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Blog: The dangers of texting and walking

Oct 8, 2014

Ever text while crossing the street?  You’re not the only one....

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Blog: CBI uses social media to spread the word about scams

Oct 7, 2014

Want to stay up date on the latest fraud and identity theft scams?...

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Blog: Female troopers come together for conference

Sep 30, 2014

This month, state troopers took to social media to showcase the the...

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Colorado Springs police CAPS Volunteer Program recognized with international award

Sep 8, 2014

Colorado Springs police's Community Advancing Public Safety (CAPS)...

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Beer, firefighters and golf combine at 2nd annual Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters' Golf Tournament

Aug 13, 2014

Sunny skies, golf, and beer are about to come together Saturday for a...

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#heardonthescanner – July 31

Jul 31, 2014

Bits and pieces of some odd calls for service...

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Sheriff has more to say about “mystery account”

Jul 31, 2014

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa has more to  say about several...

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Cops take “Tweeters” on a virtual ride-along

Jul 11, 2014

Ever been on a police ride-along? How about a virtual one? On Friday...

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Colorado Springs police helps Teens with Promise get ready for school

Jul 28, 2014

The Colorado Springs police will collaborate with Teens with Promise, a...

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Colorado Springs police cruisers get new look

Jun 3, 2014

With the goal of helping the public readily identify patrol cruisers and...

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Did you get pulled over by a trooper this weekend?

Apr 28, 2014

If you did, you’re not the only one. Troopers in Colorado Springs...

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Got leftover prescription drugs? Get rid of them this Saturday

Apr 25, 2014

If unused or expired prescription meds are cluttering up your medicine...

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LeadsOnline helps officers, victims recover stolen items

Apr 23, 2014

Since March, at least 15 people have been arrested for their alleged...

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Colorado Springs fire donates protective gear to Isla Mujeres firefighters

Feb 19, 2014

Ten years ago, a Colorado Springs Fire Department employee and his wife...

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Colorado schools on high alert this week

Feb 14, 2014

Unfounded threats and suspicious incidents prompted schools officials to...

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State patrol will address trooper-involved wrecks

Feb 12, 2014

Careless or impaired drivers have caused wrecks throughout the state...

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Weekend Crime Recap - Jan. 20

Jan 20, 2014

Today’s crime news :A  car believed to be involved in a...

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Crime Roundup - Jan. 17

Jan 17, 2014

This week in crime: Tuesday, Jan. 14A Colorado Springs man was arrested...

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Colorado Springs police want drivers to obey handicap parking laws

Jan 15, 2014

Colorado Springs police issued 1,749 tickets to drivers who parked...

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Crime Roundup - Jan. 13

Jan 13, 2014

Today’s crime news:One man suffered minor injuries during a...

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Crime Roundup - Jan. 10

Jan 10, 2014

Today’s crime news: A man was arrested Friday morning after he...

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Weekend Crime Recap

Dec 30, 2013

Friday, Dec. 27A man wanted on suspicion of kidnapping two people in...

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New director of parole appointed at Colorado Department of Corrections

Dec 30, 2013

The Colorado Department of Corrections announced Monday the appointment...

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Crime Roundup - Dec. 23

Dec 23, 2013

Today’s  crime recap: A 14-year-old girl mistaken for a burglar...

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Crime Roundup - Dec. 13

Dec 13, 2013

Friday crime recap: Police said an officer was the victim of a...

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Crime Roundup - Dec. 9

Dec 9, 2013

Monday crime recap:Police are on the lookout for two men who held up a...

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Crime Roundup - Dec. 6

Dec 6, 2013

Friday Prosecutors are pursuing witness intimidation charges against a...

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Crime Roundup - Dec. 2

Dec 2, 2013

Today’s  crime recap:Colorado Springs police arrested a teenage...

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Crime Roundup - Nov. 29

Nov 29, 2013

Friday crime news: Colorado Springs police caught a man trying to break...

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Crime Roundup - Nov. 20

Nov 20, 2013

Wednesday Nigh Crime Recap Police are looking for three men who robbed a...

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Colorado Springs man convicted for poaching

Nov 19, 2013

A small tip about  something slightly out of the ordinary turned out to...

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Crime Roundup - Nov. 18

Nov 18, 2013

Around the city: A Colorado Springs mother was sentenced Monday to four...

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Crime Roundup - Nov. 15

Nov 15, 2013

Friday Crime Recap A Fort Carson officer linked by DNA to a string of...

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Crime Roundup - Nov. 14

Nov 14, 2013

Thursday Night Crime Recap: A search for a wanted man on probation...

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Crime Roundup - Nov. 11

Nov 11, 2013

Monday Night Crime Recap An off-duty Colorado Springs police officer who...

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Crime Roundup - Nov. 8

Nov 8, 2013

In case you missed it: Police are investigating the death of a...

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Colorado Springs Fire veteran laid to rest in Castle Rock

Oct 24, 2013

  Cary Sloan, 52, a 29-year-veteran driver engineer with the Colorado...

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Colorado Springs police K-9's get recognition

Oct 23, 2013

Human police officers seem to get all the attention, but sometimes...

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National Teen Driver Safety Week sheds light on rise in teen driver fatalities

Oct 21, 2013

Teenage drivers face a particular set of challenges behind the wheel,...

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Search continues for Kara Nichols one year after disappearance

Oct 9, 2013

Kara Nichols, 20, disappeared exactly one year ago, last seen in her...

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Police ask public for help in locating missing 14-year-old Woodland Park girl

Sep 6, 2013

Police are asking the public for help in finding a 14-year-old Woodland...

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Crime committed against Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers

Sep 5, 2013

Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers now has first-hand experience in what...

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Tweet this: Colorado Springs police officer has been called a twit

Sep 4, 2013

Social media has led to the creation of a bunch of new words, from...

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Newest member of Colorado Bureau of Investigation has nose up on arsonists

Sep 4, 2013

The newest member of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation is going to...

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Colorado Springs on the lookout for embezzlement suspect

Sep 4, 2013

A man Colorado Springs police say is suspected of embezzling a large sum...

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Mayor Steve Bach swears in four newly promoted Colorado Springs police officers

Aug 29, 2013

Mayor Steve Bach swore in four newly promoted Colorado Springs police...

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Wife of man killed by Colorado Springs police files $950,000 claim against city

Aug 27, 2013

The common-law wife of a man killed by two Colorado Springs police...

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Pistol-packing motorcyclist who fought knife-wielding robber is Fort Carson soldier

Aug 23, 2013

When a knife-wielding robber demanded his money and cell phone, Deryns...

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Top 10 speed trap ranking for Colorado Springs based on reports from public

Aug 21, 2013

An organization that ranked Colorado Springs among the top 10 cities...

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Police: Man may be headed to Colorado Springs to kill estranged wife, children

Aug 20, 2013

Police across Colorado received a warning Tuesday about a 31-year-old...

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Suspect bitten by police dog, zapped by Taser at the same time

Aug 20, 2013

The Colorado Springs Police Department’s K-9 Unit shared the...

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Maketa: Hickenlooper example of failed leadership

Aug 20, 2013

El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa shared a Denver Post story on his...

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"Speak Now" encourages comfortable, honest talks with teens about dangers of alcohol

Aug 19, 2013

One in four Colorado high school students reported binge drinking,...

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Report: Colorado Springs among top 10 cities with the most speed traps

Aug 19, 2013

A story on ABC News Monday evening claims Colorado Springs is among the...

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List of businesses blacklisted by Fort Carson

Aug 19, 2013

A nightclub in downtown Colorado Springs that was the scene of a...

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Public invited to Saturday event for college student whose death remains unsolved

Aug 14, 2013

Family and friends of a University of Colorado at Colorado Springs...

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El Paso-Teller County Enhanced 9-1-1 Authority launches new 'reverse 911' system

Aug 14, 2013

The El Paso-Teller County Enhanced 9-1-1 Authority has launched a new...

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Interim fire chief isn't the first Colorado Springs official to head to Redmond, Wash.

Aug 6, 2013

When Tommy Smith leaves Colorado Springs to become fire chief in...

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'Heavily intoxicated' man found behind strip club in only his underwear

Jul 19, 2013

A “heavily intoxicated” man was found in his underwear last...

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Men sought for questioning in Oklahoma murder may be in Colorado Springs

Jul 17, 2013

Two men who may have information about the June 12 shooting death of a...

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Colorado Springs has third highest number of DUI arrests over July 4th enforcement period

Jul 16, 2013

Law enforcement agencies across Colorado arrested about 535 motorists...

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Image in flash flood video sparks speculation of person in the water

Jul 11, 2013

A Gazette video of a flash flood on U.S. 24 has sparked speculation that...

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Imposters posing as county employees target residents in the Black Forest fire area

Jul 3, 2013

El Paso County Assessor Mark Lowderman is warning residents in the Black...

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Police plan increased patrols, sobriety checkpoints over Fourth of July weekend

Jul 2, 2013

Drinking and driving is always a risk, not only to yourself but to the...

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Dozens of weapons recovered after home invasion, high-speed pursuit in Pueblo

Jun 25, 2013

The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office took two men into custody and...

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Television ignites rapid response from law enforcement in Black Forest Fire area

Jun 18, 2013

El Paso County sheriff’s deputies are investigating six burglary cases...

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Memorable moments: From weather control satellites to that tweet thing

Jun 18, 2013

Wildfires are no laughing matter. But there are moments of levity even...

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Rank and File: Colorado Springs Police Department Sgt. Jim Jeffcoat

Jun 7, 2013

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of profiles about the...

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Colorado Springs to swear in 25 new firefighters Friday

Jun 6, 2013

After a rigorous 14-week academy, Colorado Springs’ first...

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Task force to launch campaign against 'professional panhandlers'

Jun 3, 2013

A group of west-side residents and business owners will kick off a...

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El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa calls people behind gun bills 'criminals'

May 29, 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this blog erroneously...

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Colorado Springs firefighters will give Mitchell graduates a safety lesson, goody bags

May 14, 2013

Before they go out in the real world, Mitchell High School’s graduates...

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DEA collected 1,799 pounds of prescription medications in El Paso County in April

May 13, 2013

The Drug Enforcement Administration collected 742,497 pounds — or...

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Colorado Department of Corrections says one in 10 inmates are active gang members

May 1, 2013

About one in 10 of Colorado’s prisoners are active gang members,...

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Burglaries at medical marijuana dispensaries declining

Mar 29, 2013

The number of break-ins at medical marijuana dispensaries has been...

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Police: $36K worth of marijuana stolen over weekend

Mar 27, 2013

A combined $36,000 worth of marijuana and marijuana-infused product was...

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Police chief weighs in on new gun laws

Mar 21, 2013

While El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said he’s going to stand firm...

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Sheriff's office disappointed in anonymous leaks

Mar 21, 2013

Anonymous sources who linked a “specific suspect” to the shooting death...

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Three Colorado Springs K-9s get free life-saving vests

Mar 20, 2013

Three Colorado Springs police dogs are among 100 across the country...

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Tip on missing aspiring model doesn't pan out

Mar 18, 2013

A tip in the disappearance of a 19-year-old aspiring model from Colorado...

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Maketa's gun law comments trigger tense exchange

Mar 18, 2013

Comments that Sheriff Terry Maketa made last week about a package of gun...

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About Andrea Sinclair Andrea Sinclair covers crime and public safety for The Gazette, including the Colorado Springs Police and Fire departments and law enforcement in the Pikes Peak Region. Andrea grew up as a multicultural expatriate in Mexico and South Korea, and has traveled and lived all over the U.S. for the past 10 years. She previously covered public safety for The Lubbock Avalanche Journal in Lubbock, Texas. When she's not reporting and sleuthing, Andrea likes hiking, biking, trying new restaurants and spending time with family and friends.

Twitter: @GazetteAndrea

About Lisa Walton Lisa Walton is the nighttime crime and public safety reporter at The Gazette. A Colorado Springs native, Lisa earned a B.A. in journalism and sociology from Metropolitan State University of Denver, and previously worked in the Office of Marketing and Communications at MSU Denver. A self-proclaimed movie buff and dessert fanatic, Lisa spends her free time catching the latest flicks, baking, trying different types of ethnic foods, learning to play piano and guitar, and hanging out with friends and family.

Twitter: @LisaWaltonCO