Archive | December, 2009

Woman attacks car repossession team

31 Dec

Boulder police arrested a 24-year-old Longmont woman late Monday on suspicion of assaulting a woman who was trying to repossess her Oldsmobile Alero.

Officers were called to the 4600 block of Broadway about 11 p.m. Monday. At the scene, police learned that a woman and her husband had been sent to repossess Charde Dickey’s Alero because she had not been making payments, said police spokeswoman Laurie Ogden.

When the couple told Dickey they were taking back the car, Ogden said, she became angry and started yelling at them. To keep the couple from taking her vehicle, Dickey got into the driver’s seat and tried to leave, according to Ogden.

The couple had parked their SUV behind the Alero so she couldn’t drive away, and the woman who was taking back the car stuck her head in the window to try and keep Dickey from shifting gears, Ogden said.

Dickey managed to get the car into gear and slammed into the SUV behind her before dragging the woman who was hanging out her window about 20 feet, according to Ogden.

Her husband called police, and officers arrested Dickey on suspicion of second-degree assault, menacing, criminal mischief, reckless driving and reckless endangerment. Dickey is being held at the Boulder County Jail.

from the Denver Post.

Armed theatre robbery

31 Dec

The Regal Theater at Colorado Boulevard and Interstate 25 was robbed at gunpoint last night.

A person went to a ticket booth at 8:55 p.m. He pointed a gun at the employee and demanded money from the ticket drawer, a Denver Police spokesman said.

The employee complied.

The suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money out the front door to a waiting black sedan.

No one was injured.

from the Denver Post.

Tragic events

30 Dec

A Denver graffiti artist was sentenced to an incredible 180 days in jail plus two years probation and payment of restitution.

Two Denver-area bank robbers are now in custody–the ‘Crooked Lid Bandit’ and John Kirby–accused of robbing five and three banks respectively.

If there’s anything to be learned from this:

  • Police are saying both individuals “confessed” to mutliple bank robberies.  That’s a no-no.
  • Kirby was sniffed out through anonymous tips that identified him, his car, and his residence.  It seems it was people relatively close to him who snitched.
  • Fuck the police and the legal system.

Windows smashed at Trails Recreation Center

29 Dec

A juvenile suspected of breaking the windows of five entrance doors to the Trails Recreation Center in Arapahoe County was arrested shortly after 11:30 p.m. Sunday after area residents reported that someone was smashing windows at the center.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Department said the initial report was phoned in at 11:31 p.m. and residents said the stone-thrower was an individual dressed in dark clothing.

Deputies searched the recreation center using a K9 unit but decided the individual had not actually entered the center at 16799 E. Lake Avenue.

Deputies soon located a young man matching the description of the suspect just to the south of the recreation center. He was detained until his father arrived.

He was then taken to his home where he was read his rights and questioned.

He was released pending the filing of charges for criminal mischief.

Damage to the recreation center was estimated at $8,000.

from the Denver Post.

Pawn shop robbed in Lakewood

29 Dec

Two gunmen took cash and jewelry from a Lakewood pawn shop in Lakewood, and one “cranked off a round” from a TEC-9 for attention during the holdup, police spokesman Steve Davis said.

No one was injured by the lone gunshot inside the EZ Pawn at 955 South Sheridan Blvd. at 2:13 p.m.

The men got away on foot, and Lakewood and Denver police are searching the area on the border of the two cities.

from the Denver Post.

Three bank robberies in Denver

29 Dec

The robberies occurred in a three-hour period Monday.

The suspect in a robbery at 12:05 p.m. at an Aurora bank gave the teller a note saying he had a bomb.

The bank was also robbed Dec. 16.

Joly says around the same time, someone entered an Arvada bank and demanded money.

And shortly after 3 p.m., somone robbed a bank on East Hampden Avenue in Denver.

Joly says there have been 199 bank robberies so far this year in Colorado, compared with 135 last year.

from 9News.

Shootout in Fort Collins wounds cop

27 Dec

A police officer and a burglary suspect were wounded in a shootout at a Fort Collins home late Christmas night, authorities say.

The conditions of Officer Allen Heaton and suspect Andrew Nardello were not released, although neither received life-threatening injuries, according to Rita Davis, Fort Collins police spokeswoman.

Heaton and Sgt. Richard Zeigler drove to the 2400 block of West Stuart Street at 11:23 p.m. Friday on a report of suspicious activity, Davis said.

When they arrived, they were confronted by an “intruder in the residence,” she said. Shots were exchanged.

Nardello, 24, and Heaton were rushed to the Medical Center of the Rockies, Davis said.

Both officers have been placed on administrative leave during the investigation, as is customary after a police-involved shooting.

from the Denver Post.