Denver Police Department's Top Ten Recent Douchebags

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016, Denver Police District 6 officers responded to the Lindsey-Flannigan Courthouse on a report of a person with a weapon. The juvenile suspect’s backpack was brought into the courthouse by his guardian, and when it was put through the security scanning system, they found that it contained a revolver, two spent shell casings, four live rounds and two bottles of prescription drugs that were not in the suspect’s name. The suspect, who has three prior felony convictions, was arrested for possession of a weapon by a previous offender and possession of a controlled substance.

Tuesday morning, April 26, 2016, Denver Police District 6 officers responded to the area of Colfax Avenue and Broadway Street on a report of a suspect acting highly erratic and waving a large knife. When the officers located the suspect, 37-year-old Victor Moretta, he began running. A foot chase ensued and officers were able to catch up with the suspect. During the chase, the suspect dropped a backpack which contained a large, black machete that had blood on it. Officers began searching the area and located the victim sitting in the area, with a large laceration to his head. Through the officers’ investigation, they learned that the victim was walking on the sidewalk towards Lincoln from Broadway Street when the suspect approached him and began striking the victim with the machete without provocation. The suspect then gathered his belongings and began walking away from the scene. The suspect was arrested for aggravated assault.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016, Denver Police District 1 officers were on patrol in the area of W. Colfax Avenue and N. Kalamath Street when the saw two males sitting in the area. The area is well-known for its narcotics use and sale. The officers contacted the males and noticed that one of them was in possession of brass knuckles. The suspect, 23-year-old Junior Ramirez-Torrez, was taken into custody for possession of an illegal weapon. As officers were searching him prior to his arrest, Ramirez-Torrez was also found in possession of 12 packaged balloons of suspected heroin.

Early Friday morning, April 22, 2016, Denver Police District 6 officers responded to a night club in the 1900 block of Blake Street on a report of an assault. The suspect, 29-year-old Crystal Aragon, was being escorted out of the night club for fighting when she assaulted an employee. As the officers were speaking with the suspect, she assaulted the victim again, using her high-heeled shoes to hit him in the face. The suspect then attempted to flee on foot. Officers were able to take her into custody and she was arrested for assault.

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER POWPO [Possession of a weapon by a previous offender]
On Wednesday, April 27, 2016, Denver Police District 1 officers responded to the 3400 block of Park Avenue West on a report of a woman with a handgun menacing a man. The man fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival, but they were still able to locate the suspect. She was identified as 33-year-old Kayteanen Elwess. Elwess is a convicted felon and was concealing a handgun in her sweatshirt. Elwess was arrested for possession of a weapon by a previous offender and the handgun was found to be stolen in 2014.

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