Between the late evening hours of July 8 and early morning hours of July 9, 2015, 43 incidents of vehicle trespass occurred in the Town of Berthoud. Many of those offenses were reported by residents and others were discovered by Larimer County Sheriff’s deputies during their investigations in the area. All of the vehicles unlawfully entered were left unsecured and were easily accessed by the suspect(s). Most of the vehicles were not missing any property, but had been rifled through. The items that were stolen mainly consisted of small electronic devices and accessories.
These incidents occurred in the Berthoud Heights-West and Hillsdale Sundivision neighborhoods on the west and south sides of Berthoud High School (see attached map). One resident reported seeing four juveniles wearing hoodies walking down a residential street trying to open the doors of parked vehicles. The resident confronted the juveniles and they ran from the area before better descriptions could be obtained by the resident.
The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind all residents of Larimer County to take precautionary measures to reduce the chances of becoming a victim of theft. Roll up your vehicle windows, lock the doors, and do not leave valuables in plain sight inside your vehicle. Most criminals will not risk attracting attention by breaking a vehicle window unless they can see something they want to steal inside the vehicle. All residents are also encouraged to report any suspicious activity and to immediately call 911 if you see a crime in progress.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or any crime is asked to call Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-416-1985 or Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868 where you will remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward.