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Courts/Crime

  • Police report Oct. 9 to Oct. 15

    Oct. 15

    Shoplifting – 300 block of Bromley Lane

    Criminal mischief – 2100 block of East Bridge Street

    Theft – 700 block of South First Street

    First-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft – 600 block of South Fifth Avenue

     

    Oct. 14

    Driving under the influence – 000 block of South Miller Avenue

    Criminal mischief – 100 block of North Eighth Avenue

    Harassment – 2300 block of East Bridge Street

     

  • Police search for gang ties among gun thieves

    Two men were arrested for stealing firearms from South Platte Tactical gun shop, 29 S. Fourth St. early this year.

    Gaven Alfonso Orozco, 20, of Adams County, and Jordan Martinez, 19, of Denver, broke into the store and removed multiple firearms.  A third suspect apparently was involved but has not been arrested, according to store owner, Jacob McIntosh.

    The men allegedly stole a vehicle, drove to the gun store, stole 32 firearms and fled.  They were in and out of the store in one and half minutes, McIntosh said.

  • Former Prairie View student gets two years probation for threats

    Former Prairie View High School student Frank DeFiore was sentenced to 96 hours of community service and two years of probation for making threats against students and staff at Prairie View High School while he was a senior at the school.

    DeFiore, 18, was arrested in March after harassing a student at school and posting threatening messages on social media. Police searched his home and found multiple weapons in his bedroom, including a rifle, knives and an AK-47.

  • Man kidnapped infant in stolen car

    The man who left a baby in a Denver alleyway in March was sentenced to six years in community corrections.

    Issac James Garcia, 21, had bonded out of the Adams County Jail on a drug case in early March when he stole a truck across the street from the jail at a parking lot at 1583 E. Bridge St. A 3-month-old infant was in a car seat in the back of the truck.

    Garcia plead guilty to one count of second-degree kidnapping on July 27.

  • Hansen offered to pay back $100,000

    Former Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce president Holly Hansen said she could pay back $100,000 of the money she allegedly took if the chamber board did not press charges against her, according to a police affidavit of the case. 

  • Former Jurassic Pets owners receive new cruelty to animal charges

    Adams County residents Mark Kubic and Lynn Kubic were charged recently with 72 new felonies related to cruelty to animals.

    Officials recently found more than 50 dead animals and more than 2,000 others surrounded by filth and waste in the Kubic family basement during a compliance check on the home, which is in unincorporated Adams County.

  • Police report Aug. 21 to 27

    Reports reflect calls to the Brighton police department. The reports do not indicate whether or not arrests were made. Not every call made to the police is listed in this report.

    Aug. 27

    Unlawful use of a controlled substance – 400 block of West Bridge Street

    First-degree criminal trespass – 500 block of North 48th Avenue

    Third-degree assault – 1300 block of Lark Avenue

    Drunk driving – 1000 block of East Bridge Street

    Drunk driving – 400 block of East Bromley Lane

  • Brighton man gets 35 years for attempted murder

    A judge sentenced a Brighton man to 35 years in prison Monday, Aug. 14, for attempted first-degree murder of his wife.

    Brighton police found Bridget Dyson, 50, laying in a pool of blood between two vehicles in the parking lot of Sterling Park Apartments, 4242 E. Bromley Lane, where she lived, in an incident in December 2016.

  • Police report July 31 to Aug. 6

    Reports reflect calls to the Brighton police department. The reports do not indicate whether or not arrests were made. Not every call made to the police is listed in this report.

     

    Aug. 6

    First-degree criminal trespass – 500 block of South 36th Avenue

    Harassment – 1800 block of Southern Street

    Drunk with a gun – 100 block of West Bridge Street

    Cruelty to animals – 3400 block of Watada Drive

    Theft from auto – 4900 block of East Bromley Lane

  • PVHS student who threatened others pleads guilty

    An 18-year-old who threatened others at Prairie View High School in February pleaded guilty Friday, Aug. 4, to two misdemeanor charges, the 17th Judicial District Attorney's office said in a press statement.