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SUNRISE: 4 arrested after reports of shots fired

Staff reports Updated: November 5, 2012 at 12:00 am

Colorado Springs police arrested four men after getting multiple calls of shots fired early Monday morning in the 2100 block of Preuss Road, which is near South Circle Drive and Airport Road.

Police arrested Robert Holt, 21; Patrick Gonzalez, 26; Nick Gonzalez Jr., 27; and Miguel Baeza, 35, after stopping their Chevrolet Astro van in the area of East Bijou Street and Arrawana Street about 1:20 a.m.

Police recovered a firearm from the van and shell casings in the 2100 block of Preuss Road.

The four men were arrested on these charges: Holt, possession of weapons by previous offenders; Patrick Gonzalez, prohibited use of weapons; Nick Gonzelez Jr., outstanding warrants; and Baeza, driving under the influence and habitual traffic offender.

No injuries nor damage was reported.

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The National Weather Service forecasts a high temperature of 64 Monday in Colorado Springs with an overnight low of 38. The Election Day forecast Tuesday is just as good, with the weather service forecasting sunny skies and a high of 67 in Colorado Springs.

  

AROUND COLORADO

Boulder County patrol car cameras put on hold

BOULDER (AP) — Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle won't be getting the $300,000 he sought to equip up to 30 marked patrol vehicles with a camera system.

Boulder County commissioners decided the cameras won't make the 2013 budget.

According to the Longmont Times-Call (http://tinyurl.com/comsno8 ), Pelle told commissioners the cameras could provide evidence in criminal investigations, as well as protect deputies from false accusations and lawsuits from some of the suspects they encounter.

Wildfires burn in state

VALLECITO (AP) — A wildfire west of the Vallecito Reservoir has grown to about 1,000 acres.

The U.S. Forest service said Sunday the fire is about 25 percent contained. State officials issued a health advisory for portions of eastern La Plata County because of smoke being generated by the fire, which is burning in the San Juan National Forest.

Firefighters were also called out for a fire that burned in thick vegetation at the base of Sleeping Giant Mountain near Steamboat Springs on Sunday.

Authorities said that fire started out as an agricultural burn and has scorched about 40 acres.

Woman hit by bus on Denver's 16th Street Mall

DENVER (AP) — A woman is recovering from a head injury after she was hit by a shuttle bus on downtown Denver's popular 16th Street Mall.

Scott Reed, a spokesman for the Regional Transportation District, says the woman walked in front of the shuttle at about 2:15 p.m. Saturday. She was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/Ut4MQA ) the woman, whose name has not been released, was ticketed, but Reed could not recall the exact infraction.

RTD buses regularly transport passengers along the mall, which bisects downtown.

Memorial set for officer killed at jazz concert

DENVER (AP) — A police officer who was shot and killed following a crowded jazz concert at Denver's City Park will have a memorial created in an area she patrolled.

The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/TsnoiE ) The Piton Foundation is paying for a memorial at the Holly Peace Mural Park in the Park Hill neighborhood that will honor Officer Celena Hollis. The memorial will include a plaque with a photograph of Hollis engraved upon it on one of the peace pillars in the park.

Hollis was killed June 24 while trying to break up a fight. Last month, 21-year-old Rollin Oliver pleaded not guilty in her death, and his attorneys say he drew his weapon as he was being pursued by gang members.

Hollis' memorial is expected to be finished sometime this month.

Boulder likely to impose 10-cent bag fee

BOULDER (AP) — Boulder appears likely to begin charging shoppers 10 cents for each paper and plastic bag they use at the grocery store.

The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/VLMxH8 ) city councilmembers voted 7-1 Thursday in favor of an ordinance establishing the fee, which would begin in July. Because part of the original proposal was changed, a fourth reading of the plan is set for Nov. 15.

The fee would apply to paper and plastic bags at food retailers, including convenience stores and Target, but gas station stores would be exempt if food sales are less than 2 percent of their business.

Councilman George Karakehian voted against the proposal in an effort to persuade his colleagues to reconsider the fee and change it to a ban on plastic bags.

Man shot, killed after fights near downtown Denver

DENVER (AP) — Police are investigating after a man was shot to death during a street fight involving several groups near downtown Denver.

Detective John White says the shooting occurred at 11th Avenue near Lincoln Street at about 1:20 a.m. Sunday, and a number of people were on the streets in the area where bars and restaurants were beginning to empty out. One man was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released.

The Denver Post reports (http://bit.ly/VLBiyu ) 24-year-old Marvin Joel Rosario-Lopez was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder.

The shooting happened just two days after and a few blocks away from where a 28-year-old man was stabbed to death after leaving a bar. In that attack, Ryan Haldeman suffered multiple wounds and died at a hospital.

   

TODAY IN HISTORY

In 1605, the “Gunpowder Plot” failed as Guy Fawkes was seized before he could blow up the English Parliament.

In 1872, suffragist Susan B. Anthony defied the law by attempting to cast a vote for President Ulysses S. Grant. (Anthony was convicted and fined $100, but she never paid the fine.)

In 1912, Democrat Woodrow Wilson was elected president, defeating Progressive Party candidate Theodore Roosevelt, incumbent Republican William Howard Taft and Socialist Eugene V. Debs.

In 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in office as he defeated Republican challenger Wendell L. Willkie.

In 1942, American showman George M. Cohan died at age 64.

In 1968, Richard M. Nixon won the presidency, defeating Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and American Independent candidate George C. Wallace.

In 2009, a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas left 13 people dead; Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, was charged with premeditated murder and attempted murder.

   

HAPPENINGS

-- “Learn Japanese,” 6-7:30 p.m., Ruth Holley Library Branch, 685 N. Murray Blvd., free.

-- “High School Night,” with representatives from area high schools, 6:30-8 p.m., Academy for Advanced and Creative Learning, 2510 N. Chestnut St., free.

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