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2 years 2 months ago

Possible kidnapping in Pueblo

A reported kidnapping last week in Pueblo has police asking for your help. Just before 9:00 PM last Wednesday, June 6th, witnesses saw a man in a dark SUV pull over and reportedly assault a woman walking down the 2200 block of Lake Ave then force her into the...

2 years 3 months ago

Pueblo Police to buy six new vehicles

The Pueblo Police Department will buy six new sport utility vehicles to be used by police supervisors. Ford has discontinued the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor used by many law enforcement agencies for many years. The new vehicles will be four wheel drive Ford Police Interceptor SUVs. The vehicles will...

2 years 8 months ago

Pueblo officers honored for bravery, heroic acts

Police officers who've gone above and beyond the call of duty were honored in Pueblo today. Outstanding members of the Pueblo Police Department and several private citizens were recognized at a special banquet at Pueblo Community College. Twenty meritorious service awards were handed out, including two Medal of Valor...

2 years 11 months ago

Desperate for answers

A father is desperate for answers after his 23-year-old son's homicide case turned cold. He's not alone. We're talking to the Pueblo Police Departments detectives who are still searching for leads. Carlos Lave was killed after a shooting at Club Manor January 30th. If you have any information, call police....

3 years 1 month ago

Pueblo SWAT to be restructured

The Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team of the Pueblo Police Department is being restructured. The size of the unit has been cut in half and those members have been selected. The team is part-time with the Officers assigned to various Divisions and Units of the Department but with...

3 years 2 months ago

Pueblo Deputy Police Chief to retire

Deputy Police Chief John Ercul will retire from the Pueblo Police force at the end of the month. Ercul joined the department in 1970 and worked in several departments including Patrol, Traffic, Internal Affairs and Support Services. Deputy Chief Ercul serves on numerous boards and community organizations; including...

3 years 2 months ago

State to release predator to Pueblo streets

The Pueblo Police Department announced Monday that a sexually violent predator set to be released from prison will be listed as homeless. However, a detective with the department's sex offender unit says that Emmanuel Bitsuie, 25, will be monitored with a GPS tracking system. Bitsuie is being released from...

3 years 6 months ago

Update: body found in Pueblo

Police in Pueblo are investigating the discovery of a dead body, found partially submerged in the water east of the Riverwalk. The man was found just after 3 p.m. by two local fishermen near Santa Fe and Grand near a bridge called Faye's Crossing. Police say it appears the...

3 years 6 months ago

Slick conditions in Pueblo

You're better off staying inside tonight in Pueblo if you can. There are reports of multiple accidents in the city as people try to make their way home. Pueblo Police say none of the accidents are too serious at this point but they are getting multiple calls as drivers slide...

3 years 8 months ago

Coal train derails near Pueblo Airport

A coal train bound for Texas derailed east of Pueblo Saturday morning, crashing 32 rail cars and spilling tons of coal. The accident happened near the intersection of U.S. 50 and Baxter Road, near the Pueblo airport. A spokeswoman for the BNSF railroad said no one was hurt in...

3 years 8 months ago

Pueblo Police Chief disputes crime report

The Pueblo Police Department has taken exception to a publication by CQ press, which analyzes crime data from the FBI. According to the report, Pueblo had the highest crime rate of any major city in Colorado in 2009.l Pueblo Police Chief Jim Billings said the data is simply inaccurate....

3 years 11 months ago

Accused hit-run driver arrested in Pueblo

Pueblo Police have arrested the man they believe hit a woman on a motorcycle Sunday, then fled the scene. Felipe Soto-Duran, 27, is being held at the Pueblo County Detention Center, charged with Failure to Remain at the Scene of an Accident Involving Serious Bodily Injury. Bail was set...

3 years 11 months ago

Officer hurt in crash

A Pueblo Police officer is recovering after a crash Tuesday morning. It happened on St. Clair, near Thatcher and Prairie Ave. around 11:30 a.m. Traffic investigators say the officer was attempting to stop a driver, when another car turned in front of the cruiser. The officer's car ended up...

4 years 1 month ago

Sexually violent predator to move to Pueblo

The Pueblo Police Department will hold a meeting Thursday night to inform the community about a sexually violent predator who will soon be living in Pueblo. At that time the identity of the person will be revealed and information about sexually violent predators will be presented. The meeting will...

4 years 5 months ago

UPDATE: No justice 7 years after murder

Through her tears Susie Wagner's pleading for people with information on her son's death to come forward. She tells News First 5 that she still can't drive by the murder scene without crying. She has a tough time in public places sometimes, wondering if the murderers, or accomplices, are...

4 years 6 months ago

3 more arrested in Pueblo slaying

Three more people have been arrested in the December killing of a Pueblo man found burned in his home. Police say three women went to Robert M. Piserchio's home the week before his death and pretended they needed help before stealing his wallet. The women now face murder charges, though...

4 years 11 months ago

Suspects in Pueblo man's death appear in court

New developments in the murder of a Pueblo man. A forensic anthropologist says it appears Brian Swartz died from a severe bludgeoning. Swartz's body was found in a shallow grave in Pueblo County earlier this month. The three suspects arrested for first degree murder are Swartz's common-law wife Sonia Mitchell,...

4 years 11 months ago

Meth lab busted in Pueblo

Pueblo police have discovered a meth lab on the north side of town. It was found at a home on East 40th, near the Northside Wal-Mart. Investigators say the homeowners are the ones who actually found the meth lab. The house was vacant, and the homeowners were there to...

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