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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.

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Officer Crystal McCoy-Public Information Officer
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The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes Homicide Unit is relieved to announce the arrest of Andrew Joseph Condon DOB 3/20/1993 for the murder of LeBrea Jackson. Condon has been arrested and charged with at least Colorado Revised Statute 18-3-102(1)(a) Murder in the First Degree.

Condon will be prosecuted by the 18th Judicial District's Attorney's Office. All further media inquiries should be directed to their office.
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Aurora Police Department
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Crystal McCoy
ckmccoy@auroragov.org





Information previously released on January 8, 2019:

On December 17, 2018, about 6:15 PM Aurora Police Officers responded to a call of a physical family disturbance in the 10600 block of East Jewell Avenue at the Willowick Apartments. 


On December 26, 2018, LeBrea Jackson (DOB: 03/06/1995), was reported missing to the Aurora Police Department by family members.

Since then, investigators have been tirelessly investigating her disappearance, and working with her family. 

On January 7, 2019, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) issued the following Press Release:

(January 7, 2019—CBI—Pueblo)—The Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office (LACSO), with assistance from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), is investigating human remains located near the town of Aguilar on January 6, 2019.

LACSO deputies responded to the call of remains discovered by residents walking in the area near an abandoned truck stop at exit 34 on Interstate 25 just after 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Members of the CBI Crime Scene Response team processed the area where the human remains were located. The coroner will work to identify the remains and determine the cause of death. Further details about the remains will not be released until the autopsy is completed on Tuesday afternoon. 

The town of Aguilar is located approximately 20 miles north of Trinidad.”


Today, January 8, 2019, those remains sadly have been positively identified as LeBrea Jackson. The Aurora Police Department and the Custer County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) have made notifications to her next of kin. 

LeBrea Jackson’s Missing Persons case is now being investigated as a homicide by the Aurora Police Department Major Crimes Homicide Unit (MCHU). This homicide investigation remains very active. Our investigation at this point indicates there is no threat to the public. We would like to especially thank the work by our law enforcement partners at CBILACSO and the CCSO.

We do understand the public’s concern into this investigation. However, in the interest of bringing justice, no further information will be publicly released at this time. 

We are continuing to ask for the public’s assistance. Anyone who has information can call MCHU Agent Ingui at 303-739-6067. Tips can also be sent to the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867). By calling Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a REWARD of up to $2,000. 

Aurora Police Department
Public Information Officer
Crystal McCoy
ckmccoy@auroragov.org

LeBrea Jackson


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Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Jun 11, 2019 at 8:03 AM
  
UPDATE:  Through diligent investigative work Joseph D. McCaughin (DOB 10-20-00) was arrested in the State of Georgia.  We are not releasing a photo at this time due to the ongoing investigation.  We ask the media to help us by not releasing any photos of the suspect at this time to ensure any possible witnesses are not unduly influenced. A booking photo will be released when the investigation has concluded. 




On May 6, 2019, around 5:50 P.M., Aurora Police Officers responded to 4700 South Memphis Street, near Wagon Trail Park, on reports of a shooting. Officers quickly arrived and observed bystanders tending to an injured male who was suffering from a gunshot wound. This teenage juvenile male was transported to a nearby hospital where he tragically succumbed to his injuries.

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

The suspect is still at-large and is described as a late teens, early 20’s, white male that is skinny and 5’10’’. This male was last seen wearing a black hoodie and black jeans. We are reminding residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to our dispatch center.

The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit is conducting the investigation. We ask anyone who was a witness, or has information about this homicide, to please call Aurora Police Agent Chad Lampson at 303-739-6013. 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).

This is tragically the 3rd homicide of 2019 that involves a juvenile being senselessly killed. With the summer months approaching, we are pleading to the parents of our community to have the tough conversations with their children and know where your children are and who they are with. It should be everyone’s responsibly to ensure that none of our children fall victim to anymore of this futile violence.


Officer Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by mwellslo@auroragov.org  On May 16, 2019 at 4:19 PM
  
CORRECTION: The date of this tragic event was May 14, 2019 and not May 24, 2019 as previously reported. 




On May 24, 2019 at 7:26 P.M. Aurora Police Officers responded to the 9000 block of East 16th Avenue on reports of a possible dead person in the area.

Upon officers arrival they located a victim sitting in a vehicle suffering from an unknown injury. The victim, an adult male in his 30's, was pronounced at the scene.

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

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 Huber 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- STOP (7867). 

Officer Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On May 15, 2019 at 9:44 AM
  

On Sunday April 28th, 2019 at 6:56 p.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to a reported stabbing in the 14800 block of East Kentucky Drive.

 

Upon officers arrival they located an adult male victim suffering from a stab wound. The male was transported to an area hospital where tragically he succumbed to his injuries.

 

All involved parties have been identified, and no one is in custody at this time. This was an isolated incident, and we are not looking for any suspects. No further information is known at this time as the investigation is still active and ongoing.

 

Positive identification of the victim will be made by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office after the next-of-kin has been notified.

 

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 Jamie 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 Crystal McCoy

Public Information Officer

Aurora Police Department

Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Apr 28, 2019 at 10:26 PM
  
UPDATE: During the investigation the Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit learned the deceased was involved in an incident in the City and County of Denver which appears to be related to his death.  The investigation is being turned over to the Denver Police Department and further inquiries should be directed to them. 



On April 19, 2019 officers responded to the 12600 block of East Exposition Dr for a welfare check.

Once in the area officers located a vehicle with what appeared to be a deceased male inside. Medical personnel responded and the male was pronounced at the scene.

This is an active investigations and detectives are diligently working to gather clues and evidence.

We ask anyone who has information to call Agt. Chad Lampson at 303-739-6013. People who wish to remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a reward can call the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause of death and will release the name of the deceased after notification of next of kin.

Officer Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Apr 20, 2019 at 7:53 AM
  
UPDATE: The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit is announcing an arrest in the fatal stabbing on East Colfax Avenue that left one man dead the evening of April 17th, 2019.

Matthew Nagel (DOB 01-04-1991) was arrested for Murder in the First Degree (CRS 18-3-102).

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 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

Nagel mugshot


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

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Information Previously Released on April 17, 2019:


On April 17th, 2019 around 07:59 P.M., officers responded to 9801 East Colfax Avenue on reports of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male that was suffering from a stab wound. Officers attempted to provide life saving measures and the male was immediately transported to the hospital. Tragically, the male has succumbed to his injuries.

While canvasing the area for evidence, witnesses, and suspects, a male was located and is being considered a person of interest. This male is currently being questioned about his involvement. He has not been officially arrested and his identity is not being released at this time.

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

The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit is conducting the investigation. We ask anyone who was a witness, or has information about this homicide, to please call Aurora Police Agent Heath Graw at 303-739-6213. 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 Apr 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM
  
On April 12, 2019, at 3:33 a.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to the 1500 block of South Sable Boulevard on a report of shots fired inside the residence.

Upon officers arriving they found two deceased people inside. Through the initial investigation it was determined the deceased were known to each other.

The investigation is being conducted by APD’s Major Crimes/Homicide Unit. If citizens have any information they can call Agent Hansen at 303-739-6710.

The Aurora Police Department is not looking for suspects and there is no threat to the public.

The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office will determine cause of death and will release names of the deceased after notification of the next of kin.

Officer Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Apr 12, 2019 at 11:44 AM
  
On March 18, 2019 at 11:38 a.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to the Sable Technological Center located at 562 Sable Boulevard on reported gunfire in the area. Upon officers arrival they located a victim lying on the ground in the parking lot suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, a juvenile male, was transported to an area hospital where tragically he succumbed to his wounds.

The Aurora Police Department (APD) Major Crimes Homicide Unit, Fugitive Apprehension and Surveillance Team, APD K-9 Unit, APD SWAT, and the Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force were among those who worked tirelessly for nearly 31hours which led to the arrest of a juvenile male in this homicide. The arrest occurred on March 19th at approximately 7:00 p.m. in the 15000 block of East Evans Avenue without further incident.

Due to this suspect and victim both being juveniles in this active investigation, no further details will be released by APD at this time. All further media inquires from this date forward should be directed to the 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office, where this case will be prosecuted.

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095


Information Previously Released on March 19, 2019:
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On March 18, 2019 at 11:38 a.m. Aurora Police Officers responded to the Sable Technological Center located at 562 Sable Boulevard on reported gunfire in the area.

Upon officers arrival they located a victim lying on the ground in the parking lot suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim, a juvenile male, was transported to an area hospital where tragically he has since succumbed to his wounds.

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

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 Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095

Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Mar 20, 2019 at 1:34 PM
  
On March 13, 2019 the Aurora Police Major Crime Homicide Unit began investigating the circumstances surrounding a body found along the Sand Creek Trail in the midst of a historic blizzard dubbed Bomb Cyclone Ulmer by weather officials.

Since then, that body has been positively identified as Martin Galdamez-Galdamez DOB 7/25/1994, and is now being investigated as a homicide. At this time there are no additional details available.

Anyone that has information about this incident are requested to call Agent Szuch at 303-739-6068 or remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2000 by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095


Information Previously Released March 14, 2019:

On March 13, 2019, about 1:55 PM, people were walking in the 2700 block of Sand Creek, a section that parallels East Fitzsimons Parkway, just east of the Light Rail parking lot.

The people were looking for a runaway dog and found what appeared to be a human body. The Aurora Police Department responded to the scene and confirmed it was a human body. The body was not removed until this afternoon due to the extreme weather conditions from the day before. The cause of death has not been determined and will be done by the Adams County Coroner’s Office.

The Aurora Police Department Major Crimes/Homicide Unit is actively investigating this case as a homicide. We ask anyone that has information or who might have observed something to please call Agent Szuch at 303-739-6068. People can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2000 by calling Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

The Coroner’s Office will release the name of the deceased after positive identification has been made and the next of kin has been notified.

Officer Anthony Camacho
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095
Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Mar 19, 2019 at 10:53 AM
  
On March 6, 2019 the Aurora Police Department responded to the Aurora Town Center at 14200 East Alameda Avenue on a report of a person stumbling around in the parking lot.

Upon officers arriving they contacted the person, determined the person was 16 years of age and that the juvenile had been shot. The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital and taken to surgery where the juvenile succumbed to the injuries.

Identification of the victim and notification of the next of kin will be done by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office.

As part of an active investigation the Aurora Police Major Crimes/Homicide Detectives will work to determine what led up to the shooting. At this time, there are no suspects in custody. We are asking for the public’s assistance in solving this murder and gathering any information that witnesses may have. If you have information, you are asked to contact Detective Michael Prince at 303-739-6127. 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
Aurora Police Department
720-432-5095

Posted by ACamacho@auroragov.org  On Mar 07, 2019 at 9:36 AM
  
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