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Courts/Crime

  • Commerce City man charged with attempted murder after attacking wife

    MetroWest Report

    Commerce City resident Derek Michael Johnston faces attempted first-degree murder and assault charges after attacking his wife in an incident Wednesday, Sept. 6.

    The court also has charged Johnson 37, with child abuse, as the family's 19-month-old child was in the home at the time of the alleged assault, the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office said Friday in a press statement.

  • Man charged with child abuse

    A Commerce City resident Landon Orr faces with child abuse charges after his 3-year-old son allegedly shot himself, the 17th Judicial District Attorney's office said in a press statement.

  • Man charged with child abuse following accidental son shooting

    MetroWest Report

    Commerce City resident Landon Orr faces with child abuse charges after his 3-year-old son shot himself in the arm, the 17th Judicial District Attorney's office said in a press statement.

    Landon Orr, 22, left a 9mm handgun out on a table after cleaning it in his home at 9726 Nucla St. in Commerce City on Wednesday, June 28, the district attorney's office said. His 3-year-old son picked up the gun and shot himself. The child has recovered from the gunshot wound.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.