Crime & Safety Updates in District 3

July 30, 2020 / Comments (0)

Crime & Safety News

From DPD:  Denver Police are improving our Neighborhood’s safety – recent developments.

Community, Businesses and Officers partner together to help curb Street Racing.  All our CRO’s have been closely following Street Racing activity along the I-25 corridor.  Officer Pacheco recently learned there was an unauthorized Street Racing meet scheduled to rally in the parking lot of a District 3 Business Center last week.  Officers worked quickly with the community and local businesses to set up No Trespass Agreements so racers would know they were not welcome to stage their unauthorized activities in our community.

Update on progress to improve safety on pedestrian bridge over I-25 (near Colorado Blvd & RTD station.)   Earlier this year Officer Grimsley proactively initiated communications with community leaders and city entities to improve safety on this bridge, which had experienced a homicide and other safety issues earlier this year.  Officer Grimsley used his training in CPTED to evaluate the bridge.  He also reached out to other city entities including the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (DOTI), and Xcel energy.   Last week DOTI related that they will be installing 2-way mirrors on the bridge soon. Also, Xcel energy relayed they will be updating the lights in the area with LED’s.

Reminder of the important role we, as neighbors, offer to help our Detectives solve crimes.  Last week Officer Young acted quickly to post a Crime Stoppers Crime Alert on social media platforms in District 3, with one of those platforms being the Neighbors by Ring app.  Because of these postings, neighbors in our community recognized the suspect and were able to provide additional evidence to Detectives.

Neighborhoods partner with DPD – helping to identify suspicious activity and reduce crime.  Recently Officer Borquez was alerted to suspicious activity in a local neighborhood.  Neighbors were able to articulate helpful information to him about what they were seeing that was suspicious.  With the information divulged neighbors helped provide necessary information to help DPD advance this case.

Communities in District 3 are actively participating in Neighborhood Watch and building upon existing partnerships with our Officers.  In recent days, our Community Resource Officers have been meeting with Neighborhood Watch participants in neighborhoods who are seeing an increase in crime stats.  While these meetings must remain small and follow all COVID guidelines, communities are still actively connecting with Officers who are answering questions and providing helpful information on how to increase neighborhood safety through crime prevention strategies.

Note: Many details have been omitted from these brief summaries to maintain the integrity of active investigations.  If you have questions or concerns please reach out to our Community Resource Officers: [email protected] [email protected] [email protected][email protected]

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