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The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office has concluded its “cold case” investigation into the 1982 murder of Susan Becker. Sheriff’s investigators, with the support of the District Attorney’s Office, have closed the investigation with a case status of “death of offender”. The suspect, John Agrue, died in 2009 after an accidental overdose of prescription medication. Over the years, detectives have stayed in contact with the Becker family and spoke with them last week, providing them with the details that led to the final resolution of the investigation.
On July 1, 1982, several fishermen discovered the decomposing body of a female in a ravine near the 32,000 block of Boulder Canyon Drive in unincorporated Boulder County. Investigators found that the victim, 20 year-old Susan Becker, had sustained 13 stab wounds to her torso and neck and died from her injuries. A black handled knife, believed to have belonged to Ms. Becker was found near her right hand; it was later determined that the knife had not caused the wounds to Ms. Becker. The body was clothed at the time that it was discovered and was covered with a towel, presumably placed there by her assailant. Some of Ms. Becker’s personal effects were found in a day pack with the body.
Ms. Becker was raised in the Boulder area and frequently spent time in Boulder Canyon sunbathing. She was last seen in Boulder by a friend sometime during the morning of June 20, 1982.
At the time, Sheriff’s detectives were unable to identify a suspect in Ms. Becker’s death. Mr. John Agrue figured as a person of interest in the investigation, however, declined to cooperate with investigators. His extended family was interviewed by detectives, and statements indicating that Agrue had hiked in the area where Becker’s body was found were provided, however, there was not enough evidence to link him to Ms. Becker’s murder.
John Agrue had been previously convicted in the 1966 murder of his 14 year old sister-in-law, Susan Marino, in Illinois He was paroled in January 1982 after serving 16 years of a 20-50 year indeterminate sentence and moved to Boulder, and then to Longmont shortly thereafter.
On July 9, 1982, 94-year-old Orma Smith’s body was found in the Big Elks Meadows area, south of Estes Park, Colorado. Ms. Smith resided in Longmont; John Agrue was her neighbor at the time of her death. Larimer County Sheriff’s investigators were unable to link him to Ms. Smith’s murder at the time.
On July 15, 1982, Agrue attempted to abduct a 26 year-old female student at knife point while she was starting her car on the University of Colorado Campus in Boulder. The student was able to flag down a passing University employee who rendered assistance. Agrue was arrested and convicted of the crime.
After serving his sentence in the Colorado Department of Corrections for the attempted abduction, Agrue was returned to Illinois in 1984 to complete his sentence for the murder of his sister in law, his parole having been revoked following his conviction in Colorado. After his release in 1989, he lived in Illinois, where he died in 2009 after an accidental drug overdose. Subsequent to his death, relatives discovered numerous women’s purses, jewelry, and other effects in his home, along with newspaper articles about the attempted abduction of the 26 year-old female, the Smith homicide, and Becker homicide.
In June 2010, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office announced that advances in DNA evidence and comparison (a technology unavailable in 1982) definitively linked Argue to Orma Smith’s murder. Boulder County investigators, working with Larimer County and Illinois law enforcement officials,
re-evaluated Agrue’s potential involvement in Ms. Becker’s death.
There were a number of similarities in the three homicides and the attempted abduction: three of the four involved young women (Ms. Smith being the exception), their purses or personal effects were taken by the suspect, and all involved the use of a knife. The three homicide victims died from multiple stab wounds inflicted upon the same area of the body; Ms. Marino’s ,Ms. Becker’s and Mrs. Smith’s bodies were found in or near mountain streams.
The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office recruited the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigations Behavioral Analysis Unit, presenting them with the case facts from the four investigations. Upon review, the FBI’s experts concluded that it was highly probable that Mr. Agrue was responsible for Susan Becker’s murder. Detectives shared the case facts and the FBI experts’ opinions with the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office and solicited their opinion. They agreed that there was probable cause to believe that Mr. Agrue was responsible for Susan Becker’s death and, that if he were still alive, they would pursue murder charges against him.
The FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit is also investigating the potential of Mr. Agrue having been involved in other homicides as a serial killer.
Sheriff’s office release
Boulder is not immune to crazy acts of violence. It only thinks it is the way Sandy Hook did. Boulder has had a history of extreme acts of violence by very insane people.
In the 1970s A Boulder high girl was raped , shot and murdered as she washed new car at Buckingham park. A 10 year old girl was brutally murdered in her home . She lived a block from JonBenet Ramsey. The crime occurred 25 years before.
In the 1960′s a janitor ravaged and brutally murdered a female CU music student. The crime scene was so bloody and cruel it cannot be discussed here.
In the 1980′s Michael Bell shot 5 people at a gun range in Boulder He killed two. Sid Wells was brutally murdered with a shot gun blast to the head in a dope dealing operation gone bad. Involved was Robert Redford and his daughter. It was a celebrated case.
in the 1990s A Boulder county student held his girl friend Hostage with an AR 15 assault rifle at CSU . He fired rounds all day. A police sniper finally shot and killed him at 200 yards away.
In the 1990s 6 year old JonBenet Ramsey was brutally murdered in Americas most sensational child murder. In the same decade a 19 year old CU female student was abducted off Canyon Blvd and raped by an Asian gang. she was then thrown to the side of the road and left for dead. CU student Susanah chase was brutally raped and murdered at 19th and Spruce as she walked home from a night of Pizza and beer in downtown Boulder.
Also in the 1990′s Amanda McDonald was crushed by her boyfriends SUV as she drunkenly car surfed up flagstaff Mt. Boulder also experienced 3 days of alcohol riots in the 90s where scores of police officers were injured. For two years Boulder endured couch fires, firemen being targeted by Motoff cocktails
In 2011 a gunman shot and killed a star football player on the hill.
In 2012 a drunk young petite college girl wondered into the wrong house on the hill and was shot by a panicked psychiatrist aided by his hysterical wife.
1n 2012 Two students attacked their entire CU class by purposely loading brownies with a potent Marijuana strain sending 5 of them to the hospital and making the entire class sick. Some brush this of as a prank. but it was still an attack on a classroom.
Oh it goes on in Boulder
The level of violence has steadily increased in this city as it has all across the world.
Gun sales are up at the thriving gun store.
Driven by movies, video games, young men are driven to incredible acts of violence and mass shootings all over the world.
The Jessica Ridgeway abduction and murder on her way to school has a lot of parents concerned. In this video Boulder Police Cief Mark Beckner talks about Child Safety and how to keep kids safe on their way to school.
The Boulder Police Department’s review of the allegations against former police officer Christian McCracken for violating Boulder Police Department Rule #2, Conformance with Laws, has been completed. McCracken submitted a letter of resignation to the police department through his attorney on August 15, approximately one hour prior to the final review by the Internal Affairs Review Panel.
The internal affairs panel is made up of six members of the community and six members of the police department. The investigation was completed several weeks ago and was submitted for review by the supervisory chain of command and the Review Panel. The Review Panel met last night, August 15, to make a final recommendation concerning whether to sustain the allegation.
The panel made a unanimous decision to recommend sustaining the allegation that McCracken violated Boulder Police Department Rule #2, Conformance with Laws. This recommendation, as well as those of his supervisors, was forwarded to Chief Mark Beckner on August 16. Chief Beckner concurred with the recommendations and entered a sustained finding.
Because McCracken resigned before the disciplinary process was completed, no disciplinary action will be taken. Christian McCracken is no longer a member of the Boulder Police Department.
McCracken had been on medical leave since last summer, after claiming an on-the-job injury. Although he was still technically a member of the police department, he was not on paid leave. He has been receiving worker’s compensation for his injury.
McCracken was able to post bond, and has been released from jail. He has left the state of Colorado, which is one of the conditions of his bond.
Twenty seconds in a young man’s life has followed him like the shadow of a curse for 27 years. Did he crack under pressure or was it simply good reflexes? Aaron Hemingway still doesn’t know and nobody ever told him because the Army had buried it in a black hole.
But in an ironic twist of karma, it was those close to Aaron who paid the price. He sometimes questioned whether the two were connected, but after his 14-year-old daughter was taken hostage by a murder suspect and then watched three men die in her bloody rescue, that was pretty much the end of the argument Aaron, a former Denver cop and newspaper reporter.
So he became a recluse, avoiding people he cared about to protect them. But after three years of that, he was ready to eat his gun. Then an old friend called and offered him a temporary job as a small town deputy marshal. Knowing what was at risk, he nevertheless took the job.
Surprisingly, things seemed to be going well, including his handling of a couple of situations that were ripe for disaster. Then, in an unprovoked but not random attack, his dog was killed and his women friend was left in a coma with a gunshot wound to the head.
Aaron discovered the identity of the man behind the attack and, breaking a vow he made after Vietnam to never kill again unless in self-defense or to protect the innocent, he swore vengeance against the man. He only saw three outcomes: he would be killed, he would succeed and be arrested or he would get away with murder. In the Malpais lava fields of western New Mexico, he found that things are not always that simple.
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Boulder police officer to face attempted first degree murder charge
Boulder police have issued an arrest warrant for Boulder police officer Christian McCracken, who has been in custody at the Broomfield County Jail since he was arrested last weekend on domestic violence-related charges.
McCracken had previously sustained a head injury at the hands of Trevan Hunter, a CU student who’d refuse to to leave The Sink, a popular Boulder restaurant, or pay his $3 bar tab.
McCracken was arrested by Broomfield police in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 28 after allegedly stalking and harassing his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend, both of whom are dispatchers at the Boulder Police Department.
At the time of McCracken’s arrest, Boulder police began a criminal investigation into information that he may have planned and taken a significant step toward committing a homicide against the new boyfriend. After consultation with the District Attorney’s Office, it was agreed that probable cause existed to obtain an additional arrest warrant.
- Trevan Hunter caused McCracken to sustain a head injury during his arrest.
“While we are concerned and saddened by the need to arrest one of our own officers, we are primarily focused with the safety of our employees and members of the community,” said Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner. “As information became available, it became increasingly apparent that we needed to act quickly. Our detectives, in partnership with the District Attorney’s Office, did a great job in putting this case together.”
McCracken was arrested at the Broomfield County Jail this morning on new charges of suspicion of Attempted First Degree Murder (one count), two counts of Stalking and one count of Harassment.
The case number is 12-5679.
At this time, McCracken will remain in custody at the Broomfield County Jail. His bond has been set at $500,000. Boulder police are also conducting an internal personnel investigation into the case.
“Definitely Not for Everyone”
“Hotshots” looks at a movie!
Tinker Tailof Soldier Spy appears as if the title is missing some obvious punctuation, which is an excellent metaphor for this excellent adaptation of the 1974 novel by British author John le Carre, which many audience members will also claim is missing details.
So, prepare to be confused, but also prepare to be thrilled if you make it to the end and then start thinking about it afterwards, because you cannot lose your concentration or let your mind wander for just one second while you are watching it.
Even so, this film is so convoluted that you are still not sure what all happens and what everything means, which is another excellent metaphor for the spy business back in the Cold War of the 1970s.
In fact, the director, Swedish filmmaker Tomas Alfredson, said this in an interview about the film: “We tried to give as little information as possible. When you create music or theater or film that fits everyone, the quality and the personal touch can get lost.”
So, not only do we get as little information as possible, but there are also many scenes that are disjointed with no beginnings or ends, and the story is not told chronologically, but contains many shifts back and forth in time.
The story begins in 1973 with a British intelligence mission in Hungary that ends in failure. Consequently, the head of the British intelligence agency, MI6, who is called “Control” and played by John Hurt, is forced to resign, along with his Number 2 man, George Smiley, who is played by Gary Oldman.
However, not long after that, Smiley is called back into MI6 for a specific mission: to find a mole at the high level of MI6, who was planted there by the Russians.
Control had been working on discovering the mole himself before he left, and he had narrowed the mole’s identity down to five possibilities, whom he had referred to by the code names Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, and Spy.
In his investigation, Smiley learns that the fifth man whom Control suspected was Smiley himself.
So, are you up for a suspense thriller that does not contain any car chases or loud explosions, but does contain sex, nudity, murder, and intrigue?
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a thinking person’s film that is definitely not for everyone.
I’m Dan Culberson and this is “Hotshots.”
Cold case murder solved; Boulder police make arrest in 1994 homicide of city employee
Boulder police have arrested the suspect investigators believe is responsible for the 1994 death of 48-year-old Marty Grisham. Grisham was gunned down around 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 1, 1994, as he answered a knock at his apartment door. When Grisham opened the door, an assailant shot him four times before fleeing the scene. He had been having dinner with his girlfriend at the time. Grisham lived in the 5600 block of Arapahoe.
Grisham was rushed to the hospital, where he died of his injuries. Grisham was the City of Boulder’s Data Processing Director at the time of his death.
Today, Thursday, Jan. 5, police arrested Michael Martin Clark (DOB 8/30/1975) in unincorporated Summit County, CO, on suspicion of First Degree Murder.
Clark was an acquaintance of Grisham’s daughter at the time of the homicide. Initially, he was a person of interest/suspect in the crime because he had admitted to stealing a book of checks from Grisham, which he used to forge nearly $4,500 from Grisham’s account. Grisham reported the theft and identified Clark as a suspect when he discovered the theft on Nov. 1, 1994. Grisham was killed later that night.
Clark was arrested for Forgery on Nov. 3, 1994, and later pled guilty to the charge. He said he was able to access Grisham’s home because he’d been given a key by Grisham’s daughter so he could take care of Grisham’s cat. He denied any knowledge of or involvement in Grisham’s murder.
Boulder police searching Grisham’s apartment the night of the murder
“Cold cases like this one are often solved through good, old-fashioned detective work. Diligence, attention to detail and perserverence – that’s how detectives solved this crime,” said Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner.
The FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF), the DEA and the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force provided technical and investigative assistance during the investigation, for which the Boulder Police Department is grateful.
The case number is P94-19535.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Detective Chuck Heidel at 303-441-3339. 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 at www.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 police investigating early morning homicide
At approximately 1:20 a.m. today, Friday, Oct. 28, Boulder police responded to a 911 call that was traced to the 3100 block of Pearl Street. The caller told dispatch that he had been stabbed and the suspect was still on scene. Officers arrived on scene to find two stabbing victims in what appeared to be an abandoned shed being used as shelter. Both victims were transported to Boulder Community Hospital, one with life-threatening injuries. At approximately 9:45 a.m., police learned that this victim had died in surgery. The second victim is still being treated at BCH. The suspect was arrested on-scene and is currently at the Boulder County Jail.
Both of the victims and the suspect are homeless. Both victims are white males. One is in his late 20s. The homicide victim has not yet been identified. The suspect has been identified as Charles Waters, date of birth 9/14/55. Police continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the attack.
“The homeless often face dangers most of us do not have to worry about, and this is just another tragic example,” said Police Chief Mark Beckner. “There is no tolerance in our community for this sort of senseless violence. We are doing everything we can to build a solid case for prosecution.”
by Tommy Garrett on Oct 18, 2011 – Canyon News
BOULDER, Colo.—Nearly 15 years ago in 1996, a 6-year-old little girl, who the media constantly refers to as a pageant queen, JonBenet Ramsey was found dead in her parents’ Boulder, Colorado mansion the day after Christmas. Parents John and Patsy Ramsey, who worked hard to achieve the American dream, succeeded and became the quintessential beautiful affluent family in the Rocky Mountain region of the country were vilified by the Bolder authorities, including a former prosecutor and various police detectives, who were unable to solve the murder of their beautiful daughter. The media onslaught the Ramsey family endured would not only focus on John and Patsy but also journalists turned their ire on 9-year-old brother Burke, who was victimized all over again when he watched himself and his parents be accused of a horrific crime against a family member.
John Ramsey’s adult children were also investigated, and it was well over a decade before the Boulder authorities, under new management would finally clear the parents of murder. Patsy Ramsey succumbed to ovarian cancer long before her good name was finally cleared. This case became an unsolved murder mainly because authorities decided the killer or killers were inside the family and living in the beautiful home, that many police officers on that cold December day felt envy of. John Ramsey had built up a technology business in the heart of Colorado and become one of the nation’s billionaires. Only to see his fortune disappear as he was forced to defend himself, his wife and children against an almost lynch-mob mentality in the media and in local law enforcement trying to pin the crimes against little JonBenet on the Ramseys themselves.
Now after the disgraced self-proclaimed pedophile John Mark Karr, who initially placed himself at the scene of the crime has been officially proved to be a liar. Many around the U.S. and the world are wondering if after almost a decade and a half has passed whether this is a case that can be solved by the Boulder Police, which lost a solid decade investigating an innocent couple, who barely had time to grieve because of the media spotlight placed on them.
Larry Schiller author of a book on the case, “Perfect Murder, Perfect Town” told ABC News last year, “This is a case that embarrassed an entire community,” he said, pointing to the inexperience of the Boulder Police Department in 1996. “They live under the shadow of this case.” Schiller is correct. The city still lives under the specter of this murder case, which over the past few years has yielded few clues, but all of which point away from John and Patsy Ramsey and all other Ramsey family members. JonBenet’s body was found beaten and strangled in a very dark corner of the Ramsey family’s home. At least two TV movies have been done on the case, countless hours of news programs and even the Ramseys themselves have appeared on CNN’s “Larry King Live” and all of the other major network news shows, and magazines.
Ever since that morning after Christmas in 1996, when Patsy placed the frantic 911 call to Boulder authorities, Americans felt the loss of a little girl that was known to her family as the most beautiful child they’d ever seen, an American princess even though she became more famous after death than she ever was in her short six years on earth. However, recently I saw a documentary on the ID cable network about the kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard at the age of 11, by madman pedophile Phillip Garrido and his equally as evil wife Nancy Garrido. This couple kidnapped Jaycee at the tender age of 11-years-old and held her captive, even for months with her hands cuffed behind her back in the backyard of their Northern California home, where she was repeatedly rapped, tortured and forced to bear two children by her kidnapper, who now has been sentenced to well over 400 years for his crimes against Ms. Dugard. Wife Nancy Garrido has been sentence to at least 35 years.
When I watched the show, almost sickened to the stomach by the depravity of the two people, who masterminded the 18 year-long ordeal that Dugard faced, not to mention what she must be going through today, even away from the couple, I saw eerily similar aspects of the two crimes that gave me pause for consideration. Surely Phillip Garrido’s DNA is on file in California, and surely it’s been submitted to the authorities in Boulder, Colorado for examination, hasn’t it? I actually could not truthfully say yes to that question. The State of California very shamefully failed Jaycee and her two daughters for decades. Garrido, a paroled sex offender had his home inspected hundreds of times, even after a next-door neighbor reported seeing children playing in his backyard tent-city area. Yet the parole authorities in California never bothered to go 100 feet outside the back door to search or even inspect that location, even though Phillip Garrido’s ankle bracelet showed thousands of trips per month back to that part of his property.
Jaycee was kidnapped when Phillip Garrido used a stun-gun to disable her, so that Nancy Garrido, his wife could carry her and put her in the backseat of their car. They used binding on her to subdue her until they got her to their home less than one hundred miles away. So I wondered, could Phillip and Nancy Garrido have seen a photo of JonBenet in some pageant materials or literature, and could Phillip Garrido be so obsessed with her, that he and wife Nancy would break into the Ramsey home and wait for the family to return from a party they all attended on Christmsa night? The Ramsey family hired retired Boulder detective Lou Schmidt, who as stated repeatedly that he joined the Ramsey legal team, because of evidence that he felt pointed away from any Ramsey family member being involved in the murder of little JonBenet. Schmidt has said that he found on several of the autopsy photographs, markings on JonBenet that are consistent with a stun gun being used on her during the crime.
One of the things that stumped authorities for so long, was the ransom note left in the Ramsey home, written by what they believe to be by a woman. Nancy Garrido has proved over the years that she would protect her husband, and would commit unspeakable crimes on young girls, such as Jaycee, in order to offer her husband whatever sexual fantasies he had. Is it possible the couple drove to Boulder and are responsible for the murder of the young girl on that night? Perhaps Boulder, Colorado authorities should take it upon themselves not to assume that California has done the right thing by submitting Garrido’s DNA sample to the natoinal data bank, since they didn’t properly supervise his parole for close to two decades. Maybe the Boulder authorities should contact authorities in California to get a sample of Phillip and Nancy Garrido’s DNA for testing in the unsolved murder case of JonBenet Ramsey.
Perhaps one of America’s most celebrated unsolved mysteries could be solved by this testing procedure. Famed Attorney Robin Sax, who practices law in California and who is well versed in the Ramsey case, since she also was involved in the capture of John Mark Karr spoke to Canyon News from her beautiful new Century City offices. When asked about Garrido’s DNA being on file, Sax said, “Absolutely, yes and probably was on file from his previous prison conviction too!”
America and the Ramseys would like to solve this unsolved case. JonBenet deserves justice as well. The little girl would be a college student now, probably a pre-med major. Who knows what and where JonBenet Ramsey could have done with her life, which was snuffed out, brutally, by a deranged person, who should be in prison today.
Anyone with potential information regarding this case should contact the Boulder Police Department.
Also to learn more about JonBenet Ramse, go to: JonBenet-Ramsey.com
reprinted from Canyon News
“Funny, but Difficult”
“Hotshots” looks at a movie!
The Guard is one of the funniest movies you will see all year, but it is also one of the most difficult to understand, too, because it takes place in Ireland, and although the characters speak English for the most part, their accents are unfamiliar to American ears.
I say “for the most part,” because one scene has characters speaking Gaelic, but it also contains subtitles for the audience’s benefit.
The story takes place in County Galway, in western Ireland, and Brendan Gleeson plays Sgt. Gerry Boyle, who prides himself as being “the last of the independents,” although the criminals in the story call him “unpredictable” and for good reason.
For example, when Sgt. Boyle and his new partner investigate a murder, Sgt. Boyle says that the victim looks like Brendan Foley. But then when the partner remarks that they know who the victim is, Sgt. Boyle says, “I said he looked like Brendan Foley. I didn’t say he was Brendan Foley.”
And then Special Agent Wendell Everett comes to town from the United States. He is played by Don Cheadle, and the authorities have been tracking a ship carrying half-a-billion dollars worth of cocaine on board, which they suspect will dock somewhere in western Ireland to unload the drugs.
The fact that Agent Everett is black gives Sgt. Boyle the opportunity to make some outrageous racist comments, but then Sgt. Boyle makes an excuse by saying that he is Irish and racism is part of his culture.
However, as Agent Everett points out, Sgt. Boyle could very easily be very dumb or very smart.
Eventually we learn that Sgt. Boyle is much smarter than he appears to be and also smarter than he acts.
We also follow the gang of drug traffickers who are waiting for the ship to arrive, and their interaction is just as funny as the interaction among Sgt. Boyle, Agent Everett, and the rest of the police force.
At one point you might think that there are too many side stories going on, but they all tie in together neatly at the end, which involves one of the funniest shoot-outs you will ever see.
The Guard is funny, it is difficult, but it is so good that you just might have to see it more than once to enjoy it all the more.
I’m Dan Culberson and this is “Hotshots.
Police in Boulder have arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of attempted second-degree murder after a 28-year-old male victim was attacked early this morning in the University Hill area.
Jeffrey Carter Neering (DOB 7/27/1984) is suspected of cutting the throat of Jason Patrick Chilson of Denver, who was in Boulder to visit friends. Witnesses told police that an altercation took place between Neering and a friend of the victim at K’s China restaurant, located at 1325 Broadway, sometime after 2:00 a.m. Restaurant employees broke up the altercation and told everyone to leave.
After they left the restaurant, Chilson and his two friends were walking near The Goose when a man — believed to be Neering — jumped on Chilson’s back and cut his throat. Chilson’s friend was trying to defend him when bouncers from The Goose intervened and broke everyone apart. Neering then ran away.
Witnesses at K’s China identified Neering and told investigators that he was a regular at the restaurant. Police attempted to contact Neering at his last known address; however he was no longer living there. Police located Neering later Thursday morning at an apartment Neering had vacated some time ago. He had broken into it and spent the night there. Neering will be charged with first-degree criminal trespass in addition to the other charge mentioned above.
Neering has been positively identified by the victim and the witnesses involved in this case. He is in custody at the Boulder County Jail and his bond was set at $250,000.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Ruth Christopher at 303-441-1850. 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 at www.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.
Occasionally, we get someone who feels they have some insight to the Murder of Jon Benet Ramsey on Christmas Night 1996. Here is one such vision. Interesting because it goes down the road of Stephen Singular s “Presumed Guilty an investigation into the JonBenet Ramsey Case, the media, and the culture of Pornography” In his book he makes connections between the child Pageantry world, pedophile followers, the weirdness of the mothers involved, the porn industry and more.
In the 1990s we interviewed strippers who said they came up through the child pageant business. there are other books and studies done which show the connection between the pagaent business , porn, deviant sex crimes and all of it.
The question remains Could a child pageant photographer have killed little Jon Benet??
“My vision concerning Jon Benet Ramsey
By David Figueroa”
“I, David Figueroa lived in Tyler, Texas. on 26 December 1996, I was working for Jack O’Diamond Lincoln Mercury. The news flashed on television concerning the murder of the little girl from Boulder. I had moved to Tyler, Texas. on February 1996 in pursuit of my “Dream” to fulfill God’s plan for my life. I wanted to be the Crusade Director for R.W. Schambach Revivals. I was not successful in obtaining the job.
After much frustration I decided to move back to Tulsa, Oklahoma., on June 1997 where I formerly lived. I was driving my car on Lewis avenue when suddenly I was pulled over by a Tulsa Police Officer for having my license plate wrongfully displayed. To my devastation I was shocked to receive the information that I had a warrant out for my arrest for a)indecent exposure & b)sexual battery. This crime occurred in July of 1994 after I met Tulsa’s leading Master Tarot Card Reader. I was studying the prophetic ministry, metaphysical knowledge and the world of the Psychic Realm. The evening of that July in 1994, I was studying material by the late Dr. Lester Sumrall on the subject of Demonology. (I should have been at Braums Ice cream) At about 11:00 pm I received a call from Master Tarot Card Reader “Miss So-n-So”. We had a 2 hour conversation which covered different topics including her personal life. I was single, 30 years old, lonely and the interest of meeting her was something I entertained. I had gone through a divorce 5 years earlier and wanted to meet a nice lady, and this gave the occasion being that she indicated she was single. She invited me to her place of business. She said she owned a hair salon and it happen to be on 31st Sheridan & I lived on 21st Sheridan. We talked about the possibility of me even getting a hair cut from her. She also said she gave readings and charge $40.00. She invited me over and told me that she would be alone there on her day off but that she would be there for me.
I prepared to go to work but I made plans to meet with her and get to know her. At 10:00am the designated time given to meet her, I walked in to her Hair Salon and introduced myself. She was there with another lady. She was in progress of a Tarot Card Session. I said to her; I thought you wanted to meet me? She just sat there in a hypnotic state of mind and I told her I was leaving. As I did an about-face and walked off, I was overcome by a force and turned around and expose myself. When I snapped out of it, I was alarmed and pushed the other lady out of the way as she stood and I ran out. I think that I was confused by the material I was studying the previous night and the extent and content of the conversation I had with “Miss So-n-So.” That night I called her back and several times afterward. I was really confused with all the junk I was studying.
The next day a Det. Richard Smith from the Tulsa Police Department called me at exactly 11:00pm. He told me there was a homicide and wanted to talk to me about it. He ask if I knew “Miss So-n-So”, the Tarot Card Reader. I said; Yes. He said; she has been murdered and you need to come talk to me tonight. I went to the police station and met with the Detective. He gave me a cup of coffee. He questioned me; do I know Miss So-n-So? I said I did. And, then He continued by saying I have been accused of indecent exposure but it is a misdemeanor, do not worry about it. I went home and I was worried and confused.
Three years passed by and I was in Tyler, Texas. When I decided to return to Tulsa on 1997 I had no idea I had a warrant out for my arrest. It just so happens that the arrest took place on the same day the incident happened on 1994.
I was devastated. I was sentenced to 2 years at John Lilley Correctional Center. I served 6 months in the Tulsa County Jail. While at John Lilley Correctional Center I had two visions. I saw an inmate who was a Christian packing his belongings and I heard a voice that said; “tell him tomorrow to pack his things because in 3 days he will be leaving”. The inmate was there for 20 years! Then right after that vision, Jon Benet Ramsey appeared to me. She had a camera strapped around her neck and she said to me three times; “the photographer did it”. Then she vanished.
The next day I saw the inmate who was a believer in Jesus Christ in the dorm. I approached him and told him; “The Lord Jesus told me to tell you in a vision to pack your things because in 3 days you will be leaving”. He looked at me as if I was nuts. And, there were about 4 other inmates there with him. He told me: “David you better be right because if you are not I am going to come looking for you”. About that time his name was called out in the intercom. It was exactly 1:00pm. Three hours later he approached me because he was looking for me. He was grinning from ear to ear with the good news that was given to him by the case manager who told him to “pack his things because in 3 days he was leaving”. Three days later he was gone.
I believe God has given me the answer to the murder of Jon Benet Ramsey.
I was released from John Lilley Correctional Center on 28 January 1999. Soon thereafter I landed on a job at The Petroleum Club of Tulsa. I rented a room from my manager Jeannie Thorton. While off of work one afternoon, I had woke up from bed and proceeded toward the hallway to the restroom,when suddenly at the bottom of the stairs stood Jon Benet Ramsey. She had a camera strapped around her neck as in the vision at John Llley Correctional Center and said to me three times; “the photographer did it”. And then she vanished. This premonition occurred a few more times thereafter. I was so convinced that it was from God that I told Clp. Randy Lawmaster from the Tulsa Police Department about it.
I am a Catholic. I grew up in church all my life except for the ages of 14,15 & 16, when I rebelled.
If this vision is a mistake I do apologize but I think it is from God. And, the answer to the murder concerning Jon Benet Ramsey has to do with a camera or photographer.
“Hotshots” looks at a movie!
Horrible Bosses has built right into the title that the bosses in question are much worse than just “bad bosses,” doesn’t it, but the best thing about it is that the movie might just be better and much funnier than you expected it to be.
So, if you have ever had a bad boss or, worse yet, a horrible boss, you owe it to yourself to see this movie and be prepared to laugh your head off.
On the other hand, if you have ever been accused of being a bad boss, or if you think you might have been a bad boss, then you owe it to your employees to see this movie and perhaps learn how to repair the error of your ways.
No, I’ll make it easier for you: Are you now or have you ever been a boss? Then see this movie, even if you have just known a boss, but don’t expect to get any tips from it, either on how to be a bad boss or how to handle a bad boss.
Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis star in the movie, but they are not the bosses of the title. They are the ones who have the bad bosses, who are played by Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, and Colin Farrell, respectively, although you might not recognize Colin Farrell at first.
Early in the movie, Spacey tells Bateman’s character, Nick, “If you want a promotion, you’ve got to earn it.”
And then Spacey does everything in his boss powers to prevent Nick from getting a promotion.
Well, Nick, Dale, and Kurt are friends going back to high school, and they meet regularly for drinks. One night while they are engaged in a mutual commiseration society, they come up with the idea to kill their bosses.
I didn’t say it was a good idea.
They know that they can’t do it themselves without getting caught, and after one hilarious attempt to hire a hit man on the Internet, they end up paying Jamie Foxx in a great performance as their “murder consultant.”
Now, because this is a comedy, you know that everything isn’t going to go as planned, even though the plan seems so simple and even draws from the great mystery writers and also Alfred Hitchcock.
Horrible Bosses is great fun.
I’m Dan Culberson and this is “Hotshots.”
When a parent checks a baby’s diaper and the results are ‘positive’ — in other words, indicative of
a needed change — the slang term to describe that circumstance is known as “pooh finger”.
I believe the city has pooh finger when it comes to violence on the Hill.
I want to point out one or two things that may apply,
in particular to incidences of “riot-like behavior” or the homicide recently occurring on the Hill.
I think there is a violent mindset among a small subset of college-age male adults in this community.
That said, the incidences of murder or aggravated assault are low statistically. I ask that council verify this information
with the Boulder and CU police departments, which I think both do an outstanding job of lessening occurrence.
With regard to the incidence of a lethal assault; these incidents are very rare, and I think it’s important
for council to have an accurate picture, so statistics are not insignificant. While the low rate of incidence does not lessen
the sadness of last week’s incident, the entire community wants policy based on facts rather than
an emotional response to high-profile news stories.
With regard to the “riot-like” behavior, city policy creates a lot of unanswered questions.
I would argue that “riots” occurring either before or after concerts at venues like the Fox or Boulder Theater are
much rarer than “riot-like” or “riotous” behavior associated with large parties where alcohol is consumed.
In spite of that information, either the planning board or city council or city staff have been involved in
STOPPING the development of at least two supervised concert venues on the Hill within the past six or seven years.
One proposal was for a redevelopment of Tulagi’s as a music/restaurant venue; the other was for the redevelopment
of the Flatirons theater as a concert/movie/event venue.
I had the opportunity to discuss both of the above proposals with the owners of the properties when they were
in process, and it was clear from what I was told that there was very strong political impetus opposing these projects
from influential members of the community. I’m not now pointing my finger at Ken Wilson;
but the projects failed to go forward, at least in part, because Hill residents who were not students, thought these projects
would bring unwanted consequences.
In my estimation, and based on factual information I’m certain is available to council members, the influence
of supervised venues for entertainment is a good one when talking about these issues of violent behavior.
In point of fact, CU officials have acknowledged that Hill parties — not held at supervised venues — are much more
of an aggravating circumstance than any event taking place at the Fox, or Macky or the Field House or even one of the bars.
A “solution”– such as additional taxing of Hill businesses– that has very little to do with
the source or sources of the actual problem, is not a significant solution. If anything, city policy has moved us in the other direction,
where college-age adults looking for fun are more reliant than ever on the drinking party circuit.
City council will respond as it will to current issues of violence on the Hill;
however, a critical evaluation would show that the city has not been particularly responsive when given simple
positive options. Parties are a big part of college life, and not the basis for
further weakening of Hill businesses with the added burden of a “self-imposed” tax recommended by the City.
Rather than point fingers, the first step for the City would be a “pooh finger” check on itself.