Barricaded Man Arrested
Additional charges have been filed against the suspect in this case:
First Degree Arson, a class 3 felony
Felony Criminal Mischief, a class 6 felony
On March 21, 2018 at approximately 2:12 pm, Fort Collins Police received a call regarding a disturbance at the Skyline Trailer Park located at 2211 W. Mulberry St. Responding officers located the suspect, Joseph Norrie (DOB 03/26/74), at a home that belonged to a family member. Norrie was threatening to harm himself with a knife and barricaded himself in the home, refusing police commands to exit. While officers were on scene, they detected an odor of gas, which Norrie threatened to ignite. Officers evacuated surrounding residences as a precaution.
Due to the odor of gas, Xcel Energy and Poudre Fire Authority responded to assist. The gas line to the house was shut off by personnel on scene. The FCPS SWAT team also responded to assist in resolving the incident. After several hours, Norrie eventually exited the residence and was uncooperative with officers. A less-lethal device was deployed to gain his compliance, and officers were able to safely take him into custody at 4:52 pm.
When officers cleared the residence, they found that Norrie had started a fire inside. First responders were able to quickly extinguish the fire. There were no other people in the home during this incident.
Norrie was transported and booked into the Larimer County Jail on the following charges: CRS 18-3-208 Reckless Endangerment, a class three misdemeanor.
CRS 18-9-119(2) Refusal to Leave Premise Upon Request of a Police Officer, a class three misdemeanor.
The investigation is on-going and additional charges are expected to be filed with the Larimer County District Attorney’s Office in the near future.
A booking photo is not available at this time. All charges are merely accusations by law enforcement and all suspects must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.