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Courts/Crime

  • Littleton police searching Tower Landfill for remains

    MetroWest Report

    Littleton Police are searching the Tower Road landfill in Commerce City for the remains of a missing women, according to a Nov. 14 Denver Post article.

    The department is being assisted by the Colorado National Guard, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies. Julia Emko, Commerce City spokesperson, said the local police department is currently only prepared to assist with traffic at the site if needed.

  • Woman stabbed in Brighton fight

    A 36-year-old woman was taken to the hospital after a fight in which she was stabbed early Monday, Nov. 14, at 94 S. Miller Ave., the Brighton Police Department said in a statement.

    Neither the victim’s nor the attacker’s identity was release in the statement. The woman is expected to survive her injuries, police sdaid.

  • Two in Commerce City sustain apparent stab wounds

    Two people with apparent stab wounds were taken to area hospitals from Holly Park apartments in Commerce City around 4:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 13.

    The injuries did not appear life-threatening, Commerce City Police Department officials said in a press statement. The altercation in the 5500 block of East 60th Avenue may have been related to domestic violence, police said. The two people were found leaving leaving the scene in different directions, police said.

  • Prostitution bust in Commerce City leads to 8 arrests

    Commerce City Police helped make eight arrests Oct. 14 as part of a nationwide sex trafficking bust, according to police reports and an FBI news release. 

    The operation, known as Operation Cross Country was conducted by the FBI with participation of over 500 law enforcement partners, directed at sex traffickers who put children up for sale. 

  • Truck driver convicted of Commerce City shooting

    A jury has convicted a truck driver of attempted second-degree murder in a shooting at Sapp Brothers truck stop in Commerce City in October 2015.

    Byron Wayne Linton, 65, of Grand Junction, also was convicted of first-degree assault in the shooting of Keith Williams 24, of Denver, according to a press statement from the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s office.

  • One in hospital after stabbing at Brighton bar

    A man in his mid-30s was taken to a local hospital for treatment after being stabbed at Jerry’s Bar in the early morning of Thursday, Nov. 3. 

    Brighton police found the man bleeding from a single stab wound to his abdomen around 1:15 a.m. at the bar at 130 North Main St., according to a press statement. They believe the stabbing stemmed from a disagreement the victim had with another man inside the bar.

  • Arrest made in fatal Brighton stabbing

    MetroWest Report

    Police have made an arrest in connection with a Nov. 1 stabbing at Eastgate Mobile Home Park in which a Brighton man died.

    Brighton police identified the victim as 34-year-old Antonio Torres in a press statement. Police did not release the name of the individual who is in custody. Charges are pending.

  • Body camera data provides perspective for Commerce City police

    In three months, more than 17,000 body-camera videos have been captured by Commerce City police officers.

    Some have helped prove officer accounts of disputed interactions, and others have helped the Commerce City Police Department re-train officers and address ways to better interact with the community, according to interim deputy chief Dennis Moon.

    Even more, officers still are fully behind the use of body cameras, Moon said.

  • Two arrested, school lockout ends

    A man and a woman are in police custody following a nine-hour standoff at a residence near 10th Avenue and Bush Street in Brighton.

  • Commerce City police report Oct. 7 to 12

    Reports reflect calls to the Commerce City Police Department. The reports do not indicate whether or not arrests were made. Not every call made to the police is listed in this report.

    Oct. 12

    Theft, $2,000 to $20,000 or more, pick-pocketing – 12452 East 106th Place

    Domestic violence – 7000 block of State Highway 2

    Identity theft – 15051 East 104th Ave.