🌱 Real estate agent arrested for kidnapping + FarmBox Foods

Good morning everyone! I’m back with your new copy of the Lakewood Daily. Here are the top things you should know about what’s happening in the city…

First today’s weather:

A stray T-Storm in the afternoon. High: 88 Low: 59.

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Here are today’s top stories from Lakewood:

  1. A real estate agent who allegedly kidnapped a couple on a hiking trail has been arrested. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, 73-year-old Kerry Endsley was seen holding the husband and wife at gunpoint along a path at a golf course in Lakewood, Colorado. Endsley first pretended to tie his shoe before brandishing the gun, a man who called 911 said. Endsley has since been charged with kidnapping, threatening and violating a restraining order the woman had on him. He was booked into the Jefferson County Jail, where he remains being held on $500,000 bail. (Metro)
  2. Good Morning America recently came to Colorado to showcase companies and nonprofits using technology to sustainably grow food close to the consumer, year-round. The segment focused on FarmBox Foods and two of its customers: Natural Grocers and Centura Health. Natural Grocers grows organic lettuce behind its Green Mountain store in Lakewood, just steps from the showcase, and plans to expand the program elsewhere. (Produce Blue Book)
  3. Many people in the Denver area enjoyed an extra day off this past weekend to celebrate June 16th. but the The weekend was marked by gun violence resulting in three deaths, one of which occurred in Lakewood. According to a Lakewood Police Department press release, officers conducted a traffic stop on West Sixth Avenue east of the Wadsworth Boulevard exit around the time in response to reports of a traffic incident. The driver, 18-year-old Jesse James Brown, took his own life before officers could intervene. (west word)

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Today in Lakewood:

  • Good job if you can get it – Lakewood Cultural Center (7:30 p.m.)
  • Ukrainian cooking class fundraiser – The Resort in Soltera (June 26, 7:00 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • The Lakewood Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a assume. On May 12 at around 1:40 p.m., a victim was attacked while walking his dogs in Sunset Park when he encountered an unidentified man who was off-leash in the park with his dog. (Lakewood Police Department via Facebook)
  • Make-A-Wish Colorado is looking College students and recent graduates! If you’re looking for a rewarding experience that allows you to make a positive impact in the lives of children, then an internship at Make-A-Wish Colorado could be for you! (Make-A-Wish Colorado via Instagram)
  • Tuesday morning around 4:20 a.m. Lakewood deputies from the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station have located a recently stolen vehicle, a Honda Civic stolen by the LAPD’s Newton Division. The driver was arrested for taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. The driver was also wanted for two other penalties for the same offence; Theft of two previous vehicles. (Lakewood Sheriff’s Station via Facebook)

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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.

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