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Thursday, March 10, 2011

[CO] Pueblo Police Officer Adams is charged with assault of a female officer

Pueblo Police Officer Jonathan Adams is charged with third-degree assault, harassment and menacing after an incident with a female Pueblo police officer, Deb Romano. Interim police Chief Luis Velez told the news that he couldn't remember exactly when the incident happened but did say that Adams, who was not arrested, is on paid administrative leave since the incident.
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7 comments:

  1. The Story always has 2 sides to it...and sometime maybe even 3.....Lets give him the benefit of a trial by a jury of his peers before condemning him.....

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  2. From the Pueblo Chieftain

    April 18, 2011 12:00 am
    ...In February, officer Jonathan Adams was charged with third-degree assault, harassment and menacing in an alleged physical altercation at police headquarters with female officer Deb Romano. Adams is currently on paid leave. Neither he nor Sincerbox was arrested...

    January 13, 2012
    ...Officer Jonathan Adams was charged with misdemeanor assault, harassment and menacing stemming from a January 2011 alleged physical altercation with officer Deb Romano at police headquarters. His case is ongoing...

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  3. COP UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR CRIMINAL TRESPASS: SHERIFF'S OFFICE IS FORWARDING THE CASE TO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE.
    The Pueblo Chieftain
    By Nick Bonham
    Friday, April 22, 2011
    [Excerpts] A female Pueblo police officer is being investigated for criminal trespass stemming from an alleged domestic dispute on Sunday night. Officer Deb Romano, who is going through a divorce, was reportedly involved in an incident at her estranged husband's home on the St. Charles Mesa. Romano was not arrested at the time, but Sheriff Kirk Taylor said his office has forwarded the case to the district attorney's office, recommending a charge of first-degree criminal trespass... "There was no acute evidence of an assault. There was evidence of a suspected crime," Taylor said. Interim Police Chief Luis Velez said Romano, a two-year patrol officer, continues to work and has not been placed on leave. Romano has been involved in two incidents this year that led to internal investigations... [Full article here]

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  4. CHARGE DISMISSED AGAINST PUEBLO OFFICER: Trespass charge dropped after officer completes DA's diversion program.
    The Pueblo Chieftain
    By Nick Bonham
    Sunday, October 30, 2011 12:00 am
    [Excerpts] A trespass charge has been dismissed against a Pueblo police officer stemming from an incident in April. Patrol officer Deb Romano, 39, was charged with third-degree trespass for reportedly barging into a home uninvited on April 17 in the 30000 block of Daniel Road... Romano never was arrested... Romano was suspended from duty for three days this past summer for the incident... Romano went to visit her [estranged] husband... but found him at a neighbor's house, where she suspected him of being with another woman... Romano told deputies she knocked on the door before entering, however witnesses told deputies she "barged in" and "was screaming and being irate." The witnesses "herded" Romano out the door, but she went back in two more times, "all the while still screaming and hollering unintelligibly"... District Attorney Bill Thiebaut said the charge against Romano was dropped after she "successfully" completed his office's diversion program. "It's diversion, not alternate sentencing. There is no sentencing"... The District Attorney's office denied a records request by The Chieftain to view Romano's diversion papers... ... [Full article here]

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  5. RETIRED POLICE SERGEANT ARRESTED FOR FELONY MENACING OF GIRLFRIEND
    chieftain.com
    Patrick Malone
    Posted: Saturday, June 14, 2003
    [Excerpts] A retired Pueblo police officer faces felony charges for allegedly threatening to kill a woman nearly half his age after she ended their romantic relationship. Thomas Earl Griggs, 60, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of menacing with a deadly weapon and prohibited use of a firearm while intoxicated. He was released from jail on a personal-recognizance bond the same day... He begged the woman to reconsider the breakup. When she refused, Griggs allegedly threatened to kill her and himself, then reached for the gun in his pants, according to the affidavit... The alleged victim noted in court documents that she is employed in the records division of the Pueblo Police Department. A temporary restraining order issued in the case bars Griggs from any contact with the woman and prohibits him from being within 100 feet of her residence, her parents' home and police headquarters, where she works. Court records show that the woman is seeking to make the restraining order permanent. Griggs retired as a sergeant from the Pueblo Police Department in January 2002 after 29 years on the job.... [Full article here]

    RETIRED POLICE SERGEANT ACQUITTED OF MENACING
    chieftain.com
    Patrick Malone
    Wednesday, March 31, 2004
    [Excerpts] A retired Pueblo police sergeant was found innocent last week of menacing a girlfriend with a gun. Thomas Griggs, 61, was acquitted by a Pueblo jury on charges of menacing with a deadly weapon and prohibited use of a firearm while intoxicated... Griggs testified in the trial. He admitted he was upset about the breakup and admitted he was intoxicated, but denied he ever brandished a weapon, according to Deputy District Attorney Steve Fieldman, who tried the case. "It was basically a he-said, she-said case," Fieldman said... Griggs has since reunited with his wife, who is also employed by the police department as a civilian staffer... [Full article here]

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  6. Another Pueblo case.

    OFFICER ON DUTY ARRESTED FOR DUI
    The Pueblo Chieftain
    By Nick Bonham
    May 22, 2006
    [Excerpts] An on-duty Pueblo police officer was arrested late Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, domestic violence and other charges related to the DUI accusation. Cpl. Garrett S. Ortiz, 36, was being held in Pueblo County Jail on Sunday without bail... Ortiz, who lives with his common-law wife and stepchildren in the 3300 block of Big Horne Court, also was arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief, possession of a handgun while under the influence and first-degree officer misconduct... "Officers are held to the same standard as any citizen," [Police Chief Jim] Billings said. "And so (Ortiz) has to answer to any criminal charges that are forthcoming, as well as administrative action"... Ortiz's wife told her husband that he was too intoxicated to go work,... Their dispute continued just before Ortiz left for work, when he reportedly slashed a back tire of (his wife's) car. He also took keys to all their vehicles so she couldn't leave the house...

    TROUBLED PUEBLO COP LOSES HIS JOB.
    The Pueblo Chieftain
    Patrick Malone
    June 15, 2006
    [Excerpt] A Pueblo police officer accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and other crimes while on duty has lost his job. Pueblo Police Chief Jim Billings said the employment of Garrett Ortiz at the police department ended effective Monday. Citing confidentiality rules governing personnel matters, Billings would not comment on whether Ortiz was fired or quit...

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