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Courts/Crime

  • Brighton police seeking help in curbing vandalism at Carmichael Park

    BRIGHTON — A string of vandalism to the new restrooms at Carmichael Park have Brighon police investigators seeking help from the public.

    In a news release Tuesday, Dec. 31, department spokesman John Bradley said officers are looking into several cases of vandalism involving the restroom facilities at the park, which is located behind City Hall, including:

    — Damage to the drinking fountain pipes.

    — Rocks being torn from the exterior facade of the facility.

  • Reward offered for tips on River Walk tire slashings

        A reward of up to $2,000 is being offered by the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers for information that would lead to the arrest of the individual or individuals involved in vandalizing multiple vehicles in the parking lot of the River Walk Apartments on Oct. 29. The damage included slashed tires, broken windows and a damaged motorcycle.
        Call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP or text your message to 274637 then title DMCS and enter your message. Callers can remain anonymous.

  • Vigil pleads guilty to gun charge

    CENTENNIAL — The Commerce City woman accused of providing the gun that killed Colorado  Department of Corrections Chief Tom Clements earlier this year pleaded guilty last week.

  • Ex-Adams deputy gets five years for assault on teenager

       BRIGHTON — Former Adams County deputy sheriff David Morrow drew a five-year prison sentence for his assault on a 15-year-old boy.
        The incident happened two summers ago at a party on Welby Road. An Adams County jury convicted Morrow, 30, of second-degree assault, third-degree assault and child abuse in August. His sentence could have been 16 years, according to the Adams County District Attorney’s Office.

  • Brighton police seek help identifying Office Depot robbery suspects

    BRIGHTON — Brighton police are asking the public for help in identifying two men suspected of robbing the Prairie Center Office Depot store earlier this month.

    According to Brighton police spokesman John Bradley, two Hispanic men in their 20s went to the Office Depot, 2443 Prairie Center Parkway, on Sept. 2, and took two tablet computers. One of the men told workers he was armed during the robbery.

  • Fort Lupton man arrested in connection to string of Brighton robberies

    BRIGHTON — Brighton police announced Friday, Sept. 27, that a Fort Lupton man has been arrested on suspicion of robbery in connection with two local cases.

    Andrew Michael White, 22, was taken into custody without incident Wednesday, Sept. 25. He is suspected of taking part in a robbery at Check Into Cash, 2404 E. Bridge St., about 11 a.m. Sept. 17, and a robbery at Public Service Credit Union, 195 S. Kuner Road, about 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23.

  • Brighton police, United Power working to curb 'car hopping'

     United Power is teaming up with the Brighton Police Department to shed some light on crime, specifically on car hopping.

    Brighton, like communities across the country, has been experiencing a significant increase in reports of thefts from unlocked vehicles, a police department news release said. This kind of theft is known as car hopping.

  • Ex-deputy convicted of assault, child abuse

    BRIGHTON -- A former Adams County sheriff's deputy could face a five- to 16-year- jail term when he returns to court for sentencing on assault and child-abuse charges.

    An Adams County District Court jury convicted David Morrow, 30, of those charges Aug. 19. The case stemmed from a disturbance on Welby Road in Adams County in June 2011.

  • Federal charges filed against Vigil in Ebel gun case

    CENTENNIAL — The Commerce City woman accused of providing the gun used to kill Colorado Chief of Corrections Tom Clements earlier this year will face federal gun charges following an indictment last week.

  • Man admits to killing Adams Co. teens; bodies found in Sedgwick

        BRIGHTON — An Adams County man is being held without bond after admitting to killing two local teenagers and burying their bodies in Sedgwick.

        Deputies arrested 43-year-old William Dean Otto on Sunday, Aug. 11, and he had a brief court appearance Monday morning. Formal charges are pending from the Adams County District Attorney’s office.