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Posted on: August 20, 2018

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

anthony villegas

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

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

Martinez Sentenced to 24 Years Prison for Shooting Teen

John Martinez

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

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

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

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

George Brauchler, Di...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

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

Andrea Moreno

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

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

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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Joint News Conference Scheduled for Friday Regarding Cold Cases

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

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Posted on: August 6, 2018

First Degree Murder Charges Filed in Wheat Ridge Death

joshua kane

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

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Joseph Barela Sentenced to 48 Years Prison for Child Abuse Death

joseph barela

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

 

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Posted on: July 26, 2018

Guilty Plea in Arvada Vehicular Homicide

Troy Glassford

Troy Steven Glassford, DOB: 10-9-78, appeared in Jefferson County District Court earlier this week where he pled guilty in the vehicular homicide death of 43-year-old Nathan Osburn.

On January 10, 2018 Arvada police were called to the area of Pomona Drive ...

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Erik Newton Guilty of Murder in Unincorporated Jeffco

Erik Newton

A Jefferson County jury deliberated four hours on July 17th before finding Erik Jamal Newton, DOB: 12-24-94, guilty of the murder of Zachary Greenstreet in June, 2016.

A Jefferson County jury deliberated four hours on July 17th before finding Erik Jamal Ne...

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Posted on: July 23, 2018

DA’s Citizens Academy Accepting Applications for 2018 Session

The First Judicial District Attorney’s Citizens Academy is accepting applications for the 2018 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: July 19, 2018

Charges Filed in Shooting of Uber Driver in Lakewood

District Attorney Pete Weir announced that charges have been filed against two males involved in the shooting of an Uber driver in Lakewood in June. Quartez Smith, DOB: 03-16-00, and a 13-year-old juvenile have each been charged with numerous felonies.

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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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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Joseph Barela Found Guilty of Child Abuse Resulting in Death

joseph barela

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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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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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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Posted on: June 4, 2018

Charges Filed in Vehicular Assault of Police Officer

enrique arellano

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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Posted on: May 31, 2018

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

joshua gonzales

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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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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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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Posted on: April 30, 2018

Tyler Blanco Sentenced to 20 Years Prison for Shooting Cousin

tyler blanco

            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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

ah jung

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

zachary myers

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

stephen tecmire

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

Safety Fair

  • 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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