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 Public Affairs Unit.

Public Affairs Unit Staff:

Sergeant Faith Goodrich - Unit Supervisor
Agent Matthew Longshore - Public Information Officer
Joe Moylan - Public Information Officer 

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Recent Posts
(September 11) The Aurora Police Department will be conducting a Stationary Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint on Saturday September 11, 2021 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 the East Hampden Avenue corridor. 

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 National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (N.H.T.S.A.) grant in partnership with the “Heat is On” campaign and administered by the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095
Posted by [email protected]  On Sep 11, 2021 at 10:54 AM
  

On Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 11:45 a.m., the Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire Rescue responded to a single vehicle crash into a Heather Gardens residential building located at 13952 East Marina Drive.

The initial investigation has revealed an 88-year-old male driver experienced an apparent medical episode causing him to lose control of his vehicle and crash into the building.  A front seat passenger of the vehicle was the driver’s elderly wife.

 The driver and his wife were transported to an area hospital where tragically his wife died as a result of her injuries related to the crash.  Additionally, a leashed dog being walked by their owner near the building was struck by the vehicle and died at the scene.

 The driver remains hospitalized in serious condition. The identity of the deceased will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office once she has been positively identified and next of kin have been properly notified. 

This crash remains under investigation by the Aurora Police Traffic Investigations Unit.  At this time, no criminal charges are expected to be pursued.  Anyone who witnessed this crash is asked to call police. 

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by [email protected]  On Jun 06, 2021 at 11:31 AM
  

(November 1) On Sunday, November 1, 2020, at approximately 9:00 a.m., Aurora police officers responded to a single vehicle rollover crash involving a gray 2003 Ford Expedition containing six total occupants.

 

The driver of the Expedition exited eastbound Interstate 70 (I-70) onto northbound Pena Boulevard failing to safely negotiate the curve on the Pena Boulevard flyover above I-70. This caused the Expedition to leave the roadway rolling down an embankment ejecting five of the six passengers. The expedition came to a final resting place south of I-70 near a drainage canal.

 

All six occupants were transported to area hospitals where a 56-year-old male passenger was pronounced deceased. The identity of the deceased will be released by the Adams County Coroner’s Office after positive identification and next-of-kin notifications have been made.

 

At this time investigators believe alcohol and drugs contributed to this fatal crash. This investigation is still active and on-going, and appropriate charges will be filed against the driver at the conclusion of the fatal traffic crash investigation. Until then, the identity of the driver will not be released. 


We are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash, has dash cam footage, or if you have any information about this incident, please contact the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867).

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Aurora Police Department
720.432.5095

Posted by [email protected]  On Nov 01, 2020 at 4:59 PM
  
(September 19, 2020) On Friday, September 18, 2020, at approximately 6:30 p.m., the Aurora Police Department and Aurora Fire Rescue responded to the intersection of South Aurora Parkway and East Arapahoe Road on a reported traffic crash involving a motorcycle and a Honda Pilot.
The initial investigation has revealed the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on East Arapahoe Road and entered the intersection on a green light. The driver of the Honda Pilot made a left turn from westbound Arapahoe Road and failed to yield to the motorcycles right-of-way causing the crash. The driver of the Honda Pilot stayed at the scene of the crash, and was later treated for minor injuries. The driver of the motorcycle, an adult female, tragically succumbed to their injuries at the scene.

Neither drugs nor alcohol are suspect by either driver, and at this time there is no indication speed was a contributing factor. This is an active and ongoing investigation being conducted by the Aurora Police Traffic Unit. Appropriate traffic charges will be determined at the conclusion of the investigation. At this time no one is in custody, or otherwise charged with any violations. 

The identity of the deceased will be released by theArapahoe County Coroner's Office after positive identification and next-of-kin notification. 

We are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash, has dash camera footage, or if you have any information about this incident, to please contact theMetro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867) or reach out to the Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit.

Officer Crystal McCoy
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by [email protected]  On Sep 19, 2020 at 11:54 AM
  
The Aurora Police Department Traffic Section is investigating a fatal auto-pedestrian traffic crash that occurred in the crosswalk on East Yale Avenue at South Abilene Street.

At 9:04 a.m. a vehicle traveling northbound on East Abilene Street, just South of East Yale Avenue, made a left turn onto westbound East Yale Avenue. At the same time, a 71-year-old female was jogging, with the right-of-way, in the crosswalk on East Yale Avenue.

The driver struck the jogger, who was in the crosswalk, fatally injuring her.  The driver did not flee the scene, and drugs or alcohol are not believed to be contributing factors.

This fatality marks the 21st life claimed in traffic related crashes this year in Aurora.  Among those 21 lives lost, eight were auto-pedestrian fatalities.  In seven of the eight auto-pedestrian fatalities, the pedestrian was not lawfully crossing the road. 

Drivers and pedestrians can help us prevent such tragedies by being extra vigilant when in the roadways we share.  Drivers should stop, check and proceed slowly into crosswalks, and yield to pedestrians in the roadway.  Pedestrians should use crosswalks and crosswalk buttons, obey pedestrian signals, and dress in a manner that illuminates you at night.

This investigation is in the early stages and is ongoing. We are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash, has dash camera footage, or has any information about this incident, to please contact the Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP (7867) or reach out to the Aurora Police Department Traffic Unit.

Officer Crystal McCoy
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by [email protected]  On Aug 13, 2020 at 12:39 PM
  

Aurora, CO. - January 25th, 2017-  The Aurora Police Department Traffic Section, in conjunction with multiple metropolitan law enforcement agencies, will be conducting traffic enforcement and education operations today in support of Colorado’s “Move Over” law.  The goal of this operation is to raise awareness and educate drivers on the law for the safety of our first responders out there on the roadways.  The Move Over law requires drivers to move over a lane when there’s an emergency situation along the shoulder.  If the driver can’t move over, they must slow down significantly to avoid an accident.  The law includes all Law Enforcement, Emergency vehicles, First Responders and Tow trucks.  This operation is in response to the tragic death of Colorado State Patrol Trooper Cody Donahue on November 25th of last year, who was investigating an accident on the shoulder of I-25 in Castle Rock, when a semi-truck driver failed to move over, drifted onto the shoulder, killing Trooper Donahue.  Our operations will be conducted on the I-225 and I-70 highway corridors for most of the day.  Most drivers stopped for violating the law will be educated and given warnings.  Those violations deemed more severe could result in a traffic summons being issued with fines and/or mandatory court appearances. 
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Lieutenant Michael A. McClelland

Aurora Police Department Investigations Division

Traffic Section Commander

303-739-6326

[email protected]

 

 

Posted by [email protected]  On Jan 25, 2017 at 8:26 AM
  
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