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‘Crime and Justice’ Archives

Colorado Psychiatric Bed Shortage is Burden for

Colorado Psychiatric Bed Shortage is Burden for Larimer County Jail

        A severe shortage of psychiatric hospital beds in Colorado is putting a large burden on county jail facilities. When mentally ill inmates commit crimes, the issue of competency may be raised. The process of determining competency can take six months or longer. If the individual is deemed incompetent, the wait list for treatment at the hospital to provide restoration of competency can be longer. Someone with significant mental health concerns could be incarcerated ... Full Story

Jail Deputies Discover Weapons

  Date:   October 5, 2011 Larimer County Jail deputies successfully ended a plot by inmates making sharpened metal pieces, commonly known as shanks.  Yesterday, while on a routine check in one of the outdoor recreation areas, a Larimer County Jail corporal heard the distinct sound of metal scraping on concrete coming from another recreation area.  Upon investigation, deputies discovered several inmates involved in trying to sharpen metal pieces approximately five to six inches in length ... Full Story

Deputies Assaulted during Arrest Attempt

Deputies Assaulted during Arrest Attempt

  Date:   October 4, 2011 Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested Frank Ray Runyan Jr., DOB: 010478, of Fort Collins, on several felony counts including two counts of 1st Degree Assault on a Police Officer. Deputies were called to the 8100-block of Taylor Court in Fort Collins at approximately 5:00 p.m. yesterday on the report of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival, deputies attempted to talk with Frank Runyan about the complaint. Mr. Runyan attempted to leave the scene in ... Full Story

Marijuana Grow Operation Discovered in Livermore

Marijuana Grow Operation Discovered in Livermore

        Larimer County Sheriff's Office investigators have arrested two Livermore, Colorado residents after discovering a substantial marijuana grow at their rental home in the 1700 block of County Road 82E.  Lacy Ann Patterson, DOB: 040988, and Anthony Michael Ryker, DOB: 093085 were arrested yesterday, September 1, 2011 after approximately 220 live marijuana plants, numerous baggies of packaged marijuana, drug smoking paraphernalia, psilocybin mushrooms, numerous legal ... Full Story

CSP tips on reporting DUIs

Lakewood man charged with embezzlement

Lakewood man charged with embezzlement from employee benefit plan DENVER – Mark F. Bishop, a 48 year old Lakewood man, made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Denver on Tuesday (May 3, 2011), where U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer advised him of the pending charges, and the penalties associated with those charges. Bishop was also arraigned, where he entered the pro-forma not guilty plea. Bishop was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on April 18, 2011. He faces ... Full Story

Earl Albert Moore indicted on charges of arson

Earl Albert Moore indicted by federal grand jury on charges of arson of a building and use of a destructive device during a crime of violence DENVER – Earl Albert Moore, age 65, was indicted late yesterday by a federal grand jury in Denver for arson and use of a destructive device during a crime of violence, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office ... Full Story

Fort Lupton man sentenced to 30 years to life for

GREELEY, Colo. – A Fort Lupton man, who was found guilty at trial of sexually assaulting his step-granddaughter, was sentenced this morning to 30 years to life for his crimes. On March 3, 2011, the defendant was found guilty of: • Sexual Assault on a Child by a person in a position of trust- victim under the age of 15 (F3) • Sexual Assault on a Child by a person in a position of trust as a pattern of abuse (SE) • Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor (F6) According to police reports, the ... Full Story

SWAT Deployment

SWAT Deployment

Date:                   May 3, 2011 Several homes had to be evacuated in the 3300-block of Saratoga Street in Wellington last night as Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance with a woman and child allegedly not being allowed to leave the residence.  After deputies arrived, they discovered the woman and child had left the residence but at least one gunshot was heard coming from inside the residence.  A pistol was later recovered from ... Full Story

Harmon arrested in Johnstown

The Larimer County Sheriff's Department is reporting Berthoud police have arrested a man in connection to an armed robbery in Laramie, Wyoming.  The sheriff's department says 22 year old Rayburn Scott Harmon was arrested in Johnstown without incident. Harmon was wanted for an alleged robbery in Laramie and and was also accused of stealing a 2006 Cadillac Escalade that he reported sinking into Carter Lake last Monday after he had taken it for a test drive from a Berthoud auto ... Full Story

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