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.

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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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The Major Crimes/Homicide Unit has arrested Caterrius L. Martin DOB 08/23/82 for First Degree Murder in relation to the homicide investigation reported on July 18th, 2016 at 10782 East Exposition Avenue. Martin is currently being held at the Arapahoe County Jail with no bond. A photograph of Martin will not be released at this time as the incident is still being investigated. This is all the information that is available at this time.

The Majors Crime/Homicide unit is not looking for any other parties involved at this time. Aurora Police is asking anyone with information about this case to contact Agent M. Yacano with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303-739-6090. 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

Previously released on July 18, 2016:

On Monday July 18th, 2016 at 12:04 a.m. officers responded to 10782 East Exposition Avenue in Aurora. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male with a gunshot wound. The male was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Due to this being an active and ongoing investigation there is not any suspect information available, nor have there been any arrests made. The identity of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once a positive identification has been made, and next of kin has been notified.

Detectives and investigators from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation. 

Police are asking anyone with information about this case call Agent M. Yacano at 303.739.6090 or tipsters can call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867. By calling Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain
anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.00.

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Officer Crystal McCoy 
Media Relations Unit 
Office of the Chief of Police 
Desk: (303) 739-6038 
On-Call PIO: (720) 432-5095 
Posted by Guest  On Jul 21, 2016 at 3:19 PM
  
On Saturday July 9, 2016 at 3:31 p.m. officers responded to 364 South Ironton Street Apartment 428 in Aurora. Upon arrival, officers found an unresponsive adult male. Officers performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the male. The male was then transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

There was an adult female involved who remained at the scene. This is an ongoing investigation, and there have not been any arrests made. Police are not looking for any other parties at this time. The identity of the involved adult female will not be released, and the identity of the deceased was released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office.

Detectives and investigators from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation.

Police are asking anyone with information about this case call Agent Jaimie Krieger at 303-739-6113 or tipsters can call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. By calling Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain
anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.00.

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Officer Crystal McCoy
Media Relations Unit
Office of the Chief of Police
Desk: (303) 739-6038
On-Call PIO: (720) 432-5095
Posted by Guest  On Jul 11, 2016 at 8:06 PM
  
The Aurora Police Department Traffic Section will be conducting a Stationary Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint commencing Friday, July 8th, 2016 from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 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, and will include more than 100 checkpoints statewide by 11 participating agencies. 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.
The APD Traffic Section will also have a dozen or so officers out of the streets conducting DUI Saturation Patrols, specifically looking for impaired drivers.

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

Lieutenant Michael McClelland
Section Commander
Traffic Section
720-675-8915  
Posted by Guest  On Jul 01, 2016 at 12:38 PM
  
Aurora, CO.- 19 June, 2016, 9:41p.m.- Taco Mex Resturant parking lot (10909 E. Colfax Ave.)
APD patrol and traffic officers responded to E. Colfax Ave.  and Joliet Street on a report of an automobile versus pedestrian crash.  Upon arrival investigation revealed the following:  A witness who was sitting in the drive-thru lane of the Taco Mex restaurant, 10909 E. Colfax Ave., advised observing a 50 yo Hispanic male walking westbound along E. Colfax Ave. north side sidewalk at Joliet Street who appeared to be very intoxicated.  The male reached the northeast corner of E. Colfax Ave. and Joliet and fell down on the grass.  The landscaping sprinklers were on so the male got up and stumbled into the Taco Mex parking lot and collapsed again in the southwest corner of the parking lot onto his back.  The subject laid there for a minute or so until a maroon in color 2009 Cadillac Escalade, driven by a 29 yo female, was northbound on Joliet Street and made a right turn into the Taco Mex parking lot, driving over the male.  

The male pedestrian, who we have not been able to positively identify, was transported to University ER for life threatening injuries and was pronounced dead a short time later.  The female driver of the Escalade was very cooperative with our investigation and showed no indications of alcohol or drug impairment but consented to a blood draw.    

The APD Traffic Section is investigating this crash under report # 2016-24476.  We are not releasing names at this time pending identity of the male pedestrian and notifications of next of kin.  No charges have been issued at this time as it appears the proximate cause of the crash was the actions of the pedestrian. 

Lieutenant Michael A. McClelland 
Aurora Police Department Traffic Section
Traffic Section Commander
Posted by Guest  On Jun 20, 2016 at 4:48 AM
  
Aurora, CO. - 19 June, 2016, 12:57 a.m.-  APD patrol and traffic officers responded to the area of E. Colfax Ave. and Scranton Street on a report of an automobile versus pedestrian crash. Upon arrival investigation revealed a 57 yo male was walking towards the Diamond Shamrock, 12727 E. Colfax Ave., crossing E. Colfax Ave. southbound over the landscaped median portion of the roadway. A black in color Cadillac Escalade, driven by a 35 yo male, was eastbound on E. Colfax Ave. in the center lane of traffic, going the posted speed limit of 35 mph. He did not see the pedestrian in time and struck him.

The pedestrian was taken to University Hospital with life threatening injuries and pronounced dead a short time later. The driver stayed on scene, was cooperative with our investigation, and consent to blood draw. We have no indications the driver was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  We do believe the pedestrian was possibly homeless and intoxicated at the time of the crash. 

The APD Traffic Section is investigating this crash under report # 2016-24379.  We are not releasing names at this time pending notification of next of kin by the Arapahoe County Coroner's office.  At this time our investigation shows the proximate cause of the crash was the actions of the pedestrian crossing the street in a heavily landscaped and not well lit median area, instead of using a marked or signalized crosswalk.  No charges against the driver have been issued at this time. 

Lieutenant Michael A. McClelland
Aurora Police Department Traffic Section
Traffic Section Commander

16-24479
Posted by Guest  On Jun 19, 2016 at 9:48 AM
  
The Aurora Police Department Recruiting Unit has partnered with the Community College of Aurora and Perfecktly Imperfeckt to host a fitness competition for men and women who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

The event will be held on June 25, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Community College of Aurora Lowry Campus which is located at 700 E Severn Place in Denver.

The day will begin with Police Recruiters covering the Aurora Police Department Academy fitness standards. The competitors will then compete against each other in a variety of fitness events throughout the day. The goal of the days events is to give the competitors an idea of where their fitness levels lie in relation to academy standards so they can determine whether or not they are fit to be a cop.

The top competitors at the end of the fitness competition will receive prizes from our various sponsors.

To Register for the event click here. You do not have to be a current applicant to participate. For more information about the event call Officer Arturo Zepeda with the Recruiting Unit at 303-739-7897.


Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
303-739-6616


Posted by Guest  On Jun 16, 2016 at 10:13 PM
  
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