<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/crime Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:57:11 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Woman, 22, arrested in fatal stabbing south of Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/woman-22-arrested-in-fatal-stabbing-south-of-colorado-springs/article/1619235?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woman-22-arrested-in-fatal-stabbing-south-of-colorado-springs/article/1619235?custom_click=rss

A woman was arrested Wednesday in the fatal stabbing of a man south of Colorado Springs in the Stratmoor Hills area, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office announced.

The man, whose name has not been released, was found lying on the ground in the 1600 block of Hampton South about 3 a.m., the Sheriff's Office said. He was taken to UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central, where he died.

Deputies found Tatyana King and two witnesses nearby. After deputies interviewed the witnesses, King, 22, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder. She might face additional charges, the Sheriff's Office said.

King doesn't have a criminal history in Colorado, court records show.

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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:33:56 -0700
<![CDATA[Food delivery employee robbed at gunpoint in southeast Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/food-delivery-employee-robbed-at-gunpoint-in-southeast-colorado-springs/article/1619233?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/food-delivery-employee-robbed-at-gunpoint-in-southeast-colorado-springs/article/1619233?custom_click=rss

A food delivery employee was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon in southeast Colorado Springs, police said.

The robbery happened about 1:45 p.m. in the 1800 block of Monterey Road. The food delivery employee was approached by two men, one of whom took out a firearm while demanding person items, police said.

The robbers fled before police arrived. Police searched the area with the help of K-9s, but didn't find the suspects.

The victim was not injured.



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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:53:14 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado mom pleas for help finding daughter's killer]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-mom-pleas-for-help-finding-daughters-killer/article/1619126?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-mom-pleas-for-help-finding-daughters-killer/article/1619126?custom_click=rss

FORT COLLINS — The mother of a northern Colorado woman found dead near Fort Collins last week is urging anyone with any information at all about her recent whereabouts or what happened to come forward.

The body of 41-year-old Kimberlee Graves was found in Lory State Park on Jan. 9. Her death has been ruled a homicide, but investigators have not said how she was killed.

E.C. Waller told KUSA-TV that Graves had two children, a 16-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son, and was beautiful inside and out.

Graves was last seen at her home the night of Dec. 4. Her home was later found to be ransacked and her car was eventually found abandoned in a parking lot.

Police say that someone had been using



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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:33:20 -0700
<![CDATA[Authorities raid 3 illegal marijuana grows in El Paso County, seize 175 plants]]> http://gazette.com/authorities-raid-3-illegal-marijuana-grows-in-el-paso-county-seize-175-plants/article/1619229?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/authorities-raid-3-illegal-marijuana-grows-in-el-paso-county-seize-175-plants/article/1619229?custom_click=rss

Authorities raided three illegal marijuana grows in the Falcon area Wednesday, seizing 175 plants, 5 pounds of processed marijuana, firearms and $5,000 in cash, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office announced.

One person, whose name has not been released, was arrested. Two firearms were seized, one of which was stolen.

Deputies raided the grows with the help of the Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence Division.

Another grow was raided Friday on Jones Road in eastern El Paso County, the Sheriff's Office said. Deputies seized 233 plants "in various stages of growth" and arrested two people, Eredy Rosales and Daryl F. Caballero, on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana, a felony. They were served and released on a felony



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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:45:16 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado man arrested with guns, ammo had threatened hospital employees]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-man-arrested-with-guns-ammo-had-threatened-hospital-employees/article/1619222?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-man-arrested-with-guns-ammo-had-threatened-hospital-employees/article/1619222?custom_click=rss

A man authorities say threatened a former co-worker and hospital employees is out on bond. The Teller County Sheriff's Office says he had an AK47 rifle, a .308 caliber rifle, a Glock handgun and thousands of rounds of rifle and pistol ammo with him when he was taken into custody.

The Teller County Sheriff's Office said on Jan. 10 deputies were notified of a person wanted for felony stalking out of Avon. The Avon Police Department had issued a warrant for the arrest of 37-year-old Jeffrey Lawn, a former employee of Centura Health Hospital in Avon after he allegedly threatened a former coworker and made statements suggesting retaliation against hospital employees.

Investigators discovered Lawn was in an area near Cripple



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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:00:41 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado man's body found encased in concrete in his own home, daughter charged]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-mans-body-found-encased-in-concrete-in-his-own-home-daughter-charged/article/1619167?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-mans-body-found-encased-in-concrete-in-his-own-home-daughter-charged/article/1619167?custom_click=rss

DENVER — A woman has been taken into custody after her father's body was found encased in concrete in the crawl space under his home.

KUSA-TV reports that 69-year-old William Mussack's body was found on Jan. 10, one month after friends and family stopped hearing from him.

Court records say Mussack sent a text to his son on Dec. 7 saying he might have been drugged by his daughter, 45-year-old Dayna Jennings.

Authorities had become suspicious of Jennings as the investigation progressed and obtained a search warrant for the home she and Mussack shared.

Investigators say that as they were breaking up concrete in the crawl space, Jennings requested a lawyer and stopped talking.



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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:49:26 -0700
<![CDATA[Man wounded in shooting in west Colorado Springs, police say]]> http://gazette.com/man-wounded-in-shooting-in-west-colorado-springs-police-say/article/1619186?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-wounded-in-shooting-in-west-colorado-springs-police-say/article/1619186?custom_click=rss

A 20-year-old man was wounded in the leg during a shooting Tuesday afternoon in west Colorado Springs, police said.

The man was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

A shooting was reported just after 5 p.m. in the 2300 block of Skyview Lane, police said. Officers found a man with an apparent gunshot wound.

Police said the victim was "uncooperative" and provided limited information.

The investigation is ongoing.



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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:08:22 -0700
<![CDATA[Man wanted by police after robbing Subway in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/man-wanted-by-police-after-robbing-subway-in-colorado-springs/article/1619189?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-wanted-by-police-after-robbing-subway-in-colorado-springs/article/1619189?custom_click=rss

A man is wanted by police after he robbed Tuesday night a Subway in Colorado Springs.

Officers responded to the 3200 block of Centennial Boulevard following a 9 p.m. robbery of the sandwich shop. He left with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.

Gazette news partner KKTV said police searched the area, including an adjacent field, for the robber until about 9:45 p.m. A police dog joined the search but the man was not found.

The man - in his 20s - wore a gray hoodie and blue pants and carried a black shoulder bag.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Colorado Springs police at 444-7000.



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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:20:29 -0700
<![CDATA[Registered sex offender accused of public masturbation in north Colorado Springs restaurant]]> http://gazette.com/registered-sex-offender-accused-of-public-masturbation-in-north-colorado-springs-restaurant/article/1619148?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/registered-sex-offender-accused-of-public-masturbation-in-north-colorado-springs-restaurant/article/1619148?custom_click=rss

A 74-year-old man was cited after he allegedly masturbated in the dining area of a north Colorado Springs restaurant, police said.

John Theodore Weld is accused of fondling himself Jan. 9 in the restaurant near Interquest Parkway and Market Center Point, "where the adult victims could see him," police said.

Staff identified Weld as a regular customer who had been coming to the restaurant almost daily, police said.

Weld was cited with one count of indecent exposure, a misdemeanor. He is a registered sex offender with a history of peeping and indecent exposure arrests in California dating to 1995, police said.

"Given his previous history of these offenses, it is possible Mr. Weld has engaged in similar acts of



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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:04:27 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs 3-year-old's death ruled a homicide]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-3-year-olds-death-ruled-a-homicide/article/1619166?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-3-year-olds-death-ruled-a-homicide/article/1619166?custom_click=rss

A 3-year-old girl's October death has been ruled a homicide, brought on by blunt force injuries, Colorado Springs police announced Tuesday.

Bella Ritch was found unresponsive Oct. 2 in a southeast Colorado Springs home in the 3700 block of Ensenada Drive, police said.

She died at a hospital "despite receiving medical intervention," they said.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation remains active, police said.

Bella attended Corpus Christi Catholic School, which established a GoFundMe page to raise money to pay for her funeral, interment and columbarium site. The page raised more than $9,100 - well above its goal of $5,000.

"Bella was taken from us too soon. She was a joyful child inside and out.



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Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:41:43 -0700
<![CDATA[How a malnourished teen escaped a house full of chains and freed her 12 siblings]]> http://gazette.com/how-a-malnourished-teen-escaped-a-house-full-of-chains-and-freed-her-12-siblings/article/1619143?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/how-a-malnourished-teen-escaped-a-house-full-of-chains-and-freed-her-12-siblings/article/1619143?custom_click=rss

There were no toys and no bicycles on the front lawn — only weeds that sometimes reached six feet tall.

Neighbors rarely saw the 13 siblings who lived inside the home in a quiet neighborhood in Southern California, because they never went outside to play. Instead, authorities said, they were held captive in a dirty and foul-smelling house, some shackled to the furniture with chains and padlocks.

Minutes before sunrise Sunday, a 17-year-old girl escaped from the home in Perris, not far from Los Angeles, slipping through a window and dialing 911 on a deactivated cellphone, Capt. Greg Fellows of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said Tuesday at a news conference.



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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:25:57 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs man removed from sex offender registry in 'unusual' case]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-man-removed-from-sex-offender-registry-in-unusual-case/article/1619069?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-man-removed-from-sex-offender-registry-in-unusual-case/article/1619069?custom_click=rss

For more than a decade, David felt "like trash" having to register as a sex offender because he had consensual sex with his girlfriend when they were both minors.

Now, with the help of a local attorney, those days are behind him.

He was officially removed from the registry Jan. 2.

"Now I feel like everybody else," David said. The Gazette agreed to use only his first name to protect his identity.

David previously shared his struggle as a registered sex offender for a Gazette story about the impact the registry has on offenders. At the time, a U.S. district judge had ruled the Colorado Sex Offender Registration Act unconstitutional. State Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is appealing that ruling, arguing that the



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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:17:14 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs 7-Eleven clerk threatened at gunpoint]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-7-eleven-clerk-threatened-at-gunpoint/article/1619115?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-7-eleven-clerk-threatened-at-gunpoint/article/1619115?custom_click=rss

A credit card purchase turned violent Monday night at a 7-Eleven east of downtown Colorado Springs, police said.

At about 9:30 p.m., a man entered the convenience store at 311 S. Hancock Ave. and tried to buy something, but his credit card was denied.

The customer briefly used his phone, then pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money from the register, police said.

The man fled on foot and was unable to be located by police, who did not specify if he received any money.

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An emaciated 17-year-old girl escaped a home in Perris, Calif., early Sunday morning where she had been held captive alongside her 12 brothers and sisters in filthy conditions, according to police.

Authorities arrived at the home to find several children shackled to beds with chains and padlocks, “in dark and foul-smelling” conditions, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

The parents, David Allen Turpin, 57,  and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, have been arrested on charges of torture and child endangerment. Their bail is set at $9 million each. They were “unable to immediately provide a logical reason” why their children were shackled and



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Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:16:56 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs police find stolen truck, items belonging to more than 100 people during arrest]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-find-stolen-truck-items-belonging-to-more-than-100-people-during-arrest/article/1619059?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-find-stolen-truck-items-belonging-to-more-than-100-people-during-arrest/article/1619059?custom_click=rss

Colorado Springs Police arrested a man Sunday evening after finding him in a stolen Ford F250 along with stolen property belonging to over 100 people, police say.

At about 5:10 p.m., officers found the pickup in the 3200 block of East Platte Avenue. Police say they found 31-year-old Cornelius Wesley inside with a handgun on his waistband and a short shotgun between the driver's seat and center console. Wesley is a previously convicted felon, police say.

Officers say they recovered stolen items from more than 100 people in the truck. Officers are still investigating. Wesley is being held at the El Paso County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.



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