• Suspected car thieves nabbed after chase through Colorado Springs neighborhood

    By Ryan Maye Handy ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    Mountain Ridge Middle School in northeastern Colorado Springs was locked down for 10 minutes on Wednesday morning while Colorado Springs police chased two suspected thieves through the neighborhood. The two had allegedly stolen a car and then crashed it near the middle school, near...

  • Authorities' account of shooting disputed; prosecutors promise thorough probe of Denver police killing of teen

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    DENVER — A passenger who was in a car when a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed by Denver police has disputed authorities' account of her death, saying officers opened fire before one of them was struck by the vehicle. The passenger, speaking late Tuesday to The Associated Press on...

  • Man wanted for Colorado Springs hit-and-run with stolen car

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    A man driving a stolen vehicle drove away from a collision Tuesday afternoon is wanted by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. The man crashed into another vehicle on the 400 block of Costilla Street around 3 p.m. Tuesday while driving a grey-brown 1990 Honda Accord, license plate...

  • Second Wells Fargo bank robbery suspect arrested in Colorado Springs

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Detectives from the Colorado Springs Police Department's robbery unit arrested a suspected bank robber Tuesday morning. Damien Lewis, 27, was arrested outside his home in southwest Colorado Springs after police obtained an arrest warrant following an investigation that started four...

  • Self-proclaimed candidate for Colorado Springs mayor back behind bars

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    A woman who has expressed interest in running for mayor of Colorado Springs was back behind bars Monday after police say she allegedly violated a domestic violence protection order and assaulted a man. Colorado Springs police said Justine Herring was arrested Monday morning after...

  • Colorado Springs police ID victim of fatal weekend shooting

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    A 38-year-old man was identified as the victim of a shooting late Friday, Colorado Springs police said. Paul John Lattner was allegedly shot and killed by his live-in landlord at a home on the 4300 block of Northridge Place in northeast Colorado Springs after an argument, according...

  • Deputies nab suspect from October wanted poster

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    A woman the Fremont County Sheriff's Office has been searching for since last year was taken into custody Monday night, after deputies received a Crimestoppers tip. Deputies arrested 24-year-old Kimberly Ann Davis, who was wanted on numerous felony drug warrants, in Canon City,...

  • New details in Colorado Springs homicide investigation involving landlord

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    A Colorado Springs live-in landlord accused of shooting a housemate to death on Friday night had pointed a gun at the man earlier in the day, court records show. The 38-year-old victim's girlfriend told police she had gotten a text message from her boyfriend that morning with a...

  • Federal inmate convicted of threatening prison guards in Colorado

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    A federal inmate in Florence has been convicted of using letters to threaten prison guards and their families, the U.S. Attorney's office in Denver said Monday. A jury found 59-year-old Theron Maxton guilty on four counts of threatening a federal officer, Justice Department spokesman...

  • 6 minors rescued from sex trafficking around Western Stock Show

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    Six minors were rescued from commercial sex trafficking before and during the recent National Western Stock Show in Denver, the FBI said Monday. Two unnamed traffickers were also arrested. Major events such as the stock show can attract people trying to profit from criminal activity...

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