This weekend in crime
Boulder Police Blotter
– Police responded to an altercation outside a Safeway grocery store. Officers were told that a fight broke out after one motorist nearly hit another with his vehicle. A man from the car that was nearly hit allegedly got out and began kicking the offending vehicle. He also allegedly threw a rock at the windshield. Officers arrested a 35-year-old Denver man on suspicion of criminal mischief and reckless endangerment.
– A disturbance was reported in the 1100 block of 12th Street. When officers arrived, they found a 21-year-old CU student with cuts to his hand. Another person on the scene was bleeding from what looked to be a broken nose. One was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief and third-degree assault.
– Officers responded to a report of a bleeding victim and a gunman in the parking lot of Qdoba at 28th St and Arapahoe Ave. When officers arrived, they determined that a group of CU students were filming a class project. The blood turned out to be fake, as were the three realistic-looking replica plastic guns. An incident report was completed and CU police were notified.
CU Police Blotter
– Criminal mischief to a vehicle was reported at lot 416. A vehicle parked by the Kittredge dorms had a broken window that someone apparently broke by throwing a rock. The estimated damage is $350.
– Criminal trespass was reported at the College Inn dorm, where someone was using an unoccupied room. Officers found a sleeping bag and a suitcase in the room and contacted the owner of the suitcase. The suspect told the officers that he was visiting a friend who had said he could sleep in the room.
– Criminal mischief was reported at Stearns West Hall. It appeared someone had stood on a chair in the basement of the Stearns West Hall to reach the sprinkler on the ceiling and tampered with it causing water to flow out as well as setting off the fire alarm.
– Criminal mischief was reported to two vehicles parked in lot 144. One tire on each car was slashed. One tire was worth $50 and the other was $200.
– CU police were dispatched at 3 a.m. to Kittredge West from a report of a drug deal that was supposedly in progress by the elevator. When the officers arrived, they did not find anyone by the elevator. An RA gave officers information about a person who could possibly be selling drugs in the dorm. The case is still under investigation.
– Criminal mischief was reported at Hallett Hall. There were a couple of mirrors that were broken in one of the TV rooms. One of the mirrors was shattered and the other three had cracks. The estimated damage was $100.
– An incident of theft and obstructing government operations was reported near Norlin Library. The front tire was stolen off of a mountain bicycle, but was recovered. A witness said he saw a bunch of college-aged males hanging around the bike rack. He said he saw one kid remove the front tire off of a bike that was locked to the rack, so he called the police. As officers were driving into the area they saw a suspect carrying a tire. As the officer approached him, the suspect dropped the tire and ran off. The officer chased him on foot but lost sight of him. Officers checked the area and were unable to find him.
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