Update: Wednesday, when we shared shocking details about a double-murder/suicide in which Cimmeron Johns killed his wife and mother-in-law before taking his own life, we speculated about possible charges against Rosann O'Donnell, a friend who knew about the slayings but didn't inform police. Now, O' ... More >>
The tragic Weld County deaths of Alisha Johns and her mom, Sheri Pachello, as well as the suicide of Cimmeron Johns, Alisha's husband and the women's presumed killer, may have taken place late last week, but the story may not be over. A friend of Cimmeron could conceivably face charges, since she s ... More >>
Update: Last week, we told you about the stabbing death of eighteen-year-old Anthony Benavidez at a Thornton trailer park; see our previous coverage below. Shortly after their arrival at the scene, members of the Thornton Police Department took a seventeen year old into custody on suspicion of comm ... More >>
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 >>
Steve Pierce's first arrest for a sex crime took place when he was just twelve years old. And the Thornton Police Department feels confident he hasn't grown out of this abominable habit despite the decades that have passed, not to mention numerous additional run-ins with the law. Pierce is now wan ... More >>
There's always debate about when police should engage in a car chase with suspects -- and when doing so is simply too dangerous for everyone involved, including innocent bystanders. Against that backdrop, we offer the facts that have surfaced thus far about a rollover crash in Thornton that injured ... 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 >>
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 >>
Big pic below.Update: The traffic crash that killed five members of the Stollsteimer family was undeniably tragic -- and new evidence suggests it was also preventable. Monica Chavez, the woman charged with five counts of negligent homicide in the incident, was told she shouldn't drive becaus ... More >>
Big pic below.Amid the controversy over a bill to set THC driving limits, and sponsor Claire Levy's views about a 5 nanogram or 8 nanogram standard, we sought out details on two of last year's most reported driving-under-the-influence-of-marijuana stories: crashes involving Joshua Wittig and ... More >>
Large photos below.Last month, Ron Rocha, a volunteer baseball coach for Regis University, was on the losing end of an intra-squad matchup dubbed the Fall World Series. But he suffered an even greater defeat yesterday, when he was among 35 people named by the U.S. Attorney's Office in the bus ... 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 >>
Hawthorne Hill Apartments.What the hell's going on around here lately? Hot on the heels of Michael Wade Jackson's arrest in the slaying of Mohamed Abushahma and a shooting near a condo in Aurora, we're learning about the discovery of two dead bodies -- one male, one female -- in a Thornton ap ... More >>
Charles Fisher.Earlier this week, we told you about the arrest of Thornton's Charles Fisher, who allegedly murdered his wife, Belinda, and then set their house ablaze. Now, the Thornton Police Department has released an affadavit in which a supposedly suicidal Fisher describes waiting for Be ... More >>
Charles Fisher.The communities north of Denver have seen more than their fair share of homicides lately. Sean and Staci Griffin, murdered in a Boulder flooring store. Superior's Stephanie Rochester, charged in the killing of her infant son. Boulderite Thomas Holloway, eyed in the shooting of ... More >>
Liberty Ledezma with two friends in an image from 9News' coverage.Update, 4:16 p.m., March 30: The Thornton Police Department has now formally identified Liberty Ledezma as the victim in the Star Point condo complex fire. See the TPD release after the original item, published on March 29. Au ... More >>
A North Metro Task Force image from one of the latest busted marijuana grows.On Friday, Commander Jerry Peters of the North Metro Task Force shared details about busts at two Broomfield-area marijuana grows -- and he noted that 23 other cases were being actively investigated. Mere days later ... 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 >>
"Some of these cases are even cold by my standards."This week, the Boulder County Sheriff's Office revealed that they'd closed the 1970 murder of Harold "Nicky" Nicholson. Not that the alleged slayer -- Jake Dwight Jones, Nicholson's father in law -- will be prosecuted for the crime. Investig ... 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 >>
Seeking justice for Nathan Bozonier, seen in a photo from 9News' website.On Tuesday, we told you about the murder of Nathan Bozonier, 16, who was hit by a vehicle and then beaten by an unknown number of suspects. The latest developments: Part of the bumper from the vehicle that struck Bozon ... 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 >>
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