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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Elections FAQ series to address voter questions

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The Jeffco Clerk and Recorder’s Office has launched a new video series where George addresses some of Jeffco voters’ most frequently asked questions ahead of a busy election year.

Check out our YouTube page for more videos at www.youtub...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Election Security

Here are details of what Jeffco Elections does to ensure security

The Jefferson County Elections division is committed to providing secure and accessible elections. 

Check out our comprehensive backgrounder for more details on the steps we take to accomplish this.

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Ballots are on their way to Jeffco voters!

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We have now sent ballots to all active registered Republican, Democratic, and unaffiliated voters for the March 3 presidential primary election. Unaffiliated voters will receive a Republican and Democratic ballot, but can only return one. 

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

Spread the word: 17 year olds can vote in the March presidential primary!

Flier that reminds 17 year old Coloradans they can vote if they will be 18 by Nov. 3.

Did you know that 17 year olds can vote in the March presidential primary? That’s right—so long as you are 18 years old on or by Nov. 3 (the date of the general election), 17 year olds can vote in the March 3 presidential primary. Make...

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: January 7, 2020

First-year highlights: expanded services, more transparency

A roundup of achievements during our first year.

We are singularly focused on providing excellent service to our customers. Click here for a full list of accomplishments since Clerk and Recorder George P. Stern took office one year ago.

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Renew your plate tags at the grocery store

Take advantage of one of our convenient renewal kiosks

Take advantage of one of our five renewal kiosks to skip a trip to the DMV and avoid the line altogether! All you need is your vehicle information and a form of payment to print your new tag stickers immediately. Click here to find the kiosk nearest you. ...

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: December 23, 2019

Updated voting locations for 2020

Updated drop box and VSPC locations for the 2020 presidential primary.

We have updated the locations of 24-hour ballot drop boxes and Voter Service and Polling Centers for Jeffco voters ahead of the March 3, 2020 presidential primary. Click here to find the voting location nearest you!

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Passport Appointments Now Available Online

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Need to apply for, or renew your passport? Did you know that the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder’s Clerk to the Board Division is a passport acceptance facility? Our staff are certified by the U.S. Department of State to assist customers wit...

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Clerk and Recorder - News
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Sign up to be a Temporary Elections Judge!

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We're recruiting for Temporary Elections Judges for the 2019 coordinated election and beyond.  Positions include:

  • Voter Service & Polling Centers (VSPC)
  • Mail Ballot
  • Data Entry
  • Call Center
  • Ballot Pick Up & Sorters
  • Tabulation/Adjudicatio...
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Cold Cases

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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

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Betts, Dellmer - Homicide

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Boisvert, Elie Phil - Homicide

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Burton, Helen - Homicide

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cassel, Frederich H. - Homicide

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Caudill, Jessica - Homicide

Caudill, Jessica

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cohen, Harold Murphy - Homicide

Cohen, Harold Murphy

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cooley, Melanie Suzy - Homicide

Cooley, Melanie Suzy

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

Cooley was last seen wearing bl...

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Corriveau, Hollis Jim Sr. - Homicide

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Cortez, Lenora Christina - Homicide

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Coursey, Nora Lois - Homicide

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

DeTemple, Julia Ann - Homicide

DeTemple, Julia Ann

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Fuster, Elvin - Homicide

Fuster, Elvin

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Garcia, Jose San Juan - Homicide

Garcia

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Garrick Jr., John Joseph - Homicide

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Gonzales, Lucas - Homicide

Gonzales, Lucas

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Groezinger, Mark - Homicide

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

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

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

MacLean, Shannon Rose - Homicide

MacLean, Shannon Rose

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Malin, Richard Gary - Homicide

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: November 8, 2017

SOLVED Moore, Jeannie - Homicide

Solved Moore

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

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

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Cold Cases
Posted on: 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 - Unidentified Remains

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: February 20, 2020

23 Years Prison for Brutal DV Assault in Lakewood

Manuel Casias

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Jury Returns Guilty on 24 Charges in Lakewood Double Vehicular Homicide

william jokay szilagji

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Life In Prison Plus 163 Years For Murder Of Cymone Duran

Abel Gallegos

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: January 30, 2020

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

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: January 29, 2020

Three Guilty in Murder of Cymone Duran

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Woman Guilty of Kidnapping and Assault

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Charges Filed in New Year’s Day Homicide in Lakewood

Stephen Derossett

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: December 31, 2019

Charges Filed in Littleton Apartment Complex Fire

Alex Duran

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: December 30, 2019

Juan Duran Sentenced to 29 Years Prison for Vehicular Homicide

Juan Duran

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: December 30, 2019

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

Jerald Cross

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

On October 7, 2018, Cross and...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: December 20, 2019

40 Years Prison for Domestic Violence Stabbing in Lakewood

Alan Evans

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

In Marc...

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: December 19, 2019

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

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Charges Filed in Lakewood Convenience Store Murder

Israel Becerril Rodriguez

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: December 9, 2019

Charges Filed in Lakewood Sexual Assault

Darrell Wall

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: December 6, 2019

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

Contarius Alexander

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: December 3, 2019

Tips for a Safe Holiday Shopping Season

Cary Johnson Shares Helpful Tips

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 25, 2019

Juan Duran Pleads Guilty in Westminster Vehicular Homicide

Juan Duran

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Lengthy Prison Sentences for Kidnapping and Assault in Lakewood

Darrius Holmes

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 15, 2019

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

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 14, 2019

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

Jarvis Gates

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 13, 2019

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

Bruce Bagwell

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Former Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to Jail

Myriah Lovato

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

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District Attorney - News
Posted on: November 8, 2019

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

Jerald Cross

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

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

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

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

Contarius Alexander

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

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

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Bruce Bagwell Guilty of First Degree Murder of his Wife

Bruce Bagwell

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

On February 6, 2019 Lakewoo...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

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

Asha Thompson

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

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

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

Austin Boutain

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

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Posted on: October 15, 2019

Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Shooting his Wife

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

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

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

ID Theft Ringleader Sentenced to 24 Years Prison

Michael Mancuso

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

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Kathleen Boutain Returned Jefferson County to Face Murder Charges

Kathleen Boutain

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

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

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Posted on: September 24, 2019

Damon Porter Sentenced to 48 Years Prison for Shooting Lakewood Man

Damon Porter

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

Codefendants Dominic Pacheco-Donelson and Jazmine H...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

Austin Boutain Pleads Guilty to Murder in Golden RV Park

Austin Boutain

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

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Posted on: September 17, 2019

Arvada Woman Sentenced in Theft from PTO

Jessica Tafoya

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

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Charges Filed in Shooting at Lakewood Walmart

Kile Chaca

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

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Posted on: September 6, 2019

Charges Filed in Death of Patrick Begley in Lakewood

Shannan Begley

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

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

Life in Prison for Todd Grudznske in Lakewood Traffic Fatality

Todd Grudznske

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

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

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

ID Theft Ringleader Found Guilty of Racketeering

Michael Mancuso

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

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Posted on: September 3, 2019

Charges Filed in Escape from Lookout Mountain Youth Center

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

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Charges Filed in Deaths of Two Men in Belmar Park

Vicente Orozco

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

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Posted on: August 27, 2019

Prison Sentence for Assault of Two Long-Term Care Patients

Gwendolyn Kentris

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

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

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

Alicia Elena Valdez

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

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

Habitual Criminal Sentenced to 48 Years in Prison

Timothy Bryant

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

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

Man Gets 12 Years Prison for 10th Indecent Exposure Conviction

Fred Shattuck

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

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Posted on: August 1, 2019

Samantha Maestas Gets Probation in Vehicular Homicide Death of Toddler

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

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

District Court Judge Margie Enquist sentenced Maes...

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Charges Filed in Arvada Homicide

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

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

DA’s Citizens Academy Accepting Applications for 2019 Session

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

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Charges Filed in Police Standoff in Edgewater

John Cruz Jr

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

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Father and Son Sentenced to Prison for Assault

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

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Church Camp Counselor Charged with Sexual Assault of a Child

Tolar Locke

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

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

Alicia Valdez Guilty in Murder of Andrew Jenicek in Edgewater

Alicia Elena Valdez

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

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Austin Boutain Returned to Colorado to Face Murder Charges

Austin Boutain

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

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Posted on: July 10, 2019

DA’s Citizens Academy Accepting Applications for 2019 Session

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

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Posted on: July 3, 2019

25 Year Prison Sentence in Golden Vehicular Homicide

William Lenox

(Golden, CO – July 3, 2019)  William Randolph Lenox, DOB: 9-3-89, was sentenced on July 2nd to 25 years in prison for the vehicular homicide death of 73-year-old Margaret (Peggy) Braun and for causing serious injury to three other indiv...

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Posted on: July 1, 2019

Drug Dealer Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison

Jorge Lopez

(Golden, CO – July 1, 2019)  Jorge Alberto Lopez, DOB: 7-10-82, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on June 28, 2019 and was sentenced to 24 years in prison for possession with intent to sell large amounts of methamphetamine, heroin, coca...

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

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

Dominic Barrios

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

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Posted on: June 24, 2019

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

William Sexton

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

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

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Posted on: June 3, 2019

Prison Sentences for Murder of Andrew Jenicek in Edgewater

Devon Howard

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

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

“Pom Pom Bandit” Sentenced to Prison for Bank Robberies

Brandon York

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

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

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Man Sentenced in Vehicular Homicide Death of Teen in Westminster

Elliot Bond

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

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Charges Filed in Lakewood Double Fatal Vehicular Homicide

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

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Earnest Maynes Sentenced to 25 Years Prison for Multiple Arsons

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

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Youth Home Director Guilty of Sexual Assault of a Child

William Sexton

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

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

It’s Time for Senior Law Day in Jefferson County

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

This year there will be 24 valuable work...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

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

Rogel Aguilera Mederos

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

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Two Men Guilty in Murder of Andrew Jenicek in Edgewater

Caleb Joseph Vigil

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

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Posted on: April 29, 2019

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

Jemelle Adams

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

On November 10, 2017, j...

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Posted on: April 24, 2019

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

Kelly Kerr

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

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Charges Filed in Death of Kristian MacLeod in Golden

Joshua Polaske

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

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

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Posted on: April 23, 2019

Lengthy Prison Sentences for Two Brothers in Kidnapping

Felipe Hernandez

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

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

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Posted on: April 15, 2019

Charges Filed in Arvada Chlorine Bomb Discharge

Braiden Ulmer

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

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Charges Filed in the Death of Joseph Brinson

Blake Quinlan

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

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

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Posted on: April 8, 2019

Guilty Plea in Lakewood Arsons

earnest maynes

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

On April 28, 2018 Lakewood po...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

34 Year Prison Sentence in Death of Wheat Ridge Man

Ian OConnor

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

On August 29, 2017 the Colorad...

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Posted on: March 22, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Jury Returns Guilty Verdicts in Lakewood Murder

Keevin Bell

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

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

20 Year Prison Sentence for String of Robberies in Lakewood

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

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

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Guilty of Murder in Domestic Violence Death of Westminster Woman

Ezekiel Garcia

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

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

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

Kelly Kerr

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

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

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Charges Filed in Bank Robberies in Lakewood and Arvada

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

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

Charges Filed in Golden Vehicular Homicide

William Lenox

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

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

32 Year Prison Sentence for Domestic Violence Strangulation

Thomas Rojas

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

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

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

Bruce Bagwell

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

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

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

David Gladu

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

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

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

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

edward barron

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

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Accepting Nominations for Good News Breakfast Celebration

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

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

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

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

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Vehicular Homicide Charges Filed in Death of Toddler

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

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Man Found Guilty of Attempted Murder of his Girlfriend

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

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

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

Edward Barron

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

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

Prison for Two Men in Assault at Bar in Pine Junction

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

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

30 Years Prison for Kidnapping and Sexual Assault in Gilpin County

Reginald Clark

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

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

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Guilty Plea in Evergreen Vehicular Homicide

Daltyn Hollon

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

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

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Posted on: January 7, 2019

Arvada Woman Charged with Theft from PTO

Jessica Tafoya

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

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Posted on: January 3, 2019

Chris Cumsille Enters Guilty Plea in Vehicular Homicide

Chris Cumsille

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

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

Law Enforcement Officers Receive Award from District Attorney

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

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

TIPS FOR A SAFE HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON

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

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

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

James Navarro

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

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

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Posted on: December 11, 2018

Man Sentenced to 22 Years Prison for Lakewood Stabbing

Marvin Luna-Lovo

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

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

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Jeffrey Maynard Sentenced to 44 Years Prison in Gilpin County Homicide

Jeffrey Maynard

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

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Two Charged in Kidnapping and Assault in Lakewood

Darrius Holmes

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

On November 1...

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

28 Years Prison for Assault of Lakewood Police Agent

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

Arellano pled guilty on October 1, ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Charges Filed in Death of Cymone Duran

Abel Gallegos

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

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

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

Ivan Garcia

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

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

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

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

Brandon Hanson

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

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

10 Years Prison for Aggravated Robbery in Wheat Ridge

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

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

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

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

Dominic Pacheco Donelson

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

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Posted on: November 6, 2018

Two Indicted for Wheel Thefts from Car Dealerships

Brian Kassal

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

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Family Justice Center Moves Closer towards Becoming a Reality

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

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

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

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

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

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

Lakewood Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of his Elderly Mother

James Navarro

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

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

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

David Broom Sentenced to 6 Years Prison for Vehicular Homicide

David Broom

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

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

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Three Sentenced in Stabbing of Man in Lakewood.

Amber Price

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

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Gilpin County Jury Convicts Man of Kidnapping and Sexual Assault

Clark Reginald

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

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

Morrison Man Charged with Murder

Jerald Cross

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

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

Wynn Sichting Sentenced for Assault and Kidnapping

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

On September 11, 2017, at 9...

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

First Degree Murder Charged in Lakewood Traffic Fatality

Todd Grudznske

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

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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Enrique Arellano Pleads Guilty to Assault of Police Officer

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

In May, 2018 Lakew...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

Jeffrey Maynard Pleads Guilty in Gilpin County Homicide

Jeffrey Maynard

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

Maynard pled g...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

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

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

First Judicial District Bar Association Honors DA Pete Weir

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

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Man Guilty of Transporting over 14 Pounds of Meth through Colorado

Jose Chavez Tellez

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

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

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

Man Sentenced to 20 Years Prison for Stabbing RTD Bus Driver

Richard Mathis

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

On February 24, 2017 Jef...

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

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

Troy Glassford

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

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

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

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

Isabella Parker

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

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

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Wynn Sichting Pleads Guilty to Assault and Kidnapping

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

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

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

Elliot Bond

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

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

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

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

Nathan Hale

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

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

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Posted on: August 28, 2018

Woman Sentenced to 17 Years Prison for Child Abuse Death

Bethany Smith

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

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Two Guilty in Kidnapping and Robbery in South Jeffco

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

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

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Five Years Prison for 8th DUI Conviction

John Thompson

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

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Grand Jury Indicts Eight in ID Theft Ring

Michael Mancuso

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

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

IRS IMPOSTER SCAM - DON’T BE FOOLED

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

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

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

Glenn Gregory

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

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Posted on: August 22, 2018

David Broom Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide

David Broom

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

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

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

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

Luis Riso

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 Zebulun Bacon.Martinez was drinking and h...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

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

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

George Brauchler, Di...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

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

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

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

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Joseph Barela Sentenced to 48 Years Prison for Child Abuse Death

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

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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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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

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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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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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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

“Comic Con Bandit” Sentenced to 39 Years Prison

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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  • 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

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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

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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

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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

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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: January 24, 2020

Drone Flight on McIntyre Street Wednesday, January 29

Jefferson County will conduct an aerial survey from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone).  The drone will fly along the west side of McIntyre Street between W. 60th Avenue south to W. 5...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Drone Flight on S. Kipling Parkway Tuesday, January 28

Jefferson County will conduct an aerial survey from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone).  The drone will fly along the east side of S. Kipling Parkway between Old Coal Mine Avenue south ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Drone Flight on CR-73 (N. Turkey Creek Road to Citation Trail) Wednesday, January 15

Jefferson County will be conducting an aerial survey from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone).  The drone will fly along the west and east sides of County Highway 73 between North Turk...

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Drone Flight on McIntyre Street (W. 56th Avenue to W. 60th Avenue) Wednesday, November 6

Jefferson County will conduct an aerial survey from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, using an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone).  The drone will fly along the west side of McIntyre Street between W. 56th Avenue and W. 60th A...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Your community. Your story. Be heard!

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What do you think is the greatest housing need in your neighborhood? What other community needs do you see? Take an online survey to share your experience living in Jefferson County. Share about housing, jobs, transportation, and community needs. ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Temporary suspension of Tuesday evening extended hours

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Effective March 2020, Jefferson County Human Services and Business and Workforce Center will temporarily suspend Tuesday extended hours. Tuesday, February 25th will be the last evening when services are available until 8:00 p.m. Normal business hours will...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Be a Super Hero

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Every nonprofit organization relies heavily on volunteers to accomplish the mission and vision they are striving to fulfill. Volunteers ARE the real life Super Heroes in our communities.Severe Weather Shelter Network is in need of Super Heroes! Volunteers...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

New Jefferson County Treasurer Property Search Tool

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Paying your taxes just got easier! Jefferson County made improvements to its Treasurer Property Tax Search, which allows residents to view their tax statement and pay their property taxes online. Highlights include; additional property search capabilities...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Your community. Your story. Be heard!

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What do you think is the greatest housing need in your neighborhood? What other community needs do you see? Take an online survey to share your experience living in Jefferson County. Share about housing, jobs, transportation, and community needs. ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2020

Temporary Suspension of Tues. Evening Hours for Business & Workforce Center

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Effective March 2020, Jefferson County Human Services and Business and Workforce Center will temporarily suspend Tuesday extended hours. Tuesday, Feb.25 will be the last evening when services are available until 8 p.m. Normal business hours will resume fr...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

Call for Entries to Historical Commission’s Writers’ Awards Program

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The Jefferson County Historical Commission (JCHC) is seeking original articles relating to the rich and captivating history of Jefferson County. You can be a published author!

Whether you are a student or an adult, the JCHC invites you to research...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Jeffco to Host Brainstorming Session on Possible Reductions at Fairgrounds

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Jefferson County has invited members of equine and agriculture organizations to participate in a brainstorming session at the Jeffco Fairgrounds on Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 6 – 7:30 p.m., to identify and consider potential options to preserve thos...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Jefferson County Government Properties Go Tobacco-Free

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

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

Read our latest Engage Jeffco enewsletter

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

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

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Be a Super Hero

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Every nonprofit organization relies heavily on volunteers to accomplish the mission and vision they are striving to fulfill. Volunteers ARE the real life Super Heroes in our communities.Severe Weather Shelter Network is in need of Super Heroes! Volunteers...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Holiday Tree Recycling

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The Jefferson County Road and Bridge South Shop will be recycling holiday trees this year at no cost to residents. Business and commercial use of this service not permitted. There is a 24-hour drop location outside the main gate of the shop, located at 95...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Test Your Home for Radon this January

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

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

Jefferson County Project Receives Award from American Planning Association

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The Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association recently granted the Jefferson County Planning & Zoning Division a 2019 Merit Award for Comprehensive Planning on a Small Budget. Jefferson County’s Comprehensive Master Plan is evalu...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Westminster's West 88th Avenue Sewer Repair Project

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The city of Westminster’s contractor will repair a sewer on West 88th Avenue near Sheridan Boulevard. Eastbound West 88th Avenue will be closed to traffic between Eaton Street and Sheridan Boulevard from October 21 through November 4 to complete...

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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Come to the Jeffco Campus

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Jefferson County Facilities Management has installed two new Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations at the Administration and Courts Facility. Located on both sides of the upper level of the parking structure, the chargers provide a total of four chargin...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Phase 3 of McIntyre Street Project Starting Soon

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Improvements to the next section of McIntyre Street between West 58th Avenue and West 60th Avenue will begin in early October 2019 and continue through spring 2020. Jefferson County and Concrete Express Inc. (CEI) will construct an additional travel lane ...

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Posted on: July 29, 2019

Temporary Relocation of Offices due to Water Damage

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Facilities Management has contracted with Calahan Construction Services to repair the office space damaged in the fire sprinkler line break flooding. A lot of good work is already underway. The area of the end of the hall, wh...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Human Services and Public Health look to improve services for homeless population in Jeffco

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The health and well-being of all people in our community is the top priority of both Jefferson County Human Services (JCHS) and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH). As the Denver Metro area has grown in the last decade, the cost of living and housing ha...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Jefferson County Welcomes the BLM to Colorado

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The Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, the city of Lakewood and the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (Jeffco EDC) applaud the Bureau of Land Management’s decision to relocate its headquarter empl...
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Posted on: June 6, 2019

What do you know about our budget?

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Do you know how Jefferson County creates its budget each year or what affects our revenues and expenditures? Check out our video, Budget 101 (YouTube), to learn more about the county’s funds, expenses, revenues and how the mill levy and TABOR af...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

Public Trustee to be Part of the Jefferson County Treasurer's Office

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Jefferson County Treasurer Jerry DiTullio was at the Colorado State Capitol on Wednesday, May 29 for the signing of House Bill (HB) 19-1295. This bill moves governor appointed public trustees for Colorado's ten most populous counties into the jurisdiction...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Meet Commissioner Lesley Dahlkmeper

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Jefferson County is governed by a three-member board, the Board of County Commissioners. To better get to know your county commissioners, we created series of videos in which each commissioner tells us why he or she chose to serve as county commissioner a...

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Posted on: May 24, 2019

Meet Commissioner Casey Tighe

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Jefferson County is governed by a three-member board, the Board of County Commissioners. To better get to know your county commissioners, we created series of videos in which each commissioner tells us why he or she chose to serve as county commissioner a...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Meet Commissioner Libby Szabo

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Jefferson County is governed by a three-member board, the Board of County Commissioners. To better get to know your county commissioners, we created series of videos in which each commissioner tells us why he or she chose to serve as county commissioner a...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

Managing Trail Safety at Apex Park Community Meeting

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Following more than two years of public and visitor engagement, intense in-park education efforts, and field observations, Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) has developed a draft plan to improve trail safety and reduce visitor conflict at Apex Park. This plan call...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

Jeffco Open Space Conservation Awards

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The celebration of the 2019 Jeffco Open Space Conservation Awards hosted almost 300 individuals at the Lakewood Cultural Center on Thursday, January 30. These awards recognize individuals and organizations for their contributions to the JCOS mission - pre...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Get Involved! Jeffco Open Space is Recruiting 2020 Volunteers

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Want to do more to protect the parks and trails you love? We are recruiting for 2020 volunteers who can help us educate visitors, protect natural resources, and promote stewardship across the county!

Come to an upcoming drop-in recruitment fair to learn ab...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

South Valley Park Improvements Begin in 2020

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South Valley Park’s southern trailhead will be getting a makeover in 2020. Crews have already begun installation of a concrete vault for the permanent restroom. This will replace the existing port-o-let at the south trailhead. Once this is placed, constru...

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Posted on: January 9, 2020

Seasonal Wildlife Closures to Begin February 1

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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 numerous Jeffco Open Space parks and trails. 

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

Camping Fees will be Applied to Open Space Campsites in 2020

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Beginning January 1, 2020, a $12 fee per campsite, per danight, will be applied to all Jeffco Open Space campgrounds. This includes Sourdough Springs and Sawmill Campgrounds at White Ranch Park, as well as Idylease Campground at Reynolds Park. Camping per...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Mount Falcon Park Serves up Blue Plate Special

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Did you know the Eagle Eye Shelter atop Mount Falcon Park sits on a rock outcropping that the Kirchoff Family once used as a landfill? Frank Kirchoff was a famous contractor who was involved in building structures such as the Voorhies Memorial Gateway (19...

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Posted on: November 14, 2019

Dino Ridge Master Plan Community Open House

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Thank you to all who attended the open house on December 11, 2019.  Proposed future projects include a new Visitor Center, educational signage, track protection, and roadway improvements.

For more information: DinoRidge@jeffco.us

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

2020 Small Research Grant Applications Now Open

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2020 Small Research Grant Applications Now Open

Jeffco Open Space offers Small Research Grants to individuals or groups to conduct applied studies on Jeffco Open Space lands. The goal of this program is to fund research that will inform the management of n...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Proposed Heritage Square Exchange

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Jefferson County Open Space (JCOS) has received a proposal from Martin Marietta Materials for a land exchange. The exchange would deed the former 114 acre Heritage Square and the 5.7 acre Bachman property at US 40 (Colfax) and Heritage Road to JCOS.

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Dakota Ridge South Designated Use Trail Opens at Matthews/Winters Park

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Today, Jeffco Open Space (JCOS) celebrates the opening of the Dakota Ridge South Trail, a new designated use, mountain bike only trail at Matthews/Winters Park. The construction of the 0.8 miles of new trail began in 2016 and the trail opens for recreatio...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

Black Bear Trail Opens, Connecting Deer Creek Canyon and Hildebrand Ranch Parks

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Today, Jeffco Open Space celebrates the opening of Black Bear Trail, a major connection between two popular parks in the system. The construction of 6.3 miles of new trail between Plymouth Mountain Trail and Mill Creek in Deer Creek Canyon Park began in O...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Conservation Greenprint

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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 14, 2020

Notice: JCPH Executive Director Recruitment

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Jefferson County Public Health is holding Second-Round Interviews for its Executive Director on February 28, 2020. The interviews will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Hearing Room One, at 100 Jefferson County Parkway, Golden, CO 80439. The finalists for the Executi...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Jeffco Teens Travel to Washington D.C. to Create Change around Important Issues

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Jefferson County, Colo. — No one can explain what it’s like to be a high schooler in 2020 like teens themselves. That’s why a group of young people from Jefferson County visited Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. today,...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Health Is for All People: JCPH Opposes Federal Public Charge Rule

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The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday ruled to lift the nationwide, court-ordered block of the Public Charge Rule. This move will allow the Rule to take effect, though it is not the final word in the case. Other lawsuits challenging Public Charge are making th...

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Posted on: December 30, 2019

Test Your Home for Radon this January

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

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Jefferson County Board of Health welcomes new member

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is proud to welcome lifelong Coloradan and current Wheat Ridge resident Cheri Jahn to the Jefferson County Board of Health, the governing body for public health decisions a...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

Local Public Health Agencies Launch Campaign Challenging Parents to Keep Measles Out of Colorado

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A new campaign aimed at protecting young children against measles launched this week. The goal of the campaign, Keep Measles Out, is to get more kindergarteners vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). This effort is a partnership between Den...

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Posted on: November 4, 2019

JCPH workforce gets vaccinated against the flu, encourages public to do the same

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Flu season is here, and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is encouraging everyone to get their annual flu vaccine as soon as possible. But the organization isn’t just telling community members to ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Three counties work together to address suicide rates, find solutions

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In Jefferson County, suicide is the seventh leading cause of death, with rates higher than the national average. The effects of suicide ripple through generations, influencing children and grandchildren, parents and grandparents, as well as the lives of c...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

Jeffco Inmate Diagnosed with Hepatitis A

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On Tuesday, September 10, a Jefferson County jail inmate was transported to the hospital upon complaining of stomach pain. Yesterday the inmate was diagnosed with hepatitis A. As a result of the diagnosis, the Sheriff’s Office is following publi...

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Posted on: August 15, 2019

Human Services and Public Health look to improve services for homeless population in Jeffco

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The health and wellbeing of all people in our community is the top priority of both Jefferson County Human Services (JCHS) and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH). As the Denver Metro area has grown in the last decade, the cost of living and housing has...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Public Health Officials Urge Parents to Make Sure Kindergartners are Up-to-Date on Vaccinations

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In the midst of the largest measles outbreak in the U.S. in nearly three decades, public health officials representing Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties are calling on parents and caregivers to keep measles out of Colorado by making ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2019

At 3rd Annual Jeffco Breastfeeds Mini Fair, WIC Celebrates Strength in Support

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Jefferson County, Colo. – Nursing parents want to be supported by the best people possible to ensure a happy, healthy experience for themselves and for baby. Jeffco WIC (the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children) can hel...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

Coloradans Now More Protected Than Ever by Clean Indoor Air Act

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Jefferson County, Colo. — The Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act, which already prohibited smoking indoors in most public places and workplaces, has been updated to include vaping. This expansion was effective as of this Monday, July 1, 2019...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Get Tested – On Your Terms – for 25th Annual Natl. HIV Testing Day

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June 27, 2019 is National HIV Testing Day, and Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) is encouraging everyone to learn their HIV status, their way.

The 2019 theme for National HIV Testing Day is “Doing It My Way,” or “Haciendolo A Mi Manera,” which highligh...

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Posted on: June 12, 2019

Moving this Summer? 10 Tips to Ensure Your Space is Healthy and Safe

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Jefferson County, Colo. — It’s peak moving season in Jefferson County, as residents seek out new spaces to settle in and call home. Whether you are a first-time homebuyer, growing family, empty-nester looking to downsize, college student returning home or...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

JCPH wants community to talk about mental health, access resources

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Jefferson County, Colo. — When we talk about our health, we often first consider the health of our bodies, but the health of our minds is just as important. Our mental health affects our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Unfortunately, in Jeffer...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

JCPH Awards Public Health Champions & Releases 2018 Report to the Community

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Jefferson County, Colo. — At Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), we are on a mission to create the healthiest community possible. We are working to address the increase in youth vaping, the rise in opioid and prescription drug misuse, a growi...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

JCPH Awarded National Accreditation Status by the Public Health Accreditation Board

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH), located in Lakewood, Colo., today announced that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board. JCPH is one of only eight health departments ...

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Posted on: March 21, 2019

First Rabies-Positive Skunk of 2019 Found in Jefferson County

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Jefferson County, Colo. — A skunk found in the foothills area of unincorporated Jefferson County, near I-70 and Paradise Road, has tested positive for rabies. This is the first animal to test positive for rabies in Jefferson County in 2019.&...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

Edgewater Raises Age for Sale of Tobacco to 21 and Increases Smoke/Vapor-Free Protections

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Jefferson County, Colo. – On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, the Edgewater City Council voted unanimously to raise the minimum legal sale age for tobacco products in Edgewater from 18 to 21. This ordinance requires that all tobacco retailers examine ide...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Test your water and pledge to “Do More with Less!” for National Groundwater Awareness Week

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Jefferson County, Colo. — Though it doesn’t always feel like it during the cold, snowy winters, Colorado’s climate is a relatively dry one, with limited water resources. This Groundwater Awareness Week (March 10-16, 2019), Je...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Lane Closures on S. Kipling Parkway north of W. Chatfield Avenue

Several lanes on S. Kipling Parkway will be closed to traffic just north of W. Chatfield Avenue.  The closures will begin on Monday, January 20 and last up to three weeks as construction crews complete pipe replacement and roadway repair. &nb...

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Posted on: January 13, 2020

Closure of W. 58th Avenue at McIntyre Street

W. 58th Avenue will be closed to traffic just west of McIntyre Street starting on or after Monday, January 20.  The closure will be in place for approximately two weeks.

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Closure of W. 58th Avenue west of McIntyre Street

W. 58th Avenue at the west side of the McIntyre Street intersection, will close on Monday, December 16 (or shortly thereafter).  The closure will be for approximately one week.

During the closure, Jefferson County's contractor, will excavate acros...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

Temporary Closure of McIntyre Street North of W. 32nd Avenue

McIntyre Street north of W. 32nd Avenue will be closed temporarily Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15 as part of the culvert replacement project.  Traffic will be detoured through the weekend.  The roadway will reopen on Monda...

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Posted on: November 25, 2019

Update: Closure at W. Quincy Avenue and S. Simms Street

Paving activities will continue at the W. Quincy Avenue and S. Simms Street Intersection on Monday, November 25 between 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Traffic will be stopped between S. Kipling Street and W. Quincy Place and only residents of the Lakehu...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Update: Closure at W. Quincy Avenue and S. Simms Street

To take advantage of warmer temperatures, the W. Quincy Avenue and S. Simms Street intersection will be closed to traffic on Sunday, November 24 (instead of Monday as originally planned) as American Civil Constructors, LLC (ACC) crews perform paving activ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Closure at W. Quincy Avenue and S. Simms Street

The W. Quincy Avenue and S. Simms Street intersection will be closed to traffic on November 25 as American Civil Constructors, LLC (ACC) crews perform paving activities. The closure will begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue until paving is complete.

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Posted on: November 12, 2019

Full Closure at W. Quincy Avenue and S. Simms Street

The W. Quincy Avenue and S. Simms Street intersection will be closed to traffic on Wednesday, November 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as construction crews pave the roundabout. Emergency vehicles will have through access during the closure.

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Posted on: October 31, 2019

Full Closure of Twin Spruce Road (Burland Drive to SH-72)

Twin Spruce Road will be closed to traffic between Burland Drive and SH-72 from 8:30 a.m. on Friday, November 1 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 3.  This will allow placement of large concrete box structures in the drainageway.

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Road Closures & Construction
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Daytime Lane Closure on W. Quincy Avenue (S. Swadley Court to S. Simms Street)

Eastbound W. Quincy Avenue from S. Swadley Court to S. Simms Street will be closed to traffic starting Wednesday, October 23 for four working days as crews install curb, gutter and perform paving.  The lane closure will be from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

McIntyre Street (W. 56th Place to W. 58th Avenue) - Final Paving and Striping

McIntyre Street between W. 56th Place and W. 58th Avenue will receive the final asphalt layer on Monday, September 16 and Tuesday, September 17 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on both days.  Motorists should expect frequent traffic shifts, flagge...

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Posted on: August 9, 2019

S. Swadley Court Closed at W. Quincy Avenue Starting August 12

S. Swadley Court at W. Quincy Avenue will be closed to traffic on Monday, August 12 through Friday, August 16.  Two-way traffic on W. Quincy Avenue will continue with the aid of flaggers during this week.

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

Closure of S. Simms Street at W. Belleview Avenue

Hansen Company will close northbound S. Simms Street at W. Belleview Avenue from 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30 through 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31.  They are abandoning an old water valve for the Kum & Go project.  The closure is...

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Road Closures & Construction
Posted on: July 17, 2019

Full Closure of McIntyre Street (W. 55th Avenue to W. 58th Avenue)

McIntyre Street will be closed to traffic from just north of W. 55th Avenue to south of W. 58th Avenue from 5:30 a.m. on Friday, July 19 through 5:30 a.m. on Monday, July 22.

This full closure will allow the contractor to expedite asphalt paving of McIntyr...

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Posted on: July 12, 2019

Full Closure of McIntyre Street (W. 55th Avenue to W. 58th Avenue)

McIntyre Street will be closed to traffic from just north of W. 55th Avenue to south of W. 58th Avenue from 5:30 a.m. on Friday, July 19 through 5:30 a.m. on Monday, July 22.

This full closure will allow the contractor to expedite asphalt paving of McIntyr...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Brief Roadway Closure in the Cameo Estates Area

Jefferson County will be conducting an asphalt monitoring survey on Thursday, June 20, 2019 between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., utilizing an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). Traffic will be briefly stopped on W. 75th Place and W. 75th Road for 10 minutes a...

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Road Closures & Construction
Posted on: June 19, 2019

Brief Roadway Closure in the Parkwood Subdivision Area

Jefferson County will be conducting an aerial survey on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, utilizing an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). Traffic will be briefly stopped on W. Tanforan Circle for approximately 30 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

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Road Closures & Construction
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Partial Roadway Closure on West Bowles Avenue

Jefferson County will be conducting an asphalt condition monitoring survey on May 14, 2019 between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., utilizing an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone).  Partial lane closures will occur along W. Bowles Avenue between S. Alkire...

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Road Closures & Construction
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Van Bibber Creek Bridge Construction on McIntyre Street

Bridge girders for the east half of Van Bibber Creek Bridge on McIntyre Street are scheduled to be set on Monday, May 13 with a large crane.  There will be increased heavy truck traffic as girders are being delivered.  Longer traffic hol...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Exit Closed US-285 at S. Simms Street Starting May 8

The US-285 exits onto S. Simms Street will be closed in both directions from May 8 through June 17, 2019 as work begins on the W. Quincy Avenue (S. Swadley Court to S. Simms St) construction project.

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Brief roadway closure in the Westgold Meadows Subdivision area.

Jefferson County will be conducting an asphalt condition monitoring survey on May 2nd, 2019 between 9:00am and 2:00 pm, utilizing an Unmanned Aircraft System (Drone). Traffic will be briefly stopped on neighborhood streets near South Ward Street - South o...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

Exit Closed US-285 at S. Simms Street Starting May 8

The US-285 exits onto S. Simms Street will be closed in both directions from May 8 through June 17, 2019 as work begins on the W. Quincy Avenue (S. Swadley Court to S. Simms St) construction project.

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News Flash

Posted on: February 3, 2020

Wheat Ridge clinic patient info breach

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A Wheat Ridge clinic reports potential breach of 1,300 patients’ information following burglary

A Wheatridge mental health clinic says 1,319 patients’ information was possibly accessed during a burglary in November 2019.  Read more in this news article.

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

New Year, New You...Same W-2 Tax Scam

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Criminals will go to great lengths to separate you from your money, your identity, or anything of value that is within their reach.

Tax season is in full swing and criminals are using it as an opportunity to steal your identity and your tax refund.  This article has tips to help you both protect yourself from becoming a victim and information about how to report if you think ...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

JeffCo Investigating In-Custody Death

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Jefferson County, CO. – On January 25, 2020 at 8:45 a.m., a Jefferson County detention facility inmate, Zachary Green (DOB 4/21/88), was found deceased in his cell by a deputy. The death does not appear to be suspicious and is currently under in...

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Posted on: January 24, 2020

Charges Filed in Damaged Tesla Case

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Jefferson County, CO. – After a thorough investigation, David Catalfano Jr. (9/21/1987) was identified as the person who damaged a Tesla on January 11, 2020 in Conifer. Investigators filed charges of Tampering with a Motor Vehicle and Felony Cri...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Suspect Uses Vehicle to Ram Multiple Buildings

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Jefferson County, CO. –  Today, January 23, 2020, at about 3:20 a.m., a suspect used a vehicle to ram a gas station and bank building in the 9800 block of West Coalmine Avenue. Deputies responded to the area and arrested Andrew Jones (5...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

Suspect Breaks into Apartment and Stabs Victim

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Jefferson County, CO. – A suspect broke into an apartment in the 3600 block of South Sheridan Boulevard and stabbed an adult male multiple times before fleeing the area. On January 13, 2020, Deputies responded to the apartment complex just after...

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Posted on: December 23, 2019

Arson Suspect Charged With Attempted Murder

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Jefferson County, CO. – On December 21, 2019, deputies arrested Alex Duran (9/25/1990) for charges of attempted murder and arson after responding to a structure fire in the 8400 block of South Reed Street.

When deputies arrived, the six unit cond...

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Posted on: October 3, 2019

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Implemented in JeffCo

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Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Implemented in JeffCoRestrictions Intended to Help Prevent Wildfires

Jefferson County, CO.  Effective at 12:00 a.m. on October 4, 2019, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader will implement temporary St...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Written Directive--Extreme Risk Protection Order

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House Bill 19-1177, otherwise known as the “red flag bill,” recently passed, resulting in the enactment of new law, which creates an extreme risk protection order (ERPO).  Provisions in this new law establishes certain respons...

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News Flash

Posted on: November 7, 2019

C-470 Express Lanes Project: Veteran's Day Weekend Lane Closures

The following lane closures are planned during the Veteran's Day Weekend to complete sign installation and striping.

  • November 9, 2019: Eastbound C-470, Full Closure from Wadsworth Boulevard to Santa Fe Drive to complete permanent striping operations
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Transportation News
Posted on: October 22, 2019

Chatfield Avenue / Platte Canyon Road Gas Line Repair Project

On Tuesday, October 22, 2019, Xcel Energy crews will tie-in a new section of 20-inch gas line to the existing line on Chatfield Avenue west of Platte Canyon Road.  One lane of traffic will remain open - however, drivers should expect delays. &...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

Chatfield Avenue / Platte Canyon Road Gas Line Repair Project

On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Xcel Energy crews plan to tie-in a new section of 20-inch gas line to the existing line on Chatfield Avenue west of Platte Canyon Road.  One lane of traffic will remain open - however, drivers should expect delays....

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Transportation News
Posted on: October 14, 2019

City of Westminster W. 88th Avenue Sewer Repair Project

The City of Westminster’s contractor will repair a sewer on W. 88th Avenue near Sheridan Boulevard.  Eastbound W. 88th Avenue will be closed to traffic between Eaton Street and Sheridan Boulevard from October 21 through November 4 to complete thi...

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Transportation News
Posted on: April 11, 2019

Denver Water to Begin Construction on Northwater Central Segment this Spring

The Northwater Pipeline is being installed in three phases as part of the North System Renewal project needed to update the north end of Denver Water’s system. The work is being done in a Denver Water easement that runs from Ralston Reservoir north of Gol...

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Posted on: March 7, 2019

Denver Water North System Renewal Project

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Construction will begin on the North System Renewal Project (NSR), a critical update to Denver's northern infrastructure.  Denver Water is upgrading and modernizing the northern portion of its water system.

The NSR project involves installing the ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2019

I-25 Central Planning and Environmental Linkages Study Survey

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I-25 from Santa Fe to 20th Street has time-worn infrastructure that has crashes and heavy delays almost every day. By 2040 the Denver-Metro region is expected to increase by 1.2 million people (37 percent) and the study area is undergoing big changes.

The ...

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