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Police Beat: May 7, 2009

Tuesday, April 28

  • A resident near Seventh Street and Capitol Avenue reported seeing two men nearby looking through the scope on a large gun. He said it was as large as a rifle, but was not a rifle. The officer met with the caller and waited in his yard for some time, but saw nothing.
  • A motorist called to complain about a white van parked at Spartan Avenue and County Road 17. The van had a for-sale sign on it and the caller thought it was a road hazard. The responding officer determined that there was adequate passing room and that the van was not a hazard. 

Wednesday, April 29

  • A Welch Avenue resident found a small, black Beagle running loose and called the police.
  • A call about barking dogs in the 600 block of Seventh Street was cancelled when the dogs were taken into the house.
  • The janitor at Turner Middle School called about some juveniles who would not leave the school shortly before 5 p.m. Police arrived and issued a written warning to the kids.
  • Police responded to a call about a pit bull running down the street near Ninth Street and Bruce Drive. The dog would not come to the officer and kept running.
  • Police investigating a report of suspicious circumstances in Town Park arrested a wanted person and took him to the Larimer County Detention Center.
  • An E. Colorado Avenue resident reported finding a black Labrador dog shortly after 8 p.m. Police picked up the animal. They were able to get in touch with the owner because the dog had its Berthoud and Larimer County tags.

Thursday, April 30

  • Police went to Mead to talk to the victim of an assault that took place in Fickel Park.
  • A lady walked into the police department to complain about the weeds on two vacant lots in Peak View Meadows subdivision. A written notice was sent to the homebuilder.

Friday, May 1

  • Dispatch received a call from the 100 block of Welch Ave. about a sick skunk. Two hours later, they found the animal in the 200 block of Eight Street and called the Humane Society to deal with the skunk.
  • Worried about another fire, a neighbor reported juveniles playing in the concrete pipes on the Turner Middle School parking lot.
  • A woman walked in to the police department and turned in some money she found on the ground at the Berthoud Conoco station. 

Saturday, May 2

  • An early morning traffic stop on north First Street resulted in a DUI for the driver and a tow of his vehicle. A few minutes later, another DUI arrest was made in the 1000 block of Third Street.
  • Later in the day, the sheriff’s deputy reported juveniles climbing on the crane at Quality
  • Fabricators. The situation was handled by the officer. 

Sunday, May 3

  • Police responded to a report of a juvenile on a motorcycle speeding up alleys and along Third Street. Police arrived soon after, but the motorcycle and rider were nowhere to be found.
  • Shortly after closing, the dining room motion detector at Grandpa’s Café set off an alarm. A check of the inside found nothing suspicious.

Monday, May 4

  • The large, reddish-brown dog reported to be running on the east side of US Highway 287, south of County Road 8, could not be located.
  • Police found and heard nothing when responding to the report of a barking dog in the 600 block of Bristlecone Drive at 6 p.m.
  • The on-duty officer responding to the call of a physical disturbance at the A & W Restaurant found a mother and her daughter having a fight in their car. Apparently, the daughter was the aggressor, but the mother had an outstanding warrant for her arrest, so both were taken into custody.
  • The Burlington Northern authorities notified Berthoud police that a female with a small child was playing chicken with the trains. They wanted the woman removed from the tracks. Police Chief Johnson investigated but found no one in the vicinity.
  • At 11 p.m., dispatch received another call about the Bristlecone barking dog, but once again, all was quiet when police arrived.
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