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  • Two more alleged victims come forward in Coronado sex assault case

    By Lisa Walton, lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Two additional alleged victims have been identified in a sex assault case involving a former Coronado High School education assistant who was arrested in February, Colorado Springs police said. Benjamin Wilkerson, 26, was arrested Feb. 18 after allegedly having an inappropriate...

  • Former Colorado police officer accused of stealing from dead man

    Associated Press
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ALAMOSA — A former Antonito police officer faces charges of theft and official misconduct in connection with the alleged theft of money from a dead man. Authorities say Don Mendoza of Alamosa was on duty in Antonito Jan. 4 when he responded to assist a coroner. Authorities found...

  • Colorado woman sues police for false imprisonment

    Associated Press
    Published: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    GREELEY — The Tribune reports a woman jailed for 49 days before forgery charges against her were dismissed is suing the city of Greeley, its police department and a police officer for false arrest and imprisonment. The Tribune, in a story Thursday (https://tinyurl.com/kxsyeap ),...

  • Auto break-ins at Colorado Springs park on the rise

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Lorraine Elger loved walking her dogs at Palmer Park in northeast Colorado Springs until her car got broken into and her purse was stolen - in the middle of the day. Unfortunately, Elger is only one of many people who have had their vehicle's burglarized since the weather started...

  • 4th grader tries to sell marijuana in northern Colorado

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    GREELEY — School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus. John Gates, director of safety for Weld County School District 6, said...

  • Police: Colorado Springs man robbed people he knew at gunpoint

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Police said a man is on the run after he robbed his companions at gunpoint Tuesday night at an apartment complex in east Colorado Springs. An unidentified man and a group of people he knew went to an apartment on the 1400 block of Alvarado Drive, off East Fountain Boulevard, about...

  • Trial underway for Colorado Springs murder suspect; man accused in death after Fourth of July brawl

    by andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    Opening statements began Tuesday in the murder trial of 22-year-old Damian Martez Evans, accused of gunning down a man during a brawl at a Fourth of July house party in Colorado Springs last year. Christopher Vazquez, 21, was found dead in the early hours of July 5 outside a home on...

  • Gunnison police seek woman in infant's death

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    MONTROSE — Gunnison police are looking for a 39-year-old woman who has been indicted in the death of her 5-month-old son. The Montrose Daily Press reported Tuesday (http://tinyurl.com/kl5so7p ) Corrina Denham faces charges of criminally negligent homicide and fatal child abuse in...

  • Colorado lawmakers trying to restrict solitary confinement

    By Ivan Moreno, Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    DENVER — A year after a Colorado inmate held in solitary confinement allegedly gunned down the state prisons chief upon being released, lawmakers are moving to restrict use of the punishment for the mentally ill. The bill continues the efforts that Colorado Department of...

  • Traffic stop in Colorado Springs leads to drug bust

    by name Newspaper -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 22, 2014

    A March traffic stop in Colorado Springs where police say they found cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine led to a larger drug bust in the city on Monday. Four people, including the driver in the traffic stop, were jailed and more than seven pounds of drugs were seized, according to a...

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