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Courts/Crime

  • Woman caught with heroin, meth

    An Arvada woman faces seven drug-related charges in Weld County Court, including possession and intent to sell methamphetamine and heroin, after police arrested her Thursday, Dec. 28.

  • Keenesburg man sentenced to 20 years for pot grow

    Keenesburg resident Gary Goodwin Jr. was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday, Jan. 4, after authorities confiscated 70 pounds of marijuana and 12 pounds of edibles from his property a year ago.

  • Fort Lupton man remains hospitalized after shooting

    A Weld County resident shot at a Weld County sheriff’s deputy, who shot back and injured him around 2:35 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, according to an arrest affidavit from the Weld County Courthouse.

  • Fort Lupton man hospitalized after sheriff deputy shooting

    A Fort Lupton man faces felony menacing and eluding warrant charges after fleeing from a Weld County sheriff’s deputy who shot and injured him in the wee hours of the morning Sunday, Dec. 31.

  • Police arrest Keenesburg man for Hudson car fire death

    Weld County sheriff’s deputies arrested Keenesburg resident Sam Vega Thursday, Dec. 21, in connection with a Hudson car fire and shooting that killed Midland, Texas, resident Emmanuel Baca, 30, the previous Saturday, according to a Weld County affidavit.

  • 'Porch pirate' was a case of mistaken identity

    Police now say it was a case of mistaken identity when they accused a “porch pirate” of stealing from a home at 1767 Homestead Drive Wednesday, Dec. 20.

    The man actually was a U.S. Postal Service employee making an authorized pickup, according to a Tuesday, Dec. 26, press release from the Fort Lupton Police Department.

  • Suspect arrested, victim named in car fire case

    Weld County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a suspect late Thursday, Dec. 21, in connection with a truck fire death on Colorado Highway 52 near Weld County Road 55 over the weekend.

    Sheriff's deputies are not releasing the name of the suspect "to protect the integrity of this open, active investigation," according to a press statement. The sheriff's office now is calling the death a homicide.

  • Authorities: Hash oil production may have caused blast

    Authorities believe that a hash oil operation fueled by butane may have caused the explosion that sent two men to the hospital Monday, Dec. 18.

    A 32-year-old man and a 71-year-old man were taken by helicopter to a Greeley hospital to be treated for burns after the explosion in the 7000 block of Weld County Road 21. Authorities did not release the two men’s names.

  • Woman faces charges

    Fort Lupton resident Amanda Pope faces charges of child abuse and possesing the drug methamphetamine, according to police.

    Witnesses say Pope, 27, asked staffers at First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Park Ave., for money to take a bus with her child to Greeley Saturday, Nov. 25. Pope appeared intoxicated while in the prescence of her child, witnesses said. Police contacted her and found that she had methamphetamine in her system as well as in her possesion.

  • Local woman arrested for crimes in Fort Lupton, Brighton

    Fort Lupton police arrested resident Nicole Zapata, recently, for warrants related to some previous charges of child abuse, drug possession and other related issues.

    Zapata remains in custody at the Weld County Jail in Greeley in lieu of a $15,000 bond. She is scheduled for a deposition hearing Thursday, Dec. 14 at the Weld County Courthouse.