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    May 29, 2014
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    December 5, 2013

    Mackenzie Mavis's size matters: Did she rob a dozen houses by sneaking in pet doors?

    At this writing, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office hasn't released any photos of thirty-year-old Mackenzie Mavis, who was recently busted for burglary. But DCSO spokesman Sergeant Ron Hanavan describes her as having "a small frame." Why's her size important? Because investigators think she entere ... More >>

  • News

    July 18, 2013
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    June 12, 2013

    Christopher Snow allegedly bungles gun shop burglary, escape attempt

    We don't reveal our Schmuck of the Week until Fridays -- and there's no denying that 29-year-old Christopher Snow would have made a great candidate for this sought-after honor. But we just couldn't wait to tell you about Snow's bold leap into the ranks of dopey criminals, via an alleged burglary at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Daniel Cooper, shmuck, seems pleased to have been busted for up to 100 burglaries

    Not many mug shots show the arrestee looking absolutely thrilled to step before a booking-photog's camera. But in his close-up, Daniel Stewart Cooper, our latest Shmuck of the Week, seems pleased as punch to have been taken into custody -- although he was apparently less jazzed when he was rounded u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Pusher BMX has ten bikes stolen: Employees encounter alleged thieves -- twice

    Earlier this month, thieves broke into a Denver bike shop at night and successfully stole ten BMX bikes, worth around $4,000 total. The owner of the Evans Avenue shop called Pusher BMX was pissed to discover the damage the next day. But that wasn't the worst moment of frustration. Since the break- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Video: Serial bike thief has been on the loose for nearly two months

    Your bikes are not safe -- even inside your apartment building. After writing about a new smartphone app designed to help cyclists retrieve stolen bikes, we heard from one Denver user whose custom-made bike was stolen in July from inside his apartment building. Turns out he's not the only victim.

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Waldo Canyon fire burglaries total increases to 42 homes, 43 cars

    Last month, in the aftermath of the incredibly destructive Waldo Canyon fire, the Colorado Springs Police Department reported 37 home burglaries and 28 car break-ins that victimized evacuees. Shocking figures, yes. But now, the CSPD is revealing that its final total is even higher -- and to date, on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012 offers smartphone solution to Denver's bike-theft problem

    You know that awful feeling when you approach the spot where you parked your bike only to find that some or all of it has been stolen? Well, a new smartphone app -- whose makers are now looking to tap into the Denver market -- is designed to give victims of bike theft a glimmer of hope at a time whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Waldo Canyon fire: 37 burglaries, 28 car break-ins victimized evacuees

    Update: Last week, when Colorado Springs Police Department spokeswoman Barbara Miller told us that Waldo Canyon fire evacuees had been victimized by 22 burglaries and sixteen car break-ins, she stressed that the numbers could go up as authorities got more access to the blaze zone. And have they ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    More cyclists in Denver -- and record numbers of bicycle thefts

    Editor's note: This is the second in a series of reports about biking and bike safety in Denver and beyond. If you're a cycling fan, the good news is that a lot more folks are biking in Denver and the city is spending significantly more money to build paths for these commuters. The bad news, howev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Medical marijuana dispensary burglary nets $8 and a broken scale

    9News broke the story last night of a group of burglars who broke into Riverside Wellness early Monday morning, walking out with a whopping $8 in cash and leaving hundreds of live marijuana plants just weeks from maturity untouched. It wasn't exactly the work of criminal masterminds.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Badges, guns, Taser stolen during burglary of Boulder deputy

    ​Shortly after Boulder deputy Rick Ferguson's arrest for Internet luring and sexual exploitation of a child, one of his colleagues was personally involved in a crime, too -- but as a victim, not the alleged perpetrator. He was burglarized, and the thief or thieves got away with lotsa tools of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Medical marijuana: Three-peat of attempted dispensary burglaries baffle owner

    Verde Wellness.​Verde Wellness's Chuck Blackton locks up his medical marijuana buds, edibles, hash and tinctures in a Volkswagen-sized, all-but-dynamite-proof safe each night. So does every dispensary owner who follows the law (or has any sense) -- which makes the three after-hours break-ins V ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Ernesto Castanuela & Kimberly Nunez learn it's shmucky to break into cars during funerals

    Castanuela.​Breaking into cars during festivals or concerts is nothing new: petty thieves know they have a nice window of time to smash-and-grab and a lot of vehicles to choose from. But during church services? And funerals? That's pretty low. On Saturday, Greeley police arrested two people, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Tiffany Nicole Weaver, 7 others, indicted for alleged meth-fueled auto-theft ring (PHOTOS)

    Big pics below.​Meth makes people do some desperate things -- like, according to a grand jury indictment aimed at Tiffany Nicole Weaver and seven others, steal vehicles from seventy different victims. Of the 103 counts, Weaver is named in 83 of them. Page down below to see mug shots of the sus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Michael Pinkus murder: See mug shots, get details about 3 men busted in his killing (26)

    9NewsMichael Pinkus.​Update: On October 15, Aurora Police investigating a home robbery tracked down a suspect at the Crestwood Suites on East Evans -- and subsequently discovered the body of Michael Pinkus, 51, who owned the home in question. Now, the APD has arrested three men -- Steven Bass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Marijuana grow operation in Pueblo site of a burglary and Ken Rose's still-mysterious death

    ​Early Sunday morning, the body of Ken Rose, a man in his fifties, was found on the property of a medical marijuana farm in Pueblo County, where he is said to have worked as a watchman. But thus far, authorities don't know if foul play was involved -- and neither can they say if the theft of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Oneida Street burglars hit four office buildings in two nights

    Who is this masked man?​You can say this about the group of burglars currently being sought by the Denver Police Department: They're not slackers. Over the course of two nights this week, the thieves are accused of swiping computer equipment and more from four separate South Oneida Street offi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Robert Wallace shooting: Make My Day law meets Gran Torino

    Robert Wallace on 9News.​The Robert Wallace case has all the trademarks of a justice-gone-awry tale. When Wallace, an 81-year-old Wheat Ridge resident, saw two men trying to steal his trailer this past February, he opened fire, hitting one of the men in the head. But the person busted in the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Erik Osborn has a new address: Denver County Jail

    ​Eric Osborn, the disgraced developer behind One Lincoln Park, was back in Denver District Court this week for a second trial, again involving a charge of felony theft connected with one of his real estate projects. In December, a jury had convicted Osborn on two charges of felony theft, for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Brian John Neafus allegedly uses dad's access card to steal drugs from fire-rescue building

    Brian John Neafus allegedly thought he had the key to the candy store.​When dad's away, the kid will play -- even if the kid's 22 years old. That's the assertion of the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office in regard to Brian John Neafus. Early last Thursday, the ACSO was called to investigate a b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    That fireman who wants your drugs may not be a fireman

    A Flickr photo"Can I see some I.D.?"​You've heard about goons who disguise themselves as police officers to make doing nasty business easier, right? Well, the men and women of the Westminster Fire Department are afraid someone with a taste for high-grade narcotics may try something similar whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Erik Osborn found guilty, faces up to 24 years in prison

    Here's looking at you, Erik Osborn.​We've chronicled the story of disgraced One Lincoln Park developer Erik Osborn, who was accused of stealing from partners such as "Dealing Doug" Moreland and talk-show host Tom "Lou from Littleton" Manoogian, in a May feature article and a series of blogs ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Medical marijuana among the booty in home invasion

    ​Reports about medical marijuana-related crime are on the rise. Note our interview with Lt. Jerry Schiager, commander of the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force, who cited "at least five armed robberies, seven burglaries and one kidnapping" related to marijuana in the Fort Collins area over the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Did four juvies set a record for most cars stolen in a day?

    "Next time, kids, leave the job to the professionals."​Old-timers who bitch that young people today don't have enough ambition obviously never met four juveniles taken into custody early yesterday. According to Lakewood Police Department spokesman Steve Davis, this quartet managed to swipe fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Behold, the couple that loves/hates salons

    Michael Lowry and Lauren Polzine on MySpace.​In recent days, metro salons have been under assault, and not just from people upset that that the Chinese symbol they paid to have drawn on their nails looks like unidentifiable smegma. First, the Aurora Police Department reported nine break-ins, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Aurora burglars keep to a tight schedule

    ​You've got to respect anyone who uses his time wisely -- unless he's robbing your store. The Aurora Police Department is on the lookout for a thief or thieves who tried and sometimes succeeded at breaking into nine businesses over a seven-hour stretch, from 9 p.m. Sunday, September 6, to 4 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Mile High Murder, No. 32: Britt Allan Cox charged in arson death of Bonnie Bergin

    Bonnie Bergin.​Yesterday, the Lakewood Police Department announced that it was investigating a house fire last week on West 20th Avenue as a homicide; Bonnie Bergin, 49, who'd been renting the home, was found dead inside. Now, the LPD has made an arrest. Brit Allan Cox, 40, has been formally a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Crime on the rise in Broomfield

    An image from the Broomfield Police Department website. Crime of all stripes tends to ratchet upward during difficult economic conditions -- and that's proven to be the case in Broomfield according to statistics assembled by the community's police department. During the first six months of this yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    One Eyed Jacks gets burglarized

    On Tuesday night, One Eyed Jacks, which sits on 4th and Sante Fe in the space previously occupied by the Continental Club, was burglarized. According to owner Desiree Gonzalez, the thief (or thieves, as the case may be?) made off with at 15K worth of stuff. In an effort to keep the ship afloat, Gonz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Colorado Crimes: Does Arthur "Art" Santistevan look like a dangerous suspect to you?

    Arthur "Art" Santistevan. The Denver Police Deparment has issued a so-called "Dangerous Suspect" warning about Arthur "Art" Santistevan, who's wanted in relation to a number of nasty incidents, including stabbing a witness during a robbery on the 300 block of Fillmore earlier this month. Also on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    Ghost Buffalo gets robbed. May the burglars burn in hell.

    While we're not exactly the type of folks to ever wish ill will on anyone, here's hoping that karma is indeed a boomerang this time around and that the presumed lowlifes who burglarized our friends in Ghost Buffalo burn in hell -- or at least get a flat tire or something. Thanks to a break-in at the ... More >>

  • News

    December 18, 2008
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    April 16, 2008

    Web Weirdness 2.0: Burglars and Bad Breakups Brought Directly to You!

    The video embedded above was posted by the Weld county sheriff's department to help catch the crooks burglarizing the pictured condo. Who knew the Internets would be turned to such weird uses? Shopping was a given, porn seems obvious in retrospect, and Star Trek discussion and flame wars were clearl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2007

    In For Life: Day Two of the Michael Tate Trial

    Judge Jane Tidball keeps a tight schedule in her Jefferson County courtroom, but because a couple of jurors showed up late on day two of Michael Tate’s murder trial, the start of testimony was delayed for more than twenty minutes. Once the jury was finally seated, the victim’s wife of nearly twe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2007

    Panty Bandit Captured

    Date: 06-15-07 Type of Offense: Second-degree Burglary Location of Offense: Sunnyside neighborhood

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Stopped Thief

    Jeff Trott is worried that court documents make it easy for crooks to steal a victim's identity. He should know: He's the town's most prolific pilferer.

  • News

    September 14, 2006

    Smoke Screen

    The DNA Burglary Project is on the case.

  • News

    November 13, 2003

    Scratching the Bitch

    Joseph Paiva was born defective, but prosecutors stamped him a habitual criminal.

  • People & Places

    March 27, 2003

    Best Way to Report a Crime

    Denver Police Department

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Bad Guys, Legal Guns

    Gangs steal firearms to build their arsenals -- and gun laws don't stop them.

  • News

    August 17, 2000

    Can't Buy a Thrill

    Aspen's bizarre crime spree sent some of its favorite sons to prison -- and left the town wondering what went wrong.

  • News

    May 8, 1997

    Final Analysis

    Just because state senator Charles Duke may be paranoid doesn't mean Newt Gingrich didn't steal his pocketknife. Does it?

  • News

    July 11, 1996

    Jack's Back

    The state had an opportunity to lock up rapist and career criminal Jack Ainsworth for good. Now it's too late.

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