<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/crime Tue, 25 Apr 2017 02:49:45 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Man robs bank in northeast Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/man-robs-bank-in-northeast-colorado-springs/article/1601723?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-robs-bank-in-northeast-colorado-springs/article/1601723?custom_click=rss

A man fled after robbing a northeast Colorado Springs bank on Monday afternoon, police said.

The robbery happened about 2:30 p.m. in the 3700 block of Blomington Street. The man was alone, police said. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No arrests have been announced. The Colorado Springs Police Department's Robbery unit is working with the FBI on the investigation.

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:56:52 -0600
<![CDATA[Man was practicing 'defensive techniques' when he shot and killed brother near Monument, says Sheriff's Office]]> http://gazette.com/man-was-practicing-defensive-techniques-when-he-shot-and-killed-brother-near-monument-says-sheriffs-office/article/1601686?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-was-practicing-defensive-techniques-when-he-shot-and-killed-brother-near-monument-says-sheriffs-office/article/1601686?custom_click=rss

A 30-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting Sunday that left his brother dead inside a Monument home, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Erik Mattyasovsky was booked into the El Paso County jail on suspicion of reckless manslaughter and prohibited use of a weapon after he told investigators that he shot his brother while they were practicing defensive techniques.

The victim's identity has not been released, pending the completion of an autopsy report by the Coroner's Office.

The shooting, which happened about 6:15 p.m. Sunday on the 19800 block of Alexandria Drive in Monument, initially was reported as an accident, but sheriff's spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby said deputies were investigating it as a

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:28:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Reputed Texas mafia founder Heriberto 'Herb' Huerta sues Colorado Supermax warden]]> http://gazette.com/reputed-texas-mafia-founder-heriberto-herb-huerta-sues-colorado-supermax-warden/article/1601687?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/reputed-texas-mafia-founder-heriberto-herb-huerta-sues-colorado-supermax-warden/article/1601687?custom_click=rss

The reputed founder and president of the Texas Mexican Mafia has sued the warden of Supermax in Florence and the U.S. prison system claiming he has been held for 22 years in solitary confinement on false pretenses.

The civil lawsuit was filed last week in U.S. District Court in Denver on behalf of Heriberto “Herb” Huerta by Texas attorney Jerold Friedman. It claims that Huerta has been held on false claims of drug abuse and for his own protection.

The lawsuit names as defendants the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons; FBI agent Martin Martinez; John Oliver, warden of the Administrative Maximum U.S. Penitentiary (known as Supermax) in Florence; and other Supermax employees.

Read more at denverpost.com.

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:27:21 -0600
<![CDATA[Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in the Colorado Springs area]]> http://gazette.com/mugshot-monday-most-wanted-in-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1601649?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mugshot-monday-most-wanted-in-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1601649?custom_click=rss


Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers is asking for the public's help finding the following people for whom felony arrest warrants have been issued.

Jeremy Tyler Coons, 31, is described as a 145-pound man, 5 feet 8 inches, with brown hair and brown eyes. Coons is being sought on suspicion of second-degree assault.

Mathew Benjamin Dinan, 42, is described as a 155-pound man, 5 feet 11 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes. Dinan is being sought on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespass.

Annette Marie Martinez, 30, is described as a 107-pound woman, with brown hair and brown eyes. Martinez is being sought on suspicion of identity theft.

Anthony Palmer, 45, is described as a 160-pound man, 6 feet 1

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:46:16 -0600
<![CDATA[Voice of the Consumer: Do your homework before donating to a cause]]> http://gazette.com/voice-of-the-consumer-do-your-homework-before-donating-to-a-cause/article/1601653?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/voice-of-the-consumer-do-your-homework-before-donating-to-a-cause/article/1601653?custom_click=rss

We all want to do our part and help those nonprofits important to us, but it's really important to make sure your donated dollars are going to the right place.

For example, I talked to Trooper Josh Lewis recently about calls supposedly being made to support the Colorado State Patrol. I learned crooks were imitating troopers, asking for money.

When I tried calling the number, 720-502-0269 I kept getting a busy signal. But others have reported fraudulent calls with that same number displayed on their Caller ID. Lewis wants to make it clear: state troopers will never make cold calls asking for money whether it's for fundraising or for paying for citations.

Said Lewis, "It's a completely different department from us that

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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 19:03:48 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado family's pit bulls found decapitated]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-familys-pit-bulls-found-decapitated/article/1601638?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-familys-pit-bulls-found-decapitated/article/1601638?custom_click=rss

GRAND JUNCTION — Officials in west-central Colorado say a family's young pit bull dogs were found decapitated on the railroad tracks, miles from their house.

Christin Ormond says the dogs jumped their fence Monday night and were found dead late Wednesday afternoon. One dog also appeared to have burns while the other appeared to have puncture wounds.

The Mesa County sheriffs' office says the case has been inactivated because there are no suspects and no leads.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Megan Terlecky says there is no evidence the dogs were intentionally killed or tied down to the tracks, but there is a strong possibility of animal abuse.

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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:58:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Ex-Gator, NFL prospect Brantley charged with hitting woman]]> http://gazette.com/ex-gator-nfl-prospect-brantley-charged-with-hitting-woman/article/feed/455449?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ex-gator-nfl-prospect-brantley-charged-with-hitting-woman/article/feed/455449?custom_click=rss GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gators star and NFL prospect Caleb Brantley is facing misdemeanor charges that he allegedly punched a woman in the face, knocking her out and dislodging a tooth.

According to Alachua County, Florida, court records, the 22-year-old defensive linesman was charged Friday with battery.

A Gainesville police affidavit says Brantley and Chelsea Austin were arguing shortly after 2 a.m. April 13 when she pushed him. The affidavit says the 6-foot-3, 300-pound Brantley responded by hitting the 5-foot-6, 120-pound woman in the face. Investigators say the punch far exceeded what was needed for self-defense. They say two witnesses saw the fight.

Brantley did not immediately return a phone mes

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]]> Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:44:46 -0600 <![CDATA[Shots fired, building struck in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/shots-fired-building-struck-in-colorado-springs/article/1601635?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/shots-fired-building-struck-in-colorado-springs/article/1601635?custom_click=rss

Police are investigating after shots were fired in a parking lot overnight, striking a business.

An officer heard gunshots on the 3900 block of North Academy Boulevard a few minutes after midnight Sunday and drove over to investigate. The officer determined a person in a black sedan had been firing off rounds in a parking lot on that block and had hit a building at least once.

Read full story at KKTV.com.

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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:16:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado mayor facing charges after allegedly pointing gun at son]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-mayor-facing-charges-after-allegedly-pointing-gun-at-son/article/1601576?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-mayor-facing-charges-after-allegedly-pointing-gun-at-son/article/1601576?custom_click=rss

A Colorado mayor is facing charges for allegedly pointing a gun at his son.

Arrest documents state Larry Perreault, the mayor of Kiowa in eastern Colorado, was drunk when he threatened his 18-year-old son. The family was on a trip to see a movie when a fight reportedly broke out over how much Perreault had to drink.

The Elbert County News reports it happened near Elizabeth.

Perreault faces multiple charges, including felony menacing, reckless endangerment and harassment. He is out of jail on bond and is expected to appear in court in May.

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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:09:50 -0600
<![CDATA[Masked men rob pedestrian at gunpoint on east Colorado Springs street]]> http://gazette.com/masked-men-rob-pedestrian-at-gunpoint-on-east-colorado-springs-street/article/1601574?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/masked-men-rob-pedestrian-at-gunpoint-on-east-colorado-springs-street/article/1601574?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs police say a man was walking along the 4900 block of Constitution Avenue around 1 a.m. Saturday when he was approached by an SUV. Officers say several men with their faces covered got out of the vehicle and demanded cash.

Police say one suspect had a gun. The robbers got away with the victim's personal belongings and money.

Police say the men then took off heading east on Constitution Avenue, but have not been found at this time.

The victim was not injured.

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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 16:38:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Two arrested in slaying of man whose body was found in abandoned building in Peyton]]> http://gazette.com/two-arrested-in-slaying-of-man-whose-body-was-found-in-abandoned-building-in-peyton/article/1601487?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/two-arrested-in-slaying-of-man-whose-body-was-found-in-abandoned-building-in-peyton/article/1601487?custom_click=rss

Authorities arrested two men Thursday in the killing of a 23-year-old man whose body was found nearly two weeks ago in El Paso County.

Anthony Loya, 25, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said. Jorge Galvan-Flores, 34, was arrested on suspicion of possession of weapons by a previous offender.

Lawrence D. Gloster II, 23, who had moved to Colorado Springs about a year ago from Florida, was found dead April 8 in an abandoned building on the 21800 block of East U.S. 24 in Peyton.

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:32:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Driver indicted in January crash that injured four Colorado Springs children on way to school]]> http://gazette.com/driver-indicted-in-january-crash-that-injured-four-colorado-springs-children-on-way-to-school/article/1601402?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/driver-indicted-in-january-crash-that-injured-four-colorado-springs-children-on-way-to-school/article/1601402?custom_click=rss

A driver who allegedly drove over four elementary school students in a crosswalk outside of their school in Jaunary has been indicted, the 4th Judicial District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday.

On April 12, an El Paso County Grand Jury accused Douglas Clubb, 60, of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, a felony, as well as three counts of misdemeanor child abuse and four traffic offenses.

Clubb was arrested April 13, according to the District Attorney's Office, and on Wednesday night he remained in jail on $2,000 bond. He is expected in court for his first appearance April 24.

On Jan.

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:19:24 -0600
<![CDATA[2 arrested after gunfire near Denver's pot fest; city wakes up to piles of trash]]> http://gazette.com/2-arrested-after-gunfire-near-denvers-pot-fest-city-wakes-up-to-piles-of-trash/article/1601504?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2-arrested-after-gunfire-near-denvers-pot-fest-city-wakes-up-to-piles-of-trash/article/1601504?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Authorities are investigating after someone fired a gunshot near Denver's 4/20 marijuana celebration.

The Denver Post reports (https://goo.gl/NzVnzn ) two people were arrested soon after at least one shot rang out next to Civic Center Park, where several thousand people had gathered Thursday afternoon. No one was injured, and police have not said what led to the gunfire.

It's unclear if it was related to the festival.

Overcast skies and drizzle didn't put a damper on the festival, where hundreds of people, many in costume, consumed cannabis as they watched rapper 2 Chainz perform.

No other violence was reported.


Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:26:37 -0600
<![CDATA[Douglas County students arrested for making false reports attempting to shut down schools]]> http://gazette.com/douglas-county-students-arrested-for-making-false-reports-attempting-to-shut-down-schools/article/1601507?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/douglas-county-students-arrested-for-making-false-reports-attempting-to-shut-down-schools/article/1601507?custom_click=rss Two Douglas County students were arrested Thursday for making threats in attempt to shut down their school on the April 20 anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.

Both students are accused of false reporting to authorities, a class 3 misdemeanor. One of the students was charged with interference with staff, faculty or students at an educational institution, which is a class 1 misdemeanor, and with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, which is a class 4 felony, the Douglas County Sheriff’s department said in a news release.

The sheriff’s department and Douglas County School District investigated many threats to a few schools in the district this week. All of the threats were investigated and

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:26:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Illegal gaming operation at Colorado coffee shop busted]]> http://gazette.com/illegal-gaming-operation-at-colorado-coffee-shop-busted/article/1601431?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/illegal-gaming-operation-at-colorado-coffee-shop-busted/article/1601431?custom_click=rss

Pueblo police alongside the Colorado Bureau of Investigation Gaming Agents made a bust in connection to an illegal gaming operation on Wednesday.

Investigators executed a search warrant at the Rush Coffee Co. in the 1100 block of S. Prairie Ave. where they seized a number of illegal gaming units. The seizure consisted of fish games, illegal gambling devices disguised as arcade games. The search warrant marks the second operation following a bust of three other locations in Pueblo on March 15.

One man was arrested, police did not release his identity. Owners of the establishment are facing zoning and tax violations as well as various misdemeanor gambling charges which are being referred to the district attorney’s

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:50:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Mother: Homicide victim found in Peyton battled cancer, homelessness]]> http://gazette.com/mother-homicide-victim-found-in-peyton-battled-cancer-homelessness/article/1600918?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mother-homicide-victim-found-in-peyton-battled-cancer-homelessness/article/1600918?custom_click=rss

A 23-year-old homicide victim whose body was found in an abandoned building in Peyton last weekend came to Colorado having already battled what can be a deadly disease.

Lawrence Gloster II was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at 15, which “changed him a lot,” said his mother, Theresa Gloster. He moved from Florida to Colorado about a year ago for a job with a hemp business, fed up with doctor’s visits and treatments, including chemotherapy, radiation and a stem cell transplant, she said. He left his family a note, thanking them and telling them he needed to live.

“Then, things just fell apart,” she said.

The hemp business failed, and Lawrence moved from place to place in Colorado Springs, she said. He was

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:03:10 -0600
<![CDATA[Seahawks' Boykin in vehicle that hit 7 on Dallas sidewalk]]> http://gazette.com/seahawks-boykin-in-vehicle-that-hit-7-on-dallas-sidewalk/article/feed/451873?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/seahawks-boykin-in-vehicle-that-hit-7-on-dallas-sidewalk/article/feed/451873?custom_click=rss

DALLAS (AP) — Seattle Seahawks backup quarterback Trevone Boykin has been arrested in Dallas after police say he was in a vehicle that hit seven people on a sidewalk.

Jail records show the former TCU quarterback was booked early Monday on misdemeanor charges of public intoxication and possession of marijuana. Bond was $500.

Police say a vehicle backed onto a sidewalk and struck seven pedestrians and a bar, slightly injuring a bartender. None of the injuries is life threatening. The female driver was arrested, accused of felony intoxication assault with a vehicle.

The Seahawks say they are "disappointed" and are gathering more information.

In 2015, Boykin was suspended for TCU's Alamo Bowl game after his arrest f

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]]> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:14:12 -0600 <![CDATA[Bears' Hall, Packers' Dorleant arrested in Iowa]]> http://gazette.com/bears-hall-packers-dorleant-arrested-in-iowa/article/feed/451796?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/bears-hall-packers-dorleant-arrested-in-iowa/article/feed/451796?custom_click=rss CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in central Iowa say Chicago Bears cornerback Deiondre Hall and Green Bay Packers cornerback Makinton Dorleant were arrested outside a bar in Cedar Falls.

Hall was cited for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and interference with official acts. Dorleant was cited for interference.

Police say officers responded to a report of a fight outside the bar Sharkey's Funhouse on Saturday night.

According to a police affidavit, Hall did not respond to police instructions and spit in the officers' faces. Police say an officer used a Taser on Hall's legs in order to get him into the squad car.

Dorleant was detained after authorities say he approached officers "in a threatening manne

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]]> Sun, 26 Mar 2017 21:37:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Alabama man arrested in Colorado after escape]]> http://gazette.com/alabama-man-arrested-in-colorado-after-escape/article/feed/451761?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/alabama-man-arrested-in-colorado-after-escape/article/feed/451761?custom_click=rss PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a man who escaped from custody in Alabama has been arrested in Colorado.

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office said 28-year-old Austen Williams was taken into custody on Saturday without incident and is awaiting extradition back to Alabama.

Authorities say Williams walked away from a work detail earlier this month after being jailed in Lawrence County, Alabama on misdemeanor drug charges.

He was arrested while doing yard work at a house where he was staying in Pueblo County.

A woman who authorities believe helped Williams escape also was arrested. Thirty-eight-year-old Sandra Brooks was booked into the Pueblo County Detention Center on an outstanding warrant from Alabama.

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