Woman accused of setting police officers on fire faces arson charge

AURORA - An Aurora woman is facing charges after setting two police officers on fire, according to court records obtained by 9Wants to Know. 

Kimberley Alimov, 36, is accused of throwing a flammable liquid at officers during an incident in November. According to the police report, both officers were on fire and had to be put out with a fire extinguisher.

Aurora police said Thursday the officers were OK.

Alimov is facing charges of assault on a police officer, arson, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

Court records say Aurora officers responded to Alimov’s apartment Nov. 16, as she was throwing things off the balcony and yelling.

According to the affidavit, officers tried to talk to Alimov the first time they came to her apartment that night. She was heard cussing and throwing things inside. 

Officers eventually opened the door of the apartment, with permission from Alimov’s husband and a key they had obtained, court records say. The door was barricaded.

“The next thing your affiant observed was a hand with a silver object come out of the dark poking the object at your affiant’s face,” court records said. “Your affiant lurched back letting the door close.”

The affidavit states the officers chose to leave after that, but one came back later because Alimov was reportedly walking the breezeway “yelling and throwing things.” 

The officer ended up leaving again, only to come back one more time because water was said to be coming from the Alimovs’ apartment.

More officers came over to help.

The court record says they forced the door open and that’s when Alimov threw a flammable liquid at them. One of the officers tased her.

Two officers were on fire as a result, the affidavit said, and had to be extinguished with an apartment fire extinguisher.

9Wants to Know looked into Alimov’s criminal background. In the past, she’s been found guilty of theft and accused of assault, disturbing the peace and disorderly intoxication. 

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