Double knife take
On March 12, Boulder police officers arrested a 33-year-old Boulder man on charges of carrying a concealed weapon — a 25-inch black-and-silver “double knife” — while at a coffee shop in the 1100 block of 13th Street. The owner of the business asked the suspect to leave multiple times because he was allegedly making inappropriate comments to women. The double knife had apparently been confiscated from the suspect before, as it still had a property tag from the Denver Police Department attached to it with an indication that it had been seized for “flourishing.”
On March 13, Boulder police officers responded to a report of a third-degree assault in the 1200 block of Pennsylvania Street at about 1:45 a.m. An 18-year-old CU student said three white men jumped him while he was walking home and head-butted him in the face. He reported losing consciousness for an unknown amount of time. A friend drove him to the hospital. He was treated and released. The case remains open.
On March 13, Boulder police officers assisted in breaking up a very large party at the Broker Inn at about 1 a.m. About 500 people were in attendance, according to the police report. It took six city officers and the help of University of Colorado police more than an hour to disperse the crowd. There were several traffic summonses issued as well as a ticket for urination in public.
Boulder police are investigating an attempted theft that occurred at about 3:50 p.m. at Cafe Blue, 5280 Spine Road. A caller placed an order for 150 chicken sandwiches, which were to be delivered to a different location. The restaurant employee became suspicious when the caller asked that $950 be added to the credit card charge, purportedly to pay the delivery person. Similar scams have been reported in Boulder in the past. The restaurant employee hung up and contacted police. The case remains under investigation.
Gas station goat
Deputies from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Conoco station in Erie on report that a goat was being held there. According to the police report, the animal often ran loose and repeatedly visited the gas station, which is located near its owner’s home. After this latest visit, officers decided to impound the goat and transported it to a rescue shelter.
On March 10 at approximately 6:35 p.m., members of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Boulder Rural Fire Protection District (FPD), Boulder Fire Department, Pridemark Paramedics and Boulder Emergency Squad responded to a house fire in the 2400 block of Yarmouth Avenue. When they arrived, flames were visible, and shortly thereafter the residence was fully engulfed. The owner of the residence, who was home at the time, called 911 and managed to escape without injury.
No other structures were threatened, though the main residence was completely destroyed.
As fire crews continued to battle the fire into the late evening, additional resources from surrounding fire agencies were utilized from Sunshine FPD, Left Hand FPD, Rocky Mountain FPD, Louisville FD and Boulder Mountain Fire. The American Red Cross and Boulder County Sheriff’s Office advocates were called to assist the displaced resident and support the fire crews.
The fire does not appear suspicious at this time, and investigators affiliated with the Boulder Rural Fire Protection District are conducting further investigation.
On March 10 Boulder County sheriff’s deputies discovered a 40 year-old male jail inmate in his cell unresponsive and not breathing. Deputies administered CPR until paramedics and firefighters arrived. He was transported by ambulance to Boulder Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The inmate had been arrested and jailed on Feb. 24 on four counts of sexual assault on a child and one count of child abuse. He was being housed in the intake module of the jail as a protective custody inmate and was assigned to a cell by himself.
Deputies checked on the man approximately 12 minutes prior to finding him unresponsive. The preliminary investigation indicates that he hanged himself in his cell.
Investigators from the Sheriff’s Office and Boulder County Coroner’s Office are investigating the death. There were no indications of foul play.