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Courts/Crime

  • Maybe they brought their own wheel

        A woman reported to police Feb. 22 that someone stole her car outside of her mobile home in the 3000 block of East Bridge Street.
        The 36-year-old woman said she noticed her vehicle, a 1993 red Honda Civic hatchback, missing about 5:30 a.m. that morning. She said she last saw the vehicle about 9 p.m. the previous night. She said she didn’t know who took the vehicle or how but she keeps the steering wheel with her inside the home, which she showed to police. The vehicle was logged in as stolen.

  • Individuals disappear after verbal disturbance

        A man reported to police that a man and woman were arguing Feb. 11 outside an apartment complex in the 600 block of Voiles Street.
        The 48-year-old man said the man and woman were arguing about 5 a.m. outside of a silver sedan. The woman appeared to not want to get out of the vehicle and kept shutting the door. Eventually the woman got out of the vehicle, the man got in and drove away. The woman went into another apartment in the complex.

  • Man threatened with note

        A 53-year-old Brighton man told police someone left a threatening note on the door of his Miller Avenue apartment Feb. 10.
        The man said the threatening note came a week after he found soda poured on his vehicle and a note on a yellow napkin that said he’d parked over the yellow line.
        The man said he did not know who was behind the threats. Police have no suspects or leads.

  • Apartment burglarized

        More than $2,000 worth of items was stolen from a Brighton apartment Feb. 13.
        A 22-year-old woman reported to police she came home about 7:21 p.m., and found the apartment in the 1900 block of 18th Street, ransacked. Among the missing items were a television, two DVD players, movies, perfume and jewelry.
        It appeared the thieves broke in through the front door of the apartment. The woman and her 24-year-old roommate did not know of anyone who might have burglarized the apartment.

  • Yelling and then silence

        Police were called to an apartment complex in the 700 block of Mockingbird Street Feb. 13 on a report of yelling but everyone quieted down when they knocked on the door.
        The reporting party, a resident below the loud apartment, said a male resident was cussing and yelling down from the balcony at her husband about 1 a.m.
        When police arrived, they could hear laughter and talking from inside the apartment and hear the man screaming at someone on the phone.

  • Frozen body ID'd

    LOCHBUIE -- Weld County sheriff's deputies identified the man whose frozen body was found under a bridge Friday morning.

    He was 23-year-old Adrian Tavera-Avalos, whose last known address was in Henderson.

    Weld County Undersheriff Margie Martinez said family members contacted the sheriff's office after reading media accounts of the incident. Detectives confirmed Tavera-Avalos' identity through fingerprints.

  • Man arrested in Picadilly Road crash

    ADAMS COUNTY -- The Colorado State Patrol arrested a 64-year-old man on suspicion of vehicular homicide Friday afternoon in connection with the Jan. 13 death of a woman east of Brighton.

     

    Leyla Sahs, 33, died when a Toyota Camry struck her near 152nd Avenue and Picadilly Road. The car's driver, John Mayner, could also face driving under the influence of alcohol charges and driving with excessive alcohol content. Formal charges had not been filed late Friday afternoon.

  • Parole suspect arrested after short chase

    ADAMS COUNTY -- Sheriff's deputies arrested a man wanted for a parole violation early Jan. 25 after a short pursuit.

    The trouble began around 1 a.m. near West 73rd Avenue and Pecos Street. Sgt. Candi Baker said deputies tried to stop a car driven by 19-year-old Alejandro Jaimez of Denver. He tried to leave as deputies talked with him. Baker also said Jaimes tried back the car toward several deputies and and rammed a marked patrol unit. Several of the deputies had to get out of the way to avoid the car.

  • Rapist gets three lengthy sentences

    BRIGHTON -- Three consecutive sentences of 48 years to life.

     

    That's the sentence handed down for a serial rapist convicted of three counts of sexual assault using a weapon causing serious bodily injury.

  • Rapist gets three lengthy sentences

    BRIGHTON -- Three consecutive sentences of 48 years to life.

     

    That's the sentence handed down for a serial rapist convicted of three counts of sexual assault using a weapon causing serious bodily injury.