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101 Questions for Ted Mink

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The opus on Ted Mink and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s department begins here.  It is a work in progress.

  1. Why did he refuse mediation (a program, which per a link, he supports)?
  2. Why did Scott Taborsky and Mr. Frazier (no first name provided) say “There will be no cards” when they came to my home unannounced and unexpected?
  3. Why did a dispatcher tell me Stagecoach Park is private property?  (I corrected him explained it is a special district, i.e., “instrumentalities of the state.”
  4. Why did Mr. Gibson (no first name provided) call me twice from a caller ID-blocked line, weeks after #3 to say Stagecoach Park is private property, then, it is public property.
  5. Why did Mr. Gibson, referring to Jeffco Planning and Zoning, say “they’re the ones who determine if it (Stagecoach Park) is public or private property.”  (Fri 7/27/12)
  6. Why wasn’t my IA complaint RE J. Swartz ever investigated, reported, and a resolution sought?
  7. Why did J. Swartz say to me:  “Get a life.”
  8. Why did Scott Taborsky call me, on a caller ID-blocked line on 7/4/12 in an extremely disturbing conversation.
  9. Why did the sheriff’s department refuse to investigate Fed Ex truck damage to my driveway?
  10. Why did the sheriff’s department refuse to stop the “Monday volleyball group” from repeated illegal activity at Stagecoach Park and on nearby streets?
  11. Why does the sheriff’s department not respond to anonymous tips and e-mails?  (Why the callback/personal visit policy even for clearly-visible crimes?)
  12. Why did Mr./ Lt. Timothy Sylvester tell I would receive a letter RE my IA complaints and I never did?
  13. Annual reports indicate IA complaints resolved and not resolved; how can a complaint be resolved if the complainant does not approve of/is not satisfied with the “resolution.”
  14. Why was my IA complaint on 10/7/12 not addressed at all (two e-mails and several calls)?
  15. How often are there regular patrols in my neighborhood (“El Pinal”) in Evergreen?
  16. Why did Del Kleinschmidt say there couldn’t be speed limit enforcement because of “ditches” along the roads?

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January 9th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

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Harassment by Ted Mink

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In-person harassment by Ted Mink (deputies coming to my home):

  1. 10/28/12 coming to my home (I wasn’t there).  They said I was there but not answering the door…  They searched my backyard without a warrant (not “exigency”).
  2. 10/29/12 coming to my home with a pre-prepared summons (I called to inquire about the stolen items and was told I would receive a call).  Accusation of criminal trespassing and criminal tampering.  No fence, no letter, no sign, not intent, etc.  They never even spoke with me.
  3. 10/7/12 coming to my home to harass and threaten me; two deputies; would not provide cards.  I said, provide threat (harassment!) in writing; not done.  I sent two e-mails requesting an IA investigation; no response.  I asked to speak with a lieutenant, no response.
  4. Refrigerator refuse incident:  coming to my home and calling; I said NO calls when reporting the crime.  (J. Swartz)
  5. Neighbor chimney light incident:  Coming to my home close to midnight, accusing me of trespassing; letter (fax) to Mink never responded-to.
  6. Street/mailbox incident:  Coming to my home and calling:  threatening charge of second degree criminal tampering.  Right of way, never touched mailbox, driving wrong side of street, etc.  Department refused to perform IA investigation.
  7. Neighbor abused/barking dogs incident:  Two deputies and a “ride along” came to my home;  erroneously accusing:  illegal letter, no covenants, dogs to wear bark collar.
  8. Letter to Renals:  Deputy to my home accusing me of violating USPS regulations.


  1. Call from J. Swartz after leaving anonymous crime report/sending e-mail.  I never provided my name or phone number.
  2. E-mail from sergeant.
  3. e-mail from Klienschmidt
  4. Abandoned vehicle incident:  two calls; sheriff tried to declare public park private property in order to avoid responding.
  5. 10/7/12 incident:  three caller ID blocked calls from Taborsky.
  6. 7/4/12 re repeated Monday volleyball violators at Stagecoach Park.  I said NO calls or visits; call with very disturbing elements:  e.g., threat, meet, “want me to tell you what I think.”

An e-mail to Ted Mink last year asking that this harassment stop was ignored.  Numerous other e-mails asking about failure to respond to reported crimes were also ignored.

I have dozens of e-mails and voice-mails as evidence.

This list will grow as I continue to pour through my notes.

It is very clear to me that the Jefferson County Sheriff’s department has a policy of threatening and attempting to intimidate citizens who report crimes.  Per Colorado law it is the “duty” for citizens to report crime.

I strongly believe, at least in my extended case over eight years, this is malice (i.e., not subject to qualified immunity).

Internal investigations simply are not conducted and reported.  (I believe associated data in the sheriff’s annual report are falsified.)


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January 4th, 2013 at 2:29 pm

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