May 17, 2013 10:07 PM
Police found shocking discovery at a home on the northeast side of Colorado Springs when they responded to a welfare check Thursday night: a 13-year-old autistic boy naked, living among dead and live rodents and human and animal excrement.
The boy has been in the care of a former... more »
May 10, 2013 7:00 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - A Colorado Springs police sergeant charged with filling out phony time sheets will get to keep his pension. The district attorney filed charges of theft and forgery against Sergeant James Butierres yesterday.
Just before making a court appearance, Butierres filed his retirement paperwork.
Dan Slack,... more »
May 9, 2013 3:26 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The issue of panhandling in downtown Colorado Springs is back in the news because the panhandlers themselves are back. Following a failed attempt to completely ban soliciting downtown, Colorado College will host a series of Community Conversations to find better solutions to help the chronically homeless and... more »
April 29, 2013 1:19 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The woman at the center of a scandal that cost a Manitou Springs police officer his job and Colorado Springs taxpayers $480,000 could serve up to four years of supervised probation under the terms of a plea bargain in which she admitted guilt today for attempting to... more »
March 18, 2013 8:22 PM
As the weather improves, generally the crime rate rises right along with temperatures. Recently, police have gotten multiple reports of people posing as security guards, Comcast workers, and even plumbers, all so these potential criminals can case homes they may later burglarize.
That was Chris Weed's concern last Thursday when... more »
March 15, 2013 8:27 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Police officers and firefighters in Colorado Springs are poised to a get pretty good raise next year. The pay increases were recommended as part of a comprehensive study by the Waters Consulting Group which was hired by the city to evaluate compensation.
Mayor Steve Bach says... more »
March 11, 2013 6:51 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - In the mid-morning hours Monday, Vanessa Jones is driving her patrol car through the Garden of the Gods taking a careful look at all of the vehicles in the parking lot.
"This in an area that we patrol quite frequently," Jones said.
She is one... more »
March 8, 2013 9:23 PM
Chad Bladow purchased a car he thought was clean, only to find out it was stolen.
So where was the car sold? Believe it or not, it was auctioned off by the Colorado Springs Police Department.
"To find out it was stolen was an absolute shock," Bladow said.... more »
February 20, 2013 12:20 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The family a Cincinnati soldier whose body was at a Colorado Springs hotel room Sunday morning describe their sister and daughter as a very warm and caring individual. Sgt. Kimberly Walker, 28, part of a refueling company attached to the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division at... more »
February 17, 2013 10:55 AM
No arrests have been made in an early morning shooting in Colorado Springs.
Colorado Springs police were in the area of W. Vermijo Ave. when they heard gunshots. They found a man with at least one gunshot wound; possibly life threatening.
The area has been blocked off for... more »
February 17, 2013 10:12 AM
Colorado Springs police have confirmed to News 5 that they're investigating a homicide Sunday morning at the Crowne Plaza hotel on S. Circle Drive.
News 5 crews are at the scene gathering more information. News 5's Tony Spehar says investigators from a separate shooting across town have moved to... more »
January 3, 2013 8:43 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - There have been at least 102 assaults on officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department during the past three years. The highest year for assaults was 2010 in which there were 41.
The number dropped to 28 in 2011 but then climbed to at least 33... more »
December 29, 2012 10:52 AM
Colorado Springs police are looking for the man in the attached photo; they say he's a suspect of a couple of robbery scenes from this month. They need your help finding the suspect.
CSPD says on Saturday, December 22nd, a man walked into a 7-11 store at 525 N.... more »
December 28, 2012 8:02 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The bomb squad was called on Friday afternoon to investigate a suspicious package found outside of a Colorado Springs bank. The incident happened at around 12:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo branch at Austin Bluffs Parkway and Academy Boulevard.
Customer Joe Quintana spotted the red gift... more »
December 28, 2012 2:04 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Investigators with the Colorado Springs Police Department are asking for help identifying a man they believe robbed a pair of convenience stores last week. This photo was taken from a surveillance camera at the Circle K at 3805 Maizeland Road.
The police believe the man forced... more »
December 25, 2012 8:20 PM
Colorado Springs Police and neighbors were able to thwart a Christmas Day burglary of a pastor's house. Two people were arrested; police are looking for a third suspect.
Tuesday morning on the 2500 block of San Miguel St. neighbors saw people moving stuff out of a home where they... more »
December 13, 2012 8:46 PM
Officers on the west side of Colorado Springs spent more than seven hours Thursday morning trying to end a hostage situation at the Cheyenne Vista Apartments. They say social media may have worked against them.
Police say Julian Adolf Gutierrez had two hostages inside: a woman believed to be... more »
December 12, 2012 12:41 AM
22-year-old Zachary Siegel is the Colorado Springs man just arrested in Breckenridge, accused of having sex with a 12-year-old girl he met on Facebook. According to police, it all started when Siegel asked her for nude pictures; the girl told police they eventually had sex at his home.
This... more »
November 28, 2012 12:34 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS - A man was hospitalized in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times during a fight in Downtown Colorado Springs. It happened at around 5:48 p.m. along East Kiowa Street between Cascade and Tejon.
Officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department Homicide/Assault team say the attacker left... more »
November 27, 2012 12:39 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Two people have died after they were hit from behind while trying to push a stalled minivan out of the road. The accident happened at around 4:00 p.m. Monday afternoon in the eastbound lanes of Pikes Peak Avenue in near the intersection of Parkside Drive.
The... more »
November 26, 2012 9:50 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Two people have died after they were hit from behind while trying to push a stalled minivan out of traffic Monday afternoon. The accident happened at around 4:00 p.m. in the 2500 Block of Pikes Peak Avenue just east of the intersection with Parkside Drive.
Police... more »
November 21, 2012 7:36 PM
DENVER - A Colorado Springs man could spend the rest of his in prison after being found guilty on robbery and firearms charges in federal court today.
Joshua Bodean Smith, 22, was arrested in November of 2010 following an investigation by the FBI, the Colorado Springs Police Department and... more »
November 19, 2012 11:17 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The Colorado Springs Police Department has shelled out $94,310.50 in unanticipated expenses overt the past 8 years just to house marijuana and marijuana plants seized in drug raids.
Much of the money has been directed at improving officer safety as it relates to the increased risk... more »
November 16, 2012 8:34 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - A tearful Bob Crouse finally picked up the medical marijuana that was being kept in evidence at the Colorado Springs Police Department. It took a court order and a decision to not block that order by the state court of appeals before Crouse was at last able... more »
November 15, 2012 6:26 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Cancer patient Bob Crouse will be getting his all of his seized medical marijuana back on Friday. His attorney Clifton Black tells News 5 the Colorado Court of Appeals upheld a court order issued by a 4th Judicial District Court Judge Timothy Schutz on October 30 requiring... more »
November 11, 2012 12:51 PM
After a string of child abduction attempts in the Pikes Peak region, a Fort Carson soldier has been arrested for allegedly trying to lure children.
31-year-old 1st Lt. Aaron Gregory Lucas is facing charges of enticement of a child and kidnapping for a couple of incidents from earlier this... more »
November 9, 2012 7:44 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The battle over marijuana continues to burn between a local cancer patient and the Colorado Springs Police Department. After several last minute legal filings, the Colorado Court of Appeals stopped the return of seized marijuana this afternoon to Bob Crouse pending the outcome of an appeal filed... more »
November 9, 2012 6:15 PM
The Colorado Court of Appeals has halted a court order requiring the return of seized medical marijuana to a local cancer patient. According to attorney Clifton Black, the higher court issued the eleventh hour stay after District Court Judge Timothy Schutz rejected an earlier request during an emergency hearing Friday... more »
November 9, 2012 4:05 PM
A district court judge has refused a request to halt his court order requiring the Colorado Springs Police Department to return marijuana that was seized from a local cancer patient.
In June, a jury found Bob Crouse not guilt of drug trafficking charges. He went to court in September... more »
November 2, 2012 8:23 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Local cancer patient Bob Crouse was hoping to get his medical marijuana back today, as was his lawyer Clifton Black. A judge signed a court order three days ago directing the police to turn over the drug, but when they came to the police department today to... more »
October 31, 2012 12:27 AM
A stand off in Colorado Springs Tuesday evening ended with a man in custody, even though he was found a long way from the house that officers had surrounded.
The police used dogs, a robot, the SWAT team, and even a flash grenade to try and encourage 29-year-old Gregory... more »
October 27, 2012 12:42 AM
After a second trial, Joshua Carrier was found guilty on multiple counts of sexually assaulting young boys while working as a school resource officer and wrestling coach at Horace Mann Middle School in Colorado Springs. A jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting 19 of the 21 boys who brought... more »
October 25, 2012 5:46 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Detectives with the Colorado Springs Police Department believe a Fort Carson Soldier was shot and killed by her husband at their apartment on Chestnut Street late Monday night. Louis Mamo, 26, is charged with 2nd Degree Murder and is being held at the El Paso Criminal Justice... more »
October 21, 2012 1:07 AM
A shooting and car chase closed both directions of I-25 for a short time Saturday evening.
It started with a reported shooting around 7:00 PM in the parking lot of the South Pointe Shopping Center near Drennan Rd. and South Academy Blvd in Colorado Springs.
Nobody was hurt... more »
September 12, 2012 7:43 PM
Not much in terms of new information came from Wednesday's press conference from the Waldo Canyon Fire Task Force, handling the investigation into the cause.
Lt. Adrian Vasquez with the Colorado Springs Police Department told the media that the fire was caused by humans, but they don't know if... more »
September 11, 2012 8:56 PM
It's too often that we hear about lives cut short, because people weren't wearing their seat belts or their motorcycle helmets.
Tuesday it was a different story. Local law enforcement agencies are celebrating 12 people whose lives were saved because of safety devices. Each one of them knows first-hand... more »
September 7, 2012 2:05 AM
The investigation continues as Colorado Springs Police wade through more than a hundred fraud complaints against Springs Transmission & Automotive.
Customers have reported paying for work that was never done, cars that were vandalized or stolen under the company's care, and vehicles never returned to owners.
The Better... more »
September 1, 2012 2:23 PM
Colorado Springs police are looking for a man they say held up a local Pizza Hut employee Friday night around 11 p.m.
Police say the employee was outside of the business on Star Ranch Road, smoking a cigarette, when a man approached him from behind.
"The victim said... more »
August 20, 2012 8:33 PM
Two juveniles were arrested over the weekend in Colorado Springs for breaking into a car on Churchwood Circle; they were stopped by a self-appointed group of neighbors keeping an eye on things.
"We're making T-shirts this weekend, I don't care what anybody says," says Ryan Jackowiak, one of the... more »
August 5, 2012 5:28 PM
The number of gang members tracked by the Colorado Springs Police Department has doubled since 2006 and right now that number is hovering around 1,200 known gang members; that's according to the department's Community Impact Team, or COMMIT for short. Six officers on the team do nothing but track suspected... more »
August 5, 2012 5:20 PM
The number of gang members tracked by the Colorado Springs Police Department has doubled since 2006 and right now that number is hovering around 1,200 known gang members; that's according to the department's Community Impact Team, or COMMIT. Six officers on the team do nothing but track suspected gang activity... more »
July 9, 2012 7:09 PM
A former Liberty High School teacher and boys basketball coach is facing a sex assault charge; Colorado Springs Police say he had inappropriate sexual contact with a student.
32-year-old Travis Clark turned himself in on Saturday, after an arrest warrant was issued on Friday. However the investigation had been... more »
June 9, 2012 12:52 PM
20-year-old Trevor Baker was taken back into custody after a court appearance Friday. A spokesperson for the El Paso County Sheriff's office says Baker was arrested for violating a restraining order.
E.P.S.O. Lt. Jeff Kramer also says the Colorado Springs Police Department gave additional charging documents against Baker for... more »
June 2, 2012 1:39 PM
Police are working an investigation at the Cheyenne Crest apartment complex in Colorado Springs, off of Westmeadow Drive.
News 5 crews at the scene say there are several police units, and they all appear to be focused on one specific apartment. Crews just sent a robot into the area... more »
May 14, 2012 7:10 PM
Colorado Springs police are investigating armed robberies over the weekend and one early Monday morning.
Saturday at the Family Dollar store on South Spruce St. a man threatened the clerk with a stun gun and a knife around 7:30 pm. He had a stun gun and a knife and... more »
April 22, 2012 12:28 AM
George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch captain accused of killing an unarmed black teen in Florida, is out on bond. The death of Trayvon Martin continues to make waves across the country, including in Southern Colorado, where it's brought a different awareness to the idea of Neighborhood Watch.
The Colorado... more »
April 19, 2012 4:58 PM
A man labeled as a "Sexually Violent Predator" has moved to the Springs into the 3000 block of east Platte Avenue. The Colorado Springs Police Department made the notification today of 54-year-old Jimmie Louis Lillie in accordance with state law.
Lillie's criminal history reveals that he was convicted of... more »
April 14, 2012 11:07 AM
Colorado Springs police say they've located the man they've been looking for overnight. He went missing around 11 a.m. in the area of Swale Run.
66-year-old Jose Domingo Baca was found Saturday morning, and police say he is in good condition. Police are still looking into what happened.
April 10, 2012 8:01 PM
Police are now identifying the man killed in an early morning accident on South Academy Blvd. as 68-year-old Antonio Camarillo Gallegos; a Colorado Springs resident.
Gallegos was found lying at the intersection of Academy Blvd. and Chelton Road around 6:15 Tuesday morning. Police say a passerby called them about... more »
April 10, 2012 6:33 PM
The gunman who shot at officers with an AK-47 assault rifle during a high speed chase along Powers Boulevard Saturday morning told detectives he was trying to shoot out the tires of the police cruiser to get the cops to stop chasing them.
According to the arrest warrant, 20-year-old... more »
March 29, 2012 9:53 PM
Statistics out from the National Highway Safety Administration show distracted drivers are a growing problem on the roads.
More than 6,000 people die each year from crashes involving distractions behind the wheel; whether it's a cell phone, a navigation device, or an iPod, electronics are taking eyes off the... more »
March 8, 2012 5:40 PM
Colorado Springs police continue to investigate the discovery of a dead body, found in an RV parked at 510 Iowa Avenue.
Police say the body is that of a white female and there was no obvious signs of trauma.
Violent Crimes/Homicide detectives are on the scene and will... more »
February 21, 2012 8:41 PM
The woman accused in the dragging death of a local tow truck driver told the judge that she will not take the stand in her own defense. However, defense attorneys for Detra Farries did question the detectives who interviewed her and played audio and video records of those interrogations for... more »
February 11, 2012 12:19 PM
Lots of accidents are being called in amid slick weather in southern Colorado.
Colorado Springs Police are going on Accident Alert Status. Anyone involved in an accident where there are no injuries, or no drugs or alcohol is suspected; they can exchange information and fill out cold reporting documents.... more »
January 22, 2012 3:04 PM
A handful of audible gasps could be heard among the congregants at St. Gabriel the Archangel Catholic Church Sunday morning as Rev. Rafael Torres-Rico read a statement prepared by Bishop Michael Sheridan which stated that allegations of sexual abuse of a child had been made against Rev. Charles Robert Manning.... more »
January 20, 2012 5:31 PM
Witnesses who were waiting for a bus at the Colorado Springs Metro Terminal downtown say they watched a man being arrested who matched the description of Jose Garcia, 29, the lone suspect wanted in connection with the kidnapping of a Pueblo girl.
At a joint news conference later in... more »
January 19, 2012 11:31 AM
Three suspects, accused of stealing copper wire from area utility poles in Colorado Springs, are under arrest.
The Colorado Springs Police Department IMPACT Team executed 7 search warrants on 3 properties and 4 vehicles after a six-month investigation. Additional arrests are anticipated.
The suspects are believed to have... more »
January 13, 2012 12:36 PM
Colorado Springs police have taken three robbery suspects into custody following a morning robbery at Bowie Jewelers in the 2200 block of Pikes Peak Avenue.
Two suspects entered the store, took gold and silver jewelry, assaulted the clerk and escaped in a vehicle driven by a third suspect.
... more »
January 12, 2012 1:07 PM
Two men are under arrest and Colorado Springs police are looking for a woman after a man walking his dog was robbed by the trio in the 5400 block of Pinion Valley Road early this morning.
23-year old Joseph Kennedy and 20-year old Christopher Richards were taken into custody... more »
December 28, 2011 11:36 AM
A former Colorado Springs school resource officer who is accused of assaulting students at Mann Middle School and of possessing child pornography will stand trial on all of the charges against him at once. Joshua Carrier, 30, was first arrested on May 11 on the child pornography charges then was... more »
December 1, 2011 1:01 PM
December is off to a snowy, blustery start as a winter snow storm continues to ice over roads, cause accidents and even cancel school. Lewis Palmer School District 38 in Mounment had been on a 2 hour delayed start this morning, when at around 9:45 a.m. administrators decided to cancel... more »
November 23, 2011 10:40 PM
Members of the Homicide Division of the Colorado Springs Police Department are combing through a home on the city's southwest side. Neighbors tell us police started searching at 1130 Samuel Point at around noon today.
Now crime tape surrounds the home and three others. Neighbors say an elderly woman... more »
November 22, 2011 12:42 PM
The Colorado Springs Police Department is urging residents to be vigilant this holiday season. The department's crime analysts consider the holidays a "time of opportunity" for criminals as they notice a distinct increase in vehicle burglaries.
A department media advisory issued Tuesday morning encourages citizens to never leave valuable... more »
November 10, 2011 3:43 PM
The state executive director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving Colorado says she fears for "anyone driving and living in Colorado Springs," after learning that the city plans to stop conducting sobriety checkpoints. Emily Tompkins says the decision needlessly jeopardizes drivers by eliminating what she calls a "high-visibility deterrence."
"It's... more »
November 9, 2011 8:48 PM
Sobriety checkpoints may soon be a thing of the past in Colorado Springs. As part of his budget for next year, Mayor Steve Bach recommended the police department no longer use the checkpoints because they are inefficient at catching drunk drivers.
The mayor says he came to the decision... more »
October 11, 2011 9:06 PM
Protesters with Occupy Colorado Springs, the local equivalent to the Occupy Wall Street Movement, met with CSPD officers today.
Protesters have been at the corner of Tejon and Bijou, near Acacia Park, for 12 days, but recently started camping out around the clock. Police say by camping out they... more »
October 10, 2011 7:53 PM
The Occupy Wall Street movement continues to grow, including right here in Southern Colorado. Occupy Colorado Springs is now a 24-7 operation, but after their first weekend of camping out they've hit a major snag, the city's no camping ordinance.
They set up tents for the first time last... more »
October 4, 2011 12:27 AM
After nearly 5 years on the force, Colorado Springs Police Chief Richard Myers will retire next month.
The news came as a surprise to most. "We are both saddened and shocked at the announcement today that our Chief, Richard Myers, will be leaving." said Colorado Springs Police Protective Association... more »
October 2, 2011 11:57 AM
A routine traffic stop in Colorado Springs turned into a major cocaine bust. Springs police stopped a Honda mini-van on I-25 near the North Academy exit Saturday. They became suspicious and searched the vehicle and found just over two and a half pounds of the drug.
Luis Perez, 57,... more »
September 14, 2011 7:50 PM
It's a moment of appreciation for the men and women who put themselves in danger to protect us. The Colorado Springs Police Department held its 26th Annual Medal of Valor Luncheon on Wednesday.
The award recognized officers who display courage and heroism in the line of duty. Phillip Mawaka... more »
September 14, 2011 2:20 PM
The 26th Annual Colorado Springs Police Department Medal of Valor Luncheon is underway at the Broadmoor International Center in Colorado Springs.
Seven CSPD officers are being honored for their heroism and courage displayed during the past year.
Officer Troy Puga is being awarded the Medal of Valor.
... more »
August 31, 2011 12:34 AM
The police department and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are teaming up in an effort to curb underage drinking in our community. The two are sharing a $40,000 from the Colorado Department of Revenue Liquor and Tobacco Enforcement Division.
Sgt. Steve Noblitt of CSPD says officers are... more »
August 9, 2011 5:11 PM
Colorado Springs Police are investigating a pair of early morning shootings. The first happened around 4:00 a.m. in an alley in the 800 block of South Corona St. About 40 minutes later, several shots were fired at a home in the 3400 block of Cochran Drive.
No one was... more »
July 27, 2011 3:14 PM
Officers with the Colorado Springs Bomb Squad say more and more young people are learning how to make dangerous explosions from ordinary household chemicals by watching "how-to" videos posted online.
It's a serious risk to their safety and carries a hefty penalty if they're ever caught.
Tonight at... more »
July 26, 2011 11:34 PM
After another court hearing, former CSPD officer Joshua Carrier is now facing nearly 200 charges involving child pornography and sexually abusing minors.
On Tuesday Carrier was hit with an additional 111 charges on top of the 78 he was already facing. Investigators say the number of alleged victims now... more »
July 26, 2011 12:00 PM
Prosecutors filed 111 additional felony charges today against a former Colorado Springs police officer accusing him of sexually assaulting at least 22 children. Joshua Carrier, a former school resource officer at Mann Middle School, now faces a total of 189 felony counts.
He was arrested May 11 on child... more »
June 12, 2011 7:30 PM
Two felony arrests in the last month of Colorado Springs police officers have been a black eye for the department.
"There's probably not a group of people more disappointed about this, outside of any victims, than the police department itself," says Sgt. Steve Noblitt.
However, Officers Carrier and... more »
June 12, 2011 2:13 AM
A man was rushed to a local hospital in serious condition after being hit by a car on Academy Blvd. It was at the intersection at Pikes Peak Ave, just before 11 p.m. Saturday.
Police found the injured man in the southbound lanes of Academy Blvd. Sgt. Brian Makofske... more »
May 31, 2011 11:13 PM
On Tuesday it's revealed Officer Josh Carrier is now facing 78 charges dealing with sex crimes against children. On top of that there could be more to come as police interview more potential victims.
Colorado Springs attorney Rick Levinson tells us an alleged victim's family has already reached out... more »