The Mishawaka was homesteaded in 1916, which makes it one of the oldest venues in Colorado. It sits 23 miles from Fort Collins, in Roosevelt National Park, nestled between the raging Poudre river and a canyon wall. It has hosted legends such as Leon Russel, George Clinton, Bela Fleck and hundreds mo ... More >>
In July, we told you about the arrest of Arvada nineteen-year-old Shannon Conley for trying to "provide material support and resources" to the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS. See our previous coverage below. Moments ago during a hearing at U.S. District Court in Denver, Co ... More >>
Last week, we shared part one of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration's most wanted fugitives list for its Denver office -- a roster from Colorado and several neighboring states that includes 51 men and women wanted for narco-crimes typically involving heroin, meth, cocaine and marijuana. As ... More >>
The federal Drug Enforcement Administration maintains lists of the most wanted fugitives at each of its major offices, including the Denver branch, which covers Colorado as well as several neighboring states. The current roster features 51 people -- most of them men, with a majority originally haili ... More >>
Thus far, the photo of Shannon Conley seen above -- it's cropped from a larger family snapshot shared by her mother, Ana Conley, on Facebook -- is the only image to have surfaced since news broke that the Arvada nineteen-year-old had been arrested for trying to "provide material support and resource ... More >>
Those of us whose knowledge of meth manufacture pretty much begins and ends with Breaking Bad will get a reality check from the following gritty, grungy, glamour-free photos of drugs, guns and more seized by the Metro Gang Task Force after busting not one but two alleged drug trafficking organizatio ... More >>
After more than thirty years of solitary confinement -- including a quarter-century of good behavior, during which he committed no disciplinary infractions -- convicted killer Thomas Silverstein still poses too great a threat to other inmates, staff or himself to be allowed to circulate in the gener ... More >>
Fool me twice, shame on me? This saying resonates in the latest news about Matthew Caulk, a notorious sex offender who's been the subject of multiple nationwide searches. Last year, Caulk vanished after taking advantage of a passive GPS system -- a device we'll explain below. He was subsequently re ... More >>
Update: Earlier this week, we told you about the nationwide search for convicted child rapist Eric Hartwell, who'd escaped from a Denver-area facility after cutting off his ankle monitor. Earlier today, however, Hartwell was captured -- but not before he put a lot of distance between himself and Co ... More >>
When Lauralee Grauman last appeared in our Schmuck of the Week archive, back in October 2012, shortly after she was busted in Canon City following a cross-country crime spree, she was a supporting player rather than a star. But this time around, we're promoting Grauman, who was recently sentenced f ... More >>
Update: Last week, we told you about the sweeping search for Matthew Caulk, a sex offender who'd previously been the subject of a nationwide manhunt; see our previous coverage below. Yesterday, he was recaptured in Aurora. But the way he was being monitored when he walked away from a halfway house r ... More >>
You've just escaped from jail. Where you gonna go? Probably not a community described as "a town in the middle of nowhere with 36,000 souls and thirteen prisons, one of which is Supermax, the new 'Alcatraz' of America. A prison town where even those living on the outside live on the inside." But tha ... More >>
Reports about Stylios Trachanas's court appearance on Friday led with his role as a medical marijuana caregiver, as did a U.S. Attorney's Office release. But while his MMJ work will contribute to his sentence, he may not have been arrested at all if he hadn't used and possessed weapons forbidden to ... More >>
The criminal complaint against Paul dos Santos Silva, Jr., a Brazilian national, is among the most repulsive documents of its kind you'll ever read. Why? It features extended online conversations in which he shares his desires to molest a four-year-old -- and that's only the beginning of his shocki ... More >>
The more information that surfaces about Pueblo's Jose Garcia, the creepier the allegations against him become. In addition to accusations that he prompted an Amber Alert by grabbing nine-year-old Calysta Cordova, who escaped, he's been charged in a second sex assault on a child.
It's time at last. After preliminary roundups featuring a slew of mug shot collections, spotlighting tattoos, hairstyles, weirdness, intimidation, celebrities and notables, baby faces and women on the wrong side of the law, we offer up the most memorable images of the year -- an array so large that ... More >>
It's been a crazy month for Colorado crime, and we've got the mug shots to prove it. Page down below to see pics of everyone from the woman who grabbed a bar staffer's balls in a way that went beyond friendliness to the former Arapahoe County sheriff behind bars in the jail named for him -- and clic ... More >>
Big pic below.Update below: In April, convicted child molester Richard Carl Heeringa wound up in the number four slot on Denver's list of the top 25 most violent fugitives. Then, in July, Heeringa was added to the U.S. Marshals Service's 15 most wanted list for the entire country. This increa ... More >>
Federal judges in Denver are of two minds about the kind of punishment doled out at the supermax penitentiary in Florence. While one is allowing a Tanzanian terrorist's complaint about the prison's restrictions on his mail and visitors to proceed to trial, another has thrown out Thomas Silverstein's ... More >>
Big pic below.The heat on convicted child molester Richard Carl Heeringa has been turned up. In April, he wound up in the number four slot on Denver's list of the top 25 most violent fugitives. Now, he's been added to the U.S. Marshals Service's 15 most wanted list for the entire country. Why ... More >>
World renowned press conference showman LeBron James -- or LeBenedict James, as he is known in Ohio -- played in the final game of the NBA Championships two nights ago, while all of Cleveland, including his former teammates on the Cavaliers who weren't busy with their day jobs as fry cooks an ... More >>
There are two revolving doors in every prison system. One is for the inmates, many of whom fail on parole and keep coming back. The other is reserved for top administrators who, even amid scandal, move easily from high-powered positions of public trust to high-paid jobs in the private prison ... More >>
Corry and Marzano.Update: Yesterday, the Fort Collins Police Department returned growing equipment and other property seized from medical marijuana grower Frank Marzano way back in 2007, during a hunt for a fugitive that turned into a pot raid. Last year, a Colorado court ruled that the searc ... More >>
Big pics below.Update: At 2 p.m. this afternoon, Earl Albert Moore is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in Denver to be advised of the charges against him in relation to an attempted bombing at Southwest Plaza mall on the twelfth anniversary of the shootings at nearby Columbine High ... More >>
"I'm only No. 20?"The Denver Police Department has trimmed its fifty most wanted fugitives list by half but multiplied the mayhem via its roster of the city's 25 most violent fugitives. The mug shots of those who follow first target Robert Juan Gee stand out thanks to the best neck tattoo (No ... More >>
9NewsUpdate: Sex offender Dennis Hasty can't face charges for the murder of Limon police officer Jay Sheridan, having killed himself prior to being captured. However, his common-law wife, Jackie Hasty, is looking at two counts in relation to the crime, including manslaughter.
Bartkowicz.This morning, Highlands Ranch's Chris Bartkowicz was sentenced to five years in prison, to be followed by eight years on supervised probation, for federal marijuana cultivation charges. Bartkowicz will also undergo mandatory drug and mental health programs
Shawn Merriman.Shawn Merriman, aka the Mormon Madoff, pleaded guilty to mail fraud in December 2009, earning a twelve-year sentence for Ponzi scheming that allowed him to amass an amazing collection of classic cars and more. This Saturday, Merriman's playthings go on the block. The photos of ... More >>
These days, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE, emphasizes that it's targeting criminal aliens, not otherwise law-abiding citizens who lack documentation authorizing their U.S. residency. And that's the theme of ICE's latest Colorado busts. Of the 78 people rounded up fr ... More >>
Louis Hampers. Dr. Louis Hampers, the Children's Hospital ER doctor facing federal charges for writing 654 phony prescriptions, is headed back to Colorado. Hampers was arrested Tuesday in Virginia and appeared in court there this afternoon. According to Jeff Dorschner, spokesman for the U.S. ... More >>
Joshua Winkler.Earlier this month, we shared the U.S. Marshals Service list of Colorado's 100 Most wanted sex offenders. Unfortunately, there are plenty more where they came from. In fact, Boulder County has its own top fifteen. Page through below to see mug shots and information about the f ... More >>
Rob Corry.The medical marijuana laws in Colorado are akin to a full employment plan for attorneys. Take this week's appeal of a case involving Frank Marzano, who was convicted in 2007 of cultivation and possession of marijuana after a search for a fugitive turned up weed -- and despite the fa ... More >>
Michael Keslar, No. 52.We have a good news-bad news situation for racists and chauvinists. The good news? We've found a specialty in which white men continue to dominate. The bad news? The specialty in question is sex offenses. The U.S. Marshals Service has released its list of the top 100 m ... More >>
Full fotochops below.Poor Joe Nacchio! The Denver U.S. District judge who handled his resentencing hearing just shaved two months off of his six-year, all-expenses-paid vacation at a plush Pennsylvania Country Club Prison. But don't feel sorry for him: He still gets to keep all of the money ... More >>
Jay DeVaughn: Maybe not the best pen pal...In March, we told you about the strange case of Jay DeVaughn, a librarian for the Community College of Aurora, who at that point had been accused of mailing a single threatening letter. But the criminal complaint filed against him at that time conta ... More >>
Jay DeVaughn, in an image broadcast on 9News.Jay DeVaughn, a librarian for the Community College of Aurora, has been accused of mailing a threatening letter -- a fairly straight-forward charge. But the criminal complaint filed against him in U.S. District Court hints at future counts based on ... More >>
Doesn't money smell better when you stole it from the federal government?Thomas Quintin, 63, a Denver man with a long history of felony tax fraud, is facing new scrutiny after he walked away from his sentence at a half-way house and allegedly started a scheme investigators traced to caches to ... More >>
Bernie Madoff's name is still financial magic.Bernie Madoff's well-documented financial shenanigans may have landed him in jail, but they've also enhanced the marketability of his name. As evidence, note the ad in today's Denver Post pimping a "BERNIE MADOFF AUCTION" tomorrow at St. Regis Res ... More >>
Back in August, former Mormon bishop Shawn Merriman pleaded not guilty to mail fraud charges against him -- something that we predicted was "a temporary situation" in a blog about alleged swindles dating back to 1994. Bingo. Yesterday, Merriman pleaded guilty to one count of mail fraud and one cou ... More >>
The long arm of the law reached across half a continent to grab Marcello Maldonado-Perez.More evidence that the three most important letters in cold cases these days are DNA -- the apparent solving of a Weld County murder dating back to 1977. In August of that year, Mary Pierce, 22, was abdu ... More >>
Miguel Angel Caro-Quintero once sold weed by the ton. Yes, the ton.Miguel Angel Caro-Quintero, 46, who entered a guilty plea Friday in regard to charges against him in Colorado and Arizona, isn't just any drug peddler. As one of the reputed leaders of Mexico's Sonora cartel, he became the stu ... More >>
Warren Hern, in an image from a Boulder Daily Camera video.As Patricia Calhoun pointed out earlier this morning, Boulder's Warren Hern, the last practitioner in the U.S. still doing late-term abortions, was the subject of a death threat by a Spokane, Washington, man, Donald Hertz, mere weeks ... More >>
Norman Williams.According to the Aurora Police Department, teamwork helped ensnare a man accused of a murder that took place the better part of a year ago. Last November, Angela Ball, 33, was found dead at the Winsor Court Apartments, 10990 East 16th Avenue. Breaks in the case were rare unti ... More >>
Betcha there's one of these babies in Mr. Thrasher's future. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Ronald F. Thrasher, formerly of Colorado Springs, has been on the run for the past fourteen years. That's not entirely true: He's probably rested a time or two since 1995, when he fled custody befo ... More >>
A Flickr photo Escaping from a halfway house isn't the same as busting out of jail. After all, it can be done while walking instead of running. But it's still a serious offense in the eyes of the law, which is why Alejandro Barron-Reyes, 34, was just sentenced to eighteen months for splitting from ... More >>
The sordid legal saga of Katica Crippen, Second Amendment pinup girl.
Robert Altman wants your attention, if not your affection.
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One inmate's quest for safety at the highest-security prison in the land.