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Courts/Crime

  • Commerce City police arrest officer for false reporting

     The Commerce City police officer who reported he was shot made up the story, according to police.

    Kevin Lord, an eight-year veteran of the department, was arrested Nov. 13. Details were sketchy late that night. He could face charges of false reporting and attempting to influence a public servant. It's up to the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office to file the charges. Lord bonded out of jail early Nov. 14, according to reports.

  • Adams County killer sentenced to 48 years

        ADAMS COUNTY — Christopher Adam Waide was sentenced last week to 48 years in prison for second-degree murder Friday in the death of 19-year-old Lea Chali Porter of Pueblo, last year.
        Adams County District Judge Craig Welling also sentenced Waide, 25, to six years in prison for sexual exploitation of a child, to be served concurrently with the 48-year prison term.

  • Man shot, killed south of Brighton

               BRIGHTON – One person was shot and killed late Nov. 10 after a pursuit that ended on U.S. Highway 85 south of downtown Brighton. Local media reported that the individual was a murder suspect from Boulder County.

    The Adams County Sheriff's Office said the chase started in Longmont and ended on U.S. 85 north of 144th Avenue. The driver showed a firearm, and officers fired their weapons. The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Adams County sheriff's deputy fired, arrested for alleged sexual assault

    Jeremy Johnson

    ADAMS COUNTY — An Adams County Sheriff’s deputy was terminated and arrested this week after admitting to a violation of departmental policies, committing “alleged sexual misconduct,” according to Sheriff Michael McIntosh.

  • Adams County sheriff's deputy fired, arrested, for alleged sex assault

    ADAMS COUNTY — An Adams County Sheriff’s deputy was terminated and arrested this week after admitting to a violation of departmental policies, committing “alleged sexual misconduct,” according to Sheriff Michael McIntosh.

    An investigation by the Adams County Sheriff’s Office led to the firing and subsequent arrest of Brandon Donahue, 25, taken into custody Wednesday and released Thursday, after posting $10,000 bail.

  • Man sentenced for Thornton condo fire

    An Adams County judge sentenced a man late last month to 160 years in prison for multiple counts of attempted first-degree murder and arson in the fire that destroyed a Thornton condominium complex last March.

  • Broomfield boy sentenced for stabbing

    A 15-year-old boy was sentenced Sept. 30 to 50 months in a youth corrections facility for the stabbing of a 14-year-old student in April, at Aspen Creek Elementary School, in Broomfield. The boy, who was 14 at the time, stabbed the girl April 30, outside the school. She was flown to Children’s Hospital and survived.

  • Man pleads to murder, sexual exploitation

    Christopher Waide, 25, of Westminster, pleaded guilty last week in Adams County Court to second-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Lea Chali Porter, of Pueblo, last year.

    Waide also pleaded guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of a child for possessing more than 20 pornographic images on a computer that was seized in the case.

  • Permanent injunction ordered for Brighton man alleged of fraud

    DENVER — Pursuant to the terms of a Denver District Court order, James Ryan Hernbloom, of Brighton, is not permitted to solicit or sell unregistered securities or act as a securities broker-dealer, sales representative, investment adviser, or investment adviser representative in the state of Colorado. 

  • Driver in fatal I-76 crash facing careless driving charges

    ADAMS COUNTY — A Nebraska man was in Adams County court last week on charges stemming from an automobile accident Sept. 14 on Interstate 76 that left one woman dead.

    Conner Maurer, 22, of Minatare, Neb., has been charged with careless driving resulting in death after his Jeep Rubicon struck another vehicle from behind at a high rate of speed, killing the other driver.

    Danielle Lunt-Thomas, 52, of Lochbuie, was pronounced dead at the scene.