Briefs TWO MEN IN­DICTED IN SEX SLAVE NET­WORK

The Denver Post - - NEWS - Den­ver Post staff and wire

A Weld County grand jury has in­dicted two Gree­ley men on charges in­clud­ing hu­man traf­fick­ing for sex­ual servi­tude, sec­ond-de­gree kid­nap­ping, sex­ual as­sault and child abuse.

No­man Boroumand, 45, and Fares Al Rashed, 38, were in­dicted June 29 on 30 felony and five mis­de­meanor charges, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease by the Gree­ley Po­lice Depart­ment.

Gree­ley po­lice ar­rested Boroumand Thurs­day and Al Rashed Fri­day, the re­lease said. Both men were ar­rested without in­ci­dent and taken to the Weld County Jail. The vic­tims are women who were ac­quain­tances of the two sus­pects, Lt. Adam Turk said.

Mon­u­ment fire­fight­ers find burn­ing food, lots of pot.

Mon­u­ment fire­fight­ers re­spond­ing to a re­port of smoke stream­ing from a home found food burn­ing on the stove — and more than 100 mar­i­juana plants.

The Tri-Lakes Mon­u­ment Fire Depart­ment doused the kitchen fire on June 21. Fire­fight­ers then checked the res­i­dence and “dis­cov­ered a large quan­tity of mar­i­juana plants grow­ing in­side,” Mon­u­ment po­lice said.

After the res­i­dents couldn’t prove they had doc­u­men­ta­tion for the plants, po­lice seized 153 mar­i­juana plants, 289 clones and equip­ment to grow mar­i­juana.

Pi­lot un­hurt in small plane crash.

A pri­vate plane crashed Fri­day just east of the Ea­gle County Re­gional Air­port.

The pi­lot, the only per­son on board, was not in­jured, said Kris Friel, county com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor. The pi­lot, who was not iden­ti­fied, told in­ves­ti­ga­tors he was cleared for fi­nal ap­proach when the en­gine quit, Friel said.

Buck wants U.S. House to can­cel Au­gust re­cess.

U.S. Rep. Ken Buck on Fri­day co-signed a let­ter to House Speaker Paul Ryan urg­ing him to can­cel Congress’ planned Au­gust re­cess, say­ing it would leave too much un­fin­ished busi­ness on the ta­ble.

The Colorado Repub­li­can was one of a dozen con­ser­va­tive law­mak­ers to sign the let­ter, which ar­gues they would be let­ting con­stituents down if they ad­journed in­stead of push­ing for­ward their agenda on is­sues rang­ing from tax cuts to the fed­eral bud­get.

Spe­cialty li­cense plates get re­prieve.

Four­teen spe­cialty li­cense plates in Colorado — in­clud­ing ones cel­e­brat­ing the Colorado Avalanche, Craig Hos­pi­tal and Flight for Life — were plucked from the scrap pile after state ve­hi­cle di­vi­sion of­fi­cials on Fri­day gave the plates a last-minute re­prieve from forced re­tire­ment.

Kyle Boyd, a spokesman for the Colorado Di­vi­sion of Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles, said the di­vi­sion re­lied on lan­guage in state statutes that au­tho­rizes new spe­cialty plates in Colorado — namely the word “may” in front of the word “re­tire” — to spare the plates from what had been feared was state­man­dated ob­so­les­cence start­ing Satur­day.

Law en­force­ment starts DUI en­force­ment.

The Colorado Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion, Colorado State Pa­trol and 98 lo­cal law en­force­ment agen­cies are step­ping up vig­i­lance of im­paired driv­ers from June 30 to July 5 for the hol­i­day week­end.

Last year, 312 im­paired driv­ers were ar­rested dur­ing the same en­force­ment pe­riod, ac­cord­ing to CDOT.

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