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Police Beat: Aug. 13, 2009

Tuesday, Aug. 4

  • Police found a five-gallon propane tank in the 300 block of Victoria Avenue. The bottle was logged into the found property and is stored in the city garage.
  • Berthoud Police received a call from the Larimer County Sheriff’s office about two males on the Burlington Northern train. The train stopped in Berthoud and the police removed the two from the train.
  • A water department employee notified police that longhorn cattle were on the roadway at County Road 17 at County Road 10E. Police contacted the owner who retrieved the cattle. It seems the bull wanted out and was not deterred by the barbed wire fence.
  • A neighbor called about a house on south Ninth Street that had an open door. He could see three dogs barking inside and did not want to approach. When police came they were confronted by what they described as dogs barking aggressively. The owner had previous warnings about the barking dogs and was issued a summons this time.
  • There was another non-injury motor vehicle accident at the curve at First Street and Mountain Avenue. A Denver resident heading into town attempted a left turn onto Mountain Avenue and was struck by a Berthoud driver following the curve to north bound First Street. 

Wednesday, Aug. 5

  • Police were called to investigate a burglary on Weld County Road 3. The thieves took a riding lawn mower, all the gardening tools and three containers of chemicals.
  • A dead fox was reported near the concrete pad near Eighth Avenue and the footpath.
  • Dispatch could hear the dog barking as the Elm Avenue resident reported the noise on the telephone. Police issued a summons to the dog’s owner. 

Thursday, Aug. 6

  • Shortly after 9 p.m. police received a Traffic-Reddi (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) report of a red pickup turning westbound onto State Highway 56. The report said the truck had a yellow light on top, writing on the side and no plates. The truck was swerving, speeding and crossing over lines. The truck was gone when police arrived.

Friday, Aug. 7

  • A neighbor did not appreciate the loud music and noisy party at 2 a.m. and reported the incident. While the officer was on the scene at the address near south Third Street and Colorado Avenue, the owner came home and turned the volume down. The owner was issued a verbal warning. 
  • Late in the evening, a Sixth Street woman reported young girls peeking into the windows. She said it had been going on for about 30 minutes and now the girls have run down the alley. They were gone when police arrived.
  • When police arrived in the 500 block of Redwood Circle in response to a barking dog complaint, they found the area quiet.

Saturday, Aug. 8

  • Two males were reported walking on Franklin Avenue in the area of the Berthoud Living Center at 3:12 a.m. the caller indicated one of the males might be intoxicated. They were gone when police arrived.
  • At 3:19 police received another call about two males walking in the area of Sixth Street and Turner Avenue. The report reads this was not related to the two people on Franklin Avenue. The caller said the two were not doing anything wrong but thought they should be checked on. They too were gone when police arrived.
  • A Welch Avenue resident found her tires slashed. She suspects her ex, who is under a restraining order.

Sunday, Aug. 9

  • Police received a Traffic-Reddi report at 3:46 a.m. A dark colored Jeep SUV was reported having been driving on the wrong side of the road on U.S. Highway 287 and was southbound on County Road 17. The case fell into the jurisdiction of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Department.
  • Berthoud police responded to three motor vehicle accidents on Interstate 25. The accidents occurred within a 35-minute period beginning at 12:12 p.m. The first incident was at the northbound 249 mile marker, the second was southbound at the 251 mile marker and the third at southbound 253. The last accident is listed with injuries, the first two as unknown injuries.

Monday, Aug. 10

  • Police checked out two reports of barking dogs, but in each case they found it quiet when they arrived.
  • There were also two reports of loose dogs. In the first case from the 1000 block of First St., the dog was gone when police arrived. In the second case, just before 5 p.m., the dogs were kept in the department kennels overnight after a phone message was left for the owner.
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