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Courts/Crime

  • Brighton police report - April 11-17

    April 17

    Intentional bodily injury – 468 S. Third Ave.

    Shoplifting – Kohls, 2425 Prairie Center Parkway

    April 16

    Criminal mischief to a business $500 to $1,000 – 260 Pavilions Place

    Second-degree motor vehicle theft – 480 S 2nd Ave.

    Driving under restraint – 895 S. Kuner Road

    Shoplifting – Famous Footwear, 2431 Prairie Center Parkway

  • Ten charged with sex trafficking after recent sting

    ADAMS COUNTY - Ten men have been charged with sex trafficking, according to 17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young, in connection with an undercover sting operation last week by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.

  • Brighton police department report

    Brighton Police Department report - a roundup of recent incidents

    March 13

    Shoplifting - 60 W. Bromley Lane and 100 N. 50th Ave., Brighton

    2nd degree aggravated motor vehicle theft – 777 S. 1st Ave., Brighton

    Cultivation of marijuana of more than 30 plants – 4241 Pioneer Place, Brighton

    March 12

    Forgery – 4980 Bromley Lane, Brighton

  • Man arrested in Brighton drug investigation

    BRIGHTON – Brighton police arrested a 37-year-old Brighton man on April 24 with a large quantity of suspected narcotics.

    Officers responded to a report of a possible vehicle trespass around 11 p.m. near Sixth Avenue and Brighton Street. They contacted a man sitting in a vehicle who was wearing rubber gloves and counting money, said Clint Blackhurst, Brighton police chief.

  • Man sentenced to 24 years in death of baby son

     A Thornton father was sentenced to 24 years in prison on April 29 for child abuse resulting in the death of his 5-month-old son.

    Bryan Nicholas Thompson, 33, pleaded guilty on Jan. 20 to a charge of child abuse resulting in death in Adams County District Court in Brighton. Louis Blackmon, 26, the child's mother, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree assault and is scheduled to be sentenced on May 6.

  • Police search for suspect in Brighton stabbing

    Police are looking for a man who allegedly violently stabbed a woman in the heart in Brighton on April 22.

    The woman required emergency surgery at Denver General Hospital, said Brighton Police Chief Clint Blackhurst. Her name was not immediately released.

    “She was critical for awhile, but she’s going to be okay,” Blackhurst said.

    The assault happened around 2 p.m. behind residences at 26 1/2 S. Sixth Ave.

  • 'Every 15 Minutes'

    Doug Hrdlicka

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Did you hear about the recent drinking and driving incident that killed three people at Prairie View High School?

    You didn’t? Students got an up-close-and-personal look at what a DUI crash looks like in the “Every 15 Minutes” incident, which included emergency response personnel and a Flight-for-Life helicopter.

    National statistics on DUI mortalities show that every 15 minutes someone is killed in a drunk-driving incident.

  • Brighton police calls - April 10 - April 4

    Brighton Police Department calls

    April 10

    Felony menacing with a gun – 395 N. 11th Ave.

    Theft of $1,000 to $20,000 from a yard – 12600 E. 114th Ave.

    April 9

    Criminally negligent child abuse – 70 W. Bridge St.

    Marijuana paraphernalia , under-aged user– 3060 E. Bridge St.

    Intentional bodily injury – Jordinellis, 25 N. Main St.

  • Supreme Court Judicial Commission appointments

        DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper last week announced appointments to several Judicial District Nominating Commissions.
        The members appointed to the 17th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission, effective Jan. 1, 2016, for terms expiring Dec. 31, 2021:
        n Christina Gomez, of Commerce City, was appointed to serve as an attorney and as an Adams County Democrat;
        n Jennifer Chavez, of Westminster, was appointed to serve as a non-attorney and Adams County Republican;

  • Commerce City officer charged in shooting

        COMMERCE CITY — Kevin Lord appeared in court Monday for formal advisement of charges of attempt to influence a public servant and false reporting.
        Lord was arrested Nov. 13 after claiming he had been shot at by a suspect in the 9700 block of Peoria Street Nov. 8.
        He is charged with one count of attempt to influence a public servant (F4) and one count of false reporting to authorities (M3).