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Courts/Crime

  • Items stolen from home job site

        Thieves stole about $800 worth of construction items from a Richmond Homes construction site in Brighton last week.
        A project superintendent told police the items were taken sometime between 6 p.m., Nov. 11 and 2 p.m., Nov. 16. The items included 40 sheets of plywood and five 3x5 windows.
        There are no suspects or leads in the theft.

  • Woman reports noises at front door

        An 84-year-old woman told police that she heard someone trying to open the front screen door of her home in the 500 block of Egbert Street about 3 a.m., Nov. 16.
        The woman called her daughter, who then called police. The daughter told police it’s not the first time her mother has reported suspicious activity. Earlier this summer, the elderly woman reported flashlights shining in through her bedroom window.
        The department’s senior liaison officer was contacted to talk with the woman.

  • Off-duty police officer pulls weapon after traffic altercation

        An off-duty Commerce City police officer told Brighton police that he pulled his off-duty weapon on another man, following a Nov. 6 traffic altercation.
        According to a police report. The 29-year-old officer, a Brighton resident, told police that the incident started about 8 p.m. as he was headed east on Bridge Street, near 27th Avenue.

  • Two police departments seek suspicious man

    COMMERCE CITY – Police in Commerce City and Northglenn need help finding a man who may have been trying to lure school-aged children into his car.

     

  • Deputies arrest suspect from stolen car

    ADAMS COUNTY -- Deputies and Commerce City police arrested a man who jumped out of a stolen car near 78th Avenue and Hollywood Street in the Derby area of Commerce City. That's near 78th Avenue and Brighton Road.

    The suspect, a male white, led the deputies on a short chase before he got out of the car. His name is Frank Martinez, according to deputies, and he was arrested without incident about 10 minutes after the chase began.

  • Coroner IDs victim of I-76 hit and run crash

    BRIGHTON -- The Adams County Coroner's Office identified the man who died Aug. 21 in a hit-and-run crash in Commerce City.

     

    He was 56-year-old Harry Wunderlich Jr., of Denver. Wunderlich was struck by two cars as he was walking along I-76 near 88th Avenue.

    Meantime, the search continues for a man who may know something about what happened. The Colorado State Patrol said Robert A. Lucero, 29, of Denver, is wanted for several felony charges related to the collision on I-76.

  • County files suit against Asphalt Paving

    BRIGHTON -- Adams County filed an $8.6 million civil lawsuit in federal court against Quality Paving, Quality resurfacing and former Adams County public works employees.

    The Adams County District Attorney's Office said its investigation identified more than $8.5 million in criminal and non-criminal losses for the county.

  • Preliminary hearing for Ad Comm deputy set

    BRIGHTON – David Morrow, the Adams County sheriff’s deputy accused of child abuse in connection with an arrest after a party on Welby Road almost two months ago, will be back in Adams County Court for a preliminary hearing.

                       His next court appearance is at 1:30 p.m., Oct. 7.

  • Reyes pleads guilty, draws fine

    BRIGHTON -- Adams County Assessor Gil Reyes plead guilty to a mideameanor charge of failure to report a gift and was fined $300.

    Reyes faced three potential violations of state statutes dealing with honoraria, payments for professional services rendered nominally without charge. The Adams County District Attorney's Office charged Reyes with one count. The statute of limitations expired on the other two cases.

  • Fight leads to teen's arrest

    COMMERCE CITY -- Police arrested and later issued a summons for disorderly conduct to an unidentified 19-year-old man Wednesday after a fight at a residence.

    It happened shortly before noon near 65th Way and Holly Street. Ten people were involved in the altercation.

    Lt. Dennis Moon said officers thought a gun was involved. Police used what Moon called "a distraction device" when they entered the home to look for a weapon. None was found. Instead, the disturbance was between neighbors.