was damaged when someone kicked the door in.

A Pug dog was found in the 300 block of Mountain Avenue and was subsequently returned to the owner, along with a summons.

There were no injuries reported in a two-vehicle accident at the high school. Dustin Trembath, a 17-year-old Berthoud resident, was cited for careless driving.

A Berthoud officer was dispatched to the 200 block of South First Street to assist the ambulance crew in finding an address for a person who was having difficulty breathing. When he arrived he found two Longmont police detectives at the scene of a vehicle accident tending to a patient. The Longmont officer had been involved in pursuit of the vehicle when it hit a silo on the property. The Longmont police, after a foot chase, caught the driver of the car who was in possession of drugs and counterfeit money. Longmont police took her into custody.

A resident from the area of Fifth Street and Lake Avenue reported that a windows had been broken out of his vehicle.

A citizen reported a person looking in mailboxes on East Highway 56. Police were on the scene within a few minutes, but were unable to locate the subject.

Police made five traffic stops and issued three summonses.


Aleta Taylor: Speed (35/20), no proof of insurance
Jonathan Raynes: No number plate attached, no proof of insurance
Zachary Postek: Speed (41/30), no proof of insurance
Dustin Trembath: Careless Driving

Thursday, August 26

Piles of branches in the street in front of 1000 Seventh Street caused the resident to get a written warning for code violation.

A verbal warning for code violation was issued to the folks at 1037 Seventh Street.

A resident in the 400 block of Meadowlark Drive reported that checks had been stolen. This is listed as a case of fraud rather than theft.

Police had to go to Berthoud Elementary School at 7:20 p.m. to deal with a verbal disturbance. A father had begun yelling during the orientation and the principal asked him several time to leave and he had not done so. One of the other parents was an off duty officer and escorted the man from the school. Berthoud police did talk with the man outside the building before letting him go.

Within seconds of the disturbance at the school, dispatch received a report of a physical disturbance in the 300 block of East Michigan Avenue. A 50-year-old Berthoud resident was arrested and charged with third degree assault, obstruction of telephone service and domestic violence.

Police were back in Mary’s Farm later in the evening to respond to a barking dog complaint. The owner received a written warning.


Mitchell Ingham: Domestic violence, third degree assault, obstruction of phone service


Friday, August 27

A barking dog on Mount Massive Street and a dead cat on East Iowa required police intervention on this day.

A possible theft in the 900 block of Seventh Street was handled by the officer.

A resident in the 600 block of South Ninth Street reported harassing phone calls. A 53-year-old Arvada female was issued a citation for harassment by telephone.

A citation was issued to a 16-year-old Berthoud resident following a motor vehicle accident at 10th Street and Welch Avenue.

A police officer gave a verbal warning to some juveniles on North Sixth Street who had been reported as being “mouthy” to the next door neighbor. The neighbor became concerned about the two girls who live there and two boys visiting who had been shooting fireworks earlier and may have caused damage to the fence. The officer had a talk with the middle school aged children.


Rachel Finney: Failed to yield the right of way from a stop sign
Cynthia Edens: Harrasment by telephone

Saturday, August 28

Police responded to a suspicious vehicle on Megan Way. The car was parked and locked with the lights on.

Dispatch received a REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) report about a silver Saturn driving on Highway 287, but the vehicle was gone by the time Berthoud officers arrived.

Some constructions cones at the corner of Eighth Street and Mountain Avenue were moved, creating a traffic hazard. The officer took care of the problem.

A wallet was found at the Brick Oven Pizza.

Apparently not everyone appreciated the music being so loud in the 100 block of East Nebraska Avenue. The officer handled the situation.

Another noise complaint an hour later brought the police to the Berthoud Events Center (formerly the Bed and Breakfast) where he found a wedding party in progress. No criminal violation was found.

Police responded to the 700 block of Sixth Street shortly before midnight to investigate a verbal disturbance. In this case it was an argument between a juvenile male and his parent. A summons was issued to a 17-year-old Berthoud resident charging harassment.

An officer contacted a suspected intoxicated bicycle rider at Bunyan Avenue and Seventh Street. A 45-year-old Berthoud man was arrested, charged with riding a bicycle while under the influence of alcohol, disorderly conduct, 2nd degree assault on a police officer, resisting arrest, protection order violation and criminal attempt to disarm a police officer.


Jon Williamson: Assault of peace officer, resisting arrest, DUI, Disorderly conduct

Sunday, August 29

Residents at 210 Bein Street reported a small bear in the yard at 4:40 a.m. However, the yard was bare when the officer arrived.

A stuck railroad crossing arm was referred to Burlington to repair.

Police performed two civil standby’s during the day. One in the 300 block of East Michigan Avenue, the other on Jay Place.

Monday, August 30

Drugs found on a student at a dance at Berthoud High School were taken and destroyed.

The barking dogs in the 500 block of Mount Massive Street stopped barking before the officer arrived.

A brown dog was reported running loose near Ivy Stockwell Elementary School. It was no longer their when the officer arrived five minutes after the call came in.

A driver in a bronze colored Chevrolet was reported driving carelessly near Sixth Street and Welch Avenue. He was gone when police arrived in the vicinity.


Corey Prescott: Speed (48/30)
Brianna VanMeter: Speed (54/35)

Tuesday, August 31

The day opened with a barking dog complaint in the 700 block of Eighth Street, but as often happens, the area was quiet when police arrived.

Police gave out some written warnings for traffic and parking violations during the day, but no citations.

A dog found loose had Loveland tags and the officer on duty made several calls to Loveland, finally resorting to calling someone with the same last name. “That’s my son’s dog, he just moved to Berthoud,” said the person answering the phone. The new residents were not aware they needed to get Berthoud tags for their pet, but were happy to get the dog back home.

Another barking dog complaint came in at 8:47 p.m. This one was on Elm Drive, but it was quiet when police arrived.

Police responded to the round-a-bout just before noon when they received a report that a man in an electric wheelchair was on, or in, the round-a-bout. Police were on scene in less than two minutes, but the rider was gone.

It was not quiet when police arrived in the 1000 block of Third Street in response to a disturbance call. “He threatened to stab me,” “She hit me,” went the conversation. Fortunately there were two officers on duty and both parties to this domestic violence were arrested.

Police finished the day with a traffic stop and summons at the I-25 interchange.


Daniel Cline: Domestic Violence
Samantha Apodaca: Domestic Violence
Donovan Isaacs: Threw burning matter from a motor vehicle

Read the Larimer County Sheriff’s “Bullsheet.”

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