Those of us whose knowledge of meth manufacture pretty much begins and ends with Breaking Bad will get a reality check from the following gritty, grungy, glamour-free photos of drugs, guns and more seized by the Metro Gang Task Force after busting not one but two alleged drug trafficking organizatio ... More >>
Justin Wayne Lamb, 29, has the sort of ink that makes him an unlikely candidate for an office job. Not only do his tats cover the majority of territory on his head and neck (as well as his chest, which provides home for a swastika) -- but the one on the back of his skull declares "FUCK COPS." If al ... More >>
Did Christian Harvey, busted on assorted sex-crime charges, seriously try to hire his cellmate to murder his prosecutor? Or was he talking out of his ass? A jury has sided with the latter explanation despite a recording of the alleged plan, a supposed confession and bail in the case that totaled an ... More >>
In a motion that quotes liberally from Twitter, defense attorneys for Aurora theater shooting gunman James Holmes asked the court this week to order Colorado Judicial Branch public information officer Rob McCallum to comply with a gag order in the case. Their main complaint? That McCallum uses Twitt ... More >>
In its coverage of Sandy Nguen, who allegedly scammed $25,000 from friends and neighbors by pretending her son had cancer, 7News describes the alleged crime as "unbelievable." In truth, however, it's all too easy to believe someone would perpetrate such a hoax -- since it's happened several times i ... More >>
When most of us picture drug dealers, we don't imagine someone like Almeda Sullivan, a former teacher's aide at a Cherry Creek middle school. But at a preliminary hearing yesterday, she was treated like a serious criminal, and the arrest affidavit on view below explains why. Sullivan is accused of ... More >>
Update: Last night, the Littleton School District announced that Arapahoe High School, where a Friday shooting left student Claire Davis fighting for her life (see our previous coverage below), will be closed through winter break. We've got the full schedule for students wishing to retrieve their be ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, we told you about the arrest of Nuggets star Ty Lawson after a domestic dispute with his girlfriend, Ashley Pettiford, who was also faces a misdemeanor charge; see previous coverage below. Now, we've obtained a copy of Lawson's arrest report, and it provides many more details. Am ... More >>
Last September, the family of Jimma Reat, a Sudanese immigrant who was killed after a 911 operator told him and his companions to return to Denver after they'd escaped a racially motivated attack, filed suit against the City of Denver. Since then, a judge issued a ruling that limited the scope of th ... More >>
After a huge cache of documents about child-sexual abusers went public last year, the Boy Scouts of America are under more scrutiny than ever to make sure adults working with kids don't have pervy intentions. So the organization can't be pleased about the arrest of Brian Robbins, a scout master for ... More >>
On November 10, Jeffrey Musick, a 38-year-old with a history of mental illness and a slew of arrests (see a gallery of his mug shots below), was shot to death by Auraria Campus Police Officer Robert Burnett after allegedly attacking him with a sword. Today, the Denver District Attorney's Office has ... More >>
Releasing a second mug shot of accused Aurora theater shooter James Holmes violated the case's gag order, Holmes's attorneys argue in a new motion. A judge has granted their request for a hearing to investigate. The mug shot was "leaked to the media" on September 20, Holmes's attorneys say -- the sa ... More >>
Earlier this year, we told you about the tragic death of Jimma Reat, a Sudanese immigrant who was killed after a 911 operator told him and his companions to return to Denver after escaping a racially motivated attack. Now, his estate, among others, is suing the city over the incident, alleging that ... More >>
In May, we shared a post featuring personal stories of victims in ten unsolved Denver murders, with the information provided by Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons, an organization devoted to making sure no case or loved one is forgotten. Unfortunately, there are many more tragic event ... More >>
Earlier, we introduced you to the James Holmes is Innocent Facebook group, whose members say they're uninterested in wild conspiracy theories -- like, for example, the assertions in the strangest Aurora theater shooting document to date. The motion, made public yesterday and on view below, deals wit ... More >>
The nasty race for CU Board of Regents got nastier when Matt Arnold posted the address and phone number for his opponent online. Arnold was angry that supporters of his rival, Brian Davidson, "were calling his backers and urging them to drop their endorsement," the Denver Post said. "Arnold decided ... More >>
Kristin HermelerIt didn't make much sense that Candice and Kristin Hermeler would travel halfway across the world to enact a suicide pact at a local gun range -- until reports began to surface about the Australian twins' obsession with the Columbine shootings. While police have tried to downp ... More >>
Josh McDaniels.Is it fair to blame Coach Josh McDaniels for the Broncos' humiliating 59-14 loss to the Oakland Raiders yesterday? In a word: yes. McDaniels was brought to Denver to revitalize a once-proud franchise. Instead, he's steadily undermined the squad with stupid decisions, poor manag ... More >>
Photo by Timothy Tipton, courtesy of Cannabis Health News Journal (click to enlarge)Yesterday, reporter Joel Warner told you about Araphaoe County's decision to return two pounds of marijuana from Colin Olmstead more than a year after it was seized. The ganja was being driven to a dispensary ... More >>
For this case, Rob Corry seemed to tap the luck of the Irish.Today should turn out to be a very good St. Paddy's Day for Colin Olmstead, since he'll be getting a whole lot of green from the Arapahoe County DA's office -- and by green, we mean two pounds of pot. Olmstead had the marijuana con ... More >>
Richard Quinn.Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall, a multiple Shmuck of the Week champ, acts as if no one knows the trouble he's seen (or stirred). Now, however, the team has a pass-catcher with whom Marshall can definitely relate: tight end Richard Quinn, a second-round draft pick from North C ... More >>
This weekend, law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force to make sure you don't do anything stupid behind the wheel over the Memorial Day weekend. This link on the Colorado Department of Transportation website details the specific plans of 85 separate organizations. For instanc ... More >>
A year of dysfunctional family values -- and missing panties.
Letters from the issue of Thursday, May 29, 2003
In Jefferson County, lots of folks want to be the new sheriff in town.
The Web was a pedophile's paradise -- until Mike and Cassandra Harris logged on.
The Colorado Supreme Court gets involved in a child-pornography case.
Promoters hurry to get their acts together -- before parents, police and the courts decide the party's over.
The truth about what really happened to Holly Andrews still haunts her family.
Her great-grandparents died in the Holocaust. But Sara Salzman knows that anti-Semitism lives on -- on the Web.
Sheriff Stone's report says his officers did everything right at Columbine. The evidence tells a different story.
Arapahoe County's most aggressive town wants to swallow up the area's prime commercial real estate. Can anything stop Greenwood Village?
Bones can tell a story--and forensic anthropologist Diane France keeps digging for the truth.
The Denver Police Department acts like it has something to hide about its clash with students at Thomas Jefferson High School. It does.