Edgewater Police Report: 4/17/2016-4/24/2016

From Edgewater Police Chief John Mackey:

Good Timing

On April 22, at about 11AM Lakewood Police received a shots fired report involving a newer dark SUV in the 1600 block of Kendall St. Lakewood Police arrived in the area and located a similar vehicle and began pursuing it eastbound.

Edgewater Sgt. Lovato, School Resource Officer McCallin and Officer Challis were in the area of 17th and Eaton St when they overheard emergency police sirens coming toward them. A newer dark SUV turned onto 17th St. from Eaton St. while pursued by Lakewood Police, and both crooks and officers came to a stop quickly in front of Officer Challis and Edgewater Officers.

The driver was quickly arrested by SRO McCallin and Sgt. Lovato although the passenger jumped from the vehicle and began running southbound. The passenger was pursued by Officer Challis, and after a short foot pursuit the suspect was cornered and arrested at gunpoint, although the gun was not found on the suspect. A subsequent area search located the handgun that had been used previously and had been dropped during the foot pursuit. Both crooks were found to be juveniles from Lakewood and they were subsequently jailed on multiple offenses. Officer Challis, SRO McCallin, and Sgt. Lovato are to be commended for the apprehension and arrest of two dangerous persons whose actions imperiled the safety and welfare of our community.

Stolen Vehicles

No vehicles were reported stolen this past week.

Jeep Cherokees have been the primary vehicle of choice by crooks in recent weeks.

DUI’s

Edgewater Officers arrested 4 persons for DUI over this reporting period:
27 year old male Aurora resident.
30 year old male Westminster resident.
31 year old male Wheat Ridge resident.
31 year old male Edgewater resident.

Shoplifting

Edgewater Officers received three reports of shoplifting at local stores this past week.

4/19 1900 block of Sheridan Blvd. – 24 year old male Edgewater resident.
4/23 1900 block of Sheridan Blvd. – 28 year old male Edgewater resident.
4/22 1900 block of Sheridan Blvd. – 31 year old male Denver resident.

Traffic Issues

Edgewater Officers performed about 34 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, registration violations, suspensions, denials and revocations, and multiple traffic accidents. The radar trailer is deployed regularly throughout the city and has been placed on W. 25th Ave at Jay St. If you are interested in having the radar trailer put in your neighborhood, please call the Police Volunteer Line – 720-763-3015, or Volunteers@Edgewaterpd.com

Calls for Service

Edgewater Officers additionally responded to calls involving burglary (unfounded), assault, runaways, medical assists, trespassing, alarms, civil assists, noise complaints, fraud, criminal mischief, harassment, suspicious persons, disturbances, welfare checks, animals at large, barking dogs, welfare checks, juvenile problems, thefts, unwanted persons, intoxicated persons, found property, domestic violence, assault, criminal mischiefs, and multiple warrant arrests. Edgewater Officers self-initiated and responded to about 187 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 – Kudo’s

Officer Challis, School Resource Officer McCallin and Sgt. Lovato are all commended for their actions on April 22, 2016 for their quick actions in arresting two dangerous persons who imperiled the safety and welfare of this and surrounding communities!

Neighbor’s notes and “Kudo’s” 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
720-763-3000
Jmackey@edgewaterpd.com

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