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.
  • Rollover crash west of downtown Colorado Springs blocking traffic

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    A rollover crash reported at Colorado Avenue and 17th Street west of downtown Colorado Springs is stalling traffic. Officers are reporting all westbound lanes on Colorado Avenue and one eastbound lane is blocked off to traffic. No other details were immediately available.

  • Most smoke from western wildfire pushes out of southern Colorado


    Friday's expected high of 66 degrees in Colorado Springs is a dramatic decrease from Friday's high of 93 degrees, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. Cooler temperatures and slight chances of thunderstorms will last through the weekend, meteorologists say. "Friday...

  • Colorado Springs police on Facebook for bomb techs

    Updated: Thu, Jun 22, 2017

    Want to know if an explosive device in Colorado Springs is part of a coordinated criminal or terrorist attack across the state or nation? Like everything else, there's an app for that. Colorado Springs Police Sgt. Chris Arseneau, who supervises the Regional Explosives Unit, calls...

  • Deputies put down aggressive bull in Penrose

    Updated: Wed, Jun 21, 2017

    A bull described as being aggressive toward people and animals was shot by a private land owner before being put down by authorities Wednesday morning "due to the extreme public safety hazard," the Fremont County Sheriff's Office said. The Sheriff's Office said a deputy "put the bull...

  • Colorado Springs police arrest 66-year-old in bank robbery

    Updated: Wed, Jun 21, 2017

    A 66-year-old man accused of robbing a Colorado Springs bank last week has been arrested. Police said they arrested Pal Hope on Monday in the June 16 robbery of Wells Fargo Bank, 4151 North Academy Blvd. Hope allegedly passed the teller a note demanding money and left with an...

  • Woodland Park police seeking woman believed to be connected to burglary

    Updated: Tue, Jun 20, 2017

    The Woodland Park Police Department is asking for help identifying a woman believed to be connected to a weekend burglary. Details about the burglary were not immediately available. Anyone with information about the woman pictured is asked to call police at 719-687-9262.

  • El Paso County Sheriff's Office mourns loss of K-9 Blitz

    Updated: Mon, Jun 19, 2017

    The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has lost one of its canine officers. On Monday, the office announced the death of 7-year-old K-9 Blitz after an emergency visit to a veterinarian over the weekend found he was suffering from medical issues "that were beyond repair." Blitz had...

  • El Paso County law enforcement playing soccer with youth this summer

    Updated: Mon, Jun 19, 2017

    When thrust into foreign situations and worlds, Nick Madaras used soccer to connect to the people around him. Law enforcement in El Paso County are using the same concept to connect with youth this summer. The El Paso County Sheriff's Office and Colorado Springs Police Department...

  • Man sought in Colorado Springs shooting considered armed and dangerous

    Updated: Fri, Jun 16, 2017

    Colorado Springs police are looking for a man who opened fire in a parking lot Thursday on the city's east side. Mark Alan Wooten, 41, is wanted on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, police said. He is accused of firing a gun in the 1600 block of North Murray Boulevard about...

  • Multi-vehicle crash causing delays on I-25 between Larkspur and Monument

    Updated: Fri, Jun 16, 2017

    Southbound traffic on Interstate 25 is lagging Friday afternoon following a multi-vehicle crash between Larkspur and Monument. The crash was reported about noon just south of Greenland Road.  Traffic is reportedly backed up 12 miles on the highway, back to Tomah Road. Drivers...

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