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Berthoud Police Blotter: February 2024

February 1 – 4

Thursday, February 1

Welfare Check/Death Investigation: Meadowlark Drive – A woman called in and requested a welfare check on her brother. Deputies observed the man unresponsive on the floor in his residence. Lifesaving measures were unsuccessful, and the coroner responded.

Motor Vehicle Accident: North Berthoud Parkway/Woodcock Street – A male driver drove straight over the roundabout causing severe damage to his brother’s car.

Theft: West County Road 10E – Approximately $11,500 worth of metal was stolen from a business. The investigation is ongoing.

Theft: Bimson Avenue – A man reported that packages were delivered and then stolen from his porch earlier in the day.

Friday, February 2

Assist to Loveland Police Department: Highway 287/Vermillion Road – Dispatch received a REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) report of a suspect the Loveland Police Department (LPD) was in search of for kidnapping and felony menacing charges. The vehicle was located on Highway 287 and Vermillion Road, where a high-risk stop was performed by LCSO Berthoud Squad deputies and LPD. The suspect was apprehended, and the scene was turned over to LPD.

Driving Under the Influence/Motor Vehicle Accident/Careless Driving: Berthoud Parkway/Woodcock Street – A female driver drove onto the curb and destroyed a street sign while trying to enter the roundabout. The collision disabled the vehicle and almost completely removed the front driver’s side wheel. There were two other passengers in the car. The driver did not complete standardized field sobriety tests as a sober person would. Blood test. She was booked into the Larimer County Jail.

Saturday, February 3

Cold Theft: 8th Street – A man reported that someone stole four fence post caps from his vinyl fence valued at $12 dollars each.

Neighbor Problems: Woodcock Street – A man alleged his neighbor menaced him with a gun three days ago. Charges could not be substantiated. Video upload links were sent to all parties due to having relevant video footage.

Motor Vehicle Accident/Assist to Colorado State Patrol: Highway 287 – A man lost control while traveling south on Highway 287 at the off-ramp for the 1st Street/Berthoud exit. No impairment was involved. The Jeep slid sideways into the beginning of the guard rail for the bypass, destroying several posts of the guard rail, then came to a rest in a large ditch. No injuries. Colorado State Patrol responded and assumed the crash investigation.

Sunday, February 4

Recovered Stolen Camper Trailer: Clayton Place – A man reported someone stole his camper trailer from this location. The trailer had been spotted earlier in the day at the Park and Ride east of I-25. Deputies returned to the area and saw it was still there. The owner responded and retrieved his trailer.

SCAM BUSTER! Be in the know.

SCAM PREVENTION DURING TAX SEASON

If you’ve been a victim of an online data breach, or have had any personal identifying information stolen, take caution. This could be the first step toward tax fraud. Scammers use stolen names and Social Security numbers to file phony electronic tax returns and receive fraudulent refunds in the mail.

Know the warning signs! Be alert to possible tax-related identity theft if the IRS or your tax professional/provider indicates:

  • More than one tax return was filed using your SSN
  • You received a 1099 for unemployment, but you didn’t claim the benefit.
  • IRS records indicate you received wages or other income from an employer for whom you did not work.

How to reduce your risk:

  • Ignore phishing emails, as well as threatening calls and texts from thieves posing as legitimate organizations such as your bank, credit card companies, and even the IRS.
  • Do not click on links or download attachments from unknown or suspicious emails.
  • Shred unwanted documents that contain personal information before discarding them.
  • Never give out personal information over the phone or the Internet unless you initiate the contact.

February 5 – 11

Monday, February 5

Welfare Check/Warrant Arrest: East Highway 56 – A man and his wife were contacted in the parking lot of a business, after a report of two individuals smoking methamphetamine inside a car with children inside. After contacting the couple, the man said he was smoking marijuana through a water pipe, not methamphetamine. The man did show deputies a water pipe with marijuana. No drugs or methamphetamine paraphernalia were found in the vehicle. The man had a Misdemeanor warrant out of the Pueblo Police Department. A CPS (Child Protection Services) referral was made for the children. The man was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Vandalism: Berthoud – Two juveniles wrote some graffiti on one of the slides at a community park and a light post. The juveniles were identified and parents were contacted.

Theft: East Highway 56 – The manager of a business reported that a suspect walked in and stole $75 worth of merchandise and walked out. The manager confronted the suspect in the parking lot and the suspect threw all the items out of the window of his car. The suspect has been identified and a warrant is forthcoming.

Theft: East Highway 56 – While investigating the above theft, a man attempted to walk out with stolen merchandise but was quickly apprehended and issued a summons.

Tuesday, February 6

Extra Patrol/Suspicious Circumstances: Malibu Drive – A resident called to report that a vehicle entered his neighbor’s garage, and another vehicle was possibly trespassed in the area. The man said his neighbor did not want to report the incident to the Sheriff’s Office, so he decided to make the report. Patrols were increased in the area.

Warrant Arrest x2: 2nd Street – A man was contacted on his warrants as he left his residence. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Wednesday, February 7

Warrant Arrest: Mountain Avenue – A woman was contacted with an outstanding warrant for her arrest and was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Scam: Mailbu Drive – A woman reported her identity was used unsuccessfully to sell land she owned.

Scam: Burbank Street – A man reported his social security number was used to collect unemployment benefits in another state.

Thursday, February 8

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: Mountain Avenue/9th Street – A vehicle was making a left turn from 9th Street onto eastbound Mountain Avenue and struck another vehicle traveling north from a parking lot onto 9th Street. Minor damage was sustained to both vehicles.

Criminal Mischief: Hummingbird Place – A man reported that the front window of his residence was broken out. The male suspect was contacted and admitted to breaking the window. A summons was issued to the man.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: Berthoud Parkway/Woodcock Street – A vehicle was northbound on Berthoud Parkway and entered the roundabout at Woodcock Street and struck another vehicle. No citations were issued due to conflicting information from both drivers.

Friday, February 9

Found Property: 5th Street – A gold ring was found by a student at Ivy Stockwell and turned in. The 3rd grader was thanked for turning in an expensive ring and given some Larimer County swag as a thank you.

Abandoned Vehicle: 7th Street – An abandoned vehicle was towed from the street.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: North Berthoud Parkway – Two vehicles were traveling in the same direction through a roundabout when one vehicle attempted to merge from the eastbound lane into the northbound merging lane, colliding with the vehicle and causing minor damage.

Saturday, February 10

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts: Jenny Lane – A woman reported that an unknown person stole the rear license plate from her 2007 Mazda. The plate was entered as stolen.

Non-Injury Motor-Vehicle Accident: Spartan Ave, Berthoud – A school bus picking up high schoolers for a swim meet in Denver, scraped the front of a parked truck in the Berthoud High School parking lot. Minor damage, no injuries, information exchanged.

Juvenile Problem: Berthoud – Another large gathering and bonfire was found taking place in the area accessed from the East I-25 Frontage, through the underpass near the old dirt track. Numerous juveniles were escorted off the property, and fire responded to put out a small bonfire.

Sunday, February 11

Criminal Mischief: Gateway Park Drive – A man reported that at some time overnight, an unknown person keyed the driver’s side door of his vehicle.

Suspicious Circumstances: Franklin Avenue – Two patients reported healthcare workers caused them pain while providing care during the evening. The facility stated they assessed the patients and did not see any injuries.

SCAM BUSTER! Be in the know.

Law Enforcement Impersonators: If you receive a call from law enforcement saying you missed appearing in court, you missed jury duty, you have a warrant for your arrest, or whatever, be cautious! THIS IS A SCAM! The scammer indicates that you can go directly to the Sheriff’s Office and they will arrest you immediately for 72 hours, or you can pay over the phone. The scammer also tells you that the Sheriff’s Office has moved to a third-party collection so that is why they can take your money on the phone or you can go to an ATM Kiosk and submit payment for your warrant.

RECEIVE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS ON YOUR CELL PHONE. Please visit https://NOCOAlert.org and register to get emergency notifications on your cell phone. Reverse 911 does not work on cell phones, only on landlines. Berthoud has the lowest registered numbers in Larimer County.

February 12 – 18

Monday, February 12

Suspicious Circumstances: Berthoud – A woman reported concerns about her 2-year-old after staying the weekend with the child’s father. The Investigations Unit was notified.

Mental Health Hold: Blue Mountain Avenue – A man attempted suicide by placing a plastic bag over his head. He was contacted and taken to the hospital, where he was placed on a mental health hold.

Second-Degree Motor Vehicle Theft/Criminal Impersonation/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Driving Under Revocation/No Proof of Insurance: Mountain Avenue/Highway 287 – A female driver was contacted on a traffic stop for having no visible registration. The woman gave her sister’s name to avoid the ramifications of driving without a driver’s license. The vehicle was found to have been stolen out of Arvada over a month ago. Used needles were found on the woman during a search incident to arrest and throughout the car. She was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Tuesday, February 13

Warrant Arrest: Berthoud Parkway/Highway 287 – A man was contacted and arrested after a Flock camera alerted deputies about his vehicle. Deputies then contacted him for an outstanding warrant, and he was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Abandoned Vehicle Follow-Up: 2nd Street/Bunyan Avenue – A green 1996 Volkswagen Golf was towed from this location after being tagged as abandoned.

Most Wanted Warrant Arrest: Welch Avenue/2nd Street – A man currently listed on Larimer County’s Most Wanted List for an outstanding Felony and two misdemeanor warrants was arrested while walking down Welch Avenue. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail

Wednesday, February 14

Scam: River Glen Drive – A woman reported she paid $250 via a Cash App to a seller on Facebook Marketplace for a kitten. The seller then began to request more money. The woman said she performed a reverse image search of the kitten and found she was being swindled, as the kitten’s picture has been used in many online ads, please be careful when purchasing items on online marketplaces.

Missing and Returned Juvenile Runaway: Berthoud: A juvenile female ran away sometime last night after a disagreement with her family. She was in Fort Collins with her 18-year-old boyfriend. The juvenile was returned home safely.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident/Careless Driving: Berthoud Parkway/North Highway 287 – A male driver was rear-ended at a slow speed by a female driver while awaiting to continue northbound on Berthoud Parkway. The at-fault driver was issued a citation for Careless Driving.

Thursday, February 15

Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Accident: 3800 East Highway 56 – An unknown suspect collided with a semi-truck at a parking lot, causing minor damage.

Friday, February 16

Theft: Grand Market Avenue – A man was seen on camera by staff, taking several lottery tickets from under the cash register at a local business and placing them in his backpack in the office. Staff believes that the man has stolen other items over his two months of employment. The investigation is ongoing.

Saturday, February 17

Assist to Child Protection Services: Berthoud – A female juvenile reported she had been left alone for multiple days. The parents were contacted, who said the juvenile was left at the home with adequate resources and frequent monitoring. Child Protection Services was contacted and were making safety plans for the juvenile. The Investigations Unit was contacted about this incident and past incidents with the juvenile and the family.

Menacing/Domestic Violence: Cedar Drive – A man threatened to shoot and physically harm his wife during a manic episode. The man was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Sunday, February 18

Runaway Juvenile: Berthoud – A woman reported that her juvenile daughter did not come home last night after leaving the house at around 2200 hours. The female juvenile was contacted in Berthoud and taken home without incident.

Motor Vehicle Accident: Highway 287/Berthoud Parkway – A male driver was turning onto Berthoud Parkway from Highway 287, when a white sedan did not maintain lane and drifted in front of the man’s vehicle, causing him to slam on his brakes and be struck by another vehicle. The investigation is currently ongoing about the white sedan.

Disturbance: West County Road 10E- A man reported a woman refused to remove her belongings from his employer’s trailer. As he removed her belongings, a weed trimmer handle was damaged. Currently waiting for further information on any other damaged items.

RECEIVE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS ON YOUR CELL PHONE. Please visit https://NOCOAlert.org and register to get emergency notifications on your cell phone. Reverse 911 does not work on cell phones, only on landlines. Berthoud has the lowest registered numbers in Larimer County.

February 19 – 25

Monday, February 19

Warrant Arrest x2: East Highway 56 – A man was arrested on misdemeanor warrants from Larimer and Weld County. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Driving Under the Influence: Berthoud Parkway/Mountain Avenue – A man called in as a REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) to dispatch. He was contacted for several traffic infractions and found to be under the influence of alcohol. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Tuesday, February 20

Warrant Arrest: Highway 287/Horseshoe Circle – A man was contacted for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant and was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Runaway Juvenile: Berthoud – A man reported his juvenile son as a runaway, missing since 02/19/24. The juvenile male was entered as missing and Be On the Lookout was sent to surrounding agencies.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: Mountain Avenue/4th Street – Two-vehicle accident that occurred when one vehicle backed his trailer hitch into the bumper of a vehicle that was parked behind him.

Third-Degree Burglary/Theft/Identity Theft/Criminal Mischief/Unauthorized Use of Financial Device x3: North Berthoud Parkway – A woman reported her locker was broken into at a public facility and her purse was stolen with her phone and wallet inside. Her keys were removed from the purse and left behind in the locker. Her credit cards were fraudulently used for over $1,000. The investigation is ongoing, and charges are forthcoming.

Theft: 3rd Street/Massachusetts Avenue – A man reported that he parked his trailer on an unknown person’s property and now it is missing. A search of the area for the trailer was unsuccessful. The trailer was entered as stolen.

Wednesday, February 21

Family Problems: Berthoud – A juvenile male reported to his school’s School Resource Officer in Longmont that his father struck him in the face after a verbal altercation. Criminal charges were not substantiated.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: Highway 287 – A male driver momentarily lost consciousness behind the wheel while going northbound on Highway 287 and drove off the road into a ditch. Attempting to get out of the ditch, he continued northbound in the ditch for approximately a quarter of a mile until the vehicle got stuck. The male driver was not injured but was transported to a hospital as a precaution. His vehicle was totaled.

Felony Warrant Arrest: East Highway 56 – A man was contacted with an outstanding felony warrant. He was arrested and booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Domestic Disturbance: 4th Street – A man and woman both called to report a mutual disturbance. Probable cause and the primary aggressor could not be established. Parties were separated for the evening.

Runaway Returned: Berthoud – A man called back with additional information regarding the whereabouts of his son from a runaway juvenile report placed on 2/20/24. While investigating, deputies identified the location of a second runaway juvenile. Both were returned to their parents safely.

Thursday, February 22

Driving After Revocation Prohibited/Warrant Arrest: Highway 287/Berthoud Parkway – A female driver was contacted after Flock cameras were alerted to her vehicle for two outstanding warrants. The woman was also found to be revoked as a habitual traffic offender. She was booked at the Larimer County Jail on her warrants and the new charge.

Scam: Westport Avenue – A man reported he was defrauded out of $25,000 after he met a woman on a Facebook dating app who convinced him to invest money into a short-term cryptocurrency trading platform. The investigation is ongoing.

Felony Vehicular Eluding/Second-Degree Motor Vehicle Theft/Driving Under Revocation (Habitual Traffic Offender)/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Felony Warrant Arrest: Highway 287/County Road 4 – Flock cameras alerted deputies to a stolen Volvo in the area of Berthoud Parkway. The vehicle was found at Highway 287 and County Road 4 and a traffic stop was attempted. The vehicle failed to yield, and a pursuit was initiated. Spikes were successfully deployed. The pursuit ended at County Road 8E and County Road 23 when the vehicle drove off the road and down an embankment where it came to a rest. The female driver was found to have a felony warrant for similar charges. The passenger was released from the scene without charges. The driver was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Attempted Vehicle Trespass/Criminal Mischief: 3rd Street – A man reported that someone attempted to steal his car from outside his mother’s residence. Damage and tool marks near the door latch appeared consistent with an attempted vehicle trespass.

Attempted Homicide/Felony Menacing/Second-Degree Assault/Third-Degree Assault: Longview Avenue – A man was reported to have strangled his mother and then threatened to kill her. The man then armed himself with a rifle. The man’s mother and the other resident within the house safely exited the residence and containment was immediately established by the Sheriff’s Office. The man was seen looking out of windows at deputies on the perimeter. Negotiators arrived on the scene with an arrest team set in place. The man peacefully surrendered. The man was booked at the Larimer County Jail. Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Press Release.

Friday, February 23

Suspicious Circumstances: 2nd Street – A representative of a local bank reported a female client was being manipulated by her son into giving him money. Criminal charges were not substantiated. A referral was made to Adult Protection Services.

Cold Theft: Pyramid Peak Drive – A home builder reported that 60 sheets of 4×10 siding were stolen from this construction site over the weekend.

Theft: 2nd Street – A man reported his cargo trailer was stolen at some point between November of 2023 and today.

Saturday, February 24

Missing Runaway: Berthoud – A male juvenile ran away from home on 02/23/24 and has not returned. He was entered as missing and a Be On the Lookout (BOLO) was sent to local agencies.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: Berthoud Parkway/County Road 10E – A female driver ran over a stop sign at this location.

Violation of a Protection Order: Longview Avenue – A man contacted his mother in violation of a protection order while he was in jail, additional charges were added to the litany of charges from Thursday’s incident.

Possession of Methamphetamine/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Careless Driving/Obstructed License Plate/Warrant Arrest: Highway 287/County Road 8 – A driver was stopped for traffic violations and found to have a warrant. A K9 sniff led to the discovery of a misdemeanor amount of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Booked.

Sunday, February 25

Mental Health Hold: Canyonlands Street – A woman attempted suicide by ingesting several Nyquil pills. She was transported to the hospital and placed on a mental health hold.

Returned Runaway Juvenile: Berthoud – The missing male juvenile runaway from 2/24/24 was found and returned to his residence.

RECEIVE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS ON YOUR CELL PHONE. Please visit https://NOCOAlert.org and register to get emergency notifications on your cell phone. Reverse 911 does not work on cell phones, only on landlines. Berthoud has the lowest registered numbers in Larimer County.

 

February 26 – March 3

Monday, February 26

Traffic Saturation: Berthoud Area – The Traffic Safety Unit and Berthoud Squad deputies teamed up to work the Berthoud area due to the high number of crashes and complaints. Deputies started the operation focused on Highway 287 where the top speed contacted was 97 MPH in a 65 MPH Zone. A total of 56 traffic stops were conducted, which resulted in 52 citations. The highest speed over the limit was 76 MPH in a 40 MPH zone.

Theft: Berthoud – Two Juveniles were caught stealing miscellaneous snack items from a local business and were caught by store management. The Juvenile with the items was issued a summons and the other was trespassed.

Scam: 10th Street – A woman reported that she received a voicemail from a male subject stating that he was looking for her son and advised his name was “Detective BROOKS”.

Tuesday, February 27

Habitual Runaway & Returned Juvenile: Berthoud – A male juvenile ran away again, minutes after being returned. The juvenile was entered as a runaway and was located shortly after.

Wednesday, February 28

Nothing of significance to note.

Thursday, February 29

Motor Vehicle Accident: 4th Street/Mountain Avenue – A female driver stopped to let another vehicle park, but backed up in the roadway into another vehicle as the driver was turning into a parking spot causing damage to the vehicles. The at-fault driver was issued a citation.

Mental Health Hold: Sun River Road – A man was called in for cutting his own throat with a kitchen knife. He was transported via ambulance to the hospital and placed on a mental health hold.

Friday, March 1

Motor Vehicle Accident/Careless Driving: Berthoud Parkway/Highway 287 – A male driver was nodding off from being tired when he struck a truck pulling a dump trailer that was waiting to turn. This caused the man’s vehicle to roll. The at-fault driver was transported to the hospital and issued a citation.

Mental Health Hold: 3rd Street/Mountain Avenue – A man attempted suicide by slitting both of his wrists. Three outstanding citizens intervened and called 911 while providing life-saving measures. Two tourniquets were applied by the on-scene deputy before medical arrival. The man was later placed on a mental health hold after he was taken to the hospital.

Burglary/Theft/Violation of Protection Order: 2nd Street – A man unlawfully entered a residence from which he is restrained to take back his property. The man allegedly also took property belonging to the homeowner, from whom he is also restrained. A felony arrest warrant was issued.

Reckless Driving/Driving Without a License: Interstate 25/Highway 56 – A man was contacted on a traffic stop for speeding 100 mph in a 75 zone and weaving. The driver was from South America and admitted to having been on his phone texting and not having a driver’s license. He was issued a summons.

Saturday, March 2

Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries: South County Road 23 – Deputies responded to a report of a vehicle on fire in a ditch. The vehicle was associated with a hit-and-run accident in the area. A citizen intervened by getting the driver out of the car, and dragging him up the embankment toward safety.

Speed Exhibition/Speeding 40+ Over: Highway 287 & County Road 10E – A male driver was observed traveling at excessive speeds southbound and appeared to taunt the marked patrol car which was traveling northbound on the opposite side of the divided highway. An emergency turn-around was utilized by the deputy. The vehicle accelerated and was clocked on radar at 106 mph and was eventually stopped. The driver was summonsed.

Sunday, March 3

Warrant Arrest: Tavner Court – A woman was contacted with an outstanding warrant. She was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Suspicious Circumstances/Possession of Methamphetamine: County Road 15C – Neighbors reported a disturbance between a man and a woman in this area. Two individuals were identified as the involved parties. Criminal charges were not substantiated, but a user amount of methamphetamine was found in the woman’s possession, and she was issued a summons.

Warrant Arrest: 5th Street – A man was contacted with an outstanding warrant. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Scambusters!

Remote Access to Your Computer: Scammers call to fix a virus on your computer, or a phony alert from a bank indicating there was fraud on your account and they needed to have remote access to your computer. If you agree, the scammer can download all your personal banking, contacts, credit cards, etc. from your computer and then they clean out your bank accounts and/or leave malware on your computer. PLEASE never give anyone access to your computer unless it is a reputable computer repair firm like Geek Squad or other approved computer firms.

RECEIVE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS ON YOUR CELL PHONE. Please visit https://NOCOAlert.org and register to get emergency notifications on your cell phone. Reverse 911 does not work on cell phones, only on landlines. Berthoud has the lowest registered numbers in Larimer County.

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