Edgewater Police Report: 9/10-10/14/2017

From Edgewater Police Chief John Mackey:

Auto Theft Arrest:

On 10-17-17 at about 3:35PM, Officer Brink observed a grey Mazda 3 backed in to a parking spot that backed up to W. 17th Ave facing northbound, in the parking lot of Ace Hardware, 1719 Sheridan Blvd.

Officer Brink observed a white male, later identified as Tyler Q. standing beside the Mazda.  Tyler was looking around and looked nervous as Brink drove by on W 17th Ave.  Brink cleared the license plate, and learned that it was stolen out of Denver.

Brink turned into the parking lot and observed Tyler Q. enter the passenger side of the vehicle and close the door.  He then observed another white male, later identified as Daniel Neuffer, exit the Ace Hardware. Brink deployed his handgun and announced, “Police, let me see your hands.” Both males put their hands up but Neuffer quickly fled southbound on foot.

Brink placed Tyler C. into custody and then Corpoal Geerdes began verbally arranging a perimeter with responding officers

Officer Robenalt located Neuffer hiding behind a tree in the 1600 block of Ames Ct.  although Neuffer immediately ran. Detective Challis caught and arrested Nauffer in the 1600 block of Sheridan Blvd. assisted by Corporal Geerdes, Recruit Officer Johnson, Officer Officer McCallin and Officer Robenalt.

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         51                   Year to date              308

Welfare Checks                   23                   Year to date              157

Alarm Calls                           15                   Year to date              147

Calls this period                   923                 Year to date              7,889

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 period                      159

Number of Traffic stops year to date                    2,208

DUI’s

Not available as of time of this report

Arrest Statistics

Arrests for September         26                              Arrests year to date             313

Stolen Vehicles

3 Vehicles were stolen in Edgewater this reporting period:

09-27-17 CR# 17-2058 (Stolen) Black Chevy Trail Blazer 2835 Ingalls St.

09-29-17 CR# 17-2072 (Stolen) Green Ford F-350 5208 W. 26th Ave.

09-29-17 CR# 17-2076 (Recovered) White Toyota 2421 Jay St.

09-29-17 CR# 17-2080 (Recovered)   White Ford F-350 2809 Ingalls St.

09-30- 17 CR# 17-2085 (Stolen) Black Chevy Blazer 1719 Sheridan Blvd

GRAND JURY INDICTS 19 IN MOTOR VEHICLE/BURGLARY/IDENTITY THEFT CRIMINAL OPERATION

A Denver Grand Jury has returned a 99-count indictment against 19 named defendants in connection with an alleged criminal enterprise involving over 90 victims and hundreds of thousands of dollars of stolen motor vehicles and other property, destruction of property, identity theft and other criminal activity.

Alleged ringleaders Pablo Bleacher), Noah FerrisJordan Jory Ingram , and Michael Rodgers are each charged with one count of violation of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act-COCCA (F2).  They and the remaining 14 co-defendants are additionally variously charged with other felonies, including aggravated motor vehicle theft (F4, F5, F6), second degree burglary (F3, F4), and identity theft (F3, F4).  The indictment was handed down October 4, 2017.

The indictment alleges that from at least between November 2015 and July 2017, with various members joining at various times, members of the criminal enterprise and associates stole an aggregate amount of  more than $600,000 worth of motor vehicles; stole an aggregate amount of more than $40,000 worth of property while committing garage burglaries, motor vehicle trespasses, identity theft, and other thefts; caused an aggregate amount of more than $30,000 worth of property damage while committing garage burglaries and motor vehicle thefts; and that members of the enterprise shared money, proceeds from the sale of stolen property, stolen property, stolen identification documents, stolen financial transaction devices, stolen automobiles, transportation, controlled substances, food, clothing, and living quarters to accomplish the enterprise’s goals.

Bleacher, Ferris, Goetsch, Ingram, and Rodgers are in custody.  Court hearings have not yet been scheduled.

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 volunteers, Pauline York and Lorenzo Rendon have done an exceptional job with our Neighborhood Watch Program. Pauline has identified several Block Captains and Lorenzo has spoken to many of you and is arranging block meetings. 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

Great Auto Theft Arrest! – see above.

Thank you to our outstanding police volunteers, Pauline York, 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:

November 2              City Council Meeting

November 9              Fall Leaf Pick Up

November 10           City Hall Closed

November 15           Planning & Zoning Meeting

November 16           Fall Leaf Pick Up

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