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Courts/Crime

  • Brighton police report - April 11-17

    April 17

    Intentional bodily injury – 468 S. Third Ave.

    Shoplifting – Kohls, 2425 Prairie Center Parkway

    April 16

    Criminal mischief to a business $500 to $1,000 – 260 Pavilions Place

    Second-degree motor vehicle theft – 480 S 2nd Ave.

    Driving under restraint – 895 S. Kuner Road

    Shoplifting – Famous Footwear, 2431 Prairie Center Parkway

  • Ten charged with sex trafficking after recent sting

    ADAMS COUNTY - Ten men have been charged with sex trafficking, according to 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young, in connection with an undercover sting operation last week by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.

  • Brighton police department report

    Brighton Police Department report - a roundup of recent incidents

    March 13

    Shoplifting - 60 W. Bromley Lane and 100 N. 50th Ave., Brighton

    2nd degree aggravated motor vehicle theft – 777 S. 1st Ave., Brighton

    Cultivation of marijuana of more than 30 plants – 4241 Pioneer Place, Brighton

    March 12

    Forgery – 4980 Bromley Lane, Brighton

  • Man arrested in Brighton drug investigation

    BRIGHTON – Brighton police arrested a 37-year-old Brighton man on April 24 with a large quantity of suspected narcotics.

    Officers responded to a report of a possible vehicle trespass around 11 p.m. near Sixth Avenue and Brighton Street. They contacted a man sitting in a vehicle who was wearing rubber gloves and counting money, said Clint Blackhurst, Brighton police chief.

  • Man sentenced to 24 years in death of baby son

     A Thornton father was sentenced to 24 years in prison on April 29 for child abuse resulting in the death of his 5-month-old son.

    Bryan Nicholas Thompson, 33, pleaded guilty on Jan. 20 to a charge of child abuse resulting in death in Adams County District Court in Brighton. Louis Blackmon, 26, the child's mother, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree assault and is scheduled to be sentenced on May 6.

  • Ocampo faces murder charges

    A 37-year-old man faces murder charges in the shooting death of a man found in a Super 8 Motel parking lot in Adams County.

    Jose Alfredo Ocampo was charged with three related counts of first-degree murder in Adams County District Court in Brighton on May 11. Ocampo also was charged with committing a crime of violence as a habitual offender.

    Michael House, 29, was found by Adams County sheriff’s deputies on May 4 in the parking lot of the motel at 5888 Broadway.

  • Lakewood contractor charged with theft

    A Lakewood electrical contractor has been charged with theft of an at-risk elderly person after allegedly taking money from a customer in Brighton and one in Adams County but never doing any work.

  • Child abuse case mom appears in court

    The Weld County District Attorney’s office charged a Lochbuie mom with two accounts of child abuse on Friday, May 27, including one count of abuse causing injury.

    Katrina Flores Kennedy, 27, appeared in court to hear the charges against her. She was arrested last week after she allegedly abused her young son in a 16-minute video that has gone viral on YouTube. Her son is in protective custody, according to published reports.

  • Man faces murder charges

    A 37-year-old man faces murder charges in the shooting death of a man found in a Super 8 Motel parking lot in Adams County.

    Jose Alfredo Ocampo was charged with three related counts of first-degree murder in Adams County District Court in Brighton on May 11. Ocampo also was charged with committing a crime of violence as a habitual offender. Michael House, 29, was found by Adams County sheriff’s deputies on May 4 in the parking lot of the motel at 5888 Broadway.

    A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. June 17.

  • AdCo sheriff's office searches for suspect

    Adams County sheriff's officers are searching for Lyle Steven Mestas, 30, after he failed to appear in court and removed an electronic ankle monitor he was wearing as a condition of his bond.

    Mestas was out on bond while awaiting trial on charges of aggravated robbery, first-degree burglary and possession of a controlled substance, the sheriff's office said in a press statement. He last was seen around Interstate 76 and 120th Avenue in Adams County, according to the press statement.