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  • Deputy tackles carjacking suspect on I-70

    A feverish crime spree on a dog-day afternoon ended abruptly in the westbound lanes of I-70 on Wednesday when a Jeffco sheriff's deputy brought a suspect to heel on the busy highway.

    All told, the carjacking/burglary rampage involved four vehicles and three homes, sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley said. It ended dramatically near the Genesee exit when Deputy Fred Haggett tackled the male suspect, who had just surrendered two weapons after terrorizing passing motorists on I-70.    

  • Tip-a-Cop

    State Patrol troopers and athletes from the Special Olympics worked at the Chili’s at 8454 S. Kipling Parkway on Sunday to raise awareness and funds. Along with donations made at the tables, Chili’s statewide donated 15 percent of the profits from July 20 to Special Olympics.

    “It helps bring an awareness that there’s a charity out there that gives these remarkable young people trying to participate help,” said Trooper Nate Reid, the State Patrol spokesman. “It’s a small token for us to give a few hours of our time.”

  • DeGette talks jobs with Jeffco officials

    Creating jobs in Jefferson County was the focus when Congresswoman Diana DeGette met with Jeffco officials last Friday.

    DeGette, a Democrat who represents Colorado's Denver-dominated 1st District, was told that businesses need clear signals from the federal government on everything from tax policy to fracking regulations.

    The forum, hosted by the Jeffco Economic Development Corp., let DeGette meet with the business community in a part of her district that was added in 2011's redistricting.

  • Sinkhole repairs on Simms might take awhile

     Repair work on a massive sinkhole will close South Simms Street between West Cooper Avenue and South Ward Street for the foreseeable future.

    Jeffco shut down Simms last week to begin repairing a culvert that collapsed beneath the street on June 25. The collapsed culvert created a 20-foot-wide sinkhole about 400 square feet in total size.

  • Roundabout eyed for South Prince, Centennial Drive

    Littleton is considering its first traffic roundabout as a solution to numerous accidents at South Prince Street and Centennial Drive.

    The intersection has been the site of a pattern of accidents; the majority occur when eastbound traffic on Centennial, which has a stop sign, collides with through traffic on Prince, said Charlie Buck, a traffic consultant from Felsburg, Holt & Ullevig.

  • Jurors find local woman guilty in stabbing death of husband

     A South Jeffco woman was found guilty by a jury last week in the stabbing death of her husband last year.

    Sandra Lee Schreiber, 71, was arrested in the slaying of her husband of 43 years, 79-year-old Michael Schreiber, in May 2013. On July 16, she was found guilty of first-degree murder and assault on an at-risk adult, both felonies, after a 12-day trial in Jefferson County court.

  • Inter-Canyon board scraps Youth Patrol

     Inter-Canyon Fire's Board of Directors voted unanimously July 17 to end the district’s Youth Patrol program because of concerns over inadequate supervision and insurance coverage in the event of an injury.

    “These kids are put at risk, and we have no … way of supervising them (properly),” said Karl Firor, Inter-Canyon board treasurer.

  • Questions remain about proposed mall annexation

    Residents looking for details on a proposed annexation of Southwest Plaza Mall by Bow Mar left a town hall meeting with Commissioner Casey Tighe on July 10 with more questions than answers.

    Tighe said he called the meeting as a way to gauge the public’s interest and get input on the proposed annexation. Yet county and Bow Mar officials didn’t have details people were seeking.

  • 4 men thank Fire Rescue for saving them after cardiac arrests

    When people experience heart-stopping moments of the figurative kind, that’s usually a positive; a literal heart-stopping moment can be deadly unless life-saving actions are taken immediately.

    Thanks to those immediate life-saving actions, four men, all of whom had recent cardiac arrests, thanked the people who helped save their lives.

    On July 9, William Brewton, Victor Anderson and Michael Howell thanked the Littleton Fire Rescue first responders.

  • Fund is started to pay for burial service for boy who drowned

    A fund has been started to help pay the cost of a burial service for a young boy who died after falling into Chatfield Reservoir. 

    Andres Patrick Sena, 4, of Littleton was the victim of an accidental drowning at Chatfield Reservoir on July 5. A family friend has started an effort to raise money for funeral services on the website gofundme.com.

    The city of Littleton is helping with the fund-raising efforts by getting the message out. Andres’ great-uncle, Rick Dodson, is a 25-year employee of Littleton’s building maintenance division.