• Deputies' reports detail chaotic scene at Colorado Springs carnival brawl

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

    Teenagers fighting at a Colorado Springs carnival last month threw punches and swore at sheriff's deputies who tried to control brawls in groups of up to 100 people, but it is unclear what started the riot. El Paso County sheriff's deputies who responded to the April 25 brawl...

  • Colorado Springs police: Attempted murder charges for man after road rage incident

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    A man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in a road rage shooting incident in east Colorado Springs on Thursday evening, police said. John Atkinson, 48, was arrested after a report of gunshots just after 7 p.m. in the area of Platte Avenue and Chelton Road, police said....

  • Colorado Springs police still seeking 2 fugitives in killing of teen in 1997

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    It's been nearly 18 years since Steven "Gino" Romero accepted a ride with friends in a car owned by a gang member. A rival gang later fired 28 bullets into the vehicle, killing the 13-year-old. Sunday marks the 18th anniversary of Romero's death. The Colorado Springs Police...

  • Alzheimer's patient won't be charged in killing

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    GOLDEN — Prosecutors say they will not file criminal charges against an 87-year-old Alzheimer's patient accused of killing his roommate at an assisted living facility in Lakewood. The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office said Friday the Colorado Mental Health Institute in...

  • Suspect in Colorado Springs urn theft identified

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Police have identified the suspected thief of an urn containing the ashes of the victim's mother. Jared Ryan Snyder, 26, is wanted by the Colorado Springs Police Department on suspicion of breaking into a car and stealing the urn, wedding rings and debit cards. Snyder is a...

  • 'Suspicious' behavior leads to arrest on warrants in Colorado Springs

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    A man caught behaving in a "suspicious manner" south of downtown Colorado Springs while police were patrolling the area was arrested on warrants Thursday afternoon, the police said. Thomas Renedo, 27, was taken into custody around 3:40 p.m. Thursday in the area of the 1500 block of...

  • EPSO asking for help locating robbery suspect also accused of Colorado Springs kidnapping

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking for help locating a man accused of robbing a Pizza Hut. Xavier Smith has been identified as the suspect in a Feb. 2 robbery at Pizza Hut at 5815 Palmer Park Blvd., the Sheriff's Office said Thursday. A warrant for Smith's arrest has...

  • Friends remember Coronado student who died in Garden of the Gods crash

    By Stephen Hobbs and chhun sun The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    A Coronado High School student died in a car crash Wednesday night in Garden of the Gods Park, a place he loved and the site of another family tragedy more than a decade ago. Ryan Lanosga, 16, was killed after a car driven by his sister Erin crashed around 10 p.m. near the southeast...

  • Convicted kidnappper sentenced to 30 years in prison

    BY CHHUN SUN chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    A man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for kidnapping a 19-year-old woman who was riding a bicycle last year. Kyle Murphy, 24, who was armed with a gun and wore a black ski mask and sunglasses, punched Charlene Mattice in the face before she jumped out of a moving SUV and escaped...

  • Colorado Springs house fire caused by vagrants

    By Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    A house fire in south Colorado Springs was caused by vagrants, the Colorado Springs Fire Department reported Thursday. Department spokesman Capt. Steve Oswald said the cause of the fire, at 1832 Mt. Washington Ave. is undetermined. The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m. The...

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