On The Hunt For The Top 100 Most Wanted Sex Offenders

By: Rick Montanez/Lauri Martin Email
By: Rick Montanez/Lauri Martin Email

This weekend, law enforcement is doing a round-up of the most wanted sex offenders across Colorado. The top 100 are wanted for allegedly not telling cops where they live.

It's all part of Operation Shepherd 2009. This state-wide effort is already turning up some good leads. The U.S. Marshal's Office tells 11 News there have been five arrests so far including:

David Lucero from Colorado Springs
Dennis Wyatt from Pueblo County
Adam Andrews from Aurora
Christopher Ellis from Denver
Jaime Gutierrez from Lakewood

Outside of the top 100 sex offenders, 72 others have been arrested as of Friday and 1902 Compliance Checks.

"We'll have some of our SWAT officers, some of our tactical officers that do fugitive round-up. We'll go out and try to capture some of these folks," said Lt. David Whitlock with the Colorado Springs Police Department.

The U.S. Marshal's Office put out the Top 100 list for 2009. The list has faces, names, and the type of crime the offenders committed. Many of the offenders are considered dangerous. "We certainly think anyone who violates the law can potentially be dangerous. But, certainly, there's a great deal of interest in sex offenses," said Lt. Whitlock.

Many of the offenders on the list are also wanted on other crimes including other sex offenses.

Click the link below to view Colorado’s Top 100 Sex Offender list.

If you recognize anyone, call the state-wide Crime Stoppers number at 800-222-TIPS (8477). Your anonymous tip could earn you a cash reward.

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  • by Kevin Location: CS on Oct 25, 2009 at 04:53 PM
    Classic! For a multimedia company! lol Bandwidth Limit Exceeded The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.
  • by Beatriz V. Perez Location: Baldwin Park, CA on Oct 23, 2009 at 04:09 PM
    When are you going to do a round-up for the 100 most wanted criminals. I hope you do it soon, and get at least one: Agustin Montano, the killer of my son Leonardo Perez on 09-21-2003 in Colorado Springs
  • by Don Location: Califorado Springs on Oct 23, 2009 at 10:19 AM
    Bring Chris Hansen and Dateline NBC here. They'll find those losers.
  • by KKTV.com Web Director on Oct 23, 2009 at 06:48 AM
    Sinnamon, the link is below the article under "Related Links." Please let me know if you have any other questions. Thank you, Leslie Fichera, Web director LFichera@kktv.com
  • by sinnamon Location: Colorado springs on Oct 22, 2009 at 09:52 PM
    Wher is the link? Line says it is below, but I don't see it anywhere in the article?
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