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More car windows shatter in northern Colorado, total number of incidents rises to seven in a week

Joe Moylan
jmoylan@greeleytribune.com

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Anyone with information about the shooting or the six other incidents in which motorists had windows shattered while they were driving is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 356-4015, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 416-1985, the Loveland Police Department at (970) 962-2032 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Authorities say two more people have reported their windows being shattered while driving in northern Colorado.

Deputies with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office went to an insurance firm in Fort Collins on Wednesday after a woman reported her rear passenger truck window had shattered while she was driving on Interstate 25, The Coloradoan reported. Also Wednesday, another driver reported her passenger-side window shattered while she was driving on a frontage road south of Windsor.

Investigators have not determined if the series of shattered windows is linked or whether it is tied to the shooting of a Milliken woman who was driving on I-25 a week ago.

The two broken windows reported Wednesday bring the total number of incidents to seven in just over a week in northern Colorado.

The burst of incidents began about 11:15 a.m. April 21 when a passenger-side window of a Larimer County Sheriff’s Office transport van shattered on Interstate 25 north of Mead. Deputies were moving three inmates from Jefferson County to the Larimer County Jail. No injuries were reported, and no witnesses or suspects were located.

The next day, about 11:15 p.m., Cori Romero, 20, of Milliken suffered a gunshot wound to the neck after a bullet shattered her driver’s side window as she traveled south on I-25 toward Colo. 392 near Windsor. Romero was able to pull over to the side of the highway and call 911. She was taken to Medical Center of the Rockies for treatment. Officers have not yet located a suspect.

Romero’s case is the only one being investigated as a shooting.

Shortly after law enforcement officers responded to Romero’s call, a Greeley man reported to Loveland police that his rear window shattered after hearing a “pop” while driving on East Eisenhower Boulevard approaching North Cleveland Avenue. The incident occurred about 9:50 p.m., but the man did not report it to police until after he returned home. He was alone in the vehicle and uninjured.

Last Thursday, a driver of a semi-tractor trailer reported to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office that his driver’s side window was shattered shortly after noon as he traveled on Weld County Road 49 between Weld roads 24 and 26, about 8 miles northeast of Hudson. The man told authorities he thought his window had been shot out. He also was uninjured.

The fifth incident was reported about 10 a.m. Tuesday on I-25, near Larimer County Road 50 on the northeastern edge of Fort Collins. No injuries were reported.

— The Associated Press and The Coloradoan contributed to this report.


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