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The city of Aurora has announced the following cancellations and closures for the April 10-11, 2019, snowstorm. Please note this list is only for city operations and does not include schools, businesses or other facilities. Art in Public Places Commission - The 6 p.m. April 10 meeting at Aurora Central Library has been CANCELED Aurora Dance Arts, Music and Theater - All evening classes April 10 have been CANCELED  Aurora Public Libraries - All branches CLOSING at 5 p.m. April 10  Aurora Municipal Court - CLOSING at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10; DELAYED opening of 10 a.m. Thursday, April 11 Bicentennial Art Center - All evening classes April 10 have been CANCELED  Cultural Affairs Commission - The 6:30 p.m. April 10 meeting at Aurora Central Library has been CANCELED Recreation Centers and Pools - CLOSING at 5 p.m. April 10 Sports Programs, Leagues and Games - All evening sports programs, leagues and games April 10 have been CANCELED Ward III Town Meeting - The 6:30 p.m. April 10 meeting at the Aurora Municipal Center has been CANCELED
Posted by mbryant@auroragov.org  On Apr 10, 2019 at 3:59 PM
  
The city of Aurora has announced the following cancellations and closures for Thursday, March 14, 2019. Please note this list is only for city operations and does not include schools, businesses or other facilities. Aurora Municipal Court - OPENS AT NOON; ALL JURY TRIALS FOR MARCH 14 HAVE BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED  Aurora Dance Arts classes - CANCELLED  Beck Recreation Center - CLOSED  Fine arts classes - CANCELLED Preschool classes - CANCELLED Veterans' Affairs Commission Meeting - CANCELLED Water Policy Committee Meeting - CANCELLED Youth sports - CANCELLED   The city of Aurora has announced the following cancellations and closures for Wednesday, March 13, 2019, because of the anticipated blizzard. Please note this list is only for city operations and does not include schools, businesses or other facilities. Aurora Animal Shelter - CLOSED (for urgent animal-related matters that cannot wait until Thursday, call dispatch at 303.627.3100) Aurora History Museum - CLOSED Aurora Public Library (Tallyn's Reach, Mission Viejo, Iliff, Martin Luther King Jr. and Hoffman libraries - CLOSING AT 1 P.M.) (Central Library - CLOSING AT 5 P.M.)  Aurora Public Library scheduled programs - CANCELLED  Aurora Reservoir - CLOSED  Bicentennial Art Center - CLOSED Cultural Affairs Commission Meeting - CANCELLED  Dance, fine art and music classes -CANCELLED Golf Course Advisory Committee Meeting - CANCELLED Plains Conservation Center - CLOSING AT 9:30 A.M. Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting - CANCELLED Preschool classes - CANCELLED Recreation centers - CLOSED Senac Creek Nature Center - CLOSING AT 9:30 A.M. Sports activities and classes - CANCELLED  Transportation, Airports and Public Works Policy Committee Meeting - CANCELLED Veterans' Affairs Commission Stand Down Committee Meeting - CANCELLED Ward III Town Meeting - CANCELLED  
Posted by mbryant@auroragov.org  On Mar 14, 2019 at 10:55 AM
  
On March 18, 2019 at 11:38 a.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to the Sable Technological Center located at 562 Sable Boulevard on reported gunfire in the area. Upon officers arrival they located a victim lying on the ground in the parking lot suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, a juvenile male, was transported to an area hospital where tragically he succumbed to his wounds.

The Aurora Police Department (APD) Major Crimes Homicide Unit, Fugitive Apprehension and Surveillance Team, APD K-9 Unit, APD SWAT, and the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force were among those who worked tirelessly for nearly 31hours which led to the arrest of a juvenile male in this homicide. The arrest occurred on March 19th at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the 15000 block of East Evans Avenue without further incident.

Due to this suspect and victim both being juveniles in this active investigation, no further details will be released by APD at this time. All further media inquires from this date forward should be directed to the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office, where this case will be prosecuted.

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095


Information Previously Released on March 19, 2019:

On March 18, 2019 at 11:38 a.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to the Sable Technological Center located at 562 Sable Boulevard on reported gunfire in the area.

Upon officers arrival they located a victim lying on the ground in the parking lot suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, a juvenile male, was transported to an area hospital where tragically he has since succumbed to his wounds.

Positive identification of the victim, and notification of the next-of-kin will be done by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office.

We ask anyone who may be a witness, or has information about this homicide to please call Aurora Police Agent Miller at 303-739-6117. 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- STOP (7867).

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095

Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Mar 20, 2019 at 1:34 PM
  

april bestsellers and new releases

Recent New York Times Bestsellers:

Fiction

 

Run Away by Harlan Coben

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

A family is torn apart when the daughter becomes addicted to drugs and goes missing.

 

Celtic Empire by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler

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

The 25th book in the Dirk Pitt series.

 

Wolf Pack by C. J. Box

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

The Wyoming game wardens Joe Pickett and Katelyn Hamm take on killers working for the Sinaloa cartel.

 

Cemetery Road by Greg Iles

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The journalist Marshall McEwan returns to his hometown, which is shaken by two deaths and an economy on the brink.

 

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

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

A fictional oral history charting the rise and fall of a ’70s rock ’n’ roll band.

   

The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See

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The friendship over many decades of two female divers from the Korean Island of Jeju is pushed to a breaking point.

 

Silent Night by Danielle Steel

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After tragedy strikes, a child TV star loses her memory and ability to speak.

 

The Malta Exchange by Steve Berry

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The 14th book in the Cotton Malone series. The former Justice Department operative tangles with a rogue cardinal and an ancient sect of knights.

 

The Border by Don Winslow

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

The third book in the Power of the Dog series. Art Keller’s fight to keep drugs out of the country has taken a complicated turn.

 

Toxic Game by Christine Feehan

Borrow: [Print] [eBook]

The 15th book in the GhostWalker series. Dr. Draden Freeman and Shylah Cosmos must find a cure to a deadly virus.

 

Unto Us a Son is Given by Donna Leon

Borrow: [Print] [eBook]

The 28th novel in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series. The Italian detective uncovers the secrets of a deceased family friend.

 

Chocolate Cream Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke

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Hannah Swensen teams up with a former lover to find out who left a dead body in her bedroom.

 

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

Borrow: [Print] [eBook]

Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from a dragon.


Nonfiction

 

The Right Side of History by Ben Shapiro

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

The conservative political commentator reflects upon what he considers most impactful to Western civilization. 

 

Doing Justice by Preet Bharara

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

The former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York describes some of his career highlights and gives insights into our legal system.

 

Kushner, Inc. by Vicky Ward

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

The HuffPost editor at large gives her perspective on Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s agenda inside the White House.

 

Mama's Last Hug by Frans de Waal

Borrow: [Print] [eBook]

The death of a chimpanzee matriarch frames a broader look into the world of animal and human emotions.

 

First: Sandra Day O'Conner by Evan Thomas

Borrow: [Print]

A biography of the first female Supreme Court justice.

 

The Case for Trump by Victor Davis Hanson

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

A defense stating that the current president adopted several traditional conservative positions.

 

The Moth Presents Occasional Magic by Catherine Burns

Borrow: [Print]

Storytellers from around the world spin tales about facing formidable situations.

 

Madame Fourcade's Secret War by Lynne Olson

Borrow: [Print] [eBook]

A 31-year-old French mother led an intelligence organization that worked against Hitler and the Gestapo.

 

Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe

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A look at the conflict in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles.

 

Mostly Sunny by Janice Dean

Borrow: [Print

The "Fox & Friends" meteorologist describes overcoming sexist bosses and health issues. 

 

Don't Stop Believin' by Olivia Newton-John

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

The Grammy Award-winner discusses her success in music and movies, and how she contended with recurrent breast cancer.

 

The Universal Christ by Richard Rohr

Borrow: [Print]

An exploration of the meaning of Jesus Christ. 

 

IM by Isaac Mizrahi

Borrow: [Print] [eAudiobook]

The designer and witty television personality describes some of his lifelong struggles.

 

DVD - New Releases (April):

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.

 

Bumblebee

Borrow: [DVD]

After Bumblebee is forced to flee to Earth and hide out, he is discovered by a teenage girl and together they set out to save the world from the Decepticons.

 

The Mule

Borrow: [DVD]

Earl Stone takes a job as a drug courier for a Mexican cartel. His immediate success leads to easy money and a larger shipment that soon draws the attention of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates.

 

Vice

Borrow: [DVD]

Christian Bale stars as Dick Cheney in the epic tale of how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice President to George W. Bush.

 

Rust Creek

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A young woman trapped in a nightmare odyssey deep in the Kentucky woods must summon extraordinary courage in order to make it out alive in this harrowing survival thriller.

 

Seven in Heaven

Borrow: [DVD]

After being pressured into playing Seven Minutes in Heaven, two teenagers find they've been transported to a strange reality where everyone is a cruel version of themselves.

 

The Man Who Killed Hitler & Then The Bigfoot

Borrow: [DVD]

An American war hero who secretly assassinated Adolf Hitler has now been called upon to take out another global threat - Bigfoot.

 

A Dog's Way Home

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A Dog's Way Home chronicles the heartwarming adventure of Bella, a dog who embarks on an epic 400-mile journey home after she is separated from her beloved human.

 

Holmes & Watson

Borrow: [DVD]

The Step Brothers are reunited - this time playing the world's greatest detective and his loyal sidekick & biographer.

 

On the Basis of Sex

Borrow: [DVD]

Felicity Jones stars as a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who brings a groundbreaking case to the U.S. Court of Appeals that overturns a century of gender discrimination.

 

Welcome to Marwen

Borrow: [DVD]

Welcome to Marwen is a miraculous true story, starring Steve Carell, about one broken man's fight as he discovers how artistic imagination can restore the human spirit.

 
 

Mirai

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When four-year-old Kun encounters his new baby sister, Mirai, as a teenager from the future, they go on a journey through time, uncovering their family's incredible story.

 

Berlin, I Love You

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Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Jim Sturgess, and Diego Luna head an all-star cast in this sparkling film that weaves ten stories of romance set against the backdrop of Berlin.

 

We Die Young

Borrow: [DVD]

In this action thriller, Jean Claude Van Damme stars as a veteran with PTSD who helps two boys get revenge on a cruel drug lord that rules a dangerous barrio of Washington, D.C.

 

Glass

Borrow: [DVD]

M. Night Shyamalan continues Unbreakable and Split in this explosive comic book thriller starring James McAvoy, Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson.

 

Dragon Ball Super: Broly

Borrow: [DVD]

Goku is back to training hard so he can face the most powerful foes the universes have to offer, and Vegeta is keeping up right beside him. But when they suddenly find themselves against an unknown Saiyan, they discover a terrible, destructive force.

 

The Kid Who Would Be King

Borrow: [DVD]

In this epic adventure, when a bullied kid discovers Excalibur, the legendary Sword in the Stone, he and his friends (and enemies) join the wizard Merlin (Patrick Stewart) to fight evil!

 

Replicas

Borrow: [DVD]

Keanu Reeves leads this suspenseful sci-fi thriller about a neuroscientist who secretly tries to clone and create replicas of his family after a tragic car crash.

 

Escape Room

Borrow: [DVD]

When a group of strangers are given black boxes with tickets to an escape room with a chance to win money, they discover that the room has more extreme conditions than expected, and must fight for survival.

 

Destroyer

Borrow: [DVD]

The moral and existential odyssey of LAPD detective Erin Bell who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results.

 

Miss Bala

Borrow: [DVD]

Gloria is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness and strength.

 

Serenity

Borrow: [DVD]

A fishing boat captain's life is shattered when his ex-wife tracks him down with a desperate plea for help, ensnaring his life in a new reality that may not be all that it seems.

 

Arctic

Borrow: [DVD]

A man stranded in the Arctic after an airplane crash must decide whether to remain in the safety of his makeshift camp or to embark on a deadly trek through the unknown.

 

Mission of Honor

Borrow: [DVD]

Mission of Honor is the story of Hurricane Squadron 303, a group of brave pilots who fought in the skies over England in WW2 during the Battle of Britain.

 

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

Posted by svanholb@auroragov.org  On Apr 02, 2019 at 3:43 PM
  
UPDATE:
A second fatality has been attributed to this crash.

On March 25th,  an 86 year old adult male passenger from the vehicle which was westbound on E. Iliff Ave. succumbed to injuries sustained in this crash.  The investigation is ongoing by the Aurora Police Department Traffic Investigations Unit.


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Original Post


On March 20th, 2019 at approximately 7 p.m., Aurora Officers and Rescue Personnel responded to the intersection of East Iliff Avenue and South Blackhawk Street on the report of a serious motor vehicle collision.

One vehicle was eastbound East Iliff Avenue approaching South Blackhawk Street. Another vehicle was westbound East Iliff Avenue attempting to turn onto South Blackhawk Street. The two vehicles collided in the intersection.

An occupant of one vehicle was declared deceased on scene. Occupants of the other vehicle were transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

The factors involved in this incident are still under investigation by the Aurora Police Traffic Section. The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

Questions or further information about this incident can be directed to:

Sgt. Mike Douglass
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-739-6293


Posted by mdouglas@auroragov.org  On Mar 27, 2019 at 11:15 AM
  

On April 8th, 2019, at about 12:39 A.M., Aurora Police Officers responded to an automobile versus pedestrian accident at the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Kenton Street.

A passerby initially called and told 911 dispatchers that a male was laying unresponsive on the side of the road by the light pole.  The Investigation revealed an adult male was crossing Colfax Avenue from north to south just west of the crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound in the far-right lane. The victim was thrown about 30 yards and came to rest on the southeast corner of the intersection.  It was determined from area surveillance video that the victim was not discovered for approximately 20 minutes after the collision, Aurora Fire Rescue transported the adult male victim to University Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.  The adult driver of the vehicle initially left the scene of the accident, however after talking to his family he decided after about 30 minutes to return to the original accident scene.   

Traffic Investigators believe speed and alcohol are factors in this accident. None of the identities of any of the involved parties are being released at this time. The driver was arrested for hit and run resulting in death, additional charges may be added once the toxicology results are determined.  If you were a witness to this accident or know anything about what happened please call Detective Steve Chinn at 303-739-6342.

This will be the 7th fatal accident in Aurora since January 1st, the Aurora Police Department reminds drivers not to drive if they have been drinking.

Lieutenant Jad Lanigan
Aurora Police Department Metro Division
Traffic Section Commander
Assistant Swat Commander
6 Abilene St
Aurora, Colorado 80011
303-739-6326
Jlanigan@auroragov.org
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Posted by jlanigan@auroragov.org  On Apr 08, 2019 at 5:26 AM
  
On April 14, 2019, at 12:01 A.M., officers responded to the area of East 58th Avenue and North Flanders Street on reports of a vehicle fire.

Once the fire had been extinguished, an unidentifiable body was found inside of the vehicle. Information is limited at this time.

The identity of the deceased will be released by the Adams County Coroner's Office once a positive identification has been made, and next of kin has been notified. 

Due to the suspicious nature of this death, the Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Unit is handling this investigation. Aurora Police is asking anyone with information about this case to contact Agent Frederickson with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303-739-6106. Tipsters can also use Metro Denver Crime Stoppers by calling 720-913-7867. By using Crime Stoppers tipster can remain anonymous and be eligible for a $2,000 reward. 

Officer Matthew Longshore

Public Information Officer

Aurora Police Department

720-432-5095
Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Apr 14, 2019 at 3:44 AM
  
On April 12, 2019, at 3:33 a.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to the 1500 block of South Sable Boulevard on a report of shots fired inside the residence.

Upon officers arriving they found two deceased people inside. Through the initial investigation it was determined the deceased were known to each other.

The investigation is being conducted by APD’s Major Crimes/Homicide Unit. If citizens have any information they can call Agent Hansen at 303-739-6710.

The Aurora Police Department is not looking for suspects and there is no threat to the public.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will determine cause of death and will release names of the deceased after notification of the next of kin.

Officer Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Apr 12, 2019 at 11:44 AM
  
On March 28, 2019 about 7:20 P.M. officers of the Aurora Police Department (APD) were contacted by members of the Denver Police Department (DPD) who requested assistance with arresting a subject wanted out of their city for violent felony crimes.

The suspect was located in the parking lot of a restaurant at 16891 East Iliff Avenue. APD’s SWAT unit initiated efforts to arrest the suspect from a vehicle when shots were fired by an officer. The suspect fled on foot and ran south of the location before eventually being taken into custody. During the course of the arrest, the suspect was non-compliant and a Taser had to be applied to place him into custody.

A passenger, who remained in the suspect’s vehicle, was contacted and is considered a victim in the originating case out of Denver.

Due to the original case associated with DPD’s request for assistance, information about the identity of the suspect should be directed to that agency.

During this event, APD SWAT officers were using their issued body worn cameras. The suspect sustained minor injuries, resulting from being Tased. No officers were injured. There was a weapon recovered from the scene.

This incident is being investigated by the APD Major Crimes/Homicide Unit and members of the Denver Police Department, in accordance with Senate Bill 15-219.

We are asking anyone with information about this case to please contact Agent M. Ingui at 303-739-6067.

Officer Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Mar 29, 2019 at 4:37 PM
  
On March 13, 2019 the Aurora Police Major Crime Homicide Unit began investigating the circumstances surrounding a body found along the Sand Creek Trail in the midst of a historic blizzard dubbed Bomb Cyclone Ulmer by weather officials.

Since then, that body has been positively identified as Martin Galdamez-Galdamez DOB 7/25/1994, and is now being investigated as a homicide. At this time there are no additional details available.

Anyone that has information about this incident are requested to call Agent Szuch at 303-739-6068 or remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2000 by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095


Information Previously Released March 14, 2019:

On March 13, 2019, about 1:55 PM, people were walking in the 2700 block of Sand Creek, a section that parallels East Fitzsimons Parkway, just east of the Light Rail parking lot.

The people were looking for a runaway dog and found what appeared to be a human body. The Aurora Police Department responded to the scene and confirmed it was a human body. The body was not removed until this afternoon due to the extreme weather conditions from the day before. The cause of death has not been determined and will be done by the Adams County Coroner’s Office.

The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit is actively investigating this case as a homicide. We ask anyone that has information or who might have observed something to please call Agent Szuch at 303-739-6068. People can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2000 by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

The Coroner’s Office will release the name of the deceased after positive identification has been made and the next of kin has been notified.

Officer Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Mar 19, 2019 at 10:53 AM
  
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