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Courts/Crime

  • Police report July 31 to Aug. 6

    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.

     

    Aug. 6

    First-degree criminal trespass – 500 block of South 36th Avenue

    Harassment – 1800 block of Southern Street

    Drunk with a gun – 100 block of West Bridge Street

    Cruelty to animals – 3400 block of Watada Drive

    Theft from auto – 4900 block of East Bromley Lane

  • Brighton man gets 35 years for attempted murder

    A judge sentenced a Brighton man to 35 years in prison Monday, Aug. 14, for attempted first-degree murder of his wife.

    Brighton police found Bridget Dyson, 50, laying in a pool of blood between two vehicles in the parking lot of Sterling Park Apartments, 4242 E. Bromley Lane, where she lived, in an incident in December 2016.

  • PVHS student who threatened others pleads guilty

    An 18-year-old who threatened others at Prairie View High School in February pleaded guilty Friday, Aug. 4, to two misdemeanor charges, the 17th Judicial District Attorney's office said in a press statement.

  • Police report July 23 to July 30

    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.

     

    July 30

    Harassment – 300 block of South Miller Avenue

    Shoplifting – 000 block of West Bromley Lane

    First-degree criminal trespass – 000 block of West Southern Street

    Third-degree assault – 3000 block East Bridge Street

     

    July 29

  • Brighton police report - July 9 to 16

    Police report July 9 to July 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.

    July 16

    Second-degree assault – 15100 block of Brighton Road

    July 15

  • Police find 85 marijuana plants in Brighton home

    Brighton police found 85 marijuana plants on Sunday, July 2, at a home near the 1100 block of Cardinal Circle.

    That number of plants exceeds the amount allowed by state law. Colorado law  allows growers to have up to six plants per each resident over age 21.  

    Additionally, Brighton’s marijuana code does not permit commercial growing, according to John Bradley, a Brighton Police Department spokesman. Home growers are not allowed to sell marijuana or marijuana products, according to state statutes.

  • Police search for robbery suspect

    Brighton police would like to find a man who reportedly robbed an employee at knifepoint at the Brighton Sonic Drive-In around 11 p.m. Monday, July 10.

    The suspect shoved the 15-year-old victim into the bathroom at the Sonic at 15120 Brighton Road and held a knife to her throat, demanding she give him whatever she had, the victim's mom told the Brighton Standard Blade.

  • Attempted suicide leads to fire, attempted murder charges

    By Zac Taylor and Andrea Tritschler

    Staff Writers

    A Commerce City woman was charged with first-degree attempted murder after she set her house on fire in an apparent suicide attempt on Wednesday, June 14, police said.

    Her family members were inside the house in the 15700 block of 96th Place when the fire was started, according to officials. They did not release names of anyone in the home because of the ongoing investigation.

  • PVHS student who threatened others could receive plea deal

    Former Prairie View High School student Frank DeFiore, who threatened to shoot others at school, will have to wait a few more weeks before his fate is decided.

    DeFiore’s lawyer Joshua Amos and 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office lawyer Jacob Woods are working on a plea deal, both lawyers said. Amos requested a continuance at a court date Wednesday, June 14.

    Woods said the two sides are close to a resolution, but Amos said there has been no plea deal his client could accept, yet.

  • Brighton man arrested for threatening staff, students

    A Brighton man faces charges of felony menacing after allegedly threatening staffers at a student summer program at Foundations Academy, Wednesday, June 7.

    Isaiah Roy Padilla, 21, told staffers that he wanted to pick up two children who were not at the school at 340 S. 45th Ave. It appeared that he was intoxicated, staffers told authorities. The staffers said they were able to identify Padilla from previous encounters with him.