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On June 17th at about 12:15 p.m., Aurora Police and Aurora Fire Rescue responded to a multi-vehicle crash at East 6th Avenue and Del Mar Circle West.  There they found five vehicles had been involved in the crash.

Initial investigation found that a Nissan sedan was traveling north on Del Mar Circle West when it was struck by a GMC pickup which was traveling eastbound on East 6th Avenue. Those two vehicles then collided with other cars in the intersection as they came to rest.  The driver of the Nissan was transported to a local hospital with injuries.  No one else was injured in the crash.  Once at the hospital, the driver of the Nissan died.  It is unknown whether that person died from injuries sustained from the crash or a medical condition.  Further investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of death. 

The cause of this crash in still under investigation and the other involved drivers remained on-scene and are cooperating.  The names of the involved individuals are not being released at this time.

Chris Carleton
Sergeant, Aurora Police Department
Traffic Section
6 N. Abilene St.
Aurora, CO 80011
Office: 303.739-6243

                      

Posted by ccarleto@auroragov.org  On Jun 17, 2018 at 7:19 PM
  

The Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit is asking for assistance from the public in locating a vehicle involved in a serious injury auto/pedestrian crash this morning.

On June 17th at about 3:35 AM, a pedestrian was crossing E. Colfax Ave. just west of Peoria St., when they were struck by a vehicle traveling west on Colfax.  The vehicle left the scene without stopping.  The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. 

The involved vehicle may be a black Toyota Rav4 or similar vehicle.  The vehicle may have significant front-end damage to include the driver’s air-bag having been deployed.  Included with this release are photos of the actual suspect vehicle.

  Anyone with information regarding this vehicle is encouraged to contact Aurora Police at 303-627-3100.

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18-23873

Chris Carleton

Sergeant, Aurora Police Department

Traffic Section

6 N. Abilene St.

Aurora, CO 80011

Office: 303.739-6243

                      

Posted by ccarleto@auroragov.org  On Jun 17, 2018 at 6:44 PM
  
Terry Brown Named Special Operations Bureau Commander

Chief of Police Nicholas Metz is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Brown to the rank of Commander. He will oversee the operations of the Special Operations Bureau.

Commander Brown started his law enforcement career in 1985 when he was hired as a Deputy Sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. In 1994, he joined the Aurora Police Department and served as a Patrol Officer and a member of the Direct Action Response Team. He later promoted to Agent (Detective) and worked in the Major Investigations, Crimes Against Children Unit.

In 2000, Commander Brown was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He supervised a Patrol Team and was an Investigator with the Internal Affairs Section. In 2002, he was promoted to Lieutenant and served as a Internal Affairs Commander, District Watch Commander, Narcotics Section Commander, and Executive Officer for District 1. In 2009, Commander Brown was promoted to Captain where he served as a Executive Officer for District 1, District 1 Commander, Commander of the Internal Affairs Bureau and Special Operations Commander.

Commander Brown is a graduate of the DEA’s Drug Unit Commanders Academy, Leadership Aurora 2010 and he has received senior police executive training at the Senior Management Institute for Police. He earned his Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver and his Bachelors of Science in Applied Management from National American University.

Commander Brown

Officer Kenneth Forrest
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
(720) 432-5095
Posted by kforrest@auroragov.org  On Jun 15, 2018 at 3:14 PM
  

Girl in a flower crown reading on while sitting on the ground
Post by Sara V.H. 

While any form of shared reading and exposure to books is beneficial to a young child, dialogic reading is a form of shared reading that can greatly assist in the development of a young child’s language skills. Dialogic reading “involves reading with, rather than to, the child” (Atkinson, 2013). With dialogic reading, the adult involves the child in the book, encouraging them to participate through prompts, providing feedback to the child, and adapting the way they read to the child based on their developing skills (Atkinson, 2013). While there are a number of ways to engage a child while reading, literacy initiative Reading Rockets uses the acronym CROWD as a guide for parents to engage their children.

  • Completion prompts - having a child finish a sentence in a rhyme scheme to help them learn the structure of language
  • Recall prompts - asking a child to tell you what happened in the story to help them understand plots, either at the beginning of a familiar story or at the end of a new story
  • Open-ended prompts - asking a child to explain what is happening, especially when there are strong images, to help develop their expressive abilities
  • Wh- prompts - asking a child the “5 W’s and H” - who, what, where, when, why, and how - to help develop the child’s vocabulary
  • Distancing prompts - asking a child to relate an aspect of the story to something outside of the story, such as an aspect in their own life
    (Whitehurst, 2017)

These simple prompts can help a child engage more in the story and gain more from storytime.
  
To see dialogic reading in action, visit your local Aurora Public Library for a storytime! A complete schedule can be found at AuroraLibrary.org or here.

Below is also video showcasing dialogic reading.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8jetjDEF4w

Resources

Atkinson, A. (2013). Critical review: Does dialogic book reading improve overall language skills in preschoolers? University of Western Ontario: School of Communication Science and Disorders. Retrieved from https://www.uwo.ca/fhs/lwm/teaching/EBP/2012_13/Atkinson_A.pdf

Whitehurst, G. J. (2017). Dialogic reading: An effective way to read to preschoolers. Retrieved from http://www.readingrockets.org/article/dialogic-reading-effective-way-read-preschoolers
Rx for Success (2016, Sept. 14). Rx for success: Dialogic reading. [Video file]. Retrieved from
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8jetjDEF4w

Posted by zsmith@auroragov.org  On Jun 12, 2018 at 9:53 AM
  
on June 11th, 2018 at approximately 1:24 am, Aurora Police responded to a hit-and-run auto pedestrian fatal traffic collision at Clinton and Colfax.  The westbound lanes of East Colfax was closed from Dallas to Chester for the investigation. The suspected hit and run vehicle is described as a white SUV. There is no other information available about the suspected hit and run vehicle. The cause of the collision is still under investigation by the Traffic Section.

Kevin Deichsel
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-739-6373
Posted by kdeichse@auroragov.org  On Jun 11, 2018 at 4:00 AM
  

Brew Tour seal

Cold brews, great books – enjoy both with the Aurora Craft Brews Tour!

Back for its third year, the Aurora Craft Brews Tour gives participants a chance to explore the city’s great craft brews scene, support local businesses and earn prizes from the Aurora Public Library! 

To start your adventure, pick up a passport at any Aurora Public Library or participating business, or print it off from AuroraLibrary.org. Take your passport to participating locations, make a purchase and receive a stamp. Collect four stamps to receive your first prize – a commemorative glass – and collect all eight stamps to receive your second prize – a growler! Prizes are available while supplies last at all Aurora Public Library locations through Wednesday, Nov. 7. 

Participating locations:

We’re making this year’s tour bigger and better than ever! In addition to the passport portion, Aurora Public Library is partnering with local breweries to host fun, free events at the breweries during the tour! Below are a list of Aurora Craft Brews Tour events. All events are free and for adults 21 and older. Please note registration via AuroraLibrary.org is required for some events.

  • Disney Trivia
    Wednesday, May 16, Launch Pad Brewery, 884 S. Buckley Road
  • Craft Night
    Monday, May 21, Peak to Peak Tap & Brew, 16701 E. Iliff Ave.
  • Book Scene Book Club* (Registration required)
    Sunday, June 10, Cheluna Brewing Co., 2501 Dallas St.
  • Adult Spelling Bee
    Tuesday, July 31, 6:30 p.m., Ursula Brewery, 2101 N. Ursula St. #10
  • Netflix Trivia
    Wednesday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m., Launch Pad Brewery, 884 S. Buckley Road
  • Beer & Cheese Pairing* (Registration required and space is limited)
    Monday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m., Two22 Brew, 4550 S. Reservoir Road
  • Books & Brews (Library Costume Party & Book Drive)
    Saturday, Oct. 20, Dry Dock Brewing Co.

Earn a bonus prize for attending any of the above programs! Also, visit the City of Aurora booth at local events and show us your passport to receive a bonus prize!

Show us your tour and share your Aurora pride by using the hashtags #AuroraCraftBrews and #ThisIsAurora on social media!
For more information about the Aurora Craft Brews Tour, visit AuroraLibrary.org.

Cheers!

Posted by zsmith@auroragov.org  On Jun 08, 2018 at 2:29 PM 2 Comments
  

On January 3, 2018, Erik Leon Baker was found shot to death near East 26th Avenue and North Himalaya Road. Since then, Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Detectives have worked towards finding the persons who are responsible for killing Erik. The Aurora Police Department is pleased to announce that the perseverance of our Detectives has led to the arrest of three individuals connected with this murder.

The following individuals have been arrested for the listed charges respectively: Barbara Walker (DOB 09/22/1988)- Accessory to First Degree Murder; Raymond Walker Sr. (DOB 01/09/1954)- Accessory to First Degree Murder; and William Ardoin (DOB 05/24/1984)- First Degree Murder (and various other lesser charges).  Photos of the persons arrested are below.

In order to protect the integrity of the prosecution of the case, the Aurora Police Department is unable to provide any further details at this time. Further media inquiries will be referred to the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Barbara Walker (DOB 09/22/1988)Raymond Walker Sr. (DOB 01/09/1954)
         Barbara Walker (DOB 09/22/1988) Raymond Walker Sr. (DOB 01/09/1954)

William Ardoin (DOB 05/24/1984)
      William Ardoin (DOB 05/24/1984)  

Officer Bill Hummel
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
(720) 432-5095


Information previously released on January 3, 2018

On January 3, 2018 at approximately 12:41 P.M. Aurora Police responded to E. 26th Ave. and N. Himalaya Rd. after a deceased body was located by a passerby.  Upon arrival, officers found a deceased adult male in a ditch who was suffering from apparent trauma. 

 

The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit responded to the scene and is actively investigating this incident.  The identity of the victim will be released by the Adams Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office pending the positive identification of the victim and the notification of next of kin.

The investigation is active and in its early stages.  There is currently no additional information available for release at this time.  The Aurora Police Department is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Nick Huber with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at (303) 739-6090.  Tipsters can also remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 by contacting Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867.

Officer Bill Hummel
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
(720) 432-5095

 

Posted by whummel@auroragov.org  On Jun 07, 2018 at 1:48 PM
  

June New Releases and Best Sellers
Post by Kristin S.

Books that recently premiered on the New York Times Bestseller List:

New Fiction

 

The Fallen by David Baldacci

Borrow: [Normal Print] [Large Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

Amos Decker, known as the Memory Man, puts his talents toward solving a string of murders in a Rust Belt town.

 

After Anna by Lisa Scottoline

Borrow: [Normal Print] [Large Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

A woman marries a widower and reunites with her teenage daughter who is murdered soon after, and the husband is put on trial for it.

 

Noir by Christopher Moore

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

In the summer of 1947, a woman and an Air Force general attract the attention of a San Francisco bartender while a suspicious flying object is spotted near the coast.

 

Circe by Madeline Miller

Borrow: [Print] [eBook]

Zeus banishes Helios' daughter to an island, where she must choose between living with gods or mortals.

 

I've Got My Eyes on You by Mary Higgins Clark

Borrow: [Normal Print] [Large Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

A high school guidance counselor tries to uncover the identity of her sister’s murderer.

 

The Overstory by Richard Powers

Borrow: [Print] [eBook]

Nine people drawn to trees for different reasons fight for the last of the remaining acres of virgin forest.

 

The Thief by J. R. Ward

Borrow: [Print] [eAudiobook]

The 16th book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Sola Morte falls for a man who sells weapons to a group of vampire warriors.

 

Shoot First by Stuart Woods

Borrow: [Normal Print] [Large Print] [eBook]

Stone Barrington searches for the person who plotted to kill the woman behind a cutting-edge software startup.

 

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

Ten years after her daughter disappears, a woman tries to get her life in order but remains haunted by unanswered questions.

 

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

Borrow: [Normal Print] [Large Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

The relationship between a college freshman and a famous feminist reveals the challenges of intergenerational feminism.

 

The Sixth Day by Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison

Borrow: [Normal Print] [Large Print] [eBook]

The fifth book in the A Brit in the F.B.I. series. After the German vice chancellor dies, special agents investigate one of Dracula’s descendants.

 

Red Alert by James Patterson and Marshall Karp

Borrow: [Normal Print] [Large Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

The fifth book in the NYPD Red series. Detectives Zach Jordan and Kylie MacDonald investigate the death of a documentary filmmaker and an explosion at a charity benefit.

 

The Disappeared by C. J. Box

Borrow: [Normal Print] [Large Print] [eBook]

A Wyoming game warden teams up with his daughter to find a missing British businesswoman.

 

Varina by Charles Frazier

Borrow: [Normal Print] [Large Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

As the Confederacy and her marriage to Jefferson Davis fall apart, a woman flees Richmond with her children.

 

Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

Borrow: [Normal Print] [Large Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

In this adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy, police in a 1970s industrial town take on a pair of drug lords.

 

Cave of Bones by Anne Hillerman

Borrow: [Print]

Tribal police officers search the Navajo Nation for a missing instructor and investigate a troubled girl’s story of finding human remains.

 

To Die but Once by Jacqueline Winspear

Borrow: [Print] [eAudiobook]

In 1940, months after Britain declared war on Germany, Maisie Dobbs investigates the disappearance of an apprentice working on a government contract.

 

The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver

Borrow: [Normal Print] [Large Print]

Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs track a killer who targets engaged couples.


New Nonfiction

 

A Higher Loyalty by James Comey

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

The former F.B.I. director recounts cases and personal events that shaped his outlook on justice, and analyzes the leadership styles of three presidents.

 

Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright

Borrow: [eAudiobook]

The former secretary of state examines the legacy of fascism in the 20th century and its potential revival.

 

Factfulness by Hans Rosling

Borrow: [Print] [eBook]

A look at our biases and the argument for why the world is in a better state than we might think.

 

Natural Causes by Barbara Ehrenreich

Borrow: [Print] [eBook]  

A look at aging, the ways people try to control the inevitable and strategies for accepting mortality.

 

God Save Texas by Lawrence Wright

Borrow: [Print] [eBook]  

An exploration of the history, politics and economics of the Lone Star State.

 

This is Me by Chrissy Metz

Borrow: [Print] [eAudiobook]

A star of “This Is Us” describes her journey toward self- acceptance.

 

Dear Madam President by Jennifer Palmieri

Borrow: [Print] [eAudiobook]

The director of communications for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Obama White House prescribes a new model of leadership.

 

Make Trouble by Cecile Richards

Borrow: [Print]  [eBook] [eAudiobook]

A memoir by the president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and former labor organizer.

 

Killing the Deep State by Jerome R. Corsi

Borrow: [Print]

The conservative commentator describes a secret conspiracy to undermine the Trump presidency. From the author of "The Obama Nation." 

 

Our 50-State Border Crisis by Howard Buffett

Borrow: [Print]

An Illinois sheriff describes the close connection he sees between national security and the opioid crisis.

 

Tiger Woods by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian

Borrow: [Print] [eBook]

A deeper look at the personal and professional triumphs and disasters of the champion golfer.

 

Faith by Jimmy Carter

Borrow: [Print]  [eBook] [eAudiobook]

The former president discusses the broader meaning of faith and its effect on our lives, including its religious aspects.

 

Unified by Tim Scott and Trey Gowdy

Borrow: [Print]

Two Republican lawmakers from South Carolina use their relationship as a model for overcoming differences.

 

Pretty Mess by Erika Jayne

Borrow: [Print]

A memoir by a star of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills."

 

 DVDs - New Arrivals:

 

The Greatest Showman

Borrow: [DVD]

Hugh Jackman stars in this bold and original musical - inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum - celebrating the birth of show business and dreams coming to life.

 

Sweet Virginia

Borrow: [DVD]

The Walking Dead's Jon Bernthal stars in this neo-noir crime thriller where hitman and troubled small-town motel owner collide in an unsettling tale of sex and violence.

 

All the Money in the World

Borrow: [DVD]

After the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, in a race against time, his mother works to convince his wealthy grandfather to pay the ransom. Inspired by historical events. Certain scenes, characters and dialogue have been fictionalized for dramatic purposes.

 

Father Figures

Borrow: [DVD]

Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him.

 

Beast of Burden

Borrow: [DVD]

Pilot Sean Haggerty (Daniel Radcliffe) must deliver cocaine across the US-Mexico border for his final run as a smuggler to save his wife

 

Molly's Game

Borrow: [DVD]

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.

 

The Phantom Thread

Borrow: [DVD]

Set in 1950s London, a renowned designer and dressmaker finds his fastidiously planned life disrupted by the love of a young, strong-willed woman.


DVDs - Coming Soon:
 

 

Black Panther

Borrow: [DVD]*

When young King T'Challa is drawn into conflict with an old foe that puts his homeland Wakanda and the entire world at risk, he must release Black Panther's full power to save them.

 

The Last Movie Star

Borrow: [DVD]*

Burt Reynolds stars as an aging screen icon who gets lured into accepting an award at a rinky-dink film festival in Nashville, launching him on both a hilarious fish-out-of-water adventure and an unexpectedly poignant journey into his past.

 

The Strange Ones

Borrow: [DVD]*

Mysterious events surround two travelers as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.

 

Thoroughbreds

Borrow: [DVD]*

Two upper-class teenage girls rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. They hatch a plan to solve both of their problems -- no matter what the cost.

 

The Little Hours

Borrow: [DVD]*

Italy, 1347: Bored, volatile nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) live in a monastery under the watchful eye of Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly). The arrival of a handsome new groundskeeper (Dave Franco) - introduced to the sisters as a deaf mute to discourage temptation - soon leads to a frenzy of hormones, substance abuse, and wicked revelry.

 

I Kill Giants

Borrow: [DVD]*

Barbara is the only thing that stands between terrible giants and the destruction of her small town. But as she boldly confronts her fears in increasingly dangerous ways, she begins to question everything shes always believed to be true.

 

Mary and the Witch's Flower

Borrow: [DVD]*

From the director of When Marnie Was There, comes a dazzling new adventure about a young girl who discovers a flower that grants her magical powers - but only for one night.

 

Peter Rabbit

Borrow: [DVD]*

Peter Rabbit and family wreak havoc in hopes to win back the Manor House of Old McGregor and the affections of their neighbor, Bea.

 

Please Stand By

Borrow: [DVD]*

Wendy is an independent and brilliant young woman with autism. To submit her script on-time for a Star Trek screenplay competition she sneaks out of her group home and travels hundreds of miles not letting anything stop her from achieving her goals.

 

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Borrow: [DVD]*

Based on Peter Turner's memoir, tells the story of the actor's passionate relationship with aging Gloria Grahame, who finds support in her younger lover when she is diagnosed with breast cancer.

 

In the Fade

Borrow: [DVD]*

Golden Globe® Winner for best foreign language film. Katja's family is killed in a terrorist attack and her life falls apart. The killers are set free and Katja can do nothing else but seek justice.

 

The Insult

Borrow: [DVD]*

In today's Beirut, an insult blown out of proportion finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court.

 

Red Sparrow

Borrow: [DVD]*

Jennifer Lawrence is Dominika, a former ballerina forced to join Sparrow School, a secret government program that transforms her into an agent who can manipulate, seduce and kill.

 

Braven

Borrow: [DVD]*

Jason Momoa stars in this intense action-thriller about a logger fighting for survival against drug traffickers who have stashed heroin in his hunting cabin.

 

Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds

Borrow: [DVD]*

In the wake of his heroic death, a firefighter experiences the afterlife with the help of three guides.

 

7 Guardians of the Tomb

Borrow: [DVD]*

7 Guardians of the Tomb follows a team of scientists in search of a colleague that disappeared in an ancient cave. To save him, the group must battle a swarm of deadly man-eating spiders and discover the elixir - before it's too late.

 

Fifty Shades Freed

Borrow: [DVD]*

Newlyweds Christian and Ana embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. However, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.

 

Winchester

Borrow: [DVD]*

Believing her house is haunted, firearms heiress Sarah Winchester decides to keep building onto her home in order to appease the spirits of people killed by the Winchester rifle.

 

The Post

Borrow: [DVD]*

Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep team for the first time in this exhilarating true story about how the Washington Post exposed a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades.

 

Paddington 2

Borrow: [DVD]*

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt's 100th birthday. Hilarity ensues when the gift is stolen.

 

12 Strong

Borrow: [DVD]*

Weeks after 9/11, U.S. Special Forces go to Afghanistan ordered to take the city of Mazar Sharif. To survive, the U.S. must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers

 

Hostiles

Borrow: [DVD]*

In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory.

 

Forever My Girl

Borrow: [DVD]*

A country music super-star returns to his hometown after leaving his love behind 8 years ago.

 

The Commuter

Borrow: [DVD]*

Liam Neeson stars as a man who gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home and works against the clock to stop a deadly attack to save the lives of his fellow train passengers.

 

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

Borrow: [DVD]*

In the epic Maze Runner conclusion, Thomas leads the Gladers on their final mission - they must break into the legendary Last City, which turns out to be the deadliest maze of all!

 

Proud Mary

Borrow: [DVD]*

Mary is a hit woman working for an organized crime family, whose life is turned around when she meets a boy during a professional hit.

 

Den of Thieves

Borrow: [DVD]*

A gritty Los Angeles crime saga which follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.

 *Caution: Once DVDs are released, the links above may stop working.

Sources: The New York Times, Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon, Goodreads, EarlyWord, Novelist, DVDs Release Date

Posted by zsmith@auroragov.org  On Jun 04, 2018 at 3:47 PM
  

Aurora Police Case #18-21600
06/01/18 @ 052 hours
S. Parker Rd and I-225

On 06/01/18 at 5:22 AM, Aurora Police and Fire responded to a crash at the Northbound I-225 off ramp to S. Parker Rd. There they found a Mercedes Benz sedan and a Toyota SUV were involved. Both vehicles were only occupied by the drivers. Both drivers were transported to a local hospital where one of the drivers died as a result of injuries from the crash.

Aurora Police Traffic Investigations responded. It appears that the Mercedes Benz was on the Northbound I-225 exit ramp crossing S. Parker Rd. and ran through a red light into Southbound traffic where it was struck by the Toyota. Speed, alcohol and drugs are not thought to be factors in the crash at this time. All of Southbound S. Parker Rd. was closed at S. Peoria St. for this investigation.
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Sergeant Christopher Carleton
Traffic Operations
Aurora Police Department
303-739-6243

 

Posted by ccarleto@auroragov.org  On Jun 01, 2018 at 8:36 AM
  
The Aurora Police Department is announcing that the reward has been increased in a shooting incident that left one man dead and three other persons wounded on the early morning of May 27, 2018. On that morning at approximately 2:10 A.M., Aurora Police Officers responded on the report a shooting at 15405 East 6th Ave. That shooting claimed the life of Dejon Williams (DOB 11/10/1980), who was identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office earlier this week. Previously, the reward for this case was listed at $2,000 and the reward is now up to $4,000.

The investigation of the shooting still remains very active. Aurora Major Crimes/Homicide Detectives are working hard to follow-up on every lead and speak to witnesses to determine what lead up to the shooting and to identify a suspect. At this time, no persons are in custody for this incident. That being said, the Aurora Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with solving this murder. Detectives believe that there are other witnesses who have information about this incident or who may be able to identify the suspect. No piece of information, no matter how slight, is considered to be insignificant. If anybody has information about this incident, they are asked to contact Major Crimes/Homicide Detective Alton Reed at (303) 739-6068. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by contacting crime stoppers at (720) 913-7867.

Officer Bill Hummel
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
(720) 432-5095




Information previously released on May 27, 2018

On May 27, 2018 at approximately 02:10 A.M., a shooting was reported in the area of E 6th Ave and N Helena St. Officers arrived on scene and located four adults suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  All four victims were transported to local hospitals. Later at the hospital a male victim was pronounced deceased.

This case is in its early stages and the Aurora Police Major Crimes Unit (MCU) is actively investigating the incident. As a part of the investigation, Detectives will determine what circumstances lead up to the shooting. As to protect the integrity of the active investigation, no further information is being released at this time. No persons are currently in custody in connection with this incident.

If any member of the public has any information about this incident, they are asked to contact MCU Detective Alton Reed at (303) 739-6068. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 by contacting Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867.

Sergeant Chris Neiman
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
(720) 432-5095

Posted by cneiman@auroragov.org  On May 31, 2018 at 3:27 PM
  
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