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Berthoud Police Blotter: July 2018

Update Aug 9. 2018






Sunday, July 1

Welfare Check: Franklin Avenue, a father reported that his adult son had been acting strange and has only slept 3 hours over the past 4-5 days. The father picked up his son to take him to the hospital, but the son jumped out of the car at a stop and ran off.

Monday, July 2

Recovered Stolen Vehicle: Northglenn, Northglenn Police recovered a stolen vehicle that was reported stolen in Berthoud.

Loud Noise: 8th Street, several complaints about the loud music being played over loud speakers coming from a business.

Tuesday, July 3

Theft: Ranchhand Drive, a new resident reported they recently moved to Berthoud. They used a small moving company and believes that they may have stolen a wedding ring.

Harassment: Hwy 56, a driver reported he was eastbound on Hwy 56, behind a white pickup and as the he passed the pickup, the male driver flashed a black pistol at him. Contact was made and a pistol and ammunition were recovered and the driver charged.

Suspicious Circumstances: Nicholson Street, this is a model home and this morning, a woman came in with a little boy. Both were pretty “ratty” looking, boy had dirt all over his shirt. the woman could barely walk, could barely keep her eyes open, was slurring her words. The realtor thinks she may try to return tonight. The boy was downstairs for approximately 30 minutes as they were leaving, the little boy asked what time the open house closed. after they left, staff went downstairs and discovered that one of the windows had been unlocked, allowing someone to potentially enter through the window. Deputies looked for the woman and child to offer help but they were gone.

Wednesday, July 4

Vehicle Crash / Hit and Run: Tranquility Way, a resident reported the driver’s side of his car was hit last night.

Suspicious Circumstances: 2nd Street, a business was discovered to have most of the doors unlocked. Due to the size of the building it took deputies 1-½ hours to clear the building. When the business was told about the doors today the response was “oh”.

Scam: Franklin Avenue, a resident was scammed out of $850 in iTunes cards (she sent pictures of number on the back of the cards to suspect), She thought the suspect was a friend of a friend connected to her high school reunion. Suspect was going to exchange her money for $100,000. She did not realize it was a scam until this morning when the $100,000 did not show up.

Disturbance: 8th Street, a resident called to report she was in a heated argument with her boyfriend. Does that make it a hot date?

Several Fireworks Complaints: Throughout town

Thursday, July 5

Found Firearm: Hwy 56 and I-25 Frontage Road, a black 9 mm pistol was found by a bicyclist approximately 10 feet off the roadway near a tree. It was in a 3 pocket, camo bag. There was a camo-boonie hat and a black handkerchief with it as well. A bicyclist 10 feet off the highway by a tree, hmm not hard to figure that one out.

Friday, July 6

Theft / Scam: S. 8th Street, a man and his wife responded to a LinkedIn ad for a secret shopper. They were sent a $3500 check, which they cashed, and they were instructed to buy Walmart gift cards, which they did. They then gave the gift card numbers to the secret shopper company “staff”.

Assist to Weld: Weld County Road 3, Weld County requested assistance with a woman who was obstructing traffic and jumping on cars. She was located hiding in a farm field and turned over to Weld County authorities. It was also discovered she had crashed her car just up the road.

Vehicle Crash: 1st Street and Bunyan Avenue, a 17-year-old Utah boy’s vehicle struck the rear of another vehicle after it had stopped to turn into the gas station. Driver cited.

Vehicle Crash: Welch Avenue and 8th Street, a driver came to a stop on Welch at 8th Street. He then proceeded into the intersection without yielding to an on-coming vehicle. Driver cited

Saturday, July 7

Suspicious Circumstances: Navajo Place, a resident reported he found some rocks from his landscaping removed, a crosswalk sign at the crosswalk south of welch was knocked down and dog poop bags were thrown around. There was a rock on top of the crosswalk sign from the resident’s yard. The dog poop bags were cleaned up by a citizen who said he’d rather clean it up than bother us with it. There, is a great citizen!

Traffic Problem: Spartan and 9th Street, a resident reported a white diesel pick up speeding and rolling coal for the last two days. The owner of the vehicle was contacted and warned.

Sunday, July 8

Weaving Driver: Mountain Avenue, a driver was reported as a possible drunk driver because he was weaving on the road. A 67-year-old Longmont man was contacted in this vehicle and admitted he probably was weaving because he was looking at the crops and farm equipment. He was not intoxicated just enjoying our agricultural land. Glad he didn’t “plow” into anybody.

Assault / Attempted Theft: Horseshoe Circle, a resident called to report her ex-boyfriend, his brother and dad were trying to steal her dog. The ex-boyfriend’s dad jumped out of the vehicle, tackled her, pulled her hair and hit her. All three quickly left in their vehicle. The vehicle was located and all three went to jail. There is so much to be said about 3 men against 1 woman but I digress.

Welfare Check: Meadowlark Drive, a 44-year-old transient man from New York was located and checked on by deputies for his welfare. Deputies learned the man had a warrant out of another state for assault on a Peace Office. The warrant was not enforceable in Colorado. The man was transported to a local hospital by ambulance to be checked out by a physician. Even when you don’t like us, we still show up when you are in need.

Code Enforcement:

Animal Problems – 5
Vehicle Problems – 6
Other Ordinance Problems – 8

Monday, July 9

Theft: 3rd Street, a 45-year-old woman took a taxi from Boulder to Berthoud. When she got home she did not have money to pay for the ride. Her boyfriend paid $55 toward the $66.25 bill.  

Vehicle Crash / Injury: Mountain Avenue and Hwy 287, a vehicle was stopped at the light on Hwy 287 waiting to make a left turn onto Mountain. Another Vehicle drifted out of his lane, the inside lane, and struck the first vehicle directly from the behind causing injury.

Tuesday, July 10

Littering: Woodcock Street, a man was observed dumping garbage into the Heron Pointe Apartment dumpsters. The man is not a resident of the apartments.

Welfare Check: 6th Street, a resident called and requested a welfare check on a child at the residence north. They said that the mother keeps yelling and sounds like she may be aggressive. Contacted a mother and two young boys. Everyone was OK. Mother said the toddler had been throwing a temper tantrum earlier.

Structure Fire: Alpine Avenue, report of fire in the garage and the occupant refusing to leave and trying to put out the fire.

Wednesday, July 11

Harassment: Colorado Avenue, a resident reported that he came home for lunch and his 35-year-old roommate kicked his dog twice and ripped the trim off the door. They had a verbal altercation, and the he left. The roommate is now threatening him by text message.

Assault: Franklin Avenue, two residents were involved in a physical altercation. They started out in a verbal argument and then hit each other.

Harassment / Theft / Domestic Violence: 4th Street, a woman reported that her estranged husband shoved her after a verbal argument and took her cell phone from her waistband.  

Transient: 3rd Street, a 40-year-old homeless woman was approaching people asking for marijuana. She was also warned about setting up a camp in a public park. She declined any assistance and voluntarily left town.

Thursday, July 12

Dog Bite: Near Berthoud Town Park, a person who was bitten by a dog during Berthoud Days weekend while she was at a private party near the park called back and says she now has the dog owner’s name and address.

Friday, July 13

Theft / False Info to a Pawn Broker: 2nd Street, a resident reported multiple items stolen . 4 of the stolen items were located at a pawn shop.

Vehicle Crash / Non-Injury: 1st St / CR10E, a driver pulled out in front of another vehicle.

Saturday, July 14

Theft: Wales Drive, a woman reported a Hispanic male took two amazon boxes from her porch and left in a grey and black SUV.

Suspicious Circumstances: 1st Street, a Longmont woman was contacted in a vehicle with fictitious plates.

Family Problems: Means Lane, a woman called 911 to report that her drunk husband was breaking down doors and she was trying to safety. She also said she locked herself in a bedroom and he was ramming the door to get in. Deputies contacted the husband and was cooperative and denied any of the above. The wife was interviewed on scene and also told a different story than what she told dispatch.

Assault/ Domestic Violence: Oystercatcher Drive, a wife reported her husband grabbed her by the arm and face and slammed her into the bathroom doorframe. She had visible injuries to her arm and complained of pain to her face and back. Booked

Sunday, July 15

Detox Hold: Welch Avenue, a 44-year-old Berthoud man was called in as a welfare check and was located near the library. He was extremely intoxicated, and he was transported to the hospital for a detox hold.

Vehicle Crash / Non-Injury: Spartan Avenue and S. 8th Street, a driver pulled out in front of another vehicle.

Code Enforcement:

Animal Problems – 5
Vehicle Problems – 10
Other Ordinance Problems – 11

July 16 to 22

Monday, July 16

Found Bike: 2nd Street, a green specialized mountain bike was found in the bushes near the railroad tracks.

Assist Loveland Police: 1st Street and Water Avenue, stolen vehicle located in the ditch at this location. Loveland Police responded and took possession.

Solicitors: Curlew Drive and Stilt Street, 4 men were going door to door selling their product. All cited for soliciting without a license.

Tuesday, July 17

Assist to Saint Anthony’s Hospital: a resident went to St. Anthony’s hospital for a sexual assault exam.  She reported to the hospital that she was sexually assaulted by a police impersonator in Fort Collins.

Sex Offender Compliance Check: Navajo Place, deputy went to conduct a house check on registered sex offender and was told that he did not live there and they did not know who he was. Warrant will be forthcoming.

Warrant Arrest: E Iowa Avenue, a 40-year-old woman was arrested on a 2004 marijuana possession Failure to Appear out of Denver. 

Wednesday, July 18

Theft: 2nd Street, a resident reported that two males associated with a black and silver GMC pickup drove up to the business then loaded up 27 wooden pallets. 

Identity Theft: Martingale Drive, a resident reported several fraudulent accounts opened in her name after moving from Pennsylvania. A hold was placed on her credit, and she is working with a financial adviser to remedy the situation.

Theft / Obstructing a Police Officer: Marshall Place, a 32-year-old homeless man entered an open garage at this address and helped himself to a soda pop. He was located on Spartan and verbally defiant and then became uncooperative. He was detained while we investigated what happened. The man was charged.

Criminal Mischief: Grays Peak Lane, a resident reported that sometime today it appears that a ball hit her front window and broke one pane.

Thursday, July 19

Stolen License Plates / Warrant Arrest / Possession of Drug paraphernalia: Welch Avenue, a vehicle was seen parked in front of this address with several people standing around it acting suspicious. The plate was discovered to be stolen out of the Greeley Police Department. When the parties were contacted on a high risk, one of the males fled. A 24-year-old Greeley woman was charged for the stolen license plates and booked on her warrant.

Assault: 1st Street, a 54-year-old woman came to this address to visit colleagues from when she used to work here. She became irate and threw coffee and struck an employee. She later went to Longmont and assaulted her former AA sponsor. Wasting good coffee is a crime in its self.

Assist: W. CR10E, a grandfather has a court order that states he has custody of his 13-year-old granddaughter. The juvenile was removed and placed in the custody of the grandfather.

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID) / Underage Consumption: Jefferson Drive, 2 19-year-old men were sitting in a vehicle smoking Marijuana. The driver was booked for DUID, and the other was summonsed and released. 

Friday, July 20

Follow-Up: Massachusetts Avenue, the 54-year-old woman from the coffee caper was contacted and taken into custody regarding yesterday’s assault. Booked uncooperative. The best part of waking up, is Folgers in your cup. Even better yet? Not waking up in jail.

Report I-25 Shooting / Suspicious: I-25 at Berthoud Exit, a driver reported he was driving southbound on I-25 when his window shattered. Evidence located on window consistent with a projectile. It appears more likely that road debris popped up from the road rather than being shot out.

Saturday, July 21

Possible Child Abuse: Deputies are investigating a 9-month-old with a skull fracture. No further information available at this time. 

Drove Vehicle Without Proper Class of Driver’s License: 5th Street and Spartan Avenue, a motorcyclist was stopped for a traffic violation and found he drove a motorcycle without a motorcycle endorsement. Driving with proper class endorsement is more important than driving with no class.

Family Problems: 2nd Street, a woman was in a very loud verbal yelling match with 2 juveniles at her house. The kids are not hers but she is watching them.

Sunday, July 22

Found Property:42nd St. SW / Berthoud Parkway, a citizen found a license plate while jogging.

July 23 to Aug 5

Monday, July 30

Vehicle Crash / Property Damage, W. CR 8- Juvenile female lost control of her vehicle while eastbound, crossed into the westbound lanes and into a ditch.

Physical Disturbance: Franklin Avenue, two men were involved in a brief shoving match while leaving the dining room on Saturday. I guess the meatloaf was cold and made them angry.

Tuesday, July 31

Reckless Endangerment: Lake Avenue, a resident was involved in a disturbance with a contractor at a construction zone. During the disturbance, the resident ran over the tip of contractors’ foot while he was leaving. Summons issued. I guess you could say they went toe to toe.

Criminal Mischief: Versaw Court, a business owner reported damage to his business from golf balls being hit across the road. Someone needs to work on that slice.

Theft / Suspicious: S. 9th Street, a mother reports that her daughter’s prescriptions were delivered to her house on Saturday. She states the package was never in the mailbox, but the post office showed it was delivered. The mom states she has video footage of her mailbox which does not show anyone coming to her mailbox since the delivery.



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