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The Aurora Police Department has arrested Jonathan Edward Abraham for committing several acts of vandalism throughout the city of Aurora this past week.

From August 14 through August 22, 2022, Abraham committed 15 acts of vandalism by graffitiing several area businesses. Some of the graffiti had racially biased messaging. Through the course of their investigation Detectives from the Intelligence Unit and Gang and Robbery Investigations Team were also able to connect him to 4 aggravated robberies that occurred in Aurora during the Month of April. A tip from a community member lead detectives to Abraham.

Abraham was arrested this afternoon by the Aurora Police Fugitive Apprehension and Surveillance Team, Narcotics Unit and SWAT Team as he was leaving his residence.

He was booked into the Aurora Detention Center and is currently being held on a $50,000 bond for the following charges:

Aggravated Robbery
Criminal Mischief
Bias-Motivated Crime-Property Damage

Mugshot
Booking Photo: Johnathan Edward Abraham

List of Damaged Businesses:

Wells Fargo-1300 South Havana Street
Target-1400 South Havana Street
Starbucks-1402 South Havana Street
Bank of the West-1389 South Havana Street
Safeway-18730 East Hampden Avenue
Taco Bell-3554 South Tower Road
Meineke-18771 East Hampton Avenue
1st Bank-18600 East Hampden Avenue
Kohls-18307 East Hampden Avenue
US Bank-18101 East Hampden Avenue
Dairy Queen-18121 East Hampden Avenue
Summer Valley Liquors-16981 East Quincy Avenue
VASA Fitness-16921 East Quincy Avenue
Lowes-4455 South Buckley Road
Canvas Credit Union-16900 East Quincy Road

List of Robbery Locations:

Subway-4343 South Buckley Road
KFC-16901 East Quincy Avenue
Taco Bell-3554 South Tower Road
Taste of Philly-18121 East Hampden Avenue

Lieutenant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by [email protected]  On Sep 06, 2022 at 3:08 PM
  
(August 9) The Aurora Police Traffic Section, in coordination with Metro Denver Crime Stoppers and the Aurora Reward Fund, in announcing a reward increase for information leading to the arrest of the driver involved in this fatal hit and run crash. The reward for information is now $10,000.

We are urging anyone with information about this incident, or the driver, to immediately reach out to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers by calling 720.913.7867 or submitting an online tip. Tipsters can remain anonymous and still be eligible for the reward. 

We are also asking our community, that lives in the area of South Reservoir Road and East Mansfield, to review any exterior camera footage that they might have on August 5 between the hours of 2:20 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. If you have any individuals that are seen walking by your location, and was captured on camera, please notify Aurora Police Traffic Sergeant Carlton by calling 303.739.6243. You can also submit this evidence anonymously by using the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers website. Even the smallest detail may be able to assist investigators with identifying and locating the suspect. 

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095

Information previously released

(August 5) The suspect is on the run after hitting and killing a pedestrian and two dogs on South Reservoir Road.

On August 5, 2022 at about 2:30 a.m., Aurora911 received reports of a single vehicle crash near the intersection of South Reservoir Road and East Mansfield Avenue. Aurora Fire Rescue and Aurora Police responded and discovered a man and two dogs lying in the grass nearby, as well as a crashed vehicle in the center of South Reservoir Road. A 41-year-old man was pronounced deceased on scene and both dogs were also killed.

Preliminary investigation indicates that a Toyota Sequoia was traveling southbound on South Reservoir Road, just south of East Mansfield Avenue. The Toyota left the roadway, striking the pedestrian and two dogs on the sidewalk on the west side of Reservoir, killing all three of them. A bus stop, numerous signs and an electrical box were also struck in this crash. The Sequoia came to rest after driving over the center median. The driver of the Sequoia, an unknown man, left the scene on foot, leaving the vehicle behind, prior to officers’ arrival.

Southbound Reservoir was closed for multiple hours so the Traffic Investigators could collect evidence, photograph the scene, and take necessary measurements. This investigation is ongoing and will determine the speed of the vehicle prior to the crash, as well as any other contributing factors.

The identification of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office once next of kin has been notified and they have been positively identified.

If you have any information on the identity of the suspect, witnessed this crash or have dash-camera footage of the crash, and have not yet spoken to investigators, please contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers. By using Crime Stoppers, tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up-to $2,000.

This is the 26th traffic related fatality of 2022.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Public Affairs Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 09, 2022 at 3:56 PM
  
The Aurora Police Department will be conducting Stationary Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, May 28, 2022 from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. This is part of our continuing commitment to the statewide effort to combat drunk drivers and reduce alcohol related traffic accidents and fatalities. This checkpoint is part of the>DUI Checkpoint Colorado program, which kicks off Memorial Day weekend, continuing through Labor Day weekend. This checkpoint will be located on South Chambers Road.

Motorists passing through the checkpoint will be contacted briefly by an officer who will be looking for signs of intoxication and/or impairment in the driver. The checkpoint should cause only minor inconvenience to traffic along the targeted roadway, and highly visible signage will be posted leading into the checkpoint screening area. Drivers entering a checkpoint are asked to pay close attention to the officers directing traffic through the area. Motorists should also roll down their drivers' side window as they approach the screening area. This allows for better communication between the motorist and the officer, quicker screening, and a shorter delay overall.

The checkpoint is funded by an N.H.T.S.A. (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) grant in partnership with the "Heat is On" campaign and administered by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

Officer Elizabeth McGregor
Public Information Officer 
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On May 28, 2022 at 3:38 PM
  
(April 14) The Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit is announcing the arrest of a 20-year-old after a man dies following a shooting this afternoon.

On April 14, 2022, about 3:24 p.m., the Aurora Police Department responded to the area of South Laredo Street and East Dartmouth Avenue on reports of a shooting. Officers located a 19-year-old man inside of a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. This man was transported to the hospital and tragically pronounced deceased about two hours later. It was initially reported to officers on scene that the man shot himself.

Detectives from the department's Major Crimes Homicide Unit responded to the scene and will be conducting this investigation. Detectives interviewed numerous people and collected evidence on the scene, to include a handgun. During these interviews, it was learned that the victim was shot by someone else in the vehicle while they were in the parking lot located at 17090 East Quincy Avenue.

Detectives have arrested 20-year-old Kevin Altamirano (9/21/2001) and charged him with manslaughter. A booking photo is below. This case will be prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

The Major Crimes Homicide Unit is asking for anyone who witnessed this, and have not yet spoken to police, to contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers by calling 720.913.7867.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will release the victim's name after positive identification and notification of next-of-kin.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Booking Photo
Posted by [email protected]  On Apr 15, 2022 at 7:57 AM
  
(February 20, 2022) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a one car fatal crash that occurred in the Heather Gardens Neighborhood this morning.

At approximately 6:01a.m. the Aurora911 center received a report of a single car crash in the 2600 Block of South Abilene Street.  Upon arrival first responders located a silver Dodge Ram pickup truck that was on it's side in the middle of the RTD light rail tracks that are just west of the roadway.  A 33-year-old man who was driving the vehicle was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. 

Traffic Investigators believe the Dodge was traveling northbound on Abilene Street when it traveled off of the left side of the roadway. It traveled up onto the sidewalk and into the parking lot of an office building at that location. It continued to travel westbound through the parking lot, colliding with two fences and then dropping 6 feet down onto the RTD light rail tracks.  The truck came to rest on it's passenger side.  Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in this crash.

The name of the driver is not being released at this time and will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once the deceased has been positively identified and his next of kin have been notified.

Lieutenant Chris Amsler 
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Feb 20, 2022 at 9:03 AM
  
On January 31, 2022 at 7:02p.m. Aurora Police responded to a report of a two car injury crash in the intersection of South Aurora Parkway and South Southlands Parkway in southeast Aurora.

Investigators believe that a Hyundai Santa Fe was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Aurora Parkway when it was struck head-on by a Nissan Rogue.

A 52-year-old woman who was the driver of the Hyundai was transported to local hospital were still later succumb to her injuries.  A 42-year-old man who was driving the Nissan was also transported to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.

The identity of the woman is not being released at this time. It will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once she has been positively identified and her next of kin have been notified about her death.

The Aurora Police Traffic Section is conducting the investigation into this crash.

Lieutenant Chris Amsler-PIO
Commanding Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Feb 01, 2022 at 9:07 AM
  
On January 29th, 2022 at approximately 6:45p.m. Aurora Police responded to a report of an injury crash in the intersection of East Iliff Avenue and South Tower Road.  

Upon arrival they found a heavily damaged Chevy Equinox and Chrysler 300.   A 61-year-old man who was driving the Chevy was deceased at the scene. A 25-year-old man who was driving the Chrysler and his 19-year-old passenger survived the collision and were transported to a local hospital in serious condition.

Investigators believe that prior to the crash the Chevy was traveling southbound on Tower Road and the Chrysler was traveling northbound.  The Chevy made a left hand turn to go eastbound on Iliff Avenue when it was struck by the Chrysler. Investigators are looking into whether or not excessive speed was a contributing factor in this collision. 

The name of the deceased is not being released at this time and will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once he has been positively identified and his next of kin have been notified about his death.  

The Aurora Police Traffic Section is conducting the investigation into this fatal crash. No arrests have been made and this case remains an open and active investigation. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to call the Traffic Investigations Unit. 

Parts of the intersection were closed for several hours while investigators completed their on-scene investigation.

Lieutenant Chris Amsler-PIO
Commanding Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Jan 30, 2022 at 1:46 AM
  
(January 13) The Aurora Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing Aurora woman.

Lisa Marino-Dorsey, a 58-year-old woman, was last seen on December 28, 2021, at her residence near 3550 South Kittredge Street in Aurora. The Aurora Police Department was notified of her disappearance on January 3, 2022. Since then, detectives from the Major Crimes Unit have been attempting to locate Lisa but have been unsuccessful. Lisa left her home without her cell phone or belongings and has not communicated with anyone since December 28, 2021. Lisa is 5’4”, 130 pounds and has blonde hair.

Major Crimes Detectives believe that Lisa could have been in the Colorado Springs area at the time of her disappearance on or around January 3. While in Colorado Springs, Lisa would have been occupying a 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage which has seen been recovered and seized by the Major Crimes Unit. A stock picture of the vehicle is provided below for reference.

The Aurora Police Department is asking anyone who might have any information on the whereabouts of Lisa, has information regarding her disappearance, or might know how to contact her, is urged to call the Aurora Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit at 303.739.6523. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by contacting Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867.

We are concerned for Lisa’s safety but are hopeful that someone has information that could assist us with locating her.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095


Missing Woman Lisa

Mitsubishi Mirage Stock Photo
Posted by [email protected]  On Jan 13, 2022 at 3:00 PM
  
(December 30) The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating a fatal crash that occurred on East Iliff Avenue.

On Thursday December 30, 2021, at approximately 3:00 p.m., Aurora Police responded a rollover crash near the intersection of East Iliff Avenue and South Elkhart Street.

When first responders arrived, they observed an Acura sedan resting on its roof, still occupied by the driver, a 28-year-old man. Tragically, this man was pronounced dead on the scene. The passenger of the Acura, also an adult male, was able to crawl out of the vehicle but was injured and transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The adult female driver, and only occupant of a Chevrolet SUV, was treated for her injuries on scene.

The Aurora Police Traffic Section responded to the scene and is handling the investigation of this crash. Initial information from the scene is that the Acura sedan was traveling eastbound on East Iliff Avenue, approaching South Elkhart Street. The driver made an unsafe lane change, causing the rear driver’s side of the Acura to strike the front passenger side of the Chevrolet SUV. This impact caused the Acura to lose control, spin into the center median, where it then rolled onto its roof. It is believed that the driver of the Acura was not wearing a seatbelt, which we believe contributed to his death.

Aurora Police Traffic Investigators do not believe that drugs or alcohol were contributing factors. Part of their ongoing investigation will determine the speed of the Acura at the time of the crash.

The identification of the driver will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office once he has been positively identified and next-of-kin have been notified.

We ask anyone who may have witnessed this crash or has dash-camera footage of the crash and has not yet spoken to police to contact the Aurora Police Traffic Section or the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867. By using Crime Stoppers, tipster can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Dec 30, 2021 at 8:28 PM
  
(December 22) The Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Unit is announcing the arrest of Adam Holen (DOB: 02/21/1985). Holen was arrested for Colorado Revised Statute 18-3-103 2nd Degree Murder in relation to this homicide. The booking photo for Holen has been provided at the bottom of this news release.

This homicide is being prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office and any additional media inquiries should be directed there.

Suspect Photo

Officer Francisco Saucedo
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095


Information previously released on November 25, 2021
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(November 25) An argument in a southeast Aurora neighborhood leads to shots being fired between an adult and a teenager, who later died.

On November 24, 2021, at approximately 10:30 p.m., the Aurora Police Department responded to the 4900 block of South Addison Way on reports of a shooting. Officers located two males, both suffering from a gunshot wound. One of the persons shot, a 17-year-old, was transported to a local hospital where he was tragically pronounced deceased. The other, a 36-year-old, was also transported to the hospital where he is expected to survive.

Detectives from the department's Major Crimes Homicide Unit responded to the scene and will be responsible for this investigation. After interviewing witnesses on scene, it is believed that there was an argument between the adult and a group of teenagers, after alleged careless driving through the neighborhood. At some point during the argument, both the adult and teenager produced firearms, and both fired shots at one another. Detectives are actively working to determine who the primary aggressor is and the circumstances leading up to the shot being fired, but no arrests have been made. Investigators will continue to work closely with the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

It should be noted that the adult involved in this shooting is a former Greenwood Village Police Officer and is not currently employed by any other law enforcement agencies.

The identity of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after the teenager has been positively identified and his next-of-kin notified.

Detectives will continue interviewing witnesses but are asking anyone that may have observed this incident, and have not yet spoken to police, to please reach out to the Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867, where tipsters can remain anonymous.


Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Dec 22, 2021 at 4:58 PM
  
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