19-year-old arrested in connection to fatal stabbing at Lakewood park


Vicente Enrique Orozco. Credit: Lakewood PD

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A man has been arrested in connection to the stabbing death of 61-year-old Stevan Sandvick at a Lakewood park last week.

According to the Lakewood Police Department, 19-year-old Vicente Enrique Orozco was arrested about 12:20 p.m. Wednesday.

Sandvick’s death was one of two that occurred at Belmar Park within seven hours. It is unknown whether the stabbings are related.

Someone walking in the park discovered Sandvick’s body near the Colorado Firefighters Memorial Thursday morning. When officers arrived, they found he appeared to have been stabbed several times.

Orozco is being held at the Jefferson County Detention Center on suspicion of first-degree murder.

“We are aware of the fear and unrest this crime caused in our community,” said Lakewood police Chief Daniel McCasky in a press release. “I want to commend all of the men and women at the Lakewood Police Department for their dedicated efforts to make an arrest in this case. As always, the safety of our community is our number one priority.”

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