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Former Douglas County teacher accused of sex assault of student
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Castle Rock Police John Lucas Adkins A former Douglas County school teacher has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault of a child by a person in position of trust. John Lucas Adkins, 27, of Lone Tree, was taken into custody Wednesday morning by Lone Tree police, according to a news release. Adkins, who taught […]

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Authorities investigate suspicious death after woman’s body found in Jefferson County
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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death after a woman’s body was found Monday morning. The body was discovered around 7 a.m. behind a commercial building in the 4800 block of Ward Road in unincorporated Jefferson County, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. Investigators are calling the death suspicious. The […]

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Shots fired at party of 200-400 in Adams County, police say
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Shots were fired at a party early Sunday in Adams County that had between 200-400 attendees, an Adams County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said. Sgt. Paul Gregory said deputies were dispatched to a report of a large party after midnight at 13920 76 Frontage Rd., and later found that “some shots were fired by unknown people.” […]

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Man sentenced to 192 years in prison for south Jefferson County kidnapping, assault
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A man who strangled a woman from the back seat of a car, while she sat in a front seat, was sentenced Friday in Jefferson County District Court to 192 years in prison. Jeremy Scott Hackbarth, 34, was sentenced after being convicted of kidnapping, aggravated robbery, second-degree assault and aggravated motor vehicle theft, according to […]

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Alleged drunken driver rams pair of Mesa County patrol cars
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A 43-year-old man suspected of drunken driving was arrested Monday evening after he reportedly was found swerving down a Grand Junction road and allegedly hit two Mesa County sheriff’s deputies’ vehicles. Victor Reyes-Lomeli was booked into the Mesa County Jail on felony counts of attempted vehicular assault and vehicular eluding and misdemeanor counts of driving […]

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Off-duty Adams County deputy was not involved in a “legitimate pursuit” when police chased then shot him
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A large team has been assembled in Weld County to investigate a perplexing officer-involved shooting that’s raising questions about the involvement of an off-duty Adams County sheriff’s deputy who remains in critical condition after being shot by a LaSalle police officer. Ten detectives and investigators, six crime-scene analysts and technicians, and a staff of supervisors […]

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Driver shot by police after high-speed chase near Evans was an Adams County sheriff’s deputy
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The driver shot by police near Evans following a chase on Highway 85 on Wednesday night was an an Adam County sheriff’s deputy, officials confirmed Thursday. Adams County sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Monares confirmed the person who was a deputy with the sheriff’s office, as was first reported by Denver7. Monares did not release any further information about […]

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Two men sentenced to prison in “brutal, one-sided attack” on man at Jefferson County bar
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Two men who brutally assaulted a man who was with his young daughter at a Jefferson County bar last year have been sentenced to prison. Joel Wilson, left, and Devon Premer Joel Michael Wilson, 32, and Devin Lee Premer, 24, were sentenced to six and five years in prison, respectively, on Friday. Wilson pleaded guilty Nov. […]

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Multi-agency “strike team” puts heat on retail thieves, fraudsters in Douglas County
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Two arrests in a counterfeiting case out of Long Tree. Three collars on an elaborate nationwide iPhone identity theft case that hit locally. A crackdown on a credit card cloning and skimming case out of Highlands Ranch. These are just some of the on-the-ground results already tallied by a retail fraud strike force formed fewer […]

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Frigid New Year’s Eve temps keep drunken drivers at bay in Weld County
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Single-digit temperatures and snowy road conditions kept impaired drivers off the road on New Year’s Eve, according to police. In Greeley, one person was arrested overnight for a DUI, Greeley Police Sgt. Jim Roybal said. “This is my 39th year here and that’s the lowest I’ve ever heard it,” he said. In Evans, there were […]

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Douglas County sheriff’s Deputy Zackari Parrish remembered on snowy 1-year anniversary of shooting death
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Snow fell on dozens of Douglas County sheriff’s deputies Monday morning as they gathered to remember their fallen colleague Zackari Parrish, who was killed on New Year’s Eve 2017 while trying to take a mentally ill man into custody. Three other Douglas County sheriff’s deputies, a Castle Rock Police Department officer and two civilians were […]

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69-year-old male inmate dies at Boulder County Jail
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An inmate died at the Boulder County Jail on Saturday evening. Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Cmdr. Mike Wagner said that the inmate was a 69-year-old man, and the death appears to be medical in nature. According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, a deputy in a medium security area noticed the inmate needed […]

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El Paso County deputy justified in fatal shooting of armed man, DA says
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COLORADO SPRINGS — Prosecutors say a sheriff’s deputy was justified when he shot and killed an armed murder suspect east of Colorado Springs. The Gazette reports 18-year-old William Bacorn was killed when he pointed a shotgun at the El Paso County deputy July 22. Another deputy was struck by shrapnel and treated at a local […]

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Unwanted massages, vulgar comments, predatory undersheriff led to sex discrimination at Lake County Sheriff’s Office, lawsuit says
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A former Lake County undersheriff found a picture of a dispatcher’s lacerated breast in a domestic violence case file and pulled her aside to show it to her. Summit Daily Fernando Mendoza Fernando Mendoza, the then-undersheriff, laughed and said he “got to see her boobs today,” according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District […]

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