• Lochbuie woman pleads guilty to child abuse

    MetroWest Report

    The Lochbuie mom accused if abusing her 2-year-old son pleaded guilty Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Weld County District Court.

    Katrina Kennedy-Flores, 26, faces up to 24 months in jail after pleading guilty to child abuse - knowingly or recklessly causing bodily injury, a Class 1 misdemeanor.

    She faces up to 24 months in the county jail.

  • Active-shooter training planned at former car dealership

    Brighton police officers plan to conduct a pair of active-shooter training exercises before the end of the month at the unoccupied car dealership at the northeast corner of Main Stret and Bromley Lane.

    The first is planned for 7 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12. The second is planned for Wednesday, Oct. 26. Both will be at the dealership, which is owned by the city and is scheduled for demolition.

  • Mead homicide suspect confesses to detectives

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    Ronald Budler, 49, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after sheriff’s deputies found a 51-year-old woman dead at a home in the 100 block of Hunters Cove Road in Mead on Sept. 21.

    Budler told Firestone police detectives that he shot Shawna Naimoli, 51, according to a warrantless arrest affidavit.

  • One arrested, both in hospital after Hudson stabbing

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    Weld County sheriff’s deputies arrested Johnny Cordova, 41, on suspicion of first-degree assault and attempted first-degree murder after a stabbing at a Hudson residence Sept. 25.

  • Referee gets probation in sexual contact case

    Erie resident Peter Joseph Labella  Jr. was sentenced to three years’ probation on Sept. 20 for unlawful sexual contact.

    The 57-year-old, a long-time sports referee, was originally charged with trying to lure a child over the internet. The charge of internet luring was dismissed when he took a plea deal on July 19 in the 17th Judicial District court in Brighton.

  • Suspect arrested after multiple vehicle thefts

    Weld County sheriff's deputies arrested a 22-year-old Brighton woman on suspicion of car theft.

    It happened around 3:45 p.m., Sept. 12, near Weld County roads 23 and 6. Authorities identified the woman as Toni Jazzmin Marie Sandoval, of Brighton.

  • Suspect charged with first-degree murder

    Anthony Dennis Grayson, 42, has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Alejandro Alvear, 49 at a Family Dollar store on Sept. 1, according to a statement from District Attorney Dave Young's office.

  • Pet store owner told not to work with animals

    Officials have ordered a pet store owner to have no contact with animals for her involvement in animal cruelty at the Jurassic Pets store in Thornton.

    Lynn Kubic, 55, also must perform 100 hours of community service, pay a $100 fine and serve one year of probation, according to a press statement from the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s office. She was sentenced on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

    Kubic pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty.

  • Police continue to investigate Interstate 76 death

    Brighton police officials are investigating how a woman was killed along westbound Interstate 76 near 136th Avenue in the early morning of Friday, Aug. 19. 

    Cindy Augustian, 51, of Aurora, has been identified as the woman. She was found dead on the shoulder of the highway around 6:20 a.m. Aug. 19, according to John Bradley, police spokesman. 

  • Four men charged in counterfeit Broncos merchandise scheme

    Four men have been charged with counts of racketeering, money laundering and conspiracy for allegedly selling counterfeit Denver Bronco’s merchandise at Mile High Flea Market in Commerce City.