Law & Order: Buying tobacco illegally, ferret on the run and domestic dispute over furniture
October 27, 2012
WHERE'S BOB VILA WHEN YOU NEED HIM?
At 5:42 p.m. Oct. 7, police were called to the 900 block of Emerald Drive regarding a verbal disturbance involving a boyfriend and girlfriend. The two were arguing about modifications to a piece of furniture. The woman told police that they were going to modify the item and that she asked him to wait for her to be present. She told police that he started the project without her, and she didn't like how it was done. They argued, and she decided she wanted to leave the home. Police stood by as she gathered some items and left the home. The couple told police that the incident was only verbal and no physical violence was involved.
NO CHEW OR SMOKES FOR UNDER 18ers: At 11:28 a.m. Oct. 8, police were called to Loaf-N-Jug, 1201 Main St., regarding an 18-year-old man trying to purchase one pack of cigarettes and two cans of chewing tobacco for underage kids. The man told police that he didn't know it was illegal to purchase tobacco for people younger than 18. He said he thought people younger than 18 couldn't purchase tobacco, but they could possess it. Police told the man that it didn't make sense for someone younger than 18 not to be able to buy tobacco, but to possess it. The man agreed with police, and then police explained to him that it was a crime to provide tobacco to minors and that he should not go back to the store.
BIKES ARE FOR RIDING: At 11:25 a.m. Oct. 10, police were called to the area of River West Drive and Weld County Road 13 regarding found property. The reporting party advised dispatch that she observed a teen throwing a bike down by the pond at the intersection. Police located a BMX-style bicycle next to the pond at the northwest corner of the intersection. Police had dispatch run a check on the serial number, but it came back with no record found. The reporting party told police that she saw a male, age 17 to 19, throw the bicycle down toward the pond and start walking west on River West Drive. She said the male was wearing a red knit cap and black jacket. She said her husband yelled out to the male, but he kept walking. Police took the bicycle back to the police station, and it was tagged and placed in the bicycle impound area.
FERRET ON THE RUN: At 7:57 Oct. 10, police were called to Tan 360, 1525 Main St., on a reported ferret that ran inside the business and was contained. An employee left the front door open and a ferret ran inside the store and into the storage room. The employee shut the door and contained the ferret, and then called police for assistance. Police located a brown ferret in the storage room, and another officer was on the way with a catch pole when the store owner arrived. The store owner pushed the ferret outside the back door, and it ran away. Police have not received any lost ferret calls, and it is unknown who owns the ferret.
LIVING IN ABANDONED FARM HOUSE: At 7:50 a.m. Oct. 15, police observed what appeared to be a forced entry into an abandoned farm house at Eastman Park Drive. The residence was boarded up, but a single sheet of plywood was pulled away from the front of the house exposing the front door, which was wide open. The residence was searched and found to be clear of any people. Police observed that the house may have been ransacked. There were several items of clothing on the floor, drawers pulled out in the kitchen area and several broken windows on the north side of the house. Police also observed that the rear door had been forced open. Before leaving, police secured the front and rear doors, and they will attempt to contact the property owner.