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10/31/2013 8:35 AM

Starting goalie for first-place Avs arrested on kidnapping, assault charges

By Ryan Parker and Nick Groke, The Denver Post

Semyon Varlamov, starting goaltender for the Colorado Avalanche, was arrested Wednesday night for domestic violence-related charges, which included kidnapping, the Denver Police Department said.

Varlamov turned himself in to police around 6 p.m. and is being held without bond on second-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault charges, police said. The kidnapping charge is a Class 4 felony, punishable by to two to six years in prison, according Colorado statutes. Class 4 felony kidnapping is defined by taking someone and moving them to another place without their consent.

The assault charge is a misdemeanor.

Varlamov will remain in jail overnight because he cannot post bail due to the assault charge. Varlamov must first appear before a judge — he has a court date set for 10 a.m. Thursday morning.

Varlamov, prison officials said, is in a cell alone because of his celebrity. When reached at Denver's downtown detention center, he refused an interview with The Denver Post.

The police charges stem from an incident that happened at an undisclosed time Tuesday in the 1700 block of Bassett St., police said.

Colorado coach Patrick Roy, when reached by phone Wednesday night, had no comment.

The Avs issued a statement about the arrest:

“The Colorado Avalanche organization is aware of the allegations concerning Semyon Varlamov. At this time, and until the conclusion of this investigation, the Avalanche organization will have no further comment on this situation.”

After the Avs had Monday and Tuesday off, Varlamov was back at practice in Colorado Wednesday morning. He spoke to reporters afterward, with no mention of any pending charges.

Varlamov is 7-1 as a starting goalie this season for the Avs, his third season in Colorado. He is among the NHL leaders in goals-against average and save percentage this season.

The Avs are scheduled to play next on Friday, at Dallas against the Stars.

11/1/2013 11:23 PM
The fact that the team is continuing to let him play is completely classless. " We have to support our teammate " is a crock of ****.  To top it all off the Russians are saying its a conspiracy because he was pencilled in a Russia's starting goaltender in the Olympics.


11/1/2013 11:35 PM
Of coarse Roy doesn't have a problem with it because he's been there done that. Domestic violence is in his resume also. What a freaking flake.
11/7/2013 12:05 AM (edited)
Domestic violence is not a crime in Colorado... It's an enhancement to another charge, or charges, if found guilty then additional time is warranted... Much like using a gun while committing another crime, someone convicted will get another 5 years for the weapon...

Yeah, Patrick Roy was also arrested & charged with "Criminal Mischeif", in Dec. 2000... Broke the french doors to his bedroom, after BOTH he & his wife had a verbal argument about Christmas in Denver, or in Canada...

However, there is 1 superb attorney in Colorado, named Pamela Mackey... She represented both Kobe Bryant, & Patrick Roy... Immediately after Roy's arrest, she filed a motion in the small Aurora district Court, which declared the crime unconstitutional... At that point, all Colorado District Attorney Offices sent memo's to all police jurisdictions, stating that they would no longer prosecute such a crime as "Criminal Mischief"...

The reason (???)... It was Patrick Roy's own home... His propertry, to do with as he sees fit... If he wants to burn it down, he gets himself a permit... Realistically, U cannot charge a man w/ a crime of destroying his own property...

Hence, the Av's have been thru this before... Varlamov plays, until proven otherwise... Pamela Mackey is more than an expensive lawyer... Extremely effective...

Enuff typed... That should clear the air, for some people... 4-sure...
11/7/2013 12:48 AM
 I just broke my coffee maker a few weeks ago ...my property ...Roy good to go,same as his goalie  ...sometimes the B!tches need to be reminded of where the Bears Sh!t ...
11/7/2013 12:53 AM
Clean the house , spread ur legs and keep quiet ..im sorry is that politically incorrect? ...umm ...dont care 
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