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Courts/Crime

  • 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.

  • Fall Clean-Up Day Sept. 27 in Fort Lupton

    Fall Clean-Up Day, set for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Public Works Shop at 800 12th Ave. in Fort Lupton, offers residents a convenient opportunity to dispose of unused household items and yard debris (No household trash, concrete, Freon based appliances, or electronics will be accepted; some items may require a fee). There is a suggested donation of $10, and there is a $5 fee for each tire dropped off.

  • Chavez sentenced a second time in child sex assault case

    GREELEY — Cecilio Chavez will still face 24 years to life in prison for an attack on a developmentally disabled girl on the outskirts of Firestone after he sentencing Thursday, Sept. 11, in Weld County District Court.

    Chavez was reconvicted in June after a judge granted him a new trial following his original conviction in 2003 and sentencing in 2004 — a sentence identical to the one he has received this year following the retrial.

  • Two die after standoff with sheriff's deputies

    KEENESBURG -- Weld County sheriff's deputies continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding the deaths of two people inside a home.

    The incident started late Aug. 4. Sgt. Sean Standridge said deputies tried to arrest a man on a kidnapping warrant. Instead, the man and a juvenile barricaded themselves inside a home in the 400 block of Kaiser Avenue.

  • O’Donnell pleads guilty to accessory in Johns killings

     GREELEY — The woman accused of assisting Cimmeron Johns following the deaths of two women has pleaded guilty.

    Rosann O’Donnell pleaded guilty June 9 in Weld County District Court to accessory to a crime — a Class 4 felony — in connection with the deaths of Sheri Pachello and Alisha Johns.

    O’Donnell, 41, faces a maximum of six years in prison at her sentencing hearing, which is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on July 25.