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Courts/Crime

  • Former police officer faces charges after fatal crash

    GREELEY – A former Ault police officer is due back in court Aug. 22 for an advisement hearing on charges in connection with a crash that killed a man this spring.

    Blair Jackson, 48, faces a count of second-degree murder and one count of vehicular homicide, according to the Weld County District Attorney’s Office.

  • Rescued Strasburg dogs adopted, placed in shelters

    MetroWest report
        
        ADAMS COUNTY —
    Each one of the 75 dogs rescued Dec. 17 from a home in Strasburg have either been adopted or placed in area shelters, according to Adams County public information director, Jim Siedlecki.
        Siedlecki sent an email Dec. 23 thanking area press agencies “for the outstanding coverage last week of the impound of 75 dogs from a home near Strasburg.

  • Pedestrian killed near Frederick Aug. 12

    A pedestrian was struck and killed on the Interstate 25 frontage road just west of Frederick in Weld County early Aug. 12.

    A 53-year-old Thornton driver in a 2001 Jeep struck James Lutton III, 50, of Thornton on Tipple Parkway on the west side of the road around 5:20 a.m., according to the Colorado State Patrol.

    Neither drugs nor alcohol were believed to be factors in the incident, Lewis said. The driver was uninjured and remained on scene.

    No other details were immediately available.

  • Safety message for residents at National Night Out

    Hundreds of people checked out the helicopter, face-painting booths and a water bucket attraction at the Fort Lupton National Night Out event on Aug. 2.

    Fort Lupton police put on the safety awareness event at Koshio Park , 131 McKinley Ave. They offered up free hamburgers and hot dogs, information and an inflatable bouncy castle. City officials gave away six brand-new bicycles in a free raffle held at the event. 

  • Burglary ring busted in Weld County

    The Weld County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three suspects implicated in a wave of crimes in the northeastern part of the county.

    Jason Helzer, 32, Stephanie Gibbs-Reyes, 35, and Amanda Dunn, 35, were arrested recently in connection with multiple burglaries. Their arrests have already helped sheriff's deputies close seven cases of theft, trespass and automobile break-ins, according to a press release from the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Fort Lupton Police Report July 25 to July 31

    Reports reflect calls to the  Fort Lupton police department. The reports do not indicate whether or not an arrest was made. Not every call made to the police department is listed in this report.

    July 31

    Stolen vehicle, 1357 Factory Circle

    Suspicious vehicle, Weld County Road 27 at Weld County Road 8

    Suspicious activity, Weld County Road 18 at U.S. Highway 85 northbound

  • Police report June 27 to July 1

    Reported incidents reflect calls to the Fort Lupton Police Department and do not indicate guilt of parties involved. Not every incident the police receive is listed in this report.

    July 1

    Disturbance call, American Legion hall, 942 Denver Ave.

    Traffic accident, U.S. Highway 85 ramp, northbound at First Street.

  • Officer released on $25,000 bond

    Ault police officer Blair Jackson, 48, was released from custody recently after posting a $25,000 bond in connection with a fatal car crash on June 1 about 10 miles north of Fort Lupton.

    Esteban Moreno Jr. 39, died at the scene of the wreck at U.S. Highway 85 and Weld County Road 33 ½ after his car rolled into the ditch, based on photos of the scene.

  • Child abuse case mom appears in court

    The Weld County District Attorney’s office charged a Lochbuie mom with two accounts of child abuse on Friday, May 27, including one count of abuse causing injury.

    Katrina Flores Kennedy, 27, appeared in court to hear the charges against her. She was arrested last week after she allegedly abused her young son in a 16-minute video that has gone viral on YouTube. Her son is in protective custody, according to published reports.

  • Keenesburg boy shot himself accidentally

    A 12-year-old boy shot himself accidentally while hunting on April 10, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office said.

    The boy was in stable condition on April 11. He was taken to Children’s Hospital in Aurora by ambulance with a gunshot wound to his side from a .22-caliber bullet around 6:15 p.m. April 10, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office said. The incident happened in the 29000 block of Weld County Road 20 in Keenesburg.