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The city of Aurora has announced the following cancellations and closures for the Oct. 30, 2019, snowstorm. Please note this list is only for city operations and does not include schools, businesses or other facilities. Aurora Center for Active Adults - center will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30.  Aurora Dance Arts - All classes are canceled Wednesday, Oct. 30.  City of Aurora Cultural Programs -After-school programs at Aurora and Cherry Creek schools and COMPASS activities are canceled Wednesday, Oct. 30. City of Aurora Recreation programs: Therapeutics and sports leagues (indoor and outdoor) including gymnastics are cancelled for the day. Fitness classes and swim lessons are still running. Adult Volleyball will play as scheduled.  Meadowood Recreation Center -  will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30.  Preschool program - all closed Wednesday, Oct. 30.  Village Green Center - closed today, Wednesday, Oct. 30. 
Posted by mbryant@auroragov.org  On Oct 30, 2019 at 1:15 PM
  

On October 12th at 6:41 a.m. a woman was struck and killed as she crossed East Iliff Avenue near I-225.  The vehicle that struck her fled the scene.  Information was gathered from witnesses and evidence at the scene.  This information was then sent out to all Aurora Police Officers.  A few District One patrol officers continued synthesizing this information and discovered a possible suspect vehicle which was registered to an apartment complex near the crash location.  Due to their continued investigation they found the suspect vehicle.

Subsequent investigation led to them finding the registered owner of the suspect car which was Jackson Donald 11/18/95 from Aurora (see attached booking photo). It was then determined he was the driver of the suspect vehicle that struck the pedestrian.  He was arrested and charged with Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injuries, a Class 3 Felony and held for bond.

Sergeant Chris Carleton
Traffic Investigations
303.739-6243
ccarleto@auroragov.org


Traffic


information previously released on October 12, 2019:

On Saturday October 12, 2019 the Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit began their investigation into a vehicle fatally striking a pedestrian on East Iliff Avenue at I-225 in the early morning hours. 

Through their continued investigation officers located the suspected driver and involved vehicle.  Traffic Investigators are continuing their investigation with this newly developed information.  Due to this, no further information will be released at this time.  

We implore every one to focus on the roadways while driving, and walking.  Use extreme caution in low visibility conditions, and slow down when approaching to make turns.  Finally, never ever leave the scene of an accident.  Anyone who has additional information about this investigation or witnessed this incident please call 303.739.6243. 

Public Information Officer 
Crystal McCoy 
ckmccoy@auroragov.org 
720.435.5095


information previously releases on October 12, 2019:

On Saturday October 12, 2019 at 6:40 a.m., Aurora Police officers responded to East Iliff Avenue at I-225 for a pedestrian that had been struck crossing the road.  That pedestrian was a woman who was just involved in a two-car crash prior to being fatally struck.  She was in the process of contacting the other driver from her crash, and had to walk across westbound East Iliff Avenue to do so.  As she did this, she was struck by a vehicle which fled the scene.  The woman was transported to a local hospital where she died as a result of her injuries.


Evidence gathered at the scene led investigators to believe that the suspect vehicle is a black 2015 to 2018 four-door Nissan Altima (see below images).  It will have damage to the left (driver’s side) bumper with part of it missing.  The driver’s sideview mirror will also be missing.

Anyone with information regarding this crash is asked to call APD Traffic Investigations at 303-739-6243. Anonymous tips to Denver Metro Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.00 by calling 720-913-STOP.

Chris Carleton

Sergeant, Aurora Police Department

Traffic Investigations

303.739-6243

ccarleto@auroragov.org

Actual Suspect VehicleExample Vehicle


Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Oct 14, 2019 at 5:49 PM
  

On September 19th, 2019, the Aurora Colorado Police Department issued a media advisory with helpful information for those who plan on attending the protest and rally event at the ICE Detention Center in Aurora on September 21, 2019. To ensure everyones safety  the following additional regulations will be in effect.

Sticks (see further below), poles, pipes, bats or similar objects will not be permitted. 

Sticks being used as supports for signs, posters, banners or flags may only be permitted under all of the following conditions:

-They are attached and remain attached to a sign, poster, banner or flag at all times.

-They are made of wood. No metal, PVC, glass, or other material allowed for sign supports.

-They are 40" or less in length.


-They are blunt on each end. No sharp supports are allowed.


Violation of these rules will be grounds to deny access or removal from the protest area, and refusal to leave will be a violation of Aurora Municipal Code (AMC) 94-71, Trespass.


Open carrying of firearms is prohibited inside the specified protest area pursuant to AMC 94-154, Colorado Revised Statute 29-11.7-104. Individuals will not be allowed into the area openly carrying firearms.

Violation of this rule will be grounds to deny access or removal from the protest area, and refusal to leave will be a violation of  AMC 94-71, Trespass.

Our number one priority is ensuring the safety of those attending the event and our officers. The Aurora Police Department respects and upholds the constitutional rights of our community including the right to express and exercise free speech.  We will continue to balance these rights with the protection of property, safety and life. We appreciate the community’s partnership in this regard, and would encourage you to watch this important video message from Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz and APD officers by clicking HERE.


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


Information previously released on September 19, 2019:

PROTEST AND RALLY EVENT

WHAT:        Protest and Rally Event
WHEN:        Saturday September 21, 2019
WHERE:      ICE Detention Facility
CONTACT: Officer Crystal McCoy, Public Information Officer for the Aurora Colorado Police Department
                    303.739.6022

AURORA, Colorado - Having a peaceful demonstration is most meaningful when everyone chooses to be respectful, law-abiding, and civil.  It’s equally important to realize everyone has a right to lawfully assemble, and Colorado law prohibits disrupting a lawful assembly.  The goal with this advisory is to provide helpful information for those planning on attending the protest or support rally at the ICE Detention Center in Aurora on September 21, 2019.

Free Speech is Important: The APD values citizens’ free speech rights.  Freedom of Speech includes a variety of expressive words, printed words, and expressive conduct. However, there are limits. For example, “Fighting Words,” or words that are inherently likely to provoke a violent reaction or a breach of the peace through retaliation, are not protected by the First Amendment.  Additionally, criminal conduct, such as theft and destruction of another’s property or physical assault of another person, is not protected by the First Amendment.  We ask for the public’s help in ensuring that the event remains a place for free speech and lawful activity.

To Get Information Day-Of: To receive incident response information, attendees can opt-in to text messages from APD during this event by sending a text to the number 474747 with APDINFO in the body of the text.  Additionally, APD will be using Twitter for similar messaging to the public and media. To receive those messages please follow us on Twitter at the @AuroraPD profile.

If You See Something, Say Something: We ask members of the public, to constantly be aware of their surroundings, and immediately report any safety concerns. You can do so by calling dispatch at 303-627-3100, or by flagging down a nearby officer, or replying to the opt-in text messaging service as mentioned above. 

At any time during the event, if there is a life-threatening emergency, please call 911 or flag down a nearby officer. Otherwise, the non-emergency number is 303-627-3100 for police and fire assistance.  Some police reports can be filed online at anytime by clicking HERE

No Parking:  There will not be any available parking at the event.  We strongly encourage using RTD or ride-share options if needed. Additionally, we will have the following street closures on Saturday, September 21, 2019 beginning at 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. as follows:

·         East 30th Avenue from Nome Street to Peoria Street

·         Nome Street from East 30th Avenue to East 33rd Avenue

·         Oakland Street from East 30th Avenue to East 33rd Avenue

Attendee Arrival: Anti-ICE Groups are directed to go to East 30th Avenue and Oakland Street to arrive at the designated protest area on the South side of the facility. Please see attached map.

Pro-ICE groups are asked to go to East 33rd Avenue and Oakland Street to arrive at the designated protest area on the North side of the facility. Please see attached map.

Industrial Area / No Facilities:  This is an industrial area with no public bathrooms, very little shade, no convenience stores, and no seating provided. Large crowds are expected and movement around the area may be restricted. Attendees should plan accordingly for simple first aid needs, weather, hydration, and food.

Excessive Noise: When using bullhorns and noisemakers, attendees are notified to be respectful of other attendees and refrain from creating a significant obstruction or interference to a lawful assembly. Further, these devices can be intentionally used to cause actual physical pain, or bodily injury, to attendees, which is unlawful. Due to this, officers may contact you to request you turn the volume of your bullhorn or noisemaker down to a more acceptable level.

Safety and Officer Conduct: Our officers are there to ensure the safety of those attending the event. If an officer contacts you, please remain cordial and comply with any orders the officer may have given you.  If you have concerns questions or compliments you can relay that information to www.AuroraPolice.com.
Drones: The publics use of Drones are not permitted at this event.

Accident Alert and Priority Dispatch: During this event the APD will be on accident alert and priority dispatch protocol from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. due to limited police resources. If you are involved in an accident during this time that involve any of the following:

·         Injuries

·         Hit-and-Run

·         DUI involving alcohol and/or drugs

·         One or more vehicles are not drivable

·         One driver does not have proof of insurance

Then please call 303-627-3100 for an officer to respond. All other traffic accidents should be filed online by clicking HERE or you can respond to the APD headquarters lobby located at 15001 East Alameda Parkway with all involved drivers the following day to complete the accident report.

Priority dispatch means APD will only respond to in-progress calls where life is in danger, and all other calls for service will potentially have significantly extended wait times for a response.  We understand this is frustrating, but we appreciate your patience.

Dispersal Orders: As a last resort, APD may have to give dispersal orders to the crowd and will do so in  both English and Spanish. This will only occur when there is a clear and present danger of immediate threat to safety.

Please follow all orders immediately and peacefully while evacuating the area. If a dispersal order is given, all attendees will be asked to go North on Oakland Street to East 33rd Avenue, or South on Oakland Street to East 30th Avenue continuing East to Peoria Street. You can view the evacuation map by clicking HERE.

Media: All press briefings will be announced on Twitter and conducted at East 33rd Avenue and Oakland Street. The media can use the below phone number and email address for incident response inquiries, and interview requests:

720-432-5095
APDPIO@Auroragov.org

All records requests related to this event should be sent to APD records not the Media Relations Unit. Please click HERE, complete the form, and submit the request as instructed on the form. Again, do not submit requests to the Media Relations Unit as they are not processed by that office.

Our number one priority is ensuring the safety of those attending the event and our officers. The Aurora Police Department respects and upholds the constitutional rights of our community including the right to express and exercise free speech.  We will continue to balance these rights with the protection of property, safety and life. We appreciate the community’s partnership in this regard, and would encourage you to watch this important video message from Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz and APD officers by clicking HERE.

 

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Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Sep 20, 2019 at 7:01 PM
  
Smith, Cameron

This is an update to the original media release regarding the fatal crash on October 27th at I-225 and E. Mississippi Ave.

Cameron Smith, a 26 year old male has been arrested and charged with DUI and Leaving The Scene of an Accident Involving Death.  More charges may be forthcoming (booking photo attached).

Smith was the driver of a Ford SUV that was exiting northbound I-225 at Mississippi.  Smith drove into the intersection and crashed broadside into a Lexus SUV that was driving eastbound.  The driver of the Lexus was killed and the passenger was seriously injured.

Smith walked away from the crash.  Responding officers were alerted to his presence at a nearby business by citizens.  After their investigation, they found he was the driver of the Ford and he was arrested.  He is currently being held for bond at the Arapahoe County Jail.

Sergeant Chris Carleton
Aurora Police Traffic Investigations
6 Abilene St.
Aurora, CO 80011
303-739-6243
ccarleto@auroragov.org
Posted by ccarleto@auroragov.org  On Oct 28, 2019 at 1:07 PM
  
On October 27th, 2019 at 1:20 am, Aurora officers and rescue personnel responded to the East Mississippi Ave and I-225 interchange on the report of a serious motor vehicle collision. Two occupants of one vehicle were transported to a nearby hospital and one of those occupants was later declared deceased.

The involvement of alcohol and/or drugs and speed are being investigated. The identity of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.

Any witnesses to this incident are encouraged to contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section. This marks the 22nd traffic related fatality of 2019 in Aurora.

Sergeant Mike Douglass
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-739-6293
Posted by mdouglas@auroragov.org  On Oct 27, 2019 at 4:42 AM
  

UPDATE: On Friday September 27th Mr. Lee Fabricius  (03/11/1969) was booked into the Aurora Municipal Jail on suspicion of Vehicular Homicide and is currently being held at the Arapahoe County Jail on a $50,000.00 bond. Furthers questions about this incident should be directed to the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office.



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



Previously Released Information -
On September 24, 2019 at about 10:04 PM, Aurora Police and Fire responded to a single vehicle crash in the 22600 block of Heritage Parkway.  During the investigation they found that a 2014 Dodge truck had been driving east and ran off the road into a park bench and trees.  The crash resulted in the death of a pedestrian who may have been walking down the sidewalk, the Arapahoe County Coroners officer Identified the victim as Dale Fabricius 06/03/1959.

 

 

The victim in the accident is the brother of Lee Fabricius 03/11/1969, who was driving the truck.   At this time, we believe alcohol consumption to be a factor in the crash but that cannot be confirmed until toxicology reports are reviewed.  Mr. Lee Fabricius is in custody at a local hospital. Because he is in the hospital a picture of Mr. Fabricius is not available at this time.  Once Mr. Fabricius is released from the hospital he will be booked into the Aurora Municipal Jail on the charge of Vehicular Homicide.

 

In consultation with the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office the charge of Vehicular Homicide might change as the investigation continues.


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

Previously Released Information -
On September 24th, 2019 at 10:04 pm, Aurora Dispatch received calls of a crash in the 22600 block of East Heritage Parkway. During the course of the investigation a deceased victim was discovered in the path taken by the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital with injuries. Speed and alcohol are being investigated for this incident. The identity of the victim and the driver are not being released at this time.

This incident marks the 20th traffic related fatality in Aurora for 2019.

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


Posted by mdouglas@auroragov.org  On Sep 30, 2019 at 11:05 AM
  
UPDATE: The Aurora Police Reward Fund is also matching the Crime Stoppers $2,000 reward, for a total reward of up to $4,000, with information about this incident.

The Aurora Police Major Crime Homicide Unit is continuing to ask for the public’s assistance regarding this vehicle fire.  The vehicle, a blue SUV, was pulled over and stopped on the shoulder of the highway, southbound, just south of the on-ramp from E Colfax Ave from Saturday night into early Sunday morning, approximately 1:00 a.m. The vehicle would have been in this location prior to catching fire.  If you happened to be driving in the area and observed the vehicle, the occupant(s) or any other vehicle stopped with it, you are encouraged to contact the lead investigator, Detective Chad Lampson, at 303-739-6013 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Individuals who contact Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and still be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000.

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

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Information previously released on September 8th, 2019:

On September 8th, 2019, around 01:00 A.M., officers responded to the area of southbound Interstate 225 near East Colfax Avenue on reports of a vehicle fire.

Once the fire had been extinguished by Aurora Fire Rescue, 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 Arapahoe 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 Lampson with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303-739-6013. 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 Sep 12, 2019 at 1:57 PM
  
WHAT: Press Conference Addressing Recent Critical Incidents

WHEN: Friday, October 25, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.

WHERE: Aurora Police Headquarters, 15001 East Alameda Parkway

WHO: Deputy Chief of Police, Paul O’Keefe

CONTACT: Officer Tony Camacho, Public Information Officer for the Aurora Police Department
                    (720) 432-5095


Aurora Police Deputy Chief Paul O'Keefe will be providing updates on the August 24th incident involving Elijah McClain, the officer-involved shooting on October 10th located at South Bahama Street, and the officer-involved shooting on October 20th located at East 14th Avenue.

The conference will be held in a secure location inside of Police Headquarters. The media is asked to arrive no later than 09:30 A.M. through the main lobby of Police Headquarters. Please call the on-call PIO number when you arrive and a representative of the Media Relations Unit will then escort you into the building.

Members of the media who plan on attending, please RVSP to apdpio@auroragov.org no later than Friday, October 25th at 08:00 A.M.

Officer Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department    
720-432-5095
Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Oct 24, 2019 at 5:11 PM
  
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT

The Aurora Police Department is one of only a very few major city agencies that does not have a dedicated unit focused on investigating and preventing domestic violence related crimes. Since his arrival in 2015, Chief Metz has been diligently working at trying to get funding and establish a domestic violence unit that can better serve the residents of Aurora.

Some of the reasonings that prompted Chief Metz and the Aurora PD to pursue creating a Domestic Violence Unit are:

• On average, APD responds to 6700 Domestic Violence related calls for service per year.

• Over the last 4 years, APD has responded to double the number of Domestic Violence (DV) incidents, and more than three times as many Felony DV Aggravated Assaults, as compared to prior years. Sadly, this has included several DV related murders over the last four years...including three in the last couple months. It is hoped that having a specialized process will give those who are victims of abuse the courage and confidence to report violence.

• Domestic Violence is one of the most underreported crimes. When a reported crime of an aggravated DV assault or murder occur, it is rare that it is the first-time violence has occurred in the home. Sadly, in many of those murder cases, it is believed the victim endured multiple unreported assaults by the suspect. Again, our goal would be to help give victims the courage to report and follow-through to prosecution, thus minimizing repeat calls and escalation of violence.

• Domestic violence crosses all economic, racial, sexual orientation, and cultural categories. It is often a cyclical crime that if not addressed appropriately can repeat itself at the hands of children who witness such ongoing violence in their own families.

• Domestic violence calls are one of the leading causes of assaults and murders against law enforcement officers throughout the country. In fact, since the beginning of the year, five officers around the country were murdered responding to DV / familial related calls. The number of officers seriously wounded while responding to DV related calls, as well as OIS incidents is staggering. Such an incident involved one of our own last year.

• A specialized DV unit would be able to help identify those addresses that patrol officers should approach with extreme caution based on information that may come out post-patrol response. And again, hopefully reduce repeat incidents and escalation.

We want to ensure that APD is doing everything it can to truly serve and protect victims of family violence. The goal will be to have the DV Unit fully functional and operational no later than January 1, 2021. In the meantime, patrol officers and district detectives will continue to respond and investigate these crimes. If you are, or know someone that is, a victim of domestic violence, we are here to help and have resources that we can provide. You can reach out Dispatch Center at 303-627-3100 or by calling 911. You can also follow this link for a list of resources that are available: http://bit.ly/2lvcip3


Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Oct 31, 2019 at 7:38 AM
  

On September 25th, 2019 at 1211 pm, Aurora Dispatch received calls of a crash in the intersection of S. Havana St and E. Iliff Ave. During the course of the investigation a it was determined the lights at the intersection were out due to a power outage. A motorcycle driven by an adult male was crossing the intersection when another vehicle struck the motorcyclist and then 3 other vehicles. The motorcyclist was pronounced at the scene.

One other driver of the secondary vehicles was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries. The crash is being investigated at this time. The Arapahoe County Coroner’s office will release the victim’s name once identified.

Traffic investigator’s after reviewing all information and toxicology reports will make a final determination of final charges at a later date.
This incident marks the 21st traffic related fatality in Aurora for 2019.

 

Drivers are reminded when an intersection has no traffic signals to act as the intersection is a four-way stop, then to proceed with caution.

Sergeant Gregory Garcia
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-739-6293

Posted by ggarcia@auroragov.org  On Sep 25, 2019 at 4:45 PM
  
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