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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.

Media Relations Unit Staff:

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

To reach a member of the Media Relations Unit call 720.432.5095 or email apdpio@auroragov.org.
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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 May 2nd at 8:44 PM, Aurora Police and Aurora Fire Rescue (AFR) responded to a rollover crash on westbound 32nd Pkwy west of Himalaya.  There they found that a Penske delivery truck had run off the right side of the road and overturned.  The male driver and lone occupant, was ejected and trapped under the vehicle as it rolled.  The driver was extracted from under the vehicle by AFR and declared deceased.  Distracted driving as well as a failure to wear a seat belt are factors being investigated in this crash by the Aurora Police Traffic Section.  

The identity of the driver is not being released at this time.  It may be released by the Adams County Coroner’s Office at a later date.

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 May 02, 2019 at 11:51 PM
  

On Sunday April 28th, 2019 at 6:56 p.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to a reported stabbing in the 14800 block of East Kentucky Drive.

 

Upon officers arrival they located an adult male victim suffering from a stab wound. The male was transported to an area hospital where tragically he succumbed to his injuries.

 

All involved parties have been identified, and no one is in custody at this time. This was an isolated incident, and we are not looking for any suspects. No further information is known at this time as the investigation is still active and ongoing.

 

Positive identification of the victim will be made by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after the next-of-kin has been notified.

 

This is being investigated by the Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Unit. We ask anyone who may be a witness, or has information about this homicide, to please call Aurora Police Agent Jamie Krieger at 303.739.6113. 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- STOP (7867). 

 

Officer Crystal McCoy

Public Information Officer

Aurora Police Department

Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Apr 28, 2019 at 10:26 PM
  
On April 24th, 2019 at 6:20 p.m. the Aurora Police Department responded to a traffic crash on East Montview Boulevard at Elmira Street. Upon officers arrival they discovered a vehicle fled from the scene after striking an elderly Hispanic male pedestrian, who later succumbed to his injuries.

A Medina Alert was issued on April 25th, 2019, which led to a citizen notifying police of the location of the vehicle that fled the scene. Officers located the silver 2002 Toyota Camry near an auto body shop in the 1400 block of Ironton Street on April 26, 2019. The auto body shop has been cooperative throughout the investigation.

Today, April 26th, 2019, the driver of the vehicle has since been arrested and identified as Sandra Navarro DOB 06/22/1984. A booking photo has been included with this press release.

Navarro is being charged with the following Colorado Revised Statutes in the 17th Judicial District:

42-4-1601(1), (2)(c)  Hit and Run Involving Death, Felony

18-8-610(1)(a)          Tampering With Physical Evidence, Felony

We continue to ask for anyone who witnessed this fatal crash, or has any information related to it, please call Detective Steve Chinn at 303.739.6342.

Any additional media inquires should be directed to the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office Public Information Officer Sue Lindsay at 303.835.5639.

Crystal McCoy
Media Relations Unit
720-432-5095

Sandra Navarro

previously released on April 26, 2019:

The Aurora Police Department (APD) and our Traffic Section is relieved to announce the suspect vehicle involved in the deadly hit-and-run on East Montview Boulevard and Elmira Street on April 24th, 2019, has been located and an adult female suspect is in custody.

Thanks to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), a Medina Alert was activated on April 25th, 2019. Denver Metro Crime Stoppers (DMCS) then aided our investigation by offering a reward of up to $2,000.00 for tips related to this incident. Thanks to CBI, DMCS and a keen citizen, the suspect vehicle was located today, Friday April 26, 2019. Subsequently, an adult female suspect was arrested at approximately 5:20 p.m. by APD.

The citizen, who wishes to remain anonymous, observed the suspect vehicle in an alley in the 1400 Block of Ironton Street near an auto repair shop this morning, and immediately notified APD. 

We can now confirm the suspect vehicle is a silver 2002 Toyota Camry, registered to an address in Aurora. Until all necessary investigative steps have been completed, no further information will be released regarding the suspect vehicle, or the registered owner. With this update, APD has requested CBI cancel the Medina Alert.
 
APD Traffic Detectives will consult with the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office to determine formal charges. Once a determination of formal charges are made the identity of the driver being charged, and applicable charges will be publicly released.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Tragically, nine lives have been claimed on our roadways in Aurora in just four short months, three of which were pedestrians struck and killed by vehicles. All fatalities are preventable. Help us saves lives, and JUST DRIVE.
 
We would like to especially thank everyone who took the time to call with information about this tragic accident and tips related to the suspect vehicle.

We continue to ask for anyone who witnessed this fatal crash, or has any information related to it, please call Detective Steve Chinn at 303.739.6342.

Crystal McCoy
Media Relations Unit
720-432-5095


previously released April 24, 2019:

On April 24th, 2019 at 6:20 p.m., a collision involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian in the area of East Montview Boulevard and North Elmira Street was reported to Aurora Police Dispatch. Upon arrival, Rescue Personnel and Police found the pedestrian with serious injuries. The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital and despite life saving efforts, was later declared deceased.

The identity of the pedestrian is not being released at this time.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Aurora Police Department Traffic Section or:

Sergeant Mike Douglass
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-739-6293

This will be the 9th traffic related fatality in Aurora for 2019.
Posted by mdouglas@auroragov.org  On Apr 26, 2019 at 11:22 PM
  
UPDATE: During the investigation the Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit learned the deceased was involved in an incident in the City and County of Denver which appears to be related to his death.  The investigation is being turned over to the Denver Police Department and further inquiries should be directed to them. 



On April 19, 2019 officers responded to the 12600 block of East Exposition Dr for a welfare check.

Once in the area officers located a vehicle with what appeared to be a deceased male inside. Medical personnel responded and the male was pronounced at the scene.

This is an active investigations and detectives are diligently working to gather clues and evidence.

We ask anyone who has information to call Agt. Chad Lampson at 303-739-6013. People who wish to remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a reward can call the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death and will release the name of the deceased after notification of next of kin.

Officer Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Apr 20, 2019 at 7:53 AM
  
UPDATE: The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit is announcing an arrest in the fatal stabbing on East Colfax Avenue that left one man dead the evening of April 17th, 2019.

Matthew Nagel (DOB 01-04-1991) was arrested for Murder in the First Degree (CRS 18-3-102).

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 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Nagel mugshot


Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095

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Information Previously Released on April 17, 2019:


On April 17th, 2019 around 07:59 P.M., officers responded to 9801 East Colfax Avenue on reports of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male that was suffering from a stab wound. Officers attempted to provide life saving measures and the male was immediately transported to the hospital. Tragically, the male has succumbed to his injuries.

While canvasing the area for evidence, witnesses, and suspects, a male was located and is being considered a person of interest. This male is currently being questioned about his involvement. He has not been officially arrested and his identity is not being released at this time.

Positive identification of the victim, and notification of the next-of-kin, will be done by the Adams County Coroner’s Office.

The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit is conducting the investigation. We ask anyone who was a witness, or has information about this homicide, to please call Aurora Police Agent Heath Graw at 303-739-6213. 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-STOP (7867).

Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Apr 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM
  
Aurora Colorado
April 17th, 2019

On March 18th, 2019, Patrol Officers from the City of Aurora responded to a 2 vehicle collision at the intersection of E. Iliff Ave., and S. Tower Rd.   It was determined that the at fault vehicle, being driven by an adult female, was eastbound on E. Iliff ave., and failed to stop for a red light.

The at fault vehicle was then hit broadside by a vehicle traveling north on S. Tower Rd, which was being driven by a 56 year old male, in generally poor health.  This male was transported to a local hospital with a fractured pelvis.

On 04/03/19 the 56 year old male died at the hospital.  The Arapahoe County Coroners office was notified and began their investigation, as did the Aurora Police Traffic Investigation Unit.  On 04/15/19 the Aurora Police Department was notified by the Coroners office that the decedent died as a result of complications of injuries sustained in the crash.

The original charges issued to the at fault driver will be amended accordingly.

Speed and / or impairment do not appear to be a factor in this investigation.

No further information will be released at this time.

Sergeant Mark Elliot
Aurora Police Department
Traffic Investigations Unit Supervisor
303-739-6202
Posted by melliot@auroragov.org  On Apr 17, 2019 at 11:19 AM
  
On April 14, 2019, at 12:01 A.M., officers responded to the area of East 58th Avenue and North Flanders Street on reports of a vehicle fire.

Once the fire had been extinguished, an unidentifiable body was found inside of the vehicle. Information is limited at this time.

The identity of the deceased will be released by the Adams County Coroner's Office once a positive identification has been made, and next of kin has been notified. 

Due to the suspicious nature of this death, the Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Unit is handling this investigation. Aurora Police is asking anyone with information about this case to contact Agent Frederickson with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303-739-6106. Tipsters can also use Metro Denver Crime Stoppers by calling 720-913-7867. By using Crime Stoppers tipster can remain anonymous and be eligible for a $2,000 reward. 

Officer Matthew Longshore

Public Information Officer

Aurora Police Department

720-432-5095
Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Apr 14, 2019 at 3:44 AM
  
On April 12, 2019, at 3:33 a.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to the 1500 block of South Sable Boulevard on a report of shots fired inside the residence.

Upon officers arriving they found two deceased people inside. Through the initial investigation it was determined the deceased were known to each other.

The investigation is being conducted by APD’s Major Crimes/Homicide Unit. If citizens have any information they can call Agent Hansen at 303-739-6710.

The Aurora Police Department is not looking for suspects and there is no threat to the public.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will determine cause of death and will release names of the deceased after notification of the next of kin.

Officer Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Apr 12, 2019 at 11:44 AM
  

On April 8th, 2019, at about 12:39 A.M., Aurora Police Officers responded to an automobile versus pedestrian accident at the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Kenton Street.

A passerby initially called and told 911 dispatchers that a male was laying unresponsive on the side of the road by the light pole.  The Investigation revealed an adult male was crossing Colfax Avenue from north to south just west of the crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound in the far-right lane. The victim was thrown about 30 yards and came to rest on the southeast corner of the intersection.  It was determined from area surveillance video that the victim was not discovered for approximately 20 minutes after the collision, Aurora Fire Rescue transported the adult male victim to University Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.  The adult driver of the vehicle initially left the scene of the accident, however after talking to his family he decided after about 30 minutes to return to the original accident scene.   

Traffic Investigators believe speed and alcohol are factors in this accident. None of the identities of any of the involved parties are being released at this time. The driver was arrested for hit and run resulting in death, additional charges may be added once the toxicology results are determined.  If you were a witness to this accident or know anything about what happened please call Detective Steve Chinn at 303-739-6342.

This will be the 7th fatal accident in Aurora since January 1st, the Aurora Police Department reminds drivers not to drive if they have been drinking.

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
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Posted by jlanigan@auroragov.org  On Apr 08, 2019 at 5:26 AM
  
On March 28, 2019 about 7:20 P.M. officers of the Aurora Police Department (APD) were contacted by members of the Denver Police Department (DPD) who requested assistance with arresting a subject wanted out of their city for violent felony crimes.

The suspect was located in the parking lot of a restaurant at 16891 East Iliff Avenue. APD’s SWAT unit initiated efforts to arrest the suspect from a vehicle when shots were fired by an officer. The suspect fled on foot and ran south of the location before eventually being taken into custody. During the course of the arrest, the suspect was non-compliant and a Taser had to be applied to place him into custody.

A passenger, who remained in the suspect’s vehicle, was contacted and is considered a victim in the originating case out of Denver.

Due to the original case associated with DPD’s request for assistance, information about the identity of the suspect should be directed to that agency.

During this event, APD SWAT officers were using their issued body worn cameras. The suspect sustained minor injuries, resulting from being Tased. No officers were injured. There was a weapon recovered from the scene.

This incident is being investigated by the APD Major Crimes/Homicide Unit and members of the Denver Police Department, in accordance with Senate Bill 15-219.

We are asking anyone with information about this case to please contact Agent M. Ingui at 303-739-6067.

Officer Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Mar 29, 2019 at 4:37 PM
  
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