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Courts/Crime

  • 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.

  • Pokemon Go is not a police exercise

    Pokemon Go probably is not the best police training exercise.

    Two Commerce City police officers learned that the hard way, after a supervisor found out that they had led training recruits on Pokemon Go expeditions.

    The officers are longer training recruits, although they're still employed by the city, said Julia Emko, a city spokeswoman.

  • Feds to review Commerce City Police Department

    The U.S. Department of Justice will review the troubled Commerce City Police Department at the request of city officials.

    Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, and Commerce City officials announced the review on Aug. 17. The program is expected to be a multi-year process that looks into the police department's internal operations, policies, procedures, community engagement and partnerships, among other things, according to a press statement from Commerce City.

  • Romantix store robbed

    MetroWest Report 

    Romantix, an adult book store at 4810 Pontiac St., was robbed just after 6 a.m. on Monday.

    The suspect was armed and is still on the loose.

    A man in a surgical mask and rubber gloves came into the adult boutique, pointed a semiautomatic weapon at the clerk, tied her up, and took the cash from the register, reports said.

    The suspect is about 5'10" tall with a thin build, according to reports.