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:

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.

Colorado Open Records Act or Criminal Justice Records requests and inquiries should be sent via e-mail to municipalrecords@auroragov.org.

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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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                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
  
NEW OPEN RECORDS REQUEST PROCEDURE

 

WHAT:          New Open Records Request Procedure

WHEN:          Effective August 15th, 2019

WHERE:        Aurora Police Department

WHO:           Chief of Police Nick Metz 

CONTACT:   Officer Crystal McCoy, Public Information Officer for the Aurora Police Department

                       (303) 739-6022

Aurora, Colorado-The Aurora Police Department has added a new Open Records Request Coordinator. The coordinator will receive, track and process Colorado Criminal Justice Records Act (CCJRA) requests for the Aurora Police Department.  Anyone, to include members of the public, who wish to receive CCJRA records should complete the CCJRA form which can be located online by clicking HERE or downloading the attached form. Then, click the “CCJRA Open Records Request” button and submit the completed form via email to  APD-ORR@auroragov.org. Please call 303.739.6267 for any additional inquiries related to the request to include status updates on the request.

 

The Open Records Request Coordinator does not receive, process or track Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) requests. CORA requests will continue to be received, tracked, and processed by the Aurora City Clerk’s Office. Anyone, to include members of the public, who wish to submit a CORA request should complete the CORA form which can be located online by clicking HERE or downloading the attached form. Then, click the “General Records Request Form” button and submit the completed form to municipalrecords@auroragov.org.

 

Our media partners should continue to reach out to the Media Relations Unit (MRU) via email at apdpio@auroragov.org and 720.432.5095 for routine requests and breaking news, but recognize the MRU does not receive, track, or process CORA or CCJRA requests.  

 

We will continue to communicate all critical, in-progress incidents initially via Twitter for immediate messaging as an additional benefit to the public and our media partners. You do not need to have a Twitter account to see that newsfeed. You can follow us on Facebook, NextDoor, Instagram, and Snapchat to see information from various Aurora Police Department units.

 

We encourage our community members to engage with their neighborhood Police Area Representative (PAR) Officer. PAR officers assist their communities in combatting, preventing and solving crimes, as well as developing new strategies to resolve problems. You can learn more about your PAR officer by clicking HERE, and using the Neighborhood PAR Officer map found at the bottom of the webpage.


The media, or any member of the public, can subscribe to press releases issued by the Aurora Police Department by clicking HERE to register your email address, and frequency of such notifications.

CCJRA Request Form 08082019.pdf
CORA.pdf

 

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Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Aug 15, 2019 at 3:32 PM
  
On Sunday August 4th, 2019 at approximately 7:08 am, Aurora Police Officers were dispatched to a local freestanding Emergency Room on the report of a juvenile with serious injuries under suspicious circumstances. The initial investigation determined that the juvenile was either riding on or hanging out of a vehicle driven by an older juvenile. The vehicle came to an abrupt stop and the younger juvenile came off the vehicle. The incident occurred on Marguerite Parkway in the Mission Viejo neighborhood.

The juvenile victim was later transferred to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation. Unfortunately, the victim died as a result of his injuries the following day, August 5th. The identities of the juveniles involved are not being released at this time.

The incident is still being investigated by the Aurora Police Department Traffic Section. This marks the 15th traffic related fatality for Aurora in 2019.

Sergeant Mike Douglass
Aurora Police Traffic Section
303-739-6293
Posted by mdouglas@auroragov.org  On Aug 06, 2019 at 8:26 PM
  
UPDATE: An adult female was cited for the violation of Aurora City Ordinance Section 94-79 Criminal Tampering. Further information will be released through a CCJRA request.

Please click on this link for the ordinance: https://bit.ly/2Y3uKH6

We continue to look for the other individuals previously released.



On July 12th, 2019, there was a protest at the ICE/GEO Facility regarding the Lights For Liberty.

During this protest, a group of individuals removed three flags being flown in front of the facility, including the U.S. Flag. The three flags were replaced with the Mexican national flag, a desecrated upside down with some red spray paint written on it thin blue line flag, and a flag that read “F##k the Cops”. This same group attempted to burn the U.S. flag that had been removed from the flag pole.

We have obtained photographs of these individuals and are asking for the public's assistance in identifying these persons of interest. 

Anyone with information is asked to either email apdcrimetips@auroragov.org or you can remain anonymous and call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). By calling Crime Stoppers, you may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. The Aurora Reward Fund is also matching this $2,000 reward, for a total reward of up to $4,000 with information about these individuals. 

If you would like to read the statement issued by Police Chief Nick Metz regarding this incident, follow this link to Facebook:
http://bit.ly/2kiKMdJ



Female
F the Cops Flag
3 group

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

Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Jul 24, 2019 at 2:57 PM
  
On July 22, 2019, at 02:32 A.M., Aurora Police Officers responded to the 1700 block of North Clinton Street on reports of an injured person.

Upon officers arrival they located an adult female suffering from a serious injury. The victim was transported to an area hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries.

Positive identification of the victim, notification of the next-of-kin, and determination of the cause of death will be done by the Adams County Coroner’s Office.

There currently is no danger to the public.

This is now 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 Krieger at 303-739-6113. 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 Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On Jul 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM
  
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