Frederick Man Charged With Driving Car Through Berthoud High School
A Frederick man has been charged with driving his car through Berthoud High School on Valentine's Day, causing significant damage to the building. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office says It appears that a vehicle drove into the building through a set of glass doors and exited through a second set of glass doors.
The school was not occupied at the time the damage occurred. The Berthoud Fire Department was called to the scene to check the structural integrity of the building.
The damage to the building was estimated at more than $35,000.
19-year-old Skylar Hill of Frederick, Colorado, was identified as a suspect. Investigators learned Hill was being held in the Weld County Jail on unrelated charges. They interviewed Hill at the jail and established probable cause to pursue charges against him for driving a vehicle through the Berthoud High School building.
Larimer County investigators also worked with the Boulder Police Department and determined that Hill had stolen the vehicle in the City of Boulder, drove to Berthoud, and then drove through the school. Boulder PD has several pending felony charges against Hill involving the stolen vehicle.
Hill is still in custody at the Weld County Jail.