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Police Beat: Sept. 17, 2009

Tuesday, Sept. 8
A Beagle was found running loose in the 1400 block of Oak Drive. The dog had a collar with a Town license and a rabies tag, which enabled the police to deliver the dog to the owner on Third Street and issue him a summons.

A Seventh Street resident reported that his 8-week old black and white puppy was missing. He did not know whether the puppy had gotten loose or had been stolen. The puppy was wearing a pink collar.

Wednesday, Sept. 9
An Eighth Street resident was having cat trouble and called the police for help. They lent him a cat trap.

A local insurance agent called and wanted to speak to the Berthoud Police Department about police presence at football games.

A local businesswoman reported having seen a male who matched the description of a man who possibly tried to kidnap a 9-year-old girl in Fort Collins.

A Cheyenne Drive woman reported a suspicious male in the neighborhood. He had come to the door, perhaps soliciting, but did not say anything to her because of her dogs. He left headed south on foot.

Police received a REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) report and stopped a woman at Mountain Avenue and Eighth Street. The report states she was not drunk, but was using her cell phone.

Thursday, Sept. 10
The complainant and witnesses came to the police station early in the morning to report a hit-and-run accident that took place on the west side of Berthoud High School the previous day. The case was closed as “No Criminal Violation.”

A cat was caught in the trap at Eighth Street. Police requested a case number.

A barking dog was reported in the area of Tenth St. and Welch Ave. at 5:37 a.m.

The cows were on the road again at County Road 17 near Spartan Avenue.

Neighbors banded together to report weeds along the south side of the alley at 416 Welch Ave. and tall weeds growing in the alley between Fourth and Fifth streets.

A local business called for assistance when a recently fired employee returned and made threats. Police contacted the individual by phone and advised her to stay away from the business. The accused stated that she was on parole and would make no further contact.
A County Road 13 resident reported that furniture and other items had been stolen from an outbuilding. Police turned the case over to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.

Friday, Sept. 11
There was a parking problem at Ivy Stockwell Elementary School at 3:54 p.m.

Six juveniles were advised to leave the area after a Welch Ave. woman complained about them skateboarding in her driveway.

A watchful neighbor warned police about suspicious persons around an uninhabited house on Turner Avenue. Police investigated and determined the couple was a cleaning crew hired by the bank.

Saturday, Sept. 12
The day started off with two suspicious circumstances in progress, five traffic stops and a written warning for a barking dog, all before 5 a.m.

A man who had a vehicle stored a local residence discovered that parts of his car were being sold on Craigslist. He was understandably agitated, but police told him that since he had an agreement for sale that this was a civil matter.

In a case of hit and run, police attempted contact with a white minivan that hit another vehicle downtown and was seen southbound at Ninth Street and Spartan Avenue. Fortunately they had a license number and an address on Longview Avenue. The errant driver did not escape and was issued a summons.

Shortly after 11 p.m. police received a call from Bimson Avenue. The call is listed as a noise complaint but this is what the dispatch log has, “Complainant suspects drug activity at location. A lot of noisy foot traffic, cars come and go every ten minutes, happens every night around this time.” The situation was “Handled by Officer.”

Sunday, Sept. 13
Some loose dogs, a lost cell phone and an injury accident at the Valley Dirt Riders Track occupied the police on an otherwise quiet Sunday.

Monday, Sept. 14A very terse report from east Nebraska Avenue says, “Six Chihuahua dogs barking.” They were not barking when the officer arrived.

Greenwood Drive was the scene of a complaint about late evening solicitors. They were gone when police arrived.

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