Evans man shot by police guilty of menacing
An Evans man shot three times by police in November 2012 was found guilty of felony menacing Tuesday, though a jury found him not guilty of assault.
Gerardo Magallanes, 25, was wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying a silver revolver with three live rounds Nov. 10, 2012, in Evans, according to an arrest affidavit.
Evans police received reports of an intoxicated person who was acting “crazy,” according to the affidavit, and officers found Magallanes outside a home with the gun.
One officer repeatedly told Magallanes to drop his gun, ultimately drawing his own weapon. Magallanes then pointed his gun at the officer, who fired five shots and struck Magallanes in the upper thigh, ankle and wrist.
He was later charged by the Weld District Attorney’s Office with felony menacing and first-degree assault.
Magallanes will be sentenced at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 5. He faces up to three years in prison for the menacing conviction.
Windsor man pleads guilty, gets 11 years
A Windsor man on Wednesday pleaded guilty to one count of felony second-degree burglary stemming from his December arrest, and he will serve 11 years in prison as part of a plea agreement.
Jason Johnson, 27, was initially charged by the Weld District Attorney’s Office with 37 charges, including burglary, theft and criminal trespass. The other 36 charges were dismissed in exchange for his pleading guilty to second-degree burglary.
The charges stemmed from a string of crimes in February 2013 in Windsor, when multiple people in one neighborhood reported items being stolen from their cars and garages.
Johnson was arrested in December, and he told police, “I was all over that neighborhood,” according to an arrest affidavit.
During an interview with police, Johnson admitted to using methamphetamine and said he only broke into vehicles when he was “tweaked out.”
Johnson has a lengthy criminal history in Weld and Larimer counties, including past burglary and theft convictions.
Community Foundation launches new website
The Community Foundation Serving Greeley and Weld County has launched a new website to make it easier for visitors to find information.
The new site strives to make it easier for donors, grant seekers and fund holders to support local causes, find information and see how the foundation is doing in Weld County.
It also offers a nonprofit directory for donors, a resource section for nonprofits and provides optimal viewing on multiple devices.
“Our goal with the website is to provide our visitors with an easier way to learn more about what the Community Foundation does, why we do what we do, and how to get involved,” President & CEO Judy Knapp said in a news release.
One of the new features of the site is a new blog, titled “1 in 10,000,” by Knapp that recounts her decade with the Foundation and her work with nonprofits. It focuses on the baby boomers born in the mid-1900s who are now finding themselves in retirement.
“Several of my friends and colleagues in both the public and nonprofit sectors have retired recently, and many others are planning this transition over the next few years,” Knapp said. “This blog will highlight aspects of my personal journey as I prepare to retire.”
To see the new website, visit www.cfsgwc.org.