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Police Beat: Aug. 6, 2009

Tuesday, July 28

  • A Third Street resident reported finding a bat in her garage. Her cat had found it first and she wanted advice on what to do. She would have no problem disposing of the bat or letting if free if it was still alive.
  • A check of an abandoned vehicle parked in the 900 block of Wilshire Drive. showed it was stolen and the vehicle was towed.
  • After a report of a loud stereo behind a house on east Michigan Avenue, police contacted the parties and they agreed to turn the Michael Jackson music off or way down. 

Wednesday, July 29

  • In a non-injury motor vehicle accident in the 800 block of Seventh Street, a vehicle sideswiped two parked cars and a trailer. The female driver said she was from out of town (Kansas) and was looking at her GPS when she hit the parked vehicles.

Thursday, July 30

  • Shortly after midnight police received a call about what sounded like a verbal disturbance in the 300 block of south Eighth Street. The caller reported arguing and loud banging noises. When police arrived the officer walked and drove around the area and found it quiet.
  • The evening brought three hit and run cases. A resident in the 900 block of Longview Avenue reported his vehicle was hit while parked on the street.
  • A half-hour later police got a call that a silver truck with a large cattle guard type front bumper and a plumber’s rack on the back had hit a fire hydrant and light pole at Fourth and Mountain. The report came forty minutes after the event and the truck was last seen going north on First Street. Police issued a Be On the Lookout for (BOLO) report and noted that the vehicle also had a yellow and orange ladder strapped on the top and would have heavy front end damage. There is no report of that vehicle being found.
  • Two hours after the previous call, police received a report of another hit and run at Fourth St. and Mountain Ave. In this case, a silver Ford SUV hit another car and left the scene. Police did manage to locate and stop this vehicle. The driver was a 13 year-old with his father as passenger. The youth had panicked and did not stop at the scene.

Friday, July 31

  • A chocolate Lab with puppies was found wandering around at south Fifth Street and Spartan Avenue. The telephone number on the dogs tag was a disconnected number, but the police did contact the owners.
  • Grace Place Church called to report a theft from a vacant building next to the dug-out youth facility.

Saturday, Aug. 1

  • Police responded to a call about a suspicious blue car parked at the cemetery at 6:14 a.m. At 6:29 the officer reported that it was “dead quiet on arrival.”
  • An apparent altercation between two women at the Berthoud High School was called in by one of the women. She said the other woman was driving off and she followed her in car. Police investigated and issued summons to both women. 
  • An east Nebraska Avenue resident asked to speak to an officer about a continuing problem of barking dogs in his neighborhood.
  • A Longview Avenue resident reported a cow loose in the neighborhood. Two officers responded and contacted the owner of the calf.
  • Just before midnight four juveniles were observed running from 10th Street towards Eighth Street through the alley. They were all dressed in black and the caller observed that they looked small. Police located them a half-hour later and reported they were playing tag.

Sunday, Aug. 2

  • A Fifth Street resident detained a Beagle and call police to report that the dog has tags, but they were not for Berthoud. He called back ten minutes later to report that he had found the owner.
  • A Weld County 46 resident reported that his mail box had been destroyed by vandals for the second time in two weeks. He asked what he could do to build a mail box to avoid this in the future. He said the suspects got out of their vehicle and police found tennis shoe prints. The case is being investigated.

Monday, Aug. 3

  • In follow up action, a caller requested a case number for a DUI/MVA of an accident that occurred on July 30.
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