The residents of one five-block stretch of Edgewater have every reason to be freaked out this morning. Yesterday, two kidnapping attempts took place within five blocks of each other -- and only five hours apart. And while there's been an arrest in the first case, with multiple sex offender Dennis Wi ... More >>
State lawmakers are working on six bills related to marijuana during this legislative session, not including the proposed budgets for the marijuana regulation divisions of the Department of Revenue and the Department of Public Health, which also have to be approved by the general assembly. Among t ... More >>
It's one of the most shocking crimes in the Denver music community over the past decade -- the slaying of 21-year-old Kurt Levias during a melee outside a Bluebird Theater hip-hop show in 2004. Now, finally, an arrest has been made in the case: George Allen IV, who reportedly went under the nom de ... More >>
A lot's changed since October, when we last posted about Colorado's twenty most wanted sex offenders. In December, a new suspect rose to number one: Roger Dale Price, age 61, seen here. But this week, both Price and Eugene Parker, listed at number sixteen, have been busted. Look below to see the j ... More >>
Hanging over the entry of the suburban home in Frederick was the sort of decoration that's commonplace in the days leading to Halloween: a winged Grim Reaper. But what was once a symbol of holiday high spirits had been transformed into something much more literal. That's because a three year old ch ... More >>
Update: Earlier this month, we told you about the escape of convicted sex offender Eugene Martinez from Denver police headquarters; he'd been handcuffed to a bench but managed to slip his bonds. See our previous coverage below. Now, Martinez has been taken into custody once again, but not before al ... More >>
Fort Collins has gone back and forth on medical marijuana since the Colorado Legislature created the laws regulating the industry three years ago. First the city said yes to dispensaries, then it said no, and most recently Fort Collins residents said yes again when Initiative 301 passed last Novemb ... More >>
Terry Ballowe definitely isn't the dumbest criminal to win coveted Schmuck of the Week honors. After all, it took two separate trials over a span of four years to finally convict him of torching Creek Side Bed & Breakfast in Black Hawk, presumably for the insurance money -- which he never actually ... More >>
Yesterday, in announcing a reprieve for quadruple murderer Nathan Dunlap noted that Lisa Clements remains against the death penalty even after what happened to her husband, the late Colorado prison chief Tom Clements. What happened to Clements is that Evan Ebel allegedly murdered him, then took off ... More >>
Last September, we shared photos of Colorado's top twenty most wanted sex offenders. Since then, the list has been updated, and while there's a new number one (Ronald Dean Stanley), many of them remain at large...and so do a slew of others, many with mug shots that are flat-out chilling. Look below ... More >>
On Wednesday, we reported on a disturbing phone call made to Secretary of State Scott Gessler, in which a man said he knew where the Republican lived and wanted to kill him. We now have information about a second violent threat -- specific details of which are outlined in Gessler's formal response t ... More >>
This morning's press conference to unveil Colorado's new mental-health plan was scheduled weeks earlier -- but the announcement ended up being very timely, since it took place just days after one of the worst mass shootings in history. And just as Governor John Hickenlooper's recent-gun control comm ... More >>
In our recent post about cannabis community division over Amendment 64, the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, Mason Tvert, among the measure's main proponents, said passage of the initiative would prevent as many as 12,000 pot-related arrests per year. Is this estimate reasonable? A report on vie ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
At this writing, a search of the Boulder Daily Camera website for the name Ronnie Darnell doesn't score a hit. But Darnell, who until recently delivered the Daily Camera, is making news elsewhere -- for allegedly exposing himself while dropping off papers. Oh yeah: He's apparently done this kind of ... More >>
Denver PostJim Armstrong, longtime sportswriter for the Denver Post, left the paper this last Friday -- it's unclear if he jumped or was pushed -- after his name popped up in a grand jury indictment targeting a sports-betting operation. Should he have had to leave? That's one subject of debat ... More >>
Alie Berrelez.In 1993, the body of Alie Berrelez, age five, was found days after her disappearance. The case has haunted her family ever since. But today, more than eighteen years later, the Englewood Police Department has announced that new technology uncovered DNA in Alie's underwear that p ... More >>
Is Boulder less liberal than Denver when it comes to medical marijuana licensing? Although MMJ business rejection rates suggest the answer is "yes," Boulder officials haven't done an analysis. However, the City of Boulder provided us with the background check form it uses in licensing, and i ... More >>
Fox31It's an indication of just how dangerous authorities consider Marc Patrick O'Leary, 32, that he's being held on a $5 million bond. That's a $5 million cash bond. And while he's been charged with sex assault, kidnapping and more in two incidents, the cops fear he may have left more victi ... More >>
George Lindeboom, 67, was the first victim of a homicide in Brighton since 2008, and there have already been two arrests in the case: Evan Lawlor and Ryker Schlitt. But even though the crime took place last week, Brighton Police Department spokesman John Bradley says no mug shots of the susp ... More >>
Jay DeVaughn: Maybe not the best pen pal...In March, we told you about the strange case of Jay DeVaughn, a librarian for the Community College of Aurora, who at that point had been accused of mailing a single threatening letter. But the criminal complaint filed against him at that time conta ... More >>
Jay DeVaughn, in an image broadcast on 9News.Jay DeVaughn, a librarian for the Community College of Aurora, has been accused of mailing a threatening letter -- a fairly straight-forward charge. But the criminal complaint filed against him in U.S. District Court hints at future counts based on ... More >>
Poker tour entrepreneurs Matt Sowash and Andrew "Doc" Hicks were arrested this week and charged with securities fraud. Investigators have been working on the case for two years, ever since two other men hatched a plot to kill Sowash using rattlesnakes. In that case, detailed in the 2007 Westw ... More >>
Jim Congrove. Jefferson County Commissioner Jim Congrove had such an eventful first term in office — a grand jury probe into his financial dealings, a Colorado Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the county's use of a private investigator who happens to be a bosom pal of Big Jim, a slew of laws ... More >>
Tracking down Colorado's most notorious gumshoes.
Some police find the lure of strength-enhancing drugs impossible to ignore.
Telluride lawman Bill Masters is no dope. So what turned him against the war on drugs?
Coming to grips with the killer inside me.
CU plans a swell weekend for its cuddly football prospects.
DPD's crime lab makes TV reality.
Cops thought they'd busted the largest child-porn ring in Colorado history. But that's not how the case developed.
Millionaire Kim Magness is dead, but his name will live on in court.
When Terry Johnson disappeared, he left behind only questions.
Tracing the bullets at Columbine.
The bullet in the backpack and other Columbine mysteries.
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.
To save East Village, is it necessary to destroy it?
The drug trade in Denver and the surrounding area is getting worse -- much worse.
From questionable campaign contributions to administrative failures, Secretary of State Vikki Buckley's office has been a losing game.
You never know who Denver attorney Brent Martin's going to run into next.
She was fifteen going on twenty-five, but three bullets made sure Jenny never saw sweet sixteen
Prison reformers decry the state parole board's approach toward potential parolees.
To break the bank in Black Hawk, you don't have to be a gambler--just a homeowner.
Sixty-eight-year-old Wanda Crawford hasn't killed anyone yet. But authorities say it's not for lack of trying.
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