The men & women of The Boulder Police Department want to thank @AuroraPD for hosting Cops Fighting Cancer today. We so much enjoyed visiting the staff, families and kiddos at The Children's Hospital Colorado. Thanks for the smiles and laughs kids! Get well soon and happy holidays. https://bit.ly/2YJvC11
Friday Chief Weinheimer gave the oath of office to our 9 newest police officers. They graduated from the 22 week police academy and will complete more training in house prior to beginning their field training. Congrats and welcome to our newest officers.
Serial Business Burglary Suspect Arrested
Most neighborhood streets are covered with very deep snow and are a challenge to navigate, even with 4-wheel-drive and high-clearance vehicles. While the conditions are better on the main roads (thanks to the plow drivers), they remain icy and snowpacked causing dangerous driving conditions. Use caution if driving, or better yet, consider not venturing out today if at all possible.
The Boulder Police Department is releasing information pursuant to the Colorado Revised Statutes, which authorize law enforcement agencies to inform the public when a sex offender moves into a community or changes residency if the person has been deemed a sexually violent predator.
Sex Assault and Unlawful Sexual Contact Suspect Arrested
School buses carry our communities most precious cargo. Please drive, ride etc. safely around buses but especially when they are stopped. In Colorado, all motor vehicles, including bikes, must stop when a school bus has its red lights on and stop sign extended. Buses will flash yellow hazard lights in preparation for stopping to allow kiddos to get on and off the bus. The lights will flash red and a stop sign extends while children are in motion. Please be patient around buses Boulder. Our kid's safety is worth it.
Baxter, friend of bears everywhere reminds you to please do your part to keep bears wild. Please don't feed the bears you may see around town. If you encounter a bear, do not approach the bear, try to look big and back away. If you have a bear in your yard, from a safe location i.e. from inside your home, try to scare the bear away by banging on pots and pans, use an air horn or clap.
On 11/16/2019 at approximately 9:26pm, an RTD bus collided with a vehicle in the intersection of 30th Street/Valmont Road. both drivers were transported to Boulder Community Hospital with injuries. The road will remain closed as police continue their investigation. If possible take alternative routes.
Sexually Violent Predator Warrant Arrest
As the holiday season approaches and celebrating with friends and family increases, please think ahead on how you are going to get home if you have been drinking etc. Ride share is a great option but please follow these important safety tips:
We have received a lot of calls about homeless camps across the city but particularly near 30th Street and Goose Creek. The police department continues to enforce the city’s camping ordinance, including the area near 30th Street and Goose Creek. In the past 30 days our officers have issued over 100 tickets for camping at locations throughout the city, including the Goose Creek area. This is not an easy problem to solve and enforcement alone will not solve the homelessness problem faced by our community and throughout the nation.
Congrats to Sergeant Ben & Sergeant Darren! These two new sergeants were recently promoted from the rank of officer to sergeant. The road to supervision is a lot of hard work and these two have excelled during their time as officers. They bring a tremendous amount of experience to their new role. We are excited to have these two outstanding individuals in formal roles of leadership at the Boulder Police Department.
Police arrest suspect in assault
On Saturday, November 9 at approximately 6:30 p.m., officers responded to an accident at 12th Street and College Avenue. A young woman and two of her friends asked for a ride from a man driving a “lifted” white Ford F350 truck with Oregon license plates. The bed of the vehicle was loaded with what appeared to be camping equipment and the woman and her friends sat on top of the gear. As the driver turned onto 12th Street, he accelerated throwing the woman from the truck causing her to fall onto the pavement. She suffered serious bodily injury.
Boulder Police Department is investigating an incident where a white male threatened a Hispanic female and two friends.
At approximately 11:00AM the Boulder Police Department received a call in reference to a UPS truck which had just been stolen after the suspect assaulted the driver. A short period later the stolen truck was seen by officers as the suspect drove the stolen vehicle southbound on 28th St. Officers initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of 28th and Pearl Street and the suspect was subsequently arrested on Pearl Street, just west of 28th Street.
The officer involved in the Nov. 1, 2019 officer-involved shooting at the Table Mesa Park-n-Ride is Sgt. Matt DeLaria with the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD). He has been an officer with CUPD for more than 20 years. DeLaria, who is a member of the Boulder Police Department SWAT team, is on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, which is consistent with department policy.
The Boulder Police Department is now accepting applications for members to serve on a community dialogue and engagement panel. The police department is looking for 5 people who reside or work in the city of Boulder who are willing to commit to continuous improvement in police services in our community. They will join 7 other members that were selected to be on the panel in 2017.
The Boulder Police Department would like to thank RTD and the community for their patience as we continue to investigate the 30th Street homicide. In reference to this investigation, the Park-and-Ride at 4920 Table Mesa Drive was closed through this morning. The Table Mesa Park-N-Ride is now open and available for commuters.
At approximately 3:15 p.m., today, Boulder police received a request to check on the welfare of a woman who lived in an apartment at 3267 30th St. Minutes after the request was made, the person that made the request called police back indicating that the husband was leaving the residence with two children, ages 6 and 12, and possibly armed with a gun. While other officers were searching for the suspect, Boulder police officers located a deceased female inside the apartment.
Boulder SWAT is currently at 5040 Ralston St. in reference to a man armed with a gun. Please avoid the area. We will send more information out as it becomes available.