News Release 11/20– 12/2/2016
Chief John Mackey
On 11/25 a Golden resident observed several credit cards strewn about the sidewalk at 25th and Sheridan Blvd. and stopped to collect them. The resident then went onto social media, identified and called the owner of the cards who indicated that the credit cards should have been in her purse at home. Edgewater Officers responded to the victim’s home in the 2400 block of Newland St. and learned that an unknown suspect(s) had dislodged the rear sliding glass door and took the resident’s purse and wallet while the owner was working that evening. Thank you to our Golden neighbor for taking the time to stop for the credit cards and also for the extensive follow-up she did to identify the cards owner. Case continues. .
On 12/3 at 10:18AM Officer Slaven initiated a traffic stop for speeding on a late model black Chevrolet Tahoe or GMC Yukon at 20th and Otis Street. Upon stopping the vehicle Officer Slaven observed several furtive movements by the driver at which point he called for a back-up officer. At that time the driver accelerated quickly, spinning his back tires and drove northbound on Otis St. at an extremely high rate of speed. Back-up Edgewater Officers observed the black SUV traveling at over 70MPH along both Harlan St. and Gray St. and was last seen traveling northbound in the alley west of the 2500 block of Fenton St. A neighbor in the area observed the speeding vehicle in the alley and observed the suspect throw a handgun into his backyard. The neighbor left the weapon in the yard until Edgewater Officers were able to collect it as evidence. Thank you Edgewater neighbor for your observation and vigilance, as this hand gun turned out to be stolen and will provide detectives from multiple agencies an opportunity to locate this dangerous person – case continues. .
Stolen Vehicle – Recovered Vehicle – Arrest of Suspect – All in 24 Hours!
On 12/1 a 1995 green Subaru was stolen out of Denver. On that same date at about 10:40PM, Sgt. Fowle located a suspicious vehicle parked at Target. Sgt. Fowle and Corporals Nesbitt and Forsythe responded to assist and although the suspect utilized several means of obscuring the vehicles identity the Edgewater Officers identified it as the stolen Denver vehicle. Arrested for multiple offenses including motor vehicle theft and assorted drug offenses was a 25 year old male Thornton resident. Great job Sgt. Fowle and Corporals Nesbitt and Forsythe!
Officers and Departments working together to rid the roads of a dangerous driver!
On 11/27 at about 1AM Officer Brink initiated a traffic stop on a Nissan Altima, approached the driver, although the vehicle fled at speeds approaching 80 MPH. Officer Brink entered a statewide locate on the vehicle and driver. Lakewood Police encountered a similar traffic stop with the vehicle and driver on 12/4 and put out an additional statewide locate. On 12/5 the vehicle and driver were located parked at the 7-11 at Sheridan and Colfax and the driver was blocked in by Edgewater and Lakewood Officers and was taken into custody. Lodged in the Jefferson County Jail on multiple traffic and eluding charges was a 28 year old Lakewood male.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information on making your neighborhood safer.
On 11/29 during the overnight hours a resident in the 5400 block of W. 17th Ave had their 2003 Black Jeep Liberty stolen while it was parked locked and unattended in the street.
No vehicle break-ins were received during this reporting period.
There were 3 DUI arrests this reporting period within Edgewater. Arrested for DUI:
25 year old male from Lakewood.
30 year-old male from Denver.
38 year-old female from Commerce City.
Year to date, Edgewater Officers have arrested about 180 persons for DUI.
Edgewater Officers received 5 reports of shoplifting at local stores this reporting period.
19 year old male from Denver.
22 year old male from Thornton.
23 year old male from Broomfield.
Unknown male stole I-Pads from Target.
41 year old male from Denver.
Edgewater Officers performed about 70 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 will be located in the 2200 block of Harlan St. this upcoming 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 181 various calls this reporting period including 9 Alarm Calls, 2 Welfare Checks 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!
Volunteer Driver Needed
The Police Department is looking for a volunteer person to shuttle vehicles between the department and the Jefferson County Maintenance Shop, for routine maintenance issues about one day per month. Volunteers must have clear records and a good driving history. If interested please contact Chief Mackey by Nextdoor email or at 720-763-3000.
Thank You Notes from Neighbors – Kudo’s
A HUGE kudo’s to Susan and Todd Harrison and their son Wyatt and David and Erin Fleck and their daughter Annabelle as well as Mrs. Mackey for visiting the police department on Thanksgiving Day with turkey, trimmings and dessert for our officers working the holiday. You guys “went above and beyond” and it’s very much appreciated!
PC called and wanted to “Thank” Officer Geerdes for having a “Great human being spirit”. On 11/6/16 in the evening he was stopped. His mother is in hospice and Officer Geerdes showed compassion and did a great job!
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!