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  • Jeffco searching for suspects in SW Plaza robbery

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects accused of stealing merchandise from Macy’s at Southwest Plaza Mall.
    Around 5:30 p.m. Nov 18, the two suspects — a male and female — reportedly stole lingerie, clothing and a fragrance set, according to Jenny Fulton, spokeswoman with the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. These items are valued between $400 and $500.
    Several loss prevention employees tried to stop the two as they left the store, causing the suspects to drop some of the items on their way out.

  • Giant indoor sandbox opens in south Jeffco

    There is a new sandbox in town, and chances are, it’s much larger than any you have seen before.

    Kids Dig, an interactive play area featuring more than 40 tons of sand, opened last weekend in Littleton, just north of Southwest Plaza. The business is the first of its kind in Colorado, and owner Garry Wolff is excited to bring something fresh to an area he once called home.

  • Askins arraignment continued again

    The arraignment for the man accused of lighting Roman candles that started the North Turkey Creek Fire on March 22 has been continued for the fourth time.

    Andrew Askins, 18, was charged in late April with two Class 4 felonies of second-degree arson in connection with lighting fireworks while Jefferson County was in a stage-2 fire ban.

    He appeared before the court Monday afternoon for an arraignment but asked for a continuance. At an arraignment, the rights of the defendant are formally read and a plea is entered. Askins will return to court at 1 p.m. Jan. 16.

  • Sharing kindness in South Jeffco

    For many, the holiday season reinvigorates a desire to donate to a charity, volunteer with a local nonprofit organization or lend a helping hand to a neighbor.

    But for these individuals, every day is an opportunity to give back.

    The Ken-Caryl Kindness Crew

    When Sarah Quirke received two notices about her front yard from the Ken-Caryl Homeowners’ Association, it got her thinking. How many others were receiving similar notices but struggling to fix the problem?

  • Meals on Wheels creates relationships

    Riggs and Bobbi Smith of Littleton pull up to an apartment complex in South Jeffco and park their sedan.

    It’s the Friday before Thanksgiving, and the backseat is filled with empty grocery bags and a cooler full of packaged meals. Riggs hops out, grabbing a bag with a steaming hot chicken dinner and a cup of apple slices. Bobbi decides she’ll wait in the car for this stop.

    Knock. Knock. Knock.

  • Eastwood could be granted temporary, unsupervised trips

    Bruco Eastwood could be granted temporary, unsupervised trips from the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo, depending on how a Jefferson County judge rules at a Dec. 15 hearing.

    Eastwood, 39, was found not guilty by reason of insanity in October 2011 for the February 2010 shooting at Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton. During the shooting, Eastwood was accused of bringing a high-powered rifle into the school and injuring two eighth-grade students, Matthew Thieu and Reagan Weber.

  • Sheriff's Calls

    Math problem
    WEST QUINCY AVENUE
    — Not long ago, Cole replaced about 50 feet of his back fence with clean, new boards. Not long after that, he found the bright-red number “47” spray-painted across the pristine pickets. With no active feuds in the neighborhood and no idea what the significance of the number 47 might be, Cole asked JCSO to weigh in. Arriving in full investigation mode, deputies had nothing to investigate because the energetic Cole had already “sanded” away the evidence. Officers 86ed the case.

  • Gonzales pleads not guilty to child abuse charges

    The man accused of seriously injuring a toddler pleaded not guilty Monday to one count of felony child abuse with seriously bodily harm.

    Joshua James Gonzales, 22, will return to court Jan. 17 for a motions hearing. According to Pam Russell, spokeswoman with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, Gonzales posted a $100,000 cash or surety bond on Oct. 27 and is no longer in custody.

  • Community solar garden is considered

    The town of Morrison may one day receive power from a community solar garden.

    After hearing a presentation from Oak Leaf Energy Partners of Denver in a Nov. 7 town meeting, the board of directors decided to move forward with the data-collection process. The company has been around for about 12 years and has completed approximately 70 projects similar to one it proposed for Morrison.