<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/crime Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:24:23 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Man arrested in King Soopers pharmacy robbery in west Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/man-arrested-in-king-soopers-pharmacy-robbery-in-west-colorado-springs/article/1607988?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-arrested-in-king-soopers-pharmacy-robbery-in-west-colorado-springs/article/1607988?custom_click=rss

A suspect in the robbery of a King Soopers pharmacy was arrested Tuesday, Colorado Springs police said.

Jacob Anthony Frankmore, 21, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery in the Monday evening heist at the pharmacy at 3250 Centennial Blvd., said police Lt. Howard Black.

Police used three search warrants and recovered all of the stolen pills, Black said.

Anyone who witnessed the heist is asked to call police at 444-7000.



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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:26:40 -0600
<![CDATA[Authorities: Man robs bank, then gets naked and throws money ]]> http://gazette.com/authorities-man-robs-bank-then-gets-naked-and-throws-money/article/1608002?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/authorities-man-robs-bank-then-gets-naked-and-throws-money/article/1608002?custom_click=rss

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Authorities in Florida say they arrested a man who robbed a bank, stripped naked and ran down the street throwing stolen money — a spectacle that he somehow thought would jump-start his career as a comedian.

Instead, the FBI says 25-year-old Alexander Sperber is charged with bank robbery.

A federal complaint says the man told authorities he parked his car at the bank, made a gun motion with his hand and demanded money from the teller, who gave him about $4,700 in a bag. Officials say a red dye pack exploded, staining his clothes and a cast on his left wrist.

The Sun Sentinel reports Sperber was taken to a hospital and found to be coherent and uninjured. It's unclear if he has



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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:36:13 -0600
<![CDATA[5 cows shot, killed on Colorado mountain range ]]> http://gazette.com/5-cows-shot-killed-on-colorado-mountain-range/article/1608001?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/5-cows-shot-killed-on-colorado-mountain-range/article/1608001?custom_click=rss

GRAND JUNCTION — Authorities say five cows valued at nearly $8,000 were shot in western Colorado in a case of felony criminal mischief.

The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reported Tuesday two Mesa County residents say someone shot five of their cows, and the cows later died July 15 on Grand Mesa.

The animals included one older bred cow, worth $1,500, and four yearling cows, valued at $1,600 each.

According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, someone used a small-caliber rifle to shoot the cows, which had puncture wounds on different areas of their bodies. One cow was shot in the head, and another in the abdomen, a veterinarian reported.

No arrests have been made in the case.



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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:24:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Two boys arrested in south Colorado Springs armed robbery]]> http://gazette.com/two-boys-arrested-in-south-colorado-springs-armed-robbery/article/1607936?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/two-boys-arrested-in-south-colorado-springs-armed-robbery/article/1607936?custom_click=rss

Two boys were arrested Wednesday afternoon after they allegedly robbed a person at gunpoint in south Colorado Springs.

The juveniles were arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery in the hold-up about 3:20 p.m. in the 1600 block of South Academy Boulevard, police said.

The victim provided detailed descriptions of the alleged robbers, and "officers quickly flooded the area looking for the suspects," police said. Two detectives in an unmarked car spotted the suspects in the area of 1700 Pepperwood Drive, about half a mile from where the robbery happened, and alerted other officers.

Officers chased the boys on foot before capturing them, and a police K-9 helped track down a backpack belonging to one of the suspects,



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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:36:02 -0600
<![CDATA[WATCH: Cellphone video shot by California inmates shows escape]]> http://gazette.com/watch-cellphone-video-shot-by-california-inmates-shows-escape/article/1607945?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/watch-cellphone-video-shot-by-california-inmates-shows-escape/article/1607945?custom_click=rss

SANTA ANA, Calif.  — Video shot by three inmates with a smuggled cellphone shows their methodical escape through a vent at the maximum-security wing of a Southern California jail last year, along with scenes from their days on the run.

The video was provided to The Associated Press on Wednesday by an attorney for escapee Adam Hossein Nayeri.

The crisply edited video has a pop-music soundtrack and includes TV news clips about the escape and subsequent manhunt. It also contains voice-overs by Nayeri, recorded after their capture, giving his version of events and railing against the legal system.

One clip shows the inside of the maximum security dorm room, known as Module F, at the jail in Santa Ana.



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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 21:14:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested in Maine]]> http://gazette.com/police-one-armed-machete-wielding-clown-arrested-in-maine/article/1607924?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-one-armed-machete-wielding-clown-arrested-in-maine/article/1607924?custom_click=rss

HOLLIS, Maine — A man is accused of drunkenly strolling down a Maine road wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to where his arm had been amputated.

Maine State Police say 31-year-old Corey Berry, of Hollis, was arrested Tuesday and charged with criminal threatening. He was released after posting $200 bail.

Police say Berry was first spotted in Hollis but then fled into the woods. He was taken into custody after re-emerging in Waterboro. Police say Berry was intoxicated but cooperative. He told officers that he was copying previous clown sightings as a prank.

A phone number for Berry couldn't be found Wednesday. It wasn't known if he has a lawyer who could comment on



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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:26:20 -0600
<![CDATA[Evidence enough to send Mark Redwine to trial in death of his Monument son]]> http://gazette.com/evidence-enough-to-send-mark-redwine-to-trial-in-death-of-his-monument-son/article/1607843?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/evidence-enough-to-send-mark-redwine-to-trial-in-death-of-his-monument-son/article/1607843?custom_click=rss

After nearly five years, investigators have enough evidence to bring Mark Redwine to trial for the death of his 13-year-old son, Dylan, La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith said in a news conference Tuesday.

Redwine was indicted and arrested Saturday in Bellingham, Wash., on suspicion of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in the death of his son, who was from Monument.

Smith and 6th Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne declined to provide a possible motive or details about the evidence against Redwine, but Champagne said the finding of Dylan's skull was "a critical piece" in moving the investigation forward. The skull, found in 2015, showed evidence of blunt force trauma, officials previously said.



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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:35:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Douglas County woman arrested in hit-and-run that injured boy]]> http://gazette.com/douglas-county-woman-arrested-in-hit-and-run-that-injured-boy/article/1607883?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/douglas-county-woman-arrested-in-hit-and-run-that-injured-boy/article/1607883?custom_click=rss

A woman was arrested Tuesday night in the hit-and-run accident that sent an 11-year-old boy to a hospital, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday morning.

Kimberly Miller, 49, was arrested on suspicion of several hit-and-run charges and careless driving resulting in serious bodily injury.

Deputies had searched for Miller most of the afternoon and evening Tuesday after a car struck the boy about 11:40 a.m. while he was walking at Stonegate Parkway and Creekview Drive near Parker.

Miller was found in the Stonegate area where she lives, deputies say. She was jailed, and bond had not been set.

The boy was taken to a hospital with severe injuries. The Sheriff's Office did not release his condition.



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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:20:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Second suspect ID'd in auto shop homicide; FBI offering $5,000 reward for information]]> http://gazette.com/second-suspect-idd-in-auto-shop-homicide-fbi-offering-5000-reward-for-information/article/1607860?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/second-suspect-idd-in-auto-shop-homicide-fbi-offering-5000-reward-for-information/article/1607860?custom_click=rss

The second suspect has been identified in the killing of George John Maldonado, 50, at his Colorado Springs auto repair shop.

Eric William Grant, 38, is considered armed and dangerous. The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to his capture, and police are asking the public to help because they don't know his location.

Grant's alleged accomplice, Derrick Davis, 59, was arrested at a motel in Bloomington, Minn., more than a week ago on suspicion of first-degree murder. Davis remains in the Hennepin County (Minn.) jail without bond, inmate records show.

Grant also is a suspect in the July 13 homicide at Full Throttle Auto Service, 305 N. Chelton Road.

Police found two men with "traumatic injuries"



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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:24:57 -0600
<![CDATA[Officials: Hoppz' Cropz arrests underscore problems with Colorado's legalized marijuana system]]> http://gazette.com/officials-hoppz-cropz-arrests-underscore-problems-with-colorados-legalized-marijuana-system/article/1607830?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/officials-hoppz-cropz-arrests-underscore-problems-with-colorados-legalized-marijuana-system/article/1607830?custom_click=rss

A Colorado Springs cannabis accessory and gift shop has been shuttered after 13 employees, including the owners, were indicted for illegally distributing about 200 pounds of marijuana and violating the state Organized Crime Control Act.

Hoppz' Cropz would sell customers cigarette lighters "worth a few cents" for $15 and in turn give them 1 gram of marijuana, worth about $15, for "free," said Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman.

Hoppz' Cropz owners Joseph Hopper, Dara Wheatley, Joseph Sergio Crivici and Adam Donaldson, along with nine employees, are accused of buying medical marijuana from licensed facilities and reselling it for profit under the guise of a "giveaway" with the purchase of other merchandise, according to



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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:39:57 -0600
<![CDATA[Child injured in Douglas County hit-and-run; authorities searching for vehicle]]> http://gazette.com/child-injured-in-douglas-county-hit-and-run-authorities-searching-for-vehicle/article/1607841?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/child-injured-in-douglas-county-hit-and-run-authorities-searching-for-vehicle/article/1607841?custom_click=rss

An 11-year-old boy was severely injured Tuesday in a hit-and-run crash near Parker, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office reported.

Authorities are searching for the driver, who was in a fairly new white SUV/hybrid crossover with a black stripe down the side and a broken passenger-side mirror. The vehicle might have been a Lexus CT200, the Sheriff's Office advised.

The child was taken to a local hospital after he was hit about 11:45 a.m. at Stonegate Parkway and Creekview Drive.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 303-660-7579.



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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 17:36:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Mark Redwine's bail set at $1 million, news conference to be held Tuesday]]> http://gazette.com/mark-redwines-bail-set-at-1-million-news-conference-to-be-held-tuesday/article/1607763?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mark-redwines-bail-set-at-1-million-news-conference-to-be-held-tuesday/article/1607763?custom_click=rss

Mark Redwine's alleged involvement in the 2012 death of his 13-year-old son, Dylan, of Colorado Springs, will be addressed in a Tuesday news conference by La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith and 6th Judicial District Attorney Christian Champagne.

Redwine was indicted and arrested Saturday in Bellingham, Wash., on suspicion of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death.

Dylan's blood was found throughout the living room of Redwine's home in Vallecito near Durango - on the couch, the floor, on a coffee table, beheath a rug and under a love seat, the indictment said. And a dog was alerted to the smell of human remains in Redwine's pickup truck bed and on the clothes he had worn when Dylan disappeared.

The news



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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:22:58 -0600
<![CDATA[Four teens arrested, accused of crime spree in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/four-teens-arrested-accused-of-crime-spree-in-colorado-springs/article/1607831?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/four-teens-arrested-accused-of-crime-spree-in-colorado-springs/article/1607831?custom_click=rss

Four teenagers were arrested early Monday as suspects in a crime spree after police spotted a car thought to be stolen in the 200 block of North Corona Avenue.

The two boys and two girls are suspected in a robbery and auto theft from July 17 and robberies of two 7-Eleven stores July 20, where the clerks were threatened.The boys were arrested on suspicion of robbery, aggravated robbery, reckless endangerment and careless driving. The girls were arrested on suspicion of robbery and aggravated robbery, police Lt. Howard Black said.



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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:41:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Another 4 Fremont County sheriff's officers put on leave; total now at 11]]> http://gazette.com/another-4-fremont-county-sheriffs-officers-put-on-leave-total-now-at-11/article/1607814?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/another-4-fremont-county-sheriffs-officers-put-on-leave-total-now-at-11/article/1607814?custom_click=rss

CANON CITY -- Four officers who amount to the entire supervisory staff of the patrol division at the Fremont County Sheriff's Office have been placed on administrative leave.

The action brings the total to 11 Fremont County sheriff's officers who have been placed on administrative leave this year.

The officers include Sgt. Dave Baroz, Sgt. Felix Montoya, Sgt. Chad Myers and Cpl. Bradley Ross. None of the officers work the same shift together and work to supervise patrol deputies, according to an unnamed source who spoke on condition of anonymity.



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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:00:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Police: Man steals pills from Colorado Springs pharmacy]]> http://gazette.com/police-man-steals-pills-from-colorado-springs-pharmacy/article/1607805?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-man-steals-pills-from-colorado-springs-pharmacy/article/1607805?custom_click=rss

A man took pills from a King Soopers pharmacy Monday evening after threatening the clerk, saying he had a weapon, Colorado Springs police said.

The robbery happened shortly after 7 p.m. at the grocery store at 3250 Centennial Blvd., police said.

The man is described as being in his 20s.



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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 06:27:09 -0600