A FLASH FLOOD WATCH will go into effect this afternoon for most of Southern Colorado. Daytime heating and moisture will combine with a disturbance moving through Colorado to develop numerous thunderstorms. Any one of them will be more than capable of producing very heavy rain. Burn scars and areas that have seen recent heavy rain will be under the greatest risk for flash flooding. This FLASH FLOOD WATCH will remain in effect through 6pm Wednesday. The 11 Breaking Weather Team will be tracking this threat closely for you the next two days.
One of the men convicted of burglarizing a home during the Waldo Canyon Fire has been sentenced to 12 years.
David Town pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary.
While thousands of homes were vacated during the Waldo Canyon Fire, arrest papers obtained by 11 News state that two men, Alexis Mendez and Cameron Moore, broke into an evacuee's empty home. The arrest papers say that while Mendez and Moore ransacked the house, Town waited outside the neighborhood. Afterwards, the arrest papers say Moore and Mendez gave Town several stolen items in exchange for marijuana.
Police reportedly found those stolen items in an apartment during search warrant execution on Nov. 28, 2012. Town was then arrested.
Eighty-five confirmed burglaries, 42 in homes and 43 in vehicles, were reported during the fire. Several arrests have been made in the months since the fire, but many cases still remain unsolved.