Avoid getting a DUI
A DUI checkpoint is scheduled for Friday, July 2, starting at 10 p.m. on Broadway, just north of Baseline Road. Multiple Boulder police officers will be contacting vehicles in that area.
There will be additional mobile DUI patrols during the 4th of July weekend and other holidays this summer, thanks in part to federal funding received by the Boulder Police Department.
Those funds, distributed by the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Office of Transportation Safety, are being combined with Boulder police funding to staff additional DUI checkpoints this summer.
Kidnapping on Peak to Peak
The Boulder County Sheriff ’s Office arrested Joseph Scott Carter on Monday, June 28, at about 3:55 p.m., on suspicion that he was responsible for two kidnappings that occurred on June 26.
Sheriff ’s deputies were dispatched to the 38000 block of the Peak-to-Peak Highway on Saturday when a 44-year-old male from Berthoud and a 32-year-old female from Fort Collins reported that they had been abducted while hiking in the area. The male was able to escape and summon help, and the female was later released by her abductor. SWAT teams from the Boulder County Sheriff ’s Office and Longmont Police Department conducted a search of the area, but were unable to locate the suspect.
A Boulder County Sheriff ’s Deputy contacted Carter near the 37.5 mile marker of the Peak-to- Peak Highway on Monday because his appearance was similar to the victims’ description.
Carter was taken to the Boulder County Jail and is being charged with two counts of second-degree kidnapping, a class two felony, two counts of felony menacing, a class five felony, and two counts of false imprisonment, a class five felony.
Boulder Police and various local rescue departments responded to Cal Wood, located at 2282 County Road 87, on report of a lost hiker on Sunday, June 27, at around 6:20 p.m.
The lost hiker was soon found.
She was hiking with a group of people and decided to hike back to the Cal Wood cottage on her own at approximately 12:30 p.m. The group returned to the cottage at 3:30 p.m. and realized that she had not yet returned to the cottage. A local resident found her in the 1200 block of County Road 87J.
Busy suspect, quick arrest
On Monday, June 28, Boulder police officers arrested a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary and assault that occurred earlier that same day in the 900 block of 14th Street. According to a city press release, officers were dispatched to the scene at 8:37 p.m. and spoke to a victim who described being attacked by a male who had entered the residence. According to police reports, the victim was struck in the head with a bottle and required medical treatment.
The suspect was identified as Thomas Ansley Holloway, born Dec. 2, 1956. Officers learned that he was a suspect in a crime that occurred in Broomfield, also on Monday, June 28. Officers went to Holloway’s apartment, where he was arrested without incident. He was taken to the Boulder County Jail and charged with first degree burglary and second degree assault.
Simul-climbing results in simultaneous trip to hospital
Boulder County sheriff ’s deputies and local rescue teams responded to Eldorado Canyon State Park on a report of a fallen climber on Saturday morning, June 26.
Two people were climbing the Redgarden rock formation. The climbers were simul-climbing, with both climbers ascending at the same time while tied to rope. Initial reports indicated that one climber fell, forcing the other to fall, as well. Witnesses reported that one climber fell 80 to 100 feet. One climber reportedly sustained head injuries and was transported to St. Anthony’s Central Hospital via helicopter. The other climber did not appear to be injured.
— Compiled by Heather May Koski