Every parent knows it's a pain in the ass to take little kids in and out of the car when popping into a store, especially in cold weather. But know what's an even bigger pain in the ass? Having your idling ride stolen with your kids inside, because you were too lazy to schlep them with you. Which i ... More >>
After the passage of Amendment 64, and its signing by Governor John Hickenlooper, adults age 21 and over could legally have up to an ounce of marijuana. Possessing more than that remains illegal, however -- and a recent arrest suggests that police officers will use all the tools at their disposal to ... More >>
The website for Colorado Springs' Discreet Treats notes that its two locations aren't typical medical marijuana centers, since both have professional-grade kitchens that cook up edibles ranging from Buddha Brownies to take-and-bake MMJ pizza. It's an enticing combination that apparently prompted a b ... More >>
Colorado Springs ninth grader Jeremy Rice is being declared a hero for quick-thinking action that prevented the crash of a bus carrying more than a dozen other students. Still, the circumstances as described by the Colorado Springs Police Department are mighty weird.
Last month, in the aftermath of the incredibly destructive Waldo Canyon fire, the Colorado Springs Police Department reported 37 home burglaries and 28 car break-ins that victimized evacuees. Shocking figures, yes. But now, the CSPD is revealing that its final total is even higher -- and to date, on ... More >>
Earlier this week, we posted about the arrest of Dennis O'Dell from the hammer murder of his uncle -- a crime Colorado Springs Police believe was inspired and potentially fueled by meth. The account sparked this exchange about the difference between meth heads and zombies.
Update: On Sunday, as we note in our original coverage below, Wayne Lufkin, 74, disappeared from an assisted-care facility, after which authorities discovered he had warrants on him in Colorado and Oregon. Now comes word that Lufkin has been found in Denver and is currently cooling his heels in anot ... More >>
Update: Last week, when Colorado Springs Police Department spokeswoman Barbara Miller told us that Waldo Canyon fire evacuees had been victimized by 22 burglaries and sixteen car break-ins, she stressed that the numbers could go up as authorities got more access to the blaze zone. And have they ever ... More >>
Yesterday, we told you about Jesse Evans, an alleged child pornographer -- and unfortunately, he's got plenty of apparent peers. The Colorado Internet Crimes Against Children website assembles photos and descriptions of accused creepazoids from across the state -- most of them white men, with only a ... More >>
The Colorado Springs Police Department, working in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI, has made a big heroin bust. Nineteen people were arrested, including one juvenile and eight under the age of 21 -- many of them alleged users rather than dealers. Their youth makes se ... More >>
Last year, the decision of a Lakewood Police officer to pepper spray an eight year old made national news. But at first blush, that incident seems mild in comparison with the charges leveled against daycare teacher Suzanne Warmington. She's been accused of pulling a knife on one of her charges, age ... More >>
Debates about Denver gang violence have been spurred by a Friday incident that killed Justin O'Donnell and Deon Rudd and wounded two others. And while Denver Police have yet to confirm this slaying was gang-related, Alonzo Paige's preliminary hearing over a January quadruple shooting/double murder i ... More >>
Even under the best of circumstances, the act of robbing a convenience store for the sake of a handful of singles in ready cash has to be one of the dumbest crimes imaginable, just on a simple risk-to-benefit scale. But for absolute desperation, nothing beats jacking a 7-Eleven at three in the morni ... More >>
On Tuesday, Colorado Springs Police handled two calls involving what are described as suicidal suspects, with one of them, Phinehas McNeal, allegedly delivering a kick to an officer's face in the process. Turns out, though, that McNeal was not exactly an unknown quantity, having been busted a few mo ... More >>
At least one of Dennis Foust's neighbors sees him as a loving and caring son who went to extremes to care for his elderly mother. But the Colorado Springs Police Department thinks otherwise -- maybe because the woman, age 86, was found lying on the floor in her own filth. And she said she'd been th ... More >>
For more than a month, the Colorado Springs Police Department has been on the lookout for Alonzo Paige, the prime suspect in a quadruple shooting that left two men dead. Imagine their surprise when yesterday afternoon, he walked into police headquarters and surrendered to authorities.
A 77-year-old grandmother survived what appears to have been an approximately five-hour-long ordeal during which she was repeatedly abused and threatened with weapons ranging from what turned out to be a toy gun to an actual knife. The alleged assailant, who was taken into custody by Colorado Sprin ... More >>
Update: We now know the name of the second person killed in a quadruple shooting at the Timberland Apartments in Colorado Springs on Tuesday: Andrew Encalade, age 23. If that name sounds familiar, it should. His older brother Adam, age 26, was injured in the gunplay but survived.
Sure, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas is a holiday classic. But wouldn't it be even better with a car crash and an on-foot police chase? Judge for yourself after hearing the seasonal tale of Vincente Romero, who's accused of Grinchy behavior and vehicular mayhem that had nothing to do with a ... More >>
Big pic below.Update below: It didn't take long for the Colorado Springs Police Department to draw a bead on the man captured by security cameras robbing a branch of the Indispensary medical marijuana center. Robert Cody James, nineteen, is currently in custody, due in part to his decision t ... More >>
If you had to compare another Colorado occupation to that of Occupy Denver, Occupy Colorado Springs might provide one of the most stark contrasts. As of early this morning, however, both groups share recent and complete evictions off of city property. Around 1 a.m., the Colorado Springs Police Depa ... More >>
Criminal-minded?So, a couple of guys walk into a Hooters in Colorado Springs, sit down and order some beers, and then start following one of the young, scantily-clad waitresses with their eyes. Sounds like a typical night at Hooters, right? Except the two guys were undercover cops who were, u ... More >>
FlickrWe tend to think of fire extinguishers as dampening trouble rather than causing it to flare up. But that wasn't the case late last night at a Colorado Springs apartment at which police say a fire extinguisher was used as a weapon by a crew of goons.
Big pics below.Denver hasn't exactly been bloodshed free of late. Note the shocking murders of Sergeant Anthony Silva and onetime medical marijuana dispensary owner Michael "SK" Walker in recent weeks. But the body count is higher in Colorado Springs, where four are dead in two separate incid ... More >>
Big pic below.Update: As we noted yesterday, no charges were filed in the immediate aftermath of an incident in which a man shot a 140-pound dog after it attacked his greyhound -- and that remains the case at this writing. However, the owner of the dead pet -- a bullmastiff named Flato -- has ... More >>
Allen Rose.Update: The woman driving the vehicle behind which tow-truck driver Allen Rose was dragged to death has been identified as Detra Farries, 32 -- and she's been charged with manslaughter in relation to the awful incident. Meanwhile, plans are underway to memorialize Rose tomorrow.
The scene.The website of SouthSide Johnny's in Colorado Springs declares, "It's better to eat at a great bar than drink at a restaurant." But brawls are best avoided anywhere -- and one broke out at the venue during Sunday's wee hours. The result of confrontations between two groups? Three st ... More >>
FlickrWhat to get that special someone on Valentine's Day? Candy and flowers are so played out -- so how about a hand grenade? Granted, we don't know for certain that the grenade found at Colorado Springs' Memorial Park yesterday morning was intended as a gift. But it was wrapped -- in duct t ... More >>
Big pics below.Yes, Oxycontin is expensive, and getting a prescription for it isn't easy -- but that doesn't mean it's okay to tell a pharmacist you've got a weapon and swipe as much of it as possible. According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, a thief recently did just that. Look b ... More >>
Big pic below.Last year at this time, Domino's launched a risky ad campaign, in which the company admitted that (shocking surprise) its food was mediocre -- but it vowed to improve! Now, it's time for a follow-up, and we've got a suggestion for a new spokesperson: Isaiah Pickens, who apparent ... More >>
Christopher Blackstone's mug. Larger image below.Two days before Christmas, Christopher Blackstone of Colorado Springs got into an argument with his girlfriend, Talitha Peterson-Hooks. She ignored his subsequent calls and texts, and, according to the police report, that's when Blackstone tur ... More >>
Big pic below.Talk about a nightmare scenario for the Aurora Police Department. Not only has one of their own, Sergeant Morgan Sellman, been busted for child pornography, but his most recent assignment has been as the DARE program coordinator. Fortunately, Sellman's DARE duties haven't includ ... More >>
Big pics below.If you're going to be part of a criminal enterprise, make sure it has a cool name -- like Paper Cha$ers Ink, an alleged group of identity thieves and counterfeiters. The Colorado Springs Police Department has rounded up eight suspects, with three more to go. Check out their pho ... More >>
Large pics below.The still-bad economy has inspired a number of small-time metal thieves -- like Richard Goodface and Duane Brown, who allegedly swiped Denver storm grates in October. But according to the Colorado Springs Police Department, they're pikers in comparison with several suspects a ... More >>
Joshua Amoroso.By definition, a youth pastor has access to lotsa young folks. And Joshua Amoroso, 21, who served in this capacity at Colorado Springs' Gateway Church, is accused of violating the trust required by someone in that position in the worst possible way -- with a fourteen-year-old g ... More >>
Large photos below.As we noted on Monday, the bust of three men trying to burglarize a Colorado Springs dispensary was an example of clever police work -- but the excuse used by arrestee Ramone Hollins was even more inventive. Hollins -- a Fort Carson soldier, as were his alleged accomplices ... More >>
The suspect.Creepster alert: Colorado Springs Police are on the lookout for a man who allegedly stalked a woman at an area King Soopers, then put his arm around her neck and fondled her breasts and behind until she convinced him to stop with a well-placed elbow. That kinda thing may be okay ... More >>
Rene Ogden.Earlier this week, Rene Ogden and twins Chase and Olivia were found dead in their Colorado Springs area home. In the immediate aftermath of the tragedy, police declined to rule out any possible causes for their deaths even as reports surfaced that Rene had recently seemed depressed ... More >>
Large photo below.The Colorado Springs Police Department has confirmed that Rene Ogden and twins Olivia and Chase died in their home on Monday -- but not much else. Husband Tommy Ogden is reportedly cooperating with police, but nothing has been ruled out -- neither an intruder homicide nor mu ... More >>
CBS4Colorado Springs Police haven't ID'd the woman and two teens found dead yesterday in cases being investigated as homicides. But the residence in question was reportedly occupied by the Ogdens: parents Tommy and Rene, kids Olivia and Chase. And in a Reunion.com post, Rene portrayed their l ... More >>
Near the crime scene.Early Sunday morning in Colorado Springs, between ten and fifteen men jumped out of four cars (including two gold Cadillacs), invaded a home and stabbed the occupant, a 44-year-old man. It's a scenario that screams "gang violence" -- and while the Colorado Springs Police ... More >>
Carl Martin.Although marijuana is included in many edible products these days, few people choose to eat it in the form of a joint. That's one of many ways Carl Martin allegedly stands apart. Note that he's accused of confiscating said joint while pretending to be a cop -- and then after gulp ... More >>
A Flickr photoThis past Friday, a rave was scheduled at the Phil Long Event Center in Colorado Springs -- and the local police force was ready. The cops were stationed nearby when the doors opened, and before the party wound down at 4 a.m., nineteen people had been arrested for a potpourri o ... More >>
Did Flat Stanley have an alibi?To be a good burglar, a person needs stealth, toughness and a faulty moral compass. But apparently being bizarrely thin helps, too. According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, a medical marijuana dispensary located at the posted address of Colorado Can ... More >>
Jason Wallace.A day after the Marcus Duran shooting was ruled a justifiable homicide amid reports that the homeowner who fired the fatal shots has received threats, another potential Make-My-Day incident took place -- this one in Colorado Springs. The Springs-area homeowner reportedly shot a ... More >>
Seven Colorado Springs grows were targeted.MMJ advocates have greeted the passage of HB 1284, a bill to regulate the medical marijuana industry, with cheers (from CMMR's Matt Brown), boos (courtesy of Cannabis Therapy Institute's Laura Kriho) or a blend of both (Sensible Colorado's Brian Vice ... More >>
Take the money and run?On Friday, Corporate Accountability International called for McDonald's to dump Ronald McDonald as its mascot, arguing that he's a negative factor when it comes to addressing childhood obesity. Cut to early Sunday morning, when the Colorado Springs Police Department re ... More >>
Hope the thieves have a green thumb...Marijuana is a lot easier to steal once it's been cultivated and packaged. So perhaps it's an indication of how good the security systems are at Colorado Springs dispensaries that early this morning, three goons invaded a home in the city's Sand Creek sub ... More >>
Colorado Springs police don't name a crime victim because of his advanced age, even though he shot and killed his attacker.
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