Edgewater Police Report: August 3, 2015

From Edgewater Police Chief John Hough:

On July 28, 2015, at about 11:20 PM, an officer responded to the Taco Bell restaurant at 1911 Sheridan Boulevard regarding a report from the restaurant manager of a possible DUI driver in the drive-through area. Although the vehicle left the restaurant before the officer arrived, he was able to locate the vehicle in the 5200 block of W. 17th Avenue in Lakewood based upon the license number provided by the restaurant manager. A 35- year-old female resident of Lakewood was contacted when she returned to her residence. She was arrested and issued a Jefferson County Court summons for operating a vehicle with a defective license plate light, failing to present evidence of vehicle insurance upon demand and DUI. She was transported to a local detox facility.

On July 29, 2015, at about 3:00 AM, an officer on patrol by himself noticed a vehicle parked in the 6000 block of W. 22nd Avenue with two male suspect attempting to load an expensive bicycle into the trunk of the vehicle. The officer contacted both suspects who provided conflicting and confusing answers to the officer’s questions about their conduct. Both suspects attempted to enter their vehicle and leave the area. When the officer attempted to restrain the driver of the vehicle, a physical altercation ensued during which the officer was punched repeatedly in the head by driver as the other suspect attempted to position himself behind the officer. As the fight continued, one suspect fled on foot while the other suspect fled in the vehicle. Officers from the Wheat Ridge, Mountain View, Lakewood and Westminster Police Departments responded to the area in an attempt to locate one or both suspects. The Westminster Police Department K9 unit responded and tracked the suspect on foot to the area of the 2100 block of Harlan Street where the track abruptly ended, suggesting that the suspect was picked up in a vehicle. The suspects and their vehicle have not been identified. The officer, although punched in the head repeatedly, was medically cleared to return to full duty immediately and sustained no major injuries.

On July 29, 2015, at about 12:50 PM, officers responded to the Target store at 1985 Sheridan Boulevard regarding a shoplifting incident. Although the suspect provided the officers with a false name, they were able to confirm his identity. The suspect, a 28-year- old male transient, was arrested and issued an Edgewater Municipal Court summons for shoplifting. In addition, the suspect was arrested and transported to the Jefferson County Jail for an outstanding arrest warrant from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for possession of a controlled substance and child abuse.

On August 1, 2015, at about 2:25 AM, an officer responded to a residence in the 2700 block of Ingalls Street regarding a disturbance. One of the individuals involved in the disturbance was a 14-year-old female who was a runaway from Denver since February 28, 2015. The officer’s investigation revealed that the female had significant issues regarding the use of illegal narcotics, abuse of alcoholic beverages, family violence and sexual and physical assaults by males. The female was determined to be a “high risk” juvenile and was referred to the Jefferson County Human Trafficking task force. An officer with the Edgewater Police Department is an active member of that task force. The juvenile was transported to Children’s Hospital. Jefferson County and Denver Human Services agencies were notified of the juvenile’s situation.

On August 1, 2015, at about 1:00 PM, officers responded to the 2500 block of Lamar Street regarding three suspicious individuals walking the street looking into parked vehicles. Two of the individuals were males; one was a female. The officers located the two suspects in the 2000 block of Lamar Street who matched the description provided by the reporting party. When the officers attempted to contact the suspects, one suspect complied with their orders, but the other suspect fled on foot. Two foot pursuits ensued, with the suspect finally being arrested in the 1800 block of Newland Street. The suspect who complied with the officers orders, a 48-year-old male resident of Lakewood, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) while the other suspect who fled, a 42-year-old male resident of Lakewood, was arrested for a misdemeanor arrest warrant from the Lakewood Police Department for obstructing a police officer; a misdemeanor arrest warrant from the Lakewood Police Department for failure to appear on a traffic offense; a misdemeanor arrest warrant from the Lakewood Police Department for failure to appear on a weapons offense; and a misdemeanor arrest warrant from the Cherry Hills Village Police Department for failure to appear on a traffic offense. Both suspect were booked into the Jefferson County Jail.

On August 1, 2015, at about 6:00 PM, officers responded to a report from two concerned passing motorists of a child riding his bicycle in the middle of roadway in the 2400 block of Pierce Street. The officers located a four-year-old male child with his bicycle. When the officers contacted the child’s 40-year-old father asleep in a nearby apartment unit, he was issued a Jefferson County Court summons for child abuse. The Jefferson County Department of Human Services was advised of the incident.

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

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