Crime/Police

CHV Police Chief Lyons tells residents about recent crime spree

On August 10, Cherry Hills Village Chief of Police Jason Lyons presided over a town hall for CHV residents about new criminal activity in the city. In addition to a healthy contingent of residents, CHV City Council Members Al Blum, Dan Sheldon, Earl Hoellen, Susan Maguire, Mayor Pro Tem Randy Weil, and Interim City Manager …

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Greenwood Village will install license plate readers around the city to fight crime

At its July 17 study session, the Greenwood Village City Council responded enthusiastically to Police Chief Dustin Varney’s proposal to add 14 more automatic license plate readers (ALPRs) around the city, to supplement the two that have been in use in the vicinity of Arapahoe Road and the I-25 corridor since 2020. Chief Varney explained …

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GVPD recognizes service that goes above and beyond

Every year, the Greenwood Village Police Department recognizes members of its team and the public who have been deemed to have provided exceptional service to the community. All awards originate with recommendation from peers or the public. Those are reviewed by top police department brass who decide what awards have been earned. On May 25, …

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CCSD students and parents report antisemitic taunts to school board

When photos of two students at Campus Middle School (CMS) with swastikas drawn on them spread through the community on the day the school presented a program about the Holocaust recently, it led to the reporting of other acts of antisemitism at that school and at West Middle School (WMS).   The May 8 regular …

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As Colorado enacts new laws against gun violence, pro-gun group sues

As expected, on April 28, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed a packet of four new laws to fight gun violence and forward his previously announced goal of making Colorado one of the ten safest states in the nation. They were:  As he signed the bills, Gov. Polis said, “Today we are taking some important steps …

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Update on new laws aiming to reduce gun violence in Colorado

Governor Polis said he wanted Colorado to be one of the 10 safest states in the country within five years. In January, he pointed to two specific new laws he hoped would help accomplish that goal, expanding the list of people who could invoke the state’s extreme risk protection order (red flag) law and banning …

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Sheriff to swear in twonew therapy puppies forlocal School Districts

The Byers School District 32-J and the Deer Trail 26J School District are getting their very first school therapy dog, an 8-week-old black Labrador puppy named Otis. K9 Otis will be teamed up with School Resource Officer Deputy Drew Matthews who’s been an SRO at Byers and Deer Trail Schools for two years and with …

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