• Pueblo robbery and carjacking suspect arrested in Colorado Springs

    Liz Forster
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Omar Valdez, a man wanted out of Pueblo for an armed robbery and carjackings, was arrested in Colorado Springs Friday evening.  He is accused of robbing the Walmart on Pueblo's south side Monday evening. Soon after the robbery, there were two separate carjackings. The second...

  • El Paso County Sheriff's Office looking for laundromat thief

    liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man suspected of stealing more than $500 from a Security laundromat in November. The man, who is believed to be in his 30s, walked into the Security Coin Wash at 382 Main St. and used a crowbar to break into two coin operated...

  • Porch pirates continue to plague Colorado Springs

    KKTV
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    You've likely heard about thieves patrolling neighborhoods in southern Colorado, watching for unattended packages just sitting on front doorsteps. These "porch pirates" snag the deliveries and run off. It's pretty tough to catch these fast-moving crooks, even with video surveillance....

  • Two men arrested at Colorado Springs tent camp in early December death

    By Ellie Mulder and Liz Forster The Gazette -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Two men have been arrested on suspicion of killing a man whose body was found along Fountain Creek in early December. Kenneth Alexander Palmer, 25, and Earnest Marcel Mims, 41, were arrested Thursday in a large tent camp along the creek near Dorchester Park south of downtown. The...

  • Uber driver charged with raping 16-year-old passenger

    Avi Selk, The Washington Post
    Yesterday

    Police were called to an apartment complex outside Atlanta in the dark hours of Monday morning to find an extremely intoxicated 16-year-old girl with her pants around her ankles, they said. She told Gwinnett County police officers that her Uber driver had just raped her....

  • Police searching for fugitive in southeast Colorado Springs neighborhood

    By Ellie Mulder
    Updated: Fri, Dec 15, 2017

    Officers are searching for a fugitive near the 5000 block of Eldon Drive South, police said about 8 p.m. Friday. "Please stay in your home and keep doors and windows locked until further notice," an alert says.

  • Man suspected in attempted murder arrested after hours-long standoff

    liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 15, 2017

    A man wanted on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, among other charges, was arrested after a hourslong standoff at a hotel Thursday night in southeast Colorado Springs. Police were called to the 2100 block of Aerotech Drive about 9 a.m. after receiving a tip that Richard...

  • Sexting investigation launched at a Colorado school

    KKTV
    Updated: Fri, Dec 15, 2017

    SALIDA, Colo. - A staff member at a Colorado high school alerted authorities about sexting taking place involving students, prompting an investigation. The Salida Police Department alerted the community on Wednesday and then held an assembly to discuss sexting on Thursday. Sexting is...

  • Woman escapes gunman in possible carjacking in Broadmoor neighborhood

    liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 15, 2017

    Sarah Gibeau knew something was wrong early Thursday when she saw a car she didn't recognize parked on the wrong side of the street opposite her driveway just west of The Broadmoor. Her instincts were right after the driver approached her car and fired shots. "I'm scared for my...

  • Man dies after reported fight in southeast Colorado Springs home

    liz forster and Ellie Mulder The Gazette -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 15, 2017

    Shaundra Reed and her mother had an open home, ready to serve gumbo or offer a place to sleep to anyone in need. Yet the Reed's open-door policy turned deadly Wednesday night after one man killed another in a fight over a woman in their home in the 1800 block of Carmel Drive in...

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