Edgewater Police Report: 9/5-9/11/2016


Edgewater Police Report from Chief John Mackey:

Nextdoor String – Marshall Street

Neighbors, occasionally we will have an issue that generates a large number of posts on Nextdoor and we find it beneficial to advise readers and neighbors of additional information. This past weekend we had such an email string concerning a residence in the 2000 block of Marshall St.

If you are a homeowner within the 2000 block of Marshall Street we are very sympathetic to your calls of service and obviously like you very concerned about some of the activities that have occurred at your neighbor’s rental property.

We have been in touch with the landlord on multiple occasions about the continued conflicts and will continue to do so in an effort to remedy the situation.

As our police department works to remain transparent in both responding and reporting it should be noted that our reports on these incidents are public record and as such are available for public dissemination. Our local media often televise news stories accessed from public record police reports, which in this case are readily available for public viewing. The two media reports attached below portray a small portion of the background that may lead to a cautious police response. Both of these media reports were in regards to a resident living at the Marshall Street address – Edgewater Officers responded in recent weeks to the address in the first incident and arrested the resident for multiple shots fired both inside and outside of the home. Additionally, as noted in the second article below, a different renter from the same home was shot and killed by homeowners during a Greeley home invasion robbery.



Your police department recognizes the difficulty that issues like those above bring to neighbors and offers our full support whenever we receive calls for police service. Traditionally, our Neighborhood Watch effort is our best program for coordinating police and neighbors in communication and collaboration aimed towards crime prevention and public safety. If you are a resident in the 2000 block of Marshall Street and interested in contributing to a safer neighborhood our Neighborhood Watch volunteer coordinator is interested in talking with you – see Neighborhood Watch for further.

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.

Celtic Harvest Festival

On 9/17 from 10 AM – 9 PM and 9/18 from 11 AM – 5 PM the annual Celtic Festival will be held at Citizen’s Park – www.celticharvestfestivaledgewater.com

Stolen Vehicles

There were no stolen vehicles in this reporting period.

Vehicle Break-Ins

On 9/7 between about 1:30 and 2:30 AM a resident in the 6800 block of W. 24th Ave left his vehicle unlocked and an unknown suspect(s) entered his vehicle and stole a radio and scanner.


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

25 year old female Arvada resident.
26 year old male Lakewood resident.
28 year old male Denver resident.
30 year old male Wheat Ridge resident.
31 year old male Englewood resident.
31 year old male Denver resident.
34 year old male Edgewater resident.

Year to date, Edgewater Officers have arrested about 140 persons for DUI.


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

31 year old male Lakewood resident.
43 year old male Denver resident.

Traffic Issues

Edgewater Officers performed about 73 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. this past week and is currently located in the 2400 block of Lamar 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 206 various calls this reporting period including 3 Alarm Calls and 7 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, I want to thank your officers for the respect they showed me on Saturday morning, 9/3 at 1 AM for a situation that I was involved in. I tried to comply with all they asked of me and felt I also gave them the respect back. After information was gathered and their decision was made, Cororal Forsythe explained to me that I was gonna get cuffed and go to jail. I didn’t agree with their decision, but I respectfully tried to understand their reasoning. Officer Young was the arresting officers who showed his professionalism as he cuffed me and drove me to jail.

Some family and I have had contact with Corporal Nesbitt before this incident and this recent incident and he has always been real cool with us. He is definitely outstanding and respectful with the ways he has always treated me and my family. I appreciate how this recent situation was handled. 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.

Contact Person:

Chief John Mackey

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