Investigation

Northwest Tech Receives Grant for Crime Investigation Program

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Northwest Kansas Technical College in Goodland, Kansas has been awarded a $5,499 Innovative Technology Grant from the Kansas Board of Regents. The funds will support the Crime Scene Investigation program and will be used to purchase a thermal imaging camera that will expand the capabilities of the drone that is currently being used by the Crime Scene Investigation program.

Man to Serve 12 Years in Prison for Gun, Drug Charges

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John Catilino Maez, 35, of Pueblo, Colorado, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson to serve more than 12.5 years in federal prison for gun and drug charges, the U.S. Attorney's has announced.

Following his prison sentence, Maez was ordered to serve three years on supervised release.

Maez was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver August 10, 2016. He pled guilty before Judge Jackson in February to being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, and possession of heroin with intent to distribute. 

Postal Employee Pleads Guilty After Faking Cancer to Work from Home

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Caroline Zarate Boyle, 59, of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, a U.S. Postal Service employee, pled guilty Friday to presenting a forged writing to the United States with the intent to defraud after telling her employer that she had cancer to work from home and claim hundreds of hours of sick leave.

The guilty plea occurred before U.S. District Court Judge Raymond P. Moore.

Boyle was first charged March 3, 2017. She was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver two weeks later. She is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Moore in July.

Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office Arrests March 2017

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In December 2016, Kiowa County Sheriff's Deputies received a report of a stolen debit card. Deputies investigated the matter and conducted an arrest warrant for Identity Theft (Felony), protection order violation (Misdemeanor) and domestic violence for Christopher Riley. On Thursday, March 4, 2017 Deputies were notified that Pueblo County Sheriff's Office served the arrest warrant and took Riley into custody. Riley is currently out on bond.

Fourth Arrest Made in Child Sexual Assault

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An additional arrest has been made involving the alleged sexual assault of an 8-year-old South Fork girl dating back to late 2015. 

Helen Price, 56, was arrested in Moravia, Iowa, by deputies with the Appanoose County Sheriff's Office on Saturday. She is being held on multiple counts of sexual assault against a child and is awaiting extradition to Colorado. Price's bond is set at $150,000.

​Three Arrests Made in Child Sexual Assault

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Multiple arrests have been made involving the alleged sexual assault of an 8-year-old South Fork girl dating back to late 2015. 

In November 2016, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was requested by South Fork Police Chief Don McDonald to assist with a complex sexual assault investigation. Following an extensive investigation by the CBI and the South Fork Police Department, three arrests have been made involving incidents of sexual assault against a child.    

Those arrested include:

Burlington Man Guilty of Murder

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Following a trial spanning nearly two weeks, a jury has found Dylan Eason guilty of Murder in the First Degree in the killing of Dr. Cynthia Campbell-Eason between April 28 and 29, 2016 at a home in Burlington.

Eason had been arrested and charged after an extensive investigation conducted by the Burlington Police Department, Kit Carson County Sheriff's Office, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, and the Office of the District Attorney for the 13th Judicial District.