Briefs TWO MEN INDICTED IN SEX SLAVE NETWORK
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.