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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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The men and women of the Aurora Police Department are committed to making a Aurora a safer place everyday.

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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Terry Brown Named Special Operations Bureau Commander

Chief of Police Nicholas Metz is pleased to announce the appointment of Terry Brown to the rank of Commander. He will oversee the operations of the Special Operations Bureau.

Commander Brown started his law enforcement career in 1985 when he was hired as a Deputy Sheriff with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. In 1994, he joined the Aurora Police Department and served as a Patrol Officer and a member of the Direct Action Response Team. He later promoted to Agent (Detective) and worked in the Major Investigations, Crimes Against Children Unit.

In 2000, Commander Brown was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He supervised a Patrol Team and was an Investigator with the Internal Affairs Section. In 2002, he was promoted to Lieutenant and served as a Internal Affairs Commander, District Watch Commander, Narcotics Section Commander, and Executive Officer for District 1. In 2009, Commander Brown was promoted to Captain where he served as a Executive Officer for District 1, District 1 Commander, Commander of the Internal Affairs Bureau and Special Operations Commander.

Commander Brown is a graduate of the DEA’s Drug Unit Commanders Academy, Leadership Aurora 2010 and he has received senior police executive training at the Senior Management Institute for Police. He earned his Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Colorado at Denver and his Bachelors of Science in Applied Management from National American University.

Commander Brown

Officer Kenneth Forrest
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
(720) 432-5095
Posted by kforrest@auroragov.org  On Jun 15, 2018 at 3:14 PM
  
on June 11th, 2018 at approximately 1:24 am, Aurora Police responded to a hit-and-run auto pedestrian fatal traffic collision at Clinton and Colfax.  The westbound lanes of East Colfax was closed from Dallas to Chester for the investigation. The suspected hit and run vehicle is described as a white SUV. There is no other information available about the suspected hit and run vehicle. The cause of the collision is still under investigation by the Traffic Section.

Kevin Deichsel
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-739-6373
Posted by kdeichse@auroragov.org  On Jun 11, 2018 at 4:00 AM
  

On January 3, 2018, Erik Leon Baker was found shot to death near East 26th Avenue and North Himalaya Road. Since then, Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Detectives have worked towards finding the persons who are responsible for killing Erik. The Aurora Police Department is pleased to announce that the perseverance of our Detectives has led to the arrest of three individuals connected with this murder.

The following individuals have been arrested for the listed charges respectively: Barbara Walker (DOB 09/22/1988)- Accessory to First Degree Murder; Raymond Walker Sr. (DOB 01/09/1954)- Accessory to First Degree Murder; and William Ardoin (DOB 05/24/1984)- First Degree Murder (and various other lesser charges).  Photos of the persons arrested are below.

In order to protect the integrity of the prosecution of the case, the Aurora Police Department is unable to provide any further details at this time. Further media inquiries will be referred to the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Barbara Walker (DOB 09/22/1988)Raymond Walker Sr. (DOB 01/09/1954)
         Barbara Walker (DOB 09/22/1988) Raymond Walker Sr. (DOB 01/09/1954)

William Ardoin (DOB 05/24/1984)
      William Ardoin (DOB 05/24/1984)  

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


Information previously released on January 3, 2018

On January 3, 2018 at approximately 12:41 P.M. Aurora Police responded to E. 26th Ave. and N. Himalaya Rd. after a deceased body was located by a passerby.  Upon arrival, officers found a deceased adult male in a ditch who was suffering from apparent trauma. 

 

The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit responded to the scene and is actively investigating this incident.  The identity of the victim will be released by the Adams Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office pending the positive identification of the victim and the notification of next of kin.

The investigation is active and in its early stages.  There is currently no additional information available for release at this time.  The Aurora Police Department is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Nick Huber with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at (303) 739-6090.  Tipsters can also remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 by contacting Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867.

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

 

Posted by whummel@auroragov.org  On Jun 07, 2018 at 1:48 PM
  

Aurora Police Case #18-21600
06/01/18 @ 052 hours
S. Parker Rd and I-225

On 06/01/18 at 5:22 AM, Aurora Police and Fire responded to a crash at the Northbound I-225 off ramp to S. Parker Rd. There they found a Mercedes Benz sedan and a Toyota SUV were involved. Both vehicles were only occupied by the drivers. Both drivers were transported to a local hospital where one of the drivers died as a result of injuries from the crash.

Aurora Police Traffic Investigations responded. It appears that the Mercedes Benz was on the Northbound I-225 exit ramp crossing S. Parker Rd. and ran through a red light into Southbound traffic where it was struck by the Toyota. Speed, alcohol and drugs are not thought to be factors in the crash at this time. All of Southbound S. Parker Rd. was closed at S. Peoria St. for this investigation.
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Sergeant Christopher Carleton
Traffic Operations
Aurora Police Department
303-739-6243

 

Posted by ccarleto@auroragov.org  On Jun 01, 2018 at 8:36 AM
  
The Aurora Police Department is announcing that the reward has been increased in a shooting incident that left one man dead and three other persons wounded on the early morning of May 27, 2018. On that morning at approximately 2:10 A.M., Aurora Police Officers responded on the report a shooting at 15405 East 6th Ave. That shooting claimed the life of Dejon Williams (DOB 11/10/1980), who was identified by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office earlier this week. Previously, the reward for this case was listed at $2,000 and the reward is now up to $4,000.

The investigation of the shooting still remains very active. Aurora Major Crimes/Homicide Detectives are working hard to follow-up on every lead and speak to witnesses to determine what lead up to the shooting and to identify a suspect. At this time, no persons are in custody for this incident. That being said, the Aurora Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance with solving this murder. Detectives believe that there are other witnesses who have information about this incident or who may be able to identify the suspect. No piece of information, no matter how slight, is considered to be insignificant. If anybody has information about this incident, they are asked to contact Major Crimes/Homicide Detective Alton Reed at (303) 739-6068. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by contacting crime stoppers at (720) 913-7867.

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




Information previously released on May 27, 2018

On May 27, 2018 at approximately 02:10 A.M., a shooting was reported in the area of E 6th Ave and N Helena St. Officers arrived on scene and located four adults suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.  All four victims were transported to local hospitals. Later at the hospital a male victim was pronounced deceased.

This case is in its early stages and the Aurora Police Major Crimes Unit (MCU) is actively investigating the incident. As a part of the investigation, Detectives will determine what circumstances lead up to the shooting. As to protect the integrity of the active investigation, no further information is being released at this time. No persons are currently in custody in connection with this incident.

If any member of the public has any information about this incident, they are asked to contact MCU Detective Alton Reed at (303) 739-6068. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000 by contacting Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at (720) 913-7867.

Sergeant Chris Neiman
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
(720) 432-5095

Posted by cneiman@auroragov.org  On May 31, 2018 at 3:27 PM
  
On May 27th, a 32 year old male from Parker, Co. succumbed to serious injuries after a traffic collision that occurred on May 26th, 2018, at approximately 3:16 pm.

Aurora police officers responded to the area of South Aurora Parkway and South Alexander Drive on the report of a rollover traffic collision involving two vehicles. A 32 year old male from Parker, Co. was transported by ambulance to Parker Adventist Hospital with serious life threatening injuries.  The other involved driver was not injured and remained at the scene. The name of the involved parties are not being released at this time. Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in this collision. This traffic collision is still under investigation.


Officer Kevin Deichsel
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-739-6373
Posted by kdeichse@auroragov.org  On May 28, 2018 at 12:12 PM
  
On Saturday May 26th, 2018 at 1:23 pm, Aurora Officers and Rescue personnel responded to South Havana Street and East Virginia Avenue on the report of an accident involving a motorcyclist and a vehicle. The motorcyclist was declared deceased on scene. The involved driver is cooperating with the investigation. The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time.

Speed and alcohol are being investigated, but their involvement at this time is unknown.

If you have any information regarding this accident, please contact:

Sergeant Mike Douglass
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-739-6293
Posted by mdouglas@auroragov.org  On May 26, 2018 at 4:22 PM
  
The Aurora Police Department will be conducting a Stationary Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday May 25th, 2018 from 10:00 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. 6th 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.

Sergeant Mark Elliot
Traffic Section
303-739-6202

Posted by kdeichse@auroragov.org  On May 22, 2018 at 2:32 PM
  
On May 19th at 4:00 PM, Officers were dispatched to East Arapahoe Road and East Briarwood Place on a report of a single vehicle roll over accident. Officers determined that a Blue 2001 Nissan Maxima was Westbound on East Arapahoe Road at a high rate of speed.  The Maxima swerved from the right lane to the center lane for an unknown reason.  It went back into the right lane, struck the curb and lost control.  The Maxima then went across the road, struck the center median and went air born where it flipped and landed on its roof.

The 27 year old male driver sustained serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital.  His 27 year old male passenger was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The names of both occupants are not being released at this time.

This investigation is being handled by the Aurora Police Departments Traffic Section.  It appears that speed and alcohol are both factors in this crash.  Westbound East Arapahoe Road was closed at South Gartrell Road during the investigation. 

Sergeant William Revelle
303 739 6374
Posted by wrevelle@auroragov.org  On May 19, 2018 at 7:39 PM
  
On May 12th, a pedestrian succumbed to serious injuries after a traffic collision that occurred on May 10th, 2018, at approximately 3:38 pm.

Aurora police officers responded to the area of East 6th avenue and Peoria street on the report of a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported by ambulance to University Hospital with serious injuries. The name of the pedestrian is not being released at this time.

Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in this collision. The driver remained at the scene. Several witnesses indicted that the pedestrian was in a crosswalk but crossing against a red signal light and possibly using a cell phone however; this collision is still under investigation.


Officer Kevin Deichsel
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-739-6373
Posted by kdeichse@auroragov.org  On May 13, 2018 at 10:55 AM
  
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