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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.

  • 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.

  • Commerce City police look into suspicious death

    MetroWest Report

    Commerce City police found a dead person on the east side of a building in the 5000 block of East 56th Avenue on Tuesday, Jan. 24

    Police termed the death “suspicious” without giving details. They’re still investigating the cause of death and the name of the person, according to a press statement.

    The address appears to be in an industrial area a couple of blocks away from a United Parcel Service shipping facility.

  • Man faces 20 years for truck stop shooting

    Byron Wayne Linton, 64 of Grand Junction, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting a 24-year-old Denver man at the Sapp Brothers truck stop in Commerce City last year. 

  • Commerce City police Report Dec. 28 to Jan. 3

    Jan. 3

    Motor vehicle theft – 7455 Krameria St.

    Mistreatment and neglect of animals – 15721 East 96th Place

    Stalking, emotional distress – 6000 block of Olive Street

    Domestic violence – 11000 block of Kenton Street

    Jan. 2

    Assault – 7142 East 74th Ave.

    Eluding a police officer – East 72nd Avenue/Ivy Street

  • Commerce City police to pay AdCo for help

    Brighton police plan to pay the Adams County Sheriff’s Department $33,700 next year for overnight help with a Colorado Crime Information Center terminal, according to Chief Paul Southard.

    But the police department will potentially save about $66,000 by outsourcing the work to the sheriff’s department, Southard said recently.

    Police use the terminal from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. to verify that arrest warrants are active before they arrest suspects, Southard said.