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On August 7th, 2018 at approximately 12:13 p.m., Officers with the Aurora Police Department responded to an automobile vs pedestrian accident near the intersection of Peoria Street and East 6th Avenue. Upon arrival, Officers found an unconscious adult female suffering from serious injuries in the roadway. She was immediately transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the female stayed on scene and is cooperating with the ongoing investigation. It appears at this time, that the female was crossing midblock and was not in a crosswalk when she was struck. Alcohol and speed do not appear to be a factor in this accident.

Pedestrians are reminded to utilize crosswalks in the designed fashion and motorists are asked to be cognizant that pedestrians may not always do so.

This is incident remains an open and ongoing investigation and any witnesses who have not spoken to the police are asked to contact Detective Rob Ragain at 303.739.6351

Posted by melliot@auroragov.org  On Aug 08, 2018 at 3:25 PM
  

Joint Press Release


Alexander Christopher Ewing

Posted by kforrest@auroragov.org  On Aug 10, 2018 at 5:13 PM
  
On September 7, 2018, at approximately 8:08 p.m., Aurora Officers responded to a single vehicle rollover accident at I-70 and North Airport Road. Two occupants were transported to a local area hospital where the driver was later pronounced deceased.

The investigation has revealed that a black SUV was westbound on Interstate I-70 and was attempting to exit onto southbound Airport Boulevard. The SUV failed to navigate a turn and left the roadway, where it rolled at least one time.

This accident is being investigated by the Aurora Police Department Traffic Section. It appears that speed and alcohol are both factors in this crash. The names of the involved individuals are not being released at this time.

Sergeant William Revelle
Traffic Section
303.739.6374
Posted by kforrest@auroragov.org  On Sep 07, 2018 at 11:14 PM
  
On September 6, 2018, at approximately 5:18 p.m., Aurora Officers from District 2 and the Aurora Traffic Section responded to a serious accident involving a sedan and a dump truck at the intersection of East 6th Avenue and North Picadilly Road. The driver of the sedan was transported to a local hospital and was later pronounced deceased.

The investigation revealed that a silver sedan was southbound on North Picadilly Street. The sedan came to a stop at a stop sign at the intersection, and then pulled in front of a dump truck that was westbound on East 6th Avenue.

The details of the collision are still under investigation and there are no immediate indications that speed or alcohol were factors in this crash.  The names of the involved individuals are not being released at this time.

Officer Kenneth Forrest
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095       



Posted by kforrest@auroragov.org  On Sep 06, 2018 at 9:53 PM
  

On the afternoon of September 2, 2018, at approximately 1:38 p.m., officers with the Aurora Police Department responded to the area of East Alameda Avenue and South Potomac Street on the report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers were able to determine that the shooting had occurred outside of a  nearby 7-11, located at 13690 East Alameda Avenue. Officers responded to a local hospital after learning that several victims had made their way to the hospital for treatment of apparent gunshot wounds. One of the victims has been pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/ Homicide Unit has taken over this criminal investigation. Detectives are working tirelessly to identify who is responsible for the shooting. We are asking members of the public to come forward with any information pertaining to this incident. Members of the public should report any known information to Detective Chad Lampson at (303) 739-6013. Tipsters can also remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867.

The deceased victim will be identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office at a later date, pending the notification of next of kin. There is no further information available for public release at this time.

Officer Kenneth Forrest
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by kforrest@auroragov.org  On Sep 02, 2018 at 9:13 PM
  
On August 31, 2018, a tragic shooting took place in the 1900 block of North Peoria Street that left two dead, one juvenile victim shot and one Aurora Police Officer shot.  The Aurora Police Department is identifying Demarcus Brown-Jones (DOB 03/14/1990) as the suspect involved in that incident.  Brown-Jones, who is pictured below, remains in stable condition and in police custody at an area hospital. 

The case is in the hands of the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office and therefore the Aurora Police Department cannot comment any further on the matter.  Please refer additional media inquiries to the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Demarcus Brown-Jones

Officer Bill Hummel
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095



Information previously released on September 1, 2018


UPDATE:

The Aurora Police Department continues to investigate this shooting and anyone who has information about this incident is requested to contact Detective Matthew Ingui at 303.739.6067

Our officer is continuing to recover at home. The suspect is still receiving medical treatment at a local area hospital.

At the request of the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, we will not be releasing any additional information regarding the investigation.

Officer Kenneth Forrest
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

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Information previously released on September 1, 2018

The officer who was shot in the vest last night has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Two male victims and one juvenile victim were transported to local hospitals.  Both male victims sadly succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced deceased at the hospital.  The juvenile victim and the suspect are both receiving treatment at local area hospitals.

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 Aurora Police Department Victims Services Unit is providing services to those affected by this tragic event.

A comprehensive investigation into this incident is continuing and we are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact Detective Matthew Ingui at 303.739.6067

No new updates are expected today.

Officer Kenneth Forrest
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
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Information previously released on August 31, 2018

On August 31, 2018, at approximately 5:17 p.m., officers with the Aurora Police Department responded to a reported physical dispute in the 1900 block of Peoria Street.

While conducting an investigation, shots were heard coming from the 1900 block of the Peoria Street/Paris Street alley. Officers responded to the area where shots were coming from and located multiple people lying on the ground. One of the individuals was a juvenile and all were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

An officer then confronted an armed suspect and gunfire was exchanged between the suspect and the officer, which resulted in the officer and suspect being shot.

The officer, suspect, and others were all transported to local hospitals for treatment. The officer is in good condition and was wearing a bullet resistant vest which saved the officer from sustaining a life threatening injury.

The investigation into this incident is being handled by the Aurora Police Department's 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 also working with the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office as we conduct a comprehensive and transparent investigation.

The involved officer has been placed on administrative assignment with pay per Aurora Police Department policy.

We are requesting all members of the public who were a witness to this incident to contact Detective Matthew Ingui at 303.739.6067

Officer Kenneth Forrest
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit 
720.432.5095
Posted by kforrest@auroragov.org  On Sep 13, 2018 at 2:02 PM
  
UPDATE: On Monday, August 20, 2018, a large amount of blood was found next to a dumpster in the west alley of an Apartment Complex located at 142 Del Mar Circle.

The Aurora Police Department continues to aggressively investigate this incident. Information gathered during this investigation and through the use of specially trained K9s led us to an area inside the Denver Arapahoe Disposal Site (DADS). On Saturday, August 25, 2018, a thorough search at DADS was conducted to uncover any information about the source of the blood. An area the size of approximately one acre was searched for almost twelve hours which resulted in no new information about this incident.

An analysis of the blood was conducted and after testing, was determined to be human. Further testing of the blood resulted in a DNA match with Eric Todd Ewing, who was subsequently reported as a missing person by the Aurora Police Major Crimes Unit.

Ewing, who is pictured below, is a black male who is 43 years old. He is 6’9”, 225 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. Ewing is homeless and frequents the area around East 6th Avenue and Peoria Street and the area of East Colfax Avenue and Florence Street.

The circumstances surrounding Ewing’s disappearance are not known at this time. If you see Ewing, please contact our dispatch center at 303.627.3100. If you have information about the whereabouts of Ewing, please contact Detective Sergeant Stephen Jokerst at 303.739.6092

Eric Todd Ewing

Officer Kenneth Forrest
Public Information Officer 
Media Relations Unit
303.739.6616
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Information previously released on August 21, 2018

On August 20, 2018, at approximately 9:00 a.m., officers with the Aurora Police Department responded to a suspicious occurrence at the Del Mar Apartments, located at 142 Del Mar Circle.

Officers arrived on scene and located a large amount of blood in the west-side alley of the apartment complex. The blood was found close to the dumpsters and, after testing, was determined to be human.

The Aurora Police Department is asking  members of the public to contact our tip line if they have a friend, family member, associate or co-worker who lives in the area of Del Mar Circle who they have been unable to get in contact with. In addition, we are also asking anyone with information about this incident to call our tip line at 303.739.6400

Map of the Del Mar Circle Area

Del Mar Circle Map


Officer Kenneth Forrest
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
303.739.6038

Posted by kforrest@auroragov.org  On Aug 28, 2018 at 3:27 PM
  

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Post by Elizabeth B. 

Hello, friends and library patrons! It's almost the end of summer. Have you checked off everything on your summer list? Been to a beach bonfire? Started a band? Made your own ice cream? Fought off a group of multi-eyed foxes on a late-night hike?

No, you're right. I haven't done any of those things, either.

But fortunately, we live in a world with libraries, where each of those adventures is just a page-turn away! Welcome to Camp Read-a-lot, where I've tracked down reads just as adventurous and interesting as you are. Check out these four books about summer (and two tasty snacks) as you finish your vacation.

Two people on the beach watching the ocean"Summer of Salt" by Katrina Leno 
One-Sentence Summary:
Georgina Fernweh, the only non-magical Fernweh, must clear her family's name when tragedy strikes the island of By-the-Sea.
Why you'll love it: Georgina's sister can fly! Her great-great-great-aunt might be a bird! There's a graveyard where it's always autumn and a goth ice cream shop and a cute romance between Georgina and a visiting girl named Prue. I felt like I could hear the waves and rain while reading.
Essential summer activity checklist: Bird-watching, beach bonfires, solving supernatural mysteries



Person with burger"The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles)" by Amy Spalding
One-Sentence Summary:
Abby's used to being the sidekick in her friends' stories, but a summer full of bests – best internship, best burgers, best dresses, and maybe even best summer romance – is about to propel her into the spotlight.
Why you'll love it: When I finished reading this book, I wanted to dye my hair pink and learn to sew. Abby's funny, cool, creative, and caring: such an amazing main character! The side characters are fun, too, from bro-BFF Jax to Abby's crush Jordi Perez, a photographer girl in all black who just happens to be competing for Abby's internship. This felt like the literary equivalent of sunshine and cotton candy.
Essential summer activity checklist: Rating burgers, wearing cute outfits, working an internship while worrying about eventually making money

Girl playing guitar"All Summer Long" by Hope Larson 
One-Sentence Summary:
When Bina's best friend Austin leaves for the summer, Bina has to find other friends to spend time with and other ways to fill her summer.
Why you'll love it: Bina is a musician to the core. Her passion for music takes her on all sorts of adventures: breaking into her best friend's house, going to a concert for the first time, and writing her own songs. Bina's social life is also changing in less fun ways, and she has to adjust, from dealing with cool but condescending older kids to her suddenly distant best friend and distracted parents. This book will be a new favorite for Raina Telgemeier fans.
Essential summer activity checklist: Playing music, going to concerts, waiting for a friend to reply to a text

Main characters in a wooden row boat"Lumberjanes" by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn A. Allen and Noelle Stevenson 
One-Sentence Summary:
A group of girls at a highly unusual summer camp battle mythical monsters and solve mysteries, much to the dismay of their cabin leader.
Why you'll love it: I never went to summer camp, but I'm pretty sure this is what it must have been like. I love all of the Lumberjanes – Mal is my favorite – and I love the weird adventures they manage to find everywhere they go. Plus, I'm curious what's going to happen! This is a good choice if you want to read an ongoing comic book filled with new plot twists on every page.
Essential summer activity checklist: Arm-wrestling, cake-decorating, Friendship to the Max


AND THE SNACKS:
All of these books are fantastic and wonderful, but you can't read on an empty stomach! You've got to get some ice cream to beat this summer heat.

If you want a cooking challenge, you could make some Sea Salt Ice Cream. These nostalgic treats from the Kingdom Hearts series are perfect for anyone who loves ice cream or video games. Plus, I've tested them out and they're delicious.

If you'd like to make them, check out The Geeky Chef Cookbook by Cassandra Reeder or The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook by Rosanna Pansino. Best enjoyed with one or two friends on top of the nearest clock tower.

"But what if I am ALREADY outside on a clock tower, away from fancy kitchen equipment?" you may ask.

Don't worry, friend, I still can help. Do you have two Ziploc bags and some half-and-half? Here's a quick and easy recipe that will have you eating ice cream faster than you can say "library card."

Make Your Own Ice Cream
What You Need
• Two plastic Ziploc bags – one pint-sized and one gallon
• 1/2 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
• 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
• A spoonful of sugar (or two if you want, I won't judge)
• 3-4 cups of ice
• 8 tablespoons of salt
• And a towel so your hands don't freeze

1. In the smaller bag, combine the cream, vanilla, and sugar.
2. In the big bag, put the ice and salt.
3. Seal up the small bag and put it in the large bag.
4. Wrap the bag in the towel and shake it, juggle it, whatever you like – just keep it moving!

Every website I've seen says that this takes 5 minutes, but it took me about 10.

And ta-da! Ice cream!

(Thanks to How Stuff Works and Genius Kitchen for the recipes I based this on!)

Now, armed with these snacks and reading recommendations, I hope you can have a wonderful end-of-summer vacation.

Posted by zsmith@auroragov.org  On Aug 31, 2018 at 11:10 AM
  
On August 13th, 2018 at approximately 7:29 a.m. Aurora Police officers responded to a report of a suspicious occurrence at 12041 E Harvard Ave.

Officers arrived on scene and located an unresponsive male inside the home. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Aurora Major Crimes/Homicide Unit responded to the location and are actively investigating this incident as a homicide. The investigation is still in its early stages and there is no additional information for release at this time.

The Aurora Police Department is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Heath Graw with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at (303) 739-6213, or call our tip line at (303) 739-6400. Tipsters can also remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867.

The identity of the victim will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office pending positive identification and the notification of next of kin.

Sergeant Chris Neiman
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
303.739.6022
Posted by cneiman@auroragov.org  On Aug 14, 2018 at 8:57 AM
  

The Aurora Police Department is releasing the identity of a male suspect who was involved in an officer-involved shooting on September 5, 2018 in the 2200 block of North Fairplay Street.  Martin Lobatos-Realzola (DOB 08/26/1971),  pictured below, remains in stable condition and in police custody at an area hospital. 

The case is in the hands of the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office and therefore the Aurora Police Department cannot comment any further on the matter.  Please refer additional media inquiries to the 17th Judicial District.

Martin Lobatos-Realzola

Officer Bill Hummel
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095



Information previously released on September 5, 2018

On September 5, 2018, at approximately 5:15 p.m., officers with the Aurora Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team were in the 2200 block of North Fairplay Street in an attempt to make contact with a wanted suspect.

The SWAT team was assisting District Detectives in locating an adult male suspect who was wanted for domestic violence related criminal charges.

SWAT officers arrived in the area and contact was made with the wanted male suspect, who was armed. One officer discharged their firearm, striking the suspect. First aid was immediately rendered to the suspect by a SWAT Medic, and he was transported to a local hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.

No officers were injured during this incident. The involved officer will be placed on administrative assignment with pay, per Aurora Police Department policy.

This incident is being investigated by the Aurora Police Department Major Crimes Unit in conjunction with the Denver Police Major Crimes Unit. We are also working with the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office as we conduct a thorough investigation. The investigation into this incident is in its early stages and much work needs to be done to determine what circumstances led up to this officer-involved shooting. Officers involved in this incident were equipped with body worn cameras that were activated.

We are requesting anyone who was a witness to this incident to contact Detective Nick Huber at 303.739.6090

At the request of the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, we will not be releasing any further information.

Officer Kenneth Forrest
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Sep 13, 2018 at 1:41 PM
  
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