NINE-YEAR-OLD DRIVING GOLF CART A NO-NO
On Sept. 25 at 6 p.m., police spotted a 9-year-old boy driving a green golf cart at the 1500 block of Driftwood Court. Police followed the cart to the child’s home. Police contacted the 48-year-old father and his young son. The father told police that he allows his son to drive the golf cart in the cul-de-sac. Both father and son were advised by police of the laws regarding the operation of an electric golf cart on public roadways. The father told police that it will never happen again. The police also advised the father and son of the possible charges that could result from the son driving. No charges were filed.
CAR-POOLING AREA: On Sept. 26 at 5:51 a.m., police were called to 4630 Royal Vista Circle on a report of a suspicious vehicle. The reporting party told police that a vehicle had been parked in the parking lot for about 30 minutes, and then another vehicle pulled up. The driver of the second vehicle got out and got into the other vehicle, which then left with both men. Police found several unoccupied vehicles in the lot. Police said it appeared that people were using the lot as a car-pool drop-off area. There were no signs of criminal activity.
AMBULANCE DRIVER NEEDS DRIVING LESSONS: On Sept. 28 at 11:20 p.m., police were called to the 700 block of Apple Court in regard to an ambulance driving on the grass. The reporting party took police out to the corner of Apple Court and showed police tire tracks in the grass. The man pointed to the emergency equipment down the street and said the ambulance had made a wrong turn and had to turn around to get the call. When the driver turned around, he drove on the grass. The man wanted police to issue the driver a citation. Police told the man that he wouldn’t issue a citation because the ambulance was responding to the call at the time. Police told the man that the matter could be turned over to the Weld County Ambulance Services and they could take care of the matter with the homeowners’ association. The man said that would be OK. The police then talked to the ambulance driver and informed him to talk to his supervisor and that a citation would not be issued.
NIGHTLY UNWANTED VISITOR: On Sept. 30 at 4:35 p.m., police were called to the 300 block of 9th Street and advised by a woman that someone enters her house every night and takes something. Police asked her what was missing, and she said someone took the long grabber device the night before. The woman suspected family members, and her daughter was her prime suspect. The woman told police that she believes that the suspects come in through the back door or climb in through the second-story window. Police found no signs of forced entry at the back door. The woman had no list of items that were taken, but she told police that it happens every night while she is sleeping. Police suggested that the woman could install an alarm system. The woman told police that she was going to get a bat and that would take care of them. Police advised the woman to call them if she heard anything strange at night.
GUN IN PARKING LOT: On Oct. 1 at 12:13 a.m., police were called to the 1500 block of Main Street on a gun that was found in a holster at the King Soopers parking lot. The two men who reported it said they were making a beer run and were on their way home when they ran over what they thought was a glass bottle. When it didn’t break, they took a closer look and saw it was a gun. The men said they found the gun between the King Soopers gas station and Quiznos. The gun was a silver Ruger .357 caliber hand gun with a brown handle. It was still in a leather holster, and was loaded with six bullets. Police thanked the two men for turning the weapon in. Police booked the gun, bullets and the holster into the Windsor Police Department property room.