A man has been arrested in connection with a death at a motel in Loveland that occurred earlier this week.

According to the Loveland Reporter-Herald, Loveland Police arrested 59-year-old Dennis Gist on Thursday (Mar. 11) in connection with the death at the Gateway Motel on Wednesday night (Mar. 10). The death is currently being investigated as a homicide.

At about 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Loveland police received reports of a suspicious death at the Gateway Motel at 417 E. Eisenhower Blvd; when officers arrived at the scene, they found a man dead who appeared to be the victim of a violent act.

The identity of the deceased man has yet to be released by the Larimer County Coroner’s Office.

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Justin Kill, who resides across the alley from the motel, said that he was just about to head to bed on Wednesday night when he took his dogs outside and saw the police activity that was underway.

While Kill wasn't entirely 'in the know' about what was happening near his home Wednesday night, he said police activity in that specific area has been consistent and has increased over the last week.

“I’m kind of used to it” Kill said.

While new information regarding the incident has yet to be released, the Loveland Police Department has said circumstances indicate that there is no threat to the public.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Loveland Police Department non-emergency number at  970-667-2151.

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