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Courts/Crime

  • Hit-and-run crash leaves one seriously hurt

    Commerce City police are looking for the driver of a silver/blue Dodge pick-up truck that left the scene of a crash Oct. 26.

    It happened around 4:35 p.m. at East 72nd Place and Magnolia Street. The other vehicle involved was a motorcycle. Officers found the motorcyclist who has serious injuries, according to a press statement.

    The statement says the truck has a license plate of SMQ 243. Officers think there may be damage to the truck as a result of the crash. The truck has a silver utility work rack on the bed of the truck.

  • Hit-and-run crash kills one, closes freeway

    Commerce City police found the vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian early Oct. 4.

    It happened around 4:15 a.m. on I-270 near Vasquez Boulevard.

    In a press statement late in the afternoon Oct. 4, police said they also identified the driver of the car that was involved. His name hasn't been released. Police also said they aren't looking for other cars or other people in connection with the crash. 

  • DUI enforcement for Labor Day holiday

    The Adams County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies are going to participate in “The Heat is On” campaign during the Labor Day weekend. Sheriff’s deputies will be doing a DUI saturation Saturday, Sept. 1.

    Last year, Adams County deputies arrested 30 drunk drivers over the Labor Day weekend.

  • Police blotter

     This report reflects calls made to the Brighton Police Department between Aug. 5 and 12. Not all calls made to the department are listed in this report. Arrests merely reflect accusations of crimes, all subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

     

    Aug. 12

  • Man sentenced to 48 years for wife’s death

    MetroWest Report

    A judge sentenced Commerce City resident Derek Michael Johnston to 48 years in prison Thursday, July 26, in connection with his wife’s murder last September.

  • Commerce City crash kills baby

    An 11-month-old girl died after a single-car accident Saturday, July 28, in the 6500 block of East 80th Avenue, according to the Commerce City Police Department.

    The mother remains hospitalized with serious injuries, police said. Her name and age were not immediately available. Alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor in the accident.

  • Man sentenced to 48 years for wife's death

    A judge sentenced Commerce City resident Derek Michael Johnston to 48 years in prison Thursday, July 26, in connection with his wife’s murder last September.

    Commerce City police found Melissa Ehrmann, 38, badly beaten and unresponsive in the couple’s home at 14802 E. 119th Ave. on Sept. 6. The couple’s 19-month-old son also was at home at the time. Ehrmann was taken to University Hospital where she remained unresponsive with no brain function for four weeks until life support was removed on Oct. 6.

  • Three sent to hospital after Highway 2 accident

    MetroWest Report

    A driver and two passengers were taken to the hospital after an accident at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the intersection of East 64th Avenue and Colorado Highway 2. The three people were released from the hospital late Wednesday with minor injuries.

  • Sex assault charges for youth leader

    MetroWest Report

    A youth counselor at the Adams County Youth Services center in Brighton faces two felony sexual assault charges.

    The Adams County District Attorney’s Office charged Michelle Theresa Sarillo, 29, with one count of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust and one count of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust as a pattern of abuse.

  • Police blotter July 15

    Brighton police report July 16

    This report reflects calls made to the Brighton Police Department between July 8 and 15. Not every call made to the department is listed in this report. Arrests reflect accusations of crimes; all subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

     

    July 15

    Missing license plates – South 20th Avenue

    Theft from a yard – 200 block of South Second Avenue