For many years, Longmont police and fire staff have carried stuffed animals in patrol cars and on fire engines. These stuffed animals have provided hundreds of children comfort and a sense of safety at the scenes of accidents and/or traumatic emergencies throughout Longmont.
Heading into December, we are finding our supply critically low this year.
We are looking for help. From November 20 until December 15, 2017, Longmont Public Safety will be accepting stuffed animals that are new with tags and which are 12 inches or less in height.
These new donated stuffed animals can be taken to the Longmont Safety and Justice Building, 225 Kimbark Street, second floor - administration window from 8am - 5pm.
If you need further information or have questions, please call the Longmont Police Victim Advocates office by phone at 303-651-8855 or you may contact them by email at [email protected]
UPDATED: 11/20/17: The detectives investigating this case met with attorneys from the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office on 11.20.2017 – The direction is that all further media inquiries be directed to the DA’s office at 303.441.3700.
ORIGINAL RELEASE: On Saturday, November 18 at 6:12 PM, Longmont Police Officers responded to 2450 Airport Road regarding a disturbance and a medical call. An injured adult female was located. She was transported to Longmont United Hospital where she later died. A juvenile suspect fled the scene prior to officers arrival. On Sunday, November 19th at 1:01 AM, the juvenile suspect was arrested in Lakewood, CO with the assistance of the Lakewood Police Department. The arrestee is a 15-year-old Lakewood resident. The 15-year-old faces charges of Murder in the 1st Degree. The Longmont Police Department officers their thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of the victim.
Road Closure - Asphalt milling operations.
Location: Sundance Drive
Northbound traffic will be blocked from Twilight Drivet to SH66 on Monday, November 20 from 7 AM to 5 PM
Southbound traffic will be blocked from SH66 to Twilight Drive on Tuesday, November 21 from 7 AM to 5 PM
Boundaries: Between Twilight Drive and SH66
Duration: 11/20/2017 - 11/21/2017
Times: 7:00:00 AM - 5:00:00 PM
The Front Range Fire Consortium completed week 12 of their 15 week long fire academy on Friday. The 17 recruits from 6 different fire departments learned about confined space rescues, high and low angle rescues and vehicle extrication last week. The 3 recruits from Longmont Fire are looking forward to graduation on December 9 so they can come online and help our community!
More information on the FRFC can be found here: http://www.frontrangefireconsortium.com
UPDATE: Press release link from ACLU - https://aclu-co.org/aclu-longmont-reach-210k-settlement-warrantless-searches/
CITY OF LONGMONT PRESS RELEASE — November 14, 2017
On May 10, 2017, the Longmont Police K-9 unit, at the request of the Longmont Housing Authority, searched tenant apartments located within The Suites Supportive Housing complex.
On June 6, 2017, the community of Longmont and the Longmont Department of Public Safety (LPDS) learned a second round of searches were planned for June 7, 2017. Upon learning of the pending searches, the Chief of Public Safety and Command Staff put a stop to any further participation by the K-9 unit and started gathering information about the prior searches on May 10th.
As a result, the City of Longmont requested an outside investigation, which was completed by the Weld County Sheriff’s Department. After reviewing the Weld County Investigation, it was determined that the procedures used to establish consent were not consistent with LDPS standards, and the Longmont Department of Public Safety initiated an internal investigation.
As the internal investigation progressed, the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado notified the City of Longmont they were representing several tenants and they were questioning the legality and use of the K-9’s, the circumstances of use and whether consent was obtained before entering the tenants’ apartments.
The Longmont Department of Public Safety reached out to the ACLU and the Plaintiffs of The Suites. As an organization, we wanted to open a dialogue so we could address their concerns about the K-9 searches, repair the harm, build trust, begin the healing process and make sure we addressed the tenants’ claims and concerns.
On November 8, 2017, after negotiations with the ACLU and four tenants of The Suites, the City of Longmont agreed to pay the ACLU and tenants $210,000 to settle their monetary claims. The City has also agreed, at the conclusion of an internal investigation, to share the Weld County Sheriff’s investigation report, participate in a public forum with the ACLU and the plaintiffs and to participate in a restorative process if desired. In addition, we issue the following statement: The Longmont Public Safety Department regrets playing a role in the search of apartments of the residents of The Suites on May 10, 2017. Michael Kealy, Alice Boatner, William Sparling and Christine Herrera did not consent to the police searches of their apartments, nor were they given an opportunity by Longmont Police Services to do so. The Longmont Public Safety Department is working, and will continue to work, to ensure that its Police Officers conduct themselves in keeping with Longmont police policies and the Fourth Amendment.
The City of Longmont believes this settlement is in the best interests of all parties and our community, and we want to thank all involved for their participation.
Road Closure & Lane Restrictions - Longmont Turkey Trot (10K & 2 mile)
Location: Grand View Meadows Dr. (Road Closure)
Nelson Road (Lane Shift);
N. 75th St. (Shoulder Closure);
St. Vrain Rd. (Shared use road);
In addition to the 10K race a 2-mile run will take place on the same morning. 2-mile runners will start at the same location of the 10K , turn south on Grand View Meadows to Clover Basin Dr., then turn west on Clover Basin Dr. to Mountain Dr and north to Greenway trail and back to Grand View Meadows.
Boundaries: Grand View Meadows Dr - Clover Basin Dr to Nelson Rd. ; Nelson Rd - Airport Rd to Disc Dr.; N. 75th St - Kennedy Dr. to St. Vrain Rd. ; St. Vrain Rd - N. 75th to Airport Rd;
Duration: 11/11/2017 - 11/11/2017
Times: 8:00:00 AM - 11:30:00 AM