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Berthoud Police Blotter – September-October 2016

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Update: October 5, 2016

Provided by
James Anderson
Patrol Sergeant: Berthoud Squad

Thursday, September 1

Distribution of Marijuana / Possession of Marijuana / Marijuana Growing Operation: 12000 block of CR18E and 3100 block of Megan Way, deputies along with, SWAT, Street Crimes Unit, and DEA executed two search warrants on a several month long investigation. A large marijuana growing operation was taken down at both locations and 173 plants, 175 pounds of finished product, one pistol, an assault rifle, and documents and records were taken as evidence.

Friday, September 2

Found Property: 300 block of Massachusetts Avenue, a brown wallet was turned into town hall by a citizen who found it on the patio of City Start Brewing. Attempts to contact the owner were unsuccessful.

Suspicious Circumstances: 4400 block of Weld CR46, a resident reported a newer model metallic charcoal Honda Civic had driven by his home twice then pulled into his driveway and looked at his field, where he keeps his cattle. The male driver was bald, in his late 20s/early 30s, and appeared to be tweeting. He was wearing a low cut rose pastel dress and had a deep voice. The male stated that he was looking for “Tom” then drove off. This may be related to the “Greeley Cow Savers” group that was causing issues at some ranches in Weld and Larimer Counties last year. Just can’t make this stuff up.

Saturday, September 3

Littering: 100 block of Mountain Ave, Habitat for Humanity Manager reported on Friday someone dropped off a stained old mattress after hours in back of the store where there are signs stating no mattresses. Attempts to contact the possible suspect were unsuccessful.

Sunday, September 4

Vehicle Trespass: 800 block of 6th Street, a resident reported someone entered his unlocked truck and stole his backpack. A laptop and paperwork from the backpack were found in the 600 block of 5th St and returned.

Vehicle Trespass: 600 block of 5th Street, a resident found papers and a laptop on his front lawn and reported someone went through his unlocked vehicle but nothing was taken. At 0425 the resident saw a male looking in the back of his neighbors pickup but did not call it in. Suspect is described as an older male with a flashlight last seen walking west on Turner.

Vehicle Trespass: 800 block of Massachusetts Avenue, a resident reported his unlocked vehicle was entered and his sunglasses and 25 dollars in change and small bills were taken.

Vehicle Trespass: 800 block of 5th Street, a resident reported that her unlocked vehicle had been rummaged through the previous night, 090316, but nothing was missing.

Domestic Violence / Criminal Mischief /Obstruction of Phone Service: 1000 block of 6th Street Court, a 34-year-old Longmont man broke his girlfriend’s vehicle window and took her phone from her when she called 911.

Monday September 5

Warrant Arrest / Resisting Arrest / Disorderly Conduct: 800 block of Marshall Place, a 19-year-old Berthoud woman returned home after fleeing from a previous physical disturbance during day shift, and promptly caused another disturbance in the middle of the street with her family and neighbors. She had a warrant out of Loveland PD and she resisted arrest all the way to the jail.

Tuesday, September 6

Vehicle Crash / Failed to Maintain Lane: Mountain Avenue and 4th Street, a Berthoud man got distracted by his puppy and side swiped two vehicles causing extensive damage.

Wednesday, September 7

Vehicle Crash / Failed to Maintain Lane:  2100 block of N CR17, a 19-year-old Brighton man got distracted by a construction site and hit a Town of Berthoud work truck which was parked on the side of the road.

Neighbor Problems: 1300 block of 4th Street, a 59-year-old Berthoud man called to report that he caught the maintenance man accessing a closet. Maintenance man had permission to be in the closet. The man wished to have the Maintenance man cited for doing his job.

Found Property: 1000 block of Mountain Avenue, a business owner called to turn in two University of Colorado “Do Not Duplicate” keys found outside his business.

Fraud: 800 block of Mountain Avenue, a resident called to report fraudulent checks of hers that had been cashed for merchandise.

Warrant Arrest: 2nd Street and Mountain Avenue, a 22-year-old Berthoud man was arrested for two warrants.

Thursday, September 8

Found Property: 1200 block of 4th Street, a resident turned in a found black purse containing miscellaneous business cards, school pictures and a carton of cigarettes.

Restraining Order Violation: 700 block of Welch Avenue, a 58-year-old Berthoud woman was arrested because she was violating a restraining order by being within 50 yards of her neighbor.

Friday, September 9

Vehicle crash with Injuries / Vehicular Assault / DUI / Child Abuse: 1500 block of 4th Street, a 31-year-old Loveland man crashed a vehicle into the back of a parked tow truck with a 24-year-old Loveland woman as the passenger. Severe damage to vehicle, requiring extrication of both people. Vehicle’s speedometer showed an impact speed of 49 MPH. The woman admitted both she and the driver had been consuming alcoholic beverages. The woman also stated she left her 2-year-old child home alone so she could “hang out with this man.” With the assistance of the woman’s parents, entry was made into her apartment in Loveland, where the child was found alone and sleeping in his crib. Child was turned over to the woman’s parents. Both the driver and passenger suffered serious bodily injury as a result of the crash and were hospitalized.

Warrant Arrest: 4th Street and Mountain Avenue, a 28-year-old Berthoud man was contacted on a traffic stop and found to have a 2 outstanding warrants.

Saturday, September 10

Follow-up / Warrant Arrest: Medical Center of the Rockies, the 31-year-old man driving the vehicle that crashed yesterday was released from the hospital and arrested for yesterday’s crash.

DUI: Welch Ave / 8th Street, a 37-year-old Loveland man was stopped for failing to signal on a turn and arrested for suspected driving under the influence of alcohol.

Suspicious Circumstances: 400 4th Street, a resident reported 3 males fighting in his yard. One of the males appeared to be injured but fled prior to deputy’s arrival.

Sunday, September 11 (9-11 lest we forget)

Assault / Child Abuse / Domestic Violence / DUI: 300 block of 2nd Street, a 27-year-old Berthoud man allegedly pushed his wife down a set of stairs and caused her minor injury. The woman was also pushed onto a bed with her baby in her arms. The man was impaired by alcohol and drove to the victim’s mother’s home. He was stopped in the 1700 block of Cleveland Ave, where he was arrested for the above charges.

Monday, September 12

Vehicle Crash with injuries / Reckless Driving / Driving Under Restraint /No Insurance / Expired Plates / Warrant Arrest: CR 17 and Hwy 287, a 53-yearold Ft. Collins woman was driving southbound on CR17. She struck a Utility locate worker who was standing in the grass on the side of the road.

Theft: 300 block of Columbine Circle, a resident reported someone stole his portable propane grill.

Vehicle Crash / Careless Driving: 500 block of 5th Street, a 32-year-old Berthoud man struck a parked vehicle.

Tuesday, September 13

Vehicle Theft: 800 block of 1st Street, a resident reported his vehicle had been stolen. The vehicle was unlocked with the keys inside.

Wednesday, September 14

Suicide Attempt: 1300 block of 4th Street, a 60-year-old person was called in as laying on the railroad tracks. A resident alerted the oncoming BNSF train so that they could stop the train in time.

Thursday, September 15

Vehicle Theft: 2000 block of 1st Street, a resident reported his trailer with two dirt bikes and one quad were stolen from his residence.

Friday, September 16

Found Property: Pioneer Park, a silver Razor scooter was found.

Vehicle Trespass / Theft: 100 block of E. Michigan Avenue, a resident called to report someone entered his unlocked vehicle stealing three GPS units and a back-up camera monitor.

Vehicle Crash / Hit and Run: 800 block of North County Road 17, an unknown driver lost control of their vehicle traveling north on CR 17 and struck a 35 MPH speed limit sign and a mail box.

Vehicle Crash / Hit and Run: 300 block of Meadowlark Drive, a report came in that sometime during his work shift and unknown driver struck his vehicle in the parking lot causing moderate damage.

Saturday, September 17

Vehicle Trespass / Theft: 300 E Colorado Avenue, a resident called to report that an unknown suspect entered his unlocked vehicle overnight.

Vehicle Trespass / Theft: 300 E Colorado Avenue, a resident had her unlocked vehicle entered.

Vehicle Trespass: 300 E Colorado Avenue, a resident had her unlocked vehicle rummaged through.

Vehicle Trespass: 300 E Colorado Avenue, a resident had his unlocked vehicle rummaged through.

Vehicle Trespass / Theft: 300 E Colorado Avenue, a resident had his unlocked vehicle rummaged through.

Vehicle Trespass / Theft: 300 block of E. Iowa Ave, a resident had her unlocked vehicle entered.

Vehicle Trespass / Theft / Burglary: 100 block of E Iowa Ave, a resident had all three of her unlocked vehicles rummaged through.

Runaway Juvenile: 800 block of Humbolt Peak Lane, a father called to report that his 14-year-old son had run away sometime between last night and today.

berthoud-vt650Between 10:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16, and 6:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, eight vehicle trespasses occurred in the Mary’s Farm area of the Town of Berthoud. The specific area targeted was between 1st and 4th Streets (east to west) and E. Michigan and Iowa Avenues (north to south). All of the vehicles entered were left unsecured and were easily accessed by the suspect(s). Electronics, cash, credit cards, and other miscellaneous items were reported stolen.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office recommends taking specific actions to reduce the chances of becoming a victim of theft. Roll up your vehicle windows, lock the doors, and do not leave valuables in plain sight inside your vehicle. Most criminals will not risk attracting attention by breaking a vehicle window unless they can see something they want to steal inside the vehicle. All residents are also encouraged to report any suspicious activity or persons and immediately call 911 if you see a crime in progress.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or any crime is asked to call Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-416-1985 or Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868 where you will remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward.


Sunday, September 18

Vehicle Trespass / Theft: 200 block of E. Iowa Ave, a resident called to report that her vehicle was entered and items were taken.

Criminal Mischief: 900 block of 2nd Street, a resident called to report that someone broke out a window on his 5th wheel trailer.

Vehicle Crash / Hit and Run: 200 block of Welch Avenue, a resident called to report someone hit his vehicle in the parking lot sometime last night.

Monday, September 19

Criminal Mischief: 200 block of E Colorado Ave, a resident reported someone damaged the lift arm on his camper on Saturday night.

Eluding: 5th Street and Welch Ave, a white male driving a white/black four wheeler fled from a traffic stop at this intersection. The driver fled through the softball field and along the walking path towards Berthoud park.

Tuesday, September 20

Vehicle Trespass: 600 block of Lake Ave, a resident reported his unlocked truck was entered around 2200 hours last night. The resident observed the light on in his truck and confronted a male who ran off in the alley. Suspect is described as a male approximately 6 feet tall wearing a long sleeve shirt and reeked of marijuana.

Theft of License Plate: 1000 block of 3rd Street, a business owner reported an ex-employee stole an old license plate and is now receiving toll bills for the plate.

Driving under Restraint / Habitual Traffic Offender: 5th Street and Colorado Avenue, a deputy observed a suspicious vehicle on the north side of the road. A 27-year-old Ft. Collins man was contacted and found to be a habitual traffic offender and license revoked.

Warrant Arrest: 5th Street and Colorado Avenue A 22-year-old woman was contacted along with the above call and found to have a warrant for her arrest.

Wednesday, September 21

Vehicle Trespass: I-25 Park -N-Ride, a business reported a work truck that had padlocks cut off and tools taken.

Thursday, September 22

Vehicle Crash: CR 17 and Mountain Ave, a 16-year-old student attempted to turn left in front of an oncoming vehicle and was T-boned.

Vehicle Crash: 1st Street and Bunyan, a 22-year-old woman attempted to turn left into the Conoco in front of an oncoming vehicle and hit head on.

Friday, September 

Vehicle Trespass/Theft: I-25 Park and Ride, a business called to report that sometime between Wednesday and Friday someone entered the tool boxes of her company’s work truck and stole tools.

Driving under Restraint: 100 block of 1st Street, a man was contacted for an expired temporary tag and his license was suspended.

Disturbance: 200 block of 2nd Street, a woman sent a text to her boyfriend in Longmont advising that she was in a vehicle in Berthoud, being assaulted.

Accidental Shooting: 1000 block of 7th Street Court  , a resident was emptying the chamber of his handgun and accidentally shot the tip of his pinky off.

Saturday, September 24

Lost Property: 100 block of Bimson Ave, a resident reported that she lost her purse.

Sunday, September 25

Disorderly Conduct: 200 block of 2nd Street, a 35-year-old man and a 29-year-old man were in an argument over roommate issues. This led to one of the men hitting the other and a wrestling match in the street.

Monday, September26

Theft of Vehicle Parts: 300 block of East Iowa Avenue, a resident called to report that an unknown suspect stole the tail light lenses off of his Gold Chevrolet Silverado.

Vehicle Crash / Property Damage: Massachusetts Avenue and 8th Street, a resident reported that an unknown vehicle had struck her parked car. The hit vehicle was determined to be a semi-truck making a delivery to Napa Auto Parts.

Tuesday, September 27

Theft:  300 block of Massachusetts Avenue, a resident came into the Berthoud Town Hall to report that his green Hot Wheels Bicycle was stolen.

Wednesday, September 28

Careless Driving: 900 block of Mountain Avenue, a 16-year-old got her driver’s license 5 days ago and thought it would be fun to squeal her tires to impress her friends.

Thursday, September 29

Vehicle Trespass / Theft: 3100 block of Megan Way, a resident left her vehicle unlocked with her purse and keys inside the vehicle. Her purse was taken and multiple credit cards were used at Walmart.

Abandoned Vehicle: 6th Street and Mountain Avenue, an abandoned motor home was towed from this location.

Vehicle Crash: Hwy 287 and CR17, a Longmont man’s foot slipped off the brake and he rear-ended the vehicle in front of him.

Vicious Animal / License Required: 600 block of 4th Street, a resident was attacked by another resident’s dog.

Vehicle Trespass: 100 block of Hummingbird Place, a resident was awakened by her dog barking. She saw two to three people looking into vehicles, then saw someone check her vehicle’s door. She yelled at them and the suspects fled in an unknown vehicle at a high rate of speed south on 8th Street. She described one suspect as white female, high school age, thin, shoulder length curly hair, wearing a hat and a plaid shirt.

Friday, September 30

Suspicious Circumstances: 300 block of Colorado Avenue, a resident reported she and her husband saw someone looking through the windows to their vehicles around 8:00pm the previous night.

Saturday, October 1

Dog Bite: Fickel Park, large turnout at the park for Oktoberfest with several people bringing their dogs. Two leashed dogs get into a fight one is a pit bull and the other is an Australian Shepard miniature poodle. Two people get bit and a third sustains minor scratches trying to break up the dogs. The Australian shepherd mix has multiple puncture wounds and will be spending a few days at the vet.

Vehicle Trespass: 400 block of 5th Street: a resident reported that her vehicle was entered into and several items had been stolen. This incident occurred two to three weeks ago.

Sunday, October 2

Theft: 3rd St and Mountain Avenue, a resident left her new bicycle locked to the bike rack at the bus stop yesterday morning. When she returned to pick up the bike this afternoon the bike was gone.

Theft: 1000 block of 4th Street, an employee’s cell phone was stolen while she was working at Conoco. A customer took the cell phone and left the store.

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