USA Today set out to discover if the racially lopsided arrest statistics in Ferguson, Missouri, where unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was shot to death by a police officer, were an anomaly. Sadly, no: A fascinating new report reveals a racial gap in arrest stats in many locations across the cou ... More >>
Update: Anthony Martin, wanted for strangling his ex-wife in front of their kids this past week, has been captured. The location where he was caught: Wheatland, Wyoming. Continue for a press update from Longmont Police Department spokesman Commander Jeff Satur, followed by our previous coverage. Se ... More >>
On September 8, the friends, family and loved ones of fourteen-year-old Jillian Burgos held a candlelight vigil for the girl, who'd been missing since disappearing from her Hartford, Connecticut-area backyard on August 25. Two days later, investigators found her safe in Longmont and arrested 53-year ... More >>
Oskar Blues Liquids and Solids was closed yesterday after noxious fumes sickened multiple employees during lunch service on Sunday. But management quickly found the source of the problem and is re-opening the Longmont restaurant today at 11 a.m. "Our first priority was the safety of our employees an ... More >>
Employees of Oskar Blues Liquids and Solids in Longmont were forced to evacuate the restaurant just after noon yesterday after experiencing respiratory problems and nausea. According to Longmont Police Department spokesman Jeff Satur, seventeen employees were taken to area hospitals -- eight to Long ... More >>
There was a whole lot of shaking going on in northwest Denver last Sunday, when an attempt to make hash oil exploded in a rental duplex in the 2900 block of Julian Street. Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey formally charged 40-year-old Jeff Garbarek, 39-year-old Steve Donnel and and 43-year-ol ... More >>
Update: Last week, we highlighted five recent explosions, allegedly caused by people whose attempts to make butane hash oil went up in smoke; see our previous coverage below. Apparently, two people at a Grand Junction motel didn't heed our warnings, because their hash-oil-making efforts ended in fl ... More >>
This morning's news cycle was dominated by an event that many Coloradans watched live -- a police chase after a car-jacking suspect who'd raced away from a Longmont gas station in a stolen vehicle with a four-year-old boy inside. Fortunately, the conclusion of the story is relatively happy for most ... More >>
Fact: A lot of men who think they're irresistible ladykillers are actually incredible creeps. A case in point is a thus-far-unknown man who's wanted by the Longmont Police Department for illegal use of the hands, times three. Specifically, this perv grabs random women on the ass, then blows kisses ... More >>
Update: As we noted in our original coverage below, a large number of rescue professionals and volunteers fanned out over the Button Rock Dam/Ralph Price Reservoir area in search of Reese Graba, a 23-year-old Longmont resident who'd been missing since Friday. At the end of their efforts yesterday, ... More >>
The smoke has now cleared over Howe Mortuary & Cremation Services in Longmont. But the blaze that struck the venerable business, which has been in operation since 1898, left its mark, destroying the building and disrupting the lives of families who were already grieving. Six bodies were reportedly ... More >>
A mother in Longmont recently had a simple request for local police: Arrest my twelve-year-old daughter. This action was reportedly taken to send a message to the girl, who allegedly committed assault, although her mom had no obvious physical injuries. How often are cops asked to make such deliveri ... More >>
Jim Kozlowski, a Boulder High School teacher and coach for the golf team, was scheduled to report for the new academic year this Thursday. But not now, and for a reason that's flat-out bizarre. Kozlowski is accused of slyly but intentionally exposing his genitals while visiting two separate garage ... More >>
Update: The troubles faced by head-injured Boulder Police officer Christian McCracken continue to mount. Now, in addition to charges (including attempted first-degree murder) related to his alleged stalking of a Boulder dispatcher, he's facing drug allegations related to Schedule III narcotics conc ... More >>
All too often, we hear allegations about teachers like Terah Rawlings perving on underage students. But a kid being lured into an illicit relationship with a school janitor? Does that really happen? Longmont Police officers think so, at least in the case of 24-year-old Thomas Bowden and his reporte ... More >>
David & Ally.Update: Longmont police have now confirmed the identities of the father and daughter who died in an apparent murder-suicide as David Heydenburg and Allyson Heydenburg, age three. And they've also revealed a new bit of information that somehow makes this unimaginably horrific inci ... More >>
Big pic below.The case of Lisa Norton, who's accused of trying to swim away from a fatal accident she allegedly caused, keeps getting more bizarre. Authorities now confirm that she was sentenced to probation for DUI last Thursday, just two days before the crash that killed Gabriel Nielsen -- ... More >>
A 2009 Ralston Creek haul.An update about yesterday's Boulder County marijuana grow seizure of 3,000 plants. After a closer count, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office thinks the plant total was closer to 3,500 -- and after more inspection of the nearby area, law-enforcement types located a se ... More >>
2009 Sugarloaf Mountain bust.Breaking news: Boulder is recognized the world over as a marijuana-friendly town. But apparently the weed smoked by thousands of attendees at the annual 4/20 orgasm of cannabis consumption at CU is largely grown elsewhere. As evidence, note that this week's bust ... More >>
Pedro Garcia-Gonzales.Immigration critics who contend that the U.S.-Mexican border is far too porous will likely gravitate to the case of Pedro Garcia-Gonzales, nineteen. Since 2007, Garcia-Gonzales has allegedly been going back and forth between Colorado and Mexico, eluding authorities afte ... More >>
A Flickr photoOllie Eddington doesn't work cheap -- or at least he didn't before being arrested on charges of theft and wronging at-risk adults. He's accused of outrageously overcharging two elderly Boulder County residents for minor landscaping. How outrageously? Try $2,200 for trimming four ... More >>
Stan Garnett.Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett, who's challenging John Suthers for the job of Colorado Attorney General, was able to burnish his law-and-order credentials today via the actions of a grand jury, which just handed down a 127-count, seventeen-person indictment aimed at a Lon ... More >>
Shaggy in action.Michael A. Kincade, dubbed the Shaggy Bandit, must not take that whole you-have-the-right-to-remain-silent thing very seriously. Shortly after he and an accomplice, the nickname-challenged Christopher Lee Richardson, were captured last week, Kincade gave a jailhouse interview ... More >>
A surveillance shot of the Shaggy bandit.In an August 20 blog, our own Joel Warner told us about the Shaggy Bandit, a scofflaw wanted for numerous bank heists. Shaggy's memorable name came courtesy of the FBI's Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, whose members understand that reporters te ... More >>
Here's a story that's unlikely to turn up in the Denver dailies or the Boulder Daily Camera. "Times-Call the Target of Subscription Sales Ploy," an offering published last week in Longmont's Daily Times-Call, begins by denying that the venerable publication has been sold. That's followed by an odd e ... More >>
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Only Michael Furlong knows how his wife fell to her death. But the authorities know this isn't the first time he's lost a mate.