The Northglenn Police Department is currently in the midst of investigating an incident yesterday during which a knife-wielding burglar was hit by multiple bullets after allegedly attempting to break into a foolhardy target -- the home of a Wheat Ridge police detective. If this sort of story rings ... More >>
Incidents in which police officers have shot dogs while on duty have made plenty of news in these parts. Note the November killing of a pooch named Chloe, which resulted in felony charges against Commerce City Officer Robert Price -- an incident that contributed to passage of legislation mandating d ... More >>
Anyone with small children knows how naturally they're drawn to water -- and they've felt the fear that a single moment's inattention could result in horror. That's what happened yesterday to the family of Issah Lopez, age four, who was found dead in a community pool located in Thornton. Below, se ... More >>
Anyone would feel uncomfortable posing for a mug shot after a DUI and reckless driving arrest -- particularly one that showed off a battered nose and a blood-stained undershirt. But presumably, the discomfort is even higher for Jose Guadalupe Luna. After all, he's an Adams County Deputy. Get the ... More >>
Christine Holley, age 61, tutors students interested in music, as she explains on a page found on the website Making Music Fun! But her message, and the smiling photo seen here that accompanies it, contrasts sharply with the mug shot she posed for after being arrested for allegedly slapping one stud ... More >>
In the 24 hours or so, fliers have popped up on or near Westword's offices related to a search for Bryanna Barragan, a fourteen year old Thornton girl who disappeared Thanksgiving week. But Barragan wasn't abducted. Rather, she ran away from home, like hundreds of others in Thornton every year. But ... More >>
Last week, we told you the story about James Mapes, who was arrested for bringing a gun into a Thornton movie house the weekend after the Aurora theater shooting. At the time, we quoted a Thornton Police rep who said that despite the fear caused among patrons, the city attorney might not charge Mape ... More >>
Update below: Moments ago, we reached James Mapes, the man who was arrested late last night for visibly wearing a weapon into a Thornton movie theater. Mapes has a concealed-carry permit and says he wasn't attempting to garner attention for Second Amendment-related subjects by wearing a gun in plain ... More >>
Larger photo below.Was marijuana -- and specifically medical marijuana -- a factor in an accident involving driver Joshua Wittig, seen here, that took the life of John Page Hines, 33, early Friday morning in Thornton? This question is at the heart of an investigation currently being conducted ... More >>
Nathan Bozonier, in a photo seen on 9News: The clues keep coming.The murder early Monday morning of Thornton's Nathan Bozonier, 16, didn't take place in isolation. The Thornton Police Department says Bozonier was hit by a car, then struck by an aluminum bat while surrounded by a group of peop ... More >>
Antonio Rios is one of three men charged in the Nathan Bozonier homicide -- so far.In an update published just over six hours ago about the murder of sixteen-year-old Nathan Bozonier -- the item that concerned the discovery of an aluminum baseball bat covered with graffiti-like markings that ... More >>
Nathan Bozonier during happier times, in a photo from 9News' website.Plenty of people apparently witnessed the murder of Nathan Bozonier, 16, early Monday morning. But how many of them have contracted a case of voluntary laryngitis remains a matter of debate. Bozonier was run down by a vehic ... More >>
Wait, there are Rockies in Canada? Who knew? We cruise the local blogosphere for decent linkage. Missing something? Send it our way. Canada: It's the new Colorado! (Colorado Pols) Wind: The new solar! Maybe! Okay, probably not! (Colorado Independent) Matt Barnes: The new Dahntay Jones? (Denver ... More >>
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