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9 months 2 hours 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...

1 year 3 months ago

Shots fired at officer

Police continue to investigate near Weber and St. Vrain after shots were fired at officers. Colorado Springs Police tell News 5 they were called to a possible burglary. When they arrived on scene there was a chase. Police tell us suspects fired at officers. No injuries were reported....

1 year 7 months ago

Officer dragged, fatally shoots woman

Officers say a Lakewood police officer fatally shot a woman after she tried to drive away from a traffic stop with the officer's arm still trapped inside the vehicle. The officer was dragged a few feet. He suffered minor injuries. The officer had pulled the vehicle over shortly after midnight...

1 year 10 months ago

Flags at half staff for fallen officer

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - An Englewood police officer killed in a hit-and-run collision has been posthumously awarded the rank of detective. Hundreds of people applauded as 39-year-old Jeremy Bitner was awarded the rank at a memorial service Friday. Bitner died after he and a motorist he had pulled over were...

2 years 1 week ago

Officer shot in Austin, TX

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Police say an officer has been fatally shot at a Walmart store in Austin, Texas, and that a suspect is in custody. Austin police Chief Art Acevedo says the killing took place around 2:30 a.m. Friday and that the officer died at the scene. The officer's...

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 5 months ago

Officer shot in Sacramento, Cali

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Sacramento-area police officer was shot and critically wounded following an attempted traffic stop, and a suspect was arrested. The Sacramento Bee reports that the officer was hit by several bullets from what police believe was a lone shooter. The shooting came...

2 years 5 months ago

Carrier defense wants affidavit disregarded

The defense for Josh Carrier wants all or portions of the affidavit related to his arrest for buying and possessing child porn disregarded or disqaulified before trial. The accuracy, intent of statements and sufficiency of the document are questioned by the defense.

2 years 8 months ago

Boulder Officer Assaulted

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A man accused of refusing to pay his $3 drink tab at a Boulder restaurant and punching a manager who tried to escort him out also is accused of assaulting a police officer. Police say officer Christian McCracken was taken to a hospital after the...

2 years 8 months ago

Fugitive suspects booked in Pueblo jail

The 3 Florida siblings sought by authorities from across the country are now being booked at the Pueblo County jail. Grace Lee Dougherty, Ryan Edward Dougherty and Dylan Dougherty Stanley were all captured after a police chase that started at around 9:38 a.m. Wednesday in Colorado City and ended...

2 years 9 months ago

70-mile chase ends with officer involved shooting

A juvenile leads law enforcement on a chase across three counties and it ends with an officer-involved shooting. The pursuit started early this morning in Alamosa. Sheriff deputies and state troopers followed the suspect east on highway 160 through Alamosa, Costilla and Huerfano Counties before he was finally caught. ...

2 years 10 months ago

Denver Police Officer Fired

DENVER (AP) - Another Denver police officer has been fired after he was accused of mishandling an investigation involving a pregnant woman hit by a hit-and-run driver. The Denver Post reported Wednesday that Detective Jay Estrada was fired for allegedly failing to actively investigate the traffic accident. Laura Gorham...

2 years 10 months ago

Suspect sought in police officer assault

At around 1:15 am Sunday morning an officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department initiated a routine traffic stop at the intersection of E. Bijou St and Union Blvd. The driver appeared to comply with the officer and the police cruiser's emergency lights and pulled into a nearby parking lot...

2 years 11 months ago

Officer shoots and kills suspect

A Colorado Springs Police Officer shot and killed a suspect this morning in the 1700 block of Auburn Drive in Colorado Springs. Officers reported a man was in a backyard shooting at a house. The officer shot the man once. The suspect died after leaving the scene in an...

3 years 1 week ago

Relatives of Colorado suspect charged

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Federal charges have been filed against relatives of a man accused in the slaying of a Chattanooga police officer. Colorado fugitive Jesse R. Matthews has been accused in the Saturday shooting death of Chattanooga police Sgt. Tim Chapin during a robbery attempt. Matthews remains in...

3 years 2 months ago

Police release photo of alleged impersonator

Colorado Springs have released a photo of a man arrested for impersonating a police officer. Jason Doorenbos-Parry, 25, was arrested over the weekend after an 8-week investigation. Investigators found evidence that Doorenbos-Parry had "cited" motorists for traffic violations and trespassing. They believe he also "cited" homeless people for being...

3 years 2 months ago

Police look for victims of alleged impersonator

After an investigation that lasted more than two months, Colorado Springs Police have arrested Jason Doorenbos-Parry, 25, on charges of impersonating a police officer and possession of a weapon by a previous offender. An investigatin began after citizens claimed they had been stopped by Doorenbos-Parry for alleged traffic violations,...

3 years 2 months ago

Cop's widow drops lawsuit over husband's suicide

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP)-A Grand Junction police officer's widow has dropped her federal lawsuit blaming authorities for her husband's suicide. Officer Glenn Coyne committed suicide Oct. 6, 2009, five days after his arrest on suspicion of sexual assault. His widow, Michelle, filed a lawsuit in September alleging authorities arrested...

3 years 7 months ago

Death sentence for momma bear and cubs

The Division of Wildlife tranquilized three bears and hauled them out of the Broadmoor neighborhood Thursday afternoon. The bears will be euthanized. The momma bear and her two cubs got into a home on Sanford Rd., sending a maid scrambling for safety. She locked herself in a bathroom, from...

3 years 8 months ago

Tranquilized bear tumbles from tree

Residents of Albuquerque, New Mexico's Northeast Heights neighborhood came face-to-face with a bear Sunday morning. Jackie Vigeon first spotted the bear in one of the trees in her yard. She called the Department of Game and Fish and they told her to try and keep the bear scared...

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...

3 years 9 months ago

DA's Office issues report on Officer Involved Shooting

The District Attorney's Office investigated an officer-involved shooting in Colorado Springs. Its final report was released Friday afternoon. Here's a complete transcript -- "The District Attorney's Office has concluded its' investigation of the officer involved shooting that occurred on June 4, 2010 and issues the following report: Any...

3 years 10 months ago

SWAT officer robs bank in Minneapolis

An attorney for a Minneapolis SWAT officer who robbed a bank says the officer's life was falling apart and he was hoping to die in a confrontation with police to secure an insurance payout for his sick daughter and wife. Federal defender Andrea George says in a court document...

3 years 10 months ago

Name of man shot by police released

Colorado Springs Police have released the name of a suspect who was killed by an officer Friday night. The dead man is identified as Gregory Burns, 27. Around 7:30 Friday evening officers working at 3500 N. Carefree attempted to contact a man who was a suspect in a crime....

3 years 10 months ago

Not guilty verdict in murder-for-hire plot

A woman accused of offering an undercover officer $2,000 to kill her ex-husband in Pitkin County has been acquitted. Jefferson County jurors acquitted Elinor Dvir on Thursday of solicitation of first-degree murder and solicitation of first-degree assault of her former husband, Pitkin County Deputy District Attorney Richard Nedlin. The...

3 years 10 months ago

Colorado ranks 8th in business survey

Chief Executive Magazine ranks Colorado as the 8th best state in which to do business. Colorado moved up two spaces in 2010. Texas remains number one, with California at the bottom of the list. The magazine surveyed 650 CEOs to arrive at the rankings. They considered regulation, tax...

3 years 10 months ago

Colorado ranks 8th in business survey

Chief Executive Magazine ranks Colorado as the 8th best state in which to do business. Colorado moved up two spaces in 2010. Texas remains number one, with California at the bottom of the list. The magazine surveyed 650 CEOs to arrive at the rankings. They considered regulation, tax...

4 years 1 week ago

Officer involved shooting: suspect dead

A man shot by a Walsenburg Police Officer late last night has died. The Huerfano County Coroner is not releasing the mans name until next of kin have been notified. According to a statement released Monday morning, two officers responded to a call on Stacy Drive around 9:30 Sunday...

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