Crime and Courts
STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting trial in jury’s hands
During closing arguments, prosecutors said the defendant "knew exactly what he was doing," while the defense claimed "there was no plan"2 hours ago
Denver police shoot, kill man suspected of firing shots
Division Chief Ron Thomas says the man in his 20s was shot Sunday evening and taken to a hospital, where he died5:05 PM MDT
Defense rests its case in STEM school shooting trial, closing arguments to begin Monday
20-year-old defendant has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the killing of Kendrick Castillo two years ago. His co-defendant was sentenced to life last summer.
3 women accuse ex-Westminster police officer of sexual misconduct
Wayne Darrell Nelson, 68, was charged with seven counts stemming from incidents between April 2018 and December 2020
21 people indicted in illegal Colorado marijuana operation with ties to China
Officials have seized about $1 million worth of marijuana proceeds, hundreds of pounds of the drug and more than 10,000 marijuana plants
Idaho Springs man hospitalized after encounter with police, officer placed on leave
The May 30 incident is under investigation. The suspect was never charged.
Family of woman killed near Coors Field sues suspect, ex-Denver police sergeant
Attorneys for Isabella Thallas' father, Joshua Thallas, and her boyfriend, Darian Simon, filed the lawsuit in Denver District Court on Tuesday
“The majority of what I said wasn’t truthful,” convicted STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter testifies
Former Arapahoe County Sheriff Patrick Sullivan dies
Sullivan served as sheriff between 1984 and 2002 and was considered a local legend until he was arrested in 2011 and charged with trading methamphetamine for sex after he was caught in an undercover operation
Younger STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter takes stand in trial of his alleged accomplice
One student was killed and several others wounded in the 2019 attack
Colorado lawmakers approve effort to give past child sex assault victims a chance to sue their abusers, institutions
Senate Bill 88 would give survivors of abuse after 1960 for whom the civil statute of limitations has expired the ability to file lawsuits during a three-year window starting Jan. 1, 2022
State tax official who is required to be neutral advised luxury resort owners on how to minimize property taxes
A top official at the Division of Property Taxation met regularly with a tax agent involved in litigation with Eagle, San Miguel and La Plata counties. The state’s property tax boss says it’s “a strong working relationship with all constituents.”
Now-fired Colorado state trooper pointed rifle at car in off-duty dispute, police say
Wesley Dakan is charged with menacing and was fired June 1, after an internal affairs investigation.
Colorado effort to limit arrests for low-level criminal offenses dies in statehouse committee
This is the second version of the legislation, which would have limited arrests for low-level offenses, to be rejected this year.
Woman who hit deer killed after being hit by another vehicle
At least nine people were injured on Monday
Coronavirus lockdowns in prisons test limits of Colorado’s rules on solitary confinement
To slow the spread of COVID-19, the Colorado Department of Corrections isolated inmates in single-person cells, sometimes for weeks or months. The state says people should be in solitary for no more than 15 days.
Teen victim pleaded with STEM School Highlands Ranch shooter to stop his attack, testimony reveals
Prosecutors have called on nearly 20 people who were in the room the day of the 2019 attack to tell the jury what they remember
Arrest warrant stays sealed for man accused in Suzanne Morphew’s death
Barry Morphew's arrest affidavit will remain sealed
Colorado prison inmate indicted in death of woman missing since 2018
Juan Jose Figueroa was charged Friday with murder and kidnapping in Rita Gutierrez-Garcia’s death
Colorado State Patrol trooper fired after arrest in felony menacing case
Wesley Dakan, 44, was put on paid leave after the Colorado State Patrol was notified about the allegations by Denver police in the April 25 incident and fired on Tuesday after an internal affairs investigation