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  • Man claims sexual assault after he picks up stranger

    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...

  • 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...

  • 3 arrested for selling synthetic marijuana in Colorado

    LOVELAND — The Northern Colorado Drug Task Force says it has arrested the owner, manager and an employee of a Loveland smoke shop for selling synthetic marijuana. The Denver Post reported Monday ( ) that detectives seized more than 700 grams of so-called spice packaged as Scooby Snax, Mr. Nice Guy, OMG and Mr....

  • Mugshot Monday: Most Wanted in the Colorado Springs area, April 14, 2014

    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. Jessica Curlee, 26, is described as a 220-pound woman, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with brown hair and blue eyes. Curlee is being sought on suspicion of second-degree burglary. Jazmine Nadine...

  • Colorado Springs Office Max employee hit with laptops trying to stop thief

    Colorado Springs police say an Office Max employee suffered minor injuries when she got hit with two laptop computers while trying to stop a thief. Police say a man cut alarm cords to two computers on Sunday and ran to the front of the store with the computers in hand. Police say an employee tried to stop the thief and the suspect hit her...

  • Colorado Springs police working toward 50 percent female workforce

    A police force that's 50 percent female might be a farfetched notion, but that's the goal nonetheless for the Colorado Springs Police Department. On Tuesday the department will begin accepting applications for its January 2015 police academy, and they're pushing for a larger percentage of women and minority applicants. Colorado Springs police...

  • Police: Connecticut teenager threatened Columbine

    LITCHFIELD, Conn. — Before she was arrested on allegations of planning to shoot up two high schools, a Connecticut teenager was suspected of making threats against Columbine High School in Colorado. Natalie Carpenter, 18, is accused of phoning in a threat to Columbine, The Register Citizen reported ( ). She was arrested...

  • Motorcyclist, an airman, killed in Denver hit-and-run crash identified

    A motorcycle driver and serviceman killed in a traffic crash was identified Friday by the U.S. Air Force. Senior Airman Michael S. Snyder, 23, of the 460th Space Communications Squadron on Buckley Air Force Base, was killed Wednesday in a hit-and-run crash near Monaco Parkway and East Alameda Avenue in Denver. He was pronounced dead at...

  • Adams County deputy arrested in sex case

    BRIGHTON — Bond was set Friday at $100,000 for an Adams County sheriff's deputy arrested on allegations of sexual assault on a child. The sheriff's office said in a statement that Henry Ford's arrest stems from an investigation that began Wednesday. No other circumstances about the alleged crimes were released. Ford has been employed by...

  • Would-be robber flees Colorado Springs convenience store without cash

    A man wielding a handgun tried to rob a convenience store early Friday morning, but left without any cash. The attempted robbery happened shortly after 12:30 a.m. when a man pulled a handgun on the clerk at Western Convenience, 227 W. Fillmore St. and demanded cash. No arrests have been made, and officers are still trying to determine why...

  • Colorado police: Girl, 16, abandoned with .40 blood alcohol level

    LONGMONT — Longmont police are trying to determine how a 16-year-old girl got alcohol after she was hospitalized with a blood-alcohol level five times the legal threshold for being under the influence. Police Cmdr. Jeff Satur says the girl was taken by ambulance to Longmont United Hospital after she was found last week by a limousine driver...

  • Driver in deadly Florida day care crash in custody

    WINTER PARK, Fla. — The SUV driver accused of causing a crash at a Florida day care that killed a 4-year-old girl has been arrested. Twenty-eight-year old Robert Alex Corchado turned himself in to police, who charged him with leaving the scene of a deadly accident. The Orange County Corrections Department says he's being held on $100,000...

  • Motorcyclist, a Buckley airman, killed in Denver hit-and-run crash

    A motorcyclist died Wednesday night after a collision with a van in Denver. The fatal crash happened at about 10:20 p.m. near the intersection of East Alameda Avenue and Monaco Parkway, said Sonny Jackson, a Denver Police Department spokesman. The motorcycle was hit by a van, Jackson said, and police believe the driver of the van was under...