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Make an Online Crime Report

We understand that your time is critical. Save time by reviewing the below information prior to starting your report.

Answer the following questions to determine if reporting your incident online is right for you:
  1. Is this an emergency?
  2. Is this crime currently in progress?
  3. Is this crime a violent crime (personal assault, kidnapping, robbery etc.), sexual crime (rape, sexual assault etc.), home burglary, domestic violence, an assault and battery?
  4. Did this incident occur outside the Aurora, Colo., city limits?
If you answered, "Yes" to question #1, #2, or #3 call 911 to report the matter.

If you answered, "Yes" to question #4 please call the law enforcement agency for that city or county where the incident took place to report the matter.

If you answered, "No" to all of the above questions, you are ready to file your report online. Please see the list below of online-eligible reports.

Using the Aurora Police Online Reporting System you can report the following incidents listed below (please choose one). This system allows you to file a non-emergency police report in cases where there is no suspect information and no immediate danger to persons or property, such as a vehicle break-in that happened overnight. The following options are available for online crime reporting:

  • Lost or Missing Property (excluding prescription medication, firearms, or license plates)
  • Theft with no known suspects (excluding firearms, explosives or motor vehicles)
  • Damaged Property with no known suspects
  • Vandalism to a Vehicle 
  • Larceny from a Vehicle (excluding lost/stolen license plates)
  • Supplemental Report of Stolen Property from a Burglary
  • Check Forgery
  • Identity Theft
  • Illegal Use of A Credit Card of Debit Card
  • Fraud: Confidence games or scams
  • Larceny/Shoplifting Reports with no suspect or a suspect in custody (this reporting feature is for businesses only)

Visit the "Make an Online Accident Report" page to file an accident report.

Please complete this form as accurately and completely as possible. This will help us screen your report for potential investigation. If you need to report more than one type of crime (or multiple instances), please complete a separate Report Form for each incident. Each report will be reviewed. If additional information is needed or required you will be contacted by email or phone.

Depending upon the type of information provided there may be a determination made to continue investigation the incident. A detective will not contact you unless additional information is required.
Warning - Filing a false police report is a crime.

Any person who knowingly provides false information or causes false information to be transmitted on a report to law enforcement authorities, whether regarding the incident or identity information of the parties involved, commits a third degree misdemeanor punishable by fines and will be prosecuted.
(ref: State Statute 18-8-111 and Aurora Code 94-380)

Lost or Missing Property

Definition : When property is missing or lost

Example : Property that is missing, leaving items in a restaurant, or missing from your home. If you are reporting a lost or stolen cellular telephone it is your responsibility to report the loss or theft to your cell phone provider.

Report: Theft or Larceny (Not from a vehicle)

Definition : Your property is taken without your permission. This does not include a motor vehicle or property taken from your motor vehicle. If the theft is the motor vehicle or from the motor vehicle please call the Police Department at 303.627.3100.

Example : Items such as a lawn mower from your yard, a purse out of a grocery cart or a decorative statue from your garden.

Report: Damaged Property or Vandalism (Not to a vehicle and not caused by a vehicle)

Definition : A person causes damage to real or personal property owned by you.

Example : Someone knocks down your mail box, breaks a window, or spray paints graffiti on your fence, house, or garage.

Report: Vandalism to a Vehicle

Definition : A person causes damage to a motor vehicle owned by you.

Example : Someone scratches your car with a key, breaks out a tail or head light, or causes some other type of damage to your car.

Larceny from a Vehicle (Lost/stolen license plate cannot be reported online)

Definition: Property is taken from inside your vehicle without your permission. This does include property removed from the bed of a pickup truck. This does not include the theft of a motor vehicle!

Example: Someone takes your cell phone, camera or other personal property item that you had left inside your vehicle.

Supplemental Report: Stolen Property from a Burglary

Definition: If you have previously reported a burglary to the Aurora Police Department and have a case number that the responding officer provided, you may report additional stolen property that you have discovered missing on this report.

Example: You filed a burglary report with an Aurora Police officer and you have a case number. After the officer left, you found that your were missing more jewelry than you had originally reported to the officer and need to add the information to your report.

Report: Check Forgery

Description: The Act of falsifying a negotiable written instrument in order to collect money that does not belong to the forger.

Example: Someone has stolen checks from you and removed money from your account by signing the check as you by falsifying your signature.

APD Check Fraud Policy

Identity Theft

Description: The illegal use of your personal identifying information (such as Social Security number), financial identifying information or financial device.

Example: Someone has used your Social Security number to file a tax return and collect your IRS refund. Someone has opened a loan or credit card using your personal and financial identifying information.

Identity Theft Resources

Report: Fraud Illegal Use of a Credit or Debit Card

Description: Someone obtains the use of Credit or Debit cards without the owner’s consent. This can be the physical loss or theft of the credit/debit card or the illegal use of the credit/debit card number.

Example: You check your bank statement and find out that your credit card number has been illegally used to purchase goods.

Shoplifting Report with NO suspect or NO suspect in custody (For Businesses ONLY)

Definition: A larceny shoplift (no suspect) is defined as a person who is observed selecting merchandise, then leaving the store without paying for the items and the store does not have a positive ID of the offender(s). Picture, video or a general description of the suspect does not equal identifiable suspect information. However, if you have a license plate for the vehicle, please contact Dispatch at 303.627.3100.

Example: An unknown person or persons is observed selecting merchandise and then leaving the store without paying for the items. Examples include attempting to return stolen items or leaving the store without paying for all items.

Report: Attempted Motor Vehicle Theft

Definition: The ignition or steering column is damaged and the vehicle is not stolen.

Example: You discover that the steering column is damaged or that your key no longer works in the ignition.

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