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Public asked to help identify indecent exposure suspect
Police in Boulder have released a sketch of a male who witnesses say exposed himself to them outside Macy’s, located at 1900 29th Street, on August 24, 2012. The incident happened around 1:00 p.m.
The two victims are females, 22 and 23 years old. They told investigators that they were sitting on a bench outside the department store when they noticed a male locking his bike at a bike rack near the parking garage. They say he stared at them as he walked up the stairs of the parking garage, and reappeared on the second floor where they could see him masturbating. They say he fully exposed himself to them. (The case number is 12-11459).
Police are trying to identify the male suspect. He is described as:
- White male
- 5’8” – 5’9” tall
- 130 lbs. – 160 lbs.
- Short, dark hair
- Between 20-and-24 years old
- “Scruffy” facial hair
- Wearing a gray shirt & either blue shorts or blue jeans, and carrying a backpack
- Riding a mountain bike
The mountain bike has been recovered by police and is being processed for evidence.
Another incident involving a similarly-described suspect occurred on August 18 in the 2600 block of Mapleton. Investigators are looking into the possibility that the two cases are related. (The Mapleton case number is 12-11092).
In the Mapleton incident, a female resident reported that a male suspect, riding a mountain bike, exposed himself while masturbating as she was doing yard work at 5:45 p.m. The suspect fled the area on the bike. In this case, the suspect was wearing a white shirt and long, checkered, light-colored shorts.
Anyone with information 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.
Boulder County, Colo. – As part of its ongoing efforts to provide the best in public service, Boulder County is seeking to improve resident involvement with the county, increase access to the public process, and gather diverse opinions.
In order to do so, a small group of county employees is exploring ways to increase the effectiveness of boards, commissions and public involvement in Boulder County government. The group has developed a short survey designed to better understand residents’ perceptions of the public process.
The survey is available through Monday, Aug. 13 and takes less than five minutes to complete. Please share it with friends and neighbors so they can voice their opinions as well.
For questions or additional information, please contact Abby Shannon at 720-564-2623 or email@example.com. Thank you for your interest in Boulder County government.
Boulder police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that was reported to have happened in the 1100 block of 9th St. on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at approximately 3:29 a.m.
The victim told police that she was walking home alone when she was grabbed from behind and attacked by an unknown male. She says the male sexually assaulted her, but that the attacker fled after she screamed and fought with him.
She went to a nearby home and asked for help. The resident at that home told officers that he’d heard someone scream, which woke him up. He went outside to investigate and saw the victim outside the residence, and then called police.
The victim could not describe her attacker, so police cannot provide a description.
The case number is 12-9007 and is under investigation.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Det. Tom Dowd at 303-441-3385. Those who have information but who 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 shooting of intruder
Police in Boulder were called to a home in the 400 block of College Ave. at 3:26 a.m. after a resident reported that he had shot an intruder.
The male and female homeowners (husband and wife) had been sleeping in their bedroom when they were awakened by a noise, which they initially thought may have been a raccoon outside their exterior bedroom door. The screen door was closed but unlocked.
When the female homeowner realized that the noise was not a raccoon, but someone who had opened the door and entered the bedroom, both she and her husband shouted for the intruder to get out. According to the homeowners, they continued to shout to warn the intruder to leave. The male homeowner shouted that he had a gun and would use it if the intruder did not leave immediately. The intruder continued walking through the bedroom, toward the couple. The couple could see a light that the intruder was carrying as the intruder continued toward the bed.
The husband and wife told police the intruder would not acknowledge their demands to leave. At that point, the husband fired one shot toward the light, and heard what sounded like something falling onto floor. When the husband turned on the light, they saw an unknown female intruder on the floor with a gunshot wound to her hip. The couple called 911.
The female intruder was taken to the hospital for treatment. Her injuries do not appear to be life threatening.
Police are continuing to investigate this case and are working in partnership with the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office. At this time, police are not releasing the names of the homeowners or the female intruder, because the case remains open. No further information will be released at this time.
Police believe same suspect responsible for two separate burglaries
Boulder police are investigating two residential burglaries, and victims have provided very similar descriptions of the suspect. Composite sketches of the suspect are attached. In both cases, the suspect stole laptops.
The first burglary took place on May 11, in the 900 block of University Ave. around 1:37 a.m. Two male roommates and their male friend were home at the time of the burglary. One of the roommates happened to be at a window, and saw the suspect attempting to enter a bedroom of the residence from the outside. The roommate left the window to alert the others, and they heard glass shatter. When the victim of the computer theft checked his room, the suspect had fled with the victim’s laptop. The case number for this burglary is 12-6294.
The second laptop burglary took place on May 14, in the 1000 block of 12th St. The female resident was moving out around 5:25 p.m., when she noticed what she described as a college-age, white male going up the stairs. She informed him that no one was home, and continued carrying a box to her car. When she returned a few minutes later, she noticed the same male coming out of the building and found that her laptop was missing when she reentered her apartment. The case number for this burglary is 12-6480.
Police believe the same suspect is responsible for both burglaries.
The suspect is described as:
- White male
- “College age”
- Approximately 6’0” tall
- 170 pounds
- Short brown hair
- Seen in 12-6294 wearing a pink, vertically-striped (pinstripe) shirt with long sleeves. Seen in 12-6480 wearing tan cargo-style shorts, sneakers and a white or light-gray shirt with multi-color writing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Sarah Cantu at 303-441-4328. 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.
The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office has taken two burglary reports in the last two days of suspects entering homes under the disguise of offering roofing services. The suspects appear to be targeting elderly persons. In both instances which occurred in the southern portion of the county, males contacted homeowners unsolicited. They presented themselves as roofing contractors and offered to give estimates for repair work.
The homeowner allowed them inside their house. Once inside the house one suspect interacted/distracted the homeowner and the second suspect disappeared and stole some items from the resident.
Anyone having been approached by individuals with a similar story or acting suspicious are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 303.441.4444 or their local law enforcement agency.
Deadline to apply is in June
Each year, the City of Boulder provides rebates to help compensate lower income residents for the city sales tax they pay on food. Those seeking a rebate must fill out an application documenting their eligibility.
The application period begins Thursday, March 1. Applications can be picked up starting March 1 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, at the West Boulder Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Ave. Completed application forms must be received by Friday, June 29, or postmarked by Saturday, June 30. Applicants from 2011 will automatically receive an application in the mail.
Rebates are $73 for low-income individuals and $224 for low-income families. To be eligible to receive a rebate, people must have been a resident of Boulder for the entire 2011 calendar year and be:
• a low income senior, age 62 or over for the entire 2011 calendar year,
• a low income person with disabilities, or
• a low income family with children younger than 18 in the household for the entire 2011 calendar year;
The Food Tax Rebate Program is administered by the Department of Housing & Human Services, Division of Senior Services. Additional information on the program is available online at www.boulderseniorservices.com or call John Bunzli, program manager, at 303-441-1836.
Teenager arrested in January hit-and-run that hospitalized CU student
A 17-year-old female turned herself in yesterday, Thursday, Feb, 9, at the Boulder County Juvenile Detention Center after a warrant was issued for her arrest on charges stemming from a hit-and-run accident that injured a pedestrian in early January. Because the suspect is under 18, police are not identifying her. She is a resident of Boulder County.
The accident occurred on Jan. 4 at around 5:25 p.m. Twenty-three-year-old Mary Wakeman-Linn suffered serious bodily injury after she was hit by a car that did not stop as she was crossing in a pedestrian crosswalk on Baseline near Canyon Creek Drive. Wakeman-Linn is a student at the University of Colorado.
The teenage suspect faces a total of seven charges, two of them felonies. The charges include:
- Vehicular Assault (felony)
- Failed to Remain at the Scene After an Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury (felony)
- Failed to Notify Police of an Accident
- Drove Motor Vehicle When License Under Restraint (Denied)
- Drove and Unsafe Motor Vehicle
- Overtaking Vehicle When Stopped for Pedestrian in Marked Crosswalk
- Failed to Yield Right-of-Way to Pedestrian in Crosswalk
The teenage suspect had been identified as a person of interest early in the case. After further investigation, police were able to obtain enough evidence to obtain the arrest warrant.
Boulder Public Library begins checking out NOOKs™ on Jan. 11
Boulder Public Library begins checking out NOOK e-readers on Wednesday, Jan. 11. There are 12 NOOKs at the Main Library, and six each at the Meadows and George Reynolds branch libraries. The NOOKs are loaded with 31 bestseller titles, in fiction, non-fiction and biography categories.
Some of the bestseller titles include: Stephen King’s “11/22/63,” Garth Stein’s “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy, George R.R. Martin’s “A Game of Thrones,” Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, and Laura Hillenbrand’s “Unbroken.”
Patrons must be at least 18 years old and a Boulder city resident to check out a NOOK with their library card. NOOKs are available to be placed on hold now in the library’s catalog; visit boulderlibrary.org to place a hold by searching for “NOOK” or call 303-441-3100 for assistance.
“The library has been supporting reading and readers in Boulder for over 100 years,” said Reference and Collections Manager Melinda Mattingly. “New formats have come along in the past, but nothing like the e-book. It’s no surprise that Boulder library users of all ages are excited about e-books and e-readers at their library, and the library is very excited to offer them.”
The NOOKs check out for three weeks, and no renewals are possible. Overdue fees are $5 per day, and users are responsible for any loss or damage costs.
Boulder Public Library website: www.boulderlibrary.org
Boulder police have arrested two City of Boulder employees in connection with a peeping tom incident, alleged to have occurred on Oct. 5, 2011, in the 1000 block of 11th Street. Lee Gould (DOB 8/01/1978) and Travis Gould (DOB 10/02/1979) each face a charge of Attempted Unlawful Sexual Contact, which is a Class 2 misdemeanor.
The men are accused of looking into the window of a female resident around 7:30 a.m. The victim states that she saw the men and reported the incident to police. The men work for the City of Boulder in the Transportation Maintenance workgroup, and were allegedly in a city truck at the time of the incident. The time of the alleged offenses coincides with duty hours for the men, who had been assigned to trim weeds.
“While the city understands that prosecution has not yet occurred, and that the law presumes everyone innocent unless proven guilty, allegations against city employees are of great concern,” said City Manager Jane Brautigam. “The city prides itself on being good stewards of taxpayer money, and I expect our employees to serve as organizational ambassadors to the community. The alleged conduct is not representative of the city organization or of the individuals the city is proud to employ. We are taking this matter very seriously.”
The Public Works Department, where the two individuals are employed, has assisted the Police Department in its investigation and is conducting its own internal investigation into the matter. To ensure fairness for all concerned, the city does not comment on pending personnel investigations or disciplinary proceedings.
S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 1
Philip P. DiStefano
As another fall semester at CU-Boulder begins, I am pleased to report that numbers from our fall student census are in and CU-Boulder has enrolled the most diverse freshman class in our history. The 1,141 diverse students in our freshman class, based on race and ethnicity, constitute a full 20 percent of the freshman class and brings our overall diversity at CU-Boulder to 17 percent. We increased both our resident students (by eight percent) and non-resident students (by 12 percent), and we are making gains in enrolling new populations.
The class of 2015 catches the Buff spirit at Student Convocation just prior to the start of fall classes.
Consider, for example, that one in five freshmen is a first-generation student. We’ve also increased international freshmen by 50 percent (129 students), enhancing the opportunity for all students to gain a global perspective in the classroom, while increasing transfer students by 12 percent. This rich diversity proves that CU-Boulder is truly a highly desired destination for students not only from Colorado, but also from around the nation, and the world.
Thomas Cech, Nobel Laureate and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, works with research specialist Elaine Podell.
$359 million in sponsored research revenue garnered in 2011
Our faculty and their staff attracted $359 million in federally sponsored research revenues in fiscal 2011. The awards are for research ranging from biomedicine and sustainable energy advances to environmental studies and space research such as planetary exploration. We also were federally funded to design and build spacecraft and instruments to study near-Earth space weather events that impact satellites, power grids, and ground communications systems.
While sponsored research awards do not support university operating expenses, they are reinvested in the local economy in the form of wages, supplies and equipment to the tune of $1 billion over the last four years. These funds also translate into cutting-edge instruction in the classroom involving 1,000 undergraduates and 1,150 graduate students participating in research.
The following list shows the diversity and reputation of our research by funding agency and percentage of our awards: National Science Foundation (24%), NASA (22%), Departments of Commerce and Health and Human Services (18% each), Department of Energy (7%), Department of Defense (6%) and other federal agencies (5%).
Law students Adria Robinson and Dave Digiacomo discuss constitutional law with South High School students in Denver.
CU-Boulder’s value to our graduates and the state
A new survey by Payscale.com shows that a CU-Boulder degree continues to be highly rated for mid-career earning power. We pride ourselves in that ranking as well as in our students’ values, like our No. 1 ranking in Peace Corps participation, our 13,000 students who work in community service annually and our student-led sustainability initiatives.
Value can be looked at in another way: our value to the state of Colorado and its citizens in fueling the state economy. In an environment of shrinking state and federal support, we must be entrepreneurial in moving forward both the university and the state we serve. One way we do that is when our faculty and students help to stoke the economy through transfer of technology into the marketplace, which our faculty are doing to an unprecedented degree, initiating seven new companies in the last year alone.
Elementary students gather in Fiske Planetarium to talk with astronaut Mike Fossum on the International Space Station.
And finally, our reach into Colorado’s K-12 schools provides value in the education and enlightenment of students. To celebrate Constitution Day last week, the CU Law School launched a new program sending 60 law students to 50 high schools to lead one-period discussions on the First Amendment in classrooms from Adams County to Carbondale. In theater, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival troupe is taking a production of “Twelfth Night” to 25 elementary, middle and high schools from Fort Collins to Trinidad to offer a lesson on bullying. “Twelfth Night” actors will lead a discussion after each performance in a collaboration with our Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence.
Chancellor DiStefano congratulates a rider at the finish line of the Buffalo Bicycle Classic Sept. 11.
Buffalo Bicycle Classic raises over $200,000 in scholarship money
More than 1,850 riders raised more than $200,000 for scholarships Sept. 11 at the Elevations Credit Union Buffalo Bicycle Classic. The ride has generated 548 scholarships totaling $1.4 million for academically strong students who need financial support. Students cannot apply for the scholarship and don’t even know they’re in the running until they learn they have won. The event was founded in 2003 by CU supporter Woody Eaton and Arts and Sciences Dean Todd Gleeson.
Speaking of Dean Todd Gleeson, he announced Aug. 24 that he will return to the classroom as a professor in the integrative physiology department and resign as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences next year following a highly successful decade of leading the college. Todd’s creativity, exemplified by the Buffalo Bicycle Classic fundraiser, is a key reason the college is stronger than ever, including a more than doubling of the college’s endowment. I will make a decision on a search later this academic year, but I want to thank Todd for his outstanding service to the university as a visionary and able administrator in the roles of dean and associate dean over the last 14 years.
|Welcoming our Pac-12 peers
If you come into town for Family Weekend and the Pac-12 opener next week you will likely notice street banners welcoming our visiting conference partners and their fans. We are excited to have this illustrious group of world-renowned universities as peers and we look forward to continuing our many research partnerships with the likes of Stanford, Cal, Washington, UCLA and Arizona, as well as with all the other outstanding members of the Pac-12.Our Pac-12 hospitality has already been singled out by Cal fans who came to town Sept. 10 and who are still raving on their fan site “The Bear Insider” about the welcoming fans, the sportsmanship at Folsom Field, and the beautiful Boulder campus. One of my favorite quotes was, “After Saturday I have to say that the CU fans are the best in their treatment of visitors. Everyone we talked to was nice and helpful. I got the feeling CU fans are happy to be in the Pac-12 and showed it before, during and after the game.”Families joining us for Family Weekend also are invited next Friday to Faculty Convocation, a special recognition of our world-class faculty where we will honor their achievements and celebrate 53 new faculty members this year. This special event is hosted in Old Main, the university’s first building. I am proud that CU-Boulder’s faculty has more than 50 prestigious National Academy members, seven MacArthur fellows and four Nobel Prize winners to its credit.Sincerely,
On Thursday, Aug. 11, the Boulder Fire Department will teach 213 resident advisors and other staff from the University of Colorado Boulder about fire safety. The goal of the training is for Resident Advising staff to learn how to teach freshmen students about fire safety and how to lead effectively during emergencies.
The training includes:
· Smoke evacuation from a residence hall using non-toxic theatrical smoke
· Fire extinguisher skills practice on live fire
· Classroom activities & case studies using fire-damaged materials from actual fires involving CU-Boulder students
· Panel discussions with CU police and Boulder Fire Rescue & residence hall directors on “What to Do While You Are Waiting for Emergency Services to Arrive”
The student-based program is in its tenth year, and has become a national model for fire safety training on college campuses around the country.
“It’s an honor for CU-Boulder to partner with the Boulder Fire Department in the development of a national fire safety model for college students,” said Deb Coffin, interim vice chancellor for student affairs. “The program is grounded in fire safety practices and student feedback, and we’re confident it’s making a difference in the safety and health of our students.”
Training sessions start at 8:00 a.m. and go through noon on Thursday on the CU campus, Farrand and Libby residence halls.
For fun, RAs and students will also have the chance to test their skills with fire hoses, shooting Frisbees with water from a fire engine adjacent to Farrand Field.
Some of the tips which will be provided during the training include:
· Always evacuate when a fire alarm sounds.
· Find the nearest exit, which may not be the most familiar route.
· Use the stairs – not elevators – when evacuating. Elevators can trap you between floors or open onto a fire floor.
· If you are trapped and can’t evacuate, call 911.
· Make sure the smoke alarms in your rooms have fresh batteries.
· Take responsibility for your own safety.
For more information, please contact Sherry Kenyon, Fire Safety Educator, at 303-910-8512.
Carbon monoxide detector awakens residents, saves lives
The Boulder Fire Department responded to a small fire at an apartment in the 2000 block of Spruce Street at 8:54 a.m. on May 13. The two residents were awakened by a carbon monoxide detector.
The fire was caused by a bathroom fan which had been left running. The residents were able to extinguish the fire by themselves. When firefighters arrived, they made sure the fire was completely out and cleared smoke out of the apartment and attic.
One of the residents’ was taken to the hospital as a precaution to be treated for smoke inhalation. The other resident was not injured.
Boulder Fire Marshal Dave Lowrey says people need to use caution with these types of fans.
“Bathroom fans are not made for continuous use. Boulder Fire Rescue has responded to numerous fires caused by bathroom fans overheating, melting and starting fires. We want to remind everyone to turn off their fans before leaving the house to prevent fires such as these.”
This situation, Lowrey said, is also a good reminder of the value of detectors. The carbon monoxide detector sounded because of the smoke and gases produced by the fire.
“We encourage all Boulder residents to install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in their homes and check them regularly to insure they are working,” Lowrey said. “These devices can help prevent serious injuries and save lives.”
Open House announced for Boulder Creek Stream Bank Restoration Project
The City of Boulder will hold an open house on Monday, May 2, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the West Boulder Senior Center at 909 Arapahoe Ave. to discuss the planned stream bank and riparian habitat improvements at Eben G. Fine Park along Boulder Creek.
At the open house, the city will solicit public input on various conceptual ideas for improvements along the south bank of Boulder Creek at Eben G. Fine Park. The proposed goals of the project include erosion control, habitat restoration, better recreational access and improved water quality. These improvements are necessary to maintain the aesthetic quality and ecological health of the area, which has deteriorated over time due to continuous usage.
Located along the western end of the Boulder Creek Path, Eben G. Fine Park is a popular recreation and relaxation destination for groups, families and individuals.
For more information, visit www.boulderwater.net, and click on “Projects & Programs.” For information on flood preparation, go to boulderfloodinfo.net.
Annual review of the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan released
The City of Boulder has released the annual review of the Utilities Division Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (MHMP), available at www.boulderwater.net. The annual review is part of the city’s voluntary participation in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS).
The City of Boulder participates in the CRS program and in 2010, had a community rating of seven out of 10 (one being the highest rating). This rating provides an annual flood insurance premium discount of approximately 15 percent for property owners. Resident flood insurance premium rates are discounted based on a community’s efforts to reduce flood losses beyond the minimum requirements.
Participating communities must submit documentation annually to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for recertification.
For more information about the MHMP and to see the annual review, visit www.boulderwater.net and click on “Projects & Programs.”
|10/29 – City evacuations ordered|
|City orders evacuations of selected west Boulder neighborhoods
The City of Boulder has begun mandatory evacuations of neighborhoods in west Boulder. All residences and businesses within the following boundaries are being ordered to evacuate: west of 7th Street from Canyon Boulevard on the south to North Street on the north. An evacuation center has been established at the Coors Event Center on the University of Colorado – Boulder campus. There are an estimated 1,700 people and 800 units within these boundaries.
The evacuations are in response to the Dome wildfire in Boulder Canyon near Dome Rock on City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks property. More than two dozen firefighters are on scene working the fire, and a one-seat plane has been making drops of retardant in the area. Additional ground and air support has been requested.
“As a precaution and to aid responders dealing with the Dome Fire, we are ordering a mandatory evacuation in some neighborhoods within the city,” said City Manager Jane S. Brautigam. “We are asking that residents follow the directions of emergency crews now so that emergency equipment can be positioned and crews can focus on extinguishing the wildfire. Resident and business cooperation is greatly appreciated as we work to contain this fire.”
Frequent updates are being posted to http://www.boulderoem.com/emergency-status.