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Jefferson County man charged with 34 counts after 17-hour standoff with police
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A Jefferson County man has been charged with 12 counts of attempted first-degree murder after a 17-hour police standoff where he exchanged shots with police. John Cruz Jr. John Cruz Jr., 40, faces 22 other charges in connection with the July 12 incident on 2500 block of Fenton Street. Those additional charges include four counts […]

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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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Adams County man gets 32 years in prison for shooting father to death
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Adams and Broomfield Counties DA Waylon Robitaille BRIGHTON  — A 28-year-old Adams County man who shot his father to death at an apartment north of Denver has been sentenced to 32 years in prison. Waylon Robitaille pleaded guilty in April to second-degree murder and was sentenced Monday for the April 28, 2018, death of 52-year-old […]

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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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Weld County Sheriff’s deputies arrest man in connection with two deaths
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William Roberts A 53-year-old man has been arrested after Weld County Sheriff’s officers found two dead bodies inside a home last week, the department said Sunday in a news release. William Roberts has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and is being held at Weld County Jail, the release said. Officers said they […]

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Suspect arrested in connection with stabbing death of 57-year-old man in Adams County
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Adams County Sheriff's Office Ontonio Borrego Adams County deputies have arrested a suspect in connection with the stabbing death of a 57-year-old male on Saturday at the Revival on Samuel apartment complex. Ontonio Borrego, 24, was arrested at 1770 W. 73rd Ave., an apartment complex north of where the stabbing occurred at 7251 Samuel Drive. […]

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Two emaciated horses seized in El Paso County animal cruelty case
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A woman has been served with two misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty involving two horses that were seized as part of an animal neglect investigation, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said. Dorice Justice, who lives in the 5800 block of Hoss Point in El Paso County, relinquished ownership of the horses to the sheriff’s […]

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Uber driver guilty of sexually assaulting female passenger during Arapahoe County ride
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An Arapahoe County jury has found a 64-year-old Uber driver guilty of sexually assaulting a 29-year-old female passenger during a ride share to her home, authorities say. Bashir Alsayed Hassan, is scheduled for sentencing on Sept. 1 on the misdemeanor count, according to a news release by Vikki Migoya, spokeswoman for District Attorney George Brauchler. […]

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LaSalle officer in cleared in shooting of off-duty Adams County sheriff’s deputy
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A Weld County grand jury has cleared a LaSalle officer of criminal wrongdoing in the January shooting of an off-duty Adams County sheriff’s deputy. Adams County Sheriff's Department Deputy Jesse Jenson The grand jury report filed Friday identified the LaSalle officer as Caroline Persichetti, who on Jan. 16 shot Adams County deputy Jesse Jenson following […]

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17-year-old shot in Centennial, Arapahoe County sheriff says
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A 17-year-old boy was shot in the chest in Centennial on Sunday afternoon, Arapahoe County sheriffs officials reported. Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the shooting, which occurred at 2:40 p.m., in the 5100 block of S. Lisben Way. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he was in serious but stable condition. ACSO deputies are […]

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Deaths of 2 Mesa County men ruled murder-suicide
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GRAND JUNCTION — Authorities say the recent deaths of two Colorado men were a homicide and suicide. The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports that the Mesa County coroner’s office says 30-year-old Richard Garcia Jr. of Grand Junction died Monday of multiple gunshot wounds. The office ruled his death a homicide. The Mesa County sheriff’s office […]

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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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