Law Enforcement

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.

National Push to Tackle Distracted Driving Begins Saturday

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When you drive on any road or highway, there's one thing you're almost certain to see -- distracted drivers. According to a recent survey of Colorado drivers, cell phone use behind the wheel is an ongoing threat in our state, with 22 percent admitting to reading a message while driving. Beyond messaging, 64 percent had selected entertainment on a mobile device and 33 percent had talked on a hand-held phone.

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:

DUI Arrests Up 33 Percent During St. Patrick’s Day Enforcement

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While Coloradans across the state enjoyed St. Patrick's Day celebrations spanning two weekends, law enforcement was on high alert for impaired drivers as part of the The Heat Is On campaign. From March 10-20, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies combined efforts to arrest 607 impaired drivers, a 33 percent increase from the 455 arrests during last year's enforcement.