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Police Beat: April 9, 2009

Tuesday, March 31

  • A vehicle in the 700 block of Massachusetts Avenue was marked as abandoned.
  • Police gave a verbal warning to some juveniles who were using the tennis net at Fickel Park as a trampoline.

Wednesday, April 1

  • A resident of south Ninth Street reported that a thirty-something, bearded male wearing dirty jeans had approached his daughter on the previous day. Police list this as Suspicious Circumstances.
  • Missing baseball equipment at the Bein Park baseball field prompted a request for extra patrols.
  • A juvenile called police when he saw someone else riding his bicycle in Fickel Park.
  • Police contacted two young women who were going door to door in the 100 block of Indiana Avenue. They apparently did not have a permit for solicitation.
  • A skunk was discovered near a porch in the 900 block of Sixth Street. The resident threw mothballs at the animal after which it stood up and then collapsed. The Humane Society came a retrieved the distempered skunk.
  • Shortly before midnight, a resident of the 1000 block of Third Street discovered someone in the house taking things. There was a scuffle and some things were broken. The intruder was known to the occupants of the house and they informed the police of his name and address.

Thursday, April 2

  • Police responded to a report of three pit bull dogs at Berthoud High School. All three dogs were picked up and brought to the police department kennels.
  • Police put a red tag and a 72-hour notice on a flat bed trailer that had been left overly long in the street in the 900 block of Sixth Street.
  • Police picked up a white pit bull running loose at the A&W Restaurant. The dog’s owner met the CEO on the street and the dog was returned accompanied by a written warning.
  • One person was taken into custody when police responded to a physical disturbance involving a man and a woman in the 200 block of First Street.
  • A smoking portable grill on the porch at the Derby Grill got a response from both the police and fire departments.
  • Cases of suspicious circumstances at Berthoud Village Animal Hospital and in the 800 block of Eighth Street were investigated by officers.

Friday, April 3

  • Police warned two boys that they were trespassing by walking on the railroad tracks near Turner Avenue.
  • A caller from the 800 block of Fifth Street reported someone had just stolen an air compressor from the back of his truck and departed to the south.
  • Three loose dogs were out on Third Street. Police put two of them back in the fenced yard, but one remained on the loose.
  • A caller who lives near the Methodist Church reported that the church bells keep ringing.
  • It was nearly 11 p.m. when a resident in the 800 block of Holmes Place reported suspicious activity in the street. Parties had been in and out of a vintage Mustang and a Dodge truck for forty-five minutes. At the time of the call, the Mustang was gone, but the Dodge was still there.

Saturday, April 4

  • An observer at 2:45 a.m. thought it odd that six or seven juveniles were walking down north Fourth Street, being loud and yelling at each other at that time of night. The juveniles were gone when police arrived.
  • Police responded to three motor vehicle accidents during the afternoon. An accident at Taft and Highway 287 was non-injury as was the one at Weld County Road 3 and State Highway 56. A 45-year-old female was injured in an incident at County Road 8 and US Highway 287 and her car had to be towed.
  • A barking beagle at Capital Avenue and Third Street was the subject of a complaint. Police found all clear when they arrived.
  • Three juveniles throwing fireworks into yards as the walked away from Berthoud Park were gone when police arrived.

Monday, April 6

  • A Capital Avenue caller reported a “standard black poodle with pink color is loose. Dog is always loose. Belongs at … on the corner.” The caller subsequently cancelled the call.
  • Vandalism was reported at the Turner Middle School athletic fields. The caller reported five to six juveniles breaking bottles and throwing things onto the track. The caller reported that the juveniles had left in automobiles. The caller remained at the track but the vandals were gone when police arrived. 
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