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Courts/Crime

  • 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.

  • Trujillo sentenced to eight years in grandson’s death

    BRIGHTON — A Commerce City woman convicted of criminally negligent child abuse in the death of her grandson was sentenced Friday, Aug. 2, to eight years in prison.
        Doris Becky Trujillo, 61, received the maximum sentence possible in Adams County District Court based on the charge of criminally negligent child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury.

  • Ex-Adams worker convicted on drug distribution charge

    BRIGHTON — A former ACS employee contracted to work with Adams County was convicted Wednesday, July 17, of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance.
        Rose Lucero, 41, was accused last year of trading prescription drugs with Adams County employees. Two other related charges resulted in acquittal.