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$2 Million Bond Set In Murder Case

olivo-tellez-booking-photoA $2 million dollar cash only bond was set earlier this week for Gustavo Olivio-Tellez, the man suspected of murdering 24 year old Blanca  Salas  in Glenwood Springs last week.  Prosecutors believe that Olivio-Tellez planned the crime for several days before committing the murder.  This is the Continue reading

Identity Of Murder Victim Released

Murder-300The Identity of the woman found murdered last week in Glenwood Springs has been released by the Garfield County Sheriff’s office. The victim has been identified as 24 year old Blanca Salas of Glenwood. An autopsy performed yesterday confirmed that Salas died Continue reading

24 Year Old Woman Murdered

olivo-tellez-booking-photoA woman was found murdered over the weekend at the Pinon Pines apartments in Glenwood Springs. Friday night, police discovered the body of a 24 year old female who appeared to be the victim of extreme domestic violence.  After an initial investigation, it was Continue reading

Thomas Johnson Found Guilty For Murder Of Lori Bases


A Routt County jury convicted Thomas Johnson Saturday, of Murder in the First Degree, for killing Lori Bases in Steamboat Springs in May of 2000. This was Johnson’s third trial and conviction for the murder. His two prior convictions were overturned on appeal. The jury declined to find Johnson guilty of additional charges of First Degree Criminal Trespass and Criminal Mischief for the vandalism of Bases’ vehicle in April of 2000. The verdict followed a 13 day trial in a Routt County District Court. The Continue reading

39 Year Old Murder Case Solved

156909_alcala_AJS_AJSA California man has been charged for his involvement in a 1977 Sweetwater County homicide.

Murder charges have been filed against 73 year old Rodney James Alcala from California, following a 34 year investigation by the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office.  Alcala, a condemned California Department of Corrections inmate, has been charged with first degree murder, though it is Continue reading

Johnson Receives 35 Years For Routt County Murder

lucas.johnson.mug.shot.800Lucas Johnson, the man who pleaded guilty to killing Edward Zimmerman and attempted escape from the Routt County Jail was sentenced to 35 years in prison yesterday. Johnson was charged with murder, after Zimmerman’s body was discovered naked, and wrapped in plastic, in a chicken Continue reading

Murderer of Patricia Richmond Sentenced to 50 years

Patricia-RichmondCole Pollard, pleaded guilty Tuesday to 2nd Degree Murder and Attempted Sexual Assault for the killing of Patricia Richmond in North Routt County which occurred in June last year. Per a plea agreement, Pollard was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison. Specifically, the Court ordered Mr. Pollard to serve 40 years in prison for murder to be followed by a consecutive 10 years to life for attempted sexual assault. Continue reading

Murder Mystery Dinner Tomorrow

murder mysteryTickets are still available for the “Million Dollar Murder” performance that is taking place Saturday in Craig. The event will occur at the Moffat County Fair Grounds Pavilion starting at 7. The audience involved mystery show asks participants to discuss what is Continue reading

Georgie Hand Guilty On All Counts

Hand, Georgie 01131972 (1)The Jury in the Georgie Hand trial took only an hour and and half to find the woman guilty on all  8 felony counts against her including 2 counts of aggravated robbery, 2 counts of second-degree kidnapping, 2 counts of menacing and 2 counts of disarming a peace officer.  On the 9th count of 2nd degree criminal trespass the jury felt a lesser charge was Continue reading

Cole J. Pollard Charged With Two Counts Of Murder

coleThe 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office today filed the following charges against Cole Jennings Pollard in connection with the death of Patricia Richmond on Monday.

Count One: Murder in the First Degree, a class one felony, alleging the intentional and premeditated killing of Ms. Richmond.
Count Two: Murder in the First Degree (felony murder), a class one felony, alleging the death Continue reading

Person Of Interest In Richmond Murder Found Near Trapper’s Lake

coleCole J. Pollard, a person of interest in the murder of 22 year old Patricia Richmond, was located Wednesday morning and taken into custody by Routt County Sheriff officers. Richmond’s body was found tied up in a home in Clark Monday night.  Pollard was located in the area of Trappers Lake in Garfield County following the discovery of his vehicle. Pollard appeared to be in good health and was taken into custody without resistance. The success of Continue reading

Victim of North Routt Homicide Identified

coleDeputies have identified the woman found dead yesterday tied up in a home in Clark. 22 year old Patricia Richmond was found by family members around 7 Monday night. Reports say she was engaged to the homeowners son, but deputies are looking for a man she was seen with earlier in the day. 21-year old Cole Pollard is a person of interest. Pollard is described as a white man, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 160 pounds with blue eyes and Continue reading