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Courts/Crime

  • Double homicide shocks Tri-Towns

    FREDERICK — A local woman and her mother were found dead last week, and the man suspected of abducting and killing them was found dead Friday night, Feb. 7, after a standoff with police in Thornton.

     

    Cimmeron Johns, 37, was spotted by Thornton police Feb. 7 after the discovery of two bodies in Weld County. Law enforcement agents tracked him to an apartment in the Bravado Viewpoint complex on the 10200 block of Ura Lane in Thornton.

  • Frederick Police Make Arrests in Theft Case

     FREDERICK — Frederick police arrested two men and detained a teenager on suspicion of stealing metal from Glacier Business Park.

  • Two arrested, one detained in Frederick metal theft case

    FREDERICK — Frederick police arrested two men and detained a teenager on suspicion of stealing metal from Glacier Business Park.

    Isaac Mario Santana, 21, and Victor James Bustamante, 23, both of Lakewood, were arrested and are set to be charged with second-degree burglary, theft and second-degree trespass. A 16-year-old male also was detained and also will face charges.

  • Frederick woman charged in son's fatal gun accident

    FREDERICK — Weld County District Attorney’s Office announced charges Dec. 10 against a Frederick woman alleging criminally negligent child abuse resulting in death.

    According to a press release, Dione Warren, 32, turned herself in Dec. 9 on the class 3 felony charge. 

  • Fort Lupton man faces five counts for role in crash

    GREELEY — A 61-year-old Fort Lupton man faces five formal charges for his part in a crash near Fort Lupton this summer.

    Dana Beales’ next court appearance is at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 17. The Weld County District Attorney’s Office charged him with vehicular homicide, third-degree assault of a first responder, two counts of reckless endangerment and reckless driving.

    Prosecutors believe there could be a disposition of this case at the December appearance.

  • Investigation continues into shooting death of 3-year-old

         Frederick police are investigating the Oct. 28 shooting death of a 3-year-old at a residence in town. An autopsy was completed today by the Weld County Coroner's Office, which found that the cause of death was due to an accidental gunshot wound to the head.
         In a release to media, Frederick Police Chief Gary Barbour identified the victim as Sheine Steine, the mother's name is Dione Warren and the step-father's name is Jeremy McCollem.

  • District attorney warns of fake charities and repair scams in aftermath of flooding

    GREELEY — Times of disaster such as last month’s flooding across the Front Range are crucial times to be on the watch for scams associated with home repairs and with charitable donations.
        The Weld County District Attorney’s Office issued an advisory last month warning residents to be on the lookout for potential scammers.

  • Driver in fatal auto-ped crash won’t face charges

        LONGMONT — The driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed a Dacono man the night of July 30 likely will not face charges in the accident.
        Police investigators believe the man behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Silverado 2500 pickup truck — who has not been identified beyond being in his late 20s — was not impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident.

  • Uncertain future

    A local employer might be in trouble, as its customer base heads north to Alaska.
        Hudson Correctional Facility, long a home for some of Alaska’s less-than-stellar residents, is losing those tenants come September.

  • New strategy helps sheriff's office slow down property thefts

    GREELEY -- The Weld County Sheriff's Office said new strategies have helped deputies stem an increase of property thefts.

     

    Sgt. Tim Schwartz said his office saw a 21 percent increase in the number of property thefts in 2012. Most of them were battery thefts, copper thefts and scrap metal thefts. Schwartz said rising prices in the scrap metal industry makes those commodities attractive to thieves.

    In October, Schwartz said deputies became more proactive in their approach to solving these sorts of crimes.