Aurora Police News
The Aurora Police News Blog was created in 2016 as a new way to share news and information from the Aurora Police Department with the community we serve. It is maintained by the staff of the Media Relations Unit.

Media Relations Unit Staff:

Sergeant Bill Hummel-Unit Supervisor
Officer Crystal McCoy-Public Information Officer

To reach a member of the Media Relations Unit call 720.432.5095 or email apdpio@auroragov.org.
To reach a Public Information Officer with the Traffic Section for information about traffic related incidents (crashes, traffic safety, photo red light) call 720.675.8915.

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DISCLAIMER: Information is subject to change as case investigations proceed. Individuals arrested on the basis of probable cause have not been charged. All arrestees are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. 


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On Wednesday September 13, 2018 the Aurora Police Department began investigating a reported sex assault of a 17 year-old girl that occurred in the 2100 block of South Vaughn Way in the afternoon.
On Saturday September 15, 2018 another sexual assault was reported to have occurred on Wednesday September 13, 2018 of another 17 year-old female in the 12400 block of East Jewell Avenue, also in the afternoon.

Initially, the investigators did not believe the two incidents were related due to discrepancies in the suspect’s description including the vehicle involved.
In both cases Aurora Police Investigators, Police Area Representative Officers, and School Resource Officers began working immediately to collect evidence, interview potential witnesses, and working with school officials of these sexual assaults to include potential suspect information.

Aurora Police Investigators worked with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to expedite DNA testing results, and reviewed the Sex Offender registry for potential leads.
Aurora Police Investigators received those DNA results approximately two weeks after the evidence was submitted, which led to the arrest of Ble Ghislain Kore DOB 10/2/1994 on Tuesday October 16, 2018 by the Aurora Police Department.

Kore will be prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s office with at least two counts of Colorado Revised Statute 18-3-402 Sexual Assault, a Class 2 Felony.
The Aurora Police Department is very concerned for the potential of other victims of Kore, both in and outside of Aurora. Victim Advocates are available to help all victims navigate the reporting process. Due to this concern, we are asking for any additional victims to please come forward and report that information by calling Aurora Police Department Sergeant Rudy Herrera at 303-739-6250.

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
On-Call PIO 720-432-5095
Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Oct 17, 2018 at 2:22 PM
  
On October 12th, 2018 at approximately 1:06 pm, Aurora Dispatch received a call of a two vehicle accident at the intersection of South Parker Road and East Lehigh Avenue near the entrance to Cherry Creek State Park.
Aurora officers and rescue personnel responded to the scene and it was determined that one of the drivers would be transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. This driver was later pronounced deceased due to injuries sustained in the accident.
The Aurora Police Traffic Section will be conducting follow-up investigation regarding this incident.
The identity of the driver is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin.
Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors at this time. This accident results in the 24th traffic related fatality in Aurora for 2018.
Questions or further information can be directed to:

Sgt. Mike Douglass
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-739-6293
Posted by mdouglas@auroragov.org  On Oct 12, 2018 at 8:27 PM
  
On Thursday October 11, 2018 at approximately 5:15 p.m. Aurora Police officers responded to the 12000 block of East Exposition Avenue on a report of an attempted child abduction which just occurred.

Upon arrival, officers learned an 11 year-old female was walking alone eastbound on East Exposition Avenue from South Nome Street. A white male suspect, who was walking westbound on East Exposition Avenue, grabbed her and placed his hand over her mouth. The female fought off the suspect by screaming and biting his hand. This caused the suspect to release her, and he fled on foot westbound from East Exposition Avenue.

A White or Hispanic male driving a black older model four-door sedan was traveling eastbound on East Exposition Avenue and may have witnessed the attempted abduction. It is important to note this person is only a witness, not a suspect. We are asking for that person(s) to please contact the Aurora Police Department at 303-627-3100.

Officers immediately began searching the area for the suspect, and canvassing the neighborhood for witnesses. A resident in the area had a surveillance system which captured the suspect running. It did not capture the attempted abduction.
The suspect was described by the victim as a white male, thin build, approximately 39 years of age, wearing sunglasses, with hair under his chin and approximately 6’4” tall. The suspect was wearing a black or blue hooded jacket, blue jeans, a backpack and black and white shoes.

On Friday October 12, 2018 Aurora Police officers and detectives arrested the adult male suspect in his 30’s, at approximately 3:49 p.m. The suspect is a stranger to the victim.

The suspect will be charged with the following crimes:

• 18-3-404 Second Degree Unlawful Sexual Contact-Criminal Attempt, Class 5 Felony
• 18-3-302 Second Degree Kidnapping-Criminal Attempt, Class 5 Felony

The suspect is not eligible for bond, and this case will be prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office after those charges are accepted.

At this time the Aurora Police Department will not be releasing the suspects name or booking photo so that we do not compromise the active and ongoing investigation.

The Aurora Police Department continues to ask for the public’s help by sending all tips, and video surveillance to APDCrimeTips@AuroraGov.Org. Tipsters can also call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. By calling Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.00. If you have were involved in an unreported similar incident please call your local police department to make a police report.

Please see the below quote from Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz:

“Once our agency was made aware of the attempt abduction Patrol, Detectives, our Public Information Officers, CSI, and others worked tirelessly and collaboratively to solve this case as quickly as possible. A very alert patrol officer spotted the subject earlier today based on a description provided to her. The subject was detained and questioned by detectives. It was determined enough information had come together to place the suspect under arrest for the attempt abduction of an 11-year-old girl. I could not be more proud of the incredible work and tenacious investigation that went into taking this individual off the street. The Aurora community is blessed to have officers and technicians committed to keeping our community safe. I also want to give a very special shout out to the young lady who was attacked. She fought hard for her safety and stayed aware of her surroundings in order to provide valuable information to officers and detectives.”

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Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Oct 12, 2018 at 5:57 PM
  
Aurora Police investigators are still seeking information related to the homicide that occurred on September 28, 2016 at approximately 8:09 p.m. at 2072 North Iola Street.

Tragically on this date Miguel Freyre-Vieweg DOB 9/27/94 was gunned down. Despite all investigative efforts, and following up on all leads, this homicide remains unsolved. 

Denver Metro Crime Stoppers is offering an increased reward up to $4,000.00 by calling 720-913-STOP. The Aurora Reward fund is also offering a reward of up to $2,000.00.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact Agent Randy Hansen with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at (303) 739-6710. By calling Denver Metro Crime Stoppers you can remain anonymous and be eligible for the reward. 

No piece of information is considered insignificant, and detectives need help from the community to bring justice to this family.

The total amount of the rewards being offered is up to $6,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for this crime.


Previously released on  September 28, 2016:

On Wednesday September 28th, 2016 around 8:09 p.m. officers responded to 2072 North Iola Street in the Boston Heights neighborhood on a report of an injury with a weapon call.

Upon officers arrival they located an adult male who was identified as Miguel Freyre-Vieweg DOB 9/27/94 with injuries to his head. Officers were unable to confirm the cause of his injuries at that time. Miguel was transported to a local hospital where further examination revealed Miguel had been shot in the head. Miguel succumbed to his injuries three days later on Saturday October 1, 2016.

Detectives and investigators from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit have taken over the investigation and are asking for your help in identifying who is responsible for Miguel's murder. Miguel was a father and a husband. The attached photo if of Miguel and was provided by his family.

The Aurora Police Department Police is asking anyone with information about this case call Agent Randy Hansen at 303-739-6710 or tipsters can call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. By calling Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain
anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.00.

Miguel Freyre-Vieweg

Officer Crystal McCoy
Media Relations Unit
Office of the Chief of Police
Desk: (303) 739-6038
On-Call PIO: (720) 432-5095




Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Oct 09, 2018 at 12:14 PM
  
DATE: 09-25-18

CONTACT: Lieutenant Jad Lanigan, Traffic Section Commander, 303-739-6326

NATURE: Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint- Saturday, September 29th, 2018

Aurora, Colorado- The Aurora Police Department will be conducting a Stationary Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday, September 29th, 2018. 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. This checkpoint will be located on Peoria St.
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.


Please contact Traffic Section Commander, Lt. Jad Lanigan, with any questions.
Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Sep 26, 2018 at 8:31 AM
  
On September 18th, 2018 at approximately 10:22 pm, Aurora Police responded to northbound I-225 between East Alameda Avenue and East Sixth Avenue on the report of a single car rollover accident.

The single occupant driver was declared deceased on scene. According to witnesses, speed does appear to be a factor in this accident. The involvement of alcohol and/or drugs has not been determined.

The identity of the driver is not being released at this time until notification of next of kin has been made.
This will be the 23rd traffic related fatality in Aurora for 2018.

Please refer any further information or questions to:

Sergeant Mike Douglass
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-729-6293
Posted by mdouglas@auroragov.org  On Sep 18, 2018 at 11:56 PM
  
On September 17th, 2018, around 3:30 P.M., the Aurora Police Department was notified of a missing juvenile. Officers arrived in the 1900 block of North Elmira Street and began to gather information about a 10-year-old, Daniela Ruano-Morales, who had run away. Daniela is a Hispanic female, 4'10" tall, 65 lbs., and has brown hair and brown eyes. Daniela was last seen by her mother around 10:00 A.M. that morning.

Due to the age of Daniela, and the duration in which she had been missing, the Aurora Police Department reached out to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI). After consultation, they decided to issue an Endangered Missing Alert. Because there was no information that Daniela had been abducted, this incident did not meet the requirements to issue an Amber Alert.

Aurora Police Officers worked throughout the night knocking on doors and checking the area for Daniela but were not able to locate her.

We reached out to our neighboring agencies and received help from the following agencies: K-9 Jessie and Deputy K. Foster from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, K-9 Dax and Ranger J. Heibert from Boulder County Parks and Open Space, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team, the FBI Denver Field Office, Aurora Fire Rescue and the Denver Police Department. Many others came to assist and were instrumental in our efforts.

Multiple Federal Agents, Officers, and Detectives began to canvas the area where Daniela was last known to be, where they conducted interviews, and gathered information.

Around 12:10 P.M., Officers were notified that Daniela had been found in the Hoffman Heights Neighborhood near East 6th Avenue and North Peoria Street. Daniela was found in the area by a distant relative. Officers responded and were able to locate Daniela safe.

This is still an active and open investigation. Officers are still trying to determine how Daniela got to the Hoffman Heights area. We do not believe that there is any danger to the community at this time.

Finally, we thank the thousands of members of our public who provided tips and information on the whereabouts of Daniela. Our partnership with our community is instrumental in investigating cases such as these.

Officer Matt Wells-Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
(720) 432-5095
Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Sep 18, 2018 at 4:34 PM
  
On Friday September 14, 2018 at approximately 11:15 a.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to a welfare check at a residence in the 300 block of North Potomac Street.

Upon officer's arrival, an adult male and an adult female were located deceased inside the residence. No other parties were present at the scene. The relationship between the two individuals is not known. The Aurora Police Department is not looking for any suspects related to this incident.

The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/ Homicide Unit has taken over this criminal investigation. If anyone has any information related to this incident they are asked to contact Detective Nick Huber at (303) 739-6090. Tipsters can also remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867.

The deceased victims will be identified by the Araphoe County Coroner’s Office pending the notification of next of kin. There is no further information available for public release at this time.

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
(720) 432-5095
Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Sep 18, 2018 at 3:36 PM
  
On August 31, 2018, a tragic shooting took place in the 1900 block of North Peoria Street that left two dead, one juvenile victim shot and one Aurora Police Officer shot.  The Aurora Police Department is identifying Demarcus Brown-Jones (DOB 03/14/1990) as the suspect involved in that incident.  Brown-Jones, who is pictured below, remains in stable condition and in police custody at an area hospital. 

The case is in the hands of the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office and therefore the Aurora Police Department cannot comment any further on the matter.  Please refer additional media inquiries to the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office.

Demarcus Brown-Jones

Officer Bill Hummel
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095



Information previously released on September 1, 2018


UPDATE:

The Aurora Police Department continues to investigate this shooting and anyone who has information about this incident is requested to contact Detective Matthew Ingui at 303.739.6067

Our officer is continuing to recover at home. The suspect is still receiving medical treatment at a local area hospital.

At the request of the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, we will not be releasing any additional information regarding the investigation.

Officer Kenneth Forrest
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

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Information previously released on September 1, 2018

The officer who was shot in the vest last night has been released from the hospital and is recovering at home.

Two male victims and one juvenile victim were transported to local hospitals.  Both male victims sadly succumbed to their injuries and were pronounced deceased at the hospital.  The juvenile victim and the suspect are both receiving treatment at local area hospitals.

The names of the decedents will be released by the Adams County Coroner’s Office once they have been positively identified and next of kin have been notified.

The Aurora Police Department Victims Services Unit is providing services to those affected by this tragic event.

A comprehensive investigation into this incident is continuing and we are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact Detective Matthew Ingui at 303.739.6067

No new updates are expected today.

Officer Kenneth Forrest
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
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Information previously released on August 31, 2018

On August 31, 2018, at approximately 5:17 p.m., officers with the Aurora Police Department responded to a reported physical dispute in the 1900 block of Peoria Street.

While conducting an investigation, shots were heard coming from the 1900 block of the Peoria Street/Paris Street alley. Officers responded to the area where shots were coming from and located multiple people lying on the ground. One of the individuals was a juvenile and all were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

An officer then confronted an armed suspect and gunfire was exchanged between the suspect and the officer, which resulted in the officer and suspect being shot.

The officer, suspect, and others were all transported to local hospitals for treatment. The officer is in good condition and was wearing a bullet resistant vest which saved the officer from sustaining a life threatening injury.

The investigation into this incident is being handled by the Aurora Police Department's Major Crimes Unit in conjunction with the Denver Police Department. This is due to the passage of Senate Bill 15-219 which requires law enforcement agencies to team up with neighboring agencies to investigate officer-involved shootings. We are also working with the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office as we conduct a comprehensive and transparent investigation.

The involved officer has been placed on administrative assignment with pay per Aurora Police Department policy.

We are requesting all members of the public who were a witness to this incident to contact Detective Matthew Ingui at 303.739.6067

Officer Kenneth Forrest
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit 
720.432.5095
Posted by kforrest@auroragov.org  On Sep 13, 2018 at 2:02 PM
  

The Aurora Police Department is releasing the identity of a male suspect who was involved in an officer-involved shooting on September 5, 2018 in the 2200 block of North Fairplay Street.  Martin Lobatos-Realzola (DOB 08/26/1971),  pictured below, remains in stable condition and in police custody at an area hospital. 

The case is in the hands of the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office and therefore the Aurora Police Department cannot comment any further on the matter.  Please refer additional media inquiries to the 17th Judicial District.

Martin Lobatos-Realzola

Officer Bill Hummel
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095



Information previously released on September 5, 2018

On September 5, 2018, at approximately 5:15 p.m., officers with the Aurora Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team were in the 2200 block of North Fairplay Street in an attempt to make contact with a wanted suspect.

The SWAT team was assisting District Detectives in locating an adult male suspect who was wanted for domestic violence related criminal charges.

SWAT officers arrived in the area and contact was made with the wanted male suspect, who was armed. One officer discharged their firearm, striking the suspect. First aid was immediately rendered to the suspect by a SWAT Medic, and he was transported to a local hospital where he is currently receiving treatment.

No officers were injured during this incident. The involved officer will be placed on administrative assignment with pay, per Aurora Police Department policy.

This incident is being investigated by the Aurora Police Department Major Crimes Unit in conjunction with the Denver Police Major Crimes Unit. We are also working with the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office as we conduct a thorough investigation. The investigation into this incident is in its early stages and much work needs to be done to determine what circumstances led up to this officer-involved shooting. Officers involved in this incident were equipped with body worn cameras that were activated.

We are requesting anyone who was a witness to this incident to contact Detective Nick Huber at 303.739.6090

At the request of the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, we will not be releasing any further information.

Officer Kenneth Forrest
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Sep 13, 2018 at 1:41 PM
  
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