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Andrea Sinclair

Police Reporter

  • Former Colorado Springs journalist killed in west side crash

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Rob Larimer, a former journalist with The Gazette and the Colorado Springs Business Journal, died late Wednesday in a crash on the west side of Colorado Springs, the El Paso County Coroner's Office confirmed. His wife, Michelle Beckmann, shared news of the tragedy on her Facebook page...

  • Pepper spray, BB gun disrupts classes at two D49 schools

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    Pepper spray and a BB gun found inside a student's backpack caused minor disruptions at two District 49 schools Thursday morning, district officials said. Vista Ridge High School was evacuated for about a half hour Thursday morning after a student used pepper spray inside the...

  • Owner of dead Black Forest horses charged with animal cruelty

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    The skeletal remains of 14 horses discovered in a Black Forest barn Friday were covered with lye and tarps because their owner claimed not to have enough money to dispose of the carcasses, according to an El Paso County Sheriff's Office search warrant. Sherri Brunzell, who was cited...

  • Doherty High School student's mother looks forward by keeping son's memory alive

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    On Sept. 10, Jake Crookston had dinner with his dad and watched TV. The slight 15-year-old, described as gentle and quiet by his mom, seemed happy. Early the next morning, Jake headed off as usual to Doherty High School. But instead of going to class, he went into a bathroom and...

  • Bristol's Venetucci Pumpkin Ale pre-sales begin Sunday

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Colorado Springs' pumpkin beer celebration isn't in full swing until local darling Venetucci Pumpkin Ale arrives to the party, and on Sunday, everyone will get a shot at a dance with her. Well, sort of.  Pre-sales of the charity brew will kick off at Bristol Brewing Company from...

  • SudSisters: Pumpkin brews are tasty sign of autumn

    Updated: Wed, Sep 24, 2014

    Fall is my favorite season. Leaves change colors, the weather is crisp and people add pumpkin to everything - best of all, beer. Pumpkin ales, porters and stouts line shelves at stores, and microbreweries proudly tap their seasonal creations. While there are pumpkin brews that have...

  • Colorado Springs man found guilty of raping 71-year-old woman

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    The man accused of raping a 71-year-old woman at her Colorado Springs home in February 2013 was found guilty Tuesday of sexual assault on an at-risk adult. Jacob Lashun Lewis, 34, of Colorado Springs previously was registered as a sex offender after pleading guilty to sexual assault...

  • Northeast Colorado Springs bank robbed by two men armed with screwdriver

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Two men robbed the Wells Fargo Bank branch at 4151 N. Academy Blvd. about 11 a.m. Tuesday, according to Colorado Springs police. One of the robbers, who was reportedly wearing a red bandana to cover his face, threatened bank employees with a screwdriver, police said. Both men fled...

  • Sheriff's Office removes horses from Black Forest property, owner cited

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    Ten horses were removed from a Black Forest property, and their owner was cited for alleged animal abuse by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office on Monday. The action came amid growing community outrage over the discovery of at least a dozen dead horses Friday at the stables. Sherri...

  • Sheriff's Office investigating dead horses in Black Forest

    Updated: Mon, Sep 22, 2014

    The discovery of a dozen dead horses in Black Forest Friday prompted a criminal investigation by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, but there has been no legal recourse to remove the remaining living horses on the property, sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Greg White said Sunday. At least...

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