Morning, everybody! I’m back with your new copy of the Lakewood Daily. Here are all the most important things to know about what’s happening in town…
First, today’s weather:
A stray afternoon t-storm. High: 88 Low: 59.
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Here are the top stories today in Lakewood:
- A real estate agent who allegedly kidnapped a couple on a hiking trail has been arrested. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Kerry Endsley, 73, was spotted holding the husband and wife at gunpoint on a trail by a golf course in Lakewood, Colorado. Endsley first pretended to tie his shoe before brandishing the gun, said a man who called 911. Endsley has since been charged with kidnapping, menacing, and violating a restraining order that the woman had on him. He was booked into Jefferson County Jail where he remains held on a $500,000 bond. (Metro)
- Good Morning America recently came to Colorado to showcase businesses and nonprofits that are using technology to sustainably grow food near the consumer all year-round. The segment focused on FarmBox Foods and two of its customers: Natural Grocers and Centura Health. Natural Grocers is growing organic lettuce behind its Green Mountain store in Lakewood just a few steps from the display case, and plans to expand the program elsewhere. (Produce Blue Book)
- Many people across metro Denver enjoyed an extra day off work this past weekend to celebrate Juneteenth, but the weekend was marked by gun violence that resulted in three deaths, one of which took place in Lakewood. According to a release from the Lakewood Police Department, officers executed a traffic stop on West Sixth Avenue just east of the Wadsworth Boulevard exit around that time in response to reports of a road-rage incident. The driver, 18-year-old Jesse James Brown, took his own life before officers could intervene. (Westword)
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Today in Lakewood:
- Nice Work If You Can Get It – Lakewood Cultural Center (7:30 PM)
- Ukrainian Cooking Class Fundraising Event – The Resort at Soltera (Jun. 26, 7:00 PM)
From my notebook:
- The Lakewood Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect. On May 12, at approximately 1:40 pm, a victim was assaulted while walking his dogs in Sunset Park when he came upon an unknown male who was in the park with his dog not on a leash. (Lakewood Police Department via Facebook)
- Make-A-Wish Colorado is looking for college students and recent grads! If you’re looking for a rewarding experience that will allow you to make a positive impact on the lives of children, then an internship with Make-A-Wish Colorado might be the perfect fit! (Make-A-Wish Colorado via Instagram)
- On Tuesday morning, at about 4:20 am, Lakewood Deputies with the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station located a recently stolen vehicle, a Honda Civic stolen from LAPD’s Newton Division. The driver was arrested for taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. The driver was also wanted for two additional felony warrants for the same offense; stealing two previous vehicles. (Lakewood Sheriff’s Station via Facebook)
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— Sean Peek
About me: Sean Peek is a writer and entrepreneur with a degree in English Literature from Weber State University. Over the years, he has worked as a copywriter, editor, SEO specialist, and marketing director for various digital media companies. He currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.