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Courts/Crime

  • Denver man in custody in kidnapping case

    A 27-year-old Denver man is in jail on suspicion of kidnapping, domestic violence and vehicular eluding after an incident that started at the Wal-Mart in Brighton.

    The 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office will decide on formal charges for 27-year-old Emmanuel Gonzales.

  • Passerby finds missing woman's body on Riverdale Road

    A passerby found the body of 19-year-old Natalie Bollinger on Riverdale Road in Thornton on Friday, Dec. 29, after she was declared missing the day before, according to the Adams County Coroner's Office.

    The person directed sheriff's deputies to a wooded area near 11600 Riverdale Road, which is near the McIntosh Farm in a rural area. Bollinger, a Broomfield resident, was declared missing on Thursday, Dec. 28.

  • Officer-involved shooting kills man

    An Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputy shot and killed a man at Pinetree Village Apartments near Thornton Tuesday, Jan. 16.

    Neither the man’s name, nor the sheriff’s deputy’s name, was immediately available from the sheriff's department.

    The deputy used his Taser and eventually fired his weapon at the man, who was in the hallway at the apartments at 7520 Broadway, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

  • Person of intersest in Bollinger case arrested in Boulder County

    Boulder police recently arrested a “person of interest” - Shawn Schwartz - on other charges, after questioning him about the death of 19-year-old Natalie Bollinger.

    Schwartz has been accused of assaulting police officers, obstructing a police officer and resisting arrest. He was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond on Monday, Jan. 8, according to officials with the Boulder County District Attorney’s office.

  • Police report Dec. 24 to Jan. 1

    Reports reflect calls to the Brighton police department. The reports do not indicate whether or not arrests were made. Not every call made to the police is listed in this report.

    Jan. 1

    Disorderly conduct – 1500 block of Myrtle Street

    Graffiti – 000 block of North Main Street

    Motor vehicle theft – 3000 block of East Bridge Street

    Disorderly conduct – 1600 block of Prairie Center Parkway

    Dec. 31

    Graffiti – Bush Street

  • Rodriguez out on bond

    A former Brighton High School graduate is out on a $25,000 bond after the Grand Junction district attorney’s office charged him with assaulting his girlfriend who later died.

  • Police arrest suspect in stabbing

    Police arrested a suspect who allegedly stabbed a man in the neck in the alley in the 400 block of South Second Avenue around 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 21.

    The 56-year-old victim, of Brighton, spoke to police before being taken to the hospital. His name was not released. Witnesses told police they saw the suspect, and police arrested Damian Contizano, 28, after a short foot chase.

  • Police blotter Dec. 10 to 16

    Police report Dec. 10 to Dec. 16

    Reports reflect calls to the Brighton police department. The reports do not indicate whether or not arrests were made. Not every call made to the police is listed in this report.

    Dec. 16

    Third-degree assault – 600 block of Rio Rancho Way

    Criminal mischief, $1,000 to $5,000 – Longs Peak Street and Tall Spruce Street

  • One arrested after Brighton standoff

    Police arrested a man on unrelated charges after a standoff in a shed at 255 S. Fourth Ave. ended peacefully around 3 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 20.

    Rodney Morales, 44, was taken to jail; a woman with him was released, police said in a press statement. The couple was hiding in a shed in a back yard and refused to come out.

  • Joint Brighton, Commerce City sex assault task force planned

    Brighton and Commerce City officials hope to provide better service to victims with a new sex assault tax force to be created with help from a $700,000 federal grant.