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  • Jeffco Sheriff's searching for at-risk male

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an at-risk male last seen at a residence in the 13900 block of Dancing Bear Trail in Littleton.
    Steven Einspahr, 61, was last seen Oct. 27 at a friend’s house on Dancing Bear Trail. According to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office, Einspahr left the home around 7 p.m. His car was later located near the Littleton home, but Einspahr hasn't been seen since.
    Einspahr is 6 feet 4 inches tall and weighs approximately 280 pounds. He has blonde hair and hazel eyes.

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  • Suspects sought in reported burglary at SW Plaza

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is continuing a search for four suspects accused of crashing a truck into Southwest Plaza and stealing merchandise from J.C. Penney Co.

    Around 5:45 a.m. on Oct. 26, a red Chevrolet pickup truck was seen backing up to the doors of the South Jeffco J.C. Penney Co. store and then ramming the doors open, according to the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office. Four males, who haven’t been described or identified, reportedly went into the department store and took merchandise.

  • West Metro Fire Rescue severs ties with its namesake foundation

    West Metro Fire Rescue officially severed ties with the West Metro Fire Rescue Foundation.

    According to its website, the West Metro Fire Rescue Foundation was incorporated in 1995 as a public nonprofit foundation. The foundation’s mission is, in part, to provide education and financial assistance to West Metro.

    “Our primary task is to raise money for projects that support firefighters and the community’s well-being and safety,” wrote foundation board president Deanna Hanna to the West Metro board of directors.

  • West Metro board member steps down

    Due to a move to Texas, Kent Johnson resigned from his position on the West Metro Fire Rescue board of directors on Oct. 17.

    Johnson had been on the board since November 2016 when West Metro Fire Rescue and Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District merged and entered into an intergovernmental agreement.

  • Mother facing assault charges

    A Lakewood woman was arrested Oct. 19 in connection with the assault of her then 2-year-old daughter.

    According to the arrest affidavit, Melissa Mangeri, 28, was present during one or more of the assaults on her daughter and failed to seek assistance. This placed the child “in a situation that posed a threat of injury or death,” reads a press release from the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office.

  • Morrison hires interim police chief

    There’s a new face at the helm of the Morrison Police Department.

    George Mumma, a former senior investigator with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, is now serving as the interim chief of the police department. The town officially hired him Oct. 10 after former chief Rudy Sandoval retired in late September.

  • Jefferson County talks diversity, inclusivity

    Nearly 300 people gathered last week to discuss ways to carry the topic of diversity and inclusivity to the forefront of conversation in Jefferson County and beyond.

    Hosted by Jeffco Human Services, Jeffco Human Resources, Jeffco Public Library, the Jefferson Center for Mental Health and Boulder County, the One Community Summit, held Oct. 19 at the Arvada Center, featured a keynote speaker and various breakout sessions centering on diversity, inclusivity and equity.

  • World’s Scariest Haunted House lives up to the hype

    Nestled behind Jared’s Nursery on West Bowles Avenue is the World’s Scariest Haunted House, and according to many of its actors, it lives up to its name.

    “I’ve had a couple of fetal position scares,” said actor CJ Mitchell of Littleton. “People just lay on the floor.”

    Although it typically takes 15 minutes to make it through the haunted house, some make it out in much less.

  • Paltry turnout shows for Foothills mill levy increase presentation

    A presentation by the Foothills Park and Recreation District on its bid for a mill levy increase drew just three people, including one person who soon realized she didn’t live in the district.

    Foothills executive director Ron Hopp said Thursday’s group was the smallest showing at any of the mill levy presentations put on by the district, but those in attendance were disappointed with the lack of taxpayer turnout.

    “It’s just unfortunate you don’t get more people,” said Pam Horiszny, a Foothills resident.