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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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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UPDATE: The Major Crimes/Homicide Unit has been actively investigating a suspicious death that occurred on July 2, 2017 at the Knights Inn Motel located at 14200 East 6th Avenue. At this time investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Arturo Garcia (DOB: 07/19/96) who has an active arrest warrant for 1st Degree Murder.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the APD Fugitive Apprehension and Surveillance Team Tip Line at 303-627-FAST (3278) or 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.

There are no other updates at this time. The name of the victim will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office once a positive identification has been made and the next of kin has been notified.
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Officer Diana Cooley
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Information previously released on July 2, 2017:

On July 2, 2017 at approximately 10:00 A.M., Aurora Police Officers responded to the Knights Inn Motel located at 14200 E. 6th Avenue. to check on the welfare of a person at this location.  Upon arrival, Officers located a deceased adult female inside a motel room.  There are suspicious circumstances surrounding the female's death.


This is still an active and on-going investigation and there are no further details to provide at this time. Detectives and Investigators from the Major Crimes/Homicide responded to the scene and resumed the investigation.  The identity of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office once a positive identification has been made and the next of kin has been notified. 

The Aurora Police Department is asking anyone with information about this case to contact Agent Todd Fredericksen  with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303-739-6106. 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 Jul 04, 2017 at 12:16 PM
  
UPDATE: The Major Crimes/Homicide Unit has determined that the victims gunshot wound was self-inflicted and is investigating this case as a suicide.

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095


Information previously released on October 6, 2016:

On Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7:38 a.m. officers responded to Side Creek Park located at 19001 East Colorado Drive on a report of a mannequin with a weapon in the park. Upon arrival, officers located a deceased adult male with a gunshot wound. At this time there is no further information available as this is an active and ongoing investigation.

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.

The Majors Crime/Homicide unit and Crime Scene Investigators responded to the scene and took over the investigation. Aurora Police 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 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 Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
(720) 432-5095
Posted by ckmccoy@auroragov.org  On Nov 03, 2016 at 11:12 AM
  

On Saturday September 10th 2016 at approximately 11:30 a.m. officers responded to the 1000 block of Powhatan Road on report of an apparent deceased body.

Upon officers arrival they discovered a deceased female. The identity of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office once a positive identification has been made, and next of kin has been notified.

The Majors Crime/Homicide unit responded and has taken over the investigation. Aurora Police 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 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 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 Sep 10, 2016 at 4:59 PM
  
On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at approximately 1:02 p.m. District 2 officers responded to a report of a deceased person inside of 1179 South Waco Street Unit D. When officers arrived they located a deceased female inside the residence.

Detectives and Investigators from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the scene and took over the investigation. They are actively investigating this case to determine the circumstances involving her death. Information is limited at this time. The identity of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office once a positive identification has been made and the next of kin has been notified.

Police are asking anyone with information about this case call Agent Chad Lampson at 303.739.6013 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.

Diana Cooley
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by Guest  On Aug 17, 2016 at 4:51 PM
  
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