At-large suspect triggered police response

By John Gardner
The Surveyor

An emergency notification call on May 19 concerned many Berthoud residents Thursday as it notified people of a possible dangerous fugitive in Berthoud.

According to a statement from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO), at 6:40 p.m. deputies contacted and attempted to arrest a man at Berthoud Park. allegedly involved in an aggravated motor-vehicle theft that occurred earlier in the day. Police contacted Christian Cordova, 21, who authorities said resisted arrest and fled on foot. Deputies and K-9s searched the area, but were unable to locate Cordova.

Deputies had received information that Cordova may be armed, which led the LCSO to notify nearby residents and businesses of the possible danger posed, through the Everbridge notification system.

Cordova was eventually located inside a residence in the 200 block of Second Street and arrested shortly after midnight. He was booked into the Larimer County Jail on allegations of aggravated motor-vehicle theft, harassment, and resisting arrest.