PoliceFiles – December 29, 2022
Monday, December 19
Vehicle Fire/Assist to Berthoud Fire Department: 2nd Street- A resident’s 1991 Chevy truck caught fire in his driveway. The fire consumed all the items in the truck bed and part of the truck. The ignition was caught on a Ring camera and appeared to be spontaneous combustion of some items stored in the truck bed waiting to be taken to the dump. No one was injured and nothing suspicious was noted.
Warrants x2/Introduction of Contraband/Possession Schedule II Controlled Substance: County Road 10E/Breckenridge Drive – During the booking of a female for two misdemeanor warrants, she was found to be in possession of 2.6 grams of methamphetamine.
Assist to Longmont Police Department: East Indiana Avenue – A male was reported as knocking on his girlfriend’s mother’s house. The male was involved in a domestic violence incident in Longmont that sent his girlfriend to the hospital for possible strangulation. He was observed leaving in a black Mazda as deputies arrived. The male was contacted on a traffic stop and detained for the Longmont PD. Longmont PD took custody of the male and transported him to the Boulder County Jail.
Tuesday, December 20
Vehicular Eluding/Second-Degree Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft/Driving Under the Influence/Obstructing a Peace Officer/Warrant x2/Driving After Revocation Prohibited: Berthoud Parkway/County Road 14 – A stolen GMC Sierra entering Berthoud but turning around and driving back into Loveland was observed. Deputies saturated the area but the male driver began to elude prior to a traffic stop, and a pursuit was initiated. The vehicle pursuit traveled into Berthoud and the fleeing vehicle’s tires were deflated by a spike strip. The vehicle was stopped by a Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) by a deputy as the vehicle entered I-25 southbound. The male driver fled on foot and was apprehended by deputies. The male driver was under the influence of methamphetamine and alcohol. The passenger of the vehicle was arrested on a felony and misdemeanor warrant. The stolen vehicle was released to the owner. The driver and passenger were booked at the Larimer County Jail after being medically cleared.
Wednesday, December 21
Theft/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Mountain Avenue – A male and his girlfriend stole $70 worth of items from a local business. The male was stopped outside the doors and all items were recovered. Drug Paraphernalia was found on his person and in his vehicle. The male was cited for Theft and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Both individuals were served trespass notices from the business.
Thursday, December 22
DUI/Reckless Driving: Colorado Avenue – A female was contacted driving recklessly and did not pass voluntary roadsides in a manner consistent with sobriety. She was booked at the Larimer County Jail.
Mental Health: Franklin Avenue – A male alleged his roommate stole $1000 from him. Staff at the facility did not believe the male ever had $1000. The male had multiple delusions and believed there were cameras in the curtains of the room that would have seen the theft. Deputies are with the facility to address mental health concerns. Everyone knows there are no cameras in the curtains, they’re in rugs.
Motor Vehicle Accident No-Injuries: County Road 8 & 1st Street – A male driver rear-ended another vehicle within a roundabout. The at-fault driver was cited for following too closely.
Motor Vehicle Accident/Possible Hit & Run: Highway 287/Berthoud Parkway – A driver rear-ended another vehicle. The crash was called in by a witness who saw both vehicles leave the scene. The at-fault driver was contacted at home and stated he exchanged info with the other driver. The other driver was unable to be located.Friday, December 23
Motor Vehicle Accident/Careless Driving: North Berthoud Parkway/Woodcock Street – A female driver was driving too fast for the conditions and slid into a light post. She was issued a summons.
Unattended Death: Pyramid Peak Drive – Deputies responded to a welfare check on an elderly male, who was found deceased. Nothing suspicious was noted and the Coroner responded.
Assist Other Agency/Attempt to Locate Homicide Suspect: Berthoud – The Greeley Police Department called asking for assistance in locating a homicide suspect who is supposedly staying in Berthoud with her sister. An extensive search of previous addresses and known associates yielded no additional leads.
DUI Under 21: Berthoud – A female driver was contacted for pulling a sled behind her car with people riding it. She was summoned and released. Dashing through the snow in Flexible Flyer sled. Ore the hills we go, the cops just squashed the day. Red and blue lights flash, Bells in my head, make those cop lights bright, I should have stayed home tonight, oh! Jingle bells, sirens wail. I shouldn’t have had the wine, now the cops whom I’m with, tell me where to sign.
Saturday, December 24
Warrant Arrest x2/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia: Curlew Drive – Deputies responded to a disturbance call for a female and a male were reported for being in a disturbance. The male was found to have two active warrants. During a search incident to arrest of the male, he was found to be in possession of drug paraphernalia. A K9 sniff on the vehicle led to a search, where additional paraphernalia was located. The female was issued a summons and the male was booked at the Larimer County Jail.
Shoplift: East Highway 56 – An unknown male entered a store and stole multiple electronics. The manager estimated the amount to be valued at approximately $200. The suspect entered the front passenger seat of a white Toyota and fled the area.
Sunday, December 25
Second-Degree Assault/Domestic Violence/False Imprisonment x2/Harassment x2/Obstruction of Telephone Services x2: Woodcock Street – A male choked and pushed a female in the presence of their infant child, which was witnessed by another female. The two females and the infant child were able to get away and get a hotel room for the evening. The male refused to exit the residence and taunted deputies. An emergency warrant was issued for the male’s arrest. He took a chance that the deputies were going to leave. Wrong! Off to jail he goes.
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