Around 2 a.m. this morning, Joshua Hoppe, 32, was arrested in east Denver on suspicion of murder. Last week, Hoppe allegedly killed 55-year-old James Barnes, who witnesses say had been threatening him with a machete. Photos, videos and details below. See also: Nancy Jo Arias After Killing Husband: ... More >>
Members of the Littleton Police Department have been on the scene of a homicide near the intersection of Broadway and Arapahoe throughout last night and the wee hours of this morning. Meanwhile, the search for a suspect is ongoing in a crime that doesn't appear to be a random act of violence. Here's ... More >>
Over the years, we've intermittently highlighted unsolved Colorado murders listed on the indispensable Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons website. Our most recent offering appeared last September, on the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. For loved ones left behind, howeve ... More >>
Since last summer, we've been following the story of Jeffrey Johnston, a veteran Littleton police officer with a lucrative side business. Turns out he was also an ecstasy dealer. Now, Johnston has been given a four-year sentence for his extracurricular activities, which derailed a promising law-enf ... More >>
In July, we published an item headlined "Jeffrey Johnston, veteran Littleton cop -- and ecstasy dealer on the side?" The answer to that question is "yes." And the person confirming it is Johnston himself. The now-former officer has pleaded guilty to two charges in relation to his bust earlier this ... More >>
Jeffrey Johnston served the Littleton Police Department for 22 years, a span of time that suggests he was viewed as a steady, reliable law enforcer. The length of Johnston's tenure only makes his recent arrest that much more shocking. Federal authorities took him into custody on suspicion of numero ... More >>
After an incredibly deadly week marked by the quintuple homicide at Fero's Bar & Grille and the arrest of Ari Misha Liggett for the dismemberment murder of his mom, metro-area residents deserved a violence-free weekend. But no: Late Friday night, gunfire broke out in Littleton, reportedly killing D ... More >>
Just a few weeks after a honk-happy Colorado driver was arrested for harassing two cyclists on an open road in Longmont, another bike rider has been victimized -- this time on a path with no cars. A barbed wire trap on a trail in South Platte Park threw a woman off her bike on Sunday in a mishap t ... More >>
Franklin Gonzalo Sierra-Rodriguez.The Littleton Police Department and federal authorities in Detroit believe that Franklin Gonzalo Sierra-Rodriguez was responsible for the apparent assassination of a man in Littleton, now identified as Joaquin Lucero-Carillo. But there's a lot more to the st ... More >>
Near the scene of the crime.At about 1 a.m. this morning, representatives of the Littleton Police Department received multiple reports about gunfire at the Parkland Square apartment complex, near the border between Littleton and Englewood. A thus-far-undetermined number of these shots hit a ... More >>
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