Law Enforcement

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.

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.

Woman Held After Threatening Police, Shots Fired

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I-70 Closed Overnight

By Chris Sorensen

A Denver woman is being held after threatening to kill police in an incident started late Friday night in Elbert County.

According to the 18th Judicial District Attorney's office, Jasmine Faith Delores Johnson, 26, was contacted on Interstate 70 near Agate shortly after 11:00 p.m. Friday.

Johnson threatened to kill police officers, and shots were fired. No one was injured by the gunfire.

Johnson is being held without bond at the Arapahoe County Detention Center on a previous warrant out of Broomfield.