Edgewater Police Report: June 1, 2015

Editor’s Note:

Each week we post the Police Report from the Edgewater Police Department so that residents can stay up to date on what is happening in Edgewater. We wanted to draw your attention to one of the incidents which shows the professionalism of our Edgewater Police Officers as well as Lakewood Police. Officers took the time to notice that the suspect had a BB gun disguised to look like a real gun and responded with appropriate force. 

On May 25, 2015, at about 3:00 PM, officers from the Edgewater Police Department and agents from the Lakewood Police Department responded to Walker Branch Park in the 5800 block of W.16th Avenue regarding a felony menacing during which a male suspect threatened several juveniles in the park with a gun. The officers’ investigation revealed that the gun used by the suspect was a BB gun with the tip of the barrel of the gun modified to blacken the orange tip. The three juveniles were seven, nine and ten years old. Officers located the suspect, a 16-year-old male resident of Edgewater, and arrested him for felony menacing and disorderly conduct. The suspect was transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center.

The rest of the Police Report from Edgewater Police Chief John Hough:

Sometime between 6:00 PM on May 23, 2015 and 6:45 PM on May 24, 2015 a 2003 Chevrolet parked in a parking lot in the 2600 block of Kendall Street was entered and the ignition was damaged. No property was removed from the vehicle.

At about 11:30 PM on May 23, 2015 an officer responded to the area of W. 25th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard regarding a disturbance during which one vehicle was chasing another vehicle. The officer was able to contact one of the vehicles. The driver of that vehicle admitted that he had been involved in a collision with another vehicle and had been assaulted by several unknown individuals after the collision. The driver, a 55-year-old male resident of Wheat Ridge, was arrested and issued a Jefferson County Court summons for DUI. The driver was transported to a local hospital by ambulance due to the injuries he sustained when he was assaulted after the traffic collision. The driver could not provide any information regarding who assaulted him.

Sometime between 8:30 AM and 3:45 PM on May 26, 2015 a residence in the 2200 block of Depew Street was burglarized. There were no signs of forced entry. Computer equipment and a television were stolen.

On May 27, 2015, at about 1:00 AM, officers on routine patrol in the 2500 block alley between Ames Street and Sheridan Boulevard noticed a male slumped over the steering wheel of a parked vehicle with the engine running. When the officers contacted the driver, a 33-year-old male resident of Denver, he was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs and two outstanding felony arrest warrants for dangerous drugs from Denver and New Jersey. The driver was issued a summons for operating his vehicle under the influence of drugs and booked into the Jefferson County Jail for the outstanding arrest warrant from Denver.

On May 27, 2015, at about 8:55 PM, an officer responded to JJ Liquors at 1711 Sheridan Boulevard regarding a theft. The officer’s investigation revealed that when one of the employees at the liquor store attempted to contact a suspect regarding the theft of several bottles of alcoholic beverages, the suspect entered a taxi parked outside the business. The taxi driver threatened to run over the liquor store employee as he tried to stop the vehicle and get identifying information on the taxi. Although the suspect initially fled from the scene, officers were able to locate the vehicle and two suspects in Arvada. One of the suspects, a 28-year-old female resident of Lakewood, was arrested and booked into the Jefferson County Jail for theft of less than $50, 3rd degree assault and criminal mischief. The other suspect, a 27-year-old female resident of Lakewood, was arrested for felony menacing and reckless endangerment.

On May 28, 2015, at about 5:15 AM, an officer responded to the 2800 block of Harlan Street after a resident just witnessed two juvenile males steal her father’s Acura Integra from the parking lot. The vehicle was locked and had a club lock on the steering wheel. The only description of the suspects is 14-19 years of age dressed in all black clothing.

On May 31, 2015, at about 2:20 AM, an officer working special state grant funded DUI enforcement noticed a vehicle weaving in the 2200-2400 blocks of Sheridan Boulevard. When the officer stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver, 44-year-old male resident of Aurora, he was arrested for failing to operate his vehicle in a single lane of traffic, DUI and an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the Brighton Police Department. The driver was issued a summons to Jefferson County Court and booked into the Jefferson County Jail for the outstanding arrest warrant.

Contact person: Chief John Hough
Contact telephone number: 720-763-3000

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