April 6, 2013 12:20 PM
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Authorities say a 46-year-old man was killed when he was struck by a motorcycle while walking across a highway in Pueblo. Henchi Chen was hit at the intersection of U.S. Highway 50 and Westroads Avenue at about 5 a.m. Friday. Police say the man was crossing... more »
February 5, 2013 5:30 PM
It's not often that a burglary is busted while it's happening, but that's exactly what happened in Pueblo twice in one day. We found out what happened and why the cops are grateful.
"Someone called in and said they saw someone in the home," said Sgt. Eric Gonzales of... more »
September 10, 2012 7:37 PM
A beautiful memorial ceremony in the perfect place for retired Pueblo Police Captain John Barger. Barger, 64, was a retired cop and avid pilot who passed away August 31 in a plane crash that also took the life of Sheriff's Captain Leide Defusco. Today friends and family joined together 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 13, 2012 7:54 PM
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... more »
May 30, 2012 7:04 PM
The tipping point for the Pueblo City Council with Jerry Pacheco was last week's minor hit and run accident he was involved in that he never reported to council.
Pueblo Police policy is also getting a second look from all this.
We found out one of those policies... more »
May 7, 2012 12:44 PM
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... more »
April 29, 2012 1:07 PM
The driver of a truck involved in a Saturday night car accident, killing three teenage girls in Pueblo, has been booked into jail on several charges, including driving under the influence.
Police say the teenagers died at the scene. They were in a car turning west onto Northern Ave.... more »
March 26, 2012 6:44 PM
Imagine living next to the railroad tracks in a broken down motor home with no running water.
Plus, you have a four-year-old daughter who's never known anything else.
Pueblo police officers discovered just that quite by accident a few weeks ago.
They came to us in hopes... more »
February 6, 2012 4:20 PM
The Pueblo Police Department is attempting to identify a suspect of a Sexual Assault on a Child which happened at local grocery store in Pueblo January 31.
A juvenile male was washing his hands when the suspect bent down, grabbed the the juvenile's buttocks and squeezed.
Here is... more »
February 4, 2012 1:35 PM
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Springs police have arrested a third man in connection with the kidnapping and killing of a man from Pueblo. Thirty-eight-year-old Gustave Dreyer is due in court Wednesday. The Pueblo Chieftain reports he was arrested this week on a warrant for first-degree murder in the death... more »
February 1, 2012 5:03 PM
Investigators continue to seek the public's assistance in locating 20-year-old Miguel Angel Hernandez Moran (pictured) for the charge of Accessory to First Degree Murder for his involvement in the January 9th kidnapping and murder of Jeremy Naranjo.
Yesterday, investigators with the Pueblo Police Department and the Colorado Springs Police... more »
January 31, 2012 9:59 AM
A man is hospitalized after an overnight auto/pedestrian accident in the 1100 block of Hwy 50 Frontage Rd in Pueblo.
Police say the victim suffered serious injuries and was transported to Parkview hospital.
The accident is under investigation. Alcohol and drugs are considered factors in the investigation.
... more »
January 27, 2012 3:06 PM
Colorado Springs Police Department Homicide Unit Detectives are looking for 20-year-old Miguel Angel Hernandez Moran on a charge of Accessory to First Degree Murder.
Moran is being sought for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping and homicide of Jeremy Naranjo on January 9th .
Moran's current location is... more »
January 21, 2012 11:48 PM
The Pueblo County Coroner says 36-year-old Robert Ramirez was killed Saturday evening after his motorcycle crashed into a truck.
Pueblo Police were called the the accident just after 4:30 p.m. on the 1600 block of W. 18th St. The motorcycle was heading westbound when a truck made a U-turn... more »
December 22, 2011 5:26 PM
We now know the name of a suspect in Pueblo who was shot and killed by police. The coroner says 20-year old Guillermo Noriega died from multiple gunshot wounds.
The shooting happened shortly after 3 a.m. near 8th and Monument on Pueblo's east side. Pueblo police responded to a... more »
December 1, 2011 6:13 PM
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... more »
November 13, 2011 10:55 AM
A Pueblo man is being accused of sexually assaulting a dog.
A woman, living on East Evans, called Pueblo Police around noon Saturday when she says she saw a man performing a sexual act on her dog.
55 year-old Kenneth Milosavich was arrested at a nearby bar on... more »
November 6, 2011 2:06 PM
As the deadline approaches on an overnight public permit for the Occupy Pueblo movement, protestors are continuing to get out their message.
Pueblo Police Chief Luis Velez gave the protestors a 24-hour permit on Saturday; it expires Sunday at 2 p.m.
Protestors say people came and went all... more »
October 19, 2011 1:43 PM
Pueblo police are asking for help to find two men who are accused of exposing themselves to kids and now adults.
In the latest report, a woman says a man was fondling himself while she was walking her dog at the kayak park on Sunday afternoon. She says the... more »
October 19, 2011 12:56 PM
Pueblo police are looking for two women who they think stole a car from a police impound lot. It appears the women drove with enough force to plow through two locked gates.
It happened Monday night on Stockyard Rd. The impound lot is the old animal shelter.
Two... more »
September 14, 2011 5:40 PM
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.... more »
July 28, 2011 3:28 PM
Police in Pueblo arrested a man after they say he pulled a gun on two teenagers. It happened last night, at Goodnight and Pueblo Blvd., the exit at City Park.
Sgt. Eric Bravo, with the Pueblo Police Department, says 25 year old Daniel Tingle saw the teenagers in a... more »
July 6, 2011 11:58 AM
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... more »
July 2, 2011 4:30 PM
Pueblo Police are still investigating they mystery of a truck found in the Arkansas River overnight. The truck was discovered in the river around midnight and it was not until 10:00am that it was retrieved by a tow truck.
Police had taped off the area because the truck was... more »
June 22, 2011 11:19 AM
When an elderly person goes missing every minute counts. Seniors may have physical or mental issues that put them at added risk. The Pueblo Police Department has developed a new program designed to help find missing seniors quickly.
"It's very similar to the Amber Alert process, but this one... more »
June 20, 2011 3:05 PM
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... more »
June 6, 2011 11:23 AM
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... more »
May 15, 2011 2:57 PM
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - A deadly shooting by a Pueblo police officer of an armed man has been ruled justified.
Officer Phil Trujillo shot and killed Robert Daniel `'Danny" Elmore Feb. 24 while he stood in the doorway of his home. Trujillo had been responding to a report of... more »
February 25, 2011 12:28 PM
Pueblo police have identified a man shot in an officer involved shooting. The 27-year old man is Robert Daniel Elmore, according to police.
Around 11 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to the 2300 block of Longhorn Dr. on a report of a loud disturbance. Police say an officer knocked on... more »
February 15, 2011 6:16 PM
On Wednesday former Colorado Springs Police Chief Luis Velez begins work as the Interim Chief of the Pueblo Police Department.
The City of Pueblo reports he's agreed to lead the department for the next six months. Velez will earn $9,886 a month and will be given a city vehicle... more »
February 15, 2011 3:40 PM
No more urgent police calls in the middle of the night. No more double shifts, helping detectives work on a big case. Tonight Jim Billings will enjoy his first night of retirement, after a law enforcement career that has spanned for more than three decades.
"I doesn't seem real... more »
February 14, 2011 6:07 PM
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... more »
February 6, 2011 8:55 PM
A man is on the run from police tonight and a massive search is underway in Midway.
Pueblo Police tell News First 5, they were following up on a tip of a wanted man that led them to a house on the east side of Pueblo. When they arrived,... more »
February 3, 2011 7:16 PM
Pueblo Police say I-25 through the city is starting to get icy and slushy. Use caution if you're heading north or south. more »
January 19, 2011 8:27 PM
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... more »
January 7, 2011 7:00 PM
Pueblo Police continued this afternoon to investigate the murder of a teenager overnight, with an ongoing search for evidence.
A 16-year-old suspect was arrested this morning, but so far his name hasn't been released.
A source at the Pueblo District Attorney's Office said the case was unusual and... more »
December 30, 2010 1:56 PM
Pueblo Police say a man is in the hospital after a probable self-inflicted gun shot wound to the chest.
They say they were called out around midnight Wednesday to a home in the 2600 block of Acero Avenue. That's near South Prairie Avenue.
Police say they believe the... more »
December 23, 2010 12:51 PM
Pueblo Police say a man was arrested for DUI after he drove his truck off a bridge. It happened around 12:30 this morning on the E. 8th St. in Pueblo.
Officers say it appears the driver hit the curb, slammed into the side of the bridge, hit a pole... more »
December 14, 2010 9:46 PM
Pueblo Police Officer Rich Romero was back at work Tuesday, one day after pulling a 3-year-old boy from a burning home. Romero tells News First 5 he was on another call at Parkview Hospital Monday afternoon when he checked his computer and saw there was a fire very close to... more »
November 27, 2010 12:27 PM
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... more »
November 24, 2010 6:31 PM
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.... more »
November 11, 2010 11:42 PM
For Phillip Greaves, his e-book, A Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure, has stoked a firestorm of controversy the past 48 hours.
Reporters have made several stops by his home in the past two days.
Greaves told News First 5 that the book hadn't sold any copies until... more »
September 14, 2010 5:02 PM
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... more »
August 27, 2010 2:18 AM
Randy Wills says he has no regrets about anything in his life. That's why he invited News First 5 to his Pueblo West home to discuss revelations about his criminal past in the midst of his campaign to become the sheriff of Pueblo County.
News First 5 was made... more »
August 24, 2010 6:49 PM
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... more »
July 20, 2010 5:49 PM
The Pueblo Police Department will hold a meeting Wednesday night to give residents information on a sexually violent predator who will soon be living in Pueblo.
The identity will be released at 7 p.m. at the new Pueblo Municipal Justice Center at 200 S. Main Street in the Community... more »
July 14, 2010 7:16 PM
Pueblo police are looking for a man they say exposed himself to a child Sunday.
The incident took place in the 600 block of W. 18th Street.
The child said a white man in a gray new-model pickup truck exposed himself to him. The man was between 25... more »
July 7, 2010 2:58 PM
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... more »
June 7, 2010 8:57 AM
Prosecutors have dropped a domestic violence charge filed against a Pueblo police officer after his wife, also an officer, said she wouldn't cooperate with the district attorney's office.
Officer Donnie Lambert faced a misdemeanor assault charge. He was arrested March 16. It's not clear when the case was dropped.... more »
May 28, 2010 2:45 PM
Pueblo Police are looking for a woman who was caught on tape, apparently cashing forged checks.
Julia Zaya reported on April 28, that someone had taken her purse when she accidently left it on a bench at the Riverwalk in Pueblo.
A week later it became apparent someone... more »
May 25, 2010 11:01 PM
Police in Pueblo are asking for your help finding a missing man. Alfred Spears was last seen Thursday.
He is an African America male, 6'8", 215 lbs gray hair and brown eyes. He has a small beard and moustache.
He was last seen wearing blue and green... more »
May 3, 2010 7:24 PM
Pueblo police are looking for a man and woman caught on surveillance video cashing stolen checks.
The suspects are described as a female with long brown hair, 5' 4" to 5' 7" and weighing between 130 and 160 pounds. The man is between 5' 5" and 5' 8" and... more »
April 6, 2010 2:06 PM
The Pueblo Police Department says a registered sex offender has been found and returned to his group home. Michael William Kasan, walked away from a group home in the 1900 block of Toronto on the south side of Pueblo Sunday.
Kasan was said to have a mental disability and... more »
March 17, 2010 8:02 PM
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... more »
February 1, 2010 9:32 AM
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... more »
January 25, 2010 5:50 PM
A 94-year old Pueblo man was attacked and robbed inside his home over the weekend. Pueblo Police are still looking for suspects.
The home invasion happened around 5:30 p.m. Saturday Jan. 23, on Stone Ave. Police say someone knocked on Michael Lindvay's door and asked to borrow some sugar.... more »
October 9, 2009 11:00 PM
A man is facing charges of trying to kill a Pueblo police officer and his family. Robert Bruce, 47, faces three counts of criminal attempt to commit first degree murder, intimidation of a witness, possession of a incendiary device, and criminal trespass. Sheriff's deputies say Bruce hooked a propane tank... more »
September 17, 2009 7:33 PM
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,... more »
September 9, 2009 11:35 PM
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... more »