• Records detail intense investigation of suspect in bombing at NAACP building

    By STEPHEN HOBBS stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    For days, authorities tracked a man they believed had tried to bomb a Colorado Springs building. They followed him to a retail store in Trinidad, monitored his home and reviewed more than two months of his cell phone records. Although the explosive device caused no injuries and...

  • Colorado motel evacuated after pepper spray incident

    Associated Press
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WHEAT RIDGE — Firefighters say a person using a pepper spray substance in room and hallway prompted an evacuation at a motel Saturday afternoon. Three people at the American Motel in Wheat Ridge were taken to the hospital with respiratory issues and itchy eyes. Twenty people were...

  • Colorado Springs police: Man shoots self in leg while cleaning gun

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    A man shot himself in the leg while trying to clean his weapon Saturday night, Colorado Springs police said. Police say the shooting happened before 7 p.m. at the Peak Apartments in the 4400 block of East Pikes Peak Avenue. The man was cleaning a gun when it discharged, putting a...

  • Deputies: Security burglary spree ended in rollover wreck

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -

    An early morning burglary spree in Security on Saturday ended in a car chase and rollover wreck, El Paso County deputies said. The Sheriff's office said that before 4 a.m. a diminutive burglar wiggled through a pet door at a home on Estrella Vista Street and nabbed the keys to a 2007...

  • Lawyers: Colorado Springs detective's arrest 'undermines' cases

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS and tom Roeder The Gazette -

    Allegations that could shatter a homicide detective's credibility could have serious consequences for cases he has investigated, Colorado Springs defense attorneys say. Colorado Springs Police Department Detective Paul D. Patton was arrested Monday on suspicion of falsely accusing a...

  • Man sought since 2012 for failing to register as sex offender arrested

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -

    A 39-year-old man accused of failing to register as a sex offender who was wanted since 2012 was arrested Friday in Douglas County, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office reported. Toby Mohr, wanted on three warrants out of El Paso County for failing to register as a sex offender, was...

  • Boulder police: Witness with concealed gun thwarts murder attempt outside church

    Boulder Daily Camera

    Police describe Heriberto Haro-Luna, drunk and incensed, confronting his recently estranged wife in a Boulder church parking lot, trapping her by the neck and threatening to slit her throat as she uttered final prayers. It was just before 6 p.m. Thursday, and an employee of Sacred...

  • Woman testifies she stabbed Colorado Springs man to stave off rape

    BY CHHUN SUN chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Bionca Rogers said she felt desperate to save herself and her daughter when she pulled a knife from her boot and stabbed Grant Frazier to death. Moments earlier, Frazier had pulled down his pants and began masturbating, Rogers testified on Friday in her murder trial. "I didn't want to...

  • El Paso County man arrested on suspicion of harboring teen runaway

    BY ELLIE MULDER ellie.mulder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Devonte Price, 20, was arrested Thursday in relation to a missing juvenile case, according to an El Paso County Sheriff's Office release. In an interview with detectives, Price said he knew Sabrena Waite was a runaway and helped her hide. Waite was found within 24 hours of the...

  • Charges levied against two Colorado Springs men arrested in teen's death

    BY KASSONDRA CLOOS kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    Two of the three people arrested in the homicide of Desmond Smith, a 14-year-old Colorado Springs boy, have been formally charged. Raymond Rogan Jr., 18, was arrested on suspicion of one count of first-degree murder. He has been charged with that as well as 12 other counts. Rogan...

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