Save this content for laterSave this content on your device for later, even while offline Sign in with FacebookSign in with your Facebook account Close

Police say hatchet-wielding man damaged church, car

By: JESSICA Allison jessica.allison@gazette.com
July 7, 2013 Updated: July 7, 2013 at 4:05 pm
0

Colorado Springs Police arrested 31-year-old Austin Gelsinger on Saturday after they say he damaged a car and a church with a hatchet.

Officers were dispatched to 4304 Austin Bluffs Parkway at 7:42 p.m. Saturday after receiving reports of a man damaging a car in the parking lot with a hatchet. Police say all of the vehicle's windows were broken, and more than $2,000 worth of damage was done to the body of the vehicle in the form of hatchet marks.

At 8:03 p.m., officers were dispatched to the Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 4125 Constitution Avenue after reports of a break-in.

Police say they found Gelsinger inside the church and arrested him on suspicion of second-degree burglary and felony criminal mischief.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Incognito Mode Your browser is in Incognito mode

You vanished!

We welcome you to read all of our stories by signing into your account. If you don't have a subscription, please subscribe today for daily award winning journalism.

Register to the Colorado Springs Gazette
Subscribe to the Colorado Springs Gazette

It appears that you value local journalism. Thank you.

Subscribe today for unlimited digital access with 50% fewer ads for a faster browsing experience.

Already a Subscriber? LOGIN HERE

Wake up with today's top stories in your inbox

Wake up with today's top stories in your inbox

or
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?
 
This is your last FREE article for the month
This is your last FREE article for the month

Subscribe now and enjoy Unlimited Digital Access to Gazette.com

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?

 
You have reached your article limit for the month
You have reached your article limit for the month

We hope that you've enjoyed your complimentary access to Gazette.com

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber?
Already a digital subscriber?
 

Exclusive Subscriber Content

You read The Gazette because you care about your community and the local stories you can't find anywhere else.

Only 99 cents for Unlimited Digital Access for 1 month
Then $2.31/week, billed monthly, cancel anytime
Already a print subscriber? Get Access | Already a digital subscriber? Log In
 
articles remaining
×
Thank you for your interest in local journalism.
Gain unlimited access, 50% fewer ads and a faster browsing experience.