Search warrant served near Wheat Ridge middle, elementary schools
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — A search warrant was served in a Wheat Ridge neighborhood Thursday morning, with SWAT teams moving in and taking one person into custody near a middle school and a pair of elementary schools in the area.
According to a Wheat Ridge Police spokesperson, officers set up a wide perimeter on West 38th Avenue between Pierce and Newland streets to execute the warrant at some point before 7 a.m. on Thursday. However, police would not go into any details about the warrant.
The area where the wide police perimeter was set up was just blocks away from Wheat Ridge Middle School, Stevens Elementary School and St. Peter & Paul School.
FOX31 Denver cameras captured police leading a person of interest away from the residence where the search warrant was being performed.
The police spokesperson indicated the wide perimeter, which caused road closures in the area, was set up as a precaution because students were expected to be walking to school in the area while police were performing the search.
The road closures in the area started to clear shortly before 8:30 a.m.