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Courts/Crime

  • Police investigate pair of robberies

    Brighton police are investigating a pair of armed robberies that happened before dawn Monday, Feb. 6.

    The first happened around 5 a.m. at the Kum & Go convenience store on West Bridge Street west of U.S. Highway 85. Brighton Police Department spokesman Rich Kelly said an armed male walked into the store and demanded money from the clerk. The suspect left the area in a white, four-door sedan, perhaps a Toyota.

  • Commerce City police kill man after standoff

    Commerce City police officers shot and killed a man Sunday following a standoff, according to a city news release.

    The man, who had earlier threatened a women at a residence at the 5800 block of Magnolia Street, “threatened the officers with his weapon,” according to the release. At that point, officers shot and struck the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The man's name was not immediately available.

  • Commerce City police kill man after standoff

    Commerce City police officers shot and killed a man Sunday following a standoff, according to a city news release.

    The man, who had earlier threatened a women at a residence at the 5800 block of Magnolia Street, “threatened the officers with his weapon,” according to the release. At that point, officers shot and struck the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The man's name was not immediately available.

  • Brighton police arrest two

    MetroWest Report

    Brighton police arrested two men Thursday, Feb. 2 - one for allegedly stealing a car and breaking into cars, the other for allegedly breaking into cars.

    Mike Anthony Mendoza, 31, of Denver, was arrested and charged with four counts related to stealing a car and breaking into cars. Jesse Ray Bell, 35, of Adams County, was arrested and charged with three counts related to breaking into cars, according to a police press statement.

  • Police search for man in kidnap attempt

    Police continue to investigate an attempted kidnapping that happened around 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Larkridge shopping center near Colorado Highway 7 and Interstate 25 in Thornton.

    A mother and her two children came out of a store and got into their car. A man opened the rear passenger driver’s side door of the car while it was still parked in the shopping center parking lot, according to a press release from the Thornton Police Department.

  • Weld County burglary suspects at large

    Weld County sheriff’s deputies are seeking two burglars who broke into a home near Fort Lupton on Friday, Jan. 27, in the 9000 block of Weld County Road 22.

    The masked burglars stole several items from the home, according to surveillance camera footage given to the sheriff’s office.

    Jonathan Michael Johnson, 20, is believed to be one of the men caught on the surveillance camera, the sheriff’s office said.

  • Man arrested in connection with stabbing

    MetroWest Report

    A 28-year-old man was arrested in connection with a stabbing in the 1000 block of North Pond Drive around noon on Sunday, Jan. 22.

    Che Jason Bachicha was charged with attempted first-degree murder after a 56-year-old Brighton man was stabbed in the neck, police said in a press release. The man who was stabbed spoke to police officers, and his injuries appeared to be non-life threatening, according to the release.

  • Brighton drunk driver gets 10 years for crash

    Metrowest Report

    A 26-year-old Brighton man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for injuring an Adams County sheriff’s deputy after crashing into his patrol car. 

    David Daniel Martinez was driving 92 miles per hour when he crashed into Sgt. Aaron Pataluna’s patrol car as it was stopped at a red light at U.S. Highway 85 and 120th Avenue.  Pataluna suffered two fractured vertebrae in his neck, a concussion and multiple lacerations in the Feb. 13 incident.

  • Police investigate gun-shop burglary

    MetroWest staff

    Brighton police continue to investigate a burglary of a local gun shop in which an undisclosed number of firearms were reported stolen.

    Police received a burglar alarm call at South Platte Tactical, 29 S. Fourth Ave., around 1 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8.

    Spokesman John Bradley said officers found that someone got into the building, smashed display cases and may have taken firearms from the display cases.

  • Police investigate gun-shop burglary

      Brighton police continued to investigate a burglary of a local gun shop. An undisclosed number of firearms were reported stolen.

         Police received a call for a burglar alarm at South Platte Tactical, 29 S. Fourth Ave., around 1 a.m. Jan. 8. Spokesman John Bradley said officers found someone got into the building, had smashed display cases and may have taken firearms from the display cases.