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Frisco homicide case could end soon with plea deal (1)

July 28, 2014 — 

A deal is pending for Charles Lee Sattler, the suspect in the April death of local chef Blake Bostic at the Snowshoe Motel in Frisco. Deputy district attorney Rusty Prindle …

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Breckenridge near-drowning case delayed for court to consider ‘no contest’ plea (2)

July 28, 2014 — 

Bianca Krakofsky, the suspect in the near drowning of a child case in Breckenridge, was scheduled for sentencing Monday, July 28, but district judge Karen Romeo delayed handing down a …

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Former Idaho Springs cop acquitted in assault case (3)

July 25, 2014 — 

On Wednesday, July 23, a six-person jury found former Idaho Springs Police Department Sgt. James “Jim” Vogt not guilty of third-degree assault. During the trial, the alleged victim, Yamissia Wilkerson, …

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Former Idaho Springs police sergeant to stand trial in assault case (4)

July 22, 2014 — 

A former Idaho Springs police officer is scheduled to stand trial Wednesday, July 23, in Clear Creek County Court for allegedly assaulting a woman. James “Jim” Vogt faces one count …

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Deal in works for Dillon man charged in meth, child sex assault cases (5)

July 21, 2014 — 

A deal is pending for a Dillon man facing distribution of methamphetamine and child sexual assault charges. Brook Randall Fritts, 31, appeared for the first time Monday, July 21, in …

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Aspen homicide affidavit portrays simmering feud between Nancy Pfister, Stylers (6)

July 19, 2014 — 

Escalating tensions over money between Nancy Pfister and her tenants, William and Nancy Styler, precipitated the grisly murder of the well-known Aspen socialite. Those and other details of the case …

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Copper Mountain tavern the victim of mystery stink bomber (7)

July 3, 2014 — 

Off and on for more than two years Tucker’s Tavern owner Jeff Christiansen has been the target of an unusual crime of vandalism. One day back in March 2012, Christiansen …

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Summit County charges Iowa man with robbing Silverthorne 7-11 with shotgun (8)

June 30, 2014 — 

It took a team effort, but Summit County’s law enforcement agencies were able to apprehend an Iowa man suspected of using a shotgun to rob the 7-11 and Shell gas …

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Arrest report sheds new light on Summit County machete attack (9)

June 30, 2014 — 

On Wednesday, June 18, a nurse at a hospital in Lakewood overheard an 18-year-old man being treated for deep cuts on his face and hand talking on the phone about …

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Frisco motel homicide charges against Charles Lee Sattler headed for trial (10)

June 26, 2014 — 

Charges stemming from a deadly fight at a Frisco motel will go to trial, a district judge ruled Thursday. Judge Karen Romeo said there is enough evidence to move forward …

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Silverthorne man extended deal in child sexual assault case (11)

June 24, 2014 — 

An offer has been extended to a Silverthorne man facing child sexual assault charges. Francisco Fuentes Godinez, 41, appeared in custody Tuesday, June 24, in Summit County Court before Judge …

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Breckenridge burglary, identity theft suspect extended plea deal (12)

June 23, 2014 — 

An offer has been extended to Jessica Christine Sebben, of Summit County, who faces about 40 felony and misdemeanor charges spread over seven separate cases in which she allegedly committed …

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Judge seals arrest documents in Summit County attempted murder case (13)

June 23, 2014 — 

District Judge Mark Thompson ordered Monday, June 23, all records pertaining to the arrest of Tyrus Walter Vanmatre sealed for a period of one week. Vanmatre, 20, of Littleton, was …

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Former Summit County student charged with attempted murder in machete attack (14)

June 20, 2014 — 

Summit County law enforcement officials have arrested a suspect in connection with the bloody machete assault on Swan Mountain Road Tuesday. Tyrus Walter Vanmatre, 20, of Littleton, Colorado, was identified …

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Police charge Idaho Springs woman in murder-for-hire plot (15)

June 19, 2014 — 

The 5th Judicial District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday, June 18, announced it has filed solicitation of first-degree murder charges against Haley Stanfield, of Idaho Springs, in Clear Creek County District …

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Idaho Springs man elects to defend himself in 12 Summit County trials (16)

June 18, 2014 — 

For Park County Detention Center inmate Ray Wolfe, practicing law is a game anyone can play. The Idaho Springs man appeared Wednesday, June 18, in Summit County District Court, where …

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Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies stumble upon assault victim on Swan Mountain (17)

June 18, 2014 — 

The Summit County Sheriff’s Office reported this week one of its patrol deputies stumbled upon an alleged assault on Swan Mountain Road east of Sapphire Point. The alleged attack took …

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Dillon police blotter: Juvenile arrested on alleged assault, sex assault crimes (18)

June 15, 2014 — 

During the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 30, Dillon police officers responded to west Anemone Trail for a report of a juvenile man who had allegedly assaulted his mother. …

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Silverthorne police blotter: Front Range sex assault suspect attempts suicide in Summit County (19)

June 8, 2014 — 

On May 10, Silverthorne police officers responded to a report of a hit-and-run crash in town. The reporting parties said the other driver appeared “extremely out of it” and they …

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Summit County stalking case likely to be delayed again (20)

June 7, 2014 — 

On Monday, June 9, 5th Judicial District Judge Karen Romeo is expected to sign an order to once more continue the trial of Dillon Valley resident Gordon “Scott” Siriano. Siriano, …

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