<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/crime Mon, 26 Sep 2016 20:21:00 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Peterson Air Force Base colonel facing rape charge found dead in his home]]> http://gazette.com/peterson-air-force-base-colonel-facing-rape-charge-found-dead-in-his-home/article/1586407?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/peterson-air-force-base-colonel-facing-rape-charge-found-dead-in-his-home/article/1586407?custom_click=rss

An Air Force colonel facing life in prison for rape at an October court-martial apparently took his own life Sunday, police said.

Colorado Springs police spokesman Sgt. Tim Stankey said Monday that officers were called to Col. Eugene Marcus Caughey's home in northeast Colorado Springs just after midnight Sunday on a reported suicide. Police did not say what killed the former vice commander of Schriever Air Force Base's 50th Space Wing.

"We are investigating it as a death of an undetermined origin," Stankey said. "We are waiting on autopsy results from the Coroner's Office."

Stankey said there's no suspicion anyone else was involved in Caughey's death.

Caughey, 46, came under scrutiny in 2015 while serving in the



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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:19:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Possible remains found in Colorado Springs home]]> http://gazette.com/possible-remains-found-in-colorado-springs-home/article/1586434?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/possible-remains-found-in-colorado-springs-home/article/1586434?custom_click=rss

Possible human remains were found Sunday inside a home just north of downtown Colorado Springs, police said Monday.

Officers were called just before 11 a.m. Sunday about "suspicious circumstances" on the 2500 block of North Cascade Avenue, police said.

The department's Major Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation.

No other details were released.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Colorado Springs police at 719-444-7000 or leave an anonymous tip on the Crime Stoppers tipline at 719-634-7867.



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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:31:51 -0600
<![CDATA[Wounded man charged in shooting case]]> http://gazette.com/wounded-man-charged-in-shooting-case/article/1586431?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/wounded-man-charged-in-shooting-case/article/1586431?custom_click=rss

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office identified Monday the man who appeared last week at the entrance of Fort Carson with gunshot wounds, adding that he is suspected of a shooting near Stratmoor Hills Elementary School.

Ulysses Maples, 40, was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, felony menacing and possession of a weapon by a previous offender after he was treated for nonlife threatening injuries following a shooting on the 1600 block of Hampton South, the Sheriff's Office said.

He's been booked into the El Paso County jail on $250,000 bond after he was released from a hospital.

Deputies were dispatched just after 8 p.m.

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]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:13:52 -0600 <![CDATA[Manitou Springs police working to eliminate illegal campsites]]> http://gazette.com/manitou-springs-police-working-to-eliminate-illegal-campsites/article/1586415?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/manitou-springs-police-working-to-eliminate-illegal-campsites/article/1586415?custom_click=rss

The Manitou Springs Police Department has teamed with Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful to help with eliminate and restore illegal campsites.

The department's Locate, Enforce, Eradicate and Prevent program started in July to remove trash - including furniture, clothing and drugs - left behind by illegal campers, the department said Monday. The project aims to find illegal camp sites and cite overnight campers, while posting notices to allow the campers to retrieve their belongings.

Each cleanup costs about $600 and is billed to the city of Manitou Springs if the campsite is in the city, police said. The city asks private property owners to help cover the cleanup if the camps are on their property.



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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:15:30 -0600
<![CDATA[Mugshot Monday: Most Wanted in the Colorado Springs area]]> http://gazette.com/mugshot-monday-most-wanted-in-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1586377?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mugshot-monday-most-wanted-in-the-colorado-springs-area/article/1586377?custom_click=rss

Wanted

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

Tonya M. Beck, 40, is described as a 135-pound woman, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. Beck is being sought on suspicion of identity theft.

James Grant, 46, is described as a 140-pound man, 5 feet 7 inches tall, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Grant is being sought on suspicion of attempted second-degree assault, second-degree burglary of a dwelling.

Gabrielle Nicole Haynes, 33, is described as a 150-pound woman, 5 feet 3 inches tall, with brown hair and green eyes. Haynes is being sought on suspicion of identity theft.



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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:49:27 -0600
<![CDATA[Charlotte under state of emergency in 2nd night of protests ]]> http://gazette.com/charlotte-under-state-of-emergency-in-2nd-night-of-protests/article/1586083?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/charlotte-under-state-of-emergency-in-2nd-night-of-protests/article/1586083?custom_click=rss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Authorities in Charlotte tried to quell public anger Wednesday after a police officer shot a black man, but a dusk prayer vigil turned into a march that ended with a protester critically wounded by gunfire and the governor declared a state of emergency in the city.

The man was not shot by police who had massed in riot gear to keep the marchers outside an upscale downtown hotel, Charlotte officials announced on Twitter. City officials originally announced the man was dead but later reversed that statement and said he was on life support.

The second night of violent protests added Charlotte to the list of U.S. cities that have erupted in violence over the death of a black man at the hands of police.



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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:39:20 -0600
<![CDATA[Identical twin confesses to 2003 murder that put his brother behind bars]]> http://gazette.com/identical-twin-confesses-to-2003-murder-that-put-his-brother-behind-bars/article/1586376?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/identical-twin-confesses-to-2003-murder-that-put-his-brother-behind-bars/article/1586376?custom_click=rss

On the witness stand at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago on Thursday, Karl Smith made a shocking admission.

“I’m here to confess to a crime I committed that he was wrongly accused of,” Smith told the court.

“He” was not just anyone — it was Smith’s 38-year-old identical twin, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Kevin Dugar, Smith’s twin, has been in custody since 2003, the paper reported.

The men have different last names because Smith changed his last name to his mother’s maiden name, according to the Tribune.

The stunning courtroom admission, which brought Dugar to tears, was full of emotion, but authorities are far from convinced, according to the New York



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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:37:19 -0600
<![CDATA[Car crashes into house, another ends up on lawn in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/car-crashes-into-house-another-ends-up-on-lawn-in-colorado-springs/article/1586391?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/car-crashes-into-house-another-ends-up-on-lawn-in-colorado-springs/article/1586391?custom_click=rss

A two-car crash Sunday evening caused one of the vehicles to plow into a garage at a home on Palmer Park Boulevard and Murray Boulevard.

The vehicles collided at the intersection about 9:20 p.m., according to Colorado Springs police. The crash caused both vehicles to travel into the front yard of 4211 Palmer Park Boulevard, where one of them damaged the garage, police said.

One of the drivers had to be cut from his vehicle. The man was taken to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries, police said.

Alcohol is suspected as a factor in the crash, but police declined to say which of the drivers might be impaired. At least one person was arrested after the crash, but police also did not provide names.



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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:00:38 -0600
<![CDATA[Man accused of sexual assault arrested in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/man-accused-of-sexual-assault-arrested-in-colorado-springs/article/1586393?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-accused-of-sexual-assault-arrested-in-colorado-springs/article/1586393?custom_click=rss A man accused of sexual assault and domestic violence against a woman was arrested Sunday night.

Brandon Flyte was taken into custody shortly after 8 p.m., but is no longer listed as being in jail as of Monday morning.

Police said they arrested Flyte after a woman with a head injury came to the hospital claiming the man hit her with a ceramic ashtray. The impact caused a cut on her head that police said was declared serious bodily injury.

The incident happened in a home on the 400 block of East Kiowa Street.



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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:51:44 -0600
<![CDATA[Man who brandished gun in western Colorado Springs home arrested]]> http://gazette.com/man-who-brandished-gun-in-western-colorado-springs-home-arrested/article/1586364?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-who-brandished-gun-in-western-colorado-springs-home-arrested/article/1586364?custom_click=rss

A man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly pulled a gun on someone inside a western Colorado Springs home and led police on a foot chase.

Dan Vigil, 39, is suspected of felony menacing and possession of a weapon by a previous offender after a fight on the 3100 block of West Pikes Peak Avenue, police said.

An officer responded to the home just before 3 p.m. about a disturbance involving a gun, police said.

Police said Vigil went inside and confronted an armed resident with a handgun before their fight spilled outside. An officer arrived as the fight was taking place and followed Vigil to his car, police said.

Vigil allegedly drove off before he was stopped by the officer, police said. He then got out of his car



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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 17:47:57 -0600
<![CDATA[Shooting sows terror at Washington mall; shooter on loose]]> http://gazette.com/shooting-sows-terror-at-washington-mall-shooter-on-loose/article/1586275?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/shooting-sows-terror-at-washington-mall-shooter-on-loose/article/1586275?custom_click=rss

BURLINGTON, Wash. — Police searched Saturday for a gunman authorities said opened fire in the makeup department of a Macy's store at a mall north of Seattle, killing four females and one man, before fleeing toward an interstate on foot.

People fled, customers hid in dressing rooms and employees locked the doors of nearby stores after gunshots rang out just after 7 p.m. Friday at the Cascade Mall. A helicopter, search teams and K-9 units scoured the area for a rifle-carrying man.

"We are still actively looking for the shooter," Washington State Patrol spokesman Sgt. Mark Francis said at a news conference. "Stay indoors, stay secure.



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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:58:25 -0600
<![CDATA[Woman initially released, now in custody in connection with Fremont County shooting]]> http://gazette.com/woman-initially-released-now-in-custody-in-connection-with-fremont-county-shooting/article/1586312?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woman-initially-released-now-in-custody-in-connection-with-fremont-county-shooting/article/1586312?custom_click=rss

A woman connected to shooting a man in the head in Williamsburg last week has been arrested, the Fremont County Sheriff's Office said Saturday.

Kristina Jean Knowles, 37, is suspected of being an accessory to attempted second-degree murder and false reporting after a Sept. 19 shooting on the 1400 block of Churchill Avenue in Williamsburg that left a man with a gunshot wound to the head, the Sheriff's Office said.

The Sheriff's Office said Friday that the victim is expected to recover after being listed in critical condition.

John Wesley McCune Jr.



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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:45:11 -0600
<![CDATA[Pueblo Police asking for help to find bank robber]]> http://gazette.com/pueblo-police-asking-for-help-to-find-bank-robber/article/1586278?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pueblo-police-asking-for-help-to-find-bank-robber/article/1586278?custom_click=rss

The Pueblo Police Department is searching for a suspect in a bank robbery. It happened Friday just before 9:30 a.m.

The robber entered Legacy Bank at 730 Desert Flower Blvd. near Jerry Murphy Rd. and Hwy. 47 in Pueblo.

The robber then handed a note demanding cash. He left the bank with an unknown amount, then reportedly ran north on Jerry Murphy Rd.

He allegedly drove away in an older-model white car with a damaged front bumper. Part of the plate number is "022." Witnesses say the car traveled north on Jerry Murphy Rd. toward Overton Rd.



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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 07:41:48 -0600
<![CDATA[Authorities: 4 dead in shooting at mall north of Seattle]]> http://gazette.com/authorities-4-dead-in-shooting-at-mall-north-of-seattle/article/1586268?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/authorities-4-dead-in-shooting-at-mall-north-of-seattle/article/1586268?custom_click=rss

BURLINGTON, Wash. — Authorities in Washington State say four people have been killed during a shooting at a mall north of Seattle and that at least one suspect remains at large.

The Washington State Patrol says on Twitter that the four were shot Friday at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) north of Seattle.

Sgt. Mark Francis says authorities are searching for a man wearing gray who was last seen walking toward Interstate 5 from the mall. Francis says it wasn't immediately known if there was more than one gunman involved.

The Cascade Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Burlington, Washington that opened in 1990, according to the mall's website. It features J.C.



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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:35:49 -0600
<![CDATA[Man seeks help at Fort Carson after being shot]]> http://gazette.com/man-seeks-help-at-fort-carson-after-being-shot/article/1586191?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-seeks-help-at-fort-carson-after-being-shot/article/1586191?custom_click=rss

A shooting victim sought help at an entrance to Fort Carson after a confrontation in the Stratmoor area, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

At 8:13 p.m. Thursday, authorities received a call about several people running from the area of Stratmoor Hills Elementary School on Loomis Avenue, where gunshots had been heard.

A witness in the 4200 block of Loomis Avenue told deputies he was in his backyard when he saw a shooting under a gazebo nearby in the 1600 block of Hampton South. One man jumped the fence and ran south on B Street toward Fort Carson, and another ran into an apartment building on the block.

Authorities believe a man was drinking in the gazebo when three men approached him, one of whom pulled



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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:53:09 -0600