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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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Lieutenant Chris Amsler-Commanding Officer
Agent Faith Goodrich-Public Information Officer
Officer Crystal McCoy-Public Information Officer
Officer Matthew Longshore-Public Information Officer

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At 2345 hrs on 06/06/20 Officers responded to a serious accident at 777 N. Havana St. Officers found a single adult male occupant of a Chevy 2dr had been ejected from the vehicle after striking four other vehicles parked in the driveways of their respective residences. The driver was transported to University hospital. The driver of the vehicle is in critical condition and is not expected to survive. A total of 7 vehicles were involved along with the vehicle striking a residence. Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash. Victim's information is being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

Sgt. G Garcia
Traffic Unit Dayshift
720-675-8915


Posted by ggarcia@auroragov.org  On Jun 10, 2020 at 8:14 AM
  
At 2339 hrs on 06/09/20 Officers responded to a serious accident at E. 6th Ave and N. Peoria St. Officers found a single adult male pedestrian had been struck by an unknown blue 4dr sedan The pedestrian was transported to University hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Witness on scene was able to get a description of the vehicle and driver. The investigation is on-going. Arapahoe County coroner notified.  Victim's information is being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

Sgt. G Garcia
Traffic Unit Dayshift
720-675-8915

Posted by ggarcia@auroragov.org  On Jun 10, 2020 at 8:10 AM
  

(June 5, 2020) On June 4, 2020 at 5:41 p.m., Aurora Police Officers responded to a serious traffic crash on East Quincy Avenue and South Parker Road that left an adult female with significant injuries.  Tragically, the injured adult female succumbed to her injuries late last night. 

Her identity will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once she has been positively identified and her next of kin have been notified.

This incident continues to be under investigation by the Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit.

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
303.739.6022




On June 4th, 2020 at 5:41 p.m., Aurora Police and Fire-Rescue responded to a crash in the area of East Quincy Avenue and South Parker Road.  Officers found an adult female driving a white Honda Sedan travelling northbound crossed the median just north of Quincy Ave. The vehicle travelled into the southbound lanes striking three other vehicles including one head-on.

The female driving the white Honda was transported to a local hospital with severe injuries.

This in an on-going investigation by the Aurora Police Traffic unit.  The identity of the driver is not being released at this time until relatives can be notified. 

Sgt. G Garcia
Daytime Traffic
720-675-8915.  


Posted by ggarcia@auroragov.org  On Jun 05, 2020 at 11:40 AM
  
Aurora Colorado
June 1st 2019

On June 1st, 2020 at about 8:15 P.M. Aurora Police and Fire responded to the area of E. Kentucky Ave. & S. Havana St. on a report of a crash involving a car and a motorcycle.   Initial investigation reveals that a late model sedan, driven by an adult female, was exiting a business parking lot westbound, and went into the path of a motorcycle which being ridden by an adult male northbound on S. Havana St.

The vehicles collided, causing the motorcyclist to be ejected from the motorcycle, causing serious, possibly life threatening injuries.  He was transported to a local hospital.  The driver of the car remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.  Drugs and / or alcohol do not appear to be a factor at this time.  

The investigation is ongoing by the APD Traffic Unit, and the identities of the parties involved are not being released at this time.

Further updates will be released at the appropriate time.

Sergeant Mark Elliot
Aurora Police Department Traffic
303-739-6202
Posted by melliot@auroragov.org  On Jun 02, 2020 at 8:22 AM
  
On June 1, 2020, at around 12:20 P.M., the Aurora Police Department Public Safety Communications Center received reports of a shooting near East 16th Avenue and North Akron Street.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital in critical condition but has succumbed to his injuries.

This is still an active investigation and investigators from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit are working to determine what led to the shooting and death of the victim. His identity will be released by the Adams County Coroner's Office once he has been positively identified and his next of kin have been notified.

We currently do not have anyone in custody. We are asking anyone with information about this case to call Agent Sutherland at 303.739.6406 or they can remain anonymous by contacting Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867) and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720.432.5095
Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Jun 01, 2020 at 4:23 PM
  
On May 25th at about 1:00 AM, Aurora Police and Fire-Rescue responded to a man in the roadway in the area of S. Parker Rd. near the 9-mile RTD station.  Officers found an adult African American male in the middle of the road, specifically in the exit lane from southbound I-225 to southbound Parker Rd.   Aurora Fire-Rescue personnel attempted life saving measures, but his injuries were to serious and he died at the scene. 

One motorist who believed they stuck the man stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.  It is believed another vehicle hit the male and left the scene.  The victim was crossing in an unlit section of road and not within a crosswalk. 

This in an on-going investigation by the Aurora Police Traffic Investigations unit.  The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time, the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office will make notifications at a later date.  

If you witnessed this accident or have information about the accident, please call Officer Richard Mervin at 303-739-6076. 

Posted by jlanigan@auroragov.org  On May 25, 2020 at 8:54 AM
  

On May 24th at 1:53 PM, Aurora Police and Fire-Rescue responded to a crash in the area of E. Quincy Ave. and S. Harvest ST.  Officers found a silver Nissan Titan with an unconscious adult female and a black Ford F-150 with two adults who were able to get out of the vehicle with only minor injuries. 

The female driving the Nissan Titan was transported to a local hospital with severe injuries, it was at the hospital where she died of her injuries.  It appears that the driver and sole occupant of the Nissan Titan was traveling west on Quincy Ave. and crossed the center line colliding head on with the Ford Truck traveling eastbound.  

This in an on-going investigation by the Aurora Police Traffic Investigations unit.  The identity of the driver is not being released at this time, the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office will make notifications at a later date.   At this time, it does not appear that alcohol or speed will be contributing factors in this accident.  

If you witnessed this accident or have information about the accident, please call Detective Doug Daufeldt at 303-739-6303.  



 

 

Posted by jlanigan@auroragov.org  On May 24, 2020 at 6:26 PM
  

On May 21st, 2020, at 6:29 p.m., Aurora Police Officers responded to reports of a fight that led to a shooting at Utah Park located at 1800 South Peoria Street.  All involved parties fled the scene prior to officer’s arrival.


A short time later officers learned an adult male was dropped off, by an unknown party, at an area hospital with a gunshot wound, and was in critical condition.  Tragically, he succumbed to his injuries.  The identity of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once he has been positively identified, and his next of kin have been notified.


A second male arrived at an area hospital with a gunshot wound and is expected to survive.
  This male arrived via ambulance from a location in Arapahoe County.


At this time,
 
we do not have anyone in custody, and are actively working to determine who the suspect(s) are.  At this early stage in the investigation we believe this was an isolated incident, and there is not an immediate danger to the public.


This incident is now being investigated as a Homicide by the Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit.
  We are asking anyone with information about this case to call Agent 
Huber at 303.739.6090 or they can remain anonymous by contacting Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867) and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
720.432.5095


Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On May 21, 2020 at 11:50 PM
  

On May 18th, 2020, at around 9:57 P.M., the Aurora Police Department Public Safety Communications Center received reports of a shooting at 2221 South Havana Street, InTown Suites.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound.  The victim was transported to an area hospital in critical condition last night but this morning he has unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.

This is still an active investigation and investigators from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit are working to determine what led to the shooting and death of the victim.  His identity will be released by the 
Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once he has been positively identified and his next of kin have been notified.

 

We currently do not have anyone in custody. We are asking anyone with information about this case to call Agent Krieger at 303.739.6113 or they can remain anonymous by contacting Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867) and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Officer Matthew Longshore

Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720.432.5095

Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On May 19, 2020 at 11:43 AM
  
On 05/16/20 at 7:45 P.M. Aurora Fire Rescue and Aurora Police Officers were dispatched to a single car accident in the intersection of E. Alameda Ave. and S. Lima St.   When Aurora Fire and Police arrived they found a white Chrysler 300 partially in the street, the driver and passenger were removed from the vehicle by good Samaritans.  Both adults were transported to area hospitals, it was at the hospital where the adult passenger died of his injuries.  The driver of the vehicle is currently in critical condition. 

It appears that the Chrysler 300 was traveling west on E. Alameda Ave. and hit the north curb/gutter pan, the vehicle drove up on the sidewalk, lost control and struck a tree on the north side of the street.

This in an on-going investigation by the Aurora Police Traffic Investigations unit.  The identity of the passenger is not being released at this time, the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office will make notifications at a later date.   At this time it appears that alcohol and speed will be contributing factors in this accident.  

If you witnessed this accident or have information about the accident please call Detective Chad Berger at 303-739-6623.  

Commander Jad Lanigan  
Aurora Police Traffic Unit
303-739-1771
jlanigan@auroragov.org


Posted by jlanigan@auroragov.org  On May 16, 2020 at 10:20 PM
  
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