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Berthoud Police Blotter: November 2023

November 1 – 5

Wednesday, November 1

Motor Vehicle Theft/Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft: Woodcock Street – Two unknown suspects stole a 2017 white Kia Sportage after arriving in another, likely stolen, white Kia Sorento with stolen plates affixed. A second Kia in the parking lot had its door lock punched likely to steal it as well. This investigation is ongoing.

Burglary/Theft/Criminal Mischief: Heron Lakes Parkway – Over $3,500 in construction tools were stolen from a home under construction sometime over the weekend and then again during the night. This investigation is ongoing.

Theft: Heron Lakes Parkway – Over $5,000 in construction tools were stolen from another home under construction. Most likely the same suspect as the incident above.

Felony Vehicular Eluding: Highway 287/County Road 4E – A dark-colored 90s Model Toyota was seen speeding southbound at 100 mph in a 65-mph zone. A traffic stop was attempted; however, the vehicle fled. The pursuit was ended for public safety.

Theft: Great Plains Trail – Individuals reported that their former roommate stole several devices from the home while moving out. More follow-up is to be conducted, as there are multiple civil issues between the parties.

Shoplifting/Theft: 2nd Street – A man was caught on security footage shoplifting items from a local business. The man was identified and issued a citation for the theft.

Thursday, November 2

Mental Health Hold: Page Place – A man was contacted in his home after a welfare check was requested. The man was placed on a mental health hold for grave disability and was transported to the hospital.

Possible Domestic Violence/Criminal Mischief/Obstruction of Telephone Services: 42nd St Southwest – A woman reported that several days prior, her boyfriend took her phone and broke it after an argument, and then stopped her from calling Law Enforcement. The woman stated she was currently in a safe place and the investigation is ongoing.

Warrant Arrest: Wagon Bend Road – A driver was contacted after a Flock camera alerted on an outstanding warrant attached to the license plate. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Criminal Impersonation/Criminal Possession of Financial Device/Warrant Arrest x6: 1st Street/Turner Avenue – A male driver was contacted on a traffic stop with three passengers. A probable cause vehicle search led to the discovery of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and many drug paraphernalia, and financial devices not belonging to anyone in the vehicle were found. A female passenger was booked on her warrants and two other individuals were booked in at the Larimer County Jail on warrants and the above charges.

Protection Order Violation/False Reporting: 4th Street – A man called in a welfare check claiming that a man was beating and possibly sexually assaulting a woman. The woman denied that the reporting male had been in contact with her, and the male was protected from the reporting party. A warrant is forthcoming.

False Imprisonment/Domestic Violence: Barela Drive – A woman said her ex-boyfriend stopped his car in front of her car to keep her from continuing to drive. The man admitted to the same. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Friday, November 3

Obstruction of Telephone Service/Domestic Violence: City Lights Lane – A woman called 911 after an argument with her husband. Her husband took control of the phone and hung up. When dispatch called back the man answered and stated that everything was fine. The man was found and arrested the next day for the above charges.

Warrant Arrest: Highway 287/ Berthoud Parkway – A man was contacted with an outstanding warrant and booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances/Warrant Arrest: East Highway 56 – A man with an outstanding warrant for his arrest was contacted at a local business. Seventy-nine grams of methamphetamine and a firearm were found during a search incident to arrest. The man was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Saturday, November 4

Distribution of Fentanyl/Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substances/Obstruction/Warrant Arrest x3: Welch Avenue – A man was contacted for warrants. He was initially uncooperative and fled from the scene on foot southbound and was not apprehended. A vehicle search yielded 47 fentanyl pills, user amounts of methamphetamine, a scale, and drug paraphernalia. A warrant is forthcoming for the added charges for the man.

Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries: Berthoud Parkway/Highway 287 – A male driver drove through a yellow flashing turn arrow and collided with another vehicle that was traveling eastbound on Highway 287 on a green light. Injured parties were transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Sunday, November 5

Possession of over 6-12 ounces of Marijuana/Uninsured Vehicle: East Highway 56 – A female driver was contacted for displaying Arizona plates that expired in 2017. The woman had implausible travel stories and was distraught during the stop. A K9 sniff led to 185 grams of marijuana in the vehicle along with prescription drugs not prescribed to her. She was issued a summons to court.

Third-Degree Assault/Domestic Violence: 8th Street – A man slammed his wife’s head into the wall during an argument, causing a visible injury. The man left the scene but was found nearby on foot and arrested. Victim’s Advocates were notified to contact the wife.

Voluntary Mental Health Hold: Berthoud – A juvenile male called dispatch wanting to be transported to the hospital for mental health help. An investigation revealed he was stressed over a disagreement with his mother over house rules. The boy was provided a courtesy ride to the hospital for a mental health hold.

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November 8 – 12

Monday, November 6

Theft: Blue Bell Road – 63 sheets of siding were stolen from a construction site valued at $3,100.

Unattended Death: Mount Meeker Avenue – A 31-year-old female was reported to be unconscious and not breathing. CPR was unsuccessful. Investigations responded.

Tuesday, November 7

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: Bunyan Avenue – A female reported a male on a motorcycle laid his motorcycle down, scratching the side of her vehicle in a business parking lot. Insurance information was exchanged between the motorists.

Wednesday, November 8

Nothing of significance to note.

Thursday, November 9

Warrant Arrest x2: 2nd Street – A male was contacted with two outstanding misdemeanor warrants and was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Third-Degree Assault/Domestic Violence/Child Abuse x3: Redwood Circle – A male assaulted his wife after she tried to take his beer away from him because he was trying to drive. All three kids were present for the assault and gave details of the events. The male took off when deputies first arrived in his vehicle but was later taken into custody. The male was found to be intoxicated and was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Driving Under the Influcene/Speeding/Possession of Cocaine: Highway 287 and 19th Street Southeast: A male driver was seen leaving Berthoud at approximately 32 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. After a K9 sniff, 2.61 grams of cocaine was found in his vehicle and the male was found to be under the influence of alcohol. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Friday, November 10

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident/Failure to Yield: County Road 10E/Berthoud Parkway – A female driver turned into another vehicle at this intersection. The at-fault driver was summonsed into Berthoud Municipal Court.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident/Failure to Yield: Highway 287/Berthoud Parkway – A male driver ran the red light at this intersection and collided with the rear end of another vehicle.

Lost Property: Massachusetts Avenue – A female reported she drove off with her wallet on the roof of her vehicle.

Missing & Located Juvenile: Berthoud – An adult female flagged down a deputy to report that her daughter was missing. The female juvenile was safely located by deputies approximately ten minutes after the initial report was received.

Felony Possession of Controlled Substances/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Great Basin Court – A male was contacted on a traffic stop leaving a local business and stated he was returning a purse to a female. The driver provided consent to search the vehicle, locating 19.05 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and identifying information for the female within the purse. The female was located at a residence and confirmed the purse as hers. She resisted arrest, resulting in a control hold, and was booked uncooperative.

Saturday, November 11

Felony Driving Under the Influence of Drugs: 4th Street/Water Avenue, BER – A male driver was contacted on a traffic infraction. The driver completed roadsides in a manner not consistent with sobriety and was taken into custody. The male had three prior DUI convictions and was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Protection Order Violation: Woodcock Street – A female reported that her son’s father violated a no-contact order by texting her. The male denied sending the messages but said no one else had access to his phone. The male refused to turn himself in and a warrant is forthcoming.

Sunday, November 12

Possession of Methamphetamine/Possession of Fentanyl/Driving Under Revocation: Grand Market Avenue – A female was contacted asleep at the wheel at a gas station. Drug paraphernalia was observed inside the car in plain view and a search revealed user amounts of methamphetamine. The female tried to conceal a fentanyl pill underneath a ring while being arrested. The female is on bond for three fentanyl distribution cases and several more possession cases. She was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Vehicle Theft/Vehicular Eluding x2: Woodcock Street – Deputies received an automatic license plate alert (ALPR) on a vehicle bearing stolen license plates. Deputies located the vehicle at Woodcock Street and the vehicle left before a stop was initiated in the parking lot. Deputies caught up to the vehicle at Woodcock Street and Berthoud Parkway and attempted a stop. The vehicle fled northbound and a short pursuit was initiated. The pursuit was self-terminated by the deputy for public safety concerns. As deputies were contacting occupants from the vehicle that were dropped off in the parking lot, a second pursuit was initiated at Highway 287 and Berthoud Parkway after the vehicle was located and made an abrupt u-turn in front of the deputy. That pursuit was also self-terminated by the deputy. The driver was identified and a warrant is forthcoming.

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Package Tracking Text Scams: Have you received unsolicited mobile text messages with an unfamiliar or strange web link that indicates a USPS delivery requires a response from you? If you never signed up for a USPS tracking request for a specific package, then don’t click the link! This type of text message is a scam called smishing. Smishing is a form of phishing that involves a text message or phone number. Victims will typically receive a deceptive text message that is intended to lure the recipient into providing their personal or financial information. These scammers often attempt to disguise themselves as a government agency, bank, or other company to lend legitimacy to their claims.

The scammers want to receive personally identifiable information (PII) about the victim such as: account usernames and passwords, Social Security numbers, date of birth, credit and debit card numbers, personal identification numbers (PINs), or other sensitive information. This information is used to carry out other crimes, such as financial fraud.

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November 13 – 19

Monday, November 13

Vehicle Trespass/Second-Degree Criminal Trespass/Criminal Mischief/Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts x11: 42nd Street Southwest – It was reported that at around 02:00 hours on 111323, a masked person broke the driver-side window of a work van parked in a gated area on the business property and stole eleven sets of keys for eleven separate vehicles. Camera footage showed a masked, hooded, and gloved person leaving the area. The investigation is ongoing.

Warrant Arrest: 1265 Grand Market Avenue – A man was contacted with an outstanding warrant and subsequently booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Unattended Death: Berthoud – A male called dispatch to report that he was going to kill himself and provided the location. The man was located, with the aid of a drone, deceased at this location with an apparent gunshot wound. Investigations, lab, and coroner responded.

Tuesday, November 14

Warrant Arrest/Unlawful Use of a Controlled Substance/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: West County Road 10E – While posting civil eviction paperwork, a man was observed in his car smoking fentanyl in the driveway. After the papers were posted, the man was taken into custody. A search did not yield any product, just paraphernalia. Booked on the warrant and summonsed for unlawful use and paraphernalia.

Motor Vehicle Accident: Highway 287/County Road 6 – A male driver experienced a seizure while driving southbound on Highway 287 and drifted across all of Highway 287 until he collided with another vehicle that was driving northbound. No summons was issued due to a medical episode.

Missing At-Risk Adult Located: Windom Peak Lane – A male who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, wandered away from home for approximately 45 minutes. Family members located the man a few blocks away shortly after calling law enforcement. The man was transported back home by deputies and evaluated by medical staff for cold exposure. The family was provided with resource information.

Wednesday, November 15

Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries/Road Rage/Reckless Driving: Highway 287/County Road 10E Berthoud – A man was driving recklessly and engaged in a high-speed road rage incident with another vehicle. The driver attempted to pass the other vehicle on the southbound right shoulder of Highway 287 and then swerved to cut off the other driver in the vehicle, causing both vehicles to veer off the roadway into the drainage ditch. Both vehicles rolled several times. All occupants were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries. Several witnesses on scene reported both drivers driving in reckless manners, both drivers were cited with reckless driving.

Thursday, November 16

Nothing of significance to note.

Friday, November 17

Trespass: Mountain Avenue – A female had been reported at several local businesses for harassing customers and shoplifting. The woman was contacted while attempting to shoplift and issued a trespass warning for all local businesses. All store managers declined charges. The woman was later reported at a bank causing issues with staff but left before arrival and they declined any law enforcement action.

Mental Health Hold: Berthoud – A juvenile female reported suicidal feelings and was taken to the hospital for a mental health hold and provided further resources.

Saturday, November 18

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident/Driving Under the Influence/Careless Driving/Child Abuse x2/Open Container in Vehicle: 1st Street/Bunyan Avenue – A male driver struck the back of a vehicle that was making a right turn. The male driver had two juveniles in the vehicle. The driver showed signs of impairment and had an open alcoholic beverage in the vehicle. He was placed into custody and booked at the Larimer County Jail. Arrangements were made for the juveniles to be picked up.

Vehicle Trespass x2: 2nd Street – Two vehicles were entered sometime during the evening. Vehicles were locked and nothing was noticed to be taken at the time of the report.

Motor Vehicle Accident/Hit and Run: North Highway 287/West County Road 8: A white Toyota Tundra was traveling northbound on Berthoud Parkway and collided with another vehicle causing damage. No injuries were reported. The white Toyota Tundra left the accident scene. The investigation is ongoing.

Sunday, November 19

Second-Degree Burglary/Possession of a Financial Device/Criminal Mischief/Criminal Impersonation/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Possession of Identification Documents/Warrant Arrest: 2nd Street – A woman and man had forced their way into the residence through a back door. There was damage to furniture and fixtures in the residence. During a search, numerous credit cards and identifications not belonging to the individual were located on each subject. 17 license plates were also recovered from the residence. The woman was transported to the hospital for an evaluation prior to being booked at the Larimer County Jail. The man provided a false name before being fingerprinted in the jail where it was learned he had an active warrant and was booked on all charges.

Hit and Run: Grand Market Avenue – A male driver backed into a vehicle in a parking lot. She photographed his insurance, driver’s license, and vehicle. The man then fled the scene, likely due to driving under revocation. The male driver was contacted by phone and said his vehicle slipped out of gear and rolled back, then he countered and left. Currently waiting on video evidence.

Warrant Arrest: Grand Market Avenue – A man was contacted with an outstanding warrant arrest and booked at the Larimer County Jail.

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Black Friday Scams/Spoofed Shopping Sites: Domain spoofing occurs when scammers use fake websites that mimic the real websites of businesses. Except for the domain name, the spoofed website can look identical to the trusted site. The spoofed website might collect personal information, including payment details when you try to make a purchase, or it could download malware to your device.

How can you identify a spoofed site that may be infected with malware? Check the website URL in the address bar for “https://” and the website itself for suspicious content, such as grammatical errors and typos. If you suspect a website is fraudulent, don’t enter any personal information or click on any links.

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. 

November 20 – 26

Monday, November 20

Nothing significant to note.

Tuesday, November 21

Welfare Check: 4th Street – A family member requested a welfare check on a female due to concerning text messages earlier in the day. The woman was found at the hospital and the family was notified.

Wednesday, November 22

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident/Failure to Yield: Berthoud Parkway/Woodcock Street – A woman driver was southbound on Berthoud Parkway and did not yield when entering the roundabout, striking another vehicle. The woman driver was issued a citation for failing to yield.

Fraud: 9th Street – A woman reported she was involved in a check fraud scheme and deposited a fraudulent check of $10,140 from her internet boyfriend. The man then requested she withdraw the money and send it to an address in Texas. The investigation is ongoing.

Warrant Arrest x2: Berthoud Parkway/Highway 287 – A man was contacted with two outstanding warrants and booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Thursday, November 23

Stolen Vehicle/Theft Suspects: A gray Hyundai Tucson with a Colorado license plate was stolen in Fort Collins during the morning. The owner tracked the vehicle with an Apple Air Tag. Multiple agencies tried to locate it as it traveled a circuit through Fort Collins, Loveland, Berthoud, Weld County, and Wellington. The couple are suspects in several porch pirate cases. The vehicle was last tracked in Cheyenne but will likely return to the area. These two are definitely on the naughty list, no need to check it twice!

Harassment/Criminal Mischief/Domestic Violence: Cedar Drive – A man shoved his wife during an argument. The woman then barricaded in a bathroom and the man used a crowbar to try to pry his way into the bathroom. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail and Victim Advocates were contacted for his wife.

Friday, November 24

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: Mountain Avenue – A male driver was pulling away from a gas pump when a vehicle driven by a female was backing out of a parking spot. The female driver backed into the right rear quarter panel of the vehicle the man was driving. Minor damages to the vehicles and no injuries were reported.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: Lake Avenue – A female driver was traveling southbound on North Berthoud Parkway when the vehicle in front of her slowed. She was unable to slow down due to ice and snow and slid off the side of the road hitting a culvert bridge causing damages. No injuries were reported.

Saturday, November 25

Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries/Careless Driving: East Highway 56 – Due to poor visibility, a man was driving on the wrong side of the highway. His vehicle collided with another vehicle. The driver of the hit vehicle was transported to the hospital with injuries.

Sunday, November 26

Missing Runaway: Berthoud – A juvenile female reportedly ran away from home. She was found by family and taken home.

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Fraudulent charities that steal your money. Con artists create fake charities or GoFundMe campaigns to trick you into sending money or sharing your personal information. Nearly 75% of Americans experienced at least one type of holiday scam last year.

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November 27 – December 3

Monday, November 27

Fraud: North County Road 15C – A woman had $20,000 transferred out of her bank via an unknown PayPal account. Unknown suspects at this time. Follow-up is needed when PayPal documents are obtained.

Driving Under the Influence/Open Container/Speeding/Failure to Yield: Curlew Drive – A man was observed driving 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. A traffic stop was initiated and he failed to yield for numerous blocks until he drove into his driveway. There were obvious signs of impairment upon contact. The man failed roadsides and had a final breath result of 0.275. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Tuesday, November 28

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: Welch Avenue/10th Street – A female driver failed to stop at the stop sign headed west on Welch Avenue and was struck by another vehicle traveling north on 10th Street. No injuries were reported.

Felony Warrant Arrest x3: 1st Street – A woman was contacted with three outstanding felony warrants and was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Wednesday, November 29

Burglary/Theft: County Road 44 – A man reported that an unknown suspect broke into a barn at this location. The suspect attempted to steal a Hotsie pressure washer and did steal a set of license plates from a collector vehicle inside the barn. Crime Scene Investigators responded to process the scene.

Warrant Arrest: 6th Street – A woman was contacted on a welfare check after being bitten by her dogs during a dog fight. She was transported by ambulance and received medical treatment for her hand. During the contact, it was discovered she had an outstanding warrant for her arrest and once she was treated, she was booked at the Larimer County Jail. Man, that bites!

Thursday, November 30

Theft: Berthoud Parkway – An unknown individual stole a juvenile’s bicycle from the bike racks at the recreation center.

Friday, November 01

Burglary/Vehicle Theft: 2nd Street – A man entered a business around 05:30 hours in the morning with a key to the front door. The suspect broke down one door inside and stole a 2017 orange Ford Escape. The stolen Escape has a “Blast From the Past” placard on the front plate and no plate on the rear. The male suspect was contacted by phone but was not forthcoming with information and refused to meet. The vehicle was entered as stolen and the investigation is ongoing.

Driving Under the Influence: West County Road 14 – A woman was in a verbal argument with her boyfriend, who was trying to prevent her from driving drunk. The woman was observed driving through the parking lot and was contacted by law enforcement. The woman did not perform roadsides consistent with sobriety and was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Theft: Mountain Avenue – A man reported that overnight an unknown male stole two leaf blowers that were stored outside the building. This just blows my mind.

Saturday, December 2

Trespass: Sawtooth Mountain Drive – An unknown suspect has been entering a residence along with two other residences under construction through unsecured slider doors and basement windows.

Assist to Colorado State Patrol/Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries: Northbound Interstate 25 Mile Marker 250 – A truck driven by an intoxicated driver was driving aggressively and crashed into a concrete jersey barrier, caught air, and then landed back in the northbound lanes. The truck crossed all lanes of travel and crashed into an embankment on the east side of the interstate. A female passenger sustained serious injury.

Sunday, December 2

Theft/Curfew Violation: Berthoud – Parents of a 15-year-old brought a suspected stolen bike to Town Hall, their son had in his possession after sneaking out of the house in the middle of the night. Parents have had ongoing issues with the son and requested the son be cited for violating curfew. He was also summonsed into municipal court for the theft of the bike and the School Resource Officer was notified. The owner of the bike was identified the following day and the bike was returned.

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Gift Card Switch Scam: Scammers have been stealing gift cards from store racks, carefully opening them, and replacing the code on the back with their card numbers. They then replace them in the store on the rack so that when someone purchases and activates it, the money goes directly to the scammer’s card, not your recipient.

WHAT YOU CAN DO – Register the card, if optional, and use it as soon as possible. Order the gift card directly from the business rather than taking it off the shelf. If you take it from a kiosk, check carefully to ensure there is no tampering, and take the card from the back of the stack.

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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