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Courts/Crime

  • Residents give mixed reviews to police

    By Zac Taylor

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Residents had mixed opinions about police department turnover and other issues at a public forum Sept. 14 at Adams City High School.

    U.S. Department of Justice officials hosted the forum - the second in two days - to kick off a program run by the federal Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS.

  • Suspect charged with first-degree murder

    Anthony Dennis Grayson, 42, has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Alejandro Alvear, 49 at a Family Dollar store on Sept. 1, according to a statement from District Attorney Dave Young's office.

  • Pokemon Go is not a police exercise

    Pokemon Go probably is not the best police training exercise.

    Two Commerce City police officers learned that the hard way, after a supervisor found out that they had led training recruits on Pokemon Go expeditions.

    The officers are longer training recruits, although they're still employed by the city, said Julia Emko, a city spokeswoman.

  • Feds to review Commerce City Police Department

    The U.S. Department of Justice will review the troubled Commerce City Police Department at the request of city officials.

    Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, and Commerce City officials announced the review on Aug. 17. The program is expected to be a multi-year process that looks into the police department's internal operations, policies, procedures, community engagement and partnerships, among other things, according to a press statement from Commerce City.

  • Romantix store robbed

    MetroWest Report 

    Romantix, an adult book store at 4810 Pontiac St., was robbed just after 6 a.m. on Monday.

    The suspect was armed and is still on the loose.

    A man in a surgical mask and rubber gloves came into the adult boutique, pointed a semiautomatic weapon at the clerk, tied her up, and took the cash from the register, reports said.

    The suspect is about 5'10" tall with a thin build, according to reports.

  • Commerce City Police Report Aug. 3 to 5

    Reports reflect calls to the Commerce City police department. The reports do not indicate whether or not an arrest was made. Not every call made to the police department is listed in this report. 

    Aug. 5

    Driving under the influence of drugs — marijuana, 6000 E. 60th Ave.

    Damaging private property, Magnolia Street and Highway 2

    Theft, 6930 Birch St.

    Damaging business property, 7070 Highway 2.

  • Springs man in custody after crime spree

    A 32-year-old Colorado Springs man alleged to have gone on a multi-day crime spree in Brighton, Castle Rock, and Colorado Springs is now in custody. Brighton police detectives identified the man, who is not being named pending the filing of local charges.

    Brighton detectives expect to file charges in several local cases which occurred over the course of July 23 and 24, including the theft of a truck from Brighton Ford, a vehicle trespass at Prairie Center and several burglaries to Brighton businesses.

  • Commerce City Police Report July 17 to Aug. 2

    Reports reflect calls to Commerce City police department. The reports do not indicate whether or not an arrest was made. Not every call made to the police department is listed in this report. 

    Aug. 2

  • Inmate makes excessive force complaint against Adams County jail

    An inmate in a wheelchair filed an excessive force complaint against Adams County sheriff’s deputies Aug. 3 for injuries he received at the jail in May 2015.

  • Brighton drunk driver receives eight-year prison sentence

    A Brighton man received an eight-year sentence on Aug. 3 for repeatedly driving drunk and for child abuse, according to a press release from District Attorney Dave Young.

    Wesley Glen Hunt, 35, received the sentence after his fifth drunk driving offense, according to the release from the 17th Judicial District, which includes Adams and Broomfield counties.