Folks who ride the bus at night in Denver tend to be hyper-vigilant -- and the experience of a woman late on Wednesday demonstrates why. According to police, a rider tried to sexually assault her shortly after she disembarked, and only her scrappiness prevented an awful situation from being even w ... More >>
This past spring at a Kottonmouth Kings show in LoDo, there was an altercation between two individuals that ultimately resulted in a death of one man. The incident took place in between acts sometime before the Kings were set to take the stage. The show ended up being canceled, and the streets near ... More >>
Update: Earlier this month, we reported about a light-rail attack caught on camera near 30th and Downing -- the third assault at such a station in the past few months. See our previous coverage below. The latest: Leopoldo Maes, 23, is the fifth and presumably final person to be arrested in conjunct ... More >>
It had been more than a week since a murder had taken place in the Denver metro area -- the kind of stretch that we don't see nearly enough. But this homicide-free streak was broken last night in an extremely violent way, via multiple gunshots that ended the life of a man in Aurora. Look below for ... More >>
Over the years, we've shared numerous stories about robberies at medical marijuana dispensaries that didn't exactly result in a bonanza for thieves -- like, for instance, a 2012 caper that netted $8 from the karma jar and a broken scale. Good Meds Network, near 6th and Interstate 25, suffered a con ... More >>
Update: Two high-profile crimes have taken place at metro-area light rail stations in recent days. And while three suspects who stabbed and pepper sprayed a Lakewood couple that walked away after being asked for a cigarette remain at large right now, four out of five teens suspected of robbing a ma ... More >>
There's always debate about when police should engage in a car chase with suspects -- and when doing so is simply too dangerous for everyone involved, including innocent bystanders. Against that backdrop, we offer the facts that have surfaced thus far about a rollover crash in Thornton that injured ... More >>
If it seems to you that the number of homicides in the metro area has gone up since the weather has improved, you're right. There were three this weekend alone, including a fatal shooting at a Denny's near 17th and Federal and a murder-attempted suicide outside a home at 44th and Sherman. The third ... More >>
The Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons website draws attention to unsolved murders, and we tried to do likewise in three posts last year -- in May, September and November. The ten crimes featured in this installment include two of the most famous unsolved crimes in Boulder history: the ... More >>
Unfortunately, Aurora has suffered yet another killing. Just days after Tisihia Allen was charged with second-degree murder in the October 2 stabbing death of Darius Norris, homicide investigators at Aurora Police Department are hard at work on yet another fatal case.
Update: Last week, we told you about a homicide in Green Valley Ranch on Wednesday evening; look below for our previous coverage. Now, the Denver coroner's office has identified the victim as Matthew Gianopoulos, age 21. The cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds. Here's a little more about a y ... More >>
Update: Yesterday, Avery Workman, a sixteen-year-old youth circus performer from Elbert County who vanished off the 16th Street Mall, was found safe. But while media reports like this one suggest she ran away, the folks behind the Facebook page that coordinated the search for her insist she was dru ... More >>
A short time ago, we reported about a Sunday night homicide in Aurora that probably took place near East Second Avenue and Peoria, although police aren't positive about the location just yet. About an hour afterward, another man was shot dead in the city, likely on the 1500 block of Moline Street. ... More >>
Update: We now know the identity of the man found shot to death in a parking lot outside the Abrigo Apartments in Aurora: Ernesto Rodriguez-Rodriguez, age 44. Thus far, though, the Aurora Police Department isn't releasing much more information about the case -- including any possible suspects.
Update:Denver Police have busted Anthony Escobedo, 31, in the March 18 slaying of Billy Newson in the vicinity of Colfax and Pearl. Escobedo reportedly has at least one major conviction in his past. As for Newson, his arrest history suggests to Denver District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Lynn Kimb ... More >>
Leroy Wright, 55, has been identified as the victim of a shooting that appears to have taken place this past Friday on the 2100 block of Franklin Street. At this point, the Denver Police Department isn't offering any information about possible suspects, or much of anything else.
In our post about a 9News red-light-camera story that featured inaccurate information supplied by the Denver Police Department, which had touted the report in a Twitter survey, we cited one source's suggestion that the relationship between the DPD and the station was too cozy. That observer pointed ... More >>
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 >>
Big pic below.Walking alone in any city -- even one as seemingly safe as Boulder -- during the early morning hours can lead to bad things. The latest evidence: a sexual assault on an eighteen-year-old woman making a fast-food run early Saturday morning. Page down to see a sketch of the suspe ... More >>
Graphic below.The number of shocking hit-and-runs in the Denver area continue to mount. Now, hot on the peeled rubber of cases involving Brittany Gonzales, who allegedly struck a child but only stopped for her hubcap, and Lisa Norton, the so-called hit-and-swim driver, comes word of an incid ... More >>
"I'm only No. 20?"The Denver Police Department has trimmed its fifty most wanted fugitives list by half but multiplied the mayhem via its roster of the city's 25 most violent fugitives. The mug shots of those who follow first target Robert Juan Gee stand out thanks to the best neck tattoo (No ... More >>
Big pic below.Update: Kevin McGregor has now been charged with first-degree murder in relation to the shooting of University of New Hampshire football player Todd Walker this past Friday -- and the case is on a very fast track, with a preliminary hearing slated for April 25. In the meantime, ... More >>
Big pic below.Herbert Dailey, a registered sex offender, might not have been busted for suspicion of a home-invasion sexual assault earlier this month if he'd been a better bike rider. According to the Fort Collins Police Department, Dailey was stopped by cops after a "bicycle violation," at ... More >>
Big pic below.The longer our current economic downturn lasts, the longer buildings sit vacant -- and that can be dangerous. Case in point: an attack that took place earlier this month behind a shuttered Albertsons at 3125 South Sheridan Boulevard. The Denver Police Department has released a d ... More >>
Near the scene.Update: An arrest has been made in the Trison Mitta homicide at the Sports Station Bar & Grill in Aurora late last month. The suspect, Donnell Littleton, made it easy on the Aurora Police Department. Rather than waiting for officers to chase him down, he surrendered to authori ... More >>
Michael O'Connor.Update: On January 11, acclaimed CU Buffs linebacker Michael Sipili was arrested on sex assault charges, as documented in a post on view in its entirety below. Now, a second CU former CU linebacker, Michael O'Connor, has been arrested in the case -- reportedly for letting Si ... More >>
Early Saturday, an altercation took place near Boulder's Hookah House, at 1325 Broadway. And Boulder Police believe what took place constitutes a racially motivated crime -- hence, the accusations against Lafayette's Joseph Owen Coy, who's said to have called CU student Olubiyi Ogundipe and a ... More >>
Full-sized photos below.Here's guessing that two lugs currently wanted by the Weld County Sheriff's Office won't be getting a membership invite from Mensa anytime soon. True, they were smart enough to get inside a Keenesburg bank. Problem was, they couldn't figure out how to get any money ou ... More >>
The news from the Fourmile Canyon fire near Boulder keeps coming fast and furious. Authorities now predict that full containment won't be achieved until Monday, September 13 -- and there's also word that some scumbag stole about $1,500 worth of stuff from an evacuee's car. Details below:
Marciene Sullivan.Authorities in Boulder have charged Marciene Sullivan, 52, with 23 separate counts in the child-abuse and child-pornography categories. Why both? Because not only did Sullivan allegedly upload child-porn images, but some of the shots were of a young girl known to him. Shudd ... More >>
A Flickr photoThe culprit.Jarrad McKay, 21, and Matthew Baker, twenty, haven't been accused of committing the perfect crime. Instead, they've been charged with taking part in a really stupid one -- and then making it jaw-droppingly easy for the cops to bust them for it. Early this morning, o ... More >>
No, not that kind of latex.Update, 4:32 p.m.: Just notified by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office that Merle Allison, who's believed to be the Limping Latex Bandit, has been captured. Look below the original item to get all the details. As the number of Denver area robberies continue to cap ... More >>
Jacob Joseph Medina has several distinguishing marks...
Heber Santiago Godoy. Update, 6:52 a.m., March 15, 2010: The Denver Police Department has named Heber Santiago Godoy the number one most wanted fugitive in the city -- and, perhaps, settled on the spelling of his name. Look below for our original item, published in June, which now features a new in ... 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 >>
"I'm a criminal genius!"Back in November, when we told you about an attempt by a man to steal an ATM in Boulder by ripping it out of a wall using a stolen U-Haul truck, we wrote that the most amazing thing about the perpetrator wasn't "that he thought the scheme might actually work. It's that ... 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 >>
A Flickr photo"I've been kidnapped. Not LOL. Not :)" Face the facts: Texting in cars can be a pain in the ass when it's done by drivers who pay more attention to remembering how many times to press the "3" button to get the letter "e" than they do to staying in their lane. But in the case of ... 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 locker-room theft subject (click to enlarge photo).Boulder isn't free of serious law-breaking: As evidence, we submit the repulsive case of David McCoy, an amateur doctor and psychologist whose "trust-building exercises" allegedly involve medical examinations of certain areas generally kept ... More >>
The Boulder PD thinks these guys may be puppy thieves.Ferris is a dachshund. A cute dachshund, no doubt, not only because dachshunds are, by their nature, cute, but because the thought of a dachshund named Ferris is even cuter. And some people stole him. Bad people who folks at the Boulder Po ... More >>
"Bob? Where are you, Bob?"Crime must not be rampant in Boulder right now -- because the police department there has time to produce a composite sketch and send out a press release on an incident that won't exactly make aging members of the Manson family wish they'd tried something similar. Ye ... More >>
Nadine Nicole Montoya. Following a May 29 hit-and-run that killed 49-year-old Lillian Verdonkschot near a Burger King in the vicinity of West 6th Avenue and Broadway, the Denver Police Department announced the arrest of a suspect named Dawn Marie Gonzales -- but a few days later, Gonzales was relea ... More >>
Jacob Medina. The Denver Police Department is offering a reward, and releasing more information, about the murder of Jacob Medina, whose body was found in a field at the intersection of Arizona Avenue and Pecos Street on May 31. Apparently, Medina was at a party nearby when a fight took place, inj ... More >>
A Boulder Police Department sketch of a suspect in a "suspicious incident." The Boulder Police Department put out an unusual release a short time ago, involving an incident that may have been a crime -- or it might have been perfectly innocent. On Monday, a pre-teen girl was approached by a man ou ... More >>
A suspect in a Boulder identity-theft case. Yesterday, the police departments in Lakewood and Boulder put out warnings about wallet thefts within minutes of each other. Seventeen wallet thefts have taken place in Lakewood since February 1, while Boulder is looking for purse snatchers in two specifi ... More >>
A sketch of a Boulder robbery suspect. "Police are releasing a composite sketch of a suspect who was involved in an armed robbery on Wednesday, May 6, on north Broadway," states a just-issued Boulder Police Department press release. "This man and another suspect are believed to have been involved i ... More >>
A snitch in time...
A NEW MAGAZINE TOUTS REWARDS FOR NABBING CRIMINALS.