A kidnapping at the Cherry Creek Mall and the murder of a Denver man whose body was found in a dumpster. At first glance, these crimes have little in common. But now, the same suspect -- William Lornes -- has been convicted of committing both of them and could spend the rest of his life in prison wh ... More >>
About a year and a half ago, before he made headlines for allegedly kidnapping an eight-year-old girl in Aurora, John Snorsky contacted me. He'd read a story I'd written about a state law that would allow counties to place abused kids at a facility for juvenile delinquents, and he wanted to let me k ... 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 >>
Update: A surprising twist in the story of a once-missing Johnstown teen who said she'd been kidnapped and held against her will. David Calderon, the 38-year-old man busted in connection with the case, is not being charged with a crime at this time -- although he's not entirely off the hook.
SEAL Team 6 didn't retire after leading the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The elite squad continues to get the toughest assignments imaginable, and even when they're successful, there can be serious collateral damage. Case in point: A rescue operation in Afghanistan saved a Colorado Springs phys ... More >>
Update:Yesterday afternoon, Jesse Paul Speer, a photographer with Colorado ties who's accused of kidnapping and assaulting an eleven-year-old Cody, Wyoming, girl, waived his right to fight extradition during a brief court hearing in Montana yesterday. Meanwhile, new information about the crime is ac ... More >>
Yesterday, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about a missing child: An eight-year-old had been abducted from the Safeway on 560 Castle Pines Parkway. Patrol deputies and detectives promptly retrieved a video of the abduction from a Safeway surveillance camera, and both the vict ... More >>
Remember the pig heist of 2011, when a coalition of misfits from the Squeaky Bean swindled the prize pig mascot from Euclid Hall, who then returned the favor? That was all in good fun, but there seems to be something sinister in the recent pig-napping from Williams & Graham, the new speakeasy in Hig ... More >>
Common's memoir, One Day It'll All Make Sense, begins rather dramatically. The prologue reads: "When I was eighteen months old, my mother and I were kidnapped at gunpoint. My father held the gun. At least that's one side of the story." Common, with help from co-author Adam Bradley, a Univers ... 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 >>
Michael Tesman.A week ago today, Michael Tesman was arrested in what a Douglas County Sheriff's Office release described as a second-degree kidnapping. Authorities reportedly coordinated the bust with help from Tesman's alleged victim -- his ex-wife, whose text messages about her location wer ... More >>
Michael Tesman.The arrest of Michael Tesman on charges of second-degree kidnapping came together like the law-enforcement equivalent of aligning planets. Credit goes to the reported victim, Tesman's ex-wife, who was able to text message her son about the situation, plus a helpful bartender a ... More >>
Boulder: Best place to raise those stolen kids!Boulder tends to win a lot of "Best place to..." awards, and now it's racked up a new honor: The city's been named the best place to raise abducted children by American Living magazine. Never heard of that publication? That's because the whole th ... More >>
Leo Garcia.Kidnappings of the child-custody variety are all too common these days. But they don't often involve disagreements between grandparents. That seems to be what's happening in the case of Matthew Garcia, eight, whose grandfather, Leo Garcia, is suspected of taking him. Look below to ... More >>
Click to enlarge.Yesterday, we told you about a weekend kidnapping near Peak to Peak Highway -- the third assault on Boulder County nature lovers in June. Hours later, following the release of a suspect sketch, authorities came upon Joseph Scott Carter, a local transient who's been arrested a ... More >>
Christopher Hanson.If the Weld County Sheriff's Office is correct, Christopher Hanson, 21, has been a busy -- and bad -- man. He was already in custody on kidnapping and sexual assault beefs. But now, he's also suspected in a murder-for-hire plot that led to the more recent arrest of Jesse R ... More >>
Eddie Archer doesn't sound like a prize.Westminster police are still looking for Eddie Archer, 22, who yesterday was involved in an incident that may or may not have been a kidnapping -- but most definitely wasn't an advertisement for a happy relationship. As proof, check out an extended 911 ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
An image from Nina Paley's "Sita Sings the Blues." Full-length animated films have traditionally been very expensive to make, requiring teams of artists working over a long period of time. As a result, the medium's became the near-exclusive province of powerful studios with deep pockets but a box-o ... More >>
Yorvit Torrealba as he appeared on the cover of the October 15, 2007 Rocky Mountain News, during much happier times. The kidnapping and subsequent safe return in Venezuela of Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba's eleven-year-old son and brother-in-law certainly makes matters like the firing of manager ... More >>
View Larger Map Boulder Police are investigating reports of an attempted child abduction at Mesa Elementary School, 1575 Lehigh St., seen in the graphic above (if you have problem seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). Get the details after the jump.
Two would-be hit men strike a deal in Jeffco.
Both men accused of hatching a murder-by-snake plot to kill Amateur Poker Tour owner Matt Sowash have now had the most serious charges against them dropped. Herb Beck and Christopher Steelman (profiles in the September 27 feature "Free Poker Tour Is a Dead Man's Hand") were arrested in August, charg ... More >>
The two men accused in the plot to kill Amateur Poker Tour owner Matt Sowash appeared in Jefferson County Court today, September 26. Last December, Herb Beck, left, invested $36,000 in the poker company, which the Colorado Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating for securities fraud. In ... More >>
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