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:

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

To reach a member of the Media Relations Unit call 720.432.5095 or email apdpio@auroragov.org. If you are a member of the public and you have a question, request, comment or concern, email ContactAPD@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 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
  

On May 4th, 2020 at around 9:20p.m., the Aurora Police Department Public Safety Communications Center received reports of a shooting at 291 South Sable Boulevard.  

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound.  The victim later succumb to his injuries and was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

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 Glenn at 303.739.6068 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 05, 2020 at 6:51 AM
  
On 05/03/20 at 6:12 P.M. Officers were dispatched to a two vehicle accident involving a 2013 Kia sedan and a 2014 BMW SUV at E. Yale Ave and S. Vaughn Way. It appears the BMW is at- fault attempting to pass the KIA in on-coming traffic lanes, sideswiping the KIA killing the driver of the KIA. Several occupants of the vehicle fled the scene and were apprehended in the area. Investigation is on-going through the Aurora Police Traffic Investigations. Identity of the Kia driver is not being released at this time pending identification by the Arapahoe Coroner's office. It appears drugs may be involved. Arapahoe County Coroner advised.

Sergeant G Garcia  
Aurora Police Traffic Unit
Day shift
303-739-6293
Posted by ggarcia@auroragov.org  On May 03, 2020 at 9:16 PM
  

On April 14th at 14:15 PM, Aurora Police and Fire-Rescue responded to a crash at E. Mexico Ave and S. Chambers Rd. There they found two vehicles collided into each other. The at-fault driver veered into a light pole at the location and was found unconscious at the scene .  The adult female driver was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced.  

The Aurora Police Traffic Unit responded for the investigation.  Evidence indicates that the deceased female was not wearing a seatbelt,  

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash. Her identity will be released at a later time. 

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will assist in determining the identity after family notifications have been made.

Sergeant Greg Garcia
Aurora Police Department Traffic Investigations
6 N. Abilene St.
Aurora, CO 80011
303-739-6243
ccarleto@auroragov.org

Posted by ggarcia@auroragov.org  On Apr 14, 2020 at 5:52 PM
  

(April 14th, 2020) UPDATE:  The Arapahoe County Coroner's Office issued a press release today, April 14th, 2020 identifying the deceased as Sir'Sedric Donavan Gregg DOB 12/10/2001.  

Donovan Anthony Brown DOB 04/28/1999 was arrested on April 12th 2020 at the scene of the incident for Second Degree Murder (Colorado Revised Statute 18-3-103(1).  The homicide will be prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office and we ask that any further media inquires related to this investigation be directed to their office.  

The investigation remains ongoing and as such, we will not be releasing the booking photograph at this time.  We continue to urge anyone who may be a witness, or has information about this homicide to please call Aurora Police Agent Ingui at 303-739-6067.  Tipsters can also call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867. By using crime stoppers tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a REWARD of up to $2,000.

Agent Faith Goodrich
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

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Information previously released on April 13th, 2020

On April 12th, 2020 at around 8:26p.m. the Aurora Police Department Public Safety Communications Center received several reports of an unknown problem and then a shooting at the Sonoma Resort Apartments (22300 Block of East Ontario Drive) which is located in the Saddle Rock Neighborhood in Southeast Aurora. 

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male inside of an apartment suffering from a gunshot wound.  The victim succumb to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The suspect, who had originally fled the crime scene, later returned and was taken into custody. 

The is still an active investigation and investigators from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit are working to determine what lead 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. The name of the suspect and his charges will be released at a later time.  

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Agent Matt Ingui at 303.739.6067.  

Lt. Chris Amsler
Commanding Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by camsler@auroragov.org  On Apr 14, 2020 at 4:15 PM
  
On April 11, 2020 at approximately 10:08p.m., officers from the Aurora Police Department were dispatched to a report of an unknown problem at the Amber Apartments, which is located at 1945 Peoria Street in North Aurora. 

Upon arrival officers found a man and woman inside of an apartment on the 5th floor who had been stabbed. Both were transported to a local hospital where the woman later succumb to her injuries. The males injuries are non-life threatening and he is expected to survive. 

At this time no one is in custody; however this incident is believe to be isolated and there is no immediate threat to the community.

The identity of the female victim will be released by the Adams County Coroner's Office once she has been positively identified and next of kin have been notified.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Agent Warren Miller with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303.739.6117. 

Lieutenant Chris Amsler
Commanding Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095


Posted by camsler@auroragov.org  On Apr 12, 2020 at 1:58 AM
  
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