Disturbance at the Town Center of Aurora  
UPDATE: The Aurora Police Department District 2 Detective Unit is seeking the public's assistance in obtaining photos and videos of last nights disturbance at the Town Center of Aurora. Detectives are particularly interested in obtaining photos and videos that show criminal activity such as fighting, assaults, and property damage.  

Anyone with this type of media is asked to contact Agent Eric White at 303-739-6011 or ewhite@auroragov.org

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095 

Information previously released on December 26th, 2016

At approximately 4:45 this afternoon Aurora Police responded to a large disturbance at the Town Center of Aurora (14200 East Alameda Parkway).

An APD officer that was working off-duty encountered a fight that was taking place in the Food Court. When the officer went to arrest one of the subjects involved he was surrounded by a unruly crowd. As the officer was attempting to escort the arrestee to the Aurora Police Substation inside of the Town Center the crowd continued to advance on the officer and several other fights broke out. A citywide call for help was aired over the radio and all available APD units responded to the center.  The crowd grew in size to approximately 500 people (mostly juveniles). After consultation with Town Center management the decision was made to close the mall in the interest of public safety. 

Assistance was requested from the Denver Police Department and Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office. Early estimates show that over 50 law enforcement officers responded to the Town Center. 

During the incident several skirmishes occurred in the parking lots of the Century Theatre and the RTD Centrepoint Station. One male was assaulted at that location, his injuries were not serious.

Fortunately, there were no serious injuries during the disturbance, one arrestee had very minor injuries and no officers were injured. 

5 arrests were made, all of the suspects are juveniles. Charges they are facing include Disorderly Conduct, Obstruction, and Resisting Arrest.

It is believed that a post on social media announcing a fight at the Town Center is what drew this unruly crowd to the Town Center of Aurora.

Sergeant Chris Amsler
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
720.432.5095

Posted by camsler@auroragov.org On 27 December, 2016 at 5:24 PM  

 
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