Thornton police briefs

Posted 9/20/12

Domestic violence, false imprisonment, third-degree assault, criminal mischief: An officer was dispatched Sept. 10 at 10:15 p.m. to St. Anthony North …

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Thornton police briefs


Domestic violence, false imprisonment, third-degree assault, criminal mischief: An officer was dispatched Sept. 10 at 10:15 p.m. to St. Anthony North in reference to a 33-year-old Denver woman being treated for an assault that took place at Motel 6 at 6 W. 84th Ave.

The woman had swollen cheeks and bruises on her body and left eye. She told the officer that she and her boyfriend were going back to the motel after watching a game at a friend’s house. When they got to the motel and began arguing, she was able to get into her car.

As she drove away, the boyfriend followed her on foot and threw a rock through her driver side window. The boyfriend, a 36-year-old Thornton man, was contacted at the motel and taken into custody. He was processed and later transported to the Adams County jail.

Fourth-degree arson, unlawful possession of controlled substance, prohibited use of weapons: Officers were dispatched Sept. 8 at 8:27 a.m. to 4210 E. 100th Ave. in reference to an arson and possible shots fired. While in route, the officers were informed by dispatch that a 57-year-old man who shot at his wife and set her car on fire was seen running from the area.

Officers contacted the man and detained him while they talked to the victim, the man’s 54-year-old wife. She told the officers that she saw a Hispanic man outside and yelled for her husband, who she said took off after the man. She said he then tried to extinguish the car fire with a hose. This did not match what witnesses had reported.

The husband was contacted and taken into custody. During a subsequent search, the officers found hydrocodone tablets in the man’s pocket. They also retrieved a plastic container containing an accelerant, a BB pistol and evidence from the car fire.

It was later determined that the woman was making up her story to protect her husband. He was processed and later released pending filing of formal charges.

Third-degree assault, domestic violence, child abuse: Officers were dispatched Sept. 6 at 8:02 p.m. to the 1800 block of East 98th Place in reference to a domestic disturbance.

A 44-year-old man with facial cuts and blood on his face was contacted in the front yard.

While he was talking to officers, a 45-year-old woman was standing at the front door and screaming at him. The man said that he and his girlfriend were fighting and, when she began assaulting him, he called a neighbor to come over and get his young daughter.

When the neighbor arrived, she saw the woman hitting the man and walking out with the child, and the woman threw a power drill at her and the child. The neighbor managed to get between the drill and the child, getting a small scratch on her arm. The neighbor didn’t want to press charges. The woman was taken into custody, processed and transported to the Adams County jail.

Theft: A 27-year-old woman from unincorporated Adams County was arrested Sept. 6 at Kohl’s at 12080 Colorado Blvd.

A loss-prevention officer saw her enter the customer-service area and return merchandise without a receipt. After she received an in-store credit, she went through the store, selecting various items. She then entered a fitting room, taking items from the cart with her. She exited the fitting room with a majority of the items in her purse.

When she left the store, she paid for several items, but not the ones concealed and valued at $226. She was issued a summons and later released. The store items were recovered.

Disorderly conduct, obstructing a police officer: Officers were dispatched Sept. 5 to the 9700 block of Welby Road in reference to a verbal domestic violence. Officers contacted the male occupant who said his girlfriend was intoxicated and refused to leave the apartment. They found the 33-year-old Thornton woman in a rear bedroom.

She told officers that she received an injury at the Taste of Colorado and requested paramedics. The woman began to shout profanities and became belligerent toward officers.

When paramedics arrived on the scene, the woman shouted profanities at them as well. She was taken into custody and escorted to the ambulance to be taken to North Suburban Medical Center for treatment. It was determined that she had no injury, and the woman was released on a summons.

Items in the police reports are compiled from public information contained in police department records. Charges or citations listed don’t imply guilt or innocence, and all people are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


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