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Courts/Crime

  • Indigent patient allegedly threatens Salud staff

        Police were dispatched to the Salud Medical Center Oct. 2 on the 1100 block of 2nd street to investigate a disturbance.
        Members of the staff recounted how they approached a patient, who claimed to be homeless, about working out a way to pay for his treatment.
        The patient allegedly became belligerent and threatening to staff members
        “Once I take my medication, I’ll come back and kill everyone here,” the suspect is reported to have said.

  • Suspect runs light in front of police

    A Fort Lupton police officer was stopped at the intersection of 14th Street and U.S. Highway 85 when he observed a 2000 Jeep Wrangler run the red light at approximately 10:30 p.m. Oct. 2.
        The driver, when stopped by the officer, failed to provide proof of insurance.  The driver’s license was also suspended.  The suspect was arrested and transferred to the Brighton Police Department.
     

  • Citizens help arrest hit-and-run suspect

        A suspected drunk driver collided his vehicle with a parked truck in the afternoon of Oct. 2 in the 1200 block of Denver Ave. 
        The suspect then attempted to flee the scene but was apprehended by citizens.  The suspect was detained near a group of storage sheds east of the scene of the accident while police were contacted.

  • Alleged burglary fugitive transported to hospital

       Police received an anonymous tip Oct. 2 on the whereabouts of a fugitive wanted for a parole violation for burglary.  An officer called the residence where the fugitive was hiding and three minutes later, the suspect exited the residence and was taken into custody.

  • Fight between friends leads to DUI arrest

        At 4 a.m., Oct. 2, a Fort Lupton Police officer driving through town observed several people standing in the street and on the curb on the 1000 block of Pacific Court.  As the officer approached the scene, a blue 2003 Jeep Cherokee rapidly pulled away from the area and sped away down the street.

  • Car reported stolen

        A car was reported stolen Sept. 30 from the 600 block of 7th Street.  Officer Jason Dobbins, responding to a residence in reference to a 911 hang up, was informed that the vehicle was missing.  The stolen vehicle is a blue 1990 GMC pickup truck with the Wyoming plate 08T7772.
        A neighbor reported seeing two suspects steal the truck.  She informed the officer that a man and a woman, both described as being in their forties or fifties with brown hair, stole the vehicle.

  • Wallet, rings stolen from home

       A burglary was reported Sept. 28 at the 1000 block of Park Avenue.  The victim told the responding officer that he placed his wallet and rings on a counter while he took a shower.  When he got out of the shower, a gold ring with diamonds was missing.  There were no signs of forced entry, but a back door was open.
        Officer Jason Verkuyl visited two pawnshops in Brighton in an attempt to locate the ring.  Neither location had a match for the stolen item.
     

  • Burger King employee arrested

        An employee at the Fort Lupton Burger King was arrested Sept. 28 after a police officer noticed a vehicle matching the description of a car owned by the suspect in the parking lot of the restaurant.  Officer David Hempel observed a purple car in the parking lot shortly after midnight.  He then approached an open door at the Burger King and asked an employee if the suspect was inside.  The suspect was taken into custody by the officer and transported to a Weld County facility for an arrest warrant.
     

  • Man turns himself in to police

        A local resident, wanted on an earlier, non-violent warrant, turned himself in without incident to the Fort Lupton police Sept. 27.  He was transported to a Weld County facility to face charges of evading arrest.

  • Fire Calls

    Sept. 21
    Firefighters responded to a medical assist call at 10:22 p.m. in the 1000 block of Fourth Street. One individual was transported to North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.

    Sept. 23

    Firefighters responded to a medical assist call at 9:52 a.m. in the 300 block of Park Avenue. One individual was transported to Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton.