Colorado

A Colorado woman 28-year-old Phuong Nu Hoang Dong Nguyen. has been arrested on a charge of attempted murder after authorities say she drove off a steep embankment with a young child in her car.

Nguyen was then booked into the county jail on a felony count of first-degree attempted murder, which in Colorado entails knowingly engaging in conduct which creates a grave risk of death while exhibiting extreme indifference to the value of human life.

A young girl has died from crystal meth poisoning after drinking water allegedly left out overnight in a water bottle her mother used as a bong.

Sophia Larkson, 5, is understood to have drank the tainted liquid allegedly left out by her unemployed mother Stephanie Alvarado.

It is understood Sophia, from Rifle, Colorado had become thirsty in the middle of the night and consumed the water from a bottle her mother had been using as a pipe for crystal meth.

Alvarado, 26, had lost her job at a dental office due to her drug use. On the night of her daughter’s death on December 10, she and two cousins Daniel Alvarado, 27, and Bertha Karina Ceballos-Romo, 28, had been smoking the crystal meth at her house.

Carla Faith, 58, had her daycare, Play Mountain Place, shut down in November after officers went to her property and discovered the children, all of whom were under three, being hidden inside.

She had been operating the daycare with a license for just six kids and, it is believed, when police arrived she hid the kids from view. Officers persevered because they could hear the children inside.

They shut down that property and another three that she was operating. Faith has now been charged with child abuse and charges relating to child abuse.

Her bond is $3,000. Authorities first visited the home in November amid reports of overcrowding. At first, Faith refused to let them in.

‘The owner, identified as 58-year-old Carla Faith, refused to cooperate with officers; however, officers could hear the noises of children coming from her home,’ Lt. James Sokolik with the Colorado Springs Police Department said at the time.

He added that when police got inside, they found a ‘false wall’ which led to the basement.

Once they got to the basement, they found the 26 children and two adults.

‘Officers immediately began working with [The Colorado Department of Human Services] to release the children back to their parents,’ he said.

Three daycare workers were initially arrested for misdemeanor child neglect but the charges against them were dropped.

Katelynne Nelson, 31, was later arrested for a felony drug charge and child abuse.

It has since emerged that Faith was cited for other violations while running daycare homes in California in the 1990s.

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David Wayne Oliver, 65 was being held on $10,000 bond for allegedly robbing a Colorado bank and throwing the stolen cash into the air while shouting, “Merry Christmas” to passersby. Police said the suspect had “threatened the use of a weapon” and left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. Oliver stepped outside the bank and tossed the money “all over the place.” He started throwing money out of the bag” before yelling, “Merry Christmas,”.

“He’s a little intoxicated,” are revealing words spoken on a body camera by Aurora Police Officer Eugene VanDyk, in reference to fellow officer Nathan Meier.

VanDyk was one of four officers whose bodycam footage was released to the FOX31 Problem Solvers Monday morning following a public records request by investigative reporter Rob Low.

Even though nine officers responded to the scene March 29, when Officer Nathan Meier was found passed out in his car, Aurora Police insist only four officers were equipped with body cameras that had been turned on.

Deputy Chief Paul O’Keefe was the first responding officer, but because he had just gotten off duty and was heading home, he was not wearing his assigned body camera. He can be seen saying on one bodycam that he removed Officer Meier’s gun and taser and placed both in his personal car.

Police reports would later show O’Keefe admitted he smelled a faint odor of alcohol at the time but not enough in his opinion to seek a warrant for a blood draw. Meier would later share his hospital records with Internal Affairs knowing the blood alcohol results could not be used against him in a criminal case.

O’Keefe was one of three Aurora Police officers who admitted smelling alcohol on Meier, yet Meier was never investigated for a possible DUI. That decision has drawn outrage across the metro area with accusations police protected one of their own from possible criminal charges.

18th Judicial District Attorney George Braucher told FOX31 he will now take a look at the evidence in a case that was never brought to him nearly nine months ago when it happened. “We reached out to the Aurora Police Department. They’ve been very cooperative and forthcoming in providing us the information that they had generated based on their contact with officer Meier,” Braucher said.

A Boulder County woman got an unfortunate lesson in police brutality recently and the video of it looks like something out of 1930s Germany. After attempting to exercise her rights not to incriminate herself, she found out the hard way police will not only taser you when you’re in handcuffs, but they’ll taser you when you’re completely restrained.

Lauren Gotthelf filed a federal civil rights lawsuit Tuesday against several officers and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.

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Diana Sanchez, 26, is suing Denver city and county officials for forcing her to give birth inside a county jail cell more than a year ago. Her son, Jordan (inset), came into this world shivering on a thin mattress across from a toilet inside a dirty Denver County jail cell on July 31, 2018. Sanchez claims that she was left alone and without any pain relief during her labor. Recently-released jail cell surveillance video shows Sanchez telling a Denver County Jail guard she was going into later around 5am that day. She gave birth at 10.44am, and her son was taken away by a male nurse who was watching her from outside the cell. An internal review determined none of the Denver County Sheriff deputies or staff at the jail did anything wrong throughout Sanchez’s ordeal.

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The woman suspected of stealing a dying man’s dog from a 7-Eleven in Longmont has been arrested on multiple outstanding warrants, including assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, auto theft and failure to appear on a felony drug charge. Melody Mellon, 30, was issued a municipal summons for theft of the dog, “Sampson.”

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Surveillance footage shows Colorado woman Margaret Werker, 73, throwing poisoned meat into her neighbor’s backyard for their dog to eat.

A Colorado woman pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges related to trying to poison her neighbor’s dog with ground chicken soaked in antifreeze because of a ‘barking issue.’

Luckily the meat got stuck in the fence and Wrigley couldn’t get to it.

‘There were some concerns with some complaints about a barking dog in that area,’ Lindsey Vigna the Assistant Director for Law Enforcement told KKTV. ‘We weren’t really ever able to pinpoint down who it was coming from. But, we believe that’s where it stemmed from, a barking issue.’

A baseball game between a group of 7-year-old kids degenerated into an all-out brawl with parents throwing haymakers, others cowering for cover and a woman even jumping on someone’s back. The reason for the brawl: a parent didn’t like the calls being made by a 13-year-old umpire. Police issued four citations for disorderly conduct, but said they are still searching for others involved in the fight.

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The FBI’s Denver office and local law enforcement are searching for a woman who allegedly made threats against schools in the Denver metro area Tuesday.

According to the FBI, Sol Pais is infatuated with the Columbine massacre and purchased a gun in the Denver area.

At a press conference held at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at FBI Denver headquarters, authorities revealed new details about the search.

According to Dean Phillips, the special-agent-in-charge of the FBI in Denver, the Miami FBI office alerted the Denver office about the threat of Pais.

Phillips said Pais flew to Denver Monday night. She then bought a pump-action shotgun and ammunition in the Denver area and went to the foothills of Jefferson County.

Those actions promoted the FBI to consider Pais a credible threat.

Phillips said the FBI is working with law enforcement throughout the metro area and that they are tracking a significant number of leads.

“This has become a massive manhunt,” said Phillips.

Pais is considered armed and extremely dangerous.

Voter records show Pais is from Surfside, Florida in the Miami area.

Authorities described Pais as a white female who is 18 years old. She is about 5 feet 5 inches tall. She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, camouflage pants and black boots