Woman arrested in stabbing

By: name Newspaper
July 20, 2013 Updated: July 20, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Colorado Springs Police arrested a woman Friday night after she allegedly stabbed a man downtown following an argument over panhandling.

Officers located the victim just after 7 p.m. near the intersection of North Tejon Street and Colorado Avenue after being dispatched to an altercation involving seven people, police said. The victim had a cut on his forearm and told police that Idalia Espinoza, 29, used a knife to slash him after a verbal altercation escalated.

Officers located Espinoza around 9:30 p.m. near where they found the victim and took her into custody.

Espinoza was charged with second-degree assault and is being held at the El Paso County Jail in lieu of $1,000 bail.

One man was injured Saturday night after he drove his motorcycle into the back of a sedan on Powers Boulevard in southeast Colorado Springs, police said.

Witnesses told police that the motorcyclist was speeding southbound on Powers near Astrozon Boulevard around 6 p.m., traveling as fast as 100 miles per hour, when he rear-ended a Ford Fusion, destroying his Honda motorcycle and creating a debris field spanning hundreds of feet.

The rider, who was wearing a helmet, was transported to the hospital and was last listed in stable condition, according to Sgt. Missy Reynolds.

The driver of the Ford was uninjured, though the back side of the car was damaged. Police are considering alcohol as a factor in the crash and charges are pending against the motorcyclist.

"He is the at-fault party," Reynolds said.

Southbound Powers was closed at Astrozon for about two hours while police investigated the crash.

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