BERTHOUD - Berthoud residents want more information about police officers on leave.
On Tuesday evening, the Town of Berthoud held a meeting and detailed as much as they knew about suspicion surrounding two of its police officers.
Chief Glenn Johnson is on administrative leave and so is Officer Jeremy Yachik. Yachik is suspected of domestic abuse.
A Larimer County Sheriff sergeant is acting as interim police chief in Berthoud.
About three weeks ago, town board members in Berthoud received an email accusing officer Jeremy Yachik of domestic abuse.
Shortly thereafter, the Loveland Police Department opened a criminal investigation into the abuse. Officer Yachik was then put on leave.
A week later, Loveland police executed a search warrant at police chief Glenn Johnson's office while he was on vacation. They took three of his computers.
The chief has since been placed on administrative leave by the town.
So far, investigators have been mum on any other details. Many in Berthoud feel town officials should reveal more.
"Last night in the restaurant I had a nice little crowd and everybody was talking about the situation with the police," said Tom Agnew, who runs Nonna Bella restaurant in Berthoud. "I had customers asking me if I was going be the next police chief. It's been kind of comical in a way, because no one knows anything."
"It's just iffy. It doesn't sound quite right. There's just things that are questionable," Berthoud resident Nancy Back said.
One person who knows Yachik, Kevin Pruitt, says Yachik was a volunteer security officer at Timberline Church in Fort Collins.
"From what I've seen, he's an upstanding gentleman. He was always kind to his girlfriend at the time, who is now his fiancé," Pruitt said.
Loveland police won't comment on the nature of the criminal investigation.
No charges have been filed against either police officer.
The Larimer County Sheriff is conducting an internal investigation of the police department, at the Town of Berthoud's request.
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