<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/crime Tue, 31 May 2016 20:18:26 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Police ID woman killed in northeast Colorado Springs home; ex-boyfriend suspected]]> http://gazette.com/police-id-woman-killed-in-northeast-colorado-springs-home-ex-boyfriend-suspected/article/1577236?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-id-woman-killed-in-northeast-colorado-springs-home-ex-boyfriend-suspected/article/1577236?custom_click=rss

A woman found dead inside her northeast Colorado Springs home Monday had predicted her violent death two years earlier in a series of restraining orders filed against the man wanted on suspicion of killing her.

Seven times in 2014, Janice Nam said her ex-boyfriend Glen Galloway, 44, made her fear for her life. She wrote repeatedly in court documents she was convinced he wouldn't stop coming after her until she was dead.

"I have no doubts about him killing me," Nam wrote in her first protection order request, referring to a March 3, 2014, incident in which she asked Galloway to move out and he threatened to use a gun against her and her sister.



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Tue, 31 May 2016 18:50:54 -0600
<![CDATA[Woman bites 2 Colorado Springs police officers during arrest]]> http://gazette.com/woman-bites-2-colorado-springs-police-officers-during-arrest/article/1577224?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woman-bites-2-colorado-springs-police-officers-during-arrest/article/1577224?custom_click=rss

A woman reportedly bit two Colorado Springs police officers during her arrest on Monday.

Police were called to a home off Charleston Drive near South Hancock Expressway and South Academy Boulevard around 7 a.m. for a fight.

When police arrived they found an "uncooperative and combative" woman, identified as Ayana Barriteau.

The 19-year-old reportedly bit two officers while she was being arrested.

Police said neither of the officers were seriously hurt.

Barriteau faces assault charges and was taken to the El Paso County jail.



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Tue, 31 May 2016 10:36:39 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs police seek person of interest in woman's death]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-seek-person-of-interest-in-womans-death/article/1577193?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-seek-person-of-interest-in-womans-death/article/1577193?custom_click=rss

A man was named a person of interest after a woman was found dead inside a northeast Colorado Springs house Monday evening.

Glen Galloway, 44, is being sought by Colorado Springs police in connection with the woman's death, according to Sgt. Joel Kern, a police spokesman. He is considered armed and dangerous, and police fear he could flee the state or the country.

Police were called for an urgent assist about 5 p.m. to 6042 Miramont St. - a house in a neighborhood northeast of Powers and Stetson Hills boulevards.

Inside, they found a woman dead with obvious signs of trauma, Kern said. Her name was not released.

Galloway has been wanted after skipping a sentencing hearing in January.



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Tue, 31 May 2016 09:54:12 -0600
<![CDATA[Man shot in face in Pueblo drive-by shooting]]> http://gazette.com/man-shot-in-face-in-pueblo-drive-by-shooting/article/1577185?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-shot-in-face-in-pueblo-drive-by-shooting/article/1577185?custom_click=rss Pueblo police said they are investigating a drive-by shooting early Monday.

It happened just before 2:30 a.m. on West Routt Avenue at Polk Street.

Police say three people were outside a home standing on the driveway when a black four-door car drove by and shot at them.

A man was hit in the face with a bullet and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, police said.

If you have information, contact Pueblo police at 719-542-7867.



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Mon, 30 May 2016 15:39:14 -0600
<![CDATA[Truck, trailer with six ATVs stolen after long drive for surprise birthday party in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/truck-trailer-with-six-atvs-stolen-after-long-drive-for-surprise-birthday-party-in-colorado-springs/article/1577161?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/truck-trailer-with-six-atvs-stolen-after-long-drive-for-surprise-birthday-party-in-colorado-springs/article/1577161?custom_click=rss Police seek the thief or thieves who stole a visitor’s truck and trailer loaded with six ATVs over the weekend.

Matt Bartels drove to Colorado Springs from St. Louis for his sister’s surprise birthday party, he told Colorado Springs police.

He was staying at the Holiday Inn Express near Interstate 25 and Woodmen Road. When he woke up Sunday morning, his truck, trailer, and six custom ATVs were gone.

“I didn’t believe,” Bartels said told Gazette news partner KKTV. “I wanted to cry.”
Altogether, he estimates the stolen vehicles are worth around $50,000.

“It’s not only the truck or the trailer or ATVs, they took all of it,” Bartels said.



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Mon, 30 May 2016 12:25:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Information sought after knife-wielding man allegedly attempts to rob woman on Manitou Springs trail]]> http://gazette.com/information-sought-after-knife-wielding-man-allegedly-attempts-to-rob-woman-on-manitou-springs-trail/article/1577134?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/information-sought-after-knife-wielding-man-allegedly-attempts-to-rob-woman-on-manitou-springs-trail/article/1577134?custom_click=rss

A man wielding a fixed-blade knife allegedly ran toward a woman in Manitou Springs just after noon Sunday and demanded her bag.

The woman was walking on the sidewalk along Old Mans Trail toward the Midland Trail near Memorial Park when the man, described as white and in his 30s, with tattoos on his arms and legs and a fresh horizontal cut on his right cheek, jumped out of the bushes.

The woman did not turn over the bag, and ran to Manitou Avenue.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call El Paso County Dispatch at 390-5555 and ask to speak with a Manitou Springs police officer.



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Mon, 30 May 2016 10:45:46 -0600
<![CDATA[2 seriously injured
 in Colorado Springs bottle attacks]]> http://gazette.com/2-seriously-injured-in-colorado-springs-bottle-attacks/article/1577160?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/2-seriously-injured-in-colorado-springs-bottle-attacks/article/1577160?custom_click=rss Two men were seriously injured after being hit by flying beer bottles Saturday night.

The first attack happened just before 1 a.m. Saturday on the 2100 block of South Corona Avenue, Colorado Springs police said.

The second attack occurred minutes later on the 1900 block of South Institute Avenue.

Both men reported being assaulted by occupants of a vehicle but could give officers scant description of their attackers, police said.

The victims were treated at Memorial Hospital. Anyone with information about the assaults is asked to call police at 444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.



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Mon, 30 May 2016 10:02:46 -0600
<![CDATA[Clerk barricades himself in store to avoid would-be robber in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/clerk-barricades-himself-in-store-to-avoid-would-be-robber-in-colorado-springs/article/1577157?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/clerk-barricades-himself-in-store-to-avoid-would-be-robber-in-colorado-springs/article/1577157?custom_click=rss A quick-thinking clerk avoided a would-be robber Monday morning when he barricaded himself at the store office.

The clerk was working at a convenience store on the 300 block of South Hancock Avenue about 3 a.m. Monday, according to Colorado Springs police. The clerk noticed a man who had most of his face covered with a bandana and holding a gun. The clerk then locked himself inside the store's office. The man with the gun could not get to the clerk and left. Police searched the area for the man but did not find him.

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

Gerald Durand Bell, 45, is described as a 210-pound man, 5-feet-8 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes. Bell is being sought on suspicion of second-degree kidnapping.

Leah Allison Newlen, 45, is described as a 150-pound woman, 5-7 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. Newlen is being sought on suspicion of burglary.

Darcie Leigh Reilly, 30, is described as a 140-pound woman, 5-7 inches tall, with blond hair and blue eyes. Reilly is being sought on suspicion of menacing.

Bobby Sanchez, 32, is described as a 175-pound man, 5-8 inches tall, with black



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Mon, 30 May 2016 08:41:48 -0600
<![CDATA['Missing file' at play in indictment of former Sheriff Maketa]]> http://gazette.com/missing-file-at-play-in-indictment-of-former-sheriff-maketa/article/1577080?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/missing-file-at-play-in-indictment-of-former-sheriff-maketa/article/1577080?custom_click=rss

An El Paso County grand jury offered new support for a claim that helped bring down ex-Sheriff Terry Maketa: That he and subordinates concocted a phony hunt for a missing disciplinary file to influence an election.

"It jibes exactly with the allegations in our suit," said Ed Farry, a Colorado Springs attorney who represents five of Maketa's top deputies who claim in a pending civil complaint that Maketa led a "dirty tricks campaign" involving the file, which is said to contain a record of misdeeds by then-sheriff's candidate Bill Elder during an earlier stint with the Sheriff's Office.



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Sun, 29 May 2016 07:30:49 -0600
<![CDATA[Abuse allegations and arrest may reveal top-down corruption of the Terry Maketa administration]]> http://gazette.com/abuse-allegations-and-arrest-may-reveal-top-down-corruption-of-the-terry-maketa-administration/article/1577029?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/abuse-allegations-and-arrest-may-reveal-top-down-corruption-of-the-terry-maketa-administration/article/1577029?custom_click=rss

A woman's face and jawline swelled - allegedly from a punch - and her arm showed bruises.

She blamed it on violent beatings at the hands of her boyfriend - but a month later, she was the one in jail, court documents show.

In 2013, to protect a deputy, then-El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa directed a domestic violence victim to change her story and say she was the aggressor, a grand jury found in indicting the former sheriff and two others on Wednesday. Maketa then stood by as the woman was arrested and wrongfully jailed.

The allegations may illustrate how one man at the top of an organization could bend to his will his undersheriff, a bureau chief, various commanders, a sergeant and a line deputy to affect an arrest



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Sat, 28 May 2016 14:37:35 -0600
<![CDATA[Report: Colorado prison chief's killing was gang hit ]]> http://gazette.com/report-colorado-prison-chiefs-killing-was-gang-hit/article/1577024?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/report-colorado-prison-chiefs-killing-was-gang-hit/article/1577024?custom_click=rss

New documents quote Texas law enforcement officials saying what Colorado authorities still will not: the assassination of prisons director Tom Clements was orchestrated by a white supremacist prison gang.



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Sat, 28 May 2016 10:12:19 -0600
<![CDATA[Kidnapping, robbery suspect arrested in Colorado Springs home]]> http://gazette.com/kidnapping-robbery-suspect-arrested-in-colorado-springs-home/article/1577064?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/kidnapping-robbery-suspect-arrested-in-colorado-springs-home/article/1577064?custom_click=rss

A woman wanted in Greeley for kidnapping and aggravated robbery was taken into custody Friday after being found in a Colorado Springs home.

Nicole Archuleta-Aguirre, 34, was found on the 1900 block of Capulin Drive Friday evening. Colorado Springs police say she went into custody without incident.

Earlier in the day, Greeley police had asked CSPD for assistance in locating Archuleta-Aguirre. Greeley detectives said they had information indicating that she was at the Capulin Drive residence.



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Sat, 28 May 2016 09:30:34 -0600
<![CDATA[Man accidentally shoots self while using gas station restroom]]> http://gazette.com/man-accidentally-shoots-self-while-using-gas-station-restroom/article/1577054?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-accidentally-shoots-self-while-using-gas-station-restroom/article/1577054?custom_click=rss

A man accidentally shot himself Friday evening while using a gas station restroom, Colorado Springs police said.

Randall Reese Jr., 34, was shot in the leg while in the restroom at Kum & Go, 1021 S. Nevada Ave., after a handgun discharged in his pocket, police said.

Police were called about 6:40 p.m. Reese had left in a private vehicle. Police later talked to Reese and he was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Reese was arrested on suspicion of unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon and illegal discharge of a firearm, police said.



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Fri, 27 May 2016 21:18:52 -0600
<![CDATA[Scream scares off would-be thief in Colorado Springs parking lot]]> http://gazette.com/scream-scares-off-would-be-thief-in-colorado-springs-parking-lot/article/1577003?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/scream-scares-off-would-be-thief-in-colorado-springs-parking-lot/article/1577003?custom_click=rss

An attempted theft was abruptly halted Thursday night - because three people were sitting in the targeted truck.

A woman and her two juvenile siblings were waiting in the back seat of their parents' Ford pickup truck in a shopping center parking lot in the 7700 block of North Academy Boulevard when a black Toyota Highlander pulled up next to them.

A man got out of the SUV just before 8 p.m. and opened the Ford's unlocked driver's door, Colorado Springs police said. The woman sitting in back screamed and the man, who the children said was carrying a screwdriver, jumped back in the Highlander, which sped away, police said.

Another man and a woman also were in the Highlander, according to the children.



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Fri, 27 May 2016 18:50:33 -0600