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Courts/Crime

  • Lopez motions hearing set

    BRIGHTON – Juan Carlos Lopez, the man accused in the shooting of a Commerce City businessman almost 18 months ago, is due in Adams County Court for a motions hearing Nov. 19.
        The hearing is set for a 1:30 p.m. start.
        Lopez faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with the murder of Dung Le, who was working inside a Dollar Plus store at the time.
        Lopez also faces a first-degree murder charge for a case in Denver that happened a week after Le’s murder.

  • Gas station’s door broken

        Someone broke the glass door of a Brighton gas station Sept. 22 but didn’t gain entrance to the building.

  • Brand new, slight bullet damage

        A vehicle on the Brighton Ford lot was damaged sometime last week but police aren’t sure if it was targeted.

  • Takeout for IHOP customers

        Two women ate and ran from the Brighton IHOP, 962 S. Fourth Ave., Sept. 21.

  • Employee’s money, cigarettes stolen

        An employee at Sterling House in Brighton, 2215 Egbert St., said items were stolen from her purse during her work shift Sept. 19.

  • Copper pipe stolen from home

        About $1,600 worth of copper pipe was stolen sometime between Sept. 16 and Sept. 17 from a home under construction in the 4600 block of Tumbleweed Drive.
        A Richmond Homes employee reported the 220 linear feet of pipe missing to police about 10 a.m., Sept. 17. She said she saw the pipe was still there at 5 p.m., Sept. 16 but, when plumbers arrived the next day, it was gone.
        Police have no suspects or leads in the theft.
     

  • This is a hold-up … or not

        A woman unsuccessfully tried to hold up the Brighton Family Dollar Store, 1511 E. Bridge St., Sept. 16.

  • Homecoming party goes awry

        Brighton police issued as many as three summonses to Brighton High School students Sept. 11 for illegal consumption of alcohol. The incident happened during a homecoming dance at the school, 270 S. Eighth Ave.
        Police Chief Clint Blackhurst said one of the suspects was the son of a city council member.  Because of that relationship, Blackhurst said the city attorney’s office would be using a special prosecutor to handle that case.

  • Police arrest man after series of car fires

        BRIGHTON – It’s one of those things that Kathy Croteau didn’t think would happen in Brighton, much less her neighborhood.    
        But when someone pounded on her door early Friday morning and said her car and her daughter’s car were on fire, that opinion changed.

  • Adams County attempted murder suspect behind bars

        PINEVILLE, Mo. – A 32-year-old man wanted in Adams County for attempted murder was arrested in southwest Missouri Sept. 16.
           McDonald County sheriff’s officers and volunteers – about 100 in all, according to local media reports – arrested Jeremy J. McCauley Sept. 13 after a search that extended over parts of three days. The area is about 100 miles west of Branson, Mo., and about 360 miles southwest of St. Louis.