Police & Courts

Aurora courting public opinion on avoiding jail sentences

Aurora courting public opinion on avoiding jail sentences

“You’re talking about a high-risk population where jail is no longer a deterrent,” Tessean told residents at a town hall meeting April 17. “We have a lot of clients who say, ‘Just let me do my time.’ Unless you’ve had a true intervention, jail doesn’t work.”

Motorcyclist killed in I-70 crash

Police said two motorcyclists tried to pass a semi truck before a construction zone and the two bikes collided, causing one rider to lose control. The out-of-control bike slammed into construction zone barrels and the biker was thrown into the path of the semi, police said

Smoky Hill High School evacuated Friday after hazmat incident

AURORA | Smoky Hill High School has been evacuated and one person detained following a hazardous materials incident there Friday. Aurora police Sgt. Chris Amsler said two students saw a suspicious person in the school with a suspicious powder and …

New Aurora police academy is no joke

New Aurora police academy is no joke

“It’s about trying to reach out to a part of the community that is going to be vital, that’s going to grow, that’s going to stay here,” said Officer Tim Jeffrey, who is coordinating the teen academy. “It gives them an opportunity to figure out how we do what we do.”

Police: Man ate pot candy before shooting wife

Police: Man ate pot candy before shooting wife

She pleaded with dispatchers to hurry and send officers because her husband, Richard Kirk, 47, had asked her to get a gun and shoot him. She said he was talking about the end of the world and she was "scared of what he might do."

Judge closes Holmes’ hearing around specific jury questions

arring the press and public from criminal courtrooms is extremely rare in Colorado, but this marks the second hearing in the Holmes case that has been closed. Samour previously closed a hearing where the two sides discussed Holmes’ psychiatric evaluation

Aurora police change shoplifter mug shot sharing

Aurora police change shoplifter mug shot sharing

Aurora police spokesman Sgt. Chris Amsler said Chief Dan Oates made the decision after learning that suspects were having their mug shots shared before conviction

Two stabbed Tuesday morning during altercation in south Aurora

AURORA | Two people are expected to survive injuries they received after being stabbed early Tuesday morning at 669 S. Oswego St. by a man currently being held by police, Aurora police said. Based on the early investigation, police said they …

Aurora police continue to investigate Sunday hit-and-run fatal

AURORA | It will likely be several days before police make a decision about whether to charge a woman who ran over a man lying in the middle of East Colfax Avenue early Sunday morning before fleeing the scene of …

DNA evidence leads to conviction in Colorado

The Denver district attorney's office says a man has been convicted of sexually assaulting a woman because of DNA evidence collected more than a decade later.