Edgewater Police Report: 12/3-12/16/2017



12/3 – 12/16/2017

Christmas Crusade for Children

The Edgewater Police Department once again participated with metro area law enforcement and KYGO Radio’s Christmas Crusade for Children which was coordinated by SRO McCallin, assisted by EPD staff and Edgewater Volunteer Frank Kyper and family who distributed dozens of gifts to local children in need.

What’s in your wallet? – Gun Robbery

On 12/20 at about 3:30PM Officers received report of an Armed Robbery in the parking lot of King Soopers. An elderly female parked and was getting out of her vehicle to go shopping when she was approached by an unidentified black male with a handgun. The male demanded and took the woman’s purse and fled in a White Chevy Trailblazer with an unknown Temp Tag driven by an unidentified white male. Fortunately, the shrewd woman had all of her identification information, credit cards and cash in a separate location so the thief got away with only her purse and about $4.00. Due to this case and others recently, the police department is working alongside the Edgewater Marketplace business partners and their landlord, Weingarten Realty to provide both additional security and extra police patrols.

Stolen Vehicle in Taco Bell driver through

On 12/19/2017 shortly before 1AM Officer Young was patrolling the Edgewater Marketplace when he ran a query on the license plate of a black Toyota. Officer Young learned that the vehicle was stolen as it was pulling into the drive through lane of Taco Bell. Officer Young attempted to block the Toyota’s path as it exited the drive through lane, but the auto thief jumped from the car as it was moving and ran across Sheridan Blvd. The vehicle had been stolen the day prior from Denver and the owner responded to Taco Bell and retrieved his vehicle.

On 12/13/2017 at 7:06PM Corporal Geerdes located an unoccupied suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Target which had a false license plate and several items of drug paraphernalia in the passenger area of the car.

Corporal Geerdes and Officer Young contacted the vehicle drivers as they approached their vehicle. After a thorough investigation both Officers located a quarter pound of methamphetamine, multiple false ID’s, including bank cards and driver’s licenses as well as four counterfeit one hundred dollar bills.

The female passenger, a 30 year old Denver resident was arrested for multiple warrants and lodged in the Jefferson County Jail on multiple new offenses related to the items confiscated from them.

Suicidal Female

Officer Johnson responded to an address on Eaton St. this reporting period on a disturbance call. A daughter at the home indicated that her mother was swallowing a bunch of pills in another room.

Officer Johnson contacted the distraught female and observed she had a handful of pills and something in her mouth.  Officer Johnson was able to knock the pills from her hand and applied pressure to her lower jaw until she spit out approximately 30 pills. Officer Johnson learned that the pills were Oxycodone and the mother was trying to kill herself. The mother was transported to a medical facility for treatment. 

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         19                   Year to date              383

Welfare Checks                   9                     Year to date              187

Alarm Calls                           9                     Year to date              182

Calls this period                   343                 Year to date              9,714

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                      76

Number of Traffic stops year to date                    2,633


Not available at time of this report

 Arrest Statistics

Arrests for November 41                           Arrests year to date             403

Stolen Vehicles

Free Clubs – Honda Civics and Honda Accords years 2010 and older account for almost half of our stolen vehicles in metro Denver. The Edgewater Police Department still has a few Auto Theft Prevention “Clubs” that we would like to give away to any Edgewater resident that own either an older Honda Accord or Civic. Please call Nancy Maldonado at 720-763-3013 if you’re interested in a free “Club” – we have a limited quantity.

We had five stolen vehicles this reporting period and our officers recovered four stolen vehicles this reporting period with two arrests associated with these recoveries.

Year to date we have had 49 cars stolen and 28 cars have been recovered in the City of Edgewater.

Radar Trailer

Volunteer Frank Kyper will be placing the radar trailer in in the 6000 block of W. 26th Ave. 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

To: Nancy Giberline, Debbie Gimberline, Trevor Brookwell, Ajan & Michel Garder and Families,
Thank you so much for the large assortment of cookies and pastries you dropped off at the police station – they were delicious!

Wow! Too many cookies t count, but thank you;
Sarah S, Austin W., Melanie, Anna, Rob, Beth, Jessica, Martica, Austin, Sida, Christi, Jessica, Michelle, Natalie, Alan, Tylor, Debbi Jo, Vinin, Wave, Alexia, Sida, and Thomas!!

In response to Attempt Homicide Arrest
Well done Edgewater PD. Glad the girlfriend is ok.
Great job EPD.

From bombs yesterday to attempted homicide today, I have to say that EPD is doing a great job this holiday season when crime increases. Great job Boys in Blue!

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:



December 25           City Offices Closed

January 4                  City Council Meeting

January 17                Planning and Zoning Meeting

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