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May 26, 2019

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SWAT assist for the Town of Nederland

Town of Nederland resident arrested on multiple charges after extended SWAT callout.

Boulder County, Colo. - On May 26, 2019 at approximately 4:15 am, Boulder County dispatch received a call reference a male and female who were calling from a residence in the 100 block of Barker Road, in the Town of Nederland. The incident evolved into shots being fired from inside the residence. The female later was able to leave the residence. The male barricaded himself inside the home. The Nederland Marshal’s Office along with the assistance from the Boulder County SWAT team, Longmont PD SWAT, Boulder PD SWAT, Boulder Emergency Squad, Nederland Fire Protection District and American Medical Response (AMR) were called to assist with the incident.

Mr. Matthew Goddard (03-17-1971) was in contact with members of the Boulder County SWAT team and refused to comply with lawful orders to exit the residence. Ultimately Mr. Goddard did come out of the residence, and was arrested for the charges of Felony Menacing (18-3-206; Class 5 Felony), Unlawful sexual contact (18-3-404(c)(2); Class 1 Misdemeanor), Indecent Exposure (18-7-302; Class 1 Misdemeanor), Prohibited use of a weapon (18-12-106; Class 2 Misdemeanor), and Reckless Endangerment (18-3-2018; Class 3 Misdemeanor). During the incident, Everbridge was utilized to notify nearby residents to “shelter in place” while the incident was occurring and later to give the “all clear”. Mr. Goddard was taken to a nearby hospital for medical clearance; he will then be transported to the Boulder County Jail on the above noted charges.

The associated case number for this incident is 19-2904


Commander Nick Goldberger