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Courts/Crime

  • Suspect arrested after several car thefts

    Weld County sheriff's deputies arrested a 22-year-old Brighton woman on suspicion of car theft.

    It happened around 3:45 p.m., Sept. 12, near Weld County roads 23 and 6. Authorities identified the woman as Toni Jazzmin Marie Sandoval, of Brighton.

  • Crash brings chase to a halt; one arrested

    WELD COUNTY – Weld County sheriff's deputies detained two people and arrested a third after a chase that began in Gilcrest and ended south of Fort Lupton.

    Deputies detained two women late in the evening Sept. 6. They arrested the man, 31-year-old Gerald Duane Havens, Sept. 7 after a crash at U.S. Highway 85 and Weld County Road 6.

  • Lochbuie police look for attempted-kidnap suspects

    LOCHBUIE -- Police are looking for a man and a woman who may have tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl.

  • Hudson stabbing puts two in hospital, one under arrest

    MetroWest Report

    Weld County sheriff’s deputies arrested Johnny Cordova, 41, on suspicion of first-degree assault and attempted first-degree murder after a stabbing at a Hudson residence Sept. 25.

  • Mead suspect confesses to detectives

    Ronald Budler, 49, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after sheriff’s deputies found a 51-year-old woman dead at a home in the 100 block of Hunters Cove Road in Mead on Sept. 21.

    Budler told Firestone police detectives that he shot Shawna Naimoli, 51, according to a warrantless arrest affidavit.

  • Mead man charged with murder

    Ronald Budler, 49, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after sheriff’s deputies found a 51-year-old woman dead at a home in the 100 block of Hunters Cove Road in Mead.

    The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head not typical of a self-inflicted death, the Weld County Sheriff’s Office said in a press statement.

    Deputies responded to a call around 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 and interviewed multiple witnesses. They arrested Budler in connection with the killing after their investigation.

  • Three women charged in burglary, kidnapping case

    Three Fort Lupton women were formally charged with burglary, attempted kidnapping and other crimes in a court hearing in Greeley on Sept. 20.

    The charges stem from an incident on the morning of Sept. 7 in which the three women allegedly went to another woman's home in Fort Lupton, assaulted her and attempted to take her to a separate location, according to Officer Doug Perry, a spokesman for the Fort Lupton Police Department.

  • Three women arrested for attempted kidnapping

    Three Fort Lupton women were arrested on Sept. 7 on charges of attempted kidnapping and other crimes, after an incident at an apartment complex.

    The women, Diana Gallegos, Jessica Gallegos and Vivian Manning, allegedly entered a woman’s home around 7:15 a.m., assaulted her and attempted to take her to another location, said Officer Doug Perry, a spokesman for the Fort Lupton Police Department. The name of the victim is being released at this time, Perry said.

  • Lochbuie police look for attempted-kidnap suspects

    MetroWest Report

    LOCHBUIE - Police continue to look for a man and a woman who may have tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl.

    The incident happened around 8:50 p.m. Aug. 24 in the 200 block of Shenandoah Way.

    In the last several days, police have worked to get the word out to schools, students and everyone in the community to be watchful, said Lochbuie Police Chief Tracey McCoy.

  • 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.