More threats at Boulder High
Boulder police have reported several threats were written on bathroom walls at Boulder High School.
A similar incident occurred at the school in early February.
On Monday, Oct. 25, school resource officers found one threat in a third-floor men’s bathroom and another threat in a bathroom on the second floor. The threat targeted Boulder High School students, Latinos in particular, and the writer threatened to bring a gun to school on Friday, Oct. 29.
The threats appeared to be similar in writing. No arrests have been made. School resource officers, security officers and other police officers will continue to be stationed at the school.
Anyone with information about these threats should call the police immediately at 303-441-3333. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call either the Colorado Safe2Tell line at 1-877-542-7233 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Another officer assault
A city of Boulder police officer suffered minor scrapes on his leg while trying to arrest a suspect early in the morning on Friday, Oct. 22.
The officer had responded to a caller on the 1200 block of 13th Street who said he had been assaulted. When the officer went to confront the suspect, he fled on foot.
The officer chased him to the front porch of a house in the 1100 block of 10th Street. When the officer started up the steps, the suspect lunged at him, causing the officer to fall down the steps.
The 18-year-old male was arrested on numerous charges, including second- and third-degree assault, underage possession of alcohol, harassment and resisting arrest.
Things go ‘bang’ in the night
Boulder police officers were sent to Mineola Court on Monday, Oct. 25, after a male reported that he had accidentally shot himself in the knee — while he was asleep.
The man said that he was sleeping when he woke up to a “bang.”
After investigating the scene and talking to the victim, officers determined the shooting was accidental and most likely happened while the man was sleepwalking. He had no clear memory of what happened and was transported to Boulder Community Hospital for treatment.
Almost perfect getaway
Boulder police responded to reports of a man setting off a car alarm while trying to break into a Lexus on Friday, Oct. 22. When officers arrived, they found the suspect entering the car through the front window. The man took off on foot when officers confronted him, but the chase ended abruptly when the suspect ran into a tree.
The 21-year-old was medically cleared by Pridemark paramedics and booked for first degree trespassing and obstructing a peace officer.
Lighting the way
Police arrested a 50-year-old woman for second-degree arson on Saturday, Oct. 23, after witnesses reported seeing her light several things on fire in the Pearl Street area.
Officers first responded when witnesses said they watched her light two trashcans on fire in the area of 11th and Pearl streets. Another witness said that a woman matching the suspect’s description lit a kiosk on fire near 13th and Pearl streets.
Two arrested for car break-ins
Two men were arrested around 2 a.m. on Oct. 20 in connection with a rash of vehicle trespasses in Superior.
Boulder County sherriff ’s deputies responded when a witness reported seeing a vehicle trespass in the Sieber Court area of Superior. When they arrived, the deputies pulled over a black SUV with two people inside, and during questioning, the passenger left the car and fled on foot. The driver was arrested, but deputies were unable to catch the passenger. After learning the name of the passenger, deputies located him at a home in Denver and took him into custody.
It is believed the two suspects had broken into nine cars in the neighborhood, and several stolen items from those cars were found in the black SUV, which is also believed to have been stolen in Westminster. Deputies are still looking for a third party who they believe was involved in stealing the SUV.
Compiled by Mitchell Byars