Westminster Police Department

  • Agency: Westminster Police Department
  • Address: 9110 Yates St, Westminster, 80031 CO
  • Chief: Lee Birk (Chief of Police)
Phone: 303-658-4360
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Westminster Police Department is located at 9110 Yates St, Westminster, 80031 CO. The Chief of Police of the department is Lee Birk. The Westminster Police Department phone number is 303-658-4360.

Westminster Police Department News

6/21/2018 This morning Westminster Police were notified of a missing adult. Anthony Sheppard was last known to be in the area of 84th Ave and Federal Blvd around 12:00a.m. this morning. Anthony has several disabilities which require medication, to include diabetes. Anthony left without any of his necessary medication. Anthony has left his home before in the past, and may be in the area of local truck-stops. Anthony is 5’5” tall, 300 lbs, he has brown/grey hair and brown eyes, he also has a goatee. Anthony was last seen wearing: Grey and Navy Blue tee-shirt Grey sweat pants Grey slippers and white socks Anthony walks with a cane, usually on his right side. Anyone who has seen Anthony or knows his whereabouts is asked to contact Westminster Police Department 303-658-4360.

Many of our veterans suffer from PTSD and fireworks can trigger symptoms for many of them. Please be considerate of those who have served our country and this year attend a professional fireworks show.

Please do not send fireworks complaints to us on Facebook. To report chronic violators please call 303 706 3812. To report fireworks which are currently happening please contact dispatch 303 658 4360. We will not do anything with complaints or video sent in to our social media sites.

***Updates will be posted here: http://bit.ly/2I1l1Eq We are currently experiencing several water main breaks: 77/Sheridan, 76/Sheridan, 76/Winona, 107/Wolf, 106/Johnson. Please avoid these areas. No estimated time on repairs yet. We will update you as soon as we have more information

Yesterday's tragic shooting has been very difficult for our community and everyone involved. We would like to thank everyone who assisted in the incident - the good samaritans who jumped in to render aid to the victims, the public for spreading the word so quickly on the vehicle of interest, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officer who spotted the vehicle, Colorado State Patrol who took the suspect into custody, and the media for not releasing the suspect's identify and photos until we were able to complete a thorough investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

Mug shot of yesterday's shooting suspect has been released. Press Release here: https://bit.ly/2lbXms7

New updates and information on yesterday's shooting may be found here: https://bit.ly/2lbXms7

***UPDATE*** Today at 3:05p.m. Westminster Police were notified of a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of a business at 80th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard. When officers arrived on scene, they found two adults and two children, suffering from gunshot wounds. All four victims were shot in the parking lot of the business complex. There were no additional victims in any of the businesses. An adult male who was shot is expected to survive his injuries. There is no relation between this victim and the below listed victims. An adult female and her two male children were also struck by gunfire. The female and one of the children sustained life threatening injuries and are in critical condition. A juvenile male succumbed to his injuries. The identities of the victims are not being released at this time. We believe we have the person responsible for this incident in custody and there is not a danger to the public. Due to the ongoing nature of this investigation and the need to complete photo lines ups with several witnesses, we are not releasing the identity of the adult male at this time. We will release his information as soon as we complete the initial part of this investigation. We anticipate being able to release the identity of the suspect sometime tomorrow. At this time we do not have a motive for this crime. The scene at 80th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard is clear and all roadways have been re-opened. **PRESS RELEASE** Date – June 14, 2018 At approximately 5:50pm the vehicle of interest was located South Bound I-25 at exit 184. We are working through the investigative process and ask the media and the public to refrain from posting any pictures of individuals they may think are involved. As soon as we are able, we will release additional information regarding this case. We anticipate releasing additional information later this evening. *********** Today at 3:05p.m. Westminster Police were notified of a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of a business at 80th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard. When officers arrived on scene, they found two adults and two children, in the parking lot, suffering from gunshot wounds. All parties were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries. There are no updates on their conditions at this time. We are looking for the below vehicle of interest related to the shooting: Black 4-Door 2010 Toyota Corolla, Colorado License Plate NPQ091 There is no suspect description available at this time. Any occupants of the vehicle should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have information on the whereabouts of this vehicle, call 911 or Westminster Police at 303-658-4360 immediately. Do not approach the vehicle or occupants. 80th Avenue is closed between Wolff Street and Sheridan Boulevard. Please avoid the area. We will update you when the road is opened. If you have any questions regarding this press release please contact Investigator Cheri Spottke. ###

***PRESS RELEASE*** Date – June 14, 2018 At approximately 5:50pm the vehicle of interest was located South Bound I-25 at exit 184. We are working through the investigative process and ask the media and the public to refrain from posting any pictures of individuals they may think are involved. As soon as we are able, we will release additional information regarding this case. We anticipate releasing additional information later this evening. *********** Today at 3:05p.m. Westminster Police were notified of a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of a business at 80th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard. When officers arrived on scene, they found two adults and two children, in the parking lot, suffering from gunshot wounds. All parties were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries. There are no updates on their conditions at this time. We are looking for the below vehicle of interest related to the shooting: Black 4-Door 2010 Toyota Corolla, Colorado License Plate NPQ091 There is no suspect description available at this time. Any occupants of the vehicle should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have information on the whereabouts of this vehicle, call 911 or Westminster Police at 303-658-4360 immediately. Do not approach the vehicle or occupants. 80th Avenue is closed between Wolff Street and Sheridan Boulevard. Please avoid the area. We will update you when the road is opened.

Reference 80/Sheridan shooting, vehicle has been located and a person of interest is in custody.

**UPDATE - Vehicle has been located*** Vehicle of interest in 80th Ave/Sheridan Blvd. shooting is a 2010 Black 4-Door Toyota Corolla, Colorado License Plate #NPQ-091. Occupants of vehicle should be considered armed and dangerous. Please call 911 or WPD Dispatch at 303-658-4360 if you see car or have any info. No suspect description available at this time. Similar vehicle image to vehicle:

Info and updates on the shooting at 80/Sheridan can be found on our Twitter here:

Please keep Westminster Fire Department in your thoughts as they are out battling several fires throughout our state!

**PRESS RELEASE** Date – June 13, 2018 Last night around 11:15p.m. Westminster Police were notified of a disturbance in a business parking lot at 104th Ave. and Federal Blvd. Initial 911 calls reported that there were several individuals involved in the disturbance, gunshots were heard, and multiple people were injured. When officers arrived on scene, they found three adult males suffering from non-life-threatening stab wounds. Two of the males were transported to area hospitals. Initial investigation shows gunshots were likely fired, but no persons were hit. All individuals involved in the disturbance appear to know each other. We do not believe there are any suspects outstanding at this point, or that there is any danger to the public. ###

Eastbound 120th Ave from Pecos St. to Mariposa St. is closed and will remain closed through the morning while crews work to fix the water main break damage. Please take alternative routes on your morning commute tomorrow.

‪The city has had several water main breaks, closing roadways - please avoid the following areas and take alternative routes: 120/Mariposa, 120/Federal, 112/Stuart, Turnpike/Barr & 72/Hooker ‬

Thank you to our partners at Adams County Government, CO for this reminder about fireworks and pets. Please leave the fireworks to the professionals this year!

**PRESS RELEASE** Date – June 12, 2018 On June 9, Westminster Police responded to a 911 call from a female victim stating she was involved in a domestic violence situation and was being assaulted and held against her will in a car driving in the area of 104th Ave. and Federal Blvd. When officers located the car, the male suspect driver fled. They pursued the car until they lost sight of it near 84th Ave and Federal Blvd. A few minutes later, dispatch received 911 calls indicating the car crashed near the onramp to westbound Hwy 36 from Federal Blvd. The female passenger died in the crash. Her identity is not being released. The male suspect carjacked a second vehicle and again fled from police before crashing a second time near 91st Ave. and Sheridan Blvd. He fled on foot and attempted to carjack additional vehicles in that area. He was combative with officers as they took him into custody near 92nd Ave. and Sheridan Blvd. The male suspect was transported to an area hospital to receive treatment for injuries he sustained in the incident. At this time he has not been booked, so no booking photo is available. The suspect is identified as Jimmy Lee Cordova, DOB 7-7-1989 He is being charged with the following crimes: 18-3-102(1)(D) Murder in the First Degree 18-3-302(1) Second Degree Kidnapping 18-3-303(2)(A) False Imprisonment 18-4-301(1) Robbery 18-3-204(1)(A) Domestic Violence/Assault in the Third Degree 18-4-409(3)(A) Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft 42-4-1301(1)(A) Drove Vehicle under Influence of Drugs 18-2-101(A) Criminal Attempt to Commit Class Five or Six Felony 18-8-104(1)(A) Obstructing a Police Officer 18-8-103(1)(A) Resisting Arrest 18-3-106(1)(B)(I) Vehicular Homicide/DUI Resulting in Death 18-9-116.5(2)(A) Vehicular Eluding Resulting in Death to Another 18-3-106(1)(A) Vehicular Homicide/Reckless Driving Resulting in Death 18-9-306.5(1) Obstruction of Telephone 42-2-138(1)(A) Drive Vehicle under Restraint - Revoked 42-4-1601(1)(2)(C) Failed to Remain at Scene of Accident with Death/Hit and Run 42-4-1606(1) Failed to Notify Police of an Accident - Hit and Run 42-4-1606 Failed to Remain At/Return to Scene as Directed - Hit and Run ###

Reference the two critical incidents we had this weekend - Saturday’s fatal crash/carjacking and last night’s officer involved shooting are two separate and unrelated incidents. The suspects in each case are NOT the same person.

**PRESS RELEASE** Date – June 11, 2018 Yesterday evening around 8:30p.m. Westminster Police were contacted by Northglenn Police patrol officers asking for assistance in stopping a vehicle. A male passenger in the car was known to police and was wanted for kidnapping, auto theft, domestic violence, harassment, and felony eluding. Northglenn Police initially attempted to stop the car around 104th Ave. and Federal Blvd. but the car fled from officers. Northglenn police patrol officers pursued the car southbound on Federal Blvd. then westbound on 92nd Ave. Officers from Federal Heights also assisted in the pursuit. Northglenn patrol officers were able to disable the car at 92nd Ave. and Wadsworth Pkwy. The male suspect ran from the car on foot. When officers attempted to contact him, he was armed with a weapon. A Northglenn police officer shot the male suspect, and he was pronounced deceased on scene. The female driver of the car was transported to the Westminster Police Department. The male suspect is not being identified at this time. The Adams County Critical Incident Team will be investigating the incident. No further information is available at this time. If you have any questions regarding this press release please contact Investigator Kate Kazell. ###

**PRESS RELEASE** Date – June 9, 2018 This morning around 7:00 a.m. Westminster Police received a 911 call from a female victim stating she was involved in a domestic violence situation and was being assaulted and held against her will in a car driving in the area of 104th Ave. and Federal Blvd. The female was a passenger in the car, and a male suspect that she was in a relationship with was the driver. Police responded to the area and were able to locate the car around 92nd Ave. and Federal Blvd. The male driver fled from officers, and officers pursued the car until they lost sight of it in the area of 84th Ave. and Federal Blvd. Officers attempted to relocate the car in area where it was last seen. While officers were attempting to relocate the car, dispatch received 911 calls reporting a car crash near the onramp to westbound Hwy 36 from Federal Blvd. Callers also reported that a male suspect was attempting to carjack several cars in that area. It was discovered that the crashed car was the same car they were attempting to locate. The car was upside down and was engulfed in flames. The female passenger victim had been ejected from the car during the crash and was found deceased nearby. As officers were arriving, the male suspect forcibly carjacked an uninvolved party at the crash site, and fled from the scene in the stolen car. Officers pursued the stolen car from the crash site onto westbound Hwy 36. The male crashed the stolen car in the area of 91st Ave and Sheridan Blvd and fled on foot. The male attempted to carjack additional cars in this area. Officers chased the male on foot and were able to take him into custody about a block away. The male was combative with officers as they took him into custody. The female victim is not being identified at this time, as proper family notifications need to be made. The male suspect was transported to Westminster PD for booking. His identity is not being released at this time. Westminster Police are still actively working the crash scene at Hwy 36 and Federal Blvd. The North Metro Accident Team is investigating and reconstructing the crash. The on-ramp to westbound Hwy 36 from Federal Blvd. and the off-ramp from westbound Hwy 36 to southbound Federal Blvd. are both closed. They will be reopened later in the day after the crash investigation has concluded. If you have any questions regarding this press release please contact Investigator Kate Kazell. ###