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Tommy Simmons


Greeley, CO, United States

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Past articles by Tommy:

Evans police officers recovering from injuries after Friday night arrest of couple leads to struggle

Three Evans police officers are recovering after receiving injuries Friday night when attempting to arrest a man and his fiancé on outstanding warrants in southeast Evans.About 9:25 p.m. the → Read More

Former police officer’s presentation will highlight warning signs of indoctrination of youth and potential active shooters

For years, CJ Renaud commuted from the Greeley area every day to the Aurora high school where she worked as a school resource officer. Back then, the officers had → Read More

Man charged in last week’s suspected killing at Greeley senior living facility

The man arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder at a Greeley senior living facility early Thursday morning told police he was having “rough sex” with the victim just before → Read More

Cop log: Man reported as ‘flipping people off’ while ‘very drunk’ turns out to be ‘totally sober’ and ‘cooperative’

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a summary of crime reports taken from the Greeley Police Departments’ daily logs. Only a few of the hundreds of reports will be used → Read More

Greeley suicide prevention group to host second meeting ahead of September event

A Greeley suicide-prevention group will host its second planning meeting next month as it prepares for a large May event at Island Grove Regional Park.According to a news release → Read More

Former JCPenny employee steals merchandise, threatens guards with a gun, Greeley police say

Prosecutors have until this afternoon to file charges against a former JCPenny employee accused of stealing $99 worth of jeans from the store last month and threatening Greeley Mall → Read More

In wake of teen suicides last month, former gang member founds suicide-prevention group

The morning after Shannon Hawley tried to commit suicide by cop, he woke up angry in the Weld County Jail. His chest hurt because when he’d charged the Greeley → Read More

Four years later, family and police ask public to remain vigilant looking for missing Longmont woman

On the fourth anniversary of her disappearance, a Longmont woman is still missing. And her family, as well as local law enforcement, are asking the public to help find → Read More

Motorcycle gang member assaults man in Greeley bar, warrant states

A member of an outlaw motorcycle gang could face multiple criminal charges after police say he beat another man Sunday night in the bathroom of a downtown Greeley bar.Peter → Read More

Northglenn man arrested on suspicion of stealing eight truck hoods from Weld County Garage

A Northglenn man was in Weld County Jail on Wednesday after police say he stole the front hoods off eight trucks from the Weld County Garage. Police believe Jaziel → Read More

Woman arrested near Mead after hiding bag of mushrooms in pants, deputies say

An 18-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man face a litany of charges after police in southern Weld County stopped their car and found a variety of drugs on her → Read More

A Greeley teen working on his car died when the car collapsed on him, officials believe

A Greeley teen died Saturday after his car collapsed on him as he worked on it.Avery John Chiono, 18, was working on his car in the 4600 block of → Read More

Police: Greeley woman got in fight with son after she said he smoked too much of her marijuana

A Greeley woman could face criminal charges after police say she got in a fight with her son when she learned he smoked some of her marijuana while she → Read More

Family and friends honor life of Greeley centenarian who was oldest Marine in Colorado

For a moment Wednesday afternoon, the sharp crack of gunfire in Sunset Memorial Gardens drowned out the rumble of traffic from nearby U.S. 34 and the frigid, biting wind.The → Read More

Woman files lawsuit against Fort Lupton restaurant linked to salmonella outbreak as number of cases hits 35

A Broomfield woman has filed a lawsuit against the Fort Lupton restaurant linked to the salmonella outbreak at an Aims Community College training event this past month, claiming she → Read More

Evans teen identified as person who died in single vehicle rollover crash Sunday morning

A 19-year-old Evans man died Sunday evening at the hospital after he was involved in a single-vehicle traffic crash earlier that morning.Dino Salazar, 19, was the passenger in a → Read More

Police at court hearing: Wife of west Greeley man tried to poison him before having his nephew kill him

A west Greeley woman accused of arranging her husband’s killing in August tried to poison him multiple times before having him shot and killed, police believe.It was a new → Read More

Weld deputies arrest Denver man after he leads them on pursuit in car reported as stolen

A Denver man could face four felonies and a misdemeanor charge after a car chase with Weld sheriff’s deputies early Monday morning through LaSalle and Platteville.Deputies joined the pursuit → Read More

Woman describes efforts of strangers to save life of bicyclist hit by truck Sunday at U.S. 34 and 11th Avenue

Moments before first responders lifted the bicyclist into the ambulance Sunday afternoon in the middle of U.S. 34, Faith Appelgren saw the young man’s chest rise and fall once.From → Read More

More than 3,000 plants and 450 pounds of marijuana confiscated as Weld police make four more arrests in connection with smuggling ring

The Weld County Drug Task Force arrested four more people Wednesday night for their suspected involvement in a large marijuana smuggling ring in three towns. According to Lt. Steve → Read More