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Police Beat: Jan. 15, 2009

Tuesday, Dec. 30
The Colorado Tractor Company reported the theft of a 1977 John Deere, Model 4230 tractor. Employees at first thought the high winds of the previous night had been responsible for the damage to the lock and the open gate, but then noticed the tractor was missing.

Later that same day police were dispatched to Serenity Ridge Parkway to investigate a stolen trailer. A resident had seen the trailer being towed in late November but thought the driver was looking for an entrance to the motor cross track nearby. This week he noticed the trailer in a low-lying area not readily visible from his house or the road. A check of the VIN number identified the trailer as having been stolen from Denver. 

Thursday, Jan. 1
At 1:36 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle on east Highway 56 for failing to drive in a single lane. The 46-year-old female driver was given a ride to the Larimer County Detention Center and charged with Driving under the Influence.

Friday, Jan. 2
A man driving north on County Line Road just north of County Road 4 saw two black plastic boxes on the right shoulder of the road and retrieved them. The boxes contained a Porter Cable router and a router guide. The honest man brought the items to the Berthoud Police department.

A resident in the 500 block of First St. thought the damage to her windows was caused by the recent windstorm, but police thought otherwise and found a BB lying on the windowsill.

Saturday, Jan. 3
At 1:06 a.m., an officer driving southbound on First St. noticed a male urinating on a truck in the parking lot at Bunyan Ave. The aforementioned truck was in front of an outdoor seating area and in plain view of the general public. The man was cited and released.

Police were dispatched to a local restaurant to interview a woman who related the following story. She said her estranged husband had threatened to kill her and himself by ramming into a semi at high speed. When she attempted to get out of the vehicle, he grabbed her by the hair, pulled her back in, and drove home to Fort Lupton. He then attempted to prevent her from leaving by throwing away her car keys. She escaped and came to Berthoud and called the police. The police filed a Warrant for False Imprisonment, Harassment, Felony Menacing and Domestic Violence and arrested the estranged husband.

A young woman contacted police to report a missing wallet. She had been visiting friends and started shooting a paintball gun. She offered her wallet as a target and then forgot to take her wallet home. An extensive search of both her house and the friend’s house did not locate the wallet. She cancelled all the credit cards, but forgot the Best Buy card and she subsequently received a bill for a purchase at the Loveland store. The store said an unknown female used the card.

Sunday, Jan. 4
A man reported that someone had entered his parked car and had taken the removable faceplate of his in-dash stereo and an MP3 player. The vehicle was parked on Turner Avenue near Seventh St. when the theft took place.

Monday, Jan. 5
A Social Security card was found on Second St.

Police responded to the 900 block of Sixth St. to what turned out to be a verbal assault.

Wednesday, Jan 7
A house on Douglas Place was egged and graffiti was found in the restrooms at Hays Market.

A Second St. resident reported the theft of an ATM card.

Someone complained of a bunch of noisy kids in Fickel Park at 7:38 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8
Copper pipe was stolen from the 500 block of Franklin Ave.

Loud music at 10:03 p.m. was cause for complaint by a Bimson Ave. resident.

Friday, Jan. 9
An automobile in the 100 block of Mountain Ave. had its driver’s side window broken to allow unauthorized entry.

A barking dog on Windom Peak Ave. was the subject of an 8:33 p.m. complaint.

Saturday, Jan. 10
A business in the 1000 block of First St. reported the theft of a sand blaster.

A motorist reported a traffic hazard caused by a chair in the driving lanes of County Road 17.

Sunday, Jan. 11
A naked male prowler was reported in the 100 block of So Third St. at 4:11 a.m.

Another vehicle trespass was reported shortly after noon. A vehicle parked in the 900 block of Franklin Ave. had a stereo taken.

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