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Aurora Police Investigators are still seeking information related to the homicide that occurred on Saturday June 18, 2016 at approximately 9:44 p.m. at the Green Heart Marijuana Dispensary located at 19005 East Quincy Avenue.

Denver Metro Crime Stoppers has received another generous reward increase bringing the total reward to $50,000.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Agent Matthew Ingui with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at (303)739-6067. Tipsters also can call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867. By calling Crime Stoppers you can remain anonymous and be eligible for the reward.
Travis Mason
Officer Crystal McCoy
Aurora Police Department
Media Relations Unit
720-432-5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 25, 2016 at 5:30 PM
  
On Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Aurora Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to one of three collection sites in Aurora. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April, Americans turned in 447 tons (over 893,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 11 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 6.4 million pounds—about 3,200 tons—of pills.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.

For more information about the disposal of prescription drugs or about the October 22 Take Back Day event, go to the DEA Diversion website.

Aurora collection locations:

The Medical Center of Aurora, South Campus
1501 South Potomac Street (North parking lot)

Pickens Technical College
500 Airport Blvd

The Medical Center of Aurora, Saddle Rock Emergency Room
22500 E. Dry Creek Road

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720-432-5095


Posted by [email protected]  On Oct 14, 2016 at 9:30 AM
  
On September 5, 2016, at approximately 11:05 pm, Aurora Police and Aurora Fire Rescue responded to South Parker Road and East Temple Drive on the report of an auto/motorcycle crash. The on-scene investigation shows a motorcycle, with two occupants, was northbound on South Parker Road. A gold minivan was southbound on South Parker Road attempting to make a left turn onto East Temple Drive. The minivan turned left in front of the motorcycle. Both occupants were ejected from the motorcycle and sustained serious injuries. They were transported to a local hospital, but unfortunately both were pronounced dead a short time later. The driver, and one passenger, of the minivan were not injured in the crash. The driver of the minivan remained on scene and was cooperative with the investigation. It is unknown at this time if alcohol was a factor in the crash. The names of the parties involved are not being released at this time. The Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit handling the investigation.

Motorcycle involved in fatal crash

Sgt. Baumfalk
Aurora Police Department
Traffic Section


Posted by Guest  On Sep 06, 2016 at 3:35 AM
  
On 8-31-16, at approximately 2015, Aurora Police and Aurora Fire Rescue responded to E. Quincy Ave. and S. Genoa St. on the report of a motorcycle crash. An Aurora PD Officer was first on scene and discovered a motorcycle fully involved in fire, and an adult male unconscious in the street who was not breathing. The APD Officer performed CPR on the male until rescue arrived. The male was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The preliminary investigation shows the male was westbound on E. Quincy Ave. traveling at a high rate of speed, and from several witness statements the motorcycle did not have a front headlight on. A car pulled out from S. Genoa St. attempting to make a left turn when the car was struck by the motorcycle. The driver of the car remained on scene and was cooperative with the investigation. Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit is conducting the investigation. The names of the parties involved are not being released at this time.

Sgt. Craig Baumfalk
Aurora Police Department
Traffic Unit
Posted by Guest  On Sep 01, 2016 at 12:10 AM
  
UPDATE: Our investigation of this fatal auto/pedestrian crash has revealed the following: Dalton M. McCreary, 22, and Jordan Mulumulu 18​ 24, both from Aurora, were walking northbound on S. Chambers Road, crossing E. Iliff Ave. in the east crosswalk. Both were crossing on a green traffic signal/walk signal when a black in color 1998 Toyota 4Runner, driven by Christopher O’Neil Tarr, 41, of Aurora, was eastbound on E. Iliff Ave. at a high rate of speed. Tarr ignored the red signal light and lost control of his vehicle. The Toyota struck Dalton in the crosswalk, flipped over onto its roof, went down a landscaped embankment on the northeast corner, and into the Walgreen’s parking lot where it rolled back upright onto its tires. Tarr attempted to flee the scene northbound through the parking lot in the Toyota and several witnesses gave chase. The Toyota was forced to stop due to its damage from the collision prior to leaving the parking lot. McCreary was transported to a local hospital and died shortly thereafter due to his injuries. Mulumulu later stated to investigators, just prior to the Toyota coming at them McCreary yelled at him to “look out” and pushed him out of the way of the oncoming vehicle, saving his life.

Tarr and the front seat passenger, Robert Taylor, 54, of Aurora, were transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. Tarr was later arrested and held on a $50,000 bond for Vehicular Homicide at the Arapahoe County Jail. Tarr has posted bond and was released pending charges on 08/24/16.

T
he Photo Red Light system installed at this intersection captured this horrific crash with video and photos, all of which have been turned over to the DA’s office as evidence for prosecution.

We have filed the following charges with the District Attorney’s office:

Vehicular Homicide
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Drugs, or both

Any additional media inquiries regarding this incident should be directed to the 18th Judicial District PIO.

Christopher Tarr
Mugshot of Christopher Oneil Tarr, Date of Birth: 10/7/1975

Lieutenant Michael McClelland
Traffic Section Commander
303.739.6326


Information previously released on August 22, 2016:


On August 22, 2016, at about 12:10 A.M., Aurora Police Officers responded to an automobile versus pedestrian accident at East Iliff Avenue and South Chambers Road. A 1998 Toyota 4Runner was eastbound on East Iliff Avenue at a high rate of speed. The 4Runner tried to turn north onto South Chambers Road but lost control in the turn and started to slide. A group of pedestrians was walking northbound in the east cross walk. One of the pedestrians was struck as the 4Runner slid eastbound through the crosswalk. The 4Runner then went up onto the north sidewalk and rolled over and into a parking lot on the northeast corner of the intersection. The 4Runner landed on its wheels and tried to leave but the engine died before it could get out of the lot.

The pedestrian that was struck was transported to a local hospital and later succumbed to their injuries. None of the other pedestrians were hit. The driver and a passenger in the 4Runner were transported to area hospitals with minor injuries. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

Speed and alcohol are considered factors in this accident. None of the identities of any of the involved parties are being released at this time.

The Aurora Police Department reminds drivers not to drive if they have been drinking.

Sergeant William Revelle
Traffic Section
303.739.6374
Posted by Guest  On Aug 25, 2016 at 4:52 PM
  
Aurora, CO.- July 24, 2016, 10:45 p.m. - Aurora P.D. patrol and Traffic officers responded to the area of S. Chambers Road and Crestline Ave. on a report of a single vehicle crash.  Upon arrival the investigation revealed a black in color Ford Explorer was northbound on S. Chambers Road from S. Parker Road, and according to witnesses, traveling at a high rate of speed.  When attempting to make it around a curve the vehicle lost control, struck the curb line, and then struck several signal light poles, causing it to roll.  Both occupants, a 31 yo. male, and a 28 yo. female were ejected from the vehicle.  Both were taken to local hospitals for treatment and the female later died from her injuries while in surgery.  It is unknown at this time which occupant was driving the vehicle at the time of the crash.  The male is currently in stable condition. 

The Aurora Police Traffic Section is investigating this crash under report # 2016-29430.  We are not releasing names at this time.  We believe alcohol intoxication, speeding, and not wearing seatbelts were all contributing factors in this crash.  This is the 11th traffic related fatality this year for the City of Aurora.    

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

Posted by Guest  On Jul 26, 2016 at 9:25 PM
  
At about 8:36 AM, personnel with the Aurora Police department responded to S. Gartrell Rd., near the on ramp to westbound E-470 tollway, on a report of an auto vs. motorcycle crash.

Initial investigation indicates that an adult female was riding a motorcycle alone, southbound on S. Gartrell Rd. Additionally an adult female was driving an SUV alone, northbound on S. Gartrell Rd., and this motorist turned left, to the westbound E-470 on ramp, in the path of travel of the motorcyclist, causing a collision.

The motorcyclist was severely injured and was transported to a local hospital. Although she was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, she succumbed to her injuries.

The motorist in the SUV was uninjured, and remained at the scene, she is cooperating with investigators.

At this time, no alcohol or drug impairment is suspected. In addition, speed does not appear to be a factor.

The Aurora Police Traffic Section has taken over the investigation, and upon conclusion will recommend possible traffic and / or criminal charges if appropriate.

As this is an ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time.

All motorists are reminded, especially during warm weather months, to be extra mindful of motorcycles’ traveling the roadway.

Sergeant Mark Elliot
Traffic Section
303.739.6202


Posted by Guest  On Jul 07, 2016 at 1:49 PM
  
The Aurora Police Department is investigating a carjacking followed by shots fired by Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office Deputies.
On Thursday June 16, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Aurora Police officers were dispatched to a carjacking which occurred at 13770 East Rice Place. The vehicle description and license plate was relayed to Aurora Police Department officers, and the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office.

An Arapahoe County deputy located the suspect vehicle, and attempted to conduct a traffic stop in his marked patrol vehicle. After the suspect vehicle failed to stop, the Arapahoe County deputy was given authorization to pursue, and initiate the precision immobilization technique (PIT).

An Arapahoe County Deputy initiated the PIT maneuver on the suspect vehicle temporarily disabling the vehicle. Shots were fired by the Arapahoe County deputies as they attempted to effect an arrest of the suspects. The suspect vehicle continued and then collided a second time with the deputies vehicle. The suspect vehicle was disabled in the front yard of a house east of South Winston Street and East El Dorado Place.

One adult male suspect was taken into custody and a second adult male was detained and later released. One of the suspects was transported to the hospital with minor injuries related to the vehicle collision. One Arapahoe County Sheriff’s deputy was treated for minors injuries related to the vehicle collision.

This is an ongoing investigation and interviews are still being conducted. The name of the officers involved is not being released at this time.

Detectives from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation into this case. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Agent Charles Mehl.

Officer Diana Cooley 
Public Information Officer 
Media Relations Unit 
(720) 432-5095
Posted by Guest  On Jun 16, 2016 at 7:53 PM
  
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