Edgewater Police Report: 10/17-10/24/2016

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NEWS RELEASE
10/17– 10/24/2016

Carjacking – CARJACKERS ARRESTED 10/25

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.

During the course of the follow-up investigation SRO McCallin and Detective Naumann worked with the victim in this case and surreptitiously identified the suspects in this case.

On 10/25 Edgewater Officers arrested the female, a 16 year old Lakewood juvenile involved in this carjacking at her residence in the 1700 block of Kendall St. Multiple evidentiary items were confiscated during the subsequent search of the suspect’s home. The female’s 18 year old brother was also involved in the offense and is currently in the Jefferson County Jail on unrelated charges. This case was solved due to SRO McCallin’s familiarity and rapport with students and his tenacity in case follow-up that provides all of us a tremendous deterrent for continued acts of violence by these local youth. Great job SRO McCallin, Detective Naumann, Corporal Nesbitt and Officer Robenalt!

Shots Fired Calls

This past weekend we had multiple reports of “Shots Fired” to our Dispatch Center at 303-277-0211, although we had several more reports on our Nextdoor site. I would like to encourage neighbors to call our Dispatch Center at the above number if they hear gunshots. It is often difficult to pinpoint the exact location of the gunfire but our officers will do an area check of your neighborhood looking for both suspects and bullet shell casings. Additionally, as it’s sometimes difficult to locate the shell casings late at night, if you were to find shell casings please notify Dispatch and our officers will stop by and retrieve them. Our department is working with the Denver ATF on a metro area wide program to link and identify these shooters and your help would be very much appreciated!

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 10/19 a resident exited his home in the 2400 block of Marshall Street and found that unknown suspect(s) had attempted to steal his Nissan Murano. The thief backed his Murano into his BMW parked directly behind but was unable to get the Murano out of the tight parking space and fled without taking the vehicle.

On 10/21 at 10:50 PM a caller heard a Honda Accord revving its engine in the parking lot of 2800 Harlan St. The caller went out to the parking lot and observed the Honda speed off southbound on Harlan St. The caller recognized the Honda as his neighbors and went over and knocked on the neighbor’s door. At that time both caller and neighbor realized that the Honda had just been stolen by an unknown suspect.

Vehicle Break-Ins

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

DUI’s

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

22 year old male from Lakewood.
41 year-old male from Edgewater.
38 year-old male from Wheat Ridge.

Year to date, Edgewater Officers have arrested about 161 persons for DUI.

Shoplifting

Edgewater Officers received no reports of shoplifting at local stores this report period.

Traffic Issues

Edgewater Officers performed about 69 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 and cited two persons for parking violations.

The radar trailer was located in the 6700 block of W 24th Ave during the reporting period and will be relocated to the 2200 block of Kendall 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, 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 248 various calls this reporting period including 8 Alarm Calls, 4 Welfare Checks and 8 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 a very busy week!

Thank You Notes from Neighbors – Kudo’s

The laptops in our patrol vehicles which our officers use on a daily basis are four years old. Volunteer Frank Kyper was able to coordinate the donation of two used Panasonic Toughbook laptops from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office which for the first time allows us to have spare laptops for training, for when an in-car laptop goes down, or for incident management purposes. These laptops cost over $4,000 each when new and we would like to thank the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for their generous donation and to Frank Kyper for his diligence in acquiring the laptops!

I’m grateful for the 99.9% of the time that is uneventful – thanks Chief Mackey! I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Corporal Geerdes while he protects us during the night hours. I feel extremely safe and confident taking my dog for walks at night (due to my late shift work schedule).

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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