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:

Sergeant Chris Neiman-Unit Supervisor
Officer Ken Forrest-Public Information Officer
Officer Bill Hummel-Public Information Officer

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June 2018 - Posts

On June 17th at about 12:15 p.m., Aurora Police and Aurora Fire Rescue responded to a multi-vehicle crash at East 6th Avenue and Del Mar Circle West.  There they found five vehicles had been involved in the crash.

Initial investigation found that a Nissan sedan was traveling north on Del Mar Circle West when it was struck by a GMC pickup which was traveling eastbound on East 6th Avenue. Those two vehicles then collided with other cars in the intersection as they came to rest.  The driver of the Nissan was transported to a local hospital with injuries.  No one else was injured in the crash.  Once at the hospital, the driver of the Nissan died.  It is unknown whether that person died from injuries sustained from the crash or a medical condition.  Further investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of death. 

The cause of this crash in still under investigation and the other involved drivers remained on-scene and are cooperating.  The names of the involved individuals are not being released at this time.

Chris Carleton
Sergeant, Aurora Police Department
Traffic Section
6 N. Abilene St.
Aurora, CO 80011
Office: 303.739-6243


Posted by  On Jun 17, 2018 at 7:19 PM

The Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit is asking for assistance from the public in locating a vehicle involved in a serious injury auto/pedestrian crash this morning.

On June 17th at about 3:35 AM, a pedestrian was crossing E. Colfax Ave. just west of Peoria St., when they were struck by a vehicle traveling west on Colfax.  The vehicle left the scene without stopping.  The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. 

The involved vehicle may be a black Toyota Rav4 or similar vehicle.  The vehicle may have significant front-end damage to include the driver’s air-bag having been deployed.  Included with this release are photos of the actual suspect vehicle.

  Anyone with information regarding this vehicle is encouraged to contact Aurora Police at 303-627-3100.



Chris Carleton

Sergeant, Aurora Police Department

Traffic Section

6 N. Abilene St.

Aurora, CO 80011

Office: 303.739-6243


Posted by  On Jun 17, 2018 at 6:44 PM
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  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
Posted by  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  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.

Sergeant Christopher Carleton
Traffic Operations
Aurora Police Department


Posted by  On Jun 01, 2018 at 8:36 AM
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