Edgewater Police Report: 7/10-7/17/2016

From Edgewater Police Chief John Mackey:

Juveniles and Guns

On 7/14 at about 10:30 PM Edgewater Officers were dispatched to St. Anthony’s Hospital on a 13 year old gunshot victim.

The victim reported having been shot during the course of a street robbery at 28th and Ingalls St. Edgewater Officers investigated the location of the shooting, but found no evidence of a crime having occurred at the Ingalls Street location. Multiple officers worked the case throughout the night and found that there were several juveniles involved in the incident and that the shooting had been accidental, and occurred on the balcony of an apartment in the area. Several interviews were done with multiple juveniles and the gun was subsequently located inside a nearby apartment. The gun located was found to have been one of dozens of firearms stolen from two separate armory burglaries in Littleton that took place in June of 2016. Edgewater officers notified the ATF of the arrest and Agents from ATF subsequently responded to assist in the investigation.

Edgewater Officers lodged two local juvenile males, 13 and 17 yoa in the detention center. As this is a large scale investigation with multiple agencies, involving a large quantity of weapons, follow-up will be extensive. Great job to Sgt. Fowle, Corporal Forsythe, Officer Young, and Detective Naumann.

King Soopers Robbery – Arrest Affidavit

On April 14, at about 6:37 PM the King Soopers Pharmacy was robbed of a large quantity of prescription drugs by a “skinny while male, wearing a dark hat, large windbreaker and sunglasses, and the suspect fled prior to police arriving.

Detectives Naumann and Connelly-McVoy did outstanding follow-up work on this case and identified a suspect via DNA this past week. On 7/16 Detective Naumann presented a felony filing and arrest affidavit for Aggravated Robbery of a Controlled Substance on a 23 year old Denver male – case continues.

Stolen Vehicles

On 7/16 a 1997 Red Honda Civic 2 door was stolen from the 2800 block of Kendall St.

Vehicle Break-Ins

No vehicle break-ins were reported this past week.

DUI’s

There were three DUI arrests this past week within Edgewater.

Arrested for DUI:
25 year old male Denver resident.
34 year old male Arvada resident.
38 year old male Denver resident.

Shoplifting

Edgewater Officers received two reports of shoplifting at local stores this report period. One of the suspects fled prior to arrival of police.

60 year old female Lakewood resident.

Traffic Issues

Edgewater Officers performed about 23 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 5300 block of W. 20th Avenue this past week and will be relocated to the 6200 block of W. 25th Ave this week. The radar trailer will be moving to the 6100 block of West 22nd Avenue this week and the 5300 block of W. 20th Ave this coming week.

If you are interested in having the radar trailer put in your neighborhood, please contact the Police Volunteer Line –  Volunteers@Edgewaterpd.com

Calls for Service

Edgewater Officers additionally responded to calls involving fireworks, 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 175 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

Chief – Thank you for the opportunity to speak to your officers involved in this shooting investigation. The courtesy and professionalism is always top notch. Thank you again. . Be safe my friends. ATF Special Agent

Was just down the street while this all went down. (Barricaded gunman) Police did a great job, thanks for your professionalism!

Edgewater officers are on the ball and respectable!! Thank you for your quick response and service!! You are appreciated!!!

Thank you for the hard work the officers do – Two neighbors, Ashley & Dan who dropped of muffins – thank you!

Thank you to the Edgewater Police Department for responding to all calls, especially in these uncertain times. I know it is a thankless job, probably much of the time, but your services do not go unnoticed. Thank you for getting up each morning to serve and protect. This Edgewater resident appreciates you tremendously!!!

Everyone pays because of a few jerks. I said before “imagine a city with no police, no one would be able to sleep” Thanks guys you’ll never know how much we appreciate you.

This is wonderful to receive reports from the police on surrounding activities. I wish District One would do this. I’m sure it takes time away from very important duties. It’s comforting to know what’s happening. Thank you.

I’m all for police officers getting free college degrees. They need them these days to deal with the complexities of their jobs. I’m all for blue clear workers getting to retire 10 years sooner for all the abuse their bodies take working so hard with their hands and feet.

Dear Ms. Martin:
On June 28, 2016 at 0531 AM you telephoned the Edgewater Police Department and spoke with Corporal Geerdes. At this time you indicated to him that you were looking on the Craigslist-Denver website, under the free section, and saw a post for an Edgewater address indicating “Free Everything.” The post further stated that everything at this location was free and people could “come on in and take everything and everything outside.” You were very concerned that this post may be fraudulent and as a result someone might actually take it seriously and go to the address and take items.

Corporal Geerdes looked at the address on the post and realized this address was an actual residence in Edgewater. At this time, he did not believe that the people living at this address would list everything for free. Upon contacting the resident at the address Corporal Geerdes confirmed the resident did not author the post on Craigslist and nothing was free for the taking.

Corporal Geerdes called you back and thanked you for your diligence. Corporal Geerdes also related to you that your hunch was correct about the post and without a doubt saved the resident from someone unlawfully entering the house and stealing items. You then offered to flag the Craigslist post so it would be taken down. Shortly after Corporal Geerdes got off the phone with you he attempted to look up the Craigslist post and found it was flagged and removed.

Ms. Martin, your immediate actions define how community policing makes a community even safer. Even though you are not an Edgewater resident you still took the time to make a call to Corporal Geerdes which prevented one of our citizens from suffering a potential loss of property. Ms. Martin, I commend you for your actions – thank you!

Respectfully,

Chief John Mackey

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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