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On October 28, 2018 at approximately 3:08 A.M., a 26-year-old female tragically lost her life after being struck by a vehicle while walking on the sidewalk near East Iliff Avenue and South Pagosa Way.  Today, the Aurora Police Department is announcing the arrest of a male in connection with this incident.  As a result of the on-going investigation, Timothy Scott Knutson (DOB 01/31/1981) was arrested for the following charges: Vehicular Homicide; Leaving the Scene After an Accident Involving Death; Careless Driving Resulting in Death; and Driving Under the Influence.  Knutson is pictured below.

The criminal investigation remains open and therefore no further details will be made available.  The criminal prosecution is in the hands of the 18th Judicial District so further media inquiries should be directed to their office.  The victim will be identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office. 

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


Information previously released on October 28, 2018

On October 28th, 2018, at 3:08 AM, Aurora Officers were dispatched to a call of a welfare check of a person down on the sidewalk on East Iliff Avenue east of South Pagosa Way.  When Officers arrived, they found a deceased 26 year old female on the south sidewalk.

Their investigation revealed that an eastbound vehicle had left the roadway for an unknown reason and drove up onto the south sidewalk.  The vehicle continued east on the south sidewalk where it struck the female, a street sign and then managed to get back onto eastbound East Iliff Avenue.  The driver did not remain on scene and so far, there are no witnesses to the victim being struck.

The victim's name is not being released at this time.  Eastbound East Iliff Avenue was closed at South Pagosa Way during the investigation. 

The Aurora Police Department's Traffic Section is following up on several leads but is asking that anyone who may have seen this crash contact us at:

Sergeant William Revelle
303 739 6374
wrevelle@auroragov.org
Posted by wrevelle@auroragov.org  On Oct 29, 2018 at 4:52 PM
  
On October 27th, 2018, at 4:24 PM, Officers were dispatched to the intersection of East Iliff Avenue and South Kittredge Way on a report of a vehicle versus bicycle crash.  When they arrived, they determined that a White 2004 Lincoln Navigator driven by a 36 year old male was going southbound on South Kittredge Way preparing to turn right onto East Iliff Avenue.  The driver (and sole occupant of the Navigator) did not see the 79 year old male bicyclist riding on the sidewalk to his right.  The bicyclist was attempting to go straight across East Iliff Avenue when the Navigator turned right and struck him.

The bicyclist was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounce deceased.  The driver of the Navigator remained on scene as was not injured.  

Traffic investigators are handling the investiagation.  They will determine what, if any, charges are applicable.  Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in this crash.  Names of both parties are not being released at this time.  Westbound East Iliff Avenue was closed during this investigation.

The Aurora Police Department is asking that any witnesses to this crash contact:

Sergeant William Revelle
303 739 6374
wrevelle@auroragov.org
Posted by wrevelle@auroragov.org  On Oct 27, 2018 at 6:00 PM
  
On Wednesday September 13, 2018 the Aurora Police Department began investigating a reported sex assault of a 17 year-old girl that occurred in the 2100 block of South Vaughn Way in the afternoon.
On Saturday September 15, 2018 another sexual assault was reported to have occurred on Wednesday September 13, 2018 of another 17 year-old female in the 12400 block of East Jewell Avenue, also in the afternoon.

Initially, the investigators did not believe the two incidents were related due to discrepancies in the suspect’s description including the vehicle involved.
In both cases Aurora Police Investigators, Police Area Representative Officers, and School Resource Officers began working immediately to collect evidence, interview potential witnesses, and working with school officials of these sexual assaults to include potential suspect information.

Aurora Police Investigators worked with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to expedite DNA testing results, and reviewed the Sex Offender registry for potential leads.
Aurora Police Investigators received those DNA results approximately two weeks after the evidence was submitted, which led to the arrest of Ble Ghislain Kore DOB 10/2/1994 on Tuesday October 16, 2018 by the Aurora Police Department.

Kore will be prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s office with at least two counts of Colorado Revised Statute 18-3-402 Sexual Assault, a Class 2 Felony.
The Aurora Police Department is very concerned for the potential of other victims of Kore, both in and outside of Aurora. Victim Advocates are available to help all victims navigate the reporting process. Due to this concern, we are asking for any additional victims to please come forward and report that information by calling Aurora Police Department Sergeant Rudy Herrera at 303-739-6250.

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
On-Call PIO 720-432-5095
Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Oct 17, 2018 at 2:22 PM
  
On Thursday October 11, 2018 at approximately 5:15 p.m. Aurora Police officers responded to the 12000 block of East Exposition Avenue on a report of an attempted child abduction which just occurred.

Upon arrival, officers learned an 11 year-old female was walking alone eastbound on East Exposition Avenue from South Nome Street. A white male suspect, who was walking westbound on East Exposition Avenue, grabbed her and placed his hand over her mouth. The female fought off the suspect by screaming and biting his hand. This caused the suspect to release her, and he fled on foot westbound from East Exposition Avenue.

A White or Hispanic male driving a black older model four-door sedan was traveling eastbound on East Exposition Avenue and may have witnessed the attempted abduction. It is important to note this person is only a witness, not a suspect. We are asking for that person(s) to please contact the Aurora Police Department at 303-627-3100.

Officers immediately began searching the area for the suspect, and canvassing the neighborhood for witnesses. A resident in the area had a surveillance system which captured the suspect running. It did not capture the attempted abduction.
The suspect was described by the victim as a white male, thin build, approximately 39 years of age, wearing sunglasses, with hair under his chin and approximately 6’4” tall. The suspect was wearing a black or blue hooded jacket, blue jeans, a backpack and black and white shoes.

On Friday October 12, 2018 Aurora Police officers and detectives arrested the adult male suspect in his 30’s, at approximately 3:49 p.m. The suspect is a stranger to the victim.

The suspect will be charged with the following crimes:

• 18-3-404 Second Degree Unlawful Sexual Contact-Criminal Attempt, Class 5 Felony
• 18-3-302 Second Degree Kidnapping-Criminal Attempt, Class 5 Felony

The suspect is not eligible for bond, and this case will be prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office after those charges are accepted.

At this time the Aurora Police Department will not be releasing the suspects name or booking photo so that we do not compromise the active and ongoing investigation.

The Aurora Police Department continues to ask for the public’s help by sending all tips, and video surveillance to APDCrimeTips@AuroraGov.Org. Tipsters can also call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. By calling Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.00. If you have were involved in an unreported similar incident please call your local police department to make a police report.

Please see the below quote from Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz:

“Once our agency was made aware of the attempt abduction Patrol, Detectives, our Public Information Officers, CSI, and others worked tirelessly and collaboratively to solve this case as quickly as possible. A very alert patrol officer spotted the subject earlier today based on a description provided to her. The subject was detained and questioned by detectives. It was determined enough information had come together to place the suspect under arrest for the attempt abduction of an 11-year-old girl. I could not be more proud of the incredible work and tenacious investigation that went into taking this individual off the street. The Aurora community is blessed to have officers and technicians committed to keeping our community safe. I also want to give a very special shout out to the young lady who was attacked. She fought hard for her safety and stayed aware of her surroundings in order to provide valuable information to officers and detectives.”

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Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Oct 12, 2018 at 5:57 PM
  
Aurora Police investigators are still seeking information related to the homicide that occurred on September 28, 2016 at approximately 8:09 p.m. at 2072 North Iola Street.

Tragically on this date Miguel Freyre-Vieweg DOB 9/27/94 was gunned down. Despite all investigative efforts, and following up on all leads, this homicide remains unsolved. 

Denver Metro Crime Stoppers is offering an increased reward up to $4,000.00 by calling 720-913-STOP. The Aurora Reward fund is also offering a reward of up to $2,000.00.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact Agent Randy Hansen with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at (303) 739-6710. By calling Denver Metro Crime Stoppers you can remain anonymous and be eligible for the reward. 

No piece of information is considered insignificant, and detectives need help from the community to bring justice to this family.

The total amount of the rewards being offered is up to $6,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this crime.


Previously released on  September 28, 2016:

On Wednesday September 28th, 2016 around 8:09 p.m. officers responded to 2072 North Iola Street in the Boston Heights neighborhood on a report of an injury with a weapon call.

Upon officers arrival they located an adult male who was identified as Miguel Freyre-Vieweg DOB 9/27/94 with injuries to his head. Officers were unable to confirm the cause of his injuries at that time. Miguel was transported to a local hospital where further examination revealed Miguel had been shot in the head. Miguel succumbed to his injuries three days later on Saturday October 1, 2016.

Detectives and investigators from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit have taken over the investigation and are asking for your help in identifying who is responsible for Miguel's murder. Miguel was a father and a husband. The attached photo if of Miguel and was provided by his family.

The Aurora Police Department Police is asking anyone with information about this case call Agent Randy Hansen at 303-739-6710 or tipsters can call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. By calling Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain
anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.00.

Miguel Freyre-Vieweg

Officer Crystal McCoy
Media Relations Unit
Office of the Chief of Police
Desk: (303) 739-6038
On-Call PIO: (720) 432-5095




Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Oct 09, 2018 at 12:14 PM
  

October new releases title banner with colored dots

Post by Kristin S. 

Recent New York Times Bestsellers (month of September):

Fiction

 

Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

The fourth book in the Cormoran Strike series. Detectives Strike and Ellacott investigate a crime a young man may have witnessed as a child.

   

Juror #3 by James Patterson and Nancy Allen

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

Ruby Bozarth defends a college football star charged in a felony case complicated by a second murder.

   

Time's Convert by Deborah Harkness

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

During his lover's journey to immortality, a vampire's past returns to haunt them both.

   

Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini

Borrow: [Print] [eBook]

A father reflects on the life he and his son left behind in Syria, and the dangers of the journey before them.

   

Shadow Tyrants by Clive Cussler

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

Juan Cabrillo and his crew fight two destructive adversaries.

 

Leverage in Death by J. D. Robb

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

Lieutenant Eve Dallas investigates a mysterious act of terror.

 

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

In a quiet town on the North Carolina coast in 1969, a woman who survived alone in the marsh becomes a murder suspect.

 

In His Father's Footsteps by Danielle Steel

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

The son of two Holocaust survivors struggles to become his own person after his marriage falls apart.

 

The Forbidden Door by Dean Koontz

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

Jane Hawk, a former F.B.I. agent, must stop a secret group using mind-control technology.

 

The Fall of Gondolin by J. R. R. Tolkien

Borrow: [Print] [eBook]

Thousands of years before the events of “The Lord of the Rings,” a hero named Tuor visits a secret city. Edited by Christopher Tolkien.

 

The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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

The final volume of the author's novel set in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. Alicia Gris uncovers a conspiracy in Spanish history.

 

Robert B. Parker's Colorblind by Reed Farrel Coleman

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

Police chief Jesse Stone works to solve racially motivated crimes and to clear the department's first black female deputy.

 

Depth of Winter by Craig Johnson

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

Sheriff Longmire takes on the head of a drug cartel in a remote area of the northern Mexican desert.

 

Dark Sentinel by Christine Feehan

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

The 32nd book in the Carpathian series. Andor Katona tries to convince Lorraine Peters of their immortal bond.

 

Timeless by R. A. Salvatore

Borrow: [Print] [eBook]

Zaknafein and Drizzt must overcome their differences to protect their loved ones.

 

Field of Bones by J. A. Jance

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

Sherriff Joanna Brady oversees the complex investigation of a multiple homicide.

 

Stygian by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Borrow: [Print

The 29th book in the Dark-Hunter series. A trained slayer forms alliances with enemies.

 

Magic Triumphs by Ilona Andrews

Borrow: [Print] [eBook]

The 10th book in the Kate Daniels series. After starting a family with a former Beast Lord, Kate faces the threat of war from an ancient enemy.


Nonfiction

 

Fear by Bob Woodward

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

Based on hours of interviews with sources, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist describes debates and decision-making within the Trump White House.

 

In Pieces by Sally Field

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

A memoir by the two-time Academy Award and three-time Emmy Award winner.

 

Leadership by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

The challenges that shaped the leadership abilities of four presidents: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Lyndon B. Johnson.

 

These Truths by Jill Lepore

Borrow: [Print]

An investigation of truth in America traced through its intertwining histories of politics, law, technology and journalism.

 

Accessory to War by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

Observations of the two-way relationship between science and military power.

 

Addicted to Outrage by Glenn Beck

Borrow: [Print]

The conservative commentator encourages self-reflection and personal responsibility by Americans across the political spectrum.

 

The Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

An investigation of cultural trends that the authors argue are failing the next generation.

 

Every Day is Extra by John Kerry

Borrow: [Print]

A memoir by the former Massachusetts senator, secretary of state and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee.

 

The Spy and the Traitor by Ben Macintyre

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

The story of Oleg Gordievsky, a K.G.B. spy who secretly worked for the British intelligence service, and Aldrich Ames, a C.I.A. officer who was a K.G.B. double agent.

 

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

Technological, political and social issues in the modern era, and the choices individuals might consider in facing them.

 

Contempt by Ken Starr

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

The former independent counsel recounts his investigation of the Clinton administration and its outcomes.

 

Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

A memoir about the author's difficult relationship with her father, Steve Jobs.

 

We Fed an Island by Jose Andres with Richard Wolffe

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

The chef and humanitarian describes his mission to feed residents of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

 

The Good Neighbor by Maxwell King

Borrow: [Print] [eBook]

The personal, professional and artistic life of Fred Rogers, the creator and star of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

 

Big Game by Mark Leibovich

Borrow: [Print]

The New York Times Magazine’s chief national correspondent examines professional football’s current economic success and cultural dominance.

 

Fashion Climbing by Bill Cunningham

Borrow: [Print]

The New York Times fashion and society photographer's posthumous memoir.

 

Aware by Daniel Siegel

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

A look at the science that supports the effectiveness of meditation.

 

Winners Take All by Anand Giridharadas

Borrow: [Print] [eBook] [eAudiobook]

The former New York Times columnist examines the new gilded age and the failures of modern philanthropy.

 

DVD - New Releases (October):

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 First Purge

Borrow: [DVD]

Blumhouse Productions welcomes you to the movement that began as a simple experiment in one isolated community, but spread across the nation: The First Purge.

   

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Borrow: [DVD]

Federal agent Matt Graver calls on the mysterious Alejandro to escalate the drug war in unscrupulous ways.

 

Three Identical Strangers

Borrow: [DVD]

Three young men who were all adopted are reunited, and find out that they are triplets who were separated at birth.

 

Leave No Trace

Borrow: [DVD]

Will and his daughter have lived off the grid for years until both are put into traditional housing. After clashing with new surroundings, they embark on a journey home.

 

The Catcher was a Spy

Borrow: [DVD]

Paul Rudd stars in this true-life thriller about a Boston Red Sox catcher-turned-WWII spy tasked with assassinating a Nazi atomic scientist. With Jeff Daniels, Paul Giamatti.

 

Monster Family

Borrow: [DVD]

After Emma Wishbone drags her family to a costume party on Halloween night, they are all cursed by an evil witch and transformed into monsters. Now Emma must fight to keep her Monster Family together and uncover the secret of their curse.

 

Death Race: Beyond Anarchy

Borrow: [DVD]

Black Ops specialist infiltrates a federal prison to take down driver Frankenstein in the wildest, bloodiest, Death Race featuring Zach McGowan, Danny Glover and Danny Trejo.

 

Hotel Transylvania 3

Borrow: [DVD]

Join Drac, Mavis and all of your favorite monsters for fun and adventure on the high seas as they embark on a monster cruise vacation!

 

Skyscraper

Borrow: [DVD]

Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, with his family trapped inside.

 
 

Eighth Grade

Borrow: [DVD]

Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school-the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year-before she begins high school.

 

Hotel Artemis

Borrow: [DVD]

Set in a riot-torn, near -future Los Angeles, Hotel Artemis follows the Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only emergency room for criminals.

 

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Borrow: [DVD]

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing edgy, hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a national following and a new lease on life.

 

A Prayer Before Dawn

Borrow: [DVD]

The amazing true story of Billy Moore, an English boxer incarcerated in Thailand's most notorious prison. Thrown into a world of drugs and violence, he finds his best chance to escape is to fight his way out in prison Muay Thai tournaments.

 

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Borrow: [DVD]

As he struggles to balance his home life and Super Hero duties, Scott Lang finds he must suit up as Ant-Man again, joining the Wasp on an urgent mission to uncover secrets from the past.

 

Unfriended: Dark Web

Borrow: [DVD]

A group of friends unwittingly stumble upon the horrific depths of the dark web when they discover a cache of hidden files on a stolen laptop.

 

Down a Dark Hall

Borrow: [DVD]

Based on Lois Duncan's young adult thriller, story follows Kit Gordy, a new student at Blackwood Boarding School, who must unlock the mysteries of the school's tragic past.

 

Reprisal

Borrow: [DVD]

After surviving a brutal armed robbery, a Cincinnati father (Frank Grillo) teams up with his ex-cop neighbor (Bruce Willis) to track down the ruthless killer and avenge the assault.

 

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Borrow: [DVD]

Join the celebration, sing and dance, and discover how it all began! Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie, the film's original cast returns in this musical sequel.

 

Sorry to Bother You

Borrow: [DVD]

Expect the unexpected in Boots Riley's directorial debut, Sorry to Bother You - an outrageously surreal look at capitalism, corporate greed, and fractured workplace dynamics. In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, California, struggling telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe.

 

The Spy Who Dumped Me

Borrow: [DVD]

After being dumped by her boyfriend who is a spy, a woman and her friend become embroiled in a conspiracy.

 

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Borrow: [DVD]

When the Teen Titans go to the big screen, they go big! It seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies—everyone but the Teen Titans, that is! But de facto leader Robin is determined to be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream. 

 

The Darkest Minds

Borrow: [DVD]

After teens with mysterious abilities are detained by the government, Ruby, one of the most powerful, escapes and joins a group of other runaways in a resistance to take back control.

 

Mandy

Borrow: [DVD]

When a nightmarish cult attack Red and Mandy, the shocking assault leads to a spiraling, surreal, bloody rampage of all out, mind-altering vengeance.

 

Never Goin' Back

Borrow: [DVD]

Angela and Jessie are best friends intent on taking a wild beach trip, but when their roommate loses all their money in a drug scam, the girls - blissfully stoned - go to increasingly daring and absurd lengths to get it back.

 

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

Posted by zsmith@auroragov.org  On Oct 08, 2018 at 11:03 AM
  
On October 12th, 2018 at approximately 1:06 pm, Aurora Dispatch received a call of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of South Parker Road and East Lehigh Avenue near the entrance to Cherry Creek State Park.
Aurora officers and rescue personnel responded to the scene and it was determined that one of the drivers would be transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. This driver was later pronounced deceased due to injuries sustained in the accident.
The Aurora Police Traffic Section will be conducting follow-up investigation regarding this incident.
The identity of the driver is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.
Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors at this time. This accident results in the 24th traffic related fatality in Aurora for 2018.
Questions or further information can be directed to:

Sgt. Mike Douglass
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-739-6293
Posted by mdouglas@auroragov.org  On Oct 12, 2018 at 8:27 PM
  

On October 26th, 2018 at approximately 8:15 pm, Aurora Dispatch received several reports of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of South Havana Street and East Mexico Avenue. Upon arrival, one driver was found unresponsive. Both drivers were transported to a nearby hospital with one later being pronounced deceased by medical staff. The other driver does not appear to have life threatening injuries at this time. There were no other occupants in the vehicles.

At this time, the involvement of alcohol and speed will need to be determined.

The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin. This accident marks the 25th accident related fatality in Aurora for 2018.

Inquiries or further information can be directed to:

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

Posted by mdouglas@auroragov.org  On Oct 26, 2018 at 9:59 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
  

The Aurora Police Department is announcing an arrest in the homicide that left one person dead on October 31, 2018 near North Billings Street and East Montview Boulevard.

A 15-year-old male was arrested last night on October 31, 2018 for the charge of First Degree Murder. The male’s identity and photograph cannot be released because of his status as a juvenile.

The criminal case remains open and to protect the integrity of that investigation, no further information is available at this time. The prosecution of the case is now in the hands of the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Further media inquiries should be referred to their office.

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


Information Previously Released on October 31, 2018

On October 31, 2018, at approximately 11:14 A.M., Aurora Police Department responded to the area of North Billings Street and East Montview Boulevard on a report of shots fired in the area. The reporting party was a deputy from the Adams County Sheriff’s Office, who was in the area conducting an unrelated investigation. Assistance from the Aurora Police Department was immediately requested.

Officers quickly arrived and found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers administered lifesaving measures and the adult male victim was then rushed to a nearby hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced deceased. The deceased victim will be identified at a later date by the Adams County Coroner’s Office, pending notification of next of kin.

For a short period of time, Sable Elementary was on a secure perimeter which has since been lifted. Residents in the area also received a reverse 911 call telling them to shelter in place while officers were continuing to search the area.

Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Detectives responded to the scene along with additional police resources. As part of the on-going investigation, detectives will work to determine what led up to the shooting. At this time, there are no suspects in custody. We are asking for the public’s assistance in solving this murder and gathering any information that witnesses may have. If you have information, you are asked to contact Detective Heath Graw at (303) 739-6213. 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 Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
(720) 432-5095

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