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Courts/Crime

  • Inmate makes excessive force complaint against Adams County jail

    An inmate in a wheelchair filed an excessive force complaint against Adams County sheriff’s deputies Aug. 3 for injuries he received at the jail in May 2015.

  • Brighton drunk driver receives eight-year prison sentence

    A Brighton man received an eight-year sentence on Aug. 3 for repeatedly driving drunk and for child abuse, according to a press release from District Attorney Dave Young.

    Wesley Glen Hunt, 35, received the sentence after his fifth drunk driving offense, according to the release from the 17th Judicial District, which includes Adams and Broomfield counties.

  • Theft suspect under arrest

    Police arrested a theft suspect inside a Commerce City Walmart store late July 26, and there's a chance the juvenile may be involved in other crimes as well.

    The incident began with a reported theft in the 2300 block of East 46th Avenue in Denver around 6:30 p.m. Denver Police Department spokesman Doug Schepman said an officer near East 52nd Avenue and Cook Street spotted a car and a person who matched a description from the scene. 

  • Commerce City police report July 12 to 20

    Reports reflect calls to the Commerce City police department. The reports do not indicate whether or not an arrest was made. Not every call made to the police is listed in this report.

    July 20

    False reporting to authorities, 6700 Locust St.

    Unlawful possession of a controlled substance, 6670 Doris St.

    Second-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, 6350 Holly St.

    Theft, East 56th Avenue/Vasquez Bouleard

  • Commerce City Police Department report July 7 to 13

    MetroWest Report

    Commerce City police have seen an outpouring of support from residents in the wake of national police-related incidents, including killings in Dallas and Baton Rouge, said spokeswoman Julia Emko.

    Several residents have brought food to the police department in the last few weeks, Emko said.

  • Commerce City police report July 1 to 6

    July 6

    Aggravated robbery with a gun, 5902 Holly St.

    Found property, East 104th Avenue and Tower Road

    False information to a pawnbroker, 6225 E. 71st Ave.

    Felony escape, 4901 Krameria St.

    Robbery/threat/intimidation, 6800 E. 66th Ave.

    Robberty/threat/intimidation, 5947 E. 64th Ave.

    Theft, 7191 Quebec St.

    Vicious or dangerous animals, 12167 Idalia St.

    Found property, 9847 Olathe St.

  • Armed car-jacking suspect remains free

    Commerce City police continue to look for an armed suspect in a double car-jacking Wednesday, July 13.

    A male suspect stole an SUV at gunpoint near the Dollar General store at 7400 Colo. Highway 2 around 5:45 p.m., according to a press release from the police department. The suspect headed eastbound until abandoning the car at the intersection of Highway 2 and 72nd Avenue.

  • Commerce City police get body cameras

    Transparency, accountability and upholding public trust were issues brought up by Commerce City Deputy Police Chief Dennis Moon at a body camera press conference June 29 at the Civic Center, 7887 E. 60th Ave.

    In Commerce City, 75 police officers now have body cameras after the Commerce City City Council authorized use of the devices in January.

    “We've been working on it hard since then,” said Moon, a department veteran of 22 years, who spearheaded the project.

  • Family files suit against Adams County

    Tyler Tabor’s family has filed a lawsuit against Adams County and Corizon Health Inc. in connection with Tabor’s heroin withdrawal death in May 2015.

    In the lawsuit, the family says Corizon nurses and a doctor did nothing when Tabor, a Thornton resident, begged them for intravenous fluids. Tabor went through heroin withdrawal in a jail cell at the Adams County Detention Center in Brighton in May 2015 after turning himself in for a warrant, according to the lawsuit, which is posted online.

  • Three-car crash slows rush hour

    A three-car crash held up traffic on both lanes of the highway around 4 p.m. Tuesday June 21 near the intersection of Quebec Street and Highway 2.

    There were no apparent injuries in the crash. Fire crews arrived on scene shortly after the accident.

    Traffic slowed to a crawl on Quebec Street. Three cars were stopped on Highway 2 at the scene of the crash, and a man and children were seen outside of the vehicles. Photo by Stephanie Dyke