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Courts/Crime

  • Deputies arrest suspect from stolen car

    ADAMS COUNTY -- Deputies and Commerce City police arrested a man who jumped out of a stolen car near 78th Avenue and Hollywood Street in the Derby area of Commerce City. That's near 78th Avenue and Brighton Road.

    The suspect, a male white, led the deputies on a short chase before he got out of the car. His name is Frank Martinez, according to deputies, and he was arrested without incident about 10 minutes after the chase began.

  • Coroner IDs victim of I-76 hit and run crash

    BRIGHTON -- The Adams County Coroner's Office identified the man who died Aug. 21 in a hit-and-run crash in Commerce City.

     

    He was 56-year-old Harry Wunderlich Jr., of Denver. Wunderlich was struck by two cars as he was walking along I-76 near 88th Avenue.

    Meantime, the search continues for a man who may know something about what happened. The Colorado State Patrol said Robert A. Lucero, 29, of Denver, is wanted for several felony charges related to the collision on I-76.

  • County files suit against Asphalt Paving

    BRIGHTON -- Adams County filed an $8.6 million civil lawsuit in federal court against Quality Paving, Quality resurfacing and former Adams County public works employees.

    The Adams County District Attorney's Office said its investigation identified more than $8.5 million in criminal and non-criminal losses for the county.

  • Preliminary hearing for Ad Comm deputy set

    BRIGHTON – David Morrow, the Adams County sheriff’s deputy accused of child abuse in connection with an arrest after a party on Welby Road almost two months ago, will be back in Adams County Court for a preliminary hearing.

                       His next court appearance is at 1:30 p.m., Oct. 7.

  • Reyes pleads guilty, draws fine

    BRIGHTON -- Adams County Assessor Gil Reyes plead guilty to a mideameanor charge of failure to report a gift and was fined $300.

    Reyes faced three potential violations of state statutes dealing with honoraria, payments for professional services rendered nominally without charge. The Adams County District Attorney's Office charged Reyes with one count. The statute of limitations expired on the other two cases.

  • Fight leads to teen's arrest

    COMMERCE CITY -- Police arrested and later issued a summons for disorderly conduct to an unidentified 19-year-old man Wednesday after a fight at a residence.

    It happened shortly before noon near 65th Way and Holly Street. Ten people were involved in the altercation.

    Lt. Dennis Moon said officers thought a gun was involved. Police used what Moon called "a distraction device" when they entered the home to look for a weapon. None was found. Instead, the disturbance was between neighbors.

  • Three hurt, two arrested after afternoon altercation

    COMMERCE CITY -- Three people were hospitalized Friday afternoon after an altercation led to a stabbing.
    Police arrested two juvenile males and were continuing their investigation.
    The incident happened in the 9400 block of Long Peak Drive shortly before 4:00. Commerce City Police Department Lt. Chuck Saunier said five juveniles crossed paths with another group of juveniles. Shortly afterward, an argument began that led to a fight.
    Two victims, both juveniles, plus an adult male went to area hospitals with what Saunier called "non life-threatening injuries."

  • Apartment burglarized

        A woman came home to her apartment Feb. 17 to find it burglarized.
        Police were called about 6 p.m., to the apartment in the 700 block of Mockingbird Street. There, a 35-year-old woman reported she found the front door of her apartment home and a number of items missing including a 32-inch Plasma television, an X-box game systems, 40 to 50 DVDS, video games and her food stamp card.

  • Woman injured in fight

        A woman who said she tried to break up a fight Feb. 19 because she wanted everyone “to have a good time” ended up injured.
        Police were called to a report of a disturbance about 2 a.m. in the 400 block of Seventh Avenue.
        A 21-year-old woman was apparently punched in the face, then fall back and hit her head on the ground after she tried to break up the fight during a party at the residence. The men were already gone, along with many of the party attendees, when police arrived.

  • I remember where it is

       A Brighton man’s truck was reported as stolen Feb. 20 until the man remembered where he put it.
        The man’s 48-year-old father told police that his 26-year-old son’s 1996 red Chevy pickup was stolen from in front of the residence in the 100 block of North Seventh Avenue during the night.