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Police Files – December 22, 2022

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Monday, December 12

Third-Degree Assault: First Street – After a road rage incident, a driver was followed by another driver on Highway 56 to a local gas station, where the initial driver was attacked and sustained injuries by the driver that followed him. The suspect vehicle was identified and was located in Johnstown. The suspect was placed into custody, became verbally uncooperative during transport to the Larimer County Jail, and claimed he had a gun hidden in his underwear. A second search was completed and no weapons or contraband were located.  It usually is not a good idea to continue your road rage when you get arrested

Harassment/Criminal Mischief/Violation of a Protection Order/Domestic Violence: Ranchhand Drive – A male arrived home intoxicated and violated a protection order. He then began arguing with his girlfriend and threw a chair into the wall. The girlfriend continued the argument, slapping the male in the face. Both parties were booked at the Larimer County Jail.  I promise to honor and cherish and throw chairs and slap you in the face till death do us part.

Tuesday, December 13

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: Highway 287/County Road 8 – A driver rear-ended another driver while she was stopped at the red light. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. The at-fault driver was cited for following too closely.

Third-Degree Assault: Second Street – An adult female believed her mother took her cell phone and became upset. The female then hit her mother in the face several times causing pain. The female was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Wednesday, December 14

Theft: Common Drive – A catalytic converter was stolen from a vehicle overnight.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: Highway 287/County Road 8 – A driver struck the back of another vehicle while that vehicle was attempting to avoid hitting a cat. The accident resulted in minor damage and the drivers exchanged information.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: North Berthoud Parkway/Woodcock Street – A driver struck another vehicle while negotiating the roundabout, resulting in minor damage. The driver of the vehicle that got hit admitted to having no insurance and was cited. Negotiating the roundabout is a loose term as most don’t know how to go into and out of a roundabout.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: North Berthoud Parkway/Highway 287 – A driver turned north on Berthoud Parkway from Highway 287 through a blinking yellow light. The driver then struck the rear of another vehicle traveling west on Highway 287, resulting in minor damages and the drivers exchanged information.

Violation of a Protection Order: Ranchhand Drive – While attempting to complete a civil standby at a residence, a female was found to be inside the residence, which violated a protection order. The female was subsequently booked at the Larimer County Jail

Thursday, December 15

Harassment/Domestic Violence: Winding Brook Drive – A female received an email from her ex-boyfriend, threatening harm to her and her property. The male was arrested from his residence in Berthoud and booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Disturbance/Mental Health: Eighth Street – A female initially called with suicidal thoughts. Upon arrival, she did not meet the criteria for a mental health hold and said she just wanted to go to bed. Shortly after the deputies left, her husband called to report she destroyed the house and threatened him with a knife. The female claimed her husband destroyed the house because he was mad at her for calling the police and denied a knife was involved.

Warrant Arrest:  South County Road 31 – A male was arrested on a felony Criminal Mischief/Domestic Violence warrant from Adams County. He was subsequently booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Friday, December 16

Criminal Mischief: East County Road 8 – A resident had her mailbox damaged overnight.  No suspects or leads. An estimated loss of $200.00.

Catalytic Converter Theft: Quandary Avenue – A female reported the theft of the catalytic converter from her 2007 Prius, between Dec. 12 and Dec. 14. The vehicle was already at the mechanic’s being repaired. Area canvas yielded Ring doorbell footage. The investigation is ongoing.

Saturday, December 17

Theft: Fourth Street – A package was stolen from the front porch of a home.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: North Highway 287 – A driver slowed rapidly to avoid striking a vehicle that was improperly using an emergency vehicle turnaround. The driver was unable to stop in time and collided with the rear of the other vehicle.

Second-Degree Assault/Child Abuse/Domestic Violence: Night Sky Drive – A male assaulted his wife in the presence of their three children. The male was booked into the Larimer County Jail.

Sunday, December 18

Mental Health: Berthoud – A female made suicidal statements to her family following an argument with her husband. The female left the residence in her vehicle armed with two kitchen knives. Deputies did not make direct contact with the female to avoid creating jeopardy as the female made no threats or threatening actions toward others and did not wish to speak with law enforcement. The female’s husband was given contact information for Summit Stone as a resource after the female returned home. A referral was also sent to the Sheriff’s Office mental health co-responders.

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