Brighton police arrested two fugitives at the Best Western Brighton Inn Wednesday night, Jan. 22.
Bianca Montiel, 24, was arrested for five outstanding warrants — four of which are felonies — and a new charge of possession of methamphetamine. She was taken into custody without incident.
Christopher Ureste, 25, fled from the officers and led them on a quarter-mile pursuit before he was caught by Cpl. Keith Soustek. Ureste was arrested for 10 outstanding warrants, nine of which are felonies.
All of the warrants were related to identity theft and other property crimes
According to police, an alert employee at the Best Western called the police after the suspect’s pictures were shown by the Longmont Police Department in a Crime Stoppers broadcast during the evening news. The fugitives had registered at the hotel using an alias three nights earlier.
Brighton officers contacted the Longmont Police Department and verified the identity of the two fugitives. When officers arrived at the hotel, both of the fugitives were trying to escape through a side door.
Both parties were taken to the Adams County Detention Facility in Brighton.
Liquor store shoplifter
The Brighton Police Department is investigating a shoplift at Ale House Liquors that occurred at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 18. According to police, an employee noticed the suspect shoplift from the store. When the suspect was confronted on the employee on the way out, the suspect pushed the employee and ran off.
Main Street robbery
The Brighton Police Department is investigating a breaking and entering that occurred at Joonbugz Kid’s Boutique, 121 N. Main Street at 7:15 p.m. Jan. 18.
According to police, the front door was broken out with a blunt object. Owner Joni Mazone Fields said that object was a rock and movement in the store set her alarm off. She said the suspects grabbed $675 work of Broncos childrens’ clothes and then ran out the back door.
“I love my store so much and to have this happen, it just makes me so angry,” she said. “I’m not some big corporation that can afford to take losses like this. This hurts, it hurts my business.”
Manzone Fields said the front door will be replaced with tempered glass and that she will be looking at some more security improvements as a result of the incident.
Brighton police are also investigating an incident at Bebe Nails that was reported at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 19. According to police, the window appeared to be broken with a blunt object.
— Crystal Nelson