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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:

Lieutenant Chris Amsler-Commanding Officer
Agent Matthew Longshore-Public Information Officer
Officer Crystal McCoy-Public Information Officer

To reach a member of the Media Relations Unit call 720.432.5095 or email If you are a member of the public and you have a question, request, comment or concern, email

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August 2019 - Posts

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

Posted by  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  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
Posted by  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  On Aug 29, 2019 at 9:19 AM


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 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


Our media partners should continue to reach out to the Media Relations Unit (MRU) via email at 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






Posted by  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
Posted by  On Aug 06, 2019 at 8:26 PM
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