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Berthoud Police Blotter: June 2018




Updated July 3, 2018

Friday, June 1

Found Property: Elm Dr., a resident called to turn over CS canisters (tear gas) he found in his attic. Northern Colorado Bomb Squad took custody and will destroy. 

Theft: WCR 40, a worker reported that two welders were stolen from this job site sometime within the last week.

Saturday, June 2

Berthoud Day = Great Day

Vehicle Trespass: Jenny Lane, 2 separate residents had property stolen from their unlocked vehicles.

Vehicle Trespass: Wagon Bend Road, 2 separate residents had property stolen from their unlocked vehicles.

Theft: 7th Street, a father reported his daughter’s bicycle was stolen in the last day at the pool.

Sunday, June 3

Vehicle Crash / Property Damage: Mountain Avenue, a driver backed into another vehicle

Code Enforcement:

Animal Problems – 7
Vehicle Problems – 3
Other Ordinance Problems – 14

Monday, June 4

Criminal Mischief: 10th Street, a resident reported that someone shot one of the windows in her rental unit with a BB gun.

Assist to Estes Park PD: N. Meadowlark Drive, met with Estes Park Police Officer and transported a prisoner to the jail for them.

Suspicious Circumstances: Tallgrass Lane, a resident reported a man came to the door saying that he was her neighbor. The man said that he was building a fence and said that he’d like her to go in on the fence costs with him. She told him that she would have to think about it. Another man then came over from a fencing company and asked her when she’d like to start. She told him that she would like to talk to her contractor and that if the man would like to put in a bid, she’d think about it. The man left in a huff. He would have slammed the gate but the fence isn’t up yet.

Tuesday, June 5

Trespass: Mountain Avenue, a woman called for her father who owns the property, there are some people that a tenant knows that have been told to stay away and were there last night.

Criminal Mischief: 4th Street, last summer, a resident had issues with kids egging and dinging his residence. He has heard from some kids that other kids are planning on doing it again this year.

Disturbance: Welch & 5th Street, a man and his friends were playing ball at the field, a ball went over the fence and hit a truck. The owner of the truck started cursing at everyone because there is a dent in his truck from where the ball hit.

Wednesday, June 6

SCAM – LCSO IMPERSONATOR: Larimer County, several people have reported receiving a phone call from a male with a southern accent who was claiming to be Sgt JIM ANDERSON with Larimer County Sheriff’s Department Warrant Office. They were asked to send $1998 through Walgreens or King Soopers. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office will NEVER call and ask for money. Besides I do not work in the warrant office.

Criminal Mischief: Keep Circle, a resident found the rear window to his SUV smashed.

Thursday, June 7

Burglary / Criminal Trespass / Theft: 7th Street, a resident reported that she is house sitting for a friend. She went to the house yesterday morning and things were “moved around”. Gatorade and keys were stolen. The back door does not lock and the front door was unlocked. She did not report it at that time. She then returned this morning and one of the cars in the driveway was moved back approximately 30 feet. Keys were in it but the battery is dead.

Solicitors: Multiple Locations in Berthoud, Go Klein Cleaning Products Company was going door to door without a license. They were cooperative and there were no reports of them being pushy or aggressive. They left town when told they needed to do that or get a business license.

Friday, June 8

DUI / Minor in Possession / Obstructing / Trespassing: 7th Street, a 17-year-old juvenile was contacted after he had trespassed at the Berthoud Pool and reported as a possible intoxicated driver. Booked at Platte Valley Youth Services Center uncooperative. Parents, where art thou?

Saturday, June 9

Suspicious Circumstance: Auklet Drive, a father reported that he was assaulted by his son. The father also reported that his son was armed with a gun. Deputies concluded it was more likely that dad fell and was confused due to intoxication.

Sunday, June 10

Violation of Protection Order: S. 9th Street, a woman has been staying at this address, against everyone’s wishes and the protection order. Today she caused a disturbance in which deputies were called to this address. The woman was booked, but of course she is not wanted there either.

Suspicious Circumstances: Capitol Reef Court, a resident reported that she moved a box of all of her identity documents into her new house and placed it in her office. The movers showed up a couple days later and filled the room up with boxes. She has since gone through all of the boxes and cannot locate the one that had her identity documents. She suspects the movers stole them.

Code Enforcement:

Animal Problems – 1
Vehicle Problems – 8
Other Ordinance Problems – 26 – Most were weed violations

June 11 to 17

Monday, June 11

Disturbance: Hwy 287 at mile marker 326, a man calls 911 and says his wife is trying to dump him off on the side of the road. she just wants him to get out. Both were involved in an argument regarding the man’s previous criminal charges. The woman was asked to leave the scene after the two continued to argue in front of deputies. Man was given a courtesy ride to work.

Criminal Mischief: 7th Street, a resident reported that someone lit a pop bottle rocket on his car and left a burned mark in the paint. The pop bottle rocket got wedged in his sun roof and caused damage to the glass.

Vehicle Crash / With Injury: Lissa Drive, an 82-year-old Ft. Collins man had some medical issue and hit a car in Loveland and left the scene and drove to Berthoud. He ended up in the Berthoud neighborhood at SW 42nd and Taft and ran over a tree and then into 2 other parked vehicles on the opposite side of the road until citizens corralled him and took his keys. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital and left a big accident scene and a lot of damage which required a long investigation. 

Easement / Property Dispute: Willow Drive, a resident reported a property line/emergency easement dispute with her neighbor. It was determined and explained that law enforcement did not have lawful standing to intervene. The easement for emergency vehicles is never used for that purpose and she would need to go through the Planning Commission, and if willing, have them change the status of the property from easement to private property.

Suspicious Circumstances: An unknown female went to the urgent care in Boulder to get treatment. She told the nurse that she thinks she was sexually assaulted sometime last week in Berthoud. She told the nurse that she did not want to report it to law enforcement, when the nurse told her by law she had to report it, the woman left urgent care.

Tuesday, June 12

Fraud: 4th Street, a woman received an email from Apple stating that someone had purchased $99 on her Apple account. A link below was to cancel the purchase but it brought her to a form to fill out with all her personal information. The email also said to send a selfie to them which made her suspicious and clicked out of the website.

Vehicle Crash / With Injury: E. Highway 56 and CR 5, a driver from Greeley rear ended another vehicle driven by a Thornton man resulting in minor injuries. 

Suspicious Circumstances: Bunyan Avenue, staff at Berthoud Elementary reported finding a large area on the field behind the school burned. A pile of mulch was also found near the side of the building burned.

Wednesday, June 13

Suspicious Circumstances: 2nd street, a customer came into the bank to discuss her account. There was an unknown man with her. He kept directing the conversation as staff tried to talk to the female. He was trying to get her to transfer money from one account to another. Deputy checked on the people and they are husband and wife of 15 years. I have been married 25 years and too scared to even ask for money.

Runaway: Bunyan Avenue, a grandmother reported her 14-year-old grandson ran away after an argument.

Thursday, June 14

Crosswalk Issue: Mountain Avenue and 7th Street, a woman called stating that she was standing on the sidewalk and no one was stopping to let her cross. It was explained to her that the law states “a vehicle MUST stop for pedestrians IN the crosswalk. It is the pedestrian’s responsibility to wait until clear of cars to enter the crosswalk. If a car comes along while you are crossing, the car must stop.

Neighbor Problems: Woodcock Street, the property manager called and reported that someone from the neighborhood across the street was using the Heron Point dumpster. It also was reported there was a lot of trash talk about this.

Vehicle Trespass: Marshall Place, a resident reported that he has video of someone trying to open his car doors while it was in his driveway. Video also shows two-people attempting to open a car door at across the street on Marshall Place. Suspects appear to be juveniles. 

Friday, June 15

Found Property: Welch Avenue, some coin sets were found on the ground in front of the Berthoud Community Center. If you are missing some coins and can identify them please contact the Sheriff’s Office at (970) 416-1985.

Stolen Vehicle Intel: Hwy 56 and I25 Park and Ride, a registration and some personal items were found on the ground at the park and ride. Registration was from a stolen vehicle out of Adams County and property does belong to the vehicle owner. Adam’s County had no interest in the personal property and it did not appear to have any evidentiary value so it was returned to the owner.

Verbal Disturbance: Franklin Avenue, a resident reported to staff that he was kicked by another resident. Interviews with staff and other residents led to no charges being substantiated. Independent witnesses said that the disturbance was verbal only about one of the men having his feet stretched out into a walking area of the dining room.

Runaway Returned: Bunyan Avenue, the grandson reported missing earlier returned home.

Theft: Heron Pointe Community, a resident from the Heron Pointe HOA reported that 16 rental chairs were stolen from the community event on June 9th. The chairs were only left alone from for 30 minutes. HOA is out the money for the chairs because they were billed by the rental company.

Saturday, June 16

Welfare Check: 4th Street, friends reported that they have not seen or heard from their neighbor all spring. I contacted a “Great Niece” at the residence who initially refused to let the deputy talk to the resident. The deputy eventually made contact and the woman was alright, just suffering from age related complications. Situation involving the “Great Niece” was suspicious so an adult protection referral was made.

Missing Person: 2nd Street, a 16-year-old boy walked out of his house with a packed bag refusing to tell his grandparents where he was going. He was located and brought home.

Family Problems: 2nd Street, the same boy ran away again. He was found walking around and returned home.

Sunday, June 17

Theft: Mountain Avenue, a juvenile male appears to be sitting with an adult. That juvenile male then stole approximately $6 in tips out of the tip jar and appears to put the money into the adult’s backpack. The adult, the juvenile male and a juvenile female all leave in an unknown direction. Hey buddy here’s a tip, Get a Job.

Theft: Waterman Street, a construction worker reported that tools were stolen from this construction site on 060618 and he found his drill on The seller, who lives in Greeley, advised that he “found” 3 DeWalt drills in a dumpster in Greeley but wasn’t sure of the exact location. The Greeley man agreed to return the drill to the worker.

Fraud by Check/Theft: 4th Street, a resident reported that he had two checks written and cashed by his 19-year-old son. These checks are for over $1400.

Vehicular Eluding/Reckless Driving/Speeding/Disregard Traffic Control Device/Unregistered Vehicle: 8th Street and Welch Avenue, an ATV and motorcycle were observed driving in the area of 10th Street and Mountain. The motorcycle drove through the parking lot of Hayes Market and ran the stop sign leaving the parking lot near Town Hall. The motorcycle was an older Yamaha MX 100, and had no registration or lights. A stop was attempted at 8th and Welch. The driver accelerated down Welch running all the stop signs on Welch. The motorcycle was located a short distance away and the driver had fled on foot. The motorcycle was towed.

Code Enforcement:

Animal Problems – 3
Vehicle Problems – 9
Other Ordinance Problems – 7

June 18 to 24

Monday, June 18

Attempted Vehicle Trespass: CR4, a resident had their car parked in their driveway when they noticed that someone had tried to get into their vehicle. The frame around the window was bent.

Vehicle Eluding: Welch Street and 8th Street, a deputy patrolling observed a motorcycle with no lights on and attempted to stop it. The motorcycle took off at a high rate of speed. The deputy did not chase but later found the motorcycle dumped in a field. A K-9 track was attempted but unsuccessful. Motorcycle was towed. May have not got the boy, but we sure did get the toy.

Tuesday, June 19

Returned Runaway: 2nd Street, a missing juvenile returned home and was removed as missing. 

Warrant Arrest: E. CR10E, a woman was arrested on two misdemeanor warrants. 

Check Fraud: Berthoud Town Hall. A son took two checks belonging to his father, and falsely wrote both checks to himself for over $1,000. The son then cashed these checks at a Bank. The son was issued a summons for 2 counts check fraud and theft. I think I saw the dad leave the bank with a change of beneficiary form.

Wednesday, June 20

Fraud: Sioux Drive, a resident received a Verizon bill in the mail with his name on it. He does not have a Verizon account.

Transient: CR8, a 42-year-old homeless man was contacted while he was walking near traffic on CR8. He was not very coherent and did not know where he was. He was transported to the hospital.

Warrant Arrest: 3rd Street and Mountain Avenue, a 19-year-old Berthoud man was contacted on his way to meet a lady friend and arrested for a felony warrant. I wonder if they met on

Thursday, June 21

Abandoned Vehicle – Towed: 400 Bimson Avenue, assisted Code Enforcement with towing of an abandoned vehicle at this location.

Suspicious Circumstances: Berthoud, a father wanted to report that a 19-year-old man is selling drugs and providing tobacco products to minors in the neighborhood. He claimed that he found a list on his son’s social media account with the man’s name alone with weights and prices.

Friday, June 22

Disturbance / Civil Matter: E Iowa Avenue, a moving company and a resident customer got into an argument because the resident did not think the moving company was loading and packing his belongings efficiently and effectively. The moving company calls LCSO and then leaves with some of the resident’s property and returns to his shop. A sergeant and deputy came very close to accomplishing the impossible, a peaceful, reasonable solution, but failed in the end. Neither party was happy and the sergeant and deputy are now in therapy.

Burglary / Theft: E Hwy 56, a contractor reported someone broke into their padlocked utility trailer and took a generator.

Transient Issues: 2nd Street, a homeless man was contacted  while parked in this location sleeping in his vehicle. Said he normally stays in Longmont and works in Berthoud.

Saturday, June 23

Burglary / ID Theft / Theft / Unauthorized Use of a Financial Transaction Device (credit card): Welch Avenue, a resident reported someone entered his unlocked garage by climbing the backyard fence entering the garage and took two wallets containing license, debit and credit cards. Suspect made two transactions at Safeway in Longmont. Could at least have gone to Hays Market and shopped locally but oh no he had to go to Longmont.

Sunday, June 24

Vehicle Crash / Careless Driving: Hwy 56 / I-25 Frontage Road, a driver was southbound on the frontage road. He stopped at the stop sign then proceeded through the intersection. Another vehicle was eastbound from the northbound exit ramp. They collided in the intersection or you can say they met at the crossroads. 

Criminal Mischief: 6th Street, a resident reported someone ripped her windshield wiper off her car.

Code Enforcement:

Animal Problems – 8
Vehicle Problems – 4
Other Ordinance Problems – 12

June 25 to July 1

Monday, June 25

Burglary / Theft: 4th Street, a resident reported that two juveniles entered his garage and stole multiple items. The resident had a good surveillance camera which showed the kids and both were identified. If you are going to be a knucklehead at least smile for the cameras.

Warrant Arrest: 1st Street and CR 10E, a vehicle stop resulted in a man and woman being arrested for outstanding warrants. They said they do everything together. Booked.

Assist: Hwy 287 and Berthoud Parkway, one of the barricades at the intersection hit the complainant’s car yesterday and he is reporting damage. The barricade was talked to and promised never to do it again.

Harassment: a resident reported receiving a letter from her neighbor with several allegations about crimes. The letter contained several curse words which made the letter very offensive.

Tuesday, June 26

Follow-up to The Burglary / Theft: 4th Street, both juvenile suspects from the burglary yesterday were taken into custody and transported to the HUB. The stolen property was recovered. Both juveniles are on probation for multiple felony cases so they were sent to Platte Valley Youth Services Center in Greeley pending their first court hearing. 

Theft: Bunyan Avenue, a resident reported that her diamond wedding ring had been stolen. She stated she discovered it missing a couple of months ago but she attempted to look for it before she reported it stolen. She stated that she did not know who would have taken her ring but it had great sentimental value.

Lost Property: 7th Street, a man reported that he left a US Bank Bag on top of his car and drove to a local business. It contained his license, debit card, cash and other personal items.

Harassment: Hwy 56, a resident reported that she was threatened by the developers that are building next to her property when she tried to talk with them.

Wednesday, June 27

Transient: 2nd Street, old motor home with camps set up nearby it. they have been there for the past few days. it’s near the rail road tracks. Flash backs of Woodstock.

Suspicious Vehicle: CR 13, a resident reported a vehicle is parked in front of his house. He concerned because the vehicle is parked blocking his driveway. He went down the driveway and approached driver. driver told him he was looking at his GPS. Vehicle was gone upon deputy’s arrival.

Fireworks throughout town.

Thursday, June 28

Assault / Domestic Violence / Violation of Protection Order: N CR15C, a 68-year-old man was contacted after a reported disturbance between a male and a female. The man is restrained from this address and tried to lie about the female who was walking to a neighbor’s house when deputies arrived. The female had visible injuries that were caused by the disturbance between her and the man.

Friday, June 29

Vehicle Crash / DUI: W. CR8 and Meadowlark, a 28-year-old Lafayette woman hit the center median warning sign ending up on the wrong side of the roadway. She had been headed home after drinking at the Greeley Stampede. Yee Hah. Booked

Agency Assist: Weld County Road 48, assisted Weld County Sheriff when a resident called 911 from his neighbor’s house to report that his 2-month old son was injured. The infant had a compressed skull fracture and severe brain trauma. Weld County Sheriff took over investigation.

Family Problems: Windom Peak Lane, a resident claimed that she was called an unpleasant name today at the Larimer County Justice Center by a male acquaintance. The man claimed that he was talking to someone else. After talking with the Court Deputy, it appears she was trying to antagonize the man to react negatively in court.

Trespass: 1st Street. a resident saw two people on his property this morning, one on his driveway and one in his garage. He told them to leave and they did. He came home this afternoon and noticed a bowl was out of place on his front deck. Nothing missing and no damage. 

Yet more Fireworks

Saturday, June 30

Violation of Restraining Order: 1736 N. CR 15C, a 68-year-old man was arrested for violating his restraining order. Booked.

Alas, I must report more fireworks

Code Enforcement:

Animal Problems – 11
Vehicle Problems – 4
Other Ordinance Problems – 12


Fireworks Safety Tips for Pets

While you may love the flash and fun of summer fireworks, your pet does not. Here are expert-recommended ways to keep your fur baby calm and safe this holiday.

Fourth of July fireworks are anything but fun for pets. The loud noises can cause serious anxiety and stress in both cats and dogs. Take extra precautions this Independence Day, and all summer long, by following this expert advice to ease your pets’ fears.

Leave your pet at home.
The combination of unfamiliar surroundings plus the sound of fireworks is doubly scary.

Tire your pet out.
Be sure to take your dog out for an extra-long walk on the morning of the Fourth, and factor in some extra playtime with your cats.

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