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Courts/Crime

  • Commerce City officer charged in shooting

        COMMERCE CITY — Kevin Lord appeared in court Monday for formal advisement of charges of attempt to influence a public servant and false reporting.
        Lord was arrested Nov. 13 after claiming he had been shot at by a suspect in the 9700 block of Peoria Street Nov. 8.
        He is charged with one count of attempt to influence a public servant and one count of false reporting to authorities.

  • Aurora man charged in death of his father

        WESTMINSTER — District Attorney Dave Young, of the 17th Judicial District, announced last week that Jason Paul Beamer has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his father, Robert Beamer.
        Westminster police responding to a 911 call on Nov. 17 found Robert Beamer, 68, beaten and covered in blood at 7250 Newton Street. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital and later died of his injuries.

  • Mother charged in death of infant daughter

        THORNTON — District Attorney Dave Young, of the 17th Judicial District, announced last week the filing of charges against Marliese Marie Schreiber in the death of her 6-week-old daughter.
        The charges allege that infant Nessa Muniz drowned in a bathtub Nov. 22, at the family residence at 10521 Ashfield St., in Thornton.

  • Brighton man arrested in hit-and-run case

    BRIGHTON — Brighton police last week arrested Steven Kemp, 44, of Brighton, in connection with a Nov. 9 hit-and-run crash that took the life of another Brighton man.

  • Commerce City police arrest officer for false reporting

    The Commerce City police officer who reported he was shot made up the story, according to police.

    Kevin Lord, an eight-year veteran of the department, was arrested Nov. 13. Details were sketchy late that night. He could face charges of false reporting and attempting to influence a public servant. It's up to the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office to file the charges. Lord bonded out of jail early Nov. 14, according to reports.

    Details on what led to the arrest were not released.

  • Sheriff seeking assistance in homicide case

        COMMERCE CITY — The Adams County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a homicide Halloween night at 7399 Krameria St., in Commerce City.            

  • Reported police impersonator sought

         COMMERCE CITY — The police department were contacted last week regarding a potential police impersonator near the Belle Creek neighborhood. 
        At about 10 a.m. Nov. 4, an adult female victim, the alleged victim, was approached by a male driving a white SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer, while she was walking in the 10600 block of Belle Creek Boulevard.

  • AdCo woman charged with kidnapping son

        BRIGHTON – District Attorney Dave Young, of the 17th Judicial District, announced last week the filing of kidnapping charges against Tiffany Rasnic, 31, for abducting her son in violation of a protection order.

        Rasnic is charged with second-degree kidnapping (F4), violation of custody (F5) and violation of a protection order (M2).
        She appeared in Adams County Court last week for filing of charges. A disposition hearing is set for Dec. 9 in Division 6.
     

  • Bond violators wanted

        BRIGHTON — The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is seeking two suspects wanted for violating terms of their bonds.
        Ernest Fuentes, 31, was out on bond awaiting trial for the charges of third-degree assault and violating a protection order.

  • First-degree assault investigation

        COMMERCE CITY — Commerce City police responded Oct. 29 to a dispatch call of a shooting at Sapp Brothers Travel Center, 7120 E. 49th Ave., in Commerce City.