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Courts/Crime

  • Suspect arrested after Fort Lupton man shot Jan. 20

    FORT LUPTON — A 45-year-old Fort Lupton man suffered non-life threatening injuries after being shot by another man Jan. 20 in the Aristocrat Acres neighborhood.

    According to a Jan. 21 press release from the Weld County sheriff’s office, deputies were dispatched at about 7:53 p.m. to the scene of an alleged shooting at 15205 Mary Ave. in Aristocrat Acres.

  • Frederick police receive reaccreditation

    FREDERICK — The Frederick Police Department received reaccreditation from Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) representative Lt. Frank Acosta of Brighton Police Department at the Jan. 13 regular board meeting.

  • Michael J. Rourke sworn in as Weld County District Attorney

    GREELEY — Michael J. Rourke was sworn in Friday, Jan. 2, as the District Attorney for the 19th Judicial District by Judge Todd Taylor in Weld County District Court.

    Rourke was appointed Dec. 18, 2014, by Gov. John Hickenlooper to serve following outgoing District Attorney Ken Buck’s election to the U.S. House of Representatives in the November 2014 general election.

  • Fort Lupton man sentenced to two years in fatal Highway 85 crash

    GREELEY — A 62-year-old Fort Lupton man was sentenced to two years in prison and six years of probation Tuesday, Dec. 23, in Weld County District Court.

  • Warren gets two weeks in prison, six years probation in son's death

    GREELEY — The woman whose 3-year-old son died from an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound last year was sentenced to 14 days in jail as part of a plea deal last week.

    Dionne Warren, of Frederick, also received six years of probation and ordered to complete 200 hours of community service related to gun safety as part of the deal struck with prosecutors.

  • Sign stealers a pain for craft seller

    FORT LUPTON — A local craft seller is hoping some eagle-eyed residents can help her figure out what happened to some roadside advertisements for the business.

  • Teen arrested in connection to series of vehicle break-ins

    Weld County sheriff’s deputies think they solved a series of burglary and criminal trespass issues in the Aristocrat Ranch area of Fort Lupton.

    Deputies arrested 19-year-old Jordan Horvath Oct. 8. He’s also wanted in connection with criminal trespass, theft and possession of controlled substance cases in Adams County.

  • Drive-by shooting under investigation

    LONGMONT -- Weld County sheriff's deputies are looking into a drive-by shooting that happened around 2 a.m. Oct. 18. The incident injured one person. He was treated and released from an area hospital.

    It happened on I-25 between state highways 52 and 119. Sgt. Sean Standridge said the victim was in a black, GMC Silverado. The shooter, who was driving the other vehicle, remained at large Oct. 20.

  • Deputies investigating attempted robbery near Dacono

    Weld County sheriff's deputies are looking into an attempted robbery at a hotel near Dacono.

    Sgt. Sean Standridge said it happened around 3 a.m., Oct. 5, at the Quality Inn Hotel, 10811 West I-25 Frontage Road. Deputies said the suspect entered the hotel, brandished a gun at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk told the suspect the hotel didn't have any money, and the suspect left the area on foot.

  • Mother, son receive max sentence in aiding Johns killings

    GREELEY — A mother and son convicted to aiding Cimmeron Johns following a double homicide earlier this year received the maximum sentence allowable last week in Weld County District Court.

    Justin O’Donnell, 24, and Rosann O’Donnell, 42, were each sentenced to six years in prison after they pleaded guilty to accessory to a crime for their roles in connection to the deaths of Sheri Pachello and Alisha Johns.