Crime

We moved Boulder Crime News and police blotter out of News and made it a primary category. Even though crime news is the highest in analytic s some readers complain because it ruins non violent news. Our readers and viewers prefer science, tech environmental and entertainment news. So crime news junkies now have your own bad news section here.

Boulder Horse robs Poker Game

What has this world come to ? You can’t even have a peaceful illegal poker game in your house any more without some animal  robbing it. Its disgraceful.

NEWS
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Media Contacts: 

Shannon Cordingly, Police and Fire PIO, 303-441-3370
Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155
https://bouldercolorado.gov

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Horse that robbed the house.

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Boulder police are investigating a robbery that occurred in a home in the 2100 block of Columbine Avenue.  On May 25, shortly after 11 p.m.

, two men barged into a poker game, threatened the players with a black handgun and then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The first suspect is described as being between 5 feet, six inches to 5 feet, 9 inches and weighs between 215 to 220 pounds. At the time of the incident, the man was wearing a horse mask, dark clothing and was carrying a wooden paddle. The second suspect is described as a Hispanic male with short hair, between 5 feet, 9 inches to 5 feet, 11 inches and weighs 160 to 180 pounds.  At the time of the incident, the man was wearing a dark colored bandana over his face, dark clothing and was armed with a handgun.

A still shot of each suspect captured from the home’s surveillance system is attached.

Anyone who may have additional information on this case should call Detective Heather Frey at 303-441-3369. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

Boulder Cops alert sexually violent predator address change. Wow.

Displaying Jobe, Rodney .jpgDisplaying Jobe, Rodney .jpgjobe 3398The Boulder Police Department is releasing information pursuant to the Colorado Revised Statutes, which authorize law enforcement agencies to inform the public when a sex offender moves into the community if the person has been deemed a sexually violent predator.

Rodney Jobe, 48, has been convicted of a sex offense that requires law enforcement registration. Furthermore, he has been determined to present a high potential to re-offend and is subject to community notification regarding his residence in this community.

Jobe originally registered with the Boulder Police Department as a Sexually Violent Predator on March 30, 2016, and community notification was released at that time. Jobe was originally living at the homeless shelter. He moved to 3035 O’Neal Pkwy # T36 on April 13, 2016. A new community notification is being made now because he has a change of address. Jobe will now be living at the homeless shelter. Community members needing more information may contact the Boulder Police Department at 303-441-4332.

The purpose of this notification is to enhance public safety and protection. Vigilantism, or use of this information to harass, threaten, or intimidate any of the following people is criminal behavior and will not be tolerated: the offender, the offender’s significant others and the community notification team.

To view the full bulletin, please visit the Boulder Police Department website.

Robbie Reed Robs Bank; now he’s big in trouble

Chase Bank robbery suspect arrested early this morning
 After several leads, Boulder Police were able to locate a suspect they believe was involved in Monday’s, Sept. 28th robbery at Chase Bank, 3325 18th Street.  At that time, he placed a duffel bag on the counter claiming there was a bomb inside and demanded Reed mug shotmoney.

Robert Reed  ( Rob or Robbie to his friends) is a long time Boulder resident. He has had a long history of drug addiction. alcoholism  and mental illness. He has been in and out of Jail here in Boulder . Everytime he drank or got high he got in trouble. He is well known to Boulder police and to Boulder County mental health.  Everyone tried to help him. When sober he is a happy go lucky guy. But when he drinks or does drugs, the worst comes out in him. Off drugs and alcohol he could manage his life with help. But now he has robbed a bank. Was it a cry for help ??  Knowing Robbie they way we do… probably so. Either ,that or he was in a drug induced blackout .  We are sure Rob is glad that he got caught and stopped. He needs help. He needed to be stopped before he hurt someone.   He is the classic case and reason why we need more alcohol drug treatment in Boulder. Certainly he will get it in Boulder country Jail which doubles as a mental hospital. Will he get it in the Federal Penitentiary where he is headed??

The suspect is identified as Robert John Reed, DOB 05/23/1969.  He was found inside the residence of an acquaintance in the 3000 block of 29th Street, at approximately 3:00 a.m. this morning, hiding inside a closet.  He offered slight resistance, but eventually complied and was taken into custody. Reed was booked into the Boulder County Jail on three active felony warrants, Aggravated Robbery, failing to register as a Sex Offender and Obstructing a Peace Officer.  His mug shot is attached.

The case number is 15-12530.

The Boulder Police Department would like to take this opportunity thank those individuals who called in with information on this case.  This type of community partnership is imperative in helping us solve crimes.

Police are asking anyone who may have additional information on this case to call Detective Kurt Foster at 303-441-4329. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website atwww.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.