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Police Files – May 12, 2022

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Monday, May 2

Runaway Juvenile: Berthoud – A female juvenile ran away from her father’s residence. The juvenile was contacted by phone and agreed to go home. Instead got picked up by her biological mother who allegedly has no custody over the juvenile. The mother was later located at Loveland Police Department and the juvenile was ultimately taken to the Hub and then released to her father.

False Reporting to Authorities: Fourth Street – A female stated her ex-boyfriend came to her residence, choked her, and then left. The female was highly intoxicated and there were many inconsistencies in her story. The female later alluded to making up the incident and was issued a summons for False Reporting to Authorities. Liar, liar, pants on fire.

Shoplifting: East Highway 56 – An unknown white male stole three items from a local business. The suspect was dressed in a white hooded sweatshirt, white sweatpants, and a white hat. Male left in a dark-colored GMC Yukon. I thought good guys only wore white.  Well, I guess he made up for it with the dark-colored Yukon.

Lost Property: Fifth Street – A female lost her license plate on U.S. Highway 287 between Berthoud and Longmont. The plate was entered as missing into a law enforcement database.

Theft: West County Road 8 – A tarp was stolen off a customer boat at a local business.

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: East County Road 12 and First Street – A vehicle was traveling southbound on First Street in Berthoud at approximately 50 in a 45. Another vehicle was traveling eastbound on Larimer County Road 12. This vehicle proceeded southbound on First Street from the stop sign, pulled out in front of a vehicle traveling on First Street, and collided with the driver’s side. The at-fault driver was cited for disregarding the stop sign.  STOP means stop!  Not slow down, or roll slowly through it, it means STOP!

Tuesday, May 3

Warrant Arrest: West County Road 14 – A male was contacted walking down 42nd Street Southwest after his girlfriend reported he was trying to hurt himself. The male did not meet the criteria for a mental health hold and was arrested on his outstanding warrant.

Missing/Found Juvenile: Berthoud – A 6-year-old female was discovered missing from her residence. An extensive search was conducted of the residence and multiple surrounding properties. The juvenile was located between a bed and the wall, covered by blankets. Nothing suspicious was observed during the exit interview. Thanks to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Unit for their prompt response.

Theft: West County Road 10E – Two air compressors were stolen from the Town of Berthoud. The investigation is currently ongoing.

Found Property: Mountain Avenue – A purse with over $20,000 inside of it was located at a local business and turned into the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were able to locate the owner of the purse and the money the same day.  Those of you saying “why didn’t the finder keep it”, need to take a lesson in honesty and integrity from the finder.

Theft: Jay Place – A resident reported that an unknown person stole a plate off his trailer. The plate was entered as stolen into a law enforcement database.


Wednesday, May 4

Motor Vehicle Accident: South Tenth Street and Spartan Avenue – A vehicle was traveling eastbound on Spartan Avenue when another vehicle collided with the side of her vehicle after turning left onto Spartan Avenue from Tenth Street. Neither driver was injured.

Motor Vehicle Accident: Welch Avenue – A driver collided with a parked vehicle. The driver sustained no injuries.

Violation of a Protection Order: Eighth Street – A male was contacted in violation of a restraining order from a second-degree assault/domestic violence incident the week prior. He was arrested for violating a protection order and violating felony bail bond conditions and subsequently booked into the Larimer County Jail.

Motor Vehicle Accident: Tenth Street – A female crashed her vehicle into a 10-foot-deep ditch. The vehicle was severely damaged at had to be towed. The driver was cited for careless driving and failure to present evidence of insurance upon request.

Thursday, May 5

Vandalism/Graffiti: Spartan Avenue – A juvenile was seen by town staff drawing on the brick wall in a baseball dugout at the park. The juvenile was released to a parent with a summons into the Berthoud Municipal Court for a town ordinance violation. Ticket issued. The kid drew very inappropriate pictures.  Although anatomically correct it was still inappropriate.

Fraud: South County Road 15 – A female reported fraudulent charges on her debit card by an unknown individual after she made an online purchase. The female was reimbursed lost money by her bank.

Friday, May 6

Driving Under the Influence: Canyonlands Street – A male driver was contacted after a Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately (REDDI) report was called into the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch. The driver was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and booked into the Larimer County Jail.

Found Property: South Ninth Street – A wallet was located by a citizen during a walk. Deputies attempted to locate the owner but were not able to find recent phone numbers. The wallet was logged into the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Evidence/Property Room as found property.  Another lesson in honesty goes to show how great the people in Berthoud really are.

Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries: West County Road 8 and Highway 287 – A vehicle was traveling northbound on Highway 287 approaching West County Road 8 and was unable to stop, colliding with the vehicle in front that was stopped at the intersection. The driver of the vehicle that was hit complained of injuries but declined medical services. The at-fault driver was issued a summons for Careless Driving into the Berthoud Municipal Court.
Saturday, May 7

Unlawful Sexual Contact/Child Abuse: Berthoud – A family member of a juvenile made allegations of sex assault on a child by the parents. The investigation is ongoing, and the Department of Human Services placed the children with another family member.

Sunday, May 8

Second-Degree Assault/Domestic Violence/Violation of a Protection Order: Woodcock Street – A male was arrested after attempting to strangle his wife. It was also found there was a Protection Order set in place protecting the female party from the male. The male was charged with Violation of a Protection Order, Second-Degree Assault, and Domestic Violence and booked into the Larimer County Jail.

Warrant Arrest: East Highway 56 – Contact was made with a female at a local business. The female was found to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest. She was subsequently booked into the Larimer County Jail.


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