Flying frying pan
Boulder police were dispatched to the 600 block of 22nd Street on May 30 after being informed of an intoxicated male yelling outside. When the police arrived and contacted the suspect, he became aggressive and irate. The suspect threw a frying pan at an officer, and she used her Taser on him. The 48-year-old was arrested for reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.
Police arrested a 32-year-old man and charged him with seconddegree assault on June 1, after he ran toward another man from behind at the RTD transfer station in the 1400 block of Walnut Street and hit him in the back and pushed him up against a brick wall. The victim sustained a broken rib and was taken to Boulder Community Hospital.
Boulder police responded to a report of an intoxicated man walking in the 1800 block of 13th Street on June 2. Officers attempted to walk the suspect to their vehicle to transport him to an addiction recovery center for detoxification, but the suspect sat down and refused to go any farther.
Members of the Boulder Fire Department were helping get the suspect on his feet when the suspect dug his fingernails into one of the fireman’s hands and attempted to bite him. The 47-year-old was arrested and charged with thirddegree assault.
Arrest, with a chance of drizzle
A Boulder police officer noticed an intoxicated woman stumbling and unable to stand in the area of the 1900 block of 11th Street on June 5. As the officer attempted to see if she was all right, the 23-year-old woman became verbally offensive and threw a glass of water at the officer. The suspect was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, thirddegree criminal trespass and obstructing a peace officer.
A man who was tubing in the St. Vrain River in Lyons, near the 3900 block of Ute Highway, became stranded at about 3:27 p.m. on June 5. When rescue personnel arrived, they found the 32-year-old sitting on a concrete river diversion in the middle of the St. Vrain. Two other people in the tubing party of several adults had to be rescued from the west bank of the North St. Vrain River in Meadow Park just before rescuers found the 32-year-old male on the concrete diversion. The 32-year-old was rescued by water rescue swimmers from the Longmont Emergency Unit. He was transported to the hospital with injuries that were not expected to be life-threatening. Boulder County Sheriff ’s Office personnel and members of the Lyons Fire Protection District rescued the other two adults.
The water level and volume in many of Boulder County’s rivers and streams reached peak conditions this week due to higher-than-normal temperatures and the significant snowpack still remaining in the higher elevations.
The conditions have increased snowmelt so much that the Boulder County Sheriff ’s Office, in coordination with the National Weather Service, issued a high water advisory on June 6 for all of the rivers, streams and tributaries in Boulder County.
In addition, on June 7 Sheriff Joe Pelle announced that Boulder Creek and the North and South St. Vrain Creeks will be closed to watercraft for the immediate future.
The closure of Boulder Creek stretches from Barker Dam east of Nederland to the Weld County line, north of Erie.
The closure of the St. Vrain Creeks includes both the North and South St. Vrain canyons and Lyons, and stretches east to Longmont.
The closure includes watercraft such as rafts, belly boats, and inner tubes from floating in the creek. Kayaks and whitewater canoes are still allowed.
Violations of the closure are a class 2 petty offense and will result in a $50 fine.