Tenderizing the meat


A Safeway employee in Louisville was arrested on Jan. 31 on charges of indecent exposure.

According to a Louisville Police Department report, the incident occurred on Jan. 30 in the deli department of the Safeway at 707 S. Broadway Rd.

A woman reported that she was talking to a store employee standing behind a glass cooler case used for displaying meat and other foods, when she said she noticed that the employee had his penis outside of his pants and was masturbating as he spoke with her.

When the employee noticed the woman’s “shocked face,” he allegedly stopped, the report says, but when the woman turned away and then looked back, he had resumed masturbating. The police report states that the woman reported the incident to store managers and to the Louisville Police Department.

Butt graffiti

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office investigated a case of vandalism that occurred in Lyons sometime on Jan. 21 or Jan. 22. Officers found spray-painted graffiti on a men’s restroom door, a brick wall and two trashcans.

According to the Feb. 1 police report, the crime has been listed as bias-related crime because the graffiti included such statements as “butts more than anything.” Photographs of the scene were taken and a search made of the area.

No witnesses have been found at this time.

Finger injury

Boulder police officers arrested an 18-year-old man on Feb. 4 on a charge of prohibited use of a weapon as a result of what appeared to be an accidental discharge of a firearm.

The incident started at about 6:45 a.m. when the suspect fired a .45-caliber Glock pistol in his apartment on the 2900 block of Aurora Avenue, injuring his finger.

The suspect indicated that the shooting occurred while he was cleaning the weapon.

Fatal car crash

On Feb. 4 at approximately 7:58 p.m., the Colorado State Patrol responded to a fatal crash on Colorado Hwy. 170 (Marshall Drive) and 66th Street in Boulder County.

A northbound Honda Civic on 66th Street failed to stop at a stop sign and attempted to turn westbound onto Hwy. 170. A Jeep Liberty was eastbound on Hwy. 170, and the front of the Jeep collided with the driver side of the Honda.

The driver of the Honda has been identified as Joseph C. Neal, 18, of Longmont. Neal, who was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash, sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at Avista Hospital.

A passenger in the Honda, who was also wearing his seatbelt, has been identified as John T. Combs, 18, of Boulder. Combs sustained minor injuries and was transported to Avista Hospital.

The driver of the Jeep, Carla F. Estridge, 23, of Superior, was also wearing her seatbelt and sustained minor injuries. She was transported to Avista Hospital.

The accident is still under investigation. Alcohol and drugs are not suspected as contributing factors. Next of kin have been notified.