Sex-assault offenders are typically either known to their victims or are strangers to them. But seldom are they both at the same time -- which makes the circumstances of the crime for which nineteen-year-old Brandon William Johnson has been accused even weirder and more disturbing than it would be o ... More >>
Last March, we followed the story of Matt Hefferon, who was allegedly shoved by Fort Collins police without provocation -- an incident caught on video. See the clip and our previous coverage below. Nonetheless, Hefferon has been convicted on two counts in what his attorney calls a major miscarriage ... More >>
Update: A silver Ford Explorer ran through a red light last week in Fort Collins, colliding with a cyclist and sending him flying off his bike before the driver fled from the scene, leaving the cyclist on the ground. So says the police's official accident report, on view below, along with our origin ... More >>
Update: The Fort Collins Police Department's investigation into a YouTube video apparently showing an officer shoving Matt Hefferon without provocation -- and Hefferon then being arrested -- is continuing at this writing. (The video can be seen below.) But Hefferon has now issued a formal complaint ... More >>
Richard Thebo, 71, has run Fort Collins' Open Door Mission for nineteen years. But if the Colorado Attorney General's Office has its way, his connection with the homeless shelter will end soon. The AG has filed a lawsuit charging Thebo and associates such as his son with misusing funds and more. Exa ... More >>
www.421Flavors.comThere's no love for medical marijuana dispensaries in Fort Collins today. Thanks to a voter-approved ban on medical marijuana businesses, all centers and grows have to be shut down by midnight tonight.
By 7 p.m. on Valentine's Day, all medical marijuana centers in Fort Collins must close their doors thanks to a voter-approved ban passed last November. But there may be hope for a renewed romance between the city and dispensaries, as a handful of centers have filed a last-minute lawsuit to stop the ... More >>
Big pics below.Update: The latest legal journey of Travis Forbes, the man charged with killing Kenia Monge earlier this month, was blessedly brief.
This afternoon, Forbes pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the case and will spend the rest of his life in jail without the possibility of ... More >>
Travis ForbesWhile the parents of Kenia Monge are still hoping to get answers about their daughter's whereabouts from Travis Forbes, the last person known to have seen her on April 1, offers of help for Lydia Tillman, the Fort Collins woman Forbes has been charged with attempting to murder an ... More >>
Big pic below.Update: The arrest of Travis Forbes for attempted murder, sexual assault and arson in the horrible case of Lydia Tillman has brought fresh attention to an equally troubling matter -- the April 1 disappearance of Kenia Monge, in which Forbes has described himself as a suspect. No ... More >>
Corry and Marzano.Update: Yesterday, the Fort Collins Police Department returned growing equipment and other property seized from medical marijuana grower Frank Marzano way back in 2007, during a hunt for a fugitive that turned into a pot raid. Last year, a Colorado court ruled that the searc ... More >>
Big pics below.The wee hours of Sunday morning were more active than usual on the 1000 block of Cypress Drive in Fort Collins. A report about one neighbor threatening another with a firearm led to a three-hour standoff that ended with the deployment of "gas munitions" and charges against Josh ... More >>
FlickrTrip over a grenade lately? If not, you're lucky, because they seem to be popping up all over the place lately -- in a park in Colorado Springs on Valentine's Day and now in a vacant home in Fort Collins.
Let's hope no one has the dubious idea of using them for Easter eggs. Get details ... 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 >>
NewWestFest macing.The plentiful video footage shot at the Fort Collins riot early on August 22 continues to lead to arrests -- but not of Colorado State University students. Last week, the Fort Collins Police Department announced charges against seven people, only one of whom was a CSU stude ... More >>
This is the tongue-in-cheek illustration Lesley Hollywood uses on her Facebook page.Representative Betsy Markey's "yes" vote on the landmark health-care bill this past weekend made her a marked woman, with both the Gun Owners of America and former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin targe ... More >>
Anyone in Fort Collins can get the extra protection afforded Betsy Markey.As noted earlier today, Representative Betsy Markey has requested that Fort Collins Police Department keep a closer eye on her home.
The presumed reason? Reported threats made against at least ten members of Congress w ... More >>
A Flickr photo"I've got chronic pain! And I can give the same to you!"Another day, another grabby crime that may (or may not) be related to medical marijuana -- this one a home invasion in Fort Collins that's resulted in the arrest of four subjects who allegedly bound a trio of men and held t ... More >>
Lt. Jerry Schiager says claims that medical marijuana hasn't increased crime aren't quite accurate.Among those speaking about medical marijuana at last night's Fort Collins City Council meeting was Fort Collins Police Department Lt. Jerry Schiager, commander of the Northern Colorado Drug Task ... More >>
Authorities thought this thing could carry a boy? It doesn't look like it could carry a Twinkie...The fame and fortune about which Balloon Boy dad Richard Heene was apparently dreaming looks to have flown away. But while Larimer County officials took a couple of days before voicing their doub ... More >>
HE SAID HE WORKED FOR THE CIA AND HAD A HIDDEN PIPELINE TO KUWAITI OIL MONEY. BUT POLICE NEVER DID CATCH UP TO COLORADO SCAM ARTIST JOHN SAVAGE--OR HIS MILLIONS.TRUE LIES WHEN HE DIED IN AUGUST, MASTER CRIMINAL JOHN SAVAGE LEFT BEHIND A TRAIL OF UNANSWERE