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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
  

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 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
  

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

 

Kin

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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

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

 

Little Italy

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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

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

 

The Little Stranger

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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
  
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

Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Nov 01, 2018 at 1:42 PM
  
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