• Denver mayor calls for end to violence after deadly weekend; Colorado Springs man among the victims

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    DENVER — Denver's mayor is urging gang members in his city to stop the violence. Mayor Michael Hancock was joined at a news conference Monday by his police chief and city council members following a string of weekend shootings that killed four people. He addressed gang members and...

  • Mugshot Monday: Crime Stoppers' most wanted in the Colorado Springs area

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    Wanted Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued. Shalena Jean Bayliss, 37, is described as a 115-pound woman, 5-feet-7 inches tall, with brown hair and blue eyes. Bayliss is being...

  • Firefighters battle grass fires as Colorado Springs, Denver hit record highs

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    Record-high temperatures Sunday ushered in summerlike weather and also increased fire danger along the Front Range, where El Paso County fire crews battled two small grass fires. The thermometer hit 74 degrees briefly in Colorado Springs, breaking the record of 73 for March 15 set...

  • 2 people killed in double shooting in Colorado

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    DENVER — Two people have died following a double shooting in Denver and police do not have anyone in custody. Denver police tweeted that there had been a double shooting in the Lex at Lowry complex early Sunday. One person was killed and one person was taken to the hospital. The...

  • Colorado Springs hitchhiker goes to jail, not Michigan

    BY BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    A Colorado Springs hitchhiker with a yen to get to Michigan was arrested Friday night after the driver texted her boyfriend, who contacted Colorado Springs police and kept Fremont County deputies updated as the car headed south, the Fremont County Sheriff's Office reported. The...

  • Skateboard hit-run suspect involved in 2008 stabbing murder

    By BILLIE STANTON ANLEU billie.stantonanleu@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    The suspect in a hit-and-run incident with a skateboarder last week had been involved in the stabbing murder of an 18-year-old when he was 15. Kyle Atkinson, now 21, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of striking a 19-year-old skateboarder and fleeing the scene at Galley Road and...

  • Man arrested after Colorado Springs standoff has history of legal troubles

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Mar 15, 2015

    The 46-year-old man accused of trying to kill a Colorado Springs motorcycle officer with his vehicle Friday has had dozens of run-ins with the law spanning decades, court records show. Robert L. Denhartog, who was arrested after an hourslong standoff at a northwest Colorado Springs...

  • Man allegedly hits family after cellphone troubles in Colorado Springs domestic dispute

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    A 40-year-old man accused of striking his girlfriend, her teenage daughter and her infant granddaughter after he became upset over an issue with his cellphone, was arrested Friday, Colorado Springs police said. Joe Torrez was taken into custody by Douglas County Sheriff's Office...

  • Man arrested after El Paso County Sheriff's deputy's vehicle goes into ditch

    THE GAZETTE -
    Updated: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    An El Paso County deputy's car wound up in a ditch Saturday when the officer stopped and leaped out to break up a fight between two men at Fontaine Boulevard and Fountain Mesa Road, said Jacqueline Kirby, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman. "She failed to put it in park, and it slid into...

  • Colorado Springs man arrested weeks after armed robbery

    BY STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Mar 14, 2015

    A Colorado Springs man suspected of an armed robbery in January was arrested Friday, Colorado Springs police said. Rodney Eaves, 34, is accused in a Jan. 24 robbery of United Check Cashing at 3275 E. Platte Ave., where a man came into the business threatened employees with a shotgun...

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