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Courts/Crime

  • Fort Lupton man threatens officers

    A Fort Lupton man is accused of fleeing from officers and making threats to police officers Thursday, March 29.

    Authorities saw Ernest Fuentes, 33, driving around town and attempted to pull him over. They knew that Fuentes had a restrained license after talking to him less than a month earlier, said Fort Lupton Police Chief John Fryar.

  • Two men found with meth, burglary tools

    Two men found with methamphetamine and burglary tools in Fort Lupton are now spending time in the Weld County Jail in Greeley.

    Authorities  said Gabriel Chacon and Salvador Rubio exhibited “suspicious” behavior while on foot near the corner of Ninth Street and Lancaster Avenue.

    “Normally, when people are walking they have a pre-determined location, they’re not just walking back and forth,” said John Fryar, Fort Lupton police chief.

  • Police bust Fort Lupton trailer thieves

    A trailer heist gone wrong left a Fort Lupton man staring out of a Weld County Jail cell.

    Authorities said Rafael Rodriguez-Galaviz and Lakewood resident Emma Garcia attempted to steal a trailer out of a driveway at 1010 S. Fulton Ave. Tuesday, March 20.

    Police believe that Rodriguez-Galaviz tried to steal the trailer once, left, then came back to try again. Neighbors called police around 4:21 a.m.

  • Dacono man allegedly attacked police officers

    Dacono resident Marcos Leyva was charged with two counts of second-degree assault for allegedly attacking two police officers Thursday, March 15.

    When police pulled Leyva over for swerving between lanes around 11:30 a.m. that day on U.S. Highway 85 near First Street, he started attacking them, according to Fort Lupton Police Chief John Fryar.

    “They were talking to his girlfriend on the other side of the car, and he got upset, climbed out of the car, and started attacking the officers,” said Fryar.

  • Deputies arrest Brighton man

     It took a while. But Weld County sheriff's deputies arrested a 21-year-old Brighton man March 28, almost three weeks after authorities started their search.

  • Fort Lupton-bound felon apprehended at border

    A multiple-time felon has been apprehended before taking a planned visit to Fort Lupton to take up residence.

    That’s according to U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jose Garibay, who says Jose Arajo-Dominguez, apprehended March 27 in Yuma, Arizona, admitted he was planning to head to Fort Lupton next.

    Arajo-Dominguez is a convicted felon on first-degree rape and first degree burglary charges out of Hood River, Oregon. Border agents arrested the 50-year-old Mexican national after attempting to enter the United States illegally west of Yuma.

  • Chase puts Denver man behind bars

    A 23-year-old man could face several charges after a Saturday, March 19, chase that ended in Frederick.

    The Weld County District Attorney has the final say on formal charges. Weld County deputies booked Joseph Juan Reyna into jail on suspicion on aggravated motor vehicle theft, possession of a controlled substance and vehicular eluding.

    The chase began shortly before 2:30 a.m. in Greeley. Corporal Francisco Saucedo said a white Cadillac didn’t yield to police after officers tried to stop the driver on a traffic violation.

  • Shoen charged with assault

    Fort Lupton resident Richard Shoen faces two counts of third-degree assault charges in Weld County Court for allegedly hitting a victim recently during a domestic violence-related dispute.

    Officers found the victim with a bloody nose in the 1400 block of Fourth Street.

    According to a witness at the scene, Shoen hit the victim and pushed the victim onto the bed. Police Chief John Fryar said an underage witness tried to intervene in the fight. That individual called police at 11:28 a.m. Friday, March 9.

  • Fort Lupton police blotter report: March 3 to March 9

    Reports reflect calls from March 3 to March 9 to the Fort Lupton police department. The reports do not indicate whether or not arrests were made. Not every call made to the police is listed in this report.

    March 9

    Police arrested Fort Lupton resident Melvin Dever and accused him of driving under the influence. They arrested Dever on the corner of Main and Third streets and took him to the Weld County Jail.

  • Hudson man arrested for child pornography

    The Weld County Sheriff’s Ofifce arrested a Hudson man recently in connection with child pornography.

    The sheriff’s office charged Terry Sluiter, 53, with child exploitation, a Class 4 felony, and took him to the Weld County Jail. He is now out of custody.