<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/crime Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:15:46 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Court records shed light on Colorado Springs-area weekend shootings]]> http://gazette.com/court-records-shed-light-on-colorado-springs-area-weekend-shootings/article/1588521?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/court-records-shed-light-on-colorado-springs-area-weekend-shootings/article/1588521?custom_click=rss

The killing of a woman inside the garage of her home in Security over the weekend stemmed from a domestic violence dispute, court records obtained Monday by The Gazette indicate.

Alicia Christmas-Moore, 42, was allegedly shot and killed by her ex-husband, Demetrius Mac Moore, who died hours later in a shootout with law enforcement officers near the Olympic Training Center east of downtown Colorado Springs.

Investigators said Moore, 40, and Christmas-Moore were arguing after 11 p.m. Saturday in a house on the 4900 block of Brant Road when Moore pulled out a handgun and shot her.

Daniel Lee Moore, 32, and Tlani Shelton witnessed the shooting, court documents said. Shelton ran away as more shots were fired.

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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:13:26 -0600
<![CDATA[16-year-old boys charged with killing Denver chef]]> http://gazette.com/16-year-old-boys-charged-with-killing-denver-chef/article/1588563?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/16-year-old-boys-charged-with-killing-denver-chef/article/1588563?custom_click=rss

DENVER — Two teens have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 33-year-old man, who was the chef at a popular Denver restaurant.

The Denver Post reports that Nicholas Andrew Lewis was gunned down in Englewood on Oct. 1. Officers had responded to a report of shots fired to find Lewis on the ground with several gunshot wounds. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Two 16-year-old boys are now facing murder and aggravated robbery charges in connection with Lewis' death.

Authorities have not yet released a motive for the killing, but say more details about their investigation will be revealed Wednesday.

Lewis was a chef at Blackbird Public House and a father to a young boy.

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:44:12 -0600
<![CDATA[Deputies: Colorado Springs-area shooting, car theft are related]]> http://gazette.com/deputies-colorado-springs-area-shooting-car-theft-are-related/article/1588489?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/deputies-colorado-springs-area-shooting-car-theft-are-related/article/1588489?custom_click=rss

A shooting in Peyton Monday morning may be related to a number of car break-ins and a stolen vehicle, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities were called to investigate shots fired about 4 a.m. on Gladwater Road, a housing community circling Horseshoe Park off Eastonville Road, where multiple criminal trespassing of an automobile complaints and a motor vehicle theft had been reported, sheriff's spokeswoman Jackie Kirby said.

"We believe the CTA (car break-in), motor vehicle theft and shooting are related to each other," Kirby said.

A teenage boy was later found 6 miles away near a 7-Eleven store at East Woodmen Road and Kenosha Drive, Kirby said. The boy, who is older than 12 but younger than 18,

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:05:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in the Colorado Springs area]]> http://gazette.com/mugshot-monday-most-wanted-in-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1588500?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mugshot-monday-most-wanted-in-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1588500?custom_click=rss

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

Daniel Lynn Etchieson, 20, is described as a 5-foot, 6-inch, 115-pound man with brown hair and brown eyes. Etchieson is being sought on suspicion of second-degree burglary.

Joshua M. Hunter, 26, is described as a 5-7, 150-pound man with brown hair and brown eyes. Hunter is being sought on suspicion of fraud by check.

Brian Mathews, 36, is described as a 6-0, 175-pound man with brown hair and green eyes. Mathews is being sought on suspicion of second-degree burglary, third-degree burglary.

Mark Parker McDonald, 28, is described as a 6-0, 230-pound man with red hair and hazel

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:56:13 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado child sex crimes trial stalls for mental exam]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-child-sex-crimes-trial-stalls-for-mental-exam/article/1588468?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-child-sex-crimes-trial-stalls-for-mental-exam/article/1588468?custom_click=rss

A judge has postponed a trial for a Grand Junction man accused of photographing nude underage girls for paid-subscription websites so he can undergo a mental competency evaluation.

The Daily Sentinel reports 36-year-old Kevin Renfro was arrested in July 2015 and charged with felonies including human trafficking of juveniles for sex acts, pandering a child and inducement and solicitation of child prostitution.

The former Wyoming resident was scheduled for a five-day trial until his attorneys raised doubts about his competency. Prosecutors say he photographed several girls to create content for websites he was operating.

Renfro will now be examined at the state psychiatric hospital in Pueblo.

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:05:49 -0600
<![CDATA[Officers kill homicide suspect in shootout in central Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/officers-kill-homicide-suspect-in-shootout-in-central-colorado-springs/article/1588450?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/officers-kill-homicide-suspect-in-shootout-in-central-colorado-springs/article/1588450?custom_click=rss

One of two brothers being sought in a woman's death Saturday night died hours later in a shootout with law enforcement officers near the Olympic Training Center east of downtown Colorado Springs, authorities said.

The second suspect was arrested without incident, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office said.

The Sheriff's Office identified the men as Demetrius Mac Moore, 40, and Daniel Lee Moore, 32. Authorities have not released the name of the man who shot at officers and then was killed by return fire, but Daniel Moore had been booked into the county jail, records showed.

Deputies received a call just before 11 p.m. of a shooting on the 4900 block of Brant Road in the Security area, where they found a woman with gunshot

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:54:07 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs police: Similarities in 2 robberies]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-similarities-in-2-robberies/article/1588494?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-similarities-in-2-robberies/article/1588494?custom_click=rss

Two armed robberies were committed within seven miles of one another and an hour apart in Colorado Springs, the latest in a string of similar incidents.

During the first robbery, two men entered Kwik Way, 5672 N. Union Blvd., about 8 p.m. Sunday and waved a gun at the clerk. The men took an undisclosed amount of cash before running away on foot, Colorado Springs police said.

About an hour later, another robbery was reported near downtown at Paul's Liquors at 2842 E. Pikes Peak Ave.

In that robbery, two men wearing hooded sweatshirts and partially covering their faces with cloth masks threatened the clerk with a pistol before taking cash from the register and running away on foot.

A K-9 search of the area did not

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 08:04:56 -0600
<![CDATA[Police investigating shooting at Colorado Springs park]]> http://gazette.com/police-investigating-shooting-at-colorado-springs-park/article/1588495?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-investigating-shooting-at-colorado-springs-park/article/1588495?custom_click=rss Colorado Springs police are investigating an overnight shooting that left one man with a wound to his arm.

Memorial Hospital Central had called in the suspicious circumstances after the man walked into the emergency room Sunday morning with a gunshot wound to the arm, police said. Three people with the victim told police the assault happened at Memorial Park, but they were "generally uncooperative" about providing details about the shooting, police said.

The incident reportedly happened just after midnight Sunday, police said.

The victim was treated for not life-threatening injuries.

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:25:23 -0600
<![CDATA[Man shot, killed in Aurora]]> http://gazette.com/man-shot-killed-in-aurora/article/1588493?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-shot-killed-in-aurora/article/1588493?custom_click=rss DENVER (AP) — Authorities are investigating a shooting in Aurora that left a man dead.

The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/2ewjHyC ) that police had responded Sunday afternoon to a report of a gun assault to find the man suffering from a gunshot wound in the city's Morris Heights neighborhood. The victim died at a hospital.

Police say all parties involved are accounted for and that there's no risk to the community.

The victim's identity will be released pending notification of his family.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact Aurora police.


Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.

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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:08:19 -0600
<![CDATA[Police believe body found in river is likely missing teen]]> http://gazette.com/police-believe-body-found-in-river-is-likely-missing-teen/article/feed/413292?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-believe-body-found-in-river-is-likely-missing-teen/article/feed/413292?custom_click=rss NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Police have pulled the body of a young man from a Massachusetts river and say it's likely that of a teen who apparently fell down a storm drain in New Hampshire.

New Hampshire police said officials there, along with Tyngsboro, Massachusetts, authorities recovered the body from the Merrimack River at around noon Sunday.

Officials say based on an initial investigation, clothing description and the condition of the body, they believe it belongs to 16-year old Jacob Goulet, of Nashua, New Hampshire, who was reported missing Saturday.

Nashua police said confirmation of the victim's identity will be completed by the Massachusetts Medical Examiner's office.

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]]> Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:11:32 -0600 <![CDATA[Haitian authorities recapture a dozen of 172 escaped inmates]]> http://gazette.com/haitian-authorities-recapture-a-dozen-of-172-escaped-inmates/article/1588460?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/haitian-authorities-recapture-a-dozen-of-172-escaped-inmates/article/1588460?custom_click=rss

ARCAHAIE, Haiti — Police officers were searching cars and boats for escaped prisoners on Sunday after recapturing at least a dozen of the 172 inmates who overpowered guards and fled from a lockup in central Haiti, the prison's director said.

The prison break occurred Saturday in Arcahaie, a coastal town about 30 miles north of Haiti's capital. The community is far from the southwest area that was slammed by Hurricane Matthew's eye earlier this month.

One guard was reported killed and an inmate died following a bad fall while trying to scale a prison wall.

Haitian National Police officers set up numerous checkpoints along roads to search vehicles. Small boats in fishing towns around Arcahaie were also being

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Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:25:33 -0600
<![CDATA[Liquor store clerks fight off armed robber]]> http://gazette.com/liquor-store-clerks-fight-off-armed-robber/article/1588382?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/liquor-store-clerks-fight-off-armed-robber/article/1588382?custom_click=rss

Two clerks were slightly injured fighting with a man armed with a handgun who attempted to rob a central Colorado Springs liquor store early Saturday, police said.

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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:16:36 -0600
<![CDATA['I feel like I was the victim': Former high school teacher blames student for seducing her]]> http://gazette.com/i-feel-like-i-was-the-victim-former-high-school-teacher-blames-student-for-seducing-her/article/1588320?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/i-feel-like-i-was-the-victim-former-high-school-teacher-blames-student-for-seducing-her/article/1588320?custom_click=rss

She was a 24-year-old substitute teacher.

He was a 17-year-old high school student.

And over the course of an illicit, months-long relationship during the 2015-2016 school year in Cedar Rapids, she admits, the pair had sex "hundreds of times."

Mary Beth Haglin was charged in July with sexual exploitation by a teacher.

But now, Haglin claims that not only is she innocent of committing any crime, she's actually the victim in the relationship.

Haglin appeared on the "Dr. Phil" show this week and accused the student of hatching an elaborate plan of romantic seduction, then threatening to "burn her life down" if she ended the relationship.

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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:52:09 -0600
<![CDATA[No Halloween prank: Woman with skull on stick leads police to body]]> http://gazette.com/no-halloween-prank-woman-with-skull-on-stick-leads-police-to-body/article/1588313?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/no-halloween-prank-woman-with-skull-on-stick-leads-police-to-body/article/1588313?custom_click=rss

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It sounds like a Halloween prank but Sacramento police say it was all too real.

Authorities say a homeless woman led them to a decomposed body after she was seen walking down the street with a human skull on a stick.

Police tell KTXL-TV that the woman was spotted Wednesday on Connie Drive.

Police stopped her at an abandoned house.

Sgt. Bryce Heinlein says the woman told them she had found the skull and led them to an abandoned homeless camp a couple blocks away. That's where officers found the rest of a decomposing body.

The coroner will determine the identity of the remains and the cause of death.

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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:51:58 -0600
<![CDATA[26,000 missing mail items found; ex-postal worker charged]]> http://gazette.com/26000-missing-mail-items-found-ex-postal-worker-charged/article/1588373?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/26000-missing-mail-items-found-ex-postal-worker-charged/article/1588373?custom_click=rss

STERLING, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say they recovered more than 26,000 pieces of undelivered mail in northeastern Colorado and arrested a former Postal Service worker.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Friday the recovered mail was addressed to people in Sterling and Fort Morgan. Authorities haven't said where or how they found it.

Twenty-two-year-old Tayson Adam Hidalgo of Sterling is charged with delaying or destroying mail between October 2014 and April 2016.

He didn't immediately return a telephone message left by The Associated Press.

If convicted, Hidalgo faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. He's free on an unsecured $5,000 bond and is due in court on Oct. 25.


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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:24:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Three juveniles cause fire that guts building in northeast Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/three-juveniles-cause-fire-that-guts-building-in-northeast-colorado-springs/article/1588377?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/three-juveniles-cause-fire-that-guts-building-in-northeast-colorado-springs/article/1588377?custom_click=rss

A fire in an abandoned house in northeast Colorado Springs that spread to surrounding trees and brush was human caused, police said Saturday.

Three young people sparked the fire, which was reported at about 3:20 p.m. Friday near East Woodmen and Marksheffel roads, after they entered the house and "began lighting various items on fire," according to a written statement from Colorado Springs Police.

Flames spread rapidly, engulfing the structure and spreading to surrounding terrain up to 50 feet from the building, said Capt. Steve Wilch, a spokesman for Colorado Springs Fire Department.

The structure, owned by Marksheffel-Woodmen Investments, was "gutted" by the fire, Wilch said.

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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:47:43 -0600