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Courts/Crime

  • Local gestures of kindness wind up helping out tire-slashing victims

    By Belen Ward

    Staff Writer

  • New phishing scam taking aim at Social Security recipients

     By Belen Ward

    Staff writer

  • Four cars missing from local lot

    Weld County sheriff's deputies are searching for four vehicles that were stolen from Berkenkotter Motors Sept. 13.

    The business is on Weld County Road 2 1/2 near Brighton.

    Sheriff's spokesman Francisco Saucedo described the five stolen cars. One was a 2015 beige Lexus IS, one was a 2006 black Lexus GX 470 (Colorado license plate VXV568) and one was a 2013 white Nissan Rogue (Colorado plate 342 UGR).

    The other cars were a 2015 grey Ford Fusion (Colorado plate KQF 583) and a 2012 blue Ford Flex.

  • Police blotter Aug. 25

    Greeley and William Pensotti, 33, of Platteville were contacted for a disorderly disturbance.  All parties were issued a summons. 

    Jordon Martinez, 26, of Northglenn was issued a summons for damage to property and criminal mischief. 

  • Shooting kills man

    Fort Lupton police continue their investigation of an Aug. 29 shooting death.

    It happened in the 800 block of Denver Avenue about 8:30 pm. A press statement said officers found a man in his 40s who was unresponsive. The man was in a car.

    Officers tried to provide first aid, but authorities pronounced the unidentified victim dead at the scene.

    The investigation was continuing. Chief John Fryar said there was no threat to the comunity. The Weld County Coronrer's Office will release the name of the victim.

  • First "master officer" in Fort Lupton recognized
  • Neighbors remember slain Frederick family

    FREDERICK – As a stunned community tries to come to grips with the details of the case of Christopher Watts, who is charged with killing his pregnant wife, Shannan, and their two young girls, their neighbors paint the picture of a kid, though reserved family.

  • Fort Lupton Police Report Aug. 21

    This report reflects calls made to the Fort Lupton Police Department between August 11 and 17. Not every call made to the department is listed in this report. Arrests merely reflect accusations of crimes; all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

     

    August 17

    Bobbie Moreno, 36, reported a fraud. The investigation is ongoing.

     

    August 16

  • Arrest made in disappearance of three Frederick residents

    FREDERICK – Chris Watts, 33, whose wife and two daughters disappeared Monday, is in the Weld County Jail.

    Shanann Watts, 34, and two youngsters, vanished from their home Monday. She was 15 weeks pregnant. The FBI, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and Frederick pollice made the arrest early Aug. 16. Local media are reporting Watts confessed to murdering his family and would take investigators to the locations of the bodies.

  • Police blotter Aug. 13

    Fort Lupton Police Report Aug. 13

     

    This report reflects calls made to the Fort Lupton Police Department between Aug. 4 and 10. Not all calls made to the department are included in this report. Arrests merely reflect accusations of crimes; all subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

     

    Aug. 10