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Berthoud Police Blotter-February 2022

February 1 – 6

Tuesday, February 1

Scam: Caballero Drive – A man reported being scammed out of $820 online while he believed he was purchasing a puppy. The scammers attempted to scam him out of an additional $1200, which the man did not pay.

Wednesday, February 2

Criminal Mischief/Theft: Meadowlark Drive – A business owner reported two gas pumps were forced open and manipulated to remove diesel fuel for free. The suspects appear to be two males in a white Chevy, unknown-style pickup truck. The last incident occurred on 01/29/22 between 11:00 p.m. to 02:00 a.m.

Motor Vehicle Accident with Property Damage: 5th Street – A man was plowing behind this address in the alleyway and struck the fence damaging it. The driver was issued a summons.

Mental Health Hold: Berthoud – A juvenile was admitted for a mental health hold by his parents. Emergency Room staff identified comments made by the juvenile to harm the high school. No immediate threats were identified, and SROs notified.

Thursday, February 3

Motor Vehicle Accident: 1st Street/County Road 10E – A vehicle was stopped waiting to turn left when another vehicle collided into the back of the stopped vehicle. There were no injuries and the at-fault driver was cited.

Felony Eluding/Warrant x 11/Felony Criminal Mischief/Driving Under Revocation/Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substances/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Fictitious Plates & Tabs: Spartan Avenue/8th Street – A suspicious vehicle was located with fictitious plates. A short pursuit was initiated and ended with a successful Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) maneuver. The driver and the passenger were found to be in possession of methamphetamine in addition to drug paraphernalia. They also had 11 misdemeanor warrants between them, but only three applied. Damage was done to the Hillsdale Park fence by the suspect vehicle. Both were booked into the Larimer County Jail.

Driving Under Revocation: Berthoud Parkway/Highway 287 – A man was stopped for a traffic infraction and found to be driving on a revoked license. Booked into the Larimer County Jail.

Theft: 1st Street – An unknown female wearing a blue jacket stole about $15 worth of snacks from a local business. The clerk said she heard Snickers coming from the suspect as she realized it was Payday because she needed the snacks for her Baby Ruth, but she kept dropping things because she is a Butterfinger, but when she got home and her husband found out what she had done he just cried out Oh, Emma Nam why couldn’t it have been 100 Grand.

Motor Vehicle Theft & Recovery: 2nd Street – A business reported a work truck was stolen with a 35’ PJ gooseneck trailer attached. They had GPS tracking on it which showed it was taken on 02/01/22 at about 01:00 a.m. The Weld County Sheriff’s Office located the truck and trailer along with seven other stolen vehicles and three other stolen trailers, two stolen ATV’s and a stolen dump truck. The investigation is ongoing.

Friday, February 4

Theft: 5th Street – A resident reported four packages were stolen while she was working from home. A security camera was present but it was inoperable.

Warrant Arrest: Mountain Avenue/3rd Street – A man was stopped for an expired license plate and other traffic infractions. A record check of his license showed it was suspended, he was driving without insurance, and he had three outstanding warrants. The driver was subsequently booked into the Larimer County Jail.

Unattended Death: West County Road 6 – A man was found deceased by his wife. Nothing suspicious was noted.

Theft: East Iowa Avenue – A resident witnessed a suspect stealing a bin that had cleaning supplies from her porch. The suspect was wearing a hoodie that appeared to be red and white, pajama pants, and a gray mask.

Saturday, February 5

Driving Under the Influence/Fictitious Registration: North 107th Street/Yellowstone Road – A man was contacted for speeding 103 MPH in a 65 MPH. The man was under the influence of multiple drugs and alcohol. He failed roadsides and refused further testing. He was subsequently booked in at the Larimer County Jail as uncooperative.

Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances/Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender/Special Offender/Possession of One or More Identification Documents/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Driving Under Revocation/Found Runaway/Warrant Arrest: 1st Street/Indiana Avenue – Two adult females and a 16-year-old male were contacted for traffic violations. A positive K9 alert led to a search of the car and the discovery of methamphetamine, cocaine, three fentanyl pills, a .380 handgun, multiple victims’ drivers’ licenses, and social security cards. One of the driver’s licenses was confirmed to be a theft victim from Lakewood. The two adult females were booked. The 16-year-old was taken to the Larimer County Hub to be released to his parents as he was an unreported runaway from Thornton

Sunday, February 6

Motor Vehicle Theft: Mountain Avenue – A yellow and black GMC with no plates was stolen from a local business between 12:17 p.m. and 12:40 p.m.

RECEIVE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS ON YOUR CELL PHONE. Please follow this link (https://leta911.org/) and register to get emergency notifications on your cell phone. Reverse 911 does not work on cell phones, only landlines. Berthoud has the lowest registered numbers in Larimer County. If something happens as it did in Boulder County we want to be able to notify you quickly.

February 7 – 13

Monday, February 7

Nothing of significance to note.

Tuesday, February 8

Motor Vehicle Accident: Berthoud Parkway/Highway 287 – A driver rear-ended a work vehicle while trying to make the yellow light. Issued a summons.

Theft/Suspicious Circumstances: 7th Street/Welch Avenue – A man reported he and a friend yelled at a silver sedan. The driver then stopped, exited his vehicle, and allegedly struck the two with an ice-scraper. The reporting male then stated he tackled the driver who exited the vehicle and kicked him multiple times, but the driver somehow stole the man’s cell phone. Very conflicting information about the incident.

Third-Degree Assault/Child Abuse/Second-Degree Assault on a Peace Officer x2/Resisting Arrest: Berthoud – A female attacked an 11-year-old causing visible injuries. The victim was assessed by medical personnel on the scene. The woman fled the location but was located nearby and physically fought with deputies while being arrested. She was booked uncooperatively into the Larimer County Jail. Child Protection Services were notified.

Wednesday, February 9

Identity Theft: Kansas Avenue – A woman advised her personal information was leaked after the T-Mobile Data Breach last year. She was consulted on what steps to take.

Warrant Arrest/Assist to Denver Police Department: Victoria Street – Assisted the Denver Police Department with the arrest of two individuals from Berthoud on warrants for Attempted First-Degree Murder out of Denver.

Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance: Victoria Street – While assisting the Denver Police Department with the warrant arrests, a woman was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. A summons was issued.

Forgery: 2nd Street – Staff at a local business found several fake identification cards and turned the cards over to deputies.

Criminal Mischief: East Nebraska Avenue – A woman reported her mailbox was broken into. The lock appeared to have been punched out.

Thursday, February 10

Second-Degree Burglary: Sugar Loaf Road – A home builder reported a theft of unknown property from inside the secure under-construction dwelling between the hours 3:16 a.m. and 3:32 a.m. A canvas of the neighborhood revealed the suspect vehicle to be a light-colored four-door pickup.

Burglary/Theft/Criminal Mischief: Heron Lakes Parkway – A man stated he had $12,000+ of tools stolen from a locked room in this house under construction. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry through the bottom level door of the residence and into the room full of tools. Possibly related to the above burglary.

Restraining Order Violation: Welch Avenue – A woman found an engagement ring on her doorstep that was left by a male she is restrained from. The man was later arrested for violating a restraining order.

Mental Health: 9th Street – A man called 911 while very intoxicated. Upon contact he said he needed to be arrested but would not say for what. He was transported to the hospital voluntarily for a mental health hold and mental health co-responders were notified due to his increasingly erratic behavior.

Forgery: 2nd Street – A woman attempted to use forged Georgia driver’s license to buy marijuana. The suspect left before deputies arrived.

Friday, February 11

Theft: East Highway 56 – Front and rear Colorado License plates were taken from a white 2017 Ram in the last three days. The plates were entered as stolen.

Saturday, February 12

Driving Under the Influence: East Turner Avenue – A male driver drove through the snowy park, and got stuck. When asked, he stated he was a 50 out of 10 for intoxication. Failed roadside sobriety testing and was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Vehicle Theft: West County Road 14 – A man reported a silver 2008 Honda CRV belonging to his girlfriend was stolen from his apartment parking lot while he was warming it up for her. The vehicle was left unattended and running with keys in the ignition. The vehicle was described as having a driver’s side tail light that was held in with duct tape. Vehicle was later used in a robbery in Loveland.

Fictitious Plate: Heron Lakes Parkway – A white Ford F350 was parked on the street unoccupied. The license plate was registered to a Volkswagen. The registered owner of the truck was contacted and unaware. The plate on the truck was seized.

Sunday, February 13

Shoplifting: East Highway 56 – Staff reported a white male adult concealed a $50 battery charger and left the store. The suspect entered a gray Ford Fusion which the plate was reported stolen out of Greeley. The front passenger side window was taped up and the rear passenger hub cap was missing.

Burglary/Theft/Criminal Mischief: Heron Lakes Parkway – A man stated he had $12,000+ of tools stolen from a locked room in this house under construction. Unknown suspect(s) forced entry through the bottom level door of the residence and into the room full of tools. Possibly related to the above burglary.

Criminal Mischief/Domestic Violence: Ten Gallon Drive – A man ripped the sunglasses off his wife’s face and broke them. He was subsequently booked into the Larimer County Jail.

RECEIVE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS ON YOUR CELL PHONE. Please follow this link (https://leta911.org/) and register to get emergency notifications on your cell phone. Reverse 911 does not work on cell phones, only landlines. Berthoud has the lowest registered numbers in Larimer County. If something happens as it did in Boulder County we want to be able to notify you quickly.

February 14 – 20

Monday, February 14

Motor Vehicle Accident: Welch Avenue/5th Street – Two vehicles collided into the intersection. The determined at-fault driver was issued a summons into the Berthoud Municipal Court.

Tuesday, February 15

Harassment: Jefferson Drive – A woman reported that a man made several unwanted calls and visits to her address after she asked him not to. A deputy contacted the man and after a conversation, the man agreed to stop contacting the woman.

Wednesday, February 16

Mental Health Hold: Berthoud – A juvenile was contacted at home after a parent called 911. The juvenile was placed on a mental health hold and transported to the hospital.

Impersonation: 2nd Street – An underage male attempted to use a Colorado driver’s license of an individual not belonging to him to purchase marijuana. The investigation is ongoing.

Detox Hold: Rotor Way – A man was transported to the hospital via ambulance for a voluntary detox hold.

Scam: 10th Street – A woman received a fraudulent phone call from an individual claiming to be from the reporting party’s bank. The caller stated they would send a text, which showed on her caller ID to be from her bank, requesting the woman provide the password information to her bank account. The woman was charged approximately 20 to 30 times for various amounts.

Thursday, February 17

Theft: East Highway 56 – Staff at a local business reported a man and two women ran out of the store with a basket of merchandise. They left in a gold Toyota Camry, which was believed to stolen out of Greeley earlier that morning. The investigation is ongoing.

Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute: Woodcock Street – After working on a series of complaints about drug distribution in this area, a man was identified as the suspect following a traffic stop in the area. Marijuana and distribution materials were seized. The investigation is ongoing. The Northern Colorado Drug Task Force was notified.

Single-Car Motor Vehicle Accident: North Berthoud Parkway/West County Road 10E – A driver was westbound approaching Berthoud Parkway and attempted to turn right but, slid into two traffic signs due to vehicle malfunction. The vehicle sustained severe damage to the left front of the bed and damage to the driver’s side door.

Motor Vehicle Accident: North Berthoud Parkway/Bunyan Avenue – Four car motor vehicle accident. Vehicle four was stopped on southbound North Berthoud Parkway waiting for oncoming traffic to make a left-hand turn onto Bunyan Avenue. Vehicle one was driving southbound on North Berthoud Parkway approaching the stopped vehicle three and vehicle four when vehicle one began sliding on the packed snow and ice. Vehicle one swerved sliding sideways into the northbound lane striking vehicle two causing vehicle two to slide off the road. As vehicle one struck vehicle two, vehicle one also hit vehicle three, which was stopped, and vehicle four as it began making the left-hand turn. No one was injured in the accident.

Friday, February 18

Burglary: Gabriel Lane – A home builder reported unknown suspect(s) stole multiple appliances from the residence overnight. Damage was done to the oven in an attempt to remove it from the kitchen and the washer and dryer were removed from the residence and left in the garage. No suspect information at this time.

Vehicle Theft: Greenwood Drive – A resident reported his white Toyota Sequoia was stolen from his driveway as he warmed it up. No suspect information at this time.

Felony Eluding/Felony Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft/Menacing/Criminal Mischief x3/Possession of Burglary Tools/Criminal Possession of Financial Device/Driving Under Revocation/Driving Under the Influence of Drugs/Obstruction of Peace Officer/Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance/Criminal Possession of Identification Documents x2/Leaving the Scene of an Accident/Attempt of Second-Degree Assault on a Peace Officer x2/Felony Warrant Arrest x3/Misdemeanor Warrant Arrest x3: East Highway 56 – A driver and passenger were contacted at a local business in a stolen car. The driver attempted to hit deputies with the vehicle before eluding law enforcement. The pursuit ended at County Road 7 & Highway 402 when the vehicle crashed into a traffic barrier. The individuals were booked into the Weld County Jail.

Saturday, February 19

Scam: Oak Drive – A man deposited $4800 dollars in a bitcoin machine because he received an email that a business was going to sponsor him as a beverage representative.

Theft/Trespass: Mountain Avenue – An adult male and female suspects accessed the locked, fenced, area of a local business and stole two children’s bicycles. Security videos were collected. Employees were educated on collecting serial numbers for bicycles so they can report them in the future.

Sunday, February 20

Family Problems/Warrant Arrest: Tipton Way – A women reported an altercation with her husband. The man denied any altercation. Both parties agreed to separate for the night. A friend who arrived to help; however, had a warrant and was subsequently booked at the Larimer County Jail.

RECEIVE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS ON YOUR CELL PHONE. Please follow this link (https://leta911.org/) and register to get emergency notifications on your cell phone. Reverse 911 does not work on cell phones, only landlines. Berthoud has the lowest registered numbers in Larimer County. If something happens as it did in Boulder County we want to be able to notify you quickly.

Feb. 21 – 28

Monday, February 21

Theft: Remuda Road – $5,000 worth of windows were stolen from a construction site. Items were last seen on 02/18/22 in the afternoon.

Stolen Vehicle: 6th Street Court – A 2008 black Subaru Outback was stolen from the driveway overnight. The vehicle was locked.

Motor Vehicle Accident: Massachusetts Avenue – A driver sideswiped a parked vehicle. The parties exchanged information at the scene of the accident.

Motor Vehicle Accident: Highway 287/Berthoud Parkway – A driver attempted to pass a vehicle on the right side in his box truck during the blowing snow and ended up sideswiping the vehicle. Neither driver sustained injuries and they exchanged information.

Tuesday, February 22

Driving Under the Influence/Improper Parking/Open Container: 1st Street – A man was stopped in the middle of the road and a passerby advised he appeared intoxicated. Upon contact, the man showed multiple signs of being under the influence of alcohol along with having multiple open alcoholic containers in the vehicle. He was booked uncooperative at the Larimer County Jail.

Criminal Mischief/Illegal Dumping: Bunyan Avenue – A local business reported a white Ford truck dumped 600 pounds of ice melt and gravel on their property. The unknown driver of the Ford broke items on the property and left. Surveillance cameras captured the incident and the investigation is ongoing.

Wednesday, February 23

Unlawful Distribution of Marijuana: Berthoud – A juvenile continued distributing marijuana after last week’s investigation and was formally charged.

Trailer Theft: Curlew Drive – A man reported his 2021 black 14’ utility trailer was stolen sometime between 2230 hours and 0230 hours.

Suspicious Circumstances: East Highway 56 – Three suspects tried to use multiple suspected stolen credit cards and attempted to shoplift at a local business. They fled in a black Ram 1500 with a topper that had a broken-out back window. The store was able to get their property back before the suspects fled.

Fraud: West County Road 8 – A woman was notified by her bank that someone pretending to be her tried to get her bank account information over the phone. The woman was not out any money and the bank did not release any information. The investigation is ongoing.

Thursday, February 24

Hit and Run: Kansas Avenue/ Canyonlands Street – Two Subarus were called in “drifting” at this location and one went off the road and knocked a fire hydrant down. The investigation led to a juvenile who was issued a summons.

Criminal Mischief: West County Road 14 – Two juveniles damaged the paint inside the clubhouse and broke a breaker box. The total amount of damages is currently pending. School Resource Officers were notified and the investigation is currently ongoing.

Hit and Run with Injuries: Highway 287/County Road 4 – A male driver was rear-ended by another driver who fled the scene of the accident. The victim had injuries but declined to be evaluated by medical on scene. The at-fault driver was contacted by deputies in Fort Collins and was cited.

Friday, February 25

False Reporting to Authorities: Welch Avenue – A female patron at a local business reported a five to six-person fight at the establishment after she was asked to leave by staff. The woman was extremely intoxicated and uncooperative. No disturbance actually occurred at the establishment. She was issued a summons.

Theft: Memory Lane – The front and rear license plates were stolen from a vehicle parked at a residence. The owner was unsure when the theft occurred but began to get toll bills on roads she has not driven on. Currently no suspects.

Fraud: Tabor Street – A citizen called in and reported they received a phone call from somebody claiming to be from Xcel Energy stating if they did not pay $1,200 immediately, they would turn off their power. The victim is currently out $1,200.

Saturday, February 26

Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries: East Highway 56/Weld County Road 7 – A driver turned at this intersection at a high rate of speed, crashing into a field on the northwest corner. The driver was transported to the hospital.

Sunday, February 27

Driving Under Revocation/Warrant Arrest x 5: Highway 287 – Two individuals were called in as a rolling disturbance and while deputies were en route, the reporting party saw the suspect vehicle pull into a gas station at Highway 66 and Main Street in Longmont. Upon contact, the female party was found to have four outstanding warrants and the male party was found to have one outstanding warrant. The man was also booked for Driving Under Revocation. Thanks to Longmont Police Department for their assistance.

Suspicious Circumstances: Preserve Drive – Adult children of a man called Dispatch to report their father had a cut to his arm. It is still unclear if this was self-inflicted or an assault. All parties were very uncooperative with Dispatch.

RECEIVE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS ON YOUR CELL PHONE. Please follow this link (https://leta911.org/) and register to get emergency notifications on your cell phone. Reverse 911 does not work on cell phones, only landlines. Berthoud has the lowest registered numbers in Larimer County. If something happens as it did in Boulder County we want to be able to notify you quickly.

Monday, February 28

Mental Health Hold: West County Road 10E – An adult female called in stating she wanted to kill herself. She was contacted and had stated she had put her revolver in her mouth and underneath her chin in an attempt to kill herself. After deputies de-escalated her, she was taken to the hospital for a mental health hold. The firearm was logged into the Sheriff’s Office for safekeeping.

Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries: 600 block of Berthoud Parkway – A three-vehicle accident was reported and one person was transported to the hospital for unknown injuries.

Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries: Highway 56/Weld County Road 7 – A male driver caused a three-car accident. Minor injuries, for the drivers of vehicles two and three, both were cleared by medical on-scene. The at-fault driver was issued a summons for Careless Driving. The driver of vehicle two was issued a summons for having no insurance.

Scam: Cooperland Boulevard – A man advised he paid $240 from his PayPal account for a service he did not receive. The man stated he started to receive texts demanding more money at least five times a day. He stated he did not give more money and just wanted to report the incident.

Vehicle Recovery: 3800 East Highway 56 – A stolen vehicle reported out of Westminster Police Department was recovered abandoned at a local business. Westminster Police were notified and contacted the owner of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed.

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