Arrest Made in Stabbing Deaths

Published on August 21, 2019

Vicente Orozco

On 8/15/19 at approximately 6:55 a.m., Lakewood Police received a report that an adult male was found dead by a walker at the Colorado Fire Fighters Memorial in Belmar Park. When Agents responded, they found a deceased adult male with several apparent stab wounds. That victim has been identified as 61-year-old Stevan Sandvick. That same morning just after midnight, Agents were called to another area of Belmar Park on a report of a stabbing. 19-year-old Ivan Rivera had been stabbed multiple times. He was transported to the hospital. He died a few days later.

On 8/21/19 at approximately 12:20 p.m., the Lakewood Police Department arrested 19-year-old Vicente Enrique Orozco (DOB: 1/1/00) for the murder of Mr. Sandvick and Mr. Rivera. Mr. Orozco is currently being held at the Jefferson County Detention Center on suspicion of 1st Degree Murder. A photo of Mr. Orozco accompanies this release.

“We are aware of the fear and unrest this crime caused in our community.” adds Lakewood Police Chief Daniel McCasky. “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.”