Barricaded armed suspect calls for large Aurora Police response 03/06/19

Aurora Police arrest a man who barricade himself today on South Ouray St. Exclusive photo by Shane Anthony

03/06/19 Aurora, CO – A man who police say was armed and was wanted on  felony warrants barricaded himself in a house located in the 900 block of S. Ouray Street for the entire day today.  The incident took place near the intersection of E. Kentucky Ave. and S. Buckley Road.  Neighbors state that the police descended on the house around 9AM this morning.  Aurora Police pulled out all of the tactical stops on this one leaving nothing to chance.  A large mobile command vehicle was parked at the scene.  An armored police tactical vehicle could be seen in front of the house in which the suspect was barricaded.  This reporter noted dozens of cops of every type scurrying around the house in question.  Aurora Fire Rescue had a large presence on the scene as well with several fire trucks, ambulances and supervisors staged in close proximity to the suspect house.  I also noticed where a vehicle had driven into a wooden fence bordering the house on the  Buckley Road side of the residence.  Neighbors were amazed at the extremely heavy police turn out.  One neighbor told me he heard “popping sounds” and saw smoke coming from the house at one point.  Police tell us that was likely tear gas being introduced to the house.  Area residents were instructed in an APD Tweet to “shelter in place” for the majority of the day.

A barricade suspect speaks with Aurora cops after being taken into custody on South Ouray Street. Exclusive photo by Shane Anthony

Around 5PM police escorted a man out of the house in obvious custody.  That suspect, who Aurora police identify as 32 year old Travis John Fancher was walked to a crowd of officers and was then garbed in a white paper smock and paper booties.  Fancher was then escorted to an awaiting police car and taken to jail.  Aurora Police stated in another Tweet after the arrest that Fancher was arrested on warrants for “dangerous drugs and vehicular eluding”.  They further stated that he would face additional charges in regards to today’s standoff.  No injuries occurred to the Public or officers during today’s ordeal.  Hats off to APD and AFD for bringing this situation to a safe conclusion today.  Shane Anthony reporting for

Below is a slideshow of today’s dramatic standoff and arrest scene.  Exclusive photos by Shane Anthony

Armed woman forces closure of I-70 near Agate CO 03/03/17

Map of I-70 near Agate CO –  Map courtesy Google Maps

03/03/17 Agate, CO – An armed woman exchanged gunfire with police officers in a dramatic standoff on this date on I-70 near Agate, CO.  The woman who was identified as 26 year old Jasmine Faith Delores Johnson held up in a car near I-70 mile marker 340 (between Deer Trail and Limon) after making threats to kill cops according to the Arapahoe County DA.  The standoff lasted about 3 hours as cops from numerous agencies moved in and surrounded the suspect in the car.  At numerous points during the standoff scanner radio traffic reported the suspect taking “pot shots” at law enforcement.   Shots were exchanged between the woman and cops during the incident but nobody was hit.  Armored “Bear Cat” vehicles were deployed to keep cops safe during the operation.  The incident ended with Johnson being taken into custody.  Johnson is being held without bond in Arapahoe County on an an unrelated previous warrant.  Shane Anthony reporting

A police roadblock near Deer Trail CO closes I-7O due to an armed standoff. Photo by Shane Anthony
I-70 is closed near Deer Trail CO due to an armed woman on the Interstate. Photo by Shane Anthony

Aurora Police surround barricaded man near S. Peoria and Parker Rd. 02/15/17

02/15/17 Aurora, CO – This morning saw a heavy police presence on S. Peoria St. near S. Parker Rd. as Aurora Police tried to coax a dangerous man out of a tattoo shop where he was barricaded inside.  The incident began around 2:30AM today in a tattoo shop located at 3095 S. Peoria St.  The man, who Aurora police later identified as John Arthur Thomas was wanted by the Federal Heights Police Department on charges stemming from domestic violence.  The Aurora cops took no chances this morning as the barricaded man made threats to police.  Police also believed the man was armed.  Numerous tactical police resources were called in to deal with the barricaded man.  The situation was eventually peacefully resolved with the barricaded domestic violence suspect being taken into custody and turned over to Federal Heights Police.  S. Peoria St. which had been closed between E. Cornell Ave. and S. Parker Rd. reopened around 11am this morning.  Shane Anthony reporting

The tattoo shop where a man barricaded himself from Aurora police is shown here. Photo by Shane Anthony