Auraria Police Department
1201 5th Street, PO Box 173361, Campus Box E, Denver, CO 80217-3361
Dispatch:  303 556-5000, Fax: 303 556-4731

Serving the Auraria Campus
Community College of Denver           Metropolitan State University of Denver           University of Colorado Denver







Chief John Mackey
Auraria Police Department

303 556-5000


TW # 2010-3




March 10, 2010 11:31 PM

In compliance with the "Timely Notice" provisions of the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the Auraria Higher Education Center located in Downtown Denver is issuing notice of a violent crime that occurred on the Auraria Campus.

REPORTED OFFENSE: On Monday, March 8, 2010, at approximately 3:20 p.m., a female student from Metro State College, while walking westbound along the sidewalk at 7th and Lawrence Streets, was the victim of an assault/attempted robbery. The student was grabbed by the arm from behind by an unknown suspect who attempted to steal the student’s purse which she carried in her hand. A struggle ensued, resulting in the suspect punching the student in the stomach then fleeing the area in an unknown direction. The Auraria Police Department is currently investigating.

SUSPECT: The suspect is described as a white male, 5', 10" - 6', 2", 25-30 years of age, skinny to medium build, short dark black hair, dark eyes, with a red facial complexion.

REPORT SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY: The Auraria Police Department urges everyone to use caution when encountering individuals who are not personally known to them and to stay aware of their surroundings at all times.  Please report any suspicious activity or suspicious persons to the Auraria Campus Police Department.

If you have any information that might be helpful in this investigation contact the Auraria Police Department at 303-556-5000; in person at 1201 5th Street, Administration Building, Room 110; or anonymously through the "Comments" line at 303-556-2677. Please encourage anyone with information to assist us in keeping the campus safe.

If anything suspicious occurs or you are the victim of a crime, immediately contact the Auraria Police Department from any campus phone by dialing 9-1-1 or at 303-556-5000 from your cell phone. Be aware of the Blue Light emergency telephones in the parking lots and throughout the campus. Use these telephones to report all suspicious persons or incidents to the Auraria Campus Police Department.

The Parking & Transportation Department also provides the Night Rider Escort Service to all on campus locations. Please call 303-556-2000 to access the service.

The Auraria Police Department is a division of the Auraria Higher Education Center located in Downtown Denver.

Relevant web links: Auraria Police Department Campus Emergency Telephones NightRider Safe Escort AHEC Website