<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/crime Thu, 02 Jul 2015 06:32:25 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Police arrest Colorado Springs mom who allegedly kidnapped child]]> http://gazette.com/police-arrest-colorado-springs-mom-who-allegedly-kidnapped-child/article/1554867?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-arrest-colorado-springs-mom-who-allegedly-kidnapped-child/article/1554867?custom_click=rss

A missing 5-year-old was found early Thursday morning, almost 200 miles from home, according to Gazette news partner KKTV.

Sidney Carlisle was allegedly abducted by her mother, Kiri McMillion. Colorado Springs police say McMillion showed up at her daughter's home Tuesday afternoon and forcibly took her.

"The investigation revealed that the mother...approached the 5-year-old daughter and asked the daughter to go with her. The daughter said no, at which time the mother physically picked the child up, took her over to a car and left with her," Colorado Springs Police Department spokesperson Lt. Catherine Buckley said.

Sidney lives with her aunt near downtown Colorado Springs. McMillion does not have custody.



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A missing 5-year-old was found early Thursday morning, almost 200 miles from home, according to Gazette news partner KKTV.

Sidney Carlisle was allegedly abducted by her mother, Kiri McMillion. Colorado Springs police say McMillion showed up at her daughter's home Tuesday afternoon and forcibly took her.

"The investigation revealed that the mother...approached the 5-year-old daughter and asked the daughter to go with her. The daughter said no, at which time the mother physically picked the child up, took her over to a car and left with her," Colorado Springs Police Department spokesperson Lt. Catherine Buckley said.

Sidney lives with her aunt near downtown Colorado Springs. McMillion does not have custody.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 06:24:24 -0600
<![CDATA[One dead, one injured in Colorado Springs shooting]]> http://gazette.com/one-dead-one-injured-in-colorado-springs-shooting/article/1554866?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/one-dead-one-injured-in-colorado-springs-shooting/article/1554866?custom_click=rss

One person is dead and a second seriously injured in a shooting early Thursday morning in northeast Colorado Springs, according to police.

At this time, information from the scene is limited, reports Gazette news partner KKTV. Officers responded to reports of shots fired at an apartment complex on the 5900 block of Vista Ridge Point sometime before 5 a.m., and found the two shooting victims. Nothing further has been released.



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One person is dead and a second seriously injured in a shooting early Thursday morning in northeast Colorado Springs, according to police.

At this time, information from the scene is limited, reports Gazette news partner KKTV. Officers responded to reports of shots fired at an apartment complex on the 5900 block of Vista Ridge Point sometime before 5 a.m., and found the two shooting victims. Nothing further has been released.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 06:23:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Authorities have person of interest in Dylan Redwine case]]> http://gazette.com/authorities-have-person-of-interest-in-dylan-redwine-case/article/1554843?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/authorities-have-person-of-interest-in-dylan-redwine-case/article/1554843?custom_click=rss

A person of interest has been identified by the La Plata County Sheriff's Office in the Dylan Redwine case, according to a former FBI criminal profiler who has been working as an investigator.

Dylan, of Monument, was 13 when he went missing while visiting his father in Vallecito over Thanksgiving break in 2012. His remains were found along a rugged road near his father's house months later, but neither a cause of death nor a suspect was identified.

The La Plata County Sheriff's Office hired a former FBI criminal profiler, Pete Klismet, in January to help with the investigation. Klismet lives in Colorado Springs but has been in Durango the past week and said investigators are "optimistic we will have some newsworthy results

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]]> A person of interest has been identified by the La Plata County Sheriff's Office in the Dylan Redwine case, according to a former FBI criminal profiler who has been working as an investigator.

Dylan, of Monument, was 13 when he went missing while visiting his father in Vallecito over Thanksgiving break in 2012. His remains were found along a rugged road near his father's house months later, but neither a cause of death nor a suspect was identified.

The La Plata County Sheriff's Office hired a former FBI criminal profiler, Pete Klismet, in January to help with the investigation. Klismet lives in Colorado Springs but has been in Durango the past week and said investigators are "optimistic we will have some newsworthy results]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 04:05:16 -0600 <![CDATA[Arrested Fort Carson soldier has been AWOL since May]]> http://gazette.com/arrested-fort-carson-soldier-has-been-awol-since-may/article/1554855?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/arrested-fort-carson-soldier-has-been-awol-since-may/article/1554855?custom_click=rss

A Fort Carson soldier arrested Tuesday was declared absent without leave in May, Fort Carson officials said Wednesday.

Joseph Kimsey, 22, was arrested Tuesday in Cañon City after police say he was driving a car stolen from a Colorado Springs homicide victim, Ashley Melnyczok, 27.

She was found stabbed to death June 3 in a unit at the Grand River Canyon Apartments complex, near North Academy and Kelly Johnson boulevards. Jonathan Nelson was arrested in connection with Melnyczok's death on suspicion of second-degree murder June 4.

Kimsey was declared absent without leave May 29 and Fort Carson officials say they are "working with local law enforcement concerning this situation.



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A Fort Carson soldier arrested Tuesday was declared absent without leave in May, Fort Carson officials said Wednesday.

Joseph Kimsey, 22, was arrested Tuesday in Cañon City after police say he was driving a car stolen from a Colorado Springs homicide victim, Ashley Melnyczok, 27.

She was found stabbed to death June 3 in a unit at the Grand River Canyon Apartments complex, near North Academy and Kelly Johnson boulevards. Jonathan Nelson was arrested in connection with Melnyczok's death on suspicion of second-degree murder June 4.

Kimsey was declared absent without leave May 29 and Fort Carson officials say they are "working with local law enforcement concerning this situation.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:58:08 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado agency to run toxicology tests for DUI cases]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-agency-to-run-toxicology-tests-for-dui-cases/article/1554856?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-agency-to-run-toxicology-tests-for-dui-cases/article/1554856?custom_click=rss

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday that it would start toxicology testing for drug and alcohol DUI cases immediately.

The bureau's forensic services section has been working on the framework for the program for the past 16 months, the agency wrote in a press release. Conducting forensic toxicology testing at the bureau's agencies will assist other law enforcement agencies, according to a state House bill signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper last April, establishing the program.

Testing will begin at the Grand Junction Regional Office and expand to the bureau's Pueblo and Denver locations later this year.

The agency expects to process 10,000 toxicology samples every year.



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The Colorado Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday that it would start toxicology testing for drug and alcohol DUI cases immediately.

The bureau's forensic services section has been working on the framework for the program for the past 16 months, the agency wrote in a press release. Conducting forensic toxicology testing at the bureau's agencies will assist other law enforcement agencies, according to a state House bill signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper last April, establishing the program.

Testing will begin at the Grand Junction Regional Office and expand to the bureau's Pueblo and Denver locations later this year.

The agency expects to process 10,000 toxicology samples every year.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 20:54:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Video shows theater shooter acting oddly right after arrest]]> http://gazette.com/video-shows-theater-shooter-acting-oddly-right-after-arrest/article/1554851?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/video-shows-theater-shooter-acting-oddly-right-after-arrest/article/1554851?custom_click=rss

CENTENNIAL — As the chaos of a shooting at a packed movie theater continued to unfold outside, James Holmes sat in a sterile police interview room, toying with staples, staring at walls and playing with paper bags put on his hands to preserve gunshot residue.

Holmes' defense attorneys on Wednesday began showing a four-hour video of his bizarre, post-shooting behavior as they try to convince jurors he was legally insane when he killed 12 people and injured 70 more during a midnight movie premiere.

They say the video of Holmes in a ripped T-shirt and boxers with fiery orange hair is proof he was in the grips of a psychotic episode during the July 20, 2012, attack.



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CENTENNIAL — As the chaos of a shooting at a packed movie theater continued to unfold outside, James Holmes sat in a sterile police interview room, toying with staples, staring at walls and playing with paper bags put on his hands to preserve gunshot residue.

Holmes' defense attorneys on Wednesday began showing a four-hour video of his bizarre, post-shooting behavior as they try to convince jurors he was legally insane when he killed 12 people and injured 70 more during a midnight movie premiere.

They say the video of Holmes in a ripped T-shirt and boxers with fiery orange hair is proof he was in the grips of a psychotic episode during the July 20, 2012, attack.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:39:29 -0600
<![CDATA[Arrest warrant issued for mom in kidnapping of Colorado Springs girl]]> http://gazette.com/arrest-warrant-issued-for-mom-in-kidnapping-of-colorado-springs-girl/article/1554822?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/arrest-warrant-issued-for-mom-in-kidnapping-of-colorado-springs-girl/article/1554822?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs police are seeking a 28-year-old woman and her young daughter in what is believed to be a parental kidnapping case, according to a news release Wednesday.

The woman, Kiri McMillion, may be driving a silver 1999 Chevrolet pick-up truck with the license plate 952SUQ. She is described as a white female with brown hair and blue eyes. She is 5-foot-8 and weighs 120 pounds.

Her daughter, 5-year-old Sidney Carlisle, has brown hair and blue eyes and is under 4 feet and weighs about 35 pounds.

Police say McMillion "forcibly picked up" her daughter from a home on the 700 block of East Rio Grande Street on the city's south side around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The child refused to go with her mom, who picked her up and

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]]> Colorado Springs police are seeking a 28-year-old woman and her young daughter in what is believed to be a parental kidnapping case, according to a news release Wednesday.

The woman, Kiri McMillion, may be driving a silver 1999 Chevrolet pick-up truck with the license plate 952SUQ. She is described as a white female with brown hair and blue eyes. She is 5-foot-8 and weighs 120 pounds.

Her daughter, 5-year-old Sidney Carlisle, has brown hair and blue eyes and is under 4 feet and weighs about 35 pounds.

Police say McMillion "forcibly picked up" her daughter from a home on the 700 block of East Rio Grande Street on the city's south side around 5 p.m. Tuesday. The child refused to go with her mom, who picked her up and]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:48:41 -0600 <![CDATA[National organization wants help to find person who went missing in Colorado Springs 25 years ago]]> http://gazette.com/national-organization-wants-help-to-find-person-who-went-missing-in-colorado-springs-25-years-ago/article/1554782?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/national-organization-wants-help-to-find-person-who-went-missing-in-colorado-springs-25-years-ago/article/1554782?custom_click=rss

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking again for help locating a man who disappeared from Colorado Springs as a teenager almost exactly 25 years ago.

Robert Pillsen-Rahier was 15 when he disappeared July 6, 1990, from a residential treatment facility in Colorado Springs.

At the time, he wore wire-rimmed glasses. He would now be 40 years old and is estimated to be 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds. He has a scar on his forehead and a discoloration on his right arm, according to a release from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. He goes by "Bobby."

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact the Colorado Springs Police Department's Missing Person's Unit at 444-7000.



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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking again for help locating a man who disappeared from Colorado Springs as a teenager almost exactly 25 years ago.

Robert Pillsen-Rahier was 15 when he disappeared July 6, 1990, from a residential treatment facility in Colorado Springs.

At the time, he wore wire-rimmed glasses. He would now be 40 years old and is estimated to be 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds. He has a scar on his forehead and a discoloration on his right arm, according to a release from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. He goes by "Bobby."

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should contact the Colorado Springs Police Department's Missing Person's Unit at 444-7000.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:27:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Man wanted in Colorado woman's slaying found near lake]]> http://gazette.com/man-wanted-in-colorado-womans-slaying-found-nearlake/article/1554821?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-wanted-in-colorado-womans-slaying-found-nearlake/article/1554821?custom_click=rss

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A man sought in connection with the death of a young woman near Steamboat Springs has been found.

Twenty-two-year-old Cole J. Pollard was found Wednesday morning at the Trappers Lake recreational area following a search lasting several hours.

The Garfield County Sheriff's Office says Pollard is being returned to Routt County, where he has been named a person of interest in the slaying of 22-year-old Patricia Richmond.

Richmond's body was found tied up and face down in the home of her fiance's parents, Amy and Russell West, on Monday near the community of Clark north of Steamboat Springs. Sheriff Garrett Wiggins says Pollard is a distant cousin of Richmond's fiance.



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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A man sought in connection with the death of a young woman near Steamboat Springs has been found.

Twenty-two-year-old Cole J. Pollard was found Wednesday morning at the Trappers Lake recreational area following a search lasting several hours.

The Garfield County Sheriff's Office says Pollard is being returned to Routt County, where he has been named a person of interest in the slaying of 22-year-old Patricia Richmond.

Richmond's body was found tied up and face down in the home of her fiance's parents, Amy and Russell West, on Monday near the community of Clark north of Steamboat Springs. Sheriff Garrett Wiggins says Pollard is a distant cousin of Richmond's fiance.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:26:00 -0600
<![CDATA[Live video: Aurora theater shooting trial, Day 41]]> http://gazette.com/live-video-aurora-theater-shooting-trial-day-41/article/1554805?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/live-video-aurora-theater-shooting-trial-day-41/article/1554805?custom_click=rss

CENTENNIAL — Live coverage from the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes resumed at about 8:40 a.m. Wednesday from the Arapahoe County Justice Center.

Tuesday recap

CENTENNIAL — The judge was different. The district attorney was different. The defense team was 40 percent of its current size.

The Aurora movie theater shooting trial time warped into the past Tuesday, when defense attorneys played a video shot at James Holmes' very first court appearance. The purpose was to remind jurors of how strange Holmes looked during that court hearing in July 2012 — orange hair and sleepy eyelids that suddenly flapped wide open.



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CENTENNIAL — Live coverage from the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes resumed at about 8:40 a.m. Wednesday from the Arapahoe County Justice Center.

Tuesday recap

CENTENNIAL — The judge was different. The district attorney was different. The defense team was 40 percent of its current size.

The Aurora movie theater shooting trial time warped into the past Tuesday, when defense attorneys played a video shot at James Holmes' very first court appearance. The purpose was to remind jurors of how strange Holmes looked during that court hearing in July 2012 — orange hair and sleepy eyelids that suddenly flapped wide open.

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 08:49:16 -0600
<![CDATA[Man stunned with Taser after threats, Colorado Springs police say]]> http://gazette.com/man-stunned-with-taser-after-threats-colorado-springs-police-say/article/1554804?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-stunned-with-taser-after-threats-colorado-springs-police-say/article/1554804?custom_click=rss A man who threatened two people with a knife during a Tuesday afternoon disturbance in northeast Colorado Springs was stunned by policeafter he became aggressive toward officers, according to a police report.

Les Pondela was arrested on suspicion of several charges, including felony menacing of an at-risk adult, police said.

Colorado Springs police said officers found a man holding a knife and threatening two people about 3:40 p.m. in the 4800 block of Pacer Lane, Officers told the man at gunpoint to drop the weapon and he complied, police said.

But the man "continued to be aggressive toward officers and did not comply with further commands, resulting in the suspect being (stunned) to gain control of him," police said

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Les Pondela was arrested on suspicion of several charges, including felony menacing of an at-risk adult, police said.

Colorado Springs police said officers found a man holding a knife and threatening two people about 3:40 p.m. in the 4800 block of Pacer Lane, Officers told the man at gunpoint to drop the weapon and he complied, police said.

But the man "continued to be aggressive toward officers and did not comply with further commands, resulting in the suspect being (stunned) to gain control of him," police said]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:50:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs police: Knife-wielding man robs restaurant]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-knife-wielding-man-robs-restaurant/article/1554803?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-knife-wielding-man-robs-restaurant/article/1554803?custom_click=rss A knife-wielding man robbed a Colorado Springs business Tuesday night, police said.

The robbery happened just after 10 p.m. at D.P. Dough on the 4200 block of North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs police say.

The robber fled on foot, police say. No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information is asked to call Colorado Springs police at 444-7000.

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The robbery happened just after 10 p.m. at D.P. Dough on the 4200 block of North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs police say.

The robber fled on foot, police say. No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information is asked to call Colorado Springs police at 444-7000.]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 07:25:38 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs man arrested on suspicion of posting offensive signs]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-man-arrested-on-suspicion-of-posting-offensive-signs/article/1554753?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-man-arrested-on-suspicion-of-posting-offensive-signs/article/1554753?custom_click=rss

A 44-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of posting offensive signs in the city, Colorado Springs police said.

Vincent Broughton of Colorado Springs is accused of posting signs near a church at the 200 block of East Platte Avenue earlier this month, according to a police news release.

Police did not provide details on the content of the signs, but Gazette news partner KKTV reported that they were racist in nature.

The signs appeared on three consecutive Sundays outside New Covenant Church in Colorado Springs. Pastor Roland Joyner says the signs were put up during afternoon service Sunday.

One said "Black men be aware, you are the target.

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Vincent Broughton of Colorado Springs is accused of posting signs near a church at the 200 block of East Platte Avenue earlier this month, according to a police news release.

Police did not provide details on the content of the signs, but Gazette news partner KKTV reported that they were racist in nature.

The signs appeared on three consecutive Sundays outside New Covenant Church in Colorado Springs. Pastor Roland Joyner says the signs were put up during afternoon service Sunday.

One said "Black men be aware, you are the target.]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 04:15:10 -0600 <![CDATA[Man with Fort Carson ties arrested in Cañon City was in car of Colorado Springs homicide victim]]> http://gazette.com/man-with-fort-carson-ties-arrested-in-caon-city-was-in-car-of-colorado-springs-homicide-victim/article/1554776?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-with-fort-carson-ties-arrested-in-caon-city-was-in-car-of-colorado-springs-homicide-victim/article/1554776?custom_click=rss

A car belonging to a Colorado Springs homicide victim was found Tuesday in Cañon City, with a Fort Carson soldier at the wheel.

The vehicle belonged to Ashley Melnyczok, 27, who was found stabbed to death June 3 in a unit at the Grand River Canyon Apartments complex, near North Academy and Kelly Johnson boulevards.

A Cañon City police officer saw the "suspicious" car around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday in a Walmart on U.S. Highway 50, according to a police press release. The officer tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver fled. Another officer found the car at 15th Street and Royal Gorge Boulevard and took Joseph Tyler Kimsey, 22,, into custody with assistance from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office.

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The vehicle belonged to Ashley Melnyczok, 27, who was found stabbed to death June 3 in a unit at the Grand River Canyon Apartments complex, near North Academy and Kelly Johnson boulevards.

A Cañon City police officer saw the "suspicious" car around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday in a Walmart on U.S. Highway 50, according to a police press release. The officer tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver fled. Another officer found the car at 15th Street and Royal Gorge Boulevard and took Joseph Tyler Kimsey, 22,, into custody with assistance from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office.]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:40:35 -0600 <![CDATA[Air Force Academy professor found injured but alive on Colorado cliff]]> http://gazette.com/air-force-academy-professor-found-injured-but-alive-on-colorado-cliff/article/1554750?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/air-force-academy-professor-found-injured-but-alive-on-colorado-cliff/article/1554750?custom_click=rss

An Air Force Academy professor missing for two days after a hike in Chaffee County was found injured but alive on Tuesday.

Lt. Col. Dave Richie, 43, was "injured, but talkative," academy spokesman John Van Winkle said.

The Chaffee County Sheriff's Office called for air support, which spotted Richie on a cliff face, Sheriff John Spezze said. An Air National Guard helicopter rescued him around 6 p.m., Spezze said.

The Sheriff had not spoken with Richie and did not have details about what caused his hiking trip to go awry, but Spezze said the professor had a leg or ankle injury. He was airlifted to Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida.

Richie was found in the area of Tabeguache Peak, Spezze said.



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An Air Force Academy professor missing for two days after a hike in Chaffee County was found injured but alive on Tuesday.

Lt. Col. Dave Richie, 43, was "injured, but talkative," academy spokesman John Van Winkle said.

The Chaffee County Sheriff's Office called for air support, which spotted Richie on a cliff face, Sheriff John Spezze said. An Air National Guard helicopter rescued him around 6 p.m., Spezze said.

The Sheriff had not spoken with Richie and did not have details about what caused his hiking trip to go awry, but Spezze said the professor had a leg or ankle injury. He was airlifted to Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center in Salida.

Richie was found in the area of Tabeguache Peak, Spezze said.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:57:25 -0600