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Courts/Crime

  • Three stolen green cars; three happy endings

       Officers responded to a report of a stolen car Nov. 14 in the 1100 block of Lantern Drive.  The vehicle’s owner said he had last seen his green 1994 extended cab Chevrolet pick-up truck at about 2 a.m.  When he woke up in the morning, he noticed the vehicle was missing and he asked his family if anyone had borrowed the truck.

  • Driver expresses regrets during DUI stop

        A Fort Lupton police officer, driving north on Denver Avenue at 1 a.m. Nov. 13, observed a 1986 white Chevrolet pick-up truck ahead of him swerving and repeatedly crossing the center lines of the road.  The officer followed the vehicle for six blocks until the vehicle pulled onto a dirt lot adjacent to the road.
        The officer stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver who smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech.  The driver allegedly admitted to having three Corona beers at a Fort Lupton bar before trying to drive home.

  • Suspended Fort Lupton teacher appears in court, changes counsel

        BRIGHTON — Suspended Fort Lupton High School teacher Ray Brown appeared again in Adams County District Court Nov 16, facing arraignment on child sex abuse charges.            

  • No bond reduction for driver in double fatal collision

    GREELEY -- A Weld County Court judge declined to reduce the $75,000 bond for the man accused of causing an accident that killed a woman west of Fort Lupton in early November.

     

    The most recent court appearance for Steven Ryan, 23, of Thornton, was Nov. 23. He remained in the Weld County Jail pending his bond. His next court appearance is a preliminary hearing set for 2 p.m., Jan. 4.

  • Fire calls

    Oct. 27
    Firefighters responded to a medical assist call for an individual with chest pains at 9:29 a.m. in the 400 block of Pacific Court. One individual was transported to Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton.

    Firefighters responded to a report of a ground cover fire at 12:16 p.m. in the area of Weld County Road 16 and U.S. Highway 85. The fire was extinguished.

    Oct. 28

  • Fire Calls

    Oct. 14
    Firefighters responded to a medical assist call at 11:36 p.m. in the 7000 block of Patrick Street. Paramedics took a refusal.

    Oct. 15
    Firefighters responded to a rollover traffic accident at 10:33 a.m. in the area of state Highway 52 and U.S. Highway 85. One individual was transported to North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.

    Oct. 16

  • Fire Calls

    Oct. 5
    Firefighters responded to a medical assist call at 10:26 a.m. in the 700 block of Hoover Avenue. One individual was transported to Platte Valley Medical Center in Brighton.

    Firefighters responded to a medical assist call for an individual stuck under the wheel of a tractor at 7:13 p.m. in the 14000 block of state Highway 52. The individual was freed from beneath the tractor and transported to North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.

  • Residents targeted by common scam

        Two Fort Lupton residents were targeted last week by similar scams, but the results were quite different.

  • Fire Calls

    Sept. 27
    Firefighters responded to a report of a fence and utility trailer on fire at 3:37 p.m. in the area of 14th Street and Denver Avenue. Firefighters found a small weed fire and it was extinguished.

    Sept. 28
    Firefighters responded to a medical assist call at 11:46 a.m. in the 600 block of Park Avenue. Paramedics handled the call.

    Firefighters responded to a smoke odor investigation at 6:59 p.m. in the 700 block of South Denver Avenue. They were unable to locate the source of the odor.

  • Trial set for pharmacy robbery suspect

        GREELEY – Kyle Johns, who is accused of robbing Dale’s Pharmacy in Fort Lupton in late March, is due to stand trial for aggravated robbery in Weld County Court starting Nov. 15.
        Police said he walked up to the pharmacy counter and demanded the store’s drugs, specifically Oxycontin and codone. A code enforcement officer spotted Johns as he left the store. Police arrested him in an alley between Main Street and Denver Avenue.