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  June 4, 2003 Fake Beckner emails
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:51 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

June 04, 2003 - Ramsey Update #86
Wednesday, June 4, 2003
Contact:
Mark Beckner, Police, (303) 441-4370
Jodie Carroll, Media Relations, (303) 441-3155
City Web site: www.bouldercolorado.gov
Ramsey Case New Release Index

Unlawful e-mails sent under Chief Beckner's name
The Boulder Police Department recently became aware that someone was unlawfully sending e-mails using the name of Chief Beckner. On April 25, 2003, Rocky Mountain News columnist Charlie Brennan received an e-mail titled as being from "Chief Beckner" complementing Mr. Brennan for a recent column he had written on the JonBenet Ramsey case. According to embedded information within the message, the e-mail was sent from a MSN Hotmail account, becknerbpd(at)hotmail.com. The e-mail was then signed off with "Regards, Mark." Please see below message text:

From: Chief Beckner
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2003 1:16 PM
To: brennanc@rockymountainnews.com
Subject: Great articles!
Charlie,
Just want you to know I thought those two articles you wrote today were excellent. You got everything right, as you always do.
Thanks for all your support. Eventually, we'll be proven right.
Regards,
Mark

Being skeptical of the message's authenticity, Mr. Brennan telephoned Chief Beckner to ask him about the message. Chief Beckner confirmed that he did not send the message. The Chief was alarmed that someone was apparently using his title and name without authorization to communicate about the JonBenet Ramsey case with members of the media.
Search warrants were obtained and executed for MSN Hotmail in California. According to MSN Hotmail, the becknerbpd(at)hotmail.com account was established in 2000. The account creator provided information stating that the owner was "Chief Beckner" from "Boulder, Colorado," and furthermore, provided an accurate birth year for the Chief.
Further investigation led police to the Internet Protocol (IP) numbers from where the suspect had been accessing the becknerbpd(at)hotmail.com account. Since early March 2003, all access to the becknerbpd(at)hotmail.com account were from a single Netcom (now owned by Earthlink) dial-up account.
A search warrant was obtained and executed for Earthlink in Georgia. According to Earthlink's records, the account holder that has been accessing the becknerbpd(at)hotmail.com e-mail account is Susan B. Stine, 5760 Long Grove Drive, Atlanta, Georgia. Susan Stine is known as a close friend of John and Patsy Ramsey and has been interviewed as a witness in reference to the Ramsey investigation.
The search warrants also yielded other messages that had been received by the becknerbpd(at)hotmail.com account. A number of these messages indicate that the becknerbpd(at)hotmail.com user had been attempting to convince others that he/she was Chief Mark Beckner. Others appeared to be nonsensical. Please note that investigators were able to confirm that the messages to and from Rocky Mountain News reporter Charlie Brennan and Rita Johnson were received/sent by those individuals. The other messages were not confirmed as received or sent by those parties.
At the request of the Boulder Police Department, members of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) went to Ms. Stine's residence in an attempt to interview her on June 3, 2003. However, she refused to talk with the GBI agent.
Chief Mark Beckner is alarmed by the discovery that his name and position as Boulder Police Chief has been used in an effort to communicate with others. "Given the history of the Ramsey case and the concerns we have had with information being distributed to the public, often times inaccurate information, this discovery is disturbing," stated Chief Beckner. "I want the media and public to know that if they have received communications from this e-mail address purporting to be me, that it is bogus. My official e-mail address is public and is becknerm@bouldercolorado.gov."
Under Colorado law, Criminal Impersonation is a class 6 felony and Impersonating a Police Officer is a Class I Misdemeanor.
The Boulder Police Department and the Boulder County District Attorney's Office have agreed to issue a letter to Susan Stine advising her of the unlawful conduct and that the use of Chief Beckner's name in such a manner must cease immediately. The becknerbpd(at)hotmail.com account has been frozen by MSN Hotmail.
The Boulder Police Department would like anyone receiving e-mail messages from any reported member of the Boulder Police Department to know that official e-mail addresses use the members last name and first initial followed by @bouldercolorado.gov. If you are not sure that a message is legitimate, please call the department member to confirm that they did in fact send the message. "We are concerned that there could be other messages out there reportedly from either me or other department members that are fake in an attempt to either receive information or communicate false information," stated Beckner.
On June 3, 2003, Chief Beckner did receive an e-mail from Susan Stine in which she apologized for using the hotmail account, describing it as a sophomoric prank and apologizing for any distress she may have caused.
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Boulder Police Detective Jim MacPherson at (303) 441-3330.

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  Dec 20, 2002 - case to DA's office
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:45 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

Dec. 20, 2002 - Ramsey Update #85
Friday, December 20, 2002
Contact:
Contact: Amy Mueller, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090 (before 5 p.m.)
Jennifer Bray, Media Relations, (303) 441-3851, ext. 6004 (after hours)
City Web site: www.bouldercolorado.gov
Ramsey Case New Release Index

Ramsey Update #85: Ramsey Investigation Takes New Direction
Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner today announced that the JonBenet Ramsey investigation will be taking a new direction. Boulder County District Attorney Mary Keenan and Chief Beckner have agreed that the District Attorney will follow-up on new leads and information in the case. This will involve the assignment of DA investigators who have not previously worked on the Ramsey case. This is an investigative strategy that has been discussed in the District Attorney’s Office and the Police Department for several weeks.
"The primary reason for this change is an attempt to further the investigation in a positive manner," said Chief Beckner. "The interests of the Boulder Police Department have always been to do what is in the best interests of the investigation. This is a strategy to address concerns expressed by the Ramseys and their attorney that the Boulder Police Department is not following up additional leads. This may provide the Ramseys and their attorney greater comfort in forwarding what they believe is new information or leads that need to be investigated."
"It is our hope that by changing the dynamics of the investigation, information maintained by the Ramseys will be forwarded to the DA’s Office for follow-up," stated Chief Beckner. "Obviously, it is impossible to investigate information you do not have access to. We also realize that a fresh look at the case from time to time is healthy and could lead to new progress in the investigation. This will be the fourth time over the course of the 6-year investigation that changes in strategy and responsibility have been made in an effort to further the investigation. Each time, we have had some success in moving the case forward."
Chief Beckner further stated, "It is important for all of us to remember that the ultimate goal is to solve the case for the victim, JonBenet Ramsey. We are willing to try just about any strategy in order to accomplish that goal. We will continue to work in cooperation with the District Attorney’s Office and provide consultation as needed. Any tips or new information received by the Police Department will be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for follow-up."
"We don’t care how or who solves this case, and if this helps, then it is the right thing to do," added Beckner.

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  Dec 17, 2001 expense report
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:44 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

Dec. 17, 2001 - Ramsey Expense Memo
Memo
TO: Mark R. Beckner, Chief of Police
FROM: Joseph Pura, Director Financial Services
DATE: December 17, 2001
SUBJ: Expenses related to Ramsey Homicide
1996 expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:

Item
Cost
Overtime Expenses (604.75 Hrs.)
$ 20,340.80
Travel Expenses
$ 248.38
Investigative Expense
$ 788.55
Total Expenditures for 1966
$ 21,377.73

1997 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense
$ 308,630.81
Overtime Expense (3,929.5 Hours)
$ 134,621.66
Travel Expenses through 12-31-97
$ 57,392.46
Investigative Expense through 12-31-97
$ 30,830.08
Total Expenditures for 1997
$ 531,475.01

1998 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense - P.P.#26
$ 562,149.72
Overtime Expense 954 Hours
$ 37,541.46
Travel Expenses through 12-31-98
$ 11,319.01
Investigative Expense through 12-31-98
$ 19,946.74
Total Expenditures for 1998
$ 630,956.93

1999 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense - P.P.#25
$ 220,780.26
Overtime Expense (218.75 Hours)
$ 10,554.11
Travel Expenses through 12-30-99
$ 3,842.91
Investigative Expense through 12-30-99
$ 3,010.70
Total Expenditures for 1999
$ 238,187.98

2000 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense - P.P.#26
$ 133,648.28
Overtime Expense
$ 4,898.78
Travel Expenses through 12-31-2000
$ 3,157.00
Investigative Expense
$ 4,369.25
Total Expenditures for 2000
$ 146,073.31

2001 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense (through 12/17/01)
$ 133,624.66
Overtime Expense (through 12/17/01)
$ 3,005.59
Investigative Expense
$ 550.00
Total Expenditures for 2001
$ 137,180.25
Total expenditures related to
Ramsey Homicide Investigation for
1996, 97, 98, 99, 2000, & 2001.

$ 1,705,251.21
(Does not include on duty costs of investigation for Management Exempt employees, such
as Chief, Commander and Legal Advisor)

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  Dec 17, 2001 statistics
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:43 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

Dec. 17, 2001 - Ramsey Update #84
Dec. 17, 2001
Contact:
Jana Petersen, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
Jennifer Bray, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
City Web site: www.bouldercolorado.gov
Ramsey Case New Release Index

Ramsey Update #84 Police mark fifth anniversary of investigation
As the fifth anniversary of the murder of JonBenet Ramsey approaches, Boulder Police have compiled updated statistical information related to the case.
Quote:Number of people formally interviewed to date:
More than 650
Note: many have been interviewed more than one time
Number of outside experts and consultants utilized to date:
More than 60
Number of persons investigated as possible suspects to date:
About 140
Number of items of evidence logged into property to date:
About 1,400
Approximate size of investigative case file to date:
About 43,000 pages
Number of phone tips:
About 5,300
Number of letters received in reference to Ramsey case:
More than 4,800
Number of states investigation has taken PD to: 18
Total cost of investigation for Boulder PD: $1,705,251.21
The case remains an open, active investigation, with up to four detectives working on the case on an as-needed basis. The work includes following up on tips received, reviewing the case file, occasional laboratory analysis, and keeping current on new forensic technologies that may assist the case. "Any homicide, but particularly the death of a small child, has a tremendous impact on the community," Police Chief Mark Beckner said. "We know that there are some cases we will never bring to a resolution. We also know that there are some cases we solve many years after the crime. We will never give up hope for finding justice in this case."
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  October 3, 2001 - Jazzy confession
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:43 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

Oct. 03, 2001 - Ramsey Update #83
Ramsey Case Update #83
CITY OF BOULDER NEWS RELEASE
Oct. 3, 2001
Contact:
Jana Petersen, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
Jennifer Bray, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
City Web site: www.bouldercolorado.gov
Ramsey Case New Release Index
NEWS

Boulder Police determine that online "confession" to Ramsey murder was hoax
Boulder Police detectives have determined that an online "confession" to the murder of JonBenet Ramsey was a hoax.
A tip was forwarded to the police department several weeks ago that a "confession" to the Ramsey murder was posted on an Internet bulletin board. Investigators filed a search warrant for America Online (AOL) to discover the identity of the person who posted the message. The message claimed that the person had been a witness and reluctant participant in the murder.
After learning the identification of the AOL subscriber known as, "BnJazzy4ever45" detectives went to the person’s location and interviewed them. Detectives determined from their investigation that the "confession" was a hoax and that "BnJazzy4ever45" has no connection to the homicide. The person who posted the "confession" message is a 14-year-old juvenile.
"We would like to thank the local law enforcement agencies and the FBI for their assistance in this location," said Police Chief Mark Beckner.
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  May 1, 2001 expense report
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:42 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

May 01, 2001 - Ramsey Update #82
Ramsey Case Update #82
TO: Mark R. Beckner, Chief of Police
FROM: Joseph Pura, Director Financial Services
DATE: May 1, 2001
SUBJ: Expenses related to Ramsey Homicide
1996 expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:

Item
Cost
Overtime Expenses (604.75 Hrs.)
$ 20,340.80
Travel Expenses
$ 248.38
Investigative Expense
$ 788.55
Total Expenditures for 1966
$ 21,377.73

1997 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense
$ 308,630.81
Overtime Expense (3,929.5 Hours)
$ 134,621.66
Travel Expenses through 12-31-97
$ 57,392.46
Investigative Expense through 12-31-97
$ 30,830.08
Total Expenditures for 1997
$ 531,475.01

1998 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense - P.P.#26
$ 562,149.72
Overtime Expense 954 Hours
$ 37,541.46
Travel Expenses through 12-31-98
$ 11,319.01
Investigative Expense through 12-31-98
$ 19,946.74
Total Expenditures for 1998
$ 630,956.93

1999 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense - P.P.#25
$ 220,780.26
Overtime Expense (218.75 Hours)
$ 10,554.11
Travel Expenses through 12-30-99
$ 3,842.91
Investigative Expense through 12-30-99
$ 3,010.70
Total Expenditures for 1999
$ 238,187.98

2000 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense - P.P.#26
$ 133,648.28
Overtime Expense
$ 4,898.78
Travel Expenses through 12-31-2000
$ 3,157.00
Investigative Expense
$ 4,369.25
Total Expenditures for 2000
$ 146,073.31

2001 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense through 5-1-01
$ 39,518.11
Overtime Expense through 5-1-01
$ 1,247.22
Investigative Expense
$ 550.00
Total Expenditures for 2001
$ 41,315.33

Total expenditures related to
Ramsey Homicide Investigation
for 1996, 97, 98, 99, 2000, & 2001.

$1,609,386.29
(Does not include on duty costs of investigation for Management Exempt employees, such as Chief, Commander and Legal Advisor)

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  April 30, 2001 On Lou Smit's TV presentation
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:41 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - Replies (3)

April 30, 2001 - Ramsey Update #81
Ramsey Case Update #81
CITY OF BOULDER NEWS RELEASE
April 30, 2001
Contact:
Jana Petersen, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
Jennifer Bray, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
City Web site: www.bouldercolorado.gov
Ramsey Case New Release Index
NEWS
Ramsey case update #81

Chief Mark Beckner responds to media questions
about Lou Smit's television appearance
In response to questions about Lou Smit and his Ramsey case theories, the Boulder Police Department believes it would be improper to debate the merits of the evidence in the public arena.
Both Police and District Attorney investigators have been aware of Lou Smit's theories and interpretation of the evidence since 1997. Lou Smit left the investigation in the fall of 1998 and has not been involved for the last 2 ½ years of ongoing investigation. The case and development of evidence has changed significantly over that period of time.
"We certainly do not know what Mr. Smit hopes to accomplish, but we do not wish to have public debate about what evidence we do and do not have," Chief Mark Beckner said. "We will simply continue to do the work we've been doing."
  • Current facts and figures related to the investigation are as follows:
  • Number of people formally interviewed to date:
    More than 600.
    Note: Many have been interviewed more than one time.
  • Number of outside experts and consultants utilized to date:
    More than 60.
  • Number of persons investigated as possible suspects to date:
    About 140.
  • Number of items of evidence logged into property to date:
    About 1,400.
  • Approximate size of investigative case file to date:
    About 40,000 pages.
  • Number of phone tips: About 5,200
  • Number of letters received in reference to Ramsey case:
    More than 3,500.
  • Number of states investigation has taken Boulder Police to: 17
There will be no further comments by the Police Department.
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  August 30, 2000 - expense report
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:40 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

Aug. 30, 2000 - Ramsey Update #80
News Release
August 30, 2000
Ramsey Case New Release Index
Expenses update (#80)
TO: Mark R. Beckner, Chief of Police
FROM: Joseph Pura, Director Financial Services
DATE: June 15, 2000
SUBJ: Expenses related to Ramsey Homicide
1996 expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:

Item
Cost
Overtime Expenses (604.75 Hrs.)
$ 20,340.80
Travel Expenses
$ 248.38
Investigative Expense
$ 788.55
Total Expenditures for 1966
$ 21,377.73

1997 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense
$ 308,630.81
Overtime Expense (3,929.5 Hours)
$ 134,621.66
Travel Expenses through 12-31-97
$ 57,392.46
Investigative Expense through 12-31-97
$ 30,830.08
Total Expenditures for 1997
$ 531,475.01

1998 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense - P.P.#26
$ 562,149.72
Overtime Expense 954 Hours
$ 37,541.46
Travel Expenses through 12-31-98
$ 11,319.01
Investigative Expense through 12-31-98
$ 19,946.74
Total Expenditures for 1998
$ 630,956.93

1999 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense - P.P.#25
$ 220,780.26
Overtime Expense (218.75 Hours)
$ 10,554.11
Travel Expenses through 12-30-99
$ 3,842.91
Investigative Expense through 12-30-99
$ 3,010.70
Total Expenditures for 1999
$ 238,187.98

2000 Expenditures related to Ramsey Homicide Investigation:
Item
Cost
On-duty Salary Expense P.P. #9
$ 41,521.94
Overtime Expense 47.5 hours
$ 2,949.17
Travel Expenses through 12-31-2000
$ 3,157.00
Investigative Expense
$ 645.00
Total Expenditures for 2000
$ 44,471.11
 
Total expenditures related to
Ramsey Homicide Investigation
for 1996, 97, 98, 99,& 2000

$ 1,466,468.76
(Does not include on duty costs of investigation for Management Exempt employees, such as Chief, Commander and Legal Advisor)

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  Aug. 29, 2000 - Ramsey Atlanta interviews
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:39 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

Aug. 29, 2000 - Ramsey Update #79
News Release
August 29, 2000
Contact:
Jana Petersen, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
Jennifer Bray, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
Ramsey Case New Release Index

Boulder Police Chief comments on Ramsey interviews (#79)
Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner today commented on interviews with John and Patsy Ramsey that took place over the past two days.
"We appreciate the opportunity to speak with John and Patsy Ramsey. We need some time to digest and debrief the interviews and the information we obtained, and we're not in a position to draw any conclusions at this time," he said.
"Due to the parameters of the interviews, we were not able to go into everything we had hoped to in this setting," he said. "In that respect, it was less than we had hoped for."
Regarding criticism of Special Prosecutor Mike Kane, Beckner said: "We certainly do not agree with the way Mike Kane was characterized by the Ramseys' attorney. Mike Kane has been an integral part of moving this investigation forward and has been a knowledgeable adviser to the investigation for more than two years. Just as it's the job of the Ramseys' attorney to aggressively defend his clients, it's the prosecutor's job to aggressively pursue justice in this case."
The interviews began on Monday, with investigators questioning Patsy Ramsey for more than seven hours. Today, interviewers met with Patsy Ramsey for about 30 minutes and with John Ramsey for about 2½ hours.

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  Aug. 1, 2000 - Amy assault
Posted by: jameson245 - 01-30-2017, 05:39 PM - Forum: Press Releases /Official statements - No Replies

Aug. 01, 2000 - Ramsey Update #78
News Release
August 1, 2000
Contact:
Jana Petersen, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
Jennifer Bray, Media Relations, (303) 441-3090
City Web site: www.bouldercolorado.gov
Ramsey Case New Release Index
Ramsey Update #78

Boulder Police Chief responds to questions about 1997 sexual assault case
A report published this morning in the Dallas Morning News raises the possibility that the murder of JonBenét Ramsey is related to the unsolved sexual assault on a 14-year-old Boulder girl that occurred nine months later, in September 1997.
Chief Mark Beckner said Boulder Police have known about this case for two years and previously looked at the sexual assault in association with the Ramsey murder. While the two cases have some similarities, detectives found no definitive connection at the time. Beckner has asked for detectives to again review the case file to determine if anything more can be done. While detectives again pursue the possibility, Beckner clarified that the two cases have more differences than similarities. "However, in this line of work, you never rule anything out until you've answered all the questions," he said. Because of upcoming interviews with John and Patsy Ramsey, Beckner has decided to decline requests for media interviews at this time. "I don't want to do anything that would potentially jeopardize this opportunity to talk with the parents," he said.
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