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On December 9th, 2018, at about 5:45 PM, Patrol Officers responded to a call of a car that hit a wheel chair at East Colfax Avenue and Boston Street.  They found a 62 year old male that had tried to cross northbound across East Colfax Avenue in the street.  Witnesses told them that the vehicle that struck the wheel chair fled the scene.  A short time later, the vehicle was located about a block away unoccupied.  At about that same time, the driver of the vehicle returned to the scene. 

The vehicle was a red 1998 Isuzu Rodeo.  The driver and sole occupant was not injured.  The person in the wheel chair was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Traffic Investigators are handling this investigation.  It will be some time before appropriate charges are determined.  At this point, speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in this crash.  The names of those involved are not being released at this time.

Sergeant William Revelle
Traffic Section
Posted by wrevelle@auroragov.org  On Dec 09, 2018 at 7:44 PM
  

On December 9th, 2018 at 6:14 am, Aurora Dispatch received a call of a single car rollover accident in the area of East Baranmor Parkway and North Quentin Street in northwest Aurora. When officers and rescue personnel arrived on scene, the lone occupant driver was found ejected from the vehicle. Life saving measures were initiated and the driver was transported to a nearby hospital. The driver was later declared deceased.

Speed does appear to be a factor in this accident, but the involvement of other factors is unknown. The identity of the driver is not being released pending notification of next of kin.

This accident marks the 30th accident related fatality in Aurora for 2018.

Questions or information related to this incident can be directed to:

Sergeant Mike Douglass
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-739-6293

Posted by mdouglas@auroragov.org  On Dec 09, 2018 at 8:45 AM
  
Chief Metz has released the following statement today, December 3, 2018, in regards to an officer-involved shooting that occurred on July 30, 2018 at 10609 East Montview Boulevard:

"On July 30, 2018, Aurora Police officers were involved in a tragic incident where Richard “Gary” Black was shot by police. Officers responded to reports of an intruder attacking a child. The officers approached Mr. Black’s home upon hearing shots fired from inside. Officers then saw a man with a gun and a flashlight in hand. For reasons unknown to those officers, the man did not respond to commands to drop the weapon and an officer shot him. At the time, the officers did not know the man was Mr. Black and he had just shot the intruder who was viciously attacking his grandson.

The case was referred to the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s office, who issued a “declination” letter earlier today, which can be found here. The District Attorney has determined the evidence in this case does not support the filing of any criminal charges against the officer in discharging his weapon in the fatal shooting.

We understand the public’s interest in this tragic case. The Department weighs this along with its responsibility to protect the child victim, as well as the family’s privacy interests. In consult with the family, we are sharing a mutually-agreeable portion of the involved officer’s body-worn-camera in this chaotic incident.

The officer who shot Mr. Black currently remains in a non-enforcement role. With the release of the DA’s declination letter, an internal investigation will begin.

This was a heartbreaking and tragic incident. Our thoughts and prayers remain with Mr. Black’s family and those involved."







Information previously released on August 2, 2018

UPDATE: On Thursday August 2, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Aurora Police Department Chief Nick Metz held a joint press conference with the 17th Judicial Assistant District Attorney Jess Redman and the18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler to address updates that can be released.

Chief Metz opened with a heartfelt statement, and acknowledged Mr. Richard “Gary” Black’s distinguished life such as being a Vietnam War Veteran, a purple heart recipient, and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

Mr. Black’s family attended a private viewing of the body worn camera footage and listened to Mrs. Black’s 911 call with members of the Aurora Police Department Command Staff. As a result of this, the family made a public statement requesting the Aurora Police Department to not release Mrs. Black's 911 call. They wished to be allowed to grieve, and did not want Mr. Black’s life to be remembered in this way.

The 17th Judicial Assistant District Attorney Jess Redman spoke to their stance on requesting the Aurora Police Department to not release the body warn camera at this time.

A copy of all 911 calls, with the exception of Mrs. Blacks, a copy of our Officer-Involved-Shooting Directive, the International Associated of Chiefs of Police guidelines on Officer-Involved-Shootings, the statement from the Black family, and the entire video of this press conference will be uploaded onto your YouTube channel and/or at the below links:

Statement from the Black Family

Aurora Police Department Officer Involved Shooting Directive

IACP Officer Involved Shooting Guidelines

Statement Regarding Psychological Services After OIS Events 

911 and Police Radio Traffic Recordings

Press Conference Packet 



Aurora Police Department Media Relations Unit
720-432-5095
apdpio@auroragov.org


Information previously released on July 30th, 2018:


On July 30, 2018, at approximately 1:29 a.m., the Aurora Public Safety Dispatch Center (PSDC) received multiple 911 calls advising there was a disturbance in the area of North Iola Street and East Montview Boulevard.

The PSDC received another 911 call from an adult female at 10609 East Montview Boulevard advising an adult male intruder was breaking into her home.

Aurora Police Officers arrived to a very chaotic and violent scene at 10609 East Montview Boulevard. While on scene officers heard gunshots fired from inside the home, and encountered an armed adult male. An officer discharged his firearm striking the armed male who was transported to the hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
  
The officers then cleared the home to ensure the scene was safe. Inside, officers found an injured juvenile and the deceased adult male intruder on the bathroom floor. The injured juvenile was later transported to a local hospital for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, caused by the deceased intruder.

Further investigation revealed the armed male encountered by the officer was a resident of the home. Our preliminary investigation has revealed the deceased intruder on the bathroom floor was fatally shot by the armed adult male resident.

The names of the decedents will be released by the Adams County Coroner’s Office once they have been positively identified and next of kin have been notified.

The involved officer has been placed on administrative reassignment with pay as per Aurora Police Department Policy.

The investigation into this incident is being handled by the Aurora Police Major Crimes Unit in conjunction with the Denver Police Department. This is due to the passage of Senate Bill 15-219 which requires law enforcement agencies to team up with neighboring agencies to investigate officer involved shootings. We are requesting all members of the public who were a witness to the officer-involved shooting to contact Detective Randy Hansen at 303.739.6710

We are working jointly with the Denver Police Department and the 17th Judicial District to ensure a thorough and transparent investigation. However, at the request of the 17th Judicial District, we cannot provide any additional details at this time in order to protect the integrity of the investigation, and all who are involved. We anticipate a more detailed press conference later this week once all officers involved have been interviewed.

This is a very heartbreaking and tragic situation for everyone involved. We are providing assistance through our victim advocates to help the family of the deceased resident through this very difficult time.

Chief Nick Metz
Aurora Police Department


Officer Kenneth Forrest
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
(720) 432-5095


Posted by kforrest@auroragov.org  On Dec 03, 2018 at 8:34 PM
  

December New Releases & Best Sellers

Recent New York Times Bestsellers:

Fiction

 

Fire and Blood by George R. R. Martin

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Set 300 years before the events of “A Game of Thrones,” this is the first volume of the two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.

 

Target: Alex Cross by James Patterson

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Alex Cross returns for the 26th book in the series bearing his name.

 

Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet Evanovich

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The 25th book in the Stephanie Plum series. When several managers of a deli in Trenton disappear, a bounty hunter and her detective boyfriend look for clues.

 

Long Road to Mercy by David Baldacci

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Atlee Pine, an F.B.I. agent who is haunted by the childhood kidnapping of her twin sister, must choose between protecting her career or the United States' democracy.

 

Past Tense by Lee Child

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Jack Reacher explores the New England town where his father was born and a Canadian couple now find themselves stranded.

 

Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel

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Winona Farmington leaves behind the disappointments in her Michigan hometown to visit the English town where her favorite television show is filmed.

 

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

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A romance writer becomes fascinated by the owner and director of a health resort.

 

The Noel Stranger by Richard Paul Evans

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A newly divorced woman develops a friendship with the owner of a Christmas tree lot.

 

Sea of Greed by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown

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The 16th book in the NUMA Files series.

 

You Don't Own Me by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke

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A television producer investigates the murder of a physician and whether it was his wife who killed him.

 

The Colors of All the Cattle by Alexander McCall Smith

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The 19th book in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.

 

Heads You Win by Jeffrey Archer

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When his father is assassinated by the K.G.B., Alexander Karpenko makes an irreversible choice based on a coin toss.


Nonfiction

 

Becoming by Michelle Obama

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The former first lady describes her journey from the South Side of Chicago to the White House, and how she balanced work, family and her husband’s political ascent.

 

Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down by Gina Mcintyre

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A behind-the-scenes companion guide to the first two seasons of the Netflix series.

 

Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) by Jeff Tweedy

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The founding member of the rock band Wilco discusses his life and artistic process.

 

Hindsight by Justin Timberlake

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A memoir by the actor and Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter.

 

Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts

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A biography focusing on what drove the war leader and how he learned from his mistakes.

 

DVD - New Releases (December):

Caution: Catalog links below are for preorder/placeholder records and may give 'record not found' errors once DVDs are released. DVDs may still be found using a keyword/title search.

 

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

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Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) chooses to save his team over completing a mission, allowing stolen plutonium to fall into the wrong hands. Now, he must partner with a hard-hitting CIA agent (Henry Cavill) in a race against time to stop a nuclear threat.

 

The Nun

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When a nun commits suicide, a priest and novitiate investigate. Together they uncover the order's unholy secret, the same demonic nun that first appeared in "The Conjuring 2".

 

The Happytime Murders

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THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS is set in the underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. Two clashing detectives, one human and one puppet, are forced to work together to try and solve who is brutally murdering the former cast of "The Happytime Gang," a beloved classic puppet show.

 

Operation Finale

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"Operation Finale" follows the 1960 mission of Peter Malkin (Oscar Isaac) as he infiltrates Argentina and captures Adolf Eichmann (Ben Kingsley), the Nazi officer who masterminded the logistics that sent millions of innocent Jews to their deaths.

 

God Bless the Broken Road

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A young mother loses her husband in Afghanistan and struggles to raise their young daughter in his absence.

 

Pope Francis: A Man of his Word

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Pope Francis - A Man of His Word is a personal journey, which sets out to present Pope Francis' work of reform and his answers to today's global questions.

 

The Equalizer 2

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Denzel Washington returns as Robert McCall, serving an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed - but this time it's personal.

 

Smallfoot

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An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast, “Smallfoot” turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti (Channing Tatum) finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human. News of this “smallfoot” (James Corden) brings him fame and a chance with the girl of his dreams. It also throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village, in a rollicking story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery

 

Peppermint

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Peppermint is an action thriller which tells the story of young mother Riley North (Garner) who awakens from a coma after her husband and daughter are killed in a brutal attack on the family. When the system frustratingly shields the murderers from justice, Riley sets out to transform herself from citizen to urban guerilla.

 
 

Unbroken: Path to Redemption

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Beginning where the hit movie Unbroken concludes, the next chapter brings the rest of Louis Zamperini's inspirational true story to life.

 

Colette

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Colette (Keira Knightley) is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.

 

Lizzie

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Academy Award nominee Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don't Cry, "Big Love") stars as Lizzie Borden, the notorious woman at the heart of one of the most enduring mysteries in American history. After a lifetime of loneliness, Lizzie finds a kindred spirit in housemaid Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart) and their secret intimacy sparks an unthinkable act. 

 

I Still See You

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Several after years after a cataclysmic event, Ronnie's suburban world has mostly returned to normal, except that the world is shared with ghosts, and one of them appears to be trying to kill her.

 

Venom

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Tom Hardy stars as the lethal protector and anti-hero Venom - one of Marvel's most enigmatic and complex characters.

 

The House with a Clock in its Walls

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Jack Black and Cate Blanchett star in a fantastical tale of witches, warlocks, and a magical house with a mysterious tick-tocking heart, based on a classic children's book.

 

A Simple Favor

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A SIMPLE FAVOR, directed by Paul Feig, centers around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) disappearance.

 

The Predator

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In Shane Black's explosive reinvention, the Predator is deadlier than ever, and only a ragtag crew can prevent the end of the human race.

 

Assassination Nation

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High school senior Lily and her three best friends live in a world of selfies, emojis, snaps and sexts. But when their town of Salem is besieged by a massive data hack, resulting in half the citizens' private info spewed into the public view, the community descends into anarchy. Lily is targeted after being falsely blamed for the hack—and bands together with her friends to survive a long, blood-soaked night.

 

Little Women

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From girls playing in the attic to women living with purpose, the March sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy – are committed to always supporting each other. Yet growing up sometimes means growing apart. When tragedy brings the sisters back home, sticking together takes on a new meaning. Little Women – starring Lea Thompson – brings the same sisters to a new generation to celebrate dreams, family and unconditional love.

 

Air Strike

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Starring Bruce Willis and Adrien Brody and featuring thrilling dogfight action, this intense epic portrays China's brave battle to stop the Japanese bomber strikes of WWII.

 

White Boy Rick

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Based on the true story of a teenage boy, who became a police informant and later a drug dealer, before being sentenced to life in prison.

 

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

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Dec 03, 2018 at 10:54 AM
  
On December 2nd, 2018, at about 5:16 PM, an Aurora Police Officer in a marked Police Vehicle on routine patrol spotted a reported stolen vehicle from Denver in the area of East Colfax Avenue and Scranton Street.  The stolen vehicle was a gold 1998 Toyota Rav 4 going east on East Colfax Avenue.  The Officer got behind the vehicle at which point it took off continuing eastbound at a high rate of speed.  The Officer never activated his emergency lights or attempted to stop the Toyota before it sped away.

The Officer could see that the vehicle was weaving in and out of traffic.  The vehicle was about a half mile away when the Officer saw a large cloud of dust that was caused by the Toyota crashing into another car.  The Officer went to the crash scene and rendered aid to the occupants of both vehicles until Aurora Fire Rescue arrived.

The investigation revealed that the Toyota was eastbound East Colfax Avenue at a high rate of speed.  It failed to stop for the red light at the northbound I225 off-ramp.  A silver 2008 Hyundai Sonata was going north across East Colfax Avenue when it was struck by the Toyota.

The male driver and sole occupant of the Toyota was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.  Numerous charges are pending against him.  The female driver and sole occupant of the Hyundai was transported to an area hospital with non life threatening injuries.  The names of those involved are not being released at this time.

The Aurora Police Department is asking that any witnesses contact us at 303 739 6374.

Sergeant William Revelle
Aurora Police Traffic Section
Posted by wrevelle@auroragov.org  On Dec 02, 2018 at 7:49 PM
  
The Aurora Police Traffic Section would like to give an update regarding the incident that occurred on November 16, 2018, in the area of South Uravan Street and East Kentucky Avenue.

Immediately after the mother tragically backed over her one year old son, she grabbed her child, placed him in the car, and called 911. The mother then began to drive to the nearest hospital all while still on the phone with the 911 dispatcher. At the direction of the 911 dispatcher, who had already started police and fire, directed the mother to pull into the parking lot of the Shell Gas Station at South Buckley Road and East Alameda Parkway. This is where she was met by officers and rescue personnel who began to administer aid to the young boy. 

This incident appears to be a heartbreaking accident. Aurora Police Detectives will continue to investigate this thoroughly and determine if criminal charges are appropriate.  

Lt. Jad Lanigan 
Aurora Traffic Section
720-675-8915
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Information Previously Released on November 16, 2018

On November 16, 2018, at 10:10 A.M., Officers from the Aurora Police Department responded to the Shell Gas Station at South Buckley Road and East Alameda Parkway on reports of parent calling in about their child being struck by their vehicle. Investigation later revealed that this incident occurred in the area of South Uravan Street and East Kentucky Avenue.


Initial investigation confirmed that a parent was backing out of their driveway when a 12-month old child was struck by their vehicle causing serious injuries. The parent then drove to the Shell Gas Station where she was met by Aurora Police Officers. Officers performed life saving measures on the child until Aurora Fire Rescue arrived and transported the child to an area hospital.


We regret to inform you that the young child passed away from the injuries.


The incident is being investigated by our Aurora Police Traffic Section with the assistance from the Crimes Against Children Unit. 


Inquiries or further information can be directed to:

Lt. Jad Lanigan 
Aurora Traffic Section 
303-739-6326
720-675-8915
Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Nov 16, 2018 at 5:27 PM
  
Aurora CO
November 9th, 2018
Case Report # 2018-44754

At about 5:13 pm local time, Aurora Fire and Police responded to the location of N. Sable Blvd. and E. Montview Blvd on a report of a crash between a pickup truck and a sedan.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the sedan was eastbound on Montview Blvd, occupied by two adult males. The pickup truck was northbound on Sable Blvd, occupied by an adult male driver and a juvenile passenger.  Eastbound Montview Blvd. has a stop sign at Sable Blvd.  Sable Blvd has the right of way, with no traffic control devices restricting flow through the intersection.

The sedan entered Sable Blvd. and failed to yield to the pickup truck, which collided broadside with the sedan.  

The passenger in the sedan was critically injured, and immediately transported to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Both drivers remained on scene and are cooperating with the investigation, no drug or alcohol impairment is suspected.

The Aurora Police Traffic section has taken over the crash scene, and a thourough investigation will be completed, which may take some time due to the forensic analysis required. 

Additional details will be released when appropriate. 

Contact information:

Sergeant Mark Elliot
Aurora Police Traffic Investigations Unit Supervisor
6 N. Abilene St.
Aurora CO.
80012
303-739-6202
melliot@auroragov.org

Posted by melliot@auroragov.org  On Nov 15, 2018 at 6:03 PM
  

November New Releases & Best Sellers



Fiction

 

Elevation by Stephen King

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A man who is losing weight without getting thinner forms an unlikely alliance with his neighbors who are dealing with prejudices.

 

The Reckoning by John Grisham

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A decorated World War II veteran shoots and kills a pastor inside a Mississippi church.

 

Dark Sacred Night by Michael Connelly

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Detective Renée Ballard teams up with the retired detective Harry Bosch, who is working on a cold case.

 

Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks

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Difficult choices surface when Hope Anderson and Tru Walls meet in a North Carolina seaside town.

 

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver

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Intertwined stories of two families who live in different centuries on the same street corner in Vineland, N.J.

 

The Next Person You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

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The sequel to "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" follows Annie on her heavenly journey.

 

A Spark of Light by Jodi Picoult

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The lives of patients, doctors and activists intersect when a gunman holds them all hostage in a woman's health center in Mississippi.

 

Ambush by James Patterson and James O. Born

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Michael Bennett discovers that an assassin is targeting him and his family.

 

Holy Ghost by John Sandford

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Virgil Flowers investigates shootings in a Minnesota town following an attempt to revive its ailing economy.

 

The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton

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A century-old mystery at the Birchwood Manor on the Thames connects the lives of an archivist and artist.

 

The Witch Elm by Tana French

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After Toby Hennessy retreats to his family’s ancestral home, a skull discovered in the backyard exposes his family's past.

 

Vince Flynn: Red War by Kyle Mills

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When the Russian prime minister plots to invade the Baltics, only Mitch Rapp can stop him.

 

Winter in Paradise by Elin Hilderbrand

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Irene Steele uncovers her husband’s secret life on a Caribbean island following his death.

 

Alice Isn't Dead by Joseph Fink

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Keisha Taylor takes a job as a long-haul truck driver to search for her missing wife.

 

Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber

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A Seattleite cook stuck in remote Ponder, Alaska, grapples with her feelings for the local swordsmith.

 

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami

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The discovery of an unseen work in an artist’s attic unleashes a series of bizarre occurrences that a painter must navigate.

 

The Fox by Frederick Forsyth

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A young British hacker's skills are used for risky espionage operations.

 

When We Were Young by Karen Kingsbury

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The reality of Noah and Emily Carter’s marriage is different from the one curated for their social media followers.

 

Desperate Measures by Stuart Woods

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The 47th book in the Stone Barrington series.


Nonfiction

 

Beastie Boys Book by Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz

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The story of the New York band who went from performing hardcore punk music to hip hop stardom.

 

Killing the SS by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard

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A look at the postwar manhunt for members of Hitler’s inner circle.

 

A Ship of Fools by Tucker Carlson

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The Fox News anchor argues that America’s ruling class is out of touch with everyday citizens.

 

The Mamba Mentality by Kobe Bryant

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The former Los Angeles Lakers player describes various skills and techniques he used on the court.

 

Almost Everything by Anne Lamott

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Brief explorations into finding hope and wisdom in times of despair and uncertainty.

 

Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking

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A collection of essays from the late scientist’s personal archive that address 10 imponderables.

 

I Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson

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A collection of anecdotes and reflections from the co-creator of “Broad City.”

 

The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis

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The author of "The Big Short" examines how the Trump administration staffs its federal agencies.

 

Shade by Pete Souza

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The former White House photographer juxtaposes pictures of former President Obama with tweets, headlines and quotes from the Trump administration.

 

Presidents of War by Michael Beschloss

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How American presidents waged wars and expanded the power of the executive branch.

 

The Library Book by Susan Orlean

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The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library provides a backdrop to the evolution and purpose of libraries.

 

My Love Story by Tina Turner with Deborah Davis and Dominik Wichmann

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The 12-time Grammy Award-winner describes her road to fame and reflects on difficult personal experiences.

 

The Big Fella by Jane Leavy

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A biography of the baseball legend Babe Ruth.

 

This Will Only Hurt a Little by Busy Philipps

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A memoir by the actress and host of the late-night talk show “Busy Tonight.”

 

In the Hurricane's Eye by Nathaniel Philbrick

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Important battles that led to the end of the American Revolution.

 

Them by Ben Sasse

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The Republican senator from Nebraska prescribes human interaction to counteract elevated levels of modern isolation and division.

 

DVD - New Releases (November):

Caution: Catalog links below are for preorder/placeholder records and may give 'record not found' errors once DVDs are released. DVDs may still be found using a keyword/title search.

 

The Incredibles 2

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Helen is called on to help bring Supers back, and Bob must juggle the daily heroics of home life. But when a new villain arises with a sinister plot, the Parrs meet the challenge together!

 

Christopher Robin

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In this heartwarming Disney tale, Christopher Robin encounters his childhood friend Winnie the Pooh, who helps him remember the endless days of wonder and make-believe.

 

BlacKkKlansman

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From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of a hero. An African- American detective takes on a dangerous mission: infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan.

 

Papillon

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After being framed and ultimately imprisoned on Devil's Island, Henri "Papillon" Charrière (Charlie Hunnam) forms a pact with Louis Dega (Rami Malek) to finance his escape.

 

Loving Pablo

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Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz star in the true story of drug lord Pablo Escobar and his passionate love affair with journalist Virginia Vallejo that led to his downfall.

 

A Crooked Somebody

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When a psychic who craves attention is kidnapped, he uses his unfortunate circumstances as a way of gaining popularity.

 

Destination Wedding

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Two people not meant for anyone are brought together by fate and spend the weekend together at a Destination Wedding.

 

Mara

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A criminal psychologist (Olga Kurylenko) investigating a murder is plunged into a terrifying mystery involving an ancient demon who kills her victims as they sleep.

 

The Meg

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With time running out, rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) must save the crew of a deep-sea submersible from a colossal 75-foot-long prehistoric shark known as the Megalodon.

 
 

Mile 22

Borrow: [DVD]

A CIA operative heading an elite, top-secret unit must transport a spy with information crucial to U.S. security before the foreign government chasing him closes in.

 

Alpha

Borrow: [DVD]

An epic coming-of-age adventure set in the last Ice Age. A young boy becomes unlikely allies with a lone wolf, enduring countless dangers and overwhelming odds to survive the harsh wilderness and find their way home before the deadly winter arrives.

 

Juliet, Naked

Borrow: [DVD]

Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) develops an unlikely transatlantic romance with the once admired, now washed up, singer-songwriter, Tucker Crowe, who also happens to be the subject of Duncan's musical obsession.

 

Puzzle

Borrow: [DVD]

Agnes has reached her 40s without ever venturing far from home but that changes dramatically when she receives a puzzle as a gift and experiences the heady thrill of doing something she truly enjoys.

 

The Children Act

Borrow: [DVD]

As her personal life falls apart, a judge has to decide a difficult case where religious parents of a 17-year-old boy suffering from leukemia refuse to allow the hospital to perform a life-saving blood transfusion.

 

Final Score

Borrow: [DVD]

After deadly terrorists abduct his niece at a soccer match, an ex-soldier with lethal fighting skills (Dave Bautista) wages a one-man war to save her and prevent mass destruction.

 

Look Away

Borrow: [DVD]

An alienated high school girl switches places with her mirror image, and her evil alter ego embarks on a quest for revenge against all those who caused her pain.

 

Crazy Rich Asians

Borrow: [DVD]

When an American-born Chinese woman attends a wedding in Singapore with her boyfriend, she discovers that his family is very wealthy and other women in his social class are trying to date him.

 

Dog Days

Borrow: [DVD]

DOG DAYS follows a group of interconnected people in Los Angeles who are brought together by their lovable canine counterparts.

 

Kin

Borrow: [DVD]

A recently released ex-con and his adopted younger brother are forced to go on the run. Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a cadre of otherworldly soldiers, their only protection is a found weapon of mysterious ancestry.

 

Blindspotting

Borrow: [DVD]

Two friends are made aware of racial differences against the colorful backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Oakland.

 

Little Italy

Borrow: [DVD]

The director of How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Miss Congeniality cooks up a sizzling comedy about two lifelong pals (Hayden Christensen, Emma Roberts) whose romance is threatened by their families' rival pizzerias.

 

Searching

Borrow: [DVD]

After his sixteen-year-old daughter goes missing, a man breaks into her laptop to find clues about her disappearance.

 

The Little Stranger

Borrow: [DVD]

Dr. Faraday (Domhnall Gleeson) travels to attend to a patient whose family's story is about to become disturbingly entwined with his own.

 

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

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Nov 15, 2018 at 2:37 PM
  

Chief Nick Metz would like to announce he has promoted District One Commander Harry Glidden, and Metro Division Investigations Bureau Commander Ernie Ortiz to serve in the Aurora Police Department as division chiefs effective Saturday November 3, 2018.

 

Chief Metz lauds both have demonstrated strong leadership abilities, and bring vast experience within the Aurora Police Department that will enhance the service to the citizens of Aurora as well as department personnel.

 

Division Chief Ernie Ortiz, who brings 33 years of experience in service to the City of Aurora, will lead the Operations Division, which oversees all patrol operations.  Chief Ortiz has lead in an executive supervisory capacity over the following units:  PAR, SWAT, District Command, the Training Section, and the Investigations Bureau.  Chief Ortiz holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from National American University.

 

Division Chief Harry Glidden, who brings 34 years of experience in service to the City of Aurora, will lead the Compliance & Professional Standards Division which oversees all aspects of police hiring, training, to include the City of Aurora Public Safety Training Center.  Chief Glidden has served in an executive supervisory capacity over the following units during his tenure at the Aurora Police Department: Patrol, Gang Unit, Communications, Vice and Narcotics, District Sector, Technical Services Bureau, PAR, DART, and the Internal Affairs Bureau.  Chief Glidden holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Management and a master’s degree in Business Administration. 

 

Please join us in wishing members of the Aurora Police Department’s Executive Staff the best of luck in their new assignments.

Leadership Reorg
Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
(720) 423-5095


Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Nov 08, 2018 at 2:40 PM
  

On November 2, 2018, at 11:16 A.M., Officers from the Aurora Police Department were notified by a School Resource Officer, working at Rangeview High School located at 17599 East Iliff Avenue, that there was a picture from Snapchat showing a student with a weapon in his waistband. The School Resource Officer believed that the student was still in the school building.

 

The School Resource Officer immediately notified dispatch who then requested a city-wide response. Officers from all three police districts, including SWAT, Police Area Representatives, K-9, Neighborhood Policing Unit, Media Relations Unit, Traffic Units, Command Staff, and Detectives, responded to Rangeview High School to assist. There were more than 70 Aurora Police Officers who converged on this location to provided support and valuable resources to this evolving situation.

 

The school was immediately placed on lockdown and students who were inside of the school were told to shelter in place. The students who were on the outside of the school building were escorted off school property and asked to rendezvous with officers down the street for further instructions. It should be noted that no students were injured from this incident and there were no shots fired at any time on campus.

 

After developing a plan to ensure the safety of students inside of the school, officers began to search the interior of the school in case the armed individual was still located in the building. There were also numerous officers who were tasked with patrolling the streets, parks, shopping centers, and areas around Rangeview High School and to also search for the armed suspect if they happened to be off school property already. A partial picture of the suspect was released to officers in the area and inside of the school.

 

While our resources were focused on this incident, the Public Safety Communications Division received at least 75 additional and unrelated calls for service, which may have been delayed as a result of this call for service at Rangeview High School.

 

At approximately 12:06 P.M., an officer in the area of South Buckley Road and East Evans Avenue observed a male matching the description of the suspect. Two individual were contacted, one of which was in possession of a BB gun made to look like a real firearm. Both males were detained in relation to this incident and were transported to our District 3 Police Station where detectives interviewed them. After the interviews, the juvenile males were released to their parents and criminal charges are pending.

 

Since both suspects are juveniles, we cannot release their names. We can confirm though that both are students are Rangeview High School.

 

This incident will continue to be investigated and we are asking anyone with information about this case to call Detective C. Fanning at (303) 627-3161.

 

We wanted to thank our partners from Aurora Fire Rescue, Falck Rocky Mountain Ambulance, and Aurora Public School Security Officers. We also want to thank the parents and the public for their patience and attention during this situation.

 

Chief of Police, Nicholas Metz remarked, “I am extremely grateful for all of the officers who quickly responded to Rangeview High School to ensure the safety of not only the students but the staff as well.  I wanted to also praise the Aurora Public School Security Officers who assisted our officers with scene security and access to the buildings. Thank you to Aurora Fire Rescue who responded and staged in the event of injuries to anyone. I appreciate the Rangeview High School staff and the School Resource Officer who quickly brought this to our attention and helped us resolve this situation quickly and safely. I commend my officers who apprehended the suspects and recognized the necessity to quickly capture the ones responsible. Our detectives are hard at work to ensure that this matter will be resolved with the most appropriate outcome.”

 

 

Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
(720) 432-5095 

Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Nov 02, 2018 at 4:55 PM
  
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