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.
  • Two men, 23 and 82, dead after head-on crash near Peyton

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A head-on crash that killed two men closed U.S. 24 for hours Tuesday morning. Robert Hicock, 82, of Colorado Springs, died on the scene, said Trooper Nate Reid of the Colorado State Patrol. Wesley Free, 23, of Fountain, was taken by helicopter to UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central,...

  • Colorado Springs Police: Detective at fault in crash

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    A Colorado Springs police detective is at fault for a crash with another vehicle Monday night, the department reported. The detective from the strategic information center was stopped at a red light on Morning Mist Drive at Hancock Expressway just before 9 p.m. when he entered the...

  • 8 DEA search warrants part of drug-trafficking investigation in Colorado Springs, El Paso County

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Eight federal search warrants executed Tuesday in Colorado Springs and other parts of El Paso County are part of an ongoing investigation of a criminal organization believed to be growing massive amounts of weed and shipping it out of state for big profit, the U.S. Drug Enforcement...

  • Police: Trio assaults Colorado Springs resident, business employee in same night

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Colorado Springs police are investigating two assaults that happened back-to-back at a home and then a business Monday night. Police were called to the 1000 block of Westmoreland Road about 8:30 p.m. after a reported home invasion. Three people had made their way inside and assaulted...

  • Fountain neighborhood most recent target of vehicle break-ins

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Residents in a Fountain neighborhood became the latest victims of a rash of vehicle break-ins in El Paso County. Unlocked vehicles made easy targets for criminals, Fountain police said. The weekend thefts came on the heels of many other vehicle break-ins reported across the county in...

  • Shooting at Pueblo motel reportedly gang-, drug-related

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    A 42-year-old man is recovering Tuesday after being wounded in a "gang-related" shooting during a suspected drug deal gone bad, Pueblo police said. Police gave this account: The victim and a woman were at Motel 6 at 4103 N. Elizabeth St. in Pueblo trying to buy marijuana shortly...

  • Rocks spilled on I-25 causing traffic delays in Colorado Springs


    A truck that lost it's load Tuesday morning and spilled rocks across Interstate 25 is causing traffic delays. The spill happened just after 7 a.m. at Nevada Avenue, according to local traffic tweets. Drivers are being advised to use slower speeds, which is causing traffic to...

  • On what would have been his graduation day, Lewis-Palmer teen remembered for big stature, bigger heart

    Updated: Mon, May 22, 2017

    Monday was supposed to be a celebration of Sam Laib's achievements. The 18-year-old was to graduate from Lewis-Palmer High School. He was to stand among classmates and friends as part of the slow march across a stage to accept his diploma, a rite of passage that, in many ways,...

  • Suspected Pueblo pipe bomb rendered safe

    Updated: Mon, May 22, 2017

    A suspected pipe bomb found on Resevoir Road in Pueblo has been rendered "safe," according to Pueblo police. The enclosed PVC pipe did have material inside of it, some of which has been removed and sent for testing, police spokesman Sgt. Eric Gonzales said. The object was found...

  • Shoplifters pull gun on Sportsman's Warehouse employee

    Updated: Mon, May 22, 2017

    Two men who were reportedly caught shoplifting Sunday pulled a gun on a store employee who tried to stop them. It was just before 5 p.m. when the men tried to walk out of Sportsman's Warehouse, 555 N. Chelton Road, without paying for a number of items. A loss prevention officer...

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