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Someone stole a gun from Denver’s bizarre Wild West sculpture owned by an anonymous tycoon
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For two years, a 10-foot sculpture has towered, bronze and inscrutable, among pickup trucks and sedans in a Broadway parking lot in downtown Denver. Known as The Mountain Man, the out-of-place art has a few notable features: It’s a replica of a Frederic Remington. It features a buckskin-clad horseman descending a steep slope. And he’s […]

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Former Kit Carson deputy who stole more than $200K from dying brother sentenced
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A former Kit Carson deputy who stole more than $200,000 from his older brother who died of cancer in 2015, was sentenced Monday in Denver District Court to 10 years probation. Larry Duane Fisher, 61, was also ordered to pay $236,569 in restitution to the estate of his late brother, Floyd W. Fisher, according to the Denver […]

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Crimes associated with buying, selling from online marketplaces in Denver have escalated, police say
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If hindsight is 20/20, Shaunte Brown can now see the red flags plain as day. “It happened on the corner right here of 23rd and Humboldt,” she said, pointing. “I would have told him ‘no, meet somewhere else! It’s a setup.’” But Wednesday night, she and her boyfriend thought they had found a great deal […]

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Amber Alert canceled after two girls reported missing from Northglenn located; 61-year-old man in custody
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Colorado Bureau of Investigation Larry Guerra An amber alert issued for two missing girls out of Northglenn Friday night has been canceled. Eternity Duran, 11, and Unity Duran, 12, were located and are safe, according to a tweet sent out by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation at 12:21 a.m. Saturday. An alert had been sent […]

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Police locate missing 12-year-old from Aurora
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Aurora police located a 12-year-old girl who was deemed a danger to herself on Sunday. Police only released her first name, Aryann. She is 5-feet-6 and weighs about 140 pounds. She was last seen near East Yale Avenue and South Lima Street when she was reported missing Saturday, according to an Aurora police missing person […]

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Amber Alert issued for 17-year-old girl from Sheridan area
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Provided by Colorado Bureau of Investigation Samantha Herrera, left, and Rodney Brown. An Amber Alert was issued at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday for a 17-year-old girl from the Sheridan area. The girl, Samantha Herrera, is possibly with 19-year-old Rodney Brown in a white 2000 Honda Accord with Colorado plates marked OMB236. They were last seen near […]

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Dating apps spurred at least 53 crimes in Denver last year. Here are tips from a cyberdating guru for a safer rendezvous.
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In June, a woman in Denver tried to jump out of a moving car that was being driven by a man she’d met on a dating app. They were on their way to coffee when “an argument broke out,” according to Denver police records. The man drove off with the woman’s belongings in the car. Two […]

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3 men steal $800,000 in jewelry from Aspen luxury hotel
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ASPEN — Authorities say three men stole about $800,000 worth of diamond-encased jewelry from a display case in the lobby of The Little Nell hotel in Aspen. The Aspen Daily News reports police say one of the men involved in the theft Friday used a screwdriver to pop open the locked case and deposited a […]

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Armed citizen prevents Colorado juvenile from shooting Utah police chief, authorities say
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Speeding through Utah, three Coloradans tried to outrun several law enforcement agencies last week before an armed citizen helped prevent the high-speed chase from turning into a shootout, according to a law enforcement news release. A Utah Highway Patrol trooper tried to stop a dark gray Infiniti  with Colorado tags midday on Nov. 7 while […]

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Denver police officer released from hospital after suspect allegedly shot him in the leg near West Colfax
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Elijah Ruff A Denver police officer left the hospital Sunday afternoon after a suspect allegedly shot him in the leg earlier in the day as the officer responded to a shooting in Denver’s Villa Park neighborhood. Officers and paramedics were treating a woman with a gunshot wound just after 3:45 a.m. Sunday outside a residence […]

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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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Longmont encrypts police scanner to keep public, press from listening
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Longmont police are now dispatching through an encrypted radio channel, which means the public cannot listen to police communication via scanners and scanner cellphone apps. The decision comes after concerns for officer safety and victim privacy, according to Deputy Chief Jeff Satur, though it’s not clear how much these issues have directly affected Longmont police. […]

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Podcast: How a Denver Post reporter found that thousands of Colorado court cases were hidden from public view
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Denver Post investigative reporter David Migoya. Denver Post investigative reporter David Migoya sits down to talk about the reporting that went into his three-part series “Shrouded Justice,” which examined the practice of suppressing court cases in Colorado. Migoya’s investigation concluded that someone could be arrested, charged, convicted and sentenced for a crime in Colorado without […]

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Driver of stolen motorcycle dies in crash after escaping from police in Commerce City
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A man who police say stole a motorcycle in Commerce City died after crashing with a vehicle about half-a-mile from where he was first spotted by law enforcement. Police said they found a reported stolen motorcycle in the area of 72nd Ave. and Monaco Street just before 9 a.m., but when they tried to stop […]

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