Edgewater Police Report: 9/12-9/18/2016

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From Edgewater Police Chief John Mackey:

Walker Branch Park – Edgewater Walks 

Just wanted to give a shout out to Carol and Julie Walker and Lee Stiffler-Meyer of Healthy Edgewater and her Edgewater Walks Program, as well as our local historians Calene Johnson and Bobbie Schupert.

Lee orchestrates her Edgewater Walks program each Tuesday night which consists of short walks throughout our beautiful city. Tuesday evening we had the pleasure of meeting local neighbors Carol and Julie Walker, the namesakes of the park named after their son and brother. In 1973, fourteen year old Randy Walker was being swept into the drainage culvert along Harlan Street during a flash flood when Sidney Walker’s fiancé, twenty year old Michael Branch attempted to save him. Unfortunately both young men were swept into the culvert and drowned. Our local historians, Calene Johnson and Bobbie Schupert spent countless hours working with the Walker – Branch families to have the park established as a memorial to the young men who lost their lives. Thank you Carol and Julie for sharing the many historic photographs of the Walker Branch Park for the walkers to view and enjoy and to Lee Stiffler-Meyer for organizing this weekly fun local activity!

Nextdoor and Neighborhood Watch

Our Edgewater Police Department Volunteers are researching methods to increase our Neighborhood Watch participation and participation in Nextdoor Edgewater. Both of these programs allow us to communicate more efficiently with residents for civic events and crime prevention purposes. Please consider inviting your neighbors to participate in Nextdoor Edgewater and contacting our Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Lorenzo – volunteers@edgewaterpd.com to get more information on making your neighborhood safer.

Stolen Vehicles

On 9/17 between 8:30 and 9:15 PM unknown suspect(s) stole a 98 black Jeep Cherokee while it was parked locked and unattended on the street in the 5600 block of W. 27th Ave.

Vehicle Break-Ins

There were no reported vehicle break-ins this reporting period.

DUI’s

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

47 year old female Denver resident.
48 year old male Edgewater resident.

Year to date, Edgewater Officers have arrested about 142 persons for DUI.

Shoplifting

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

25 year old male Denver resident.

Traffic Issues

Edgewater Officers performed about 38 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 2200 block of Eaton St. and the 2400 block of Lamar St. this past week and is currently located in the 2200 block of Harlan St.

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, child abuse, medical assists, trespassing, 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 170 various calls this reporting period including 5 Alarm Calls and 6 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

Chief Mackey, My brother and I were involved in an incident which involved me being very drunk. I have been told that I was disruptive, disrespectful and that I scared some tenants with my behavior.

Because of the alcohol, I lost my bearing of where I lived, I’ve only been a resident less than a month. So I was knocking/pounding on doors that had my apartment #–. I was told I had thrown rocks at windows. For this I wanted to apologize to the Officers who had to deal with me. (The officers were Corporal Forsythe, Corporal Geerdes and Officer Young.) These officers were very respectful as they told me to stay in my apartment and not to come back outside as if they’d have to come back I’d go to detox. My manager watched my brother and I empty out the rest of the alcohol we had, so we wouldn’t get tempted to finish it. There were no more problems. This will not happen again. We want to get along with everyone here, our property manager and the police. I hope you accept my apology.

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

Neighbor’s notes and “Kudo’s” are placed in the lobby of the police station and placed in the respective officer’s personnel files

Contact Person

Chief John Mackey
720-763-3000
Jmackey@edgewaterpd.com

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