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Courts/Crime

  • Three charged in shooting death of ex-Brighton policeman

    BRIGHTON — Three people were arrested and charged in the killing of a former Brighton police officer at the Grizzly Rose nightclub in 2008.
        Adams County District Attorney Dave Young announced the arrests of Gerald Michael Anthony Gurule, 31, Jennifer Lynne Lewis, 33, and 53-year-old Stanley Joe Gurule March 20.

  • Adams Co. Jail to get new tech for inmate visits

        BRIGHTON — It will become easier for Adams County Jail inmates to visit with their friends, family members and attorneys.
        The Adams County board of commissioners awarded a contract to iWebVisit. Com, which will provide a remote and on-site video visitation solution at the jail. It’s supposed to start this spring.
        iWebVisit.com’s technology allows visits through the “cloud” from any home, office or other remote location with a high-speed Internet connection.

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  • Colorado prison chief murder touches Commerce City

    LAKEWOOD -- The shooting death of Colorado Department of Corrections chief Tom Clements involves a Commerce City woman, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

    Its agents arrested a 22-year-old Commerce City woman for allegedly illegally transferring the firearm recovered in Texas and identified by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office as the weapon used in Clements' killing March 19. The CBI identified her as 22-year-old Stevie Vigil Wednesday night. She was arrested on suspicion of illegal transfer of a firearm.

  • DA clears deputy in January shooting

    BRIGHTON -- Adams County District Attorney Dave Young declined to file charges against an Adams County sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a motorist west of Brighton in mid-January.

    Young released his findings March 26. He said the deputy, Manuel Aragon, used the "appropriate amount of deadly physical force" when he shot 45-year-old Robert Allen Penning. In addition, Young's nine-page letter said a friend of Penning's said the suspect may have "wanted to die."

  • Padilla-Villalobos ordered to stand trial

    BRIGHTON — The man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 14-year-old girl last December will stand trial, the Adams County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday, March 8.
        Ezequiel Padilla-Villalobos, 24, was ordered to stand trial on charges of first-degree murder and sexual assault after a preliminary hearing in Adams County Court last week, according to a news release from D.A. office spokeswoman Sue Lindsay.

  • Page pleads guilty to second-degree murder

        BRIGHTON — A Commerce City mother pleaded guilty Friday, March 8, to second-degree murder in the death of her infant son.
        Sharrieckia Page, 23, had been charged with first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death in connection to the death of her son, who was reported missing from an apartment complex on Olive Drive in March 2012.

  • Car dealership owner, two others arrested in money laundering, structuring case

    COMMERCE CITY — The owner of Chopeque Auto Sales and two associated were arrested Tuesday, March 5, following an investigation into money laundering and structuring by the IRS, Drug Enforcement Agency, Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Attorney's Office.

    Raul Mendoza, 48, Julia Castillo-Caraveo, 28, both of Denver, and Isidro Noe Mendoza-Ortiz, 25, of Thornton, were taken into custody March 5 after a federal grand jury returned an indictment into the case Feb. 14.

  • Sheriff's Office: Woman identified in Adams County homicide

    ADAMS COUNTY — Investigators have identified the woman killed March 3 on the 5200 block of Pecos Street in Adams County.

    Adams County Sheriff's Office officials say Yajaira Zamarippa, 23, was killed March 3 at 5211 Pecos St. Her identity had been withheld until March 5 for notification of next of kin.

  • Adams County DA: No criminal charges for sheriff's deputy who shot, killed Ziggy the dog

    BRIGHTON — The Adams County Sheriff's Deputy who shot and killed a dog after officers mistakenly responded to the wrong address after a burglary alarm will not face criminal charges.

    In a letter to Adams County Sheriff Doug Darr dated March 1, Adams County District Attorney Dave Young concluded the investigation into the Jan. 14 shooting would not yield charges against Deputy Wilfred Europe.