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On August 25th at approximately 6:05p.m. Aurora Police were dispatched to a report of a shooting at the Bristol Village Apartments located at 17103 East Ohio Place. Upon arrival, Officers located an adult female suffering from a gunshot wound inside one of the apartments. The victim was immediately rushed to a local hospital where she later died from her injury. A 21 year old male identified as Brian Lebron-Rivera was taken into custody at the scene and later arrested for Manslaughter.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding last nights shooting so no additional details are being released by Aurora Police at this time.

The identity of the victim will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once she has been positively identified and her next of kin have been notified of her passing.

Anyone who has information about this case is asked to Agent Chuck Mehl with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303-739-6213. 

Brian Lebron-Rivera

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by Guest  On Aug 26, 2016 at 3:15 PM
  
Investigators have recently sought the services of Parabon NanoLabs (Parabon), a DNA technology company in Virginia that specializes in DNA phenotyping, the process of predicting physical appearance and ancestry from unidentified DNA evidence. Law enforcement agencies use the company’s Snapshot™ DNA Phenotyping Service (Snapshot) for narrowing suspect lists and generating leads in criminal investigations.

Using DNA evidence from the Bennett Family Homicide investigation, Snapshot produced trait predictions for the associated person of interest (POI). Individual’s predictions were made for ancestry, eye color, hair color, skin color, freckling and face shape. By combining these attributes of appearance, a Snapshot composite profile was produced that depicts what the person of interest may have looked like at 25 years old.

It is important to note that Snapshot composites are scientific approximations of appearance based on DNA, and are not likely to be exact replicas of appearance. Environmental factors such as smoking, drinking, diet, and other non-environmental factors, such as facial hair, hairstyle, scars, etc. cannot be predicted by DNA analysis and may cause further variation between the POI’s predicted and actual appearance.

Between 9 p.m. January 15, 1984 and 10 a.m. January 16, 1984, twenty-seven year old Bruce Bennett, his twenty-six year old wife, Debra and their seven year old daughter Melissa, were brutally murdered inside their home located in the 16300 Block of East Center Drive. An autopsy found that Debra died from blunt force trauma. Additionally, autopsies determined that Bruce and Melissa died from blunt force trauma as well as sharp force injuries, consistent with a knife. Evidence at the scene indicated that Melissa had been sexually assaulted. A second child, the Bennett’s three year old daughter, was found alive inside the residence suffering from blunt force trauma.

If you or someone you know can provide information on this unresolved homicide investigation, you are encouraged to contact Agent Steve Conner with the Homicide Unit Cold Case Squad at (303) 739-6190, e-mail [email protected].

Bennett Homicide Suspect Parabon Snapshot at age 25Bennett Suspect Parabon Snapshot Age 55

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by Guest  On Aug 25, 2016 at 1:32 PM
  
Residents of Aurora are invited to celebrate National Night Out (NNO) with the Aurora Police Department and the rest of the country on Tuesday, August the 2nd. NNO is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. The goal of the campaign is to make Aurora a safer place.

The Police Area Representative Team for District 2, which serves northeast Aurora has announced the District's plans for the evening. There will be a series of parties at several locations throughout the District from 6:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.

NNO party locations:

Landon Park Apartments, 100 S. Sable Blvd.
Brookvale Neighborhood, 1300 S. Laredo Ct.
Murphy Creek Recreation Center, 23801 E. Florida Ave.
The Preserve at City Center, 1098 S. Evanston Way.

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by Guest  On Jul 28, 2016 at 12:38 PM
  

Aurora, CO.- July 22, 2016, 6:45 p.m.-  Aurora PD patrol and Traffic officers responded to the intersection of E. Colfax Ave. and Jasper Street on a report of a motorcycle crash.  Upon arrival investigation revealed a motorcycle, driven by, Joseph Alfredo Chavez, 44yo, of Denver, was eastbound on E. Colfax Ave. when according to witnesses a forest green in color late model Ford Ranger with a matching bed topper made a left turn from southbound Jasper Street in front of the motorcycle.  Chavez attempted to brake but lost control and went down onto the pavement, flipping over.  The Ford Ranger did not stop and continued eastbound on E. Colfax Ave.  Chavez was not wearing a helmet and sustained severe life threatening injuries to his head.  He was transported to University of Colorado Hospital for emergency medical treatment, however Chavez succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced on July 25th, 2016 at 9:19 p.m.

The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating this crash under report# 2016-29148.  We are asking for anyone that may have witnessed the crash, or knowledge of the green in color Ford Ranger, to contact the Aurora Police Traffic Investigations Unit at 303-739-6202.  Again we are looking for a late model Ford Ranger, forest green in color with a matching bed topper. 

This is the 12th traffic related fatality for the City of Aurora this year. 

Lieutenant Michael A. McClelland
Aurora Police Department Traffic Section
303-739-6326

 


Posted by Guest  On Jul 26, 2016 at 10:01 PM
  
This morning at approximately 8:15 a.m. Aurora Police were dispatched to a report of a weapons violation that had occurred in the 14400 Block of E. Mississippi Ave. 

Upon arrival officers had learned that a male subject had robbed another male at gunpoint and was seen running into a townhouse at that location.  As Officers were preparing to make telephone contact inside of the townhouse a female occupant exited and was detained by officers. Orders were given for the other occupants of the townhouse to exit, several individuals complied with the orders and exited including the male suspected of committing the original robbery. As officers at the front of the townhouse were giving commands to exit the residence, an officer posted at the rear of the location observed a male subject attempt to flee out the back door. When he observed the officer he ran back inside. 

Since it was not clear whether or not a potentially armed suspect was still inside of the residence the Aurora Police SWAT Team was mobilized. Once Detectives obtained a search warrant the SWAT Team made entry into the townhouse. They did not located any other individuals inside. Two handguns were found inside; however it is not clear at this time as to whether or not they were used during the robbery. The original suspect was taken into custody for Aggravated Robbery.  

Eastbound Mississippi Avenue was closed for several hours from S. Blackhawk St. to S. Sable Blvd. during the incident.

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720-432-5095
Posted by Guest  On Jun 26, 2016 at 7:08 PM
  
Aurora, CO.- 06/18/16, 12:44 a.m.-  APD Officers responded to the area of E. Mississippi Ave. and I-225 highway northbound off ramp on a report of a two vehicle crash with injuries.  Investigation revealed a red in color 2012 Dodge Charger, driven by a 15yo juvenile male, with two juvenile female passengers,  15 and 14 yo, were northbound on I-225 passing S. Parker Rd. at a high rate of speed without headlamps on.  An APD officer was conducting speed enforcement at that location, observing and verifying the Dodge's speed at 80mph with Lidar.  The officer merged onto the highway and attempted to stop the Dodge but upon the driver seeing the police vehicle he increased speed and eluded, continuing northbound.  The officer discontinued trying to stop the vehicle as the Dodge was driving recklessly, weaving around other traffic.  The Dodge continued northbound and exited the highway at E. Mississippi Ave. at a high rate of speed.  The Dodge could not stop at the signalized intersection, drove over the center median, going slightly airborne, and broadsided a white in color 2007 Jeep Liberty, driven by a 29 yo female, which was traveling westbound on E. Mississippi Ave.  The 29yo female had to be extricated from the vehicle by AFD.  All parties involved were transported to a local hospital where the occupants of the Dodge were treated for minor injuries.  The 29 yo female victim sustained life threatening injuries from the crash and is currently in ICU in critical condition.   

The APD Traffic Section is investigating this incident under report # 2016-24250.  We are not releasing names at this time.  Charges against the at fault driver are pending the outcome of our investigation.  All parents/ guardians of the juveniles were notified.  We do not believe alcohol or drug impairment were involved with this crash.  Contributing factors of this crash were speed and driver inexperience, as the 15yo male juvenile did not have any kind of driver's license or permit to be driving a motor vehicle. 

Lt. Michael A. McClelland
Aurora Police Department Traffic Section
Traffic Section Commander



SBI Crash- APD 16-24250


Posted by Guest  On Jun 18, 2016 at 1:54 PM
  

Aurora's first responders will be participating in a Functional Simulation Drill at the Aurora Public School's Community Campus, which is located at  55 Salida Way (area of 2nd Ave. and Airport Blvd.) on Thursday, June 16th.  The exercise will begin at 8:00 a.m. and last until noon. The majority of the drill will take place at the Edna and John P Mosley P-8 School.

There will be a large contingent of Police, Fire and EMS personnel and vehicles from multiple agencies at the campus and in the immediate area.  The area around the drill will be closed to the general public.

Agencies participating in Thursday's exercise include: The Aurora Police Department, Aurora Fire Rescue Department, Aurora Office of Emergency Management, Aurora Public Safety Communications Department, Aurora Public Schools Department of Safety and Security, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Police Department, Buckley Air Force Base 460th Security Forces Squadron, Buckley Air Force Base Fire and Emergency Services, and FALCK Rocky Mountain Ambulance Services.

Map of the area surrounding the APS Community Campus

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Media Relations Unit
720-432-5095

Posted by Guest  On Jun 14, 2016 at 9:39 PM
  
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