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Courts/Crime

  • 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.

  • Commerce City police report Sept. 15 to 29

    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.

    Sept. 29

    Second-degree assault, aggravated assault, weapon – 5480 E 60th Ave.

    Third-degree assault - crimes against at-risk adult/elderly under 70

    First-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, $20,000-$100,000 – 8100 Tower Road

  • Commerce City Police Report for Sept. 8 to 14

    Commerce City Police Report for Sept. 8 to 14

    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.

    Sept. 14

    Identify theft, 5990 Dahlia St.

    Illegal discharge of a firearm, 8040 Rosemary St.

    Second-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, 7887 E. 60th Ave.

    Second-degree burglary, 5671 Olive St.

  • Residents give mixed reviews to police

    By Zac Taylor

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Residents had mixed opinions about police department turnover and other issues at a public forum Sept. 14 at Adams City High School.

    U.S. Department of Justice officials hosted the forum - the second in two days - to kick off a program run by the federal Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS.

  • Suspect charged with first-degree murder

    Anthony Dennis Grayson, 42, has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Alejandro Alvear, 49 at a Family Dollar store on Sept. 1, according to a statement from District Attorney Dave Young's office.