• Don Quick tabbed for 17th Judicial District judgeship

    BRIGHTON — It didn’t take long for Don Quick to find his next step in his criminal justice career.

    The former Adams County District Attorney, only a few weeks removed from a loss to Cynthia Coffman in the race to become the next Colorado Attorney General, was appointed last week by Gov. John Hickenlooper to a judgeship in the 17th Judicial District Court.

  • Man who rammed Denver officers' car charged with attempted assault

    BRIGHTON — One of two men involved in an officer-involved shooting by Denver police officers in Commerce City was charged Wednesday, Nov. 26, in Adams County Court.

    Joel Jurado, Jr., 26, of Littleton, was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree assault of Denver police officers Ernest Sandoval and Jeff Dimanna on Nov. 20, as well as aggravated driving with a revoked license as a habitual offender.

  • Housing complex on Oneida evacuated after hash oil blast

    COMMERCE CITY — A multi-unit housing complex on the 7300 block of Oneida Street was evacuated after police and fire units responded to a suspected hash-oil explosion in one of the units Friday, Nov. 28.

    Commerce City police say they responded to the scene just after 5 p.m. on a report of an explosion inside the complex.

  • Driver charged with DUI, vehicular homicide after deadly crash in Commerce City

    COMMERCE CITY — A two-vehicle collision about 4:41 a.m. Friday, Nov. 21, killed one motorist and seriously injured another, and investigators say alcohol played a critical factor in the fatal incident.

    Commerce City police say the vehicles collided in the intersection of 60th Avenue and Highway 85, with one driver dead at the scene. The other driver was transported to Denver Health with serious injuries.

  • Adams County Drug Court marks third anniversary with latest graduate

    BRIGHTON — A program that’s helped change lives and save the state more than $1 million recently marked its third anniversary in Brighton.

    Adams County’s intensive Drug Court program honored its ninth graduate, Jason Krumpholz, on Thursday, Nov. 20, during a ceremony marking the program entering its fourth year.

  • Victim advocates, often unheralded in law enforcement infrastructure, work to grow influence

    COMMERCE CITY — One of the television programs Jaylynn Wayman enjoys watching is “Law And Order: Special Victims Unit.”

    But she has a problem with it. No one portrays a victim advocate, which is something near and dear to her heart.

  • Trial of former Adams deputy accused of sex assault pushed to 2015

    BRIGHTON — The trial of an Adams County sheriff’s deputy charged with sexual assault on a child won’t begin until spring of next year.

    Sue Lindsay, spokeswoman for the Adams County District Attorney’s Office, said Friday, Nov. 14, that the trial for Henry Ford II has been continued to April 27, 2015. The trial had been set to get underway Monday, Nov. 17.

  • Adams City High School temporarily locked down over 'gravity bong'

    COMMERCE CITY — Adams City High School was in a lockdown mode for just over an hour Friday, Nov. 7, after the discovery of a marijuana device in a student’s backpack. 

    The device, described by some as a “gravity bong,” was made out of a bucket, according to Adams 14 officials.

  • Commerce City officer kills dog after it bites him during child abuse call

    COMMERCE CITY — A Commerce City police officer’s fatal shooting of a dog Wednesday, Sept. 24, is under investigation.

    According to department spokesman Officer Chris Dickey, two officers were investigating an alleged child abuse report about 1:15 p.m. Sept. 24 at a home in the 7300 block of East 82nd Avenue. Upon opening the gate to the residence, both officers were “charged” by an aggressive, 40- to 50-pound Bull Mastiff Labrador mix named Bugs, which came out of the house and through the gate to bite one of the officers on the leg.

  • Commerce City police officer suffers minor injuries in late-night rollover crash

    COMMERCE CITY — An off-duty Commerce City police officer suffered minor injuries in a single-car crash early Monday morning, Sept. 15.

    The officer, who was not named as of press time, was responding to cover another officer, according to a police department spokesman, about 1:34 a.m. Sept. 15 in the 11200 block of East 104th Avenue.

    According to the department, the officer was driving through a construction area when he lost control of the vehicle, which proceeded to veer off the south side of East 104th Avenue and roll onto the driver side.