<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/crime Mon, 25 May 2015 13:44:03 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Mugshot Monday: Most wanted in the Pikes Peak region]]> http://gazette.com/mugshot-monday-most-wanted-in-the-pikes-peak-region/article/1552490?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mugshot-monday-most-wanted-in-the-pikes-peak-region/article/1552490?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.

Derek Cibik, 25, is described as a 6-foot, 195-pound man with black hair and brown eyes. Cibik is being sought on suspicion of con robbery.

Wesley J. Dyer, 53, is described as a 5-5, 175-pound man with blond hair and hazel eyes. Dyer is being sought on suspicion of identity theft.

Michael Allen Riedell, 48, is described as a 5-8, 190-pound man with brown hair and green eyes. Riedell is being sought on suspicion of dangerous drugs, possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

Anthony Carlos Sanchez, 26, is described as a 5-8, 145-pound man with brown hair



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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.

Derek Cibik, 25, is described as a 6-foot, 195-pound man with black hair and brown eyes. Cibik is being sought on suspicion of con robbery.

Wesley J. Dyer, 53, is described as a 5-5, 175-pound man with blond hair and hazel eyes. Dyer is being sought on suspicion of identity theft.

Michael Allen Riedell, 48, is described as a 5-8, 190-pound man with brown hair and green eyes. Riedell is being sought on suspicion of dangerous drugs, possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

Anthony Carlos Sanchez, 26, is described as a 5-8, 145-pound man with brown hair

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Mon, 25 May 2015 07:44:30 -0600
<![CDATA[Virginia woman arrested after overnight shooting in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/virginia-woman-arrested-after-overnight-shooting-in-colorado-springs/article/1552473?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/virginia-woman-arrested-after-overnight-shooting-in-colorado-springs/article/1552473?custom_click=rss An overnight shooting at a Colorado Springs dance club left a man hospitalized in critical condition on Sunday.

A man is in critical but stable condition following a shooting at 3113 S. Academy Blvd. Sunday morning at 2 a.m. Stephanie Gonzalez, a 25-year-old woman visiting from Virginia, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. Sunday and is being held on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call 444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP to remain anonymous.



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An overnight shooting at a Colorado Springs dance club left a man hospitalized in critical condition on Sunday.

A man is in critical but stable condition following a shooting at 3113 S. Academy Blvd. Sunday morning at 2 a.m. Stephanie Gonzalez, a 25-year-old woman visiting from Virginia, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. Sunday and is being held on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call 444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP to remain anonymous.

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Sun, 24 May 2015 20:06:42 -0600
<![CDATA[Man accused of fatally striking Colorado State Patrol cadet blames car malfunction]]> http://gazette.com/man-accused-of-fatally-striking-colorado-state-patrol-cadet-blames-car-malfunction/article/1552424?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-accused-of-fatally-striking-colorado-state-patrol-cadet-blames-car-malfunction/article/1552424?custom_click=rss

LONGMONT — A Colorado State Patrol cadet was killed and a trooper critically injured after they were hit while trying to stop a fleeing car near Longmont.

The 27-year-old suspect fled an initial traffic stop in Weld County, Longmont police Cmdr. Jeff Satur said. The man's driver's license had been suspended, Satur said.

Investigators said the driver plowed into the scene of a separate accident investigation being conducted by other troopers, and the trooper and cadet put out spikes trying to stop the driver.

The cadet was identified as Taylor Thyfault, 21. The injured trooper has been identified as Clinton Rushing, 37. The suspect was seriously injured and taken into custody, but his name has not been released,



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LONGMONT — A Colorado State Patrol cadet was killed and a trooper critically injured after they were hit while trying to stop a fleeing car near Longmont.

The 27-year-old suspect fled an initial traffic stop in Weld County, Longmont police Cmdr. Jeff Satur said. The man's driver's license had been suspended, Satur said.

Investigators said the driver plowed into the scene of a separate accident investigation being conducted by other troopers, and the trooper and cadet put out spikes trying to stop the driver.

The cadet was identified as Taylor Thyfault, 21. The injured trooper has been identified as Clinton Rushing, 37. The suspect was seriously injured and taken into custody, but his name has not been released,

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Sun, 24 May 2015 20:00:55 -0600
<![CDATA[One killed when vehicle crashes into Colorado Springs condo]]> http://gazette.com/one-killed-when-vehicle-crashes-into-colorado-springs-condo/article/1552414?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/one-killed-when-vehicle-crashes-into-colorado-springs-condo/article/1552414?custom_click=rss A man was killed early Saturday morning after his vehicle crashed into a Colorado Springs condominium. 

The crash happened around 3 a.m. when the man's vehicle veered off Peterson Road north of North Carefree Circle and struck a building at the Hillsboro Condominiums on Riviera Grove.   The man, whose name has not been released pending notification of next of kin, was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. Police were unsure if he had been wearing a seatbelt. No one else was injured.   The crash was under investigation Saturday morning and police said Peterson Road was passable, but that there were some barricades.   Police were unsure if anyone had been evacuated from the condo that was hit.

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A man was killed early Saturday morning after his vehicle crashed into a Colorado Springs condominium. 

The crash happened around 3 a.m. when the man's vehicle veered off Peterson Road north of North Carefree Circle and struck a building at the Hillsboro Condominiums on Riviera Grove.   The man, whose name has not been released pending notification of next of kin, was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. Police were unsure if he had been wearing a seatbelt. No one else was injured.   The crash was under investigation Saturday morning and police said Peterson Road was passable, but that there were some barricades.   Police were unsure if anyone had been evacuated from the condo that was hit.]]>
Sat, 23 May 2015 20:29:09 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs teacher accused of sexual assault on student]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-teacher-accused-of-sexual-assault-on-student/article/1552372?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-teacher-accused-of-sexual-assault-on-student/article/1552372?custom_click=rss

A 30-year-old teacher who works at Stetson Hills Elementary School was arrested Friday after police received a Safe2Tell tip about an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a student.

Christopher Markham, a paraprofessional at the school's library, is suspected of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, Colorado Springs police said.

Markham was an English teacher at Vista Ridge High School until December, when he was reassigned to Stetson Hills Elementary, the police said. Both schools are in Falcon School District 49.

District 49 said in a release Friday that the investigation centered on a relationship between Markham and a high school student. Markham was on paid administrative leave when

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]]> A 30-year-old teacher who works at Stetson Hills Elementary School was arrested Friday after police received a Safe2Tell tip about an inappropriate relationship between a teacher and a student.

Christopher Markham, a paraprofessional at the school's library, is suspected of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, Colorado Springs police said.

Markham was an English teacher at Vista Ridge High School until December, when he was reassigned to Stetson Hills Elementary, the police said. Both schools are in Falcon School District 49.

District 49 said in a release Friday that the investigation centered on a relationship between Markham and a high school student. Markham was on paid administrative leave when]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 04:10:19 -0600 <![CDATA[Deputies' reports detail chaotic scene at Colorado Springs carnival brawl]]> http://gazette.com/deputies-reports-detail-chaotic-scene-at-colorado-springs-carnival-brawl/article/1552405?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/deputies-reports-detail-chaotic-scene-at-colorado-springs-carnival-brawl/article/1552405?custom_click=rss

Teenagers fighting at a Colorado Springs carnival last month threw punches and swore at sheriff's deputies who tried to control brawls in groups of up to 100 people, but it is unclear what started the riot.

El Paso County sheriff's deputies who responded to the April 25 brawl described having difficulty controlling the chaos at the Wright's Amusements Giant Carnival at Powers and Palmer Park boulevards, according to incident reports the Sheriff's Office released this week.

Multiple fights that broke out that evening spanned a large area, spilling into adjacent parking lots.

One deputed noted that they did not have protective gear for the turbulent scene.

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El Paso County sheriff's deputies who responded to the April 25 brawl described having difficulty controlling the chaos at the Wright's Amusements Giant Carnival at Powers and Palmer Park boulevards, according to incident reports the Sheriff's Office released this week.

Multiple fights that broke out that evening spanned a large area, spilling into adjacent parking lots.

One deputed noted that they did not have protective gear for the turbulent scene.]]> Sat, 23 May 2015 04:10:18 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs police: Attempted murder charges for man after road rage incident]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-attempted-murder-charges-for-man-after-road-rage-incident/article/1552360?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-attempted-murder-charges-for-man-after-road-rage-incident/article/1552360?custom_click=rss

A man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in a road rage shooting incident in east Colorado Springs on Thursday evening, police said.

John Atkinson, 48, was arrested after a report of gunshots just after 7 p.m. in the area of Platte Avenue and Chelton Road, police said.

Officers said a vehicle with two males "did have damage consistent with gun shots," police said in a statement. One of the victims was treated for minor injuries at a hospital and later released, police said.

Neither of the two victims suffered gunshot wounds, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.



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A man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in a road rage shooting incident in east Colorado Springs on Thursday evening, police said.

John Atkinson, 48, was arrested after a report of gunshots just after 7 p.m. in the area of Platte Avenue and Chelton Road, police said.

Officers said a vehicle with two males "did have damage consistent with gun shots," police said in a statement. One of the victims was treated for minor injuries at a hospital and later released, police said.

Neither of the two victims suffered gunshot wounds, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 22:25:28 -0600
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs police still seeking 2 fugitives in killing of teen in 1997]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-still-seeking-2-fugitives-in-killing-of-teen-in-1997/article/1552404?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-still-seeking-2-fugitives-in-killing-of-teen-in-1997/article/1552404?custom_click=rss It's been nearly 18 years since Steven "Gino" Romero accepted a ride with friends in a car owned by a gang member. A rival gang later fired 28 bullets into the vehicle, killing the 13-year-old.

Sunday marks the 18th anniversary of Romero's death.

The Colorado Springs Police Department released a statement to remind the public that Socorro Anselmo Gutierrez, 45, and Vinnicio Rafeal Martinez, 41, are still wanted on suspicion of first-degree murder in the case.

On May 24, 1997, Romero rode with three friends in a borrowed 1969 Chevrolet Impala. The car, owned by a gang member who was in the vehicle at the time, was targeted by a rival gang.

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Sunday marks the 18th anniversary of Romero's death.

The Colorado Springs Police Department released a statement to remind the public that Socorro Anselmo Gutierrez, 45, and Vinnicio Rafeal Martinez, 41, are still wanted on suspicion of first-degree murder in the case.

On May 24, 1997, Romero rode with three friends in a borrowed 1969 Chevrolet Impala. The car, owned by a gang member who was in the vehicle at the time, was targeted by a rival gang.]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 20:55:02 -0600 <![CDATA[Alzheimer's patient won't be charged in killing]]> http://gazette.com/alzheimers-patient-wont-be-charged-in-killing/article/1552393?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/alzheimers-patient-wont-be-charged-in-killing/article/1552393?custom_click=rss GOLDEN — Prosecutors say they will not file criminal charges against an 87-year-old Alzheimer's patient accused of killing his roommate at an assisted living facility in Lakewood.

The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office said Friday the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo had deemed Homer Castor incompetent. Prosecutor Scott Storey says Castor will likely spend the rest of his life in the institute.

Police say Castor beat 76-year-old Gerald Propp to death on Feb. 21 in the room they shared at Atria Applewood.

Staff at the facility said Castor's mental illness made him difficult to understand and at times aggressive. An earlier encounter between the roommates left Propp, a fellow dementia



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GOLDEN — Prosecutors say they will not file criminal charges against an 87-year-old Alzheimer's patient accused of killing his roommate at an assisted living facility in Lakewood.

The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office said Friday the Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo had deemed Homer Castor incompetent. Prosecutor Scott Storey says Castor will likely spend the rest of his life in the institute.

Police say Castor beat 76-year-old Gerald Propp to death on Feb. 21 in the room they shared at Atria Applewood.

Staff at the facility said Castor's mental illness made him difficult to understand and at times aggressive. An earlier encounter between the roommates left Propp, a fellow dementia

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Fri, 22 May 2015 18:53:17 -0600
<![CDATA[Suspect in Colorado Springs urn theft identified]]> http://gazette.com/suspect-in-colorado-springs-urn-theft-identified/article/1552381?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/suspect-in-colorado-springs-urn-theft-identified/article/1552381?custom_click=rss

Police have identified the suspected thief of an urn containing the ashes of the victim's mother.

Jared Ryan Snyder, 26, is wanted by the Colorado Springs Police Department on suspicion of breaking into a car and stealing the urn, wedding rings and debit cards.

Snyder is a transient known to frequent motels along South Nevada and West Colorado avenues, CSPD said in a news release issued Thursday.



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Police have identified the suspected thief of an urn containing the ashes of the victim's mother.

Jared Ryan Snyder, 26, is wanted by the Colorado Springs Police Department on suspicion of breaking into a car and stealing the urn, wedding rings and debit cards.

Snyder is a transient known to frequent motels along South Nevada and West Colorado avenues, CSPD said in a news release issued Thursday.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 15:44:04 -0600
<![CDATA['Suspicious' behavior leads to arrest on warrants in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/suspicious-behavior-leads-to-arrest-on-warrants-in-colorado-springs/article/1552373?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/suspicious-behavior-leads-to-arrest-on-warrants-in-colorado-springs/article/1552373?custom_click=rss

A man caught behaving in a "suspicious manner" south of downtown Colorado Springs while police were patrolling the area was arrested on warrants Thursday afternoon, the police said.

Thomas Renedo, 27, was taken into custody around 3:40 p.m. Thursday in the area of the 1500 block of South Nevada Avenue, the police said. They learned he had an active felony warrant and three misdemeanor warrants, the police said.

The police said they found two handguns, drug paraphernalia and stolen property in Renedo's possession.



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A man caught behaving in a "suspicious manner" south of downtown Colorado Springs while police were patrolling the area was arrested on warrants Thursday afternoon, the police said.

Thomas Renedo, 27, was taken into custody around 3:40 p.m. Thursday in the area of the 1500 block of South Nevada Avenue, the police said. They learned he had an active felony warrant and three misdemeanor warrants, the police said.

The police said they found two handguns, drug paraphernalia and stolen property in Renedo's possession.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 15:42:26 -0600
<![CDATA[EPSO asking for help locating robbery suspect also accused of Colorado Springs kidnapping]]> http://gazette.com/epso-asking-for-help-locating-robbery-suspect-also-accused-of-colorado-springs-kidnapping/article/1552334?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/epso-asking-for-help-locating-robbery-suspect-also-accused-of-colorado-springs-kidnapping/article/1552334?custom_click=rss

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking for help locating a man accused of robbing a Pizza Hut.

Xavier Smith has been identified as the suspect in a Feb. 2 robbery at Pizza Hut at 5815 Palmer Park Blvd., the Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

A warrant for Smith's arrest has been issued. He also is wanted by the Colorado Springs Police Department on suspicion of kidnapping and robbery, according to EPSO.

Smith should be considered armed and dangerous, the Sheriff's Office said. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Det. Scott Mackey at 390-5555.



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The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking for help locating a man accused of robbing a Pizza Hut.

Xavier Smith has been identified as the suspect in a Feb. 2 robbery at Pizza Hut at 5815 Palmer Park Blvd., the Sheriff's Office said Thursday.

A warrant for Smith's arrest has been issued. He also is wanted by the Colorado Springs Police Department on suspicion of kidnapping and robbery, according to EPSO.

Smith should be considered armed and dangerous, the Sheriff's Office said. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Det. Scott Mackey at 390-5555.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 07:11:14 -0600
<![CDATA[Friends remember Coronado student who died in Garden of the Gods crash]]> http://gazette.com/friends-remember-coronado-student-who-died-in-garden-of-the-gods-crash/article/1552291?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/friends-remember-coronado-student-who-died-in-garden-of-the-gods-crash/article/1552291?custom_click=rss

A Coronado High School student died in a car crash Wednesday night in Garden of the Gods Park, a place he loved and the site of another family tragedy more than a decade ago.

Ryan Lanosga, 16, was killed after a car driven by his sister Erin crashed around 10 p.m. near the southeast corner of the park.

Ryan Lanosga was thrown from the vehicle after it rolled, and he died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt. Erin Lanosga was arrested by Colorado Springs police.

Friends of Ryan left a white cross and bouquets of flowers at the scene, and some gathered nearby to remember their friend.

"He always had a smile on his face," said Isaah Duvall, 18.



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A Coronado High School student died in a car crash Wednesday night in Garden of the Gods Park, a place he loved and the site of another family tragedy more than a decade ago.

Ryan Lanosga, 16, was killed after a car driven by his sister Erin crashed around 10 p.m. near the southeast corner of the park.

Ryan Lanosga was thrown from the vehicle after it rolled, and he died at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt. Erin Lanosga was arrested by Colorado Springs police.

Friends of Ryan left a white cross and bouquets of flowers at the scene, and some gathered nearby to remember their friend.

"He always had a smile on his face," said Isaah Duvall, 18.

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Fri, 22 May 2015 06:50:37 -0600
<![CDATA[Convicted kidnappper sentenced to 30 years in prison]]> http://gazette.com/convicted-kidnappper-sentenced-to-30-years-in-prison/article/1552329?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/convicted-kidnappper-sentenced-to-30-years-in-prison/article/1552329?custom_click=rss

A man was sentenced to 30 years in prison for kidnapping a 19-year-old woman who was riding a bicycle last year.

Kyle Murphy, 24, who was armed with a gun and wore a black ski mask and sunglasses, punched Charlene Mattice in the face before she jumped out of a moving SUV and escaped in the June 1 attack in Falcon, investigators said.

Murphy received an additional 18 months in county jail for third-degree assault and indecent exposure along with the second-degree kidnapping sentence. Murphy quietly accepted his fate after listening to about two hours of emotional appeals from the prosecution and defense. Murphy was found guilty of the charges in March.

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Kyle Murphy, 24, who was armed with a gun and wore a black ski mask and sunglasses, punched Charlene Mattice in the face before she jumped out of a moving SUV and escaped in the June 1 attack in Falcon, investigators said.

Murphy received an additional 18 months in county jail for third-degree assault and indecent exposure along with the second-degree kidnapping sentence. Murphy quietly accepted his fate after listening to about two hours of emotional appeals from the prosecution and defense. Murphy was found guilty of the charges in March.]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 04:10:14 -0600 <![CDATA[Colorado Springs house fire caused by vagrants]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-house-fire-caused-by-vagrants/article/1552308?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-house-fire-caused-by-vagrants/article/1552308?custom_click=rss A house fire in south Colorado Springs was caused by vagrants, the Colorado Springs Fire Department reported Thursday.

Department spokesman Capt. Steve Oswald said the cause of the fire, at 1832 Mt. Washington Ave. is undetermined. The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m.

The building was empty when firefighters arrived, Oswald said, and it is condemned. No one was injured in the fire.

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Department spokesman Capt. Steve Oswald said the cause of the fire, at 1832 Mt. Washington Ave. is undetermined. The fire was reported around 1:30 p.m.

The building was empty when firefighters arrived, Oswald said, and it is condemned. No one was injured in the fire.]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 14:25:02 -0600