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Boulder Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested

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sexual assault 122-year-old Brandon Lee Heginger (DOB 9/12/1991) was arrested in connection with a sexual assault and burglary which occurred in the 1000 block of Grandview Ave. on April 13, 2014.

Heginger faces charges of Sexual Assault, First Degree Burglary and Theft.

The female victim told police that she was home asleep in her bed when she awoke to an unknown male touching her inappropriately. She confronted the male, and the male left the residence.

The incident occurred sometime between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.

Several items were missing from the victim’s apartment, including a roommate’s laptop and cash. Police were able to locate the laptop in Lakewood, CO and on Friday, April 25, 2014 they executed a search warrant in the 12100 block of W. Nevada Dr. in Lakewood, CO, the residence of Brandon Heginger.

Detectives interviewed Heginger, who admitted that after a night of partying with friends, he randomly chose the victim’s home, broke into it and sexually assaulted her.

The case number is 14-4528.

Heginger was taken to the Boulder County Jail. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Jeremy Frenzen at 303-441-1890. 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. 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.

 

Source: City of Boulder

 

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Meints Allegedly Stabbed again

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stabbingTuesday, April 8, 2014 – Police in Boulder are investigating an alleged stabbing which the victim said took place in the 2100 block of Pine Street just before 3:00 this afternoon, April 8, 2014.

The victim is Zachary Meints. He told investigators that he was attacked and stabbed by an unknown male when Meints was walking in the area. He said his attacker thrust a folding knife into his abdomen. Meints drove himself to a local emergency room for treatment. The wound does not appear to be serious.

Meints shared that he had been stabbed in Lafayette recently.

Meints said he tried to spray the suspect with pepper spray, but feels he missed. The attacker fled toward to the east and police have been working to locate him.

The suspect is described as:

White male
Unknown age
Wearing a black and white bandana over his face and a long-sleeve black shirt
5’10” tall, 175 pounds (medium build)

Source: City of Boulder

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Boulder police: Serial bike theft suspect arrested

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Suspect faces dozens of felony charges in bike theft series

 

Boulder Police detectives have been investigating a series of thefts of high-end bicycles from the downtown area and today, March 10, 2014, formally arrested the suspect, John William Samson III (DOB 10/04/1975). Samson was arrested at the Boulder County Jail, where he has been incarcerated on separate charges.

 

Samson faces 34 counts of Theft, one count of Third Degree Burglary, one count of Criminal Trespass and one count of Criminal Mischief. Twenty-nine of the charges are felonies.

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Investigators believe Samson is responsible for the thefts of 43 bicycles from May 2013 until September 2013. The bikes are worth a total of approximately $147,000.00. The bicycles range in price from $700.00 to $9,000.00 each.

 

The majority of the thefts took place in the downtown business area during daylight hours. Most of the bikes were locked, either to bike racks or on vehicle racks. None of the stolen bikes have been recovered, and they have not shown up in area pawn shops.

 

Several bicycles were stolen from the campus of Boulder High School, including five bikes belonging to the Boulder High School’s mountain bike team. Those bicycles had been stored in a locked trailer and were taken during the Boulder flood.

 

Victims include local residents, people travelling through Colorado on vacation and at least one victim who had driven to Boulder for a bike competition, only to find his bicycle stolen the day before he was to compete. Victims are juveniles, students, professionals, a professor and an out-of-state fire fighter.

 

Brands of the stolen bikes include: Yeti, Santa Cruz, Transition, Titus, Felt, Scott, Specialized, Kona, Gary Fisher, Trek and Klein.

 

Samson is currently in jail, and his bond has been set at $100,000.00. Detectives are continuing to investigate.

 

The Boulder Police Department has been working in partnership with the Colorado Department of Corrections, which provided critical information and timely assistance during our investigation.

 

Anyone with information about these thefts is asked to contact Detective Craig Beckjord at 303-441-3336. 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.

 

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ID thieves targeting vehicles, cops say

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Boulder police warn of ID theft ring operating in Boulder, metro area

 

Boulder police are reminding residents to lock their vehicle doors and to remember to take valuable items, such as purses and wallets, with them when leaving vehicles unattended.

 

The theft ring is believed to be involved in three cases in Boulder and more than 50 cases in other jurisdictions. So far, the thieves are responsible for approximately $100,000 in thefts. (Boulder police case numbers are: 14-1105, 14-1101 and 14-1475).

 

Investigators believe that at least two male suspects forcibly enter victim vehicles by breaking windows and then stealing purses and wallets, which were left in clearly visible areas of the cars. The suspects then deposit and cash the victim’s checks using the stolen IDs and often use wigs and other disguises when dealing with banks.

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ID Theft Suspect

It’s believed the suspects are using newer-model SUVs when they make deposits at drive-up bank windows. Some of the vehicles used include a new, mint-green Ford Explorer with tinted windows; a white SUV and a black Infinity SUV.

 

Photos of suspects who appear to be females are attached and police are asking the public for help in identifying them. It’s possible that the suspects in the photos are wearing wigs or are otherwise disguised.

 

During the past two weeks, the suspects have trespassed vehicles and stolen IDs every single day somewhere in the Denver metro area.

 

Anyone with information about the crimes or the suspects is asked to call the Boulder Police Department at 303-441-3333 or to email us at BouldersMostWanted@bouldercolorado.gov. 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.

 

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Scammers failing in Xcel ruse, so far

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Boulder police have received three complaints from local business owners who say scammers pretending to be Xcel Energy employees have targeted their businesses.

 

The complainants have shared similar stories with investigators that begin with a phone call claiming that the customer’s utility account is past due and is about to be disconnected within the next few hours. The victims are then told to pay the bill immediately via a wire service like Western Union or a prepaid debit card like MoneyPak. In one case, the phone scammer wanted to meet the potential victim to get the money in person.

 

Scammers demanding "late" payments. So far, it isn't working.

Scammers demanding “late” payments. So far, it isn’t working.

The three businesses which were targeted received calls on Jan. 15, Jan. 17, and Jan. 20. In each case, the victims contacted police and Xcel to check that their accounts were in good standing.

 

So far, no one has fallen for the scheme and Boulder police would like to make sure that area residents and business owners are aware of the scam.

 

People should be wary of giving personal information like bank account numbers or social security numbers over the phone. It’s also a red flag if telemarketers use high-pressure tactics such as saying “you must pay now or lose your service.”

 

Anyone who has questions about their Xcel account may contact Xcel’s customer service center at 800-895-4999, or customerservice@xcelenergy.com.

 

Anyone who believes they may have been the victim of a phone scam may report it to the Boulder Police Department at 303-441-3333.

 

 

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Victim of officer-involved shooting dies

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- At approximately 8:35 a.m. this morning Boulder County Communications received a call for a welfare check at a residence in the 8300 block of North 95th Street, Boulder County.

Deputies arrived at approximately 8:45 a.m. and spoke with two women in the residence.  They were directed to a bedroom where one of the woman indicated her 44-year-old son had been for the past several days.  She said he had made some veiled suicidal statements, but indicated he did not have access to weapons.

As the deputies spoke to the man he displayed a hand gun.  He was shot by one of the deputies.  After rendering medical assistance on scene the victim was airlifted by Med Evac Air Ambulance to Denver General Hospital where he was taken into surgery.

The Boulder County Multi Agency Critical Incident Investigation Team comprised of detectives and District Attorney’s Office representatives will investigate the incident.  Per Sheriff’s Office procedures the Deputy involved in the shooting will be placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.  The name of the Deputy and the shooting victim are not currently being released.

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At approximately 1:15 p.m. this afternoon the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received information that the 44-year old male involved in the shooting on 95th Street had died.

The Boulder County Coroner’s Office is now assisting in the investigation and the Coroner will release the name of the decedent once they determine all family members have been notified.

 

Case number 13-6910

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Perv arrested for assault and attempted car theft

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Boulder police arrest sexually violent predator in assault, attempted vehicle theft

 

Boulder police arrested Sean Christopher Jackson (DOB 10/12/1985) on the evening of Dec. 26, 2013 after an investigation revealed that Jackson was likely responsible for assaulting an adult female and attempting to steal her vehicle.

 

At 6:03 p.m., Boulder police dispatch received a call reporting an assault in the 1500 block of Easy Rider Lane (near the 1400 block of Lee Hill Road). A 44-year-old woman who lives in the neighborhood had parked her car on the street and gotten out to retrieve some belongings from the passenger side of the car. At that point, a male approached her from behind and demanded her car keys. He grabbed her coat with one hand and began spraying her with pepper spray with the other hand. The victim struggled with the suspect and was able to run to her home where a roommate called police.

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The suspect fled on foot.

 

At 6:09 p.m., police dispatch received a call from a man saying that he’d been cut and needed help. The caller refused to give any other details to dispatchers. The man, Sean Christopher Jackson, was found in the area of the parking lot of the Holiday Inn Express, located at 4777 N. Broadway (Lee Hill Road and Broadway). Jackson was bleeding profusely from at least one of his hands. Although officers tried to help him, he became aggressive and threatening toward the officers, who took him into protective custody.

 

The area where Jackson was found is approximately two blocks from the neighborhood where the assault and attempted car theft occurred.

 

Police responding to Jackson’s location on N. Broadway noticed a blood trail, which they were able to follow back to the 1500 block of Easy Rider Lane.

 

AMR transported Jackson to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of his wounds. One of his hands suffered serious lacerations, which needed stitching. He was later taken to the police department for questioning, then to the Boulder County Jail after his arrest.

 

The victim was taken to the hospital and treated for exposure to pepper spray, and later released.

 

Jackson was uncooperative with investigators. He faces charges of First Degree Assault, Attempted Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft, Robbery, Criminal Attempt – Aggravated Robbery and Criminal Attempt – Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft.

Jackson recently moved to Boulder, where he registered as a sex offender. Jackson is considered a sexually violent predator and the Boulder Police Department notified the public earlier this week, as required by state statute.

 

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Suspect in a hit-and-run accident sought

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Boulder police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who collided with a pedestrian in the intersection of Baseline and Broadway. The accident occurred on Dec. 19, 2013 around 2:03 a.m. Police need the public’s help to identify the driver.

 

The victim is a 23-year-old male who told police that he was crossing eastbound in the south crosswalk of Baseline, at Broadway, when he was struck by an unknown vehicle. The driver of the vehicle didn’t stop, and the victim crawled to the safety of the sidewalk when he realized he was lying in the street.

 

 

Two passers-by saw the victim on the sidewalk. They stopped to help him and contacted police. They did not witness the accident.

 

The victim was treated at the scene by Boulder Fire-Rescue crews, and then transported to the hospital for treatment. The victim’s leg was broken.

 

The case number is 13-16761.

 

Police are asking the public for help in identifying the vehicle and driver responsible for this accident. Anyone who has any information, or who may have been in the area of Broadway and Baseline at the time of the accident is asked to contact Boulder Police Dispatch at 303-441-3333.

 

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.

 

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Alleged sex offender is on the run

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Accused sex assault suspect fails to show up for court; warrant is issued for his arrest

Boulder police are looking for accused sex assault suspect George Osonau Tiba (DOB 1/5/1965) after he failed to appear for court this morning, Dec. 13, 2013. Tiba is being tried in Boulder District Court on charges that include Sex Assault (two counts), Second Degree Burglary and Theft.

Today was scheduled to be the final day of Tiba’s trial. A no-bond warrant has been issued for his arrest.

George Tiba failed to show up for his trial

George Tiba failed to show up for his trial

Tiba is accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old female he had met at a downtown bar on Feb. 17, 2013. The assault occurred at the victim’s home on 11th St. The victim told police that Tiba stole cash and other items from her home after the assault.

Police are actively trying to locate George Tiba, who is African-American, 5’11”, 214 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He may be driving a black 2006 Chrysler 300 with Colorado license plate 372-WZW. Tiba has been known to use the alias “Jojo George”. He speaks with an accent and often tells people he is from Jamaica, but he is from Uganda. He has been known to be violent toward women, and women have filed protection orders against him in the past.

This case number is 13-2212.

Anyone who sees George Tiba is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately. Anyone with information or tips about Tiba or his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Scott Sloan at 303-441-4484 or Detective Jack Gardner at 303-441-1851. The Boulder Police Department’s Tip Line is 303-441-1975. 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.

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Witnesses to assault at Boulder Theater are sought

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Boulder police are looking for witnesses to an assault which occurred during the DeVotchka concert at the Boulder Theater (2032 14th St.) on Nov. 1, 2013.

 

On Nov. 2, 2013 a 34-year-old woman told police that she and another female attendee had “bickered” because the victim’s jacket had been bumping into the female attendee. The victim told police she and her friend had decided to walk away from the situation but began arguing again with the female after the female’s boyfriend made a comment they didn’t like.

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The victim says the female concertgoer “shoved her backwards” and that she shoved the concertgoer back. At this point, the victim says she was grabbed from behind and then an unknown male punched her in the nose and disappeared. The victim’s nose was broken.

 

Police are trying to identify the suspect who punched the victim in the face and have few leads in the case. The victim described the suspect as a white male, about 5’9” tall with a brown hair and a brown beard. He wore a button down shirt and wire-rimmed glasses.  The victim’s friend says the male was 6’2” tall with brown hair and a “fake” beard. She said he was wearing a costume that reminded her of a European security guard.

 

The case number is 13-14745.

 

Detectives would like to speak to anyone who remembers the altercation as they attempt to identify the assault suspect. Detective Heather Frey is the lead investigator on the case and she may be reached 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 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.

 

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