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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(June 19, 2020) This evening at approximately 8:37 p.m. Aurora Police Department officers responded to multiple reports of a shooting at a Juneteenth celebration being held at the Rocky Ridge Park located at 16200 East Mississippi Avenue.

Upon officer’s arrival they located a 17-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital where tragically he succumbed to his injuries this evening.

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.

Currently we believe this was an isolated incident between the victim and the suspect(s) no longer posing an immediate threat to the general public. No one is currently in custody, but investigators are working diligently to identify any and all suspect(s) responsible.

This homicide is being investigated by the Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit. We urge anyone with information or video about this homicide to call Agent Glenn at 303.739.6068. Alternatively, tips can be sent to Denver Metro Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867) where your tips may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.00 and you can remain anonymous.

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720.432.5095
Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Jun 20, 2020 at 12:38 AM
  

On June 18th, 2020 at around 6:20 a.m., the Aurora Police Department Public Safety Communication Center received reports of an unresponsive male lying on the ground. 

Officers responded to 10653 E. Jewell Avenue, The Willowick Apartments, and found an adult male lying on the ground, bleeding, and unresponsive.  Aurora Fire Rescue responded to the scene but the victim was, sadly, deceased. 

Investigators from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit are on scene and actively investigating.  It is unknown what led up to the incident and at this time there is no suspect information. 

The victim’s identity will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office once he has been positively identified and next of kin have been notified. 

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call Agent Graw at 303.739.6213 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.

Agent Faith Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720.432.5095

Posted by fgoodric@auroragov.org  On Jun 18, 2020 at 10:30 AM
  

On June 16th, 2020, at about 9:30 p.m., Aurora Police Officers were dispatched to the area of S. Salem Street and E. Mississippi Avenue for a person laying in the street.  When they arrived, they found an adult male unconscious in the roadway.  The male was transported to the hospital where he tragically succumbed to his injuries.  The victim’s name will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office.

Aurora Police Department Traffic Section investigated the scene and determined the victim was crossing E. Mississippi Avenue, in the middle of the block, when he was struck by a tan SUV that then fled the scene.  As the victim lay in the street, he was again struck by another unidentified vehicle, possibly a red/burgundy truck, that also fled the scene.  At this time the suspects and their vehicles remain unidentified.   

Anyone who has information about this incident is asked to call Detective Ragain at 303.739.6351 or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).  Tipsters may be eligible for up to a $2,000 reward. 

Detective Faith R. Goodrich
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720.432.5095

Posted by fgoodric@auroragov.org  On Jun 17, 2020 at 11:10 AM
  
A message from Chief Wilson regarding the termination of an Aurora Police Officer:

"Today, I terminated the employment of Officer Joshua Teeples. Officer Teeples was arrested on August 27th, 2019, following an off-duty hit and run crash where he was also intoxicated. Officer Teeples was hired in June 2017.

Immediately following Officer Teeples arrest, he was placed on restricted duty while we conducted an IA investigation. At the conclusion of the Internal Affairs investigation, this case was sent to the Chiefs Review Board who recommended that he be terminated. Following the Chiefs Review Board’s recommendations, the case was sent to our Independent Review Board, comprised of community and sworn department members, who unanimously agreed on the termination decision.

After taking over as the Interim Police Chief, it has been my duty to rebuild the trust within our community and hold my officers accountable for their actions. The actions and decisions made by my officers, whether on-duty or off, always need to reflect the professionalism that APD, City Officials and the Aurora residents expect of them."


Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Jun 15, 2020 at 4:15 PM
  

(June 15, 2020) On Saturday, March 21st, 2020, at approximately 5:45 P.M, District 1 Patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting at the Windsor Court Apartments, which are located in the 10900 block of East 16th Avenue in Northwest Aurora.

Through our investigation, we have identified Octavis Demond Styles (09/04/1995) as the suspect. Octavis is described as 5’10”, 175lbs, with multiple tattoos to include distinctive tattoos on his neck (pictured below). Octavis currently has a warrant for First Degree Murder.

We are currently searching for Octavis and we are asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to please call 911 or reaching out to 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.

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

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Information previously released on March 21st, 2020


On Saturday March the 21st at approximately 5:45p.m, District 1 Patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting at the Windsor Court Apartments, which are located in the 10900 block of East 16th Avenue in Northwest Aurora. 

Upon arrival officers located an adult male in an apartment who had been shot. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumb to his injuries.

This case is still an active investigation and at this time there is no additional information to share. Investigators believe this is an isolated incident and that there is no danger to the general public. 

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

Anyone with information about his case is asked to call Agent Prince with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303.739.6127. 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.

Lieutenant Chris Amsler
Commanding Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095 
Posted by camsler@auroragov.org  On Jun 15, 2020 at 1:21 PM
  

At 2345 hrs on 06/06/20 Officers responded to a serious accident at 777 N. Havana St. Officers found a single adult male occupant of a Chevy 2dr had been ejected from the vehicle after striking four other vehicles parked in the driveways of their respective residences. The driver was transported to University hospital. The driver of the vehicle is in critical condition and is not expected to survive. A total of 7 vehicles were involved along with the vehicle striking a residence. Speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash. Victim's information is being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

Sgt. G Garcia
Traffic Unit Dayshift
720-675-8915


Posted by ggarcia@auroragov.org  On Jun 10, 2020 at 8:14 AM
  
At 2339 hrs on 06/09/20 Officers responded to a serious accident at E. 6th Ave and N. Peoria St. Officers found a single adult male pedestrian had been struck by an unknown blue 4dr sedan The pedestrian was transported to University hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. Witness on scene was able to get a description of the vehicle and driver. The investigation is on-going. Arapahoe County coroner notified.  Victim's information is being withheld until next of kin can be notified.

Sgt. G Garcia
Traffic Unit Dayshift
720-675-8915

Posted by ggarcia@auroragov.org  On Jun 10, 2020 at 8:10 AM
  

(June 5, 2020) On June 4, 2020 at 5:41 p.m., Aurora Police Officers responded to a serious traffic crash on East Quincy Avenue and South Parker Road that left an adult female with significant injuries.  Tragically, the injured adult female succumbed to her injuries late last night. 

Her identity will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once she has been positively identified and her next of kin have been notified.

This incident continues to be under investigation by the Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit.

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
303.739.6022




On June 4th, 2020 at 5:41 p.m., Aurora Police and Fire-Rescue responded to a crash in the area of East Quincy Avenue and South Parker Road.  Officers found an adult female driving a white Honda Sedan travelling northbound crossed the median just north of Quincy Ave. The vehicle travelled into the southbound lanes striking three other vehicles including one head-on.

The female driving the white Honda was transported to a local hospital with severe injuries.

This in an on-going investigation by the Aurora Police Traffic unit.  The identity of the driver is not being released at this time until relatives can be notified. 

Sgt. G Garcia
Daytime Traffic
720-675-8915.  


Posted by ggarcia@auroragov.org  On Jun 05, 2020 at 11:40 AM
  
Aurora Colorado
June 1st 2019

On June 1st, 2020 at about 8:15 P.M. Aurora Police and Fire responded to the area of E. Kentucky Ave. & S. Havana St. on a report of a crash involving a car and a motorcycle.   Initial investigation reveals that a late model sedan, driven by an adult female, was exiting a business parking lot westbound, and went into the path of a motorcycle which being ridden by an adult male northbound on S. Havana St.

The vehicles collided, causing the motorcyclist to be ejected from the motorcycle, causing serious, possibly life threatening injuries.  He was transported to a local hospital.  The driver of the car remained on scene and is cooperating with investigators.  Drugs and / or alcohol do not appear to be a factor at this time.  

The investigation is ongoing by the APD Traffic Unit, and the identities of the parties involved are not being released at this time.

Further updates will be released at the appropriate time.

Sergeant Mark Elliot
Aurora Police Department Traffic
303-739-6202
Posted by melliot@auroragov.org  On Jun 02, 2020 at 8:22 AM
  
On June 1, 2020, at around 12:20 P.M., the Aurora Police Department Public Safety Communications Center received reports of a shooting near East 16th Avenue and North Akron Street.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to an area hospital in critical condition but has 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 Adams 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 Sutherland at 303.739.6406 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 Jun 01, 2020 at 4:23 PM
  
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