Police Blotter | Bullet shot into Boulder home



Bullet shot into Boulder home

Deputies from the Boulder County Sheriff ’s Office were dispatched to the 3900 block of Pebble Beach Drive, in the Lake Valley subdivision north of Boulder, on the evening of May 23, after a bullet entered a home through the window.

The 61-year-old male resident told deputies he heard a loud noise outside his home between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. He described the noise as similar to a firecracker. He looked out and saw neighborhood children playing in the street, so thought nothing more of it. At around 9 p.m., he found a hole in his doublepane window and saw what he believed to be a bullet in the opposite wall. Deputies investigated the scene and recovered the projectile from the wall. Additional testing is being done to determine the caliber of the projectile and potential weapons that could have fired the round.

Neighbors adjacent to the property and to the south were being contacted in attempt to locate the origin of the round.

The Boulder Rifle Club is directly south of the residence and was contacted. The president of the club indicated that he is not aware of anyone being on the range during the time of this incident.

Boulder police seek biker bandit

On Sunday, May 16, at approximately 4:35 p.m., Boulder police responded to a coffee shop in the 2600 block of Broadway on a report of a burglary.

The suspect was confronted by an employee for being in the manager’s office. The suspect quickly left the store out the rear door, then rode west on Alpine Avenue. He was seen riding a red full-suspension mountain bike. It was then discovered that money was missing from a cash drawer in the manager’s office.

The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic male in his 20s, about 6 feet tall and 170 pounds. He had black hair, was clean cut and had shaved legs. He was wearing a blue polo-style shirt, khaki pants and new blue-and-white shoes.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Officer Patrick Vest at 303-441-3482. Those

who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Police to crack down on DUIs

Boulder police are planning increased enforcement to deter drunk driving during the Memorial Day weekend.

A DUI checkpoint will be set up on Friday, May 28, starting at about 10 p.m. on Broadway, just north of Baseline Road. Multiple police officers will be contacting vehicles in the area. There will also be additional mobile DUI enforcement patrols on Friday, May 28, and Saturday, May 29, starting at about 9 p.m. each evening.

Books before being booked

On May 7, at 1:55 p.m., an officer from the Boulder County Sheriff ’s Office was unsuccessful in his attempt to take a man into custody in Courtroom H in the Boulder County Justice Center in Boulder. A judge wanted the man remanded for violation of probation, but the suspect fled the courtroom and the justice center. Officers pursued him on foot out of the justice center, across Canyon Boulevard and finally arrested the suspect near the intersection of 7th and Walnut streets. The suspect was arrested on his original probation violation, along with charges of resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer.

Bonnie and Clyde… not so much

Police made two arrests on May 18 after a witness reported seeing a person sitting in the area of 9th and Walnut streets who was looking at a silver laptop and then slipped it underneath his sweatshirt.

While en route to investigate, officers contacted a man in the 1100 block of Lawry Lane who matched the description of the suspect. When confronted, he revealed two laptops hidden underneath his sweatshirt. The man had a female accomplice who allegedly took part in one of the burglaries that occurred at a business in downtown Boulder. The 35-yearold female and 30-year-old male were both charged with seconddegree burglary.

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