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 College of Denver           University of Colorado Denver







Chief John Mackey
Auraria Police Department

303 556-5000

        July 25, 2011

TW # 2011-3




Update: At approximately 5:45 p.m., on Monday, July 25, 2011, Auraria Police Chief John Mackey reported that the suspect involved in the indecent exposure case was taken into custody.
July 25, 2011 8:33 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, July 25, 2011, between 11:50 a.m. and 12:00 noon near the southeast entrance of the Auraria Science Building (Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street) a victim, with no campus affiliation, reported an indecent exposure incident. The victim, who stood approximately 50 feet away, reported that the suspect adjusted his pants, exposed his penis and then made a suggestive motion with it. The suspect left the area and walked eastbound off campus on Arapahoe St.  Auraria Police Officers checked the area with negative results.  The Denver Police Department was immediately notified.

Though this crime occurred earlier in the day, it was not reported to Auraria Police until approximately 2:00 p.m.

SUSPECT: The suspect is described as a white male in his 30's with long hair that was dirty in appearance. The suspect was wearing an orange T-shirt, white pants, red hat, and a bright yellow backpack.

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 303-556-2001 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