This week in crime and punishment: closure for the Colorado State Patrol, The Boulder Daily Camera vs. Boulder County, and a little police irony

Christopher Gebers guilty of murder in death of Colorado State Patrol cadet near Longmont

Christopher Lee Gerber was found guilty by a Boulder County jury on 14 charges; the most serious: one count of first degree murder and three counts of attempted first degree murder in connection with the death of Taylor Thyfault, 21, a Colorado State Patrol cadet. Gerber’s sentencing is set for Nov. 4.



Chief Judge Maria Berkenkotter issues a ruling on Wednesday regarding the Daily Camera releasing Jeffrey Collins arrest warrant to the public. Photo credit: Paul Aiken, staff photographer, Daily Camera.

Teen accused of beating elderly Lefthand Canyon woman to be prosecuted as an adult

Jeffrey Collins is likely to be charged as an adult Sept. 28 with attempted first-degree murder and felony assault on an at-risk person.

Meanwhile, The Boulder Daily Camera wants to release Collin’s arrest warrant to the public and is battling the court and the defense for the right to do so.

Former Denver cop faces felony drug charges for illegal marijuana operation

According to a Sept. 23 probable cause report, police recovered methamphetamine and two pounds of suspected marijuana at former DPD narcotics sergeant, Hubert “Marty” Vanover’s home.

The irony thickens: DPD paid out in a lawsuit when Vanover arrested Regina Ann Petkus  in 2011 while she was collecting signatures for Amendment 64.


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