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Police Beat: June 11

Tuesday, June 2

  • A woman doing her morning shopping at Hays Market left her purse in the shopping cart and it was gone when she returned to get it.
  • Dispatch received a late evening call from a man with questions about bees.

Wednesday, June 3

  • A Keep Circle resident reported a male on a dirt bike who rides in the area at high speed and does wheelies. He reported that the bike had been put away, but asked for police to be on the lookout.
  • At the request of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Department, Berthoud Police arrested a man working at Summit Homes on an outstanding warrant. 
  • Police responded to a report of juveniles selling magazines door-to-door on Lake Avenue, but were gone when police arrived.
  • A resident of Windchime Court reported college-age solicitors going door to door. Last seen eastbound on Welch Avenue, the caller was concerned that they were checking to see who was home and who was away. The solicitors were gone when police arrived.
  •  An hour later, an officer contacted an Illinois man on Mountain Avenue who was the supervisor of a group selling door-to-door. After the officer explained that he needed a permit for solicitation, he agreed to gather his employees and leave town.

Thursday, June 4

  • An officer handled the situation when it was the reported that juveniles were throwing rocks on the playground at Berthoud Elementary School.
  • According to the daily report, “On May 28, 2009 at approximately 2:30 p.m, smoking paraphernalia, such as a bong, were confiscated from the High School.”
  • A woman from E. Colorado Avenue reported that she had found a brown and white Labrador retriever with Berthoud license #160. Dispatch requested a case number.
  • Thieves entered two unlocked vehicles in the 600 block of Lake Avenue and went through the glove boxes. The owner reported check books and CDs missing.

Friday, June 5

  • A Sixth Street resident working in her garage found a purse and its contents in the trash can. She reported the find to the police, but the owner retrieved the purse before police arrived.

Saturday, June 6

  • Three young men in Fickel Park at 2 a.m. was considered a Suspicious Circumstance in Progress. The situation was handled by the officer.
  • Police received a report of criminal mischief on Sixth Street when a resident of the 1000 block reported that the window of their van had been shot out after being hit three times with BBs.
  • A Welch Avenue resident reported possible vandalism to a sign behind Hays Market at 7:30 p.m. A report is to follow.
  • In the evening police received a report from the area of south Ninth Street and Redwood Circle of loud explosions for the last few days, thought to be huge fireworks. It was quiet when police arrived. Police responded to the report of a fist fight at Fifth Street and Welch Avenue. One man was taken into custody. The other man left in a vehicle. A report is to follow
  • A late night caller from Bimson Avenue reported a young man had been hit by a beer bottle and was on the ground. The suspect had left the scene and the victim was uncooperative and declined prosecution.
  • A passing motorist reported a silver Pontiac Grand Prix in the median of US Highway 287 one-quarter mile south of State Highway 56. The front bumper was on a pole but no injuries were reported.

Sunday, June 7

  • At 1 a.m. complaint about loud music and people outside at Sixth Street and Welch Avenue brought a verbal warning from the on-duty officer.
  • A woman living on County Line Road reported that, for the second time in a month, the neighbor’s dog had killed all her chickens. Though she claimed that the Berthoud Police Department was the only law enforcement agency she had ever called, the Weld County Sheriff’s Department said they had been there several times and it was in their jurisdiction.
  • A citizen on Sixth Street reported yellow water. The caller stated that a couple weeks ago it was pinkish, but now is yellow. Dispatch left a message with the water department.
  • Someone turned in a cat.
  • A cell phone was lost in the area of the vendors in Town Park during Berthoud Day festivities.
  • Details are sparse, but police responded to a physical disturbance in the 1500 block of Oak Drive. The report called for medical support and reported controlling bleeding on a female at the house. She was transported to McKee Medical Center.

Monday, June 8

  • A resident of Common Drive called at 6 a.m. to report that, “Every morning the dog gets let out at 6 a.m. and barks for an hour. Recently they have been letting him out at 5 a.m. and he barks for two hours.” After being directed to the proper place, the officer issued a written warning.
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