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Courts/Crime

  • District attorney's office charges man with murder

    The district attorney’s office charged a 37-year-old Wheat Ridge man with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man in February in Commerce City.

    Christopher Toney was charged with first-degree murder after deliberation, first-degree felony murder and first-degree burglary in an apparent quarrel over a girlfriend according to an affidavit for the arrest warrant in the case.

  • Brighton police blotter Feb. 20 to Feb. 26

    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.

    Feb. 26

    Discharge of gun or bow – 600 block of Voiles Drive

    Domestic violence – 100 block of South 20th Avenue

    Harassment – 1900 block of Prairie Center Parkway

    Harassment –12600 block of East 118th Court

  • Adams County communications to hire new call takers

     After an Adams County resident complained that she called 911 twice and didn’t get a response, members of the two boards that oversee the Adams County Communications Center said they’re looking to fix the issue.

  • One in custody after standoff with Brighton police

    The Brighton Police Department has taken one person into custody following a brief standoff with a person in a vehicle, according to a police announcement. 

    The incident led to a brief lockout at a nearby school, meaning school doors were locked and no one could go in or out. Bromley Lane was closed from 17th to 22nd avenues.

    Check back for updates.

  • Police Blotter Feb. 13 to Feb. 19

    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.

     

    Feb. 19

    Drunk driving – East 160th Avenue and Sierra Street

    Shoplifting – 1600 block of East Bridge Street

     

    Feb. 18

    Second-degree criminal tampering – 200 block of North Eighth Avenue

    Drunk driving – County Road 2.5 and U.S. Highway 85 southbound

  • Kidnapped Brighton woman found unharmed

    An 18-year-old Brighton woman was reportedly taken from her home at gunpoint by her father on Sunday, Feb. 19.

    The 18-year-old was at home in the 200 block of Denver Street, watching television with her two younger sisters and an unrelated female, when she found out her father was outside, according to witnesses.

  • Police investigate Brighton shooting

    Police are investigating a shooting that left two people hospitalized with unspecified injuries in the early-morning hours of Monday, Feb. 20.

    Brighton police found a 39-year-old woman bleeding from injuries to her face and a 25-year-old man with gunshot wounds to both legs in the incident at about 3:25 a.m. at a home at 260 S. Aspen Drive.

  • Man charged with contacting child prostitute

    Police have charged Benjamin Allen Holtry, 32, of Fort Lupton, with patronizing a child prostitute in Brighton.

    Holtry posted an ad on CraigsList, and a resident mentioned it to Brighton police, according to a police statement on Sunday, Feb. 19. Police detectives posed as the stepfather of a fictitious underage female and conversed with Holtry through emails and text messages for several days.

  • Commerce City teen taken to hospital with gunshot wounds

    MetroWest Report

    A teen was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds after an incident in the 2600 block of Rosemary Lane in Commerce City around lunchtime Thursday, Feb. 16.

    Adams County Sheriff’s deputies found the victim around 11:21 a.m.

  • Former teacher convicted of sex abuse

    A former Adams 14 teacher was convicted Tuesday, Feb. 14, of four charges in connection with sexual assault on two girls that happened between 2004 and 2011, according to the Adams and Broomfield Counties district attorney’s office.