Child Porn Trove, JeffCo Inmate Death Ruling, Careless Smoking

DENVER, CO — At the end of every week, Patch collects all the odd, interesting, sometimes humorous and sometimes awful police stories shared by various Colorado law enforcement agencies. We offer them here to give a snapshot of the work being done by our local men and women in uniform. These stories were posted to Colorado’s Patch sites between Mar 23-31.

Denver police asked for the public’s help identifying a serial burglar who has been working in the University Hills neighborhood.

Social media site said two attempts were made to create spoof sites the Boulder Co. Sheriff’s Office to possibly collect fees and data.

Michael Gowey, 35, was charged with 9 counts of sexual exploitation of children in an interstate sting.

Ricardo Corral-Venegas, 27, a police officer from Chihuahua, Mexico was sentenced to 72 years in prison for two attacks on Aurora women.

Raheem Benson, now 18, was convicted of 1st degree murder and robbery of Nicholas Lewis, 35. He was tried as an adult in Arapahoe County.

Detectives estimate that Thomas Mares had been collecting pornographic images of children for 10-15 years.

About 40 firefighters were on hand to put out a fire in an apartment building in the 8800 block of Florida Monday morning.

Denver police are seeking a couple for a mid-morning armed robbery at a Denver gas station Sunday.

Three sent to hospital for smoke inhalation, 20 townhouses destroyed after cigarette set blaze exacerbated by natural gas line and winds.

Robert Roberts, 22, slipped away from the minimum-security Skyline Correctional Center in Canon City and was on the lam for two days.

Susanne Burgaz, 55, strangled herself with the cords of a JeffCo jail dayroom TV set, just as a deputy on "walkthrough" passed nearby.

Lone Tree police issued a warrant for Peter Viet Le in connection with the March 22 shooting at Bowlero.

Police said three teens were taken into custody in connection with $80,000 worth of vandalism at North Huron Christian Center.

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