Northern Colorado law enforcement works hard day and night to keep our cities and towns safe. Whether they're assisting citizens or fighting crime, their jobs are anything but easy.

One of their challenges is tracking down suspects on the Most Wanted list. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office continually updates their Most Wanted list, giving citizens the chance to provide any information, such as the whereabouts or other details, regarding any of the alleged criminals.

This week, Larimer County's most wanted is Joseph Michael Smith.

Smith is wanted by the Larimer County Sheriff's Office on a felony warrant for Failure to Appear – Controlled Substance-Possession with Intent Distribute - Schedule 1/2 / Controlled Substance-Possession with Distribution MT/HR/KT/CT / 4 Counts Controlled Substance-Possession Schedule I/II/III/IV/V / Criminal Impersonation-Gain a Benefit / Possession of Forged Instrument. His bond is set at $800.

In addition, the suspect is wanted by another agency for Failure to Appear – Domestic Violence / 3rd Degree Assault / Failure to Comply - Violation Protection Order.

Smith is 5-feet-11 and 150 pounds. He has brown hair with hazel eyes. The suspect has also been known to go by the aliases of Joe Smith and Leroy Shaw.

His last known address is 4115 Ebony Court in Loveland.


If you have any information concerning this person, please contact the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-416-1985. Never attempt to follow or contact any fugitive. Instead, immediately dial 911 or contact your local law enforcement agency. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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