Man surrenders to SWAT
The Englewood Special Weapons and Tactics Team mobilized about 10 a.m. Sept. 21 after a man barricaded himself in his apartment when officers came to investigate a felony menacing report.
The officers went to an apartment building in the 200 block of West Union Avenue. When police tried to contact the 59-year-old suspect, the man refused to cooperate and barricaded himself in his apartment.
The SWAT team mobilized and began negotiations. Eventually, the man was taken into custody without incident.
No one was injured during the incident and the investigation is continuing.
Suspect fights with police
Investigation of possible curfew violations turned into a more serious situation when one of the two suspects reportedly fought with officers.
The officers stopped an 18-year-old and a 19-year-old man about 1:15 a.m. Sept. 20 in the 3700 block of South Fox Street.
According to the police report, the situation got more serious when an officer noticed small baggies of white powder on the bumper of the patrol car where the 19-year-old had been sitting. When the officer asked about the baggies, the 19-year-old reportedly tried to run.
An officer tackled the suspect and the 19-year-old kicked the officer in the thigh. The suspect reportedly slipped his right hand out of the handcuff and tried to run again. When officers got him on the ground, the report said he began fighting with officers. Officers used a Taser and the suspect was taken into custody.
The man was treated for injuries sustained during the fight and was taken to the Arapahoe County jail.
He could face charges of second degree assault on a police officer, possession of a controlled substance, violation of a protection order, attempted escape and resisting arrest.
Removal turns violent
When Englewood police went to remove a man not wanted in a residence in the 3200 block of South Sherman Street, the man reportedly struggle with police.
A resident called police about 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 reporting a disturbance and asking officers to remove a man from a home.
According to the report, the victim said her son didn’t live with her, had recently gotten out of prison, was not taking his medications and wasn’t making sense when she tried to talk to him.
The woman reportedly told officers she was concerned for her safety and asked to remove her son from the house. Englewood police sought to place the man on a medical hold but the suspect tried to pull away and, during the struggle, grabbed the officer by the right ear. The struggle continued and the suspect reportedly spit on the officers. The fight continued and the son spit at the sergeant and the officer. Other officers arrived and the man was arrested. He was taken to the Arapahoe County jail and could face charges of assaulting a peace officer.