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Courts/Crime

  • 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.

  • Prairie View student makes first court appearance

    An 18-year-old Prairie View High School student who threatened to shoot kids at school faces two misdemeanors and one felony count of aggravated cruelty to animals after his first court appearance Friday, March 17.

  • Former city councilman Chris Maslanik charged with two felonies

    Brighton planning commission chair and former city council member Chris Maslanik, was arrested and charged recently with one count of felony theft and one count of forgery for unpaid business contracts and using money from business transactions for personal use. 

    Police arrested Maslanik at the Brighton Elk’s Club, 101 North Main St., on Saturday, March 3. He was booked into the Adams County jail and released on bond March 4.

  • Brighton police report Feb. 27 to March 5

    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.

    March 5

    Drunk driving – 15000 block of Brighton Road

    Theft – 2100 block of East Egbert Street

    Driving while impaired – North Fourth Avenue and East Bridge Street

    March 4

  • Man admits to convenience store crime spree

    A Brighton man could face charges of aggravated robbery, felony menacing and theft for multiple gas station robberies in Brighton, Thornton, Broomfield, Dacono and Longmont.

    Benjamin Jose Martinez, 33, told police that he needed money to provide for his family after he lost his job at Golden Van Lines in early February and was too embarrassed to tell his wife.

    Martinez was arrested by Broomfield police after a robbery at the Alta convenience store in Longmont around 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3.

  • Missing infant safe; suspect still on the run

    DENVER – A 3-month-old infant turned up safe in a northwest Denver alley near 6th Street and Federal Blvd. on March 7. The search continues for the person who took the child from a Brighton strip mall parking lot in front of Safeway, 1605 E Bridge Street, plus the person's pick-up truck.

     

  • District attorney's office charges man with murder

    The district attorney’s office charged a 37-year-old Wheat Ridge man with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting death of another man in February in Commerce City.

    Christopher Toney was charged with first-degree murder after deliberation, first-degree felony murder and first-degree burglary in an apparent quarrel over a girlfriend according to an affidavit for the arrest warrant in the case.

  • Brighton police blotter Feb. 20 to Feb. 26

    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.

    Feb. 26

    Discharge of gun or bow – 600 block of Voiles Drive

    Domestic violence – 100 block of South 20th Avenue

    Harassment – 1900 block of Prairie Center Parkway

    Harassment –12600 block of East 118th Court

  • Adams County communications to hire new call takers

     After an Adams County resident complained that she called 911 twice and didn’t get a response, members of the two boards that oversee the Adams County Communications Center said they’re looking to fix the issue.

  • One in custody after standoff with Brighton police

    The Brighton Police Department has taken one person into custody following a brief standoff with a person in a vehicle, according to a police announcement. 

    The incident led to a brief lockout at a nearby school, meaning school doors were locked and no one could go in or out. Bromley Lane was closed from 17th to 22nd avenues.

    Check back for updates.