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Berthoud Police Blotter: January 2024

 

 

 

January 1 – 7

Monday, January 1

Happy New Year!

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: East Highway 56 – A man backed his trailer into another semi-truck in the parking lot, causing minor damage.

Felony Warrant Arrest: 1st Street/Bunyan Avenue – A man was contacted and found to have an outstanding felony warrant. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Accident/Careless Driving/Failed To Provide Information: A vehicle was stopped in the turn lane on Highway 387 to turn onto Northbound Berthoud parkway when another vehicle collided into the rear of the stopped vehicle causing minor damage to both vehicles. The at-fault driver did not stop and was later contacted and issued a summons.

Tuesday, January 2

Theft/Vehicle Trespass: Breckenridge Drive – A man reported finding the driver door to his truck open. A semi-automatic handgun and fully loaded magazine, along with a credit card and some cash were discovered missing from the truck. Unknown if the truck was locked or unlocked. A suspect was seen on a neighbor’s ring camera, wearing dark clothing, approximately 5’10”, medium build and carrying a backpack.

Vehicle Trespass: Cuda Court – While investigating the above case, another man reported finding the front door to his vehicle open. The man was able to capture video of the suspect on his door camera. Possible evidence of a lockout kit being used.

Wednesday, January 3

Disturbance/Weapons Complaint: Mountain Avenue – A man got into a verbal argument with two other individuals inside a local store. The man reported one of the individuals menaced him with a silver folding knife. Deputies arrived on scene quickly and detained the two individuals. Each side gave similar statements; however, denied a knife was ever displayed and no knife was found. Due to the lack of evidence or witnesses to substantiate felony menacing charges, the two individuals were released on scene. This case to be screened with the District Attorney’s Office. Store employees will call if a knife matching the description is found in the store.

Missing and Located Runaway Juvenile: Berthoud – A juvenile female ran away on the 1st of January. She was entered as a Missing/Runaway and the Investigations Unit was notified. She was later found in Loveland. She was taken home and removed from the missing list.

Thursday, January 4

Theft: East Highway 56 – A business reported a theft of electronics that occurred on 01/02/24. The suspect took an unknown amount of electronics, but the business believes the value to be $500+.

Driving Under Revocation/Traffic Infraction: North Berthoud Parkway/North Highway 287 – A male driver was contacted for a traffic infraction and was found to be driving with a revoked driver’s license. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Possession of Methamphetamine/Child Abuse x2: Willow Drive – A man reported that his sixteen-year-old grandson had found possible methamphetamine belonging to the juvenile’s mother. The drug tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine and the juvenile’s mother was interviewed on scene. She admitted to drug use in the home when the children were there. The female was booked at the Larimer County Jail and a Child Protection Service referral was completed.

Friday, January 5

Targeted Traffic Enforcement: Highway 287/County Road 8 – Residents of Berthoud have been frustrated with the amount of dangerous driving on Highway 287 between the county line and County Road 8. Deputies teamed up over the last 24 hours to conduct a special enforcement of the area. In the 24-hour period, deputies wrote 16 citations, 4 written warnings and initiated two vehicle pursuits on that stretch of Highway 287. A saturation of the area will continue for the foreseeable future.

Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries: Horseshoe Circle/South Highway 287 – A deputy was responding with other deputies to assist with a double fatal motor vehicle accident with vehicles on fire, that occured on Highway 287 just into Boulder County. While approaching the incident, a motorist stopped traffic, attempted an illegal U-turn, and turned into an oncoming patrol vehicle. Both vehicles were totaled. The citizen suffered minor injuries and the deputy was checked out at the hospital and will be okay. Colorado State Patrol responded and handled the investigation.

Driving Under Revocation/Warrant Arrest: East Highway 56/Weld County Road 7 – A man was stopped for traffic infractions and was found to have a warrant for his arrest. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Found Property: Mountain Avenue – Employees at a business found a green and blue mountain bike in the back of a business. The bicycle will be kept temporarily at Berthoud Substation. Please contact 970-498-5411 for more information about this bicycle if you believe it is yours.

Saturday, January 6

Located Missing Runaway: Berthoud – A juvenile female ran away from her grandparent’s home last night and was reported missing by Milliken Police Department. The juvenile’s parent wish to pursue charges for harboring a minor, but the situation did not meet the elements of the state statute. The juvenile was returned home and removed as missing.

Sunday, January 7

Possession of Methamphetamine/Possession of Cocaine/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Highway 287/County Road 10E – A woman was contacted on a traffic stop. In order to avoid having to stand in the snow and wait for a k9 to search her vehicle, she handed over her cocaine, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia to deputies. She was then issued a summons.

Reckless Driving/Speeding: Highway 287/County Road 4E – A male driver was stopped traveling 110 miles per hour in a posted 65 mile per hour zone. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail for the above charges.

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.

January 8 – 14

Monday, January 8

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident/Failure to Yield: 8th Street – As a vehicle was exiting a business drive-through onto 8th Street, it collided with a vehicle traveling eastbound. Damage to both vehicles. The at-fault driver was issued a citation.

Tuesday, January 9

Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender x2, Protection Order Violation x3, Driving Under Revocation, No Proof of Insurance, Defective License Plate Lamp: Berthoud Parkway/County Road 10E – A female driver was stopped for traffic violations. A K9 deployment led to the discovery of 8.13 grams of methamphetamine, packaging materials for distribution, a handgun in the front passenger seat and brass knuckles. The woman had three protection orders she violated, was driving under revocation, did not have insurance for the vehicle, and had a defective license plate lamp. She was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Targeted Traffic Enforcement: Highway 287 – Deputies conducted a targeted saturation in the area of Highway 287 from the county line to County Road 8. During that time a total of 25 speeding citations were issued, 5 written warnings, two vehicle pursuits, a narcotics arrest, and a reckless driving arrest were made.

Wednesday, January 10

Warrant Arrest x2: 2nd Street – A man called in reporting that multiple people were in his vehicle. When contacted at his home, the man was holding a knife outside, yelling at phantoms across the street. He complied with commands to drop the knife and admitted to smoking methamphetamine the night before, as well as having severe anxiety issues and not sleeping for several days. He was found to have outstanding warrants and the Mental Health Co-Responders were notified regarding him.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: Highway 287/Berthoud Parkway- A three-car accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 287 and Berthoud Parkway. One vehicle was in eastbound traffic on Highway 287 and was no longer drivable and was struck by a fourth vehicle whose driver was not paying attention. All parties were evaluated by medical on scene and no injuries were reported. Three of the four vehicles were towed, and one summons was issued.

Thursday, January 11

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident/Following Too Closely: Highway 287/Berthoud Parkway – A male driver was following too closely and collided with another vehicle at the stop light, causing minor damage. The at-fault driver was issued a citation.

Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries: Highway 287/County Road 8 – A female driver rear-ended another vehicle that was stopped in traffic at the light. The woman’s vehicle sustained disabling damage and she was transported to the hospital with injuries.

Friday, January 12

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: East Highway 56 – A male driver slid on the snow and ice, striking the side of a tractor-trailer that was navigating the traffic circle. The car was significantly damaged and miraculously the driver was uninjured.

Saturday, January 13

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: Highway 287/Berthoud Parkway – A male driver took the southbound turn too fast and crashed into a sign causing minor damage.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: Highway 287/Berthoud Parkway – A female driver attempted to change lanes before the intersection, ran a red light, and struck another vehicle that was crossing the intersection. Both vehicles were towed due to damage. The at-fault driver was cited.

Sunday, January 14

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: West County Road 10E/North Berthoud Parkway – A male driver lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle slid on ice while making the turn at this intersection and struck two traffic signs.

SCAM BUSTER! Be in the Know.

Are you really the lucky winner? The low down on prize scams: Sweepstakes, prize, and lottery frauds are among the top scams. These scams usually start with a call or message that says you’re a winner. (A lie.) They say to get the so-called prize, you have to send money or click somewhere to give your information. Don’t do it. The most recent data shows people reported losing $301 million to this type of fraud. That’s an average loss of $907 per person.

But there are also legitimate contests and prizes that follow the law and give real prizes. So how do you know the difference?

  • Don’t pay to get a prize. Real prizes are free. Anyone who asks you to pay a fee for “taxes,” “shipping and handling charges,” or “processing fees” to get your prize, is a scammer. Stop and walk away.
  • Don’t give your financial information. There is no reason to ever give your bank account or credit card number to claim a prize. If anyone asks for it, it’s a scam.
  • Don’t give your personal information. Scammers hope you’ll click on links that will take your personal information or download malware on your device. Delete the message without clicking on the links and don’t respond.

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.

January 15 – 21

Monday, January 15

Hit and Run/Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: North Highway 287/West County Road 8 – A female driver was turning left from County Road 8 onto Highway 287, when another driver, traveling northbound on Highway 287 was unable to brake on time for the red light and crashed into the woman’s vehicle, causing moderate damage to the front. The driver then fled northbound on Highway 287 and was not identified or located. The female driver who was hit and other witnesses described the driver driving a white pickup truck, possibly a mid-2000s Chevy Avalanche. If you have any information, please contact the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Berthoud Squad.

Warrant Arrest x2: Bunyan Avenue – A man was contacted after Flock cameras alerted deputies to warrants attached to his vehicle. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail on two warrants.

Tuesday, January 16

Fictitious Tabs/No Proof of Insurance/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: County Road 8/Bothun Road – Two individuals were contacted in a vehicle for fictitious tabs. The vehicle was known to be involved in several pursuits/incidents recently. The driver was confirmed to be in legal possession of the car. Drug paraphernalia was located in the vehicle upon a consent search. A summons was issued for the above charges.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: 10th Street/Welch Avenue – A female driver lost control of her vehicle due to icy road conditions and struck a Berthoud traffic trailer, causing moderate damage to her vehicle and minimal damage to the trailer.

Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Accident/Leaving the Scene of an Accident/Reckless Driving: Longview Avenue- An unknown driver, struck a parked vehicle, causing moderate damage to the rear bumper. The fleeing vehicle left parts corresponding to a maroon/purple vehicle. A deputy was able to determine who the at-fault driver was. The driver was located later that day and issued a summons for the above charges.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident/Careless Driving: Highway 287/Berthoud Parkway – A male driver was waiting to turn left at this intersection when he was struck from the rear by a female driver, who said her brakes failed. The at-fault driver was cited for careless driving.

Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Accident: 157 Mountain Avenue – An unknown vehicle struck a parked vehicle. Currently no suspects in this case.

Wednesday, January 17

Warrant Arrest/Mental Health: Iowa Avenue – A man was called in by his family for concerning statements that he made; however, he did not meet the criteria for a mental health hold. He was booked on an active warrant at the Larimer County Jail.

Warrant Arrest/No Proof of Insurance/Driving Under Revocation/Expired Plates: Grand Market Avenue/Berthoud Parkway – A male driver was contacted for traffic infractions and found to have a warrant for his arrest, was driving without a license, driving without insurance. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Thursday, January 18

Felony Warrant Arrest: Welch Avenue – A man with a known felony warrant was contacted at his place of employment. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail

Family Problems: West County Road 14 – A woman made allegations that her boyfriend slapped her the evening prior. Charges could not be substantiated due to conflicting information.

Mental Health/Detox Hold: Martingale Drive – A woman walked away from her home after making suicidal statements and attempting to get to a crisis center. The woman was located by deputies on Highway 287 and was taken to the hospital on a mental health/detox hold.

Felony Vehicular Eluding: Highway 287/County Road 2E – A dark-colored vehicle was observed on radar traveling 110 miles per hour northbound on Highway 287. A deputy attempted a traffic stop and the vehicle failed to yield. The suspect vehicle then blacked out and pulled away. No pursuit was initiated. The vehicle was possibly a Tesla, please contact the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office with any information.

Friday, January 19

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: North Berthoud Parkway/Woodcock Street – A vehicle traveling south on Berthoud Parkway through the roundabout at Woodcock Street, rear-ended another vehicle entering the roundabout at Woodcock Street. Minor damage was sustained to both vehicles.

Saturday, January 20

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs/No Insurance/Driving Under Revocation: Highway 287/Horseshoe Circle – A male driver was contacted for traffic infractions and admitted to alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine consumption. Roadsides were not consistent with sobriety. The man was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Disturbance: East Highway 56 – A woman and man were involved in a verbal altercation in their vehicle while driving from Thornton to Cheyenne. Criminal charges could not be substantiated despite some erratic behavior exhibited by the man.

Sunday, January 21

Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Accident: East Highway 56 – A man reported that on the night of 01/20/24, a person backed into his semi-truck causing very minor damage, and refused to exchange information with him. The man provided what he believed to be plate information, but the information he provided came back with no record. Deputies reached out to businesses for security footage.

Continued traffic enforcement has been made on Highway 287 to help control speeds.

SCAM BUSTER! Be in the know.

Got an email or text message about a tax refund? It’s a scam. IRS impersonators are at it again. This time, the scammers are sending messages about your “tax refund” or “tax refund e-statement.” It might look legit, but it’s an email or text fake, trying to trick you into clicking on links so they can steal from you. How? They tell you to click a link — supposedly to check on your “tax refund e-statement” or “fill out a form to get your refund.” But it’s a scam and if you click that link, the scammer might steal your identity or put malware on your phone or computer.

If someone contacts you unexpectedly about a tax refund, the most important thing to know is that the real IRS won’t contact you by email, text message, or social media to get your personal or financial information. Only scammers will.

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.

 

January 22 – January 28

Monday, January 22

Vehicle Trespass/Criminal Mischief: Woodcock Street – A man reported that sometime overnight, an unknown person punched the lock to his truck, gaining entry, and then punched the ignition in an attempt to steal it. The truck was not taken but was left running overnight. Nothing was taken from within the vehicle and several cameras were located on units near where the truck was parked. Deputies are currently waiting for video footage from three residents with possible footage of the incident.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident/Driving Under Revocation/Careless Driving: Grand Market Avenue/North Berthoud Parkway – A truck did not yield to oncoming traffic within the roundabout, striking a Subaru on the rear passenger side causing damage. The driver of the truck provided some information after the accident and then left the scene before deputies arrived. The truck’s driver was later found to be revoked as a Habitual Traffic Offender. Attempts will be made to contact the driver before a warrant is sought.

Vehicle Trespass: Godwit Drive – A man reported that $2,500 in Milwaukee tools were stolen from his company vehicle.

Verbal Disturbance/Warrant Arrest x2: Tabor Street – A juvenile called in a verbal disturbance between a male and a female. The man was known to have several warrants for his arrest. Contact was made with the man through a window before he hid in the basement. He was arrested trying to sneak out of the window well. No new criminal charges were substantiated, and the man was booked at the Larimer County Jail on his two warrants.

Tuesday, January 23

Possession of Controlled Substance/Warrant Arrest: Clayton Place – A woman and man were contacted after parking their RV on private property. The man was issued a trespass notice and the woman was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant. Methamphetamine was found in her jeans pocket during a search incident to arrest. She was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident/Driving Under the Influence/Open Container/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: North Highway 287/West County Road 8 – A female driver ran the red light causing a head-on collision with another driver at over 60 miles-per-hour during rush hour traffic. Miraculously there were no injuries reported. The woman admitted to alcohol and marijuana use prior to driving. She was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol and drugs after the investigation. The woman was booked at the Larimer County Jail after she was medically cleared.

Wednesday, January 24

Defective Stop Light/Warrant Arrest: Grand Market Avenue – A man was stopped for traffic infractions and booked at the Larimer County Jail for an outstanding warrant.

No Visible Plates/Weaving/Warrant Arrest: 1st Street and Mountain Avenue – A male driver was stopped for traffic infractions and booked on an outstanding warrant.

Driving Under Revocation/Possession of Less than 4 Grams of Methamphetamine/Possession of Less than 1 Gram of Fentanyl/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Highway 287/County Road 6 – A female driver and a male passenger were stopped for traffic infractions. The driver was found to be driving under revocation. A K9 search led to the discovery of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and drug paraphernalia in the man’s possession. The driver was cited. The passenger was released on a summons.

Mental Health Hold: Highway 56/County Road 7 – The crisis hotline reported that a man was suicidal and on the phone with them. The man was in the area and wanted to jump in front of a moving vehicle to kill himself. He was verbally de-escalated and voluntarily transported to the hospital to be placed on a mental health hold. The Co-Responders Unit was notified.

Thursday, January 25

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident/Careless Driving: North Highway 287/Berthoud Parkway – A female driver was distracted and looking down. She rear-ended the back of another vehicle and was cited for careless driving.

Suspicious Circumstances/Harassment: Berthoud – A male juvenile made several unwanted calls to the father of a juvenile female. The issue stemmed from the boy “egging” the house where the man’s daughter lived. The boy used racial slurs towards the man and after the man blocked the number, the boy allegedly called from a blocked number and told the man he had kidnapped his daughter. The man was not interested in pursuing charges but was going to seek a protection order. The boy’s father was notified of the incident.

Driving Under Revocation/No Proof of Insurance/Speeding: Spartan Avenue/10th Street – A male driver was stopped for speeding and was found to be driving with a revoked license and without proof of insurance. He was issued a summons.

Theft: East Highway 56 – An unknown man entered a local business and stole approximately $200 worth of items. The suspect left in a black sedan, possibly a Chevy Impala.

Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft with Two Plus Priors/Felony Eluding/Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender/Special Offender/Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine/Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin/Possession of Burglary Tools/Reckless Endangerment: Berthoud Parkway/Mountain Avenue – FLOCK cameras alerted to a stolen vehicle traveling northbound on Berthoud Parkway. A deputy found the vehicle north on Berthoud Parkway at Woodcock Street with a second vehicle behind it trying to run interference. As resources began to set up, a traffic stop was attempted and pursuit was initiated. The second/interference vehicle attempted to chase a deputy and got in position to perform a Precision Immobilization Maneuver (PIT) on the patrol vehicle. The stolen vehicle entered a dead-end street, turned around, and drove head-on at the deputy. The deputy maneuvered to avoid the collision and attempted a PIT, but the stolen vehicle drove out of the PIT. The stolen vehicle then fled the area. Deputies eventually conducted a successful PIT in the area of County Road 21 and 16th Street Southwest. An adult male was in the driver’s seat with a loaded 9mm handgun underneath his leg. The man was compliant and taken into custody. A search of the vehicle found more than14 grams of methamphetamine, heroin, distribution materials, a 9mm handgun, countless burglary tools, and a key fob creator for motor vehicles. The man had previous felony convictions applicable to possession of a weapon by a previous weapon offender charges. The man was booked into the Larimer County Jail.

Friday, January 26

Felony Eluding/Stolen Vehicle: West County Road 8/Bothun Road – A white 1998 Chevy Tahoe eluded from a traffic stop. The vehicle ultimately eluded eastbound on West County Road 14, where the pursuit was terminated for public safety. No damage to property or county vehicles. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Longmont.

Stolen Vehicle Recovery: Heron Lakes Parkway – A white 2016 BMW X5 was stolen from this address sometime last night. It was found in the morning by deputies, it had been abandoned on Fox Drive. The vehicle was returned to its owner and processed by Crime Scene Investigators.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident/Unsafe Lane Change: North Berthoud Parkway/Woodcock Street – A female driver made an unsafe lane change at the roundabout of this intersection and collided with another vehicle. The at-fault driver was cited for an unsafe lane change.

Motor Vehicle Accident/Felony Driving Under the Influence/Driving Under Revocation: East Highway 56/ County Road 7- A vehicle rear-ended another vehicle, causing significant damage to the truck bed. The driver of the hit vehicle was found to have a revoked driver’s license and a strong odor of alcohol. The driver refused to do roadsides. A spilled alcoholic beverage was found on the passenger side of the vehicle along with a hard hat with a shooter. The man was transported to the hospital and was released for medical care on unrelated medical complications, and a warrant is forthcoming for blood results.

Theft: Summit Vista Drive – A woman reported the theft of a pride flag from her front yard.

Felony Vehicular Eluding/Speeding: Highway 287/County Road 8 – A traffic stop was attempted on a white sports bike, driven by a person wearing all black, for speeding 110 miles per hour in a 65-mile-per-hour zone.

Restraining Order Violation: Curlew Drive – A man contacted a woman from whom he is restrained from in person and via text message. The man fled before deputies arrived. A warrant was drafted for his arrest.

Felony Vehicular Eluding/Speeding: Highway 287/County Road 6 – A traffic stop was attempted on a black sedan for speeding 117 miles per hour in a 65-mile-per-hour zone. The vehicle eluded northbound and a pursuit was initiated. The vehicle turned west onto County Road 8 and then north onto a field and into a ravine where it was last seen. Possibly the same vehicle that ran interference on the stolen vehicle pursuit from the night prior.

Speeding/Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle: Highway 287/County Road 6 – A woman was contacted for speeding 90 miles per hour in 65 mile-per-hour. The driver failed to yield for approximately one mile before pulling over. Cited.

Theft/Trespassing: Dutch Peak Drive/Sawtooth Mountain Drive – Two men were spotted wearing headlamps and searching the area of new-build homes in the Vantage Subdivision. Fresh plywood was strapped to the hood of their vehicle. Parties initially refused to identify themselves. Both stated the wood had been in the dumpster and returned the plywood. Follow-up to be done with the homebuilder.

Driving While Impaired by Alcohol/Speeding: South Highway 287/County Road 6 – A man was contacted for speeding 87 miles per hour in a 65-mile-per-hour zone. He was found to be impaired by alcohol and booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Saturday, January 27

Felony Eluding/Speeding: Highway 287 – A traffic stop was attempted on a dark gray 90’s model sedan for speeding 85 miles-per-hour in a 65-mile-per-hour zone, but it eluded southbound. No pursuit was initiated. The vehicle had dark tinted windows and further follow-up will be conducted.

Criminal Possession of Identification Document/Speeding: Highway 287/County Road 6 – A male driver was contacted for speeding during a traffic saturation. The driver began to hand the deputy a horizontal (21+ years old) Colorado Driver’s License, paused, and then retrieved his proper Colorado Driver’s License from somewhere else, which was vertical (under 21 years old). The fake ID was an authentic Colorado ID document. He was issued a summons.

Sunday, January 28

Third-Degree Assault/Domestic Violence/Resisting Arrest: Means Lane – A woman bit and scratched her fiancé multiple times causing obvious injury. The woman resisted arrest but was taken into custody and booked at the Larimer County Jail.

SCAM BUSTER! Be in the know.

Scam Rentals: Rental customers should be aware that scam listings can be found online. These could either be hijacked ads for real rental units but directed to a wrong telephone number, rental ads for property that is owned by another, or where there is no rental unit in the first place. Red flags are (1) where the landlord or agent will not meet you in person, (2) rushing you into signing a lease and paying a deposit without seeing the property, (3) insisting on using difficult-to-trace forms of payment, e.g., wiring money, or (4) the rent price seems too good to be true. The scammers are after your deposit and all the personal information that you are asked to disclose in the lease agreement.

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.

January 29 – February 4

Monday, January 29

Theft: Tundra Avenue – A woman reported she hired a dog sitter at her residence from 1/15-1/23 through a service. The dog sitter drank the homeowner’s alcohol without permission ($150 in value). The homeowner is in the process of filing a complaint with the dog-sitting service but wanted to make a police report. The homeowner declined theft charges at this time.

Driving Under Revocation/Speeding 20 MPH Over the Limit: Lissa Drive – A female driver was contacted for excessive speeding and was found to be driving with a revoked driver’s license. She was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Tuesday, January 30

Suspicious Circumstances: 2nd Street – A man reported that he bought a vehicle on 12/04/23 from a used auto dealership located in Berthoud. He stated he was unable to get the vehicle titled and re-contacted the dealership, who advised him to come back to sign more paperwork on 01/11/24. They then had the man sign a Branded Title Disclosure Statement, which must be presented to the potential buyer before the sale of a vehicle. The man was not advised the vehicle had a salvage title before purchasing it, violating Colorado State Statute. Upon contact with the dealership, they agreed to refund the man the entire purchase price of the vehicle.

Burglary/Witness Retaliation/Crimes Against At-Risk: South 8th Street – A woman reported she had a $500 vacuum stolen from inside her residence by her grandson, who did not have permission to be inside her residence. Her grandson is known to elude law enforcement. A warrant is forthcoming.

Mental Health Hold: Berthoud – A juvenile female who was the subject of an earlier mental health/welfare check call where she refused to give her location was contacted at the top of the football bleachers. Probable cause was established for a mental health hold and she was taken to a hospital.

Fraud: Wilshire Drive – A man reported $41,000.00 has been fraudulently taken from his bank account. The investigation is ongoing.

Wednesday, January 31

Motor Vehicle Accident: Berthoud Parkway – A vehicle was not put in park when the driver exited the vehicle. The Vehicle rolled forward and struck another vehicle. Minor damage to both vehicles.

Identity Theft: Ranchhand Drive – The victim received a collection notice for a Verizon account that was opened under his name. No suspect information.

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.

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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