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  • Man arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run in Thornton

    THORNTON — Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Thornton. Officer Matt Barnes says officers were called just before 10 p.m. Thursday on reports that a man lying motionless in the street had just been hit by a vehicle. Investigators determined the victim, whose name and age have not been released,...

  • Denver police investigating fatal hit-and-run

    DENVER (AP) — Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding the driver who hit and killed a pedestrian on Interstate 25 in Denver. Police say the pedestrian, whose name and age have not been released, was hit in the northbound lanes of I-25 near Auraria Parkway at about 2:25 a.m. on Sunday. The victim was hit by two vehicles, one...

  • Hunters indicted in connection to highway chain that killed motorcyclist

    Two hunters have been indicted on homicide and manslaughter charges after investigators said a motorcyclist ran into a chain the two had allegedly stretched across a highway in southern Colorado while trying to retrieve an elk. Mark Valdez, 47 and Kevin Keener, 43 face multiple felony counts in the October 2013 death of 34-year-old Trever...

  • Police find hash oil extractor, 16 pot plants; cite mother of three young children

    The mother of three children was cited Thursday on suspicion of child abuse after Colorado Springs Police said they found an active butane hash oil extractor in the family's apartment, along with about 16 flowering marijuana plants. Detectives also planned to arrest the woman's husband on suspicion of manufacturing marijuana in connection with...

  • Iraqi sentenced in rape of Colorado Springs woman

    An Iraqi immigrant convicted in a rape case that left a woman nearly dead and bleeding internally was sentenced to 28 years to life in prison. Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon, also known as Jay Hendrix, received the sentence Friday from 4th Judicial District Court Judge Barbara Hughes. Ramadon was among five Iraqi immigrants arrested in...

  • Colorado Springs police ID suspect in pharmacy robbery

    Colorado Springs police identified the 55-year-old man suspected of robbing a pharmacy at gunpoint Thursday afternoon. Roy Pollette remained held at the El Paso County jail on $50,000 bond Friday, a day after detectives suspect he fired a shot into the ceiling of a pharmacy while demanding medication. After his arrest Thursday, Pollette...

  • 'Celebrity' llama killed in Trinidad

    TRINIDAD — A llama that made national headlines after wandering the streets of Trinidad has been killed, according to the Trinidad Police Department and our news partners at KOAA. The llama's body was found near Atchison Canyon, near where officers last saw the animal. Trinidad Police say that two adults and two juveniles are suspected in...

  • 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...