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

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UPDATE: The Aurora Police Reward Fund is also matching the Crime Stoppers $2,000 reward, for a total reward of up to $4,000, with information about this incident.

The Aurora Police Major Crime Homicide Unit is continuing to ask for the public’s assistance regarding this vehicle fire.  The vehicle, a blue SUV, was pulled over and stopped on the shoulder of the highway, southbound, just south of the on-ramp from E Colfax Ave from Saturday night into early Sunday morning, approximately 1:00 a.m. The vehicle would have been in this location prior to catching fire.  If you happened to be driving in the area and observed the vehicle, the occupant(s) or any other vehicle stopped with it, you are encouraged to contact the lead investigator, Detective Chad Lampson, at 303-739-6013 or Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Individuals who contact Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and still be eligible for the reward of up to $2,000.

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

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Information previously released on September 8th, 2019:

On September 8th, 2019, around 01:00 A.M., officers responded to the area of southbound Interstate 225 near East Colfax Avenue on reports of a vehicle fire.

Once the fire had been extinguished by Aurora Fire Rescue, 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 Arapahoe 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 Lampson with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303-739-6013. 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 Sep 12, 2019 at 1:57 PM
  

DATE: 09-11-19

 

CONTACT: Lieutenant Jad Lanigan, Traffic Section Supervisor, 303-739-6326

 

NATURE:  Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint- Saturday September 14th, 2019

 

Aurora, Colorado-  The Aurora Police Department will be conducting a Stationary Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday September 14th, 2019 from 9:00 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 Chambers Rd.

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.

Please contact the Traffic Commander Lt. J. Lanigan with any questions.
Posted by ggarcia@auroragov.org  On Sep 11, 2019 at 3:24 PM
  
*UPDATE*

With the assistance of a watchful citizen the initial suspect vehicle was located in the area of E. Quincy Ave and S. Memphis St in Aurora. The investigation is still on-going at this time. Officers are still looking for a second vehicle that struck the victim after being struck by the initial suspect vehicle. This vehicle is described as a 2001-2003 Honda Civic two door which left the scene, it may have front left damage and missing the left front inner fender liner. If you have any information reference this incident please call Agt. Ragain at 303-739-6351. 



On September 4th, 2019 at approximately 2:59 am, Aurora Police and Fire Dispatch received several calls stating a male was in the roadway of 1800 South Buckley Road appearing to be deceased. Upon arrival, Officers determined the person was a bicyclist and was struck by a vehicle. The driver did not remain on scene and has not reported being involved in the incident. 

The identity of the male is not being released at this time pending notification of next of kin. Aurora Police Traffic Investigators are currently processing the scene. This marks the 19th traffic related fatality in Aurora for 2019.

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

Sergeant Mike Douglass
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-739-6293
Posted by mdouglas@auroragov.org  On Sep 04, 2019 at 2:38 PM
  

                At approximately 1934 hrs on 08/31/19 a vehicle driving through the parking lot of the above address struck a 3 year old child left unattended at a wedding venue. Traffic units investigated on scene. Child pronounced on scene. No alcohol involved. Adams County Coroner on scene.  Next of Kin on scene and notified. Case still under investigation.

Sgt. G Garcia
Daytime Traffic
720-675-8915

Posted by ggarcia@auroragov.org  On Sep 02, 2019 at 7:33 AM
  
At approximately 2136 on 08/31/19 a vehicle driving east bound on E. 6th Ave and struck an adult male pedestrian crossing E. 6th Ave. The Vehicle fled the scene, but left his license plate behind. Driver contacted at the registered address, taken in custody and booked.  Pedestrian was transported to University Hospital and later pronounced. Traffic units investigated on scene. Please refer questions to the Arapahoe County 17th Judicial District Attorney's office. 

Sgt. G Garcia
Daytime Traffic 
720-675-8915
Posted by ggarcia@auroragov.org  On Sep 02, 2019 at 7:33 AM
  

Location: Hampden Cir and Hampden Ave

Call: Single vehicle MVA Fatality

 

                At approximately 1700 on 08/30/19 a vehicle driving east bound on Hampden Ave had just crossed Hampden Cir when it made an abrupt left turn from the #1 into a tree located on the median. A total of four occupants were in the vehicle including a two month infant, a juvenile female, and adult male and an adult female driver. The driver who was unrestrained was pronounced on scene.  Three other occupants transported with minor injuries. Traffic units investigated on scene. Arapahoe County Coroner on scene.  Next of Kin notified. No media interest at this time. 

Sgt. G Garcia 
Aurora Police Dept.
Daytime Traffic Investigations
720-675-8915


Posted by ggarcia@auroragov.org  On Aug 30, 2019 at 9:11 PM
  
On August 29, 2019 at 10:08 P.M. Aurora Police Officers responded to the call of unknown situation in the area of East 7th Avenue and North Moline Street.

When officers arrived they found an adult male inside the house. He was unresponsive and he was immediately treated by trained medical personnel who arrived on scene. The male was pronounced as deceased at the scene.

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

This is investigation is being conducted by the Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit. We ask anyone who may be a witness or have information to please contact Agent N. Huber at 303-739-6090. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2000 by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

Officer Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Aug 30, 2019 at 1:07 AM
  
UPDATE:  The person arrested in this case is Eric K. L. Daniel (DOB 06-30-91).  He is being held at the Adams County Jail with no bond.  Furthers questions should be directed to the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office.  

Eric Daniel





UPDATE:  An adult has been arrested in this case.  The person has been charged with 18-3-102 Murder in the First Degree. 

The investigation is continuing so the name of the suspect and a booking photo will not be released at this time.  





On August 24, 2019 at 9:36 p.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the 2300 block of N. Emporia St.

Upon arriving officers found an adult male suffering with a stab wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

There is a person of interest in this case and this is believed to be an isolated incident. There is no threat to the public.

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

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 Miller at 303-739-6117. 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 Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
720-432-5095
Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Aug 29, 2019 at 11:38 AM
  
DATE: 08/26/19

CONTACT: Lt. Jad Lanigan; Traffic Sections Commander: 303-739-6326

NATURE: Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint

Aurora, Colorado
The Aurora Police Department will be conducting a Stationary Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday August 30th, 2019 from 9:00 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. Mississippi 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.
Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Aug 29, 2019 at 9:19 AM
  
On August 24, 2019 at 10:32 p.m. the Aurora Police Department received a “suspicious person” call. The caller reported an adult male was walking on Billings Street near East Colfax Avenue, wearing a ski mask and waving his arms at the caller.

Officers arrived in the area and contacted a male wearing a ski mask. The male would not stop walking down the street from the officer. The male resisted contact, a struggle ensued, and he was taken into custody. Due to the level of physical force applied while restraining the subject and his agitated mental state, officers requested Aurora Fire Rescue (AFR) and Falck Ambulance respond to render professional medical attention.

According to AFR, consistent with their accepted protocol, a standard medication routinely utilized to reduce agitation was administered and reduced the exhibited anxiety. Several minutes later during the transport to the hospital the patient suffered a cardiac arrest and lifesaving measures were initiated. He regained a pulse and is currently being treated at a local hospital.

The Aurora PD Victim Services Unit assisted in locating the family and taking them to the hospital. They are providing support as the investigation continues.

During this event, officers were using their issued body worn cameras. Because of the critical nature of this incident, it is being investigated by the APD Major Crimes/Homicide Unit and members of the Denver Police Department to ensure a fair and transparent investigation into the events of that night.

The 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene that evening and will review the investigation when it is completed.

We are asking anyone with information about this case to please contact Agent M. Ingui at 303-739-6067.
Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Aug 26, 2019 at 5:51 PM
  
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