• Colorado Springs police make quick arrest after shots-fired call

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Colorado Springs police arrested a man and a teenager on Saturday night after they found a handgun in the vehicle they were in, which had been reported stolen two days before. Officers were working in a neighborhood around Pikes Peak Avenue and North Circle Drive just before midnight...

  • Colorado Springs police use stun gun on man after domestic violence call

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Feb 1, 2015

    Colorado Springs police twice hit a man with a stun gun and arrested him on suspicion of domestic violence assault and driving under the influence on Sunday. After receiving a call early Sunday morning reporting a possible domestic violence incident in a car, officers found a vehicle...

  • Alcohol redefined as 'weapon' in sexual assault cases by prosecutors, military officials

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The alcohol - rum, vodka, wine and hard cider - listed in the latest allegation of sexual assault between Air Force Academy cadets is being viewed in a new way by the military and civilian prosecutors. Alcohol for years has been seen as a contributing factor in rapes, and it is...

  • Cab driver gets stiffed at gunpoint after drive from Denver to Colorado Springs

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    A cab driver was robbed of a fare at gunpoint after driving a passenger to Colorado Springs from Denver, Colorado Springs police said. The cab driver was dropping a female off near the 400 block of north Corona Street when a male came to the vehicle and pointed a handgun at the cab...

  • Pueblo woman convicted in Fountain-area crash that killed 3

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    A woman who killed three people while driving under the influence was convicted Wednesday on 10 charges, including eight felonies. Jade Courtney Valdez, 24, of Pueblo was found guilty on three charges each of vehicular homicide involving DUI, vehicular homicide resulting from reckless...

  • Father of reality TV star Heidi Montag arrested for sexual assault

    Denver Post
    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    The father of reality television star Heidi Montag was arrested Thursday by Aspen police on charges of aggravated incest, sexual assault on a child and sexual assault of a child by one in a position of trust. William Montag, 67, of Glenwood Springs, was wanted on a statewide warrant...

  • Teen killed by Denver police previously cited for resisting arrest

    SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    DENVER — The family of a 17-year-old girl who was shot to death by Denver police while driving a stolen car is calling for a federal civil rights investigation into her death. Jessica Hernandez was killed Monday after police say she drove the car toward an officer, an account...

  • Denver police solve 18-year-old murder case; killer's mom had role

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    DENVER — The killer in an 18-year-old murder mystery was shielded by his mother until his own death, Denver police said Friday. Police said Jonathan Clinton, then 20, was a suspect at the time in a case that drew wide public attention in Denver, The Denver Post reported...

  • 6 teens accused of girl's sex assault at Denver-area party

    Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    ENGLEWOOD — Six male teens have been accused of sexually assaulting a girl at a party in suburban Denver, police said Friday. Five teens, ranging from 16 to 19, were arrested during the course of the investigation. Police said they expected to arrest the sixth suspect soon. The...

  • Convicts in $100 billion tax fraud skipped sentencing to play golf

    Denver Post
    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    One defendant was escorted out of court by marshals while yelling at the judge. Another boasted he shot a 49 in golf instead of attending his sentencing hearing the day before. And a third pleaded to be set free — again. During the carnival-like atmosphere in U.S. District Court on...

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