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 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
  
(04-06-2020) On March 17th, 2020, Officer Jaired Dozier was involved in an off-duty crash where alcohol was involved in Colorado Springs. Since this time, Officer Dozier has been on restricted duty. An internal affairs investigation was initiated into the incident.

Today, I have made the decision to terminate Officer Dozier, effective immediately. Officer Dozier began working at the Aurora Police Department in February of 2019. He graduated the academy in August of 2019. He was a probationary employee, which means my decision is final and cannot be appealed.

Officer Dozier’s actions do not reflect the professionalism of those who wear this uniform and someone who should represent this organization. Since taking over as Aurora’s Interim Police Chief, I promised that I would not stand for or allow behavior like this in our agency. Our officers continue to be out in our community, every single day, during this unprecedented time. Their hard work and dedication should not be overshadowed with this one officers decisions he made while off-duty.

Thank you,

Interim Chief Vanessa Wilson
Aurora Police Department
Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Apr 06, 2020 at 3:05 PM
  
On March 26, 2020 at approximately 8:19p.m. officers from the Aurora Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the area of East 30th Avenue and North Xanadu Street in the Morris Heights Neighborhood.

Upon arrival officers located an adult male in the roadway who had been shot.  He was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injury. 

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 the victim has been positively identified and his next of kin have been notified. 

Anyone with information about his case is asked to call Agent Lampson with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303.739.6013. 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 Mar 26, 2020 at 11:10 PM
  

On March 10th at 11:54 PM, Aurora Police and Fire-Rescue responded to a crash on the 1300 block of South Chambers Circle.  There they found a 2008 Saab sedan had crashed into a parked cable company work van.  The adult female driver and male occupant of the Saab self-extricated after the crash.  Both parties were transported to a local hospital. The male later died from injuries sustained in the crash.  

The Aurora Police Traffic Unit responded for the investigation.  Evidence indicates that the Saab was southbound on S. Chambers Cir., when it swerved off the right side of the road and into the parked van. 

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this crash.  As a result, the driver was arrested for Vehicular Homicide.  Her identity will be released at a later time. 

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will assist in determining the exact cause of death of the victim and release his identity after family notifications have been made.

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

Posted by ccarleto@auroragov.org  On Mar 11, 2020 at 6:46 AM
  

A motorcycle was eastbound E Quincy Ave in the right lane when a Westbound Quincy Ave Hyundai sedan made a left turn to southbound Pitkin St. The motorcycle impacted the passenger side of the Hyundai ejecting the adult male rider of the motorcycle.  The adult rider of the motorcycle was pronounced at the scene.

 The adult male driver of the Hyundai was not injured and remained on scene for the investigation.

 The roadway was closed for eastbound Quincy traffic and both northbound/southbound Pitkin at Quincy traffic for the investigation.
Speed appears to be a factor
We are not releasing the name of the deceased until family is notified.  Further inquiries should be made to the Arapaho County Coroner's Office. 

Sgt. Gregory Garcia
Aurora Police Dept.
Traffic Section
720-675-8915

Posted by ggarcia@auroragov.org  On Mar 10, 2020 at 3:03 PM
  
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