DPD officer arrested for allegedly harassing significant other via telephone

Posted at 3:02 PM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 17:02:37-04

DENVER — Police in Denver arrested one of their own on Sunday after cuffing Ryan Burke on charges of harassment. 

Denver Police Department officials say Burke was arrested Sunday night near the Renaissance Hotel on N. Quebec Street after he and his significant other — who police say had been separated for nearly two weeks — got into an argument. 

Hotel staff reportedly called police after Burke showed up and demanded he be able to talk to the woman. When she eventually came to the lobby, police say the two talked and Burke left before officers arrived.

According to an arrest report, police found that in just over a day, Burke exchanged over 100 messages with the woman. The texts, police said, showed Burke became very angry. 

Following investigation, police say they arrested Burke — who has been an officer on the force since 1999 — because his telephone communications were aimed at alarming and annoying his victim. 

Burke's record shows no other criminal charges, however a protection order was granted in favor of the woman against Burke.