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  • Man arrested in attempted murder case

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect Oct. 16 in an attempted homicide case, a day after deputies searched a South Jeffco neighborhood in vain for the man.

    Zachary Zuchowski, 21, was arrested in connection with allegations of attempted murder, robbery and menacing related to an alleged Oct. 13 assault on Jadin Michael Cruickshank, 21.

  • Lawsuit takes issue with open space, parking garage at The Grove

    A group of residents near the proposed development known as The Grove, which was recently approved by Littleton’s city staff, have filed a lawsuit against the city.

    The project by Denver-based Zocalo Community Development, to be built on 4.5 acres at 2100 W. Littleton Blvd. at South Bemis Street, was approved in early October by the city’s community development department.

  • Lakewood officer wounded by ricochet at shooting range

    A Lakewood police officer suffered a bullet wound in her leg Tuesday morning at the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office's shooting range.

    The non-life-threatening injury occurred when a shot ricocheted and hit the officer, according to the sheriff’s Twitter account. The Rooney Range shooting area, north of Bandimere Speedway, is used by several law-enforcement agencies for training.

  • Littleton installs charging station

    Littleton is charging into the future.

    The city has installed its first public charging station for electric vehicles at South Rio Grande Street and West Crestline Avenue. The station can accommodate two cars at once and is free to the public.

    Littleton received a grant from the Regional Air Quality Council and the Colorado Energy Office to cover the $6,052 cost of the charging station, and the city paid the $5,000 installation cost, said city spokeswoman Kelli Narde.

  • Deputies searching for suspect in attempted homicide

    Law enforcement is searching an area in South Jeffco for a suspect in an attempted homicide.

    The Jeffco Sheriff’s Office and other agencies are searching for Zachary Zuchowski, 21, in relation to an incident that apparently stemmed from a disagreement about money.

    The Sheriff’s Office said Thursday night via its Twitter account that deputies were searching an area near the 6500 block of West Frost Drive, near West Ken-Caryl Avenue and South Pierce Street. They were unsuccessful in locating Zuchowski.

  • Criminal justice career day planned at ACC

    Those interested in a career in law enforcement and criminal justice have a chance to hear directly from potential employers at Arapahoe Community College on Oct. 21.

    The college is planning a criminal justice career day at the Littleton campus, with representatives from more than 17 law enforcement agencies talking with potential recruits about what makes a desirable candidate and what it’s like to work for their agencies.

    The college will also have its own police force on hand, along with representatives from ACC’s Law Enforcement Academy.

  • Littleton residents’ opinions on parks, trails sought

    Littleton residents are being given a chance to directly shape the future of the city’s parks, trails and recreational options.

    The city and the South Suburban Parks and Recreation District are scheduled to host three public forums and three focus groups that will help craft the city’s first parks and recreation master plan. The three focus groups will concentrate on youth sports, golf and tennis, and senior citizen issues.

  • City approves development on Littleton Boulevard

    Littleton has approved a new mixed-use development that will include 160 age-restricted apartments across the street from the city’s historic courthouse.

  • Longtime school board critic announces candidacy

    School board candidate Regan Benson, a former Jeffco parent and a longtime vocal critic of past school board members, said her rocky relationship with the board spurred her candidacy and her call for higher academic standards.

    Benson is running for the District 5 seat currently held by recall target Ken Witt. Also in the District 5 race are veteran Jeffco educator Ron Mitchell and former school board member Paula Noonan. 

  • Board's battle over accountability committee continues

    School board members continued their spat last Thursday over the formation of a new district accountability committee, with the board’s conservative majority approving guidelines for committee membership.