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8 months 4 weeks ago

Longmont officer arrested for sex assault

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A 12-year Longmont police veteran has been arrested on suspicion of felony sexual assault. Officer Chris Martinchick was arrested Wednesday after Larimer County investigators informed police that a complaint had been filed. He turned himself in at the Larimer County Jail and is facing two counts...

9 months 2 weeks ago

DNA sample clears Pueblo man

Police say a DNA sample has cleared a man who was chased down by vigilantes who thought he was guilty of sexually assaulting a girl in Pueblo. The group struggled and held the man on May 19. He agreed to give police a DNA sample after officers arrived on the...

9 months 2 weeks ago

DNA in sex assault cases mistakenly destroyed

Aurora police say preliminary information shows DNA evidence in 48 alleged sexual assault cases from 2009 was mistakenly destroyed, including one case in which no one has been charged yet. Police Chief Daniel Oates publicly announced the errors Tuesday night after first apologizing personally to the accuser in the active...

2 years 5 months ago

PPCC officer assaulted on campus

A Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) officer was assaulted on Friday morning at the college's downtown campus. PPCC Officer McCormick entered a struggle with suspect, Lorie Lamonte, who would not leave the campus. Soon after, Lamonte gained control over Officer McCormick's handcuffs, McCormick tased Lamonte; however, Lamonte pulled the probes...

2 years 8 months ago

Man stabbed with kitchen knife

Colorado Springs Police were called to the 400 block of Valley Hi Circle at the Marjorie Manor Apartments on the report of a disturbance at around 3:00 am Saturday. When officers arrived the found a male later identified as Akeem Thomas who had sustained an apparent stab wound. It was...

2 years 8 months ago

Polygamist leader awaiting punishment

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - Convicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs is awaiting his punishment from the same Texas jury that convicted him on child sex charges. Jurors were set to begin deliberations Tuesday in the trial's sentencing phase. Jeffs faces life in prison, where he can still lead the...

2 years 8 months ago

Strauss-Kahn's accuser speaks out

NEW YORK (AP) - The hotel housekeeper accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault says she learned he was a French political figure from news reports. Nafissatou Diallo says she didn't know Strauss-Kahn was the head of the International Monetary Fund or a possible candidate for the French presidency when...

2 years 9 months ago

Assault sparks outrage in GLBT community

The fallout continues after a weekend attack at a Colorado Springs restaurant that landed 2 men in the hospital, one a Fort Carson soldier, seemingly all based on the fact that they're gay. We spoke to Charles Irwin, the Executive Director of the Colorado Springs Pride Center. He tells us...

2 years 9 months ago

Anti-gay slurs precede a violent assault

Colorado Springs Police are investigating an assault on a group of people that occurred at around 3:30 am Saturday. Officers were dispatched to the Albertacos Restaurant at 4494 Austin Bluffs Parkway when calls to 911 described a violent attack on a group of people outside. Upon arrival, the suspects...

2 years 11 months ago

Police continue to investigate home invasion

The Colorado Springs Police Department is looking for three suspects involved in a home invasion that occurred at 900 S. Conejos Street in Colorado Springs around 6:40 P.M. Saturday. Officers who were dispatched to the scene report that three suspects came to house, walked in uninvited, and demanded money and...

2 years 11 months ago

Assaults on police up in Colorado Springs

It's a scene becoming all too familiar across the country. Police officers are getting killed at an alarming rate. Already this year 63 officers have been died in the line of duty nationally. 30 of those officers were killed by gunfire. "I'm very deeply concerned for the safety not only...

3 years 1 week ago

Survivor brings awareness to sexual violence

The Statistics are alarming. Every two minutes someone in our country is sexually assaulted, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. In Colorado, one in four women and one in 17 men are victims of sexual violence, according to the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault. April is sexual...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Pueblo break ins have neighbors nervous

Police police are investigating a number of home break ins in the neighborhood near 31st Street and San Isabel. "Definitely a pattern," says Sergeant Rick Lancendorfer. Police say as early as Friday night, an elderly man was beaten and his car keys were stolen. A care taker found...

3 years 1 month ago

One arrest in shooting in Trinidad

Trinidad Police arrested a young men after a shooting on State Street in Trinidad yesterday afternoon. Ashley Ingoldby, 21, was shot in the face. Daniel Lucero, 21 is believed to have fired 6 to 9 shots into a vehicle after an argument with those inside. Ingoldby was transported...

3 years 1 month ago

Pueblo cop charged

A Pueblo Police officer has been charged with three misdemeanor counts following a physical confrontation with a female officer. The incident took place at the police department on January 30, 2011. Officer Jonathan Adams has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of court proceedings. He is...

3 years 3 months ago

Man sought in Pueblo stabbing

Pueblo Police are trying to find a man wanted in an assault that happened earlier this week. Police found a man in the street in the 4000 block of North Drive on Monday. Joshua Ager, 21, had been stabbed in the face, neck and left arm. The stabbing had...

3 years 4 months ago

Sex assaults up at military academies

DENVER (AP) - The Defense Department says reported sexual assaults at the three military academies rose 64 percent in the 2009-10 academic year compared with the previous year. Officials said Wednesday the increase could reflect that more students are reporting assaults, rather than a jump in the number of...

3 years 4 months ago

Police look for downtown assault suspects

Colorado Springs Police Officers are asking for help to find suspects wanted for attacking and robbing students from Colorado College. On Friday December 3 at approximately 11:30 p.m., in the vicinity of the Tutt Library at 1021 N. Cascade Avenue, a CC student was approached by three young men....

3 years 6 months ago

Man accused of sex assault on a child

Fountain Police have arrested a 42 year old man, accused of sex assault on a child. Police say Roy Gene Grey is being held on a $25,000 bond. The investigation is still going on. Police are unaware of any additional victims.

3 years 7 months ago

Violent crimes drop across nation, locally

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says violent crime across the country has dropped for the third straight year. Murders are down 7%; robberies down 8%; assaults dipped 4%; and car thefts dropped a whopping 17%. Those numbers are in tune with crime statistics in Southern Colorado, which seem to show...

3 years 8 months ago

Man arrested for assault on officer

A man was arrested in Colorado Springs for assaulting a police officer Tuesday morning. According to police, officers were assisting with clean up of trail areas with the help of the Homeless Outreach Team. Jonathan Patzel, 20, who was camping under a bridge, became combative. Officers reported he pushed...

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