Criminal Blotter

 Denver metro area agencies are asking for the public’s help in locating and identifying a white male suspect driving an older model, faded silver Honda Civic or Accord who is wanted for questioning regarding a series of purse snatch-type robberies.

He is suspected in similar crimes in Denver, Glendale, Englewood and Arvada. The suspect reportedly drives the mentioned car directly behind women carrying their purses, reaches out the window and takes the purses from the victim’s shoulder.

The male is thought to be in his late 20’s to early 40’s, with dark blondish or reddish hair. He may have a skinny build.

If seen do not attempt to make contact; dial 911. Anyone with any information about this suspect or the suspect’s vehicle is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720.913.STOP. Callers may remain anonymous and receive up to $2000. 


The Arvada Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying an armed robber.

On April 4, 2015 at approximately 5:30 p.m., the suspect entered a Subway Sandwich Shop on west 52nd Avenue armed with a handgun.

The suspect is a black male, approximately 20-30 years of age. If you know this suspect or have any information about this robbery, please contact the Arvada Police at 720.898.6719.






The Arvada Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying two burglary suspects.

During the early morning hours of January 15, 2015, the two suspects pictured forced entry into the fitness center of an apartment complex in Arvada. The suspects were in the fitness center for an extended period of time and eventually stole flat-screen televisions and a large cash collection machine used to collect money from tenants for the laundry room.

These same individuals are also suspected of other burglaries in the Broomfield and Wheat Ridge areas.

If you can identify the suspects or have any information regarding this incident please contact Arvada Police Department Detective Aaron Buemi at 720-898-6774 or by email at 















Nicole Bracken-MartinezThe Arvada Police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding wanted fugitive Nicole Bracken-Martinez (DOB 04-05-77). 

In March 2013, Bracken-Martinez used another person’s personal information to open up a line of credit at an American Furniture Warehouse store in Aurora. Bracken-Martinez then used the line of credit to make over $7,000.00 worth of purchases.  She also attempted to open other lines of credit with the victim’s information. 

There are active warrants for Bracken-Martinez’s arrest at the Arvada Police Department and the Denver Police Department for Identity Theft-related charges. 

Bracken-Martinez is 5’5” and weighs 185 lbs. She has brown hair and brown eyes, although she sometimes wears blue contacts. She frequents Lakewood, Denver and Aurora.

If you have any information concerning the location of Bracken-Martinez, please contact Arvada Police Detective Aaron Buemi at 720-898-6774 or by email at 


Unknown Suspect

We got another bad guy! This unknown suspect is using an Alpha Key to defeat Spider Wrap sensors to steal high-end ear phones and electronics. If you think you recognize him, please give us a call.












Lloyd Joseph Shippley

Arvada Police are looking for this man, wanted for multiple counts of sex assault to a child. Let's find this guy!

Lloyd Joseph Shippley (DOB 1.22.60)
Weight: 140 - 160 lbs
Height (Inches): 5'6"
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black

His last known address was 6463 Vrain St., Arvada and he was last arrested in a 1995 Brown Ford pickup, license plate 823-IXA. 

Shippley is wanted on multiple counts of sex assault on a child, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and indecent exposure. Call Arvada Police at 720.898.6900 if you've seen him. 




Ken Spinder


Arvada Police wants to find this known sex offender who failed to register. 

Kenneth Spinden (11.15.61)
Weight: 180
Height (Inches): 5'10"
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown 

Kenneth is not living at his registered address and charges for that are pending. In the mean time be aware of his active warrant in case he tries to re-enter the address, which has been deemed "unlivable" by the City Inspectior. Kenneth knows he's wanted and has a history of running from police. 


Selina Davison

Selina Davison (12/18/68) is wanted for Racketeering and multiple warrants from other agencies.  Selina was the subject of a large grand jury case Arvada did through Jefferson County. She was indicted in April 2013, but has not yet been found. 



Henry Espinoza (DOB: 12/31/72)
5'10" 210 lbs
Black Hair, Brown Eyes
No associated vehicle
Has three Felony Warrants from Denver, Arapahoe County and Arvada. He is wanted in Arvada for: Theft of a Firearm, Possession of Weapon by Previous Offender and False Information to Pawn Broker. In Denver, he is wanted for Felony Menacing with Deadly Weapon. And in Arapahoe County, he is wanted for Motor Vehicle Theft and Eluding from Police.

Espinoza is considered Armed and Dangerous.  He was last seen in the Wheat Ridge area near 44th and Pierce.  Has threatened suicide by cop as well.






Recognize these two? They are suspects in a residential burglary (Skyline Estates) where stolen credit cards were used throughout Wheat Ridge and Lakewood. If you recognize them, call Arvada PD 720.898.6900

female suspect male suspect

Suspect in criminal mischief Arvada Police are attempting to contact this suspect for criminal mischief to a vehicle which occurred on 08/06/13, at 5:50 p.m. at Super Target, located at 5071 Kipling St. Suspect was seen riding dark colored mountain bike and keyed victim vehicle with derogatory comments on passenger side of vehicle. If you recognize him, please call Arvada Police at 720.898.6900. 





The Arvada Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a group of thieves who have hit recreation centers in the Arvada area.The suspects forcibly remove locks from locker room areas or take advantage of crimes of opportunity, stealing unlocked personal items. Items taken include cell phones, keys and credit cards. There have been more than 30 reported thefts in the last 12 months.

Suspect One (1) is a white male, brown hair, 20-30 years of age, 5’9” and 6’00” tall and a medium to heavy build. Surveillance footage shows him wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and a black jacket. Suspect Two (2) is a Hispanic male, brown hair, 20-30 years of age and also between 5’9” and 6’00” tall. Suspect Three (3) is a white male, blond hair, 20-30 years of age, 5’9” to 6’00” tall with a medium to heavy build. They are associated with a dark colored 4-door, early 90s Pontiac Bonneville.

Anyone recognizing the suspects or the vehicle are asked to call the Arvada Police Department at 720.898.6900.
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The Arvada Police are working with other metro area police agencies on a string of smash-and-grab burglaries throughout the Front Range. The thieves break into these establishments using a baseball bat after they have closed, then grab alcohol and cigarettes before running out. “They are in and out very quickly, knowing their window of opportunity is small” said Detective Jeff Johnson of the Arvada Police Department.

On January 3, a liquor store in Arvada was hit close to midnight. Fifteen minutes later, the burglars hit a store in Wheat Ridge. The night before, they burglarized a store in Westminster. Police believe these burglars are responsible for a total of 15 burglaries in the past month. “Because they have a very distinct style of clothing, we are hoping that someone recognizes them,” Johnson said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Arvada Police Department at 720.898.6900. More information...