Edgewater Police Report: February 29, 2016

Edgewater Police Report from Chief John Mackey:

On February 21, 2016 shortly after 3AM Edgewater Officer Young was monitoring traffic in the area of 26th and Sheridan Blvd. Officer Young observed a gray Dodge truck stopped on Sheridan Blvd. at the red light for 26th Avenue. Once the light turned green, the truck accelerated at a high rate of speed and the rear tires began spinning in place. Officer Young followed the vehicle and was eventually able to stop it in the 2000 block of Ames St. After the stop a male exited the vehicle and began running eastbound. Officer Young pursued the male and caught up to him on the west side of Sloan’s Lake where he was taken into custody. A 24 year old Arvada male was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail for DUI, and multiple traffic offenses. Good job Officer Young!

On February 19, 2016 at about 7:20 AM School Resource Officer McCallin was following up on a report from the Lumberg Elementary Principal and parents regarding a chronic poor driver. The principal, staff and parents all indicated that another parent at the school was regularly driving aggressively during drop off and pick up times, and had come close to hitting students on more than one occasion. A parent had asked the poor driving female to slow down although the poor driver began to yell at the parent and subsequently followed the parent home from school. Officer McCallin contacted the poor driver, although she yelled at the officer as well. The 26 year old Lakewood parent was found to be driving without a valid license, and she was subsequently issued a citation for harassment and the driving offense. Thank you school staff and parents for alerting us of this irresponsible driver and parent and good job Officer McCallin!

Stolen Vehicles
On February 19, 2016 at about 4 PM Officers responded to the Terra Village Apartments, 2700 block of Ingalls St. on an auto theft of a 1997 Toyota. An employee of the apartment complex advised that just prior to notifying police he observed a 25 year old white male with slight facial hair and wearing a black baseball cap and hoodie inside his vehicle hotwiring his car which was parked at the front of the apartment complex. The employee ran towards his car and yelled at the suspect to stop, although the suspect began driving away. The employee smashed his car’s windshield with a bucket he was carrying and then hung onto the vehicle as it was driving away. The owner road along the vehicle for a short distance although he let go as the suspect began speeding up along W. 26th Ave. On 2/20/2016 Commerce City Police located the stolen 1997 Toyota Civic and returned it to the owner.

On February 26, 2016 at about noon Officers received a report of a motor vehicle theft in the 2700 block of Ingalls St. The victim had her 1999 white Jeep stolen overnight while it was left locked and unattended in the parking area of the Terra Village Apartments.

Edgewater Police have now received several stolen vehicle reports from the 26 and 2700 block of Ingalls Street in 2016, and will be concentrating additional patrol in this area – residents are reminded to telephone dispatch at 303-271-0211 if they observe suspicious persons.

Edgewater Officers arrested 6 persons for DUI over this reporting period:
24 year old male Arvada resident.
26 year old male Denver resident.
28 year old female Lakewood resident.
30 year old female Edgewater resident.
42 year old male Denver resident.
49 year old Edgewater resident.

Edgewater Officers arrested two persons for shoplifting this period:
30 year old male Denver resident.
35 year old male Denver resident.

Traffic Issues
Edgewater Officers performed about 47 traffic stops for traffic enforcement during the course of this reporting period. Drivers were contacted for exhibition of speed, careless driving, red light violations, turn violations, following too closely, parking violations, abandoned vehicles, weaving, expired plates, following too closely, speeding, registration violations, suspensions, denials and revocations, and multiple traffic accidents and a hit & run.

Calls for Service
Edgewater Officers additionally responded to calls involving a student assaulting another student and faculty, felony menacing with a weapon, criminal mischief, suspicious persons, disturbances, trespasses, barking dogs, thefts, mental health holds, unwanted persons, intoxicated persons, domestic violence, assault, and violation of protections order, child abuse, criminal mischief and multiple warrant arrests. Edgewater Officers self-initiated and responded to about 175 various calls this past week – thank you neighbors for notifying our dispatch center at 303-271-0211 for the many calls and for our Edgewater Officers for their fine work during a very busy week!

Challenging Times for Law Enforcement

Deputy Nate Carrigan, of the Park County Sheriff’s Office was shot and killed this past week, and Deputy Kolby Martin and Captain Mark Hancock were shot while assisting with a residential eviction in Park County. Captain Hancock has been released from the hospital, while Deputy Martin remains in care at St. Anthony’s.

Denver Police Officer Rachel Eid was shot while chasing a burglary suspect in the area of 35th and Lowell. Edgewater Officers assisted in the area check for the Denver burglary suspect who was subsequently shot and killed, although Edgewater Officers were not involved in the shooting of the burglary suspect. Officer Eid has been released from the hospital.

Park County Sheriff’s Deputy Carrigan was a tenured law enforcement officer and friend to the Edgewater Police Department, and Edgewater Officers assisted with both the Park County and St. Anthony’s Hospital scenes.

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

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