CU-Boulder armed kidnapping report -- but did it (and other campus crimes) really happen?

Late last night, the CU-Boulder Police Department announced that it was investigating a possible armed kidnapping. But this morning, a CUPD spokesman tells us there have been no missing persons reported at the school, or in the City and County of Boulder.

Did it really happen? That's unknown at this point. But a number of possible offenses said to have taken place on campus during the past couple of months either turned out not to be crimes or remain unsubstantiated. Details below.

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
Contact: Michael Roberts