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  • Prank suspected of launching Colorado SWAT call

    LITTLETON — A prank caller is suspected of launching a SWAT response in suburban Denver that locked down several schools. The suspected "swatting" incident started when someone called 911 Wednesday to report that he had shot two co-workers and was holding hostages at a Littleton, Colorado office building. Police found no evidence of a...

  • Colorado Springs massage parlors busted in sting operation

    A sting operation conducted at two southeast Colorado Springs massage parlors led to the arrest of several people Tuesday, police said. Arworn Hamilton, Misook Sledge, and Sang White were arrested on suspicion of human trafficking, pimping, prostitution, pandering and providing a place for prostitution, Colorado Springs police said. The...

  • Police: 'Very intoxicated' man punches lights of community service officer's vehicle

    An intoxicated man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he jumped on top of a community service officer's cruiser and began punching at the overhead lights, Colorado Springs police said. Police said 37-year-old Ben Gonzalez was "very intoxicated" when he was contacted by police officers near Union Boulevard and St. Vrain Street around 11...

  • Colorado Springs couple accused of trying to elude police in stolen car

    A couple remained in jail Thursday after allegedly trying to run from police in a stolen car, according to police reports. J.D. Sutcliffe, 24, was arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle theft, eluding and five felony warrants, records show. Amanda Dillehay, 20, was taken into custody on a misdemeanor warrant out of Douglas County, police...

  • Police: Suspected drunken driver backs over man in south Colorado Springs

    A man suffered life-threatening injuries when a car backed over him Wednesday morning in south Colorado Springs, according to police. The victim was listed in stable condition at a hospital Thursday morning and was expected to recover , said police Lt. Catherine Buckley . The driver, idenfitied as 47-year-old Michael Taylor , of Colorado...

  • Man attacked by woman in Colorado Springs park

    A man was assaulted by a woman Wednesday morning at Dorchester Park south of downtown Colorado Springs, according to police. The victim told police he was speaking with a woman about 1:30 a.m. on the 1100 block South Nevada Avenue, off East Las Vegas Street, when she pulled out a sharp-edged weapon and attacked him, police said. The woman...

  • Trial underway in 1976 Colorado Springs murder case

    The manner of Janet Conrad's death almost 40 years ago is not in dispute. The 38-year-old hotel housekeeper was found naked from the waist down in a laundry room on the 10th floor in the Antlers Hotel. Her hands were tied behind her back with a vacuum cleaner cord and her mouth gagged with a washcloth. An autopsy found she had been sexually...

  • Death of man in Colorado Springs apartment appears to be accidental

    The death of a 56-year-old man at an apartment complex for low-income residents appears to have been accidental, Colorado Springs Police said. Police from the Sand Creek substation responded to a call from Bentley Commons Apartments, near Hancock Parkway and Academy Boulevard, about 10 p.m. Monday, where they found the man's body in one of...

  • Man stabbed several times in Colorado Springs, expected to survive

    Colorado Springs Police are searching for a suspect involved in a westside stabbing early Tuesday morning. A 37-year-old man was stabbed several times over various parts of his body, then walked to a business in the 500 block of West Colorado Avenue, seeking help, police said. Authorities received a call for assistance about 12:35 a.m....

  • Man suspected of stealing van jumps from Colorado Springs bypass

    A man allegedly stole a van from a doughnut shop parking lot before jumping from a 20-foot ledge to escape police during a foot pursuit, Colorado Springs police said. The suspect, 36-year-Adam Borrego, allegedly stole a white Chevrolet van from the parking lot, near Circle Drive and Fountain Boulevard, around 1 p.m. Tuesday. The suspect...

  • Man arrested on suspicion of stalking girl, 10

    A 67-year-old man suspected of stalking a 10-year-old girl was arrested Saturday, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and court documents. Louis D. Pico of Green Mountain Falls was arrested on suspicion of stalking, obscenity, indecent exposure, and public indecency, the Sheriff's Office said. Authorities said Pico allegedly...

  • Pair arrested after standoff with Colorado Springs police

    Two people were arrested Monday night after an hours-long standoff with the Colorado Springs SWAT team, police said.
Colorado Springs police said Austin Hood and Alexander Romero allegedly stole from the Burlington Coat Factory inside the The Citadel mall around 3:30 p.m. 
According to witnesses, the suspects fled the store in a white van, and...

  • The verdict is in: Beware of jury duty scam

    A jury duty phone scam is making the rounds in El Paso County again. Scammers claiming to be with the Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office are calling people and telling them to pay up for purported warrants issued for missed jury duty, the District Attorney's Office said. According to the office, the scammers tell their intended...

  • 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. Duane Carrier, 51, is described as a 220-pound man, 6 feet 1 inch tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. Carrier is being sought on suspicion of attempted possession of burglary tools, escape....

  • Colorado Springs police identify victim, suspect in fatal weekend stabbing

    A man from Georgia was taken into custody Sunday afternoon, hours after the fatal stabbing of another man in a Colorado Springs parking lot, according to a statement released by police. Michael Jonathan Ray, 32, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and booked into the El Paso County jail, records show. The victim was identified...

  • Armed robbery under investigation in northeast Colorado Springs

    Police are looking for a man they say robbed someone at gunpoint Sunday night in northeast Colorado Springs . The victim told police he was sitting in the driver's seat of his car about 9:30 p.m., parked at the 4200 block of North Carefree Circle , off Oro Blanco Drive , when a man holding a gun threatened him and demanded money. The robber...

  • Voice of the Consumer: Don't let crooks into your head or your wallet

    I investigate all kinds of ripoffs, but this particular one has grown so much that it's now out of control. It's the dreaded Internal Revenue Service scam that's taken $5 million from 1,100 victims across the United States. I want to make sure everyone here in southern Colorado knows that the IRS will never call you out of the blue and try to...

  • Trial set for CU student shot by police

    BOULDER— A University of Colorado student who was shot by Boulder police during a standoff is set to go to trial in February. The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/1vBVIgN ) 23-year-old Coleman Stewart pleaded not guilty Friday to four felony counts of menacing and misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer and...

  • Man arrested after attempting to flee Colorado Springs police

    A man tried to flee from police by car and on foot Friday, after it was suspected that he was driving a stolen vehicle, Colorado Springs Police said. Terrence Davis, 18, was arrested after he allegedly failed to stop when a Colorado Springs Police detective tried to pull him over near east Fountain Boulevard and south Union Boulevard around...

  • State patrol 'saturating' El Paso, Teller counties to reinforce rules of the road

    An increased force of Colorado State Patrol troopers are patrolling El Paso and Teller counties this weekend in an effort to crack down on unlawful driving. The enhanced patrols began at 6 p.m. Friday and continue until midnight Monday. This is the third of four "saturation patrols" this year for the troop that covers El Paso and Teller...

  • Sheriff stabbed by teen is released from hospital

    MEEKER — Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff is recovering at home after he was stabbed while trying to arrest a teenager in a hospital parking lot in Meeker. Undersheriff Michael Joos said Saturday that Woodruff is expected to make a full recovery after he was stabbed in the abdomen while he was trying to break up a fight between the...

  • Man hit with stun gun after he allegedly hits police officer

    A 31-year-old man was hit with a stun gun after he allegedly hit an officer on the head with his palm and fought other officers, Colorado Springs Police said. Michael Ridgeway, allegedly hit the officer after they responded to a disturbance call on the 1800 block of Monterey Road around 2 a.m. Saturday. Police went to Ridgeway's home, where...

  • Colorado Springs woman charged after near drowning sentenced

    FRISCO — A Colorado Springs woman charged after the near drowning of an unsupervised child at a hot tub in Breckenridge has been sentenced. The Summit Daily reports (http://bit.ly/1trdDY4 ) Bianca Krakofsky pleaded no contest to a felony child abuse charge and, on Thursday, was given a two-year deferred judgment with supervised...

  • Several arrests made at party with underage drinkers in Fountain

    A house party in Fountain involving 51 people, more than a third of them juveniles, resulted in multiple arrests Saturday morning, Fountain police said. Margaret Rangel, 36, and Lucas Salas, 26, were arrested for allegedly supplying alcohol to minors at a party at 730 Calle Entrada. Police said three of the 51 people at the party Friday...

  • Colorado Springs police reactivate death investigation amid inquiries on gun deaths

    Jeremiah Mieir, 26, died in his Colorado Springs apartment in October from what officials said appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot to the mouth. But no gun was found at the scene, no residue tests were run and the El Paso County coroner said the cause of death was undetermined. The Colorado Springs police investigation went "inactive" a...

  • Coroners' inconsistent reports muddle efforts to understand shooting deaths

    In 2013, at least 547 people were killed by gunshot wounds in Colorado. Last year, a 1-year-old toddler was shot and killed by her 22-year-old father after he had an argument with the girl's mother in Westminster. A 12-year-old boy got his hands on a gun and used it to take his own life during a family vacation. A 67-year-old man killed his...

  • Courts Roundup: Not guilty plea in body found near Union Station

    A man accused of hitting and killing a man in the parking lot of a Colorado Springs club more than four years ago pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder 
Monday. Cordero Collins, 26, is charged in the March 2010 murder of Tyrone Lyles, 32. Lyles' body was found in the parking lot of the Union Station club at 2419 N. Union Blvd. after a...

  • Masked man robs Colorado Springs credit union

    A masked man with a gun robbed a Public Service Credit union Friday morning, Colorado Springs police said.
Around 10:30 a.m., a gunman entered the credit union at 4750 Granby Circle, off North 30th Street, police said. After receiving cash from the teller, police said the man fled south on foot. Anyone with information about the crime asked...

  • Man who ate marijuana candy must stand trial in killing

    DENVER — A judge ordered a Denver man on Friday to stand trial in the killing of his wife, who told dispatchers moments before her death that he was paranoid and hallucinating after eating marijuana-infused candy. Defense attorneys for 48-year-old Richard Kirk suggested during a preliminary hearing that he was so impaired by the pot that he...

  • Four arrested in Fountain after boy found unconscious outside house party

    Four adults were arrested by Fountain police on Tuesday after a 17-year-old was found lying unconcious in a roadway near the site of a house party. According to police, officers were investigating a disturbance when they found the boy who they said was unresponsive. He was taken to a hospital and admitted to the intesive care unit, police...

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