<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/crime Sat, 21 Jan 2017 22:38:16 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Woman, 23, accused of attempted murder in east Colorado Springs shooting]]> http://gazette.com/woman-23-accused-of-attempted-murder-in-east-colorado-springs-shooting/article/1594887?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/woman-23-accused-of-attempted-murder-in-east-colorado-springs-shooting/article/1594887?custom_click=rss

A 23-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder after she allegedly shot a man on Saturday at an address near the Colorado Springs Airport.

Breanna Lark was booked into El Paso County Jail.

About 12:40 p.m., police were called to the 3200 block of Poughkeepsie Drive for a reported shooting. The victim was taken to an area hospital with injuries that were considered serious but not life threatening, police said.



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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:58:32 -0700
<![CDATA[More than 60 horses seized during animal cruelty investigation in southern Colorado]]> http://gazette.com/more-than-60-horses-seized-during-animal-cruelty-investigation-in-southern-colorado/article/1594820?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/more-than-60-horses-seized-during-animal-cruelty-investigation-in-southern-colorado/article/1594820?custom_click=rss

An animal cruelty investigation led authorities to seize 63 horses from an owner in Penrose on Friday.

The horses were taken from the 1000 block of L Street to a secure holding facility, where they will be cared for until the case is ruled on in court, according to a Fremont County Sheriff's Office news release. The horses' owner, who reportedly cooperated with the seizure, has not been identified.

It is unclear what charges the owner might face.

Investigators from the Colorado Humane Society and the Denver Dumb Friends League worked with Sheriff's Office deputies Friday.



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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:23:51 -0700
<![CDATA[Fatal shooting at downtown Colorado Springs apartment could test limits of 'make my day' law]]> http://gazette.com/fatal-shooting-at-downtown-colorado-springs-apartment-could-test-limits-of-make-my-day-law/article/1594785?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fatal-shooting-at-downtown-colorado-springs-apartment-could-test-limits-of-make-my-day-law/article/1594785?custom_click=rss

A possible "make my day" shooting in downtown Colorado Springs this week has the potential to further test the limits of the law permitting residents to use deadly force against an intruder.

A tenant at 219 N. Wahsatch Ave. reportedly shot and killed Donald Wayne Russell after finding him sleeping Thursday morning in the basement of the three-story house, which is split into apartments. Police have said the 37-year-old victim was likely homeless. No arrests have been announced.

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Residents of a downtown apartment have had run-ins with homeless people entering the building prior to Thursday morning’s possible “make my day” killing of a homeless man, a tenant said.

Colorado Springs police said the victim, whose name has not been released and is believed to be homeless, entered the three-story home at 219 N. Wahsatch Ave. a little before 7 a.m. He was confronted by a tenant, who police said shot the intruder. The man was taken to the hospital “with obvious trauma from a gunshot wound,” where he died, police said.

No arrests have been announced.

Ryan O’Connell, who lives in one of the apartments in the house, said he was awake early and heard a commotion in the basement.



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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:59:17 -0700
<![CDATA[Pedestrian shot during argument in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/pedestrian-shot-during-argument-in-colorado-springs/article/1594769?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/pedestrian-shot-during-argument-in-colorado-springs/article/1594769?custom_click=rss

Police are searching for the suspect in a Thursday night shooting in southeast Colorado Springs that injured a 29-year-old man.

The man was walking in the 1100 block of East Verde Drive about 6:20 p.m. when he got into an argument with people in a car driving by, police said.

A man got out of the car, pulled out a gun and pointed it at the victim, police said. The victim grabbed for it and the suspect shot him in the hand before getting back in the car and leaving.

The victim walked back home, and a family member drove him to Memorial Hospital, police said. He suffered serious injuries that are not life-threatening, and he remains hospitalized.

The shooter, who was a passenger in the car, is described as a man in



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Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:22:32 -0700
<![CDATA[Mexican drug lord El Chapo lands in New York to face charges ]]> http://gazette.com/mexican-drug-lord-el-chapo-lands-in-new-york-to-face-charges/article/1594759?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/mexican-drug-lord-el-chapo-lands-in-new-york-to-face-charges/article/1594759?custom_click=rss

NEW YORK — Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in his country, was extradited at the request of the United States to face drug trafficking and other charges and landed in New York late Thursday, a federal law enforcement official said.

Guzman, the convicted leader of the Sinaloa drug cartel, one of the world's largest drug trafficking organizations, was expected to spend the night in a New York jail before his first appearance in a federal courthouse in Brooklyn on Friday, said the official, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss Guzman's case and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Mexico's Department of Foreign Relations announced Guzman was handed



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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 22:06:23 -0700
<![CDATA[Police searching for Colorado Springs bank robber]]> http://gazette.com/police-searching-for-colorado-springs-bank-robber/article/1594753?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-searching-for-colorado-springs-bank-robber/article/1594753?custom_click=rss

Police are searching for a bank robber who took an unknown amount of cash from a northeast Colorado Springs bank Jan. 9.

At about 5 p.m., he entered the TCF Bank at 9265 North Union Blvd. and handed a teller a note demanding cash, police said. There were no injuries, and no weapon was seen.

The robber, who is described as 5-foot-10 to 6-foot and about 230 pounds, fled the area.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 444-7000. To remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 634-STOP (7867).



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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:38:19 -0700
<![CDATA[Fremont sheriff's deputy saves drug user from heroin overdose with Narcan]]> http://gazette.com/fremont-sheriffs-deputy-saves-drug-user-from-heroin-overdose-with-narcan/article/1594720?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fremont-sheriffs-deputy-saves-drug-user-from-heroin-overdose-with-narcan/article/1594720?custom_click=rss

With the help of a powerful opiate antidote, a Fremont County Sheriff's deputy rescued a wanted Cañon City woman from what could have been a deadly heroin overdose on Tuesday.

Deputy Jeremy Amendola administered the life-saving drug Narcan which blocks the effects of opioids and reverses an overdose, after noticing 18-year-old Megan Hamilton had passed out and slumped over in the back seat of a patrol car. She later told authorities she had used "large amount of heroin" minutes before she was arrested, according to a news release from the Fremont County Sheriff's Office.

Hamilton, who was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear in court on dangerous drug charges, was found with suspected drugs at an address on the 700



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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:23:09 -0700
<![CDATA[Murderers identified in 1972, 2010 killings in Colorado Springs]]> http://gazette.com/murderers-identified-in-1972-2010-killings-in-colorado-springs/article/1594726?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/murderers-identified-in-1972-2010-killings-in-colorado-springs/article/1594726?custom_click=rss

Forensic science has lead local police detectives to the men responsible for two years-old homicides, Colorado Springs police said in a Thursday news release.  

The department’s cold Case Homicide Unit, with the help of the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, has identified the culprits in the 1972 stabbing of 19-year-old Deborah Lynn May and the 2010 shooting of 56-year-old Yong Glen. The man who killed Lynn, Craig Brame, died in 2004, and Glen’s killer, Robert Quillen, committed suicide last year, police said in a news release.

On Sept. 19, 1972, May was stabbed to death while alone in bed at her and her boyfriend’s apartment on the 700 block of North Cascade Avenue.



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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:17:38 -0700
<![CDATA[Man back in Colorado Springs jail after parole officers find guns, meth]]> http://gazette.com/man-back-in-colorado-springs-jail-after-parole-officers-find-guns-meth/article/1594608?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-back-in-colorado-springs-jail-after-parole-officers-find-guns-meth/article/1594608?custom_click=rss A man on parole was taken back to jail Tuesday after an unplanned visit from police revealed the man had two guns and drugs with him.

Michael Powell, 35, is being held without bond after violating his conditions of parole, according to jail records. He was arrested about 8:18 p.m. when police showed up to his mobile home at 5150 Airport Road to do a parolee check and reportedly found him working on a car outside the home with two pistols on its roof along with 100 grams of methamphetamine.

One of the guns, a Ruger 9mm, had been reported stolen in the city in September, police said.



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Thu, 19 Jan 2017 08:41:55 -0700
<![CDATA[Fremont County woman pleads guilty to luring former teacher to attack]]> http://gazette.com/fremont-county-woman-pleads-guilty-to-luring-former-teacher-to-attack/article/1594584?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/fremont-county-woman-pleads-guilty-to-luring-former-teacher-to-attack/article/1594584?custom_click=rss

CANON CITY — A woman accused of luring her former teacher to a stabbing entered into a plea agreement during a court appearance Tuesday.

Courtney Plante, 20, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated robbery and admitted it was a crime of violence. She faces a sentence between 15 and 24 years in prison when she is sentenced March 14.

On Jan. 4, 2016, Plante reportedly lured Cotopaxi High School math teacher and coach Michael Brown, 49, from his home to a U-Haul truck that she claimed was broken down. At the truck, her co-defendant Sean Overstreet, 38, of Pueblo, attacked Brown and stabbed him four times.

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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:26:30 -0700
<![CDATA[Man accused of planting note about bomb on Denver-bound plane]]> http://gazette.com/man-accused-of-planting-note-about-bomb-on-denver-bound-plane/article/1594655?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-accused-of-planting-note-about-bomb-on-denver-bound-plane/article/1594655?custom_click=rss

DENVER — An airline passenger has been arrested on charges of planting a note on a plane en route from San Diego to Denver that falsely claimed a bomb was on board.

Authorities said Wednesday that 20-year-old Cameron E. Korth of West Jordan, Utah, was arrested on a charge of maliciously conveying false information. It wasn't immediately known if Korth had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.

The hand-written note was found on United Airlines flight 231 Monday. Authorities say the plane landed safely in Denver and a search by police failed to find any explosives.



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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:27:46 -0700
<![CDATA[Colorado Springs police think 2 early-morning robberies are related]]> http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-think-2-early-morning-robberies-are-related/article/1594609?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/colorado-springs-police-think-2-early-morning-robberies-are-related/article/1594609?custom_click=rss Two robberies reported early Wednesday morning less than an hour apart and separated by about 13 miles are believed to be related.

In the first robbery about 3:17 a.m. at a convenience store in the 2300 block of Hancock Expressway, four masked men walked in and demanded cash, Colorado Springs police said. One of the men was carrying a knife, police said.

After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the men ran away, police said.

About 37 minutes later, "multiple suspects" wearing masks walked into a convenience store in the 6400 block of Source Center Point, 13 miles away, displayed "a weapon" and demanded cash, police said. The robbers also took cigarettes and liquor before running away.

No injuries were



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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:25:25 -0700
<![CDATA[Police: Fugitive wanted in Florida officer's fatal shooting captured]]> http://gazette.com/police-fugitive-wanted-in-florida-officers-fatal-shooting-captured/article/1594593?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/police-fugitive-wanted-in-florida-officers-fatal-shooting-captured/article/1594593?custom_click=rss

ORLANDO, Fla. — The suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer was captured Tuesday night after eluding a massive manhunt for more than a week, authorities said.

Orlando police Chief John Mina said Markeith Loyd, 41, was flushed out of an abandoned house and taken into custody, ending a manhunt that began with the Jan. 9 killing of Lt. Debra Clayton outside a Wal-Mart store.

Local television stations showed Loyd with a bloodied face as a half-dozen officers and deputies took him into police headquarters.

Mina tweeted, "Captured and wearing Lt. Debra Clayton's handcuffs.



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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:31:50 -0700
<![CDATA[Man arrested by Colorado Springs police in weekend murder attempt]]> http://gazette.com/man-arrested-by-colorado-springs-police-in-weekend-murder-attempt/article/1594588?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-arrested-by-colorado-springs-police-in-weekend-murder-attempt/article/1594588?custom_click=rss

A 34-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, several days after a southeast Colorado Springs shooting, police said.

A possible location was identified for Victor Carter Jr., at an apartment in the 2700 block of Arlington Drive, and he was seen leaving the apartment about 11:30 a.m., police said. He reportedly tried to run, but after a short chase, was taken into custody by SWAT officers.

The shooting occurred Saturday evening in the 900 block of South Chelton Road, police said. A man was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds that were not life-threatening.

The felony warrant for Carter was issued Sunday, court records show.



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Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:04:35 -0700