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Courts/Crime

  • Pair of Adams County workers fired, three others on leave for drugs at work

    ADAMS COUNTY — Two Adams County workers were fired in May and three others placed on administrative leave with pay after an internal investigation of drugs being distributed among workers in the Human Services Department.

    Justina Lucero and Trisha Segura, both former welfare eligibility workers for the county, were terminated after the North Metro Drug Task Force uncovered the drug distribution.

    A criminal investigation is under way in the matter.

    The employees placed on administrative leave have not been named.

  • Former Adams County Public Works construction manager Gomez sentenced to eight years in Quality Paving case

    ADAMS COUNTY — Judge Stephen Shinn sentenced former Adams County Public Works employee Samuel Gomez, 65, to eight years for his role in the Quality Paving and Quality Resurfacing scandal, 17th Judicial District Attorney Don Quick announced July 19.

  • District Attorney Don Quick honored for public safety achievements

    ADAMS COUNTY — District Attorney Don Quick was honored June 23 with the Fields Wolfe: Journey to Justice Lifetime Achievement Award. About 100 people gathered for the event, organized by state Rep. Rhonda Fields, founder and president of the Fields Wolfe Foundation.

    Fields, an advocate for victims of violent crimes, said Quick earned the honor for the “powerful difference he has made in his partnerships over the years to prevent crime, reduce recidivism and protect fellow citizens.”

  • Convictions for trio in 2011 family kidnapping, ransom

    DENVER — Three Denver-metro men accused of kidnapping a family and holding them for ransom were found guilty June 21 after a six-day trial in U.S. District Court.

    Tracy Morgan, 41, of Denver, Killiu Ford, 38, of Aurora, and Augustus Sanford, 34, of Denver, were indicted by a federal grand jury Aug. 3, 2011, and their trial started June 11. According to a release from U.S. Attorney’s Office of Colorado spokesman Jeffrey Dorschner, the jury deliberated a full day before returning unanimous guilty verdicts on all counts.

  • DNA results confirm remains found in landfill are of mssing Commerce City 7-month-old

    COMMERCE CITY — The remains of a young child found in an Arapahoe County landfill last week are those of Torrey Brown Jr., according to a release from Commerce City police.

    Interim Police Chief Chuck Saunier and Adams County District Attorney Don Quick said DNA testing has confirmed the identity of the remains.

  • Police: Child's remains found in Arapahoe County landfill

    BRIGHTON — Prosecutors say Commerce City police have found the remains of an infant at an Arapahoe County landfill May 30. Authorities are determining the identity through forensic testing.

  • Page's preliminary hearing continued

    The preliminary hearing for Sharrieckia Trinette Page was continued to June 7.

    She's been charged in the presumed death of her son. His body has not been found. Commerce City police are searching a landfill near the Aurora Reservoir for a body but won't say which case prompted that search.

    Page's 7-month-old son was reported missing from an apartment complex on Olive Street in late March. The body was reportedly thrown in a Dumpster.

  • Ex-AdCo public works employee pleads guilty to theft charge

    BRIGHTON -- There's been another guilty plea in the ongoing controversy surrounding Quality Paving and its business dealings with Adams County.

    This time, it's former Adams County public works employee Samuel Gomez. He plead guilty to two counts of felony theft. His sentencing is at 9 a.m., June 21, in Adams County District Court.

  • Henderson man arrested, CSP trooper injured after chase on Western Slope

            GLENWOOD SPRINGS – A high-speed chase in western Colorado Sunday morning left a Henderson man in jail and a Colorado State patrol trooper with a minor injury.

    The suspect is 21-year-old Igor Skorev, who also was injured. He could face reckless driving and eluding charges. No formal case had been filed as of Monday morning. The trooper is Joshua Yoder.

  • Police need help to solve restaurant robbery

         COMMERCE CITY – Commerce City police need help solving a robbery at the Chipotle Restaurant.
         It happened around 9:15 p.m., March 19. The restaurant is at 5988 Dahlia St.
         Detective Christian Rasmussen said two men walked into the business around closing time. Both of their faces were covered, and both were armed with handguns.