RELEASE -- On Friday, March 16, 2018 at about 12:41PM, a 58-year-old male from Broomfield and member of the Western Motorcycle Escorts – was providing escort for a funeral procession from Longmont to Berthoud. They were traveling east on 9th Ave approaching Emery St. At the same time, a Dodge SUV style vehicle, driven by a 26-year-old male from Longmont, was north bound on Emery St at 9th Ave. The procession came to a stop and backed up from Collyer St to Emery St. The was space in traffic and SUV attempted to make a left turn onto 9th Ave. At the same time, the motorcycle was approaching the intersection in the left lane to move in front of the procession to block traffic and the two collided. The motorcycle rider was ejected and suffered serious bodily type injuries to his head and body. He was taken to an area hospital where he is being treated for his injuries. Alcohol and drugs are not suspected in this accident. The driver of the SUV remained on scene. 9th Ave was closed to east bound traffic between Main St and Collyer St for about 3.5 hours. Case is still under investigation.
Longmont residents are seeing a fire burning on Flagstaff Mountain close to the foothills. This is not in the City of Longmont response area. Boulder County has responded to this wildland fire. Please do not call Longmont dispatch to report this fire. Questions pertaining to this fire should be directed to Boulder County Regional Communications Center at (303)441-4444.
Public Safety Chief Mike Butler, along with city council person Tim Waters, and Mayor Brian Bagley were at the Democracy Day at the Civic Center today. The event "Doing Democracy Day" is multi-community, multi-school event devoted to area students wrestling with local issues, using local leaders as resources. The last nine years have a been a great success due to the participation of teachers, local leaders, community members, and students. The event included: 10 schools, more than 30 local leaders & community members, and 80 incredible students. Silver Creek Student Tess is pictured with Public Safety Chief Mike Butler.
SAVE THE DATE: Longmont Fire Station 3 Open House is on Saturday, March 31. Fire Station 3 holds much of the Wildland Firefighting equipment and we will have that out on display. Mark your calendar and plan to join us!
POSITION OPENINGS - LONGMONT EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER 911. Receive emergency and non-emergency calls from the public requesting police, fire or ambulance assistance; determine nature and location of emergency, level of assistance needed, priority of response, and dispatch emergency units as necessary and in accordance with established procedures. Enter call information into a computeraided dispatch system. Enter, update and retrieve information from computerized local, state and national crime information networks relating to wanted persons, stolen property, vehicle registration, stolen vehicles, and other information. Perform emergency medical dispatch when necessary per established EMD procedures. Position #20180137-1. https://mss.longmontcolorado.gov/mss/
POSITION OPENINGS WITH LONGMONT PUBLIC SAFETY. We are now hiring Range Safety Officers. Position #20180099-1.
Supervise shooting activities as prescribed by the Range Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs).
Assist in the prevention of problems on the Range through diligence in performing the following duties:
- Educate users on the Range Safety Rules.
- Provide direct Range supervision.
- Enforce all Range Safety Rules.
- Enforce policies and procedures established by the
Department of Public Safety and the Range.
- Provide on-site direction of Range Safety Volunteers.
For additional information visit https://mss.longmontcolorado.gov/MSS/employmentopportunities/default.aspx
For several years now Tabitha has invited many children to celebrate her birthday, but for reasons unknown to her family the kids that were invited have backed out of attending. This has left Tabitha with a pretty down birthday. You see, at 5-years-old Tabitha was diagnosed with high functioning autism and one of the challenges for her is fitting in and making new friends.
But on Monday,Tabitha’s celebrated her 11th birthday for the first time in Longmont after moving here in June 2017. Mom said it was the most magical day of her life. The best one ever.
Tabitha’s Karate instructor, Mr. Wagner of Ripple Effects Martial Arts, invited her mother to bring a birthday cake to her lessons. Much to her surprise not only did all the kids in the class get to celebrate her birthday, but about six members of the Longmont Police Department showed up to be her special guests.
To top off the night Mr. Wagner had the class play her favorite game at Karate and she broke a board. She had the oportunity to sit in a police car.
Thanks to Mr. Wagner and Officer Mark Stewart for going above and beyond to touch this young ladies life. It is a day she will remember forever.
Help us wish Tabitha a happy birthday and welcome her to the Longmont community.
UPDATE 3/6/18 6AM: Both parties were found in Keith County, Nebraska last night. Deputies made contact with Leonard Wyatt at about 12:10 AM and he was arrested. The juvenile is in protective custody. Parents of both the suspect and the victim have been notified. Thanks to everyone for their assistance on this case.
UPDATE 3/5/18 7:15PM: Ryan’s family believed she was with a 20 year-old male, Longmont resident, named Wyatt Leonard. Late in the day on Monday, Wyatt’s family called him and learned Wyatt was in Nebraska. The family told Wyatt to return to Longmont. The family heard a female voice in the background on Wyatt’s phone saying not to return to Longmont. Wyatt has family and friends in several locations throughout Nebraska and Iowa. It is not known where these two people are, nor where they may be heading. Wyatt’s family is being cooperative with this investigation.
Detective Wayne Rafferty is investigating this case and is working with the District Attorney regarding all applicable criminal charges against Wyatt. Detective Rafferty can be reached at 303.651.8516 (case 2018-1970).
Wyatt is likely driving a 2006 Infiniti, G-35, 2-door sedan, bearing Colorado license FAQ-754. Nebraska and Iowa law enforcement have been advised of this situation. Anyone with information regarding Ryan’s location is asked to call local law enforcement.
ORIGINAL POST: Longmont Police are working to locate a missing 13-year-old girl and are hoping someone in the Longmont community may know her whereabouts. The missing girls name is Ryan. She is 13-years-old, 5'3", 115 lbs, red hair, blue eyes. Ryan left her house in the 2200 block of 14th Avenue at some point overnight. She may be in the company of a 19-year-old male. Ryan is believed to have left wearing a maroon sweatshirt and black leggings. We are aware the photos are blurry. Longmont Police Report # is 18-1970. If you know Ryan's whereabouts please contact Longmont Police at (303)651-8501.
It's the first Monday of the month. And today (3/5/18) until noon we will be answering questions about Longmont Fire Services Fire Stations. Post your question here that you want to know about the Longmont Fire Stations and we will get it answered.