Police & Courts

Judge rules man should stand trial in fatal DUI case

AURORA | A judge ruled Wednesday there is ample evidence for a man accused of driving drunk and killing a 17-year-old in a high-speed crash in March to stand trial on a first-degree murder charge. Ever Olivos-Gutierez, 40, appeared in …

Aurora man sentenced to prison for sex assault on mentally disabled woman

Aurora man sentenced to prison for sex assault on mentally disabled woman

AURORA | A 50-year-old Aurora man convicted of sexually assaulting a mentally disabled woman at an Aurora group home has been sentenced to 10 years to life in prison, Adams County prosecutors said Wednesday. William Jesse Rattler was convicted in …

COLD AND IN THE WAY: DA puts new heat  on old Aurora criminal cases

COLD AND IN THE WAY: DA puts new heat on old Aurora criminal cases

“This is something that is necessary, it’s something that every DA’s office should have,” said Rob Wells, executive director of Families of Homicide Victims and Missing Persons.

Man accused in wild car-theft chase heads to court 

Police say the string of thefts began when Sullivan and a 17-year-old fled a traffic stop. Over the next two hours, police say they hijacked a car, stole a pickup truck and crashed through a closed garage door in a stolen SUV

Former Aurora chief says Officer Falco had 'toxic' relationship with other cops

Former Aurora chief says Officer Falco had ‘toxic’ relationship with other cops

Oates said Officer Chris Falco also made homophobic comments in front of other officers, including to one who was gay. Oates didn’t say exactly what the comments were, but said they were “disgusting” and could have damaged the department had they gone unpunished

Shots fired after possible car break in

AURORA | A gunman fired seven shots during a possible car break in early Monday morning in north Aurora, police said. The incident happened around 4:30 a.m. at a trailer park near East 13th Avenue and Sable Boulevard. Police said …

Police investigate fatal I-225 motorcycle crash

AURORA | Police street racing or road rage may have caused a fatal motorcycle crash Sunday evening on Interstate 225. The crash happened around 6:40 p.m. when a motorcycle headed north on I-225 at the interchange with eastbound I-70 lost control …

Suspect in Centennial apartment fire due in court 

Suspect in Centennial apartment fire due in court 

CENTENNIAL |A woman suspected of starting a fire that injured eight people in a suburban Denver apartment building wanted to kill her ex-girlfriend’s new lover, police wrote in court documents released Monday. Naomi Almodovar, 23, was arrested Friday on suspicion of …

Aurora police investigate possible police impersonation

APD uses unmarked cars, but police said if drivers are pulled over by one they should ask to see the officer’s badge and identification card. They can also call 911 to determine if they are actually being pulled over

Two years later, Aurora remembers theater shooting victims, survivors

Two years later, Aurora remembers theater shooting victims, survivors

At Potter’s House Church, elected officials including Gov. John Hickenlooper and Mayor Steve Hogan joined with church leaders to unveil Hope Park, a stand of trees dedicated to the people killed in the shootings at the Aurora Century 16 Theatre on July 20, 2012