Edgewater Police Report: 7/24-7/31/2016

From Edgewater Police Chief John Mackey:

Auto Theft Arrest

On 7/29 at about 1:40 PM Edgewater Officers received a report of an auto theft at the King Soopers parking lot, 1725 Sheridan Blvd. The victim, a Denver resident had been shopping at King Soopers and found his vehicle missing when he returned to his car at about 1:20 PM. The car theft victim called a friend after he noticed his car missing and together they went looking for his stolen 1997 Honda CRV. After driving around the area they located the Honda in the 1900 block of Fenton St and found a male getting out from the driver’s seat with the owner’s red backpack. The Honda owner telephoned dispatch and Edgewater Officers contacted the owner on Fenton St. with the stolen vehicle. Edgewater Sgt. Lovato, and Officers Challis and Fulton subsequently did an area search for the suspect and located a male matching the suspect description with a red backpack. The 39 year old male Aurora resident was subsequently arrested for the auto theft and lodged in the Jefferson County Jail. Great teamwork between the Honda owner and Edgewater Officers!

National Night Out

National Night Out is Tuesday, August 2, 2016 and we always encourage residents to acknowledge the night and the original goal which was to have neighborhoods gathering one night a year to celebrate their power to control community events, and to leave their porch light on that evening.

Having been a part of the NNO program for over 30 years I have found it best to collaborate with programs within cities that are already active and sustainable, and within the City of Edgewater the program that best fits the time of year and a successful neighborhood program is our Community Picnic on Saturday August 27, from 6 – 9 PM.
On that date and time your Police Department will celebrate the goals of NNO with residents while meeting neighbors and providing information and updates on the programs that contribute to community safety.

Walk Like MADD

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MADD are hosting a fundraising event Walk Like MADD at Sloan’s Lake on Saturday, August 6, beginning at 9 AM. This 5k event is a leisurely walk for a good cause, and not a race. The Edgewater Police Department will have a team participating in the event and encourage neighbors to join us!
For further information please visit their website http://www.walklikemadd.org/denver?_ga=1…

Stolen Vehicles

On 7/29 at 1:40 PM A 1997 Green Honda CRV was stolen at the King Soopers parking lot – the vehicle was recovered in the 1900 block of Fenton St. and returned to the owner.

Vehicle Break-Ins

On 7/24 a resident had their unlocked vehicle entered in the 2400 block of Jay St. and a small amount of change was taken.

There were two DUI arrests this past week within Edgewater. Arrested for DUI:

21 year old female Denver resident.
41 year old female Lakewood resident.


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

31 year old male Littleton resident.

Traffic Issues

Edgewater Officers performed about 46 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 5900 block of W. 26th 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 2400 block of Pierce St. this 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 violation of protection orders, 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 187 various calls this reporting period including 20 Emergency 911 Calls – 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 our outstanding police volunteers, Frank Kyper, Lorenzo Rendon and Dave Suter for the countless hours they are contributing to making our community and city a safer place to live, work and play! Chief Mackey

The story about the “drunk jerk” apology really made my day. Thanks for all you do!

Thank you for putting your lives on the line every single day. You are appreciated immensely. Be safe.

We are praying for you – thank you for keeping us safe!

Thank you for all the hard work you guys do. We are lucky to have people like you who risk their lives every day for us.

Just want you to know we appreciate what you do!

You are much appreciated for all that you do – please be safe and know we care.

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

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