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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.
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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 07/03/2017 at approximately 7:45 a.m., Aurora Police Officers responded to The Colorado Freedom Memorial located at 756 N. Telluride St. to investigate damage to the memorial. Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident. The investigation into this incident is still active and on-going. No further information is available at this time. The Aurora Police Department is asking anybody with information regarding this incident to contact Detective Eric White at (303)739-6011.

Tipsters can remain anonymous and report information to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers by calling 720-913-7867. Tipsters can be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

The Aurora Police Department is also offering a Reward of up to $2,000 from the Aurora Police Reward Fund for information that leads to an arrest and conviction, in the event that this is determined to be a criminal incident.

Officer Bill Hummel
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720-432-5095
Posted by whummel@auroragov.org  On Jul 03, 2017 at 12:28 PM
  
This morning at 8:05a.m Aurora Police responded to a report of a stabbing in the 13000 Block of East 13th Avenue. When officers arrived at that location they located an adult male who had been stabbed multiple times. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Patrol Officers were able to obtain a description of the suspect and a metro wide "be on the lookout" or bolo was issued for the suspect and his vehicle. During APD's dragnet an observant Aurora Patrol Officer located the suspect on an RTD bus at East Mississippi Avenue and South Chambers Road.  The suspect was taken into custody at 12:20p.m. without incident.

The name of the suspect and charges that he was arrested for will be released after he has booked into the Aurora Detention Center. The Arapahoe County Coroner's Office will release the name of the victim once he has been positively identified and next of kin have been notified.

The Major Crimes/Homicide unit is investigating this case.

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by camsler@auroragov.org  On Jun 23, 2017 at 2:16 PM
  
On the early morning hours of April 29, 2017, Eriq Burrell, a 34 year old male, arrived at a local area hospital suffering from a stab wound. Burrell succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. It is believed that the stabbing occurred in the area of E. Iliff Ave. and S. Xanadu Way in Aurora, Colorado. This case remains unsolved and for this reason, the Aurora Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in solving this case.

This is still an active and on-going investigation and there are no further details to provide at this time. The Major Crimes/Homicide Unit is handling the investigation into this matter. At this time there is no suspect information available for release.

The Aurora Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case to contact Agent Jamie Krieger with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303-739-6113. Tipsters can also provide information to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers by calling 720-913-7867. By using Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.


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

Posted by whummel@auroragov.org  On Jun 22, 2017 at 9:10 AM
  
UPDATE:  Aurora Police are releasing the identity of the suspect arrested in connection with this homicide.  Phillip K. Wilson (Date of birth 10/20/82) was arrested for:
  1. 1st Degree Murder
  2. Misdemeanor Assault
  3. Misdemeanor Battery

Phillip K. Wilson

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Information previously released on June 19, 2017:


Early this evening at around 5:30p.m. the Aurora Police Public Safety Communications Center received a report of a party shot at 1948 South Ouray Street in South Central Aurora.

Upon arrival at that location Officers located an adult male in the driveway suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.  Officers at the scene were able to get a good description of the shooter and located him a short distance from the scene on an RTD bus. He was taken into custody without incident. Investigators are not looking for any other suspects at this time. 

The name of the victim will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once he has been positively identified and the next of kin have been notified. The name of the suspect is not being released at this time. 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Agent Warren Miller with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303.739.6117.

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432-5095
Posted by camsler@auroragov.org  On Jun 21, 2017 at 2:56 PM
  
UPDATE: The suspect in Sunday's officer involved shooting incident at the Robinwood Condominium complex has been released from the hospital and arrested by Aurora Police.

Keith A. Roberts Jr. was arrested and booked into the Aurora Detention Center on the following charges:
  1. Possession of a Weapon By A Previous Offender
  2. Felony Menacing with a Deadly Weapon
  3. Felony Vehicular Eluding
  4. Warrant for Felony Drugs out of Denver County

Additional charges may be presented to the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office as the investigation progresses.
Keith A. Roberts Jr.

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095


Information previously released on June 18th, 2017:

On June 18th at approximately 12p.m. officers from the Denver Police Department, District 5 responded to a report of a felony menacing involving a gun in the area of Elemendorf Place and Tulsa Way.  A short time later Denver Officers located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle in area of East 45th Avenue and North Peoria Street.  When the Denver Officers attempted to make a traffic stop the suspect fled and Denver Police initiated a pursuit which entered the city of Aurora. At one point during the pursuit the suspect pointed a gun at pursuing officers.

The pursuit ended at the entrance of the Robinwood Condominium complex at East Alameda Parkway and East Ohio Avenue after the suspect lost control of his vehicle and crashed. During that time shots were fired by officers from the Denver Police Department. The suspect was struck and transported to a local hospital. He is expected to survive his injuries. A gun was recovered from the suspect's vehicle.

The identity of the suspect, who is an adult male is not being released at this time.

Since this officer involved shooting occurred in the city if Aurora the Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit will be the lead investigating agency. Anyone with information on this case is asked to call Agent Steve Conner at 303.739.6190.

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by camsler@auroragov.org  On Jun 21, 2017 at 2:19 PM
  
DATE:  06-21-2017

CONTACT: Lieutenant Michael McClelland, Traffic Section Commander, 303-739-6326

NATURE: Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint- Friday June 23rd, 2017


Aurora, Colorado- The Aurora Police Department will be conducting a Stationary Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday June 23rd, 2017 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 Peoria St.

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.

Please contact Traffic Section Commander, Lt. Michael McClelland with any questions.

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Posted by mmcclell@auroragov.org  On Jun 21, 2017 at 10:06 AM
  

On Monday May 29, 2017 at approximately 11:36 P.M. officers responded to the 1800 Block of North Eisenhower Way, Friendly Village Mobile Home Park. Officers were conducting an investigation involving a juvenile female. At this time, details about the juvenile female case cannot be released due to her age. During the contact the female was placed in the back seat of a marked patrol vehicle while the officer concluded the investigation.

 

While the officer was parked near the intersection of Pitkin Street and Eisenhower Way, with the juvenile female in the back seat, a suspect approached the vehicle with a gun and fired several shots at the marked patrol vehicle. Fortunately, the officer and the victim were physically unharmed. The suspect fled the scene. A perimeter was quickly set up by responding officers and a juvenile male was contacted and subsequently arrested a short time later.

 

The juvenile male was arrested for two counts of attempted first-degree murder (F2) and possession of handgun by juvenile (M2). The Juvenile male is currently being held without bond. This case is still under investigation and no further details are being released at this time. Once the investigation is complete it will be presented to the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

 

The Crime Scene Investigations Unit and District Detectives responded to the scene and are handling the investigation into this incident. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Brandon Rinnan with the District Two Investigations Unit at 303-739-6112.

Officer Diana Cooley
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
(720)432-5095


Posted by whummel@auroragov.org  On May 30, 2017 at 4:29 PM
  

DATE: 05-22-15
CONTACT: Traffic Officer Kevin Deichsel, 303-739-6373
NATURE:  Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint- Friday May 26th, 2017

Aurora, Colorado- The Aurora Police Department will be conducting a Stationary Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint on Friday May 26th, 2017 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 collisions 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.

Please contact Traffic Officer Kevin Deichsel with any questions.   

 

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Posted by kdeichse@auroragov.org  On May 22, 2017 at 12:56 PM
  
On Sunday May 21, 2017 at approximately 5:22 p.m. Aurora police officers responded to the City Center North neighborhood at East Ellsworth Avenue and South Sable Boulevard on a report of a man down with injuries.

Upon officers arrival they found an adult male bleeding with injuries, but were unclear on what caused the injuries. Officers performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until an ambulance arrived. The adult male was then transported emergent to a nearby hospital where despite all medical efforts to save his life, he succumbed to his injuries at 6:41 p.m. Officers also located another adult female and adult male with stab wounds in the area. Both were transported to a nearby hospital, and are in stable condition. We will not be providing any further updates on their medical conditions.

Officers were able to identify an adult male suspect nearby who was taken into custody without incident at 5:47 p.m. The suspect and victims are all known to one another, and agents have identified all parties involved at this time. There is no threat to the public as a result of this incident. No further information will be provided at this time as to what led officers to the arrest of that suspect to protect the integrity of the investigation.

This homicide remains an active and ongoing investigation. Due to this, none of the involved parties will be identified, nor will a booking photo be released at this time. This case is expected to be filed into the 18th Judicial Districts Attorney's Office at which point all media inquiries should be directed there. 

The identity of the deceased will be provided by the Arapahoe County Coroner's office once he is positively identified, and his next of kin have been notified.

If anyone has information about this homicide they are asked to call Major Crimes Unit Agent C. Lampson at 303-739-6013.

City Center North Neighborhood Map

Officer Crystal McCoy
Media Relations Unit
Office of the Chief of Police
Desk: (303) 739-6038
On-Call PIO: (720) 432-5095

Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On May 21, 2017 at 10:12 PM
  

On Sunday May 14, 2017 at approximately 1:13 a.m. officers responded to 16100 block of Brunswick Drive on report of a fight at a house party.

Upon arrival officers observed people fleeing the house on foot and in vehicles. Officers on scene were unable to locate any victims.  As officers continued the investigation at the scene they received information that two adult males were being treated at a local hospital for stab wound injuries.  The two males are believed to be involved in the altercation at Brunswick Drive. Despite medical efforts one of the victims succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The second victim is expected to survive. 

Detectives from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit responded to the scene and are actively investigating this homicide to determine what events lead up to this deadly fight.

Police are not releasing the name of the victim who was killed, that will be done by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office once he is positively identified and his next of kin have been notified.

 If anyone has information about this case they are asked to call Agent Alton Reed with the Major Crimes Homicide Unit at 303-739-6068. Tipsters can also use Metro Denver Crime Stoppers by calling 720-913-7867. By using Crime Stoppers tipster can remain anonymous and be eligible for a $2,000 reward.

Officer Diana Cooley 
Public Information Officer 
Media Relations Unit 
(720) 432-5095

Posted by dcooley@auroragov.org  On May 14, 2017 at 10:30 AM
  
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