For obvious reasons, albeit totally unfair ones, residents of Colorado border states such as Kansas increasingly view folks from here as slackers -- and Matthew Headley isn't helping. Headley, who's from Canon City, has now been sentenced for sticking up a Kansas bank while clad in pajama pants, as ... More >>
Wheat Ridge's Leann Meyer was reported missing more than four months ago; see our previous coverage below. Now, authorities confirm that her remains were found in Park County -- and they've identified Melissa Miller, Meyer's former roommate, as a person of interest in the case. Miller's not talking ... More >>
The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force has dubbed a crew of bank robbers the Trick or Treat Bandits because surveillance footage shows one member holding a pillowcase like a goodie bag. And goodies they've collected. The feds suspect them of knocking off nine banks or the like from December ... More >>
On February 23, Wheat Ridge resident Leann Meyer, nicknamed Annie, had a phone conversation with a friend. That's the last time anyone has spoken to her. The Wheat Ridge Police Department hasn't called her disappearance a result of foul play thus far. But the search for her has grown as the story h ... More >>
The JV Bandit.Last month, we noted that the JV Bandit would make the varsity soon, given the rate at which he was allegedly knocking over banks. And the suspect, named by the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, which has bestowed monikers on the likes of the Formerly Known as the Perennia ... More >>
The JV Bandit.The Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, the nicknaming kings of local law enforcement, have another scofflaw on their radar: the JV Bandit, who earned his handle for wearing a letter jacket on one of his jobs. Go team! Will he be wrapped up as quickly as the Formally Known ... More >>
Is this Eric Dodd?The feds aren't messing around when it comes to Eric Dodd, the accused Portfolio Bandit, who was arrested last week. An FBI alert issued on May 10 suggested that the criminal in question was suspected of knocking over a dozen banks -- and now, Dodd has been formally charged ... More >>
The DCPA's Randy Weeks is hopeful donations will keep flowing.Yesterday's acquisition of Qwest by CenturyTel may enrich the likes of Phil Anschutz, but it's raised concerns among politicos such as Governor Bill Ritter and senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, who fear a loss of jobs once th ... More >>
No, not that Tom Thumb...The Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force, the focus of a 2008 Westword feature, has proven again and again that nicknaming thugs is among the most powerful weapons in its arsenal. If not for them, alleged scofflaws such as the Hoppin Hooded Bandits and the $83 Bandi ... More >>
Is this man Frank Lewis?Among the many nicknames given bank robbers by the FBI's Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force (profiled in this Westword feature), the $83 Bandit may be one of the strangest. According to a Joel Warner blog about another wanted man with a clever moniker, the Shaggy B ... More >>
The $83 Bandit uses video distortion as part of his disguise. Clever!The men and women of FBI's Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force (spotlighted in a 2008 Westword feature) have something in common with former President George W. Bush -- they love nicknames. Like, for instance, the $83 Ban ... More >>
Women rule the world (or at least the kitchen) at Cafe Options, a new breakfast and lunch spot that opened last week at 1650 Curtis Street on the bottom level of the U.S. Bank Tower building. The cafe, a fast-casual concept courtesy of of Work Options for Women, a non-profit focused on preparing imp ... More >>
Naming bank robbers is an art, and the boys down at the FBI's Rocky Mountain Safe Streets task force in Denver hold the paintbrushes. Their latest is the JV Bandit, so named because he was wearing a varsity or letterman-style jacket during one of his robberies. The jacket is described a dark ... More >>
Juggling Convention tosses fun around
An art sleuth trails Harry Bertoia to Denver, while Manuel Neri is caught in the act at Robischon.
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