Crime/Police

Aurora City Council Member awarded $3 million for being falsely accused

On December 23, 2022, Arapahoe County District Judge Elizabeth Volz awarded Aurora City Council Member Danielle Jurinsky $3 million in her lawsuit against Robin Niceta, a former Arapahoe County Department of Human Services (DHS) worker, for knowingly making false charges of child abuse against Jurinsky in retaliation for her public criticism of Niceta’s then partner, …

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In CHV, most stolen cars were left unlocked with keys inside 

The City of Cherry Hills Village reports detailed information to its city council and the public monthly. At the end of August, the CHV Police Department (CHVPD) reported that all sworn personnel would be using body-worn cameras beginning October 1, ahead of the January 1, 2023 date required by state law. The equipment was purchased …

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Partner of former Aurora Police chief charged with making false allegation of child sex abuse against Jurinsky

On May 16, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office made public an arrest warrant against Robin Niceta, partner of Vanessa Wilson, recently ousted Aurora Chief of Police, for calling in a false report of child sexual abuse against Aurora City Council Member Danielle Jurinsky. The accusation involved Jurinsky’s two-year-old son. The false tip to the Arapahoe …

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Woman shot in a gas station in GV and left at nearby Starbucks

Greenwood Village Police Department (GVPD) reported that a woman and a man entered the Starbucks coffee shop at Cherry Hills Marketplace on Orchard Road and University Boulevard at 6:25 a.m. on May 2. They told the person behind the counter that the woman had sustained a gunshot wound. Before the police could be summoned, the …

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GV plans to make misdemeanor drug possession a municipal violation to impose stiffer penalties

Under current Colorado law, possession of four grams or less of Schedule I, II, III, IV or V controlled substances, including Heroin, Cocaine, LSD, Ecstasy, Codeine, Morphine, Oxycontin, PCP and Methamphetamine, is a misdemeanor crime punishable by up to 6 to 18 months in county jail and/or a fine of $500 to $5,000. However, according …

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