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Jefferson Co. deputies arrest suspected serial purse snatcher

Jefferson Co. deputies arrest suspected serial purse snatcher

A convicted felon is under arrested in connection with a series of purse-snatchings in Jefferson County.

Sketch released of police impersonator, possible rape suspect

Sketch released of police impersonator, possible rape suspect

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. -- Investigators have released a composite sketch of a police impersonator who pulled over a female driver in Jefferson County and was possibly involved in the rape of another woman in Aurora.

Inmate suicide being investigated

Inmate suicide being investigated

On Monday July 18, 2011, at about 2:23 P.M., an inmate being held at the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Detentions Facility was discovered inside his cell, hanging from a bed sheet. Although detentions staff and detentions medical personnel responded to the incident immediately and provided first aid, the injuries sustained as the result of inmate’s actions were fatal.

The initial investigation has determined that the inmate had committed suicide by hanging. The inmate is identified as: Mack Pete Warren, 24, of Denver.

Prevent residential crime: drop it, lock it, stop it

Prevent residential crime: drop it, lock it, stop it

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office program entitled Drop It, Lock It, Stop It has our deputies always on the look out for open, unattended, garages.

If a deputy spots an open garage door the Sheriff’s Office mails out a letter to the homeowner about the safety concern (approximately 1,200 each year). When the program begin in early 2004, 30 percent of all residential burglaries in Centennial and Arapahoe County occur through open garage doors; for the first six months of 2011 that figure is down to 11 percent.

“During the summer months we typically see a rise in this type of burglary” said Sheriff Robinson, “it takes less than a minute for someone to remove items of value from an open garage and get away.”

2010 crime in Colorado report released

2010 crime in Colorado report released

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation today released CBI’s annual 2010 Crime in Colorado report, Director Ronald C. Sloan announced. 

The report includes statewide crime statistics reported by Colorado law enforcement agencies and departments.  An increase of 0.8 percent in total crimes was reported for 2010, although Colorado’s overall crime rate dropped.

The 2010 report shows a 3.4 percent increase in violent crimes and a 1.5 percent decrease in property crimes, with an overall decrease of 1.0 percent in the crime rate per 100,000 population. The violent crime category includes homicide, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

Authorities: 78 immigration arrests in Colo. as part of national crackdown

Authorities: 78 immigration arrests in Colo. as part of national crackdown

Federal authorities say they have made 78 arrests in Colorado as part of a national crackdown on criminal aliens that the federal government says threatened public and national security.

There were 29 arrests in Denver, 13 in Aurora, seven in Commerce City and 29 others across the state.

The arrests included a 51-year-old Libyan man living in Denver who had been convicted of first-degree sexual assault of a child and domestic violence.

Police warn about 'bump-and-run' robberies

Police warn about 'bump-and-run' robberies

DENVER -- Police are warning about a suspect who is believed to be responsible for a number of robberies in metro Denver, including cases of "bump-and-run."