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The Surveyor | December 17, 2021 | Local News

Monday, December 6

Criminal Mischief: Cedar Drive – A resident reported someone damaged the library box he has by his mailbox. Second occurrence. No suspects.

Cold Theft: Night Sky Drive – A rear license plate was stolen off a vehicle. The victim was unsure when the plate was stolen.

Fraud:  Second Street – A resident called in and stated she received a phone call from an “Amazon representative,” who advised that somebody was attempting to use their Amazon Prime account to purchase a sofa. The scammer advised the resident to supply their Venmo account number to receive a refund and enter the sum of -$500. Instead of credit, the account was debited $500.

Fraud: Seventh Street – A resident called and advised they received a call from somebody claiming to be with Apple, who wanted to confirm a purchase the resident did not make, leading the resident to believe they had fraudulent charges made to Apple. The scammer advised them to purchase $6,000 in Apple gift cards and provide the Apple gift card numbers in order to dispute the invoice. Victim out $6,000.

Suspicious Circumstances: Mountain Avenue: Two male drivers were involved in a road rage incident on Highway 56. One driver confronted the other driver on Mountain Avenue. Conflicting information and the deputy was unable to determine charges at this time.

Tuesday, December 7

Second-Degree Criminal Tampering x2/Criminal Mischief/Domestic Violence:  Big Empty Place – A male and female were in a verbal disturbance when the male broke two doors, attempted to throw a Christmas tree out the window, dismantled property in their garage, and also turned electrical breakers off to the house. The male admitted that he did all this to cause an inconvenience and annoyance to the female. While en-route to the jail he wrapped the seat belt around his neck in an attempt to harm himself. He was booked uncooperative.

Driving Under the Influence: U.S. Highway 287 and North Berthoud Parkway – A male was contacted in the driver’s seat of his vehicle, passed out west of the intersection of Highway 287 and North Berthoud Parkway. The male was booked in at the Larimer County Jail for Driving Under the Influence.

Wednesday, December 8

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: Highway 56 – A semi-truck backed into another semi-truck in a parking lot. No injuries and drivers exchanged information.

Cold Theft: Bimson Avenue: A bike was stolen from a bike rack outside an apartment complex. The bike was locked up and the lock was cut. No suspects at this time.

Vehicle Theft: Pyramid Peak Street – An older model Dodge Ram was stolen from the residence. The truck was locked and keys were not in the vehicle.

Thursday, December 9

Criminal Mischief/Domestic Violence: Second Street – A female reported that her husband damaged her personal belongings during an argument at their home. The male was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Suspicious Circumstances: Woodcock Street – A female was cursed at by a male, who had been playing loud music after she asked him to turn down the music. The male was in his vehicle in the parking lot of the complex. The female asked for the incident to be documented and did not want to pursue charges. The male refused to come to his door and speak with the deputy.

Fraud/Identity Theft: Jones Place – A male reported that several transactions were made to his checking account using his checking and routing numbers, as well as the address on his checks. The male was credited by his bank and is not out any money

Non-Injury Motor Vehicle Accident: East Highway 56 and County Road 7 – A semi-truck was driving westbound on Highway 56 and another vehicle was driving behind it. The semi-truck slowed to make a right turn onto Weld County Road 7 and because it was a semi, it had to make a wide turn. The vehicle behind the semi did not notice that the semi was turning and went to the right onto the shoulder to avoid hitting the semi, clipping the front right bumper of the semi. The vehicle then spun around and went down into the ditch on the northwest corner of Highway 56 and County Road 7. The at-fault driver was issued a summons for careless driving.

Friday, December 10

Disorderly Conduct: West County Road 14 – A male threw dog feces at another male during a verbal disturbance. Follow-up is ongoing.


Saturday, December 11

Hit and Run Motor Vehicle Accident: Mountain Avenue – A female’s parked vehicle was hit by an unknown vehicle between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., causing damage to the passenger side.

Lost Property: Tenth Street (Dog Park) – A female reported that she lost her wallet, which contained identifying information and three bank cards.

Found Property: Fourth Street – A good Samaritan found the lost wallet from the above entry and turned it into the Sheriff’s Office at the Berthoud Town Hall for the owner to pick up.

Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI)/Driving Wrong Way – U.S. Highway 287 and First Street – A male was contacted driving north on the southbound off-ramp. Booked for DWAI at the Larimer County Jail.

False Imprisonment/Third-Degree Assault/Obstruction of Telephone Services/Domestic Violence:  Mount Massive Street – A female threw a ceramic cup at her boyfriend, striking him in the head and causing pain. She then locked him in the garage of the residence as he was packing his things to leave. The female locked and barricaded the interior garage door and turned off power to the automatic door and the automatic door was incapable of being manually lifted. The male was locked in the garage for approximately four to five hours before someone contacted 911. The female admitted to throwing the male phone outside during this incident, so he was unable to call for help. She was booked at the Larimer County Jail.

Sunday, December  12

Vehicle Theft: Bunyan Avenue – A vehicle was stolen from a local business. Keys were left in the vehicle and the vehicle was unlocked. The investigation is ongoing.

Violation of Protection Order: Likens Drive – Male was arrested for violating a Protection Order and contacting the protected party via social media.

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