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Courts/Crime

  • Three hurt, two arrested after afternoon altercation

    COMMERCE CITY -- Three people were hospitalized Friday afternoon after an altercation led to a stabbing.
    Police arrested two juvenile males and were continuing their investigation.
    The incident happened in the 9400 block of Long Peak Drive shortly before 4:00. Commerce City Police Department Lt. Chuck Saunier said five juveniles crossed paths with another group of juveniles. Shortly afterward, an argument began that led to a fight.
    Two victims, both juveniles, plus an adult male went to area hospitals with what Saunier called "non life-threatening injuries."

  • Apartment burglarized

        A woman came home to her apartment Feb. 17 to find it burglarized.
        Police were called about 6 p.m., to the apartment in the 700 block of Mockingbird Street. There, a 35-year-old woman reported she found the front door of her apartment home and a number of items missing including a 32-inch Plasma television, an X-box game systems, 40 to 50 DVDS, video games and her food stamp card.

  • Woman injured in fight

        A woman who said she tried to break up a fight Feb. 19 because she wanted everyone “to have a good time” ended up injured.
        Police were called to a report of a disturbance about 2 a.m. in the 400 block of Seventh Avenue.
        A 21-year-old woman was apparently punched in the face, then fall back and hit her head on the ground after she tried to break up the fight during a party at the residence. The men were already gone, along with many of the party attendees, when police arrived.

  • I remember where it is

       A Brighton man’s truck was reported as stolen Feb. 20 until the man remembered where he put it.
        The man’s 48-year-old father told police that his 26-year-old son’s 1996 red Chevy pickup was stolen from in front of the residence in the 100 block of North Seventh Avenue during the night.

  • Maybe they brought their own wheel

        A woman reported to police Feb. 22 that someone stole her car outside of her mobile home in the 3000 block of East Bridge Street.
        The 36-year-old woman said she noticed her vehicle, a 1993 red Honda Civic hatchback, missing about 5:30 a.m. that morning. She said she last saw the vehicle about 9 p.m. the previous night. She said she didn’t know who took the vehicle or how but she keeps the steering wheel with her inside the home, which she showed to police. The vehicle was logged in as stolen.

  • Individuals disappear after verbal disturbance

        A man reported to police that a man and woman were arguing Feb. 11 outside an apartment complex in the 600 block of Voiles Street.
        The 48-year-old man said the man and woman were arguing about 5 a.m. outside of a silver sedan. The woman appeared to not want to get out of the vehicle and kept shutting the door. Eventually the woman got out of the vehicle, the man got in and drove away. The woman went into another apartment in the complex.

  • Man threatened with note

        A 53-year-old Brighton man told police someone left a threatening note on the door of his Miller Avenue apartment Feb. 10.
        The man said the threatening note came a week after he found soda poured on his vehicle and a note on a yellow napkin that said he’d parked over the yellow line.
        The man said he did not know who was behind the threats. Police have no suspects or leads.

  • Apartment burglarized

        More than $2,000 worth of items was stolen from a Brighton apartment Feb. 13.
        A 22-year-old woman reported to police she came home about 7:21 p.m., and found the apartment in the 1900 block of 18th Street, ransacked. Among the missing items were a television, two DVD players, movies, perfume and jewelry.
        It appeared the thieves broke in through the front door of the apartment. The woman and her 24-year-old roommate did not know of anyone who might have burglarized the apartment.

  • Yelling and then silence

        Police were called to an apartment complex in the 700 block of Mockingbird Street Feb. 13 on a report of yelling but everyone quieted down when they knocked on the door.
        The reporting party, a resident below the loud apartment, said a male resident was cussing and yelling down from the balcony at her husband about 1 a.m.
        When police arrived, they could hear laughter and talking from inside the apartment and hear the man screaming at someone on the phone.

  • Frozen body ID'd

    LOCHBUIE -- Weld County sheriff's deputies identified the man whose frozen body was found under a bridge Friday morning.

    He was 23-year-old Adrian Tavera-Avalos, whose last known address was in Henderson.

    Weld County Undersheriff Margie Martinez said family members contacted the sheriff's office after reading media accounts of the incident. Detectives confirmed Tavera-Avalos' identity through fingerprints.