On May 1, a Nederland Marshal’s officer responded to pick up a suspect on a warrant out of Broomfield for possession of narcotic equipment. The officer saw a man matching the description of the suspect and placed him under arrest. He was searched, handcuffed and transported to Boulder County Jail.
On May 3, a woman reported that her vehicle had been broken into in the Nederland Visitor Center parking lot. A witness stated he saw a male wearing a blue jacket or hoodie, in his late 20s or early 30s and with short brown hair, reach into the car. The woman said the large black camera bag had been placed under the driver’s seat. The bag contained medications, photos, and her checkbook. The back window had been rolled down for her dog. There are no leads or suspects.
On May 3, a Nederland officer responded to a call of a physical disturbance in progress. The disturb an was between a woman and her ex-boyfriend who had left the house. The woman was upset, having received texts using expletives, calling her names and using racial slurs.
The woman reported that the suspect got in her face, yelling, and grabbed the cell phone and threw it at the wall. He also threw the laptop computer and broke it. The witness stated the suspect threatened the woman. When the Ned officers contacted the man, he said he had exercised his right of free speech. He was placed into custody and charged with harassment, domestic violence, and criminal mischief.
On May 5, a woman reported she was a victim of identity theft, saying she had filed her 2013 taxes and the refund had been filed and generated. But not by her. The woman suspected her identity was compromised during an electronic real estate transaction in town. At this time, there is no indication of who the suspect is or if the breach occurred in Nederland.
On May 10, around 7:40 a.m., a Nederland officer noticed two people sleeping in their vehicle at the corner of East First Street and Hwy 119. The male had a FTA warrant for his arrest out of Boulder and a FTC out of Granby for camping. The officer issued both people a summons, one for illegal camping and the other for camping and no registration for her vehicle. They were transported to Boulder County Jail.
On May 13, a local business reported that someone tried to siphon gas from a vehicle parked on the site. The gas cap door had been pried off and was missing. The estimated value is $200.
On May 23, a pickup truck was observed approaching the roundabout and then making a left turn, going the wrong way. It stopped, reversed, and continued on in the proper lane. A Ned officer contacted the driver as he got of the car. The man said he had never been in this town before; then he bent over and grabbed his stomach, groaning. He said he was about to run out of gas and needed to use the bathroom.
The officer noted that the driver’s side of the truck looked like he had been in an accident, with scratches and dents and a missing side view mirror. There was a tree branch stuck in the back wheel leaf spring. He said his son did it. The officer noticed signs of drinking and gave him a PBT test, which read .191. He did not successfully complete the voluntary roadside maneuver test and he was placed under arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol. He was transported to the Boulder County Jail.
At the jail, the suspect belched during the 20-minute observation period and then again in the next observation period so the officer issued a Notice of Revocation and Denial. His driver’s license was surrendered. His record showed that this was his second driving and drinking offense. He was charged with DUI, DUI second offense, and driving the wrong way at the roundabout. He was booked into the BCJ.
On May 21, a business owner reported a shattered window in a shed on the property. He said he had found a three-inch rock on the floor of the shed. At this time there are no suspects or leads.
On May 24, an Old Town resident reported that someone had struck a street and stop sign. Aggressive tire tread left a trail and then ran over another stop sign. The officer saw a vehicle that was stuck on the shoulder of the road and their tires matched the tracks of the suspect truck.
The owner of the vehicle said it had become stuck when he went to let out the dogs. He said a friend had driven the truck the night before but didn’t know the man’s name because they just met. He said he wasn’t driving the truck because he was “black out drunk.”
The officer issued a summons for careless driving and criminal mischief. The suspect asked if he could just pay for the damage. Later the officer was notified by other residents that there was more damage. He found additional run-over signs as well as a speed limit sign.
- Joyce Bader Valen, July 31, 1933 to March 25, 2014
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