Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey has formally charged a group of men accused of assaulting two victims and intimidating a witness early last Saturday morning in LoDo, at about the same time that Shaquille Hargrove, an airman stationed at Buckley Air Force Base, was fatally shot in the same a ... More >>
The arrest of Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski on charges of sexual assault in Virginia has drawn condemnation from officials as high-ranking as President Barack Obama, and no wonder. After all, he was the Air Force's chief of sexual-assault prevention. Krusinski is also a graduate of the Air F ... More >>
Because Frederick Allen is a diabetic, he uses insulin on a regular basis. But while the substance is a life-saver for him, it led to horror for a CU-Boulder student. Allen has now been convicted of giving her the drug without her consent and raping her while she was incapacitated. We've got details ... More >>
In the wake of Elvis Dumervil's Miami bust over the weekend, the Denver Post noted that the Broncos are third in the NFL since 2000 (behind only Minnesota and Cincinnati) in an extremely dubious category: most arrests. The paper's source: an amazing database created by the San Diego Union-Tribune, w ... More >>
Update: In our original coverage of Broncos star Elvis Dumervil's weekend arrest in Miami, we highlighted a local blogger's speculation that the bust could have been "a black thing." But the just-released police report suggests trouble may have begun with Dumervil's pal, who allegedly had a road rag ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Sucker Punch", explores the legal aftermath of an assault on a fan at the 2010 Mayhem Festival -- an incident that left a somewhat fragmentary record behind, thanks to concertgoers' penchant for uploading videos of Mayhem moshes and crowd rowdiness to YouTube. The clips don ... More >>
In March, four Occupy Denver protesters were accused of robbery and second-degree assault during an incident at the 1500 block of Broadway. According to the police report, the four allegedly knocked down a skateboarder and stole his board. Yesterday, however, the city dismissed robbery charges again ... More >>
Linda TorrezKristen Stillman had been on the witness stand for two days -- talking about how her mother had dropped Kristen and her twin brother, Will, off at a house in northwest Denver when they were eight, and how the head of that household had abused them emotionally, physically, sexually ... More >>
Did you hear what happened to the Energizer Bunny? He got arrested for assault and battery. Despite the fact that this week is all about turkey, the eye-rolling Thumper jokes were running rampant at this bar that serves a hearty rabbit cassoulet. Can you guess where I'm eating? Special bonus: Any ... More >>
November 17's a day of action for Occupy Denver, which is marking the two-month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. That could mean more arrests, and more suggestions by critics that the protests are dominated by longtime criminals. But a report about the arrest records of OD types busted this ... More >>
Since Saturday's Occupy Denver protest ended with more arrests, much attention has focused on two investigations for felony assault of a police officer. But neither Denver Police nor the DA's office have named anyone other than Westword interviewee John Sexton as being under felony investigat ... More >>
The phrase "international incident" understates the controversy that erupted in Pakistan this past January after Raymond Davis, subsequently revealed to be a CIA employee, killed two men in what he insisted was self-defense. Now, a story closer to home drags Davis back into the spotlight: He's been ... More >>
Lazarus Pino was once a medical marijuana rebel fighting against a move to shut down his dispensary. Now, however, he's accused of being a common (or maybe uncommon) goon. Along with members of his family, including his mom, Pino has been charged with beating, torturing and shooting at a man who tr ... More >>
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 >>
Is the Bacon Deluxe worth fighting for?Wendy's, which touts its "real" food, had a real mess on its hands at a Kalamazoo, Michigan outlet when a fight broke out after an order wasn't filled correctly. Officers were called to the scene, where they "encountered a loud disturbance between unsat ... More >>
Media reports have connected Allen Ford to Andrew Gelston Graham's murder.Last week, we told you about reports again linking suspects in a series of racial attacks to the thus-far-unsolved murder of Andrew Gelston Graham. Among those mentioned as being part of a group that allegedly trailed ... More >>
Earl Ryan apparently didn't like the direction his trial was heading.As the Darrent Williams murder trial was winding down, another proceeding about an event with tragic consequences -- the trial of Earl Ryan, who allegedly shot and killed a two-year-old boy, Noah Crookham, in 2008 -- was get ... More >>
Joshua Newton allegedly needs some serious lessons about how to treat a lady.No doubt the parents of CU students who live on campus will be alarmed when they hear about the arrest early this morning of a man being investigated for kidnapping, sexual assault and other crimes. But CU-Boulder Po ... More >>
A Flickr photoInstrument? Or instrument of death? Everyone knows that banjos are awesome. But are they also deadly? According to Colorado law, that depends on how you use them. If you use your banjo for, say, pickin', you're all good. If you use it for hittin', such as in the case of 33-year ... More >>
Allen Ford may not have been ready for his close-up, but he got one anyhow.Late last month, the Denver Police Department began rounding up more than thirty African-Americans accused of robbing and/or beating men and women because they were either Caucasian or Hispanic. Now, the last of the a ... More >>
Ashley Celestine: Your charge ticket has just been punched.A couple of new photos join our gallery of men and women accused in a series of what the Denver Police Department describes as racially motivated attacks that have taken place in the city in recent months. That's because two juvenile ... More >>
Neither Norman Bates nor his mother matches the cops' descriptions.Yesterday morning, a woman was stabbed at an RTD bus stop near the intersection of West Colfax Avenue and Winona Street -- and as the Denver Police Department notes, this isn't exactly the first time something like this has ha ... More >>
Get an eyeful of Stephen Dailey, accused baby shaker.Hard to believe that Stephen Dailey has never seen those public-service announcements warning people to never shake a baby -- even once. But if he did, the Denver District Attorney's Office believes he didn't take them to heart. Otherwise, ... More >>
Ty TomlinsonLocal "Beauty Guru" hairstylist Ty Tomlinson was able to post bond last week after being arrested on several charges in connection with the alleged assault of his former girlfriend while she was employed at his popular Denver salon, Blanc. Court records show the bond amount includ ... More >>
Daniel Lujan.Reminder: Doing a really idiotic thing can have a lifetime's worth of repercussions. Exhibit A: Daniel Lujan, who received a thirty-year sentence yesterday for responding to an argument over a bicycle sale last year by firing a shot that perforated an eight-year-old girl (she rec ... More >>
Julia Martinez.That old saying, "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree"? It's appropriate in the case of Julia Martinez and Monica Guardado, if a little too quaint -- especially given that weapons are involved. According to the Denver District Attorney's Office, which has charged both wom ... More >>
An assault suspect is clearly ready for his closeup. Obviously, we hope no one ever assaults anyone. Give peace a chance! But goons hoping to get away with such a crime should know better than to stand in front of a bus camera en route to their chosen butt-beating locale. That's what the man in the ... More >>
Arapahoe County District Attorney Carol Chambers. An Arapahoe County judge has issued a scathing order calling for a special prosecutor in a sexual assault case, while at the same time describing the local district attorney's excuses for failing to pursue the controversial case for the past nine ye ... More >>
Joe Nacchio isn't the only one going to jail. Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger denied Nacchio's request to remain out on bail pending a petition of his conviction to the Supreme Court. The former Qwest CEO, who ran a Denver-based company but kept his home in New Jersey, has been order ... More >>
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