After a 22-hour standoff, police blew the top off a rugged mountain bunker near Seattle on Saturday, only to find their target — a man thought to be a murder suspect who holed up there — dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside.
A police sergeant spotted the man, later identified as Paul McQue Webb, 26, sleeping in a car parked at 92nd Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard. Police said he had a substantial laceration on his left hand, which needed medical attention. The man also appeared to be under the influence of drugs.
Police theorized that the robber of a nearby Walgreens store, described as bleeding from an abdominal wound, may have accidentally shot himself while attempting to conceal a gun.
Officers tracked a blood trail out of the store into the parking lot where it disappeared.
(Source: The Denver Post)
The owners of a large Thornton liquor store have been charged with racketeering, theft and tax violations, according to a 52-count indictment filed in Denver District Court.
In 2008 the Guiness World Record organization named Daveco the world’s largest liquor store. (Denver Post file photo)
This dirty little story has been getting noticed around the world:
Boulder police are looking for a tall young man who escaped capture while “covered in feces” after he contorted himself inside a portable toilet at the Hanuman Yoga Festival on Friday.
A woman had gone inside to use the toilet when she suspected someone was hiding in the well-used bowl beneath a tarp, police said Tuesday.
The Associated Press reports:
Treated water stored in the city’s five open-air reservoirs goes directly to customers. A city official says he didn’t want to serve them urine in the water.
Critics call that an overreaction, saying that animals routinely defecate and urinate in the reservoirs and sometimes die in them.
Nerdiest. Accused meth kingpin. Ever.
While researching a story about how federal prosecutors handle marijuana crimes, I came across a civil forfeiture case involving perhaps the geekiest accused methamphetamine boss ever.
It seems that the alleged dealer — a Commerce City man named Aaron Castro — had a rather unusual spending habit. According to federal prosecutors’ complaint, Castro dropped thousands of dollars in meth proceeds on … comic books.
(Source: The Denver Post)
The hazards of multiple Twitter accounts. This tweet, posted on the Secret Service’s Twitter account, was deleted seconds later.
Be careful out there if you tweet for an organization as well as yourself!
A dedication ceremony for the Cadet Chapel Falcon Circle was held at the Air Force Academy on Tuesday. The circle gives those who prefer to worship outdoors a place to congregate, and is primarily for earth-centered groups.