<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/crime Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:23:33 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[While stealing car and money from dealership, burglars caused $20K damages]]> http://gazette.com/while-stealing-car-and-money-from-dealership-burglars-caused-20k-damages/article/1581016?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/while-stealing-car-and-money-from-dealership-burglars-caused-20k-damages/article/1581016?custom_click=rss

Police say burglars broke into a Colorado Springs car dealership early Friday, caused more than $20,000 in damage and stole $230, all while getting away with a 2013 Hyundai coupe from the lot.

They also attempted to start a fire on the showroom floor of the dealership on the 100 block of South Academy Boulevard, police say.

Police believe the burglars entered the dealership through a roof venting fan sometime late Thursday or early Friday.

Police responded to the break-in just after 7 a.m. Friday.

Police did not have suspect information.



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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:42:27 -0600
<![CDATA[Police identify man arrested in stabbing outside Colorado Springs convenience store]]> http://gazette.com/police-identify-man-arrested-in-stabbing-outside-colorado-springs-convenience-store/article/1580979?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-identify-man-arrested-in-stabbing-outside-colorado-springs-convenience-store/article/1580979?custom_click=rss

A man who allegedly stabbed another man in front of a Colorado Springs convenience store told police he did it because he felt like his personal space was violated, according to an arrest affidavit obtained Friday.

Earnest Mazyck Jr., 23, told police he was with his mother when a man asked him three times if he knew when a nearby barbershop would open. Mazyck responded by grabbing a steak knife from his mother's car and stabbing the man, who was found covered in blood in front of the Kwik Stop on the 800 block of East Platte Avenue, court documents state.

The 31-year-old victim was taken to the hospital with life-threatening stab wounds. As of Friday, his condition has been upgraded to fair.

Officers responded just



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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 20:23:20 -0600
<![CDATA[Fremont County day care provider charged with child abuse following death of child]]> http://gazette.com/fremont-county-day-care-provider-charged-with-child-abuse-following-death-of-child/article/1581010?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fremont-county-day-care-provider-charged-with-child-abuse-following-death-of-child/article/1581010?custom_click=rss

A Fremont County in-home day care provider watching a 9-month-old boy when he died has been charged with child abuse.

Christine Humphrey "unlawfully, feloniously, and with criminal negligence caused an injury to, or permitted to be unreasonably placed in a situation that posed a threat of injury to the life or health" of 9-month-old Rhett Walker, 11th Judicial District Attorney Thom LeDoux determined Thursday. Walker died April 29.

Humphrey has not yet been served with the summons, Fremont County Courts records show.

Walker was at the day care on the 4700 block of Drivers Road in Florence, about 40 miles southwest of Colorado Springs, when he became unresponsive around 9:37 a.m., Fremont County Coroner Randy Keller told



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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:25:52 -0600
<![CDATA[Pueblo shooting suspect arrested after jumping from third-story window]]> http://gazette.com/pueblo-shooting-suspect-arrested-after-jumping-from-third-story-window/article/1580959?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pueblo-shooting-suspect-arrested-after-jumping-from-third-story-window/article/1580959?custom_click=rss

A suspect in a recent Pueblo shooting was arrested this week after jumping out a third-story window at Casa Del Sol Apartments while police were asking a woman about the incident.

Adrian Roybal will be booked into Pueblo County Detention Center on suspicion of first-degree assault and two other outstanding warrants after he is released from an area hospital, the Pueblo Police Department said. He is being treated for fractured ankles sustained in the three-story fall from the Constitution Road apartment complex on Tuesday, police said.

At about 3:30 p.m. Saturday, a 20-year-old man walked into a local emergency room with serious gunshot wounds. Police said the shooting took place following a confrontation between two groups



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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 10:56:31 -0600
<![CDATA[Manitou Springs police seek suspect in counterfeit money use]]> http://gazette.com/manitou-springs-police-seek-suspect-in-counterfeit-money-use/article/1580951?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/manitou-springs-police-seek-suspect-in-counterfeit-money-use/article/1580951?custom_click=rss

Police are trying to identify a man nicknamed "Bae Bae" who is suspected of using counterfeit cash at stores in Manitou Springs.

Authorities believe the suspect has used fake money at a variety of locations around town, Manitou Springs police said Thursday.

Anyone who can identify the man pictured is asked to contact police at 719-390-5555.

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]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 09:25:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Woman set on fire during family camping trip in Colorado dies]]> http://gazette.com/woman-set-on-fire-during-family-camping-trip-in-colorado-dies/article/1580942?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woman-set-on-fire-during-family-camping-trip-in-colorado-dies/article/1580942?custom_click=rss

A woman who was set on fire in front of her children while camping last month has died.

An update on the GoFundMe page for Christina Archuleta-Blasier provided the update that she had passed away about a month after prosecutors say her boyfriend set her on fire.

“I’m sure a lot of you have already heard that our dearest daughter went to be with the Lord. What a heart wrenching time. I will miss her. Her poor boys. They took it so hard. It was so devastating to see their broken hearts,” the online update reads.

On June 17, Clear Creek County dispatched first responders to a campsite outside Idaho Springs in the Arapahoe National Forest on a call of a woman who was severely burned.



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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:47:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Three arrested in Pueblo for illegal marijuana grow]]> http://gazette.com/three-arrested-in-pueblo-for-illegal-marijuana-grow/article/1580926?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/three-arrested-in-pueblo-for-illegal-marijuana-grow/article/1580926?custom_click=rss

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office arrested three men in connection with 19 firearms and 56 marijuana plants seized in a Pueblo West home Thursday.

Detectives received a tip that residents in the 100 block of North Candlewood Drive possibly were growing and selling marijuana at a home. Detectives purchased more than a pound of marijuana at the home in an undercover operation and then got a search warrant to enter the home and seize the property.

Deputies also found an active butane hash oil operation and an illegally modified assault rifle in the house.

The homeowner, Gary Clasby, 49, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a dangerous weapon, hazardous extraction of marijuana and cultivation of more than 30 plants.



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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:40:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Black therapist says police shot him with his hands raised]]> http://gazette.com/black-therapist-says-police-shot-him-with-his-hands-raised/article/1580849?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/black-therapist-says-police-shot-him-with-his-hands-raised/article/1580849?custom_click=rss

MIAMI — A Florida police officer shot and wounded an autistic man's black caretaker, authorities said, in an incident purportedly captured on cellphone video that shows the caretaker lying down with his arms raised before being shot.

North Miami Assistant Police Chief Neal Cuevas told The Miami Herald that officers responded to the scene Monday following reports of a man threatening to shoot himself. Officers arrived to find 47-year-old Charles Kinsey, a therapist who works with people with disabilities, according to WSVN-TV, trying to get his 27-year-old patient back to a facility from where he had wandered.

Cuevas says police ordered Kinsey and the patient, who was sitting in the street playing with a toy truck, to



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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:40:22 -0600
<![CDATA[Baby found alone in camper after dad arrested on drug charge]]> http://gazette.com/baby-found-alone-in-camper-after-dad-arrested-on-drug-charge/article/1580763?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/baby-found-alone-in-camper-after-dad-arrested-on-drug-charge/article/1580763?custom_click=rss

HILLIARD, Fla. — Deputies say they found an 8-week-old baby alone in a camper after they stopped his father for driving the wrong way on a Florida highway.

Nassau County Sheriff's officials say 30-year-old Russell Christopher Bird was arrested on child neglect and drug charges on Tuesday.

The Florida Times-Union reports authorities stopped Bird's truck near the camper where he was living. As deputies were arresting him, Bird started yelling to his landlord to get the baby from the camper. A deputy went inside the camper with the landlord and found the child in a bassinet next to drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine residue.

Deputies contacted the Florida Department of Children and Families, which took the



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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:28:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Cops: 81-year-old veteran held hostage in motel for 4 years]]> http://gazette.com/cops-81-year-old-veteran-held-hostage-in-motel-for-4-years/article/1580853?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/cops-81-year-old-veteran-held-hostage-in-motel-for-4-years/article/1580853?custom_click=rss

HIGHLANDS, N.Y. — A New York man is accused of holding an 81-year-old Marine Corps veteran hostage in a motel for at least four years in order to steal his benefits checks.

Forty-three-year-old Perry Coniglio was arrested Tuesday in his room adjoining the victim's at a motel in Highlands. The motel is next door to the Hudson Valley town's police station.

Police say Coniglio used brute force and intimidation to get the elderly and diminished veteran to cooperate with him. Investigators say the victim received three checks every month. The amounts weren't released.

The victim has been taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Coniglio is being held in jail on $15,000 bail. The Legal Aid Society attorney



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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:21:34 -0600
<![CDATA[Man shot outside Colorado Springs Taco Bell is ID'd]]> http://gazette.com/man-shot-outside-colorado-springs-taco-bell-is-idd/article/1580811?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-shot-outside-colorado-springs-taco-bell-is-idd/article/1580811?custom_click=rss

A man who died Sunday after he was shot outside a Taco Bell south of downtown Colorado Springs has been identified.

Jessie Garcia, 23, of Colorado Springs was shot just before 3 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of the fast-food restaurant near Brookside Street and South Nevada Avenue, police said. He was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Officers said the shooting might have stemmed from a road rage incident.

Garcia's death is the 14th homicide in 2016 - compared to 11 at this time last year.

Anyone with information about a possible road rage incident Sunday involving Garcia or his fatal shooting is asked to call police at 444-7000 or leave an anonymous tip with the Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers tipline at



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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:37:06 -0600
<![CDATA[Two crashes north of Monument seriously injures one; DUI suspected]]> http://gazette.com/two-crashes-north-of-monument-seriously-injures-one-dui-suspected/article/1580846?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/two-crashes-north-of-monument-seriously-injures-one-dui-suspected/article/1580846?custom_click=rss

Alcohol is suspected as a factor in two back-to-back crashes on Interstate 25 just north of Monument early Thursday that left at least one person seriously injured.

The Colorado State Patrol says traffic was stopped in the northbound lanes as investigators reviewed the first wreck when the second happened.

In the second crash, investigators say what appeared to be a silver minivan was stopped when an “impaired driver” rear-ended it, forcing the van underneath a semi-trailer.



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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:01:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Man arrested after pointing gun at Colorado Springs police officers]]> http://gazette.com/man-arrested-after-pointing-gun-at-colorado-springs-police-officers/article/1580835?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-arrested-after-pointing-gun-at-colorado-springs-police-officers/article/1580835?custom_click=rss A man who pointed a pellet gun at Colorado Springs police officers was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of menacing, police said.

Victor Alvarez, 39, aimed what officers thought was a black semi-automatic handgun after police made a sweep of an area on the 100 block of Delaware Drive, just east of downtown Colorado Springs, known to have "illegal camps," police said in a report. The incident happened just before 11 a.m.

"Officers were issuing verbal warnings and instructing citizens in violation to gather their belongings and move on," police said. A man, later identified as Alvarez, took out the pellet gun, racked the slide of the weapon and pointed it at officers.

"The individual did comply with officer commands and



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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 06:48:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Man suffers 'traumatic' stab wounds in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/man-suffers-traumatic-stab-wounds-in-colorado-springs/article/1580780?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-suffers-traumatic-stab-wounds-in-colorado-springs/article/1580780?custom_click=rss

A man was left with "traumatic" wounds after a stabbing Wednesday afternoon in front of a Colorado Springs convenience store, police said.

Another man was detained after officers responded just before 1 p.m. to "a possible stabbing" at the Kwik Stop on the 800 block of East Platte Avenue, just east of downtown, said Lt. Howard Black, a police spokesman.

A man, believed to be in his 20s, was found lying on the ground and taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, Black said.

Black said investigators are looking into a possible disturbance between the men and "a mental health" connection in the stabbing.

At the scene, splattered blood was seen the near the entrance of the store.

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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:58:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Denver bank robber has unique nickname - and attention of FBI]]> http://gazette.com/denver-bank-robber-has-unique-nickname-and-attention-of-fbi/article/1580790?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/denver-bank-robber-has-unique-nickname-and-attention-of-fbi/article/1580790?custom_click=rss

A Denver bank robber has a unique nickname and the attention of the FBI.

The FBI said Wednesday the so-called "Dum-Dum Robber" has hit three Colorado banks in the past 30 days.

While robbing a Bank of the West in Englewood on July 8, he told the teller he was holding the bank up, grabbed a sucker out of a bowl on the counter and licked it while he waited for the bag of cash, the FBI said.

The bandit struck again Tuesday, robbing the US Bank at 3400 West 38th Avenue in Denver. He also is accused of robbing a Vectra Bank in Denver on June 23, FBI said.

He acts calm and collected, threatens to hurt the tellers, but never shows a weapon, FBI said.



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Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:29:14 -0600