The January Nederland Police Reports
On the first day of 2014, a woman contacted the Nederland Police Department to say she had seen two men driving a black late model Ford pickup truck drive next to her dumpster and unload a bunch of stuff from the truck, including two wooden chairs and a cloth-covered sofa. She described the men as possibly Hispanic. The truck had a Texas license plate and the woman remembers seeing the men in her neighborhood.
The officer photographed the items and checked out the license plates and searched for the vehicle. He determined that the suspects unlawfully obtained the temporary use of the victim’s dumpster. The theft of the rental services was valued at less than $500. Officers are on the lookout for the rental dumpster use thieves.
On January 3, a Nederland Police Department Officer was notified that a suicide note was found at a local business. The employee stated that a customer had dropped the note near the entrance to the building. The note said, “I’m going to kill myself at 12:17 tomorrow.” The person who found the note had no idea who left it.
With the help of a Boulder County Sheriff’s Deputy, the Nederland officer searched the business and everyone said they were okay and hadn’t left the note. They were unable to find out who wrote it.
On January 4, a woman reported that two vicious dogs at large attacked her dog around 5 a.m. near her residence in Nederland. The woman was able to scare the dogs away, but not before her dog sustained $100 worth of veterinary care. The woman said she contacted the owner of the dogs, who apologized on Facebook and said he would pay the vet bill. The owner of the attacking dogs never paid the bill and the woman has not been able to contact the man.
On January 9, a man walked into the NPD saying he had been assaulted in a restaurant. He said he went to order a pizza and sat with some friends who were sitting with the suspect, who told the victim he couldn’t sit there. The suspect then reportedly hit him in the cheek with a pint glass.
The officer who took the report went the restaurant to talk to the suspect but the man was gone. He asked the man’s friends but they did not want to comment. Another witness at the restaurant said the complainant was hit by the pint glass. Witnesses said they did not see the actual hit but saw the men wrestling on the ground.
A security video showed the two men talking and then the suspect waving the other man away. The man pushed the suspect who grabbed the glass and took a swing at the victim. Other customers tried to break up the fight and everyone fell to the floor. The two antagonists were separated. The officer learned that prior to the incident the suspect saw a comment on Facebook that he did not appreciate and told the man he did not want to be friends with him anymore.
The day after the fight, the officer contacted the suspect and served him with a summons for assault. The other man was issued a summons for harassment.
On January 10, a Ned officer received a report of a shoplifter in custody. The suspect was being detained by a store manager who reported the man had stolen a toothbrush worth $4.88.
After the man said he was sorry, the officer served him with a summons for shoplifting and a trespass warning, along with a civil demand. A witness said the man had picked up the toothbrush, put it in his pants and then tried to leave after paying for two drinks.
On January 10, a woman walked into the NPD to report her license plate had been stolen. She discovered this when she was issued a citation for no front license plate. The woman believes her license was stolen but doesn’t know when.
On January 17, a woman called the NPD to report a phone harassment. She said she has had numerous scam phone calls and had assumed it was another one. When she picked up the phone and no one answered, she hung up.
Around 11 p.m. she received another call from the same number. When she answered, a man told her his name and said he had talked to her about a month ago. The woman did not remember speaking to him. He went on to say he wanted to give her $1,000. Then he told her he wanted to have sex with her and he had her address. He said he wanted to come and see her. When she said she was going to call the police, he hung up.
When the woman looked up his number on Google, she found that it was a number used for scamming and spoofing. She said the man sounded like he was from India. The officer told her to contact him if the man called again.
On January 20, a woman called the NPD to report that the face plate to the stereo in her car was missing. She said her dogs had barked in two separate occasions during the night but when they stopped, she didn’t think anything of it. In the morning she drove her car and noticed the missing plate. Nothing else was missing.
On January 27, a victim of identity theft came to the NPD to tell the officer on duty that he had received a courtesy notice to appear in a California court to answer a summons issued for a municipal code violation relating to overnight camping.
The victim had not been in San Diego at the time and the name on the courtesy notice was not his. A county law enforcement agency in San Diego advised him to file an identity theft report.