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Gazette Premium Content SUNRISE: Chase ends with driver crashing into tree

Staff reports Updated: October 9, 2012 at 12:00 am

Colorado Springs police say a high-speed chase ended with the driver of a reported stolen vehicle crashing into a tree early Tuesday morning.

Police arrested Richard Davis, 39, about 1:40 a.m. after Davis allegedly fled in a stolen vehicle during a traffic stop in the area of LaSalle Street and North Academy Boulevard.

Officers pursued Davis, but he continued to elude police and eventually entered a residential neighborhood before crashing into a tree on Deepgreen Lane.

Davis was arrested and taken to a local hostpial for non-specific, non-lifethreatening injuries.

   

WEATHER

The National Weather Service forecasts a high temperature of 62 Tuesday in Colorado Springs with an overnight low of 35.

      

AROUND COLORADO

Colorado River to be stocked with Hofer rainbows

DOTSERO (AP) — Wildlife officials say several thousand fish were killed when a monsoonal downpour in July washed silt and debris into the Colorado River below Dotsero and through the Glenwood Canyon.

Now Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials plan to restock the river with several thousand Hofer rainbow trout that are resistant to whirling disease. The disease is caused by a parasite and can cause skull and spinal column deformities in young trout.

Glenwood Springs area wildlife manager Perry Will says the fish kill from the downpour in July was unfortunate, but it's providing wildlife officials an opportunity to stock the river with fish resistant to whirling disease.

The stocking operations begin Tuesday.

'97 slaying suspect extradited from Ariz. to Colo.

GREELEY (AP) — A man charged with first-degree murder in the death of a fellow onion field worker in 1997 has been extradited from Arizona to Colorado.

The Greeley Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/R1aIzA ) Consuelo Zavala is being held without bond in Weld County and is due in court Thursday for an advisement hearing.

Zavala was arrested in Arizona last month while trying to re-enter the U.S. He was arrested after a records check showed he was wanted on a homicide warrant.

He is accused in the fatal shooting of Francisco Gasca on Aug. 25, 1997. Several witnesses told police the shooting was a carryover from another fight, according to case information.

Zavala's father, Antonio Caudillo-Zavala, was prosecuted for being an accessory to the crime and received a three-year prison sentence.

Cyclist hurt after hitting wire hung across trail

LITTLETON (AP) — Police in Littleton say whoever tied barbed wire across a trail in South Platte Park could face charges of reckless endangerment and assault.

Police say a bicyclist on the Mary Carter Greenway Trail on Sunday evening collided with the wire, which was about one foot off the ground, and was thrown. The cyclist sustained undisclosed injuries.

Littleton police and South Suburban Parks and Recreation said Monday they are increasing patrols along the trail.

1 arrested at Columbus Day ceremony in Pueblo

PUEBLO (AP) — Police have arrested a man accused of disorderly conduct at the 107th annual Columbus Day wreath-laying ceremony in Pueblo.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://bit.ly/RLH2JK ) the man was arrested after the ceremony Monday while protesters were waiting behind a barricade to get to the Christopher Columbus statue downtown. The newspaper reports the man was seen rattling the barricade fence.

Police Chief Luis Velez says the man was taken to the police station where he was to be issued a citation. His name wasn't immediately released.

The Chieftain reports about 175 people attended the ceremony, and about 150 protesters were on hand.

Columbus Day has been a day of celebration for some Italian Americans, but protesters say the day honors a man who ushered in centuries of oppression of Native Americans.

   

TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1888, the public was first admitted to the Washington Monument.

     

HAPPENINGS

-- “Surviving the Unthinkable in Colorado History,” 10-10:45 a.m., Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Library, 11195 Highway 83.

-- “Incredible Journeys and Incredible Books,” 11-11:30 a.m., Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Library, 11195 Highway 83.

-- Intergenerational book discussion - “Life as We Knew,” 6:30-8:30 p.m., East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., free.

-- Amnesty International film screening, dinner and discussion, 6:30 p.m., Colorado College, W.E.S. Room, lower level of Worner Center, northwest corner of Cascade Avenue and Cache La Poudre Street, free.

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