Greeley-Evans Crime Log: “Burning Cookies,” an Intimidating Texan, and a One Dollar Thief
Check out some of the interesting calls that the Greeley-Evans Police responded to between December 24 and December 27, 2015. You really can’t make this stuff up.
Thursday, December 24 — Christmas Eve
8:30 a.m.: A resident in the 7300 block of 20th Street Lane called Greeley police to find out if it is legal for his son to ride his electric scooter on the sidewalk.
1 p.m.: Greeley police responded to the 500 block of 28th Street Road for a report of a dog urinating in a man’s yard.
3:30 p.m.: Greeley police responded to the 900 block of 12th Street for a report of a man who lent his blazer to Mary, but hadn’t received it back yet.
4:30 p.m.: Greeley police responded to a fast-food restaurant in the 2300 block of 8th Avenue for a homeless woman the caller wanted to have sent to New York City. The caller told Weld County dispatchers she spoke to a Greeley officer several years ago about a program that sends homeless people to other cities. The caller wanted to send the homeless woman to New York to be with her only living relative.
5 p.m.: Greeley police responded to the 3800 block of 20th Street for a resident who adopted a violent dog from the Adams County Humane Society and didn’t know what to do with it. The man told dispatchers members of his family had been hurt separating the new dog from an older dog. Officers told the man to wait until after Christmas and return the dog to Adams County when the humane society reopened after the holiday.
Saturday, December 26
7:40 a.m.: Greeley police responded to the 2900 block of D Street for a report of a car break-in. The caller told dispatchers the culprit made off with less than $1 in change.
10 a.m.: Greeley police responded to the 200 block of 11th Avenue for a man who reported his girlfriend threatened to kill him in his sleep. The man insisted police evict his girlfriend, issue a restraining order and then arrest her. Officers said they would only arrest the man’s girlfriend if there was probable cause to do so.
3 p.m.: Greeley police responded to the 1900 block of 8th Avenue for a report of two roommates planning to throw a New Year’s Eve party. The caller was concerned because one of the roommates was under age.
6:30 p.m.: A woman in the 500 block of 27th Avenue called Greeley police to report that a 40-year-old Cheyenne, Wyo., man was trying to propose to her 16-year-old daughter. Officers told the woman to call Cheyenne police to file a report. They also reminded the woman that as the mother she should be in better control of the situation.
8:45 p.m.: Greeley police responded to a parking lot near 35th Avenue and 22nd Street for a report of teenagers “burning cookies” in a gray four-wheel drive vehicle.
Sunday, December 27
2 a.m.: Greeley police responded to a convenience store in the 100 block of East 18th Street for a report of a man wearing a Denver Broncos sweater who was swearing and being rude.
8 a.m.: Greeley police responded to the 1200 block of 11th Avenue for a report of a woman screaming in the caller’s driveway. When asked, the caller told dispatchers he did not know the woman.
3:30 p.m.: Greeley police responded to a harassment report. The caller told dispatchers she met a man who found her lost wallet. When the man learned there was no reward money, he became angry. He later sent threatening text messages to the caller. The caller described the man as short and pudgy, with three teardrop tattoos under one of his eyes. His last text read: “I am from Texas, and you just made me very mad.” Officers investigated the report, but assured the caller that nobody cares about Texas.
4:15 p.m.: A resident stopped by the Greeley Police Department to report that a Japanese woman recorded an intimate Skype conversation and was now threatening to post it online if he didn’t pay her $5,000. Police advised the man not to pay, and to probably not engage in X-rated activity online.