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Courts/Crime

  • DA's office charges Loveland detective

    GREELEY — The Weld County District Attorney’s Office announced July 15 that Loveland Detective Brian Koopman has been charged with attempt to influence a public servant, a fourth-degree felony filed in connection with the investigation and prosecution of the Leroy Wallace homicide case.

  • COLUMN: Health tips for the peak of summer

    Tim Davis

    U.S. Department of
    Health and Human Services

     

    The peak of summer is nearly here. The hottest summer temperatures for the Denver and northeast Colorado area tend to occur from July 16-20, according to 30-year averages calculated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

  • Weld County Sheriff’s Office releases new mobile ‘tips’ app

    WELD COUNTY — Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams announced July 1 the launch of a new mobile app that will make it easier for citizens to report “tips” to law enforcement.

    The new free app, MyPD, allows citizens with an iPhone or Android to easily connect with the sheriff’s office from their mobile device.

  • Unidentified Fort Lupton man remains missing

    BOULDER COUNTY — An unidentified Fort Luptoner remains missing after rescue crews failed to find a trace of the reportedly missing person after two days of search throughout the area of Camp Dick, in unincorporated Boulder County, west of Jamestown.

  • Public assistance requested in finding info on vandalized mailboxes

    FORT LUPTON — The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in gathering information on mailboxes vandalized over the Fourth of July, in Aristocrat Acres. 

    Weld County deputies were on patrol at about 3:45 a.m. July 4, in the area of Aristocrat Acres, in Fort Lupton, when they found numerous vandalized mailboxes throughout the neighborhood.

  • Evans police officer cleared of wrongdoing

    EVANS — Internal and external investigations into an alleged case of an Evans police officer tampering with witness statements, in connection with a 2012 homicide, found no such evidence of wrongdoing, according to a report June 16 from Evans Police Department Cmdr. Chad Harding.

  • Armed man shot, killed by Greeley police

    GREELEY — A Greeley man was rushed to surgery and died at the hospital after being shot June 19 by Greeley police officers responding to a medical call.

    According to a press release following the incident from Greeley Police Department public information officer, Sgt. Joseph Tymkowych, police received a report at about 6:35 a.m. of a “bloody woman at the door of a residence asking for help.” 

  • Fort Lupton special-ed teacher charged with multiple child abuse counts

    FORT LUPTON — A Twombly Elementary teacher has been charged with child abuse and placed on administrative leave pending further investigation.

    In an April 29 letter to parents of Twombly students, Weld Re-8 Superintendent John Hoag said Shelly Wyss was placed on administrative leave to allow the district to investigate allegations involving “inappropriate behavioral interventions with her students.

  • Weld County violent crime on the decline in 2014

    WELD COUNTY — Violent crimes were down 13 percent in Weld County in 2014, while incidents of property crime and the worth of stolen property rose, according to figures released in March by the Weld County sheriff’s office.

  • Residents warned of possible photo radar ticket call, email scam

    GREELEY — The Weld County Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of a law enforcement telephone and email scam. These individuals are threatening citizens with warrants being issued for their arrest for failing to pay a photo radar ticket. The caller will then instruct citizens to make a payment to them in order to cancel the warrant.