Saturday, October 29, 2016

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The Denver Field Division is responsible for ATF criminal enforcement and industry regulatory activities in the states of Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. ATF's Denver Field Division special agents combat firearms violence by focusing their investigative efforts on armed violent offenders, career criminals, gun traffickers and gangs. The workforce is comprised of special agents, investigators, auditors, technicians and support staff. We encourage all residents to get involved and assist us in our goal of reducing crime in our neighborhoods by anonymously submitting information through our new ATF Tips app (Android and iOS), visiting the reportit website, submitting an anonymous form, or by reaching out to your local field office. Give us a call and let us know what we can do for you. Our phone number is (469) 227-4300.
DETROIT — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Detroit Field Division in conjunction with the Detroit Fire Department, Arson Task Force, announced today they are offering a reward of up to $3,000 for any information regarding the commercial fire of Mattress Wholesale that may lead to the arrest and conviction of any person or persons involved with this fire.

DENVER – Roger Wade Anderson was sentenced last week by U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello to serve 240 months (20 years) in federal prison, followed by 5 years on supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for possession of just under 10 pounds of 100 percent pure methamphetamine, Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer and ATF Denver Field Division Special Agent in Charge Ken Croke announced. Anderson, who appeared at the sentencing hearing in custody, was remanded at its conclusion.

DENVER – Eight members of the Bloods street gang have been indicted by a federal grand jury this week on charges of Violent Crimes in Aid of Racketeering (VICAR), Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Ken Croke, Denver Police Chief Robert White and Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz announced today. Of the eight indicted, six were previously in custody with the other two recently arrested. This is the first time the VICAR statute has been used in the District of Colorado. Law enforcement employed cutting-edge forensic tools to identify the most violent Bloods gang members, including shell-casing analysis, acoustic gunshot detection technology, and cell phone and social media exploitation.

Eddie Ray Rios, 58, of Sacramento, California, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on October 19, 2016, for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana and for carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Rios was arrested in Rawlins, Wyoming. He received 180 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment and $1,000.00 in restitution. This case was investigated by the Rawlins Police Department and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.
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