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Read 2023’s Denver crime news headlines.

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Every Denver crime news article published in 2024

April 2024

RTD train hits, kills pedestrian in late night Denver crash
Published April 20
in Central Park
Jay Bianchi’s critics say earlier arrest on sex-assault suspicions could have saved “years” of new victims
Published April 19
and filed under sexual assault
in Baker, North Capitol Hill
Reward increased in 19-year-old’s fatal drive-by shooting outside Downtown Denver Aquarium
Published April 18
and filed under homicide
in Jefferson Park
Teen arrested on suspicion of attempted first degree murder after shooting in Capitol Hill
Published April 17
and filed under homicide
in Capitol Hill
Man suspected in fatal Ruby Hill shooting arrested in Arizona
Published April 17
and filed under homicide
in Ruby Hill
Jay Bianchi, fixture in Denver jam band scene, arrested on sexual assault charges
Published April 17
and filed under sexual assault
in Baker, North Capitol Hill
Coloradans scammed out of $187.6M in 2023, new FBI report says
Published April 16
Steve Bachar, disbarred Denver attorney convicted of fraud, died in prison of natural causes, coroner rules
Published April 16
Denver police say sexual assault suspect may have more victims
Published April 15
and filed under sexual assault
Car crashes into Starbucks on Broadway and 17th Avenue in Denver
Published April 14
in CBD
Two injured in two overnight Denver shootings
Published April 14
and filed under serious assault
in Central Park, Capitol Hill
17-year-old killed in late night Denver shooting, suspect arrested for manslaughter
Published April 13
and filed under homicide
in Cole
Pedestrian dies after being runover by tractor-trailer in Denver’s Five Points neighborhood
Published April 10
and filed under homicide
in Five Points
Free anti-theft event for Hyundai owners starts Friday at Empower Field
Published April 10
and filed under motor vehicle theft
Man killed in shooting on High Street in Denver
Published April 7
and filed under homicide
in University
Denver ambulances aren’t meeting response-time goals. Can training firefighters to be paramedics help?
Published April 5
Denver cop who kept job after pursuing relationship with sex assault victim resigns as new misconduct emerges
Published April 5
Denver police officer hit by fire truck during Nuggets parade rejoins SWAT team, throws first pitch at Rockies opener
Published April 5
Denver cop harassed, intimidated ex-girlfriend, Aurora affidavit shows
Published April 3
Man killed in shooting in Denver's Five Points neighborhood
Published April 2
in Five Points
Man killed in shooting near Colfax Avenue Sunday evening
Published April 1
and filed under homicide
in Capitol Hill, North Capitol Hill, Cheesman Park

March 2024

Can Denver's mayor keep drug users out of jail? Here's his new plan to fix a decades-old problem
Published March 31
and filed under drug and alcohol crime
One man killed in Saturday shooting in northeast Denver
Published March 31
and filed under homicide
in Whittier
Man killed in shooting in Denver Friday morning
Published March 29
and filed under homicide
in Ruby Hill
Third person shot at Denver homeless shelter in 2 weeks; 2 arrested
Published March 28
and filed under homicide, serious assault
in Central Park
Former sergeant sues Denver Police Department alleging First Amendment violations, discrimination and retaliation
Published March 22
Auto theft up 56% in Colorado between 2019 and 2024; almost 33,000 vehicles stolen last year
Published March 22
and filed under motor vehicle theft
Suspect in December double homicide still on the run; Denver police ask public for help
Published March 21
and filed under homicide
in West Colfax
$2,000 reward offered for tips that help police locate missing Denver teen
Published March 21
Teen who shot and killed man driving on I-70 in road rage killing sentenced to prison
Published March 20
and filed under homicide
in South Park Hill
Second suspect arrested in theft from Denver’s Martin Luther King Jr. memorial
Published March 20
and filed under larceny
in City Park
Denver police search for missing indigenous teen
Published March 19
Charges against Royal Trux’s Neil Hagerty dropped in Denver police assault case after mental health treatment
Published March 18
in Speer
Man, woman killed at northeast Denver hotel city leased for homeless shelter
Published March 17
and filed under homicide
in Central Park
One person killed in crash involving motorcycle in northeast Denver
Published March 17
in Central Park
Denver officers fired 36 bullets at armed man threatening 7-Eleven employees, police say
Published March 16
and filed under homicide, weapon crime
in Valverde
Denver teen sentenced to 40 years in prison for killing 5 in Green Valley Ranch arson
Published March 15
and filed under arson, homicide
in Gateway / Green Valley Ranch
Denver first responders to get psychedelic crisis training
Published March 13
and filed under drug and alcohol crime
Man arrested after dragging, killing another man with his car in Denver, police say
Published March 12
and filed under homicide
in Indian Creek
Who’s on trial in a sex assault case? Colorado bill aims to protect victims from questions about clothing.
Published March 11
and filed under sexual assault
31-year-old arrested in fatal domestic violence shooting in southwest Denver
Published March 11
and filed under homicide, domestic violence, weapon crime
in College View / South Platte
One killed, three injured in three overnight Denver shootings
Published March 10
and filed under serious assault, weapon crime, homicide
in Goldsmith, Ruby Hill
Woman hit, killed by driver in LoDo
Published March 10
and filed under homicide
in Union Station
CBI scientist altered, deleted data in DNA tests in at least 650 cases, internal investigation finds
Published March 8
More cremated remains found at funeral home owner's Denver house, prosecutors say
Published March 8
Man sentenced to life in prison in fatal Denver shooting
Published March 7
and filed under homicide
No charges filed in fatal Denver construction site shooting, DA office says
Published March 6
in Marston
Jury awards $3.76 million to Denver woman over SWAT raid of her Montbello home
Published March 4
in Montbello
Man arrested in theft, vandalism of Denver’s Martin Luther King Jr. memorial
Published March 4
and filed under larceny
in City Park
Woman killed in Saturday night southwest Denver shooting
Published March 3
and filed under homicide, domestic violence, weapon crime
in College View / South Platte
Two dead overnight in Denver stabbing, shooting homicides, police say
Published March 2
and filed under homicide, weapon crime
in Hampden
Juvenile suspected in fatal shooting death of teen at Denver cemetery
Published March 1
and filed under homicide, weapon crime
in Windsor
Armed man fatally shot by Denver police at 7-Eleven identified
Published March 1
and filed under homicide, weapon crime
in Valverde

February 2024

Pregnancy care was always lacking in jails. It could get worse
Published February 28
Artwork stolen from Denver’s Martin Luther King Jr. memorial recovered after being sold as scrap metal
Published February 27
and filed under larceny
in City Park
Man dies in custody at Denver jail
Published February 27
in Civic Center
Construction site manager shoots, kills 2 possible burglars in southwest Denver, police say
Published February 26
in Marston
Funeral director who left body, cremated remains at rental home arrested after fleeing
Published February 23
Search underway for missing Denver teen last seen Dec. 1
Published February 23
Denver woman found not guilty in 9-month-old daughter's death
Published February 23
Wellington, Wilma Webb condemn vandalism of Denver’s Martin Luther King Jr. memorial
Published February 22
and filed under larceny
in City Park
Colorado parole violations plunge 50% in 6 years as penalties lessen for drug, alcohol use
Published February 21
Martin Luther King Jr. memorial vandalized in Denver’s City Park
Published February 21
and filed under larceny
in City Park
Colorado voters may decide whether first-degree murder defendants can be held without bail
Published February 21
and filed under homicide
YouTuber who drove from Colorado Springs to Denver in 20 minutes extradited, will appear in court Thursday
Published February 21
Body of woman, dozens of human cremains found at former funeral home owner’s Denver house, police say
Published February 16
in Harvey Park
Man fatally shot after approaching 13-year-old boy on Denver RTD bus, police say
Published February 15
and filed under homicide
in Athmar Park
Man dies following drive-by shooting outside Denverxe2x80x99s Downtown Aquarium
Published February 14
and filed under homicide
in Jefferson Park
13-year-old boy charged with murder in Denver RTD bus shooting
Published February 14
and filed under homicide
in Athmar Park
Denver juvenile court’s presiding judge retires amid investigation into his conduct
Published February 12
Some Colorado communities scramble to help migrants, others "do not want to be Denver" as crisis spreads
Published February 11
Man who prompted LoDo police shooting that wounded 6 bystanders sentenced to prison
Published February 9
and filed under weapon crime, assault
in Union Station
George Washington High School dean injured by student after off-campus fight in Denver
Published February 8
and filed under assault
in , Washington Virginia Vale
Denver 19-year-old sentenced for murder of refugee
Published February 6
and filed under homicide
in East Colfax
Colorado decriminalized 5 psychedelics, but what exactly does that mean?
Published February 5
and filed under drug and alcohol crime
Denver sheriff’s deputy pepper-sprayed inmate locked in cell, investigation finds
Published February 5
Denver police officer unintentionally fired his AR-15 during a standoff, investigation finds
Published February 5
and filed under weapon crime
Juvenile, man killed in overnight Denver shooting that injured four other people
Published February 4
and filed under homicide, serious assault
in Gateway / Green Valley Ranch
13-year-old boy fatally shot man on bus because his leg was blocking the aisle, Denver police say
Published February 2
and filed under homicide
in Athmar Park

January 2024

Colorado legislators introduce amendment to revive unconstitutional child sex abuse law
Published January 31
and filed under sexual assault
Denver police officer charged with harassment for allegedly hitting juvenile
Published January 31
Should Colorado prisoners get $3,000 in cash when released? Lawmakers consider ways to reduce recidivism
Published January 30
One killed, three injured in overnight crash on 6th Avenue in Denver
Published January 29
and filed under dui, homicide
in Sun Valley
One killed, one injured after Saturday night shooting on RTD bus
Published January 28
and filed under homicide
in Athmar Park
Denver deputy fell asleep at the wheel, falsely reported crashed car stolen, affidavit says
Published January 26
More license plate readers, patrol capacity coming to Denver to curb auto theft
Published January 25
and filed under motor vehicle theft
in DIA,
Denver deputy sheriff arrested after alleged hit-and-run crash
Published January 24
Denver police officer pleads guilty in LoDo shooting that wounded six bystanders
Published January 23
and filed under assault
in Union Station
Coban Porter overserved before alleged DUI crash, lawsuits claim
Published January 22
and filed under dui, homicide
in University
19-year-old pleads guilty to murder in Green Valley Ranch fire that killed 5 family members
Published January 19
and filed under homicide, arson
in Gateway / Green Valley Ranch
Car thefts at Denver airport decline at end of 2023, though total thefts jumped 74% since 2022
Published January 19
and filed under motor vehicle theft
in DIA,
Denver judge wrongly excluded hearing-impaired juror — but court can't be held liable, judge finds
Published January 18
Man killed in early Saturday shooting in Denver's Central Park neighborhood
Published January 13
and filed under homicide
in Central Park
Man pleads guilty in LoDo police shooting that wounded six bystanders
Published January 12
and filed under serious assault
in Union Station
Break-in at Colorado Supreme Court building caused $35 million in damage, left 3 floors unusable
Published January 12
and filed under arson
in Civic Center
Denver to pay $2.3 million to man police shot in the eye with a pepper ball during 2020 protests
Published January 12
in Civic Center
Woman arrested in man's stabbing death at Capitol Hill home
Published January 8
and filed under homicide
in Capitol Hill
Denver man indicted on federal fraud charges in $8.5 million vacation rental scam on Airbnb, Vrbo
Published January 5
and filed under white-collar crime
Denver sheriff's firearms instructor unintentionally shoots rifle into neighbor's house
Published January 4
and filed under weapon firing
Man accused of fatal RTD bus stabbing was released on parole despite public safety concerns, records show
Published January 2
and filed under homicide
in Highland, Chaffee Park
Man arrested in fatal New Year's house party shooting in south Denver
Published January 2
and filed under homicide, serious assault
in Harvey Park
Man found dead in Capitol Hill home, homicide under investigation
Published January 2
and filed under homicide
in Capitol Hill
Multiple overnight shootings ring in Denver metro area's New Year
Published January 1
and filed under homicide, serious assault
in Elyria-Swansea, Montclair, Harvey Park

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