From Edgewater Police Chief John Mackey:
On 12/31/2016 at about 3 AM Edgewater Officers initiated a traffic stop in the 1900 block of Sheridan Blvd. The driver stopped in the 1600 block of Sheridan Blvd. although he immediately fled after Officer Geerdes attempted to make contact with him. Officer Geerdes followed the vehicle at slow speeds through several streets in Edgewater, and a Mountain View Officer attempted to assist in stopping the vehicle at 26th and Newland Streets. At this point the fleeing vehicle rammed and disabled the Mountain View patrol vehicle, although fortunately the Mountain View officer was not injured. The run vehicle maintained slow speeds while fleeing northbound on Wadsworth Blvd and Westbound on I-70 with officers from Wheat Ridge and Arvada attempting to stop the vehicle. The run vehicle stopped in Arvada and both the driver and front passenger fled on foot, although two Arvada brothers, twelve and thirteen years of age were found in the back seat. The brothers indicated that their 17 year old brother had been the passenger in the front seat of the vehicle. While this investigation was taking place Jefferson County Deputy Dillman utilized a K-9 to track the fleeing youths, and the dog followed the scent to the home of the three brothers, although both the driver and passenger (third brother) had once again fled. The 17 year old brother subsequently turned himself in and also provided officers the name of the 20 year old Arvada driver. As of the time of this report officers were working on obtaining a warrant for the arrest of the 20 year old Arvada driver for multiple offenses.
Burglary & Pawn Shops
On January 12, 2016 at about 7 PM officers responded to the 1700 block of Depew Street on a garage burglary involving several high end bicycles. The homeowner had left her garage door open while she was walking her dog and unknown persons entered and took three road bicycles valued at over $10,000 collectively. One of the suspects attempted to sell the bicycle the next day to a local bike shop, although the clerk at the store became suspicious due to the high end value of the bike, and in turn notified the Denver Police. The Denver Police Department worked with Edgewater Officer Robenalt and Detective Naumann and eventually located all three bicycles, one of which was at a Lakewood Pawn shop. A 24 year old man living in a motel along W. Colfax in Lakewood was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail on multiple theft charges. Great collective follow-up Denver and Edgewater Officers!
Officers have conducted traffic enforcement regularly throughout the city this past week. Speeding, fictitious plates, no plates, no insurance, unregistered vehicles, driving under revocation, driving under suspension, stop sign violations, parking violations, abandoned vehicles, unsafe turns, driving the wrong way, no child car seats and multiple traffic accidents.
21 year old male Edgewater resident.
35 year old male Wheat Ridge resident.
35 year old female Lakewood resident and habitual traffic offender.
47 year old male Lakewood resident.
55 year old male Lakewood resident.
49 year old male Brighton resident.
In addition, officers responded to calls of bike theft, criminal mischief, car break ins, several disturbances, alarms, fights at school, false information to a pawn broker, child abuse, civil assists, warrant arrests, gas leaks, thefts, and medical calls.
Contact Person: Chief John Mackey
Contact number: 720-763-3000