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Tuesday, June 21,2011

Police blotter | Canoe save me?

Canoe save me?

At 5:10 p.m. on June 10, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Rocky Mountain Fire Rescue and Boulder Emergency Squad responded to Marshall Lake at the 6600 block of Marshall Road on report of a capsized canoe.

A man had been fishing in his canoe when it capsized and police found him holding onto the canoe 500 yards off shore and waving for help. Rocky Mountain Fire performed a water rescue to pull the man from the water.

After being checked out by paramedics, the man was found to have no injuries.

Near rollover

At 8:09 p.m. on June 5, the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, Lefthand Fire and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office were called to 4000 Lefthand Canyon on a report of a vehicle that was about to roll backwards down a steep hillside.

The person driving was on a four-wheel drive trail incline when she determined that she could not continue up the hill. Her friend got into the passenger seat and slowly began to back down the hill. The soft soil beneath the car gave way and the vehicle almost rolled down the hill.

The woman was evacuated from the car by Rocky Mountain Fire Rescue. No injuries were reported.

Shed destroyed in explosion

Emergency crews responded to a call they received at 2:28 p.m. on June 5 about an explosion and burning wooden shed at 6893 Niwot Rd.

The homeowner, who is a blacksmith and farrier, had gone into the house to take a break from working in the shed, the report said. Twenty minutes later, the owner heard the explosion and saw that his shed was in flames.

The shed, which was destroyed, was located approximately 75 yards north of the house. It was 20 feet by 25 feet in size and held several blacksmithing tools and equipment that were also destroyed in the explosion.

The response team included the Mountain View Fire Department, the Boulder Rural Fire Department, the Hygiene Volunteer Fire Department and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. Officials said the cause of the fire did not appear suspicious.

Mailbox bomb

On May 26, Boulder County sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a homemade explosive device found in the 1900 block of Eldorado Circle in Superior.

The device had exploded and damaged the mailbox in which it had been placed. The device consisted of a liter-sized, ruptured plastic bottle, with the lid intact, containing a liquid chemical and aluminum foil.

Police cautioned residents against picking up suspicious containers found in streets, lawns or mailboxes. Those with information about the incident are asked to call Northern Colorado Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit www.nococrimestoppers.com, where they can send an anonymous email or text message. Tips may be eligible for a cash reward.

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