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Courts/Crime

  • 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

  • Child abuse video goes viral

    LOCHBUIE – The Weld County District Attorney’s office plans to charge a 27-year-old woman with three counts of child abuse after she allegedly abused her young son in a video that has gone viral on YouTube.

    Judge Dana Nichols advised Katrina Flores Kennedy of her rights and set her bond at $3,000 in the Weld County Courthouse Thursday, May 19. The judge issued a mandatory protection order, stating that Kennedy is not to have contact with the victim or anyone under the age of 18.

  • Former Commerce City police officer sentenced to probation

    Former Commerce City Police Officer Kevin Lord received three years of probation and 500 hours of community service Friday, May 20, after he shot himself but claimed he had been shot by somebody else.

    Lord pleaded guilty to tampering with physical evidence and misdemeanor false reporting for staging an incident. The terms of the sentencing agreement assure that Lord will never be allowed to be a police officer again, said District Attorney Dave Young.

  • Commerce City Police report April 25-May 1

    May 1

    Aggravated motor vehicle theft – 5677 Olive St.

    Aggravated motor vehicle theft – East 48th Avenue/Quebec Street

    Domestic violence – 5460 E. 60th Ave.

    Domestic violence – 7160 Poplar St.

    Missing person – 5944 Oneida St.

    Theft – 5885 Poplar St.

    Third-degree assault – 6545 Olive St.

    April 30

  • Commerce City Police report April 11-18

    April 18

    Driving under the influence of alcohol, 3200 block of Interstate 270, eastbound

    April 17

    First-degree criminal trespass, theft from a vehicle – 14700 E. 104th Ave.

    Aggravated motor vehicle theft – 5501 E. 65th Way

    Second-degree burglary – 6401 Monroe St.

    Eluding a police officer – 5400 Vasquez Blvd.

    Domestic violence – 6472 E. 66th Place