Edgewater Police Report: January 18, 2016

From Edgewater Police Chief John Mackey:

On January 14, 2016 at about 8:40 PM Edgewater Officers received report of the Denver Police Department being involved in the pursuit of a vehicle westbound on W. Sixth Avenue. The pursued vehicle was reported to have been stolen and the multiple occupants of the vehicle had been involved in two drive-by shootings earlier that evening. Edgewater Officers learned that the pursued vehicle turned northbound onto Sheridan Blvd. at which point they set up traffic control at both 17th and 20th Avenues. While Edgewater Officers were blocking cross pedestrians and traffic at both intersections the pursued vehicle ran through the intersection at about 80 mph. without any lights on followed by several Denver Police vehicles. The pursued vehicle lost control in the 2500 block of Sheridan Blvd, and collided into several vehicles which were parked along the west curb line and eventually crashed into 2519 Sheridan Blvd, Live Well Cannabis. Three male and one female suspect attempted to flee the scene although all four were arrested within a short distance of the accident by Edgewater and Denver Officers. Edgewater Officer Young sustained a cut hand while he was pursuing one of the suspects over a neighbor’s fence, although he was subsequently treated and released back to active duty.

Sgt. Fowle, Corporals Forsythe and Geerdes, and Officer Young are all commended for their quick actions in establishing traffic control to prevent cross traffic, and potential harm to citizens. Additionally, all officers are commended for their quick response to the fleeing suspects which resulted in the capture of all four Denver residents – great job! Case follow-up will be handled by the Denver Police Department.

Stolen Vehicles

On January 14, 2016 Edgewater Officers responded to a stolen vehicle in the 6800 block of W. 24th Avenue. The resident left their 1995 Green Mitsubishi Eclipse locked and unattended, although it was taken overnight.


Edgewater Officers arrested 5 persons for DUI over this reporting period:
22 year old male Denver resident.
27 year old male Lakewood resident.
28 year old female Denver resident.
30 year old male Lakewood resident.
31 year old male Lakewood resident.

Edgewater Officers arrested one person for shoplifting this period:
16 year old male Denver resident.

Edgewater Officers performed traffic enforcement during the course of this reporting period and contacted several persons for parking violations, abandoned vehicles, expired plates, fictitious plates, speeding, registration violations, suspensions, denials and revocations, and multiple traffic accidents.

Edgewater Officers additionally responded to calls involving a death investigation, fugitive locates, suspicious persons, disturbances, trespasses, barking dogs, thefts, mental health holds, unwanted persons, intoxicated persons, gas leaks and multiple warrant arrests.

Edgewater Officers continued their investigation of the Fast Cash Pawn Robbery alongside the ATF and FBI. Several additional leads were recovered and acted on this reporting period – case continues. A joint meeting will be held on January 19th, 2016.

Calls for Service

Residents are reminded that the Jefferson County Communications Center at 303-271-0211 is the regional call center that dispatches Edgewater Officers 24/7/365. Although I very much appreciate the numerous messages regarding law enforcement issues and the City of Edgewater via Nextdoor, if you have something urgent I would suggest that you call the communications center directly.

Contact Person: Chief John Mackey

Contact number: 720-763-3000

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