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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.

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Officer Crystal McCoy-Public Information Officer
Officer Matthew Longshore-Public Information Officer
Officer Anthony Camacho (Spanish Speaking)- Public Information Officer

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CORRECTION  
The crash occurred on February 15th, 2019, at about 2:15 A.M. 




On January 15th, 2019,  at about 2:15 A.M, Officers from the Aurora Police Department responded to a the area of E. Mississippi Ave. and S. Troy St. on reports of a single vehicle rollover crash. 

 

The Aurora Police Department Traffic unit investigated the accident and found the vehicle was traveling westbound on E. Mississippi Ave. at about S. Troy St. where the driver lost control of the car.  The vehicle hit the planter box in the center median and rolled several times coming to rest in the eastbound lanes of E. Mississippi Ave.  The adult male driver was unrestrained in the vehicle and was partially ejected from the car.  When Aurora Fire Rescue arrived on scene it was determined that the driver had already succumbed to his injuries.

 

The Aurora Police Traffic Unit is investigating the accident and ask any witnesses to call Officer Justin Thull at 303-739-6381 with any information about the accident.  It appears at this time speed and alcohol will be factored in this accident.

 

This will be the 4th fatal accident in Aurora in 2019.   

 

Any further inquiries into this accident can be directed to:

Lieutenant Jad Lanigan

Aurora Police Department Metro Division

Traffic Section Commander

Assistant Swat Commander

6 Abilene St

Aurora, Colorado 80011

303-739-6326

Jlanigan@auroragov.org

Posted by wrevelle@auroragov.org  On Feb 15, 2019 at 2:24 PM
  
On February 14th, 2019, Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit (MCHU), with the assistance of the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office and the State of Colorado Archaeologist, determined that bones that were located by construction crews during excavation were determined to be a male, most likely over one hundred, if not one thousand, years old, and of Native American descent.

The Colorado State Archaeologist has assumed responsibility of the remains and the location site, and will be continuing their examination into the bones.

We wanted to express our appreciation to Necrosearch for their assistance in this investigation and Richmond American Homes for promptly notifying authorities of their discovery and treating the area of where the bones were located respectfully.

Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
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Information previously released on February 13, 2019


On February 13th, 2019, around 10:00 A.M., the Aurora Police Department received a call from a construction crew that they located what appeared to be human bones while excavating in the area of East Smoky Hill Parkway and South Powhaton Road.

Initial investigation reveals that the bones appear to be human. The Aurora Police Major Crimes Homicide Unit, with the assistance from the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office, responded to the scene. The scene where the bones were found has been secured by officers until a forensic dig can be completed and a thorough search of the immediate area.

A final autopsy will be completed by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after the safe removal of the bones from the area.

Anyone that may have information about these remains are asked to call Agent Michael Prince at 303-739-6127.


Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Feb 14, 2019 at 4:14 PM
  
On February 9th, 2019, at about 6:40 AM, Aurora Police Officers responded to a single vehicle crash in the area of South Chambers Road and East Hampden Avenue.  When they arrived, they determined that a 2018 Nissan Sentra was traveling north on South Chambers Road at a high rate of speed.  As the Sentra crossed over East Hampden Avenue, it started to lose control and left the roadway.  It struck a tree on the east side of the street and was cut in half.  The driver and rear seat passenger were both pronounced deceased at the scene.  The front seat passenger managed to climb out of the wreckage and left the scene before Officers arrived.  He turned up seven hours later at a local hospital with significant injuries.

The identities of all partys involved in this crash are not being released at this time.  There were no other vehicles involved.  Speed is most certainly a factor in this crash.  The Traffic Unit is handling this crash.  The Aurora Police Department is asking that anyone with information regarding this crash contact us.

Sergeant William Revelle
Traffic Section
303 739 6374
Posted by wrevelle@auroragov.org  On Feb 09, 2019 at 1:39 PM
  

On Tuesday February 5th, 2019 at about 8:20 AM, Aurora Police and Fire responded to E. Iliff Ave and S. Vaughn Way for an accident involving a pickup truck and a pedestrian.  Once there they found that a 12 year old girl had attempted to cross Iliff and had been struck by the pickup.

The driver of the pickup and other witnesses immediately stopped to render aid and call 911.  The girl was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries.  Despite the medical care she received, she passed away today as a result of her injuries.

The preliminary investigation found that the girl was on her way to school and not using the signaled intersections to cross E. Iliff Ave.  She was half-way across Iliff and stepped off the median and into traffic when she was struck by the westbound pickup.  There is no evidence of speed or other factors on the part of the pickup driver involved contributing to the cause of this crash.  The driver of the pickup has been cooperative and is understandably upset about this tragic accident.

The names of the parties involved in this accident are not being released at this time.

Sergeant Chris Carleton
Aurora Police Traffic Investigations

 

Posted by ccarleto@auroragov.org  On Feb 08, 2019 at 10:49 PM
  

On January 30, 2019, at approximately 12:21 A.M. Aurora Police Department officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of North Kingston Street on a report of a shooting. When the officers arrived they located a male victim laying on the sidewalk. The male was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit is conducting the investigation. We are asking members of the public who have any information to call Detective Todd Fredericksen at (303) 739-6106. Tipsters can also remain anonymous and be eligible for a rewards of up to $2,000 by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867.

The deceased victim will be identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office pending the notification of next of kin.

Officer Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
(720) 432-5095

Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Jan 30, 2019 at 8:36 AM
  
On January 28th, 2019, at 7:15 AM, an Aurora Police Officer arrived at the intersection of South Sable Blvd and East Exposition Avenue where an RTD R-Line Light Rail Train had just derailed. The train had been south on Sable Blvd and making the turn to west on Exposition Ave when it jumped the track. One person was ejected from the train and sustained a serious injury. The Aurora Police Officer quickly applied first aid until Aurora Fire Rescue arrived. That person was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition. A few other passengers on the train reported minor injuries and were also transported to a local hospital. 

The Aurora Police Traffic Unit is investigating this incident with the cooperation of RTD. Speed and weather conditions, due to the heavy snowfall, are factors being considered.

The intersection of Sable and Exposition is still closed at this time and may be for a couple more hours.

Sgt. Chris Carleton
Aurora Police Traffic Investigations

Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Jan 28, 2019 at 2:02 PM
  

On 01/25/19 at about 0859 hours, Officers responded along with AFR to the report of an accident involving a semi truck fuel tanker at Chambers and Smith Rd.   

Investigation indicated that a semi truck was NB on Chambers Rd when the trailer hauling diesel fuel detached from the semi while going over the railroad tracks at the location. One of the drip lines from the trailer ruptured, which resulted in a spill of about 3 gallons of diesel fuel. After detaching, the trailer came to rest on the railroad tracks.  

All four directions for the intersection of Smith and Chambers, had to be shut down. Also, traffic for the RTD A-line and Union Pacific Railways, had to be stopped.  

The trailer had to be towed from the location and fire personnel cleaned the spilled fuel.  The driver of the truck cooperated with the investigation and was charged with Spilling Load on a Highway.

There were no injuries, and no other involved vehicles.  The intersection was opened up and rail traffic resumed at about 1035 hours. 

Sgt. Chris Carleton
Aurora Police Traffic Investigations

Posted by ccarleto@auroragov.org  On Jan 25, 2019 at 12:31 PM
  
On January 16th, 2019 at approximately 6:49 pm, Aurora Dispatch received a call from RTD Dispatch concerning a pedestrian that was struck by an R-Line train at the location of East 31st Avenue and North Peoria Street.

The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital and later died as a result of his injuries. The RTD Train operator is cooperating with the investigation. Further investigation will be conducted by the Aurora Police Traffic Section.

The identity of the pedestrian is not being released pending notification of next of kin by the Adams County Coroner.

If you have any further information or questions for this incident, please contact:

Sgt. Mike Douglass
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-729-6293

Posted by mdouglas@auroragov.org  On Jan 16, 2019 at 9:42 PM
  

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 1:59 a.m. the Aurora Police Department Public Safety Communications Department received a 911 call from an occupant of a residence at 1473 South Kenton Street, who was reporting a party inside the home was armed with a firearm and acting erratically.

 As officers arrived they could hear active gunfire. Officers were confronted by an armed adult male who was wearing body armor. The armed male exchanged gunfire with officers. The armed party was struck by gunfire which stopped the ongoing and active threat.

 Soon thereafter, officers discovered another adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

 Both the armed party and injured adult male found lying on the floor were transported to a local hospital where they both succumbed to their injuries.

The decedents will be positively identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after notifications are made to next of kin.

Officers present at the scene were equipped with and properly utilized department issued body-worn cameras.

 This investigation is being handled by the Major Crimes/Homicide 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.

 Police are asking anyone who might have witnessed this incident to call Agent Randy Hansen with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303-739-6710.

If further information becomes available for public release we will provide an update on this news blog.

Aurora Police Department  
Public Information Officer
Anthony Camacho
acamacho@auroragov.org

Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Jan 15, 2019 at 7:50 AM
  
On December 26, 2018, LeBrea Jackson (DOB: 03/06/1995), was reported missing to the Aurora Police Department by family members.

Since then, investigators have been tirelessly investigating her disappearance, and working with her family. 

On January 7, 2019, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) issued the following Press Release:

(January 7, 2019—CBI—Pueblo)—The Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office (LACSO), with assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), is investigating human remains located near the town of Aguilar on January 6, 2019.

LACSO deputies responded to the call of remains discovered by residents walking in the area near an abandoned truck stop at exit 34 on Interstate 25 just after 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Members of the CBI Crime Scene Response team processed the area where the human remains were located. The coroner will work to identify the remains and determine the cause of death. Further details about the remains will not be released until the autopsy is completed on Tuesday afternoon. 

The town of Aguilar is located approximately 20 miles north of Trinidad.”


Today, January 8, 2019, those remains sadly have been positively identified as LeBrea Jackson. The Aurora Police Department and the Custer County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) have made notifications to her next of kin. 

LeBrea Jackson’s Missing Persons case is now being investigated as a homicide by the Aurora Police Department Major Crimes Homicide Unit (MCHU). This homicide investigation remains very active. Our investigation at this point indicates there is no threat to the public. We would like to especially thank the work by our law enforcement partners at CBILACSO and the CCSO.

We do understand the public’s concern into this investigation. However, in the interest of bringing justice, no further information will be publicly released at this time. 

We are continuing to ask for the public’s assistance. Anyone who has information can call MCHU Agent Ingui at 303-739-6067. Tips can also be sent to the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). By calling Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a REWARD of up to $2,000. 

Aurora Police Department
Public Information Officer
Crystal McCoy
ckmccoy@auroragov.org

LeBrea Jackson


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Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Jan 08, 2019 at 5:22 PM
  
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