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Courts/Crime

  • Brighton man arrested for threatening staff, students

    A Brighton man faces charges of felony menacing after allegedly threatening staffers at a student summer program at Foundations Academy, Wednesday, June 7.

    Isaiah Roy Padilla, 21, told staffers that he wanted to pick up two children who were not at the school at 340 S. 45th Ave. It appeared that he was intoxicated, staffers told authorities. The staffers said they were able to identify Padilla from previous encounters with him.

  • Mobile-home murder suspect undergoes evaluation

    The suspect in a fatal stabbing at Eastgate Mobile Home Park in November is undergoing a competency evaluation.

    Jason Lee Trevino, 24, faces a charge of first-degree murder in the death of 34-year-old Antonio Torres. The competency evaluation is expected to determine whether or not Trevino is competent to stand on trial. It will be reviewed in court on Thursday, June 29.

  • Man arrested in connection with sex assault in 1992

    A previously cold sexual assault case from 1992 is being brought back to life,  after a man was arrested recently for allegedly stabbing and sexually assaulting a woman in her home.

  • Driver faces charges in multi-car crash

    A Denver man faces multiple charges after causing a multi-car crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 85 and Bromley Lane on Sunday, May 14. Police believe alcohol and drugs were involved in the crash.

    Brian Lawrence Kahn, 40, was driving a white Chevrolet Malibu southbound on U.S. Highway 85 at a high rate of speed when he found vehicles stopped at the intersection with Bromley Lane, according to witnesses.

  • Habitual drunk driver gets jail time

    Albaro Bustillos, 53, of Hudson, was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Thursday, May 4, after a jury found him guilty recently of his eighth DUI.

    Bustillos received his first drunk driving charge in 1994. He has been convicted of similar charges over the past two decades in Westminster, in Commerce City, in Brighton and in Weld County.

  • Student who threatened others has June court date

    A Prairie View High School student who threatened to shoot others at school had his court date postponed after his lawyer, Joshua Amos, requested a continuance on Wednesday, May 3.

    Frank DeFiore, 18, is now scheduled to appear in Adams County court at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 14.

  • Adams County deputy arrested on assault charge

    Adams County Deputy James Cook has been arrested on charges related to an incident in which he allegedly physically forced a subject off of a roof, according to witnesses.

    Cook, 33, was arrested by the Weld County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, April 13, and charged with second-degree assault causing bodily injury. His bond is set at $5,000. Cook has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation, according to a press release from the Adams County Sheriff's Office. 

  • Prairie View student out on bond

    Prairie View High School student Frank DeFiore is out on bond as he waits for a scheduled arraignment hearing Wednesday, May 3, in Adams County court.  

    The 18-year-old Prairie View High School student threatened to shoot kids at school and was arrested in March after posting threatening messages on social media and harassing another student. 

  • Inmate re-arrested in Commerce City

    Deputies re-arrested an Aurora resident who had been released by mistake from Adams County Jail in Brighton, the sheriff's office said in a press statement.

    Deputies found Shannon Owens, 31, at a motel near East 88th Avenue and Interstate 76 on Sunday, June 9. They contacted him by phone, and he was taken into custody.

    Owens was released on Friday, April 7,  after he told authorities he was another inmate who was scheduled for release.

  • Fort Lupton driver charged in multi-car crash

    Brighton police arrested the driver in a multi-car crash that sent a Northglenn woman to the hospital Thursday, March 2.