<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/crime Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:35:45 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Former Boulder mayor charged in fatal collision]]> http://gazette.com/former-boulder-mayor-charged-in-fatal-collision/article/1597589?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/former-boulder-mayor-charged-in-fatal-collision/article/1597589?custom_click=rss

BOULDER — Former Boulder Mayor Bob Greenlee has been charged with vehicular homicide and other counts in connection with a December crash that left one person dead.

The Boulder Daily Camera reported Friday the charges also include criminally negligent homicide, vehicular assault and careless driving causing injury.

Greenlee didn't immediately return a phone message left by The Associated Press. An arraignment is scheduled for March 28.

Authorities say the 75-year-old Greenlee was driving one of five vehicles involved in the Dec. 28 collision that killed 70-year-old Pat Lucero of Monte Vista.

Investigators say Greenlee was attempting to pass another vehicle when his SUV collided with Lucero's sedan.

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:15:34 -0700
<![CDATA[3 Oklahoma City men arrested for slaying in Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/3-oklahoma-city-men-arrested-for-slaying-in-colorado/article/1597585?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/3-oklahoma-city-men-arrested-for-slaying-in-colorado/article/1597585?custom_click=rss

OKLAHOMA CITY — Police say three Oklahoma City men wanted in connection with the shooting death of a man in Pueblo, Colorado, in December have been arrested in Oklahoma City.

Police say 44-year-old Raymond Davenport, 45-year-old Marvin Hopgood and 27-year-old Lionel Mosley were arrested separately on Thursday.

Each of the three are being held in the Oklahoma County jail and jail records do not list an attorney for them.

Police in Pueblo did not immediately return phone calls for comment.

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:39:25 -0700
<![CDATA[He yelled ‘Get out of my country,’ witnesses say, and then shot 2 men from India, killing one]]> http://gazette.com/he-yelled-get-out-of-my-country-witnesses-say-and-then-shot-2-men-from-india-killing-one/article/1597572?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/he-yelled-get-out-of-my-country-witnesses-say-and-then-shot-2-men-from-india-killing-one/article/1597572?custom_click=rss

A 51-year-old man faces first-degree murder charges after shooting three men in an Olathe, Kan., bar Wednesday night, police say, reportedly telling two of them, local Garmin engineers from India, to “get out of my country.”

One of the Indian men, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32, died in the hospital later from his wounds.

Authorities would not classify the shooting as a hate crime, but federal law enforcement officials said Thursday they are investigating with local police to determine if it was “bias motivated.”

Adam W. Purinton, 51, of Olathe, was also charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder for shooting two other patrons at Austin’s Bar and Grill: Alok Madasani, 32, of

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:34:16 -0700
<![CDATA[Dog shot during home invasion in downtown Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/dog-shot-during-home-invasion-in-downtown-colorado-springs/article/1597564?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/dog-shot-during-home-invasion-in-downtown-colorado-springs/article/1597564?custom_click=rss

A homeowner's dog was shot when a man broke into a downtown residence Thursday and demanded money.

The dog was taken to an animal emergency clinic, Colorado Springs police said. Its condition was not known Friday.

The homeowner was not harmed.

The resident said he was at his home in the 700 block of East Vermijo Avenue about 8:31 p.m. when a stranger walked in, pulled out a silver automatic handgun and demanded money. When confronted by the owner's two dogs, the burglar shot one of them before being handed money and running away, police said.

The culprit was not found.

Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call police at 719-444-7000 or leave an anonymous tip with Pikes Peak Crime Stoppers

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:43:48 -0700
<![CDATA[Identity of Colorado Springs domestic violence suspect killed in police-involved shooting released]]> http://gazette.com/identity-of-colorado-springs-domestic-violence-suspect-killed-in-police-involved-shooting-released/article/1597543?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/identity-of-colorado-springs-domestic-violence-suspect-killed-in-police-involved-shooting-released/article/1597543?custom_click=rss

A domestic violence suspect who died in a police-involved shooting during a pursuit in Colorado Springs earlier this week has been identified as 39-year-old Misael Macias Cano, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

Cano, who was wanted on felony charges, drove off when police went to a home Tuesday evening in the 2900 block of Illinois Avenue searching for him. Officers followed the vehicle to the 2900 block of Templeton Gap Road, where the driver ditched the vehicle and ran away, according to the Sheriff's Office, which is investigating the shooting. Under state law, all uses of deadly force by law enforcement are investigated by a third party to prevent a conflict of interest.

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:20:45 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs father to stand trial in son's death; detectives recount discrepancies in story]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-father-to-stand-trial-in-sons-death-detectives-recount-discrepancies-in-story/article/1597541?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-father-to-stand-trial-in-sons-death-detectives-recount-discrepancies-in-story/article/1597541?custom_click=rss

A Colorado Springs man charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 4-year-old son claimed he found the boy unresponsive in a bathtub, authorities say.

But when police arrived at Jeremy Deonte Ralph's apartment to investigate, the tub only had a few drops of water, and the unconscious boy, Montana Glynn, was dry, dressed in his underwear, and covered in bruises.

Ralph, 24, was ordered to face trial after a hearing Thursday in which prosecutors accused him of concocting the story to conceal a vicious beating.

In reviewing the evidence, 4th Judicial District Judge Thomas Kelly Kane ruled that Ralph was likely to be convicted - a finding that means he will be held without bond at the El Paso County jail until the

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:19:25 -0700
<![CDATA['Barrel Chested Bandit' caught in Tucson suspected in attempted robbery of Colorado Springs bank]]> http://gazette.com/barrel-chested-bandit-caught-in-tucson-suspected-in-attempted-robbery-of-colorado-springs-bank/article/1597546?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/barrel-chested-bandit-caught-in-tucson-suspected-in-attempted-robbery-of-colorado-springs-bank/article/1597546?custom_click=rss

A serial bank robber dubbed the "Barrel Chested Bandit," who was arrested Wednesday in Tucson, Ariz., is suspected of attempting to rob the Chase Bank in the 7100 block of North Academy Boulevard on Feb. 3, Colorado Springs police said.

Anthony James Lane, 50, is allegedly responsible for at least eight bank robberies or attempted bank robberies in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. In each robbery or attempt, the suspect would produce a small handgun and demand cash.

In the attempted robbery of the Chase Bank, police said the heavy-set man approached the teller station and asked to exchange a $5 bill for five $1 bills. As the teller was counting out the change, she noticed the male had a small black revolver in his right hand.

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:21:46 -0700
<![CDATA[Malaysia says VX nerve agent used in killing of N.Korean]]> http://gazette.com/malaysia-says-vx-nerve-agent-used-in-killing-of-n.korean/article/1597545?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/malaysia-says-vx-nerve-agent-used-in-killing-of-n.korean/article/1597545?custom_click=rss

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, police said Friday.

The substance was detected on Kim's eyes and face, Malaysia's inspector general of police said in a written statement, citing a preliminary analysis from the country's Chemistry Department.

The death of Kim Jong Nam, whose daylight assassination in a crowded airport terminal seems straight out of a spy novel, has unleashed a diplomatic crisis that escalates by the day.

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:18:57 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs police searching for man who tried to run over officer]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-searching-for-man-who-tried-to-run-over-officer/article/1597501?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-searching-for-man-who-tried-to-run-over-officer/article/1597501?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs police are searching for a man they say tried to run over an officer Thursday morning.

The man was reportedly reclining in the driver's seat of a black Honda CRV about 10:52 a.m. when an officer approached and told him to step out. The vehicle was parked in the 1000 block of South Chelton Road, police said.

The driver refused and drove the vehicle directly at the uniformed officer, "forcing him to retreat in order to avoid being hit," police said. The man also drove through nearby fences.

Police said officers were suspicious because the vehicle did not have visible license plates. The vehicle was later determined to be stolen.

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:10:22 -0700
<![CDATA[Kwik Way becomes latest Colorado Springs convenience store to be robbed]]> http://gazette.com/kwik-way-becomes-latest-colorado-springs-convenience-store-to-be-robbed/article/1597487?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/kwik-way-becomes-latest-colorado-springs-convenience-store-to-be-robbed/article/1597487?custom_click=rss

Another convenience store fell victim to robbery Wednesday night.

A man entered Kwik Way at 5672 N. Union Blvd. shortly before 9:30 p.m. and told the clerk he had a gun while demanding money, according to Colorado Springs police. The clerk handed over money and the man left, police said.

No gun was shown during the robbery, police said.

A suspect has not been identified.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call police at 719-444-7000 or leave an anonymous tip with Pikes Peak Crime Stoppers at 719-634-7867.

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:01:41 -0700
<![CDATA[Armed robbery suspects who escaped bus arrested in Basalt]]> http://gazette.com/armed-robbery-suspects-who-escaped-bus-arrested-in-basalt/article/1597491?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/armed-robbery-suspects-who-escaped-bus-arrested-in-basalt/article/1597491?custom_click=rss

ASPEN — Two armed robbery suspects who escaped after being spotted on a bus in the Aspen area are under arrest.

The 19-year-old cousins were arrested by multiple officers on Wednesday night in Basalt after their car was stopped.

The Aspen Daily News reports that one of them had lost both shoes and both had to be treated for exposure-related injuries.

The arrest came a day after authorities say the men climbed out of the emergency window on a Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bus and ran off through rugged terrain east of Basalt. Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo says cellphone pings were used to locate them.

The pair is suspected of using a handgun to rob two employees at a Carbondale convenience

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:01:17 -0700
<![CDATA[Police have released a new clue in the deaths of two girls - a chilling recording of three words]]> http://gazette.com/police-have-released-a-new-clue-in-the-deaths-of-two-girls-a-chilling-recording-of-three-words/article/1597485?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-have-released-a-new-clue-in-the-deaths-of-two-girls-a-chilling-recording-of-three-words/article/1597485?custom_click=rss

The audio clip released by Indiana State Police on Wednesday contained a voice, and just three words.

Authorities hope it will be enough for someone to recognize the person speaking.

"If you hear this today, and you think, 'My God, that sounds like fill-in-the-blank,' call us, make an anonymous tip, tell us who you think it is, let us investigate it," Indiana State Police spokesman Capt. David Bursten said at a news conference. "If it's not the right person, they'll just be out a little bit of time, and they'll be cleared and they can go on and they'll never know that you called.

"But you may tell us who the right person was. And you could be the person that helps us to solve this horrible crime.

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:56:24 -0700
<![CDATA[Vail police say fraudulent lift ticket cases have increased by 875 percent in 12 months]]> http://gazette.com/vail-police-say-fraudulent-lift-ticket-cases-have-increased-by-875-percent-in-12-months/article/1597476?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/vail-police-say-fraudulent-lift-ticket-cases-have-increased-by-875-percent-in-12-months/article/1597476?custom_click=rss

Vail police are again warning skiers and snowboarders of a growing trend of fraudulent lift ticket sales this season that has cost visitors thousands of dollars.

So far this winter, there have been 39 such cases reported to police, an 875 percent increase over the 4 cases during the same period last year.

“As a reminder, using another person’s ski pass can have criminal consequences and potentially bar the unauthorized user from skiing the entire season,” Vail police said in a news release Wednesday. “Once fraudulent use is identified, suspects are either issued a summons into court and released or arrested, depending on the circumstances.”

Using a fraudulent lift ticket carries a

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:14:03 -0700
<![CDATA[Domestic violence suspect killed by Colorado Springs police officers after home invasion, car theft]]> http://gazette.com/domestic-violence-suspect-killed-by-colorado-springs-police-officers-after-home-invasion-car-theft/article/1597393?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/domestic-violence-suspect-killed-by-colorado-springs-police-officers-after-home-invasion-car-theft/article/1597393?custom_click=rss

Residents of a senior living community remains shaken the day after a domestic violence suspect on the run from police forced his way into a resident's home and stole their car at gunpoint before dying in a police-involved shooting five miles away.

The chase began Tuesday when Colorado Springs police attempted to arrest the suspect on Illinois Avenue near East Fillmore Street, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, which is handling the investigation as required by state law to avoid a conflict of interest.

The man sped away before ditching his car on Templeton Gap and running into the senior living community on Elm Meadow View. There, he forced his way inside a duplex and held the occupants at gunpoint before

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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:13:43 -0700
<![CDATA[Fate of ex-Fort Carson soldier accused in deadly marijuana theft in jury's hands]]> http://gazette.com/fate-of-ex-fort-carson-soldier-accused-in-deadly-marijuana-theft-in-jurys-hands/article/1597462?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fate-of-ex-fort-carson-soldier-accused-in-deadly-marijuana-theft-in-jurys-hands/article/1597462?custom_click=rss

Is a Colorado Springs man facing a murder rap for his association with a shady friend - or is he a killer whose baseball bat struck the first blows in a brutal assault?

An El Paso County jury on Wednesday began mulling that question as Michael Durante's three-week trial approached its conclusion.

After roughly two hours of closing arguments before 4th Judicial District Judge Marla Prudek, the five-man, seven-woman panel began deliberating about 12:30 p.m., adjourning about five hours later without reaching a verdict. Deliberations will resume at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:01:50 -0700