“SCREAM” BANDIT GETS 371 YEARS
A gunman — who robbed a Lakewood bank with two others and wore “Scream” masks as they committed a string of crimes — was sentenced Tuesday to 371 years in prison.
Miguel David Sanders, 29, was found guilty last month in Jefferson County District Court of multiple felony counts for his role in a November 2015 bank robbery and crime spree.
Also convicted last month were Myloh Jaqory Mason, 26, and Tyrone Javonne Richardson, 32.
The three were convicted of attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, burglary, eluding and aggravated motor vehicle theft among other charges, according to the Jefferson County district attorney’s office.
Sanders was charged with 38 counts in the case. Mason and Richardson were charged with 37 counts.
The three were convicted in November by a Jefferson County jury after a three-week trial.
Effort is on to salvage roadside memorials in Commerce City.
Families who have placed roadside memorials on Colorado 2 in Commerce City are being asked to remove them as a project that is slated to widen the road from two to four lanes between East 72nd Avenue and Interstate 76 intensifies.
The city is asking people to remove the items as soon as possible but will do so itself and store the memorials for three months if no one comes for them. There are nine visible roadside memorials on Colorado 2 in the area where the work is being done. The project started in October.
For families with a formal Department of Transportation memorial sign, contact the agency at 303757-9662 for assistance. For memorials that are removed and stored, families can call 303-239-6757 to arrange to pick up these items by March 12.
The Colorado 2 widening project is expected to be finished in 2018.
Denver’s South Broadway bikeway study continues through 2017.
A two-way protected bikeway along South Broadway in Denver will remain open through the end of 2017 as evaluation and study of the corridor continues.
Denver Public Works announced Tuesday that a study of safety and operational impacts of the bikeway, which runs from Bayaud to Virginia avenues, will continue during the next 12 months.
The study, which began after installation, has been ongoing for about four months as public works has been teaming with business owners and the community in pursuit of improving the project.
Preliminary data on the bikeway includes:
• A 30 percent reduction in sidewalk bicycle riding and a 28 percent reduction of bikes in the transit lane.
• Sixty-two percent of respondents to an online survey said they like the Broadway bikeway.
• “I feel safer” was the No. 1 survey response from people walking and biking in the study area.
• Approximately 350 community members attended bikeway events in 2016.
In October, as part of the project, public works made adjustments providing more on-street parking spaces and loading zones, the city said.
The study will continue to solicit public input and gather data, performing monthly door-to-door outreach along the corridor as well as participating in Broadway Merchant Association meetings.