Cops swarm on Aurora attempted murder suspect near Monaco and Evans 09/06/17

Police cars at a dramatic arrest scene today. Exclusive photo by Shane Anthony

09/06/17 Denver, CO – At least two dozen heavily armed police officers descended upon an attempted homicide suspect this afternoon around 4PM near the intersection of South Monaco Street and East Evans Ave.  The arrest was made by teams of multiple police agencies including Aurora PD, Denver PD District 3 and the FBI Safe Streets Task Force.  The suspect is identified by Aurora Police on their public information blog as 34 year old Michael Christopher Taylor.  He was wanted by Aurora Police for attempted first-degree murder in connection with a shooting yesterday that left one man critically injured.  The shooting took place yesterday Tuesday September 5th, 2017 at approximately 2:40 P.M.  Aurora Police Officers were dispatched to Shaus Motorsport located at 15551 E. 6th Ave on a report of a shooting and found a man suffering gravely from an apparent gunshot wound.

Broken car windows rest on the asphalt near a blue sedan outside of a Starbucks and Chase bank. Exclusive photo by Shane Anthony

Today’s dramatic daylight arrest took place around 4PM just South and West of Monaco and Evans near a Chase bank and a Starbucks in the parking lot of a former Walmart.  When this reporter arrived on the scene I observed  at least 2 dozen cops including FBI agents standing guard around a blue sedan with both the driver and passenger windows obviously smashed out, glass scattered on the asphalt parking lot.  I was asked by a supervising Aurora fugitive task force Lieutenant not to take photos of the many plain-clothes and even uniformed officers as he said their identities and roles in the arrest were critical to keep anonymous.  The same held true for the numerous unmarked police vehicles that flooded the parking lot, some with red and blue LED police lights flashing.  I then observed several uniformed officers escorting a man in handcuffs to a marked police cruiser where he was placed inside and whisked away from sight.  I asked one unidentified cop at the scene about the dramatic arrest scene and he replied “Yes, it was a good pop!”  Several plain clothes and uniformed cops remained at the scene until a tow truck hooked the blue sedan and towed it away from in front of the bank.  Surprised civilians eyed the scene with apparent curiosity until the last police car left.  As of this writing no other details of this arrest are known to us at

Aurora Police are not releasing a mug shot of this suspect at this time as this is an ongoing investigation.  The identity of the victim, who remains in critical condition, is not being released at this time.  Aurora investigators would like to speak with anyone who may have witnessed this shooting or with anyone who has information about this case. Witnesses are asked to call Detective Mike Prince with the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit at 303.739.6127 or they can call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.7867. By using Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000 say police.  The case will be reviewed by the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office.  Shane Anthony reporting

Below is an exclusive slideshow of todays arrest scene.  Photos by Shane Anthony

Denver Narcs pinch 2 in Highland Neighborhood 29th and Zuni 07/13/17

A woman is taken into custody at 29th and Zuni. Exclusive photo by Shane Anthony

07/13/17 Denver, CO: Denver Narcotics Detectives and uniformed District 1 officers swooped in on 2 individuals today in the Highland Neighborhood during part of a larger narcotics surveillance and investigation.  Around 3:30PM today a car containing a man and woman was tailed by the cops from another location in the Highland Neighborhood which had been under surveillance.  Plain cloths narcotics detectives and uniformed cops in marked patrol cars boxed in the two car occupants at the intersection of W. 29th Ave. and N. Zuni streets.  Highland residents and people driving by the intersection were surprised by the dramatic car stop and the sudden appearance of numerous police officers.  The man and woman in the car were taken into custody without further incident.  Officers on the scene indicated to this reporter that at least one of the two suspects had an outstanding felony warrant for arrest.  Cops on the scene searched the suspect vehicle and found a substance which one officer described as a form of illegal narcotic.  No-one was injured in the arrests.  No other information is available as of this posting.  Shane Anthony reporting

Below are photos of the narcotics related car stop and arrests made in the Denver Highland Neighborhood this afternoon.  Exclusive photos by Shane Anthony

A male is taken into custody at 29th and Zuni. Photo by Shane Anthony
Cops pause with the female suspect.  Photo by Shane Anthony
A purse is searched at the scene by officers. Photo by Shane Anthony
Uniformed officers search a car.  Photo by Shane Anthony
Close up of the male in custody. Photo by Shane Anthony



Denver K9 Cops snag burglary suspect at Ebert Elementary School 03/06/17

03/06/17 Denver, CO – Denver District 6 cops and K9 officers apprehended a late night burglary suspect on this date at the Polaris at Ebert Elementary School located at 410 Park Ave. West.  The call came in around 10:15 Sunday night.  Denver Public Schools security was receiving multiple alarms from inside the school.  DPS officers and Denver District 6 cops surrounded the school building at Park Ave. West and Tremont St. with their red and blue lights flashing in against the darkness.  Denver K9 officers (and their handlers) were called to the scene once a police parameter was secured.  Around 12:30AM (Monday) the police dogs made contact (literally) with the male burglary suspect inside the school.  The suspect was escorted out of the school in handcuffs and was walked to a Denver Health ambulance for treatment of bites from at least 1 police dog.  No other info is available as of this posting.  Shane Anthony reporting

The Ebert Elementary School burglary suspect is escorted to a waiting ambulance by Denver cops and paramedics. Photo by Shane Anthony

Below scenes from a late night break in that occurred at the Polaris at Ebert Elementary School in Downtown Denver.  Photos by Shane Anthony

DPD Air-1 and other agencies nail armed suspect in Arvada 02/17/17

02/17/17 Arvada, CO – For the second night in a row a long nighttime airborne surveillance by Denver police helicopter unit “Air-1” has nabbed a dangerous criminal suspect.  This time the operation began in Denver District 4 with a sharp-eyed patrol cop calling in a description of a wanted green GMC Envoy which he had spotted.  The car had been “BOLO’d” (Be-On-The-Look-Out) the day before for previously running from the Denver cops.  Once again, (just as was the case last night), the cops on the ground and Air-1 showed great patience, restraint and determination as they shadowed the dangerous suspect vehicle around west Denver, downtown, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge and finally into Arvada.  The surveillance which had started around 11:45PM ended just over an hour later  at 12:53AM when the suspect exited his car and reportedly urinated in the parking lot of an apartment complex located in the 6400 block of Welch Court in Arvada.  Multiple ground troops from Denver, Arvada and other agencies rushed in to pounce (like a cat on a mouse) on the unsuspecting driver.  The man then briefly ran from the cops, tossing a gun to the side, and was quickly taken into police custody without further incident.  The gun was recovered by the officers at the scene and several passengers in his car were detained as well.  FYI criminals, you can run from “Air-1” but its pretty darned tough to hide!  Great work again Air-1 and all officers concerned!  Also kudos to all the 911 dispatchers who helped coordinate tonight’s apprehension.  Shane Anthony reporting

Denver PD Helicopter Air-1 aids in arrest on I-225 02/16/17

02/16/17 Aurora, CO – Breaking News 1:12AM – A lengthy airborne police surveillance this evening has led to an arrest of at least 1 subject on I-225 in Aurora.  The vehicle was wanted by Broomfield Police for striking a Broomfield cop car and was spotted about an hour ago in Denver District 4.  Air-1, the helicopter support unit of the Denver Police Department picked up the car in southwest Denver and followed it discreetly in the dark of the night for an extended period of time.  At one point in time the vehicle, which traveled many miles around Metro Denver, was actively pursued on the ground by at least one outside police agency.  The car may have struck a second police car during its evening of lawlessness according to scanner traffic.  At 12:50AM the car became disabled in the southbound lanes of I-225 just south of I-70 and 2 occupants bailed out on foot.  Aurora PD, Denver PD and numerous other law enforcement units closed in on the bad guys and snatched them up without incident in a neighborhood just west of I-255 and south of I-70.  Hats off to all the cops concerned for keeping the Public safe on this one and still getting the crooks.  Special kudos to “Air-1” for yet another exceptional job of airborne law enforcement this evening.  Shane Anthony reporting