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Police Beat: Feb. 12, 2009

Tuesday, Feb. 3
Police assisted Berthoud Fire at 211 Versaw Ct. Fire investigators said the fire was most likely caused by a faulty boiler. Two employees got out of the building without injuries.

Police responded quickly to a call of suspicious circumstances at Berthoud High School. Apparently several juveniles may have been boxing and were observed putting the gloves in a bag after which they ran away.

Wednesday, Feb. 4
Police responded to two cold thefts. A bicycle was reported stolen at Berthoud Elementary School. There is no information available about a theft in the Sunshine Acres mobile home park.

Thursday, Feb. 5
Police had a busy day making traffic stops, with 19 logged. They also had four code enforcement cases in the Hillsdale subdivision and the day also included assisting at a motor vehicle accident on the interstate.

Police responded to a late night rollover accident in the 300 block of Third St. It was shortly before midnight when a 24 year-old Berthoud woman traveling north on Third Street hit a parked vehicle and rolled onto its top. The driver had to be extracted and suffered some injuries and was transported to the Medical Center of the Rockies. A blood test at the medical facility showed her blood alcohol content to be .358 percent. The Larimer County jail refused her admittance because of the high BAC and the fact that she was now wearing a neck brace. She reported that she had been drinking at different venues since approximately 3 p.m. Police took her to Island Grove Detox center in Greeley.

Friday, Feb. 6
Friday was a relatively quiet day as the police made 10 traffic stops, investigated a case of vandalism in the post office parking lot and responded to two reports of juvenile problems. One of the juvenile problems reported was kids riding their bicycles on the tennis courts at Fickel Park but the riders were gone when police arrived.

Saturday, Feb. 7
Most of the drivers in the 11 traffic stops made were given verbal warnings. Just before noon police were called to a residence in the 600 block of Mountain Ave. where they found drug paraphernalia. Apparently the renters who vacated the premises left the objects. Police seized the paraphernalia and it will be destroyed.

Sunday, Feb. 8
Police did not have much time for traffic stops this Sunday. They responded at 8:30 a.m. and 4:18 p.m. to a burglar alarm at L1 Automotive, both false alarms. There were six reports of criminal mischief, three of the incidents occurred on Redwood Circle.

The big case of the day was the overnight burglary at Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant. Police were called to the business shortly after 9:30 a.m. and spent the next hour and half investigating and dusting for finger and footprints. A full report will follow.

Monday, Feb. 9
A frustrated resident complained to police that kids kept ringing his doorbell and leaving. He didn’t know who was doing this, but would like to have it stopped.

A brace of Pit Bulls near Berthoud Elementary School was returned home to the 1000 block of Seventh Street Place and the owner was made aware that her dogs were loose.

A late night traffic stop at Sixth St. and Bunyan Ave. ended with one person in custody and their white Chevy Trailblazer being towed away. The nature of the problem is listed as DUI.

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