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 Chris Neiman-Unit Supervisor
Officer Ken Forrest-Public Information Officer
Officer Bill Hummel-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 June 17th at about 12:15 p.m., Aurora Police and Aurora Fire Rescue responded to a multi-vehicle crash at East 6th Avenue and Del Mar Circle West.  There they found five vehicles had been involved in the crash.

Initial investigation found that a Nissan sedan was traveling north on Del Mar Circle West when it was struck by a GMC pickup which was traveling eastbound on East 6th Avenue. Those two vehicles then collided with other cars in the intersection as they came to rest.  The driver of the Nissan was transported to a local hospital with injuries.  No one else was injured in the crash.  Once at the hospital, the driver of the Nissan died.  It is unknown whether that person died from injuries sustained from the crash or a medical condition.  Further investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of death. 

The cause of this crash in still under investigation and the other involved drivers remained on-scene and are cooperating.  The names of the involved individuals are not being released at this time.

Chris Carleton
Sergeant, Aurora Police Department
Traffic Section
6 N. Abilene St.
Aurora, CO 80011
Office: 303.739-6243

                      

Posted by ccarleto@auroragov.org  On Jun 17, 2018 at 7:19 PM
  

The Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit is asking for assistance from the public in locating a vehicle involved in a serious injury auto/pedestrian crash this morning.

On June 17th at about 3:35 AM, a pedestrian was crossing E. Colfax Ave. just west of Peoria St., when they were struck by a vehicle traveling west on Colfax.  The vehicle left the scene without stopping.  The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. 

The involved vehicle may be a black Toyota Rav4 or similar vehicle.  The vehicle may have significant front-end damage to include the driver’s air-bag having been deployed.  Included with this release are photos of the actual suspect vehicle.

  Anyone with information regarding this vehicle is encouraged to contact Aurora Police at 303-627-3100.

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Chris Carleton

Sergeant, Aurora Police Department

Traffic Section

6 N. Abilene St.

Aurora, CO 80011

Office: 303.739-6243

                      

Posted by ccarleto@auroragov.org  On Jun 17, 2018 at 6:44 PM
  
Terry Brown Named Special Operations Bureau Commander

Chief of Police Nicholas Metz is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Brown to the rank of Commander. He will oversee the operations of the Special Operations Bureau.

Commander Brown started his law enforcement career in 1985 when he was hired as a Deputy Sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. In 1994, he joined the Aurora Police Department and served as a Patrol Officer and a member of the Direct Action Response Team. He later promoted to Agent (Detective) and worked in the Major Investigations, Crimes Against Children Unit.

In 2000, Commander Brown was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He supervised a Patrol Team and was an Investigator with the Internal Affairs Section. In 2002, he was promoted to Lieutenant and served as a Internal Affairs Commander, District Watch Commander, Narcotics Section Commander, and Executive Officer for District 1. In 2009, Commander Brown was promoted to Captain where he served as a Executive Officer for District 1, District 1 Commander, Commander of the Internal Affairs Bureau and Special Operations Commander.

Commander Brown is a graduate of the DEA’s Drug Unit Commanders Academy, Leadership Aurora 2010 and he has received senior police executive training at the Senior Management Institute for Police. He earned his Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver and his Bachelors of Science in Applied Management from National American University.

Commander Brown

Officer Kenneth Forrest
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
(720) 432-5095
Posted by kforrest@auroragov.org  On Jun 15, 2018 at 3:14 PM
  
on June 11th, 2018 at approximately 1:24 am, Aurora Police responded to a hit-and-run auto pedestrian fatal traffic collision at Clinton and Colfax.  The westbound lanes of East Colfax was closed from Dallas to Chester for the investigation. The suspected hit and run vehicle is described as a white SUV. There is no other information available about the suspected hit and run vehicle. The cause of the collision is still under investigation by the Traffic Section.

Kevin Deichsel
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-739-6373
Posted by kdeichse@auroragov.org  On Jun 11, 2018 at 4:00 AM
  

On January 3, 2018, Erik Leon Baker was found shot to death near East 26th Avenue and North Himalaya Road. Since then, Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Detectives have worked towards finding the persons who are responsible for killing Erik. The Aurora Police Department is pleased to announce that the perseverance of our Detectives has led to the arrest of three individuals connected with this murder.

The following individuals have been arrested for the listed charges respectively: Barbara Walker (DOB 09/22/1988)- Accessory to First Degree Murder; Raymond Walker Sr. (DOB 01/09/1954)- Accessory to First Degree Murder; and William Ardoin (DOB 05/24/1984)- First Degree Murder (and various other lesser charges).  Photos of the persons arrested are below.

In order to protect the integrity of the prosecution of the case, the Aurora Police Department is unable to provide any further details at this time. Further media inquiries will be referred to the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Barbara Walker (DOB 09/22/1988)Raymond Walker Sr. (DOB 01/09/1954)
         Barbara Walker (DOB 09/22/1988) Raymond Walker Sr. (DOB 01/09/1954)

William Ardoin (DOB 05/24/1984)
      William Ardoin (DOB 05/24/1984)  

Officer Bill Hummel
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
(720) 432-5095


Information previously released on January 3, 2018

On January 3, 2018 at approximately 12:41 P.M. Aurora Police responded to E. 26th Ave. and N. Himalaya Rd. after a deceased body was located by a passerby.  Upon arrival, officers found a deceased adult male in a ditch who was suffering from apparent trauma. 

 

The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit responded to the scene and is actively investigating this incident.  The identity of the victim will be released by the Adams Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office pending the positive identification of the victim and the notification of next of kin.

The investigation is active and in its early stages.  There is currently no additional information available for release at this time.  The Aurora Police Department is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Nick Huber with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at (303) 739-6090.  Tipsters can also remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 by contacting Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867.

Officer Bill Hummel
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
(720) 432-5095

 

Posted by whummel@auroragov.org  On Jun 07, 2018 at 1:48 PM
  

Aurora Police Case #18-21600
06/01/18 @ 052 hours
S. Parker Rd and I-225

On 06/01/18 at 5:22 AM, Aurora Police and Fire responded to a crash at the Northbound I-225 off ramp to S. Parker Rd. There they found a Mercedes Benz sedan and a Toyota SUV were involved. Both vehicles were only occupied by the drivers. Both drivers were transported to a local hospital where one of the drivers died as a result of injuries from the crash.

Aurora Police Traffic Investigations responded. It appears that the Mercedes Benz was on the Northbound I-225 exit ramp crossing S. Parker Rd. and ran through a red light into Southbound traffic where it was struck by the Toyota. Speed, alcohol and drugs are not thought to be factors in the crash at this time. All of Southbound S. Parker Rd. was closed at S. Peoria St. for this investigation.
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Sergeant Christopher Carleton
Traffic Operations
Aurora Police Department
303-739-6243

 

Posted by ccarleto@auroragov.org  On Jun 01, 2018 at 8:36 AM
  
The Aurora Police Department is announcing that the reward has been increased in a shooting incident that left one man dead and three other persons wounded on the early morning of May 27, 2018. On that morning at approximately 2:10 A.M., Aurora Police Officers responded on the report a shooting at 15405 East 6th Ave. That shooting claimed the life of Dejon Williams (DOB 11/10/1980), who was identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office earlier this week. Previously, the reward for this case was listed at $2,000 and the reward is now up to $4,000.

The investigation of the shooting still remains very active. Aurora Major Crimes/Homicide Detectives are working hard to follow-up on every lead and speak to witnesses to determine what lead up to the shooting and to identify a suspect. At this time, no persons are in custody for this incident. That being said, the Aurora Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with solving this murder. Detectives believe that there are other witnesses who have information about this incident or who may be able to identify the suspect. No piece of information, no matter how slight, is considered to be insignificant. If anybody has information about this incident, they are asked to contact Major Crimes/Homicide Detective Alton Reed at (303) 739-6068. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by contacting crime stoppers at (720) 913-7867.

Officer Bill Hummel
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
(720) 432-5095




Information previously released on May 27, 2018

On May 27, 2018 at approximately 02:10 A.M., a shooting was reported in the area of E 6th Ave and N Helena St. Officers arrived on scene and located four adults suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  All four victims were transported to local hospitals. Later at the hospital a male victim was pronounced deceased.

This case is in its early stages and the Aurora Police Major Crimes Unit (MCU) is actively investigating the incident. As a part of the investigation, Detectives will determine what circumstances lead up to the shooting. As to protect the integrity of the active investigation, no further information is being released at this time. No persons are currently in custody in connection with this incident.

If any member of the public has any information about this incident, they are asked to contact MCU Detective Alton Reed at (303) 739-6068. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 by contacting Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867.

Sergeant Chris Neiman
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
(720) 432-5095

Posted by cneiman@auroragov.org  On May 31, 2018 at 3:27 PM
  
On May 27th, a 32 year old male from Parker, Co. succumbed to serious injuries after a traffic collision that occurred on May 26th, 2018, at approximately 3:16 pm.

Aurora police officers responded to the area of South Aurora Parkway and South Alexander Drive on the report of a rollover traffic collision involving two vehicles. A 32 year old male from Parker, Co. was transported by ambulance to Parker Adventist Hospital with serious life threatening injuries.  The other involved driver was not injured and remained at the scene. The name of the involved parties are not being released at this time. Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in this collision. This traffic collision is still under investigation.


Officer Kevin Deichsel
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-739-6373
Posted by kdeichse@auroragov.org  On May 28, 2018 at 12:12 PM
  
On Saturday May 26th, 2018 at 1:23 pm, Aurora Officers and Rescue personnel responded to South Havana Street and East Virginia Avenue on the report of an accident involving a motorcyclist and a vehicle. The motorcyclist was declared deceased on scene. The involved driver is cooperating with the investigation. The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time.

Speed and alcohol are being investigated, but their involvement at this time is unknown.

If you have any information regarding this accident, please contact:

Sergeant Mike Douglass
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-739-6293
Posted by mdouglas@auroragov.org  On May 26, 2018 at 4:22 PM
  
The Aurora Police Department will be conducting a Stationary Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday May 25th, 2018 from 10:00 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 E. 6th Ave.

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.

Sergeant Mark Elliot
Traffic Section
303-739-6202

Posted by kdeichse@auroragov.org  On May 22, 2018 at 2:32 PM
  
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