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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.
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 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 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 30th at about 6:12 PM, Aurora Police and Fire responded to the intersection of S. Chambers Rd and E. Belleview Ave for a crash.   

Responding units found that a Toyota van and a Lincoln SUV had collided in the intersection.  The van was occupied by two people and the Lincoln had one occupant.  They were all transported to local hospitals.  The passenger of the Toyota died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. 

Investigators from the Aurora Police Traffic Unit are working to determine the cause of the crash.  At this time it appears that the Toyota was traveling south on Chambers and the Lincoln was turning left from northbound Chambers onto westbound Belleview.  The investigation will focus on determining which vehicle had the right-of-way.  Neither speed nor intoxication appear to be factors in the crash.  

 The identities of the people involved are not being released at this time.  The Arapahoe County Coroner may release the identity of the deceased at a later date.

Sergeant Christopher Carleton
Aurora Police Traffic Unit

Posted by ccarleto@auroragov.org  On Dec 30, 2018 at 10:08 PM
  

On December 30, 2018 at about 6:42 AM, Aurora Police and Fire responded to E. 33rd Ave. and N. Oakland St. on a report of a crash involving a pickup and a RTD bus.  Once on scene they found that the pickup had been traveling east in the westbound lanes of traffic and struck the bus head-on.  Two people from the bus were transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.  The female driver and only occupant of the pickup appears to have died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

  At this time, it is unknown why the pickup crossed into the oncoming traffic lanes.  The Aurora Police Traffic Unit is investigating this crash with assistance from RTD and the Adams County Coroner’s office.   The Adams County Coroner will release the identity of the deceased at a later date.

Sergeant Christopher Carleton
Traffic Operations
Aurora Police Department
Aurora, CO 80012
303-739-6243
ccarleto@auroragov.org


Posted by ccarleto@auroragov.org  On Dec 30, 2018 at 11:35 AM
  

On Saturday December 29, 2018, at approximately 9:35 P.M. Aurora Police Department Officers were flagged down and notified of a possible shooting victim in the Walgreens Parking lot located at 12051 East Mississippi Ave.  Officers quickly arrived and found a deceased male in the parking lot. 

The victim will be identified at a later date by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office, pending notification of next of kin. 

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 Del Matticks at (303) 739-6367. 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.

Ofc. Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720-432-5095

Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Dec 30, 2018 at 12:51 AM
  
On December 9th, 2018, at about 5:45 PM, Patrol Officers responded to a call of a car that hit a wheel chair at East Colfax Avenue and Boston Street.  They found a 62 year old male that had tried to cross northbound across East Colfax Avenue in the street.  Witnesses told them that the vehicle that struck the wheel chair fled the scene.  A short time later, the vehicle was located about a block away unoccupied.  At about that same time, the driver of the vehicle returned to the scene. 

The vehicle was a red 1998 Isuzu Rodeo.  The driver and sole occupant was not injured.  The person in the wheel chair was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

Traffic Investigators are handling this investigation.  It will be some time before appropriate charges are determined.  At this point, speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in this crash.  The names of those involved are not being released at this time.

Sergeant William Revelle
Traffic Section
Posted by wrevelle@auroragov.org  On Dec 09, 2018 at 7:44 PM
  

On December 9th, 2018 at 6:14 am, Aurora Dispatch received a call of a single car rollover accident in the area of East Baranmor Parkway and North Quentin Street in northwest Aurora. When officers and rescue personnel arrived on scene, the lone occupant driver was found ejected from the vehicle. Life saving measures were initiated and the driver was transported to a nearby hospital. The driver was later declared deceased.

Speed does appear to be a factor in this accident, but the involvement of other factors is unknown. The identity of the driver is not being released pending notification of next of kin.

This accident marks the 30th accident related fatality in Aurora for 2018.

Questions or information related to this incident can be directed to:

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

Posted by mdouglas@auroragov.org  On Dec 09, 2018 at 8:45 AM
  
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