Arvada Police Department

  • Agency: Arvada Police Department
  • Address: 8101 Ralston Rd, Arvada, 80002 CO
  • Chief: Don Wick (Chief of Police)

Arvada Police Department is located at 8101 Ralston Rd, Arvada, 80002 CO. The Chief of Police of the department is Don Wick. The Arvada Police Department phone number is 720-898-6650.

Arvada Police Department News

Thank you Carol for the kind words! We will be here for you if you need anything more.

UPDATE: North bound lanes of Wadsworth Blvd OPEN at 58 Ave for accident investigation. #TrafficAlert

Coyote Activity in the Area Arvada Animal Management received three reports of small dogs attacked by a coyote 10/24/18. This is not uncommon this time of year or for the area. The incidents occurred in the area of 84th Ave and Quay Drive along the canal. Owners of smaller animals should be aware of the habitat around their homes and understand this may attract predators such as coyotes, foxes and even birds of prey. There have been no reports of coyote and human interactions. TIPS: Always haze animals like coyotes to maintain their fear of humans. Yell and throw things so they leave your presence. Keep dogs leashed when off your property. Monitor pets (especially small ones) when outside, especially at dawn/dusk/overnight. Remove attractants in your yard like pet food, fallen fruit, standing water, and consider removing bird feeders if you are seeing heavy wildlife activity. Trim bushes and trees away from the ground to reduce cover for wildlife to hide. Ensure pets are vaccinated at least for rabies. Report aggressive, sick, or injured animals to dispatch for animal management to assess- 720-898-6900 #1.

Officer Roxzana Santacruz recognized for performance as an Arvada Police Officer, On Wednesday October 24. Public Servant Appreciation Night Hosted By: Paul Revere Lodge # 130 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons Officer Santacruz has been with the Arvada Police Department for just over one year, during which time she has become trained as a Crime Scene Specialist. Officer Santacruz has been an invaluable member of the department as she understands the need for the thorough processing of a crime scene and a conducting a complete investigation. One skill that Officer Santacruz possesses is the ability to speak two languages, with her first language being Spanish. Through countless investigations both on patrol and with the Criminal Investigations Bureau, Officer Santacruz has always been willing to assist her fellow officers with the use of translation to expedite an investigation without requiring the need to obtain a 3rd party translation service. Officer Santacruz has selflessly modified her schedule in order to better assist the Criminal Investigations Bureau with translations for major case incidents in which she has been an instrumental component of investigating incidents involving Domestic assaults, strangulations, and sexual assault. Officer Santacruz has in addition reviewed transcribed translations in order to confirm their authenticity to ensure successful prosecution of these criminal cases. An example of one such incident is Officer Santacruz jumping into action to assist the Critical Incident Response Team with the use of her translation abilities regarding an officer involved shooting. Another example is a case in June of this year in which Detective Roemer commended Officer Santacruz's exceptional police work and diligent teamwork regarding her interview skills and photographing of a victim of domestic violence. Officer Santacruz has been an invaluable resource to the Arvada Police Department. We would like to recognize officer Santa Cruz for her efforts and Professionalism.

Coffee with a Cop! Tomorrow 10 am - 12 noon Two Rivers Coffee 7745 Wadsworth Blvd, Suite C Arvada, CO 80003

Great time to come to the shred-a-thon. Arvada High School. Really short lines!!!!!

The Arvada Police Department is investigating eight business burglaries that occurred overnight in the city. The Army Navy Surplus store at 57 Ave and Olde Wadsworth was broken into at approximately 0135 hours. The thieves then burglarized a European grocery and donut shop in the 10300 block of Ralston Rd. Officers located additional businesses in the areas of W. 64th Avenue and Simms St, and W. 58th Avenue and Ward Road which had been burglarized to include a Laundromat, Domino’s Pizza, a tobacco shop, massage business, and a liquor store. The investigation has revealed the suspects made entry into the businesses by breaking through windows and doors utilizing landscaping rocks. The suspects took items from the businesses that included ammunition and pocketknives from Army Navy Surplus. Suspects also took cash registers from some of the locations. Surveillance video has been obtained from the businesses and consistently shows four suspects, all wearing hooded sweatshirts with the hoods pulled tight over their faces. The suspects were associated with a white, 4-door sedan, possibly a late 1990s model Honda Civic. The Arvada Police Department is looking for any information, which could help with the identification of the suspects involved. One of the suspects is wearing a light gray colored hooded sweatshirt with “True Religion” on the back. Please call the Arvada Police Department at 720-898-6900 with any information related to this case.

Special Olympics Tip-A-Cop This Saturday!

Please watch your purse in restaurants and stores!

2018 Shred-a-Thon Saturday, October 13; 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. or until the trucks are full... Arvada High School 7951 W. 65th Ave, Arvada The Shred-a-Thon is held annually on the second Saturday of October. Arvada Police partners with Iron Mountain to safely destroy documents containing personal information. Resident and businesses can bring up to three boxes or three bags of documents. Items recommended for shredding are: • Credit Card Statements • Bank Statements • Tax Forms • Medical Statements • Other items containing personal information The event is free, but donations are welcomed and proceeds from the Shred-a-Thon will benefit the W.Michael Northey Foundation which provides scholarships to local high school students. This is one of only two fundraising events held each year for the Northey Foundation. Area high school students and Arvada Police Explorers will be on hand to assist with unloading items.

*****TODAY**** Dog Licensing and Pet Vaccinations! Saturday October 6, 2018 Lake Arbor Community Police Station 8110 Vance Dr. 1-3 PM Partnered with Clear Creek Animal Hospital Licenses $20 Rabies/distemper vaccinations $15 each (micro-chipping & other vaccines also offered) Animal Management officers available for Q & A Treats for 2- and 4-legged friends! Dogs must be leashed, cats must be kenneled Bring cash or check Call 720-898-6859 for more info

What a great way to start the week! Thank you to the American Heritage Girls Troop 5280 for stopping in and dropping off the most amazing care packages. Please see the attached photos, this group of young ladies really understand what we deal with.

Special Monday shout out to the winning team from the Arvada PD, with some help of regional SWAT members. Arvada PD brings home the trophy for the annual fire truck pull competition with the Fire Department. All in good fun with over $1400 raised for the Colorado Special Olympics. Thank you to our great friends at Arvada Fire for hosting the safety day. And thanks to everyone who visited!

Suspects Going to Jail Arvada Police Officers went to the area of the 8000 block of Wadsworth Blvd on reports of a theft. Officers attempt contact and suspect damages 4 cars, including a police vehicle, attempting to flee the scene. The suspect then crashed into another police vehicle leaving the parking lot. The suspect vehicle heavily damaged after colliding with curbing and abandoned in a neighborhood. Suspects fled from the vehicle across Lake Arbor Golf Course. Four suspects arrested and vehicle confirmed stolen. No Officers or community members injured. Many charges filed and more to come.

Congratulations Officer Darron Walter Officer Darron Walter works as the school resource officer at Arvada Senior High School. Everyday Officer Walter works closely with the staff and students. Officer Walter not only enforces the law but also, educates and counsels students who need help or just may need to talk to someone. Today, the Arvada-Wheat Ridge Service Ambassadors for Youth recognized Officer Walter. Officer Walter was honored for the time he spends engaged with his students and nominating them for the AWRSAY awards. Thank you Officer Walter for going above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of Arvada’s young people.

Found black and orange tortoiseshell short haired cat 9/24/18. Unsure exactly where she was found, dropped off at a vet in Arvada. She does have a very noticeable characteristic on one of her legs that an owner should be able to identify. Does have a name tag “Lily” but phone number is old. Animal management has been notified and she will be safe at the shelter, but if anyone is missing this cat please call 720-898-6859 or head to Foothills Shelter!

The work that goes on everyday in the City by great Police Officers. ( Remember suspects in this video are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court)

Dog Licensing and Pet Vaccinations! Saturday October 6, 2018 Lake Arbor Community Police Station 8110 Vance Dr. 1-3 PM Partnered with Clear Creek Animal Hospital Licenses $20 Rabies/distemper vaccinations $15 each (microchipping & other vaccines also offered) Animal Management officers available for Q & A Treats for 2- and 4-legged friends! Dogs must be leashed, cats must be kenneled Bring cash or check Call 720-898-6859 for more info

WE HAVE NO TOLERANCE FOR PEOPLE DRIVING HIGH! A Very Difficult Case For Family of Nathan Osburn and First Responders Troy Steven Glassford, DOB: 10-9-78, appeared in Jefferson County District Court on September 10, 2018 where he was sentenced to 36 years in prison for the vehicular homicide death of 43-year-old Nathan Osburn. On January 10, 2018 Arvada police were called to the area of Pomona Drive and Quay Drive on the report of a pedestrian having been hit by a car. When police arrived they found that the vehicle driven by Mr. Glassford had been driving eastbound on Pomona drive when it left the roadway, crashed through a fence and then a shed, running over Mr. Osburn in the process. He died of his injuries. Mr. Osburn, a father of four, had been out for a walk in his neighborhood. Glassford told police that he had been on a methamphetamine binge the day before which caused him to fall asleep at the wheel. He also said that he had used more methamphetamine earlier that day. Toxicology reports showed that Glassford had almost twice the legal amount of marijuana and a high level of amphetamine in his system at the time of the collision. On July 23, 2018 Mr. Glassford pled guilty to Vehicular Homicide – DUI (F3) and one habitual criminal count. He has four prior felony convictions and was sentenced as a habitual criminal. “This is a tragedy which could have been prevented if not for Mr. Glassford’s decision, and the deadly consequences of driving under the influence of drugs.” said DA Pete Weir. “Mr. Osburn was simply enjoying his life and raising his children when he was cut down in his prime. To ensure the safety of our community we must incarcerate repeat offenders for as long as possible.”

Arvada Police File Charges In A Unique Case And Get Justice. William Nathan Hale, DOB: 7-17-81, was sentenced to four years in prison for leaving his friend, 25-year-old Natasha Rowley, as she died of a methamphetamine overdose on drugs which he brought with him to her house. On June 2, 2017, Hale had driven five hours from his home in Nebraska to his friend’s home in Arvada to help her move. He brought 14 grams of methamphetamine with him. Hale and Natasha used methamphetamine together for several hours that night. Evidence showed that in the early morning hours Natasha began to exhibit dangerous symptoms as a result of her methamphetamine consumption. There is a three-hour time lapse during which she was clearly in medical distress and Hale did nothing. At 7:30 a.m. she was in the throes of a fatal overdose, moaning and gasping for air, when Hale gathered his things and left. He made no attempt to render aid or call for assistance. Hale told police that “he panicked and left.” He admitted to police that she was “in bad shape” and said that was why he left. Hale was arrested in Nebraska in December, 2017. “This was a heartless act. It is not as if Mr. Hale wasn’t aware of what was happening. She was clearly dying of a drug overdose,” said DA Pete Weir. “If he had contacted emergency responders, Natasha might be alive today.” Hale pled guilty to Reckless Manslaughter (F4) and Distribution of a Schedule II Controlled Substance (DF2) on May 14.

Squirrel! Officer Rommereim was quickly distracted when she saw these fuzzy little tree climbers needing help. The squirrels were in the road and safely removed.

Staying with a positive theme, here are some animal tales from our summer in police department. Raccoons? When a mom raccoon and her babies made their way down the chimney and into the basement of an Arvada home, it was fine living. Then mom left and could not get back into the house to take care of her little ones. No fear, Officer Chavez rounded up the rascally raccoons and placed them outside where mom gathered them up the next day!

We can all use a little good news this week. Have you ever asked yourself what is a “Comforteer”? I did just that this morning. I was made aware of the “Forest Springs Comforteers”; this wonderful group of volunteers makes blankets and donates them to the police department. This team of crafty comforteers work in the community room at the West Woods Station and recently made 25 blankets and 15 pillows for officers to give out when needed. Nice work Beth Ratliffe and everyone who pitched in to help!!!!

******Meeting Tomorrow****** West Arvada Police Sector Station Meeting!! September 13, 2018 Residents of Charlie Sector (south of W 72 Ave and west of Kipling), you are invited to the Charlie community meeting Thursday September 13 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the West Woods Community Station at 6644 Kendrick Dr. Learn about crime trends in the sector, traffic accident investigation, and discuss your concerns with Sector Commander Hensley.