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Denver Police detective placed on leave during investigation in Lakewood

DENVER — A Denver police detective is on administrative leave from the police force as the result of an ongoing investigation in Lakewood.

Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson says Det. Michael Ryan was placed on administrative leave Friday.

Lakewood Police say this is an ongoing investigation of prostitution activity.

Investigators say a Denver officer was contacted by Lakewood special enforcement officers Thursday night in the area of West Colfax Avenue and Ingalls Street after they watched a woman known to engage in prostitution get into his car.

He was not on duty at the time.

Det. Ryan works in vice and narcotics for Denver Police.

Reward offered for help finding church burglary suspect

DENVER — A $2,000 reward is available for information on a church burglar who Denver police say may have struck a number of times.

Investigators say the man walked in the Korean Christian Church at S. University Boulevard and E. Florida Avenue Friday afternoon and stole sound equipment. Surveillance video of the incident shows a white man, about 5’8″ tall with dark hair and tattoos on his forearms.

Officers are still investigating whether he’s connected to a string of similar burglaries at southeast Denver churches late in 2013.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

Congressman Polis Pledges Support for North I-25 Coalition

Congressman Polis Pledges Support for North I-25 Coalition

Congressman Jared Polis met with members of the Northern I-25 Coalition this morning at the Loveland Chamber of Commerce and committed to assisting the Coalition in their efforts to get the Northern I-25 corridor included in the 2014 reauthorization of the Federal Transportation Bill. Polis joined Senator Michael Bennet and Congressman Cory Gardner in making this project a priority.

“In terms of being ready to go, it’ll certainly be my top transportation priority in the district,” said Polis. “It’s ready to go, and I’m here to help.

Evans Thanks Weld County with Award For Assistance During Flood

Evans Thanks Weld County with Award For Assistance During Flood

City of Evans Mayor Lyle Achziger presented the Board of Weld County Commissioners with a plaque Wednesday morning during the Board of County Commissioners regular meeting, recognizing the help and services Weld County provided to Evans during the 2013 September flood. Achziger also presented the Board with a framed letter of gratitude for its recovery work in Evans following the flood.

“We are grateful that you, our county leadership, helped in ways above and beyond, which redefined above and beyond,” Achziger read from the letter while addressing the Board.

Evans Thanks Weld County with Award For Assistance During Flood

Evans Thanks Weld County with Award For Assistance During Flood

City of Evans Mayor Lyle Achziger presented the Board of Weld County Commissioners with a plaque Wednesday morning during the Board of County Commissioners regular meeting, recognizing the help and services Weld County provided to Evans during the 2013 September flood. Achziger also presented the Board with a framed letter of gratitude for its recovery work in Evans following the flood.

“We are grateful that you, our county leadership, helped in ways above and beyond, which redefined above and beyond,” Achziger read from the letter while addressing the Board.

Officials have plan to keep kids healthier at child care centers

DENVER – More than 8 percent of kids between the ages of 2 and 4 in Colorado are overweight. Health officials have a new plan to keep kids in child care centers healthier.

It begins with parents. Don’t be afraid to ask your child care provider about their nutrition and exercise program.

The Colorado Department of Public Health is providing these great toolkits to child care centers. They include recipes, menus and even games to teach kids about nutrition.

The idea is to get all child care centers on board to give our kids the right start. Health experts say kids need meals with low-fat milk, fruits, vegetables, grains and lean protein.

They also make sure to the sodium, sugar and saturated fat.

Inmate accidentally released from Denver Jail arrested again

DENVER — Police caught a violent inmate Tuesday who was accidentally released form the Denver Jail Monday.

Sebastian Littlejohn, 18, was arrested at an apartment near Colfax Avenue and Logan Street. A FOX31 Denver crew was there as he was led to a police car.

He pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated robbery and was being held on $100,000 bond pending sentencing in April.

However, officials at the Sheriff’s Office say they received an order from the court that led to Littlejohn’s unintended release from jail.