Edgewater Police Report: March 21, 2016

Edgewater Police Report from Chief John Mackey:

On March 14, 2016 in the evening, Edgewater Officers assisted our local Task Force in contacting and arresting suspects involved in the Craigslist shooting and robbery on Pierce Street a couple of weeks ago that occurred in Lakewood. Edgewater Officers assisted Lakewood, Denver and Wheat Ridge Police and arrested two suspects that were taken into custody in the area of 26th and Pierce. A stolen vehicle from Denver was located in the area. No officers or suspects were injured. The suspects were lodged in the Jefferson County Jail. Please report any suspicious activity in the area of 26th and Pierce St. to Jefferson County Dispatch at 303-271-0211. Additionally, many residents are taking advantage of notifying the police department via private Nextdoor messages. Although we welcome those messages, please remember that if there’s urgency to the matter you need to notify Dispatch directly.

This criminal activity was monitored by several residents and generated many comments on Next-door Edgewater’s site, which also included the following post from the police department:

As your city employee tasked with the goal of public safety, I would very much encourage you to “see something ……. say something”.

As a long time police officer I learned long ago that when a child is involved in some type of contact with police it is best to involve the child’s parents and let them handle the majority of cases, and when a rental property and renter is involved it is best to involve the landlord or manager who often can handle the situation best through lease compliance.
When you do (have a problem or issue that needs to be resolved) I would like to explain the process:

Notify Jefferson County Dispatch of suspicious incidents at 303-271-0211 and provide them with the details – you may remain anonymous if you wish.
Edgewater Police Officers will be dispatched to handle the call and take the appropriate action, but the follow-up by our Crime Free Housing Unit is what is generally most effective.

Recognize that about 60% of residential properties in Edgewater are “Renter Occupied Housing”, and that calls for service and crime are greater in multi-unit housing and rental housing.

Recognize that landlords of these properties often live out of state or for many different reasons are unaware that their property is receiving police calls for service.

Recognize that police attain greater compliance to laws and neighbor complaints when they involve the landlord of the rented home.

Recognize that the reports our officers complete, based on your call to dispatch, are public record and as such are available for distribution to landlords.

Once again, I have found that our communities work best when we work together and that includes letting parents know what their children are up to and letting landlords know what their renters are up to.

Our CRIME FREE HOUSING program is in its infancy and is staffed by volunteers and neighbors at the Edgewater Police Department to assist in making our community safer. Our Edgewater Police website is in the process of being updated with some of these new programs, and we hope to have that completed shortly.

Stolen Vehicles – Jeep Cherokee’s
During the overnight hours of March 20th, an unknown person(s) stole a 2003 beige Jeep Grand Cherokee that was left unlocked and unattended from the 2200 block of Kendall St.
On March 17th between 8AM and 4:15PM, an unknown person(s) stole a 1995 Black Jeep Cherokee that was left locked and unattended in the 2700 block of Ingalls Street.

Between March 16th at 8PM and March 18th at 7:30AM an unknown person(s) attempted to steal a 1994 Red Jeep Cherokee that was left locked and unattended in the 2600 block of Kendall Street – the ignition switch was damaged.

Previously, Edgewater Police have 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 8 persons for DUI over this reporting period: 

23 year old female Denver resident.
24 year old female Denver resident.
29 year old female Denver resident.
30 year old male Denver resident.
31 year old male Colorado Springs resident.
41 year old female Commerce City resident.
45 year old male Denver resident.
46 year old male Denver resident.

Edgewater Officers received three reports of shoplifting at local stores this past week.
Unknown year old male fled.
Unknown year old male fled.
50 year old male Denver resident.

Traffic Issues
Edgewater Officers performed about 101 traffic stops for traffic enforcement during the course of this reporting period. Drivers were contacted for speeding, careless driving, red light violations, turn violations, failing to signal, reckless driving, following too closely, parking violations, abandoned vehicles, weaving, expired plates, following too closely, registration violations, suspensions, denials and revocations, and multiple traffic accidents and a hit & run. The radar trailer is deployed regularly throughout the city and will be placed in the 2200 block of Kendall Street again as the snow interfered for a few days. If you are interested in having the radar trailer put in your neighborhood, please call the Police Volunteer Line – 303-763-3015, or Volunteers@Edgewaterpd.com

Calls for Service
Edgewater Officers additionally responded to calls involving medical assists, trespassing, alarms, civil assists, fraud, mental health holds, noise complaints, criminal mischief, harassment, suspicious persons, disturbances, animals at large, barking dogs, welfare checks, juvenile problems, thefts, unwanted persons, intoxicated persons, domestic violence, assault, violation of protection orders, and multiple warrant arrests. Edgewater Officers self-initiated and responded to about 216 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!

Thank You Notes from Neighbors

Note of thanks to the Edgewater Police Department and the Police Office Manager, Ms. Debbie Hernandez for helping the Parker Police Department with their thefts of FedEx packages investigation. Corporal Nate Geerdes arrested the suspects last week.

Hello Mrs. Hernandez,
Thank you so much for taking the time to call and forward the report. They are my suspects here in Parker. They’re taking FedEx packages off doors over here and I’m sure elsewhere in the metro area.

Great report – and good catch for your officers! Unfortunately, they bonded out on my days off and before I could get over to Jeffco to talk to them. If you would please provide the supplements that would be great. And, a vehicle inventory sheet would be helpful too. They stole a large kids’ ride on toy – still in the box off the front porch here in Parker. We have other cases – but none that I can tie them too yet. My victim had home cameras with GREAT images.

If your detectives need to speak to me – I can be reached at XXX. I can only get them on a small $279 case – but I’m sure they are good for others. And, it would be nice to let the DA’s over there know they are suspects in a case here – I’ll need to write warrants for both of them.

I appreciate your help – Dawn

Dawn Cashman
Police Officer
Parker Police Department
18600 Lincoln Meadows Pkwy
Parker, CO 80134

Neighbor thanking the department for arresting two suspects who had a 9 MM Mac 10 Sub Machine Gun.

A loaded MAC 10 ….. Holy XXXX!
I don’t say thank you nearly enough to you and your department. Thank you!

Neighbor’s notes are placed in the lobby of the police station and placed in the respective officer’s personnel files – thanks for sharing!

Contact Person:

Chief John Mackey

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