Edgewater Police Report: 10/24-11/12/2016

10/24– 11/12/2016

Contact Person: Chief John Mackey

Contact: 720-763-3000 – Jmackey@edgewaterpd.com

Auto Theft Arrest

On 11/6 at about 1 AM Officer Palmer was traveling southbound in the 1900 block of Sheridan Blvd when he observed a 1994 Red Honda which was listed as stolen out of the 1100 block of S. Tennyson St. in Denver.

As Officer Palmer followed the stolen Red Honda eastbound onto W. Colfax Avenue he was joined by Officer Brink.

The officers followed the vehicle to 14th and Raleigh Street where it ran through a stop sign and then turned onto southbound Raleigh Street which is a dead end. The Honda then turned eastbound at the end of the block into an alleyway, although the path was blocked by downed telephone poles and the Honda was forced to stop.

As both officers exited their vehicles to approach the driver, the Honda reversed at a high rate of speed at which point officers rejoined their vehicles just before the Honda rammed into the front end of Officer Palmer’s patrol vehicle.

The Honda then accelerated quickly forward attempting to ram through the telephone poles although the Honda became stuck on top of the poles.

The officers attempted to contact the suspects although they locked their doors at which point officers were forced to break the door window and take the suspects into custody.

Arrested for multiple charges involving the auto theft, reckless endangerment, assorted drug charges and multiple warrants including auto theft were a 26 year old Thornton male and a 39 year old Denver male.

Great job Officers Palmer and Brink!

Case Convictions

As our officers and detective spend a considerable amount of time related to court activities, and we have had questions in that regard, we will be adding a “Case Convictions” section to the weekly report. We will be providing this summary primarily on felony cases, although officers also spend considerable time on municipal court offenses, traffic and DUI related issues. The following cases are from Detective Naumann’s case load:

    • 47 year old male, Denver resident, 3 years DOC for Fraud and Theft
    • 26 year old male, Hugo resident, and 24 year old Denver resident, 3 years DOC for Aggravated Robbery and Second Degree Assault
    • 38 year old male, Denver resident, 4 years DOC for Possession of Narcotics with Intent to Distribute
    • 55 year old male, Commerce City resident, 2 years DOC for Possession of a Controlled Substance and Forgery
    • 30 year old male, Lakewood resident, 28 years DOC for Kidnapping and Aggravated Robbery, his
    • 36 year old male Aurora resident, codefendant is awaiting sentencing
    • 38 year old male, Edgewater resident, 30 days jail for Failure to register as a Sex Offender
    • 40 year old male, Wheat Ridge resident, 3 years DOC for Felony DUI
    • 36 year old male, Aurora resident and 42 year old male Broomfield resident, both awaiting sentencing for Aggravated Robbery and Kidnapping
    • 23 year old male, Denver resident awaiting sentencing for Robbery
    • 42 year old male, Lakewood resident awaiting sentencing on First Degree Burglary

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
There were no reported stolen vehicles during this reporting period, although officers did recover the vehicle stolen out of Denver and reported above.

Vehicle Break-Ins

On 10/25 between 6:30 – 6:45 PM video tape from Target showed two H/M’s driving a Silver Chevrolet sedan enter an unlocked Mercedes sedan and took beauty supplies, food and a phone charger while the Mercedes was parked and unattended in the Target parking lot.

On 10/30 during the overnight hours two vehicles were entered, although nothing was taken on the 2500 block of Depew St and the 5700 block of W. 22nd Ave.

On 11/7 between 6:00 – 6:15 PM unknown suspect(s) entered a locked vehicle in the King Soopers parking lot and took several clothing items.


There were 9 DUI arrests this reporting period within Edgewater. Arrested for DUI:

  • 21 year old male from Denver.
  • 22 year-old male from Lakewood.
  • 25 year-old female from Lakewood.
  • 27 year old female from Denver.
  • 38 year old female from Wheat Ridge.
  • 41 year old male from Edgewater.
  • 43 year old male from Wheat Ridge.
  • 48 year old female from Edgewater.
  • 54 year old male from Wheat Ridge.

Year to date, Edgewater Officers have arrested about 170 persons for DUI.


Edgewater Officers received three reports of shoplifting at local stores this reporting period.

Traffic Issues

Edgewater Officers performed about 222 traffic stops for traffic enforcement during this reporting period. 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, 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 608 various calls this reporting period including 16 Alarm Calls, 5 Welfare Checks and 27 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

Today I spotted an unneutered male dog running loose down my alley. Luckily, I was able to confine it within my neighbor’s fenced-in backyard. I called the non-emergency police number, and immediately Officer Tristan Robenalt arrived to help. Officer Robenalt calming, yet assertively, took charge of the lost dog. He was happy to phone the owner who soon came by to pick up his lost dog. Officer Robenalt showed sincere respect in reuniting the owner with his lost dog. I am impressed with Officer Robenalt’ s compassion and strength of character. Later, Corporal Nesbitt joined Officer Robenalt, and the two officers introduced themselves to my dog who bathed in their admiration and appreciation of “man’s best friend.” I’m lucky to have met Officer Robenalt under these peaceable conditions, and I’m lucky to live in Edgewater, a community with true heart.

I locked the keys in my car last week in front of GB Fish and Chips. I observed an Edgewater Officer arresting someone across the street, but decided to contact the officer as I had left both my purse and cell phone in the car as well.

I contacted Corporal Nesbitt and immediately noticed how compassionate he was to both the gentleman he was arresting and to me in my time of need. Corporal Nesbitt worked with both the gentleman and I in a very respectful and kind manner and wanted you to know how much I appreciated his assistance!

On 11/12 at 2:30 AM Officer Young responded to our apartment complex on a suspicious odor. Officer Young quickly identified an apartment that had a strong odor coming from it and woke up the sleeping tenant who had left food burning on the stove. There are a lot of tenants living in our community with lots of children and a fire could have done a lot of major damage and/or even worse could have injured tenants. We are very grateful to Officer Young and believe he is such a wonderful addition to the Edgewater Police Department!

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!

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