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Courts/Crime

  • Theft suspect under arrest

    Police arrested a theft suspect inside a Commerce City Walmart store late July 26, and there's a chance the juvenile may be involved in other crimes as well.

    The incident began with a reported theft in the 2300 block of East 46th Avenue in Denver around 6:30 p.m. Denver Police Department spokesman Doug Schepman said an officer near East 52nd Avenue and Cook Street spotted a car and a person who matched a description from the scene. 

  • Ex-Commerce City officer makes court appearance

     

     

    By Vicky Gits

     Special to MetroWest Newspapers

  • Officials decline to discuss Denver metro area marijuana raids

    Officials are not discussing the details of raids on marijuana-growing operations around the Denver metro area April 14, including one in Brighton.

  • Commerce City Police report April 11-18

    April 18

    Driving under the influence of alcohol, 3200 block of Interstate 270, eastbound

    April 17

    First-degree criminal trespass, theft from a vehicle – 14700 E. 104th Ave.

    Aggravated motor vehicle theft – 5501 E. 65th Way

    Second-degree burglary – 6401 Monroe St.

    Eluding a police officer – 5400 Vasquez Blvd.

    Domestic violence – 6472 E. 66th Place

  • Commerce City Police report April 25-May 1

    May 1

    Aggravated motor vehicle theft – 5677 Olive St.

    Aggravated motor vehicle theft – East 48th Avenue/Quebec Street

    Domestic violence – 5460 E. 60th Ave.

    Domestic violence – 7160 Poplar St.

    Missing person – 5944 Oneida St.

    Theft – 5885 Poplar St.

    Third-degree assault – 6545 Olive St.

    April 30

  • Child abuse video goes viral

    LOCHBUIE – The Weld County District Attorney’s office plans to charge a 27-year-old woman with three counts of child abuse after she allegedly abused her young son in a video that has gone viral on YouTube.

    Judge Dana Nichols advised Katrina Flores Kennedy of her rights and set her bond at $3,000 in the Weld County Courthouse Thursday, May 19. The judge issued a mandatory protection order, stating that Kennedy is not to have contact with the victim or anyone under the age of 18.

  • Pokemon Go is not a police exercise

    Pokemon Go probably is not the best police training exercise.

    Two Commerce City police officers learned that the hard way, after a supervisor found out that they had led training recruits on Pokemon Go expeditions.

    The officers are longer training recruits, although they're still employed by the city, said Julia Emko, a city spokeswoman.

  • Feds to review Commerce City Police Department

    The U.S. Department of Justice will review the troubled Commerce City Police Department at the request of city officials.

    Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, and Commerce City officials announced the review on Aug. 17. The program is expected to be a multi-year process that looks into the police department's internal operations, policies, procedures, community engagement and partnerships, among other things, according to a press statement from Commerce City.

  • Romantix store robbed

    MetroWest Report 

    Romantix, an adult book store at 4810 Pontiac St., was robbed just after 6 a.m. on Monday.

    The suspect was armed and is still on the loose.

    A man in a surgical mask and rubber gloves came into the adult boutique, pointed a semiautomatic weapon at the clerk, tied her up, and took the cash from the register, reports said.

    The suspect is about 5'10" tall with a thin build, according to reports.

  • Commerce City Police Report Aug. 3 to 5

    Reports reflect calls to the Commerce City police department. The reports do not indicate whether or not an arrest was made. Not every call made to the police department is listed in this report. 

    Aug. 5

    Driving under the influence of drugs — marijuana, 6000 E. 60th Ave.

    Damaging private property, Magnolia Street and Highway 2

    Theft, 6930 Birch St.

    Damaging business property, 7070 Highway 2.