Edgewater Police Report: 9/19-9/25/2016

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Edgewater Police Report from Chief John Mackey:

Reminder for Children & Students – Talk about Personal Safety

On the morning of 9/27 while walking to school along W. 20th Ave a 16 year old female Jefferson High School student was approached by a dark pick-up truck. The student indicated that she thought the vehicle was being driven by her friend’s father and when the pick-up stopped alongside her she got into the vehicle. As the vehicle pulled away from the curb the student realized that she had mistakenly gotten into the vehicle and asked to be dropped off at Jefferson High School.
The student was assaulted by the male driver prior to being dropped off at the high school, and she immediately notified school staff and Edgewater Police. Edgewater School Resource Officer McCallin took the student’s report which included a detailed description of the suspect and suspect vehicle. Officer McCallin stopped at stores along W. 20th Avenue during the course of the next two days and was able to locate clear photographs of what he believed to be the suspect pick-up truck traveling along W. 20th Ave. On the morning of 9/29 SRO McCallin was monitoring traffic along W. 20th Ave and observed a vehicle and driver that matched the suspect in this case. Officer McCallin initiated a traffic stop, and was able to quickly confirm and identify the suspect with the student’s assistance. A 35 year old male Aurora resident was arrested for the assault.

We’re very fortunate and thankful that this young lady escaped further trauma and this incident provides parents, teachers and neighbors a reminder to talk with your loved ones about personal safety. The follow-up and arrest by School Resource Officer McCallin was extraordinary – tremendous job! I salute SRO McCallin’s professionalism and tenaciousness in following through on this case to arrest – Thank you!

Traffic Stop – Drug Arrest – 16-2131

On 9/26 at 4:40 AM Officer Brink made a traffic stop on a Red Chevrolet Spark at 20th and Pierce St. The stop led Officer Brink to believe the driver was under the influence of drugs and ultimately a search of the vehicle led to the finding of two ounces of cocaine. A 38 year old Denver male with several prior arrests for distribution of drugs was lodged in the Jefferson County Jail for the drug offense. Good job Officer Brink!

Carjacking

On Sunday, 9/25 at about 7:40 AM a resident reported that she had her vehicle stolen from her at gunpoint at 20th and Kendall Streets.

The vehicle is a 1999 4 Door Red Chevrolet Cavalier, bearing Colorado plate KQI 283.

The two suspects are described as follows:

H/F, About 20 YOA, 5-2/130 with long black hair wearing a pink baseball cap, gray sweat shirt, tan pants and a light colored backpack brandishing a handgun.

H/M, About 18 YOA, 5-7, wearing a black baseball cap and black sweatshirt.

The victim was not physically injured during the crime and was able to flee the scene – the suspects fled westbound on W. 20th Ave in the victim’s vehicle.

The stolen vehicle was located abandoned on 9/26 in Lone Tree. The department is working with the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force on this case.

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. The Jeep was recovered this past week unoccupied in Limon, CO.

The carjacking auto theft listed above involved a residents Chevrolet Cavalier which was recovered this week in Lone Tree.

Vehicle Break-Ins

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

DUI’s

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

27 year old male from Denver
32 year old female Aurora resident.
56 year old male Lakewood resident.
59 year old male Denver resident.

Year to date, Edgewater Officers have arrested about 146 persons for DUI.

Shoplifting

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

21 year old female Denver resident.
38 year old male Lakewood resident.
73 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 2000 block of Harlan St. this past week and will be relocated to the 6700 block of 24th 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 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 175 various calls this reporting period including 2 Alarm Calls and 13 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

I want to thank Corporal Forsythe, Corporal Geerdes and Officer Young for their quick response with an incident that happened at my apartment in the early morning hours on Friday.

A very intoxicated man was pounding on my door and screaming to let him in. He really scared my two kids and myself.

The three officers located the man and took care of the situation. We are grateful the Edgewater Police are here to help us.

Thank you!

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 – thanks for sharing!

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

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