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News Flash

Posted on: July 6, 2021

Kraft-Tharp Talks Storms and Their Impact

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One of the many Boards I serve on, representing Jefferson County, is the Mile High Flood District.   The District offers numerous services that cover flood management, stream mitigation, stormwater, research and more.

Storms are a part of every cl...

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Board of County Commissioners - News
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Jeffco Commissioners to Host Telephone Town Hall on May 17

Telephone Town Hall - May 2021

The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners (BCC) is hosting a telephone town hall on Monday, May 17 at 6 p.m. We will be calling 50,000 randomly selected phone numbers to participate, but you don’t have to wait to see if you are chosen.During this over-t...

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Board of County Commissioners - News
Posted on: September 19, 2020

Commissioners Highlight Local Businesses in Video Series

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Jefferson County Commissioners Libby Szabo, Casey Tighe and Lesley Dahlkemper visited with business owners who are emphasizing public safety. These visits were filmed and a series of videos is now available on our YouTube channel.

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Posted on: March 4, 2021

Jeffco Elections wins national innovation award

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GOLDEN, Colo., March 4—The Jefferson County Elections division is the recipient of a 2020 Clearinghouse Award from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, a federal body that recognizes election administrators across the country for innovation....

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: December 22, 2020

Jeffco C&R team celebrates 2020 achievements

This image contains a snapshot of high-level 2020 accomplishments.

Our entire team went above and beyond this year to continue building a 21st-century Clerk and Recorder’s office even in the face of a pandemic. Learn more about our achievements here

As for 2021 goals, visit the Jeffco Clerk and Recorder dashbo...

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Jeffco finished counting on Election Night all ballots received by Election Day

A photo of the Jeffco Elections team on Nov. 4, 2020

Jeffco finishes counting 99% of ballots 

 

GOLDEN, Colo., Nov. 4—For the fourth election in a row, Jefferson County has finished counting on Election Night all ballots received by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Find your nearest ballot drop box

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Jeffco now has 36 secure ballot drop boxes located throughout the county. These boxes are both accessible -- many don't require you to get out of your car! -- and secure. Each box is on 24/7 video surveillance and ballots are only collected by ba...

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Cold Cases

48 Stories
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Baca, Jeannette Louise - Homicide

On June 11, 1978, the nude body of Jeannette Louise Baca, DOB 12/05/1960 was found dumped and concealed 6.7 miles south of US Hwy 285 on Foxton Road in Conifer, Colorado. Her body was located by two hikers in the area and was found at the bottom of a 10 f...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Barrett, Colleen Kay - Missing Person

Colleen Barrett was sharing a residence on the 5800 block of Rapp Street in Englewood with boyfriend Robert Alurac until July 19, 2007, when she went missing. A few days later, on July 23, a real estate agent showing a home near Morrison discovered Alurac...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Beck, Margaret Peggy - Homicide - SOLVED

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On Aug. 18, 1963, Margaret "Peggy" Beck, a 16-year-old Girl Scout aide, was found dead at the Flying G Ranch Girl Scout camp near Deckers. Beck, who had been sleeping alone in a tent near many other campers, had been sexually assaulted and stran...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Betts, Dellmer - Homicide

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On Sunday, April 27, 1986, hikers found the body of a white male in a drainage ditch at Highway 6, about 4.5 miles west of Highway 58. The body was identified as 29-year-old Dellmer Betts, who had recently been released from prison after serving time for ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Boisvert, Elie Phil - Homicide

On June 9, 1965, neighbors in the 1800 block of Cody Street heard yelling at about 2 p.m. They went outside to discover Elie Boisvert had been cut, and he was yelling at a male to leave. Witnesses described the person as a black male, 35 to 40 years of ag...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Burton, Helen - Homicide

On July 31, 1982, the nude body of Helen Burton, DOB 03/16/1923 was found by a child and his father while playing in the park located on Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton, Colorado. Helen was reported missing out of Denver City on July 10, 1982 and was ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cassel, Frederich H. - Homicide

On Nov. 3, 1972, Frederich H. Cassel began to complain of chest congestion. He was admitted to the hospital on November 9 of that year, and, after feeling better, he was released on Nov. 30. Cassel was then readmitted to the hospital on Dec. 8, 1972, comp...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Caudill, Jessica - Homicide

Caudill, Jessica

On April 14, 1990 hikers on North Table Mountain located the body of a female in a ravine just off of Highway 58. Investigation determined that the body was that of 15 year old Jessica Caudill, who had been deceased for several days.Jessica was a runaway ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cohen, Harold Murphy - Homicide

Cohen, Harold Murphy

On Saturday, Nov. 1949, 38-year-old Harold Murphy Cohen was reported missing to the Denver Police Department. Cohen, who went by the name Murphy or "Murph," was a known gambler and fight referee. He had reportedly attended a ceremonial dinner at...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cooley, Melanie Suzy - Homicide

Cooley, Melanie Suzy

On April 15, 1975, Melanie "Suzy" Cooley left Nederland High School where she was a senior. She was last seen hitchhiking in Nederland. A road maintenance worker found her body on May 2, 1975, in Coal Creek Canyon.

Cooley was last seen wearing bl...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Corriveau, Hollis Jim Sr. - Homicide

On Sunday, Nov. 11, 1970, residents found a body in a ditch in the 4900 block of South Wadsworth Boulevard. The body was identified as 46-year-old Hollis “Jim” Corriveau Sr. Corriveau was last seen at about 8 p.m. on the evening of Nov...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cortez, Lenora Christina - Homicide

On November 24, 1985, the nude body of Lenora Cristina Cortez, DOB 06/02/1964 was found on the side of US Hwy 285 and Light Lane in Conifer, Colorado by a motorist. Lenora was identified by her family members and was described as a transient without a per...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Coursey, Nora Lois - Homicide

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The body of 30-year-old Nora Lois Coursey was found on July 9, 1957, about a mile west of Phillipsburg on Colorado State Highway 124 (Deer Creek Canyon Road). Coursey had been missing since June 19, 1957, when she attended an afternoon birthday party with...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

DeTemple, Julia Ann - Homicide

DeTemple, Julia Ann

On September 17, 1986, two employees were loading gravel on outlying Coors property, east of Highway 58 and McIntyre Street. They found a badly decomposed body in the nearby brush. Investigation determined that the body was that of 26 year old Julia DeTem...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Dotson, Nonnie - Missing Person

The Air Force nurse from San Antonio was visiting her brother in South Jefferson County on Nov. 19, 2006. She was last seen at her brother's house near Kipling and C-470.Dotson was to report back to the Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio two days afte...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Einsphar, Steven (a.k.a. Sparr, Steve) - Missing

Steven Einspahr

On October 27, 2017, Steven Einsphar, also known as Steve Sparr, was last seen getting into a vehicle at an acquaintance’s house near the area of South Kuehster Road and Dancing Bear Trail.  During the course of the investigation inform...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Fuster, Elvin - Homicide

Fuster, Elvin

During the late afternoon of July 13, 1981, a resident in the 4000 block of Easley road in Golden reported what appeared to be a dead body on his property. The sheriff's office responded and found the body of Elvin Victor Fuster, a 19-year-old male who ha...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Garcia, Jose San Juan - Homicide

Garcia

On October 28, 1990, the body of Jose San Juan Garcia, DOB 05/20/1960 was found on the south side of Interstate 70 at mile marker 249. Jose had received multiple gunshot wounds. Jose was a Mexican national who was working and living in Vail, Colorado. The...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Garrick Jr., John Joseph - Homicide

On February 12, 1982, the body of John Joseph Garrick JR, DOB 11/04/1946 was found at his residence located at 132 Paradise Road in Golden, Colorado. John had received multiple gunshot wounds to his body. He was found by two construction workers who had b...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Gonzales, Lucas - Homicide

Gonzales, Lucas

On Jan. 31, 1995, Lucas Gonzales left his home with his uncle at about 2 p.m. He told his wife he would be back within 45 minutes. Gonzales and his uncle were in a white, two-door, 1992 Hyundai Excel. The uncle said he dropped Gonzales off near 46th and F...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Groezinger, Mark - Homicide

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On the morning of April 7, 1984, deputies responded to a report of a body lying on the front seat of a parked vehicle at Mother Cabrini Shrine, located near I-70 and Highway 40 in Golden. At the scene, deputies found the body of Mark Groezinger lying in t...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Hein, Mitchell - Missing Person

Mitchell Hein was 23 years old in 1983 when he left his parents' house in Golden and headed to Oklahoma. Hein had spent some time wandering from place to place, including Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma and California.

Hein was allegedly traveling with friends i...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Hoffman, Jarl - Homicide

Hoffman, Jarl

On May 19, 1976, at about 2:58 a.m., 21-year old Camp George West Honor Camp inmate Jarl Hoffman was playing billiards in the recreation building with other inmates when someone from outside, near Old Golden Road, shot him. A vehicle was seen speeding awa...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Hutchings, Linda - Homicide

Hutchings, Linda

On Sept. 1, 1979, a family picking cattails found a body down an embankment, near Indiana and West 82nd Avenue. The body was later identified as Linda Hutchings, a 17-year-old Arvada resident, who was reported missing to the Arvada Police Department on Au...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Kuetemeier, Ronald - Missing Person

Kuetemeier, Ronald

Ronald Kuetemeier, 57 years of age, was last seen at his home in Evergreen on Friday, June 14, 2013. His wife contacted the sheriff's office to report him as a missing person the following day. Kuetemeier works in the IT field and is currently unemployed....

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Kunselman, Nick and Hart, Stephanie - Homicide

Subway Homicide

On February 14, 2000, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Subway Restaurant located at 6768 West Coalmine Avenue Littleton, Colorado after an employee drove past the restaurant and noticed the lights still on inside. The emplo...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Lilly, John - Homicide

Lilly, John

On July 2, 1979, at about 9:30 p.m., drivers along West 64th Avenue, about one-half mile west of Easley, found a man's body in the road. The body was identified as 27-year-old John Lilly, who had died of gunshot wounds. Lilly, who was known to sell drugs,...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Lingaas, Dennis Oscar - Homicide

On April 7, 1994, human remains were found by a US Forest Service worker in the area of Forest Service Road 695 and County Road 96. The remains were later identified to be that of Dennis Oscar Lingaas, DOB 04/20/1945. Dennis was reported missing out of De...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Lucero, Eugene - Homicide

On February 22, 1995, the body of Eugene Lucero, DOB 11/23/1945 was found in the White Ranch Open Space Park west of Golden, Colorado. Eugene was a Metro Taxi Cab driver and picked up a passenger at the Sapp Brother’s Truck Stop at I-70 and Quebec Street ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Mabbutt, Lorne - Homicide

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On December 14, 2012, three hikers in the area of Red Rocks Park contact a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Deputy at the Trading Post. They told the Deputy that while they were hiking west of the amphitheater they discovered a human skeleton. ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

MacLean, Shannon Rose - Homicide

MacLean, Shannon Rose

On or about April 29, 1988, 19-year-old Shannon Rose MacLean was hitchhiking with a female friend on Broadway between Evans and Mississippi in Denver. The women got a ride from a white man, described as being in his early 30s with a chubby build. He was b...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Malin, Richard Gary - Homicide

On August 16, 1976, at 8:30 a.m., Richard Gary Malin, DOB 03/10/1941 was found deceased by his wife at their residence located at 30290 Palomino Drive in Evergreen, Colorado. Richard was found just inside the front door of the residence and had been shot....

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Moore, Jeannie - Homicide - SOLVED

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On Aug. 25, 1981, Jeannie Moore left her home for work at the Tenneco gas station at 13th and Wadsworth. As usual, she began hitchhiking at the onramp from Harlan to westbound I-70 at about 7:10 a.m. An employee and a customer at a nearby gas station, alo...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Malonson, Brandi Jo - Missing Person

Brandi Jo Malonson's family last saw her in December 2006 when she left their house in South Jefferson County. Malonson was on probation at the time of her disappearance and has a history of drug use. A few months after her disappearance, friends and asso...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Middleton, Evelyn - Missing Person

Middleton, Evelyn - Missing Person

On August 25, 2015, Evelyn “Cricket” Middleton, DOB 11/15/1982 was reported missing by her mother. Her mother had not seen or heard from her for approximately two weeks. A few days later, Evelyn’s vehicle was found abandoned on the west side of Vail Pass....

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Murray, James William - Homicide

Murray, James William

On May 15, 1988, residents of a Deer Creek Canyon home experienced problems with their toilet. After trying several remedies, the residents opened the septic tank and discovered a body inside. With help from Aspen Septic Service and the Jefferson County C...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Neill, Joyce - Homicide

On April 13, 1969, a family picnicking found the body of 17-year-old Joyce Neill about three miles up Golden Gate Park Road from the turn off to Crawford Gulch. Neill's body was located down an embankment from the road. She had moved to Denver from Arizon...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Nygaard, John - Homicide

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On May 24, 1977 workers for Robinson Brick arrived at the entrance to the Chieftain Mine, immediately west of the Lakewood Motorcycle Park located at about 15000 West Alameda Parkway. Upon exiting the gate at about 6:40 am they discovered the body of John...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: February 4, 2019

Paddock-Weeks, Jacob C. – Missing

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On February 4, 2019, Jacob C. Paddock-Weeks was reported missing.  He was last seen on February 2, 2019, in the area of U.S. Highway 285 near Mile Marker 246 after being involved in a motor vehicle accident.  An attempt to locate Jacob w...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Pillman, Judy Tina - Homicide

Pillman, Judy Tina

On Oct. 26, 1986, two fishermen arrived on the west side of Chatfield State Park near South Wadsworth Boulevard to go fishing. Their dog located a body partially covered with brush. Investigation determined the body was that of 24-year-old Judy Pillman, w...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Schmidt, Terry - Missing Person

On September 6, 2002, Terry Schmidt, DOB 01/21/1949 was reported missing while staying at the Lost Valley Ranch located at 29555 Goose Creek Road. Terry had traveled with her husband, Wiltz Wagner, from Indiana to attend an annual conference. Terry&rs...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Stone, Sharon - Homicide

Stone, Sharon

On July 28, 1989, a man trying to find a hubcap discovered a body down an embankment about one-half mile west of Highway 93 on Golden Gate Canyon Road. The body was identified as Sharon Stone, who had also used the names Sharon Flynn and Sharon Geionety. ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Unknown - Unidentified Remains - Male

Case no 00-13413 Unidentified Remains

On July 24, 2000, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received a telephone call from a Jefferson County Open Space worker who advised that skeletal remains were found on Mount Galbraith located on Golden Gate Canyon Road in Golden, Colorado. T...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Unknown 1972 - Unidentified Remains - Female

On Aug. 27, 1972, skeletal remains were found on Forest Road 554, about one mile east of the Park and Jefferson County lines. The remains were determined to be that of a female, about 17 to 23 years of age, between 5 foot and 5 foot 3 inches tall with dar...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Unknown 1977 - Homicide - Male

On Feb. 13, 1977, hikers discovered a body in a military-type, mummy style sleeping bag, about 100 feet over the embankment from Highway 285, a mile south of Colorado Highway 8. An autopsy indicated the male body had been there between 30 and 60 days befo...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Unknown Male Baby - Homicide

On March 24, 1966, a man out on a drive found a male baby wrapped in blue cloth. The man had stopped in a pull-out 2 miles south of Simms on Alameda and saw the baby down an embankment. The newborn was determined to have been full term and had died of exp...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

VanDuyn, Rick - Homicide

VanDuyn, Rick

Rick VanDuyn, a 27-year-old Genesee resident, was working as a security guard for Evergreen Security on Sunday, Oct. 19, 1986. After picking up the day's proceeds from the Safeway in Conifer, he drove in his marked, Evergreen Security car to the Mountain ...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Witt, Rosetta - Homicide

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On October 2, 1961, 74-year-old Rosetta Witt was shot in her small grocery store attached to her home at 5050 Carr St. at about 10:44 a.m. Money was missing from the cash register. Shortly before the shooting, a white male (depicted in the composite drawi...

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Cold Cases

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: August 3, 2021

Man sentenced to life without parole for second murder in 32 years

GOLDEN, Colo. – Convicted of murder for the second time in his life, William Robert Taft (DOB: 5/24/1971) was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. In 1990, he was sentenced to 24 years in prison after pleading gu...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Man sentenced 63 years for murder of Lakewood resident

GOLDEN, Colo. – John Tyler Blue (DOB: 3-11-1987) was sentenced Friday to 63 years in prison for the murder of 58-year-old Willie Carr in his Lakewood home.“We hope that this outcome provides some sense of justice for Willie’s...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Fraud Alert – Spotting Scams of Older Adults

If there seems to be reason for concern that an older adult has fallen victim to a scam, whether that be a family member or a friend, here are some things to try:

  • Talk to the older adult about new friends in their life and what kind of activity they&rs...
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District Attorney - News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

District Attorney Statement on Olde Town Arvada CIRT Investigation

(Golden, CO – June 25, 2021) District Attorney Alexis King confirms that the First Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) is helming the investigation of Monday’s tragic events in Olde Town Arvada. CIRT responded imme...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: June 25, 2021

Man Sentenced in Aggravated Robbery, Shooting of Off-Duty Police Office

Samuel McConnell

(Golden, CO – June 23, 2021) Samuel Clinton McConnell (DOB: 4-15-76) was sentenced Wednesday in Jefferson County District Court to 32 years in prison for the aggravated robbery of a Circle K and the shooting of an off-duty Denver Police Department officer...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Retired Officer Charged with Sexual Assault

Wayne Nelson

(Golden, CO – June 11, 2021)  District Attorney Alexis King announced today that a former law enforcement officer, Wayne Darrell Nelson (DOB 9/21/52), has been charged with seven counts for the alleged sexual assaults of three adult females betwe...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: May 26, 2021

Parents Sentenced in Fentanyl Toxicity Death of Toddler

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(Golden, CO – May 26, 2021) Rashad Turner (DOB: 4-8-90) and Denisha Woodsking (DOB: 10-1-90) have been sentenced in the death of their daughter, two-year-old Jada’Marie Glenn-Turner. Jada’Marie died from accidental fentanyl intoxication.

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Charges Filed in Lakewood Cyclist Death

Montoya, Ryan

(Golden, CO – May 21, 2021) District Attorney Alexis King announced that charges have been filed in the death of cyclist Gwen Inglis of Lakewood on May 16, 2021.

District Attorney King charged Ryan Scott Montoya (DOB 8/9/91) with multiple crimes, including...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: May 19, 2021

Christopher Pride Found Guilty of First Degree Murder

Pride, Christopher

(Golden, CO – May 19, 2021)  On Friday May 14, 2021, a Jefferson County jury found Christopher Michael Pride (DOB 11/2/89), guilty of the murder of 21-year-old Roderick Vecchiarelli, and not guilty of the attempted murder of 49-year-old...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Man Found Guilty of Sexual Assault on a Child at ARC Thrift Store

Ronn Wyman

(Golden, CO – May 13, 2021) A Jefferson County jury found Ronn Gregory Wyman, DOB 1/7/1959, guilty of sexually assaulting a child, age 11, at the ARC Thrift store in Arvada on January 12, 2020.

On January 12, 2020, Arvada police were called to t...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: May 11, 2021

Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for 7-Eleven Murder

Israel Becerril Rodriguez

(Golden, CO – May 11, 2021)  Israel Becerril-Rodriguez (DOB: 3-20-94) was sentenced today to life in prison for the murder of 28-year-old Jesus Arambula Terrones at a 7-Eleven store in Lakewood on November 3rd, 2019.  

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Michaela Harman Pleads Guilty in Accidental Shooting Death of her Child

Michaela Harman

(Golden, CO – May 5, 2021) On May 4, 2021, in Jefferson County District Court, Michaela Dawn Harman (DOB 12/1/95) pleaded guilty to felony Child Abuse – Negligently Caused Serious Bodily Injury, a class 4 felony, in the shooting death of three-ye...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Jarvis Gates Sentenced to Life in Prison plus 17 years

Jarvis Gates

(Golden, CO – May 6, 2021) Jarvis Rondale Gates, DOB 6/15/1981, was sentenced yesterday to life in prison plus 17-and-a-half years for the murder of 32-year-old Rotasha Pryor-Thomas in Lakewood on October 31, 2019.

On November 2, 2019, Lakewood po...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Jarvis Gates Guilty of First Degree Murder

Jarvis Gates

(Golden, CO – April 29, 2021) Today a Jefferson County jury found Jarvis Rondale Gates, DOB 6/15/1981, guilty of the murder of 32-year-old Rotasha Pryor-Thomas in Lakewood on October 31, 2019. The jury convicted Gates of First Degree Murder – Aft...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: May 6, 2021

District Attorney Alexis King Celebrates First 100 Day Accomplishments

Alexis King

(Golden, CO – April 22, 2021) Today marks the 100th day since District Attorney Alexis King took office. She has wasted no time implementing changes tailored to her promises to voters.

District Attorney Creates One-of-Its-Kind Conviction Integrity Unit. Di...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Jury Verdict in Arvada Robbery Involving Off-Duty Police Officer

Sam McConnell

(Golden, CO – April 22, 2021) A Jefferson County jury found Samuel McConnell, DOB 4/15/76, guilty of the lesser charges of Assault in the Second Degree – Reckless Causing Injury (F4), Aggravated Robbery (F3), Theft $50-300 (M3), five c...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: May 6, 2021

24 Years to Life Prison for Man Convicted of Multiple Sexual Assaults in Lakewood

Darrell Wall

(Golden, CO – April 14, 2021) Darrell Eugene Wall, DOB 1-24-70, appeared yesterday in Jefferson County District Court where he was sentenced to twenty-four years to life in prison for sexually assaulting five women he lured into his van and RV, ...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Charges Filed in Death of Hillary Engel in Lakewood

Karl Bemish

(Golden, CO – January 11, 2021)  District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed in the death of 45-year-old Hillary Engel at her home in Lakewood. Her live-in boyfriend, Karl Aaron Bemis, DOB: 6-30-69, has been charg...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Law Enforcement Officers Receive Awards from District Attorney

District Attorney Pete Weir has announced the First Judicial District Attorney’s Awards for Investigator of the Year and Patrol Officer of the Year. The awards were presented at the First Judicial District’s annual law enforcement lunc...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Jury Finds Man Guilty of Multiple Sexual Assaults in Lakewood

Darrell Wall

Following four days of trial, a Jefferson County jury found Darrell Eugene Wall, DOB: 1-24-70, guilty on all counts for sexually assaulting five women he lured into his van and RV, by offering them a ride or a warm, dry place to sleep.  On Octobe...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Charges Filed in Shooting Death of Michael Dean Bryan

William Taft

(Golden, CO – November 9, 2020)  District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed in the shooting death of 40-year-old Michael Dean Bryan. William Robert Taft, DOB: 5-24-71, has been charged with First Degree Murder – After Deli...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Sentencing in Hit and Run of 10-year-old Walking Home from School

Jose Morales Reyes

Jose Morales-Reyes, DOB: 8/5/69, was sentenced on October 30, 2020 by District Court Judge Laura Tighe to eight years probation and two years jail work release for running over a 10-year-old child as she was walking home from school in Arvada. The Distric...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Charges Filed in Carjacking and Assault of Two Elderly Women

Robert Harrison

District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed in the carjacking and assaults of two elderly women in Lakewood. Robert Eugene Harrison, DOB: 10-27-78, appeared in court on October 28, 2020 where he was advised that he has been charged ...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Charges Filed In Stabbing Death In Wheat Ridge

Clinton Priest

Clinton Eugene Priest, 53, DOB: 2-26-67, appeared today in Jefferson County District Court where he was advised that he has been charged with multiple charges, including Second Degree Murder in the stabbing death of 32-year-old Robert Miller.  Pr...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

Charges Filed In Arvada Vehicular Homicide

Alan Brazulis

(Golden, CO – September 30, 2020)  Alan Russell Brazulis, DOB: 4-3-88, has been charged with multiple counts in the vehicular homicide death of 41-year-old Griffin Korosec and injury of four others. On September 25, 2020 the following c...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

20 Years Prison for Assault of Sheriff’s Deputy by In-custody Inmate

Roger Charles Freyta

(Golden, CO – September 30, 2020)  Roger Charles Joseph Freyta, DOB: 6-11-81, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on September 24, 2020 where he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for assaulting a sheriff’s deputy whi...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

Westminster Man Charged with Sexual Assault of Multiple Women

(Golden, CO – September 28, 2020) District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed against Joseph Gabriel Vaneck, DOB: 8-14-88, for allegedly sexually assaulting multiple women in unincorporated Jefferson County over the last s...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

24 Years Prison for Armed Carjacking and Eluding Police

Joseph Saiz

(Golden, CO – September 22, 2020)  Joseph Raymond Saiz, DOB: 4-17-95, was sentenced to 24 years in prison for the armed carjacking of an Arvada man. Saiz pled guilty on August 17, 2020 to Aggravated Robbery (F3); Vehicular Assault (F5);...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

14 Year Prison Sentence for Shooting in Walmart Parking Lot

Kile Chaca

(Golden, CO – September 22, 2020)  Kile Joshua Chaca, DOB: 12-29-97, appeared today in Jefferson County District Court where he was sentenced to 14 years in prison for shooting a man in the parking lot of a Walmart in Lakewood.

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Four More Charged in Wheat Ridge Homicide

(Golden, CO – September 17, 2020)  Charges have been filed accusing four additional codefendants  in the shooting death of 17-year-old Nimijah Pimental in Wheat Ridge in April, 2020. Two adults, Sincere Mario Trujillo, DOB: 2-2...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Two Juveniles Charged as Adults in Lakewood Double Homicide

(Golden, CO – September 10, 2020) Two juveniles have been charged as adults in the shooting deaths of two brothers in a Walmart parking lot on August 23, 2020.  Michael Anthony Mendoza, 17, DOB/11-2-02, and Marqueil Deandre Banks, 16, D...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Charges Filed in Arvada Homicide

Tyler Condit

District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the murder of 22-year-old Joseph Elsey in Arvada. Tyler Ray Condit, DOB: 1-22-89, appeared in court on September 9, 2020 to be advised that he has been charged with First Degree M...

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Posted on: September 1, 2020

Guilty Verdict in Fatal Stabbing in W. Colfax Motel

Jesus Bernal

(Golden, CO – September, 2020)  Following six days of trial, a Jefferson County jury found Jesus Osvaldo Bernal, DOB: 8-29-83, guilty of murder in the stabbing death of a 43-year-old man in Lakewood.  The jury returned their ve...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Four Men Sentenced for Throwing Chlorine Bomb at Police

(Golden, CO -- August 27, 2020)  Sentencing was held on August 26, 2020 for three of four men convicted of throwing a chlorine bomb at an Arvada Police officer as he attempted to clear a road hazard. The hazard was built by the defendants to crea...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Guilty Verdict in Hit and Run of 10-year-old Walking Home from School

Jose Morales Reyes

A Jefferson County jury found Jose Morales-Reyes, DOB: 8/5/69, guilty of four counts after running over a 10-year-old child walking home from school in Arvada. At the end of a week of trial, the jury found Morales-Reyes guilty of Leaving the Scene with Se...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Arvada Tattoo Artist Charged with Sexual Assault of Female Clients

Austin Heuberger

(Golden, CO – August 25, 2020)  Austin Michael Heuberger, DOB: 5-14-94, has been charged, in two cases, with Unlawful Sexual Contact of two different women while they were being tattooed. 

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Married Couple Charged in Shooting Death of Dog in Lakewood

Desiree Andrews

Sean Oran Andrews, DOB: 7-17-78, and Desiree Kalene Andrews, DOB: 9-26-79, have each been charged in the shooting death of a female pit bull dog in Lakewood. Sean Andrews has been charged with Aggravated Animal Cruelty (F6) and Possession of a Weapon by a...

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Posted on: August 13, 2020

Attempted Murder Charges Filed in Domestic Violence Assault

David Uecke

David Lawrence Uecke, DOB: 10-9-75, appeared today in Jefferson County District Court where he was advised of the charges filed against him in the stabbing of a woman with whom he was intimately involved. He has been charged with Attempted First Degree Mu...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

Wheat Ridge Man Sentenced To 13 Years Prison For DV Assault

Richard Karr

Richard Lee Karr, DOB: 9-10-74, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on August 7, 2020 where he was sentenced to prison for 13 years for a brutal assault of his wife with a baseball bat. 

On June 10, 2019 Wheat Ridge police were called to t...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

John Cruz, Jr. Sentenced to 38 Years Prison for SWAT Barricade

John Alfonso Cruz, Jr., DOB: 10-20-78, appeared today in Jefferson County District Court where he was sentenced to 38 years in prison for shooting at police officers and neighboring houses  during a SWAT barricade incident in Edgewater.

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Bias-Motivated Crime Added in Assault

Eric Breemen

(Golden, CO – July 21, 2020)  The First Judicial District Attorney’s Office continues its investigation of the facts and circumstances regarding the alleged assault of Mr. Lakhwant Singh, a Lakewood business owner and member o...

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Charges Filed in Arvada Domestic Violence Homicide

Donovan Walsh

District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed against Donovan Thorne Walsh, DOB: 4-24-77, in the death of his 32-year-old ex-girlfriend, Alicia Banks-Newton. Walsh appeared in court today and was advised that he has been charged with ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Charges Filed in Shooting Death in Arvada

Isiah Bennett

(Golden, CO – July 6, 2020) Isiah Alexander Bennett, DOB: 3-21-96 appeared in court remotely on July 6, 2020 and was advised that he has been charged with First Degree Murder – After Deliberation and two violent crime counts in the sho...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Charges Filed in Stabbing of Two Men in Lakewood

David Charles

(Golden, CO – July 6, 2020) Charges have been filed against David Anthony Charles, DOB: 2-13-91, for stabbing two men at a bar in Lakewood on June 27, 2020.  He has been charged with two counts of Attempted Murder (F2); two counts of Fi...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Charges Filed in Shooting Death in Westminster

Ike Ikhigbonoaremen

(Golden, CO – July 6, 2020)  Ikhide Innis Ikhigbonoaremen, DOB: 10-16-88, appeared in court today and was charged with First Degree Murder – After Deliberation and two violent crime counts in the shooting death of 31-year-old ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

6 Year Prison Sentence for Vehicular Homicide in Pine

Roger Fultz

(Golden, CO – June 26, 2020) Roger William Fultz, DOB: 03-20-91, appeared remotely from jail on June 25, 2020 for his sentencing hearing in the vehicular homicide death of 24-year-old Jaylyn Huhn in March, 2019.  Fultz and his attorney ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

158 Years Prison Sentence for Double Vehicular Homicide in Lakewood

william jokay szilagji

(Golden, CO – June 9, 2020) William Lloyd Jokay-Szilagji, DOB: 6-3-91, appeared remotely today in Jefferson County District Court where he was sentenced to 158 years in prison for the double vehicular homicide that occurred in Lakewood in May, 2...

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Posted on: June 4, 2020

Colorado DAs Call for Justice for George Floyd and Meaningful Reforms

DENVER (June 4, 2020) – In response to the murder of George Floyd and demand for greater police accountability, Tom Raynes – Executive Director of the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council – released the following st...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Charges Filed in Vehicular Homicide at 6th and Union

Terry McFadden

(Golden, CO – May 22, 2020)  District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the vehicular homicide death of 24-year-old James Michael Graham on May 15, 2020 in Lakewood.  Four othe...

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Charges Filed in Westminster Stabbing Death

Wesley Van Lougee

(Golden, CO – May 8, 2020)  District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the stabbing death of 52-year-old Noal Nussbaum in Westminster on May 1, 2020.  Wesley Van Lougee, DOB: 3-30-84, has been c...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

Westminster Woman Charged in Death of her Child

Michaela Harman

(Golden, CO – April 28, 2020)  Charges have been filed in the shooting death of three-year-old Ruby Jackson. She is alleged to have been shot by another child. Ruby Jackson’s mother, Michaela Dawn Harman, DOB: 12-1-95, has bee...

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Posted on: April 23, 2020

National Crime Victims’ Rights Week - Annual Courage Walk Cancelled

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(Golden, CO – April 23, 2020)  Across the country this week communities come together, at least in spirit, to honor crime victims during National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, April 19-25, 2020.  Ordinarily, in Jefferso...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Parents Charged in Fentanyl Toxicity Death of Toddler

Rashad Turner

The mother and father of two-year-old Jada’Marie Glenn-Turner have been charged in her death. Rashad Turner, DOB: 4-8-90, and Denisha Chelyce Woodsking, DOB: 10-1-90, have each been charged with one count of Child Abuse Resulting in Death (F2). ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Prosecutors and Courts in First Judicial District Join Forces Against COVID-19

(Golden, CO – March 24, 2020)  As the coronavirus, COVID-19, continues to spread and disrupt the lives of those in the First Judicial District, which includes those in the criminal justice system, the District Attorney’s Offic...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Charges Filed in Lakewood Homicide

(Golden, CO – March 19, 2020)   District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed against a 17-year-old male in the shooting death of 54-year-old Robert Steige on March 9, 2020. 

Caleb Hasson Brewer, DO...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

Westminster Man Sentenced to 36 Years Prison for Violent Assault

Philip Coy

(Golden, CO – March 6, 2020)  Philip Arndt Coy, DOB: 7-15-73, was sentenced to prison for 36 years for a brutal assault on an intimate partner in February, 2019. The sentencing hearing was February 20, 2020.

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Ewing to Appear in Jefferson County to Face Charges in 36-Year-Old Cold Case Homicides

(Golden, CO – March 2, 2020) District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that Alex Christopher Ewing, DOB: 08/14/60, has been extradited and returned to Colorado to face charges for the 1984 murder of 50-year-old Patricia Smith in Jefferson Coun...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Charges Filed in Alleged Transportation of Fentanyl Through Jefferson County

Gladimir Gamez

(Golden, CO – March 2, 2020) District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed against Gladimir Jesus Gamez, DOB: 3-27-86, for allegedly transporting a large amount of Fentanyl into Colorado. 

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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Woman Sentenced to 30 Years Prison for Kidnapping and Assault

angelique lopez

(Golden, CO – February 28, 2020)  Angelique Cassandra Lopez, DOB: 6-30-90, was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in prison for her role in the kidnapping and assault of a 33-year-old woman in Lakewood.

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Third of Three Defendants Sentenced in Murder of Cymone Duran

(February 24, 2020 – Golden, CO) The final two men convicted in the witness retaliation murder of 28-year-old Cymone Duran were in court today to be sentenced. Alonso Quintana, DOB: 3-21-91, was sentenced as a habitual criminal to life in prison...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

23 Years Prison for Brutal DV Assault in Lakewood

Manuel Casias

(Golden, CO – February 20, 2020) Manuel Joseph Casias, DOB: 8-19-75, was sentenced yesterday to 23 years in prison for two assaults on his estranged wife in April, 2019. A Jefferson County jury found him guilty following trial in Novemb...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

Jury Returns Guilty on 24 Charges in Lakewood Double Vehicular Homicide

william jokay szilagji

(Golden, CO – February 14, 2020A Jefferson County jury returned guilty verdicts in the double vehicular homicide that occurred in Lakewood on May 19, 2019.  William Lloyd Jokay-Szilagji, DOB: 6-3-91, was found guilty...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Life In Prison Plus 163 Years For Murder Of Cymone Duran

Abel Gallegos

(January 31, 2020 – Golden, CO) Abel Candy Gallegos, DOB: 10-14-83, appeared today in Jefferson County District Court where he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 163 years for his role in the retaliation murde...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Charges Filed in Death of 23-year-old Man in Wheat Ridge

(Golden, CO – January 30, 2020) District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed in the death of 23-year-old Ervin Spahitch in January 2019. Three males and one female have been charged with First Degree Murder and other counts...

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Posted on: January 29, 2020

Three Guilty in Murder of Cymone Duran

(January 29, 2020 – Golden, CO) A Jefferson County jury returned guilty verdicts for first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the cases of three men involved in the retaliation murder of 28-year-old Cymone Reyna Duran in November, ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Woman Guilty of Kidnapping and Assault

angelique lopez

(Golden, CO – January 14, 2020)  A Jefferson County jury found Angelique Cassandra Lopez, DOB: 6- 30-90, guilty of five counts for her role in the kidnapping and assault of a 33-year-old woman in Lakewood. The jury found her guilty of A...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Charges Filed in New Year’s Day Homicide in Lakewood

Stephen Derossett

(Golden, CO – January 8, 2020) District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the death of 49-year-old Kelli Jackson. Stephen Douglas Derossett, DOB: 3-14-67, appeared in Jefferson County District Court today where h...

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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Charges Filed in Littleton Apartment Complex Fire

Alex Duran

(Golden, CO – December 31, 2019)  District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in an apartment complex fire in Littleton. Alex James Duran, DOB: 9-25-90, was charged 30 counts, including: 12 counts of Attempt...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Juan Duran Sentenced to 29 Years Prison for Vehicular Homicide

Juan Duran

(Golden, CO – December 30, 2019) Juan Ignacio Duran, DOB: 07/04/89, was sentenced to 29 years in prison for the vehicular homicide death of a 71-year-old woman in Westminster.  He was sentenced on December 26, 2019.

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Jerald Cross Sentenced to 40 Years Prison in Shooting Death of Girlfriend

Jerald Cross

(Golden, CO – December 30, 2019)  Jerald Arthur Cross, DOB: 1-3-54, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend, Julene Isaacson, 61. The sentencing hearing was on December 20, 2019.

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Posted on: December 20, 2019

40 Years Prison for Domestic Violence Stabbing in Lakewood

Alan Evans

(Golden, CO – December 20, 2019)  Alan Scott Evans, DOB: 5-29-86, appeared in the Jefferson County District Court on December 18, 2019 and was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the brutal stabbing of his wife.

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Posted on: December 19, 2019

Joshua Kane Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of his Girlfriend

joshua kane

(Golden, CO – December 19, 2019) Joshua Kamuela Akuila Kane, DOB; 12-3-86, appeared today in the Jefferson County District Court where he was sentenced to life in prison, without the possibility of parole, for the brutal murder of his 23-year-ol...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Charges Filed in Lakewood Convenience Store Murder

Israel Becerril Rodriguez

Charges have been filed in the murder of a 28-year-old man outside a convenience store in Lakewood. Israel Becerril-Rodriguez, DOB: 3-20-94, has been charged with First Degree Murder – After Deliberation (F1) and two violent crime counts.&nb...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

Charges Filed in Lakewood Sexual Assault

Darrell Wall

Darrell Gene Wall, DOB: 1-24-70, appeared today in Jefferson County Court where he was advised that he has been charged with two counts of Sexual Assault (F3) and two counts of Invasion of Privacy - sexual gratification (M1). 

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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Man Sentenced to 16 Years Prison for Strong-Arm Robbery of Elderly Woman

Contarius Alexander

(Golden, CO – December 6, 2019)  Contarius Lamonye Alexander, DOB: 3-26-97, appeared today in Jefferson County District Court and was sentenced to 16 years in prison for a strong-arm robbery of an 87-year-old woman in Wheat Ridge.&n...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Tips for a Safe Holiday Shopping Season

Cary Johnson Shares Helpful Tips

During this busy holiday season, malls and retail stores are crowded with shoppers.  District Attorney Pete Weir is warning consumers to use care when they are shopping in order to ensure a safe and happy holiday s...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Juan Duran Pleads Guilty in Westminster Vehicular Homicide

Juan Duran

Juan Ignacio Duran, DOB: 07/04/89, in the Jefferson County District Court on November 22, when he pled guilty in the vehicular homicide death of a 71-year-old woman in Westminster. Duran pled guilty to Vehicular Homicide, First Degree Assault, and Attempt...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

Lengthy Prison Sentences for Kidnapping and Assault in Lakewood

Darrius Holmes

The last of two people charged in the kidnapping and assault of a 47-year-old Lakewood man was in court to be sentenced on Monday, November 18. Darrius Deon Holmes, DOB: 3-12-82, was sentenced to 18 years in prison. On August 2, codefendant Ruby Arely Ser...

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Posted on: November 15, 2019

Charges Filed in Death of 56-year-old Lakewood Man

(Golden, CO – November 15, 2019) District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed in the death of Rene Perez at his home in Lakewood on October 15, 2019.  Three men and one woman have been arrested an...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Charges Filed in Woman’s Death at Chalet Motel in Lakewood

Jarvis Gates

District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed in the death of 32-year-old Rotasha Pryor-Thomas in Lakewood on November 2, 2019. Jarvis Rondale Gates, DOB: 6-15-81, has been charged with First Degree Murder – After Deliberati...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Bruce Bagwell Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder of his Wife

Bruce Bagwell

(Golden, CO – November 13, 2019)  Bruce Bagwell, DOB: 11-15-58, appeared today in Jefferson County District Court where he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of his 58-year-old wife, Theresa...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Former Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to Jail

Myriah Lovato

A former Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy was sentenced to 45 days jail and two years probation for engaging in a relationship with an inmate while she was assigned to the detention center.  Myriah Lynn Lovato, DOB: 9-2-89, appeared in...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

Jerald Cross Guilty of Second Degree Murder in Shooting Death of Girlfriend

Jerald Cross

A Jefferson County jury found Jerald Arthur Cross, DOB: 1-3-54, guilty of Second Degree Murder in the death of his girlfriend, Julene Isaacson, 61. The verdict was returned late afternoon on November 7, 2019.

On October 7, 2018, Cross and Isaacson lived to...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Man Guilty of Strong-Arm Robbery of 87-year-old Woman

Contarius Alexander

A Jefferson County jury found Contarius Lamonye Alexander, DOB: 3-26-97, guilty of a strong-arm robbery of an 87-year-old woman in Wheat Ridge. 

On January 7, 2019, Wheat Ridge police were called to the Dollar Tree at 44th and Harlan where they fo...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Bruce Bagwell Guilty of First Degree Murder of his Wife

Bruce Bagwell

A Jefferson County jury deliberated one hour before finding Bruce Bagwell, DOB: 11-15-58, guilty of First Degree Murder in the death of 58-year-old Theresa Bagwell, his wife of 37 years. Their verdict was returned on October 28.

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Charges Filed in Death of 32-year-old Woman in Lakewood

Asha Thompson

District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed in the death of 32-year-old Brittany Guern. Asha Adolphus Thompson, DOB: 6-7-98, was charged with First Degree Murder After Deliberation (F1); Aggravated Intimidation of a Witness or Victi...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Austin Boutain Sentenced to Life in Prison for Murder in Golden RV Park

Austin Boutain

(Golden, CO – October 17, 2019)  Austin Jeffrey Boutain, DOB: 10-16-93, appeared today in the Jefferson County District Court where he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of 63-year-old Mitch...

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Shooting his Wife

humberto morales mares

Humberto Morales Mares, DOB: 8-23-84, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on October 11, where he was sentenced to 40 years in prison for shooting his wife in April, 2018.

On April 1, 2018, Lakewood police were called to 131 S. Fenton where they fo...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

ID Theft Ringleader Sentenced to 24 Years Prison

Michael Mancuso

Michael John Mancuso, III, DOB: 11-29-89, appeared in the Jefferson County District Court on September 30 where he was sentenced to 24 years in prison for his role as ringleader in an ID Theft ring that operated in Jefferson County and the metro Denver ar...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Kathleen Boutain Returned Jefferson County to Face Murder Charges

Kathleen Boutain

Kathleen Boutain, DOB: 3-17-94, has been returned to Colorado to faces charges in the death of 63-year-old Mitchell Ingle in Golden in 2017.  

On October, 2017 Golden police were dispatched to the Clear Creek RV Park on a welfare check. They found...

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Damon Porter Sentenced to 48 Years Prison for Shooting Lakewood Man

Damon Porter

Damon Omar Porter, DOB: 9-10-95, appeared in Jefferson County District Court today, where he was sentenced to 48 years in prison for the shooting of 24-year-old William Scott on April 5, 2018 in Lakewood.

Codefendants Dominic Pacheco-Donelson and Jazmine H...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Austin Boutain Pleads Guilty to Murder in Golden RV Park

Austin Boutain

(Golden, CO – September 20, 2019)  Austin Jeffrey Boutain, DOB: 10-16-93, appeared today in the Jefferson County District Court where he pled guilty to the murder of 63-year-old Mitchell Ingle in Golden in 2017.  He pled guilty...

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Arvada Woman Sentenced in Theft from PTO

Jessica Tafoya

Jessica Kristina Tafoya, DOB: 5-20-82, appeared in Jefferson County District Court yesterday where she was sentenced to four years in probation with 120 hours of useful public service for theft of over $58,000 from the Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Org...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Charges Filed in Shooting at Lakewood Walmart

Kile Chaca

Kile Joshua Chaca, DOB: 12-29-97, has been charged in a shooting that occurred at a Walmart in Lakewood, and resulted in serious bodily injury to 33-year-old man. Mr. Chaca has been charged with Attempted Murder (F2); First Degree Assault (F3); and four v...

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Charges Filed in Death of Patrick Begley in Lakewood

Shannan Begley

District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the death of 41-year-old Patrick Begley.  Shannan Dea Begley, DOB: 11-24-79, the wife of Patrick Begley, has been charged with First Degree Murder (F1); Tampering with Ev...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Life in Prison for Todd Grudznske in Lakewood Traffic Fatality

Todd Grudznske

Todd Kenneth Grudznske, DOB: 8-17-71, appeared today in Jefferson County District Court where he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the death of 25-year-old Angela Wimmer.

On September 30, 2018 Lakewood Police agents were...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

ID Theft Ringleader Found Guilty of Racketeering

Michael Mancuso

(Golden, CO – September 3, 2019)  A Jefferson County jury found Michael John Mancuso, III, DOB: 11-29-89, guilty of running an Identity Theft ring in Jeffco and the metro Denver area, between December 2017 and April, 2018. The jury foun...

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Charges Filed in Escape from Lookout Mountain Youth Center

District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed in the case involving an escape from Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center in Golden in June, 2019.  Quinn James Scaggs, DOB: 7-19-01, who turned 18 while on escape status, has b...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Charges Filed in Deaths of Two Men in Belmar Park

Vicente Orozco

(August 28, 2019 – Golden, CO)  District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the deaths of two men in a Lakewood park. Vicente Enrique Orozco, DOB 1-1-00, has been charged with 17 counts, including the Fir...

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Prison Sentence for Assault of Two Long-Term Care Patients

Gwendolyn Kentris

Gwendolyn Phillis Kentris, DOB: 10-21-73, was sentenced to prison for 12 years for assaulting two female patients at the Ralston Creek Neighborhood, a care and memory facility in Arvada. Kentris was employed at the facility as a caregiver.  The s...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Alicia Valdez Sentenced to Prison for Life in Murder of Andrew Jenicek in Edgewater

Alicia Elena Valdez

(Golden, CO – August 26, 2019) Alicia Elena Valdez, DOB: 5-25-98, has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, plus 16 years for the murder of 27-year-old Andrew Jenicek in Edgewater.  She was sentenc...

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Habitual Criminal Sentenced to 48 Years in Prison

Timothy Bryant

(Golden, CO – August 26, 2019)  Timothy Albert Bryant, DOB: 8-23-58, appeared in Jefferson County District Court where he was sentenced as a habitual criminal on his 11th felony conviction. Following the habitual criminal phase of his s...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Man Gets 12 Years Prison for 10th Indecent Exposure Conviction

Fred Shattuck

(Golden, CO – August 9, 2019)  A 72-year-old Longmont man has been sentenced to prison for exposing himself to nine female victims in unincorporated Jefferson County.  Fred Merrill Shattuck, DOB: 11-9-48, was sentenced to 12 ye...

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Samantha Maestas Gets Probation in Vehicular Homicide Death of Toddler

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Samantha Miranda Maestas, DOB: 12-8-89, appeared today in Jefferson County District Court where she was sentenced in the vehicular homicide death of her

two-year-old daughter, Sophia Avila, in August, 2018.

District Court Judge Margie Enquist sentenced Maes...

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Charges Filed in Arvada Homicide

First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the death of 38-year-old Veronica Sarinana. Christopher Louis Moffat, DOB: 5-26-83, has been charged with Murder in the First Degree (F1); Tampering with a Deceased...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

DA’s Citizens Academy Accepting Applications for 2019 Session

(Golden, CO – July 19, 2019)  The First Judicial District Attorney’s Citizens Academy is accepting applications for the 2019 session. This Academy is open to residents of Jefferson and Gilpin counties and is designed to help c...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Charges Filed in Police Standoff in Edgewater

John Cruz Jr

District Attorney Pete Weir announced the filing of charges in the police standoff with an armed gunman in Edgewater on July 12, 2019. John Alfonso Cruz, Jr., DOB: 10-20-78 has been charged with 34 counts including 12 counts of Attempted First Degree Murd...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Father and Son Sentenced to Prison for Assault

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Alexander William Medina, DOB: 8-2-62, and his son Richard Angelo Medina, DOB: 7-30-82, have each been sentenced to prison in the assault of a homeless man at a bus stop in Lakewood in October, 2018. Alexander Medina was sentenced to prison for 18 years o...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Church Camp Counselor Charged with Sexual Assault of a Child

Tolar Locke

The First Judicial District Attorney’s Office has charged a counselor at the Eagle Lake Day Camp for sexually assaulting a child attending that camp. Tolar Mitchell Locke, DOB: 3-2-99, has been charged with one count of Sexual Assault of a Child...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Alicia Valdez Guilty in Murder of Andrew Jenicek in Edgewater

Alicia Elena Valdez

A Jefferson County jury returned its verdict against Alicia Elena Valdez, DOB: 5-25-98, in the murder of 27-year-old Andrew Jenicek in Edgewater. Valdez is the third of three codefendants charged in this case. She was found guilty of First Degree Murder –...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Austin Boutain Returned to Colorado to Face Murder Charges

Austin Boutain

First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir announced that Austin Jeffrey Boutain, DOB: 10-16-93, has been returned to Colorado to face charges in the death of 63-year-old Mitchell Ingle in Golden in 2017. Boutain is expected to appear in court in the next...

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

DA’s Citizens Academy Accepting Applications for 2019 Session

The First Judicial District Attorney’s Citizens Academy is accepting applications for the 2019 session. This Academy is open to residents of Jefferson and Gilpin counties and is designed to help create a better understanding of the criminal just...

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

Charges Filed in Death of 21-year-old Man in Lakewood

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District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed in the murder of a 21-year-old man in Lakewood on June 17. Danny Carter, Jr., DOB: 5-14-83, has been charged with First Degree Murder (F1); six counts of Aggravated Robbery (F3); and five ...

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

45 Year Prison Sentence for Sexual Assault following Kidnapping from Target Parking Lot

Dominic Barrios

Dominic Gabriel Barrios, DOB: 7-27-00, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on June 11, 2019 where he was sentenced to prison for 45 years in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a young woman from a shopping center parking lot in January, 2017.

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

Youth Home Director Sentenced to 54 Years to Life in Prison for Sexual Assault of a Child

William Sexton

William Wayne Sexton, DOB: 6-4-63, appeared today in Jefferson County District Court where he was sentenced to prison for 54 years to life for sexually assaulting youth at a group home where he was director.

Between 2015 and 2018, William Sexton was the di...

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Prison Sentences for Murder of Andrew Jenicek in Edgewater

Devon Howard

Two men have been sentenced in the shooting death of 27-year-old Andrew Jenicek in Edgewater. On May 31, Devon Drizzt Howard, DOB: 7-29-97, was sentenced to life in prison plus 279 years. Caleb Joseph Vigil, DOB: 1-29-99, was sentenced to life in prison p...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

“Pom Pom Bandit” Sentenced to Prison for Bank Robberies

Brandon York

Brandon Wayne York, DOB: 7-22-82, was sentenced to six years in prison for a string of bank robberies in Lakewood and Arvada in February, 2019. 

    Between February 15 and February 27, 2019 York robbed four banks in Lak...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Man Sentenced in Vehicular Homicide Death of Teen in Westminster

Elliot Bond

Elliott Hayden Bond, DOB: 5-12-93, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on May 30th where he was sentenced to five years in Community Corrections for the vehicular homicide death of 15-year-old Andrew Potter in Westminster on August 31, 2018.&n...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Charges Filed in Lakewood Double Fatal Vehicular Homicide

District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the double fatal vehicular homicide that occurred in Lakewood on May 19, 2019. William Lloyd Jokay-Szilagji, DOB: 6-3-91, has been charged with 20 counts, including two counts of ...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Earnest Maynes Sentenced to 25 Years Prison for Multiple Arsons

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Earnest Sunday Maynes, DOB: 2-21-81, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on May 24, where he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for setting eight fires in Lakewood in April, 2018. Seven horses and a dog were killed in the fires.

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Youth Home Director Guilty of Sexual Assault of a Child

William Sexton

A Jefferson County jury found a former director of a juvenile group home guilty of all counts, in two cases, of sexually assaulting youth who lived at the Bridgeway Group Home. William Wayne Sexton, DOB  6-4-1963 was found guilty of eight counts,...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

It’s Time for Senior Law Day in Jefferson County

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The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office is hosting its 9th Annual Senior Law Day on June 1, offering educational seminars for seniors and for adults who may be facing challenges with aging parents.

This year there will be 24 valuable work...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Charges Filed in Multiple Car Crash on I-70 and Denver West Parkway

Rogel Aguilera Mederos

District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the traffic fatality involving 28 vehicles, which occurred on I-70 and Denver West Parkway, on April 25, 2019.  Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, DOB: 11-21-95, has been cha...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Two Men Guilty in Murder of Andrew Jenicek in Edgewater

Caleb Joseph Vigil

Two men have been found guilty in the shooting death of 27-year-old Andrew Jenicek in Edgewater. On April 29, a Jefferson County jury found Caleb Joseph Vigil, DOB: 1-29-99, and Devon Drizzt Howard, DOB: 7-29-97, guilty of numerous counts, including First...

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

25 Years in Prison for Push-in Robbery in Wheat Ridge

Jemelle Adams

Jemelle Charles Adams, DOB: 2-21-87, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on April 25 where he was sentenced to prison for 25 years for the home invasion robbery of two women while they were staying at a motel in Wheat Ridge.

On November 10, 2017, j...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

Kelly Kerr Sentenced to 42 Years Prison in Child Abuse Death of Three-Month-Old Daughter

Kelly Kerr

Kelly Ray Kerr, DOB: 8-5-79, appeared today in Jefferson County District Court where he was sentenced to 42 years in prison for the child abuse death of his three-month-old daughter, Olivia, in July, 2017. The sentence was imposed by District Court Judge ...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Charges Filed in Death of Kristian MacLeod in Golden

Joshua Polaske

District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed in the death of 44-year-old Kristian MacLeod on April 13, 2019.

Joshua J. Polaske, DOB: 4-22-91, and Laci Ellaine Barclay, DOB; 6-23-94, have each been charged according to their alleged pa...

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Lengthy Prison Sentences for Two Brothers in Kidnapping

Felipe Hernandez

Felipe Hernandez-Escajeda, DOB: 9-24-88, appeared in Jefferson County Court on April 22, 2019 when he was sentenced to prison for 36 years for kidnapping, burglary, and aggravated robbery of three people in Lakewood.

Just after midnight, on August 8, 2017,...

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Charges Filed in Arvada Chlorine Bomb Discharge

Braiden Ulmer

District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed in the April 7th incident in Arvada, in which a chlorine bomb was discharged near a police officer who was attempting to clear debris from the roadway.

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Charges Filed in the Death of Joseph Brinson

Blake Quinlan

First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed in the death of 28-year-old Joseph Brinson.  

Blake Alan Quinlan, DOB: 9-6-00, was in court on April 10 where he was advised that he has been charged with First Degr...

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Guilty Plea in Lakewood Arsons

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Earnest Sunday Maynes, DOB: 2-21-81, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on April 5, where he pled guilty to eleven felony counts for setting eight fires in Lakewood in April, 2018. Six horses were killed in the fires.

On April 28, 2018 Lakewood po...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

34 Year Prison Sentence in Death of Wheat Ridge Man

Ian OConnor

Ian Fitzgerald O’Connor, DOB; 10-15-85, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on March 29, where he was sentenced to 34 years in prison for the death of a 63-year-old Wheat Ridge man, Paul Dacko, Sr. 

On August 29, 2017 the Colorad...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

26th Annual Courage Walk on April 13, 2019 at Jeffco Courthouse

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National Crime Victims’ Rights Week is celebrated this year from April 7-13, 2019. This is a time for communities to come together to honor victims of crime and to promote victims’ rights.  This year’s theme is &...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Jury Returns Guilty Verdicts in Lakewood Murder

Keevin Bell

A Jefferson County jury returned guilty verdicts in the murder of 25-year-old Jesse Robinson. Keevin Bell, II, DOB: 1-26-85, was found guilty of three counts of First Degree Murder; two counts of Attempted Aggravated Robbery, two counts of First Degree Bu...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

20 Year Prison Sentence for String of Robberies in Lakewood

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Two men appeared in Jefferson County court on March 8, 2019 where they were sentenced for a string of robberies at King Soopers stores in Lakewood.

Valentin Justin Arrastia, DOB:10-16-81, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for eleven robberies at three di...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Guilty of Murder in Domestic Violence Death of Westminster Woman

Ezekiel Garcia

A Jefferson County jury returned a guilty verdict in the trial of Ezekiel Mark Garcia, DOB: 10-27-93. Mr. Garcia killed his girlfriend, 22-year-old Destini Martinez. The jury found Mr. Garcia guilty of First Degree Murder After Deliberation and Tampering ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Jury Finds Kelly Kerr Guilty of Child Abuse Death of Three-Month-Old Daughter

Kelly Kerr

A Jefferson County jury found Kelly Ray Kerr, DOB: 8-5-79, guilty of child abuse resulting in the death of his three-month-old daughter, Olivia, in July, 2017.

Following five days of trial, the jury deliberated less than two hours before finding Kerr guilt...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Charges Filed in Bank Robberies in Lakewood and Arvada

District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed in a string of bank robberies in Lakewood and Arvada in February, 2019. Brandon Wayne York, DOB: 7-22-82, was charged with four counts of Robbery (F4) and two counts of Theft, a (F5) and a...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Charges Filed in Golden Vehicular Homicide

William Lenox

District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the vehicular homicide death of 73-year-old Margaret Braun on February 22, 2019. William Randolph Lenox, DOB: 9-3-89, appeared in court today where he was advised that he has been...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

32 Year Prison Sentence for Domestic Violence Strangulation

Thomas Rojas

Thomas Adam Rojas, DOB: 8-9-83, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on February 28, 2019 where he was sentenced to prison for 32 years for a strangulation assault on his girlfriend. The strangulation caused the dissection of her carotid artery and...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Charges Filed in Death of 58-year-old Lakewood Woman

Bruce Bagwell

District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the death of 58-year-old Teresa Bagwell. Her husband, Bruce Bagwell, DOB: 11-18-58, has been charged with one count of First Degree Murder – After Deliberation (F1) and ...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Man Sentenced to Prison for 25Years for Stabbing Co-Worker

David Gladu

David Andrew Gladu, DOB: 4-30-71, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on February 11, where he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a stabbing attack on a co-worker.

In October, 2017 Jeanette McClure worked from home organizing billiard tourname...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Man Sentenced to 85 Years Prison for Armed, Drug-Fueled Crime Spree in S. Jeffco

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Edward Roy Barron, DOB: 3-9-86, appeared in Jefferson County Court on February 12 where he was sentenced to 85 years in prison for an armed, drug-fueled crime spree in Jefferson County in 2017. A jury found him guilty of all 18 felony counts on January 12...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Accepting Nominations for Good News Breakfast Celebration

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The Good News Breakfast Steering Committee is inviting nominations of individuals or groups to be honored at the 29th Annual Good News Breakfast which will be held on Tuesday, April 30, 2018, at 6:59 a.m., at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West 6...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Man Sentenced to 192 Years Prison for Kidnapping and Robbery in South Jeffco

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Jeremy Scott Hackbarth, DOB: 4-17-84, appeared in Jefferson County District Court today where he was sentenced to 192 years in prison for his role in kidnapping and robbing two people in South Jeffco.

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Vehicular Homicide Charges Filed in Death of Toddler

District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed in the vehicular homicide death of two-year-old Sophia Avila in August, 2018. The child’s mother, Samantha Miranda Maestas, DOB: 12-8-89, has been charged with Vehicular Homicide...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder of his Girlfriend

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A Jefferson County jury found Eric Carl Pospisil, DOB: 6-20-78, guilty of attempted murder of his girlfriend in Westminster in April, 2018. Following four days of trial, they returned guilty verdicts on Attempted Second Degree Murder (F3); First...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

Jury Finds Edward Barron Guilty of All Counts in S. Jeffco Crime Spree

Edward Barron

(Golden, CO – January 17, 2019)  Following seven days of trial, a Jefferson County jury found Edward Roy Barron, DOB: 3-19-86, guilty of 18 felony counts stemming from a drug-fueled crime spree in Jefferson County in 2...

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Prison for Two Men in Assault at Bar in Pine Junction

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Two men convicted of a vicious assault in a bar in Pine Junction were in court on January 11, 2019 where they were sentenced. Joel Michael Wilson, DOB: 7-15-86, was sentenced to six years in prison. Devin Lee Premer, DOB: 5-28-94, was sentenced to five ye...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

30 Years Prison for Kidnapping and Sexual Assault in Gilpin County

Reginald Clark

Reginald Keith Clark, DOB; 1-1-74, appeared in Gilpin County Court on January 11, 2019 where he was sentenced to prison for 30 years for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 56-year-old homeless woman in Black Hawk.

On November 5, 2017 Clark offered a ride...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Guilty Plea in Evergreen Vehicular Homicide

Daltyn Hollon

Daltyn Drake Hollon, DOB: 4-6-97, appeared yesterday in Jefferson County District Court where he entered a guilty plea in the vehicular homicide death of 16-year-old Rachel Hern.

On January 20, 2018 Hollon and three friends were traveling westbound on Hwy....

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Arvada Woman Charged with Theft from PTO

Jessica Tafoya

Jessica Kristina Tafoya, DOB: 5-20-82, has been charged with theft of funds from the Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The Jefferson Academy is a K-12 charter school located in northern unincorporated Jefferson County. Tafoya, who lives...

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Chris Cumsille Enters Guilty Plea in Vehicular Homicide

Chris Cumsille

Chris John Cumsille, DOB: 3-2-72, appeared in the Jefferson County District Court on January 2, where he pled guilty to three felony counts in the vehicular homicide death of 43-year-old Anna Huffman and her 3-year-old son Jason Huffman. Lianne Nelson, a ...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Law Enforcement Officers Receive Award from District Attorney

District Attorney Pete Weir has announced the First Judicial District Attorney’s Awards for Investigator of the Year and Patrol Officer of the Year. The awards were presented at the District Attorney’s annual staff meeting on December ...

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

TIPS FOR A SAFE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON

During this busy holiday season, malls and retail stores are crowded with shoppers. District Attorney Pete Weir is warning consumers to use care when they are shopping in order to ensure a safe and happy holiday season.

The retail hustle and bustle of the ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

Lakewood Man Sentenced to 14 Years Prison for Assault of his Elderly Mother

James Navarro

James Andrew Navarro, DOB: 9-30-81, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on December 11, 2018 where he was sentenced to 14 years in prison for an attack on his elderly mother.

In February 2018, Lakewood police were called to 1374 Zephyr Street regar...

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Man Sentenced to 22 Years Prison for Lakewood Stabbing

Marvin Luna-Lovo

Marvin Luna-Lovo, DOB: 10-14-89, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on December 10, 2018 where he was sentenced to prison for 22 years for stabbing 18-year-old Damian Williams.

On September 12, 2017 Williams was sitting at a bus stop near the Lake...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Jeffrey Maynard Sentenced to 44 Years Prison in Gilpin County Homicide

Jeffrey Maynard

Jeffrey Mason Maynard, DOB: 11-10-91, appeared today in the Gilpin County District Court where he was sentenced to 44 years in prison for the murder of 63-year-old John Cumby. Mr. Cumby’s body was found in a remote campground in Gilpin County in...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Two Charged in Kidnapping and Assault in Lakewood

Darrius Holmes

A man and a woman have been charged in the kidnapping and assault of a 47-year-old Lakewood man. On November 20, Darrius Deon Holmes, DOB: 3-12-82, and Ruby Arely Serrato, DOB: 4-9-98, were each charged for their alleged roles in the offense.

On November 1...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

28 Years Prison for Assault of Lakewood Police Agent

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Enrique Arellano, DOB: 12-29-93, was sentenced to prison for 28 years for hitting a police agent as he attempted to elude police, escaping from a parking lot in a stolen car. The sentencing hearing was November 21, 2018.

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Charges Filed in Death of Cymone Duran

Abel Gallegos

Three men appeared today in the Jefferson County District Court to be advised of the charges that been filed against them for their alleged roles in the death of 28-year-old Cymone Duran on November 5, 2018.  The three men, Abel Candy Gallegos, D...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

24 Years Prison for Home Invasion Robbery of 70-year-old Arvada Man

Ivan Garcia

Ivan A. Garcia, DOB: 3-13-82, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on November 14 when  was sentenced to prison for 24 years for an armed home-invasion robbery of a 70-year-old Arvada man. 

On August 16, 2017 John Woodruff, who wor...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Brandon Hansen Sentenced on Probation Revocation for Videotaping Women in Tanning Beds in 2014

Brandon Hanson

Brandon Alexander Hansen, DOB: 7-14-78, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on November 6, 2018 where he was sentenced to 60 years in prison on a probation revocation. On April 30, 2015 Hansen was sentenced to 8 years in prison, to be followed by ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

10 Years Prison for Aggravated Robbery in Wheat Ridge

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Jasmine Nicole Martinez, DOB: 11-28-94, appeared in Jefferson County Court where she was sentenced to 10 years in prison for her role an aggravated robbery at the American Motel in Wheat Ridge.

On November 10, 2017, just before midnight, Wheat Ridge police...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Man Sentenced to 24 Years Prison for his Role in Lakewood Shooting

Dominic Pacheco Donelson

Dominic Pacheco-Donelson, DOB: 9-30-94, appeared in Jefferson
County District Court on November 5, 2018 where he was sentenced to prison for24 years for his role in a shooting that occurred in Lakewood in April, 2018.<_o3a_p>

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Two Indicted for Wheel Thefts from Car Dealerships

Brian Kassal

A Jefferson County grand jury has returned a 13-count indictment accusing a man and a woman of stealing tires and wheels from new cars at auto dealerships and selling them for personal gain. Brian Allen Kassal, DOB: 4-29-85, and Sarah Jessica Maksimovic, ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Family Justice Center Moves Closer towards Becoming a Reality

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(Golden, CO – November 2, 2018) At a meeting on October 30, 2018, members of the Daniels Welchester Neighborhood Association were updated on the progress being made towards the opening of the Family Justice Center (FJC) in the First Judicial District. &am...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

Illegal Alien Sentenced to 14 Years Prison for Transporting Meth through Colorado

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Jose Chavez-Tellez, DOB; 11-26-69, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on October 29, 2018 where he was sentenced to 14 years in prison for transporting almost 15 pounds of methamphetamine through Jefferson County.

On January 2, 2018, Chavez-Tellez...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Lakewood Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of his Elderly Mother

James Navarro

James Andrew Navarro, DOB: 9-30-81, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on October 25, 2018 where he pled guilty to Attempted Second Degree Murder following an assault on his elderly mother.

In February 2018, Lakewood police were called to 1374 Zep...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

David Broom Sentenced to 6 Years Prison for Vehicular Homicide

David Broom

David Michael Broom, DOB: 4-1-95, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on October 25 where he was sentenced to six years in prison for the vehicular homicide death of 21-year-old Anne Gibson, in June, 2017.

On June 24, 2017 the Colorado State Patrol...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Three Sentenced in Stabbing of Man in Lakewood.

Amber Price

Amber Nicole Price, DOB: 10-3-83, appeared in Jefferson County District Court today where she was sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in the brutal stabbing of 43-year-old Timothy Seaver in January, 2018. Price pled guilty on July 9 to Conspiracy...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Gilpin County Jury Convicts Man of Kidnapping and Sexual Assault

Clark Reginald

A Gilpin County jury found Reginald Keith Clark, DOB; 1-1-74, guilty of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 56-year-old homeless woman in Black Hawk in November, 2017. Following three days of trial the jury found him guilty of Kidnapping (F2); Sexual Ass...

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Morrison Man Charged with Murder

Jerald Cross

     First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the death of 61-year-old Julene Isaacson at her home in Morrison. Jerald Arthur Cross, DOB: 1-3-54, has been charged with First Degr...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Wynn Sichting Sentenced for Assault and Kidnapping

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 Wynn Ray Sichting, DOB: 7-25-58, appeared today in Jefferson County District Court was sentenced to four years probation, with 10 months in jail as a condition of probation, for an assault on his 21-year-old ex-nephew.

On September 11, 2017, at 9...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

First Degree Murder Charged in Lakewood Traffic Fatality

Todd Grudznske

First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that charges have been filed in the death of 25-year-old Angela Wimmer. Todd Kenneth Grudznske, DOB: 8-17-71, has been charged with fifteen counts, including First Degree Murder – Extrem...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Enrique Arellano Pleads Guilty to Assault of Police Officer

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Enrique Arellano, DOB: 12-29-93, pled guilty to First Degree Assault (F3), leaving the Scene of an Accident with SBI (F4), and a Crime of Violence count for hitting a police agent as he attempted to elude law enforcement in a stolen car.

In May, 2018 Lakew...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Jeffrey Maynard Pleads Guilty in Gilpin County Homicide

Jeffrey Maynard

Jeffrey Mason Maynard, DOB: 11-10-91, appeared today in the Gilpin County District Court and pled guilty in the death of 63-year-old John Cumby. Mr. Cumby’s body was found in a remote campground in Gilpin County in September, 2017.

Maynard pled g...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Man Sentenced to 26 Years Prison for Kidnapping and Robbery in South Jeffco

(Golden, CO – September 21, 2018)   Casey Daniel Cleveland, DOB: 6-7-85, appeared in Jefferson County District Court today where he was sentenced to 26 years in prison, plus five years parole, for his role in kidnapping and robbing two ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

First Judicial District Bar Association Honors DA Pete Weir

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District Attorney Pete Weir has been presented with the First Judicial District Bar Association’s highest recognition, the Award of Merit. This award is presented annually to an attorney member of the First Judicial District Bar Association who ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Man Guilty of Transporting over 14 Pounds of Meth through Colorado

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A Jefferson County jury deliberated just 40 minutes before finding Jose Chavez-Tellez, DOB; 11-26-69, guilty of possession with intent to distribute nearly 15 pounds of methamphetamine.

On January 2, 2018, Chavez-Tellez and his wife were traveling eastboun...

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Man Sentenced to 20 Years Prison for Stabbing RTD Bus Driver

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Richard Allen Mathis, DOB: 1-22-78, appeared yesterday in Jefferson County District Court where he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for an assault on an RTD driver that included him biting off part of the driver’s ear.

On February 24, 2017 Jef...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Marijuana, Meth, and Driving Results in 36 Year Prison Sentence

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Troy Steven Glassford, DOB: 10-9-78, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on September 10, 2018 where was sentenced to 36 years in prison for the vehicular homicide death of 43-year-old Nathan Osburn.

On January 10, 2018 Arvada police were called to...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

Isabella Parker Sentenced to 10 Years Prison For Elder Abuse of her 87-year-old Father

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Isabella Diantha Parker, DOB: 4-9-70, appeared before District Court Judge Jeffrey Pilkington where she was sentenced to 10 years in prison for abuse of her 87-year-old father, Ben Parker.

On February 21, 2017 Golden police were contacted by paramedics wit...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Wynn Sichting Pleads Guilty to Assault and Kidnapping

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Wynn Ray Sichting, DOB: 7-25-58, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on August 31, 2018 and pled guilty to three counts for repeatedly assaulting his 21-year-old ex-nephew and locking him in a metal storage container for several hours.

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Vehicular Homicide Charges Filed in Death of 15-Year-Old in Westminster

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District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that Elliot Hayden Bond, DOB: 5-12-93, has been charged in the vehicular homicide death of 15-year-old Andrew Potter in Westminster on August 31, 2018.

According to the arrest affidavit, Westminster police were c...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

Nathan Hale Sentenced to Prison for Failure to Provide Aid as Friend Overdosed

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William Nathan Hale, DOB: 7-17-81, was sentenced to four years in prison for leaving his friend, 25-year-old Natasha Rowley, as she died of a methamphetamine overdose on drugs which he brought with him to her house.

On June 2, 2017. Hale had driven five ho...

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Woman Sentenced to 17 Years Prison for Child Abuse Death

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Bethany Joy Smith, DOB; 4-24-95, has been sentenced to prison for 17 years for the death of her three-month-old son, Skyler, in May, 2016. She will also have a mandatory five-year period of parole at the end of her sentence. Mrs. Smith pled guilty to Negl...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Two Guilty in Kidnapping and Robbery in South Jeffco

Two men accused of kidnapping and robbing two people in south Jeffco have been convicted and are now awaiting sentencing.

Following six days of trial, a Jefferson County jury found Jeremy Scott Hackbarth, DOB: 4-17-84, guilty of numerous counts for his rol...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Five Years Prison for 8th DUI Conviction

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     John Charles Thompson, DOB: 4-22-73, was sentenced to five years in prison for his 8th DUI offense on August 27, 2018. Mr. Thompson was on bond for a DUI offense in another county when he was arrested in this case....

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Grand Jury Indicts Eight in ID Theft Ring

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District Attorney Pete Weir announced that the county grand jury has returned a 68-count indictment dismantling an ID theft ring operating in Jefferson County and the metro Denver area between December 2017 and April 2018. Four men and four women have bee...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

IRS IMPOSTER SCAM - DON’T BE FOOLED

District Attorney Pete Weir is warning consumers to beware of the IRS Imposter scam. While these scams are not new to the metro Denver area, the DA’s Office is  seeing an uptick in consumer calls about this, and similar, scams. There ma...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

Attorney Glenn Gregory Sentenced to 4 Years Prison for Bilking Grandmother out of $1.4M

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Glenn William Gregory, DOB; 3-13-62, was sentenced to four years in prison for stealing over $1.4 million from a trust fund created to provide for his 89-year-old step-grandmother. Today’s four-year prison sentence will be served consecutively to an eight...

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

David Broom Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide

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David Michael Broom, DOB: 4-1-95, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on August 21 where he pled guilty in the vehicular homicide death of 21-year-old Anne Gibson in June, 2017.

On June 24, 2017 the Colorado State Patrol was called to the area of 9...

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

Last of Eight People Sentenced in Brutal Kidnapping and Assault of Arvada Man

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A teen charged as an adult for his part in a violent crime spree that included the shooting of an 18-year-old Arvada man was sentenced on August 17, 2018. Luis Julian Riso, DOB: 4-15-00, was given a 21-year prison sentence, suspended upon success...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Martinez Sentenced to 24 Years Prison for Shooting Teen

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(Golden, CO – August 17, 2018) John Martinez, DOB: 1-22-94, appeared in the Jefferson County District Court on August 16 where he was sentenced to prison for 24 years in the shooting death of 16-year-old Zebulun Bacon.Martinez was drinking and h...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Arrest Warrants Issued in 34-Year-Old Cold Case Homicides

(Aurora, CO - August 10, 2018) At a joint news conference today in Aurora, criminal justice and law enforcement offi-cials announced that arrest warrants have been issued in two 34-year-old cold case homicides in the metro Denver area.

George Brauchler, Di...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

Wheat Ridge Woman gets 10 Years Prison for Setting Car Fire with Husband Asleep Inside

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Andrea Toni Moreno, DOB: 9-10-69, appeared in the Jefferson County District Court on August 6 where she was sentenced to 10 years in prison for setting fire to the family vehicle with her husband asleep inside.

On July 20, 2017 at about 11:30 p.m. Arvada F...

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Joint News Conference Scheduled for Friday Regarding Cold Cases

The investigation into the 1984 cold case homicides of Patricia Louise Smith in Lakewood, and the three members of the Bennett family in Aurora, are reaching a critical stage. No further information can be released at this time, but we expect to provide m...

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

First Degree Murder Charges Filed in Wheat Ridge Death

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First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed against Joshua Kamuela Akuila Kane, DOB; 12-3-86, in the death of his roomate, 23-year-old Nicole Lindsey. Mr. Kane has been charged with First Degree Murder – Aft...

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Joseph Barela Sentenced to 48 Years Prison for Child Abuse Death

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Joseph William Barela, DOB: 3-16-89, appeared in the Jefferson County District Court today where he was sentenced to prison for 48 years for the child abuse death of his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter, Samantha, in January, 2017.

 

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Drone Flight on Crescent Park Drive, SH-72 North to Gross Dam Road on June 23, 2021

Jefferson County will conduct an aerial survey from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). The drone will fly along Crescent Park Drive from State Highway 72 north to the Jefferson County line at Gross Dam...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Drone Flight on Jefferson County Parkway and Illinois Street May 25, 2021

Jefferson County will conduct an aerial survey from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday May 25, using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). The drone will fly along Jefferson County Parkway from US Hwy 6 north to Illinois Street and then continue along Ill...

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Posted on: February 8, 2021

RESCHEDULED: Drone Flight on McIntyre Street, Thursday, February 11, 2021

Due to snow cover, the drone flight scheduled for Wednesday, February 10 has been moved to Thursday, February 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The drone will fly along the west side of McIntyre Street between W. 52nd Avenue north to W. 56th Place.

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Drone Flight over JC-73 (Citation Trail to S. Blue Creek Road) on Thursday, January 21, 2021

Jefferson County will be conducting an aerial survey from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday January 21, 2021 using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). The drone will fly along both the east and west sides of JC-73 from Citation Trail to S. Bl...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Drone Flight over the Jeffco Administration & Courts Building on Thursday, January 21, 2021

Jefferson County will be conducting an aerial survey from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday January 21, 2021 using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). The drone will fly over the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility and surrounding area l...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

Canceled: Drone Flight over the Jeffco Admin. & Courts Building on Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Jefferson County canceled the Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone) flight that was scheduled for January 6 at 10:00 a.m. over the Administration and Courts Building. The aerial survey will be rescheduled for another date. 

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Drone Flight over McIntyre Street (W. 32nd Avenue north to SH-58) on Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Jefferson County will be conducting an aerial survey from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday January 6, 2021 using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). The drone will fly along both the east and west sides of McIntyre Street between W. 32nd Avenue north...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Drone Flight over the Jeffco Administration & Courts Building on Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Jefferson County will be conducting an aerial survey from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). The drone will fly over the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility and surrounding are...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Drone Flight on S. Kipling Parkway Thursday, November 19, 2020

Jefferson County will conduct an aerial survey from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 19 using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). The drone will fly along the west side of S. Kipling Parkway between W. Coal Mine Avenue to W. Geddes Avenue.

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

Drone Flight on W. Quincy Avenue, Monday, October 12

Jefferson County will be conducting an aerial survey from 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday October 12 using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). The drone will fly along the north side of W. Quincy Avenue between S. Arbutus Way to S. Union Street.

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Drone Flight on S. Foxton Road Thursday September 24, 2020

Jefferson County will be conducting an aerial survey from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday September 24, using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). The drone will fly along the south side of S. Foxton Road approximately 1/4 mile southeast of US Highway ...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Ensuring Families Know About the Child Tax Credit

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Did you know? This year, most families will receive a monthly payment of $250 - $300 per child starting on July 15. Help spread the word about the child tax credit. Families who are not automatically enrolled because they did not have to file taxes last y...

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Posted on: March 10, 2021

Spanish-Speaking Resources and Navigation Available Through Conectando

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Spanish version of this story is available at the bottom of the page.

Conectando was created out of a recognition that Spanish-speaking community members need one-on-one support to navigate the enormous amount of resources, services, and communications com...

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Posted on: March 2, 2021

COVID-19 Housing Emergency Assistance

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During these uncertain times, many families and community members are facing unanticipated hardships. One of the most critical pieces of a strong community is safe and stable housing. Human Services has emergency assistance funds to assist community membe...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Human Services Buildings Closed on Fridays

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Human Services and Laramie buildings are open for limited in-person services Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30am – 5:30pm. Buildings are closed on Fridays but services are available virtually. 

A drop box remains available outside the ...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

Access Services Virtually Due to COVID-19

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Human Services and Laramie buildings are open for limited in-person services Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30am – 5:30pm. Buildings are closed on Fridays but services are available virtually. 

Services are encouraged to be accessed virtually wh...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Jeffco Business Survey on COVID-19 Effects

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Jefferson County Seeks Feedback from Business Owners

While the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over, Jefferson County is already thinking about the future, as well as the recovery needs of our community. Jefferson County wants to get feedback from business ow...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Fresh Start - Relief for Outstanding Warrants

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People with active warrants for non-violent, low-level misdemeanor and traffic charges in Jefferson or Gilpin counties will have an opportunity to resolve their case without being arrested. The first-ever Fresh Start event in Colorado’s First Judicial Dis...

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Jefferson County Seeks Resident Feedback

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With a light finally at the end of the long tunnel that is the COVID-19 pandemic, Jefferson County is setting its sights on the future, as well as on pandemic recovery needs for communities. Jefferson County Government is seeking input from Jeffco residen...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Read our latest Engage Jeffco enewsletter

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Read the July Issue to find out about county news, community events, classes, health and safety tips, announcements and much more!

Our ongoing goal is to make Engage Jeffco a great resource for citizens to stay updated on county news, important services, e...

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Changes to Front Circle of Administration and Courts Facility

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To increase safety at the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility, the front roundabout will permanently be closed to vehicle traffic beginning on July 26. Construction for this project will begin in late July and is currently scheduled to be ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2021

US 6 and Heritage Interchange Design Public Meeting

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Golden, CDOT and Jefferson County are partnering to improve the US 6 and Heritage interchange. An open house was hosted Wednesday, Feb. 24, where four alternatives for the interchange were presented. Participants were given an opportunity to ask questions...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

Road Closure: 32nd Avenue, McIntyre Street to Ford Street

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The city of Golden will close 32nd Avenue from McIntyre Street to Ford Street between June 1 and September 10, 2021 as part of the Kinney Run improvements project. 

See Golden's website for more information.

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

Let's Clear the Air We Share

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Warmer weather is approaching, and more people will be enjoying outdoor public spaces as a safer option for gathering during COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can damage the lungs, it is more criti...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

Jeffco Commissioners to Host Telephone Town Hall on May 17

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The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners (BCC) is hosting a telephone town hall on Monday, May 17 at 6 p.m. We will be calling 50,000 randomly selected phone numbers to participate, but you don’t have to wait to see if you are chosen.During this over-t...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

New Drop Boxes at Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility

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Drop boxes were recently added to the desk just inside the main entrance of the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility, where citizens can drop off documents for various offices and departments. This option may come in handy on Fridays, when ...

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Posted on: April 8, 2021

Wind Energy Regulation Updates

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Jefferson County Planning & Zoning drafted changes to two sections of the Zoning Resolution to address non-commercial Wind Energy Conversion Systems (WECS). Non-commercial WECS are intended to serve only principal and accessory uses on a property and ...
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Posted on: March 11, 2021

Whiskey Decanters Return to Treasurer’s Office

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A beloved collection of Jim Beam whiskey decanters belonging to former Jefferson County Treasurer Donald E. Couch have made their way back home to the Treasurer’s Office and are once again on display there. The collection consists of 34 whiskey ...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Reflections: One Year of COVID-19 in Jeffco

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One year ago, our community was bracing for a novel virus that we knew very little about. We didn’t fully understand its origin, how it spread and certainly not how to treat it. All we knew for sure was that this new virus had caused great harm in other c...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

National Public Risk Management Awareness Day

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March 1, 2021 is National Public Risk Management Awareness Day. We would like to recognize our safety and risk teams and give kudos to all of these staff members and groups within Jefferson County who work so hard behind the scenes every day to enhance ou...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Jefferson County Moves to Level Yellow on State’s New Dial 2.0

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Jefferson County, Colo. – On Feb. 5, 2021, Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced a new Dial Framework for measuring county’s levels of openness called Dial 2.0. Under the new dial...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

2020 Historically Jeffco Magazine Now Available!

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The Jefferson County Historical Commission (JCHC) invites you to read its annual publication, Historically Jeffco magazine. Following the theme of Legacy Trades and Businesses, the 2020 edition highlights numerous local commercial enterprises that have th...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

New! Sign up for Notifications for COVID-19 Alerts

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Do you want to be notified of the latest news about COVID-19 from Jefferson County, like about vaccines, testing sites, changes to Jeffco’s dial status and more? Then subscribe to our Jeffco COVID-19 Alert notification. We will send these out to you via t...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Meet Your Newly Elected Jeffco Officials on Jan. 12

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Please join us for the 2021 Jefferson County Elected Officials Swearing-In Ceremony. The following will be sworn into office: Commissioner Elect Andy Kerr; Commissioner Elect Tracy Kraft-Tharp; District Attorney Elect Alexis King; Surveyor Elect Robert He...

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Posted on: November 21, 2020

Jefferson County Public Health Announces New Large Capacity COVID-19 Testing Sites

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) and Curative Testing, is launching two new FREE COVID-19 testing sites in the county....

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

Jeffco Development and Transportation In-Person Services Closed

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Several divisions under Jeffco’s Development and Transportation department are closing in-person appointments and services due to the increase in the community spread of COVID-19. The safety and well-being of our visitors and our employees is ou...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Notice: First Amended Public Health Order 20-009

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today released a first amended Public Health Order 20-009 (PHO 20-009). The order was amended to provide clarifications on where PHO 20-009 does and does not apply. The intent of the order has not changed. This amende...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

JCPH Announces New COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies to Help Protect Community

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Today Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) announced a series of new mitigation strategies to help curb the alarming spread of COVID-19 in the county. Strategies include issuing a new local Public Health Order 20-009 (PHO 20-009...

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Posted on: September 29, 2020

Climate Action Plan Approved

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On Sept. 15, the Jefferson County Board of County Commissions adopted by majority vote Resolution No. CC20-254, a resolution acknowledging the global climate crisis and affirming the county’s commitment to climate action. 

In partnership with Jeff...

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Posted on: September 19, 2020

Commissioners Highlight Local Businesses in Video Series

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Jefferson County Commissioners Libby Szabo, Casey Tighe and Lesley Dahlkemper visited with business owners who are emphasizing public safety. These visits were filmed and a series of videos is now available on our YouTube channel.

The goal of the Jeffco Op...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Jeffco Sustainability and Human Services Partner to Distribute Free LED Lighting Kits

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Please note that the kits are available to clients of Human Services already visiting the building for official county business, and are not freely available to the public for pickup at this time.

Through a collaborative effort with Xcel Energy’s...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

Sheltair Unveils New Denver FBO Terminal and Hangar Complex

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Sheltair is proud to announce the opening of its new state-of-the-art FBO and hangar complex at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC) in Broomfield, Colorado. It features a 10,400 square-foot FBO terminal, nearly 11 acres of ramp space, and a 31,...

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Posted on: March 29, 2020

Jeffco Hope Fund to Help Strengthen and Stabilize Community Organizations Responding to COVID-19

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Community First Foundation created the Jeffco Hope Fund to strengthen and stabilize community organizations responding to and impacted by COVID-19. With a $1 million contribution to seed the fund, the foundation welcomes donations from the Jeffco communit...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Jeffco Strong: Working Together to Keep Our Community Healthy and Safe

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Although many of us are feeling a wide range of emotions, including uncertainty and concern, Jeffco has a long tradition of coming together to care for one another in times of crisis.

Multiple county agencies are assisting our lead agency, Jeffco Public He...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Jefferson County Online Services Page Now Available

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On March 19, Jefferson County Public Health issued a Public Health Order, which closed dine-in service at bars and restaurants, as well as theaters, gyms and county buildings. With Jefferson County offices closed due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the county ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Directs a Closure of County Offices

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On March 19, 2020, the Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners voted to approve a First Extension of Disaster Declaration COVID-19 (PDF), which expanded the March 13, 2020, order declaring a COVID-19 local disaster emergency i...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Jefferson County Declares Local Emergency to Address COVID-19

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On Friday, March 13, in collaboration with Jefferson County Public Health, Board of County Commissioners Chair Lesley Dahlkemper signed a Disaster Declaration, which allows the county to activate certain response plans and makes the county eligible for fu...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Jefferson County Government Properties Go Tobacco-Free

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Effective February 3, 2020, smoking and the use of tobacco products will not be permitted on Jefferson County Government properties except in select, marked Designated Tobacco Use Areas (DTUA) and private vehicles. New signs to point you to those DTUAs th...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

1,192-acre Goltra property outside Golden set to be preserved by year end

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Spectacular 1,192-acre Goltra property outside Golden set to be preserved by year endLongtime priority acquisition to be funded by land exchange with Martin Marietta Materials

Golden, Colorado - Win-win is an understatement with this land conserva...

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

JCOS Accepting 2022 Trails Partnership Program Applications

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Jeffco Open Space is pleased to announce that information and applications for the 2022 Trails Partnership Program (TPP) are now available! The purpose of the TPP is to provide financial support to partners seeking to meet the goals of the Jeffco Trails P...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Pilot Program Offers Discounted Rideshare Fares to Select Jeffco Trailheads

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Jeffco Open Space Has Teamed Up With Lyft to Offer Discounted Fares to Four of the Busiest Trailheads

Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) is excited to announce a pilot program giving park visitors the opportunity to take advantage of reduced fares ...

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Public land agencies remind everyone to #recreateresponsibly this summer

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Public land agencies remind everyone to #recreateresponsibly this summer 

Federal, state, and local agencies remind everyone to know before you go, plan aheadbe courteous on...

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Posted on: February 2, 2021

Collaborative Conservation: Honoring our Volunteers & Partners

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2020 has been a challenging year. Together with our partners and volunteers, Jefferson County Open Space has endured and accomplished exceptional things.

Since the onset of the pandemic, our visitors have looked to us for a place to escape and recreate. Co...

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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Jefferson County Public Health Offers Guidance for Schools, Families Ahead of Back-to-School

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Jefferson County, Colo. — As Jefferson County students soon return to in-person learning, and on the heels of the release of back-to-school guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Jefferson County Public Health (JCP...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

In Alignment with CDC Guidelines, JCPH Strongly Encourages Wearing a Mask Indoors, Regardless of Vax

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Jefferson County, Colo. — On July 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance recommending mask wearing for the general public, including those who are fully vaccinated, in areas where there is substantial COVID-...

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Posted on: July 19, 2021

JCPH & Jeffco Public Schools Urge All Students Age 12+ to Get COVID-19 Vaccine before Back-to-School

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Jefferson County, Colo. — With back-to-school just around the corner, now is the perfect time for students who have not yet received a COVID-19 vaccine to get ready to  safely return for the new school year. 

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Posted on: July 1, 2021

JCPH & the RAQC Offer Tips to Stay Healthy When Air Quality is Poor this Summer

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Summer is finally here and we are already feeling the heat in Colorado. This time of year when the climate is hot and dry, increased ground-level ozone pollution and smoke from wildfires can make our air more harmful to...

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

JCPH Launches Countywide Marketing Campaign to Increase COVID-19 Vaccine Rates Among Young People

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Jefferson County, Colo. — COVID-19 vaccination rates are rising in Jefferson County, which is driving declining rates of infection overall. However, we are still seeing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, especially among those who remain unvac...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Prevent Diseases Carried by Insects and Animals This Summer

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Summer is here, and that means sunshine, hiking, barbeques and enjoying the great outdoors. Insects and animals are also coming out to explore this time of year, so Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) encoura...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

JCPH Launches New Campaign to Reduce Exposure to Secondhand Smoke and E-Cigarette Aerosol

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Warmer weather is approaching, and more people will be enjoying outdoor public spaces as a safer option for gathering during COVID-19. Because COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can damage the lungs, it is ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2021

JCPH Rescinds County Mask Order to Align with State Requirements

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Along with other Denver Metro Area counties, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) rescinded its countywide mask order (Public Health Order 20-008) effective May 15. Now, all residents should follow the more re...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

JCPH Statement Regarding Mask Guidance – May 14, 2021

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is aware of today’s announcement from Gov. Jared Polis and the state’s plans to align with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention around masks. JCPH is awaiting receipt of off...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Jefferson County to Move to Level Clear May 16

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Beginning May 16, Jefferson County will move to Level Clear on the Simplified Dial, per JCPH’s Public Health Order 21-001. Under Level Clear, the county will enter a 90-day observation period during which busi...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

JCPH Releases Updated Mask Order, Aligns with the State on Requirements

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Jefferson County, Colo. – This week, Governor Jared Polis extended the State mask order that allows for fewer restrictions on mask-wearing in certain circumstances. In an effort to keep regulations uniform across the Denver Metro Area, ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

JCPH Celebrates 2020 Public Health Champions and Releases Report to the Community

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Following a year of pandemic response, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is proud and excited to make two important announcements regarding the efforts made by our community and health department since March 2020. T...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

JCPH Issues Local Public Health Order to Lead County Through Recovery

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today issued a new public health order (PHO 21-001) to help guide the county through the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and into a full reopening. The order was is...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

CDPHE Moves Jeffco to Level Yellow on Dial 3.0

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Jefferson County, Colo. – On April 7, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) alerted Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) that the county will be moved to Level Yellow: Concern on the state’s Dial 3....

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Masks No Longer Required in Outdoor Public Settings in Jeffco

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today amended the countywide mask order (Public Health Order 20-008), which requires anyone in Jeffco to wear a face covering when in indoor public spaces when 6 ft. distan...

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Posted on: March 24, 2021

JCPH Provides Summary of Dial 3.0 Implications for Jeffco

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Jefferson County, Colo. – With the release of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) new Dial 3.0 framework and public health order yesterday, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is providing a su...

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Posted on: March 11, 2021

JCPH Reminds Community that Masks Are Required in All Indoor & Outdoor Settings

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Jefferson County, Colo. – With spring on the way, people in Jeffco are beginning to spend more time in our great outdoors and the spring sports season is kicking off. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) reminds all residents that the use of fa...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Reflections: One Year of COVID-19 in Jeffco

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One year ago, our community was bracing for a novel virus that we knew very little about. We didn’t fully understand its origin, how it spread and certainly not how to treat it. All we knew for sure was that this new virus had caused great harm ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Jefferson County Moves to Level Blue on Dial 2.0

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Effective Feb. 26 at 6 a.m., Jefferson County will move to Level Blue: Caution on the state’s Dial 2.0. Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) was notified about the move by the Colorado Department of Public He...

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Posted on: February 23, 2021

Jeffco Reaches Goal of Vaccinating at Least 70 Percent of Residents Age 70 and Over

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) announced today that the county has reached its goal of vaccinating at least 70% of residents age 70 and over by the end of February. This monumental effort, achieved in partnership...

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Posted on: February 16, 2021

JCPH announces new Executive Director, Dr. Dawn Comstock

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is excited to announce and welcome its new Executive Director, Dr. Dawn Comstock. Dr. Comstock is bringing with her decades of experience and a passion for data-driven, equity-minde...

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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Jefferson County Moves to Level Yellow on State’s New Dial 2.0

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Jefferson County, Colo. – On Feb. 5, 2021, Gov. Jared Polis and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced a new Dial Framework for measuring county’s levels of openness called Dial 2.0...

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Posted on: February 4, 2021

Notice: Fourth Amended Public Health Order 20-009

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) released a fourth amended Public Health Order 20-009 (PHO 20-009). The order was amended to provide clarifications on where PHO 20-009 does and does not apply. The intent of the order has not changed. This amended ver...

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Posted on: February 1, 2021

JCPH to Open its Vaccination Clinic to Adults Age 70+

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Jefferson County, Colo. — In an effort to help more people in Jefferson County access the COVID-19 vaccine, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is expanding availability o...

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Posted on: January 28, 2021

JCPH Partners with COVIDCheck to Provide COVID-19 Testing in Jeffco

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Beginning Feb. 2, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) will partner with COVIDCheck Colorado to provide fast, accurate and free COVID-19 testing at a varie...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

JCPH Provides Update on COVID-19 Testing in Jefferson County

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Jefferson County, Colo. – On Jan. 20, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) alerted Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) of concerns with COVID-19 testing...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

JCPH Provides Update on Vaccination Prioritization and Timeline

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Jefferson County, Colo. – As of January 11, 2021, 18,734 Jefferson County residents have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of these, 3,799 have received both doses of the vaccine and are on their way to being more prote...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

New! Sign up for Notifications for COVID-19 Alerts

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Do you want to be notified of the latest news about COVID-19 from Jefferson County, like about vaccines, testing sites, changes to Jeffco’s dial status and more? Then subscribe to our Jeffco COVID-19 Alert notification. We will send these out to you via t...

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Posted on: January 5, 2021

January is National Radon Action Month – JCPH offering free test kits by mail to Jeffco residents

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Jefferson County, Colo. – January is National Radon Action Month, and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is encouraging residents to protect themselves and loved ones from dangerous radon gas by testing their homes. To help, JCPH is offering ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Jefferson County moved to Level Orange on COVID-19 Dial

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) has been notified that as of today, January 4, 2021, the county is being moved to Level Orange on the Dial Framework by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDP...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Notice: Second Amended Public Health Order 20-009

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today released a second amended Public Health Order 20-009 (PHO 20-009). The order was amended to provide clarifications on where PHO 20-009 does and does not apply. The intent of the order has not changed. This amend...

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Posted on: November 22, 2020

Statement: Extreme demand seen at Jefferson County Fairgrounds testing site, line closed for 11/22

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The COVID-19 testing site at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds is closed for Sunday, 11/22/2020. The site, which is hosted by Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) in partnership with Curative Testing and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Enviro...
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Posted on: November 21, 2020

Jefferson County Public Health Announces New Large Capacity COVID-19 Testing Sites

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) and Curative Testing, is launching two new FREE COVID-19 testing sites in t...

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Posted on: November 19, 2020

State to Move Jefferson County to Level Red, “Severe Risk,” in the Dial Effective Nov. 20, 5 p.m.

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Effective Friday, November 20, 2020 at 5 p.m. the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will move several Denver Metro counties, including Jefferson County, to “Level Red – Sev...

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Posted on: November 9, 2020

Update on Jeffco’s Move to Level Orange & Public Health Order 20-009

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As announced on November 4, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) will move to Level Orange (formerly Level 3) of the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s (CDPHE) Dial Framework beginning today, Monday, November 9 at 5 p.m. A...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

State to Move Jefferson County to Level Orange in the Dial Due to Continued Surge in COVID-19 Cases

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) was notified today by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) that the county will be moved to Level Orange, formerly Level 3, in the Dial Framework, effect...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Notice: First Amended Public Health Order 20-009

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today released a first amended Public Health Order 20-009 (PHO 20-009). The order was amended to provide clarifications on where PHO 20-009 does and does not apply. The intent of the order has not changed. This amende...

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Posted on: October 29, 2020

JCPH Announces New COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies to Help Protect Community

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Today Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) announced a series of new mitigation strategies to help curb the alarming spread of COVID-19 in the county. Strategies include issuing a new local Public Health Order 20-009 (...

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Posted on: October 23, 2020

JCPH Launches New Campaign “Together We Go Forward"

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today announced and launched a new public information campaign aimed to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Jefferson County by reminding people of their important role in this effort. T...

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Posted on: October 19, 2020

Notice: Third Extension of JCPH Order 20-007

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Jefferson County Public Health has extended Public Health Order 20-007, which requires approval of large event plans, until midnight on November 20, 2020 (or until it is extended, amended or rescinded). The full order is available on our Local Public Heal...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Jefferson County At Risk of Tighter Restrictions

Jefferson County At Risk of Tighter Restrictions

Jefferson County, Colo. – Due to a continued increase in COVID-19 cases, Jefferson County is at risk of tighter restrictions, including being moved to Level 3 of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) Dial F...

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Posted on: October 12, 2020

COVID-19 Update to the Community

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To our Jeffco Community: 

We know it’s been a long road and, trust me, we are tired of COVID-19 too. But we have to talk about our path forward. 

Here are the facts. Our two week case count is the highest it has ever been since the start o...

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Posted on: October 7, 2020

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from Flu – JCPH Announces Fall Vaccination Events

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Jefferson County, Colo. – This year has been a challenging time for the Jefferson County community, and the COVID-19 pandemic has made it more important than ever for residents to do everything they can to remain as healthy as possible. As we en...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Jeffco Partners Warn Community of Increase in Fentanyl-related Overdoses

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Jefferson County, Colo. – The Jefferson County Substance Use Partnership (JCSUP) — a program spearheaded by Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) — Jefferson County Communities That Care (CTC) coalition, Lakewood Pol...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

CDPHE Announces New Dial Framework to Provide Standardization as Counties Reopen

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As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and learn to live with COVID-19 in our lives, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has released a new dial framework and Public Health Order (PHO 20-35) to standardize different ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Notice: Second Extension of JCPH Order 20-007

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Jefferson County Public Health has extended Public Health Order 20-007, which requires approval of large event plans, until midnight on October 20, 2020 (or until it is extended, amended or rescinded). The full order is available on our Local Public Healt...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

JCPH Executive Director Dr. Mark B. Johnson to Retire After More than 30 Years of Service

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Johnson to Continue Leadership Role as President of the Colorado Medical Society

Jefferson County Public Health’s (JCPH) Executive Director, Mark B. Johnson, MD, MPH, will retire from the department on October 2, 2020, after more than 30 years of...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

JCPH Announces New Office of Pandemic Response

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) announced today the official launch of a new team, the Office of Pandemic Response (OPR), as part of the county’s long-term COVID-19 response and recovery strategy. The OPR’s main purpose will be t...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

JCPH files lawsuit against Bandimere Speedway following Sept. 1 event

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) today, September 3, 2020, filed a lawsuit against Bandimere Speedway for their blatant violation of public health orders. JCPH notified Bandimere Speedway in advance of their “Stop the COVID Chaos”...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

JCPH offers tips to celebrate Labor Day safely and limit COVID-19 spread as we head into fall season

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Labor Day is the last holiday of the summer and for many, the last chance to get outside and celebrate with loved ones. While we continue to see the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in our lives, it’s importan...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Jefferson County Board of Commissioners Directs a Closure of County Offices

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As the COVID-19, or Coronavirus, becomes more widespread, the Board of County Commissioners has directed the closure of all county offices to the public, effective today, March 16, with the exception of the courts and those services related to law enforce...

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Posted on: July 26, 2021

Fresh Start - Relief for Outstanding Warrants in Jefferson, Gilpin Counties

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People with active warrants for non-violent, low-level misdemeanor and traffic charges in Jefferson or Gilpin counties will have an opportunity to resolve their case without being arrested. The first-ever Fresh Start event in Colorado’s First Judicial Dis...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Suspect Arrested After Shooting Inside Moving Vehicle

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Jefferson County, CO. – In the early morning hours of Saturday, July 17, JCSO deputies were notified of a shooting that occurred in a moving vehicle near the intersection of US 6 and Colfax Avenue. The female driver of the vehicle told investiga...

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Posted on: July 15, 2021

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office K9 Jessie has received donation of body armor

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office K9 Jessie has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K9 Jessie’s vest was sponsored by D...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft Suspect in Custody

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Jefferson County, CO. – On July 13, 2021, Jefferson County SWAT executed a search warrant in the 6900 block of Sheridan Boulevard and arrested Zavier Lee Ford (5/3/1994) on charges of aggravated robbery, first degree assault, three counts of agg...

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Man Arrested for Attempted Murder

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Jefferson County, CO. – On Friday, July 2, JCSO deputies responded to a shooting in the 10000 block of Twin Spruce Road. According to the reporting party, a physical altercation between two men led to shots being fired. Upon arrival, a male suspe...

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Posted on: May 24, 2021

City of Golden Road Closure - 32nd Avenue (McIntyre Street to Ford Street)

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The City of Golden will close 32nd Avenue from McIntyre Street to Ford Street between June 1 and September 10, 2021 as part of the Kinney Run improvements project. 

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