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Berthoud Police Blotter: September 2023

September 1 – 3

 

Friday, September 1

Burglary: Mountain Avenue – Several bottles of unopened alcohol were located next to the dumpster outside a local business. It was discovered the business was entered through an unlocked access point and the bottles were stolen.

Saturday, September 2

Warrant Arrest x4: Meadowlark Drive – A female was booked at the Larimer County Jail for four outstanding warrants after the Boulder Jail refused to book her.

Mental Health Hold: Preserve Drive – Summitstone requested assistance with the transport of a male to the hospital for a mental health hold. The male was not cooperative and was experiencing extreme paranoia. After several attempts of trying to convince the male to cooperate, deputies went hands-on and the male resisted. A takedown was utilized to place the male into protective custody. The male was transported to the hospital via ambulance in four-point restaurants due to his continued aggressive behavior. The male was medically cleared and placed on a mental health hold.

Warrant Arrest: County Road 10E – A male was contacted with an outstanding warrant and booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Sunday, September 3

Nothing noteworthy today.

SCAM BUSTER! Be in the Know.

Amazon Phone Call Scam: Someone with a foreign accent calls and says he is from Amazon and there were charges to your account that are fraudulent. He then transfers you to the bank person who confirms the fraud and asks for your banking info. The scammer then transfers you to someone at the “Federal Trade Commission” who asks for a copy of your driver’s license. Then he asks you where your retirement funds and bank accounts are. The scammer then tells you he is going to take money from your personal account to pay the Amazon charge.  If you hang up when you realize it’s a scam – they will continue to call you from various numbers, including spoofed numbers such as “Johnstown Polic Department.” No – that isn’t my typo – it is the scammers not knowing how to spell police.  These are scams!  Just hang up!

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.

September 4 – 10

Monday, September 4

Theft: West County Road 10E – A woman reported that her toolbox and several tools were stolen from her residence.

Criminal Mischief: North County Road 23/West County Road 12 – A man reported an unknown individual cut the tie downs on a tarp covering a stack of hay. The tarp then blew off and the top layer, approximately 40 hay bales, were ruined due to rain.

Warrant Arrest: South Highway 287 – A man riding his bicycle from Loveland to Longmont was found on the side of the road disoriented and possibly dehydrated. After medical attention, it was discovered the man had a warrant for his arrest. He requested a ride to Longmont but got a ride to the Larimer County Jail instead.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: North Berthoud Parkway/Woodcock Street – Two vehicles were involved in a motor vehicle accident, due to conflicting stories, the cause of the accident was unable to be determined.

Tuesday, September 5

Felony Criminal Impersonation x2: Grand Market Avenue – A man, who was known to be wanted on Felony Criminal Impersonation charges, was seen at a business in Loveland. The man was then contacted in Berthoud and arrested after positive identification. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Theft: 4th Street – A woman reported that her juvenile son’s phone and camera were stolen from the laundromat. On Saturday, a $40 charge was made to the card from Longmont. The investigation is ongoing.

Detox Hold: Highway 56/County Road 1 – A man was called in multiple times for lunging at traffic, cursing at traffic, and threatening drivers. He was uncooperative upon contact and told he would resist, which he did, after which he was detained. The man was taken to the hospital for a detox hold.

Fraud: South 5th St – A woman reported that her credit card had been charged approximately $400 in New York and $377.50 in Mexico. The woman contacted her bank to report the fraudulent charges.

Wednesday, September 6

Theft: Sara Lynn Lane – Approximately 79 sheets of siding valued at $6,500 were stolen from a construction site. Crime Scene Investigators responded to the location to collect evidence

Theft: Clara View Drive – A gas range was stolen from a newly built home at this location. The residence was locked, and it is believed entry was made through an unlocked basement window.

Theft: Murrlet Street – A man reported that a set of golf clubs fell out of his truck when he was turning into his driveway. A home security camera captured a man pulling up to the golf clubs and he is seen placing the clubs into the back of his vehicle. Through the use of the Flock camera system, the vehicle was located which led to the identification of the suspect. The suspect was contacted and agreed to return the golf clubs to the Berthoud substation for return to the owner.

Thursday, September 7

Criminal Mischief: West County Road 10E – It was reported that a storage unit was broken into and items inside were damaged.

Friday, September 8

Found Drugs:  East Highway 56 – A Colorado State Patrol Trooper found a baggie of methamphetamine in a parking lot. A deputy logged the baggie for destruction.

Weapons Disturbance/Juvenile Problem: Berthoud -After the Berthoud High School football game three sixteen-year-old males in a vehicle chased another male with a baseball bat. When citizens intervened, the juveniles threatened the citizens with the bat. One resident pulled a shotgun to defend themselves and the males fled in the vehicle. The juveniles were later contacted and cited for traffic violations. No probable cause for felony menacing due to conflicting victim statements. All three juveniles were trespassed from Berthoud High School.

Runaway Juvenile/Minor in Possession of Marijuana: Berthoud – A man reported his fifteen-year-old daughter as a runaway juvenile. The man later found his daughter in a vehicle prior to contact with law enforcement. The juvenile was found to be in possession of marijuana wax. She refused to go home and was released to another family member. The juvenile was issued a citation for the marijuana.

Saturday, September 9

Possession of Controlled Substance/No Proof of Insurance/Driving Under Suspension/Traffic Infraction: North Highway 287/West County Road 8 – A man was contacted for a traffic infraction. A K9 alerted on the vehicle, which led to the discovery of methamphetamine. The driver was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Sunday, September 10

Theft: 2nd Street – An unknown suspect entered a man’s boat at the storage units and stole several fishing poles and reels.

Third-Degree Assault/Domestic Violence: 6th Street Court – A man got into a physical fight with his girlfriend. The man was contacted in south Loveland on a traffic stop after fleeing from the scene and was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

SCAM BUSTER! Be in the Know.

Venmo Alert of Limit for Funds Paid: If you receive an alert from Venmo saying there was a problem with crediting your account with a larger payment than your limit, beware. The message asks the paying party to send more funds to increase your limit – then they can credit you. In reality, this is not legitimately Venmo, and the entire transaction is a scam.

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.

September 11 – 17

Monday, September 11

Fraud/Theft: Meadowlark Drive – A local business reported at least 17 checks were stolen at an unknown time, and over $71,000 was stolen via forged checks.

Tuesday, September 12

Construction Site Theft: Blue Bell Rd. – A homebuilder reported that 55 sheets of siding were stolen overnight, valued at approximately $1800. This investigation is ongoing.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: East Highway 56 – A man was driving a semi-truck and took a corner too sharply, hitting a box truck causing minor damage.

Criminal Mischief: East Michigan Avenue – A woman reported that her passenger side window was broken out within a two-hour window. No items were taken from the vehicle and it does not appear anyone entered the vehicle.

Wednesday, September 13

Cold Burglary: 42nd Street Southwest – A woman reported she had a camper at this location and it was broken into sometime between 09/05/23 through 09/13/23. The woman said that tools and jewelry were taken.

Criminal Mischief: West County Road 14 – A man reported someone damaged his tow truck sometime during the evening. Possible cameras at a business across the street may have captured the incident.

Criminal Mischief: Meadowlark Drive – A woman reported her work truck had the gas line cut. No cameras and no suspects.

Thursday, September 14

Cold Burglary: 2nd Street – Three storage units were reported to have been broken into overnight. Unknown suspects arrived in an older model Chevy Tahoe around 3:15 a.m. Owners of the storage units have not called in to report anything taken.

Cold Theft: 5th Street – A man reported he had a rear differential, 4 chrome rims, and used brakes stolen from his property overnight.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: North Highway 287/County Road 8 – A man was driving northbound on Highway 287. The driver said he drove through a puddle, which caused him to hydroplane and lose control of his vehicle. The driver pulled his emergency brake and crossed all the southbound lanes. The driver was estimated to be driving under the speed limit and did not incur any injuries.

Friday, September 15

Nothing of significance to note.

Saturday, September 16

Unlawful Possession of Controlled Substance (Fentanyl)/Unlawful Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance/Criminal Possession of Four or More Financial Devices Belong to Different People/Tampering with Evidence/Second-Degree Introduction of Contraband/Warrant Arrest: 7th Street – A man and woman were observed leaving a residence and pulled into a random driveway before they were able to be stopped. The driver was observed walking away from his car and was taken into custody on his misdemeanor warrant. The woman stayed with the vehicle and was contacted as well. A vehicle search yielded numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia, user amounts of fentanyl, and numerous debit cards in the woman’s possession that were not hers. Both individuals were booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: North Berthoud Parkway – A woman reported that her vehicle was backed into in a parking lot causing minor damage. There was no suspect or vehicle information.

Sunday, September 17

Driving Under the Influence: County Road 17/County Road 4E – A male driver was contacted on a driving infraction and found to be under the influence of alcohol. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Warrant Arrest: Lake View Avenue/Westport Avenue – A woman was contacted and found to have an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. She was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

SCAM BUSTER! Be in the Know.

Craig’s List/Market Place Ad Scam: After responding to an ad on Craig’s List or Marketplace, the seller (scammer) responds by asking for you to send them a Google verification code to ensure them you are not a bot.

The scam is to get you to share the Google Voice verification with them. The scammer most likely will use that number to rip off other people and conceal their identity. Sometimes these scammers are after a Google Voice verification code and other information about you. If they get enough of your information, they could pretend to be you to access your accounts or open new accounts in your name. No matter what the story is, don’t share your Google Voice verification code — or any verification code — with someone if you didn’t contact them first. That’s a scam, every time.

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.

September 18 – 24

Monday, September 18

Fraud: West Hill Drive – A man reported his computer was possibly hacked and he received multiple emails from a hacker demanding $1,300 in a bitcoin or else all his personal information on his computer would be exposed. The man is not out of any money but did notice that $317 was attempted to be charged on a credit card.

Harassment/Domestic Violence: 2nd Street – A man threatened via text message to burn a woman’s house down. The man was contacted and arrested in Longmont. Thank you to the Longmont Police Department for their assistance.

Missing Runaway: Berthoud – A juvenile male was reported to have run away from home and his mother had not had contact with him since the previous Friday. The boy was entered as missing and local resources were notified.

Fraud/Theft: Tabor Street – A woman reported that approximately $200,000 was fraudulently stolen from her in a deceptive scam. The investigation is ongoing.

Tuesday, September 19

Vehicle Trespass: Madison Drive- An unknown suspect wearing a ski mask and gloves entered at least five unlocked cars in this area. Nothing was taken but center consoles were opened, and the suspect was likely looking for guns. Please lock up your vehicles and do not leave anything of value in the vehicle, especially firearms.

Theft: East 4th Street – A homebuilder reported $1050 in construction materials were stolen from a construction site.

Harassment/Disorderly Conduct: West County Road 14 – A man was contacted after threatening neighbors over a notice the apartment complex posted on his door. The man made direct statements to his neighbor that were intended to provoke a violent encounter, as well as racial slurs. The man was intoxicated and non-compliant when contacted. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Warrant Arrest: North Berthoud Parkway – A man was contacted with an outstanding warrant.

Wednesday, September 20

Theft: Spartan Avenue – The Town of Berthoud reported that two unknown suspects stole mirrors from a bathroom located at a town park.

Vehicle Trespass: Bunyan Avenue – A man reported his unlocked vehicle was entered and approximately $870 worth of items were stolen from the vehicle including ammunition, tools, and sunglasses.

Felony Warrant Arrest: Bunyan Avenue – A man was contacted on a traffic infraction and found to have an outstanding felony warrant for his arrest. He was booked at the Larimer County jail and issued a citation for the traffic infraction.

Thursday, September 21

Felony Vehicular Eluding/Driving Under the Influence of Drugs/Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft/Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substances/Recovered Stolen License Plates: Berthoud – A male driver fled from Fort Collins Police Services in a white 2015 Ford F150 that was stolen in Loveland. The vehicle was stopped at Berthoud Parkway and Mountain Avenue after a successful PIT (Precision Immobilization Technique) maneuver. The driver fled a short distance on foot. He was arrested following a successful Taser deployment. Minor damages were incurred to the suspect vehicle and patrol car. There were no injuries to deputies and minor injuries to the suspect.

Friday, September 22

First-Degree Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft: Second Street – A woman stole a U-Haul van that her mother had rented. The vehicle was entered as stolen, and the Loveland Police Department found the vehicle with the woman inside. The van was recovered, and the woman was arrested.

Fraud: Meadowlark Drive – A man said that multiple times he has had fraudulent charges to his account.

Theft: 42nd Street Southwest – A woman reported her Tabor refund check of $750 was taken out of her mail and fraudulently cashed.

Driving Under Revocation/No Proof of Insurance/Warrant Arrest: 2nd Street/Mountain Avenue: A male driver was stopped for a traffic infraction. He was found to have a revoked driver’s license and used a year validation tab from another vehicle to avoid paying renewal fees. In addition, he also had a warrant for his arrest. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Saturday, September 23

Assault: Meadowlark Drive – A woman reported her eight-year-old son and his friend, also eight years of age, were assaulted by two teenage boys. The assault occurred over a dispute over favorite football teams. The teenage boys threw rocks at the eight-year-old boys, striking one in the face. No major injuries. One teenage boy had a white shirt with a blue bandana covering his face, the other had a black hoodie. Both rode off on bicycles in an unknown direction.

Criminal Mischief: Murrlet Street – A man reported someone broke his living room window, and immediately after, he heard a car drive off. The man reported that he is having issues with individuals from Denver.

Felony Menacing/Obstruction of Telephone Services/Criminal Mischief: Red Wheat Trail – A man drove on a sidewalk and damaged another man’s property. This caused a verbal argument to ensue between the two. The man who drove on the sidewalk then drove a knife into a wooden post next to the other man’s head. The suspect was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Sunday, September 24

Burglary/Theft: Glacier Avenue – A female resident reported that someone entered her home and stole her AR-15 and SIG SP20-22 9mm. The woman has not seen the firearms in two weeks, does not have any pictures or serial numbers for the firearms, and believes the suspect is her ex-husband who lives in Florida.

SCAM BUSTER! Be in the Know.

Social Security Emil Scam: If you receive an email telling you that “your social security number is going to be de-activated soon as they (scammer) have uncovered suspicious and unlawful activities,” do not respond – it is a scam! For more information on current scams 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.

September 25 – October 1

Monday, September 25

Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries/Careless Driving: North Highway 287 – A female driver was watching TikTok videos and did not account for the curve in Highway 287, just past County Road 10E. The woman’s vehicle flew over the center median, almost struck two southbound cars, and then came to a rest in the ditch about 30 yards off the road. She was transported to the hospital and summonsed for careless driving. Driving and TikTok don’t mix well. The results of it could make a good TikTok.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: 8th Street/Welch Avenue – A vehicle was stopped on southbound 8th Street south of Welch Avenue making a phone call. Another vehicle was traveling westbound on Welch Avenue and made a left-hand turn to go southbound on 8th Street. The driver of the stopped vehicle ended the phone call and began to make a U-turn over the double-yellow lines on 8th Street, turning in front of the other vehicle. Law enforcement was called and the driver of the vehicle traveling westbound requested an information report to be pulled and for the at-fault driver to not be cited.

Harassment: Berthoud – A juvenile paid a scammer $25.00 after being threatened that compromising photographs of himself were going to be posted. Parents were advised to factory reset the juvenile’s cellphone and change all passwords to social media.

Tuesday, September 26

Warrant Arrest: Grand Market Avenue – A man was contacted and booked for an outstanding warrant after Flock cameras alerted on his vehicle for the warrant.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident/Careless Driving: Mountain Avenue – A driver of a vehicle said that he was stopped for traffic due to the train on Mountain Avenue and was struck from behind by another vehicle, causing him to hit the rear of the truck in front of him. The at-fault driver reported he was driving between 30-35 miles per hour in a posted 25 mph zone in the downtown area. He was issued a summons for Careless Driving.

Wednesday, September 27

Trailer Theft: 2nd Street – A woman reported her recently purchased, enclosed 1996 cargo utility trailer was stolen from a parking lot where she kept it. The last time the trailer was seen was on 09/13/23. The estimated value of the trailer is $4,000.

Anti-Bias Crime/Criminal Mischief: Spartan Avenue – An unknown suspect spray-painted anti-Mormon sentiments in the parking lot of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The suspect also spray-painted a vehicle across the street from the church. Investigations took over the case. For more information visit: www.larimer.gov/spotlights/2023/09/27/house-worship-property-vandalized-investigators-seeking-information

Death Investigation: East Highway 56 – A man was found deceased in the driver seat of his semi-truck parked at a local business. Unknown cause of death, but most likely a medical issue. The Investigations Unit responded.

Thursday, September 28

Criminal Mischief: Katmai Court – A man went to check on his house, under repair after a fire gutted the house last year, when he heard water running. He found that someone had broken the water supply line into the house, and there were several inches of water in the basement. Damages are estimated between $20,000-40,000.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: Berthoud Parkway/Rosewood Drive – Two vehicles collided in the roundabout. The drivers had conflicting stories and there was no roadway evidence to determine who was at fault.

Warrant Arrest/Driving Under Revocation/No Proof of Insurance: Mountain Avenue/7th Street – A man was contacted for a traffic infraction and found to have a warrant for his arrest, was driving without a valid driver’s license, and did not have proof of insurance. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Attempted Theft: Summit Vista Dive: A Berthoud Deputy saw a theft suspect’s van in town. The van was followed to Summit Vista Drive and backed into the driveway of a home under construction where a stack of siding was located. The suspects fled the scene on foot prior to deputy contact. The van was towed to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office for evidence processing.

Friday, September 29

Nothing of significance to note.

Saturday, September 30

Harassment: Mountain Avenue – An employee at a local business reported that a Hispanic male entered the store intoxicated and tried to buy alcohol. When the man was refused service, he became upset and began yelling and harassing the employee.

Driving Under the Influence/Speeding: Highway 287/County Road 4 – A man was contacted for speeding and found to be under the influence of alcohol. He was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Sunday, October 1

Runaway Juvenile: Berthoud – A mother reported her juvenile son ran away from home again. There is currently an active warrant for the juvenile’s arrest. He was entered as missing/runaway in law enforcement databases.

Follow-Up: Glacier Avenue – A woman recently reported a cold burglary where firearms were taken. She has since found the firearms behind a dresser within the house and reported they were not stolen.

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia/Driving Under Revocation/Suspicious Circumstances: Prairie Star Neighborhood – Two men were stopped because they were driving out of the neighborhood without any lights on. The men’s stories did not line up. Drug paraphernalia was found after a K9 alert. Both subjects had gloves in their laps upon contact and were possibly involved in vehicle break-ins.

SCAM BUSTER! Be in the Know.

Text to the Wrong Number: You get a text from someone you don’t know. If you respond that the texter has the wrong number, they will try to start up a conversation with you anyway. They may push you to continue the chat. DO NOT respond to any of these unknown wrong number texts. They could want you to click on a link at some point which opens you up to nefarious activities. They could use the information from the link to steal financial information and make you a target for future scams. Even responding that they have the wrong number makes you a target since you answered.

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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