Longmont Police Arrest 6 At ‘Nuisance’ Home
LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4)- Police in Longmont were led back to a home they had visited many times in the past. The latest was a drug investigation that resulted in six arrests and officers placing an infant into protective custody.
Police went to the home in the 300 block of Collyer Street for a drug investigation on Thursday. Officers had visited the home at least three times in the past three years.
Homeowner Silverio Nuanez was among those arrested.
He was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court.
“There’s a lot of noise issues and different people coming at random times of the evening and night,” said neighbor Amber Loconsolo.
Neighbors had been complaining about what goes on in and around the home.
“Drug sales, drunks, it’s just a mess for the neighborhood. It’s not fair to them,” said Longmont Police Commander Jeff Satur.
Satur said officers arrested six people at the home on Thursday, including the owner of the home.
Officers set off a flash bang and broke a window to get to the suspects who initially refused to leave.
Police found a baby inside the home and placed him into protective custody.
Satur said the home was riddled with bed bugs and there was no food inside for the infant.
“There was no baby formula in the house, some expired milk. The poor kid had bites on him, some chemical burns possibly, there was some sort of rash that we’re working through,” said Satur.
Police also said according to the Department of Health and Human Services the child was not supposed to be at the home.
Neighbors were relieved to see police take action.
“I think it’s kind of sad to have so many scary people around and it kind of makes the neighborhood feel, well, you have to be a little more cautious or something,” said Loconsolo.
Police want a judge to let them seize the home, hoping to put an end to the neighborhood’s problem.
The others arrested include Stacia Kendrick, Porfiro Jason Gonzales, Santos Sias and Julian Royval.