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Courts/Crime

  • Commerce City grandmother gets maximum sentence in case of grandson's death

        BRIGHTON — A Commerce City woman convicted of criminally negligent child abuse in the death of her grandson was sentenced Friday, Aug. 2, to eight years in prison.

        Doris Becky Trujillo, 61, received the maximum sentence possible in Adams County District Court based on the charge of criminally negligent child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury.

        Trujillo had originally been charged with first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.

  • CSP searching for hit-and-run driver from July 9 crash

    ADAMS COUNTY -- The Colorado State Patrol would like to talk with the driver of a Dodge pick-up truck that was involved in a hit-and-run crash July 9 near I-76 and Sheridan Boulevard.

    Trooper Nate Reid said the truck was heading the wrong way from Sheridan Boulevard onto I-76. The driver made a U-turn and headed east on the freeway.

  • Four hospitalized after Commerce City woman repeatedly slams motor home into Lakewood man's motor home in Kansas

    SALINA, KAN. — The difference between the brake and the accelerator can be the difference between any normal day's drive and a trip to the hospital.

    That's what a group of motor home drivers from Colorado learned Saturday, June 15, after a Commerce City woman mistook the gas for the brake on the motor home she had just bought earlier in the day, ramming repeatedly into another motor home ahead of her.

  • More than 30 vehicles vandalized in Sunday BB gun spree

        COMMERCE CITY — More than 30 vehicles were vandalized Sunday morning, June 16, by someone smashing car windows, many of them shot with a BB gun.

        Commerce City police received a flurry of calls from residents about 7 a.m. June 16 in the neighborhoods near Chambers Road and East 104th Avenue, according to department spokesman Lt. Dennis Moon, nothing that respondents awoke to find the damage but nothing apparently stolen from inside the vandalized vehicles.

  • Trujillo guilty on child abuse charge

    BRIGHTON — After three days of deliberations, an Adams County jury found a Commerce City woman guilty of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury while finding her not guilty of first-degree murder.

  • UPDATE: US 85 reopens after multi-car

    COMMERCE CITY — Northbound U.S. Highway 85 at 104th Avenue reopened almost seven hours after a multi-vehicle crash Saturday.

    Details on the accident are not known. One person went to an area hospital in serious condition, according to Commerce City police. The crash happened shortly after 8 a.m., June 1. All lanes except the northbound side of U.S. 85 reopened by 9:30 a.m.

    Check back for updates.

  • Stevie Marie Vigil pleads not guilty to Ebel gun charge

    CENTENNIAL — The Commerce City woman accused of providing the gun used to kill Colorado Chief of Corrections Tom Clements earlier this year pleaded not guilty May 21 in Arapahoe County District Court.

  • Commerce City man arrested in connection to Mexico killing

        COMMERCE CITY — A local man was arrested last week in connection with a 2007 shooting death in Chihuahua, Mexico, the U.S. Marshals Service announced.

        Samuel Marrufo-Ruiz, 54, was arrested May 1 at his home in Commerce City by the Marshals Service Colorado Violent Offenders Task Force after an arrest warrant was issued for him last month from an extraditin warrant from Mexico.

  • Sharrieckia Page sentenced to 42 years in son's death

        BRIGHTON — The mother of an infant boy found last year in an Arapahoe County landfill was sentenced to 42 years in prison Friday, May 3, in an Adams County courtroom.

        Sharrieckia Page, 23, heard her sentence, handed down by Adams County District Court Judge John Popovich, following her guilty plea to second-degree murder in connection to the death of her son, Torey Elijah Brown.

  • Local man sentenced in mortgage fraud scheme

        DENVER — A Commerce City man convicted as a co-conspirator in a mortgage fraud scheme was sentenced to 63 months in prison last month.
        U.S Attorney John Walsh of the Colorado District announced March 19 that Derek Zar, 30, of Commerce City, and Michael Jacoby, 44, of Castle Rock, were sentenced last month by U.S. District Court Judge Kathryn H. Vratil. Jacoby netted a 108-month sentence, according to a release from Attorney’s Office spokesman Jeff Dorschner.