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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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The Aurora Police Department is announcing the implementation of a new department initiative for enhancing community relations – the establishment of a Community Policing Advisory Team. This group was identified as a departmental goal in the most recent (October 2016) Initiatives for Enhancing Community Relations booklet

The Community Policing Advisory Team is comprised of members of our diverse community who will advise APD on a variety of issues to include, but not limited to:

§ Community policing and engagement strategies, as well as directly assist APD in community outreach.

§ Providing consultant advice to the department during times of crisis directly impacting the police and the community.

§ Provide advice and opinion pertaining to current or proposed policies, procedures and training.

§ Assist in creating mechanisms in improving communication between police and community.

§ Assist in creating mechanisms in how best the community can recognize great work by our employees.

There are currently 16 members of the Community Policing Advisory Team chosen by Chief Nicholas Metz from among public and private sector business partners, community groups, faith communities, and private citizens. Current membership includes representatives from Aurora Public Schools, Cherry Creek Schools, AKCRT (Aurora Key Community Response Team), the immigrant and refugee communities, the youth community, the business community, the Asian community, the Hispanic/Latino community, the NAACP, the Christian faith community, the Muslim faith community, the Aurora Human Rights Commission, and the Aurora Chamber of Commerce.

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by camsler@auroragov.org  On Feb 16, 2017 at 6:29 PM
  
UPDATE: Investigators are releasing video footage of the crash which is attached to this news release. They are  searching for additional witnesses to this crash. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Agent Steve Chinn with the Traffic Investigations Section at 303.739. 6342.

VIDEO FOOTAGE: 





Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095


Information previously released on February 14th, 2017 at 6:10PM.


UPDATE:  Investigators have reviewed surveillance video at the railroad crossing. The videos show that the driver of the van pulls into the railroad crossing area and stops prior to the crossing gates being activated by the approaching RTD A-Line commuter train. He remains idle for approximately 38 seconds and then drives directly into the path of the train.  Investigators have now focused their investigations into whether or not the actions of the driver were intentional.

North Chambers Avenue and East Smith Road will remain closed until midnight tonight.

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
72-432-5095

Information previously released on February 14th, 217 at 08:05a.m.

On Tuesday February 14, 2017 at approximately 3:49 a.m. a passenger van traveling south bound on North Chambers Road was struck by an eastbound A-Line RTD train while the van was on the train track between the crossing gates.

An Aurora Police Officer was present and working at this train crossing intersection, as well as an employee contracted by RTD, at the time of the crash and witnessed this incident. The Aurora Police officer attempted to stop the driver of the passenger van from traveling onto the tracks as the A-Line RTD Train was approaching on the tracks, but the van failed to stop and was struck by the train.   After the collision the train continued to travel for approximately 1/4 of mile before coming to a complete stop. The adult male driver of the van was extricated from the vehicle by the Aurora Fire Rescue Department. He was pronounced at the scene.

At this time we know 56 occupants were on board the RTD A-Line train. Four total patients were treated with only one being transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The identity of the driver is not being released at this time. His name will be released by the Adams County Coroner's Office.

The Aurora Police Department Traffic Section will be the lead agency investigating this crash. The Federal Railroad Authority and Regional Transportation District (RTD) are also involved with this investigation.

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720-432-5095
Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Feb 16, 2017 at 4:34 PM
  

On Wednesday February 15, 2017 at approximately 2:30 a.m., Aurora Police Officers responded to the area of a tattoo shop located at 3095 S. Peoria St.  Officers responded in an attempt to locate a suspect who was wanted by the Federal Heights Police Department for domestic violence related charges.  The suspect, who is identified as John Arthur Thomas (DOB 07/21/1971), was believed to be at this location by the Federal Heights Police Department.  Officers eventually observed Thomas at approximately 4:45 a.m. outside of the tattoo shop and the suspect retreated inside of the business. 

Thomas made recent statements that he wished to cause harm to law enforcement Officers and was known to be armed and dangerous.  Officers on scene subsequently requested the assistance of additional specialized units, who responded to the scene.

After contact was established with Thomas inside the business, Thomas eventually surrendered without incident and members of the Federal Heights Police Department took custody of Thomas.

As a result of this incident, S. Peoria St. was closed between E. Cornell Ave. and S Parker Rd. but the road was reopened at approximately 11:00 a.m.

The Aurora Police Department appreciates the assistance, cooperation and understanding of the public and the media.  No further updates are expected at this point.

Any questions pertaining to the domestic violence incident should be directed to the Federal Heights Police Department.

Officer Bill Hummel
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
 720-432-5095

Posted by dcooley@auroragov.org  On Feb 15, 2017 at 1:16 PM
  

Aurora, CO. - January 25th, 2017-  The Aurora Police Department Traffic Section, in conjunction with multiple metropolitan law enforcement agencies, will be conducting traffic enforcement and education operations today in support of Colorado’s “Move Over” law.  The goal of this operation is to raise awareness and educate drivers on the law for the safety of our first responders out there on the roadways.  The Move Over law requires drivers to move over a lane when there’s an emergency situation along the shoulder.  If the driver can’t move over, they must slow down significantly to avoid an accident.  The law includes all Law Enforcement, Emergency vehicles, First Responders and Tow trucks.  This operation is in response to the tragic death of Colorado State Patrol Trooper Cody Donahue on November 25th of last year, who was investigating an accident on the shoulder of I-25 in Castle Rock, when a semi-truck driver failed to move over, drifted onto the shoulder, killing Trooper Donahue.  Our operations will be conducted on the I-225 and I-70 highway corridors for most of the day.  Most drivers stopped for violating the law will be educated and given warnings.  Those violations deemed more severe could result in a traffic summons being issued with fines and/or mandatory court appearances. 

Lieutenant Michael A. McClelland

Aurora Police Department Investigations Division

Traffic Section Commander

303-739-6326

mmcclell@auroragov.org

 

 

Posted by mmcclell@auroragov.org  On Jan 25, 2017 at 8:26 AM
  

UPDATE-Press release from the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office:

17th Judicial District Attorney Dave Young announced Friday that formal charges of first-degree murder after deliberation have been filed against Jose Luis Lozoya in the stabbing death of 18-year-old Alonzo Devault on Monday.
Aurora police responding to a 911 call found Devault with multiple stab wounds on the ground in a parking lot at 14551 E. Colfax Avenue on at about 12:20 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 16.

Lozoya (DOB 11/04/92) is charged with one count of first-degree murder after deliberation (F1). He was advised of the charge Friday morning and a preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Feb. 21 in Division T of Adams County District Court. Lozoya is held without bond.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident is asked to contact Aurora Police Detective Jamie Krieger at 303-739-6113.
The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual committed a crime under Colorado laws. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Sue Lindsay
Public Information
17th Judicial District Attorney's Office
303-835-5639


Information previously released on January 16, 2017

On January 16, 2017, at approximately 12:20 p.m. Aurora Police were dispatched to a report of a physical altercation between two parties in the 1600 Block of N. Eagle St. Upon arrival officers located an adult male who had been stabbed. Officers on scene rendered aid to the victim and rescue personnel were summoned to the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

 
The suspect, an adult male,  was located by officers in the area. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. The identity of the suspect is not being released at time. They are actively investigating this case and interviewing witnesses.  

 

Detectives from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigation Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation into this case.

 

The name of the deceased victim will be released by the Adams County Coroner’s Office once they have positively identified him and his next of kin have been notified.

 

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this case to call Agent Jamie Krieger at (303) 739-6113.

Posted by dcooley@auroragov.org  On Jan 20, 2017 at 2:08 PM
  

Today the Aurora Police Department was notified by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office that the body that was discovered in the Olympic Park Pond has been positively identified as David Puckett. No traumatic injuries were found during the autopsy. Further investigation and studies need to be completed before the Coroner can determine a cause and manner of death. 

The Aurora Police Crimes Against Children Unit is still actively investigating this incident to determine the circumstance surrounding David’s death.

Arapahoe County Coroner's Office News Release.

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095


Information previously released on January 3rd, 2017:

On Tuesday January 3rd, 2017 at 11:10 p.m. the Aurora Police Department conducted the first and final press briefing of the day on the grounds of the Yale Elementary School located at 16001 East Yale Avenue. The following information was shared:

Over 150 law enforcement personnel have assisted with the search in finding David over the past few days such as the FBI, Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, NCMECArapahoe Rescue Patrol, Aurora Fire Rescue Technical Rescue Team and the Search and Rescue Dogs of the United States  (SARDUS) . Additionally, over 200 citizens from our community and beyond volunteered in our search effort. 

Jefferson County Sheriff Bloodhound "Jessie" was on the ground searching by 8:00 p.m. on the night David went missing. NCMEC bloodhounds searched throughout this investigation as well. Last night, we called in SARDUS who deployed a total of six human remain detection, trailing, and air scent dogs today and yesterday. One of those dogs expressed interest in a small pond in Olympic Park. The Aurora Fire Rescue Technical Rescue Team was deployed and found the body of a child inside the pond underneath the ice. At this time we cannot give positive identification.

Chief Metz has informed the Puckett Family of this information, and they are also aware positive identification will take some time.

We are treating the Olympic Park pond as a crime scene. Crime Scene Investigators and the FBI will be conducting a thorough investigation to determine what happened.

This area has been heavily search by law enforcement officers, citizens and the Puckett Family numerous times since David went missing. There was never any evidence someone fell into the pond or through the ice. At this time, our search efforts have not stopped as we have not positively identified the body as David's.

We will not be conducting any further press briefings. All new updates will be published via our social media sites on Twitter and Facebook.

The family has requested privacy and asked we notify the media they do not wish to be interviewed at this time. The Puckett family has specifically asked we share their deepest gratitude and appreciation to everyone who has helped in the search for David.

At this time the family has not authorized any fundraising efforts. If an authorized fundraising site is organized we will share that information via our social media sites. 

Thank you again to everyone who has continued to show your support, and your efforts in #FindingDavid.

Officer Crystal McCoy
Media Relations Unit
Desk: 303-739-6038
On-Call PIO: 720-432-5095


Information previously released on January 2, 2017:

On Monday January 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. the Aurora Police Department conducted a second press briefing on the grounds of the Yale Elementary School located at 16001 East Yale Avenue. The following information was shared:

We would like to continue to thank the public for their continued support in helping us find David, and again thank you to the media who have played an important role in helping us find David.

We began with answering questions from today's earlier press briefing, and provided the following answers:

David was confirmed to have been seen by someone other than his family earlier on Saturday.

David went missing approximately one hour prior to the Aurora Police Department being notified. The reason for the delay was the family began searching for David in locations they believed they might find him.

David has three other juvenile siblings living in the home.

The family has been cooperative with police, and investigators have thoroughly searched the home multiple times.

We are speaking with all known sex offenders in the area as part of our investigation.

The FBI coordinated road canvasses today. This is just another tool we use to help bring awareness to finding David.

A Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Bloodhound responded immediately to the scene the night David went missing.

Arapahoe Rescue Patrol and officers, have checked bodies of water in the area.

We are asking for the public to call our tip lines immediately if you believe you have found something of interest to this investigation. Additionally, we are asking everyone to not share or report those items on social media as they are not monitored 24/7, and we would like an officer to respond immediately.

The public can help by physically searching their homes, automobiles, and any structures on their property where a child may be able to hide. Children may not respond to you by simply calling their name, so its important to physically search these areas.

The Metro Crime Stoppers Denver (MCSD) have previously offered a $2,000.00 reward, with an additional $3,000.00 special reward. Today, The Aurora Police Reward Fund has contributed $5,000.00 bringing the total reward fund up to $10,000.00. You can call CrimeStoppers at 720-913-STOP or text DMCS at 274637 and remain anonymous. See the flier with reward information here #FindingDavidReward.pdf.

Tomorrow our press briefings will be held at a different location, and we will provide the time and new location via Twitter tomorrow morning. 

Again, we would like to thank our local, state and federal law enforcement partners including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) for their continued supporting in #FindingDavid.

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Officer of the Chief of Police
Media Relations Unit
DESK: 303-739-6038
On-Call PIO Line 720-432-5095




 Information previously released January 2, 2017:

On Monday January 2, 2017 the Aurora Police Department conducted a press briefing on the grounds of the Yale Elementary School located at 16001 East Yale Avenue. The following information was shared: 

We confirmed missing 13 year old Fabian Xavier Rosales as found safe at a friends home. 

We have been in constant consultation with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) reference the issuance of an Amber Alert since New Years Eve. Due to the passage of time, the impending weather, and out of an abundance of caution and to leave no stone unturned, CBI has issued an Amber Alert today at approximately 2:40 p.m.

Today marks three days in our search in #FindingDavid.

Today officers continued to conduct thorough neighborhood canvasses, and interviews.

We are looking for residential and commercial videos. If anyone has video they believe would be beneficial to this investigation please call our tips lines at 303-739-1865, 303-739-1868 or 303-739-1870.

Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz and the entire command staff have been and continue to be heavily involved in the investigation.

The Aurora Police Department would like to thank our state, local and federal partners who are assisting us today, and have been since the beginning such as:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force (RMSSTF)
Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF)
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
Westminster Colorado Police Department
Aurora Public Schools (APS)

We would like to thank the citizens who have organized in assisting us in the search for David. Today we have deployed the NCMEC bloodhounds, and are asking citizens to stop their voluntary searching. This is in an effort to not interfere with the bloodhounds doing their jobs.

APS has been actively involved since the beginning of this investigation. They sent out alerts to parents of students at Dartmouth Elementary where David attends school. They have also prepared to have mental health professionals on hand to assist students, parents and staff as needed.

The Aurora Police Department will provide press briefings in the morning and evening from this point forward. We will notify everyone of the times and locations of these press briefings via our Twitter @AuroraPD and Facebook @AuroraCOPD accounts.


 Previously released on January 1, 2017:

On Saturday December 31, 2016 at approximately 5:45 p.m. Aurora Police officers responded to a residence in the 15700 block of East Amherst Place in reference to a missing at-risk six-year-old boy.


Officers learned the missing boy’s name is David Puckett. David is believed to have wandered from his home.  He is considered at-risk due to his young age. He has wandered from his home in the recent past, and was located by citizens. 

David is a white male, approximately 3’02” tall, and 55 pounds. He has brown hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing green camouflage pants, a black t-shirt, black boots with a little bit of orange trim, and a light girls Army style tan jacket.

Since David has been reported missing, at least three Reverse 911 calls have been issued. The reaching over 27,000 Aurora residents within a 2 ½ mile radius from his home.

In addition to Aurora Police patrol officers searching for David, we activated our Emergency Response Team (ERT), and Strategic Response and Tactics (SRT) Team. The Major Crimes Unit, and Crimes Against Children Unit are also actively involved in this investigation with the assistance of The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. NCMEC also provided two bloodhounds for the search today.

The Aurora Citizens Police Alumni Association, which has over 400 volunteers, deployed their Citizens Missing/Abducted Response Team (CMART) immediately last night, and today.  

We want to thank our local law enforcement partners for providing immediate assistance in the search for David last night and today.

The Denver Police Department Air One Helicopter equipped with an infrared system, provided air support last night while a Bloodhound from The Jefferson County K-9 Team was on the ground searching with Arapahoe County Sheriff’s deputies.

We want to thank the public for the tremendous outpouring of support, and participation in sharing our social media messages. You can “Like” us here on Facebook and  “Follow” us on Twitter to stay in the know.

We ask everyone to continue to monitor or Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates. We will continue to provide updates as new information comes available including when and where assistance from the public is needed in this search.

In an effort to relieve the 911-system, three tip lines have been temporarily established to receive information from the public. These lines will be available 24/7 until further notice. If you attempt to call the tip lines, and do not get an answer please call 911 if it is emergency, or the non-emergency police dispatch line at 303-627-6011. Please call any of the below listed numbers if you have information related to our search for David, or believe you have seen him:

303-739-1870
303-739-1865
303-739-1868

After consulting with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, an Amber Alert will not be issued as this time due to this case currently not meeting the requirements. You can read more about the purpose and requirements of the Amber Alert on the CBI website at https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cbi/amber-alert .

CrimeStoppers is offering a reward up to $5,000.00 to anyone with information regarding this case. Please call the Aurora Police Department or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). Tipsters to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and are eligible for a reward.

Once again, thank you to everyone who have, and continue to help in our search to find David.

Officer Crystal McCoy

Office of the Chief of Police 

Media Relations Unit

DESK 303-739-6038

On-Call PIO 720-432-5095

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Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Jan 04, 2017 at 3:27 PM
  
On 12-30-16, at 9:30 p.m. Aurora Police and Aurora Fire responded to the report of an auto/pedestrian crash at East Colfax Avenue and Nome Street. The on-scene investigation revealed an adult male pedestrian was crossing East Colfax Avenue mid-block between Nome and Oswego Street, from the North to the South, when he was struck in the westbound lanes of Colfax. The male was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The vehicle that struck the pedestrian left the scene. While officers were on scene, witnesses pointed out as the run vehicle drove eastbound on East Colfax Avenue past the crash scene. Officers were able to stop the run vehicle a few blocks away. The adult female driver was taken into custody and transported to jail. The driver is being held on a $20,000 bond. She is charged with Vehicular Homicide, Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident, and DUI. The Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit is handling the investigation. The names of the parties involved are not being released at this time.  

Sergeant Craig Baumfalk
Aurora Police Department
Traffic Section

Posted by cbaumfal@auroragov.org  On Dec 31, 2016 at 1:18 AM
  
UPDATE: The Aurora Police Department District 2 Detective Unit is seeking the public's assistance in obtaining photos and videos of last nights disturbance at the Town Center of Aurora. Detectives are particularly interested in obtaining photos and videos that show criminal activity such as fighting, assaults, and property damage.  

Anyone with this type of media is asked to contact Agent Eric White at 303-739-6011 or ewhite@auroragov.org

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095 

Information previously released on December 26th, 2016

At approximately 4:45 this afternoon Aurora Police responded to a large disturbance at the Town Center of Aurora (14200 East Alameda Parkway).

An APD officer that was working off-duty encountered a fight that was taking place in the Food Court. When the officer went to arrest one of the subjects involved he was surrounded by a unruly crowd. As the officer was attempting to escort the arrestee to the Aurora Police Substation inside of the Town Center the crowd continued to advance on the officer and several other fights broke out. A citywide call for help was aired over the radio and all available APD units responded to the center.  The crowd grew in size to approximately 500 people (mostly juveniles). After consultation with Town Center management the decision was made to close the mall in the interest of public safety. 

Assistance was requested from the Denver Police Department and Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office. Early estimates show that over 50 law enforcement officers responded to the Town Center. 

During the incident several skirmishes occurred in the parking lots of the Century Theatre and the RTD Centrepoint Station. One male was assaulted at that location, his injuries were not serious.

Fortunately, there were no serious injuries during the disturbance, one arrestee had very minor injuries and no officers were injured. 

5 arrests were made, all of the suspects are juveniles. Charges they are facing include Disorderly Conduct, Obstruction, and Resisting Arrest.

It is believed that a post on social media announcing a fight at the Town Center is what drew this unruly crowd to the Town Center of Aurora.

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by camsler@auroragov.org  On Dec 27, 2016 at 5:24 PM
  
UPDATE:

The Aurora Police Traffic Investigations Unit has concluded our investigation on this horrific crash which resulted in the death of two young men. Our extensive investigation revealed the following:

The driver of the black 2004 Infiniti G35 coupe was identified as Phillip Klemenov, 24, of Aurora. The front seat passenger was identified as Marcelous D. Johnson, 27, of Colorado Springs. The backseat passenger was identified as Adrianna Lemus, 18yo, of Aurora.

Lemus advised investigators that all three of them had been drinking alcohol all evening and into the morning, visiting several local drinking establishments in the Denver area prior to the crash. She and Klemenov were in an intimate relationship and tonight was her first meeting of Johnson.

Witnesses on scene, and first responders, observed Klemenov and Johnson trapped and upside down in the severely damaged vehicle that was overturned as a result of the crash. Klemenov in the driver’s seat, and Johnson in the front passenger seat.

Several trees and a light pole had impacted and gone thru the vehicle, particularly the front passenger compartment in which the two men were seated.

Members of the Aurora Fire Department had to cut the trees and crumpled vehicle damage away to extricate Klemenov out of the driver's seat. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Johnson was pronounced deceased on scene and remained there until Coroner arrived as per protocols.

Ms. Lemus stated she crawled out of vehicle through the rear windshield after the crash. Her minor injuries were consistent with where she said she was seated, and how the compartment where she was seated faired on scene.

Based on statements made by Ms. Lemus, and the evidence recovered from inside the vehicle, investigators believed alcohol consumption contributed to this crash.

A blood sample, per court issued warrant, was drawn from Klemenov at 3:55 a.m., about an hour and 10 minutes after the crash. It should be noted that prior to this blood draw Klemenov had already been administered 8 units of fresh blood and 4 units of frozen plasma by medical personnel in attempts to save his life.

Klemenov's blood alcohol content (BAC), after laboratory examination and testing, resulted in 0.139% BAC. 0.08% BAC or over is considered over the legal limit in the State of Colorado.

Evidence showed all three occupants were wearing seatbelts at time of the crash.

Our investigation concludes that this fatal crash occurred because Klemenov was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Klemenov was driving the Infiniti coupe eastbound on E. Florida Ave. at over twice the posted speed limit (73.6 mph in a posted 35 mph zone).

Evidence shows vehicle was eastbound on E. Florida Ave. going over the crown of the S. Dayton St. roadway causing the suspension springs to fully extend and compress making the vehicle bottom out (as seen by roadway evidence as bottom of vehicle left a scraping and rust transfer). This action caused Klemenov to turn the driver’s wheel to the left, causing the vehicle to go into a yaw, making him lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle straightened out and subsequently struck the curb on the north side of E. Florida Ave. The vehicle started to rotate clockwise due to the curb strike and continue up onto the landscaping grass bordering the roadway. The driver's door area was first to strike the first tree. The force of this impact sheared the tree and the vehicle continued its path. The front driver's wheel came off at this point and the vehicle started to dig into the soft turf of the grass. The vehicle tripped and started to roll over. The vehicle struck the second tree on the driver's "A" pillar area, and rolled over upside down and struck the third tree along with a light pole on the passenger side door area until coming to its final place of rest.

This investigation is closed with no charges due to death of offender. 

A copy of the 130 page report about this crash and subsequent investigation is available for download by clicking here.

Lieutenant Michael McClelland
Traffic Section Commander
303.739-6326


Information previously released on October 2, 2016:

The driver died from his injuries on 10/2/16, at 9:35 a.m. The name of the driver and passenger are not being released at this time pending notification of the next of kin by the Arapahoe County Coroner's office.  The Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit is continuing its investigation of the crash.

Sgt. Baumfalk
Aurora Police Department
Traffic Section


Information Previously Released on 10/2/16. 

On 10-2-16, at 2:45 a.m. Aurora Police and Aurora Fire responded to the 9900 Block of E. Florida Ave. on the report of a rollover crash. The preliminary  investigation shows a black Infinity was eastbound on Florida when it lost control and rolled several times ending up on the sidewalk to the north of E. Florida Ave. The car hit several trees and a light pole in the process. An adult male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The adult male driver was transported to a local hospital, and he is in critical condition at this time. There was an adult female passenger who was also transported to the hospital with minor injuries.  Alcohol and speed appear to be factors in the crash. The names of the driver and passengers are not being released at this time.

Fatal Rollover Crash

Sgt. Baumfalk
Aurora Police Department
Traffic Section
Posted by cbaumfal@auroragov.org  On Dec 09, 2016 at 7:15 PM
  
UPDATE:  The Aurora Police Department Fugitive Apprehension and Surveillance Team (FAST) located the suspect vehicle in Boulder. The suspect was taken into custody. The female and child are OK. The investigation into this incident continues. Further details will be posted here and on our social media sites as they become available.

Information previously released on 12/7/2016 at 12:10PM:

Today at approximately 8:35 a.m. the Denver Police Department​ received a report of the below shown female, Brenda Sanchez, and her child Ivan was being held at gunpoint and kidnapped at a location in Denver.

Denver Police Responded to that location and was unable to find anything. They requested the Aurora Police to check an address the adult victim is associated with in the 17600 block of E. Loyola Dr. where Aurora police officers spoke with family members.
While Aurora Police offices were in contact with her family members District Three officers were receiving reports of a hit and run accident at Smoky Hill Road and South Buckley Road involving a white 2013 Subaru bearing Colorado license plate QIZ-384 which is registered to the suspect.

The suspect is Sergio Martinez a 21 year old Hispanic male 5'7" 180 lbs with "Scraggly" goatee and short brown hair. It is believed he is armed with a handgun and should be considered armed and dangerous.

We are still actively investigating this and gathering details to provide.

Sergio is considered armed and dangerous do not approach, call 911 if you see the vehicle, him or the child.

The Aurora Police Department has requested that the Colorado Bureau of Investigation initiate an Amber Alert on this case.

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Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
720.432.5095
Posted by camsler@auroragov.org  On Dec 07, 2016 at 4:23 PM
  
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