Last week, a Centaurus High student was busted after an explosive device was found near a high-traffic area of the school. So it's understandable that the discovery of what was termed a suspicious bag would cause a freak-out among officials at Boulder's Fairview High School, not to mention the medi ... More >>
Update: Earlier today, we shared the arrest affidavit naming Samuel Carter, one of two Boulder cops charged in the shooting of a Mapleton neighborhood elk on New Year's Day; see our previous coverage below. Now, the City of Boulder has announced that Carter and cohort Brent Curnow, who also faces cr ... More >>
We recently wrote about the debate at the governor's marijuana task force regarding the licensing of retail pot shots. Sparking some controversy, at least one task force member wants to see a state agency own and operate all commercial establishments. We now have a copy of a letter from Boulder of ... More >>
A colleague of the CU-Boulder history professor hospitalized after pranksters fed her a pot brownie stressed the seriousness of the incident by noting the bad things that could have happened if the prof had driven afterward. But this scenario wasn't hypothetical in the case of two Boulder cops recen ... More >>
Hint: If you're going to a movie in Boulder, do not wear a "Joker" mask in the theater. Officials with the Boulder Police Department reported Sunday night that they had arrested a seventeen-year-old male (he's a part-time University of Colorado student, whose name is not being released because he's ... More >>
It's been less than four months since James Holmes fired shots during a showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, killing twelve and injuring dozens more in one of Colorado's worst tragedies. But that didn't stop one student from wearing a "Joker" mask into a theater yesterday, prompting a group o ... More >>
In the past few weeks, we've shared the story of Edward McMorris, who was arrested after witnesses said he publicly tortured a puppy named Tater; see our more recent coverage below. Now, however, a Boulder judge says the facts of the case don't justify the felony animal cruelty charge prosecutors h ... More >>
The case of Ricky Mayber was a tough one for our Shmuck of the Week jury. Is he a shmuck because he thought a good way to cover his bills would be to rob a bank? Or because the person who turned him in was his wife? Hard to say -- but there's no doubt something shmucky was going on.
Update: Given the horrors inflicting on the residents of Colorado Springs by the Waldo Canyon fire, and those living in and around Fort Collins by the High Park fire, Boulderites should be counting their blessings. The Flagstaff fire near the town limits, which seemed so threatening just a few days ... More >>
Update: The troubles faced by head-injured Boulder Police officer Christian McCracken continue to mount. Now, in addition to charges (including attempted first-degree murder) related to his alleged stalking of a Boulder dispatcher, he's facing drug allegations related to Schedule III narcotics conc ... More >>
We don't know with metaphysical certitude that the Christopher Lites who was arrested in Boulder over the weekend on a charge of pedaling his bicycle under the influence is the same Chris Lites whose Facebook profile photo depicts a bizarre version of the Gary Busey family (it's on view below). But ... More >>
Is 53-year-old Stephan Mitchell a crook or a good Samaritan, albeit one who wanted to get paid? The folks at the Boulder Police Department have expressed their opinion clearly, busting Mitchell for theft in relation to a missing cell phone he says he found.
This weekend, Carl Gruber, 45, was busted at Boulder Municipal Airport with 55 pounds worth of marijuana. But while media reports on the arrest characterize Gruber as a suspected smuggler, he was been best known prior to this point as a pilot -- an award-winning one.
Alfalfa's.Anyone who's ever visited Alfalfa's in Boulder has probably fantasized about eating every delectable item in sight and then gently drifting into a blissful food coma. According to Boulder Police Department, Anthony Tornowski got to live the first part of that dream -- but not the s ... More >>
Big pic below.Zachary Meints, a volunteer coach for the youth-oriented Boulder Hockey Club, was arrested yesterday on five Internet sexual exploitation of a child counts -- a disturbing development by any measure. But equally troubling for parents of team members is evidence that club officia ... More >>
Why would Colorado be spotlighted in National Public Radio's ongoing series about obesity? Because while our fair state is currently the leanest in the U.S., we're still packing on the pounds despite the shining example of fitness beasts like Boulder's Ryan Van Duzer.
Big pic below.Freaking out can have consequences -- and they're not always the ones we expect. Just ask Sarah Lane, 27, who allegedly threw a pita sandwich at a taxi driver in Boulder, only to wind up in handcuffs for something else entirely.
FlickrDon't invite Orlando Bustamante-Bello to your next snowball fight -- because if charges against him related to a February incident are true, he might not stick to snowballs. Bustamante-Bello, 22, is accused of first-degree assault for allegedly clobbering a snowball tosser in the face ... More >>
Big pics below.Trevor Morris and Ashley Bradford don't look much like ninjas in their booking photos. But they're accused of using machetes to rob a medical marijuana dispensary in Gunbarrel earlier this year -- and after reportedly waiving a preliminary hearing, they're slated to enter pleas ... More >>
FlickrA lot of us find the experience of waking up and facing the light to be physically painful -- although probably not as agonizing as what Boulder's Sanford Rothman went through the other day. According to the Boulder Police Department, Rothman suffered a gunshot wound while unconscious. ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about the arrest of Joseph Owen Coy on racially motivated crime charges involving Nigeria-born CU student Olubiyi Ogundipe near Boulder's Hookah House. Now the Boulder Police Department has tracked down Coy's two companions that evening, and the city manager has release ... More >>
"Where's my damn Lucky Charms?"Yes, it's true: A short time ago, the Boulder Police Department was on the lookout for a man dressed in a leprechaun -- but not because free expression has been outlawed in the People's Republic and all citizens will be required to dress in wardrobes by Eddie Ba ... More >>
A Flickr photoBeing a policeman -- and we're using a gender-specific term for a reason -- is tough under the best circumstances. But some days are worse than others. Take the Boulder cop who responded to a domestic violence call, only to allegedly be given a rack job by the woman who'd helpe ... More >>
Michael Gonzales-Davis.The release from the Boulder Police Department about an alleged assault that took place yesterday on the Foothills Trail involving an unnamed woman and Michael Gonzales-Davis notes that she managed to "fight him off." But the details of her response make her achievement ... More >>
A Flickr photoMaybe if this had been in the pan, everything would've been fine.Woe to anyone who gets between a pot smoker and his stash. That's the lesson learned by a Boulder Police officer, who reportedly had to tase a man who threw a frying pan at her out of frustration that he couldn't ... More >>
Ari Misha Liggett, alleged amateur chemist.The warrant out for Ari Misha Liggett's arrest didn't mention anything about potentially explosive chemicals. According to Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office bureau chief Bruce Williamson, the Centennial man was wanted for illegal weapons possession -- ... More >>
This sketch doesn't make the suspect look nearly as weird as described (click to enlarge).During the wee hours of March 6, a man was attacked in downtown Boulder by an unknown assailant, and viciously so: The victim suffered broken bones in his face and a brain hemorrhage that could have prov ... More >>
Christopher Spiewak just needs to let go...Back in the day, stalkers had to hang out at places where the targets of their obsession lived, worked or recreated -- but not anymore. Thanks to modern technology, they can stay home and let gadgetry do the spying for them without having to worry ho ... More >>
Prior to last year's Naked Pumpkin Run, Boulder district attorney Stan Garnett told Westword that the charges available to use in relation to the event didn't fit the crime -- or whatever the hell you'd call stripping off your clothes and dashing around with a pumpkin shell on your head. In his word ... More >>
"I can't think of a single thing that could go wrong with this plan..."What's most amazing about an attempt by the man seen here to steal an ATM in Boulder by ripping it from its moorings using a stolen U-Haul truck isn't that he thought the scheme might actually work. It's that he hasn't bee ... More >>
David McCoy's reported request of job applicants: "May I watch you shower?"You remember David McCoy, right? According to the Boulder Police Department, McCoy says he operated a media business called (I'm not making this up) Zeus Pegasus International, and a while back, he advertised for a cam ... More >>
David McCoy.We're about to start your day on a disturbing note. Apologies in advance. So... there's this guy, David McCoy, who says he operates a media business called (ahem) Zeus Pegasus International, and he needs somebody to run camera for him. A man from New Jersey needed the gig, so he ... More >>
A surveillance shot of the Shaggy bandit.In an August 20 blog, our own Joel Warner told us about the Shaggy Bandit, a scofflaw wanted for numerous bank heists. Shaggy's memorable name came courtesy of the FBI's Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, whose members understand that reporters te ... More >>
"Um, do you have your license and registration?" Today, students start returning to the University of Colorado at Boulder for the fall semester, and school officials and local cops plan to greet them somewhat differently. CU's got a range of activities on the schedule, including an "Ice and D ... More >>
Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner.In late July, Judd Golden, chair of the Boulder branch of the American Civil Liberties Union, wrote a letter to the Boulder Police Department complaining about the July 19 tasering of what he described as "an unarmed and apparently mentally impaired man." He ... More >>
Our February 4 story, "Medical Marijuana Has Become a Growth Industry in Colorado," described how the state's medical pot laws have fueled a booming dispensary industry -- an industry that was starting to look like the Wild West, with robberies and rip-off accusations thanks to lax regulations and ... More >>
View Larger Map Boulder Police are investigating reports of an attempted child abduction at Mesa Elementary School, 1575 Lehigh St., seen in the graphic above (if you have problem seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). Get the details after the jump.
Chop, chop. Who isn't jumping on the Twitter bandwagon? Last week, we told you about the Boulder Police Department's new Twitter feed. Now, Channel 4 is boasting about Dr. Dave Hnida, the station's medical expert, Twittering the gallbladder surgery of a seven-year-old girl. This gimmick, which can ... More >>
A decade of blunders, spin and hype hasn't solved the JonBenét Ramsey murder case. Is it time for the truth?
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The sounds of silence at CU.
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In the center ring, now and forever: JonBenét Ramsey.
The county will soon have its first new DA in 28 years. But in order for justice to be done, former cop Steve Thomas thinks the office needs a complete overhaul.
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