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Police Beat: June 4, 2009

Tuesday, May 26

  • A neighbor called to report that the house on Greenwood Avenue that has been the subject of an arson investigation has weeds, broken windows and the boarded-up back door had gaps.
  • Noxious weeds ready to bloom in the 900 block of Mountain Avenue were the subject of a complaint for the Code Enforcement Officer.

Wednesday, May 27

  • Police investigated a report of a barking dog on east Iowa Avenue. They found a small, barking Collie or Sheltie. Since the caller had not left their name, there was no one to contact. The officer left a written warning on the front door.
  • A caller from the 900 block of Mountain Ave. reported finding a five dollar bill she was pretty sure was counterfeit. She told dispatch the store closed at 9 p.m. but to have the officer bang on the door so she could hear him. It turned out the bill was not fake.
  • A vehicle at Berthoud High School was vandalized with duct tape across one door and “class of 2009” in shoe polish on the windows.
  • Police made an attempt to serve a warrant in the 300 block of east Iowa Avenue but were unable to locate the party.

Thursday, May 28

  • A trailer with two all-terrain vehicles was reported stolen from the 1400 block of Oak Drive.
  • A man wearing a green and orange vest imprinted with “Safety Inspector” seen walking around the area of Second Street and Michigan Avenue was reported as suspicious. He was checking meters for Xcel Energy.
  • Windows broken out of a fifth wheel trailer in the 100 block of Turner Avenue was classified as a case of Criminal Mischief.
  • The Berthoud Library reported the theft of movie passes.
  • Code Enforcement checked out the vacant house at 301 E. Colorado Ave. for a report of weeds. Since the county assessor’s office has not updated the ownership information, the officer had no responsible party to contact about the problem.

Friday, May 29

  • A caller reported two juveniles in a trailer and four more in the creek bed near south Third Street and Nebraska Avenue. They were just “hanging” and the officers gave them a ride home.
  • At 7:03 p.m., a caller reported that a white, Shephard-type dog had been barking the entire evening. When the officer arrived on scene at 7:22 p.m., all was quiet.
  • A caller reported that the apartments at Fourth Street and Massachusetts Avenue smelled like marijuana. Police were unable to locate any drugs.

Saturday, May 30

  • Three young kids were swimming in Robert’s Lake and a citizen worried about them called the police. There are “No Swimming” signs and the pond was the scene of a fish kill last week.
  • A Victoria Street resident was concerned about four carloads of young people parked in a dark area of the street. Police looked into the situation and reported that it was actually the parents of kids at a graduation party.

Sunday, May 31

  • A caller used 911 to report music that he could hear from three-quarters of a mile away just before 1 a.m. He thought it was a live band on Bunyan Ave. When the police arrived precisely at 1 a.m. the area was quiet.
  • At 1:54 a.m., police responded to a verbal disturbance in the 800 block of Bunyan Ave. One person was detained and a report is to follow.
  • Ten juveniles at the high school after 9 p.m. prompted police to contact them and explain that they could not be there after dark.

Monday, June 1

  • A barking dog on Munson Court was no longer barking when police arrived.
  • A new resident on the 400 block of Colorado Avenue could not find her cat, a cream colored tabby named Honey. Police told her there had been no calls for a found cat.
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