• Colorado Springs man convicted in death of roommate

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    A man accused of stabbing his roommate to death was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence. Donald Becker, 45, was arrested in April 2014 after his roommate, Richard Card, 47, was found dead. His body had been wrapped in bloodied blankets and...

  • Douglas County officials find missing inmate

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Authorities found a missing teen inmate Thursday morning after he did not show up from his unsupervised work release, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Richard Jacob Olejniczak, 18, was arrested about 10:45 a.m. Thursday by the Parker Police Department. He will be...

  • Weld County deputy on leave as sheriff's office opens probe in woman's death

    By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post
    Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    A Weld County sheriff's deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave, and an internal investigation has been launched after new information surfaced last month in the case of a corrections deputy accused in the 2012 fatal shooting of his wife. Three patrol deputies and a...

  • Victim in Monday crash on Shelf Road identified

    By chhun sun The Gazette -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    A 67-year-old man who died at the scene of a single-vehicle crash Monday on Shelf Road has been identified as Rodney Colbert of Cañon City, the Colorado State Patrol said Wednesday. Colbert was a passenger in a 1990 Jeep Cherokeethat drifted off the right side of the road and went...

  • 'Revenge of the Nerds' star pays fine for serious Colorado crash

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    CORTEZ — Authorities say "Revenge of the Nerds" star Robert Carradine has paid a careless driving fine stemming from a serious crash in southwestern Colorado. Sgt. Rob Madden, a spokesman for the Colorado State Patrol, tells The Cortez Journal (http://goo.gl/QcI8yl ) the 61-year-old...

  • Man gets 90 days in jail for drunken bus heist

    The Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    ASPEN — A Snowmass Village man accused of briefly stealing a city bus, then leaving it unharmed and telling police he was too drunk to remember taking it, has been sentenced to 90 days in jail. The Aspen Daily News reported Tuesday (http://goo.gl/bJVaHX ) that 58-year-old Raymond...

  • Former Colorado state trooper accused of sex assault

    BY CHHUN SUN chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    A Walsenburg man who served as a member of the Colorado State Patrol and Fairplay police was arrested Tuesday after an alleged sexual assault on a teenage girl, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. Marc Ziolkowski, 43, was taken into custody in Goodland, Kan., where he...

  • Colorado agents seize 100 prairie dogs, leaving rodents in limbo

    By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    State wildlife agents and police officers seized about 100 prairie dogs from a Castle Rock woman's garage Tuesday morning, weeks after they were trapped at a controversial shopping mall development site. Wildlife officials said they were exploring options to relocate the rodents but...

  • EPSO responding to barricaded subject in Widefield home; students forced to remain inside school

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    A possible domestic situation sent a SWAT team to a Widefield home Tuesday afternoon after a man and woman inside the home refused to come outside, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. A neighbor called police Tuesday morning after seeing a man throw a woman's clothes...

  • Passenger killed in crash near Cañon City

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    A single-vehicle crash killed a driver north of Cañon City Monday afternoon. A 1990 Jeep Cherokee drifted off Shelf Road around 3 p.m. and collided with the embankment of the drainage ditch, coming to a hard stop, according to a press release from Colorado State Patrol. Troopers...

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