Police Blotter | Nearly knife



Nearly knifed

On July 15, Boulder police were dispatched to an area near the intersection of 11th and Pearl streets on a report of an attempted robbery.

The victim said the suspect pulled a knife on him after he ignored the suspect’s request to give him money. The victim called the police and followed the suspect to a bar in the 1900 block of 11th Street. He was able to identify the 27-year-old male suspect, who was subsequently arrested and charged with felony menacing.

Man falls, dies on Longs

The body of a solo hiker who had fallen about 300 feet to his death while battling harsh wind conditions about 150 yards southwest of the Keyhole Route of Longs Peak was found by a 22-year-old hiker early in the morning on July 16.

The body was identified as 29-year-old Jeffrey R. Rosinski of Rhode Island. A park trail crew arrived within two hours of the report, and rangers arrived to assist at 11 a.m. The body was transferred by plane to the Boulder County Coroner’s Office, where the death is still being investigated.

eBay leads to bike burglar

A 22-year-old male was arrested July 15 on suspicion of felony theft after taking a high-end mountain bike valued at $7,000 off the bike rack of a vehicle.

The vehicle was parked on the 28th Street frontage road at Pennsylvania on June 3. The victim later saw the bike for sale on eBay and was able to track down the seller, who reportedly confessed to stealing the bike.

Intruder interrupted

Boulder police responded to the 600 block of Highland Avenue at around 10 p.m. on July 11 after a woman called 911 and said her husband was fighting with an intruder in their garage.

When officers responded, the suspect left the area on a bike. The homeowner who fought with the suspect was not injured and was able to describe the suspect as a white male in his 20s, wearing a dark colored shirt, with buzz-cut blond hair. The suspect was about six feet tall and weighed about 200 pounds, described as being fit with an athletic build and a round face.

Anyone with information about the crime or the suspect is asked to contact Det. Brian Scott at 303-441- 3381. Those who wish to remain anonymous should contact Boulder County Crime Stoppers at 800-222- TIPS or 800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com.

Wildfire breaks out

Emergency crews responded to a lightning-caused fire near South Boulder Peak, just south of the city of Boulder, on July 18 at around 3:15 p.m.

The fire was one-quarter of an acre in size, burning in heavy timber on the top of the ridge. A helicopter with a water bucket worked to extinguish as much of the fire as possible before it got dark. Because of steep terrain and the late time of day, crews did not hike into the area. City of Boulder and Rocky Mountain Fire crews then monitored and helped control the fire.

The Northern Front Range has received more than 1,600 lightning strikes over the past two weeks, many in the mountains and foothills of Boulder County. Due to the current hot weather and drying fuels, along with the high amount of lightning, local wildland fire conditions are reaching moderate to high severity.

Fire managers will be closely monitoring the situation, as conditions can rapidly change. They ask county residents to promptly report any wildland fire to local police.

Injured hiker rescued

The Boulder County Sheriff ’s Office received a report of an injured hiker on the Diamond Lake Trail in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area on July 15 at approximately 12:25 p.m.

The Rocky Mountain Rescue Group and Nederland Fire/Rescue, along with deputies from the Boulder County Sheriff ’s Office, responded to the Fourth of July Trailhead to find the injured hiker. When rescuers reached the hiker, she was conscious but may have had a sprained ankle. Rescuers carried the 59-year-old woman out on a litter to the trailhead and offered to transport her to the hospital, but she declined any further medical treatment. She left with friends.

Compiled by Katelyn Feldhaus Respond: letters@boulderweekly.com