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1 year 10 months ago

Three arrested in Widefield murder case

Three people have been arrested in connection to the murder of 47-year-old Miguel Barajas of Widefield, including the victim's wife and daughter. Barajas was found dead in his home on February 13, 2013, after his daughter called 9-11 to report she had arrived at the house in the 100 block...

1 year 11 months ago

Sheriffs to sue over gun laws

COLORADO SPRINGS - A majority of Colorado Sheriffs have joined together in a lawsuit to try and block two of the state's new gun laws from taking effect. In all, 37 of the 64 county sheriffs in the state, including El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa, are filing the civil...

4 years 4 months ago

Arson suspect booked in jail

William Gooch was booked into the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center Tuesday and is currently being held without bond on the charges of First Degree Arson, Felony Menacing, and Failure to leave premises upon request of a peace officer. The man accused of setting his house on fire during...

4 years 5 months ago

Arson suspects sought

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding two men who may have started a fire on October 19, 2010 at 6245 Omaha Blvd. in Colorado Springs. Surveillance video shows them, according to deputies, igniting boxes outside the front of Omaha Liquors. The suspects are...

4 years 9 months ago

Body of man found on Rampart Range Road

Rescuers from El Paso County Search and Rescue along with investigators from the Colorado Springs Police Department found a body this morning off Rampart Range Road. The Police Department received information Monday about a dead body, but found nothing until Tuesday. The dead person is an adult man, and...

5 years 5 months ago

$326,000 Meth Bust: "Operation Jeez Luis"

BELOW IS THE OFFICIAL NEWS RELEASE FROM COLORADO SPRINGS POLICE Beginning in March of 2009, detectives from the Metro Vice Narcotics and Intelligence Unit (MVNI) began an investigation into allegations of distribution of methamphetamine in our area. Undercover detectives quickly realized that the separate individuals they were interacting with...

5 years 6 months ago

Teens and parents learn computer safety

From ‘sexting' to dating violence, teens and their parents got an eye opening lesson today from El Paso County sheriff's deputies. Tammy Medina says her daughter was the victim of a computer prank. "Somebody set up a MySpace account in her name," she said. "We didn't know who...

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