Edgewater Police Report: 7/30-8/12/2017

Contact Persons:

Chief John Mackey

National Night Out – Community Picnic – Nextdoor – Neighborhood Watch

National Night Out is a campaign involving citizens, law enforcement agencies, fire departments, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials. The campaign strives to strengthen neighborhood spirit and law enforcement/community partnerships.

Started in 1984, National Night Out sends a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting crime together with law enforcement. In addition, it helps neighbors get to know each other and have fun doing so.

The Edgewater Police Department and community will be celebrating National Night Out in Edgewater at our Community Picnic on Saturday, August 26th.

We will be displaying our National Award Winning Nextdoor Police Officer Beat program and how we are integrating that with Neighborhood Watch and National Night Out. The Edgewater Police Department’s Nextdoor Beat System was selected as one of the TOP SEVEN NEW PROGRAMS in the United States for 2017 and with your help we hope to receive recognition as one of the top Neighborhood Watch programs in the United States in the near future!

We will have our speed radar trailer out again testing your speeds for both baseball throws and soccer kicks – stop on by and see how fast you can throw or kick! Additionally, we have invited Jefferson County Sheriff Office’s Mounted Patrol Unit, and their Child Abuse Prevention Unit as well as West Metro Fire.

Incidents this reporting period:

08/08/17, 2800 block of Ingalls St – DV – 3rd degree assault/criminal mischief.

08/10/17, 1985 Sheridan Blvd (Target), Theft by employee.

08/10/17, W. 22nd Ave & Harlan St., DUI.

08/11/17, 1709 Sheridan Blvd (TCF bank), Forgery/Fraud, case unfounded following investigation.

08/11/17, 17-1668, 1985 Sheridan Blvd (Target), Unlawful possession of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a financial transaction device.

08/12/17, 17-1674, 2545 Sheridan Blvd, DV – 3rd degree assault.

08/12/17, 17-1675, 2800 Block of Kendall St. – Harassment.

Want to make your neighborhood safer?

The Edgewater Police Department’s Nextdoor Beat Cop Program was selected as one of the top 7 programs in the United States by the Nextdoor selection team for 2017. If you’re concerned about crime in your neighborhood there is no better free program available to us than Neighborhood Watch. Neighborhood Watch coordination is nothing more than getting to know your neighbors and passing along information that the police department provides to you about the calls for service in your specific neighborhood.

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 Neighborhood Watch and making your neighborhood safer. Working together we can make a difference in deterring crime – thank you!

Calls for Service 

911 Emergency Calls         15                   Year to date              223

Welfare Checks                   6                      Year to date              112

Alarm Calls                           5                      Year to date              123

Calls this period                   336                 Year to date              6,222

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!

Traffic Statistics

Number of Traffic stops this week                        62

Number of Traffic stops year to date                    1,948


Not available as of time of this report

Arrest Statistics

Arrests for July         31                              Arrests year to date             248

Stolen Vehicles

Stolen:           The top five vehicle thefts for the metro area during the month of July:

  1. Honda Civic
  2. Honda Accord
  3. Subaru Imprezza
  4. Subaru Legacy
  5. Ford F-250

Radar Trailer

Volunteer Frank Kyper will be placing the radar trailer in in the 2100 block of Harlan 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  If you’re interested in assisting with traffic speed control in your community we are in need of additional volunteers for this program – please contact Frank Kyper at the Volunteer email address listed.

Nextdoor and Neighborhood Watch are Growing!

Our tremendous volunteer, Lorenzo Rendon has done an exceptional job in his first year as Neighborhood Watch Coordinator. Lorenzo has spoken to many of you and is arranging block meetings for the summer. As we begin to identify and sign our Neighborhood Watch Blocks, we will also begin the process of comparing crime statistics in Watch Blocks compared to all other blocks. The NW program has historically been extremely successful in deterring crime, and I’m certain it will do the same for Edgewater. 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. 

Thank You Notes from Neighbors – Kudo’s

Sergeant Cathie Lovato  and Corporal Mike Nesbitt continue to recover

Thank you for the many well wishes that Sgt. Cathie Lovato and Corporal Mike Nesbitt have received. Cathie, Mike, their families and ours all are very appreciative of all the support that has been provided!

A support fund has been set up on behalf of Mike Nesbitt and his family at US Bank under the Corporal Michael Nesbitt fund.

Note from Sgt. Lovato to Edgewater Community: Just a short note to thank you all for the well wishes – thanks so much! Hope to be around fairly soon! Cathie

Thank you to our outstanding police volunteers, Frank Kyper, Lorenzo Rendon, Dave Suter, and Joel Newton 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! 

Upcoming Community Events:

August 26      Community Picnic – National Night Out

August 23      Planning and Zoning Meeting

September 4 City Offices Closed

September 7 City Council Meeting

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