Suspected Mail Thief Arrested

Mail Thief

Jonathan Gonzalez with 9News writes:

Police have arrested a woman who is believed to have been stealing mail in the Highlands area.

The woman, whose identity has not been released, is believed to have been caught stealing mail on surveillance video on Wednesday.

“It’s a violation of your privacy, right? No one should have their fingers in your mailbox,” homeowner Allison Earnest said. “It’s really frustrating and it’s especially frustrating when it’s in the middle of the day.”

Earnest set up a surveillance camera right above her mailbox to see if she could catch a potential thief.

What she found surprised her.

“She basically waddles her way to our front door, digs and finds a package that’s more substantial than an envelope or a magazine,” Earnest said. “We captured a really great video of a suspect doing something illegal. Not to mention, it’s a federal offense to steal mail.”

The United States Postal Service says more 2,200 people were convicted of stealing mail in 2013. It’s a federal felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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TONIGHT: Sloans (St. Anthony’s) Development Community Meeting

Please join Councilwoman Shepherd, Denver’s Office of Community Planning & Development (CPD) and EnviroFinance Group (EFG) for a community meeting tonight on the St. Anthony’s/SLOANS development. The topics of discussion will be:

  • The proposed overlay district;
  • Updates on blocks 1, 2, and 4; and
  • The affordable housing component of the project.

When: TONIGHT from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
Where: Renaissance West End Flats Community Room at 1490 Zenobia Street

For more information please contact: 303.953.3164

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TONIGHT: Determining “Great Paths” in our Community

Paths Flier - October 21st MeetingChange is in the air within communities along Federal Boulevard. New residents, new businesses – people out and about. How often do you walk to the store, to the coffee shop, or to the park? Whether you have been here for awhile or are new to the area, where do like to go and how do you get there? How can we encourage more walking and less driving in northwest Denver?

Please join us for a community meeting TONIGHT at 6:00 pm at Colorado Youth For A Change at 2931 West 25th Avenue, to identify top walking destinations and to gather suggestions for improving pedestrian routes. The effort involves a unique coalition of neighborhood interests including WalkDenver, Federal Blvd Business Improvement District and Partnership, Jefferson Park United Neighbors and Sloan’s Lake Citizens’ Group.

Bring your thoughts and ideas to the community meeting about the destinations you walk (school, restaurant, park, bus stop, grocery store, etc.). Are their barriers along the path to your destinations and what might improve the experience? Are there other paths? The meeting will be a fun and interactive exercise with mapping stations to brainstorm destinations, paths and barriers. The mapping area is roughly bounded by Lowell Blvd to I-25, W. 29th to 20th Ave’s. Refreshments and food will be provided, hope to see you there!

More information at or contact Brooke Bailey at 303.667.1710

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TONIGHT: District One Commander’s Advisory Group Meeting

Get involved in your community and join your Northwest Denver neighbors for the monthly Commander’s Advisory Group (CAG) meeting at 6:00pm TONIGHT at District One headquarters. Learn about local policing and discuss any concerns or crime issues you are experiencing. Refreshments will be served.

Denver Police District One Headquarters
1311 West 46th Avenue
Denver, CO 80211

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TODAY: Road Closures for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Half Marathon

R&R Road Closures

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon and ½ Marathon is THIS MORNING and will affect a large portion of Sloan’s Lake residents due to road closures.

  • Route roads in Sloan’s Lake area close around 6:45 am and will be reopened by 8:45/9:00 am (to the south) and 10:45 am (to the north).
  • There will be a publicly advertised and police controlled “metering point” at Federal Blvd and 19th Ave for in/out access during the neighborhood road closures.
  • The southbound I-25 off-ramp to Speer Blvd will remain open for inbound access.

You can check the course map online to see if you are affected and view the interactive Google Map for help with alternate directions.

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