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Courts/Crime

  • Kidnapped Brighton woman found unharmed

    An 18-year-old Brighton woman was reportedly taken from her home at gunpoint by her father on Sunday, Feb. 19.

    The 18-year-old was at home in the 200 block of Denver Street, watching television with her two younger sisters and an unrelated female, when she found out her father was outside, according to witnesses.

  • Police investigate Brighton shooting

    Police are investigating a shooting that left two people hospitalized with unspecified injuries in the early-morning hours of Monday, Feb. 20.

    Brighton police found a 39-year-old woman bleeding from injuries to her face and a 25-year-old man with gunshot wounds to both legs in the incident at about 3:25 a.m. at a home at 260 S. Aspen Drive.

  • Man charged with contacting child prostitute

    Police have charged Benjamin Allen Holtry, 32, of Fort Lupton, with patronizing a child prostitute in Brighton.

    Holtry posted an ad on CraigsList, and a resident mentioned it to Brighton police, according to a police statement on Sunday, Feb. 19. Police detectives posed as the stepfather of a fictitious underage female and conversed with Holtry through emails and text messages for several days.

  • Commerce City teen taken to hospital with gunshot wounds

    MetroWest Report

    A teen was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds after an incident in the 2600 block of Rosemary Lane in Commerce City around lunchtime Thursday, Feb. 16.

    Adams County Sheriff’s deputies found the victim around 11:21 a.m.

  • Former teacher convicted of sex abuse

    A former Adams 14 teacher was convicted Tuesday, Feb. 14, of four charges in connection with sexual assault on two girls that happened between 2004 and 2011, according to the Adams and Broomfield Counties district attorney’s office.

  • Teacher resigns after sexual assault charge

    Former teacher Austin Trahern, 24, resigned from Foundations Academy charter school in Brighton on Friday, Feb. 3, after facing sexual assault charges at a school in Cañon City, where he was formerly a teacher and coach.

    Trahern passed both federal and state background checks before he was hired at Foundations Academy, according to Jennifer Hoff, a spokeswoman at National Heritage Academy, the management partner for the charter school.

  • Police search for man in kidnap attempt

    MetroWest Report

    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 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 parking lot, according to a press release from the Thornton Police Department.

  • Police blotter - Jan. 30 to Feb. 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.

    Feb. 5

    Drunk driving – Interstate 76 eastbound

    Throwing missiles (rocks) at vehicles – 400 block of Miller Avenue

    Domestic violence – 100 block of Penny Lane

    Feb. 4

  • Third gas station robbed in two days

    Another Brighton gas station was robbed on Tuesday, Feb. 7, the third in two days.

    Murphy’s Express, at 79 E. Bromley Lane, was robbed at gunpoint around 7:30 p.m. A man reportedly walked up to the clerk and threatened her with a handgun, demanding money. He then fled on food toward Main Street, according to Brighton Police.  

  • 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.