• Man sentenced to probation in Havanese dog cruelty case

    ADAMS COUNTY — The man whos more than 120 Havanese dogs were confiscated earlier this year pleaded guilty to one county of misdemeanor negligent animal cruelty last week.

    Richard Pilicer, 63, was sentenced to two years of probation Thursday, Sept. 19, in Adams County Court in connection to the case.

  • Padilla-Villalobos pleads guilty to murder, kidnapping in death of Gabriela Acosta

    ADAMS COUNTY — Ezequiel Padilla-Villalobos pleaded guilty Friday, Sept. 6, to second-degree murder and second-degree kidnapping of a child with a knife in the case of the death of 14-year-old Gabriela Acosta.

    The plea agreement for the lesser charges will result in an 80-year sentence, althought the official sentencing hearing won't take place until 9 a.m. Nov. 12 in Division E of Adams County District Court.

  • Former deputy convicted of child abuse

    BRIGHTON — A former Adams County sheriff’s deputy could face a five- to 16-year- jail term when he returns to court for sentencing on assault and child-abuse charges.
        An Adams County District Court jury convicted David Morrow, 30, of those charges Aug. 19.
        The case stemmed from a disturbance on Welby Road in Adams County in June 2011.

  • Commerce City woman now faces federal charges in Evan Ebel gun case

    CENTENNIAL — The Commerce City woman accused of providing the gun used to kill Colorado Chief of Corrections Tom Clements earlier this year will face federal gun charges following an indictment last week.
        Stevie Marie Vigil, 22, was slated to stand trial beginning Aug. 12 on state charges of illegally transferring a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun to Evan Ebel, who was deemed responsible for the March 19 killing of Clements at his home in Monument. Vigil pleaded not guilty to those charges May 21 in Arapahoe County District Court.

  • Commerce City grandmother gets maximum sentence in case of grandson's death

        BRIGHTON — A Commerce City woman convicted of criminally negligent child abuse in the death of her grandson was sentenced Friday, Aug. 2, to eight years in prison.

        Doris Becky Trujillo, 61, received the maximum sentence possible in Adams County District Court based on the charge of criminally negligent child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury.

        Trujillo had originally been charged with first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.

  • CSP searching for hit-and-run driver from July 9 crash

    ADAMS COUNTY -- The Colorado State Patrol would like to talk with the driver of a Dodge pick-up truck that was involved in a hit-and-run crash July 9 near I-76 and Sheridan Boulevard.

    Trooper Nate Reid said the truck was heading the wrong way from Sheridan Boulevard onto I-76. The driver made a U-turn and headed east on the freeway.

  • Four hospitalized after Commerce City woman repeatedly slams motor home into Lakewood man's motor home in Kansas

    SALINA, KAN. — The difference between the brake and the accelerator can be the difference between any normal day's drive and a trip to the hospital.

    That's what a group of motor home drivers from Colorado learned Saturday, June 15, after a Commerce City woman mistook the gas for the brake on the motor home she had just bought earlier in the day, ramming repeatedly into another motor home ahead of her.

  • More than 30 vehicles vandalized in Sunday BB gun spree

        COMMERCE CITY — More than 30 vehicles were vandalized Sunday morning, June 16, by someone smashing car windows, many of them shot with a BB gun.

        Commerce City police received a flurry of calls from residents about 7 a.m. June 16 in the neighborhoods near Chambers Road and East 104th Avenue, according to department spokesman Lt. Dennis Moon, nothing that respondents awoke to find the damage but nothing apparently stolen from inside the vandalized vehicles.

  • Trujillo guilty on child abuse charge

    BRIGHTON — After three days of deliberations, an Adams County jury found a Commerce City woman guilty of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury while finding her not guilty of first-degree murder.

  • UPDATE: US 85 reopens after multi-car

    COMMERCE CITY — Northbound U.S. Highway 85 at 104th Avenue reopened almost seven hours after a multi-vehicle crash Saturday.

    Details on the accident are not known. One person went to an area hospital in serious condition, according to Commerce City police. The crash happened shortly after 8 a.m., June 1. All lanes except the northbound side of U.S. 85 reopened by 9:30 a.m.

    Check back for updates.