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 >>
Legal documents like the one on view below typically refer to an illegal scheme as an "enterprise." And there's no denying that Eric Holmes, the alleged ringleader of an actual crime ring, appears to have been plenty enterprising. A grand jury has indicted Holmes and three cohorts -- Cathrina Woodvi ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photo Jesse DawsonWhile 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 ... More >>
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.
The DNA Burglary Project is on the case.
Joseph Paiva was born defective, but prosecutors stamped him a habitual criminal.
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