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Courts/Crime

  • Brighton police report Dec. 19-25

    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.

    Dec. 25

    DUI – 12000 block of U.S. Highway 85, southbound

    Domestic violence – 100 block of West Longs Peak Street

    Graffiti – 1800 block of Skeel Street

    Theft – 100 block of Denver Street

  • Brighton police to pay AdCo $33,700 for help

    Brighton police plan to pay the Adams County Sheriff’s Department $33,700 next year for overnight help with a Colorado Crime Information Center terminal, according to Chief Paul Southard.

    But the police department will potentially save about $66,000 by outsourcing the work to the sheriff’s department, Southard said recently.

    Police use the terminal from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. to verify that arrest warrants are active before they arrest suspects, Southard said.

  • Lochbuie officer died in rollover crash

    Metrowest Report

    Lochbuie officer Michael Anderson, 36, died from injuries sustained in a traffic accident while he was on his way to work around 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, on East 168th Avenue near Lima Street in Brighton.

  • Brighton police reports Dec. 12 to 17

    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.

    Dec. 17

    First-degree burglary, non-residence - 300 block of North Seventh Avenue

    Graffiti - 400 block of Badger Creek Drive,

    Third-degree assault - County Road 2.5 and U.S. Highway 85 southbound

    Harassment - 200 block of North Fourth Avenue

  • Adams County DA charges two with murder

    Two Limon men have been charged with murder in the shooting death of Steven Kent just west of Brighton city limits on Thursday, Dec. 15.

    Ronnie Williams, 35, and Corey Taylor Carroll, 25, were charged on Dec. 20 by the Adams County District Attorney's Office. Kent, 55, was shot at his home at 16400 Tucson St., where he lived with his mother, according to a press statement from the district attorney's office.

  • Inmate turns himself in

    An Adams County inmate  on a work crew at Elmwood Cemetery walked away from custody on Tuesday, Dec. 13. 

    Joshua Dean Seme, 39, turned himself back in to authorities later, said Jim Morgen, an Adams County spokesman, without giving details. He will face escape charges for leaving the work crew, Morgen said.

  • Police make arrest in apartment assault case

    Brighton police made an arrest in connection with an assault near Sterling Park Apartments that happened Monday, Dec. 5.

    Police arrested the woman's ex-husband, 51-year-old Anthony Douglas Dyson. He could face a charge of criminal attempted first-degree murder, depending on what the Adams County District Attorney's Office decides.

  • Search is on for man who stole police equipment

    A man in a brown Ford-150 pickup truck appears to have stolen a shotgun, a tactical vest and possibly part of a police uniform from a marked police car, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Office.

    A picture from the Adams County Sheriff's Office shows a man in a camouflage vest and a black knit cap holding a gun next to a truck. The truck's back window appears to have "Kosko Racing" written on it. There's a bright-yellow toolbox in the flatbed. 

  • No arrest made in knife incident

    Brighton police contacted a woman with a large knife at 10th Avenue and Egbert Street around noon, Monday, Nov. 28, according to spokesman John Bradley.

    A passerby reported a female standing near the location with a large knife. Motorists were diverted around numerous police cars at the scene during the lunch hour.

    Bradley said no one was threatened in the incident and no arrest was made.

  • Police have no suspects in bank robbery

    Brighton police have no suspects in an armed robbery that happened Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Valley Bank & Trust at Fourth Avenue and Bridge Street.