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Courts/Crime

  • Brighton police investigating 'safety concern' at BHS

    Brighton police are looking for a man in a small, white pick-up truck, after a Brighton High School student told school staff that he touched her inappropriately on school grounds. 

    The student said that a light-skinned man in a blue sweater/hoodie, wearing blue jeans, a white baseball hat, white Nike sneakers and glasses, got out of his truck, touched her, then drove off, according to police spokesman Rich Kelly. The hat and the hoodie had the same circular gold emblem on them, the student said.

  • South Platte Tactical burglarized again

    Police say South Platte Tactical gun store was burglarized again early Sunday, Nov. 5.

    Police found a man who needed medical attention when they got to the store around 5:30 a.m. He told police he had been in the back of the gun store at 29 S. Fourth Ave., when he heard noises and ran outside to find several men removing guns from the business.

    The man told police he confronted and briefly fought with one of the suspects, before being struck by one of the other men.

  • Brighton High School grad dead in Grand Junction

    Brighton High School class of 2014 graduate Morgan Lee Dumas died Friday, Nov. 10, at a Grand Junction hospital.

    Police took Dumas to St. Mary's Hospital in Grand Junction Thursday morning after they found her unconscious at her home in Grand Junction. They arrested her boyfriend, 24-year-old Oscar Aaron Rodriguez, after he admitted that he had twice shoved Dumas to the ground, causing her to lose consciousness both times, according to an arrest affidavit from the Grand Junction Police Department

  • Brighton man faces charges of second-degree assault with rubber mallet

    Brighton resident Ray Puckett-Leach, allegedly struck another man in the head with a rubber mallet in a fight over money in July 2016, according to an affidavit from the Weld County District Attorney’s office.

    Police arrested Puckett-Leach, 31, for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol on Oct. 13. Police took Puckett-Leach to jail after he failed a blood test. He was pulled over on U.S. Highway 85 south of Fort Lupton for a defective taillight on his car.

  • Police report Oct. 9 to Oct. 15

    Oct. 15

    Shoplifting – 300 block of Bromley Lane

    Criminal mischief – 2100 block of East Bridge Street

    Theft – 700 block of South First Street

    First-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft – 600 block of South Fifth Avenue

     

    Oct. 14

    Driving under the influence – 000 block of South Miller Avenue

    Criminal mischief – 100 block of North Eighth Avenue

    Harassment – 2300 block of East Bridge Street

     

  • Police search for gang ties among gun thieves

    Two men were arrested for stealing firearms from South Platte Tactical gun shop, 29 S. Fourth St. early this year.

    Gaven Alfonso Orozco, 20, of Adams County, and Jordan Martinez, 19, of Denver, broke into the store and removed multiple firearms.  A third suspect apparently was involved but has not been arrested, according to store owner, Jacob McIntosh.

    The men allegedly stole a vehicle, drove to the gun store, stole 32 firearms and fled.  They were in and out of the store in one and half minutes, McIntosh said.

  • Former Prairie View student gets two years probation for threats

    Former Prairie View High School student Frank DeFiore was sentenced to 96 hours of community service and two years of probation for making threats against students and staff at Prairie View High School while he was a senior at the school.

    DeFiore, 18, was arrested in March after harassing a student at school and posting threatening messages on social media. Police searched his home and found multiple weapons in his bedroom, including a rifle, knives and an AK-47.

  • Man kidnapped infant in stolen car

    The man who left a baby in a Denver alleyway in March was sentenced to six years in community corrections.

    Issac James Garcia, 21, had bonded out of the Adams County Jail on a drug case in early March when he stole a truck across the street from the jail at a parking lot at 1583 E. Bridge St. A 3-month-old infant was in a car seat in the back of the truck.

    Garcia plead guilty to one count of second-degree kidnapping on July 27.

  • Hansen offered to pay back $100,000

    Former Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce president Holly Hansen said she could pay back $100,000 of the money she allegedly took if the chamber board did not press charges against her, according to a police affidavit of the case. 

  • Former Jurassic Pets owners receive new cruelty to animal charges

    Adams County residents Mark Kubic and Lynn Kubic were charged recently with 72 new felonies related to cruelty to animals.

    Officials recently found more than 50 dead animals and more than 2,000 others surrounded by filth and waste in the Kubic family basement during a compliance check on the home, which is in unincorporated Adams County.