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2 black protestors arrested in Boulder during Saturday demonstrations


Joe Harris the black protestor who cursed out Boulder PD two weeks ago landed himself in jail this time for spitting on a motorist and becoming combative during march.

Police arrested two protestors this afternoon during a planned march in Boulder.
The first protester was arrested after a motorist complained to police that the protestor spit on the motorist’s car. The protestor did not have any identification on him and gave the police officer his name and date of birth. The initial clearance indicated he was wanted on several warrants.

An officer arrested the protestor in the 2700 block of Pearl St. and attempted to transport him to the Boulder County Jail, but was surrounded by dozens of people involved in the planned march who blocked the officer from leaving the area.

At this time, another protestor, Joseph Virgil Harris Tolbert (DOB 11/23/1983), became combative with police and refused to cooperate with orders to clear the area around the police car which had been surrounded. Tolbert sat on the hood of the patrol car, preventing the police officer from leaving the area to go to the Boulder County Jail.

Tolbert fought with several officers as he was being arrested and continued to be combative in his efforts to resist being taken into custody. Tolbert was transported to the Boulder County Jail and faces charges of Resisting Arrest and Obstructing a Peace Officer.

Police have released the first protestor who had been arrested on the warrants. There was a miscommunication regarding his social security number and the warrants do not apply to him. He was cooperative during the investigation.

Tolbert has been released from jail on a personal recognizance bond.

The case number is 14-15862. No further information is available and nothing further will be released this weekend.

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Lolita’s Robbed Again



Lolitas RobberyBoulder Police are investigating a robbery which occurred Tuesday, April 1 at about 5:16 a.m., at Lolita’s Market, 800 Pearl St.

The suspect approached the clerk, presented a gun and demanded money from the cash register. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect gave the clerk back some of the money, telling him that it was for the clerk. The suspect then exited the business and left the area in a white SUV of unknown make and model. The vehicle was also described as looking like a minivan. No one was injured during the robbery.

The suspect is described by witnesses as a white male, 5’9” to 5’11” tall. He was wearing black pants and a black hooded sweatshirt. The hood was pulled over the suspect’s head. He also had a brimmed cap and a bandana on to try to obscure his face.

There was another white male who was seen coming and going from the business earlier that morning who is believed to be involved with the robbery. He was seen wearing a yellow CU Boulder t-shirt along with black and white “Beatles” pajama pants. He has short brown hair and some facial hair.  Photos of both suspects and the vehicle are attached along with videos of the second suspect. The case number is 14-3962.

Anyone with information about this crime or the suspect is asked to contact Detective Kristin Weisbach at (303) 441-4474.  Those with information regarding the identity of the suspect and who wish to remain anonymous should contact Boulder County Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477) or (800) 444-3776.  Tips can also be submitted via the Crime Stoppers Web site at  Those submitting tips 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 Boulder County Crime Stoppers.


Source: City of Boulder

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County to help flood victims with income tax filing



Residents invited to post-flood income tax workshop Feb. 12


Boulder County, Colo. – Residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the 2013 Flood, or local tax and personal finance professionals are encouraged to attend the workshop on Feb.12. Attendees will hear from disaster tax expert John Trapani, CPA.

Income tax help will be available to flood victims

Income tax help will be available to flood victims


The workshop will help residents navigate their income tax options following a major disaster:


When: Wednesday, Feb 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St., Commissioners’ Hearing Room, 3rd Floor



The workshop will cover several topics including:

·         Income tax benefits and reporting responsibilities that can help and hurt people who experienced a disaster loss

·         Major questions to be discussed:

o   Is there a loss or gain? What tax year should you claim a loss? Sell 7 buy or rebuild?

·         Documenting and claiming insured and uninsured losses

·         Tax consequences of insurance settlements SBA loans, FEMA grants, etc.

·         Special rules for federally declared disasters

·         Determining your cost basis for damaged property


Attendees will have the chance to ask questions during a Q&A session.

Boulder County, the Long-Term Flood Recovery Group and United Policyholders host this free workshop



For more information about the workshop, visit or call Kerri Oliver at



“Armed” suspects hit Lolita’s



Two suspects wanted in connection with robbery at grocery store


Boulder police are investigating an Aggravated Robbery which took place at Lolita’s Market, 800 Pearl St., on Dec. 9, 2013.


Two suspects dressed in black hoodies entered the store at 10:48 p.m. and demanded cash from the clerk. Their hoods were pulled tight around their faces and they were possibly wearing masks or neck gaiters. One of the suspects’ claimed to have a gun, though the clerk never saw a weapon. The men stole cash and cigarettes before leaving the store on foot, ultimately heading south along 8th St. No one was injured.


One suspect is wearing a hoodie with large white lettering written down the sleeve. The other suspect is wearing a hoodie with some kind of pattern across the front.


The case number is 13-16378.


Anyone with information is asked to contact 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) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at 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 County Commissioners to consider 2014 budget requests


Public invited to attend and comment on budget items presented by staff and elected officials at two scheduled hearings – Oct. 24 and Oct. 29

Boulder County, Colo. – The Boulder County Commissioners will hold two public hearings to consider 2014 budget requests from county department heads and elected officials.


The first budget hearing, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 24 at 9:30 a.m. will include flood-related budget requests only. The second hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. will include all non-flood related budget requests for 2014.

  • Thursday, Oct. 24 at 9:30 a.m.  – Presenter: Budget Office
    Public Hearing: County Offices and Departments 2014 Budget Requests - Flood Related 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. – Presenter: Budget Office
    Public Hearing: County Offices and Departments 2014 Budget Requests - Non-Flood Related

The hearings will take place in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room on the third floor of the Boulder Courthouse at 1325 Pearl St. in Boulder, and members of the public are invited to provide input on 2014 funding for county services and programs. Both hearings will be webstreamed “live” and archived on that link for future viewing.

The County Commissioners will conduct their 2014 Budget Work Session  ̶  where they take action on requests presented in October  ̶  from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room. The public is invited to attend the work session, but no public testimony will be taken. By state law, a county budget for the following year must be approved by Dec. 15.

Members of the public may provide comments about 2014 county funding in a variety of ways: in person at any of the budget hearings, by email to, by mail to Boulder County Commissioners’ Office, P.O. Box 471, Boulder, CO 80306, or by phone at 303-441-3500.

Information about current and prior year’s budgets is available on the county’s Budget webpage. and search for “budget” in the search field at the top of the page.

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A county land-use office to help with rebuilding regulations


Proposed  regulations aim for safe, resilient, and sustainable communities


Boulder County, Colo. - The Boulder County Planning Commission and Board of County Commissioners will be considering interim development regulations for homes and other structures damaged or destroyed by the historic rains, mudslides and flooding of September 2013. Two upcoming Public Hearings have been scheduled:


What: Planning Commission Public Hearing

When: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 4:30 pm

Where: Commissioners’ Hearing Room, third floor, Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder

Meetings will be held at the BC courthouse

Meetings will be held at the BC courthouse


What: Board of County Commissioners Public Hearing

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 4:30 pm

Where: Commissioners’ Hearing Room, third floor, Boulder County Courthouse, 1325 Pearl St., Boulder


Boulder County is planning for the need and desire to rebuild quickly and restore the community while implementing measures to protect public safety and investments through hazard mitigation and avoidance.


“The goal is rebuilding resilient communities which can better withstand extreme events and maintain the community fabric of these impacted areas,” said Land Use Director Dale Case. “Wise, sustainable rebuilding regulations are a vital part of the recovery process.”


In the aftermath of the unprecedented destruction and the magnitude of extreme weather experienced in September, county staff have closely examined existing regulations dating back to the 1990s and determined that they don’t sufficiently meet public safety standards in all circumstances. For example, current regulations allow property owners to replace structures in some cases without a review and in other cases a review which would require a floodplain development permit which may not adequately address currently known flooding behavior.


Given our community’s recent extreme weather experience, county officials believe is counterproductive for individuals, insurance companies and the public to invest the time, money, and energy into rebuilding in a location that is known to be hazardous.


In many cases the regulations will allow rebuilding to occur within existing lot lines, but require that structures be raised up out of the flood hazard areas or relocated out of hazard areas to a safer location on the property. The current regulations also require structures to be rebuilt at the same height as the old structures. The proposed regulations will allow changes in height to accommodate floodproofing, such as raising the height of the structure to avoid future flood damage.


These interim regulations are proposed to be in effect until April 30, 2014. During this time, property owners can rebuild destroyed or substantially damaged structures in safer locations, in a way that meets the floodplain development requirements (if the new structure is proposed to be located in a floodplain) without going through Site Plan Review. Land Use staff will work with property owners and representatives from other county departments to perform a Hazard Mitigation Review. The goal of this review is to help property owners rebuild in a way that is more resilient to future disasters.


During this interim period staff is committed to reaching out to the communities to understand the needs and issues of residents who are facing complex issues to restore their homes, property and lives. As part of the effort to assist property owners and residents impacted by the flood the county has set up a Flood Recovery Center at the county’s Land Use Department staffed by functional experts in onsite wastewater (septic) systems, floodplain regulations, planning and building code. The center and the county will also pursue other restoration resources and hazard mitigation programs to assist those impacted.


The staff recommendation and proposed regulations have been posted to the Land Use Department’s website( for public review and comment. Residents are encouraged to read the draft, call us at 720-564-2623 if you have questions, email your comments to, attend the upcoming public hearings, and make your opinion known.

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Boulder police: Scissor attack near the Pearl St. mall Sat. night



Police investigating attack in downtown Boulder


Boulder police are investigating an assault which took place at approximately 10:21 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2013 in the area of 13th and Spruce Streets.


An 18-year-old man, walking with a female friend, told police an unknown male suspect attacked him without provocation. The victim says the suspect lunged at him with a pair of scissors, and held the scissors to the victim’s neck. The victim suffered several cuts and abrasions during the scuffle. He was treated and released at a local hospital.


During the altercation, the victim was able push the suspect away and grab the scissors. At that point, the suspect left the area on foot. The victim and his friend then flagged down a patrol car which had responded to a report of a fight in the area.


Police are looking for the suspect, who is described as:


  • White male
  • Between 5’7” and 5’10” tall
  • Stocky build
  • Brownish-blonde hair, with a receding hairline
  • 30’s
  • Wearing a short-sleeve green t-shirt
  • Possibly transient
  • “Sunken” face

The case number is 13-7877.


Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact 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 at 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.




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Boulder police, other agencies, looking for elderly woman, car, dog


Boulder police are asking the public for help in locating a 74-year-old woman who has not been seen since an afternoon appointment yesterday, May 28, 2013.

Betty Begin did not arrive at a scheduled family dinner last evening, and family members are concerned about her welfare. Begin has minor memory issues and can sometimes become disoriented.

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She was last seen at the Rubicon Hair Salon, located at 2116 Pearl St., around 1:30 p.m. on May 28, 2013. No one knows where she went after the appointment. Her family contacted police at 10:57 p.m. Tuesday to report that Begin was missing.

Begin’s credit card was used at the Interstate Travel Plaza in Sinclair, WY at approximately 5:30 p.m. on May 28. There has been no other credit card activity since then. At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, her cell phone was “pinged” in the northern part of Colorado. Begin’s phone appears to be powered off; police and family members have not been able to reach her.

Two photos of Begin and a photo of a vehicle similar to the one Begin drives are attached. She drives a light coffee-colored MINI Cooper Countryman. She has a personalized license plate of her last name, “Begin.” Boulder police notified other nearby law enforcement agencies but so far, none has had any contact with her. She is traveling with her dog, Buddy. Buddy is a German short haired pointer mix. He’s brown with black and white spots, and has floppy ears. He weighs between 90-and-100 pounds.

The case number is 13-7008.

Police are asking the public to keep an eye out for Begin and her vehicle, and to contact police immediately if anyone sees her. The Boulder Police Department’s non-emergency number is 303-441-3333. Members of the public may also call 9-1-1 if they locate her.

Detective Ruth Christopher is handling the investigation, and she may be reached 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 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.


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ALERT to Pearl St. Mall Patrons: Shoot’um up being shot in old Boulder Chimera building. It’s just a movie.




Date: May 28, 2013

From:  Kim Kobel, PIO/Boulder Fire-Rescue & Police Departments, 303-441-3370


This evening, May 28, 2013, a movie production company will be shooting scenes inside the old Daily Camera building, located at the corner of 11th and Pearl. The movie production crew will be using several indoor pyrotechnics, and it’s possible that people near the building could hear some loud noises and see smoke coming from the building. The Boulder Fire Department will have personnel and trucks staged at the building to insure public safety. Boulder police will also be on hand.



The Boulder Fire-Rescue Department wants to alert the public ahead of time about what is happening at the old Daily  Camera building, and to reassure the public that anything they hear or see this evening is being filmed as part of a movie.

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