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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 Public Information Officer. 

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Sergeant Faith Goodrich - Unit Supervisor
Agent Matthew Longshore - Public Information Officer
Joe Moylan - Public Information Officer
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Recent Posts
(January 13) The Aurora Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing Aurora woman.

Lisa Marino-Dorsey, a 58-year-old woman, was last seen on December 28, 2021, at her residence near 3550 South Kittredge Street in Aurora. The Aurora Police Department was notified of her disappearance on January 3, 2022. Since then, detectives from the Major Crimes Unit have been attempting to locate Lisa but have been unsuccessful. Lisa left her home without her cell phone or belongings and has not communicated with anyone since December 28, 2021. Lisa is 5’4”, 130 pounds and has blonde hair.

Major Crimes Detectives believe that Lisa could have been in the Colorado Springs area at the time of her disappearance on or around January 3. While in Colorado Springs, Lisa would have been occupying a 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage which has seen been recovered and seized by the Major Crimes Unit. A stock picture of the vehicle is provided below for reference.

The Aurora Police Department is asking anyone who might have any information on the whereabouts of Lisa, has information regarding her disappearance, or might know how to contact her, is urged to call the Aurora Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit at 303.739.6523. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by contacting Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867.

We are concerned for Lisa’s safety but are hopeful that someone has information that could assist us with locating her.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit

Missing Woman Lisa

Mitsubishi Mirage Stock Photo
Posted by [email protected]  On Jan 13, 2022 at 3:00 PM
(June 2, 2021) On May 17, 2021, around 5:54 p.m., Aurora Police Officers responded to the Flying J, located at 16751 East 32nd Avenue, on an injured person call. An adult male was transported to the hospital after falling backwards and hitting his head in the parking lot of the business. This male was later pronounced deceased on May 20, 2021.

The Adams County Coroner later performed an autopsy and has since ruled this death a homicide. Following this determination, detectives with our Major Crimes Homicide Unit has been investigating this case. The victim has been positively identified as 72-year-old Kevin Stymiest.

Investigators have determined that an argument in the parking lot led to a physical altercation between the victim and another adult male. During the fight, the victim was punched and fell backwards which is when he suffered the fatal injuries. The other male involved in the altercation is cooperating with the investigation and we are consulting with the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for potential criminal charges, if any. This other male will not be identified at this time. 

Anyone who might have information on this case, that has not yet spoken to detectives, is asked to submit an online crime tip by going to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers or calling 720.913.7867. Tipsters can also remain anonymous.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 03, 2021 at 1:47 PM
(April 29) On Sunday, April 4th, 2021, at approximately 07:15 p.m., District 2 Patrol Officers responded to a shooting at East 35th Avenue and Helena Street.

Officers located an adult male who had been shot and was immediately transported to the hospital. This male suffered fatal injuries and was declared brain dead on April 7th, 2021. An autopsy was performed on April 12th by the Adams County Coroner where it was then officially ruled a homicide. This case is actively being investigated by our Major Crimes Homicide Unit and has not yet resulted in any arrests. Detectives have been able to determine that the incident and shooting happened after the victim left the Maverik Gas Station at North Chambers Road and East 38th Avenue. Detectives were able to identify three vehicles that were potentially involved in this homicide. Those vehicles, pictured below, are believed to be a Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, a Volkswagen sedan, and a BWM 7 Series.

The identity of the deceased will be released by the Adams County Coroner's Office after a positive identification has been made, and his next-of-kin has been notified.

Anyone that has information about this case is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867. By using Crime Stoppers, tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a REWARD of up to $2,000.

Agent Matthew Longshore
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department

Suspect Vehicle Suspect 2 Suspect 3
Posted by [email protected]  On Apr 29, 2021 at 10:51 AM
Marcus Dudley Appointed to Rank of Commander

Chief of Police Nicholas Metz is pleased to announce the appointment of Marcus Dudley to the rank of Commander. He is the second African-American in the department’s history to attain a senior executive position on the department’s command staff. He will oversee the operations of District 2 and command 126 personnel. District 2 provides law enforcement services to Northeast Aurora and is approximately 101 square miles in size with a population of about 95,000 residents.

Commander Dudley joined the Aurora Police Department in 1996. During his tenure as a Police Officer he was assigned to Patrol, the School Resource Officer Unit, and the Training Section where he served as a Police Training Instructor. He was later assigned to the Media Relations Unit where he served as one of the department’s public information officers. In 2007 he was promoted to Agent (detective) and was assigned to the Media Relations Unit and the Crimes Against Children Unit.

In 2009 Commander Dudley was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. During his tenure as a Sergeant he supervised a patrol team and the Intelligence Unit. In 2013 He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned to District 3 as a Watch Commander. In April of 2015 he was selected to serve as the Executive Officer to Chief of Police Metz where he oversaw the operations of the Media Relations and Recruiting Units and the department’s community outreach efforts.

Commander Dudley earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Economics from Bethany College. He is a graduate of Leadership Aurora and recently completed the Senior Management Institute In Policing which was sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum.

Lieutenant Darin Parker, New Executive Officer to the Chief of Police

Chief Metz has selected Lieutenant Darin Parker to serve as his Executive Officer. He will oversee the department’s community outreach efforts and command the Media Relations and Recruiting Units. He most recently served as the Deputy Commander of the Internal Affairs Bureau where he played an instrumental role in reforming the bureaus policies, procedures and investigative methods.

Lieutenant Parker started his law enforcement career as a Police Officer with the Albuquerque, New Mexico Police Department in 1989. In 1995 he moved north to Colorado and joined the Aurora Police Department. He later promoted to Agent (detective) and was assigned to the Crimes Against Person’s Unit and Crimes Against Children Unit where he investigated serious felony crimes.

In 2002 Lieutenant Parker was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He supervised a patrol team, the Pattern Crimes Unit and was an Investigator with the Internal Affairs Section. In 2009 he was promoted to Lieutenant and served as a Watch Commander at District 1, the Sector Lieutenant for District 2. He also commanded the Narcotics Section and the Operations Support Section (SWAT and K-9 Units).

This summer Lieutenant Parker completed the Senior Management Institute In Policing which was sponsored by the Police Executive Research Forum. He has also completed the IACP Leadership in Police Organization Course and the University of Denver Executive Leadership Program. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement Administration from Western Illinois University.

Other Executive Leadership Team Changes

Chief Metz also announcing the following changes to his Executive Leadership Team:

Commander Mike Dailey, the Commander for District 2 will now serve as the Commander for District 1. District 1 provides law enforcement serves to West Aurora. It 19 square miles in size and has about 122,000 residents. He will command 172 personnel.

Commander Ernie Ortiz, the Commander for District 1 will now oversee the operations of the Investigations Bureau which includes the Major Crimes Investigations Section, Community Resources Section, Traffic Section, Crime Lab Section and the Electronic Support Section. He will command 121 personnel.

Chief Metz said “There is little doubt that our nation is experiencing the most difficult and complex time as it pertains to police-community relations. Commander Dailey and newly promoted Commander Dudley get it. I look forward to working with them as they take their respective districts to new heights. I am exited for Commander Ortiz's new role in overseeing complex and important investigations. I know he will ensure high quality and professional investigations and will protect the rights of victims, families of victims and those accused of committing crimes.  I also look forward to working closely with Lieutenant Parker as my new Executive Officer.”

All of these changes will take place on September 24th.

Commander Marcus Dudley
Commander Marcus Dudley

Lieutnenant Darin Parker
Lieutenant Darin Parker

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit

Posted by [email protected]  On Sep 23, 2016 at 10:32 PM
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