Kaitlin Durbin

Public Safety Reporter

Kaitlin Durbin covers public safety for The Gazette. The Ohio native joined the newspaper's staff in 2016. She previously worked in Mansfield, Ohio.
You can reach Durbin at Kaitlin.durbin@gazette.com or by phone at 719-636-0362. Follow her on Twitter at @njKaitlinDurbin.
  • Letters reveal convoluted personal history between killer in Teller County jail and investigator

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Convicted double murderer Jacob Ind and the woman who was once his most fiercely loyal supporter - she wrote a book about his case - have begun furious attempts to discredit each other in advance of his long-sought retrial in the 1992 killing of his parents. At stake in their feud is...

  • 10 skunks test positive for rabies in El Paso County

    Updated: Fri, Mar 16, 2018

    With 10 skunks testing positive the first three months of the year, rabies is making an early appearance in El Paso County, health officials warn. Last year, the county didn't have its first rabies case until March, yet ended the year with seven infected bats and 21 infected skunks,...

  • 5 cats, 1 kitten rescued from house fire in northeast Colorado Springs

    Updated: Fri, Mar 16, 2018

    Colorado Springs firefighters are responding to a working fire near Barnes and Peterson roads. Smoke is visible from a distance, the Colorado Springs Police Department tweeted. The fire is located at 6717 Stockwell Drive, according to radio scanner traffic.

  • Law enforcement cracking down on DUIs over St. Patrick's weekend

    Updated: Fri, Mar 16, 2018

    If wearing green on St. Patrick's Day can protect you from the pinch of a leprechaun, what can protect against the pinch of handcuffs in the back of a police car? Driving sober. Agencies will be amping up DUI enforcement across the state throughout the holiday weekend to remove...

  • Man wanted in Colorado Springs homicide surrenders, awaits hearing

    Published: Thu, Mar 15, 2018

    A man wanted in the killing of 33-year-old Darryl Tyrone Clark earlier this month is in custody. Adonis Ondrae Anderson, 44, is listed as being in the El Paso County jail, according to records. He was booked in March 9, the sheriff's office said. Colorado Springs police did not...

  • Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine retiring after 32 years

    Updated: Wed, Mar 14, 2018

    After 32 years on the job, Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine is trading in his fire coat for the open road. The 53-year-old said he'll retire on May 25, and the next day steer his RV west. He plans to go exploring with his Dalmatian, Dakota, while he's "still young enough to enjoy...

  • Teller County man arrested in school shooting threat had an aborted fetus in his bathroom, records show

    Updated: Sat, Mar 10, 2018

    A Florissant man already facing charges for threatening to kill his children, rape his neighbors and shoot up two local schools, also apparently was keeping a fetus in his bathroom, according to his arrest records. Jason Scott Smith, 37, was being arrested related to the threats last...

  • Convicted Teller County parent killer loses conflict argument, keeps attorney for retrial

    Updated: Mon, Mar 5, 2018

    Jacob Ind will move forward with his retrial in the 1992 killing of his parents with longtime attorney Nicole Mooney at his side, but he's not happy about it. Following a closed hearing in Teller County Court on Monday to discuss an alleged conflict, Ind sighed heavily while agreeing...

  • Neighborhood where deputy was killed is Colorado Springs' auto-theft central

    Updated: Mon, Mar 5, 2018

    The apartment complex where El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy Micah Flick was killed during an attempted auto-theft arrest is at the heart of a city neighborhood most afflicted by motor vehicle thefts in 2016, a Gazette analysis of the latest full year for which census data was...

  • Wife of convicted Woodland Park killer Jacob Ind: 'He's not a monster'

    Updated: Tue, Feb 20, 2018

    Denise Stalford never expected to fall in love with a convicted killer. The 31-year-old Northern Ireland-native recalled the disgust she felt when she saw "Lost for Life," a 2013 documentary about juveniles who committed crimes and are serving life in prison without parole. The...

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