• 'Every 15 Minutes'

    Doug Hrdlicka

    Special to MetroWest Newspapers

    Did you hear about the recent drinking and driving incident that killed three people at Prairie View High School?

    You didn’t? Students got an up-close-and-personal look at what a DUI crash looks like in the “Every 15 Minutes” incident, which included emergency response personnel and a Flight-for-Life helicopter.

    National statistics on DUI mortalities show that every 15 minutes someone is killed in a drunk-driving incident.

  • Brighton police calls - April 10 - April 4

    Brighton Police Department calls

    April 10

    Felony menacing with a gun – 395 N. 11th Ave.

    Theft of $1,000 to $20,000 from a yard – 12600 E. 114th Ave.

    April 9

    Criminally negligent child abuse – 70 W. Bridge St.

    Marijuana paraphernalia , under-aged user– 3060 E. Bridge St.

    Intentional bodily injury – Jordinellis, 25 N. Main St.

  • Supreme Court Judicial Commission appointments

        DENVER — Gov. John Hickenlooper last week announced appointments to several Judicial District Nominating Commissions.
        The members appointed to the 17th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission, effective Jan. 1, 2016, for terms expiring Dec. 31, 2021:
        n Christina Gomez, of Commerce City, was appointed to serve as an attorney and as an Adams County Democrat;
        n Jennifer Chavez, of Westminster, was appointed to serve as a non-attorney and Adams County Republican;

  • Commerce City officer charged in shooting

        COMMERCE CITY — Kevin Lord appeared in court Monday for formal advisement of charges of attempt to influence a public servant and false reporting.
        Lord was arrested Nov. 13 after claiming he had been shot at by a suspect in the 9700 block of Peoria Street Nov. 8.
        He is charged with one count of attempt to influence a public servant (F4) and one count of false reporting to authorities (M3).

  • Man convicted of Murder in Crestline Motel killing

        ADAMS COUNTY — Joshua Thomas Bohl was convicted last week of first-degree murder in the Nov. 2, 2014 slaying of his girlfriend at the Crestline Motel, at 7330 Brighton Road, in unincorporated Adams County, near Commerce City.
        Jayme Hosier, 29, was found dead Nov. 4, at the Crestline Motel.
        Bohl, 34, was charged with first-degree murder (F1).
        An Adams County District Court jury deliberated less than two hours before reaching the guilty verdict.

  • Aurora man charged in death of his father

        WESTMINSTER — District Attorney Dave Young, of the 17th Judicial District, announced last week that Jason Paul Beamer has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his father, Robert Beamer.
        Westminster police responding to a 911 call on Nov. 17 found Robert Beamer, 68, beaten and covered in blood at 7250 Newton Street. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital and later died of his injuries.

  • Mother charged in death of infant daughter

        THORNTON — District Attorney Dave Young, of the 17th Judicial District, announced last week the filing of charges against Marliese Marie Schreiber in the death of her six-week-old daughter.
        The charges allege that infant Nessa Muniz drowned in a bathtub Nov. 22, at the family residence, at 10521 Ashfield St., in Thornton.

  • 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.