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  • One in custody after shots fired at Medicine Shoppe in Colorado Springs

    Colorado Springs police have arrested one man in connection with the investigation of shots fired and an armed robbery on North Union Boulevard Thursday afternoon. Scanner traffic indicated an armed man was inside The Medicine Shoppe at 2431 N. Union Blvd., off East Van Buren Street. The man was taken into custody about 2:30 p.m. and no...

  • Police: Denver man ate marijuana candy before fatally shooting his wife

    DENVER — Authorities say a Denver man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with 911 ate marijuana-infused candy before he allegedly shot her. According to search warrants released Thursday, 44-year-old Kristine Kirk told dispatchers her husband bought and ate the candy before he started hallucinating and frightening the...

  • Police identify suspect in alleged kidnapping, sex assault in Colorado Springs

    Police are looking for 38-year-old Justin Jay Hatfield, who is suspected of kidnapping and sexual assaulting another man Monday night. Police said Hatfield should be considered dangerous, though it's unknown if he's armed. Hatfield allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted the other man after asking him for a ride and then threatening to...

  • Colorado Springs man wanted on kidnapping, sexual assault in custody

    Justin Jay Hatfield, the man wanted by Colorado Springs police on suspicion of the kidnapping and sexual assault of another man, was arrested Thursday, according to police. Hatfield, 38, was booked into the El Paso County jail, records show. Police released a statement with Hatfield's mugshot Wednesday, saying he should be considered...

  • Colorado Springs man found dead in prison

    HELENA, Mont. - Montana State Prison officials say an inmate has died of an apparent hanging at a Colorado prison. Prison spokeswoman Linda Moodry says 38-year-old Timothy DeHerrera was found unresponsive in his cell late Saturday afternoon. He was hanging with a sheet that was tied to a cell window. DeHerrera's death is under...

  • 2 adults arrested in northern Colorado railroad tie fire

    LONGMONT — Authorities say two adults have been arrested in connection with a fire in a pile of railroad ties in Longmont that continues to burn. According to KMGH-TV ( ), two suspects were detained. Details about the arrests were not available. The flames melted power lines, and the city-owned electric utility...

  • Man allegedly kidnapped, sexually assaulted another man in Colorado Springs

    A man who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted Monday night told investigators that his male assailant initially asked him for ride and threatened to kill him if he didn't comply, police said. The kidnapping happened at Garden of the Gods Road and 30th Street, where the victim said a man told him that he had run out of gas and then demanded a...

  • Former Liberty High School teacher, coach acquitted of sexual assault charges

    A former Liberty High School teacher and coach accused of sexually assaulting a student at the Colorado Springs high school in 2012 was acquitted of all charges Friday. Travis Clark, 33, a former science teacher and boys basketball coach at the District 20 high school, was arrested in July 2012 after allegations arose that he had...

  • 4 arrested after I-70 mountain chase that started in Denver

    DENVER — Two men and two women have been arrested after state troopers in Eagle County pursued a vehicle reported stolen at gunpoint in Denver. The chase began Wednesday after a trooper spotted a driver making an illegal lane change and found out the car was reported carjacked in Denver several days ago. According to the Denver Post...

  • Cañon City woman accused of holding underage party with baby, marijuana pipes in upstairs room

    CANON CITY — A woman in Canon City is facing charges after police cited 24 juveniles and 12 adults between 18 and 21 for being at a party where alcohol was allegedly given to minors. Corvet Griffin is facing charges of reckless endangerment, obstruction of justice, child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. According to...

  • Colorado Springs police search for suspect in robbery at cell phone store

    Colorado Springs police are asking for the public's help to identify a man they say threatened employees at a Sprint store and stole merchandise. Detectives believe the man could be linked to a string of robberies targeting cell phone and electronic stores, with the most recent one happening Sunday at the Office Max on 3826 Bloomington St.,...

  • Colorado Springs police working toward 50 percent female workforce

    A police force that's 50 percent female might be a far-fetched notion, but that's the goal for the Colorado Springs Police Department. On Tuesday, the department began accepting applications for its January 2015 police academy, and leaders are pushing for a larger percentage of women and minority applicants. Colorado Springs police recruiter...

  • Springs police seek help in identifying robbery suspects

    Police are looking for man and women who allegedly tried to steal from a J.C. Penney store at The Citadel mall and then fled after flashing a gun at employees last month, police said. Employees had attempted to stop the woman from leaving the store when the man she was with brandished a gun and demanded they let her go, according to Colorado...

  • Police probe marijuana role in Denver woman's killing

    DENVER — Authorities are investigating whether marijuana played a role in the alleged domestic violence killing of a woman in her Denver home. Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of 47-year-old Richard Kirk in connection with the deadly shooting of his wife. An arrest affidavit says the woman called 911 Monday night saying Kirk was...

  • Man, 18, walks into firehouse with gunshot wound

    As El Paso County Sheriff's deputies were responding to reports of gun shots in Cimarron Hills early Tuesday morning, a man walked into a nearby fire department with a gunshot wound. But officials have not confirmed whether the two incidents were linked. The man, an 18-year-old, suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was taken to...

  • Denver officer investigated, on paid leave

    LAKEWOOD — Authorities say Lakewood Police are investigating whether a vice and narcotics officer from Denver solicited a prostitute. KCNC-TV reported Monday ( ) that Detective Michael Ryan is on paid administrative leave during the investigation. The 50-year-old Ryan told the station he had not been arrested but...

  • Colorado Springs high school band coach accused of ‘inappropriate’ sexual acts

    David Hurd, a contract band coach, has been arrested on charges of multiple counts of felony sexual exploitation of a child and obscenity, after allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old student at Air Academy High School. An El Paso County Sheriff's school resource officer in early February received a tip of a...

  • Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

    Police accused a Utah woman of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years after they found the tiny bodies stuffed in cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home. Megan Huntsman lived in the Pleasant Grove home until three years ago and was arrested Sunday. Police say the 39-year-old birthed the infants from 1996 to 2006....

  • Colorado Springs high school band coach arrested on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a child

    David Hurd, a contract band coach, has been arrested on charges of multiple counts of felony sexual exploitation of a child and obscenity, after allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old student at Air Academy High School. An El Paso County Sheriff's school resource officer in early February received a tip of a...

  • Colorado Springs woman arrested after family fight

    One person suffered minor stab wounds and one woman was arrested Monday after police said a family disturbance got out of hand in Colorado Springs. Lindsey Rebecca Graham, 23, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and menacing and booked into the El Paso County jail, records show. Officers responded to a stabbing shortly after...