Edgewater Police Report: 6/19-6/26/2016

From Edgewater Police Chief John Mackey:

Attempted Murder of Police Officers – Excellent teamwork between police agencies and officers!

On the evening of 6/20 Edgewater Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person and vehicle, a white Jeep in the area of an Edgewater safe house. A protected young female told Officers that the violent offender from a previous case in Golden had learned of her location and stalked her safe house that evening. Edgewater Officers were unable to locate the vehicle, although Officers relayed the information to Golden Police Detectives to start the process of moving the female to another safe house location.

On 6/21 at about 1:30 PM Golden Detectives located the white Jeep as the suspect traveled back towards the Edgewater safe house. Golden Detectives advised Edgewater Officers of the situation and initiated a traffic stop on the white Jeep prior to the offender reaching the young female. The Offender immediately began firing multiple shots at Police Detectives, at which point Golden Detectives returned fire striking the offender and subsequently taking him into custody along with arriving Edgewater Officers. The Golden male was treated at the hospital and subsequently lodged in the Jefferson County Jail on multiple charges. The case investigation continues.

Armed Robbery

On 6/21 at about 10 AM a male entered the Bellco Credit Union Bank and robbed the bank of an undisclosed amount of money after displaying a note that indicated he had a gun and a bomb. The robber fled the bank in a white sedan with temporary tags which an Edgewater Officer located shortly after the robbery in the 2600 block of Kendall St.

Edgewater Officers worked with several neighboring police agencies that identified witnesses that observed the suspect entering an apartment in the 2600 block of Kendall St. An extensive search was conducted throughout the afternoon with the assistance of the Jefferson County Multi-Agency SWAT Team. The search was interrupted midway due to the above listed shooting incident although ultimately the suspect was not located. Investigative leads look very favorable in identifying the suspect in this case and further investigation will continue with the FBI Bank Robbery Team.

Drug Induced Persons Cause Officers’ Injuries

Edgewater Officers and neighboring police agencies responded to multiple incidents this reporting period in the city with persons under the influence of drugs who were extremely volatile and dangerous. These individuals were extremely difficult to contact and arrest and caused injury to three different Edgewater Officers during the course of the past week. Fortunately all three Officers have returned to work as of the date of this report.

Stolen Vehicles

There were no vehicles stolen this past week.

Vehicle Break-Ins

No vehicle break-ins were reported this past week.

DUI’s

Edgewater Officers arrested 3 persons for DUI over this reporting period:
25 year old female Denver resident.
30 year old male Illinois resident.
32 year old male Lakewood resident.

Shoplifting

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

58 year old Denver resident.

Traffic Issues

Edgewater Officers performed about 31 traffic stops for traffic enforcement during the past week. Drivers were contacted for hit & run, 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 2100 block of Gray Street during the reporting period. The radar trailer will be moving to the 6100 block of West 22nd Avenue 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, neighbor disputes, barking dogs, welfare checks, juvenile problems, thefts, and unwanted persons, intoxicated persons, found property, domestic violence, assault, criminal mischiefs, and multiple warrant arrests. Edgewater Officers self-initiated and responded to about 219 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

Thank you to the multiple residents that dropped food items and notes off after last week’s bank robbery and shooting incident – it was very much appreciated!

Several of the notes came from residents of the safe house listed previously, but as they were very heartfelt and personal we can only say that we were glad that everyone stayed safe and that we were available to help.

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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