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  • James Holmes' lawyers question firearms analysis

    CENTENNIAL — Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case attacked the reliability of firearms analysis Wednesday, saying it is subjective and lacks statistics to measure its accuracy. A state crime scientist testified at a pretrial hearing that he matched bullets and shell casings found at the theater to three weapons,...

  • Man wears name tag while allegedly robbing Colorado bank

    A man arrested on suspicion of robbing a Denver bank Tuesday morning was wearing a name tag identifying himself when he approached tellers and demanded cash, according to court papers. John Martinez, 68, walked into the bank's Pecos Street and West 38th Avenue branch wearing a T-shirt with the name "John" on his chest area, according to a...

  • Woman allegedly breaks into Colorado Springs home, cooks breakfast

    A woman was arrested Wednesday after police said she allegedly broke into an apartment and started cooking herself breakfast, then was connected to another burglary nearby. Josefina Gonsalez-Nieves, 27, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and booked into the El Paso County jail, records show. According to police reports, a man woke up...

  • Police draw Colorado Springs man out of apartment by unplugging illegal utilities connection

    A Colorado Springs man was arrested Tuesday on a felony warrant after police drew him out of his apartment southeast of Airport Road and South Academy Boulevard. Nicholas Rogers, 34, was wanted on a felony menacing warrant. Police looked for him at his apartment in a complex in the 700 block of Chapman Drive. No one answered the apartment...

  • Police: Man steals, wrecks Colorado Springs police cruiser

    A man who was left handcuffed in the back seat of a Colorado Springs police cruiser escaped his restraints, unlocked a window separating the front and back seats and climbed through the opening to steal the patrol car Tuesday night.
Dustin Guinn, 21, drove recklessly for five minutes, hitting a parked car that smashed against a guard rail,...

  • Iowa woman will face trial in slaying of Colorado Springs man

    A 4th Judicial District Court judge found probable cause Tuesday to charge an Iowa woman with the first-degree murder of a Colorado Springs man whose body was found stuffed in the trunk of his abandoned car in Iowa after he was reported missing. Bionca Charmaine Rogers, 21, was denied bond by Judge Marla Prudek, who admitted the case against...

  • Body found in Colorado Springs motel on July 8 identified; cause of death unknown

    A woman found dead at a Colorado Springs motel on July 8 has been identified as Ursulee Herried, a 35-year-old Colorado Springs woman. The El Paso County Coroner's Office has ruled the cause and manner of death as undetermined. Herried was found unresponsive in a motel room at the End of Trails Motel at 4200 North Nevada Ave., near Austin...

  • Man whose body was found in Fountain church parking lot committed suicide, police said

    A 29-year-old man whose body was found in the parking lot of Valley Christian Church in Fountain on Monday night committed suicide, Fountain police said. The El Paso County coroner on Tuesday determined a self-inflicted gunshot was the cause of death, Fountain police Sgt. Scott Gilbertsen said. The man’s identity was not released pending...

  • Denver sheriff has misdemeanor criminal record

    DENVER — Denver's new interim sheriff has a misdemeanor criminal record for lying to a judge about having car insurance. A state criminal background check shows that Elias Diggins was charged with attempting to influence a public official, a felony, after being caught in the lie following a car crash in 1996, when he was 23. Diggins told...

  • Man shot Sunday night in quiet Colorado Springs neighborhood is identified

    The man who was fatally shot Sunday night in a south-central Colorado Springs neighborhood has been identified as Michael Garcia, 31. The Colorado Springs man was found near the rear garage entrance of a townhome on the 2000 block of St. Claire Park Alley, near U.S. 24 and Hancock Expressway, according to a police scanner. The El Paso County...

  • Police fight subpoenas in theater shootings case

    DENVER — The city of Aurora and two police officers who are potential prosecution witnesses in the Colorado theater shootings case are fighting attempts by defense attorneys to get the officers' disciplinary records. City attorneys filed motions over the weekend seeking to toss out subpoenas for the records. The officers' attorneys filed...

  • Suspicious package near downtown Colorado Springs park determined harmless

    A suspicious package near the Fountain Creek Trail in Dorchester Park, south of downtown Colorado Springs, was found to be a harmless inert device for military training, police said. Police Lt. Catherine Buckley said no roads were closed as of 2 p.m. Monday but the trail near South Nevada Avenue and Interstate 25 was temporarily blocked off as...

  • Mugshot Monday: Crime Stoppers' Most Wanted in the Pikes Peak region

    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. Joseph Allan Christy, 32, is described as a 170-pound man, 5-feet 10-inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. Christy is being sought on suspicion of escape. Robert Overshiner, 26, is...

  • Comedy helps pull Caleb Medley through tragedy of Aurora shootings

    As the cop guided his vehicle away from the chaos, making his third emergency run of the night to University of Colorado Hospital, he could hear the labored breathing of the injured young man in his back seat — "the most god-awful sound," as he would later describe it. That 23-year-old victim, Caleb Medley, was bleeding from the head after...

  • Man arrested inside Colorado Springs church

    A man was arrested inside a Colorado Springs church near the intersection 19th St. and Uintah Street around 8 a.m. Sunday after trying to flee from police. Jeremy Hunter, 25, was allegedly in violation of a protection order when police arrived to a home on the 700 block of Manitou Boulevard. Hunter, who had a felony warrant out for his...

  • SWAT take man into custody after five-hour standoff in Aurora

    An early Sunday morning standoff ended with an Aurora Police SWAT team arresting a shotgun-wielding man, with an outstanding arrest warrant for attempted homicide. At around 2 a.m. Aurora Police received a report of a man with a gun at the Silverbrook Apartments, at 15453 East 1st Avenue, police said in a statement. A resident who heard a...

  • Police: Moving body too much for 1 in Aspen murder

    ASPEN — Police investigating the slaying of a socialite in Aspen initially believed that stuffing a body into trash bags, moving it to a closet, and flipping a queen size mattress to conceal blood stains was impossible for one person. A consortium of media won the release of the arrest affidavit for one of three suspects in the slaying of...

  • Sunday marks 2 years since theater massacre in Colorado

    DENVER — On July 20, 2012, a man wearing police-style armor killed 12 people and injured 70 during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the Denver suburb of Aurora. James Holmes, a former neuroscience graduate student, pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity in the shootings. His attorneys say he was gripped by a psychotic...

  • Fountain police searching for two suspects in robbery, shooting

    Fountain police were searching for two men Saturday suspected of robbing a man in front of Biscuit's Cafe, 1105 S. Santa Fe Ave. Police were notified at 1:45 p.m. when a caller reported shots were fired. Police determined that two men in a maroon Nissan Murano robbed a man in front of the cafe. One of the men in the car reportedly fired the...

  • Pastor sentenced for relationship with 15yo girl

    BOULDER — A former youth pastor has been sentenced to prison for a seven-year relationship he started with a church member when she was 15 years old. The Camera reported Saturday ( ) that 35-year-old Jason Roberson will also serve a 30-day jail sentence following his two year prison sentence. Roberson pleaded guilty in...