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Thanks to the leadership of the Advocates of Lake County, local partners are kick-starting a domestic-violence response team (DVRT) this month. The group will evaluate domestic-violence cases, victim needs, prevention efforts and more.

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Police Chief Saige Bertolas remains essentially silent about three resignations from the Leadville Police Department in recent weeks.

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The Leadville Police Department has a new set of rifle-rated body armor thanks to Shield 616 and Safeway Inc. Shield 616 is a non-profit based in Colorado Springs that provides body armor for all-day rifle protection for peace officers and first responders free of charge.

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Lake County Coroner Shannon Kent was indicted by a Fifth Judicial District Grand Jury on Friday for allegedly sending his wife, Staci Kent, to respond to coroner call-outs. Shannon Kent is charged with one count of second-degree official misconduct.

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Leadville local Dylan Gregg was sentenced to nine years in the Department of Corrections on Friday afternoon. Gregg pled guilty to second-degree assault in May, the result of a 2018 officer-involved shooting incident with Leadville Police Officer Eric Thorne.

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Leadville local Maria Day is now facing trial in Clear Creek County. The trial, which was set to take place in Lake County District Court last week, was declared a mistrial after the court ran out of potential jurors.

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Former Center Early Childhood Programs teacher Sally Glaser is headed to trial.

Glaser was arrested on April 1 for the alleged sexual assault of a four-year-old Center student. Glaser faced four charges at that time: sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, sexual assault on a child, unlawful sexual contact, and child abuse.

Shortly after Glaser’s arrest, the Leadville Police Department re-opened a 2012 case involving Glaser and a former preschool student in which no charges were filed.

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Joel Cage resigned from the Leadville Police Department earlier this month following his July 4 arrest by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO). Cage was arrested for allegedly attempting to break into his ex-wife’s house and faces charges of second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal t…

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T. J. Reynolds on Friday, July 26, plead guilty to second degree assault, criminal mischief and driving under the influence. Reynolds’ plea came over a year after he was arrested alongside his older brother, Cody Reynolds, for his involvement in a shooting incident off Colo. 91 with Darrell …

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Former Leadville priest Neil Hewitt is facing allegations from two men who said Hewitt molested them in the 1960s. Hewitt served as a priest at Annunciation Church in the 1960s and 1970s; he married and left the church in the 1980s.

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The following individuals are listed with decisions related to charges against them by the Lake County Office of the District Attorney for the 5th Judicial District. F=felony; M=misdemeanor; PO=petty offense; TI=traffic infraction (classes A and B); level 1 is the most serious offense. Any c…

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For the foreseeable future, Lake County jail inmates will be housed in neighboring counties.

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The Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office has filed three new felony charges against Center Early Childhood Programs teacher Sally Glaser.

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Shawn Brecka, of Leadville, was arrested by the Leadville Police Department on April 17 for the alleged distribution of heroin and methamphetamine.

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The Colorado Supreme Court recently accredited eight of Colorado’s problem-solving treatment courts for implementing outstanding evidence-based and proven practices.

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The arrest of Center Early Childhood Programs teacher Sally Glaser has brought Lake County School District and its procedures surrounding staffing, student safety and cultural responsiveness into the spotlight.

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A 2012 case involving Center Early Childhood Programs teacher Sally Glaser and a preschool student has been re-opened by the Leadville Police Department. No charges were filed in 2012.

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The Leadville Police Department is conducting an ongoing investigation into a number of burglaries that took place along the downtown corridor last week.

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Former Lake County Undersheriff Fernando Mendoza’s sentencing hearing has been rescheduled for April 26. Mendoza was convicted of attempted aggravated incest and invasion of privacy for sexual gratification in December.

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