• Chase puts Denver man behind bars

    A 23-year-old man could face several charges after a Saturday, March 19, chase that ended in Frederick.

    The Weld County District Attorney has the final say on formal charges. Weld County deputies booked Joseph Juan Reyna into jail on suspicion on aggravated motor vehicle theft, possession of a controlled substance and vehicular eluding.

    The chase began shortly before 2:30 a.m. in Greeley. Corporal Francisco Saucedo said a white Cadillac didn’t yield to police after officers tried to stop the driver on a traffic violation.

  • Shoen charged with assault

    Fort Lupton resident Richard Shoen faces two counts of third-degree assault charges in Weld County Court for allegedly hitting a victim recently during a domestic violence-related dispute.

    Officers found the victim with a bloody nose in the 1400 block of Fourth Street.

    According to a witness at the scene, Shoen hit the victim and pushed the victim onto the bed. Police Chief John Fryar said an underage witness tried to intervene in the fight. That individual called police at 11:28 a.m. Friday, March 9.

  • Fort Lupton police blotter report: March 3 to March 9

    Reports reflect calls from March 3 to March 9 to the Fort Lupton 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 9

    Police arrested Fort Lupton resident Melvin Dever and accused him of driving under the influence. They arrested Dever on the corner of Main and Third streets and took him to the Weld County Jail.

  • Hudson man arrested for child pornography

    The Weld County Sheriff’s Ofifce arrested a Hudson man recently in connection with child pornography.

    The sheriff’s office charged Terry Sluiter, 53, with child exploitation, a Class 4 felony, and took him to the Weld County Jail. He is now out of custody.

  • Sheriff's deputy cleared in shooting

    The district attorney's office has cleared a Weld County sheriff's deputy who shot a Fort Lupton man in connection with an alleged domestic violence incident Sunday, Dec. 31.

    The deputy who shot Michael Nash, 54, was on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation by the Weld County Critical Incident Team. The deputy's name was not released. Nash was not immediately available for comment Wednesday, Feb. 28.

  • Two local businesses vandalized

    Someone in a white four-door pickup allegedly broke windows at two local businesses Thursday, Feb. 22, or Friday, Feb. 23, according to Fort Lupton police.

    Surveillance video shows the white truck went by El Taco Del Rey, 321 S. Denver Ave. and Taqueria Los Cazos, 123 First St. around the time of the broken windows, police said in a press statement. The projectile used appeared to have less velocity than a bullet, police said.

  • Man now charged with second-degree assault

    A Fort Lupton man faces four domestic violence-related charges after he allegedly choked his significant other some time between Tuesday, Jan. 30, and Friday, Feb. 2, according to the Weld County District Attorney’s office.

    Joe Morales Jr., 47, faces one charge of second-degree assault, one charge of child abuse, one charge of harassment and one charge of criminal mischief for an incident that the Fort Lupton Police Department said happened Wednesday, Feb. 7, at his home in the 600 block of Main Street.

  • Fort Lupton man accused of attempted murder

    A Fort Lupton man is accused of attempted murder, harassment, and child abuse charges after he allegedly choked his significant other Wednesday, Feb. 7, at his home in the 600 block of Main Street.

  • Fort Lupton woman charged with police attack

    A Fort Lupton woman faces felony charges in Weld County Court for attacking a police officer.

    Authorities say Eve Martinez, 48, attacked Fort Lupton Police Officer Garrett Hackett when he took her to the Weld County Jail in Greeley for detoxification Wednesday, Jan. 24. The Weld County District Attorney’s Office has charged her with second-degree assault.

    “When arriving at the jail she became combative and started hitting and striking the officer,” said John Fryar, Fort Lupton Police Chief.

  • FBI arrests Fort Lupton business owner

    FBI agents recently arrested 10 people, including a Fort Lupton truck company owner, for allegedly using stolen and fraudulent credit card numbers to buy gas.

    Fidel Salinas, owner of Salinas Trucking at 3283 County Road 27, allegedly was at the center of the stolen gas ring, using his business as a fuel depot, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    Salinas would fuel up his trucks with the stolen fuel from gas stations throughout the northern Front Range, the FBI said.