Update below: Back in March, we told you about a report showing that officer-involved shootings have been on the rise in Denver during recent years -- a trend the Office of the Independent Monitor found troubling. The numbers serve as backdrop to separate incidents that took place within hours of e ... More >>
Earlier this month, we broke down the number of crimes in one Denver neighborhood -- ours -- and discovered there had been 23 over the course of eleven days. Now, Fox31 has taken this concept a step further by using Denver Police Department records to discover the Denver neighborhoods with the most ... More >>
Although details are few about Colorado medical marijuana dispensary raids yesterday, we're learning more from warrants that name ten "target subjects." These individuals allegedly violated one or more of the eight priorities listed in an August memo guiding U.S. Attorneys in dealing with state pot ... 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 >>
How much meth could someone buy with $92,000? A shitload, presumably. And that's how much cash-value merchandise -- mostly, but not exclusively, cars -- a five-person crew led by Steven Taylor is said to swiped, with proceeds allegedly used to buy or trade for a certain kind of crystal. Look below ... More >>
You know the story by now: Bandits hijacked Pretzel, Euclid Hall's pig, last Sunday, brazenly running off with the swine during the Big Eat (the entire saga is chronicled on the following pages). According to those at Euclid Hall, Pretzel has a wee problem with her excessive alcohol consumption and ... More >>
In the latest saga of Pretzel, Euclid Hall's pig mascot that was snatched from Sunday's Big Eat at Sustainability Park (you can read all about it on the next page), comes this from the pig herself. My Beloved Family! You gotta help me! My hijackers are taking good care of me (sort of), but I mis ... More >>
On the left, you've got the now sequestered Pretzel the Pig, Euclid Hall's mascot, which was unceremoniously yanked from its perch during the Big Eat on Sunday, the details of which are all chronicled on the second page. On the right, you have the newly formed Euclid Hall posse -- those in search of ... More >>
A throng of thieves -- or maybe it was just one holdup artist -- got away with swine snatchery on Sunday, the day of EatDenver's Big Eat bash, where forty restaurants, several wineries and breweries and more than a thousand revelers congregated at Sustainability Park...and that leaves the mud pit wi ... More >>
Friday, February 1, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
His doctors have told Darrell Havens that surgery could help relieve his deteriorating condition, but the wheelchair-bound inmate's keepers in the Colorado Department of Corrections aren't exactly eager to okay the operation -- or to release him to seek care on his own. Havens, who was left a quadri ... More >>
This year has seen some random -- and downright nutty -- food heists. Stealing enormous amounts of edibles is a strange crime, especially since rarely are the thefts committed to feed starving people or to make significant political statements. What sort of greedy, soulless riffraff steals pilfers f ... More >>
Thursday, December 6, Ogden Theatre, 888-929-7849.
The scene at Jugz Sports Tavern should have been celebratory last night. After all, the bar caters to Broncos fans, and earlier in the day, Denver defeated Tampa Bay for the team's seventh straight victory. But that was before two police officers confronted Marcus Ray Martinez, a 27-year-old car the ... More >>
You can bank on Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? being different from other movies about the recent economic bust. The 75-minute film traces the crash of 2008 as far back as the '70s. "A lot of times you see documentaries and they're like, 'Here's this big problem, here's who's to blame,' and yo ... More >>
Erik Osborn wanted to be a big-time developer, but his plans almost landed him in the big house. In 2009, a group of high-profile investors -- including Dealin' Doug Moreland -- accused Osborn of stealing $255,000 intended for the pricey One Lincoln Park condominium complex downtown and another proj ... More >>
Returning to the scene of the crime always carries risks for law-breakers. But most are smart enough not to do it while the victim -- and the police -- are still there. Which brings us to Breanna Ocana.
Darrell Havens.In an affidavit filed in federal court, a veteran cop turned high-profile private investigator claims that an Arvada police officer who fired on an unarmed suspect during a car-theft sting operation in 2007, leaving the man a quadriplegic, was not justified in the use of deadly ... More >>
There was no brawl, no last-minute demands, no squealing and no bloodshed. Instead, at 5 p.m. on Sunday at Euclid Hall, two monkey-masked men jumped out of a van, raced up the stairs and delivered a pig -- a pig for ransom that had been stolen in broad daylight just over a week ago at Union ... More >>
Travis Forbes.Travis Forbes, a self-described suspect in the April 1 disappearance of Kenia Monge, nineteen, has been arrested -- but not for a crime related to Monge. Instead, he was busted in Austin, Texas, for car theft. According to the Wheat Ridge Police Department, the car Forbes was d ... More >>
Big pic below.Update: Earlier, we noted that William Lornes, 24, was being held for car theft but wondered if accusations related to a Cherry Creek Shopping Center kidnapping were on the way. Instead, such charges have been preceded by a first-degree murder beef linked to the homicide of Gera ... 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 >>
Large photos below.You know times are tough when stealing heavy storm grates for their scrap value seems like a reasonable way to make money. But that's what the folks at the Denver Police Department think Richard Goodface and Duane Brown have been doing. They've both been booked on investiga ... 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 >>
Without a special parole, medical care for Darrell Havens could cost the state more than $2 million before he's eligible for release.A 22-year-old convicted car thief, left a quadraplegic by police gunfire and now costing the state prison system $200,000 a year for his care, was recently gran ... 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 >>
Amadeus HarlanAmadeus Harlan lived life like the Bronco player he claimed he was -- driving fast cars, wooing ladies left and right, even setting up a community sports company based around his gridiron glory. Too bad it was all a lie, as Westword described in the January 2008 feature "Pro and ... 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 >>
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 >>
Allen Andrade will likely spend the rest of his life in jail. A judge today added 60 years to the life sentence he received for killing transgender Greeley teen Angie Zapata last summer, piling on time for lesser crimes the 32-year-old committed in connection with the murder. Andrade was convicted ... More >>
Joseph Gordon-Levitt awes again in this character-driven theft thriller.
Domino chronicles the life of a model turned bounty hunter.
A rare superior sequel, Ocean's Twelve entertains with cinematic sleight of hand.
Mindless After the Sunset is only half-baked.
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
Neil Jordan and Nick Nolte pull off a twitchy Gallic heist.
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The buck stops here for a company running RTD's privatized routes.
Woody Allen leads a sparkling cast through '40s New York in The Curse of the Jade Scorpion.
Now in re-release, Jules Dassin's Rififi is a true treasure.
Aspen's bizarre crime spree sent some of its favorite sons to prison -- and left the town wondering what went wrong.
Paul Newman fails to score in this empty caper flick.
For accused con man Christian Lawless Harper, a mine is a terrible thing to waste.