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2017


Arvada Police Seek Public s Help in Solving Burglary Updated
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ARVADA, CO July 14, 2017– The Arvada Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying several suspects wanted in connection with the burglary of Paradise Liquors, 5220 Wadsworth Blvd., on June 30, 2017. Surveillance video shows a brown/maroon F250 drive through the front of the...

Arvada Police to Maintain Fireworks Complaint Line During July 4th 2017 Holiday Updated
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 (Arvada, CO) – The Arvada Police will again offer residents and businesses a fireworks complaint line in anticipation of the Independence Day holiday. The number, 720.898.6919, will be in service and monitored regularly throughout the day from Thursday, June 29 through...

2017 Law Enforcement TORCH RUN for Special Olympics Updated
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Spectators Invited to Join Along the Route   The Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run will be June 1, 2017 and citizens are invited to join in the celebration. Members of the Arvada Police Department, along with those from surrounding agencies including Westminster, Jefferson County, Wheat...

W Michael Northey Foundation 2017 Scholarships Awarded Updated
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Arvada, CO May 2, 2017 – On May 15, 2017, City Council and the W. Michael Northey Foundation will award 21 Arvada students with $25,500 in scholarships. They will be recognized at the weekly scheduled council meeting.   Students or graduates of any Arvada high school can apply for...

Public s Help Needed to Identify Robbery Suspect Updated
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Arvada, CO April 21, 2017 – The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a robbery suspect wanted in both Arvada and Westminster.   On February 25, 2017, a male suspect entered an Arvada 7-11 wearing a mask and demanding money from the register. A short time...

#DooYourPart--Dogs Tell the Story Updated
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Arvada, Colorado April 3, 2017 – The Arvada Police and the City of Arvada are kicking off a month-long awareness effort to remind residents to clean up after their pets. The #DooYourPart campaign emphasizes responsible pet ownership. The campaign features dog photos collected by Arvada PD...

Northey Foundation Drug Take Back Updated
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This is free event, however, donations will be accepted and will benefit the Foundation which provides scholarships to Arvada high school students seeking a higher education degree and helps families of officers killed or injured in the line of duty. Because of the generous underwriting of Custom...

Have you seen this stolen wrecker? Updated
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UPDATE: Vehicle has been recovered, unoccupied, in Denver. Thank you for all your tips and shares.    ARVADA, CO January 19,2017– The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a wrecker that was stolen overnight in Arvada.   In the early morning hours...

2016


Recognize this Suspect? Arvada Police Want to Hear From You Updated
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ARVADA, CO December 12, 2016– The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a theft suspect.   On November 16, the victim had her purse stolen from her vehicle in the area of 96th & Wadsworth.   Her home in Arvada was later burglarized and her...

Arvada Police ask for public s assistance in identifying burglary Updated
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ARVADA, CO December 8, 2016– The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a burglary suspect.   On December 8, an Arvada Café was burglarized in the early morning hours. The suspect was caught on security cameras emptying the cash drawer. Arvada...

Arvada Police ask for public's help in identifying suspects Updated
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ARVADA, CO November 4, 2016– The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two theft suspects.                        The victim last had possession of her card...

Public's Help Needed to Identify Suspected Thieves Updated
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ARVADA, CO October 13, 2016– The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspected thieves. In early September, the victim’s purse was stolen from a gym in Westminster. Thieves then stole the victim’s car and used her credit cards at various...

Arvada Police Seek Public's Help in Identifying Bicycle Thief Updated
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ARVADA, CO September 13, 2016– The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a bicycle theft.   Police were contacted in late July regarding a bicycle that was stolen from the area of 80th & Sheridan. Surveillance footage captured the suspect...

Arvada Peeping Tom Identified Updated
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ARVADA, CO September 12, 2016– The Arvada Police arrested Garrett Brown, age 36, on September 9, 2016 for a Peeping Tom incident that took place in August.   Brown was arrested pending charges of Criminal Attempt First Degree Criminal Trespass of a Dwelling and Criminal Attempt...

Arvada Police Seek Public's Help in Identifying Peeping Tom Updated
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ARVADA, CO September 8, 2016– The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a peeping Tom.   Police were called to a residence in the 17000 block of W. 87th Avenue on August 7, 2016.  A man reported that he had video of a stranger looking into the bedroom...

Arvada Police Seek Public s Help in Identifying Burglary Suspects Updated
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ARVADA, CO August 10, 2016–  The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and capturing two suspects in an Arvada burglary.   Police were called to a burglary in the 6600 block of Upham Street on August 2, 2016.  Once the suspects entered the...

Fugitives Wanted by Arvada Police and Jefferson County District Attorney Arrested Updated
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ARVADA, CO July 26, 2016 –  Two fugitives wanted in connection with motor vehicle thefts, burglaries, illegal narcotics possession, identity theft and firearms violations are in custody.   Nicki Lee Blea, age 33, was arrested on July 22 by the Adams County Sheriff’s...

Arvada Police Make Three Arrests in June 19 Stabbing of Elderly Woman Updated
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Arvada, CO July 22, 2016 – The Arvada Police Department today arrested three suspects in the June 19 stabbing of a 78-year-old woman. Police have identified and are searching for one additional suspect, who remains at large.   Officers were dispatched at 4:59 a.m. on...

Arvada Police Jefferson County Sheriff s Office Golden Police Colorado State Patrol Wheat Ridge Police and Jefferson County District Attorney team up to help Colorado Move Over Updated
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Special Enforcement to take place the week of July 17   ARVADA, CO July 14, 2016– The Arvada Police, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Golden Police, Colorado State Patrol, Wheat Ridge Police and Jefferson County District Attorney have teamed up to remind Coloradoans to...

Arvada Police and Jefferson County District Attorney Seek Public s Help in Finding Wanted Fugitives Updated
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ARVADA, CO July 14, 2016–  A Jefferson County Grand Jury investigation into an Arvada case involving motor vehicle thefts, burglaries, illegal narcotics possession, identity theft and firearms violations resulted in six individuals being indicted.   Four of the six have been...

Arvada Animal Management to host next pet licensing clinic on July 23 Updated
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Arvada, Colorado  July 5, 2016– In a continuing effort to serve all areas of Arvada, the Arvada Police Animal Management Unit will host its next pet licensing clinic at the Lake Arbor Community Station, 8110 Vance Drive, on Saturday, July 23. Animal Management Officers will be available...

One Arrested After Late Night Argument leads to Shots Fired Updated
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Arvada, Colorado July 5, 2016– One man is in custody after a late night verbal altercation ended with shots being fired.      Police were called at 12:55 a.m. this morning by a man who said he and another male got into a verbal argument in the 7800 block of Barbara Ann Drive....

Arvada Police Called to Morning Home Invasion Robbery Updated
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(Arvada, CO June 29, 2016) – Arvada police are investigating an early morning home invasion robbery occurring in the 6300 block of Ingalls Street just after 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29, 2016.   The homeowner and an in-house caregiver were present when the robbery occurred. ...

Afternoon Traffic Accident Proves Fatal Updated
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Arvada, Colorado  June 22, 2016– An afternoon traffic accident on June 21, 2016, proved fatal for a 58-year-old Westminster woman, Kathryn G. Mastropaolo.   Arvada Police were dispatched at 3:06 p.m. to the 7800 block of Wadsworth Blvd for an unknown injury accident.   A...

Arvada Police Seek Suspect in June 19 Stabbing Updated
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Arvada, CO June 20, 2016 – The Arvada Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and finding the suspect in a June 19 stabbing.   Officers were dispatched at 4:59 a.m. on June 19 to the 6500-6600 block of Kline Street where they found the victim, a...

Arvada Police Receive $875,000 Department of Justice Grant Updated
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  Assessors impressed with “Innovative” Arvada Agency   Arvada, Colorado May 5, 2016 – The Arvada Police Department has received an $875,000 grant from the Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program.  Arvada was one of 17...

Arvada Police Seeks Public Assistance in Locating Missing 93-year-old Updated
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Arvada, Colorado April 16, 2016 – The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s help in locating an 93-year-old man who has been missing since 6 p.m. on April 15, 2016.   Yuzik Dement Yevich Pshichenko (DOB 03/17/23) was last seen near his apartment in the 7900 block of West...

Arvada Teens invited to participate in the 2016 Teen Police Academy Updated
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  Arvada, Colorado  -- April 4, 2016  – Arvada high school students are invited to start their summer with some excitement by attending the 2016 Arvada Police Teen Academy, June 13 -17.   Taught by members of the Arvada Police Department, participants will experience...

Gold G Line Power Lines Are Now Up Stay Away and Stay Safe Updated
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Arvada, Colorado March 3, 2016 – The Arvada Police Department wants to remind people that the Gold (G) line power lines are now up and live.   Regional Transportation District (RTD) and its contractor, Denver Transit Partners, have turned on the power lines along the Gold (G) Line...

Arvada Police and Colorado Parks Wildlife team up to offer a Coyote Hazing Workshop Updated
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No. 16 -- 013 WHO:              Arvada Animal Management Officers and Colorado Parks & Wildlife   WHAT:           Coyote Hazing Workshop WHEN:...

Arvada Police Asking for Public s Help to Identify Arson Suspect Updated
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Arvada, Colorado March 1, 2016 – The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an arson suspect.     On February 28 at approximately 1:00 a.m., officers were dispatch to 58th and Sheridan regarding a possible fire. When officers arrived on scene, they...

2nd Annual Northey Foundation Drug Take Back Scheduled for April 9 Updated
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Arvada, Colorado March 1, 2016 – Building on the success of last year, the Northey Foundation is again partnering with the Arvada Police Department to offer metro area residents a Drug Take Back Event on Saturday, April 9 from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Arvada Police Headquarters, located at...

Arvada Police Seek Witnesses to Attempted Carjacking Updated
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Arvada, Colorado February 19, 2016 – The Arvada Police Department is currently looking for witnesses to an attempted carjacking that occurred on February 19, 2016 on the southbound on-ramp at Wadsworth and Interstate 70, sometime between 6:25 a.m. and 6:40 a.m..   If you or anyone you...

Overnight Accident in Arvada Kills One Updated
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(Arvada February 15, 2016) – The Arvada and Westminster Police responded to an overnight car accident  at 80th Avenue and Sheridan Blvd. that killed a 40-year-old mother.   Arvada officers were dispatched at approximately 10:05 p.m. to the scene, where a Chevy Malibu...

Spring Citizens Police Academy at Arvada Police Department Updated
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(ARVADA, CO February 8, 2016) – The Arvada Police Department is now accepting applications for it Spring 2016 Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA). This popular biannual academy offers residents a behind-the-scenes look at their police department, its staff and the officers who serve.  ...

January 28, 2016 Scam Alert Updated
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The Arvada Police Department has received numerous phone reports in which a caller identifies himself as an Adams County or Jefferson County Sheriff Deputy, and advises the victim they have an outstanding warrant for their arrest. The caller directs the victim to make an electronic funds transfer...

Arvada Police Seek Leads in 7-11 Armed Robbery Updated
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(Arvada January 20, 2016) – The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in an armed robbery.   On December 23, 2015, the suspect entered the 7-11 located at Wadsworth Blvd. and 58th Avenue wearing a mask and armed with a shotgun. The...

Body Found in Burned Arvada Office Complex Identified Updated
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(Arvada) – The Jefferson County Coroner has confirmed the identification of a body recovered from the Scenic Heights Professional Building II as John A. Rutter, 55.   Arvada Police and Fire were dispatched at 9:52 a.m. on Saturday, January 2 to a structure fire at 6475 Wadsworth...

2015


Arvada Police Seek Public s Assistance in Locating Truck Stolen After Craigslist Posting Updated
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(Arvada) – A victim listed his black Ford F-150 Lightning for sale on Craigslist and was later contacted by a female calling from a 331 area code who identified herself as “Carla”.   On December 8, “Carla” arrived in a Subaru STI with a male to look at the...

Domestic Violence Incident Ends in Arrest Updated
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(Arvada) – On December 6, at approximately 8: 45 p.m., Arvada Police were dispatched to the 7100 block of 66th Avenue on a report of a possible stabbing. The male victim contacted the reporting party outside his home for help.   The victim was transported by Arvada Fire to Good...

1st Degree Assault Suspect Captured in Denver Updated
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(Arvada) – On November 7, 2015 in the early morning hours, an individual shot his acquaintance one time, in an apartment building in the area of W. 55th Avenue and Newland Street in Arvada. The victim later sought medical treatment and survived his injury. An arrest...

Zechariah Randolph in custody after viewer tip Updated
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(Arvada) – The Arvada Police Department arrested Zechariah Randolph (DOB 6/17/85) on Tuesday evening after viewers saw him on a newscast and called into the Arvada Police Department. He was identified after Facebook visitors to the Arvada and Golden Facebook pages recognized him from...

Suspect Identified in Recreation Center Burglaries Updated
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(Arvada) – The Arvada and Golden Police Departments have identified Zechariah Randolph (DOB 6/17/85) as the suspect in two recent recreation center burglaries and motor vehicle thefts. Suspect Images Randolph is approximately 5’10” tall with a...

Suspect Sought in Burglary and Motor Vehicle Theft Updated
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(Arvada) – The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in a burglary and motor vehicle theft at the APEX Recreation Center. On November 4 at approximately 9 p.m., the Arvada Police were dispatched to the APEX Center on a call of a Motor Vehicle...

Driver Ticketed in Auto-Pedestrian Accident in Arvada Updated
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(Arvada) – Dalton McManus (DOB: 6.4.97) was ticketed in the October 28, 2015 auto pedestrian accident that injured a 9-year-old boy, Gage Gabaldon. McManus was summoned into county court on a red light violation, careless driving with serious injury, defective unsafe vehicle and...

Arvada Police Seek Rare Stolen Recumbent Trike Updated
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(Arvada) – Arvada Police are seeking information on a rare LoGo recumbent trike that was stolen sometime during the night of August 16 and morning of August 17, 2015. LoGo recumbent trikes are very rare as there were only about 200 ever produced worldwide. It is believed this LoGo recumbent...

Assist to Denver Police Department Leads to Additional Investigation as Methamphetamine and Bomb-Making Materials Found Updated
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(Arvada) – The Arvada Police Department, working in conjunction with Denver Police, discovered materials associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine and bombs in a home located in the 8100 block of Chase Dr. Denver Police contacted the Arvada Police Department at approximately 7:30...

Two Arvada Sergeants Graduate From School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern Updated
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  (ARVADA) – Sergeant Melanie Thornton and Sergeant Eric Kellogg of the Arvada Police Department recently graduated from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University.  Thornton and Kellogg successfully completed the 22-week Staff and Command Program...

Speed, Inexperience and Alcohol Cited as Cause of Double Fatality Updated
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(ARVADA) – Speed, alcohol and inexperience on a motorcycle are cited as the contributing factors in a motorcycle accident on Friday, August 14 that claimed the lives of a 48-year-old man and 49-year-old woman. The male driver was traveling eastbound on 72nd Avenue at Nile where he failed to...

Crime Stoppers Needs Public's Help in Identifying Purse Snatcher Updated
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  (ARVADA) – Denver metro area agencies are asking for the public’s help in locating and identifying a white male suspect driving an older model, faded silver Honda Civic or Accord who is wanted for questioning regarding a series of purse snatch-type robberies. He is suspected in...

Arvada Police Offer Free Fall Crime Prevention Classes Updated
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(Arvada, CO)  -- To help combat crime in the community, the Arvada Police Department’s Community Response Impact Team (CRIT) is offering two free classes in the Fall. On Tuesday, September 15 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., CRIT will host a Crime Prevention Class at the West Woods...

Joint Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Arvada Police Sobriety Checkpoint Nets 13 DUI Offenses Updated
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(Arvada) – The Arvada Police partnered with Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, August 8, 2015 to perform a sobriety checkpoint at 55th & Wadsworth. The location was chosen due to the high number of DUI arrests made in the vicinity in recent...

Ronald Cox Arrested in Cedar Rapids Updated
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(Arvada, CO)  -- Following up on a Crime Stoppers tip and working with colleagues at the Cedar Rapids Police Department, Ronald Cox (DOB: 07/02/61) was arrested today in Cedar Rapids, IA.   Cox was arrested on warrants for misdemeanor theft and for three felony counts of motor vehicle...

Arvada Police Offer Free Fall 2015 Crime Prevention Classes Updated
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(Arvada, CO)  -- To help combat crime in the community, the Arvada Police Department’s Community Response Impact Team (CRIT) is offering two free classes in the Fall. On Tuesday, September 15 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., CRIT will host a Crime Prevention Class at the West Woods...

Learn About the Arvada Police Department Through Citizen’s Police Academy - Fall 2015 Updated
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ARVADA, CO – The Arvada Police Department is now enrolling for its Fall 2015 Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA). This is your chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at community policing and learn about the operations and officers of the Arvada Police Department.   The academy meets...

Arrest Warrants Issued in Arvada Car Theft Investigation Updated
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(Arvada, CO)  -- Between February 2015 and July 2015, the Arvada Police Department received reports of thefts relating to car repair work that was not completed and customers’ vehicles that went missing after a mechanic seemingly disappeared.  The mechanic, Ronald Cox (DOB:...

National Night Out Set for August 4 - Arvada Police to Hand Out 200 Blue Light Bulbs Updated
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 (Arvada, CO) – National Night Out is a community effort to reduce crime and the fear of crime in our neighborhoods. This year’s celebration is slated for Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Residents of Arvada are asked to join Americans across the country by turning on their porch lights...

Arvada Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Burglary Suspects Updated
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 (Arvada, CO) – In the early morning hours of July 6, an Arvada T-mobile store in the area of 64th Avenue and Ward Street was burglarized and Aravada Police are hoping someone will recognize the suspects.     The suspects made off with cell phones and other miscellaneous...

National Night Out Updated
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National Night Out-- August 4, 2015 Olde Town Square 57th and Olde Wadsworth Boulevard Arvada, CO Residents of Arvada are asked to join Americans across the country by turning on their porch lights to turn off crime. This year, the first 200 visitors to Olde Town will receive a blue light to...

Arvada Police Still in Need of Assistance in Fatal Hit and Run Accident Updated
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Arvada, CO – On June 14, 2015 at 8:53 p.m. the Arvada Police Department responded to a Hit and Run accident in the 8200 block of southbound Sheridan Blvd. The victim, Lee Barry Chandler (61 years of age), was walking west across the street when he was struck. The victim died at the scene....

Fatal Accident Overnight in Arvada Updated
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Arvada, Colorado – A single car accident overnight in Arvada killed the driver and injured a passenger.   Francisco Padilla (DOB: 07/02/1986) was traveling eastbound on 80th Avenue at Chase Circle when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed the center median and landed upside down in...

Arvada Area Teens Invited to Participate in 2015 Teen Police Academy Updated
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 Arvada high school students are invited to start their summer with some excitement by attending the 2015 Arvada Police Teen Academy, June 8 -12. Taught by members of the Arvada Police Department, participants will experience live police scenarios with simulations, drive police cars, process...

Northey Foundation Awards $18,000 in Scholarships Updated
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Arvada, CO – The Northey Foundation board recently awarded scholarships totaling $18,000 to a dozen Arvada high school students. The scholarships are awarded in amounts between $1,000 and $2,000 and are open to all Arvada high school seniors who are pursuing a higher education degree. The...

Arvada Police Request Public’s Help in Identifying Armed Robber Updated
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Arvada, CO – The Arvada Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying an armed robber.   On April 4, 2015 at approximately 5:30 p.m., the suspect entered a Subway Sandwich Shop on west 52nd Avenue armed with a handgun.   The suspect is a black male, approximately...

Spring Awards Ceremony to Recognize Heroes of the Community Updated
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Arvada, CO – As part of the Law Enforcement Week festivities, the Arvada Police Department will recognize officers and citizens making a difference in our community at the Annual Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 14, 2015. The Awards celebration will take place at 7 p.m. at the Arvada Center...

2015 Spring Awards Ceremony to Recognize Heroes of the Community Updated
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Spring Awards Ceremony to recognize heroes of the community   Arvada, CO – As part of the Law Enforcement Week festivities, the Arvada Police Department will recognize officers and citizens making a difference in our community at the Annual Awards Ceremony on Thursday,  May 14,...

Suspect and Victim ID’d in Arvada Shooting Updated
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Arvada Police have identified the two individuals involved in a shooting on April 21, 2015 in Arvada as LaVern Thibodeaux (DOB 6/11/60) and Eddie Goodwin (DOB 1/21/81).   Police received a call at approximately 1:30 p.m. from Thibodeaux that she had shot a man in her home, located in the...

Join Arvada Police, Wheat Ridge Police, Special Olympics and Arvada High Schools for a Benefit Concert Updated
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Area high schools have teamed up with the Arvada and Wheat Ridge Police Departments and Special Olympics of Colorado for a benefit concert on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:00 P.M. The concert will take place in the Arvada High School auditorium, located at 7951 W. 65th Avenue.   Choirs from...

Arvada High School and Arvada PD to Support Special Olympics With April 29 Concert Updated
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015; 7:00 p.m Arvada High Schools have teamed up with the Arvada Police Department and Special Olympics of Colorado for a benefit concert on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:00 P.M. The concert will take place in the Arvada High School auditorium, located at 7951 W. 65th Avenue....

Arvada Police Seek Help in Identifying Bank Robber Updated
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     ­­­ Arvada, CO – The Arvada Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a bank robber. On Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at approximately 12:20 p.m. , the suspect entered Westerra Credit Union, located at 7270 W. 88th Avenue and...

Arvada Police Seek Witnesses to Accident Updated
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Arvada, CO – On Thursday, March 12, at approximately 9:20 p.m., the Arvada Police responded to an accident in the 5800 block of Sheridan Blvd.   A black Cadillac CTS sedan and a white BMW 3 series were southbound on Sheridan when they collided.  Prior to the accident both vehicles...

Arson Suspect Identified Updated
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Arvada, CO – At approximately 1:30 A.M. on March 10th, the Arvada Fire Protection District and the Arvada Police Department were called to 6854 Nelson Street regarding a report of a house fire. When the fire department and police officers arrived, the house was fully engulfed. ...

Arvada Police Identify Shooting Victim Updated
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Arvada, CO – Troy Pittman (DOB 8-20-70) has been identified as the person who was fatally shot at 8450 Gray Street in Arvada on March 9, 2015.   Two suspects, Billy E. Scott (DOB 11-17-61) and Leslie C. Barrett (DOB 3-20-70) have been arrested and are being held for 2nd degree murder....

Arvada Police Locate and Arrest Wanted Fugitive Dellert Updated
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On 2/19/15 the Arvada Police Community Response Impact Team (CRIT) located and arrested Joey Dellert (DOB: 02/09/87) in Northglenn.    The Arvada CRIT officers received assistance from the West Metro Drug Task Force, Northglenn Police Department and Denver Police Department’s...

Arvada Police Offering Sector-Specific Crime Prevention Classes Updated
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Arvada, Colorado – For the first time, the Arvada Police Department is offering sector-specific crime prevention classes to better address the needs and crime issues associated with various parts of Arvada.   “As we grow our sector-based policing knowledge, we are able to hone...

Learn About the Arvada Police Department Through Citizen’s Police Academy Updated
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Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Arvada Police Department or wanted to get an inside look at policing? You can do so by attending the Arvada Police Department’s Spring Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA).   The academy meets on 12 consecutive Wednesdays, 6 p.m. - 9...

Arvada Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Burglary Suspects Updated
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Arvada -- The Arvada Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying two burglary suspects. During the early morning hours of January 15, 2015, the two suspects pictured forced entry into the fitness center of an apartment complex in Arvada. The suspects were in the fitness...

'Think of Me' Pilot Program to Encourage Compliance With Designated Handicap Parking Spaces Updated
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The City of Arvada is partnering with the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing on a unique pilot program which aims to reduce the number of vehicles parking in handicap spaces without the appropriate designations. The “Think of Me” program places signage with photos...

2014


Don’t Let Unattended Valuables Make Your Christmas Less Than Merry Updated
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Arvada, CO – The Arvada Police department is warning neighbors of the potential of crime related to packages and other valuable items left outside and unattended.   A resident of the City recently recorded a BMX bike with an attached baby carriage enter onto their property and steal...

November Awareness -- Is 9-1-1 Aware? Updated
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November celebrates several awareness months: Epilepsy, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Caregiver’s. As awareness is spread about each of these causes, take a moment to think, Is 9-1-1 Aware? If you had to dial 9-1-1: Are they aware of your medical condition? Are they aware that you may...

Arvada Receives National Code Enforcement Award Updated
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ARVADA, CO…..The City of Arvada’s Neighborhood Services Division has received an award for Outstanding Achievement in the Marketing of the Code Enforcement Field for its Block Party Trailer program.  The award was presented to Greg Carr, Neighborhood Services Manager at the 2014...

Police Need Assistance in Identifying Woman Updated
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    Assist in identifying Woman   The Arvada Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying this person. Her photo was acquired during the investigation of an  assault in Arvada. I nvestigators have reason to believe she may be a witness...

Arrest Made in Weekend Fatal Collision Updated
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The Denver Police Department arrested David Kenneth Bunn (DOB 07.05.1960) yesterday for his role in the weekend head-on collision in Arvada that killed one teenager and severely injured another.   Bunn was arrested on a warrant for Vehicular Homicide (F3), Vehicular Assault (F4), Driving...

Arvada Police Arrest Suspect in Weekend Stabbing Updated
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The Arvada Police arrested a suspect in a weekend stabbing.     Christopher Roel Hernandez (DOB: 02/14/95) was arrested for Second Degree Assault on Monday, September 22, 2014 for allegedly stabbing another male following an argument.   On Friday, September 19 at approximately...

Join Our October 8 International Walk to School Thunderclap Updated
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We are hoping to get 100 people (or more) to join in on our message to watch out for kids on International Walk to School Day on October 8. Click on the link below and help us to spread the word. ...

Arvada Police Seek Public Help in Finding Missing Senior Updated
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HARRY JOHNSON WAS SAFELY LOCATED IN THORNTON.  Arvada, CO – The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing senior citizen. Harry Johnson, aged 84 years, was last seen at 4:00 p.m. on September 3 near his residence in the area of 71st and Kipling. His...

Advada Offers Free Crime Prevention Class Updated
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  The Community Response Impact Team (CRIT) of the Arvada Police Department is offering residents the opportunity to participate in a free Crime Prevention Class.     The Crime Prevention Class is offered twice each year and gives homeowners important tips designed to keep them...

Arvada Police Seek Public Help in Identifying Burglary Suspect Updated
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The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a burglary suspect.  The man in the image is suspected of burglarizing three businesses in Arvada in the early morning hours of August 3, 2014.   He targeted small businesses (Asian and Greek restaurants and...

Police-Based Victim Advocates Needed Updated
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Arvada, CO –Do you want to become more involved in your community?  Victim Outreach Incorporated (VOI) offers opportunities to work directly with crime victims, offering support and access to resources during a critical stage of trauma.  Volunteer Victim Advocates carry a pager,...

Arvada Police Launch Social Media Distracted Driver Campaign Updated
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The Arvada Police are launching a distracted driving awareness campaign after 228 accidents in a five-week time frame, more than half of them caused by distracted driving.   In the western part of the city, or Charlie sector, 57 accidents occurred between May1 and June 10. In northern...

Arvada Police Investigate Bank Robbery Updated
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 (Arvada, CO) – The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a bank robber. On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, the  suspect entered a Compass Bank located at 8008 Yarrow St. and robbed it at gunpoint.  After obtaining the money, the suspect was...

Arvada Police Public Relations Coordinator Wins National Excellence Award Updated
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Jill McGranahan Public Relations Coordinator for the Arvada Police Department Arvada, CO….. Jill McGranahan, Public Relations Coordinator for the Arvada Police Department, is known around the City of Arvada organization as a social media expert.  It therefore comes as no surprise that...

Arvada Neighborhood Suffers Dozens of Criminal Mischiefs Updated
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   (Arvada, CO) – The Arvada Police are investigating nearly two dozen criminal mischiefs that occurred between 10:50 P.M. on June 9 and 1:00 A.M. on June 10, 2014.     Officers received 20 reports of criminal mischief to vehicles. The windows had been shot out with an...

Northey Foundation Awards $8,700 in Scholarships to Arvada Students Updated
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(Arvada, CO) – The W. Michael Northey Foundation of the Arvada Police Department awarded $8,700 in scholarships to Arvada area high school students.   The W. Michael Northey Foundation is named for an Arvada police officer killed in the line of duty after being struck by a car while...

Arvada Police Investigating Fatal Accident at 80th Avenue & Sheridan Blvd. Updated
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(Arvada, CO) – The Arvada Police continue to investigate a fatal accident that occurred on Friday, May 23 at approximately 2:00 A.M.     A white Dodge Challenger was traveling westbound on W. 80 Ave. when it collided with a black GMC Yukon traveling southbound on Sheridan...

Spring Awards Ceremony to Recognize Heroes of the Community Updated
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  Arvada, CO – On Wednesday, May 14 the Arvada Police Department will recognize officers and citizens making a difference in our community.   The Spring 2014 Arvada Police Awards celebration will take place at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Arvada West High School, located at 11595...

Arvada Police Investigating Apparent Murder/Suicide Updated
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Arvada, CO – On Tuesday, April 29, the Arvada Police Department were dispatched to a welfare check at 6322 W. 61 Pl. Family members had not heard from the residents of this address and were concerned for their safety.   At the residence, officers found the only two members of the...

Arvada Teens Invited to Participate in Teen Police Academy Updated
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Arvada, Colorado – Arvada high school students are invited to attend the 2014 Arvada Police Teen Academy, July 14-18.   Taught by members of the Arvada Police Department, participants will learn many aspects of policing including building searches, arrest tactics and criminal law....

Due to High Demand, a Third Crime Prevention Class Is Being Offered by Arvada PD Updated
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Arvada, Colorado – Due to the overwhelming response at the Spring Crime Prevention class, the Arvada Police are offering an additional session.   Normally offered twice a year, the Crime Prevention Class gives homeowners important tips designed to keep them and their homes safe. Topics...

Arvada Police Warn of Spring Construction Scams Updated
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Arvada, Colorado – It's spring, and the warmer weather often brings with it travelers and gypsies who are committing home repair scams and burglaries. These scam artists often go door-to-door asking to do home repairs and or tree/lawn care. The work they do is often shoddy and/or left...

Arvada Police Warn of Spring Construction Scams Updated
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Arvada, Colorado – It's spring, and the warmer weather often brings with it travelers who are committing home repair scams and burglaries. These scam artists often go door-to-door asking to do home repairs and or tree/lawn care. The work they do is often shoddy and/or left unfinished....

Arvada Police Capture Subway Bandit Updated
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Arvada Police acted on information developed through an ongoing investigation about the Subway bandit that led to an arrest when a suspect was detained as he was opening the door to commit a 13th robbery. The suspect, dubbed the Subway Bandit, robbed 12 fast food establishments, primarily Subway...

Arvada Police Seek Public’s Help in Identifying Vehicle Used to Steal More Than $100,000 in Ammunition Updated
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The Arvada Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle that was used to steal more than $100,000 in ammunition from a local gun store.   The thieves also stole several other miscellaneous items, but no guns were taken in the theft. The burglary took place on...

Arvada Police Warn Residents After Two Recent Attempted Child Abductions Updated
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The Arvada Police today issued a warning to residents after two similar reported incidents of attempted child abduction.   On February 10 at approximately 8:00 A.M., a female student from Jefferson High School who was on the Arvada West campus reported that she was approached by a suspicious...

Arvada Police to Again Offer Free Crime Prevention and Crime Free Multi-housing Classes Updated
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The Community Response Impact Team (CRIT) of the Arvada Police Department is offering residents and business owners the opportunity to participate in one of its crime prevention classes.   The Crime Prevention Class is offered twice per year and gives homeowners important tips designed to...

Arvada Police to Again Offer Free Crime Prevention and Crime Free Multi-housing Classes Updated
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The Community Response Impact Team (CRIT) of the Arvada Police Department is offering residents and business owners the opportunity to participate in one of its crime prevention classes.   The Crime Prevention Class is offered twice per year and gives homeowners important tips designed to...

The Future of Policing Is Here Updated
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The Stations Join us for the grand unveiling of Arvada's two new community stations. Lake Arbor Community Station Tuesday March 4,  2014; 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 8110 Vance Drive, Arvada   West Woods Community Station Wednesday March 5, 2014; 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. 6644...

Ben-Joseph and Scott Family Statement Regarding Their Son, Connor Scott Updated
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Statement from Ben-Joseph and Scott families regarding their son, Connor Scott   (Arvada, CO) – “The Ben-Joseph and Scott families would first like to thank God and all of our family, friends and the public for their support and prayers for Connor’s safe return.  Our...

Arvada Police Successfully Rescue Juvenile From Hostage Situation Updated
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(Arvada, CO) – Arvada Police released today the name of the suspect in the overnight hostage situation.   Don Pooley (DOB 9-28-79) had a lengthy felony record. He was on parole and had an active Department of Corrections warrant for parole violation.   Arvada Police received a...

Arvada PD Responds to Hostage Situation Updated
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On Monday, February 3, 2013, at about 5:30 PM, Arvada Police Department was dispatched to the 6100 block of Gray Street in reference to a domestic disturbance.  When officers arrived on scene, they learned the male suspect had fled the disturbance and entered an unrelated home.  The...

Jeffrey Hodgdon Named Officer of the Year by the Lake Arbor Optimists Updated
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(Arvada, CO) – Officer Jeffrey Hodgdon of the Arvada Police will be recognized as Officer of the Year by the Lake Arbor Optimists at a breakfast on Tuesday, January 28, 7:00 A.M. at Indian Tree Golf Club.     Hodgdon was nominated by his Sergeant for his work ethic,...

Arvada Police Release Name of Suspects in Week-end Shooting Updated
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 (Arvada, CO) – The Arvada Police released today the names of the two suspects in a weekend shooting. The suspects are Maksim Khamov (DOB 11/28/90), identified as the driver of the suspect vehicle (pictured) and Igor Skolev (12/11/90) as the suspect in the passenger seat who is...

Arvada Police Investigating Officer-involved Shooting Updated
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Suspect vehicle opened fire on another vehicle prior to incident    (Arvada, CO) – The Arvada Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting after pursuing a vehicle that had fired upon another vehicle earlier in the evening. One suspect is deceased and the other is in...

2013


Arvada Police Department Seeking Wanted Fugitive Nicole Bracken-Martinez Updated
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   (Arvada, CO) – The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding wanted fugitive Nicole Bracken-Martinez (DOB 04-05-77).   In March 2013, Bracken-Martinez used another person’s personal information to open up a line of credit at an American...

Public Comment Meeting Being Held as Part of Arvada Police Department Accreditation Process Updated
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 The Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) will be in Arvada from December 8 to 11, 2013, as part of the Arvada Police Department’s ninth accreditation application.   During the on-site visit, CALEA assessors will host a public comment session where...

City Beat Features Arvada Police Updated
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Watch City Beat which highlights the people and work of the Arvada Police Department.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-aqIC-WLgU#t=11...

Police Make Arrest in Multiple Car Break-ins Updated
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Arvada Police Make Arrest in Multiple Car Break-ins  The Arvada Police Department recently arrested Thomas Kimber (DOB 11.18.77) in several First Degree Criminal Trespass (FDCT) cases. On September 28, police received a call at 8:07 A.M. from someone in the vicinity of 50th and...

Arvada Police Seeking Public’s Help in Finding Wanted Fugitive Updated
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Arvada, CO – The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Henry Espinoza (DOB: 12/31/72) who is wanted in Denver, Arvada and Arapahoe County.   Espinoza is 5'10", weighing approximately 210 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. He has a large tattoo on...

Arvada Police to Again Offer Free Crime Prevention and Crime Free Multi-housing Classes Updated
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The Community Response Impact Team (CRIT) of the Arvada Police Department is offering residents and business owners the opportunity to participate in one of its crime prevention classes.   The Crime Prevention Class is offered twice per year and gives homeowners important tips designed to...

Olde Town Arvada Street Closures for Harvest Festival Updated
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  Olde Town Arvada street closures for Harvest Festival   The Annual Arvada Harvest Festival, presented by the Arvada Jaycees, will be September 6-8 in Olde Town Arvada. Because of the many activities taking place, several streets in Olde Town will be closed to vehicle traffic....

Arvada Police Looking for Potential Fraud Victims Updated
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Arvada – The Arvada Police are looking for individuals who may have been victims of fraud. Matthew Chisholm (DOB 9.20.82) is currently under arrest in Rock Springs, WY for an active warrant out of Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office for Motor Vehicle Theft.  He is also being...

Arvada Police Seek Public Assistance in Indentifying Thieves Updated
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(Arvada, CO) – Arvada Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three individuals involved in pickpocketing an 80-year-old woman. On July 30, the elderly female was shopping at the Natural Grocers located at 7745 Wadsworth when she was approached by two men,...

National Night Out Set for August 6 Updated
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 (Arvada, CO) – National Night Out is a community effort to reduce crime and the fear of crime in our neighborhoods. This year’s celebration is slated for Tuesday, August 6, 2013.   Residents of Arvada are asked to join Americans across the country by turning on their porch...

Arvada Police Break Ground on New Community Stations Updated
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    (Arvada, CO) – Arvada city management, elected officials and city employees broke ground today on two new community police stations.     The Lake Arbor Community Station at 81st Avenue & Vance Street and the West Woods Community Station at 64th Avenue and...

Arvada Police Warn Residents After Rash of Burglaries Updated
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    Arvada, CO – The Arvada Police are investigating five burglaries in the neighborhoods bordered by 69th Avenue to the south, 74th Avenue to the north, Independence Avenue to the east and Simms Street to the west. In each case, the suspect entered the home through an unlocked...

Arvada Police to Break Ground on New Community Police Stations Updated
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Public invited to join the celebration    (Arvada, CO) –        Approved by City Council by a vote of 7-0 on June 17, the Arvada Police will break ground on two new community police stations on Monday, June 24.   WHO:    ...

Arvada Launches Emergency Preparedness Initiative Updated
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Arvada, CO – The City of Arvada is rolling out an emergency preparedness program for the community. Citizens of Arvada Preparing for Emergencies (C.A.P.E.) is designed to build bridges throughout the community that can be called upon in an emergency situation.   The Mayor of Arvada,...

Arvada Police Warn Residents After Multiple Criminal Mischiefs and Thefts in Arvada West Updated
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Arvada, CO – The Arvada Police are investigating a series of burglaries and criminal mischiefs in the Arvada West area. On Wednesday, May 22, there were five thefts from garages and unlocked cars in the Five Parks and Whisper Creek areas. "It's a good reminder for residents to make...

Arvada Teens Invited to Participate in the 2013 Teen Police Academy Updated
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Arvada high school students are invited to attend the 2013 Arvada Police Teen Academy, July 15-19.   Taught by members of the Arvada Police Department, participants will learn many aspects of policing including building searches, arrest tactics and criminal law. Participants also will have...

Spring Awards Ceremony to Recognize Heroes of the Community Updated
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Arvada, CO – On Thursday, May 9 the Arvada Police Department will recognize officers and citizens making a difference in our community. The Spring 2013 Arvada Police Awards celebration will take place at 7 p.m. on the main stage of the  Arvada Center at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd....

Arvada Police Offer Free Crime Prevention and Crime Free Multi-housing Classes Updated
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The Community Response Impact Team (CRIT) of the Arvada Police Department is offering residents and business owners the opportunity to participate in one of its crime prevention classes. The Crime Prevention Class is offered twice per year and gives homeowners important tips designed to keep them...

Community Response Impact Team Offers Multi-Housing Crime Prevention Class Updated
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Arvada Police Offer Free Crime Prevention and Crime Free Multi-Housing Classes   The Community Response Impact Team (CRIT) of the Arvada Police Department is offering residents and business owners the opportunity to participate in one of its crime prevention classes. The Crime Prevention...

Arvada Police Seeks Public’s Help in Identifying Theft Ring Updated
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Arvada, CO – The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a group of thieves who have hit recreation centers in the Arvada area. The suspects forcibly remove locks from locker room areas or take advantage of crimes of opportunity, stealing unlocked personal...

New Police Vehicles Featured on "How'd They Do That?" Updated
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Take a look at the KATV program, "How'd They Do That?" featuring the new Arvada Police Interceptor Utility vehicles.   ...

Arvada Police Offer Coyote Hazing Class on March 4 Updated
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WHO:              Arvada Animal Management Officers   WHAT:            Coyote Hazing Workshop   WHEN:            Monday,...

County-wide Emergency Notification Call Planned for February 6 Updated
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  January 28, 2013 –Jefferson and Broomfield Counties emergency services agencies, including law enforcement, fire and EMS, are working together to test their new emergency notification system. On February 6, starting at 9 a.m., the CodeRED emergency notification system will begin...

Juvenile Charged in Cyber Bullying Incident Updated
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  The Arvada Police have charged a 15-year-old with five counts of 3rd degree harassment for cyber bullying.   The 15-year-old, who is not being named because of his age, is a Jefferson County Public School Student. The charges stem from “Burn Book” postings on Instagram that...

Arvada Police Seek Missing Senior - HAS BEEN FOUND! Updated
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The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing senior citizen.   John Leonnig, aged 83 years, was last seen at 7:30 a.m. on January 24 in the area of W. 80th Avenue and Lowell Blvd., and heading south toward W. 72nd Avenue. He was expected to return home in...

Learn About the Arvada Police Department Through Citizen’s Police Academy Updated
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    Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Arvada Police Department or wanted to get an inside look at policing? You can do so by attending the Arvada Police Department’s Spring Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA). The academy meets on 12 consecutive Wednesdays...

Thieves Hit Liquor/convenience Stores Throughout the Front Range Updated
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  The Arvada Police are working with other metro area police agencies on a string of smash-and-grab burglaries throughout the Front Range. The thieves break into these establishments using a baseball bat after they have closed, then grab alcohol and cigarettes before running out....

School Resource Officer Jim Glasmann Featured on City Beat Updated
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Arvada Police School Resource Officer Jim Glasmann is featured in the January edition of City Beat on Channel 8. Learn more about the important work he does by clicking on the image below.   ...

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Arvada Police Seeking Public’s Assistance in Locating Accused Child Molester Updated
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  The Arvada Police are seeking the public’s help in locating accused child molester Jason McDavitt (DOB 2/1/76).   McDavitt is charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust. McDavi   tt had moved from Colorado and was living...

Arvada Police Apprehend Alleged Arsonist Updated
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  The Arvada Police have captured alleged arsonist Kenneth Lee Rascon. Rascon (DOB 01-19-82) was spotted at 32nd & Youngfield Avenue by an Arvada officer who was doing an area search. Rascon fled on foot and a perimeter was established with the help of the Wheat Ridge Police...

Police Seek Public’s Help in Locating Alleged Arsonist Updated
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  The Arvada Police are seeking the public’s help in locating Kenneth Lee Rascon. Rascon (DOB 01-19-82) currently has four felony warrants for violation of bail bond conditions on original charges that include First Degree Arson, Burglary, Felony Animal Cruelty, First Degree Criminal...

Arvada Master Sergeant Larry Bennington Honored With 2012 Excellence in Law Enforcement Award Updated
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DENVER — During a community awards ceremony on November 7, Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced that Master Sergeant Larry Bennington with the Arvada Police Department was the 2012 recipient of the “Attorney General’s Excellence in Law Enforcement...

Ralston House Child Advocacy Center Wins 2012 “Outstanding Victim Services Program" Award Updated
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  Ralston House was named the 2012 Outstanding Victim Services Program by the Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance (COVA) at its annual conference last week. Nominated for the award by other professionals, this award is presented to an organization that has provided superior service...

Serenity Salon’s Annual Fundraiser on November 11 to Benefit Ralston House Updated
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Serenity Salon hopes to double down on its annual fundraising event benefiting the Ralston House. Since 2006, the salon has donated $5000 each year by offering discounted services to customers and donating the money back to abused kids.  In 2012, the Salon is upping the stakes and wants to...

Majestic View Nature Center and Arvada Police Team Up to Offer a Coyote Hazing Workshop Updated
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  WHO:              Arvada Animal Management Officers   WHAT:           Coyote Hazing Workshop   WHEN:           Tuesday,...

Public Invited to Celebrate Heroes in the Community Updated
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  Arvada, CO – On Wednesday, November 7 the Arvada Police Department will recognize the officers and citizens making a difference in their community.   The Arvada Police Awards celebration will take place at 7 p.m. at the Black Box Theater, located inside the Arvada Center at...

Arvada Offers Child Safety Classes for Adults and Children Updated
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  Arvada, CO – In response to community concerns stemming from the recent Jessica Ridgeway case in Westminster, the Arvada Police Department has partnered with the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office and the Ralston House to offer a series of child safety classes for both...

In Memory of Jessica Ridgeway www.jessicaridgeway.com Updated
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In Memory of Jessica Ridgeway 2002 –2012   In memory of Jessica Ridgeway, the City of Arvada is encouraging all parents and caregivers to practice Safe Routes to School.  The Safe Routes to School Program is to make the routes to school safer for children to walk and bicycle....

Protect Your Child: Free Seminar Hosted by Ralston House Updated
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One of every parent’s biggest fears is something terrible befalling their child.  Statistics tell us that before their 18th birthday, one in every five girls and one in every ten boys will be sexually assaulted.   Sexual predators have behaviors and patterns that can be...

Child Enticement - False Update Updated
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The Arvada Police Department received numerous e-mails and phone calls on September 24 regarding the "updated information" on the recent child enticement cases.  This information is ERRONEOUS. The sketch and description being distributed are from an old child abduction case in November...

Recent News Stories About Heroin use Among Teens Updated
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A couple of recent stories on KUSA, Channel 9 mentioned the growing use of heroin among teenagers and young adults, including those from high schools in Arvada. The stories are listed to the right, as well as a parents' guide to drugs. Please talk to your teens about the dangers of drug use. For...

Arvada Police, Colorado State Patrol and Thornton Police Team Up to Help Colorado “Move Over” Updated
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  The Arvada Police, Colorado State Patrol and Thornton Police have joined forces with other police agencies to help remind Colorado Drivers to “Move Over”.   The Move Over Law, enacted in 2005, requires drivers to move over one lane when there’s an emergency situation along...

Arvada Police Warn Residents After Rash of Burglaries in the Same Neighborhood Updated
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  The Arvada Police are investigating a series of burglaries in the vicinity of 64th Avenue and Eldridge Street. The suspect entered through an unlocked window or door. In each case, the victims were home, sleeping and unaware their houses had been burglarized until they...

Child Enticement Suspect Sketch Released Updated
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Arvada Police are investigating two reports of child enticement where a child was approached by a stranger offering candy and asking them to get into the stranger’s car . These incidents took place on Sunday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 12.  The suspect is described as a...

Arvada Police and Jefferson County Public Schools Warning Parents of Recent Child Enticements Updated
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  Arvada Police are investigating two reports of child enticement where a child was approached by a stranger offering candy and asking them to get into the stranger’s car . These incidents took place on Sunday, September 9 and Wednesday, September 12.  The suspect is...

Arvada Police Offer Free Crime Prevention Class Updated
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  The Community Response Impact Team (CRIT) of the Arvada Police Department invites residents to participate in its free crime prevention classes on October 2, 2012.   WHO:                   The Arvada Police Community Response...

Arvada Police Looking for Missing Child Updated
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Arvada, CO - Arvada Police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing 8-year-old Hispanic boy.  David Pruitt was last seen in the area of Stott Elementary, located at 6600 Yank Way. He was last seen wearing a brown t-shirt and gray sweatpants. He often frequents the Apex...

Police Capture Stolen Vehicle Suspect After Foot Pursuit Updated
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  Arvada Police apprehended a male and female suspect this morning after an early-morning attempted traffic stop of a stolen vehicle near the intersection of 54th & Kipling Street.   After turning into a parking lot, the female driver, identified as Kimberly Zordel (5-14-91),...

Crime Prevention Class Updated
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Crime Prevention Class October 2, 2014; 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Arvada City Hall, 8101 Ralston Road The Crime Prevention Class gives important tips designed to keep residents and their homes safe. Topics covered include reporting a crime, vacation safety tips, protecting your neighborhood and how to be...

Arvada Police Need Your Help Updated
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  Arvada Police need your help. We are looking for the individual(s) who may have kept this coyote as a pet. If you have any information, please call our Animal Management Office at 720.898.6859.  We found him with a collar and a wire tether through which he had chewed . He has...

Arvada Police Roll Out a New Fleet Updated
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  Soon, Arvada residents will see several new police vehicles on the streets as 15 of the department’s  marked patrol vehicles are replaced with the Ford Police Interceptor Utility.   “Because Ford had announced it would no longer produce the Crown Victoria model...

Residents Warned of Recent Increase in Break-ins Updated
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  Residents are being advised that recent car break-ins at area dog parks, daycares and the YMCA may be the work of the ‘Felony Lane Gang’ and they should not leave their purses and other valuables in the car.    This band of thieves break into cars and steal checks and...

Police Seek Fire Witnesses Updated
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Arvada Police Seek Fire Witnesses      Arvada, CO --  The Arvada Police Department is seeking the public’s help in finding witnesses to a fire on July 6, 2012 at approximately 6:30 p.m.   A fire in the garage at 6066 Simms Street is believed to have been...

Police Seek Missing At-risk Adult Updated
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ARVADA, CO – The Arvada Police are looking for a missing woman with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was reported missing Tuesday, July 17 in the afternoon by her husband.   Barbara Hathaway, aged 74, left her home near the 7700 block of Kipling at approximately 1:25 p.m. Her husband...

Cold Stone Creamery Benefit for the Second Wind Fund Updated
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Help Cold Stone Creamery support the Second Wind Fund on Thursday,  July 12th 6:00pm to 9:00pm Cold Stone Creamery 5545 Wadsworth Bypass (55th and Wadsworth) Ste D Arvada, CO 80002   Guest Scoopers will include: Arvada Police Chief Don Wick, Arvada Fire Jon Chief Greer, Arvada fire...

Near Drowning of Toddler Updated
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Arvada Police responded to a call requesting first aid and possible drowning at Lake Arbor Village community pool located at 5705 W. 80th Place, Arvada on Monday, June 4, 2012. This call involved a child, almost four years old, retrieved from the shallow area of the pool. CPR was performed...

Public Invited to Police Award Ceremonies Updated
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Every year the Arvada Police Department takes time to honor police officers, public servants, and citizens for outstanding activities and actions in the previous year. It is one of the ways Arvada Police Department acknowledges those it serves and would like to share this with any Arvada...

“Felony Lane Gang” Suspected in Daycare Theft from Cars Updated
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In December and January, 2012, four daycare providers in western Arvada were victims of smash and grabs from customer cars. Suspects watched mothers drop off kids at daycare centers and when mothers were briefly inside, the crooks smashed out the car window to steal purses left inside. Forged...

Another Decrease in Arvada’s Crime Rate Updated
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The overall crime rate in Arvada decreased for the fourth straight year in 2011. Last year in Arvada there were a total of 5,664 criminal incidents, a 10 percent drop compared with the five-year average. Here is a brief breakdown of the statistics: sex offenses decreased by 8 percent;...

Arvada Police Bust Burglary Ring Updated
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Arvada Police arrested a pair of suspects allegedly responsible for a handful of burglaries in the western part of the city in the past month.   Jack Tindall, age 18, of Arvada and a 16-year-old Denver teen were taken into custody on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 as they were breaking into a...

Arvada Police Talk Crime at Community Roundtable March 1st Updated
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The Arvada Police Department will host a Community Roundtable to give an overview of crime that occurred in the city in 2011. Plan to join members of the police department Thursday, March 1, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. in the Arvada City Council Chambers at Arvada City Hall at 8101...

Arrested Burglary Suspect Entered Home Through Pet Door Updated
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A suspect arrested for a pair of burglaries in west Arvada allegedly made his way into homes through the tightest of spaces: a doggie door. Justin Slinker, age 19, of Arvada faces charges of burglary for crimes occurring in the area of 80th an Alkire St. in mid-January, 2012. Slinker...

Officer of the Year Named by Arvada Optimist Club Updated
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The Arvada Optimist Club named Stephen Erholm its Officer of the Year for his contributions as the School Resource Officer at Oberon Middle School the past four years. Officer Erholm was honored at a breakfast in late January.   Officer Erholm recently completed his assignment at...

Sunrise Bandit Arrested Updated
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Arvada police made an arrest of the apparent Sunrise Bandit in the afternoon hours of Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Police officers developed information leading to the identification of the suspect while canvassing the area of January’s three armed robberies. William Spraggins (DOB: 05/13/70)...

Arvada PD Took Part in Puffer Week Updated
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Colorado Auto Theft Investigators (CATI) and Coloradans Against Auto Theft (CAAT) teamed up the week of January 15-21 to raise public awareness of “puffers”—a term coined by car thieves to describe a vehicle left running unattended.   CATI  lead a concentrated effort by law...

Pomona Youth Wrestling Treasurer Sentenced for Theft Updated
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The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office announced that the former treasurer of the Pomona Youth Wrestling organization has been sentenced to 30 months probation and 30 days in jail for stealing almost $12,000 from the group.  Angela Hattie Padia, 31, of Arvada, was the treasurer of...

Arvada Police Arrest Alleged Sex Assault Suspect Updated
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Arvada Police arrested a Denver Sheriff’s Deputy on suspicion of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust for allegedly assaulting a juvenile female in late December, 2011. Jorge Quinones (DOB: 08-14-72) of Littleton was arrested in the evening hours of Thursday, January...

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Arvada Citizen Police Academy Alumni Honored Updated
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Arvada Citizen Police Academy graduates were honored as the Alumni Association of the Year at the Peacekeepers of the West National Conference in Golden this past spring. Members of the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association of Arvada (CPAAA) was...

An Arvada Police Department Legend Updated
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  Longtime Arvada residents remember fondly the big guy driving the Arvada Police Department VW Bug with the unlikely name, “Siren Says.” The car was decorated with large eyes framed by long eyelashes and smiling lips. Most kids recognized the driver, Arvada Safety Officer Ed...

Arvada Police Arrest Alleged Sex Assault Suspect Updated
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Arvada Police arrested an Arvada High School assistant principal on suspicion of sexual assault on a child by a person in a position of trust for allegedly assaulting a female student at the school. Anthony Alvarez, age 40, was arrested in the evening...

School Begins Aug 22: Attention Parents and Teen Drivers Updated
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Another school year is about to begin in our community. The Arvada Police Department's Traffic Unit has as their goal to increase safety in school zones and the surrounding areas. Every year the police department receives numerous traffic and parking complaints around our...

Zachariah Dobler Charged with First Degree Murder – Extreme Indifference Updated
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Zachariah Dobler, 28, of Lakewood, was in court today to be advised of the charges filed against him. Dobler is accused of causing the death of Alan Eugene Dilley, 41, of Wheat Ridge, at an accident scene on July 31.Alan Dilley was employed by Connolly’s Towing as a tow truck driver. He was...

Attack Prompts Warning from Police Updated
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A teen bit by a possible stray dog or coyote in the area of 86th Parkway and Simms Street over the weekend is prompting Arvada police to issue a warning to residents living in the area. A 16-year-old girl was walking her heeler mix when...

National Night Out Set for August 2 Updated
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National Night Out is a community effort to reduce crime and the fear of crime in our neighborhoods. This year’s celebration is slated for Tuesday, August 2, 2011. Residents of Arvada are asked to join Americans across the country by turning on their porch lights to turn off crime....

Arvada Tow Truck Driver Killed in Hit and Run Updated
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Arvada Police are investigating an overnight incident where a tow truck driver was struck by a car and killed near the intersection of 58th and Wadsworth Blvd., just after 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 31. Police were already at that location on a traffic accident call...

Arvada Police Seeking Suspects in Homicide Updated
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Arvada Police are seeking suspects in connection with a homicide in the 4800 block of W. 60th Avenue before 10:00 p.m., on Monday, July 18, 2011. An unidentified man in the home was injured during a possible home invasion robbery at the residence. The...

Body Found in Arvada Identified as Missing Arvada Girl Updated
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The body discovered at a construction site near 58th Avenue and Oak Street in Arvada is that of the missing Arvada girl, Kristina Vlassenko (Vlah-sen-coe).  A construction worker at the site discovered the body just after 7 a.m. on Tuesday May 31, 2011. While it is early on in...

Mail Theft Ring Results in $100,000 in Losses Updated
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Arvada Police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service need the public’s help in identifying individuals connected to a mail theft ring stretching beyond the Denver Metro area, and resulting in more than $100,000 in losses.  It’s believed at least two suspects are involved in nearly...

Mail Theft Ring Results in $100,000 in Losses Updated
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Arvada Police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service need the public’s help in identifying individuals connected to a mail theft ring stretching beyond the Denver Metro area, and resulting in more than $100,000 in losses.  It’s believed at least two suspects are involved in...

Record-Setting 8th Accreditation for Arvada Police Updated
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The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) presented the Police Department with its 8th accreditation earlier this spring. It also named Arvada as a Flagship agency for the second straight time as well as a Meritorious organization for the third...

Animal Management Officers Bring Care and Compassion to Those They Serve Updated
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Mending fences to secure a dog who escaped a yard while the family was away; working for months to finally catch a stray dog to give him the care he needs and rescuing and adopting a kitten found in a dumpster covered in muck are just some of the examples of the work done by Arvada Police Animal...

Shots Fired After Dispute at an Arvada Restaurant Updated
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Two men were arrested after an argument at an Arvada sushi restaurant led to shots fired in the area of 52nd and Wadsworth on Wednesday, March 30, 2011,  just after 7 p.m. Arvada police officers were called to Namiko's sushi restaurant, 7310 W. 52nd Avenue, on gunshots in the area....

Open Garages Are an Open Invitation to Crooks Updated
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Are you breaking out your gardening tools to work in your yard with the return of spring? Leaving your garage door open is an open invitation to crooks looking to steal your property. Open garage burglaries are a crime of opportunity resulting in thousands of dollars in losses for...

Golden Police and Arvada Police Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect Updated
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Curtis Lewis, age 47, was arrested on March 17, 2011 for two counts of aggravated robbery. He is being held at the Jefferson County Jail without bond. Lewis is alleged to have robbed the Diamond Shamrock Gas Station at 601 6th St in Golden just after 8 p.m. on February 21, 2011....

Statement Regarding Student Detained by Arvada Police Updated
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For those who have seen the news report involving the detention of an 11-year-old juvenile, this detention, on its face, may seem egregious; however, there  is  background in this case that cannot be publicly discussed because the information regarding this juvenile is protected...

Statement Regarding Student Detained by Police Updated
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For those who have seen the news report involving the detention of an 11-year-old juvenile, this detention, on its face, may seem egregious; however, there is background in this case that cannot be publicly discussed because the information regarding this juvenile is protected information and by...

Arvada Walgreens' Pharmacy Robbed at Gun Point Updated
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Arvada police are investigating a robbery at the Walgreen's drug store located at 80th and Wadsworth in the morning hours of Saturday, February 12, 2011. Police believe an unidentified suspect approached the pharmacist at the Arvada location just after the pharmacy area of the store...

There Is a New Team in Arvada Updated
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One of the most rewarding things people can do is volunteer time in service to their community. The Arvada Police Department provides several opportunities for individuals to volunteer such as victim advocates and administrative support. The newest volunteer opportunity with the Arvada...

Arrest Made in Arvada Backflow Device Theft Updated
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Blizzard-like conditions and an alert citizen led to the arrest of a Denver man allegedly trying to steal an irrigation backflow device from an Arvada park on Monday, February 7, 2011. Police were called to Homestead Park in the 6300 block of Depew Ct. at 11:00 p.m. on a call of a...

Elderly Woman Killed in Auto-Pedestrian Accident Updated
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Arvada Police continue to investigate a fatal auto/pedestrian accident that occurred in the area of 64th and Oak Street just before 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2011. Police were called to the 10900 block of West 64th Avenue because a pedestrian had been struck by the driver of a car...

Arvada Police Officer Norton Named Officer of the Year by Lake Arbor Optimists Updated
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Officer Cristal Norton received the honor of Officer of the Year by the Lake Arbor Optimist Club in January, 2011. This three-year veteran of the Arvada Police Department was honored for her exemplary work as a police officer specifically related to a burglary investigation that led to...

Jogger Struck in Auto-Pedestrian Accident in Olde Town Updated
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Arvada Police are investigating an auto/pedestrian accident that occurred at West 59th Avenue and Olde Wadsworth Blvd. just before 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, January 25, 2011. The driver of a passenger van was turning south on Olde Wadsworth Blvd. when he allegedly collided with a 51-year-old...

Focused Patrol in Water Tower Area Leads to Drop in Crime Updated
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One of the most effective crime-fighting tools used by the Arvada Police Department is Directed Police Intervention (DPI). This effort brings members of the police department and other City work groups together to identify geographic areas in the city impacted by spikes in crime. Resources...

Arrests Made in Smashed Mail Box Cases Updated
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Three Arvada teens were arrested for their alleged role in smashing mailboxes throughout the city since October. Arvada police officers were sent to the area of 65th and Welch Ct. on a call of criminal mischief of a mailbox just after 10:30 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2010. The...

Arvada Man Hit with Hammer During Car Jacking Updated
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Arvada police are investigating an early morning car jacking occurring in the 6300 block of Xavier Ct. just after 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2011. A 50-year-old man was backing his Toyota Tundra from the driveway of his home when occupants in a dark-colored Jeep Cherokee blocked...

More Than a Dozen Car Break-Ins Reported Thursday Jan 6 2011 Updated
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Arvada police are investigating a spree of car break-in incidents occurring late night Thursday, January 6, and/or the early morning hours of Friday, January 7, 2011, in the area of 64th and Ward Road in the city. Police have received more than 15 reports of first degree criminal trespass...

Identity Theft Ring Indicted on 87 Counts Updated
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A Jefferson County Grand Jury has returned an 87-count indictment naming four women and one man in a metro-wide Identity Theft ring. The indictment accuses the group of stealing more than $100,000 from individuals and businesses between October 2009 and August 2010. Teresa...

Keeping the Holidays Jolly for Your Pets Updated
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The Holiday season is here! And while you’re rushing about preparing for the coming feasts and celebrations with family, don’t forget the safety of your pets. The following tips may come in handy:  A Christmas Tree should be firmly secured so it cannot fall...

Car Thieves Warm Up to Cars Left Running Updated
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Starting your day with a cold car is better than starting your day with a stolen car. That's the warning from the Arvada Police Department as puffer-related auto thefts have nearly doubled from last year's statistics. There were 11 puffer auto thefts reported in 2009 while there have...

Car Thieves Warm Up to Cars Left Running Updated
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                 Starting your day with a cold car is better than starting your day with a stolen car. That's the warning from the Arvada Police Department as puffer-related auto thefts have nearly doubled from...

Arvada Liquor Authority Hands Down Suspensions Updated
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The City of Arvada's Liquor Licensing Authority reviewed violations of liquor licenses by some Arvada businesses in recent months. Decisions by the Authority ranged from a fine to liquor license suspensions, depending upon the violation and the business' violation history....

Arvada Police Investigate Attempted Car Jacking During Evening Rush on Nov. 18 Updated
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Arvada police are investigating an attempted car jacking that sent one man to the hospital with a gunshot wound during the evening rush on November 18, 2010. The male victim was waiting at the stoplight at the intersection of 77th Avenue and Wadsworth Blvd. when an unidentified male suspect...

Vandals Target Mailboxes Updated
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Vandals have targeted mailboxes in Arvada and Jefferson County in recent weeks as more than 40 of the letter holders have been damaged or destroyed since October 1. The crimes are occurring just south of 88th Avenue between Simms Street and Wadsworth Boulevard. While there are...

Arvada Man Arrested by SWAT and Metro Gang Task Force Updated
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The Jefferson County Regional SWAT Team was called to an Arvada home to assist the metro Gang Task Force in the evening hours of Tuesday, October 27, 2010. Police went to the 7500 block of Lamar Court just before 7 p.m. The call was an assist to the task force as part of a narcotics...

Arvada Officer Honored by Local Service Club Updated
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Arvada Police Officer Josh Hotchkiss was recognized by the Masonic Paul Revere Lodge #130 during the organization's annual appreciation night on October 27, 2010. Officer Hotchkiss was honored, in part, due to his efforts as a member of the Community Response Impact Team (CRIT) to address...

Shots Fired from Vehicle Updated
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Arvada police were notified by fellow Westminster officers in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 17, 2010, that they had a vehicle stopped which was believed to have been firing a gun from the vehicle. Shots were fired from the vehicle at Woody's Woodfired Pizza at 80th and Sheridan, and...

Profile of a Car Break-In Updated
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With double-digit numbers of first degree criminal trespass (or car break-ins) crimes occurring every week throughout Arvada, members of the Arvada Police Department's Crime Analysis Unit offer further analysis of the problem in an effort to increase awareness and to decrease these significant...

Spike in Arvada Home Burglaries Reported in Late September Updated
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Arvada police are investigating nearly a dozen burglaries reported in the city the last week of September, 2010. Some of the property reported stolen included televisions, laptops, jewelry, cash and other items of value. In one of the incidents, the suspect(s) broke into a car...

Police Search for Smoker Friendly Burglary Suspect Updated
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Police are seeking help in identifying a burglary suspect in an overnight break-in of the Smoker Friendly cigarette shop located in the 9500 block of West 58th Avenue just before 3:30 a.m. on September 22, 2010. Investigators believe an unidentified male suspect broke into the business...

Homicide Victim Identified Updated
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The victim in the homicide on Friday, September 10, 2010 has been named. Floyd Carl Arledge , age 54, was found shot in his home and later pronounced dead at the scene.  Police arrested 32-year-old David Paul Arledge, age 32, without incident in the afternoon hours of Sunday,...

Arvada Police Arrest Murder Suspect Updated
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The suspect wanted in connection with a homicide in Arvada on September 10, has been taken into custody.   Police arrested 32-year-old David Paul Arledge (DOB: 8/16/78) without incident in the afternoon hours of Sunday, September 12, 2010.  He is being held at the...

Missing Man Reported in Arvada Found Updated
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Arvada Police are looking for a missing 30-year-old man with the mental capacity of a five-year-old. He was last seen Monday afternoon.  Christopher Olsen was supposed to return to the Eldercare facility in Arvada at 10:00 p.m. on Monday, September 6, 2010,but did not report to...

Arvada Police Officers on Administrative Leave Updated
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Two Arvada police officers are currently on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an on-going internal investigation reviewing allegations of inappropriate conduct by members of the department.  One focus of the investigation is an allegation that an officer struck a...

Life in Prison for Man in Arvada Murder Updated
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Ryan Jonathan Heacock, 34, was in court to be sentenced for the murder of Leslie Blakney in November 2009. District Judge Chris Phillips sentenced Heacock to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Leslie Blakney met Ryan Heacock just three weeks earlier when he was released...

Arvada Woman Approached by Bogus Truancy Officer Updated
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The Arvada Police Department is investigating an incident where a man allegedly impersonated a member of Jeffco Public Schools and contacted an adult female in the area of West. 64th Avenue and Simms Street on August 12, 2010.  A 24-year-old Arvada woman was approached by a man...

Arvada Police Seek Gnome-Nabbing Crooks Updated
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Police are investigating an incident involving 150 garden gnomes stolen from the yard of an Arvada home reported on July 28, 2010.  The theft of the gnomes took place at a home in the 5500 block of Otis Court in Arvada.  Gnomes in all shapes and sizes were stolen, and...

Foothills Animal Shelter Grand Opening August 28th Updated
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With much anticipation, the Foothills Animal Shelter has their grand opening scheduled for Saturday, August 28. Keep your eye on this page for more information on the grand opening...

Arrests Made in Car Break-In Spree, Nearly ½ of Car Doors Unlocked Updated
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Two people were arrested for allegedly breaking into a handful of vehicles in the neighborhood surrounding Foster Elementary School in early June, 2010..  The types of items stolen in the six reported car break-ins included electronics, cash and other items. In a handful of the car...

Foster Elementary School Burglarized, Officer Attacked Updated
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  In the early morning hours on the 4th of July, Arvada police officers responded to an alarm at Foster Elementary School at 5300 Saulsbury Street.  Three suspects were running from the elementary school as the officers arrived.  One female suspect was immediately...

Fireworks? Not in Arvada Updated
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The Arvada Police Department wants to offer a reminder about fireworks in the city:   It is illegal to possess and/or ignite any firework in the city of Arvada. A person who violates the fireworks ordinance (section 62-43) is subject to a fine of up to $2650 or jail time up to 180 days....

Qwest Awards Grant to Ralston House Updated
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The Qwest Family and Work Development Fund, a partnership of Qwest, the Communications Workers of America, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, awarded a $2,500 grant to Ralston House.   The grant money from Qwest will help cover the cost of printing Parent/Caregiver...

Two Injured in Weekend Traffic Crash Updated
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 A serious traffic accident at 61st and Ward Road shutdown traffic lanes, and created delays for numerous drivers on Sunday, June 13, 2010.  The Arvada Police Department’s Critical Accident Response Team (CART) was called to the area just after 10:30 a.m. to investigate...

Arvada Crime Maps and Stats Available to Public Updated
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Up-to-date Arvada crime statistics are just a “click” away,  free of charge, 24-hours a day.  The Arvada Police Department recently partnered with two companies, RAIDS Online, headquartered in Highlands Ranch, and Crime Reports, to provide the latest crime statistics for people to...

Suspicious Device Found in Arvada Updated
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A suspicious device was spotted by an Arvada Police patrol officer in the area of West 77th Drive and Quaker Street just after 10 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. The item appeared to be a pipe bomb and was found in the westbound land of West 77th Drive. The Jefferson County Bomb...

Teen Struck While Crossing Street at 72nd and Pierce Updated
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A 13-year-old boy was struck in the crosswalk at the intersection of 72nd Avenue and Pierce Street just before 5:00 p.m. in Arvada on Thursday, May 6, 2010. The teen was walking in the crosswalk of the intersection when the driver of a small sedan pulled forward and struck the...

Ralston House Volunteer Receives Minoru Yasui Award Updated
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    Ralston House volunteer Rebel Rodriguez was honored with the prestigious Minoru Yasui award in April, 2010.   Rodriguez was nominated by the Ralston House staff for her work with the center since 2006. She has been a favorite with the children she encounters. Parents have...

Arvada Police Dispatchers Say, “Thank You!” Updated
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During the week of April 11-17, Arvada Police 9-1-1 Dispatchers celebrated National Telecommunicators' Week. They were honored with other Jefferson County dispatchers at an awards banquet sponsored by area businesses and vendors. Special recognition was given by the Denver Nuggets,...

Arvada Police in Olde Town Updated
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Arvada Police officers saturated Olde Town through the Directed Police Intervention (DPI) program when the sun was hot and the grass was green last summer. The patrol effort was based on crime stats for the area which had shown an increase. At the conclusion of the 2009 DPI effort, crime...

Stolen Motorcycle Leads Police to Thief Updated
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Detectives with the Metropolitan Auto Theft Task Force (MATT) have arrested a man they believe may be responsible for stealing numerous Harley Davidson motorcycles over the last nine months. At about 5:30 pm on March 17, 2010, a Harley Davidson motorcycle was stolen from a residence in the 7500...

Purse Thefts from Vehicles on Rise Updated
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Police are seeing a jump in the number of purse thefts throughout the north metro area, including Arvada. The suspect(s) in the cases targets women who are gassing-up at filling stations. When the victim leaves her vehicle with credit card in hand to begin the...

Arvada Police See Trend in Car Break-Ins Updated
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You know electronics and loose change are favorites of car break-in thieves, but in a handful of cases, these crooks are looking to swipe tools from victims. Between November 2009 and January of this year there were 123 car break-ins reported in the city. 16 of those incidents involved...

12-Year-Old Injured in Auto Pedestrian Accident Updated
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Arvada Police continue to investigate an early morning auto pedestrian accident occurring at West 80th Avenue and Chase Street just before 8 a.m. on Monday, January 25, 2010. A 12-year-old male was struck by the driver of a Ford Escape (a small SUV) as the juvenile...

20 of 22 Arvada Businesses Pass Liquor License Compliance Check Updated
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A liquor license compliance check conducted by the Arvada Police Department resulted in two violations for sales to a minor the week of January 11, 2010. The following establishments denied alcohol sales to the volunteer minor when he could not provide identification showing...

2010 News and Press Releases for Arvada Police Department Updated
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Stories and press releases about police news and the Arvada Police Department...

Officer Glasmann Named Top Cop by Masons Updated
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He's known as "OG" by students at Pomona High School. Now Officer Glasmann has a new title: Police Officer of the Year through the Paul Revere Lodge #130, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Hired by the Arvada Police Department in 1977, Officer Jim Glasmann has...

Mercury Found at Arvada Engineering Company Updated
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Arvada police were called to Dairy Engineering at 5783 Sheridan on a report of a hazardous material situation at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2010. A 55-year-old male employee reported that a substance had "dripped" onto his face from his office phone. A Hazmat crew later...

Two Shot at New Year’s Party in Arvada Updated
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Two men were shot at a New Year’s party in the Lake Arbor area just after 2 a.m. on January 1, 2010.  Arvada police officers were called to a condominium complex in the 6400 block of West 80th Drive on a report of a fight among partygoers and that two people had been shot....

Robber Arrested in Arvada Bank Robberies Updated
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The FBI announced the arrest of John Kirby, 42, of Westminster.  Kirby is suspected of having committed three bank robberies. On Monday, December 28, 2009, the Bank of the West at 5805 Carr Street was robbed.  It had been previously robbed on December 16, 2009. The arrest...

Arvada Infant Dies, Father Arrested Updated
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  A 19-year-old Arvada man is facing felony charges of child abuse resulting in death and is being held at the Jefferson County Jail on $100,000 bond.  Brandon Vaughn Yancey (DOB: 01-15-90) was arrested on Saturday, August 22, 2009 for his alleged involvement in the death of his...

CAUGHT: Shaggy Bandit Updated
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UPDATE: On August 27, 2009, at approximately 1:45 p.m., an observant bank employee at the FIRST TIER BANK, located at 2120 Broadway in Boulder, saw a male matching the description of the Shaggy Bandit enter the bank. This male left the bank without incident. The employee called 911...

A Perfect 10: Arvada Businesses Pass Liquor License Compliance Check Updated
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A liquor license compliance check conducted by the Arvada Police Department resulted in ZERO violations for sales to a minor on Tuesday, July 28, 2009. The following 10 establishments denied alcohol sales to the volunteer minor when she could not produce identification for...

Man's Body Found in Clear Creek in Arvada Identified Updated
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A citizen called the Arvada Police Department about a body in Clear Creek. The body was found in the area of I-70 and Wadsworth Blvd., just after 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2009. Arvada police responded to Johnson Park, just south of I-70 on Wadsworth Blvd., where they contacted the witness...

Explosive at Goodwill Store Identified Updated
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UPDATE:   Arvada Police have determined the Claymore mine placed at the Goodwill Store, 7547 W. 80th Avenue, was authentic; however, it did not have the capability of exploding.    The Claymore mine found at the site was a training device. These particular...

Police Catch Burglary Suspect in the Act (06-29-09) Updated
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A 25-year-old Denver man was arrested after allegedly committing a burglary in Arvada just before midnight on June 29, 2009.  An Arvada Police Officer responded to the Smoker Friendly business (9588 W. 58th Avenue) on an alarm call. When the officer arrived, he...

Skitching Can Be Tragic Fun Updated
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  Each generation likes to think they’ve come up with some new activity or form of entertainment that is uniquely their own. Truth be told, these ideas are often just variations of activities created by their parents or grandparents.  Skitching is one of those activities. ...

Teenager Given Probation for Friend's Skitching Death (06-09-09) Updated
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A 17-year-old Ralston Valley High School student was in court on June 25, 2009 to be sentenced for his role in the skitching death of his best friend, Ryan Bailey.   The juvenile was charged as a juvenile.  He had pled guilty to Criminally Negligent Homicide last...

Body Found in Ralston Creek in Arvada (06-16-09) Updated
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A citizen called the Arvada Police Department about a body found in Ralston Creek in the area of Brooks Drive and Holland Street just after 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2009.  A young male's body was found in the water and pronounced dead at the scene by the Jefferson County Coroner...

Arvada Police Join a Job Safari to Intro Teens to a Career in Law Enforcement (06-11-09 & 07-11-09) Updated
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School may be out for the summer, but more than a dozen teens are in class with School Resource Officers from the Arvada Police Department as part of a career learning program for teens sponsored by Jefferson County.  Students from the Youth Division of the Jefferson County...

North Arvada Middle School Teens Arrested in Pepper Spray Incident Updated
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Arvada police arrested two North Arvada Middle School students in connection with a pepper spray incident causing the evacuation of the entire school of 500 students on April 27, 2009.  Two eighth grade students, one male, one female ages 13 and 14, were arrested on one count each of...

Recovery Act: Justice Assistance Grant Public Notice Updated
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  On February 27, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “Recovery Act”). The Recovery Act provides the U.S. Department of Justice with funding to assist state, local, and tribal law enforcement. Recently, the Jefferson...

Second Graders Honor Arvada Police Through Drawings and Words Updated
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    Second graders from across Arvada wrote about their appreciation of the police, and shared their artwork in a contest sponsored by the Citizen Police Academy Arvada Alumni (CPAAA) organization in honor of National Police Memorial Week, May 10-16 2009. Members of the Arvada Police...

Jeffco DA Awards Arvada Police Officer Highest Honor Updated
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  At a recent staff meeting, District Attorney Scott Storey awarded  Arvada Police Officer Jim Becker with the DA’s highest honor, the Courage Coin.  This award is reserved for those special individuals who deserve recognition for their commitment and dedication to the...

Arvada Teens Drive Bandimere Race Track with Officers on Sept 9 Updated
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Are you a teenager who loves to speed?   Does the idea of racing on the tracks one of the country's premier drag racing venues appeal to you?   Then Wednesday nights this summer were Bandimere Speedway events for "Take It To The Track." Take it...

Arvada Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Dog (04-20-09) Updated
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A 20-year-old Arvada man pled guilty this week to aggravated animal cruelty for shooting and killing his girlfriend’s dog with a bow and arrow.   Zackary Scott Ruszka was arrested on December 4, 2008 after Arvada police were called to investigate a ransacked house and a dead dog...

Arvada House Fire Leaves Man Dead, Woman Injured (04-22-09) Updated
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Arvada firefighters were called to a fire in the 14300 block of West 70th Drive in Arvada, near Indiana Street about midnight on April 22, 2009.  When they arrived, flames were coming from the second floor of the home. A woman had climbed out of a second-story window and was...

Denver Man Crashes into Two Cars, Flees, Wadsworth Blvd Closed Five Hours (03-27-09) Updated
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A 20-year old Denver man was arrested for his alleged role in crashing into multiple cars and attempting to flee police on foot near Wadsworth Blvd. and Interstate 70 just after 9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2009.  An officer identified the suspect in a suspicious vehicle...

Weekend Hit and Run Accident Sends Arvada Teen to Hospital Updated
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  A 17-year-old Arvada teen is recovering from injuries as a result of a hit-and-run accident occurring Saturday night, March 28, 2009, at 80th and Wadsworth in Arvada.  It’s believed the teen was crossing West 80th Avenue just before 6:30 p.m. when the driver of an SUV-type...

Jeffco DA Office Indicts Six Suspects for Identity Theft Ring Updated
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District Attorney Scott Storey announced today that a grand jury has returned a 53-count indictment breaking up an identity theft ring operating in Jefferson County and throughout the Denver metro area.    There are six suspects named in the indictment and all have...

8,400 Cans of Dog Food Donated to Table Mountain Animal Center, Other Shelters Updated
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Dogs in shelters throughout the Denver metro area will have a little extra wag in their tails thanks to the efforts of City of Arvada employees.  Mary Williams, a member of the Arvada Police Department, learned a semi truck involved in an accident was loaded with thousands of cans of...

Arvada Police Officer Puts Country Before Self Updated
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What do you call a man who responds to New Orleans to assist in recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and then finds himself in the hot and sandy desert of Iraq just four years later? He’s an Arvada Police Officer.  Officer Chris Miskimon is not only an Arvada police...

Italian Eatery Serves Liquor License Suspension Updated
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  The Arvada Liquor Licensing Authority suspended the license of a local Italian restaurant based on a violation during a liquor license compliance check in December 2008. A server at the restaurant asked for the ID of a police Explorer Scout (minor) but served him a beer even though he...

UPDATE: Arvada Teen Charged in Skateboarding Accident Updated
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  The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office has filed one count of criminally negligent homicide against a 16-year-old Ralston Valley High School student.  The 16-year-old teen was driving the Ford Mustang pulling 16-year-old Ryan Bailey on his skateboard.  Bailey became...

Over a Dozen Carcasses of Cats and Dogs Found in Arvada Home Updated
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  Two people are in custody as more than a dozen carcasses of cats and dogs were removed from an Arvada home in the 5400 block of Cody Street on Wednesday, February 18, 2009.  Arvada police officers were searching for an Arvada woman with an outstanding warrant which led them to her...

Arvada Nail Salon Site of Robbery Updated
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An Arvada nail salon was targeted by two armed robbers in a heist occuring on Saturday, February 7, 2009. It’s reported two masked men entered the Season Nails shop located at 6520 Wadsworth Blvd. and robbed the business just before 7 p.m.  The suspects donned masks and were in...

Arvada Thong Bandit Robber Sentenced to Prison Updated
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One of the two men dubbed the “Thong Bandits” was in court today to be sentenced.  Joaquin Rico, 20, of Lakewood, was sentenced to 12 years in prison.  Rico and co-defendant Joseph Richard Espinoza, 25, robbed the clerk at a Diamond Shamrock store at 68th and Wadsworth in...

Suspect Shot After Assaulting Arvada Officer Updated
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  An Arvada police officer was involved in a shooting in the 9100 block of Pierce Street in Westminster just after 10:00 p.m. on Monday, February 16, 2009.  The officer – whose name is not being released at this time – was in the Westminster area following-up on an investigation...

Det Roemer Named Lake Arbor Optimists' Police Officer of the Year Updated
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The Lake Arbor Optimists have named Arvada Police Detective Mike Roemer as its Police Officer of the Year for 2009. The honor is based on Det. Roemer's diligence and dedication in investigating a homicide occurring in 2007. Det. Mike Roemer began working one of the most...

Police Look to ID iPhone Thief Updated
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Arvada Police and a host of law enforcement organizations from across the country are working to identify a suspect allegedly responsible for stealing more than $70,000 in iPhones from AT&T stores. On December 16, 2008, just after 10 a.m., it’s believed the suspect shown in the image...

Armed Suspect Barricades Himself in Olde Town Arvada Updated
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  Arvada police responded to a call in the 5600 block of Olde Wadsworth Boulevard  around 12:30 pm on February 4, 2009, regarding a barricaded man armed with knives and other sharp objects. The suspect was standing on the balcony of a second story apartment, allegedly armed...

Skeeter Gets New “Leash” on Life, New Home Updated
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A Story of Survival For more than a year, Skeeter has been roaming the streets of Arvada. He ate out of trashcans, slept in bushes and avoided numerous attempts by animal management officers to bring Skeeter to safety when he’s been spotted in the community. “This young...

Colorado Attorney General Announces Indictment of Drug Kingpin Updated
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  (DENVER) – In an investigation led by the Arvada Police Department, in cooperation with investigators from the Office of the Attorney General, the West Metro Drug Task Force, and the Commerce City Police Department, Attorney General John Suthers announced criminal charges have been...

Vehicle Break in Begin the New Year with an Old Problem Updated
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A new year...an old problem. In the first week of 2009, the Arvada Police Department received 17 reports of car break-ins in the city. Nearly half of these crimes involved vehicles with unlocked doors.  Wallets, iPods, CDs, tools and checks were some of the items stolen in the city’s...

Elderly Man Dies in Arvada Pond Updated
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An 83-year-old man was pulled from the Four Acre Lake in the 5100 block of Everett Street in Arvada just before 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2009. He was pronounced dead at the hospital Wednesday evening. The Jefferson County Coroner announced the victim as Maximiano Vigil, age 83, of...

Arvada Restaurant Waiter Given Summons After Serving Alcohol to Underage Minor (Jan 09) Updated
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The Arvada Police Department’s Liquor Licensing Investigator conducted a compliance check at nine Arvada businesses holding liquor licenses in the city on December 17, 2008.  Two 18-year old male Explorer Scouts* served as volunteer buyers, while a sworn police officer assisted in...

Arvada Police School Resource Officer Program Expanded Updated
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  The Arvada Police Department rang in the new year by adding an eighth School Resource Officer to the School Services Unit. The new position will be dedicated as an elementary School Resource Officer (SRO).    In general, the elementary SRO duties will include academic...

Mountain Lion Sighted in Arvada Updated
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  Arvada Police Animal Management Unit was dispatched to a mountain lion on December 29, 2008 sighted in the 6100 - 6300 blocks of Devinney and Coors Streets in western Arvada around 3:30 PM. Two neighbors spotted the mountain lion following a greenbelt in a northwesterly direction....

Arvada Man Charged With Killing Dog With Bow and Arrow Updated
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Zackary Scott Ruszka, 20, appeared in Jefferson County Court today and was charged with Aggravated Animal Cruelty, a class six felony, and Underage Possession/Use of Alcohol.  On December 4, Arvada police were called to investigate a ransacked house and a dead dog in the garage at 6946 Otis...

Chief Wick Presents Police Awards Updated
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Chief, Don Wick presented medals and other awards to Arvada's Finest and outstanding citizens on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at Arvada West High School, 11595 Allendale Drive.   Citizen Commendation Toni VanDecar:  In appreciation of her willingness to provide...

In Tough Times, Arvada Holiday Gift Program Means So Much Updated
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    The holidays were looking bleak for a grandmother raising four kids ages 17, 11, 7 and 5. Last year, a few days before Christmas, she answered the door to Santa and Mrs. Claus, an Arvada police officer and other City of Arvada workers. The group had a number of gifts for the family...

FBI Seeks Community Help Finding Bank Robbers Updated
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The FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two men suspected of robbing, or attempting to rob, at least nine banks since August 2008, including one in Arvada.  They are dubbed the Two Tall Bandits. Investigators say that in some of...

Chase Bank Receives Threatening Note With Powdery Substance Updated
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  The Arvada Police Department, along with a hazardous materials crew from the Arvada Fire Protection District, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, responded to the Arvada Chase Bank at 8015 Kipling Street on a report of a threatening note with an unknown substance inside the letter....

Denver PD Car Stolen in Arvada Recovered Updated
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A detective with the Denver Police Department reported his unmarked police car stolen from the driveway of his Arvada home (near 58th and Kipling) just after 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 07, 2008.  The unmarked vehicle is described as follows: a grey, 4-door 2002 Ford Taurus ...

Teen Dies Following Accident in Arvada Updated
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A teenage boy riding his skateboard was injured in an accident and died after being taken to a local hospital.  On Sunday, October 5, 2008 around 12:30 pm, 17-year-old Austin Ayers was believed to be riding his long skateboard in the southbound bike lane in the 6500...

Arvada PD's Community Response Impact Team Are September 2008 Employees of the Month Updated
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  The City of Arvada has selected the police department's Community Response Impact Team as the September 2008 Employees of the Month.  The Community Response Team was chosen because they have been instrumental in bridging the gap between the Arvada community and city government....

Robbery Suspects Flee Arvada Chase Bank Updated
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  Possible serial bank robber  On July 28, 2008, at approximately 9:15 a.m., the TCF Bank located at 6428 Gardenia Street, Arvada, Colorado, was robbed by white male wearing latex gloves.  The robber passed a demand note and no weapon was seen.  The robber fled west bound on...

Police Tackle Crime on Paper, in Community Updated
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On a brisk, early spring day, more than a dozen Arvada police officers and detectives responded to the area of 64th and Sheridan Blvd. for directed patrol efforts. The team contacted business owners about crime, engaged homeowners about what issues were impacting their lives, made traffic stops...

Two Longtime Arvada Police Officers Retire Updated
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Two great officers departed the Arvada Police Department in April, commanders Debra Arp and Ray Booras. Arp (with nearly 30 years of service with the department) and Booras (with more than 20 years of service with the department) worked in nearly every unit and bureau within the organization and...

Field Training Program Readies Officers for the Road Updated
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  Remember training for your last job? Depending on the position, you probably spent somewhere between two and four weeks training. But when the Arvada Police Department hires a new police recruit, they spend nearly 10 months training for the position. The Arvada Police Department has one of...

Arvada Liquor Licensing Investigator Retires Updated
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  For 26 years with the Arvada Police Department, Carla Bennett’s work ethic, enthusiasm and exemplary performance has made a tremendous impact within the community. As the department liquor licensing investigator, Bennett performed a variety of duties, including: conducting detailed...

Trees Destroyed by Vandalism Updated
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Vandals damaged more than $2,500 in trees in Arvada’s Homestead Park (near 62nd and Fenton St.) in the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 15, 2008. Six trees (including a Scarlet Oak and a 20-year-old Green Ash) were chopped down or branches broken by someone in the park. Four of the...

Secret Shopper Scam Hits Arvada Updated
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Arvada Police are warning people of a scam involving a "secret shopper" gimmick circulating through e mail. In a case occurring in Arvada, a victim reported she was sent a check by (what she thought was) a reputable secret shopper company, and that’s where the trouble began. How...

Arvada Police Employees Honored at Awards Ceremony Updated
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American Legion Post #161 – Officer of the Year Officer Chris Miskimon Promotion Recognition Sergeant Stacy Jarvis   W. Michael Northey Scholarship Recipitents Mark Gafari & Caitlyn Miller Police Citizen Commendations Megan McMillin In recognition...

Robber Waits Outside Business to Be Arrested Updated
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 The Arvada Police Communication Center was notified of a robbery at TCF bank located in the 5500 Block of Colorado State Highway 121 on June 3, 2008, at approximately 11:20 am. Officers respond to find the suspect, identified as George Ray Kentner DOB/03-29-68, standing outside the bank with...

Arvada Man Held in California in Arvada Sex Assault Case Updated
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 Kelly Farrington, 35, of Brighton, is being held in San Diego, CA on a charge of sexual assault based on an incident occurring in Arvada in 2001. The alleged sexual assault occurred sometime between 2001 or 2002 at Farrington’s home in Arvada. Farrington was arrested by US...

Thong Bandits Arrested for Robbing Arvada Gas Station Updated
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Tips generated from surveillance video played by media outlets of the Arvada Diamond Shamrock gas station robbery on Friday, May 16, 2008 led to the arrest of Joseph R. Espinoza (top photo) DOB/8-26-83. Espinoza turned himself into Arvada Police on June 4 around 5 PM after learning police...

Arvada Police Announce Release Date for Youth With a Mission Report Updated
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The Arvada Police Department is set to release reports, images and audio files related to the Youth With a Mission shootings on Thursday, March 27, 2008. The files – which will be stored on a DVD – contain the following information: • Introduction Letter • Core...

Arvada Police Investigate String of Indecent Exposure Incidents Updated
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Arvada police are investigating eight indecent exposure incidents reported since the start of the year. Date Time Location Address Jan. 2, 2008 9:35 p.m. Domino’s Pizza 5100 block of 64th...

Robberies at the Smoker Friendly Updated
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Westminster and Arvada Police are looking for the communities help in identifying suspects that are responsible for robberies in both cities.Police believe this group is responsible for a robbery on January 6th, 2008 at the Smoker Friendly at 7540 Sheridan Blvd and another robbery at the Smoker...

Chief Don Wick Updated
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Don Wick, a 27-year veteran of the Arvada Police Department, became Chief on July 7, 2007. Chief Wick started his career with Arvada in 1985 after serving four years as a police officer in Laramie, Wyoming.  He holds a BS degree in Criminal Justice from Metropolitan State College, a...

Arvada Woman Found in Lake Updated
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Arvada, CO – A 77-year-old Arvada woman was found in a private lake and pronounced dead at the scene in the 12700 block of West 60th Avenue just after 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2008. It’s believed the woman took her dog – a Sheltie – for a walk in the early...

Driver of SUV Crashes into Arvada Pizza Place Updated
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Arvada police arrested a 37-year-old Westminster woman on suspicion of DUI after she allegedly crashed her SUV into the Woody’s Wood-Fired Pizza restaurant (7995 Sheridan Blvd.), just after 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 11, 2008. It’s believed Linda Lynn Rubles (DOB: 06-25-70) was involved...

Officer Dave Curtice Named Officer of the Year Updated
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Officer Dave Curtice of the Arvada Police Department was named Officer of the Year by the Lake Arbor Optimist Club for 2008. As a member of the Community Response Impact Team, Officer Curtice focuses his efforts on addressing some of the larger crime issues impacting the community as a whole. He...

Two Arrested in Bank Robbery Updated
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Two people were taken into custody following a bank robbery at the TCF bank at 6428 Gardenia St. just after 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2008. The suspect's vehicle was spotted a short time after the robbery and surrounded by police at 64th and Ward Rd. The men were taken into custody...

Arvada Records First Homicide of 2008 Updated
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Arvada police detectives are investigating a homicide occurring in the 6800 block of Newcombe Street, just after 1:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 17, 2008. It’s alleged Louise Jekowski, 53 (DOB: 11/15/54) strangled her mother, Ardyce Jekowski, 87. The two lived together lived together in the...

Arvada Police on Puffer Patrol Updated
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On a bitterly cold January 16th morning, ten Arvada police officers patrolled the city looking for cars running unattended. Known as “puffers” because of the puffs of smoke being emitted from the tailpipe of the vehicles, there were nearly 100 people contacted within a three-hour period by...

Arvada Police Host Community Meeting for 64th and Ward Rd Residents Updated
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  Nearly two dozen Arvada residents took part in a community meeting held at the Faith Bible Chapel on Thursday, January 17, 2008. Members of the Arvada Police Department held the meeting to discuss the tragic nature of three high profile crimes occurring in the area of 64th and Ward Rd....

Soccer Superstars Give Back to Arvada Kids Updated
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More than a dozen members of the Edge Soccer Club competitive soccer team will give back to the community on Sunday, December 16, 2008 beginning at noon. The soccer superstars will visit the City of Arvada to wrap Christmas gifts for children receiving presents through the Lighting up the...

Colorado Springs PD Releases Gun Traces Updated
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The Colorado Springs Police Department has received information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF) tracing the origins of the guns in the possession of Matthew Murray at the time of the shooting at New Life Church on Sunday, December 9th, 2007.  Matthew Murray...

Chief Wick's Talking Points From December 10 News Conference Updated
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Talking Points Chief Wick News Conference: December 10, 2007 On Sunday, December 9, just after 12:30 a.m. four people were shot by a lone gunman at the Youth With A Mission center at 12750 W. 63rd Avenue. An extensive search of the area immediately ensued; however, a suspect wasn’t located....

Arvada Shooting Update on Youth With a Mission Updated
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The Arvada Police Department continues to coordinate with the Colorado Springs Police Department with regards to the possible connection between the two shootings occurring on December 9, 2007. More than a dozen Arvada police detectives are dedicated to the investigation of the Youth With a Mission...

Police Respond to Barricaded Suspect in Westwoods Updated
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 Arvada police and members of the Jefferson County Regional S.W.A.T. Team responded to a barricaded suspect in the Westwoods area on Thanksgiving night, November 22, 2007. The incident started when Wayne Borowski (DOB: 3/15/61) allegedly brandished a weapon at the Loaf ‘n Jug located at...

Arvada Police Investigate Possible Kidnapping Updated
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 Arvada police are investigating a possible kidnapping involving a man and a woman in their 20s, in the 7200 block of A resident living in the area heard screaming outside her home when she spotted a struggle between a man and woman in the street. The man then forced the woman into his...

Serenity Salon Raises Thousands for Child Advocacy Center Updated
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  More than $3,500 dollars was raised by the staff at the Serenity Salon (13761 W. 85th Drive) as a benefit for the Arvada Child Advocacy Center on November 11, 2007. On a picture-perfect fall Sunday, Serenity Salon’s staff members donated their time and talents to provide haircuts,...

Arvada Officer Named One of Nation’s Top Cops Updated
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Arvada police sergeant, A.J. DeAndrea received honorable mention as part of Parade Magazine’s Police Service Awards for 2007. Sgt. DeAndrea (an Arvada native and Arvada High School graduate) was recognized for his exceptional leadership demonstrated as a team leader with the Jefferson County...

Arvada Motor Officer Injured in Traffic Crash Updated
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 An Arvada motorcycle officer suffered minor injuries after being struck by the driver of a 1995 Acura in the intersection of West 80th Avenue and Ames St. just after 9: 30 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2007. The motorcycle officer, a 5-year-veteran of the department, was attempting to...

Phoenix Breakfast Celebrates Domestic Violence Survivors Updated
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 Joann was violently sexually assaulted by her husband for more than 20 years. The abuse was so severe her (now ex) husband, Stephen, threatened to cut her with a knife during the assaults and refused to let her sleep for days at a time. Joann broke the cycle of violence by trusting, by...

Police Visit Arvada Schools Updated
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Several members of the Arvada Police Department visited nearly two dozen Arvada schools to welcome students back to classes on August 22, 2007.   While officers stood side-by-side with principals and school staff on the first day of school, there is a police presence during the entire year...

Warrant Issued for Arvada Murder Suspect; Two Others Arrested Updated
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Arvada Police believe a suspect wanted for the murder of an Arvada man in early July may be in the area of Buckeye, Arizona, and ask the public’s help in locating this individual. Richard “Ricky” Frank Regalado (DOB: 11/25/77) has a warrant issued from Jefferson County, Colorado...

Arrests Made in Burger King Robbery, Homicide Updated
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  Arvada police have arrested two suspects for their possible involvement in the Burger King robbery/homicide occurring on Sunday, July 15, 2007. Detectives developed information during the course of the investigation that led to two men (one juvenile, one adult) for their roles in the...

Arvada Police Chief Don Wick Updated
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Classic Mustang enthusiast. Wood craftsman. Guitar builder and player. Cyclist. Don Wick has many hobbies and interests he pursues in his personal time, and now this modern day Renaissance man can add a new title to his professional life: Chief of Police. Don Wick, a 23-year Arvada police veteran,...

Arvada Police Investigate Shooting of Taxi Driver Updated
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Arvada police obtained video/audio of a possible suspect in the shooting of a taxi cab driver in the 6000 block of Yarrow Street, just after 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2007. The phone call – which involved a request for cab service – was made from a pay phone at the RTD Park and Ride...

Chase Bank Robbed in Arvada Updated
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Arvada police are investigating a bank robbery that took place just after 4:00 p.m. at a Chase Bank (6335 Sheridan Blvd.) on Wednesday, May 16, 2007. A white male approached a teller and passed a note demanding money. After obtaining an undisclosed amount of cash, the suspect fled on foot. A...

News - Older Headlines/archive Updated
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Find archived Arvada Police Department news articles here. 2005 News Archives 2006 News Archives 2007 News Archives 2008 News Archives 2009 News Archives...

Arvada Police Seek Help in Identifying Suspect Updated
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 The Arvada Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a man who had inappropriate sexual contact with a teenager at the Apex Recreation Center at 13150 W. 72 Avenue on April 6, 2007. It's believed a 14-year-old boy was in the men's locker room shower when a middle-aged...

Serenity Salon Hosts Cut-a-Thon for Advocacy Center Updated
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  For two years running, the staff at Serenity Salon (13761 W. 85th Drive) has donated profits from a fall Cut-a-Thon to the non-profit Arvada Child Advocacy Center This year’s even yielded a $1,200 donation. On November 12th, Serenity owner Katie Serr-McClure and her staff provided...

Clerk Stings Herself Updated
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The Arvada Liquor Licensing Authority suspended the license of Sam's Club Liquor, 7370 West 52nd Avenue, after a clerk sold a 20-pack of beer to a 19-year-old male volunteer working with police during a liquor compliance sting operation conducted by the Arvada Police Department last fall...

Recruitment Officer Receives Award Updated
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The Lake Arbor Optimist Club named Officer Jim Cantin as Officer of the Year for his superior efforts in leading the recruitment process for the Arvada Police Department. Officer Cantin facilitated the hiring of 30 police personnel during 2006, 18 of which were police officers, an impressive...

Arvada Teens Injured in Rollover Accident Updated
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A group of Arvada West High School students on their lunch hour were injured when the pick-up truck they were in rolled near the intersection of West 62nd Avenue and Ward in Arvada on Thursday September 21, 2007 just after 1:00 p.m. The 17-year old male driver of the older model Toyota pick-up...

Arvada Police Seek Suspect, Considered Armed and Dangerous Updated
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SUMMARY: March 8, 2005 Arvada police are looking for a man who has at least eight warrants for his arrest to include burglary and aggravated auto theft and is considered armed and dangerous. For the past two months, Arvada police have been trying to locate Richard Schmittel (DOB:...

Arvada Man Charged With Sex Crime Involving Alaska Teen Updated
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  An Arvada resident and former teacher at an area music school has been charged with traveling from Colorado to Alaska to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a child. According to a federal indictment, Brock Jon Purviance, age 30, of Arvada, Colorado traveled from Colorado to Alaska in...

Vandals Strike at Arvada Cemetery Updated
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Approximately 100 headstones were damaged by vandals at the Arvada Cemetery, 5581 Independence Street, sometime between the late hours of July 18th and the early morning hours of July 19th, 2006. Based on the police investigation, it appears that vandals damaged the headstones by turning the...

Acclaimed Artist Captures Heart of Arvada Police Department on Canvas Updated
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 What do rock music icon Carlos Santana, NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon and the Arvada Police Department have in common? They have all been featured on canvases painted by internationally renowned artist Malcolm Farley. Farley, an Arvada resident, creates extraordinary art pieces using his...

Arvada Police Arrest Two in Hit and Run Updated
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Two people are in custody following an early morning incident involving shots fired, a stolen vehicle and a hit and run accident in Arvada, just after 8:30 a.m., on Tuesday, June 27, 2006. Preliminary information indicates two vehicles were traveling southbound on Lamar St. and then onto westbound...

Bicyclist Pedals to Liquor License Suspension Updated
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 The Red Lantern Chinese Restaurant, 8770 Wadsworth Boulevard #P, had its alcohol beverage license suspended for 15 days by the Arvada Liquor Licensing Authority based on an incident occurring earlier this spring. In the afternoon hours of April 18, 2006 a bicyclist stopped at local...

Commander Saddles Up for Next Ride in Life Updated
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  A cowboy from Arizona came to the Arvada Police Department in 1971. During the course of his 35-year career, he’s not only experienced many of the changes within the department, but has had a direct hand in shaping the police department into the premier law enforcement agency it is...

Freedom Harley Makes Arvada Officers Kings of Road Updated
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 Some things simply go together: Peanut butter and jelly or even Sundays and football. Another perfect pair is Freedom Harley Davidson of Lakewood and the Arvada Police Department. For nearly eight years, the friendly folks at Freedom Harley (8020 W. Colfax Avenue) have been providing...

Arvada City Hall Evacuated While Bomb Squad Investigated Suspicious Car Updated
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  The Arvada City Hall complex at 8101 Ralston Rd. and the United States Post Office facility across the street at 5885 Allison Street were evacuated for more than four hours on the morning of  November 10 as police investigated a suspicious incident. A postal worker spotted a man get...

Accreditation Czar Gets Named Top Cop Updated
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Corporal Ted Bogdanovich, a 26-year veteran of the Arvada Police Department, was named Law Officer of the Year by Lake Arbor Optimist Club at a breakfast held on Tuesday, January 25, 2005. Bogdanovich has guided the Arvada Police Department through three of its six national accreditations from the...

Arvada Police Receives Info About Possible Bogus Lottery Updated
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A potential Canadian lottery scam almost tripped-up an Arvada man, and now the Arvada Police Department is sending out a warning to be aware of the tactics being used by an apparent bogus organization. In late November, an Arvada police investigator received information that an Arvada resident was...