Police & Courts

AURORA | Aurora fire officials are waiting on a coroner’s toxicology report before they determine what caused a fire in an Aurora mobile home that left a woman dead last week. In a tweet on the department’s official twitter feed Wednesday morning, a fire department spokeswoman said the toxicology and coroner’s reports could take up […]

AURORA | A man who went on a brazen crime spree last summer — assaulting a homeless man, breaking into four homes, stealing a car and biting a police officer’s neck in just four hours — has been sentenced to eight years in prison. Adam Nicklaus Lacer, 22, of Emporia, Kan., was sentenced to eight […]

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DENVER | Law enforcement officers across Colorado are out in force this weekend looking for people who are driving while impaired. The stepped-up patrols will continue through Tuesday, citing and arresting drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The launch of the Memorial Day enforcement coincides with the start of Checkpoint Colorado, which continues through […]

Aurora firefighters were called to a report of a structure fire at about 4 a.m. May 22 on the 1800 block of North Carson Street near Montview and Sable boulevards. One woman found at the site of the blaze was ransported to a local hospital, where she later was pronounced dead.

AURORA | A fourth teenager was arrested Thursday, May 21, in connection with the slaying of a 19-year-old Aurora man last summer in the parking lot of an Aurora Taco Bell. Aurora police Sgt. Chris Amsler, a spokesman for the department, said the 15-year-old suspect was arrested early Thursday afternoon at a home in the […]

DENVER | Colorado and federal agents and prosecutors say they have arrested 34 people in a far-ranging heroin distribution sweep that resulted in 57 state and federal indictments. The two-year investigation, dubbed “Operation Chump Change,” was conducted by the DEA’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. Authorities seized 273 pounds of brown heroin, 31 pounds of […]