Denver Police take stock of four people arrested at Maven Hotel
DENVER (KDVR) – Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen, Mayor Michael Hancock and Executive Director of Public Safety Murphy Robinson will provide an update on the arrests at the Maven Hotel on Friday night near Coors Field on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Denver executives are also providing security updates for MLB All-Star Week.
It comes as three men and a woman who face gun and drug charges, after police seized several guns from a room at the Maven Hotel in downtown Denver near Coors Field, faced a judge for the first time on Sunday afternoon.
Richard Platt, 42, Gabriel Rodriguez, 48, and Ricardo Rodriguez, 44, were arrested in connection with an investigation into the possession of a weapon by a former offender.
Platt and Rodriguez also face charges of possession of a controlled substance with the intention of distributing it. Platt also had a warrant from another jurisdiction.
Kanoelehua Serikawa, 43, is under investigation for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute it and had an arrest warrant from another jurisdiction.
Denver police point to public advice that led to these arrests. FOX31’s Nicole Fierro spoke to witnesses who said a maid came across a room with money and guns, and alerted authorities.
âThey said they heard a maid come into the hotel room and saw a bunch of guns laid out,â said Jacob Voell, a hotel guest. “Then they found a white SUV on the road and all the doors were unlocked and there was an open laptop on the dashboard so it was a very suspicious vehicle.”
The FBI office in Denver said on Sunday that there was no reason to believe the Maven Hotel incident was related to terrorism or a threat directed at the All-Star Game.
Although law enforcement sources confirmed they found bulletproof vests in the room, FBI Denver tweeted that they were not aware of any threats to the All- events, sites, players or community. Star Game at the moment.
âAs with major special events, the FBI works closely with our law enforcement partners to prepare for and support public safety at these events. We continue to encourage the public to report suspicious activity to law enforcement, âFBI Denver said.
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