Police urge vigilance after bomb found in Englewood

Third incident since January, all within a mile of each other

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Police are asking for vigilance after a bomb was found in southwest Englewood — the third such incident in the neighborhood this year.

Officers responded to a report of a suspicious device at Bannock Street and Union Avenue shortly after 1 p.m. on March 26, according to a news release. The Arapahoe County Bomb Squad, called in by Englewood Police, determined the device was an explosive and “rendered it safe.”

The device is the third suspicious device found in the area since January.

A passerby discovered a pipe bomb in the field beside Englewood's Finest High School of Choice on Jan. 16, which the county bomb squad later determined was a real explosive. The school is at Chenango Avenue and Acoma Street.

Just days later, a woman walking her dog spotted a man leaving a suspicious device just feet from the playground at Rotolo Park at Huron Street and Radcliff Avenue on Jan. 20.

The device at Rotolo Park was cylindrical and covered in black tape, but did not strongly resemble the device left at Colorado's Finest, said Englewood Police spokesperson Scot Allen. The device was later determined to be nonexplosive.

The man who left the device at Rotolo Park was described as a white male with red hair and a short beard, wearing a black stocking cap, jeans and a heavy coat, Allen said.

All three incidents occurred within a mile of one another.

Englewood Police urged local residents to report suspicious activity or devices, and to leave suspicious items alone and call 911.

Anyone with information in the prior incidents is urged to call Detective Taylor at 303-762-2465

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