Edgewater Police Report: January 25, 2016

From Edgewater Police Chief John Mackey:

911 Board Award – Radio’s
On October 10, 1983 the 911 Board was incorporated utilizing funds from surcharges to resident phone service. The board’s role has been to support emergency communications throughout the Jefferson County emergency communication centers. As Edgewater has never directly supported a police communications center, our city and police department did not appear to have ever received funding. Our staffs have been working with old and obsolete equipment that put our officers at risk as they were not able to communicate with our neighboring agencies.

Edgewater police personnel made several presentations before the review process and 911 Board, and on January 19, 2016 the 911 Board unanimously supported the acquisition of new portable and vehicle radios for the Edgewater Police Department. Jefferson County Commissioner Casey Tighe, Board Chair, Arvada Police Deputy Chief Charles Johnson, Lakewood Police Division Chief Bill Rush, West Metro Fire Deputy Chief Mark Krapf all voted unanimously for the $95,358 award to support Edgewater residents, visitors and our police officers – thank you 911 Board!

Thanks Neighbor!
On January 23, 2015 at about 2 AM Denver Police had a report of a drive by shooting in southwest Denver involving a smaller blue vehicle. At 3:10 AM Edgewater Officers initiated a traffic stop on a blue Prius in the 2500 block of Ames Street, although the vehicle fled from officers. A second Edgewater Officer located the vehicle a short distance from the initial stop, and stopped the blue Prius at 29th and Fenton Street. During the traffic stop, Officers received information from a neighbor in the 2500 block of Benton Street that appeared related to the incident. The neighbor had been awakened by the police siren at the time of the initial stop and went outside to see what was going on. The neighbor located a loaded 45 caliber handgun in the street near his residence and called dispatch. The driver of the Prius, a 22 year old Denver female was jailed on outstanding warrants and traffic violations. The information on the passengers in the Prius, a 22 year old Edgewater resident from the 2000 block of Benton Street, and two Denver men of similar age were turned over to the Denver Police Department for follow-up. Thank you neighbor for taking the time to care for your community at 3 AM, and for assisting us in removing a dangerous weapon that might have caused further harm! Good job Corporals Forsythe and Nesbitt, and Recruit Officer Collins!

Great follow-up via Craig’s List!
On January 18, 2015 Edgewater Officers took a report of a silver 1998 Acura TL that had been taken from the 2800 block of Kendall Street the night before. The victim re-contacted Edgewater Officers the next day when she located a similar vehicle as hers listed for sale on Craig’s list. Officers were able to intervene for the victim and made contact with the person selling a silver 1998 Acura TL. Westminster Officers covertly met with the seller of the vehicle in their city and found that the “new owner’ was in possession of the vehicle stolen from our Edgewater resident. The arrestee, (not available as of the time of this report) – year old, – resident was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail on Edgewater auto theft charges. Additional follow-up will be done by Edgewater officers.

Traffic Enforcement
Officers have conducted traffic enforcement regularly throughout the city this past week. Speeding, fictitious plates, no plates, no insurance, driving under revocation, driving under suspension, stop sign violations, parking violations, unsafe turns, unsafe vehicles, and multiple traffic accidents.

22 year old female Lakewood resident.
31 year old male Lakewood resident, who had been traveling over 60 mph on a side street and narrowly missed striking a pedestrian.
37 year old male Lakewood resident.

28 year old male Lakewood resident.

In addition, officers responded to calls of bike theft, criminal impersonation, multiple intoxicated persons, child abuse, sexual assault, death investigation, third degree assault, drugs, warrant arrests, and a fight at the high school.

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

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