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  • Second arrest made in fatal shooting in October

    A second suspect has been arrested in the Oct. 19 shooting death of 18-year-old Da Von Flores of Centennial.

    Robert Alexander Placa, 18, was arrested Thursday night by Littleton police in connection with the shooting death of Flores on a Littleton street.

    On Oct. 19, police responded to a report of shots fired at 5400 S. Fox St. at 11:11 p.m. and found Flores and a 17-year-old boy shot. Flores died at the scene. The boy was transported to Swedish Hospital, where he received treatment for his wounds.

  • Man dies in Golden house fire

    A 67-year-old man died in a house fire in Golden on Thursday night.

    According to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, firefighters from Golden and Pleasant View responded about 10:48 p.m. to a fire at 1415 Isabell St.

    Neighbors had reported they could smell smoke and saw flames on the roof. Firefighters found the man’s body inside; he reportedly was the only occupant of the home at the time of the blaze.

    The fire is under investigation; the Sheriff’s Office said foul play is not suspected. 

  • County cuts $688,000 from funding to social services nonprofits

    Three Jeffco nonprofits are facing sizable cuts in funding due to tightened budgets at the county, state and federal levels.

    In its 2013 budget, Jefferson County cut $688,000 from the amount it provides to Family Tree, the Jefferson Center for Mental Health and the Seniors’Resource Center.

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  • Hikers find skeleton at Red Rocks Park

    A human skeleton has been found by hikers near Red Rocks Park. 

    Three hikers found the skeleton three tenths of a mile above and to the west of Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Friday, Dec. 14.

    The hikers notified a Jeffco sheriff's deputy who was patrolling the area and led the deputy back to the remains. 

    The skeleton was found in thick brush and appeared to have been there for some time. The person had been clad in blue sweatpants or shorts, and there were no noticeable signs of trauma, the Sheriff's Office reported.

  • Foothills Park and Rec approves 2013 budget

    The Foothills Park & Recreation District board has approved the district’s 2013 budget, a $22.7 million spending plan that amounts to a $1.8 million boost over this year. 

    The district will tap into $500,000 in cash reserves to help finance several capital projects next year. By using the reserves and paying off some debt, capital expenditures will be increased to $980,000 in 2013.

  • Jeffco parking laws target trailers, RVs

    Jeffco parking ordinances applying to recreational vehicles and trailers would be made stricter under changes sought by the Sheriff’s Office. 

    The sheriff is asking the county commissioners to make it easier for his office to tow some vehicles in the event of parking violations.

    The first change would allow the Sheriff’s Office to tow a trailer if it meets the criteria for being an abandoned vehicle — meaning it has been parked for 14 days in the same spot on a street in unincorporated Jeffco. 

  • Residents rate Littleton high in survey

    If a stellar report card is worthy of a reward, the city of Littleton deserves an ice cream cone.

    The citizen survey distributed early this year shows that Littleton residents enjoy their environs and feel safe where they live.

    Regarding quality of life, 93 percent of the residents who responded rated it excellent or good, numbers that were much higher than in other Front Range cities. More than 90 percent also rated Littleton excellent or good in safety and as a place to raise children.

  • Judge orders Sigg's pretrial hearing closed to public

    When authorities discovered the remains of Jessica Ridgeway on Oct. 10, it was a gruesome end to a horrible chapter in Colorado’s history. 

  • Arrest made in Lakewood townhome fire

    West Metro Fire Rescue investigators have made an arrest in connection with a fire that destroyed three townhomes in Lakewood.

    The suspect, Robert Carlton Lohman, 41, is being charged with multiple counts of arson and reckless endangerment stemming from an early-morning fire on Feb. 15. Investigators allege that Lohman started a fire on the rear patio of his townhome at 8378 W. Virginia Ave. about 2:05 a.m. while Lohman’s family and other residents were asleep.

    Everyone in the home, including the pets, made it out of the house safely.