November 25, 2023

Denver Police Dept District 3 News/Updates

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PLEASE VOTE for Denver Police District 3 OFFICER OF THE MONTH!    

Please share with your neighbors and let them know they can vote too! All DPD District 3 community members are encouraged to vote! One vote per household please.  

To vote, reply to this email (christie.mochoruk@denvergov.org) with "Nomination 1" or "Nomination 2" or "Nomination 3".  Please vote for only ONE nomination.  All votes must be received by October 29th - Thank you for participating!    

 Nomination 1: Officer Lillis, Officer Krysiuk and Officer Klaus 

Officer Lillis, Klaus, and Officer Krysiuk responded to the 7100 block of east Louisiana Avenue on a call of a slumper inside a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, Officers observed Denver Fire Fighters inside the stolen vehicle with the suspect who had a loaded 9mm HK handgun inside his right front pocket. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and was found to be in possession of fentanyl pills, multiple credit cards, tax documents and birth certificates that did not belong to him. 

  

Nomination 2: Officer Sperry and Officer Dunnam 

Ofc. Sperry and Ofc. Dunnam were dispatched to the area of 1st and Washington reference a male waving a knife around and yelling that he was going to kill someone.  Ofc. Sperry arrived in the area and observed the male still with the knife walking towards two by standers yelling that he was going to kill someone.  Ofc. Sperry advised the male to drop the knife and complied with Ofc. Sperry’s commands until Ofc. Dunnam arrived and the officers placed him into custody.  The subject was suffering from a mental health crisis and no parties wanted to press charges against him.  The subject was placed on a mental health hold at DHMC.   

  

Nomination 3: Sgt. Mejia, Corporal Ingram, Officer Smith, Officer Albert, Officer Jorgensen 

Officers were dispatched to the S Monaco/ Union on a male party with a knife claiming to have just killed his girlfriend. Prior to arrival Greenwood Village PD called for help for the same call. Officers arrived on scene and got eyes on the suspect who was up on the roof of  a six story building armed with a knife and threatening suicide. Cpl. Ingram. Ofc. Smith, Ofc. Jorgensen, Ofc. Albert  and Sgt. Mejia responded up to the roof with less lethal available and a shield and began utilizing CIT skills in attempts to talk the male down. Officers were negotiating for approx. 30 minutes when Negotiators were called out. A Reverse911 was put in place.  Shortly after Officers on the roof were able to get the male to disarm himself and the male was taken into protective custody and transported to DHMC on a mental health hold. It was later discovered that a female victim was calling in advising that the suspect listed above had threatened her with a knife at his home address located in D3. The suspect was later arrested on the DV Charges. 

 

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DPD District 3 Community Members, 

Please help us understand how to better serve you by completing this survey

The first annual Denver Public Safety Survey will be administered accessible DenverPublicSafetySurvey.org from October 22nd through December 8th and is available in 14 languages. The purpose of the survey is to solicit feedback on public safety and security concerns from those who live and/or work in Denver. A report on the survey results will be provided to the Denver Police Department to help them better understand your neighborhood’s safety and security concerns. More information on the Denver Public Safety Survey, which is part of the Denver Police Department’s Neighborhood Policing Plan, can be found on the Denver Public Safety Survey website.   

Please circulate this email to your friends, family, co-workers and community members and feel free to post the information on your social media. Flyers advertising the survey are attached, which we encourage you to also share, print, and post at your work, religious institution, community center, apartment, or other communal location.  

Public safety and security are community concerns. Please make sure your voice is heard by completing the Denver Public Safety Survey today.  

Thank you in advance for completing this survey!

For Emergencies CALL 911   

For Non-Emergency Police Response CALL720-913-2000   

For non-urgent questions, comments or to connect with our DPD District 3 Community Resource Officers email:   

Technician Borquez – mike.borquez@denvergov.org   

Technician Young – kate.young@denvergov.org   

Officer Grimsley – matthew.grimsley@denvergov.org 

Officer Pacheco – antonio.pacheco@denvergov.org   

The Denver Police District 3 Station is located at 1625 S. University Blvd