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Driver facing attempted-murder charge in Arapahoe County hit-and-run now alleged to be intentional
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New charges filed on Thursday allege an Aurora man intentionally caused an April 5 hit-and-run that injured two juveniles, a Colorado State Patrol spokesman said. Oghaleoghene Atunu, 21, was initially arrested Saturday on charges related to reckless driving and leaving the scene of a crash. Thursday’s charges were filed after additional evidence was found, said Gary […]

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Lawsuit by slain Park County deputy’s family and injured deputies in Martin Wirth shootout tossed
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A federal judge summarily dismissed a civil lawsuit against the Park County Sheriff’s Office filed by two wounded deputies and the family of a Park County deputy killed during a shoot out with police-protester Martin Wirth. The 2016 lawsuit by the family of Nate Carrigan and deputies Kolby Martin and Travis Threlkel, who were injured […]

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Two Boulder County deputies charged in death now out at sheriff’s office
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The two Boulder County Sheriff’s Office deputies charged with manslaughter in the death of a man they were transporting to detox in September are now no longer with the department. Boulder County Sheriff's Office via AP From left are Boulder County sheriff’s deputies James O’Brien and Adam Lunn. Deputies James O’Brien, 49, and Adam Lunn, […]

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Driver flees after hitting pedestrian hit in Adams County, remains at large
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Authorities are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck a pedestrian Friday night in Adams County. The incident happened at about 8:35 p.m. near 7540 Pecos St., according to the Colorado State Patrol. The hit-and-run vehicle is described as a red four-door sedan. The victim, a 43-year-old man who was struck while crossing the street, […]

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Driver strikes, kills 82-year-old woman in crosswalk in Arapahoe County
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A driver struck and killed a woman as she was walking in a crosswalk at Broadway and Ridge Road in Arapahoe County on Thursday afternoon, authorities say. The identity of the 82-year-old woman was not released Thursday. The ACSO has reopened all lanes on northbound Broadway between Ridge Road and Easter Road after investigating a […]

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Jefferson County middle school assistant principal accused of providing alcohol to underage boy
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An assistant principal at a Jeffco Public Schools middle school has been arrested on suspicion of providing an alcoholic beverage to an underage boy, police said. Michael Pate, 38, was arrested at his Littleton home on Friday morning, according to police. Pate is an assistant principal at Carmody Middle School, 2050 S. Kipling St., Lakewood, […]

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Threat that caused lockdown at Denver City and County Building unfounded
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Denver police locked down the Denver City and County Building following a phone threat against the mayor’s office and then reopened the building Wednesday morning after two sweeps determined it was unfounded. “We take these threats very seriously and that’s why we did the lockdown to keep our city employees and our residents coming in […]

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Robber dubbed “Pompom Bandit” hits three Jefferson County banks in one week, FBI says
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The same bank robber struck three times in the past week robbing west-metro banks in Arvada and Lakewood, according to the FBI. The man, who hands a demand note to tellers and flees on foot, has been dubbed the “Pompom Bandit” because of the winter hats he’s worn during robberies. .@FBIDenver, @ArvadaPolice, and the @LakewoodPDCO […]

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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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