Aurora police step up patrols, seek help to solve hateful vandalism

The Aurora Police Department is asking the public for information on who might have spray-painted “KKK” and a racial slur in white paint on three people’s apartment doors.

The vandalism appeared on the 6700 block of South Riviera Court on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 11 and Dec. 12. Describing the acts as bias-motivated crimes, the department promised to put additional patrols in the area.

The Denver Post earlier reported that “KKK” was spray-painted twice in November on the door of a black family’s apartment.

Anyone with information about the case can call Detective Ryan Belleau at 303-627-3156. Alternatively, tipsters can anonymously contact Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 for a potential reward.

Vandalism reported in Aurora. (Aurora Police Department)
Vandalism reported in Aurora. (Aurora Police Department)

Aurora also has been searching for an answer to its many immigrant families’ fears about a Donald Trump administration.


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