News from DPD along with Tips to Prevent Catalytic Convertor Theft

March 4, 2021 / Comments (0)

Crime & Safety News

Crime Alerts/Bulletins/Updates from District 3 DPD:

There have been reports of recent break-ins in DPD District 3.  Suspects entered homes through unlocked Doggie Doors.  Please remind neighbors to close and lock Doggie Doors at night and when leaving their home.  If you see neighbors in your community walking their dog please alert them to this safety precaution as well.  

Special virtual Briefing for Neighborhood Watch participants: Wednesday, March 10th at 6 pm.  Invitation only virtual Briefing with Law Enforcement experts from the Metro Auto Theft Task Force.  This is a RARE, one-time opportunity for residents participating in DPD District 3’s Neighborhood Watch program.  We will be given an inside look at Denver’s recent rise in auto thefts and how you can help yourself and your neighbors prevent auto theft in our community.  This event is live and interactive, but participation in this event is limited and an RSVP is required.  This one-time special event will not be repeated.  For more information or to RSVP please email [email protected]

Virtual Community Meeting (CAB) on Tuesday, March 2nd at 6 pm. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.  Hosted by Commander Kyle and our Law Enforcement Leadership from DPD District 3.  Learn about crime stats and trends that affect our local neighborhoods.  Questions and comments can be asked at the end of this meeting.  Here is the link to participate:

If you do not have Teams click on the provided link to be directed via your internet browser to this Teams virtual meeting.  If you have Teams/Microsoft 365 please remember to “sign out” of your personal Teams account before you click on the link to participate.

Virtual Block Communicator Orientation Wednesday, March 3rd at 7 pm. Please note the time change to 7 pm. This Orientation is a follow up for those who attended the Neighborhood Watch Action and Awareness Training on February 24th or who have already attended a previous training – participants need to have already attended a Neighborhood Watch Action and Awareness training. This Orientation will provide information about being the Point of Contact for your block. How to introduce Neighborhood Watch to your neighbors, helpful information you can use as you introduce yourself to your neighbors and the best ways to communicate Neighborhood Watch related information to your neighbors. How to request additional traffic enforcement for your neighborhood, check State listings for registered sex offenders living near you and using Denver’s interactive crime map to see criminal incidents near you.  Please email [email protected] to RSVP and receive link to participate.

DPD District 3 Officer of The Month: Det. Kowalski  

Det. Kowalski worked a narcotics investigation initiated in District 3 and he developed information to execute a search warrant in the Montebello neighborhood. Surveillance was conducted on the residence waiting for the target suspect. The target suspect was observed leaving the residence in his vehicle and he was kept under surveillance until a traffic stop was conducted. The suspect was taken into custody without incident, and he was armed with a reported stolen Springfield XD .45 semi-automatic handgun. Narcotic Detectives moved in on the residence and contacted a female and two small children. The residence was safely secured, and the search warrant was executed. During the investigation, Detectives and Impact Officers recovered 2 more handguns, 15 pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a drug scale, 6 kilos of pressed cocaine valued at $600,000, and over $350,000 in US Currency inside the residence. The suspect was transported to jail and the residence was released to his wife.

Virtual Neighborhood Watch Action and Awareness Training, Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 at 6 pm. DPD District 3’s Neighborhood Watch program offers a partnership between Officers and the Residents they serve.  Officers promote Neighborhood Connectivity by encouraging Neighbors to get to know one another and by creating awareness through Implicit Bias education – reminding neighbors – it’s the person’s behavior, not the person to be mindful of when observing and reporting suspicious behavior to the Police. (flyer attached) RSVP to [email protected]

For questions or concerns please reach out to our DPD District 3 Community Resource Officers: [email protected]  [email protected]  [email protected]  [email protected]

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