TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Criminal Case Against Balloon Boy Sheriff Bursts

11/10/2009 8:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

 Balloon Boy Sheriff BurstsThe sheriff from the Balloon Boy fiasco will not be charged with a crime for running his mouth about the Heene family -- and revealing that the county's Child Protective Services team had been asked to investigate Richard and Mayumi in the wake of their hoax.

Heene's attorney had claimed Alderden broke a Colorado law, which bars officials from discussing information about a family investigation publicly.

But now, the Larimer County District Attorney's office tells us they "have carefully reviewed all public statements we were able to find of Sheriff Alderden with regard to the Heene investigation ...

... Although Sheriff Alderden references the fact that the Department of Social Services has become involved, he discloses no data or information obtained from a Deparent of Social Services report, nor does he improperly release any identifying information obtained from records or reports of child abuse.

Thus, no criminal charges are warranted."


29 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

cheryl    

I THINK THESE ARE THE WORSE PARENTS EVER,YOU NEVER TEACH YOUR CHILDREN TO LIE,OR MAKE UP UNTRUE STORIES,FAMILY SERVICES NEEDS TO KEEP A CLOSE EYE ON THEM,IM GLAD THERE GOING TO JAIL,BUT I WISH THEY WOULD OF HAD TO DO COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR THE SUM IT COST TO CHASE THIS BALLOON,AT MINIMUM WAGE,,,,,THESE 2 ARE PITIFUL PARENTS

1731 days ago
2.

mrez golucky    

Yikes! Oh no!



1774 days ago
3.

Fred    

In other words: "NO MISTRIAL FOR YOU!" Throw the book at the child-endangering, racist book writing, attention seeking idiot. May the DA and child protective services department give you ALL of their undivided attention.

1774 days ago
4.

Jamie    

AHHHHHHHHHH what a family baloon boy has...

1774 days ago
5.

Janet    

Hallelujah!!! I think the Sheriff should get his own reality show!!!

1774 days ago
6.

who dat    

This sheriff is a buffoon.

1774 days ago
7.

mmafighter4life    

good, now quit f'in around and put that crazy f@ck i jail and his "welcome to the china club, a chingachingchangachungachangchung" ahahah darkness!!!!

1774 days ago
8.

the truth hurts huh    

Once again TMZ ..... Journalism 101:

When you first reference a person in a story, you need to identify WHO THEY ARE ... not just mention their last name ... with clarification coming only later!

Geez. It's embarrassing for your organization. Such low standards. Oh well. It won't ever change. We gotta take it like it is from you guys.

1774 days ago
9.

Ryoichi Morita    

Leave the sheriff alone. They need to go after the balloon family instead.

1774 days ago
10.

A Person    

Good! No reason to charge this man with anything. Charge Richard Heene and stop wasting tax payers money!

1774 days ago
11.

Missy    

I'd much rather have Chef Kooky's recipes #10

1774 days ago
12.

Lizzie    

Hoooooray! Get that stupid "Hee Hee" & wifey in prison BETWEEN NOW & RIGHT NOW!!

1774 days ago
13.

New Moon    

this did this to themselves. lol@them

1774 days ago
14.

shuffler    


The sheriff is just as guilty of the Heene family at seeking publicity from his unprofessional "off-the-record" Ego Blog.

1774 days ago
15.

Jamie    

There should at least be some charges for that shirt he's wearing.

1774 days ago
| 1 | 2 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web