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Police Beat: July 30, 2009

Tuesday, July 21

  • A family outing at Berthoud Park took a bad turn after it started to rain. Dad gave the girls the key to the vehicle so they could get out of the rain. The 12-year-old needed to roll up the window but in the process of turning the key to power the window she turned it too far and started the truck. The vehicle was in gear and went forward and hit a tree. Fortunately, no one was injured.
  • Juveniles hanging around the Berthoud Commons parking lot after 9 p.m. were give a verbal warning about trespassing.
  • Police responded to a report of loud fireworks on Sixth Street Court, but it was quiet when they arrived.

Wednesday, July 22

  • A 7:33 p.m. 911 call alerted police to what turned out to be a murder-suicide at 20550 Weld County Road 7.
  • The report of seven to eight juveniles “horsing around” at east Turner Ave. and Torreys Peak Lane had to wait while officers were occupied with the events on WCR 7.

Thursday, July 23

  • When police arrived in the 500 block of Fifth Street in response to a complaint about a barking dog, there was no dog barking in the area.
  • Juveniles setting off illegal fireworks on Hummingbird Place were reported at 5:12 p.m. When police arrived on scene at 5:35 p.m. the action had stopped and the juveniles were gone.

Friday, July 24

  • Police had three complaints about loud guitar music behind John Dough’s Pizza. It turned out to be a live band for the evening’s entertainment and they had permission for the band. No criminal violation.
  • The complainant from the 700 block of Franklin Avenue said the dog had been barking for 30 minutes and went on to say it had been barking like this for two years. He just wanted something done about the dog.
  • About 45 minutes later a man in the 300 block of Franklin Avenue reported being bitten by a dog and had three puncture wounds. He refused medical attention and a report is to follow.
  • Police gave a verbal warning to a 20-year-old bicyclist who was riding on Fourth Street without lights shortly after midnight.

Saturday, July 25

  • A 2:44 a.m. call reported someone in Fickel Park and said it sounded like something had been tipped over near the tennis court. Police responded within three minutes, but found no one in the park.
  • A white cow was reported “out” at County Road 17 and Spartan Avenue. Three minutes later the respondent called back to say she could not see the cow any longer and it looked like they were all back on the east side of the fence.
  • Several juveniles who were loitering around Turner Middle School after 7 p.m. were cited and released to their parents.
  • A south County Road 15A resident called to report that his grey Great Pyrenees dog had broken his collar and was gone, perhaps frightened by the storm. He asked if the police had any reports, but the dog had not been reported.

Sunday, July 26

  • The on duty officer handled the complaint about a red Saturn emitting loud music at Berthoud Town Park.
  • A caller reported that her car in the 1000 block of Sixth Street had been entered and her purse taken. This apparently happened on Friday evening and there were now multiple charges on credit cards.
  • A male on a gas-powered scooter was given a verbal warning for making so much noise while riding up and down Victoria Avenue.
  • A weary caller reported that a couple of kids on skateboards at Second Street and Nebraska Avenue were probably not meaning to be loud, but he couldn’t sleep. It was just before midnight and the officer noted that the juveniles were out past curfew and gave a verbal warning.

Monday, July 27

  • A motorist reported almost hitting four dogs loose at Mountain Avenue and First Street. The dog’s owner lives in the 100 block of Mountain Avenue and had them back in the yard when the officer arrived. She told officers that her brother-in-law had opened the gate and let the dogs out and she had to go catch them.
  • A late evening caller reported what he thought was a single shot in the alley between Nebraska and Iowa avenues. Police spoke with a resident who was near his garage in the alley and he thought the sound was a bottle rocket. The officer was unable to locate the source of the noise.
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