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At around 11:30 p.m. on April 19, 2013, the University of Colorado Police Department was dispatched to the area of 30th Street and Baseline Road on the report of a possible hit-and-run accident. Officers found the suspect’s vehicle, an older-model van with heavy front-end damage, at the Bear Creek Apartments parking lot. Officers approached the van and saw Jayme Lee McCoy, 32, of Boulder, seated in the second row with his dog, described as a pit bull. McCoy ignored commands to show his hands, muttered incoherent statements and appeared to be under the influence of drugs.
An officer opened the side door of the van and repeatedly shouted at McCoy to show his hands. Officers saw that McCoy was holding a knife. Officers continued to talk to the suspect and ask for his cooperation, but McCoy remained in the vehicle for a few minutes. McCoy then kissed his dog on the head and unleashed it. McCoy emerged from the van with his right hand tucked behind his right leg as if he might be holding a weapon. The suspect came toward officers and continued to ignore commands to show his hands. An officer deployed a Taser stun gun on the suspect, but it proved ineffective. Two other officers deployed a Taser stun gun and multiple PepperBall projectiles. At the same time, the suspect’s dog ran toward officers in an aggressive manner. An officer fired a bean-bag shotgun round at the dog, but it does not appear the dog was struck. The animal quickly fled the scene. McCoy was placed under arrest and transported to Boulder Community Hospital with minor injuries. A knife was recovered near the location where McCoy was arrested.
McCoy was arrested on the following charges:
- Felony menacing
- Obstructing a peace officer
- Disorderly conduct
- Traffic charges: Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, failing to remain at the scene after damaging another vehicle, driving a vehicle without a driver’s license and recording a second DUI offense.
According to CU-Boulder databases, McCoy is not a CU student or employee. McCoy has an extensive criminal background in multiple states for charges related to resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer, burglary, weapons violations and drugs.
The Boulder Police Department is investigating the hit-and-run accident near 30th Street and Baseline Road.
The Case Number is 13-1008. The case report will not be available until at least Monday, April 22.
-CU police press release-
The City of Boulder OSMP is temporarily requiring dogs to be leashed on the Mount Sanitas Valley trail, effective immediately, as a result of several encounters between dogs and coyotes. Although Voice and Sight control is normally allowed in this area, OSMP is enacting the temporary leash restrictions in order to provide the best possible protection for both dogs and coyotes. Advisory signs have been posted to educate users on the issues.
“In the last two weeks there have been several reports of dogs interacting with coyotes. In each of these cases the dog guardian had either lost sight of his or her dog or was unable to call the dog back and the dog charged a coyote that was seen near the trail. At least one of these encounters resulted in significant injuries to the dog,” Ranger Supervisor Joe Reale said.
The type of coyote behavior reported suggests there may be a den site in the area that the coyotes are defending. An off-leash dog may be viewed as a threat to a coyote that has young nearby.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officer Kristin Cannon said, “This time of year coyotes will be active providing food and protection to young pups. It is important that we keep unleashed dogs away from areas where coyotes are hunting and raising young. Eventually the coyotes will disperse from the area, and the risk to both dogs and coyotes will be reduced.”
OSMP will monitor the situation at Mount Sanitas and will inform the public when it is once again safe to walk dogs under voice and sight control.
Please visit www.osmp.org for detailed maps and up-to-date information on regulations, closures, temporary or otherwise; or call 303-441-3440.
–CITY of Boulder press release–
Boulder police are still investigating an assault case from March 2, 2012, which took place at Conor O’Neill’s Pub, located at 1922 13th St. around 12:37 a.m. The suspect remains unidentified and police are asking the public for assistance.
The male victim was in the restroom when the male suspect tried to enter the stall. The two men pushed each other and at one point, the suspect attacked the victim with a beer bottle. The victim was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries which included a concussion, cuts to his head and face and wounds on his chest and arms from the beer bottle.
The suspect fled the bar, and the victim believes a friend of the suspect tried to detain the victim as the suspect got away. The suspect was seen running westbound across 13th St. and through a parking lot. Police were unable to locate him.
At the time of the assault, the Boulder Police Department released a composite sketch and a description of the suspect. The suspect has not yet been identified and police are publicizing the information again, hoping that a member of the public may recognize the suspect and contact police.
The sketch is attached. The suspect is described as:
· White male
· 21 – 29 years old
· 6’0 – 6’3” tall, weighing 180 – 200 pounds
· Build was described as “not toned”
· Short blonde hair which may have been bleached or highlighted
· Witnesses described him as a “surfer type”
· At the time of the assault, was wearing a light-colored shirt or white shirt with blue pinstripes
· May have been bleeding from his mouth, and may have had a cut over his left eye
The case number is 12-2846.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Tom Dowd at 303-441-3385. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.
Story by B.G. Brooks, Contributing Editor, CUBuffs.com
BOULDER – Early style points were scarce for a Top 25 team, but the No. 20 Colorado Buffaloes stayed patient, regained their poise late and finally disposed of Washington State 59-45 on Friday night at the Coors Events Center.
Winning its sixth consecutive game, CU matched last season’s win total and set up a crucial home finale on Sunday. The Buffs (21-5) face Washington, one of two teams just ahead of them in the Pac-12 Conference standings, at 2 p.m. for Senior Day.
The Buffs are 10-5 in the Pac-12, with their 10 wins marking their first double-digit season in league play since 2004. The Huskies dropped to 11-4 after losing at Utah on Friday night.
Sunday’s game marks the final regular-season home appearance for CU seniors Chucky Jeffery, Meagan Malcolm-Peck and Brenna Malcolm-Peck, whose career has been interrupted by various injuries.
Three CU players – Arielle Roberson (17) and Jeffery and Jen Reese (10 each) – finished in double figures. Roberson also collected 13 rebounds, accounting for her first career double-double.
Starting sophomore guard Lexy Kresl watched from the CU bench, still recovering from a shoulder injury suffered in last weekend’s win at Arizona State.
WSU (10-16, 6-9) was led by Lia Galdeira with 12 and Mariah Cooks with 10.
Going ahead 21-8 on a conventional three-point play by Roberson, the Buffs appeared to have a comfortable first-half lead. Then they went frigid and forgetful, lapsing on the offensive and defensive ends and allowing the Cougars back into the game.
Over the next four minutes, WSU went on a 10-1 run and cut CU’s 13-point lead to four (22-18). The Buffs had opened by hitting six of their first 12 shots, but they closed the half hitting just three of their last 20 attempts – and their final field goal of the half was by Roberson just seven seconds before the buzzer.
Still, despite shooting 28.1 percent from the field, committing 11 turnovers (19 for the game) and getting just two points from Jeffery, CU led 26-19 at intermission. That was mainly because WSU had 14 turnovers (25 total) and was limited to 21.9 percent first-half shooting.
But Lappe can be forgiven if she was leaning toward destroying the first-half tape.
The Buffs matched their largest lead of the game – 13 points at 40-27 – on a Jeffery basket with 13:30 remaining. But the Cougars crept back to within six (48-42) in the final six minutes.
A Jeffery jumper with 4:48 to play pushed CU ahead 50-42, and a Roberson trey from the top of the key restored the Buffs’ double-digit lead (53-42) with 3:30 remaining. When Roberson followed with a basket in the paint, CU’s lead went to 15, and with two minutes to play WSU was finished.
Boulder police are investigating an assault which took place between 4:15 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 in the area of 28th and Colorado.
The female victim told police she was walking alone on eastbound Colorado toward 28th St. when she says she was grabbed from behind by an unknown male. The male grabbed her with his arm across her neck.
The victim was carrying a pepper spray-type canister in her hand at the time of the assault, and she was able to spray her attacker in his face. The suspect then hit the victim and yelled as the victim struggled to get away. The suspect fled the area. The victim called police and received medical treatment at the scene for injuries sustained during the attack.
The victim believes the suspect is a white male who was wearing a gray-colored, baggy sweatshirt with a dark blue or black knit stocking cap.
There were three bicyclists crossing the street in the area at the time of the attack who may have witnessed the incident. Police would like to speak to them to see if they can provide details about the suspect and the assault. Police would also like to talk with any motorists or pedestrians who may have seen the incident.
Police are working to identify the suspect. He may have red or watery eyes, and he may have had a distinct odor of pepper spray on his person or clothes last night.
The case number is 13-1199.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jeremy Frenzen at 303-441-1890. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.
Boulder police are investigating an alleged assault which took place during the early-morning hours of Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012 on the Hill.
The assault occurred near Broadway and Regent Drive. The 19-year-old victim told police that he was with a small group of male friends around 12:15 a.m. when they exchanged words with another group of young men, who were across the street on Broadway.
The victim says that the other group of men crossed Broadway and became aggressive with his group of friends. The victim says that one of the males began hitting him in the face, and that he fell to the ground. When comments were made about calling the police, the group of males fled going south towards Baseline.
Police were contacted after the incident while the victim was at the hospital receiving treatment. He says neither he nor his friends recognized any of the young men who became aggressive with them. The suspect was subsequently contacted by a witness and seemed to brag about the assault. He may have sustained minor injuries to his left hand resulting in bloody knuckles.
A witness to the assault was able to provide information for the Boulder Police Department’s sketch artist, and police are releasing the attached sketch of the suspect who is believed to be responsible for the assault.
The suspect is described as a white male, believed to be in his late teens to early 20’s, approximately 5’10” – 6’ tall and 180 lbs. He has dark brown curly hair. He was seen wearing a long tank top with wide horizontal stripes described as green and black in color. He was wearing a dark beanie cap and cargo-style shorts.
Anyone who may have been in the area of Regent and Broadway and who may have seen the altercation is asked to contact Detective Heather Frey at 303-441-3369. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website atwww.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.
Boulder police detectives arrested a 22-year-old man today in connection with an alleged assault that took place in November 2009.
Erick Berdinner (DOB: 2/20/1990) faces a charge of First Degree Assault, a class 3 felony.
Police believe Berdinner is responsible for the 2009 assault of 41-year-old Timothy Aughinbaugh. Aughinbaugh suffered serious facial injuries during the assault and was taken to the hospital for treatment. The two men were acquaintances.
No arrests were made at the time because of inconsistencies in statements made by several of the people involved in the case. The Boulder Police Department also consulted with the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office, which declined to file charges.
Timothy Aughinbaugh died in November 2011.
This past spring, Berdinner and his girlfriend were allegedly involved in an unrelated forgery case in another jurisdiction. After seeing news reports about that case, several people came forward to offer information to Boulder investigators about the 2009 assault of Aughinbaugh. After further investigation by Boulder detectives, the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office reviewed the case once more and an arrest warrant for Erick Berdinner was signed and executed today.
Berdinner remains in custody at the Boulder County Jail. His bond has been set at $50,000.00.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Tom Dowd at 303-441-3385. The case number is 09-14959.
A motorcyclist has died as the result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident which occurred at 30th Street and Oneal Parkway on August 21, 2012.
At 4:53 p.m., the female driver of a 2000 Lexus SUV pulled out of a private parking lot driveway and was attempting to make a left turn onto northbound 30th Street. The driver told police she thought she had enough time to safely make the turn, but a motorcyclist traveling southbound on 30th Street did not have enough time to stop.
Although the motorcycle rider braked to avoid an accident, he collided with the SUV. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Witnesses at the scene attempted CPR, but were unsuccessful. Police are not releasing the victim’s name until notifications are made to his family.
The accident is still under investigation.
Alcohol and weather are reported factors in accident
A 21-year-old man from Evergreen was rushed to the hospital after sustaining injuries in a 13-foot fall at approximately 2:10 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, 2012. Ryan Scott Haebe, 21, and several friends were climbing from a third-floor balcony to the building’s rooftop at a building in the 800 block of Walnut St. when Haebe apparently slipped and fell onto a balcony on the second floor below. Haebe’s friends told police he had been intoxicated at the time of the accident. No one saw him fall, and it had been raining.
Two of Haebe’s friends jumped to the lower balcony to help him after they heard him fall. He was unconscious and bleeding, and appeared to have suffered head injuries. Because no one was at home at the lower-floor apartment where the victim had fallen, the Boulder Fire Department forced entry in order to get to him and give medical aid. Haebe was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.
According to Haebe’s friends, they decided to go to the rooftop after they arrived home from an evening out. They climbed over their third-floor balcony railing and began to climb to the roof, hanging onto the edge of the roof and stepping on a (approximately) three-inch wide metal ledge that inclined toward the roof. At least one of the friends made it up, and Haebe was following. That’s when they heard the victim fall.
Haebe remains in the hospital in critical condition.
The case number is 12-9004.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Dixie Bliley at 303-441-4322.
Boulder police investigating early-morning shooting of intruder
Police in Boulder were called to a home in the 400 block of College Ave. at 3:26 a.m. after a resident reported that he had shot an intruder.
The male and female homeowners (husband and wife) had been sleeping in their bedroom when they were awakened by a noise, which they initially thought may have been a raccoon outside their exterior bedroom door. The screen door was closed but unlocked.
When the female homeowner realized that the noise was not a raccoon, but someone who had opened the door and entered the bedroom, both she and her husband shouted for the intruder to get out. According to the homeowners, they continued to shout to warn the intruder to leave. The male homeowner shouted that he had a gun and would use it if the intruder did not leave immediately. The intruder continued walking through the bedroom, toward the couple. The couple could see a light that the intruder was carrying as the intruder continued toward the bed.
The husband and wife told police the intruder would not acknowledge their demands to leave. At that point, the husband fired one shot toward the light, and heard what sounded like something falling onto floor. When the husband turned on the light, they saw an unknown female intruder on the floor with a gunshot wound to her hip. The couple called 911.
The female intruder was taken to the hospital for treatment. Her injuries do not appear to be life threatening.
Police are continuing to investigate this case and are working in partnership with the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office. At this time, police are not releasing the names of the homeowners or the female intruder, because the case remains open. No further information will be released at this time.
A male climber believed to be in his early twenties was airlifted to a Denver hospital today after falling approximately 65-feet off a rock formation he was climbing.
The victim was “scrambling” alone on Red Rocks, a formation near the Mount Sanitas Trail and Settler’s Park in Boulder. Scrambling is a cross between hiking and climbing, mostly without ropes.
The man fell at approximately 11:42 a.m., when nearby hikers heard him yelling for help and called 9-1-1. The Boulder Fire Department, AMR Ambulance, Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks rangers, the Boulder Sheriff’s Department and members of Rocky Mountain Rescue responded.
The victim was airlifted to St. Anthony’s Central Hospital in Denver. It’s believed that the man suffered severe head trauma and other injuries, but further details are not available at this time. The victim’s boots were untied, and one was found partway up the rocks.
The victim’s identity is not available.