News Flash

Posted on: April 9, 2018

Save the Date for the Rocky Mountain Air & Ground Festival

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Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) and Jefferson County will host the Rocky Mountain Air and Ground Festival on Aug. 4, 2018. After a three-year hiatus, the skies over RMMA will again feature aerobatic acts and fly-bys, while the grounds of the ai...

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Airport - News
Posted on: June 15, 2018

Fire Heroes

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One of the tenants at RMMA is the Jeffco Airtanker Base. They’re busy this week servicing MD-87s, a C-130 and other air tankers that are providing fire-fighting support for several fires in Colorado, and on the CO/WY border.  Many thanks to the h...

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News Flash

Posted on: May 29, 2018

My Voter Lookup

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All on Jeffco's My Voter LookUp: View your sample ballot, find the closest ballot drop-off location or Voter Service Polling Center, and confirm we've received your voted ballot .

Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: February 27, 2018

License plate renewal just got easier

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Renewing your license plates in Colorado is about to get a lot easier. Beginning March 5, citizens in 12 Colorado counties will have the option to renew their vehicle registration at any of 18 self-service kiosks located in any of the participating counti...

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: February 12, 2018

Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder is seeking public comment

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Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder is seeking public comment on locations for the Voter Service and Polling Centers for the November 6, 2018 General Election.  Of the 25 required locations, 12 will be open for early voting services with an addit...

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: August 17, 2017

BallotTrax

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BallotTrax is a free service for Jefferson County voters that allows you to track your ballot online.  You can also sign up to receive messages by email, phone or text when your ballot has been sent to you and received by Jeffco Elections.&nb...

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Cold Cases

50 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

Beck, Margaret Peggy - Homicide

Beck, Margaret Peggy 1

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

Chavez, David - Homicide

On December 12, 2003, a man walking his dog in the area of 5850 Deer Meadow Trail found human remains in a shallow grave. Two months later, the remains were identified as David Chavez, DOB 03/21/1974 after a family member saw a news report. The remains we...

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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

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

Groezinger, Mark 1

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

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

Kadow, Craig - Homicide

Kadow, Craig

On Nov. 26, 1977, Craig Kadow was reported missing. He had been temporarily separated from his wife and was living alone in a cabin he was helping to finish in the Brook Forest Estates area. He last spoke to his mother in Wisconsin by telephone at about 8...

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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

Mabbutt

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

Moore, Jeannie

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

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

Nygaard, John 1

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: 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

Ryman, Luanne - Homicide

On June 10, 1991, Luanne Ryman had pulled her vehicle over at the Genesee exit on Interstate 70 to sleep when she was too tired to drive to her residence in New Castle, Colorado. As Luanne slept, someone shot her in the face with a shotgun. Luanne was abl...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Sellers, Rita (Howard, Paul) - Homicide

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On December 16, 1979, the frozen body of Rita Sellers, DOB 08/02/1952 was found inside a cardboard box on HWY 40, one and a half miles west of HWY 74 and Interstate 70. The cardboard box had been sealed and after an autopsy was conducted it was determined...

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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

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

Unknown 1972 - Homicide

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

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
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

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: 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

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

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

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

Case no. 00-13413 - Unidentified Remains

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. The Open Sp...

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Cold Cases

News Flash

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Maintenance Operations

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The Road and Bridge division provides many maintenance activities and services, including asphalt maintenance and repair, concrete replacement and repair, and gravel road maintenance, among others. See our Maintenance Activities and Services web page for ...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Snow Removal

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The Road & Bridge division is currently responsible for snow removal on 2,900 lane miles of paved roads and 700 lane miles of gravel roads in the unincorporated areas of the County. Get all the details on our Snow Removal web page.

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Adopt-a-Road

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Participate in an activity that promotes civic responsibility, community pride and camaraderie within an organization by adopting a Jefferson County roadway. Get all the details on our Adopt-a-Road web page.

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News Flash

Posted on: June 22, 2018

Wheat Ridge Woman Guilty of Setting Car Fire with Husband Asleep Inside

Andrea Moreno

A Jefferson County jury found Andrea Toni Moreno, DOB: 9-10-69, guilty of Attempted First Degree Murder for setting fire to the family vehicle with her husband asleep inside. The jury deliberated for five hours before returning their verdict on June 20, 2...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Joseph Barela Found Guilty of Child Abuse Resulting in Death

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A Jefferson County jury found Joseph William Barela, DOB: 03-16-89, guilty of child abuse resulting in the death of his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter, Samantha Sanchez, in January, 2017. 

Following nine days of trial, the jury delib...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Lawrence Arellano Sentenced to Life in Prison for First Degree Murder

Lawrence Arellano

Lawrence Arellano, DOB: 3-21-68, appeared today in Jefferson County District Court where he was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of James Miller in January, 2017. 

Following four days of trial, a Jefferson County returned their guilty ve...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Lawrence Arellano Guilty of First Degree Murder

Lawrence Arellano

A Jefferson County jury deliberated two hours on June 7th before finding Lawrence Arellano, DOB: 03-21-68, guilty of the first degree murder of James Miller in January, 2017.On January 4, 2017 codefendant Charles Joseph Martinez, DOB/01-19-84, met Miller ...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Charges Filed in Vehicular Assault of Police Officer

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The District Attorney’s Office has filed charges in the case against Enrique Arellano, DOB: 12-29-93, for hitting a police agent as he attempted to elude law enforcement in a stolen car.

At around 2:00 a.m. on May 25, Lakewood police agents ident...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: May 31, 2018

Joshua Gonzales Sentenced to 30 Years Prison for Child Abuse of Toddler

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Joshua James Gonzales, DOB: 10-24-95, was sentenced today to 30 years in prison for inflicting a series of violent and traumatic injuries on his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter.

Following trial in April, a Jefferson County jury deliberated just three ho...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

LIFE IN PRISON FOR GARY NICKAL IN MURDER OF WIFE

Gary Nickal

A Jefferson County jury deliberated for three hours, rejecting an insanity defense and returning a guilty verdict in the murder of 35-year-old Molly Nickal.  Gary Lee Nickal, DOB/7-22-77, Molly’s husband, shot her twice, once in the head, with a ...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Don’t Miss Senior Law Day in Jefferson County

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office is hosting its 8th Annual Senior Law Day on June 2, offering educational seminars for seniors and for adults who may be facing challenges with aging parents.

This year there will be 24valuable works...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: April 30, 2018

Tyler Blanco Sentenced to 20 Years Prison for Shooting Cousin

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            Tyler James Blanco, DOB: 9-17-90, appeared in Jefferson County Court on Friday, April 27, 2018, where he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting his 23-year-old cousin in the back ...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: April 26, 2018

Two Men Sentenced to Life in Prison for Death of Littleton Man

Jordan Lemarinel

Jordan Taggert Lemarinel, DOB: 4-17-90, appeared in Jefferson County District Court today where he was sentenced to life in prison, plus 12 years, for the murder of 26-year-old Addison Stewart in May, 2017. Codefendant Kenneth Upton Crise, DOB: 10-15-61, ...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Jury Finds Joshua Gonzales Guilty of Child Abuse of Toddler

joshua gonzales

A Jefferson County jury deliberated just three hours before returning a guilty verdict in the case against Joshua James Gonzales, DOB: 10-24-95, for abuse of his girlfriend’s two-year-old daughter. The jury found Gonzales guilty of Child Abuse r...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Lakewood Man Sentenced to 28 Years Prison for Death of Infant

Josiah Jones

     Josiah Lamarr Jones, DOB: 9-7-95, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on April 10  where he was sentenced to prison for 28 years for the death of his three-month-old daughter, Naomi Jones. Josiah Jones pled...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: April 6, 2018

Eric St. George Guilty of Shooting at Lakewood Police Agents

Eric St George

(Golden, CO – April 6, 2018) A Jefferson County jury returned guilty verdicts in the case against Eric James St. George, DOB: 7-31-77, for firing shots at Lakewood Police agents in July, 2016.Following seven days of trial, the jury came back wit...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: March 20, 2018

Judge Denies Unsupervised Off-Grounds Privileges for Eastwood

Bruco Eastwood

(Golden, CO – March 20, 2018) A Jefferson County District Court judge has denied the state hospital’s request for off-grounds unsupervised privileges for Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood, DOB: 1-21-78. In 2011 Mr. Eastwood was found not gui...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: March 13, 2018

Lakewood Man Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse Resulting in Death of Infant

Josiah Jones

Josiah Lamarr Jones, DOB: 9-7-95, appeared in
Jefferson County District Court on March 6, 2018 where he pled guilty
inthe death of his three-month-old daughter,
Naomi Jones. Josiah Jones pled guilty to a class two felony, Child AbuseResulting in Death...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Former Mountain View Police Officer Sentenced for Embezzlement

Leonard Portugal

A former Mountain View Police officer has been sentenced for embezzlement and attempting to influence a public servant. Leonard Portugal, DOB: 12-29-69, appeared in Jefferson County Court on February 28, 2018 where he was sentenced to four years Economic ...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: February 23, 2018

Former Morrison Police Lieutenant Sentenced to Prison

Anthony Joiner

Former Morrison police lieutenant Anthony Paul Joiner, DOB: 3-30-79, was sentenced today to 42 months in prison for stealing over $132,000 from the Town of Morrison between December, 2010 and February, 2016.At the time of the crimes, Joiner was the second...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: February 20, 2018

15 Year Prison Sentence in Vehicular Homicide

ah jung

Ah Jung, DOB: 10-15-91, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, plus five years parole, for the vehicular homicide death of 85-year-old Howard Hanson and vehicular assault of three others. The sentencing hearing was February 16, 2018.

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: February 20, 2018

Eric St. George Guilty of Shooting at Lakewood Police Agents

Eric St James

A Jefferson County jury returned guilty verdicts in the case against Eric James St. George, DOB: 7-31-77, for firing shots at Lakewood Police agents in July, 2016.Following seven days of trial, the jury came back with their verdict on February 9, 2018. Th...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: February 16, 2018

Life in Prison for Murder following Craigslist Marijuana Sale Ruse

toussaint hampton

A Jefferson County jury has returned guilty verdicts in the first degree murder of 44-year-old Philip Peny.  Toussaint Lamar Hampton, DOB: 12-14-93 shot and killed Mr. Peny after he lured him to a location in Lakewood, using the ruse of a marijua...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: February 15, 2018

10 Years Prison for Child Sex Trafficker

Mark Horton

Mark Allen Horton, DOB: 6-26-85 appeared in Jefferson County District Court on February 8 where he was sentenced to ten years in prison for sexual exploitation of a 14-year-old female. Horton also provided methamphetamine to the teen.

On May, 9 2016 the te...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: January 24, 2018

Child Sex Predator Sentenced to Prison for 18 Years to Life

zachary myers

Zachary Vincent Myers, DOB: 3-3-94, was sentenced to prison for 18 years to life for sexually assaulting a young teen on a hiking trail near her house.  Following his trial in December 2017, a Jefferson County jury found Myers guilty of nine coun...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Charges Filed in Vehicular Homicide in Arvada

Troy Glassford

An Arvada man has been charged in the vehicular homicide death of 43-year-old Nathan Osburn. Troy Steven Glassford, DOB:10-9-78, was charged with Vehicular Homicide-DUI (F3); Vehicular Homicide-Reckless (F4); DUI (M); Reckless Driving (T2); and Driving on...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: January 23, 2018

Charges Filed in Lakewood Vehicular Homicide

Chris Cumsille

District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed in the vehicular homicide death of Anna Huffman, 43, and her 3-year-old child, that occurred in Lakewood in November, 2017. Chris John Cumsille, DOB: 3-2-72, has been charged with ten coun...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

Grand Jury Indicts 6 in Heroin Trafficking Ring

District Attorney Pete Weir announced that the district grand jury has returned a 61-count indictment dismantling a heroin ring operating in Jefferson County and the metro Denver area. Six men are accused of violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

Former Caseworker with Jeffco Human Services Pleads Guilty

Richelle Schultz

A 63-year-old former caseworker with Jefferson County Human Services appeared in court today and plead guilty to two felony counts for falsifying information in child abuse and neglect complaints. Richelle Schultz, DOB: 6-28-64, pled guilty to Attempt to ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Charges Filed in Wheat Ridge Robbery and Animal Cruelty Case

Jemelle Adams

Two people have been charged in a Wheat Ridge robbery that occurred in November, 2017. A dog belonging to one of the victims was shot during the robbery. Jemelle Charles Adams, DOB: 2-21-87, and Jasmine Nicole Martinez, DOB: 11-28-94 have been charged wit...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Charges Filed in South Jeffco Assault and Standoff

David Roberts

The District Attorney’s Office has formally filed charges against David Charles Roberts, DOB: 4-3-87, following an alleged attack against his girlfriend and two others at his house in unincorporated Jefferson County on December 27, 2017.

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Charges Filed in Gilpin County Homicide

Jeffrey Maynard

First Judicial District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed against Jeffrey Mason Maynard, DOB: 11-10-91, in the death of 63-year-old John Cumby. Mr. Cumby’s body was found in a remote campground in Gilpin County in Septemb...

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Posted on: December 15, 2017

Denver Man Guilty of Vehicular Homicide in Clear Creek Canyon

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A Jefferson County jury has returned guilty verdicts in the vehicular homicide death of 85-year-old Howard Hanson.  On December 14, 2017, Ah Jung, DOB; 10-15-91 was found guilty of Vehicular Homicide-DUI (F3); four counts of Vehicular Assault-DUI...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Jury Finds Child Predator Guilty on Nine Counts

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A Jefferson County jury returned guilty verdicts in the child sexual assault case against Zachary Vincent Myers, DOB: 3-3-94, on December 11, 2017. Following five days of trial, the jury found Myers guilty of nine counts for stalking a young teen he met i...

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Posted on: December 5, 2017

FTC Providing Refunds to Victims of Scams involving Western Union

(Golden, CO – December 5, 2017) District Attorney Pete Weir is reminding consumers who lost money as victims of certain scams that they may be able to submit a claim to get their money back.

The specific scams involved consumers making payment th...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

“Comic Con Bandit” Sentenced to 39 Years Prison

Gary Crider

Bank robber Gary Crider was dubbed the “Comic Con Bandit” because he wore Star Wars and Marvel comic super hero masks while robbing bank in the metro area.

Gary Mark Crider, DOB: 2-16-67, was sentenced on November 27th to 39 years in prison for a series of bank robberies in the Denver metropolitan area in late 2016 and 2017. Dubbed the “Comic Con Bandit”, Crider wore Star Wars and Marvel ...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Former Mountain View Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

Leonard Portugal

A former Mountain View Police Officer has entered a guilty plea to Attempt to Influence a Public Servant (F4) and Embezzlement of Public Property (F5).  Leonard Portugal, DOB: 12-29-69, appeared in Jefferson County Court and entered his guilty pl...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Guilty Plea in Aggravated Robbery from Craigslist Transaction Ruse

David Mascarenas

David Ernest Mascarenas, DOB: 4-29-61, appeared in Jefferson County Court yesterday where he pled guilty to six counts for robbing a homeowner at knifepoint using the ruse of a Craigslist transaction.Mascarenas and David Martinez arrived at the home of An...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

Arrest Warrants Issued Today in Death of Mitchell Ingle in Golden on October 27, 2017

(Golden, CO – November 6, 2017) Arrest warrants were issued today for the arrest of husband and wife duo of Austin Jeffrey Boutain, DOB: 10-16-93, and Kathleen Elizabeth Boutain, DOB: 30-17-94.

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Lakewood Man Convicted After Running over Bicyclist and Fleeing

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Stephen Tecmire was found guilty 4 counts on Nov. 1 for running over a bicyclist then fleeing before emergency responders arrive.

A Jefferson County jury has returned guilty verdicts in the case against a Lakewood man accused of  running over a bicyclist and then leaving the scene. Stephen Tecmire, DOB: 5-24-54, was found guilty of Leaving the Scene with Serious Bodily Inju...

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Posted on: October 20, 2017

Lakewood Woman Arrested for Child Abuse

Melissa Mangeri

Melissa Mangeri has been arrested for her role in the assault of her two-year-old daughter

A 28-year-old Lakewood woman has been arrested for her role in the assault of her two-year-old daughter. Melissa Nicole Mangeri, DOB: 9-14-89, was arrested on October 19 and is being held on suspicion of one count of Child Abuse Resulting in Serious Bodil...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Former Caseworker with Jeffco Human Services Indicted on 22 Counts

Richelle Schultz

The Jefferson County Grand Jury has returned a 22-count indictment accusing a former child welfare caseworker of falsifying information in twelve child abuse and neglect complaints. Richelle Schultz, DOB: 6-28-64, has been charged with 12 counts of Attemp...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Ian O’Connor Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Death of Wheat Ridge Man

Ian OConnor

The First Judicial District Attorney’s Office has formally filed charges against Ian Fitzgerald O’Connor, 32, in the alleged vehicular homicide death of a 53-year-old Wheat Ridge man last month.On August 29, 2017 Colorado State Patrol ...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Michelle Bialas Sentenced to 24 Years Prison for Domestic Violence Stabbing in Black Hawk

Michelle Bialas

Michelle ReNae Bialas, DOB: 5-23-62, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for stabbing her ex-boyfriend, James Bynum, at the home they had previously shared in Black Hawk.On January 17, 2017 Ms. Bialas went to the house at 305 Genevas Way in Black Haw...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Habitual Criminal Kirk Boyd Sentenced to 32 Years in Prison

Kirk Boyd

Kirk Len Boyd, DOB: 10-20-78, was sentenced to 32 years in prison for a series of crimes committed in the metro Denver area between October 2 and November 12, 2015. Boyd was sentenced on August 24, having pled guilty in four felony cases on July 11, 2017....

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Attorney Glenn Gregory Sentenced to 8Y Prison for Bilking Grandmother out of $1.3M

Glenn Gregory

A Lakewood attorney was sentenced to just eight years in prison for stealing over $1.3 million from his 89-year-old step-grandmother. Glenn William Gregory, DOB: 3-13-62, was sentenced on August 18, 2017.In June, a Jefferson County jury found Gregory guil...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

DA Safety Fair Offers Something for Everyone

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  • Collect your shreddables, outdated prescriptions, old cell phones and glasses and bring them to the Jefferson County District Attorney’s 10th Annual Safety Fair on Saturday, August 26, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 1...
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Posted on: August 8, 2017

DA’s Citizens Academy Accepting Applications for 2017 Session

The First Judicial District Attorney’s Citizens Academy is accepting applications for the 2017 session

  • The First Judicial District Attorney’s Citizens Academy is accepting applications for the 2017 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: August 2, 2017

Woman Convicted in Domestic Violence Stabbing in Black Hawk

Michelle Bialas

Michelle Bialas, 55, was convicted by a Gilpin County jury of four counts in the stabbing of her ex-boyfriend in January, 2017.

A Gilpin County jury found a 55-year-old Rollinsville woman guilty in the stabbing of her ex-boyfriend, James Bynum, DOB: 8-22-53, at their home in January, 2017.According to testimony during the three-day jury trial, Michelle ReNae Bialas, DOB: 5-23-62, ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Evergreen Roofing Contracting Pleads Guilty to Theft

Jonathan McMillan

Evergreen roofing contractor Jonathan McMillan pled guilty to 4 felony counts

An Evergreen roofing contractor has entered guilty pleas to four felony counts for theft from homeowners through his roofing business.Jonathan Paul McMillan, DOB: 1-20-76, is the owner of Lifetime Roofing and Restoration, located in Evergreen, Colorado. B...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Woman Convicted of Faking Cancer to Steal from At-Risk Elder

Nahid Mashrefi

50YO Nahid “Venus” Moshrefi guilty of bilking 80YO William Maruca

A Jefferson County jury returned guilty verdicts in the case against a 50-year-old woman from Monument for bilking an elderly Westminster man out of over $69,000. The woman, Nahid “Venus” Moshrefi, DOB: 12-28-66, convinced him that she had cancer when she...

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

Bank Robber Pleads Guilty

Gary Crider

Gary Crider pled guilty to twelve felony counts for the robberies of five banks

(Golden, CO – October 6, 2017)  Gary Mark Crider, DOB: 2-16-67, appeared in Jefferson County Court on October 2, where he pled guilty to twelve felony counts for the robberies of five banks in the metropolitan Denver area.  Crider pled g...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Jefferson County FIT Court Designated as National Peer Learning Court

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The Jefferson County Family Integrated Treatment (FIT) Court has been selected by Children and Families Futures and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) as a National Peer Learning Court (PLC). Out of 450 family drug courts across...

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Jefferson County Updates Assessor's Property Records Search

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Jefferson County is excited to announce an update of the Assessor’s Office Property Records Search functionality. As the most-visited section of the Jefferson County website, it is essential to provide a superior user experience on this site for both our ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Jeffco Wins Three American Business Awards

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Jefferson County was recently recognized by the American Business Awards for several innovative projects. The Stevies, as the awards are known, are the world's premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of ...

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

Podcast: The Rebranding of Jeffco

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Recently Jefferson County Public Affairs Director Kate McIntire participated in podcast hosted by Philosophy Communication. Philosophy was hired to help the county in its rebranding initiative in 2017, and featured the county in its first episode of its S...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Bringing Staff and the Community Together

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In an effort to be more resilient and better serve our community, Jefferson County has recently revised its Mission, Vision, Values and Goals. These will give staff and the community clearer and more concise direction and support. We created forward think...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Jeffco Updates Online Mapping System

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Jefferson County is excited to announce an update to the county’s online mapping system. The previous mapping service was on an older system, so a switch to a newer, more secure platform was needed.

The new system also brings additional functionality to us...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Top Notch Airport in Jeffco

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Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA), a General
Aviation national reliever airport located in Jefferson County, Colorado passedits annual Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 139 Safety Inspection
with zero discrepancies – the highest rati...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

Changes to Right-of-Way Use and Construction Permit, Policy 8.3.1.

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Effective May 1, 2018 the following changes to this policy were implemented by the Transportation & Engineering Division. Refer to the policy for more detail.

  • Large containers, such as roll-off dumpsters, that are temporarily placed in the Right-of-Way...
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Posted on: June 1, 2018

Bike to Work Day Set for June 27

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Colorado celebrates Bike to Work Day on the fourth Wednesday in June every year and the entire month of June is designated Colorado Bike Month. This year, the day is set for Wednesday, June 27. In 2017, more than 800 different companies across the region ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

Read our latest Engage Jeffco enewsletter

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Our ongoing goal is to make the Engage Jeffco enewsletter a great resource for citizens to stay updated on county news, important services, events and much more. In addition, the Engage Jeffco enewsletter is a tool to help get citizens more engaged in the...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Jefferson County’s Slash Program Helps Reduce Wildfire Danger

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Take advantage of the Jefferson County slash program to reduce wildfire danger and protect your property!  

Jefferson County is once again hosting a summer-long slash collection program at which you can drop off all of your slash. The 2018 slash c...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Jefferson County FIT Court Designated as National Peer Learning Court

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The Jefferson County Family Integrated Treatment (FIT) Court has been selected by Children and Families Futures and Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) as a National Peer Learning Court (PLC). Out of 450 family drug courts across...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Save the Date for the Rocky Mountain Air & Ground Festival

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Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (RMMA) and Jefferson County will host the Rocky Mountain Air and Ground Festival on Aug. 4, 2018. After a three-year hiatus, the skies over RMMA will again feature aerobatic acts and fly-bys, while the grounds of the ai...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Welcome to the New Jefferson County Website

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Today is the day! Welcome to the new Jefferson County website! We’re excited to bring you this new website that we are confident will make doing business online with the county a better experience.

One of our largest improvements is that our site...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

County Launches New Engage Jeffco Video 2017

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Look around, what do you see? A beautiful place to call home. An innovative place to work. A breathtaking place to play. Jefferson County is a place to lay your roots. To raise a family. To feel safe. Make a living. Grow older. To breathe and reset.We str...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

Jefferson County Launches New Brand and Logo System

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Jefferson County is getting a new look! The county has recently developed a new brand in an effort to better serve its citizens.Throughout the process of creating the new brand, Jefferson County gathered citizen feedback to help define what citizens think...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

Jefferson County Launches OpenGov Financial Portal

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OpenGov platform engages residents with instant access to budget data

Jefferson County announced today the launch of a new digital platform powered by OpenGov that provides residents, elected officials and staff unprecedented access to the county&rsquo...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Conservation Summit Comes to Jefferson County

Woman in the Outdoors

PLAN Jeffco, the nonprofit, volunteer-led organization of open space advocates based in Jefferson County, along with Jefferson County Open Space, are pleased to host the inaugural session of the Jeffco Conservation Summit Series. This series will address ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Jefferson County Open Space Fire Ban Begins June 15, 2018

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Starting Friday June 15, 2018, Jefferson County Open Space parks will be under a fire ban. The following activities and items are not permitted during this Jeffco Open Space fire ban:

  • No campfires
  • No charcoal grills or open flames
  • No smoking, except within a...
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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Jefferson County Open Space Announces Designated Use Trails

Mountain Bike on Longhorn Trail at White Ranch Park

Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) will be conducting a one-year pilot program to evaluate the challenges and benefits associated with designated use trails.  As part of this program, two trail segments in the JCOS system will be designated as bi...

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Posted on: May 16, 2018

Hiwan Museum Celebrates 100 Years of Historic Architecture at Upcoming Event

Hiwan Museum Exterior

The Hiwan Museum has been a historic staple in Evergreen, Colorado for as long as many community members can remember. This June marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 completion of the main building of Hiwan Museum, which was previously known as Camp Ne...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Skunk found at Mount Falcon Park Tests Positive for Rabies

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NOTICE: a skunk found at Mount Falcon Park has tested positive for rabies. Reminders from Jefferson County Public Health include leashing your dog and avoiding direct contact with any wildlife. Please Contact Animal Control at 303-271-5070 if you find a d...

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Posted on: April 17, 2018

Get Involved! Upcoming Volunteer Projects Need Your Help

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Learn about upcoming one-day volunteer projects in Jeffco Open Space parks to contribute to the protection of wildlife and vegetation and to maintain trails for all to enjoy.

All ages and abilities are welcome!

Jeffco Open Space has been the natural choice ...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Conservation Greenprint

Conservation Greenprint map

View our recently developed Conservation "Greenprint". This illustrates the challenges that are facing Jeffco Open Space today, the opportunities we see, and the strategies we plan to implement to address these challenges. View the full document...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

e-bike Pilot Program Announced for Jeffco Open Space Parks

Class1 Road e-bike

Based on several factors including 2017 research, existing resource impact research, state laws, and enforceability, Jeffco Open Space is piloting a program that allows electric bicycles (e-bikes) on Jeffco Open Space managed trails.- Class 1 e-bikes are ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2018

Seasonal Wildlife Closures to Begin February 1

Red Tailed Hawk

Each year Jeffco Open Space uses seasonal wildlife closures at the parks to protect species at sensitive times in their life cycles. This year’s seasonal wildlife closures affect five Jeffco Open Space parks.

 

Centennial Cone Park&nb...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Trails Talk Forum Set for February 20

Hikers at Deer Creek Canyon Park

The Trails Talk forum, a community meeting hosted by Jeffco Open Space, will be held Tuesday, February 20, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Jeffco Open Space Headquarters, 700 Jefferson County Parkway, Suite 100, Golden, Colorado.Topics in store include carr...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Jefferson County Announces “Big Year” of Bird Watching

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Jefferson County is home to an abundant variety of bird species. To celebrate and preserve these species and their habitats, the County is excited to offer a Big Year in 2018.

Join fellow community birders in identifying by sight or sound the largest numbe...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Centennial Cone Park Hunting Closure Begins Friday, December 1, 2017

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The late-season hunting access at Centennial Cone Park will begin December 1, closing the park to all other uses through the end of January. The majority of the park will reopen to multi-use recreation on February 1, 2018.Jeffco Open Space hunting access ...

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

(CANCELLED) Jeffco Open Space to Host Fuelwood Sale at Beaver Ranch Park, December 9 & 10, 2017

Pile of fuelwood

---UPDATE: The fuelwood sale has been cancelled due to lack of enrollment---

Permits are now available for the public to purchase fuelwood from forest management activities on approximately 40 forested acres at Conifer’s Community Park at Beaver Ranch. Wea...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Jefferson County Agencies Come Together for National Public Lands Day Clean-up Efforts

On Saturday, September 30, 2017 the nation will celebrate the 24th annual National Public Lands Day, a volunteer effort aimed at preserving and protecting our public lands. This special day provides an opportunity to engage park visitors around a very imp...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Fuelwood Sale Expected Winter of 2017

Jeffco Open Space often has fuelwood to sell to the public at the end of the summer. This wood comes from forestry projects including removing dead or diseased trees or thinning for forest health. Harvested wood is first used for structures within Open Sp...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Dakota Ridge Trail Extension Opens in Matthews/Winters Park

After a year and a half of rock work, winching, cutting and rock placement, an extension has been added to the Dakota Ridge Trail in Matthews/Winters Park, part of Jeffco Open Space. Located on the geological formation known as the hogback, above C-470 an...

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Open Space - News
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Stage 2 Fire Restrictions in Effect for Jeffco Open Space, July 7, 2017

As of 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017, all Jeffco Open Space parks will be under Stage 2 fire restrictions. What to know about the Stage 2 fire restrictions for Jeffco Open Space parks:

No recreational fires - no fire allowed (no open flame, no wood or c...

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News Flash

Posted on: March 12, 2018

Leave Me Be.

Deer fawn at Lookout Mountain Nature Center

Juvenile deer, elk and other wildlife may look vulnerable or in danger, but their mother is likely nearby. Approaching, handling, or feeding young animals may do more harm than good.  Please do not pick up or "rescue" young wildlife. If...

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Open Space - Spotlight
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Volunteer

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Learn the different ways you can make a difference in your open space parks.

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Let's Doo It!

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Learn why dog waste left on the ground is hazardous and take the pledge to always pick up your dog's doo!

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

For Men’s Health Month — Get Healthy, Get Screened, Get Honest, Get Going

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Jefferson County, Colo. — It’s not just a stereotype — men are less likely than women to go to the doctor for their annual checkup. According to a 2016 Cleveland Clinic survey, only 60 percent of men see their doctor once a y...

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

First Jeffco bat to test positive for rabies in 2018 found in Lakewood

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Jefferson County, Colo. — A bat found in Lakewood, near Morrison Road and Wadsworth Boulevard, tested positive for rabies on June 13, 2018. This is the first bat to test positive for rabies in Jefferson County 2018. Though this is the county&...

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

Kick Insects — and the Diseases They Carry — to the Curb

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Jefferson County, Colo. — It’s warming up in Colorado, and just like you and your family are ready to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, insects are coming out, too! Before hitting the pool, hiking trail or even your backyard this s...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Double Up Program Helps Families-in-Need at Jeffco Farmers Markets

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Jefferson County, Colo. — When you wander between rows of leafy lettuce, scraggly radishes and smooth, dark green cucumbers, you may have to remind yourself that it’s pavement under your feet, not fresh-tilled soil at a farm. As you se...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

JCPH Offers a Chance to Put Mom's Health First

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Jefferson County, Colo. — At Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), we value the health and well-being of our community’s mothers and mothers-to-be. That’s why this Mother’s Day (May 13), we’re ce...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

Jefferson County agencies to hold National Rx Take Back Day events

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Several law enforcement agencies in Jefferson County will join the Drug Enforcement Administration to participate in National Rx Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. In an effort to reduce the misuse...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Working Together to Change the Future of Public Health

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During National Public Health Week, JCPH Recognizes Public Health Champions of the Year and Releases 2017 Annual Report

Jefferson County, Colo. — When we look to the future of public health, we see a day when every person has a chance at the best...

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Posted on: March 15, 2018

JCPH Statement Regarding the 2018 County Health Rankings

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Every year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute release the County Health Rankings, a tool to benchmark health outcomes in each county and identify top factors that influence a county’s ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

JCPH Opens New WIC Clinic in Littleton

New WIC Clinic Opening

Jefferson County, Colo. — Pregnant women, infants, children and their parents in South Jeffco can now receive nutrition education and breastfeeding support closer to home.

On March 13, Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) opened a new WIC clinic...

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Posted on: March 12, 2018

JCPH Encourages Groundwater Users to Test Their Water

National Groundwater Awareness Week

Jefferson County, Colo. — You check your smoke detector, your furnace, your gutters and countless filters, batteries and levels in your home — all in case of emergencies. But are you checking your well water, something you use every da...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

First Rabies-Positive Skunk of 2018 Found in Jefferson County

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Jefferson County, Colo. — A skunk found in Lakewood south of Hampden Avenue between Wadsworth and Kipling, near Foothills Golf Course, has tested positive for rabies. This is the first animal to test positive for rabies in Jefferson County in 201...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

JCPH Encourages Parents to Take the Healthy Drink Pledge

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As a parent, you want what’s best for your little one, head-to-toe. That means protecting their pearly whites, too.

According to a survey of about 100 parents (n=102) in the Denver metro area, led by the Healthy Beverage Partnership in 2016, the top concer...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

JCPH To Provide Free Test Kits to Help Keep Families Safe from Dangerous Radon Gas

National Radon Action Month

Jefferson County, Colo. — In Jefferson County, about half of homes tested have high levels of radon. Radon exposure is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and there is a simple way to prevent it. In recognition of National Radon Action Mont...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

A New Year’s Resolution from Local Public Health: The Best Health Possible for All People

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Jefferson County, Colo. — The new year is a time for reflection and hope. It’s a time to look back at the things we’ve done well — and the ways we can continue to improve in the future. In past years, Jefferson Coun...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Alarming Increase of Gonorrhea Rates Reported in Denver

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DENVER, CO (December 14, 2017) – Recent data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment show that the number of gonorrhea cases in the Denver metro area has increased significantly among young people, especially in people unde...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

On World AIDS Day 2017, JCPH Encourages People to Get Tested for HIV

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Jefferson County, Colo. — There are more than 1.1 million people in the U.S. living with HIV. That’s roughly twice the population of Jefferson County — or about half the people living in the Denver Metro Area. Over the last f...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

JCPH Awarded Federal and State Grants to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse Before It Starts

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Every community wants to raise youth that are healthy, safe and making positive choices, including avoiding substance abuse. Now, with funding from both the national and state government, Jefferson County has more resou...

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

One in Three Adults in Colorado Have Prediabetes — And Most Don’t Know It

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Jefferson County, Colo. — In Colorado, 1,342,000 adults — more than one in three — have prediabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Without intervention, many people with prediabetes could develop type 2 diab...

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

JCPH Welcomes New Member to the Jefferson County Board of Health

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Jefferson County, Colo. — With a resume that includes speaking engagements with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the White House, Dr. R. Dawn Comstock is among the nation’s top public health experts. Now, Jeffer...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Hepatitis C Cases Among Young Adults Spike: JCPH Encourages Prevention Practices

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Hepatitis C virus cases increased 65 percent among 21- to 30-year-olds in 10 Front-Range counties, including Jefferson County, between 2015 and 2016. Cases among this age group in Jefferson County rose nearly 32 percent.

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

Board of Health to Consider Changes in Onsite Wastewater Treatment (Septic) System Regulation

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Jefferson County, Colorado — The Jefferson County Board of Health is in the process of revising its current onsite wastewater treatment (septic) system regulations. These changes are necessary due to recent revisions to the Colorado Onsite Waste...

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Posted on: August 31, 2017

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day

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Jefferson County, CO — August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day, held each year to raise awareness and remember those who have lost their lives to drug overdose. It is also a day of hope in recognizing the many lives that have been saved from ove...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Heading Back to School? Make Sure Your Teen is Up-to-Date on Immunizations to Stay Healthy

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Jefferson County, CO — They’ll always be your baby, even when your little boy towers over your head or your baby girl is going through her first heartbreak. Though the diapers and baby teeth have been replaced by hormones and acne, your teen still needs y...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

A Bat Found Near Normandy Elementary School Tests Positive for Rabies

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Jefferson County, CO — Another bat has tested positive for rabies in Jefferson County, Colorado. This one was found near Normandy Elementary School, 6750 S Kendall Blvd, Littleton, CO, 80128. People who may have come in contact with this bat or have had e...

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

JCPH's Nutrition Services WIC Program Receives USDA Loving Support Gold Award of Excellence

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Jefferson County, CO — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today awarded the Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program with the Loving Support Gold Award of Excellence....

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Jefferson County Public Health WIC Program Spotlights Community Resources for Breastfeeding Support

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Jefferson County, CO — August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week (WBW), an annual celebration of breastfeeding to increase breastfeeding awareness to improve the health of mothers and babies. In honor of t...

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Posted on: July 21, 2017

JCPH’s Valerie Carberry Receives NFP DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses

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Jefferson County, CO — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is honored to announce Valerie Carberry, Public Health Nurse and Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) home visitor at JCPH, has received the NFP DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses. Valerie is only t...

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

Summer is mosquito season – Fight the Bite to prevent West Nile virus

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Jefferson Couty, CO — As you hit the pool, park or patio for the Fourth of July and other celebrations this summer, remember it’s more than just summertime, it’s mosquito season. That means an increased risk of exposure to West Nile virus.

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Rabies found in first Jefferson County bat and 17th skunk

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Jefferson County, CO — Skunk rabies continues to be a concern in Jefferson County with the 17th skunk testing positive for rabies in 2017. Additionally, a bat in Jefferson County has now also tested positive for rabies. Both bat and skunk rabies are now c...

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News Flash

Posted on: June 14, 2018

REVISED: Eastbound C-470 (S. Wadsworth Boulevard to US-85) Closure

Eastbound C-470 will be closed to traffic from S. Wadsworth Boulevard to US-85 on June 15, 2018 from 8:00 PM to 8:00 AM.  This is for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) C-470 Express Lanes project.

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Lane Closure on Northbound S. Kipling Parkway at W. Coal Mine Avenue

The right lane of northbound S. Kipling Parkway south of W. Coal Mine Avenue will be closed to traffic through July 12, 2018.  Construction crews are widening the roadway.

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Posted on: June 6, 2018

REVISED: Eastbound C-470 (S. Wadsworth Boulevard to US-85) Closure

Eastbound C-470 will be closed to traffic from S. Wadsworth Boulevard to US-85 on June 15, 2018 from 10:00 PM to 5:30 AM.  This is for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) C-470 Express Lanes project.

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

REVISED: Soda Creek Drive Closure

Revised:

A continuous, round the clock road closure of Soda Creek Dr. between Snyder Gulch and Hidden Meadow Dr. is scheduled to take place starting on Tuesday May 22nd, 2018 through June 29th, 2018.

The closure is due to a major culvert repair project.

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

W. Chatfield Avenue (S. Pierce Street to S. Depew Street) Closure

W. Chatfield Avenue / S. Platte Canyon Road will be closed to through traffic from S. Pierce Street to S. Depew Street from May 7 to May 19, 2018.

W. Chatfield Avenue, Pierce Street, and the roundabout at S. Kendall Boulevard will have substantial traffic ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Eastbound C-470 (S. Wadsworth Boulevard to US-85) Closure

Eastbound C-470 will be closed to traffic from S. Wadsworth Boulevard to US-85 on June 8, 2018 from 10:00 PM to 5:30 AM.  This is for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) C-470 Express Lanes project.

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Lane Closures at Kipling Parkway and Bowles Avenue

Lane closures will occur at the Kipling Parkway and Bowles Avenue intersection on Thursday, January 4.  Work may continue through Friday, January 5.

This is for traffic signal maintenance operations.

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

Johnson Road north of US-6 Lane Restriction

Johnson Road, north of US-6 at the RTD light rail tracks, will be restricted to one lane on Friday, January 5 from from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

Crews will patch asphalt and perform shoulder work.

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Merge Lane Shift at Colfax Avenue and US-6

The merge lane of southbound Colfax Avenue to westbound US-6 will be shifted to the south beginning January 8.  Drivers must YIELD to traffic before merging on to westbound US-6.  This condition is expected to last six weeks.

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Ulysses Street (US-6 to Mt. Vernon Road) Closure

Northbound Ulysses Street will be closed to traffic from US-6 to Mt. Vernon Road starting on January 8, 2018.  The closure will last about eight weeks.

Drivers that normally use the northbound lane of Ulysses Street from US-6 to Mt. Vernon Road wi...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

Johnson Road north of US-6

Traffic lane closures on Johnson Road north of US-6 will occur on Saturday, December 9. Intermittent lane closures are planned from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the center median near the RTD Light Rail tracks.

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

W. Chatfield Ave. (S. Pierce St. to S. Kendall Blvd.)

W. Chatfield Avenue will be closed to traffic from S. Pierce Street to S. Kendall Boulevard through December 23.

Only local traffic will be allowed between S. Pierce Street and S. Newland Street.  Traffic will be detoured north on S. Pierce Street...

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Posted on: November 22, 2017

Ulysses Street Closure (Mt. Vernon Road to US-6)

The southbound lane of Ulysses Street will be closed to through traffic from Mt. Vernon Road to US-6 starting on November 27, 2017.

Jefferson County and its contractor, Concrete Express, Inc. (CEI), are starting construction of a new sidewalk on the north ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

S. Platte Canyon Rd. ramp from C-470

December 1, 2017 Update

The S. Platte Canyon Road ramp from C-470 will be closed to traffic through Sunday, December 17.

November 8, 2017 Update

The S. Platte Canyon Road ramp from C-470 will be closed to traffic on Monday, November 6 through Wednesday, Dece...

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News Flash

Posted on: June 19, 2018

Family of Lost Child Located

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With the public’s help, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was able to locate the family of Manuel, a five-year-old male child who had been found by a passing motorist in the area of W. Ken Caryl Ave and S. Kendall Blvd at 2:45 a.m....

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Motorist Finds Lost Child at Ken Caryl and Kendall Blvd

Manuel

At 2:45 a.m. this morning, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a lost child. A passing motorist noticed a young male walking east along W. Ken Caryl near S. Kendall Blvd. The boy appears to be about 5 years old, is approxima...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

“Jury Duty” Scam Has a New Twist

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This week the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple calls from residents regarding a scam in which the scammer calls and claims the resident has a warrant out for his or her arrest because they missed jury duty. The caller then...

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Posted on: June 5, 2018

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Implemented in JeffCo

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Effective at 6:00 p.m. today, June 5, 2018, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader implemented temporary Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for all lands in Jefferson County.

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Posted on: May 31, 2018

JeffCo Sheriff’s Office to Target Drunk Driving

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Tomorrow night, June 1, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a countywide DUI saturation. The Traffic and Directed Operations Units will focus efforts on DUI enforcement in each of the three Sheriff’s Office precinc...

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Posted on: May 8, 2018

JeffCo Sheriff’s Office Responds to Barricaded Suspect

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At 6:45 p.m. on Monday, May 7, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a possible hostage situation in the 12500 block of South Highway 285. The caller, a 76-year-old male, reported his 37-year-old son was holding the caller...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Jefferson County Detentions Facility Introduces Vivitrol

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Effective immediately, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is introducing a new opioid treatment program for qualifying inmates who have completed withdrawal protocols while at the Jefferson County detentions facility. Upon their imminent rele...

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

“Shots Fired” Investigation Yields Results

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On the morning of February 23, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports of shots fired in the area of Ken Caryl and Shaffer Drive. Witness accounts and video footage confirmed numerous successive sounds similar to gunfire....

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Prisoner Escapes from Mount View

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Jefferson County, CO. – On March 12, 2018 at 8:20 p.m., a 17-year-old inmate of the Mount View Youth Services Center escaped by climbing over a perimeter fence of the facility. Marcos Arredondo (dob 061900) has two cases pending in Denver and Bo...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

New State-of-the-Art Jeffcom 911 Communications Center

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Jeffcom 911 announced the opening of its newly consolidated communications center. The center services eight agencies covering Jefferson County and surrounding districts. Jeffcom 911 will work with fire, police and emergency medical service providers to d...

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Posted on: March 7, 2018

Bar Fight Results in Flight-for-Life Transport

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On January 25, 2018 at 10:10 p.m., deputies responded to Crossroads Pizza & Wings Bar, 16 Mt. Evans Blvd in Pine Junction reference a fight between three males. Prior to arrival, the two suspects in the fight had left the scene. The victim suffered se...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

JeffCo Investigating In-Custody Death

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Jefferson County, CO. – On March 1, 2018 at 3:48 a.m., inmate Jennifer Brooks (DOB 05/27/71) was found non-responsive with a trash bag over her head in her cell at the Jefferson County Detention Facility. Deputies immediately began life-saving m...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

JeffCo Sheriff’s Office Responds to Reports of Shots Fired

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At
6:30 this morning, February 23, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office receivedmultiple reports of shots fired near a shopping center in the area of Ken Caryl
and Shaffer Drive. Arriving deputies immediately established a perimeter and beg...

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Posted on: February 9, 2018

JeffCo Jail Opens Behavioral Health Unit

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On February 5, 2018, the Jefferson County jail opened
a 64-bed Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) that focuses on the needs of inmates withsubstance abuse and mental health disorders. This unit utilizes programs
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Posted on: February 9, 2018

Band Instructor Arrested for Sexual Assault

Geoffery Banninger

On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigators were contacted by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office regarding an investigation of an Eagle Crest High School part-time band instructor allegedly having sex with a 16-year-o...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Crime Spree in South JeffCo

Edward Barron

At9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 10th, a male suspect later
identified as Edward Roy Barron, (dob 031986), entered the CVS Pharmacy at 9936W. Bowles Ave. and robbed the pharmacy of narcotics at gunpoint. He was seen
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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Safety in Faith "Next Steps" Forum

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Unfortunately the recent tragedy in Sutherland Springs,Texas, underscores the need for Jefferson County's Safety in Faith program. Over the past two
weeks, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s has received inquiries from local houses of worship abo...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Offers Business Academy

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is offering its first Business Academy for local business owners and managers. This free crime prevention course will be held three consecutive Thursday mornings from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. on October 12th, 19th, and 26th....

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Law Enforcement Agencies Partner to Target Drunk Driving in JeffCo

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On Friday night, September 22, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be working in conjunction with Colorado State Patrol and the Metro DUI Task Force to perform a countywide DUI saturation. The task force will consist of officers from Aurora, Denver...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Officer Involved Shooting in South Jeffco

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On
September 21, 2017 at 3:42 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call regardinga reckless driver on eastbound C-470. The caller reported that a black Audi
sedan was speeding and passing cars on the shoulder of the road. The Audi then ex...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Suspect Wanted for Seriously Injuring a Toddler

Joshua Gonzales

Joshua James Gonzales (10/24/95) is wanted for child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, a Class 3 Felony, for an incident that is believed to have occurred on Monday, September 11 in the 1400 block of S. Pierson Street. The incident was not reporte...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

JeffCo Investigating In-custody Death

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On August 31, 2017 at 10:00 p.m., inmate Suzanne Burgaz (DOB 10/13/1962) was found non-responsive with a television power cord around her neck in a dayroom at the Jefferson County Detention Facility. Deputies immediately began life-saving measures with th...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Fire Restrictions Lifted in Jefferson County

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Effective today, August 3, 2017, at 12:00 p.m., Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader will lift the temporary fire restriction order for Jefferson County. Denver Mountain Parks and Jeffco Open Space will remain in a Stage 2 Fire Ban, while Lakewood Open S...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Law Enforcement Agencies Partner to Target Drunk Driving in JeffCo

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On Saturday, August 26, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be working in cooperation with the Arvada Police Department and Lakewood Police Department on DUI checkpoints. We are combining multiple agency efforts with the goal of sending a...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Animal Control Offers Pet Safety Education at Courthouse

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This summer, Jefferson County Animal Control is partnering with the City of Golden’s Animal Control to provide information and education to visitors of the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility. From 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. o...

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Posted on: July 23, 2017

Man drowns in the Platte River

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OnSaturday, July 22, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., a man drowned in the Platte River. The43-year-old Castle Rock resident, whose identity is being withheld pendingnotification of family, was tubing near the Platte River Campground with hisfiancée and frie...

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Posted on: July 12, 2017

Temporary Fire Ban Implemented in Jefferson County

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Effective at noon on July 13, 2017, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader will enact a Stage 2 Fire Ban for Jefferson County. This temporary Stage 2 Fire Ban supersedes all previous fire restrictions and bans.

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Public’s Help

Jennifer Brooks

Jefferson County Sheriff’s investigators are seeking to locate additional victims of a felony reckless driving incident that occurred around noon on July 10 on Highway 285 in the area between WagonTrail and S. Hillview Road, on both north and so...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

JeffCo Hires Detention Administrator

Rob Rearson swearing in

Tomorrow, July 11, Robert Reardon will be sworn in as the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Detention Administrator at 4:00 p.m. in the Commons Lobby at the Sheriff’s Office, 200 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden. In addition to Reardon’s appointment as Detention...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Implemented in Portions of JeffCo

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Effective at 6:00 p.m. today, June 29, 2017, the Jefferson County Sheriff will implement temporary Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for portions of Jefferson County. The restrictions apply to the areas west of Highway 93, west of C-470, and south and west of the...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Restricted Access on Clear Creek Lifted

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By order of the Sheriff and effective immediately, restrictions that previously limited waterway activities on Clear Creek are lifted. The restrictions in the City of Golden have also been lifted. The boundaries affected by the restriction order on June 1...

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Posted on: June 22, 2017

Jefferson County Clarifies the Use and Possession of Fireworks

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With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office would like to clarify Colorado law as it applies to the use and possession of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County.

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Access Restricted on Clear Creek

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Effective Monday, June 12th, 2017 Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader and the Golden Police Department will limit waterway activities on Clear Creek. These temporary restrictions apply to Clear Creek in unincorporated Jefferson County, as well as those ...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

JeffCo Investigating In-custody Death

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On May 31, 2017 at 7:00 a.m., inmate Mark Witkowski (07/26/71) was found non-responsive with a ligature around his neck in his cell at the Jefferson County Detention Facility. Sheriff’s deputies immediately began administering CPR and called for...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

CSOC Scholarship Award Recipient Announced

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Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader is pleased to announce Valeria Garcia-Salcedo as this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) scholarship award for Jefferson County. Ms. Garcia-Salcedo will be recognized by the sheriff a...

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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Law Enforcement Agencies Partner to Target Drunk Driving in JeffCo

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On Saturday, May 27, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting aDUI checkpoint in the area of S. Kipling Parkway and W. Bowles Ave, and theLakewood Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint in the Belmarshopping area. ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Second Arrest Made in JeffCo Homicide

Kenneth Crise

The second suspect wanted in the shooting death of 26 year old Samuel Addison Stewart is in custody on a warrant for first degree murder. Stewart was found deceased in his vehicle in the 11300 block of W. Maplewood Drive on May 1. He had sustained multipl...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Arrest Made in JeffCo Homicide

Homicide Suspects Jordan Lemarinel and Kenneth Crise

This afternoon, Jefferson County investigators executed an arrest warrant for Jordan Lemarinel (04/17/90) on suspicion of first degree murder in the death of Samuel Addison Stewart (07/02/90). A warrant has also been issued for the arrest of Kenneth Crise...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Community Meeting Regarding Sexually Violent Predator

Julian Reyes

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a community notification meeting on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, to discuss the residency of sexually violent predator Julian Andrew Reyes, age 57. The meeting will be held from 6:00 – 7:00 p...

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Posted on: May 2, 2017

JeffCo Investigating Homicide

Samuel Stewart

At 3:30 p.m. on Monday, May 1, Jefferson County deputies were dispatched to a call of a suspicious vehicle in the 11300 block of W Maplewood Drive. The vehicle – a white Ford Explorer unfamiliar to the neighborhood – was first noticed in the morning and r...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

JCSO Achieves National Reaccreditation

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Last month, the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) reaccredited the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for law enforcement operations and public safety communications. The Sheriff’s Office first achieved na...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Cooperates with ICE

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Illegal immigration is understandably a concern for many citizens and I am occasionally asked “Why is Jefferson County a sanctuary county?” My response is simple: It is not.

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Posted on: April 22, 2017

Body Recovered from Wellington Lake

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Late afternoon on April 21, Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies recovered a body from Wellington Lake. The decedent has been identified as Henry Wendel, the victim of a canoe accident that occurred on the lake on March 22. The canoe was carrying...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Criminal Investigations Division

Frank Sanchez

Frank Junior Sanchez (DOB 03/20/1991) is wanted for attempted murder by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Sanchez is a Hispanic male, 5’10, 195 lbs, black hair, brown eyes, with acne scars on his face. A photo is attached. His las...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Fire Ban Lifted, Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Reinstated

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Effective at 12:00 p.m. today, March 30, 2017, the Jefferson County Sheriff rescinded the temporary Stage 2 Fire Ban and reinstated Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for all Jefferson County. While recent and forecasted weather helps reduce the risk of wildland f...

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Posted on: March 8, 2017

Annual Courage Walk Honors Victims of Crime

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On Saturday, April 8, 2017, victim advocates will host the 24th annual Courage Walk for victims’ rights at the Jefferson County Courts and Administrative Building. The walk, which coincides with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, is ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Temporary Fire Ban Implemented in Jefferson County

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Effective at midnight, this evening, March 6, 2017, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader will enact a Stage 2 Fire Ban for Jefferson County. This Temporary Stage 2 Fire Ban supersedes all previous Fire Restrictions and Bans.

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

JeffCo Partners with Business Owners to Combat Counterfeiters

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In 2015, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigated 21 reports of fraud involving counterfeit money. In 2016 that number rose to 71 and so far this year, we have had 12 cases reported. Due to this increase in the use of counterfeit money...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Senior Citizen Missing

Missing Man

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in locating a missing senior citizen. Gary Mills, 73, left his home in the 25300 block of N. Turkey Creek Rd. in Evergreen on February 15th at 5:20 p.m. and has not returned. Mr. Mills is 5’9”, 115 ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Cheezo Program

Cheezo

Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader and District Attorney Pete Weir announced today that the Child Sex Offender Internet Investigations (CSOII) Unit known as Cheezo will be operating under the Sheriff’s Office effective immediately. At a press...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Jeffco Sheriff’s Office Citizens’ Academy starting in March

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The highly anticipated return of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Citizens’ Academy is around the corner and we are now accepting applications. The academy will begin on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, and is a 10-week program designed to provid...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

Attempted Burglary of Gun Store

Attempted gun store burglary suspects

At 1:30 a.m. on January 12th, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office was notified of an alarm at Denver Guns and Ammo located at 8250 W. Coalmine Ave. When deputies arrived the suspects had already fled. They had attempted to make entry by breaking two sto...

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