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331 Impaired Drivers Arrested During Memorial Day DUI Enforcement

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Summer Blitz Enforcement Begins June 16

Baseball, barbecues and warm weather brought Coloradans together to celebrate Memorial Day weekend, and law enforcement across the state was on high alert to keep roads free from impaired drivers. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and 96 local law enforcement agencies combined efforts for the The Heat Is On Memorial Day DUI enforcement, arresting 331 impaired drivers during the holiday weekend. 

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.

Arrest Made in Rocky Ford Child Death Case

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An arrest has been made in the Rocky Ford child death investigation from May 20.
Ryan Casias, 20, of Rocky Ford was arrested on suspicion of child abuse resulting in death.
Casias was taken to the Otero County Jail where he is being held on $150,000 bond.  Casias was scheduled for advisement at the Otero County District Courthouse in La Junta Friday.
Police were called to a Rocky Ford home on a call of an unresponsive child May 20. Jayleianna Trujillo, age 1, was transported to the hospital for treatment and later died. 

Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign Underway

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Last year, 60 lives could have been saved if everyone buckled up in Colorado.  To ensure Coloradans are using seat belts, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies will conduct the May Mobilization Click It or Ticket enforcement period from May 22 to June 4. Last year's May Mobilization effort resulted in 5,983 seat belt citations, including 295 citations for unrestrained or improperly restrained children under the age of 15.

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.