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Courts/Crime

  • Police report April 25

    Reports reflect calls to the Brighton Police Department from April 15 to April 22. The reports do not indicate whether or not arrests were made. Not every call made to the police is listed in this report.

     

    April 22

    Theft – 3900 block of El Paso Court

    Driving under the influence – 3000 block of East Bridge Street

     

  • Crime report April 18

     Reports reflect calls made to the Brighton Police Department from April 7 to April 15. The reports do not indicate whether or not arrests were made. Not every call made to the police is listed in this report.

     

    April 15

    Aggravated criminal extortion – 500 block of South Eighth Avenue

  • DA clears Adams County deputy in fatal December shooting in Thornton

    An Adams County Sheriff’s Office deputy involved in December in a fatal shooting in Thornton will not face charges, Adams District Attorney Dave Young announced in a recent open letter to Adams County Sheriff Michael McIntosh. 

    Deputy Wilfred Europe shot and killed 19-year-old Kyler Grabbingbear during an altercation at an apartment building in Thornton. The 17th Judicial District’s Critical Incident Team investigated the incident.

  • AdCo Jail gives opioid drug to addicted inmates

    By Sean Kennedy

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    As the opioid epidemic continues to grow in Colorado, the Adams County Jail is the latest to offer Vivitrol to inmates battling drug addiction and withdrawal.

    The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the drug's manufacturer Alkermes and with the nonprofit Community Reach Center on the project. Alkermes is covering the cost of Vivitrol shots, which can cost $1,000 or more per shot.

  • Police report April 11

    Reports reflect calls to the Brighton  Police Department from April 2 to April 8. 

     

    April 8

    Disorderly conduct – 000 block of West Bromley Lane

    Misdemeanor disorderly conduct – 100 block of South 18th Avenue

    Criminal mischief #00 to $750 –500 block of North Sixth Avenue

     

  • Inmate escapes by mistake

    A detainee at the Adams County Jail got out by mistake early April 3, and deputies are on the lookout for him.

    Joseph Alan Yost is 53. He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs 185 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. 

    A press statement said Yost was inadvertently released at 1 a.m. after he posted bond on a DUI charge for an Adams County case. He still has pending charges of DUI and driving under revocation from a case in Arapahoe County.

  • Police report April 4

    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 department is listed in this report.

     

    April 1

    Graffiti, near Fifth Avenue and Denver Street

    Display, consume or use marijuana, 12400 block of East 136th Avenue

    Motor vehicle theft, 700 block of Mockingbird Street

     

    March 31

  • Police officer cleared in January shooting

    The Adams County District Attorney’s Office will not pursue criminal charges against a police officer involved in a shooting in January in Thornton.

  • Deputies arrest Brighton man

    It took a while. But Weld County sheriff's deputies arrested a 21-year-old Brighton man March 28, almost three weeks after authorities started their search.

  • Police report March 28

     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.

    March 25

    Consume or use marijuana, 600 block of North 16th Way

    Criminal mischief under $300, 1200 block of Myrtle Street