<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/crime Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:11:44 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Courts roundup: Trials set in two Colorado Springs cases]]> BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/courts-roundup-trials-set-in-two-colorado-springs-cases/article/1540152?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/courts-roundup-trials-set-in-two-colorado-springs-cases/article/1540152?custom_click=rss A 50-year-old therapist accused of twice having sex with a patient this year pleaded not guilty to the charges Monday, according to court records.

Colorado Springs police said Darrell Wainright was employed by Peak View Behavioral Health when he allegedly had sex with a patient.

Wainright was arrested in June after a 43-year-old woman told police that her male counselor had made sexual comments about her body after outpatient therapy sessions.

The sexual comments eventually escalated to sex after the woman, the therapist and another woman in the therapy group went out for drinks in March, court documents stated.

Wainright was initially charged with two counts of sex assault on a client by a psychotherapist, a

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Colorado Springs police said Darrell Wainright was employed by Peak View Behavioral Health when he allegedly had sex with a patient.

Wainright was arrested in June after a 43-year-old woman told police that her male counselor had made sexual comments about her body after outpatient therapy sessions.

The sexual comments eventually escalated to sex after the woman, the therapist and another woman in the therapy group went out for drinks in March, court documents stated.

Wainright was initially charged with two counts of sex assault on a client by a psychotherapist, a]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:20:01 -0600 <![CDATA[One critically injured in crash in Fountain]]> lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/one-critically-injured-in-crash-in-fountain/article/1540149?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/one-critically-injured-in-crash-in-fountain/article/1540149?custom_click=rss One person was hospitalized with critical injuries following a crash between a car and a motorcycle in Fountain, firefighters said.

The crash was reported about 3:30 p.m. Friday at Fountain Mesa Road and Mesa Ridge Parkway, said Fountain fire Chief Darin Anstine.

Eastbound lanes of Mesa Ridge Parkway were closed while Fountain police cleared the crash.



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One person was hospitalized with critical injuries following a crash between a car and a motorcycle in Fountain, firefighters said.

The crash was reported about 3:30 p.m. Friday at Fountain Mesa Road and Mesa Ridge Parkway, said Fountain fire Chief Darin Anstine.

Eastbound lanes of Mesa Ridge Parkway were closed while Fountain police cleared the crash.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:14:08 -0600
<![CDATA[Man stabbed in south Colorado Springs early Friday morning]]> By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/man-stabbed-in-south-colorado-springs-early-friday-morning/article/1540151?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-stabbed-in-south-colorado-springs-early-friday-morning/article/1540151?custom_click=rss A 33-year-old man was stabbed Friday morning with an "unknown object," Colorado Springs police say.

The Colorado Springs resident reported a stab wound to the lower back around 7:10 a.m. after seeking help from a business on South Nevada Avenue.

The man was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

No one was arrested in connection with the incident.



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A 33-year-old man was stabbed Friday morning with an "unknown object," Colorado Springs police say.

The Colorado Springs resident reported a stab wound to the lower back around 7:10 a.m. after seeking help from a business on South Nevada Avenue.

The man was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

No one was arrested in connection with the incident.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:13:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Woman gets 35 days in jail for abduction hoax]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/woman-gets-35-days-in-jail-for-abduction-hoax/article/1540145?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woman-gets-35-days-in-jail-for-abduction-hoax/article/1540145?custom_click=rss GREELEY — A 21-year-old woman convicted of lying about being kidnapped and raped by a former co-worker in Windsor has been ordered to serve 35 days in jail and six months under electronic home monitoring.

Katherine Elizabeth Bennett was sentenced Friday in Greeley.

Last November, she accused 25-year-old Dustin Toth of luring her to a Safeway parking lot and then abducting, drugging and sexually assaulting her. However, investigators say her story changed several times and that she deleted a text message proving the initial report was false.

Toth was arrested because of the allegations. He says he nearly lost his military career as a result.

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GREELEY — A 21-year-old woman convicted of lying about being kidnapped and raped by a former co-worker in Windsor has been ordered to serve 35 days in jail and six months under electronic home monitoring.

Katherine Elizabeth Bennett was sentenced Friday in Greeley.

Last November, she accused 25-year-old Dustin Toth of luring her to a Safeway parking lot and then abducting, drugging and sexually assaulting her. However, investigators say her story changed several times and that she deleted a text message proving the initial report was false.

Toth was arrested because of the allegations. He says he nearly lost his military career as a result.

The Greeley Tribune (http://bit.ly/ZMEPoK) reported that the

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:51:34 -0600
<![CDATA[Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack]]> Associated Press http://gazette.com/police-2-dead-including-gunman-in-school-attack/article/1540125?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-2-dead-including-gunman-in-school-attack/article/1540125?custom_click=rss

MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student opened fire Friday in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle, killing at least one person and shooting several others in the head before killing himself, officials said.

Students in the cafeteria said the gunman stared at the students as he shot them. They described a chaotic scene at Marysville Pilchuck High School, as panicked students ran for safety.

Student Alan Perez told KING-TV he was eating his lunch near the gunman when he heard the shots.

"He had a little gun in his hand. I saw the flash from the muzzle," Perez said.

Another student, Austin Taylor, told the station the shooter "was just staring down every one of his victims as he shot them.



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MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student opened fire Friday in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle, killing at least one person and shooting several others in the head before killing himself, officials said.

Students in the cafeteria said the gunman stared at the students as he shot them. They described a chaotic scene at Marysville Pilchuck High School, as panicked students ran for safety.

Student Alan Perez told KING-TV he was eating his lunch near the gunman when he heard the shots.

"He had a little gun in his hand. I saw the flash from the muzzle," Perez said.

Another student, Austin Taylor, told the station the shooter "was just staring down every one of his victims as he shot them.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:17:04 -0600
<![CDATA[2 rifles stolen from northern Colorado police cars]]> Associated Press http://gazette.com/2-rifles-stolen-from-northern-colorado-police-cars/article/1540134?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2-rifles-stolen-from-northern-colorado-police-cars/article/1540134?custom_click=rss FORT COLLINS — Two Fort Collins police rifles have been stolen from marked vehicles in northeast Fort Collins.

The break-ins were discovered Friday morning.

Authorities say the department-issued patrol rifles were stored in rifle locks inside the passenger compartments of the cars when they were removed.

Police said the cars were locked at the time of the break-ins.



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FORT COLLINS — Two Fort Collins police rifles have been stolen from marked vehicles in northeast Fort Collins.

The break-ins were discovered Friday morning.

Authorities say the department-issued patrol rifles were stored in rifle locks inside the passenger compartments of the cars when they were removed.

Police said the cars were locked at the time of the break-ins.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:31:09 -0600
<![CDATA[Police: Suspects wanted after armed robbery of Colorado Springs computer store]]> By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/police-suspects-wanted-after-armed-robbery-of-colorado-springs-computer-store/article/1540118?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-suspects-wanted-after-armed-robbery-of-colorado-springs-computer-store/article/1540118?custom_click=rss Two employees of Net Connection were reportedly robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening.

Police responded to the store, at 3858 Maizeland Road, around 8:20 p.m. Employees told police one man pointed a gun at them while a second took an undetermined amount of money from the cash register. One of the victim's purses also was stolen.

No customers were in the store at the time of the robbery.

Police dogs searched for the men but were unable to find them.



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Two employees of Net Connection were reportedly robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening.

Police responded to the store, at 3858 Maizeland Road, around 8:20 p.m. Employees told police one man pointed a gun at them while a second took an undetermined amount of money from the cash register. One of the victim's purses also was stolen.

No customers were in the store at the time of the robbery.

Police dogs searched for the men but were unable to find them.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:46:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Women ask to be sent home after Colorado Springs massage parlor arrests]]> BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/women-ask-to-be-sent-home-after-colorado-springs-massage-parlor-arrests/article/1540088?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/women-ask-to-be-sent-home-after-colorado-springs-massage-parlor-arrests/article/1540088?custom_click=rss

A 58-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of pimping and pandering Wednesday after a search warrant was served at two Colorado Springs massage parlors and a home Wednesday, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Han Mi Son Salmon was arrested after a joint investigation involving State Patrol, the Colorado Springs Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations.

According to investigators, two possible victims originally from South Korea were rescued during the investigation. After meeting with a victim's advocate with the State Patrol, both women were given plane tickets and flown to cities on the East Coast, where they said they had homes.

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A 58-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of pimping and pandering Wednesday after a search warrant was served at two Colorado Springs massage parlors and a home Wednesday, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Han Mi Son Salmon was arrested after a joint investigation involving State Patrol, the Colorado Springs Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations.

According to investigators, two possible victims originally from South Korea were rescued during the investigation. After meeting with a victim's advocate with the State Patrol, both women were given plane tickets and flown to cities on the East Coast, where they said they had homes.

Investigators said the women asked for help, which is not usually

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:27:45 -0600
<![CDATA[Passed out Colorado Springs man arrested after acting 'out of control']]> BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/passed-out-colorado-springs-man-arrested-after-acting-out-of-control/article/1540100?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/passed-out-colorado-springs-man-arrested-after-acting-out-of-control/article/1540100?custom_click=rss A man allegedly fired a rifle inside an apartment in northern Colorado Springs during a disturbance with this girlfriend Wednesday evening, police said.

Shortly before 9 p.m., the woman called Colorado Springs police and reported that the man, identified by police as Thomas Bonder, was "acting out of control." 
Officers surrounded the apartment on the 4200 block of Forrest Hill Road, before being told by a roommate that the man had been drinking and was passed out inside the apartment. Police entered the apartment and found the man in his bedroom.
He was taken into custody without incident, police said.

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A man allegedly fired a rifle inside an apartment in northern Colorado Springs during a disturbance with this girlfriend Wednesday evening, police said.

Shortly before 9 p.m., the woman called Colorado Springs police and reported that the man, identified by police as Thomas Bonder, was "acting out of control." 
Officers surrounded the apartment on the 4200 block of Forrest Hill Road, before being told by a roommate that the man had been drinking and was passed out inside the apartment. Police entered the apartment and found the man in his bedroom.
He was taken into custody without incident, police said.

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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:29:04 -0600
<![CDATA[Pueblo police investigating fatal stabbing]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/pueblo-police-investigating-fatal-stabbing/article/1540089?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pueblo-police-investigating-fatal-stabbing/article/1540089?custom_click=rss PUEBLO — Authorities are investigating after a 54-year-old man was stabbed to death in Pueblo.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://bit.ly/12lpvkK ) officers were called to a home near Runyon Lake at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday and found the man lying in the doorway. The victim, whose name has not been released, died at the hospital.

Police are looking for a suspect described as a Hispanic male who is 5-foot-9 and about 210 pounds. He has spiked hair in the center of his head in a Mohawk style and was wearing a blue polo shirt and blue jeans.

Investigators have not said what led to the stabbing.



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PUEBLO — Authorities are investigating after a 54-year-old man was stabbed to death in Pueblo.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports (http://bit.ly/12lpvkK ) officers were called to a home near Runyon Lake at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday and found the man lying in the doorway. The victim, whose name has not been released, died at the hospital.

Police are looking for a suspect described as a Hispanic male who is 5-foot-9 and about 210 pounds. He has spiked hair in the center of his head in a Mohawk style and was wearing a blue polo shirt and blue jeans.

Investigators have not said what led to the stabbing.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:35:08 -0600
<![CDATA[Boulder potty peeper sues jail for discrimination]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/boulder-potty-peeper-sues-jail-for-discrimination/article/1540087?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/boulder-potty-peeper-sues-jail-for-discrimination/article/1540087?custom_click=rss BOULDER — A man who hid in the tank of a portable toilet at a yoga festival in 2011 to spy on women is suing the Boulder County Jail and the sheriff's office for discrimination.

The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/12lS2qC ) 34-year-old Luke Chrisco is seeking $99,999, saying deputies lost his legal documents, threatened him and repeatedly moved him to different areas of the jail "without cause for the purpose of driving me insane."

Chrisco was recently arrested for failing to complete his sex-offender treatment, a condition of his 10-year intensive supervised probation.

He was initially arrested after a woman at the yoga festival noticed something moving in the tank of the portable toilet, then saw a



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BOULDER — A man who hid in the tank of a portable toilet at a yoga festival in 2011 to spy on women is suing the Boulder County Jail and the sheriff's office for discrimination.

The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/12lS2qC ) 34-year-old Luke Chrisco is seeking $99,999, saying deputies lost his legal documents, threatened him and repeatedly moved him to different areas of the jail "without cause for the purpose of driving me insane."

Chrisco was recently arrested for failing to complete his sex-offender treatment, a condition of his 10-year intensive supervised probation.

He was initially arrested after a woman at the yoga festival noticed something moving in the tank of the portable toilet, then saw a

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:33:37 -0600
<![CDATA[Night of drinking, drug use ends in teen's 'accidental' death]]> BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/night-of-drinking-drug-use-ends-in-teens-accidental-death/article/1540085?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/night-of-drinking-drug-use-ends-in-teens-accidental-death/article/1540085?custom_click=rss An 18-year-old Colorado Springs man who was shot and killed Saturday night had been drinking, smoking pot and playing with a gun with friends when it went off and fatally injured him, according to an arrest affidavit.

Nickolas Vera was with two friends, including the suspect, 19-year-old Estevan Meehan, on Saturday night in a detached garage at the 1000 block of Norwood Avenue, near Southgate Road and Lake Avenue, when the gun went off, court documents state.

Meehan told investigators they had taken apart and put together a black handgun several times. He also told investigators that he "believes" he handed the gun to Vera after taking it apart and putting it back together.

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Nickolas Vera was with two friends, including the suspect, 19-year-old Estevan Meehan, on Saturday night in a detached garage at the 1000 block of Norwood Avenue, near Southgate Road and Lake Avenue, when the gun went off, court documents state.

Meehan told investigators they had taken apart and put together a black handgun several times. He also told investigators that he "believes" he handed the gun to Vera after taking it apart and putting it back together.]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:24:00 -0600 <![CDATA[Police: Ex-Broncos DB punched cabbie, urged cops to call John Elway]]> By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post http://gazette.com/police-ex-broncos-db-punched-cabbie-urged-cops-to-call-john-elway/article/1540064?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-ex-broncos-db-punched-cabbie-urged-cops-to-call-john-elway/article/1540064?custom_click=rss

John Boyett, a now-ex-member of the Broncos' practice squad,was arrested early Wednesday in Greenwood Village after police say he drunkenly head-butted and punched a cab driver, stole a shovel from a construction site then tried to hide from officers by covering himself in mulch, court records show.

Boyett, 24, told arresting officers to "contact his boss 'John Elway'" before repeatedly slamming his head into a patrol car window while yelling and spitting, records say.

Boyett, a safety, was released by the Broncos on Thursday, the team said.



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John Boyett, a now-ex-member of the Broncos' practice squad,was arrested early Wednesday in Greenwood Village after police say he drunkenly head-butted and punched a cab driver, stole a shovel from a construction site then tried to hide from officers by covering himself in mulch, court records show.

Boyett, 24, told arresting officers to "contact his boss 'John Elway'" before repeatedly slamming his head into a patrol car window while yelling and spitting, records say.

Boyett, a safety, was released by the Broncos on Thursday, the team said.

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:31:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Police search for armed man who assaulted woman in Colorado Springs]]> By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com - http://gazette.com/police-search-for-armed-man-who-assaulted-woman-in-colorado-springs/article/1540059?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-search-for-armed-man-who-assaulted-woman-in-colorado-springs/article/1540059?custom_click=rss A man threatened a woman with a gun, chased her down and then assaulted her Wednesday evening in southeast Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs police received several 911 calls around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday about an assault involving a woman and a man with a gun in the area of Gahart Drive and Airport Road, east of Academy Boulevard.

The woman was able to flee after the assault and hid in a business with the help of people nearby until police arrived. The man fled before police arrived, but they believe they know his identity and are searching for him.

Police would not release the man's name or photo because of the ongoing investigation. Whether the man and woman know each other is unclear.

The woman was treated at a

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Colorado Springs police received several 911 calls around 6:45 p.m. Wednesday about an assault involving a woman and a man with a gun in the area of Gahart Drive and Airport Road, east of Academy Boulevard.

The woman was able to flee after the assault and hid in a business with the help of people nearby until police arrived. The man fled before police arrived, but they believe they know his identity and are searching for him.

Police would not release the man's name or photo because of the ongoing investigation. Whether the man and woman know each other is unclear.

The woman was treated at a]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:10:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Aurora theater shooting prosecutors agree to trial delay]]> Associated Press http://gazette.com/aurora-theater-shooting-prosecutors-agree-to-trial-delay/article/1540048?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/aurora-theater-shooting-prosecutors-agree-to-trial-delay/article/1540048?custom_click=rss CENTENNIAL — Prosecutors say they would agree to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado theater shootings so defense attorneys can have more time to review his sanity exam.

But prosecutors said in a court filing released Thursday that they would oppose a delay of more than four or five weeks because most of the victims don't want the trial postponed any longer.

James Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 2012 attack on a Denver-area theater. The trial was set for Dec. 8. Defense attorneys say they need more time to review a second sanity evaluation of Holmes that included 22 hours of interviews.

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CENTENNIAL — Prosecutors say they would agree to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado theater shootings so defense attorneys can have more time to review his sanity exam.

But prosecutors said in a court filing released Thursday that they would oppose a delay of more than four or five weeks because most of the victims don't want the trial postponed any longer.

James Holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 2012 attack on a Denver-area theater. The trial was set for Dec. 8. Defense attorneys say they need more time to review a second sanity evaluation of Holmes that included 22 hours of interviews.

A judge hasn't ruled on whether the

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