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Berthoud Police Blotter: June 2023

June 1 – 4

Thursday, June 1

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident/Following Too Closely: North Berthoud Parkway/Bunyan Avenue – A vehicle was turning onto Bunyan Avenue from North Berthoud Parkway and was struck by the vehicle following behind. The at-fault driver was issued a summons for Following too closely into the Berthoud Municipal Court.

Friday, June 2

Found Missing Person/Warrant Arrest: Mountain Avenue – A man who was reported missing last week, turned himself in on an outstanding warrant. The man was removed as missing from the database and booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Mental Health Hold: Berthoud – A juvenile male sent multiple suicidal threats to friends. Upon contact, he said that he held a knife to his neck earlier that day and had daily suicidal thoughts. The juvenile was taken to the hospital for a mental health hold.

Violation of a Protection Order: South 3rd Street – A man contacted a woman from whom he is restrained by a third party. Phone contact was made, and the man agreed to turn himself into the Larimer County Jail for charges of violation of a protection order.

Vehicular Eluding/Reckless Endangerment: East Highway 56 – An early 2000s Gray Chevy Tahoe eluded a traffic stop southbound on I-25 from a local business. The pursuit was stopped for community safety due to heavy traffic. Arrest warrants are forthcoming.

Vehicular Eluding/Reckless Endangerment/Driving Under the Influence of Drugs/Driving Under Revocation/Habitual Criminal/Felony Warrant: 1st Street/Mountain Avenue – A silver Jeep Liberty eluded a traffic stop southbound on 1st Street. Successful PIT (Precision Immobilization Technique) brought the pursuit to an end at South County Road 15 and East County Road 2. The female driver admitted to recent drug use and knowingly ran because she did not want to return to prison. The male passenger had a Felony Warrant out of the Department of Corrections. Both were medically cleared at the hospital and booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Saturday, May June 3

Happy Berthoud Day! It was rainy but a success!

Felony Warrant Arrest: Grand Market Avenue – A man was contacted and arrested on an outstanding Felony Warrant.

Sunday, June 4

First-Degree Burglary/Possession of Burglary Tools/Criminal Mischief/Unlawful Possession of Schedule Substance: Art Drive – A woman saw a man breaking into the neighbor’s house. The owner of the house said there should be no one in the house or working on the house. A Blue Jeep Grand Cherokee was seen parked in the garage and a man was contacted as he walked out of the residence. The man had entered the house through an unlocked sliding glass door, broke open the Lockbox on the front door accessed the key to the house, and then parked his vehicle in the garage out of sight. The man also ripped off the keypads for keyless entry on the garages. The suspect was arrested and booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Theft: Indiana Avenue – A woman reported that while she was in the hospital someone used her credit card that was stolen or lost and charged $1095.50. Upon further investigation, the woman said that it might have been her fiancé. She explained they are going through issues, and he was not supposed to spend the money. The investigation is ongoing.

Unattended Death: Franklin Avenue – A man fell outside a full-care facility after a medical incident. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital and was pronounced deceased in route. Nothing suspicious was noted and the Investigations Unit was notified.

Stolen License Plate: East Highway 56 – A man reported his license place stolen sometime last night. The plate was entered as stolen.

Theft/Trespass: Meadowlark Drive – An unknown suspect stole four 16-pound bags of ice from the unlocked outdoor freezer after the store closed. This criminal is breaking the ice for an introduction to the backseat of a patrol car!

Cold Sex Offense: Berthoud – An out-of-state sheriff’s office took a report of a sex offense that occurred sometime between 2014 and 2019 that happened in Berthoud. The Investigations Unit was notified.

Vehicular Eluding: East Highway 56 – A stop was attempted on a silver Mini Cooper with two black racing stripes and a radiator mounted externally to the front bumper. The driver initially feigned compliance before taking off south on I-25 at a high rate of speed. The pursuit was ended immediately due to high traffic and public safety.

 

June 5 – 11

Monday, June 5

Suspicious Circumstances/Drugs: Tavner Court – A male resident received a returned cardboard envelope from the Post Office that listed his address as the return address with a business name of “LVS Stickers” and a sender address to a residence in Alaska. Inside the envelope was a plain white envelope containing a perforated piece of multi-colored paper that test presumptive positive for 1.12g of Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), commonly referred to as ecstasy. It appears the business name is fake.

Follow-Up on a Violation of a Protection Order: 3rd Street – A man turned himself in for a Violation of a Protection Order charges from Friday, 06/02/23. He was booked into the Larimer County Jail.

Felony Warrant Arrest x3/Identity Theft/Possession of Forged Documents: Highway 287/Horseshoe Circle – A traffic stop was conducted on a car driven by a man for displaying a fictitious temporary tag. The male passenger was found to have several warrants out of Pennsylvania. The passenger was arrested, and multiple forged driver’s licenses and matching debit cards were found in his property. The passenger was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Tuesday, June 6

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: North Berthoud Parkway/Urban Place – A driver failed to yield at a roundabout and struck another vehicle. A citation was issued to the at-fault driver. Driving in a roundabout really seems to throw people for a “Loop!”

Wednesday, June 7

Theft: Woodcock Street – A man reported that his BMX bike was stolen a month ago. The bike was entered into law enforcement databases as stolen.

Suspicious Circumstances: Ranchhand Drive – A woman reported a man from who she has a restraining order against called her last night. The call ended before the woman picked up and made no contact. The man denied calling and no charges were substantiated.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: Berthoud Parkway/Grand Market Avenue – A male driver experienced a medical episode and crashed through the roundabout.

Warrant Arrest x4: East Highway 56 – A man was contacted at a local business and found to have four outstanding misdemeanor warrants. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Thursday, June 8

Scam/Theft: Moser Court – A male resident called a number for Microsoft Tech Support on a fraudulent pop-up window on his computer. The man was told that his bank accounts were at risk and was advised to transfer $15,000 at a Bitcoin Depot machine into a safe account. The man is out $15,000.

Cold Theft: 1600 West County Road 7 – A business reported a Conex trailer was entered sometime in the past two weeks and a welder valued at $2,500 was stolen. No suspect information.

Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries: Highway 56/County Road 7 – A male driver pulled out in front of another vehicle, causing his vehicle to roll over. Both parties were treated by medical on the scene, and the man was cited for Careless Driving.

Friday, June 9

Missing Adult: Tranquility Court – An adult male with special needs left home sometime during the night of 06/08/23. The man was entered as missing into law enforcement databases and is most likely on foot.

Identity Theft: Lene Lane – A resident reported his identity was used to file for unemployment benefits. Maybe this suspect should just get a job… it will be easier than stealing identities!

Saturday, June 10

Mental Health Hold: West County Road 8 – A man was reported to be highly intoxicated, causing a disturbance. Upon the arrival of deputies, the man was about to engage in a physical altercation with another man. When deputies intervened, the man grabbed the wrist of a deputy and made numerous comments that he wanted to be shot. The man was placed into protective custody and taken to the hospital for a mental health hold.

Sunday, June 11

Third-Degree Assault/Domestic Violence/Harassment: Diamondback Drive – A disturbance occurred between a man and woman. Both accused each other of physically assaulting one another. On scene, the woman admitted to kicking the man in the stomach which was consistent with the man’s allegations. While at the jail significant bruising was discovered on the woman. Bruising was consistent with the allegations that she made against the man. The woman was booked on her charges at the Larimer County Jail without incident. The man was booked on his charges at the jail extremely uncooperative and he made many death threats to deputies to kill them and their families.

SCAM BUSTER! The latest scams to hit the streets

Business Invoice Scam – Local businesses have received an email from a high-level executive asking finance to pay an invoice to a new vendor via wire transfer but could ask for other payment methods. Check the sender’s email – it probably is not the exec’s correct email. Always call the requester directly to confirm the invoice before paying.

 

June 12 – 18

Monday, June 12

Mental Health/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Mountain Avenue – A man was called in for causing a disturbance in Fickel Park. The man was agitated and arguing with people who were not on the scene. The crisis team responded and eventually transported the man to a bus stop in Longmont according to his wishes. The man admitted to methamphetamine use that day and had drug paraphernalia in his possession.

Warrant Arrest: 1st Street/Mountain Avenue – A vehicle was contacted, and the driver was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Fraud/Identity Theft: Malibu Drive- A man called to report that his identity was used to file for unemployment benefits as well as an online bank account.

Stolen Temporary License Plate: East Michigan Avenue – A man reported that his Colorado temporary tag was stolen from his truck between 6/10/23 and 6/12/23.

Tuesday, June 13

Fraud: Sundown Drive – A woman reported that a check was fraudulently written on her bank account for $5,000 and deposited at a bank in Aurora, Colorado. The suspect has been identified and charges are forthcoming.

Theft: Berthoud – A male juvenile reported his BMX bike was stolen from the front of the Berthoud Rec Center. Security camera footage shows an unknown juvenile taking the bike. The bike was founded abandoned later the following evening.

Protection Order Violation: North 2nd Street – A woman contacted law enforcement stating she and her husband were arguing and he was not supposed to be at the house. The husband was restrained from the home and was not to be in contact with her. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Cold Theft: West County Road 10E – During a civil standby for a previous tenant, a man stated that numerous items were missing from a trailer he had on the property. Residents of the property were asked about the missing items, but no one was willing to provide information.

Vehicular Eluding x3/Reckless Endangerment: Interstate 25 at Berthoud – A green vehicle with a Florida license plate eluded an off-duty Fort Collins Police Officer on I-25 when they were clocked doing 130 mph in a 65 mph in a construction zone. Deputies located the vehicle and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit was terminated for public safety on I-25. The vehicle was later seen driving into Berthoud. Due to traffic congestion and public safety concerns, a pursuit was not initiated. Florida plates, huh? Maybe it is time this vehicle heads back to Florida.

Wednesday, June 14

Theft: Spartan Avenue – A home builder reported the theft of building materials for new homes currently under construction during the evening hours.

Thursday, June 15

Driving Under Revocation/Expired Plates: Mountain Avenue/Berthoud Parkway – A male driver was contacted for displaying expired license plates. The driver was found to have a revoked driver’s license for being a Habitual Traffic Offender and he was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Motor Vehicle Theft/Felony Warrant: 4th Street- A man reported his son’s 2007 Ford pickup truck was stolen overnight. The vehicle was later recovered by the Longmont Police Department. The male suspect was released on a felony summons and turned over to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office for an outstanding Felony Warrant. I see this fella is continuing on a path of terrible choices, at least in jail he will have fewer chances to make bad decisions!

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs/Failed to Drive on the Right Side of the Road/Failed to Display Lamps when Required: Bunyan Avenue/Vantage Parkway – A Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately (REDDI) report of an intoxicated driver was aired to deputies. A male driver was then found driving on the wrong side of the road without any lights on. The man displayed signs of drug impairment and did not perform roadsides consistent with sobriety. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Friday, June 16

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: 3rd Street – A female driver hit the side of a trash truck while the trash truck was backing in a parking lot. Well, that stinks!

Lost Property: Woodcock Street- A woman reported she lost her driver’s license possibly at a gas station in Berthoud.

Warrant Arrest x5/Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substances/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: East Highway 56 – A woman was contacted at a local business and was found to have five outstanding misdemeanor warrants for her arrest. User quantities of methamphetamine and oxycodone were found within her vehicle after a probable cause search was conducted.

Saturday, June 17

Felony Driving Under the Influence/Driving Under Revocation/Felony Warrant Arrest: East Highway 56/West County Road 7 – A male driver was contacted for excessive speeding. The man admitted to drinking ten beers and refused to partake in standardized field sobriety testing. He was found to have three prior Driving Under the Influence (DUI) convictions, which made this a Felony DUI. The man’s wife responded to collect his truck and was arrested on a Felony Warrant. Both were booked at the jail. Three hots and a cot is now a couple’s retreat for these two!

Warrant Arrest/Driving Under Revocation/No Proof of Insurance: 1st Street/Bunyan Avenue – Contact was made with a female driver whose driving privileges were known to be revoked. She was also found to have an outstanding misdemeanor warrant and failed to present proof of insurance. She was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Sunday, June 18

Vehicular Eluding/Disregarded Traffic Control Device/Failed to Display Registration: Highway 56/Southbound Interstate 25 – A traffic stop on a Subaru WRX was attempted as it left a local business. The vehicle ran the stop sign onto Highway 56 and then turned onto the southbound onramp to Interstate 25. The vehicle pulled over behind another car on the onramp. The vehicle fled a traffic stop when approaching southbound on I-25. No pursuit was initiated due to traffic levels on the interstate.

Warrant Arrest: Highway 287/Berthoud Parkway – A woman was contacted with an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. She was booked at the Loveland Police Department, where she was issued a Personal Recognizance bond.

SCAM BUSTER! Be in the Know!

LAW ENFORCEMENT IMPOSTER SCAM – Many people have received calls from law enforcement impersonators advising they have a warrant for their arrest. Please remember that law enforcement will NEVER call you if you have a warrant, and NEVER ask for money over the phone. The fraudsters may sound legit – they may even appear to be calling from the Sheriff’s office number, but they have spoofed our number.

For more information on scams and frauds visit: www.larimer.gov/sheriff/services/information/frauds-scams

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.

June 19 – 25

Monday, June 19

Theft: Potomac Court – $2,500 worth of construction siding was stolen from this address. Security camera footage provides possible suspect details. This investigation is ongoing.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: 1st Street – A male driver was traveling northbound on 1st Street and stopped for traffic turning. A female driver was unable to stop, and her vehicle struck the back of the man’s vehicle. Neither driver reported injuries.

Warrant Arrest: 2nd Street – A man was contacted during a welfare check and was found to have an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

Motor Vehicle Accident/Careless Driving: West County Road 8/Highway 287 – A female driver stated she was not paying attention and crashed into a stopped car at an intersection. The driver was issued a summons for Careless Driving.

Motor Vehicle Accident/Careless Driving: West County Road 8/Highway 287 – A male driver was not paying attention and crashed into a stopped car at this intersection. The driver was issued a summons. No, you are not reading double! This was a twofer today.

Tuesday, June 20

Runaway: Berthoud – A woman reported that her juvenile son has not returned home since Friday. The juvenile is a chronic runaway and was entered as missing and a Be On the Lookout (BOLO) was sent to surrounding agencies.

Possession of Methamphetamine/Possession of Fentanyl/Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substances/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Felony Criminal Impersonation/Warrant Arrest x2: County Road 8/Meadowlark Drive – A vehicle was stopped for displaying expired registration. A K9 sniff led to finding methamphetamine, 16 fentanyl pills, Xanax, various debit cards, and other likely stolen items. The woman provided her sister’s name to avoid arrest on a felony and misdemeanor warrant. She was booked at the Larimer County Jail. The man party was issued a summons and released.

Wednesday, June 21

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Highway 287 – A female passenger was contacted during a traffic stop with a vehicle not displaying license plates. After a K9 sniff, large amounts of drug paraphernalia were found. The woman was issued a summons.

Thursday, June 22

Found Contraband: East Highway 56 – An employee at a local business reported that a drug kit was left at the counter by an unknown person. Deputies opened the kit and found suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. It was transported to the Sheriff’s Office for destruction.

Motor Vehicle Accident: Clayton Place – A vehicle was found down a ten-foot ditch and had apparently slid off the roadway. After the vehicle was pulled out of the ditch by a tow truck, the owner was contacted and said he did not have money for a tow. The truck operator chose to release the vehicle to the owner. The owner of the vehicle was advised he is not to be in the area, as it is the property of the railroad and ditch company. The vehicle owner said he would not drive back here anymore.

Friday, June 23

Motor Vehicle Accident/Left Turn in Front of Approaching Traffic: Berthoud Parkway/Highway 287 – A female driver was making a left turn from southbound Berthoud Parkway to eastbound Highway 287 and turned in front of a vehicle traveling northbound on Berthoud Parkway. The two vehicles collided, and the woman was issued a citation.

Criminal Mischief: Longview Avenue – A female resident reported that an unknown individual threw eggs at her house.

Fraud: Woodcock Street – A man reported that his social security number was fraudulently used to apply for credit cards.

Saturday, June 24

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs/Possession of Controlled Substances: 1st Street/Turner Avenue – A man was contacted for a traffic infraction and was found to be intoxicated by alcohol and drugs. He was also in possession of methamphetamine. The man was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Criminal Mischief/Second-Degree Criminal Tampering/Domestic Violence: 8th Street – A woman called 911 and reported that she was assaulted by her husband. which was unsubstantiated. While on the scene, deputies were advised that the woman threw cat litter around the kitchen and all over her husband’s office. She also damaged a table in the office. The woman was advised she was being arrested and was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: 3rd Street – Two adult men were contacted for dumpster diving in a privately rented dumpster. Drug paraphernalia was found in plain view of their vehicle. Both men were issued a citation.

Driving Under the Influence: Wagon Bend Road/Urban Place – A male driver was contacted for speeding and found to be under the influence of alcohol. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Motor Vehicle Accident: County Road 23/West County Road 8 – An elderly woman driving a Subaru, hit a deer, causing damage to her vehicle. The deer had to be dispatched by a deputy due to sustaining injuries that left it suffering.

Sunday, June 25

Driving Under Revocation/No Proof of Insurance/Obstructing: Meadowlark Drive – A man was contacted for driving with a revoked license for three alcohol convictions. The man was uncooperative during the stop and tried to pull away while being taken into custody. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Warrant Arrest/Driving Under Revocation/Possession of Identification Documents/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: 2nd Street/Turner Avenue – A man and woman were contacted while parked at a closed business near 2nd Street and Turner Avenue. The man in the driver’s seat was found to have a suspended license and a warrant for his arrest. Drug paraphernalia was found on his person and multiple other items of paraphernalia were found after a vehicle search. A driver’s license and social security card not belonging to the man was in his wallet after a search incident to arrest. The owner of the driver’s license and social security card was contacted, and he said that his wallet was stolen over a year ago but never reported it to law enforcement. The detained man was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Driving Under Revocation/Warrant Arrest: 10th Street/Mountain Avenue – A male driver was contacted for having a known Revoked – Habitual Traffic Offender license status. The man was also found to have an outstanding warrant and he was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Driving Under the Influence/No Proof of Insurance: 8th Street/Welch Avenue – A male driver was contacted and was found to be under the influence of alcohol, cannabis, and prescription medications. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

SCAM BUSTER! Be in the Know!

EMAIL SCAMS – Geek Squad, Amazon, PayPal, etc. saying you have been charged for something and if you did not make this charge, to call or click link. Please never call or click the link in the email – it is directly to the scammer. This is a phishing scam. If you want to be certain, call the company directly at their legitimate number.

For more information on scams and frauds visit: www.larimer.gov/sheriff/services/information/frauds-scams

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.

June 26 – July 2

Monday, June 26

Third-Degree Assault/Criminal Mischief/Domestic Violence: West County Road 8 – A woman reported that she is in the beginning stages of divorcing her husband and they have been living separately for several months. While picking up his mail, the woman reported the man hit her in the back of the head causing pain and kicked a door open causing damage to the frame. The man then left the house and proceeded to drive out of state for his work. A warrant was issued for the man’s arrest. Victim Advocates were notified to help the woman.

Warrant Arrest: County Road 14/Heron Lakes Parkway – A man was contacted and found to have an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. He was booked at the Larimer County

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: Mountain Avenue/8th Street – A female driver was stopped at a red traffic light on Mountain Avenue when a work truck did not stop and rear-ended the woman’s vehicle. No injuries were sustained by either driver; however, there was significant damage to both vehicles.

Tuesday, June 27

Hit and Run: Grand Market Avenue – A man backed into the front of another vehicle at the gas station. The man then fled the scene and was uncooperative with the investigation. The man was issued a summons for unsafe backing and failure to exchange information after a traffic accident.

Criminal Mischief: Mountain Avenue – A woman graffitied the outside of a church. The staff did not want to pursue charges but wanted the incident documented in case of future issues. Extra patrols have been increased in the area.

Stolen Vehicle Recovery: East Highway 56 – A stolen Volvo XC90 with a fictitious plate was found in the parking lot of a business. The male driver and an unknown woman walked away from the vehicle prior to contact by deputies and were unable to be found. An abandoned dog was left in the vehicle and the Larimer County Animal Control came to take possession of the dog. Man’s best friend may be a dog, but this dog’s best friend sure was not these two folks.

Wednesday, June 28

Criminal Mischief: Spartan Avenue – A male driver did “donuts” in the park’s grass causing damage. The incident was caught on security cameras and the driver was issued a summons. Don’t challenge cops, one word about donuts and we are there!

Returned Runaway/Warrant Arrest: Berthoud – A male juvenile was located in Loveland by the Loveland Police Department and found to have an outstanding warrant. The juvenile was reunited with his family.

Soliciting without a License: East Michigan Avenue – Two verbally aggressive solicitors were reported in the area. The male was issued a summons to the Berthoud Municipal Court for continuing to solicit door-to-door after being warned not to solicit without a license.

Thursday, June 29

Felony Driving Under the Influence/Driving Under Revocation: East Highway 56 – A man was stopped for weaving and found to be under the influence of alcohol and driving under a revoked license. The man had four previous DUI offenses and was issued a felony-level DUI. He was booked into jail. Well, the first, second, third, and fourth DUI didn’t seem to register… perhaps the fifth is the charm.

Friday, June 30

Warrant Arrest x2: 2nd Street/Turner Avenue – A man was contacted with an outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrant. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Motor Vehicle Accident/Careless Driving: West County Road 8/Highway 287 – A man was issued a summons for careless driving.

Driving Under the Influence: Welch Avenue/7th Street – Blood draw and booked.

Driving Under the Influence: Mount Massive Street – A woman was stopped for speeding and was found to be over the legal limit and was booked for Driving Under the Influence at the Larimer County Jail. She claimed she “only had one beer” must have been half beer half vodka!

 

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