Like many states, Colorado is taking steps to ease prison sentences and lighten the budgetary burden. According to the Denver Post, Governor Ritter is signing several bills into law today that will focus more on rehabilitation and treatment, freeing up estimated millions typically spent on incarceration. [Read more…]
There are several strange stories this week of thefts within Colorado. Not your normal convenience store shoplifters, these thefts are all a little on the strange or at least unusual side. They just go to show that not all criminal offenses are cut and dry, there are unusual circumstances present in nearly every case. [Read more…]
A man accused of road rage will now face additional charges in Garfield County. While it’s not unusual for a criminal case to expand, adding new charges, police-impersonation is a pretty rare charge. [Read more…]
Two men are facing lengthy sentences after pleading guilty to fraud charges. The two made out with thousands of dollars from people in the Denver area by claiming to raise money for charity. Unfortunately, the charities were nonexistent and the men were pocketing the cash.
According to the Denver Post, Danny Kleiman and David Dale Werkmeister ran this con on 626 victims. During the course of their scheme which ran from November 2005 to April 2007 the two called around 6,500 Colorado residents looking for donations. [Read more…]
Sandra Lee Jacobson is not new to handcuffs or to criminal charges, but this is the first time she has been accused of causing someone’s death. In fact, Ms. Jacobson is accused of killing two women in a wreck that occurred on January 28th in Denver.
Looking as her record as displayed in this Denver Post article, one may wonder how she was still on the road. Her license, in fact was suspended and she should not have been driving that fateful morning. She was, however, and was reportedly intoxicated as well.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download
Jacobson has had several brushes with the law and even been involved in a prior accident that causes serious injury to a Denver man. She had several incidences of speeding, reckless and careless driving, and DUI. She even has an outstanding charge of possession of a Tiger. The public is angry that this woman was not behind bars for her probation violations and was instead allowed to be out in the community. [Read more…]
It may come as a shock to many that Colorado property crimes actually decreased in 2008 amid financial stress being at an all time high. Yes, despite the recession there were less property crimes being committed in 2008. As a matter of fact, according to this article from the Denver Post, overall property crimes in Aurora decreased by 12% while burglaries went down 33%.
Spikes in crime are often associated with tough financial times. This decrease in property offenses caught many off guard, including some criminal justice experts. While statewide figures won’t be available for some time, the trend in Aurora is typical across most of the state.
Many believe this decrease is due to the increase in prison population, that because criminals have been taken off the street, there are less people committing crimes. While this may be true, a recession has always triggered criminal activity in “new criminals” or people without extensive prior records. [Read more…]
What Happens When A Recession Hits the Jail?
Okay, it’s not the same as a tornado but it may have some of the same effects, convicted people being let loose. The only difference is with the poor economy and lack of staffing, the inmates at Larimer County jail are being turned loose in unprecedented numbers.
The jail is not turning serious violent felons loose, however. They are overcrowded, seriously understaffed and this seems to be the last option on how to handle the crunch.
Larimer County took $1.8 million from the Sherriff’s budget this year, resulting in 18 layoffs, according to this Denver Post article. In the interest of staff safety and jail effectiveness the population then had to be reduced. [Read more…]