Monday, April 22
Theft: Third Street, it was reported they found empty tool containers in the morning and they believe a known person is the one who took the items. Investigation continues.
Vehicle theft: Second Street, a resident reported she went to get her father to listen to a sound her car was making. She left the car running and unlocked while she walked inside to get her father. She came outside and it was gone. And the sound her car was making is gone too; problem solved.
Warrant / false reporting: Godwit Drive, a resident reported being followed home by a subject in a gold jeep and the jeep was parked in front of her house. Deputies contacted the vehicle initially and had to place the occupant at gunpoint due to non-compliance. Subject eventually complied, stated he did not have an ID and gave his birth date one number off from actual birth date. ID was found in center console and subject had a felony warrant. Booked on warrant and summonsed for false reporting. What a tangled web we weave.
Missing / runaway child: Glen Drive, a father reported his 16-year-old son as missing. Dad said his son was last seen at 5 a.m. on April 21, 2019, at the residence (shortly afterwards multiple cars were reported stolen from a near-by residence). This boy is most likely still with another Berthoud boy and assisting in the multi-day crime spree.
Tuesday, April 23
Burglary: Second Street, front door window smashed. Keys to vehicles were taken but none of the vehicles are operable. A couple hundred business stickers also taken.
Vehicle pursuit: Kwik Korner, a deputy was conducting an extra check of the business due to recent criminal activity and noticed a black sedan blacked out in the south end of the parking lot. When deputy attempted contact with the vehicle and occupants it left the lot and began to accelerate out of the area. A traffic stop was attempted but it did not yield, and a vehicle pursuit was initiated. The vehicle turned left at Highway 287 to head south while disregarding a red light. Pursuit terminated due to suspect speeds in excess of 125 mph approaching city of Longmont. Prior to vehicle leaving the Kwik Korner, deputy had made eye contact with the male driver and female passenger. Larimer County Sherriff’s Office dispatchers located photos of female registered owner and known male associates, which enabled deputy to positively identify the male driver and female passenger. Warrants will be sought for them; both are currently wanted subjects and have outstanding felony warrants for their arrests.
Suspicious circumstances: First Street, a person reported he went to this address to schedule an appointment to have his dog groomed. He stated the female working there told him to get off the property and threw something at his car, causing damage.
Wednesday, April 24
Motor vehicle theft / no valid license / crime spree arrest: Berthoud Elementary, the missing 16-year-old was taken into custody after being found inside a running stolen vehicle that was tracked by GPS. Vehicle turned over to the owner. Inside the vehicle was also a stolen tablet.
Suspicious/shoplifting suspect: Berthoud High, a suspicious black male matching the description from a Fort Collins Police case was seen getting into a gold Jeep Cherokee in the parking lot. Male who was a runaway was later identified.
AOA Loveland Police: Eagle Crest Court, Loveland Police and LCSO received calls reference a stolen vehicle out of Berthoud which LCSO handled at about the same time. The vehicle was being followed by the stolen vehicle victim’s mother. She gave updates to the location of the stolen vehicle to Loveland Police up to the point they asked her to stop following. Loveland officers located the vehicle in the driveway of 515 Eagle Crest Court. It is believed three subjects ran from the vehicle. A known 16-year-old male was arrested by Loveland Police; the other two are still at large. The male had multiple active warrants and was listed as a runaway out of LCSO. These three boys were involved in the noisy car theft, burglary to business on Second Street and shoplifting in Fort Collins. Video captured all three in the store and they put a picture of themselves standing in front of the stolen car. All three caught and went to” juvy.”
Missing juvenile: Canyonlands Street, a different 16-year-old boy was reported missing by his father.
Fraud: Canyonlands Street, a resident had an ad on Craigslist for furniture for $200. Suspect sent a cashier’s check for $1950. The phone numbers used is no longer in use.
Theft: Second Street, a resident called to report her daughter’s bike as stolen. It was taken sometime Sunday night. Possible security footage, more follow-up.
Scam: Gentlewind Way, a resident reported she sent $2000 to an unknown account, via Bitcoin; in order to “clear” her name. The scammer told the resident she was wanted out of Texas by the U.S. Marshall’s Office.
Thursday, April 25
Criminal mischief: Bunyan Avenue, an unknown student at Berthoud Elementary School broke a water pipe with a brick, causing significant flooding on the school grounds.
Friday, April 26
Mental health hold: A resident was transported to the hospital after she was not able to calm down following a family disturbance. She was most likely under the influence of methamphetamine and had a panic attack.
Loose cows: BNSF railroad tracks, a report of two “big black cows” on the tracks. Railroad was notified but the cows were herded back where they belong before any trains came along. They just had to tell the cows to moooove. Sorry, I lost it for a moment.
Saturday, April 27
Shop lifting: Love’s Travel Center, staff flagged the deputy down in the lot and told him a woman stole an item and is on video. She is in one of the multiple semis, unknown which one. Woman was located and contacted in a truck. She gave the product back and said she “accidently” walked out with it. They did not want to press charges as long as he got the item back. Item was returned. I’m going to tell my wife “I accidently forgot to mow the lawn.” I will write later on how that worked out.
Warrant arrest: Highway 287, a Berthoud man was contacted at the request of Loveland PD reference their ongoing investigation and attempts to locate an infant missing child. Child was not located at this location. The Berthoud man was arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant out of Garfield County. The child was later located safe in Denver.
Family problems: Curlew Drive, a resident reported her husband had thrown her personal items out of the house and was harassing her.
Vehicle crash / hit and run: Mountain Avenue and Meadowlark Drive, an unknown Nissan passenger car crashed through a sign and onto a median before fleeing the scene.
Sunday, April 28
Vehicle crash / property damage: Weld County Road 40 / SE Frontage Road, a driver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into two concrete barriers just south of the above intersection. Cement barriers – 1 / car – 0.
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