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Man faces felony charges in connection with August hit-and-run near Coors Field
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The man police say was behind the wheel of a car that tore off down a busy downtown Denver street late last month, hitting two pedestrians, has been arrested and charged with felony counts of first-degree assault and leaving the scene of an accident. Denver District Attorney's Office Manuel Saucedo The Denver District Attorney’s Office […]

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4 wanted on charges after 33 cockfighting roosters seized during Summit County traffic stop
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SUMMIT COUNTY — Authorities in Summit County have issued warrants for the arrest of four men wanted on animal fighting charges after 33 cockfighting roosters were seized during a May traffic stop on Interstate 70, the Fifth Judicial District announced in a news release Sunday. The four suspects — Cody Smith, 28; Kenneth Dotson 29; […]

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Jeffrey Epstein arrested in NY on sex-trafficking charges
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Palm Beach Sheriff's Office via AP This July 27, 2006, file photo, provided by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office shows Jeffrey Epstein. NEW YORK — Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested Saturday in New York on sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the 2000s, according to law enforcement officials. Epstein, […]

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No criminal charges for Arapahoe County deputies who shot and killed armed teen involved in love triangle
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Three Arapahoe County deputies who shot and killed an armed 18-year-old man in Centennial will not face any criminal charges related to the November incident. Deputies Robert Knudson, Christopher Donovan and Robert Bratsch were “legally justified in their use of force to defend themselves and other officers from the threat posed by” Allen Llewelyn Fanning, […]

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Aurora officer who fatally shot machete-wielding man cleared of criminal charges
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An Aurora officer who shot and killed a machete-wielding man has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing. On March 4, officer Justin Henderson shot 22-year-old Shamikle Jackson three times inside an apartment at 2210 Dallas St., according to a summary of the shooting addressed to Chief Nick Metz on Tuesday and signed by Adams County District […]

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Charges filed against driver who allegedly struck, killed state trooper during bomb cyclone
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The 19th Judicial District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday filed charges against a Centennial man accused of crashing into and killing a Colorado State Patrol trooper during last month’s bomb cyclone storm. John Carpenter, 58, has been charged with failure to exercise due care when approaching a stationary vehicle — death and careless driving causing death. […]

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No charges for RTD operator who caused derailment in Aurora that injured 9
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The driver of an RTD train will not face charges for a January derailment that injured nine passengers, including a woman who was ejected from the train and whose leg was severed. Aurora police investigated the operator, Jeremiah Hartzell, and recommended he face nine assault charges. However, prosecutors in the 18th Judicial District declined to […]

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South Denver’s Happy Canyon Shopping Center to be sold as owner faces more charges
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The Happy Canyon Shopping Center in Denver’s Southmoor Park neighborhood is expected to be sold out of bankruptcy in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, the legal case against the real estate magnate who owns the center has grown, and the future of a proposed food hall in a vacant former Safeway that shares a parking lot with […]

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Judge throws out charges against Cherry Creek School District employees accused of failing to report a student’s sexual assault
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Concluding the statute of limitations had expired, a judge dismissed the criminal cases against two Cherry Creek School District employees who had been indicted on charges of failing to report the sexual assault of a student at Aurora’s Prairie Middle School. Arapahoe District Court Senior Judge Stephen Schapanski’s decision, which overruled the trial court, found that […]

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Grand Junction man facing sexual abuse charges was mistakenly released from jail after error in bond process
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Aaron “Jason” Dotson, a man once-found guilty of sexual assault of a minor, was released last year from jail following a mistake in the bond process for his re-trial. Dotson was found guilty in 2012 on several counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust as part of a […]

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Three 11-year-olds suspected of setting fire near Longmont lake expected to face arson charges
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Three children suspected of setting a fire that burned 1.5 acres near a Longmont lake Sunday are expected to face fourth-degree arson charges for causing the blaze. Longmont fire crews received reports of the fire on the east side of McIntosh Lake just before 4:15 p.m. Sunday and found cattails on fire near a parking […]

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No charges for Lakewood officer who pulled gun on teen in Wyoming
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JACKSON, Wyo. — The Wyoming special prosecutor says no charges are warranted against an off-duty officer from Colorado who pulled a gun on a teenager running to a bus stop in Jackson. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun determined that Vanessa Schultz lacked criminal intent during the July 6 […]

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Mother of child killed in I-70 crash could face vehicular homicide charges
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The Colorado State Patrol is recommending vehicular homicide charges in connection to a mother suspected of drinking and driving before a crash that killed her toddler. A 28-year-old mother suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol with her 2-year-old daughter in her car, resulting in a Friday crash that killed her child on Interstate […]

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Woman faces arson charges over Civic Center Park fire that burned “Tree of Transformation” artwork
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Denver Fire Department investigators have arrested a woman in connection with a fire set in Civic Center park Wednesday morning that damaged an interactive art installation. Amanda Marie Failla, 28, was picked up by Denver Police Department officers after they recognized her near the park Wednesday evening, according to a news release. Amanda Marie Failla […]

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