Edgewater Police Report: November 23, 2015

From Edgewater Police Chief John Mackey:

On November 23, 2015 early morning hours Edgewater Officers responded to the 5600 block of W. 26th Avenue on a disturbance. The resident reported that her boyfriend had thrown items at her and assaulted her at which point she dialed 911. The boyfriend had fled prior to officers arriving – a warrant is pending for the arrest of the boyfriend.

On November 02, 2015 at about 8:30 PM, Edgewater Police Corporal Nathan Geerdes was patrolling the Target lot when he located a blue Honda Civic with a stolen temporary tag. As Corporal Geerdes was checking the vehicle he observed a male walking towards the car and upon seeing the police he abruptly changed directions.

Corporal Geerdes contacted the male suspect and after a short conversation the male fled on foot into the 2000 block alley between Ames & Benton St. Corporal Geerdes attempted to arrest the male suspect and a struggle ensued causing both to fall to the ground. As Corporal Geerdes was on the ground he could feel the suspect attempting to reach for his duty weapon. Assisting officers arrived on scene and the suspect was taken into custody.

Investigation revealed the suspect was wanted on a no bond fugitive warrant for parole violation from the Colorado Department of Corrections. The Honda was reported stolen out of Denver on October 27, 2015. Corporal Geerdes is commended for his attention to duty which resulted in the recovery of a stolen car and the apprehension of a wanted fugitive.

On 11/20/2015 just prior to the school day, Edgewater Officers were alerted of a threat to students at Jefferson Junior/Senior High School from a social media site from another unknown student. Edgewater Officers conducted extra patrols of the High School and Elementary School throughout the day to assure the safety of students and staff. Investigation continues.

The Fast Cash Pawn Robbery has received additional investigation through the use of two regularly assigned Edgewater Police Volunteers. Two of our volunteers, Frank and Pete spent considerable time reviewing the extensive case file and digital evidence associated with the multi-jurisdictional case. Frank’s extensive and time consuming review of the digital files resulted in a weapon being identified that was used during the Edgewater robbery. Pete’s review of the multiple cases, revealed that the weapon used in the Edgewater robbery and identified by Frank had been taken from a pawn shop in Adams County. This case involves over twenty police personnel form multiple agencies, but our volunteers have assisted in uncovering information that will be vitally important to the completion of this investigation. Thank you volunteers!

On June 6, 2015 at about 10:50 PM the King Soopers at 1725 Sheridan Blvd. was robbed by a masked gunmen. Edgewater Officers had responded to the scene assisted by Officers from the Denver and Lakewood Police Departments. Although the suspect was able to flee the scene, officer’s quick response led the suspect to drop both the gun he had used to rob the store and the money he had taken. Edgewater Detectives were able to submit the evidence to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, and a suspect was identified this week for further follow-up. Case continues.

During the previous two weeks Edgewater PD has received numerous complaints of speeding vehicles. Officers have conducted additional traffic enforcement regularly throughout the city, but concentrating on areas involving the school zones and new pavement zones. Officers have conducted over 20 traffic stops in the area of the High School, citing the majority for various traffic violations. Additionally officers have conducted extensive traffic enforcement along the newly paved roadways throughout the city.

Edgewater Officers arrested multiple persons for DUI this period:
25 year old male Denver resident.
31 year old female Littleton resident.
41 year old male Denver resident.
45 year old male Lakewood resident.

Edgewater Officers arrested multiple persons for Shoplifting this period:
18 year old male Edgewater resident
30 year old female Watkins resident.

Contact Person: Chief John Mackey
Contact number: 720-763-3000

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