February 27, 2013 3:27 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - A man accused of helping a teenage homicide suspect to evade capture will stand trial for his alleged role in the crime. Jerel Couch, 19, is charged with being an accessory to murder for letting homicide suspect Macyo January stay at his apartment.
Fourth Judicial District... more »
February 27, 2013 2:38 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - The teenage suspect of a double homicide that claimed the lives of a Fort Carson Soldier and his pregnant wife may be tried as a juvenile rather than as an adult. Macyo January, 17, is accused of shooting and killing SSG David Dunlap and his wife Whitney... more »
February 14, 2013 10:33 PM
The investigation continues into the stabbing deaths of two children on a farm in Falcon.
The incident happened near East Woodman Road and Mohawk at the Remington Ranch Equestrian Stables.
Sheriff's deputies say the man behind the two stabbings is Ethan Courrau, 22. He died after reportedly stabbing... more »
January 31, 2013 12:20 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS - An armed man who went on a dangerous crime spree along Powers Boulevard just before rush hour Wednesday has been taken into custody. Ivan Commodore Stamps, 45, faces a slew of charges ranging from carjacking to assaulting an officer.
A Colorado State Trooper tried to pull... more »
January 29, 2013 11:05 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - Officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department are looking for three men they believe tried to lure children on two occasions this week.
In the first case, a Hispanic man in his late 20's, approximately 6'2" tall with a thin build and possible mustache approached a... more »
December 5, 2012 5:27 PM
US AIR FORCE ACADEMY - A female contractor has been arrested on arson charges in connection with a series of small fires at an Air Force Academy dormitory. Michelle Smith, 38, was booked into the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center Wednesday on four counts of arson.
Smith was... more »
November 29, 2012 6:49 PM
FREMONT COUNTY - Officers with the Canon City Police Department arrested a Colorado Springs man Tuesday who had open warrants from both the Springs and California.
The officers were responding to a report of shots being fired at the North 9th Street Storage facility when they found Roger Wayne... 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 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 4, 2012 11:14 AM
Colorado Springs Police are investigating a robbery at the Diamond Shamrock on Palmer Park Boulevard. One man, in dark clothing, a ski mask and gloves entered the convenience store armed with a knife and a hammer demanding money, early Sunday morning. No injuries have been reported.
The suspect is... more »
November 1, 2012 8:03 PM
Drivers in Pueblo now have a clear view of Mineral Palace Park as they travel along I-25. Workers from the Pueblo Parks and Recreation Department, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Community Corrections Services cleared out all of the unsightly sucker tree growth from the fences that border park.... 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 9, 2012 5:43 PM
Colorado Springs Police officers are investigating a unusual stabbing incident that happened just before noon at the Park Meadows Apartments on Mount Werner Circle, near the intersection of Lake Avenue and Southgate Road.
According to police department spokesperson Barbara Miller, a 911 call was made from the apartment at... more »
July 16, 2012 8:11 PM
In Pueblo, a good samaritan was helping a woman in a wheelchair when officers say he was struck by a hit and run driver. Andrea Quintana (pictured) is disabled and was trying to get across Northern Ave. on her electric wheelchair, when it stopped working. Police say that good samaritan,... more »
June 6, 2012 8:34 PM
It was a disturbing new way of committing a common crime; the suspect allegedly doused his victims in lighter fluid and threatened to set them on fire if they didn't open the cash registers.
That suspect, 51 year-old Dwight Davis, was arrested last month on a slew of burglary... more »
May 31, 2012 7:45 PM
We're getting very different accounts of an alleged animal abuse case involving a Fort Carson Soldier. Animal welfare officers say 28 year-old Brian Jones admitted to strangled two dogs to relieve homicidal urges. However, he says it never happened.
Specialist Jones was formally charged with one count of Cruelty... more »
May 30, 2012 7:43 PM
A group home director accused of sexually assaulting a 13 year old girl in his care formally heard the charges against him in court Wednesday.
Michael Broadnax, 29, was arrested on Friday by investigators with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office on a charge of sexual assault on a... more »
May 24, 2012 1:38 PM
Pueblo Police are looking for a suspect in a robbery at JR's County Store in the 500 block of E. Abriendo on May 20.
The man demanded money, while holding his hand under his shirt as if he had a weapon. His face was covered with a white bandanna.... more »
May 21, 2012 7:09 PM
Pueblo Sheriff's Deputies arrested three people Saturday for a burglary in the 100 block of N. Bumgardner Road in Pueblo, and they may be linked to more unsolved burglaries in the area.
The three are identified as Jozette Marrujo, 22, Derek Valdez, 24 and Kayla Saldana, 21. All three... more »
May 10, 2012 8:25 PM
LARKSPUR - Investigators with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office searched the home of Denver Nuggets player Chris "Birdman" Andersen Thursday and seized some of his is property.
Sheriff's office spokeswoman Deborah Sherman said deputies with the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit have been looking into Andersen since receiving a... more »
April 12, 2012 4:49 AM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Police say a man walked up to officers investigating an attempted robbery and told them he was the culprit. Authorities say 32-year-old Joshua Denny Johnson surrendered to Fort Collins police at a Walgreens store on Wednesday. Police tell the Fort Collins Coloradoan a man with... more »
April 11, 2012 8:49 PM
High-tech security is the weapon of choice for one Colorado Springs family in the fight against crime in their neighborhood.
With rising crime rates in the city- burglary alone up 17% from last year- many are living in fear, but not Amanda Hattaway. "You turn on the news and... 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 28, 2012 8:16 PM
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - A new World Bank report says crime and violence has cost Honduras the equivalent of 10 percent of the country's GDP annually. Honduras had the highest homicide rate in the world in 2010, with 6,200 killings, or 82.1 murders per 100,000 inhabitants. World Bank representative Giuseppe... more »
March 15, 2012 4:54 AM
Did you realize your detergent is one of the most popular black market commodities?
Turns out crooks are looking to turn a quick profit by shoplifting and selling Tide laundry detergent.
Thieves are being caught on surveillance cameras across the country and now that orang bottle is being... more »
March 13, 2012 2:22 PM
Colorado Springs City Council will take public comment this afternoon on a proposal to install 10 new video surveillance cameras at various points through downtown. Steve Cox, the chief of staff for Mayor Steve Bach took a limited number of questions about the proposal during the mayor's monthly media briefing... more »
March 7, 2012 8:14 AM
BUSHNELL, Fla. (AP) - Detectives in central Florida are investigating as a hate crime the vandalism of Jewish headstones in a veterans' cemetery. Sumter County Sheriff's Office detectives started their investigation into what happened to the headstones Monday. Several headstones in two sections of the Florida National Cemetery were found... more »
February 28, 2012 1:42 PM
DENVER (AP) - Withholding wages from an employee could become criminal in Colorado under a bill being debated at the state Legislature. A House committee will consider a "wage theft" bill Tuesday. The bill would make it illegal to withhold wages owed to workers. Employers would not be charged if... more »
February 21, 2012 5:38 PM
The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office will offer a Citizen's Academy for Pueblo County residents over a period of 11 weeks.
Participants will gain instruction on the inner workings of law enforcement on subjects including Narcotics, Tactical Teams, Firearm Safety and Crime Scene Techniques.
Classes run three hours each... more »
January 30, 2012 10:52 PM
On Monday, 27 year old Neysha Hall-Gonzalez shakes her head and cries in an emotional response to an El Paso County judge reading her list of charges. The young mother stands accused of trying to kill her 3 year old son.
It all happened Saturday when investigators say she... more »
January 19, 2012 12:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new Army report says the number of suicides among soldiers has been leveling off, but there has been a dramatic jump in domestic violence, sex crimes and other destructive behavior in a force that has been stressed by a decade of war.
Army Vice Chief... more »
January 16, 2012 7:53 PM
There have been a dozen banks, convenience stores and fast food restaurants robbed in the city of Pueblo in the first two weeks of 2012. At this rate, the community will double the number of those crimes over 2010, the most recent year on record.
Detective Glen Fillmore of... more »
January 10, 2012 12:47 AM
55 year old Valerie Harris of Boone is in a Pueblo County jail cell, facing felony animal cruelty charges in one of the worst cases authorities have ever come across. "The conditions were deplorable." explains Joe Stafford, the Pikes Peak Humane Society's Regional Director of Animal Law Enforcement
On... more »
January 5, 2012 11:32 PM
The shooting death of Ogden, Utah police officer Jared Francom is felt by all law enforcement. The 37 year old father of 2 was killed when he and other officers attempted to serve a search warrant in a SWAT-like situation Wednesday night.
Sgt. Mike Schaller with the El Paso... more »
January 3, 2012 11:21 PM
A Colorado Springs couple is behind bars tonight. This after investigators found what basically amounts to an illegal drug store inside their apartment. Peter Mattaroo and Kristine Bauer are the two investigators believe ran the drug business inside their apartment on Lionstone Drive near Platte and Murray. Through various tips... more »
December 13, 2011 12:15 AM
27 year old Melissa Alexander is accused killing her boyfriend's 1 year old baby daughter. It happened back in November when police say the baby was found unconscious and not breathing while in Alexander's care. The baby died this weekend and now Alexander faces 1st degree murder charges. As awful... more »
December 5, 2011 11:49 PM
A Peyton teen accused of murder faced a judge for the first time this afternoon. 18 year old Danny Fields, a father of two with one on the way, is accused of gunning down an 18 year old near Fountain and Chelton in Colorado Springs last Friday.
Newly obtained... more »
November 30, 2011 12:19 AM
In just about 11 months there have been 28 homicides in Colorado Springs. "That matches our highest homicide year, which was 2007." explains Colorado Springs Police Spokeswoman Barbara Miller.
Why the number is so high, police may never find out. But what we found out when we looked at... more »
November 27, 2011 12:03 PM
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Authorities have arrested man suspected of shooting and killing a suspected robbery accomplice at an Orchard Mesa home. Mesa County sheriff's officials say they arrested 22-year-old Joshua Ringold early Sunday in Grand Junction. Ringold is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder,... 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 14, 2011 6:24 PM
It's a disturbing case that continues to stun the community and even the experts. A Pueblo man remains in jail accused of sexual assault on a dog. Many are still wondering how someone could do something like this.
Kenneth Milosavich, 55, made his first court appearance today on charges... more »
November 10, 2011 11:29 PM
20 year old Darryl Lynch is sitting in a jail cell after a crime that left an entire community in shock.
On October 28th an elderly couple in their 70's were brutally attacked after 3 men kicked in the door to their south side home and viciously beat the... more »
November 10, 2011 12:58 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York accountant has admitted stealing more than $1 million from actress Tamara Tunie and the Kansas City Symphony's music director. For more than a decade, Joseph Cilibrasi was the business manager for the "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" actress. He pleaded guilty Thursday... more »
November 8, 2011 12:34 AM
22 year old Henry Armijo, wanted for stealing several guns, was holed up inside an apartment building near Vickers and Union Tuesday evening. "He did not come out. He would not come in to contact with us but it was confirmed he was inside the apartment." explains Sgt. Dennis Juhl... more »
November 6, 2011 11:52 AM
FREDERICKS, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say they are investigating the death of an athletic trainer for the Harlem Globetrotters after he was found shot in his Colorado home. Weld County sheriff spokeswoman Margie Martinez said Saturday that the girlfriend of 42-year-old Thomas Bashline's called deputies around 4:30 p.m. Friday, saying... more »
October 23, 2011 1:58 PM
LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) - Loveland police say they've received hundreds of calls from people who say their credit cards are being used fraudulently. Police say they've received 600 complaints from people recently who say their cards have been used across the country and in England, Canada and South Africa. KMGT-TV... more »
October 20, 2011 11:09 PM
41 year old Roy Saldivar was caught near the intersection of Nevada and Boulder on October 5th. On the run for 2 weeks, he was wanted for the September 22nd murder of James Frias in front of a Dairy Queen on Tremont. Newly released court documents show this was no... more »
October 8, 2011 12:01 AM
Over the past 5 years, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) is seeing a 32% drop in the number of committed youth in Colorado's correction system.
The drop in number also means two corrections facilities, Marvin Foote in the Denver area and Sol Vista Youth Services Center in Pueblo,... more »
October 7, 2011 12:29 PM
Colorado Department of Human Services announced this week its plan to re-align beds within the Department's Division of Youth Corrections (DYC).
The Division's reporting a decrease in its average daily population of committed youth from a height of 1,480 in March of 2006 to a level below 1,000 in... 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 »
September 28, 2011 6:02 PM
A former Ellicott School Board member accused of "sexting" with a 14-year old boy waived her advisement of rights this afternoon.
Stefanie Dickinson is charged with felony internet luring of a child. Investigators say she repeatedly sent sexually suggestive text messages to a friend of her son. Dickinson has... more »
September 20, 2011 10:24 PM
Three Florida siblings who were captured in Colorado last month will be bound over for trial. Also according to testimony today, we've learned the fugitives planned to go to Mexico and were heavily armed.
Dylan, Ryan and Lee Grace each face numerous charges in Huerfano County, including attempted murder... more »
September 16, 2011 7:36 PM
DENVER (AP) - A federal grand jury in Denver has indicted an electronic-waste recycler accused of shipping thousands of computer and television monitors for disposal overseas, despite telling customers the monitors would be recycled in the U.S. Executive Recycling Inc. is based in Englewood, Colo., but has affiliated locations in... more »
September 8, 2011 8:01 PM
Six people are in custody because of a drug bust by the DEA around 1 p.m. today, but the DEA is not sure if all will be charged, as the investigation is in its early stages and still ongoing.
Agents raided multiple locations across Colorado Springs.
One of the... more »
September 3, 2011 12:06 PM
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Police are searching for two men who reportedly waved guns, demanded money and fired a shot a security guard's vehicle during a robbery at an Aurora Wal-Mart store. KMGH-TV reports the robbery Friday night sent customers and cashiers scrambling for cover on the floor.
Witnesses say... more »
August 13, 2011 1:27 PM
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... 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 31, 2011 11:12 AM
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland police say one of four people shot during a large fight after a concert featuring funk music artist George Clinton has died. Police spokesman Sgt. Sammy Morris says a 16-year-old shot in the head Saturday night near the outdoor festival died early Sunday at a hospital.... more »
July 30, 2011 5:02 PM
Colorado Springs Police have confirmed to us that 24 year old Michael Arangio is still held up in an apartment near the intersection of Rockhurst and Collegiate.
Just moments ago, police tear gassed the apartment but Arangio still has not surrendered yet. He has told police he will not... more »
July 29, 2011 6:59 PM
The search continues for the man accused of killing one and injuring another at the Autozone near Palmer Park and Powers Blvd.
Police have not yet released the name of the man killed in the parking lot.
The other, Don Laroe, was shot inside the store. He is being... more »
July 23, 2011 6:18 PM
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Police in Grand Junction, Colo., say two suspects are in custody and two others are being sought in connection with a one-day crime spree that involved a slaying, two armed robberies and a home burglary.
Police say 18-year-old Lester Isaac Miranda-Davis was booked into... more »
July 12, 2011 5:39 PM
Residents of this quiet Colorado Springs neighborhood are in shock after a man was gunned down in front a home on the 4900 block of Hackamore Drive South.
Karen Crockett lives next door to the home where the shooting happened. She says she and her husband woke up to... more »
July 12, 2011 12:46 PM
Our crews just returned from the deadly shooting at 4907 Hackamore Drive South. Police aren't releasing much information but neighbors tell us they heard two men arguing just before they heard gun shots around 12:30 this morning. We'll have more with witnesses on News First 5 at noon. more »
July 11, 2011 7:01 PM
Thousands of dollars of people's property has been lost after a fire struck the Fast Cash Pawn Shop in Eastern Colorado Springs around 4:00 Monday morning. Crews took the blaze out quickly but the damage was already done to the interior of the building on the corner of Chelton and... more »
July 10, 2011 7:15 PM
Two men are behind bars after police say they brutally gunned down another man in Southwest Colorado Springs.
Police have arrested 23 year old Rodrigo Rubio of Phoenix, AZ and 62 year old Michael Berkowitz of Colorado Springs and charged them with the murder of 27 year old Matthew... more »
July 10, 2011 2:08 PM
Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with a murder in Southwestern Colorado Springs.
23 year old Rodrigo Rubio of Phoenix, AZ and 62 year old Michael Berkowitz of Colorado Springs have been charged with 27 year old Matthew Moore's murder.
Police say on June 30th,... more »
July 5, 2011 11:13 PM
It was a scary moment for a family in Colorado Springs on the 4th of July after a man tried to expose himself to a 9 year old girl who was waiting for an ice cream truck.
When the little girl rejected his initial advance, police say he then... more »
July 4, 2011 7:38 PM
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... more »
July 3, 2011 8:54 PM
Their car a bloody mess, a group of Fort Carson soldiers and their friends try to pick up the pieces after a seemingly senseless hate crime early Saturday morning at the Albertacos restaurant in northeastern Colorado Springs.
Chris, one of the victims and a gay soldier, asked that we... more »
June 18, 2011 6:22 PM
A man is still on the loose after police say he attacked a woman at the Target store near N. Carefree and Powers on Wednesday night. It happened around 10:30. "She (the victim) walked toward her car in the parking lot by herself and got in her car." explains Sgt.... 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 »
May 31, 2011 11:06 PM
Rick Levinson, a Colorado Springs lawyer who has been working with the alleged victims of CSPD Officer Josh Carrier says the families are looking into the possibility of a civil lawsuit against Colorado Springs School District 11. We'll have more with Levinson on News First 5 at 10. more »
May 25, 2011 11:30 PM
A Colorado Springs Police Officer has had his badge and now his pay lifted. Officer Joshua Carrier is suspected of committing over 15 crimes involving children.
Carrier was initially arrested on May 11th for child porn. Just days later police dropped another bombshell... Carrier was also suspected of sexually... more »
May 23, 2011 12:42 PM
Detra Farries' preliminary hearing has just wrapped up at the EL Paso County courthouse. The judge has ruled there is enough evidence to go forward with the trail so the case has been bound over. more »
May 15, 2011 7:26 PM
A man who led sheriff's deputies on a dangerous chase last week is finally behind bars after escaping from the hospital.
29-year old Garrett Riddle caused a crash on Wednesday after he led El Paso County deputies on a car chase. Riddle was taken to memorial hospital. Deputies were... more »
May 14, 2011 5:13 PM
The Colorado SPrings Police Department is holing its first polic adademy in nearly two years. This means 28 new officers will be out on the streets before the end of the year. We'll have more tonight on News First 5 at 5 and 10. more »
May 12, 2011 12:41 AM
Shocking news out of the Colorado Springs Police Department as one of their own is now behind bars. It all started when the Air Force Office of Special Investigations told CSPD that Officer Josh Carrier was under investigation for buying child porn online.
CSPD investigated and on Wednesday evening... more »
May 8, 2011 11:27 AM
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... more »
May 1, 2011 12:10 AM
An early morning call to police has left one Colorado Springs business shot up and asking questions. It all happened at a medical marijuana dispensary on the 1300 block of North Academy around 3 Saturday morning. Police received a call of shots fired in the area. The suspects got away.... more »
April 30, 2011 9:28 PM
A News First 5 crew just returned from the scene of Saturday morning's shots fired at a medical marijuana center on North Academy. Tonight at 10 we'll have more with the dispensary's manager. He shows us the large bullet holes left by the shooters and tells us why he's not... more »
April 29, 2011 6:35 PM
Pueblo Police have arrested a man on charges of sexual exploitation of a child as well as sexual assault by a person in a position of trust.
Jerry Fierro, 35, was scheduled to appear in court Friday. His bond was set at $125,000. more »
April 27, 2011 2:34 PM
News First 5 has confirmed with Supervisors at the Colorado Springs Police Department that they had responded to a call for a possible Burglary near Madison Elementary. When officers found a vehicle that had been described by a caller as one possibly involved one male ran from the scene. Two... more »
April 25, 2011 9:01 PM
Friday a man was shot in Colorado Springs. He eventually died. The person behind the gun was a Colorado Springs Police Officer.
To shoot or not to shoot is a choice no officer wants to make. Colorado Springs Police train to make the decision regularly. Part of that training... more »
April 24, 2011 11:41 PM
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... more »
April 18, 2011 7:45 PM
It's tough to tell where and when you could be the victim of a violent crime. But new data from the Colorado Springs Police Department given to News First 5 shows where violent crimes are happening in the city. "In a city this size you're always going to have hot... more »