CRIME & SAFETY
Denver officer charged with felony theft pleads guilty to misdemeanor
DENVER — A Denver Police officer accused of felony theft pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Friday, according to court documents. Michael Pineda, 52, admitted to one count of theft - $1,000 to $2,000, a misdemeanor charge. As a result, a charge of felony theft - $2,000 to $5,000 was dismissed by prosecutors.
Broomfield police blotter for Nov. 20 to Nov. 26
5:14 a.m.: Criminal trespass to vehicle reported in a parking lot/garage on the 4600 block of 121st Avenue. 4 p.m.: Motor vehicle theft reported at a shopping mall on Via Varra Drive. 5 p.m.: Motor vehicle theft reported in a parking lot/garage on the 200 block of Summit Boulevard. Nov....
Miranda Conner, a Colorado mother, mysteriously vanished in February. What really happened to her?
In the picturesque city of Federal Heights, Colorado, a mother's relentless quest continues as she seeks any clue that could lead to her daughter, Miranda Conner, who mysteriously vanished early in February 2023. The 30-year-old's disappearance has left her family, especially her children, yearning for her safe return.
Woman Kicked Off Flight in Colorado For Completely Absurd Reason
We are continuing to see a rise in unruly airplane passengers across the country and in Colorado. There have even been stories of people getting kicked off of planes at Denver International Airport. This seems to be a somewhat new trend. We get it, traveling on an airplane can be...
Weekly Safety Report: Homicide, Carjacking, Murder-Suicide, and More in Denver, Colorado
This week in Denver, Colorado, several incidents occurred that raised concerns for public safety. These incidents include a homicide in the Ballpark District, a carjacking involving a FedEx truck and a shooting of the driver, a murder-suicide with a child injured, an accessory charge in the killing of a 17-year-old girl, a police shooting of a man who made a threatening movement towards a handgun, and the arrest of a Denver police officer for DUI and domestic violence charges.
Ped Patrol in Colorado Was Sued for Wrongly Accusing Child Exploitation!
It’s KDVR in Westminster, Colorado. The founder of the Colorado Ped Patrol falsely accused a man of child abuse, which led to his arrest and the loss of his job. Julian Duran, a 27-year-old, filed a lawsuit against Thomas Fellows on Friday in Jefferson County District Court. In his...
1 shot in Denver’s Montbello neighborhood
Police in Denver investigated a shooting that occurred Saturday in the Montbello neighborhood.
Police investigating ‘likely homicide’ in Commerce City
Commerce City police are investigating what they called a "likely homicide" after a person was found dead inside a home.
Crime Watch: 3 separate shootings in Denver leave 3 injured
Three people suffered injuries following three separate Denver shootings over Friday night and into Saturday afternoon. Denver police continue to investigate all three of the incidents and are still searching for suspect information, according to multiple social media posts by the Denver Police Department. The first incident occurred around 9:30...
Truck kills man in wheelchair at busy Denver intersection
A driver crashed into a man in a wheelchair at Federal Boulevard and 10th Avenue. FOX31's Shaul Turner learned the city is making improvements to the intersection after complaints about the design.
Tragedy Strikes Near Cheesman Park: Man Killed in Denver Shooting
In a recent and unfortunate turn of events, a shooting occurred near Denver’s picturesque Cheesman Park, leaving a man dead. The incident took place in the 800 block of North Gaylord Street, and the Denver Police Department is actively investigating it as a homicide. As of now, no arrests have been made, and the circumstances surrounding the shooting remain shrouded in mystery.
Truck believed to be involved in Wheat Ridge homicide recovered
Police in Wheat Ridge say they have recovered a truck believed to be involved in a deadly shooting of a local business owner.
The Mayor of Denver Has His Car Stolen … Again
One of the biggest growing trends in Colorado is the amount of cars that are stolen in the state. Just because you are holding a seat in the government for Colorado, doesn't make you immune to possible theft. Just ask the Mayor of Denver as he had his vehicle stolen last month.
Woman hit by RTD commuter rail in Thornton
One woman has been transported to a hospital with unknown injuries after being struck by a light rail train.
Fight at George Washington High School leads to lockdown
A fight at George Washington High School in Denver led to the school going on lockdown as staff tried to determine if a weapon was present.
Suspect still on the run as shelter in place is lifted for Cherry Ridge subdivision
Residents of the Cherry Ridge subdivision in Cherry Creek found themselves unexpectedly sheltering in place on Wednesday afternoon as investigators searched for a suspected burglar. The incident began with reports of multiple break-ins within the neighborhood, prompting a swift response from the Cherry Hills Village Police Department. Around 4:37 p.m.,...
Key witness testifies after evading arrest in alleged cop murderer trial
After ignoring a subpoena and evading arrest, a key witness took the stand Friday in the murder trial of a man accused of killing an Arvada police officer. Jerry Lopez, arrested Thursday after four days on the run, appeared in court in an orange jail jumpsuit. Prosecutors called Lopez to describe the events leading up to, and after, Arvada police officer Dillon Vakoff was shot and killed. Vakoff was murdered...
Vacation Gone Wrong: Boulder Women's Drug Smuggling Ends in Fentanyl Tragedy
In August 2021, Grace Kohler, 23, and Elizabeth Brown, 24, from Boulder became ensnared in a fatal drug importation case that underscores the grim reality of the fentanyl crisis. During a Mexico vacation, they unwittingly purchased counterfeit oxycodone pills, containing fentanyl, from Pharmacy Libra. These pills, intended for a friend back in Denver, were smuggled into the United States concealed in over-the-counter medication containers, leading to the friend's death by fentanyl intoxication.
Police investigate a homicide in the 800 block of Gaylord Street
Police were on scene of a deadly shooting that took one man's life in the 800 block of Gaylord on Nov. 30.
19-year-old Man Arrested In Southeast Dc For Murder In 2022
Wagswoofs – A man was apprehended on Wednesday by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) for the murder of a 32-year-old that took place in 2022. On April 12, 2022, at approximately 12:22 p.m., law enforcement officers swiftly responded to an alert regarding a shooting incident in the 2200 block of Savannah Street, S.E. Upon arrival, they discovered an individual who had sustained gunshot wounds. The injured man was immediately taken to a nearby hospital, but unfortunately, he succumbed to his injuries.