• Don Quick tabbed for 17th Judicial District judgeship

    BRIGHTON — It didn’t take long for Don Quick to find his next step in his criminal justice career.

    The former Adams County District Attorney, only a few weeks removed from a loss to Cynthia Coffman in the race to become the next Colorado Attorney General, was appointed last week by Gov. John Hickenlooper to a judgeship in the 17th Judicial District Court.

  • Reward offered to help find suspects in rash of Brighton vehicle vandalism

    BRIGHTON — After almost 80 cases of vehicle vandalism this week, a reward is being offered as police are asking for the public's help in finding the suspects.

  • Trial of former Adams deputy accused of sex assault pushed to 2015

    BRIGHTON — The trial of an Adams County sheriff’s deputy charged with sexual assault on a child won’t begin until spring of next year.

    Sue Lindsay, spokeswoman for the Adams County District Attorney’s Office, said Friday, Nov. 14, that the trial for Henry Ford II has been continued to April 27, 2015. The trial had been set to get underway Monday, Nov. 17.

  • Victim advocates, often unheralded in law enforcement infrastructure, work to grow influence

     COMMERCE CITY — One of the television programs Jaylynn Wayman enjoys watching is “Law And Order: Special Victims Unit.”

    But she has a problem with it. No one portrays a victim advocate, which is something near and dear to her heart.

  • Brighton police investigate discovery of naked woman near Main Street

    BRIGHTON — Police are investigating an incident where a 54-year-old woman was found late Sept. 27 laying naked by a Dumpster.

    The woman was located to the north of Floodstage Ale Works, 170 S. Main St., at 11:39 p.m. Sept. 27.

    Police spokesman John Bradley said investigators do not believe there is any danger to the community at large presented by this situation, and that no charges have been filed as of press time.

  • Body found in area motel; sheriff's deputies investigating

    BRIGHTON -- Adams County sheriff's detectives are looking into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a body inside a motel.

    It happened Nov. 4 at the Crestline Motel on Brighton Road. The name of the female has not been released, nor have any other details.

    "This case is still an active investigation, and no further details can be released at this time," Sgt. Aaron Pataluna said in a statement.



  • Deputies arrest car-burglary suspect

    Adams County sheriff's deputies arested one person after responding to an alarm at a business south of Brighton Nov. 2.

    The alarm was at a car lot in the 8500 block of Brighton Road. Sgt. Aaron Pataluna said deputies watched suspects take parts from the cars and throw the parts over the fence. When deputies got into the yard, all but one of the suspects took off. That suspect was in jail Nov. 4.

    Pataluna also said deputies were able to recover the car parts and several tools the suspects allegedly used.

  • Police arrest one, seek witnesses to crash and shooting on US 85

    BRIGHTON -- Police arrested one person in connection with an Oct. 27 car crash/shooting and are looking for additional witnesses.

    Police announced the arrest of a Brighton resident, 33-year-old Santana D. Nanez, on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault. It's up to the Adams County District Attorney's Office to decide on the formal charges.

  • Predator AWARE Fair in Brighton offers comprehensive child safety tools

    BRIGHTON — Information on keeping your child safe will be available at the Predator Advocating Widespread Access to Resources and Education (AWARE) Fair, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Historic City Hall in Brighton.

    The Predator AWARE Fair is a project of the Brighton Kiwanis Club designed to raise awareness and learning to protect kids  from predatory behaviors including sexual and online predators, child trafficking, exploitation, bullying, identity theft, physical attack and more.

  • One rescued, seven escape early morning house fire in Brighton

    BRIGHTON — One person was rescued and seven others escaped an early morning house fire Thursday, Sept. 25, in Brighton.

    Brighton Fire Rescue crews were called about 3:38 a.m. Sept. 25 to a report of a home on fire in the 1300 block of Strong Street. Upon arrival, one of the residents, a 19-year-old, was still trapped inside; seven other residents had escaped on their own.