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Highlands Ranch teen booked on felony charge 1 hour after release from Weld County Jail

Posted on 05/21/2020

An 18-year-old Highlands Ranch teenager was booked Thursday morning into the Weld County Jail less than one hour after he was released following an arrest on suspicion of speeding.

Nathaniel Neisler, 18, was arrested early Thursday morning by the Platteville Police Department on suspicion of driving more than 40 mph over the posted speed limit. He was booked at 5:34 a.m. into the Weld County Jail on the traffic offense and then released at 6:47 a.m. on a personal recognizance bond.

Less than 45 minutes later, at 7:30 a.m., the Weld County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a possible vehicle trespass at the Weld County Motor Pool. Deputies responded and contacted a teenager in the area, later identified as Neisler.

Neisler told deputies he had just been released from the jail and admitted to entering a vehicle parked at the motor pool by opening an unlocked door. Neisler said he took $2.08 from the vehicle, adding he planned to use the money to make a phone call as soon as he found a payphone.

Neisler was returned to the jail and rebooked on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespass of a vehicle, a Class 5 felony punishable by up to three years in prison. Neisler is being held without bond pending his first appearance in Weld District Court.

Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 356-4015 or Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward.