In January, as we reported at the time, a judge ruled that the City of Denver could be listed as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by the family of Jimma Reat, who was killed in 2012 after a tragic error by a 911 operator. Now, however, another judge has dropped Denver as a defendant. Denver's city at ... More >>
As our recent gallery of the fifteen best face-and-neck-tattoo mug shots proves, alleged criminals and above-the-shoulders ink make a memorable combination. But can tats also be used to create a false identity? Cody JC Dutton, a serial escape artist who's a wanted man in Colorado, gave this gambit ... More >>
Following Richard Kirk's alleged murder of wife Kristine Kirk (see our previous coverage below), most of the attention has focused on the question of whether a marijuana edible had caused the hallucinations and erratic behavior that resulted in her tragic death. But partly lost in this debate has be ... More >>
During an attack on a fifteen-year-old Littleton girl, Xavier McDaniel allegedly told her, "Get ready to die." Instead, she fought back, surviving the attack despite sustaining fearsome injuries. And now, McDaniel, 22, could spend the rest of his life in prison for a crime committed while he was ou ... More >>
Update: An arrest has been made in the weekend shooting of Loveland Police Officer Garret Osilka; see our previous coverage below. Cody Powell, 23, who'd been identified as a person of interest in the case, phoned the authorities from a Loveland Walmart and offered to turn himself in. He's now been ... More >>
In September 2012, the family of Jimma Reat, who was killed after a 911 operator told his companions and him to return to an area near where they'd just escaped a racially motivated attack, sued the City of Denver. A subsequent ruling allowed a potential federal civil rights trial focusing on the op ... More >>
Last September, the family of Jimma Reat, a Sudanese immigrant who was killed after a 911 operator told him and his companions to return to Denver after they'd escaped a racially motivated attack, filed suit against the City of Denver. Since then, a judge issued a ruling that limited the scope of th ... More >>
News that no charges would be made against the three police officers who nearly beat Alex Landau to death in 2009 has brought renewed scrutiny to the Denver Police Department, especially when it comes to the question of race. Jared Jacang Maher explored these questions in his 2008 feature "Target Pr ... More >>
What were you doing around 6 a.m. this morning? Sleeping? Rubbing your eyes? Hoping that morning cup of coffee would get your heart started? For the person living in a residence on the 5900 block of West Gill Place, the answer was, "Dealing with the SUV that drove into my house" -- a drag whether c ... More >>
Our post about the decision by Waterway Carwash branches to ban older model Jeep Cherokees and Grand Cherokees because of alleged sudden-acceleration issues struck a chord with one of our readers, who'd been told staffers couldn't clean the vehicle, but wasn't told why not.
Update below: Sometimes it seems like every third Coloradan has an SUV -- and plenty of them are from the Jeep Cherokee family. But if your model of the latter was produced in 2010 or before and you want to give it a scrub, don't take it to one of six Waterway Carwash branches in the metro area -- b ... More >>
Last spring, we told you about the arrest of Andrew Simpson, who was thought to have visited a bar and been on a quest to buy pot when his car struck Masoud Bahramisasharif, a DU student walking his bike in a crosswalk. Now the boom has been lowered on Simpson in a big way: He faces up to eighteen y ... More >>
Earlier this year, we told you about the tragic death of Jimma Reat, a Sudanese immigrant who was killed after a 911 operator told him and his companions to return to Denver after escaping a racially motivated attack. Now, his estate, among others, is suing the city over the incident, alleging that ... More >>
Update: The Denver Police Department has now released a mug shot of Andrew Simpson, the man accused in the brutal hit and run that ended the life of DU student Masoud Bahramisasharif -- one that may have been preceded by a trip to a bar and a quest to buy some pot. In addition, the DPD is sharing th ... More >>
Is it possible that a murder could have taken place in broad daylight at a traffic-light-controlled intersection in a sizable American city and no one saw much of anything? That's a question that arises three days after a slaying that left a man dead behind the wheel of his SUV in Aurora.
CBS4Mary Torres, 27, is accused of leaving a trail of destruction in her wake yesterday -- not the least of which was the house she crashed into after she allegedly stole a Jeep with two children inside. The kids are okay, but Torres definitely isn't, given the array of charges against her.
He's so gross, it's endearing. Neil Hamburger is an asshole. He's the kind of comedian that was born unlikable; even though he's funny sometimes, most of the time he's just alienating. Plus, he's gross to look at, and that says a lot about a person. But for the love-haters of Hamburger, ther ... More >>
Near the crime scene.Early Sunday morning in Colorado Springs, between ten and fifteen men jumped out of four cars (including two gold Cadillacs), invaded a home and stabbed the occupant, a 44-year-old man. It's a scenario that screams "gang violence" -- and while the Colorado Springs Police ... More >>
Benny Sitinjak. Early yesterday morning, the Aurora Police Department issued information about an apparent street race at the intersection of South Peoria Street and East Yale Avenue in which one of the drivers died. Later in the day, the APD issued mug shots of two men in the incident: Benny Sitin ... More >>
There's plenty of shmuckyness to go around in this delightful story. On Tuesday evening, a Federal Heights man left his car running -- with his two-year-old and five-month-old kids in the back -- while he ran into a Shell gas-station convenience store. While he was inside, another man got into his ... More >>
A mere sixteen months ago, Casey Holden's life was neatly stored within seventy square feet of cell space in the Colorado State Penitentiary. Released in January 2007 directly to the street after four years of 23-hour-a-day lockdown and a decade spent mostly behind bars, the 26-year-old seemed to be ... More >>
Offense Report No: 07-46992 Date: 1-22-07 Location of Offense: 550 South Federal Boulevard Type of Premises: Restaurant Officer Jessica Wangrow writes: "Investigation disclosed that unknown suspect(s) approached the Baker's Palace in a red Jeep Cherokee. A Hispanic male entered the bakery and too ... More >>
Welcome to the first installment of blog category #258, or, as it's known to civilians, Done Got Burgled. It is here that we hope to dredge life from the Denver police blotter by reporting on crimes and arrests that shape our city — or at least malform it in some barely perceptible way. It ... More >>
The Fantasy Football Parking Lot wins a battle against bureaucracy.
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
Want to help the homeless? Wake up and smell the coffee.
Eric Campos was looking for a new start. He met his end on a Utah highway.
How I Learned to Love Kimchi
Gangs steal firearms to build their arsenals -- and gun laws don't stop them.
Aspen's bizarre crime spree sent some of its favorite sons to prison -- and left the town wondering what went wrong.
From the week of June 22.
There's no safety in numbers for SUVs.
Duane Chapman makes his TV debut.
Life as Gloria Lamar knew it ended almost five years ago. But her heart beats on.
Floyd Samuel says there auto be a law against what the city is doing to him.
Anne Sulton missed out on the civil-rights movement of the Sixties. Now she's making up for it.