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Wheelchair accessible van stolen and used for smash and grab

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smash and grab robbery at Bikesource in Littleton

DENVER — A wheelchair-accessible van was stolen from Broncos Stadium at Mile High, then used for a smash-and-grab in Littleton, according to the Denver Police Department (DPD).

DPD said the vehicle was stolen at Mile High Stadium on Sunday.

The van belonged to the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD), which parks some of their vehicles at the stadium. NSCD provides therapeutic recreation, competition and adaptive sports for children and adults with disabilities.

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Suspects arrested after police say they shot at least 6 cars Sunday

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DENVER — Two people have been arrested after police said they shot multiple vehicles along the front range Sunday evening.

It started with some sort of road rage incident between a gray pickup and a BMW sports utility vehicle (SUV) just after 6 p.m. near the intersection of South Santa Fe Drive and West Belleview Avenue, Littleton Police said.

As the pickup was leaving the scene, Littleton Police said someone in the vehicle fired numerous shots toward the SUV.

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Man shot and killed by police near C-470 and Belleview in Jefferson County

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A fugitive from Denver is dead after a police shooting near C-470 and West Belleview Avenue, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mike Teplin said at a news conference just before 2 p.m. that task forces from Denver were tracking the man who was eventually killed to an apartment complex near W. Belleview Ave. and S. Alkire St. in Jefferson County. JCSO SWAT team members were called in to assist.

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Man collapses, dies after allegedly stealing from Target near Southwest Plaza

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said a man collapsed and died after allegedly stealing from a Super Target near Southwest Plaza Thursday afternoon.

The sheriff’s office said the death occurred near the intersection of West Bowles Avenue and South Flower Street, not far from the Super Target.

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Authorities searching for 15-year-old accused of stealing guns, ammunition from relative’s home

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PINE, Colo. — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding a 15-year-old boy who’s accused of breaking into a relative’s home and stealing guns and ammunition.

Kaiden Martin disabled the security system of a relative’s home on South Cedar Circle in Pine between 5 and 7 p.m. Wednesday and then broke into a secured gun safe, deputies said.

Authorities said Martin took multiple guns, a suppressor and ammunition from the home.

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Jefferson County Sheriff’s Take on 2020 General Fund Reduction Impact

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In April, I received instructions from the County Manager’s Office to reduce the Sheriff’s Office general fund budget for 2020 by 7%, or $6.7 million. This decrease raises significant concern regarding the overall safety of our community. Therefore my executive staff and I have been working to identify priorities and better understand the potential consequences of the proposed cuts. While there may be opportunities for small savings elsewhere within the JCSO, the greatest impact will be to the detentions facility.

The reduction of personnel costs necessary to meet the requested budget cut equates to a decrease of 400 – 600 jail beds. In addition, such a significant reduction in available beds would result in the elimination of the U.S. Marshals contract, roughly a $1.8 million revenue loss. Put simply, by holding vacancies open to reduce detentions staffing levels, jail capacity decreases by as much as 44%. All remaining beds would need to be utilized for local inmates and detainees rather than reserved for federal prisoners.

Read Sheriff Jeff Shrader’s full post here.

Quest Diagnostics says nearly 12 million patients may have had private information breached

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One of the biggest blood testing providers in the country announced Monday that almost 12 millionpatients may have had their personal, financial and medical information breached.

Quest Diagnostics was first notified of the breach on May 14. The issue stemmed from the company’s billing collections service provider, the American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA). Quest was first notified of “potential unauthorized activity” on May 14.

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Shooting At STEM School Highlands Ranch: 2 Injured, Search On For Shooter

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HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (CBS4) – At least two people have been hurt in a shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch Tuesday afternoon and police are trying to identify and locate the shooter. Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies have responded to the K-12 charter school at Ridgeline Boulevard and Plaza Drive.

The school district confirms students from STEM School Highlands Ranch will be taken to Northridge Rec Center (at 8800 South Broadway) where parents can pick them up. Parents are being told to bring identification.

GO to CBS 4 for more information.

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