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Courts/Crime

  • Guilty, life without parole for area murder suspect

    An Adams County jury convicted Mark Antonio Lewis of first-degree murder in the 2015 death of 56-year-old Forrest Paskins.

    The same jury sentenced Lewis to life in prison without parole.

    Paskins was found stabbed to death in the 4900 block of Sand Creek Drive South. A statement from the Adams County District Attorney's Office said Paskins was stabbed three times. One of the wounds penetrated his aorta.

  • 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.

  • Commerce City man arrested after shooting inside occupied residence

    MetroWest Report

    Commerce City police officers arrested a man Friday morning on numerous charges, including domestic violence and felony menacing, after initially responding to a call of shots fired in the 10200 block of Telluride Court.

  • Investigators search for clues to woman at Tower landfill

    Investigators plan to search the Tower Road Landfill for a long time to come, according to Littleton Police Commander Trent Cooper.

    They’re searching for any sign of 36-year-old Charlene Roxanne Voight, whose family reported her missing on July 8. Littleton police and authorities from other agencies are looking for signs of Voight’s remains, her purse, her credit card, or anything else that indicates what happened to her, Cooper said.

  • Littleton police searching Tower Landfill for remains

    MetroWest Report

    Littleton Police are searching the Tower Road landfill in Commerce City for the remains of a missing women, according to a Nov. 14 Denver Post article.

    The department is being assisted by the Colorado National Guard, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies. Julia Emko, Commerce City spokesperson, said the local police department is currently only prepared to assist with traffic at the site if needed.

  • Woman stabbed in Brighton fight

    A 36-year-old woman was taken to the hospital after a fight in which she was stabbed early Monday, Nov. 14, at 94 S. Miller Ave., the Brighton Police Department said in a statement.

    Neither the victim’s nor the attacker’s identity was release in the statement. The woman is expected to survive her injuries, police sdaid.

  • Two in Commerce City sustain apparent stab wounds

    Two people with apparent stab wounds were taken to area hospitals from Holly Park apartments in Commerce City around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13.

    The injuries did not appear life-threatening, Commerce City Police Department officials said in a press statement. The altercation in the 5500 block of East 60th Avenue may have been related to domestic violence, police said. The two people were found leaving leaving the scene in different directions, police said.

  • Prostitution bust in Commerce City leads to 8 arrests

    Commerce City Police helped make eight arrests Oct. 14 as part of a nationwide sex trafficking bust, according to police reports and an FBI news release. 

    The operation, known as Operation Cross Country was conducted by the FBI with participation of over 500 law enforcement partners, directed at sex traffickers who put children up for sale.