<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/crime Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:34:52 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Colorado Springs police want to reunite stolen items with their owners]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-want-to-reunite-stolen-items-with-their-owners/article/1578984?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-want-to-reunite-stolen-items-with-their-owners/article/1578984?custom_click=rss

If you had jewelry, purses, toys or other items stolen late last year and early this year, you may be able to get them back.

In a news release Friday, Colorado Springs police asked for public assistance to identify items that were stolen from vehicles and front porches of homes across the city from September to mid-February.

Tiffany Zalen-McMahon, 35, and Gary McMahon, 41, were arrested in connection with 50 theft and burglary cases during that time period, police said.

The items can be viewed on the Colorado Springs Police Department's Facebook page. Anyone who recognizes something as theirs is asked to send an email to CSPDRecoveredProperty@springsgov.com.



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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 10:12:55 -0600
<![CDATA[Authorities ID man fatally shot by Colorado Springs police officer]]> http://gazette.com/authorities-id-man-fatally-shot-by-colorado-springs-police-officer/article/1578964?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/authorities-id-man-fatally-shot-by-colorado-springs-police-officer/article/1578964?custom_click=rss

A man shot and killed Wednesday morning by Colorado Springs police has been identified as 25-year-old Josiah Williams, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said Friday.

Williams had an alcohol beverage in one hand and a handgun in the other when he approached an officer and fired the weapon at the officer near a 7-Eleven in the area of San Marcos Drive, Delta Drive and Hancock Expressway on the city's southeast side. He refused orders to drop his weapon and was shot, the Sheriff's Office said.

The shooting happened at 7:21 a.m. Wednesday.

Williams was taken to a local hospital, where he died from a gunshot wound.

The officer who fired the fatal shot was put on paid administrative leave, per department policy. The



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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:12:16 -0600
<![CDATA[NY police: Colorado man arrested after meeting Long Island teenager]]> http://gazette.com/ny-police-colorado-man-arrested-after-meeting-long-island-teenager/article/1578983?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/ny-police-colorado-man-arrested-after-meeting-long-island-teenager/article/1578983?custom_click=rss

MERRICK, N.Y. — Police say a Colorado man traveled to Long Island and made inappropriate sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl.

Luke A. Tilsley of Denver was arrested Friday by Nassau County Police at the Long Island Rail Road station in Merrick.

Police say Tilsley began communicating online with the teenager in October. He traveled twice to Merrick in April and allegedly touched the girl in an inappropriate manner.

When the teenager was seen with the 36-year-old Tilsley again on Friday, he was arrested.

Related: Police issue sketch of suspect in Colorado Springs sexual assault

He faces arraignment Saturday on two counts of forcible touching, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and two



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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 09:07:30 -0600
<![CDATA[Police issue sketch of suspect in Colorado Springs sexual assault]]> http://gazette.com/police-issue-sketch-of-suspect-in-colorado-springs-sexual-assault/article/1578967?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-issue-sketch-of-suspect-in-colorado-springs-sexual-assault/article/1578967?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs police have released a sketch of a man believed to have grabbed a woman by the hair, then driven away with her for about two blocks with her body partially inside his car during an alleged sexual assault in May.

In a news release Friday, police described the man as being in his late 20s with a medium build, short black hair and "extremely chapped lips."

A woman reported to police that she was walking about 5 p.m. May 6 near South Murray Boulevard and Dewey Drive on the city's southeast side when a man approached her in a newer model light blue sedan with Oklahoma license plates. The man got out of the car, followed her and made sexual comments to her.



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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:17:47 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs police to discuss safety awareness]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-to-discuss-safety-awareness/article/1578971?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-to-discuss-safety-awareness/article/1578971?custom_click=rss The Colorado Springs Police Department will be in Red Rock Canyon Open Space from 10 a.m.-2p.m. Saturday promoting safety awareness.

The Colorado Springs Police Department's Gold Hill Citizens Advisory Committee will discuss ways to keep valuables safe by keeping doors of vehicles locked, placing items out of sight, removing items perceived to be valuable, and never leaving your garage door opener or your home address in your vehicle.

For information, call Crime Prevention Officer Sid Santos at 385-2117.

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]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:10:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Pueblo police ID officers involved in shooting of 27-year-old man]]> http://gazette.com/pueblo-police-id-officers-involved-in-shooting-of-27-year-old-man/article/1578961?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pueblo-police-id-officers-involved-in-shooting-of-27-year-old-man/article/1578961?custom_click=rss Pueblo police on Friday identified the two officers who shot at a wanted man during a confrontation early Wednesday.

Officers Jose Medina and David Mattarocci fired at Skyler Manzanares, 27, in the backyard of a home on the 1800 block of East Routt Avenue, police said in a news release. Manzanares pointed a gun at officers and was shot, police added.

Manzanares was listed in critical condition following the 1 a.m. shooting, police said. He was taken to a Denver hospital, where his condition improved.

He was on the Pueblo SAFE Streets most wanted list on suspicion of felony contempt, robbery and drug possession, police said. His bond was set at $100,000, police said.

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]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:35:01 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs police K-9 tracks down man in open space]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-k-9-tracks-down-man-in-open-space/article/1578930?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-k-9-tracks-down-man-in-open-space/article/1578930?custom_click=rss

A man suspected on domestic violence charges was tracked down in Cresta open space by a K-9 officer, Colorado Springs police said.

Officers responded to a disturbance call at 11:15 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of Arcturus Drive and went to look for Clinton Newman in connection with a domestic violence dispute. He was armed with a knife when he fled from his home. Officers lost him in the southwest Colorado Springs open space, so a K-9 was brought to help.

The dog found Newman hiding in the brush.



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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:19:18 -0600
<![CDATA[Taser, Colorado Springs police tracking nab felony suspect]]> http://gazette.com/taser-colorado-springs-police-tracking-nab-felony-suspect/article/1578915?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/taser-colorado-springs-police-tracking-nab-felony-suspect/article/1578915?custom_click=rss

A man who twice tried to evade police was taken down by a taser and arrested.

Police were searching for Mark Edie, 46, on suspicion of robbery and kidnapping when they found him the first time as a passenger in a vehicle at Half Turn Road and South Academy Boulevard shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday. When police tried to stop the vehicle, the driver fled.

Heavy traffic kept officers from pursuing the vehicle, police said.

Two hours later, police said they tracked Edie to a restaurant near North Union Boulevard and East Platte Avenue. When Edie tried to run away, an officer followed, ultimately tasing him, police said.



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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:48:06 -0600
<![CDATA[Pueblo police ID man shot by officer]]> http://gazette.com/pueblo-police-id-man-shot-by-officer/article/1578892?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pueblo-police-id-man-shot-by-officer/article/1578892?custom_click=rss

A wanted man who was shot by Pueblo police on Wednesday has been identified as 27-year-old Skyler Manzanares, police said Thursday.

Manzanares was listed in critical condition following the shooting about 1 a.m. Wednesday in the backyard of a home on the 1800 block of East Routt Avenue, police said. He pointed a gun at officers and was shot, police added.

He was taken to a Denver hospital, where his condition has improved, police said.

Manzanares was on the Pueblo SAFE Streets most wanted list on suspicion of felony contempt, robbery and drug possession, police said. His bond is $100,000, police said.

Two officers involved in the shooting were placed on paid administrative leave, per department policy.



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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:05:59 -0600
<![CDATA[Pueblo mom, boyfriend, accused of abusing child]]> http://gazette.com/pueblo-mom-boyfriend-accused-of-abusing-child/article/1578890?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pueblo-mom-boyfriend-accused-of-abusing-child/article/1578890?custom_click=rss A 24-year-old mother and her boyfriend were arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of child abuse, according to Pueblo police.

Police believe the woman and her 21-year-old partner, both Pueblo residents, were physically and sexually abusing her two children, a 5-year-old and a 6-year-old.

Authorities began investigating abuse allegations this month and obtained arrest warrants for the pair in June 11, according to police.

The mother was arrested on suspicion of child abuse, and her boyfriend was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust.



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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 20:03:30 -0600
<![CDATA[Second woman arrested in Pueblo purse snatching]]> http://gazette.com/second-woman-arrested-in-pueblo-purse-snatching/article/1578843?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/second-woman-arrested-in-pueblo-purse-snatching/article/1578843?custom_click=rss

Pueblo police arrested the second of a pair of suspects Tuesday believed to be responsible for a robbery that left a 60-year-old woman with injuries last month.

Police believe Angelique Pacheco, 33, jumped out of an SUV and attempted to snatch the victim's purse as she was walking into Sam's Club on Eagleridge Boulevard at about 8:30 p.m. May 26. When the victim refused to let go of her bag, she was dragged and suffered significant injuries.

The woman police believe was driving the vehicle, 35-year-old Michelle Martinez, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated robbery.



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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:40:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Police release ID of woman found dead in Colorado Springs home]]> http://gazette.com/police-release-id-of-woman-found-dead-in-colorado-springs-home/article/1578858?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-release-id-of-woman-found-dead-in-colorado-springs-home/article/1578858?custom_click=rss

A woman who was found dead Tuesday night inside a southeast Colorado Springs home has been identified as 43-year-old Alexandra Matthews, police said Thursday.

Matthews, of Colorado Springs, died from a gunshot wound, police said.

Police responded about 11 p.m. Tuesday to a shooting on the 4600 block of Newton Drive and found Matthews. Details about the incident were not provided.

No suspects have been identified.

Police spokesman Sgt. Tim Stankey said the incident is not connected to another fatal shooting that happened Wednesday morning about a mile and half away.



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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:37:39 -0600
<![CDATA[Driver arrested on suspicion of purposely hitting UCCS motorcycle officer]]> http://gazette.com/driver-arrested-on-suspicion-of-purposely-hitting-uccs-motorcycle-officer/article/1578835?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/driver-arrested-on-suspicion-of-purposely-hitting-uccs-motorcycle-officer/article/1578835?custom_click=rss

A 32-year-old man faces felony charges after he allegedly swerved his car into a police motorcycle Wednesday night at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

UCCS authorities believe Matthew Leonard, of Colorado Springs, was driving with a woman and infant on the east side of campus near Main Hall at about 10 p.m., when a campus patrol officer on a motorcycle tried to stop Leonard for traffic violation. Leonard then allegedly swerved toward officer and attempted to flee, UCCS said.

After a brief pursuit, Leonard was booked into El Paso County jail late Wednesday on outstanding warrants. He was arrested on suspicion of first degree assault, criminal mischief, two counts of reckless endangerment, child abuse and



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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:17:08 -0600
<![CDATA[Man killed in Colorado Springs in officer-involved shooting]]> http://gazette.com/man-killed-in-colorado-springs-in-officer-involved-shooting/article/1578731?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-killed-in-colorado-springs-in-officer-involved-shooting/article/1578731?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs police fatally shot a 25-year-old man Wednesday morning after he approached officers with an alcoholic beverage in one hand and a handgun in the other, authorities said.

The shooting happened at 7:21 a.m. near a 7-Eleven in the area of San Marcos Drive, Delta Drive and Hancock Expressway on the city's southeast side.

Police were responding to 911 calls about the man, and an officer confronted him in the parking lot of the store, El Paso County Sheriff's spokeswoman Natalie Sosa said. The man was shot and killed after he pointed his gun at the officer and refused to obey a command to drop it, she said.

The man was taken to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries, the Sheriff's Office said in a



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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:28:55 -0600
<![CDATA[6 members of 211 Crew and one associate arrested in multi-agency sweep]]> http://gazette.com/6-members-of-211-crew-and-one-associate-arrested-in-multi-agency-sweep/article/1578815?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/6-members-of-211-crew-and-one-associate-arrested-in-multi-agency-sweep/article/1578815?custom_click=rss

Six members of a violent, white supremacist prison gang and a female gang associate were arrested on outstanding arrest warrants by FBI agents and SWAT officers from several Front Range police agencies on Wednesday.

During the coordinated sweep conducted from Denver to Greeley, authorities also confiscated guns and methamphetamine from the suspects.

Those arrested include 211 Crew members Justin Scheiss of Larimer County, Jacob Woodyard of Jefferson County, Cody Stark of Adams County and Jared Anderson of Weld County. The names of two other suspects who were also served with warrants have not been released.

Janae Gallegos of Denver was also arrested. Gallegos is not a member of the 211 Crew, a white



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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:24:59 -0600