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Courts/Crime

  • 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.

  • Brighton police: Missing woman located and is safe

    BRIGHTON — Brighton police announced Wednesday morning, April 22, that a woman reported missing in recent days had been located and is safe.

    Darla Anheier had been reported missing since she was last seen at her Brighton home on the afternoon of Tuesday, April 14.

  • Brighton police seek information on missing woman

    BRIGHTON — Brighton police are asking for the public's help regarding the whereabouts of a Brighton woman reported missing.

    Darla Anheier, 44, reportedly left her home in the 100 block of South 12th Avenue sometime between 3:15 and 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, and has not been seen by her family since then. According to family members, Darla left the residence without a coat and without necessary medication. 

  • Lochbuie man killed in crash near Bridge Street in Brighton

    BRIGHTON — A Lochbuie man was killed after his motorcycle was hit by a minivan Monday, April 6, near Bridge Street and 45th Avenue in Brighton.

    Brighton police investigated for much of Monday afternoon at the scene of the collision, which occurred about 12:25 p.m. Bridge Street and part of Telluride Street were closed for about an hour as a result.

  • Drug incidents in Colorado schools rise, but marijuana factor hard to pinpoint

    By Katie Kuntz, Rocky Mountain PBS I-News

    The first months of legal recreational marijuana in Colorado saw a jump in drug policy violations in the state’s public schools, a Rocky Mountain PBS I-News analysis of Department of Education data has found.

  • Judges upholds Adams County stormwater utility fee program

    BRIGHTON — A judge ruled in favor of Adams County in the matter of a legal challenge to the controversial stormwater utility fee.

    On Monday afternoon Feb. 9, Judge Mark Warner ruled in favor of the county in the case brought by the Stop Stormwater Utility Association, Adams County Republican Party Chairman Gary Mikes and two other plaintiffs.

  • Brighton council to consider stringent rules governing marijuana home-grows

    BRIGHTON — City Council is poised to consider some of the most-stringent regulations of marijuana home-grow operations across the Front Range during their Feb. 3 meeting.

  • Brighton man killed in explosion south of Dacono

    WELD COUNTY — Investigators began working Wednesday, Jan. 14, to determine what led to the death of a Brighton man south of Dacono.

    Weld County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Sean Standridge said that deputies were sent about 12:22 p.m. Jan. 14 to the area of Weld County Roads 6 and 11 on reports of an explosion. Upon arriving, they located the body of a 26-year-old Brighton man.

  • 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.