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‘Would Get Arrested By Them Again.’ Yelp! Reviews Arapahoe Jail

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CENTENNIAL, CO – Arapahoe County Jail is among the Colorado correctional institutions with a new rating system: The detention center at 7375 S Potomac St. in Centennial gets 4 Stars on the online review site Yelp!
The jail’s reviews (so far) are generally positive. First-person testimonials are often humorous, but somehow ring true.
“I was very impressed with how professional the arresting officer was. He made sure the handcuffs were not too tight as to cut off circulation in my wrist,” Chad from Aurora wrote in December, 2018. “While in route to the correction facility as I began to projectile vomit all over the rear window the officer was very accommodating and said that there would be water where I was going,” he adds. “Would get arrested by them again.” The jail got a 5-star review from Chad.

Continue reading @ Patch

Caught On Video: ‘Cloned’ Cards Used To Buy Gift Cards In JeffCo

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GOLDEN, CO – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office seeks the public’s help to identify a man accused of financial fraud in local stores.

The sheriff’s office released photos of a man who allegedly used “cloned debit cards” to buy MasterCard gift cards, worth real cash.

According to a statement from the sheriff’s office, the man used the fake cards Feb. 24 at Walmart in Highlands Ranch and Target and King Soopers stores in Littleton.

Continue reading @ Patch.com

 

Project Unsolved: Reward increased for suspects accused of killing Colorado snow plow driver in ’16

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LITTLETON, Colo. — Two kids growing up without their father continue to ask more questions about what happened to him. Jaime Villarreal was working a side job to help support his family in March 2016 when he left to plow snow after a storm and never came home.

“My daughter asks every day how come he’s not here, why other kids have their parents and their dad,” said Natasha Espinoza, Villarreal’s fiance.

It’s been three years since his murder and no one has been arrested. His loved ones recently contributed another $1,000 to the Crime Stoppers reward for information leading to a suspect’s arrest, bringing the total to $4,000.

Continue reading on The Denver Channel

Littleton Educator Lured HS Student to Home: Police

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LITTLETON, CO – More details emerged Tuesday about the arrest of a former Jefferson County School District administrator arrested last week who is facing charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor by providing alcohol to an underage person, a Class 4 felony.

Michael Shey Pate, 38, resigned from his position as assistant principal of Carmody Middle School, 2050 S Kipling St. in Denver after being arrested Mar. 1 around 8 a.m. at his home in Littleton.

A police affidavit, obtained by Denver7, said the older brother of a male Dakota Ridge High School student called police on Feb. 7 and reported a possible sexual assault of his brother.

Continue Reading @ Patch.com

Woman arrested in connection to Park Meadows deadly police shooting due in court

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LONE TREE, Colo. — A second suspect wanted in connection to an officer-involved shooting in the parking lot of Park Meadows Mall last week was taken into custody early Sunday morning, police said.

According to the Lone Tree Police Department, 27-year-old Mercedes Cruz was taken into custody around 3 a.m. at a hotel in Littleton. Police said they believe her to be the second suspect related to a shooting at the mall. She’s being held on suspicion of aggravated robbery and possession of methamphetamine, both felonies.

The first suspect in the shooting, 34-year-old Kenneth Sisneros, was shot and killed by a Lone Tree officer Thursday night at Park Meadows Mall, according to a press release from the Police Department. Cruz ran from the scene, police said.

Read more on 9 News.com

Littleton Police Are Looking For An Unidentified Vehicle In A Hit And Run

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The Littleton Police Department is investigating a hit and run accident that happened this morning at the corner of West Powers and South Prescott Street. The vehicle appears to be an older model green sedan with black hubcaps and no front license plate.  The vehicle was initially traveling westbound on West Powers Avenue prior to attempting to turn southbound onto South Prescott Street and struck the sign in the corner house’s front yard.  The vehicle then sped off eastbound on West Powers Avenue.  Any information about this vehicle or the driver should call Corporal Quintana at (303) 794-1551.

Source: City of Littleton Government

Elderly woman killed in head-on crash with suspected drunk driver identified

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GOLDEN, Colo. — A Littleton woman in her 70s was killed in a head-on collision with a suspected drunk driver in Golden over the weekend, according to release from Golden Police.

According to a release from the Golden Police Department, witnesses said a car was traveling northbound on Highway 93 at around 11:30 p.m. Friday without its headlights on when it crossed over the center line at Golden Gate Canyon Road and hit another car head-on.

Continue reading on 9 News

Captured On Video: Stolen Credit Card Shopping Sprees In JeffCo

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LAKEWOOD, CO – Photos of people captured on video allegedly using stolen credit cards in and around Lakewood have been released by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office this week. Do you recognize them?

On Jan. 19, a man and woman allegedly used stolen credit cards to charge up a $750 shopping spree at Walmart, 440 Wadsworth Blvd. and Target, 1985 Sheridan Blvd., the sheriff’s office said.

The male had an identifiable tattoo on that back of his neck that showed up well in the videos.

Continue reading at the source: Patch.com

CRIME $1M bond for man accused of stealing car, leading DougCo deputies on chase that turned deadly

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A second person has been arrested two weeks after a pursuit with Douglas County law enforcement that ended in a car crash that killed two people.

Mario Juan Jose, 24, is being held on a $1 million bond in connection to the Feb. 6 chase that spilled onto Santa Fe Drive in Littleton. The Denver Police Department arrested him Tuesday afternoon.

A release from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said Jose was driving the car that initially sparked the events of the evening that turned deadly.

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Around 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 6, a deputy spotted a silver Jeep in the Castle Pines area, and nearby, saw another car in a driveway with its domelight on. Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said there have been “a lot” of car thefts, as well as thefts out of cars, in the area, which tipped off the deputy and gave her a reason to follow the Jeep as it pulled away.

Source: 9News.com

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