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  • Police: Masked men robbed west Colorado Springs Mexican restaurant

    Two masked men held up a restaurant in west Colorado Springs Thursday, getting away with some cash and prompting an investigation by police. Officers were dispatched to Alfonso's Mexican Food at 1022 South 21st Street, off U.S. 24, about 12:20 a.m. for a robbery, police said. Investigators discovered two masked men had confronted an...

  • Colorado prisoner freed 90 years early appeals sentence

    DENVER — A Colorado convict sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early says it was cruel and unusual punishment to put him back behind bars after he reformed his life. An appeal filed Wednesday in the case of Rene Lima-Marin also says his constitutional rights were violated when a judge in January ordered him to finish...

  • East Colorado Springs apartment complex patrol leads to two arrests

    A nightly patrol of an east Colorado Springs apartment complex led to a short pursuit and the arrests of a man and a woman wanted on felony warrants, police said. Kyle William Sutcliffe, 23, and Leah Paige Barnett, 22, were arrested Wednesday about 10:30 p.m. when officers patrolling the Cedar Creek Club Apartments, off South Chelton Road and...

  • Colorado Springs man in jail after balcony fall

    A Colorado Springs man was jailed Wednesday after he allegedly caused a woman to fall from a second-story balcony during a fight, police said. Terrance Michael Sexton, 20, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault, menacing and violation of a protection order, records show. Police rushed about 5 a.m. to a residence on the 900 block...

  • SEC alleges Colorado Springs woman defrauded investors of $800k

    A Colorado Springs woman and two companies she started have been sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for allegedly defrauding more than 40 investors of nearly $800,000. The suit, filed last week in a federal court in Atlanta, alleges that Heidi Ann Gamer, 41, Gamer Economic Systems LLC of Colorado Springs and Gamer Media...

  • Senior citizen allegedly takes scooter for a test ride and never returns to Colorado Springs shop

    A Colorado Springs scooter shop owner says his red, genuine Stella automatic scooter was stolen by an old man with a cane Wednesday afternoon. Jarrod Stuhlsatz, the owner of Sportique Scooters on 1834 E. Platte Ave. said a balding, white-haired man took the $3,800 scooter on a test ride around noon, but never came back. "He looked to be...

  • Man who bought child porn videos sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison

    A Colorado Springs man who pleaded guilty to purchasing $4,000 in child porn over several years was sentenced to prison Monday, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver. Authorities said Clifton Brett Bennett, 56, had bought more than 100 child porn videos. He will serve 57 months in federal prison, followed by 10 years of supervised...

  • Peyton man arrested after 163-mile Wyoming chase

    ELK MOUNTAIN, Wyo. — A Colorado man is under arrest after leading authorities on a 163-mile chase in a stolen car in Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says 25-year-old Martin Anderson of Peyton, Colorado, along with a teenage boy were taken into custody Tuesday after a fourth round of stop sticks finally stopped the 2013 Dodge Charger he...

  • Suspected drugs, guns recovered from Colorado Springs motel room after arrest

    A robbery reported from a fast food restaurant in west Colorado Springs turned into a drugs and guns bust for police Tuesday night, police said. About 11:30 p.m., a man reported he was beaten with a baseball bat and robbed at the Sonic Drive-in on the 3500 block of West Colorado Avenue, and told police the robbers had run to the nearby...

  • Colorado Springs fatal shooting victim identified, suspect arrested

    The man killed in an early morning shooting Tuesday has been identified as Kenneth Wayne Bentley, 39, of Colorado Springs, police said.
His death has been ruled a homicide, according to the El Paso County Coroner's Office. 
David Jason Barker, 32, also of Colorado Springs, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder.
Officers found...

  • Man arrested, suspected of fencing stolen merchandise

    A man was arrested Tuesday after police recovered $5,000 of stolen property from his residence, Colorado Springs police said.
Gregory Humphrey, 43, is suspected of fencing stolen merchandise from local retail stores, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of felony theft. Police said the recovered items, found at a home on Raindrop Circle...

  • Colorado Springs police investigate shots fired call after fight gets out of hand

    Police are looking for a man they say fired a handgun and threatened someone during a disturbance Monday night in southeast Colorado Springs. Officers were dispatched to a large-scale disturbance and shots fired call about 10 p.m. on the 3300 block of Verde Drive, off South Chelton Road, police said. According to witnesses, a fight...

  • Pueblo man accused of shooting teen over marijuana

    A young teen was hospitalized after he was apparently shot in the chest with a pellet gun and the pellet ricocheted downward and stopped "between vital organs," according to KKTV. Pueblo police say they found him lying in the middle of the street near Pine and Summit. His clothing was scattered around him. The teen was taken to the hospital...

  • Police: Man linked to three bank robberies in Colorado Springs

    A man police said has only lived in Colorado Springs for a few months was accused of robbing two banks and trying to rob a third bank in a one-week period, according to police reports. Kurtis Robert Alva, 28, was arrested Friday on suspicion of aggravated robbery and attempted robbery and booked into the El Paso County jail, records show....

  • Candlelight vigil planned Monday in Colorado Springs for teen slain in Ferguson

    Youth members of the Colorado Springs NAACP chapter will hold a candlelight vigil Monday night to honor the life of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager killed Aug. 9 by police in Ferguson, Mo..
The circumstances surrounding Brown's death have sparked nightly protests and heightened racial tensions between police and the predominately black...

  • Mugshot Monday: Crime Stoppers' Most Wanted in the Colorado Springs area

    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. Eric Anderson, 44, is described as a 5-10, 180-pound man with brown hair and blue eyes. Anderson is being sought on suspicion of escape, sex offender. Jemel Billington, 34, is described as a...

  • Federal autopsy ordered in Missouri teen's death; tear gas used during protest

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes-violent protests in suburban St. Louis. The "extraordinary circumstances" surrounding the death of...

  • Officials: Driver hits 2 Colorado deputies, triggers chase

    WESTMINSTER — A woman speeding away from a traffic stop struck and injured two Adams County sheriff's deputies before leading authorities on a chase that hurt another driver. Sheriff's Sgt. Paul Gregory tells KMGH-TV ( ) that the two deputies and the person behind the wheel of a car hit by the fleeing woman have been...

  • Man accused of stealing Colorado sheriff deputy's shotgun

    LOVELAND — A 24-year-old Larimer County man is facing felony charges after authorities say he stole a 12-guage shotgun and ammunition from an unmarked sheriff's office vehicle in Windsor. The Loveland Reporter-Herald reports ( ) James Bradley Fightmaster was arrested Friday, a day after he allegedly broke into...

  • Colorado Springs woman allegedly assaults man during custody exchange

    A woman allegedly unlawfully followed a man into his home and assaulted him Friday, Colorado Springs Police said, and her friend threatened the man with a handgun. Melinda Valdez, 23, allegedly followed the father of their two children into his home Friday evening during a custody exchange, Lt. Jeff Jensen said, before punching him....