Local News

  • 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.

  • Both parents face charges after toddlers found wandering street in South Jeffco

    The parents of two toddlers who were found alone Oct. 7 in a South Jeffco neighborhood both face charges of child abuse. 

    Kyle McClelland, 25, was arrested several hours after his two sons were found walking near the 5400 block of South Quail Way in Littleton, a residential neighborhood. McClelland pleaded not guilty to two charges of criminally negligent child abuse not resulting in an injury on Oct. 8, and a Jeffco judge set his bond at $2,000. 

  • Toddlers found alone in South Jeffco neighborhood; parents sought

    The Jeffco Sheriff's Office has identified the parents of two toddlers who were found alone Wednesday in a South Jeffco neighborhood, and charges are being contemplated.

    The Sheriff’s Office made the announcement via Twitter shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday, and said the investigation was ongoing. No further information was immediately available.

  • RTD board member to host telephone town hall

    RTD will host a telephone town hall meeting for residents of South Jeffco and the foothills areas at 7 p.m. Oct 15.

    The town hall is for RTD’s District N, which covers a massive area from Coal Creek Canyon in the north to Green Mountain in the south, along with Morrison and much of South Jeffco and the Columbine area. Residents can hear about the five new light-rail lines opening in 2016 and RTD’s new fare structure, and can talk with Tina Francone, their representative on the RTD board.

  • Jail releases prisoner on bond in violation of new law

    The Jeffco jail ran afoul of a new law last month when it allowed a prisoner accused of sexual assault and child trafficking to post bond and leave before appearing in front of a judge.

    Sean Travis Crumpler, 48, faces 12 charges in Arapahoe County related to an alleged child sex-trafficking ring, including two counts of trafficking sexual servitude of a minor. He turned himself in at the Jeffco jail on the morning of Sept. 16. He posted bond several hours later and was released.