Edgewater Police Report: August 10, 2015

From Edgewater Police Chief John Hough:

On August 4, 2015, at about 10:30 PM, officers responded to a report of a robbery that had just occurred in the 2200 block of Fenton Street. The victim, a 55-year-old male transient, advised the officers that as he was walking in the alley between Fenton Street and Gray Street from 22nd Avenue he was approached by one male suspect armed with a knife who demanded his money. The victim responded by sparking a stun gun that he carries on his belt. The suspect dropped the knife but began to fight with the victim, striking him in the face. The suspect kicked the stun gun from the victim and grabbed the victim’s wallet. The suspect fled on foot. Despite quickly establishing a perimeter in the area of the robbery and using a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office K9 to track the suspect’s flight, the suspect could not be located. The victim sustained only minor injuries.

Sometime between 11:00 PM on August 4, 2015 and 8:30 AM on August 5, 2015 a loaded handgun was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 2400 block of Chase Street. The vehicle owner was uncertain if he locked the vehicle during the overnight hours.

On August 5, 2015, at about 3:00 PM, a victim contacted officers at the Edgewater Police Department to report that he had been robbed about three weeks earlier as he was walking behind the King Soopers market and the Target store in the 1700 block of Sheridan Boulevard. The victim believed the robbery occurred on July 19, 2015 at about 7:45 AM. The victim told the officers that he was approached by two male suspects in a vehicle who asked for directions, then one of the suspects produced a handgun and demanded the victim’s money that he has just obtained after cashing a money order at the King Soopers market. The suspect obtained the victim’s money and fled in the vehicle. The victim was not injured. The victim told the officers that the reason for his delay in reporting the incident was because he was so traumatized by the incident that he had to seek counseling. The case is under investigation.

On August 6, 2015, at about 4:35 AM, an officer responded to the 7-11 store at Byron Place and Sheridan Boulevard to meet with Denver Police Department officers regarding an assault that occurred in Edgewater earlier at a residence in the 2500 block of Sheridan Boulevard. The officer interviewed the victim at a local hospital and learned that the assault occurred during a domestic violence incident at the residence. The victim was punched, choked, head-butted and locked in a room in the residence until she managed to escape. Officers were unable to locate the suspect, a 31-year-old male resident of Edgewater. The case is under investigation and an arrest warrant for 2nd degree kidnapping, false imprisonment and 2nd degree assault will be sought for the suspect.

Sometime between 4:30 PM on August 6, 2015 and 8:15 AM on August 7, 2015 a black 2015 Jeep Renegade was stolen from an apartment parking lot in the 2800 block of Kendall Street.

On August 7, 2015, at about 2:00 AM, an officer on routine patrol observed a vehicle make an illegal U-turn in the 5400 block of W. 20th Avenue, then travel in a careless manner on southbound Sheridan Boulevard. When the officer contacted the driver, a 45-year-old male resident of Lakewood, he was issued a Jefferson County Court summons for careless driving and DUI and transported to a local detox facility.

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

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