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The Aurora Police Traffic Section would like to give an update regarding the incident that occurred on November 16, 2018, in the area of South Uravan Street and East Kentucky Avenue.

Immediately after the mother tragically backed over her one year old son, she grabbed her child, placed him in the car, and called 911. The mother then began to drive to the nearest hospital all while still on the phone with the 911 dispatcher. At the direction of the 911 dispatcher, who had already started police and fire, directed the mother to pull into the parking lot of the Shell Gas Station at South Buckley Road and East Alameda Parkway. This is where she was met by officers and rescue personnel who began to administer aid to the young boy. 

This incident appears to be a heartbreaking accident. Aurora Police Detectives will continue to investigate this thoroughly and determine if criminal charges are appropriate.  

Lt. Jad Lanigan 
Aurora Traffic Section
Information Previously Released on November 16, 2018

On November 16, 2018, at 10:10 A.M., Officers from the Aurora Police Department responded to the Shell Gas Station at South Buckley Road and East Alameda Parkway on reports of parent calling in about their child being struck by their vehicle. Investigation later revealed that this incident occurred in the area of South Uravan Street and East Kentucky Avenue.

Initial investigation confirmed that a parent was backing out of their driveway when a 12-month old child was struck by their vehicle causing serious injuries. The parent then drove to the Shell Gas Station where she was met by Aurora Police Officers. Officers performed life saving measures on the child until Aurora Fire Rescue arrived and transported the child to an area hospital.

We regret to inform you that the young child passed away from the injuries.

The incident is being investigated by our Aurora Police Traffic Section with the assistance from the Crimes Against Children Unit. 

Inquiries or further information can be directed to:

Lt. Jad Lanigan 
Aurora Traffic Section 
Posted by  On Nov 16, 2018 at 5:27 PM
Aurora CO
November 9th, 2018
Case Report # 2018-44754

At about 5:13 pm local time, Aurora Fire and Police responded to the location of N. Sable Blvd. and E. Montview Blvd on a report of a crash between a pickup truck and a sedan.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the sedan was eastbound on Montview Blvd, occupied by two adult males. The pickup truck was northbound on Sable Blvd, occupied by an adult male driver and a juvenile passenger.  Eastbound Montview Blvd. has a stop sign at Sable Blvd.  Sable Blvd has the right of way, with no traffic control devices restricting flow through the intersection.

The sedan entered Sable Blvd. and failed to yield to the pickup truck, which collided broadside with the sedan.  

The passenger in the sedan was critically injured, and immediately transported to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.

Both drivers remained on scene and are cooperating with the investigation, no drug or alcohol impairment is suspected.

The Aurora Police Traffic section has taken over the crash scene, and a thourough investigation will be completed, which may take some time due to the forensic analysis required. 

Additional details will be released when appropriate. 

Contact information:

Sergeant Mark Elliot
Aurora Police Traffic Investigations Unit Supervisor
6 N. Abilene St.
Aurora CO.

Posted by  On Nov 15, 2018 at 6:03 PM

November New Releases & Best Sellers



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.



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):

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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.



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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.


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Posted by  On Nov 15, 2018 at 2:37 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  On Nov 08, 2018 at 2:40 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  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  On Nov 01, 2018 at 1:42 PM