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Courts/Crime

  • Commerce City police investigate death

    An unidentified man was found dead in a home in the 9900 block of East 113th Avenue in the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 16.

    Commerce City police found the man after responding to a call reporting gunshots.

    If you have more information, contact the Commerce City Police Department at 303-287-2844.

  • Man arrested in Commerce City stabbing

    MetroWest Report

    Police have arrested a man in connection two stabbings at Snowy Range Motel, 7050 Colorado Highway 2, that sent two other men to the hospital Wednesday, Feb. 15, according to Commander Greg Sadar.

    Police found Richard Anthony Thompson, about 27, near the hotel and arrested him, after talking to one of the victims at a nearby hospital who suffered stab wounds in his side and back, Sadar said. The victim called police from a 7-Eleven near the motel, Sadar said.

  • Former teacher convicted of sex abuse

    A former Adams 14 teacher has been convicted of sexual assault on two girls that happened between 2004 and 2011, according to the 17th Judicial District district attorney’s office.

  • Man charged with murder

    MetroWest Report

    A 23-year-old man was charged with first-degree murder Monday, Jan. 30, in connection with the death of a woman in Commerce City.

    Deshawn Anthony Benain allegedly killed Sydney Lynn Lewis, 21, after an argument between the two, according to a press release from the 17th Judicial District district attorney’s office.

    Commerce City police found Lewis’s body behind a Dumpster on Monday, Jan. 23, at 5025 E. 56th Ave., in an industrial area.

  • District attorney's office charges man with murder

    The district attorney’s office charged a 37-year-old man with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man in February in Commerce City.

    Christopher Toney was charged with first-degree murder after deliberation, first-degree felony murder and first-degree burglary. Authorities said Toney was advised of the charges Wednesday, March 1, but did not give any other details.

  • DUI habitual offender sentenced to 10 years

    MetroWest Report

    Albaro Bustillos, 53, of Hudson, was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Thursday, May 4, after a jury found him guilty recently of his eighth DUI.

    Bustillos received his first drunk driving charge in 1994. He has been convicted of similar charges over the past two decades in Westminster, in Commerce City, in Brighton and in Weld County.

  • Man arrested in 1992 sex assault case

    A previously cold sexual assault case from 1992 is being brought back to life,  after a man was arrested recently for allegedly stabbing and sexually assaulting a woman in her home.

    Dionicio Ramos-Ascencio was arrested and charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and attempted first-degree murder in connection with a 1992 case. District Attorney Dave Young said Monday, May 15. Ramos-Ascencio also was charged with assault, burglary, and two counts of a crime of violence in the attack on a woman in Commerce City on July 26, 1992.

  • Commerce City police exonerated in killing

    Commerce City Police officers who shot and killed a man on Feb. 5th following a standoff will have no criminal charges filed against them, according to a district attorney’s office statement.

  • AdCo 911 center hiring call takers to improve service

    After an Adams County resident complained that she called 911 twice and didn’t get a response, members of the two boards that oversee the Adams County Communications Center said they’re looking to fix the issue.

  • Crew sentenced in counterfeit Broncos gear case

    The last man in a four-man ring has been sentenced in connection with a case of counterfeit Denver Broncos merchandise sold at the Mile High Flea Market in Commerce City.

    David Brian Henrichsen, 51, a former police officer in Colorado Springs, pleaded guilty to one count of computer crime to commit theft in the case. He was fined $7,500 on Wednesday, Jan. 25, for his role in the criminal enterprise, according to an Adams County news release.