Boulder Crime

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Recent Crime News

  • Longmont police notes: Burglary probed

    17 hrs ago | via LongmontFYI 

    At about 2:30 p.m. Thursday , a Longmont police officer took a report of a burglary that occurred in the 1100 block of 15th Avenue.

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  • Trial begins in Boulder for sex offender Zach Meints...

    Monday May 18 | via Daily Camera 

    Opening statements in the trial of Zach Meints, shown here in Oct. 2014, were delivered in Boulder District Court Monday. Meints is facing four misdemeanor counts of false reporting to authorities and one felony county of attempting to influence a public servant.

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  • Boulder County sees increase in heroin use, overdose deaths

    Monday May 18 | via Denver Post 

    In the wake of the arrest of a suspected drug dealer in Boulder last week on manslaughter and negligent homicide charges, county law-enforcement officials say they saw a rash of fatal heroin overdoses earlier this year and that heroin use has been increasing overall in the last few years. Boulder police Sgt. 4 comments

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  • Boulder police arrest suspected drug dealer on manslaughter, homicide charges in OD death

    Friday May 15 | via Denver Post 

    A woman who Boulder police said is a "known drug dealer" is facing possible manslaughter and negligent homicide charges in connection with the overdose death of her boyfriend in February. Nina Isadora Schwartz, 23, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, unlawful distribution of heroin and unlawful possession with intent to sell. 4 comments

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  • Colorado Man Faces Hate-Crime Charges in Assault on ...

    Thursday May 14 | via Advocate 

    A 45-year-old man in Boulder, Colo., is facing hate-crime charges stemming from an April 13 attack on a transgender woman, reports Denver TV station KUSA . Paul Wettengel is accused of attacking the 21-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, while waiting at a bus stop on Boulder's 28th Street.

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  • No Charges in Make My Day Shooting: Roberto Zamora o...

    Thursday May 14 | via Denver Westword 

    Update: Earlier this month, we told you about the death of CU Boulder student Roberto Zamora, nineteen, after being shot by the owner of a home at 98 Pima Court that he invaded; see our previous coverage below. Zamora's behavior as described by police and witnesses on the scene was strange - and while postmortem toxicology reports are not yet complete, authorities are now saying he may have been under the effect of hallucinogenic mushrooms at the time of the shooting.

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  • Boulder transient facing bias-motivated charge in as...

    Wednesday May 13 | via Daily Camera 

    A 45-year-old transient is facing bias-motivated assault charges after Boulder police say he assaulted a 21-year-old transgender man in April, city officials announced Wednesday. Paul Wettengel is facing one count of third-degree assault and one count of bias-motivated crime causing injury.

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  • Arrest in Boulder

    Wednesday May 13 | via Intermountain Jewish News 

    THE BOULDER County Sheriff's office announced last week that it has arrested a suspect in the April 6 mailing of envelopes containing white powder and threatening messages to two Jewish institutions in Boulder. On May 7, Boulder deputies arrested 32-year-old Boulder resident Jeffrey Klinkel and charged him with felony menacing, explosive hoax and interference with a school facility in last month's incident involving the Boulder JCC and Har HaShem.

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  • Boulder DA: No charges in home-invasion killing; int...

    Wednesday May 13 | via Colorado Daily 

    Police investigate the shooting of Roberto Zamora, 19, in a home on Pima Court in Boulder on May 4. A Boulder man will not be charged with a crime after shooting and killing a University of Colorado student who broke into his house and attacked him last week, according to the district attorney. Police say Roberto Zamora, 19, forced his way into 98 Pima Court at about 8:40 p.m. May 4 and attacked resident Jim McCain, whom he had never met.

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  • Meet the family! Nasa probe spots Pluto's moons, Ker...

    Tuesday May 12 | via Daily Mail 

    Touching moment first responder PROPOSES to the woman whose life he saved after she was stabbed 32 times by her violent ex Teen, 16, admits murdering his cousin, 21, after trying to rape her and writing 'my bad' in blood on the wall weeks ahead of her wedding Vacation will kill you and women only need 10 hours of attention a week: New book reveals Elon Musk's bizarre views on life EXCLUSIVE Whoopi Goldberg's family tragedy: Star misses The View to rush to her brother's side for final moments before he dies of brain aneurysm Florida man and his missing 14-year-old niece found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wounds after shooting at police during 100mph chase on dusty New Mexico road 'This is a club no one wants to join': Sheryl Sandberg speaks out on her return to work following her husband's tragic death in resort gym 911 caller says motorist 'had to shoot' George Zimmerman, recording ... (more)

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  • Air Force cadet set for trial in Boulder sex assault...

    Monday May 11 | via Denver Post 

    U.S. Air Force Academy cadet Daniel Ryerson makes his first appearance in court at the Boulder County Jail in Boulder in February. A cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy accused of raping a fellow cadet while the two were visiting Boulder last year is set for trial in October after entering a plea of not guilty Friday.

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  • Sex assault trial

    Monday May 11 | via Daily Camera 

    U.S. Air Force Academy cadet Daniel Ryerson makes his first appearance in court at the Boulder County Jail in Boulder in February. A cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy accused of raping a fellow cadet while the two were visiting Boulder last year is set for trial in October after entering a plea of not guilty Friday.

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  • Colorado police arrest suspect in white powder, thre...

    Friday May 8 | via WNFL-AM Green Bay 

    Police in Colorado have arrested a 32-year-old man suspected of sending envelopes containing white powder, later deemed harmless, and at least one threatening message to a Jewish community center and synagogue, authorities said on Friday. The Boulder Jewish Community Center, which has a preschool, was evacuated after one letter was found with a note reading: "your have enemies," police said at the time.

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  • Suspect Arrested for Powder Threat to Colorado Jewis...

    Friday May 8 | via Forward 

    Police in Colorado have arrested a 32-year-old man suspected of sending envelopes containing white powder, later deemed harmless, and at least one threatening message to a Jewish community center and synagogue, authorities said on Friday. The Boulder Jewish Community Center, which has a preschool, was evacuated after one letter was found with a note reading: "your have enemies," police said at the time.

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  • Man arrested in connection with suspicious letters s...

    Friday May 8 | via Daily Camera 

    A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with suspicious letters containing a non-toxic white powder sent to two Boulder Jewish organizations in April. Jeffrey Thomas Klinkel, of Boulder, was booked into the Boulder County Jail on Thursday night on suspicion of two counts of felony menacing, two counts of interfering with an educational institution, and two counts of using a hoax explosive or biological weapon.

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  • Man arrested for sending letters containing suspicio...

    Friday May 8 | via United Jewish Federation of Tidewater 

    A 32-year-old man has been arrested for sending letters containing white powder that turned out to be " benign " to two Jewish organizations in Boulder, Colorado. Boulder resident Jeffrey Thomas Klinkel was sent to Boulder County Jail Thursday night on suspicion of two counts of felony menacing, two counts of interfering with an educational institution, and two counts of using a hoax explosive or biological weapon, the Boulder Daily Camera reported .

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  • Suspicious letters

    Friday May 8 | via Daily Camera 

    A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with suspicious letters containing a non-toxic white powder sent to two Boulder Jewish organizations in April. Jeffrey Thomas Klinkel, of Boulder, was booked into the Boulder County Jail on Thursday night on suspicion of two counts of felony menacing, two counts of interfering with an educational institution and two counts of using a hoax explosive or biological weapon.

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  • Austin Holford sentenced to 56 years for murder of A...

    Wednesday May 6 | via Daily Camera 

    More than a year ago, 30-year-old Aaron Tuneberg was fatally beaten at his apartment in Boulder over an Xbox, leaving his family and friends to mourn the many years with him they lost. Now, the two men responsible for his death will begin paying for his murder with decades of their own lives.

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  • Intruder killed

    Tuesday May 5 | via Daily Camera 

    A next-door neighbor who witnessed Monday night's alleged break-in and fatal shooting on Pima Court in Boulder said he watched the intruder - a University of Colorado student - sprint headfirst "six to eight" times before hearing a gunshot ring out, in an incident he described as less than a minute long. "You ever see the 'Hulk' movies? Where he breaks through the door?" said neighbor Brock Derby, 22, of the suspected intruder, identified Tuesday by the Boulder County Coroner's Office as Roberto Zamora, 19, of Boulder.

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Boulder Law

Is there any chance that appearing on a 5-7-2, alcohol possession, could be advantageous over accepting guilt and paying?
I received a 'Possessing/Consuming of Alcohol in Public' the other night from two officers. Though I am underage, I was given the choice to be charged with the 5-7-2 that I took, an MIP, or both. It seems, at this point, my options are to either send in the $100 accepting guilt and taking the hit to my record, or appearing in court and paying $25 in the hopes that the officers won't show up or something similar in luck will result in a better outcome. Is there any risk of a more severe result from pleading innocent and being found guilty, other than having to now pay $125 and it being on record? And finally, would rescheduling the court appearance increase the chance of the officers not showing up enough to outweigh the potential repercussions if they would?
Call around and get a free consultation before making a decision. If you challenge a citation, the court or prosecutor...
Do I need interlock after 4 years of not driving, or having a license?
I took a plea for a high BAC DWAI in Colorado in 2011. I moved out of the country following my probation and never had an interlock installed in my vehicle or applied to have my license reinstated. Now I am moving back to Illinois, do I have to have an interlock installed in order to get an IL license? Is there any way to not have an interlock installed if I have been without a license for an extended period of time?
I have two pieces of advice. One, contact an attorney in IL to see what their requirements are. Some states follow...
What to expect after a 1st offense DUI
Someone blows a .089, and it's their 1st offense. They have already filed for a DMV administrative hearing, and enrolled in alcohol classes. How long until you hear back about the hearing date? Do you get any type of license while you are waiting? What can you expect from the courts? Retained an attorney, but wanted to get a range of opinions.
You are probably eligible to enter a deferment program for first time offenders. Hire a DWI a attorney.
I have a new " Smart Start " interlock device . There has been a couple of times when I have drinks the night before.
Even if the device has never locked or show "violation" , would the machine report some BAC ? How about If i have a beer ,?wait a while and then blow? Would it be reported even if the screen shows "analyzing / then pass? (Does not show violations)
If the machine shows a pass, you've passed. That said, it's incredibly foolish to be drinking alcohol before attempting...
If the device says pass" there is no problem right?
I had drinks earlier and waited some time , then I blew and the machine said " pass" Will there appear even a little BAC,?
Did you blow into a PAS machine or device? PAS stands for Preliminary Alcohol Screening device. Some of the machines...
Can I get a license in Montana even though I have a revoked/expired Colorado License after DWAI charge in 2011?
My Colorado license was revoked in summer of 2011 after a DWAI charge. I am no longer on probation but I haven't reinstated my license because I can't afford insurance/reinstatement free in CO. The revoked license expired in summer of 2014. I'm considering moving to Montana and want to get a license, can I do so despite having the revoked/expired license in CO? Does the fact that the license has expired effect its status as revoked in CO?
In the last decade there has been a great trend where states not only share their driving record information (for...
Can i fight an MIP for misconduct?
So i was giving a MIP for a beer in my pocket on the CU boulder campus. I was waliking a very inebriated friend home because it seemed to me he couldn't get home on his own. when we arrived at his dorm cops stoped us and sat us down for the reason that we seemed drunk. The CU PD thought i had a beer in my pocket and when asked me to take it out i refused. So when the asked me to empty my pockets so i reached into both front pockets i pulled out my phone and wallet and upon doing so i was handcuff and promptly searched where they found the beer in my back pocket and gave me a MIP. Also when they asked me to sign the ticket, i refused and they told me I would go to jail and i still refused to when they gave me the ticket and sent me home. I want to fight this.
Obviously there are constitutional protections against illegal stops and seizures. You may have an argument to...