Edgewater Police Report: 5/22/16-5/29/16

Edgewater Police Report from Chief John Mackey:

City Paving Streets

Our City Staff, Police Officers and Paving Contractors need everyone’s assistance in observing the No Parking Signs on our streets being repaved. City Staff and Officers have spent considerable time towing vehicles in pavement areas in order for the work to be completed. Thank you!

Funny Money

On 5/24 at about 1:30 AM employees of Taco Bell notified police of customers attempting to purchase food with counterfeit money. The Taco Bell manager advised Officers that a male and female had approached the drive through window and attempted to purchase food with what was undeniably a counterfeit twenty dollar bill. The manager advised the customers that the money was counterfeit at which point the customers fled in a dark colored Toyota Camry northbound on Sheridan Blvd. Mountain View Officers subsequently stopped the vehicle at 41st and Zenobia St. and notified Edgewater Sgt. Hamilton and Corporal Geerdes of the traffic stop. Both Edgewater Officers followed up with the investigation and subsequently arrested both individuals. A 26 year old Denver female was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail for the offense and a 46 year old male Parker resident was released on an Open Container Summons. Good teamwork between Mountain View and Edgewater Officers!

Stolen Vehicles

5/27 2000 Block of Ingalls St. (In alley) A 2010 Gray Toyota Tundra was left unlocked, unattended with the key in the console.

DUI’s

Edgewater Officers arrested 7 persons for DUI over this reporting period:
24 year old Thornton resident.
25 year old male Denver resident.
26 year old male Edgewater resident.
27 year old female Denver resident.
28 year old female Denver resident.
29 year old male Lakewood resident.
35 year old male Golden resident.

Residential Burglaries

5/23 – 5/24 2000 block of Marshall St. Entry was gained by breaking a window – contractor’s tools were taken as home was under renovation.
5/27 – 5/28 2000 block of Marshall St. Entry was gained by breaking a window – contractor’s tools were taken as home was under renovation.

Shoplifting

Edgewater Officers received one report of shoplifting at local stores this report period. Arrested for shoplifting this week:

20 year old male Lakewood resident.

Traffic Issues

Click It or Ticket Runs through Sunday June 5th – Please buckle up!

Edgewater Officers have issued 70 seat belt violations to date.

Edgewater Police Department, and Colorado Police Agencies are part of an ongoing national effort to make sure drivers and passengers buckle up and reduce traffic deaths and injuries on our streets and highways.

The EPD knows that we can reduce serious injuries and fatalities if motorists would use their seat belts and make sure their passengers are buckled up.

Currently, the State of Colorado has an 82.9% seat belt compliance rate. This is an increase from the 79.3% compliance rate in 2004.

While the goal of the campaign is voluntary compliance, those who continue to violate seat belt laws will risk getting a ticket. If drivers are stopped for another offense and they are not buckled up, they will get a ticket. The enforcement also targets drivers with unbuckled children in the vehicle. Those drivers can be stopped and ticketed without another violation.

Colorado’s child passenger safety law is a primary enforcement action. This means a driver does not have to be stopped for another driving offense before they can be ticketed for a violation of the child passenger safety laws. They can be pulled over for this reason alone.

The child passenger safety law clearly defines child safety seat and seat belt use from birth through age 15 as follows:

  • The law requires infants to ride in a rear-facing child safety seat until they are at least one year old and weigh at least 20 pounds.
  • The law requires children ages one to four years old that weigh at least 20 pounds up to 40 pounds to be restrained in a forward-facing or rear-facing child safety seat.
  • The law requires that children who weigh over 40 pounds or who are at least four years old be properly restrained in a child booster seat or with a child safety belt-positioning device. Children must ride in booster seats until they are eight years old.
  • A child who is at least eight years old must be properly restrained with a safety belt or child restraint system.

For more information on Child Passenger Safety visit: www.CarSeatsColorado.com.

The seat belt law for adults requires the driver and front seat passengers to buckle up. The law is a secondary offense, meaning a driver must be stopped for another offense before receiving a ticket for a seat belt violation. The minimum fine is $69.

Edgewater Officers performed about 109 traffic stops for traffic enforcement including seat belt violations 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 was located in the 6700 block of W 24th Avenue during the reporting period and will be going to the 2000 block of Gray St this week. 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 medical assists, trespassing, child abuse, runaways, alarms, civil assists, noise complaints, 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 275 various calls this reporting period – 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 two very busy weeks!

Thank You Notes from Neighbors – Kudo’s

A gentleman called in to report that he was pulled over for making a wrong turn by Corporal Geerdes. The gentleman said that Corporal Geerdes treated me very well, he gave me driving tips and overall said that Corporal Geerdes was a “really nice guy”.

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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