Arrest made in Belmar Park stabbing

19-year-old Vicente Enrique Orozco is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder

Posted 8/21/19

Lakewood Police Department announced the arrest of 19-year-old Vicente Enrique Orozco for the murder of 61-year-old Stevan Sandvick, according to a release. In the early morning of Aug. 15, police …

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Arrest made in Belmar Park stabbing

19-year-old Vicente Enrique Orozco is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder

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Lakewood Police Department announced the arrest of 19-year-old Vicente Enrique Orozco for the murder of 61-year-old Stevan Sandvick, according to a release.

In the early morning of Aug. 15, police were called to the Colorado Fire Fighters Memorial in Belmar Park at 801 S. Wadsworth Blvd. on reports of a dead body. That body belonged to Sandvick who was found with several apparent stab wounds, the release says.

Orozco was arrested on Aug. 21 at around 12:20 p.m. He 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. 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,” said Lakewood Police Chief Daniel McCasky in the release. “As always, the safety of our community is our number one priority.”

Earlier in the morning that Sandvick was killed, two men were walking when a third man approached and stabbed one of them. The victim died from the incident, and the stabbing took place only 100 yards away from Sandvick's death.

Lakewood Police spokesman John Romero said the department is still investigating to see if the two stabbings are connected.

If anyone has any information on these crimes, they are asked to call the Lakewood Police tip line at 303-763-6800.

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