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1 year 5 months ago

Accused officer will keep pension

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,...

2 years 5 months ago

Vendors report thefts at festival

Some vendors say they lost a lot of money at the Wild Wild West Fest this year. Three different vendors tell News 5 someone stole their merchandise in the middle of the night after the festival closed. In all, they say they lost more than $3,000 worth of stuff. ...

2 years 5 months ago

Colorado ID theft up

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the nation. According to the Federal Trade Commission, Colorado is number one in the country for fraud, and 11th for ID theft complaints. A new problem now, is stealing social security numbers from children, The BBB says the scary part is...

2 years 7 months ago

Suspect in Afghanistan airfield incident dies

The suspect in yesterday's car theft and possible attack at Bastion Airfield in Afghanistan's Helmand province died this morning while under medical care, the commander of International Security Assistance Force Joint Command said. The incident took place around the time Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta's plane landed at the...

2 years 7 months ago

Black market thieves after detergent

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...

2 years 8 months ago

Victim warns of car part thefts

If you drive an SUV and leave it parked outside, watch out. Thieves are now stealing parts right off of parked vehicles. Mary Arneson had the catalytic converter stolen from her Toyota Forerunner this weekend. She didn't drive until Monday morning and immediately thought the muffler had been removed...

3 years 2 months ago

Don't be a victim of a car break-in

Folks enjoying our local parks and trails are being targeted by thieves and some are forgetting to keep valuables out of sight in their cars. On Monday night three cars were broken into while they parked in a lot in monument valley park. CSPD says they have no leads...

3 years 4 months ago

Utilities employees arrested for theft

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) - Colorado Springs police say three Colorado Springs Utilities employees have been arrested in connection with the theft of equipment from a utilities storage facility. Robert Maestas, Thomas Mattorano and William Mohrenweiser have been arrested on suspicion of felony theft and accessory to felony theft. All three...

3 years 4 months ago

Government warns of tax return theft

WASHINGTON (AP) - Imagine filing your tax return and learning that someone else got your refund. Someone using your name and Social Security number. It's happening a lot more often these days. A government report finds that instances of taxpayer identity theft have increased nearly five-fold over the past...

3 years 6 months ago

Memorial Hospital warns of scam

A fake letter with the Memorial Health System's logo is under investigation by police as a possible scam. The letter claims personal information provided to Memorial may have been stolen, and it urges people to call a Miami-based phone number. Memorial reports there has been no theft or loss...

3 years 8 months ago

Crimestoppers seeks forgery suspect

Pueblo Police need your help in finding a forger caught on surveillance video. In mid-December a vehicle was burglarized and along with other items, checks were stolen. Later checks were cashed at Wal-Mart, KMart and Loaf n Jug. Police are trying to identify the man captured in surveillance...

3 years 8 months ago

Light system stolen from hydroponics store

A Pueblo store owner says a man grabbed about $400 worth of merchandise and ran out the door Wednesday. Pueblo Hydroponics downtown sells equipment for growing plants indoors as well as growing plants in liquid solutions instead of dirt. Jason Dawson reported a young man grabbed a light system...

3 years 9 months ago

Alert Citizens help nab mail thieves

Colorado Springs Police tell NewsFirst5 that alert citizens reported activity deemed suspicious in the Shadowglen area of Colorado Springs which is located near N. Academy and Flintridge Drive. Officers were alerted by citizens who witnessed two suspects in a Honda Civic access private mailboxes and leave. Following the report...

3 years 10 months ago

Monument looks for car break-in suspects

Monument residents have experienced an increase in vehicle break-ins at business parking lots. Generally the crimes are happening in the early evening hours. According to Monument Police, most of the vehicles were locked and a window was smashed to get at something in plain sight, like a purse or backpack....

3 years 10 months ago

Police use Twitter to catch car thieves

Colorado Springs Police are going high tech and looking for your help in finding stolen cars. The new program, which kicked off Wednesday, uses CSPD's Twitter account to notify their followers of a car theft the minute it happens. "This is kind of a new approach to policing." explains Sgt....

4 years 3 weeks ago

Four vehicles damaged during arrest

Four vehicles were damaged when a Colorado Springs Police Officer attempted to stop a suspect in a stolen vehicle. Officer J. Reeser attempted to detain the suspect at a red light at 8th and Cimarron. Reeser reported the suspect vehicle ran into another officer's car, as well as two...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Two arrested for equipment theft

Two men were arrested Wednesday in Pueblo on theft related charges after a witness reported seeing someone moving a wood splitter down a busy northside Pueblo street. Officers found a trailer parked in the 2000 block of Greenwood. The trailer, which had been loaded with equipment, had been stolen...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Nogales mayor arrested

PHOENIX (AP) - The Arizona attorney general says Nogales Mayor Octavio Garcia Von Borstel has been arrested on multiple charges including bribery, theft, fraud and money laundering. The 29-year-old mayor was arrested Tuesday morning at his office at the Nogales City Hall. Search warrants were executed at his home,...

4 years 4 weeks ago

Elbert County official faces theft charges

KIOWA, Colo. (AP) - An Elbert County official facing embezzlement and other charges has been placed on paid leave of absence. The Denver Post reports that the commissioners took the action on Wednesday in the case of assessor Phyllis Jean "P.J." Trostel. The 57-year-old Trostel was indicted Sept. 10 on...

4 years 1 month ago

Violent crimes drop across nation, locally

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says violent crime across the country has dropped for the third straight year. Murders are down 7%; robberies down 8%; assaults dipped 4%; and car thefts dropped a whopping 17%. Those numbers are in tune with crime statistics in Southern Colorado, which seem to show...

4 years 2 months ago

Accused iPad thief faces more charges

DENVER (AP) - A man suspected of mangling a shopper's finger while stealing an iPad has been accused of trying to arrange to have the victim killed. Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey filed a charge of attempted first-degree murder Tuesday against 20-year-old Brandon Smith. Smith is also charged with...

4 years 2 months ago

Thief sentenced to house arrest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A suburban Philadelphia woman who admitted stealing $475,000 from her employer has been sentenced to 21 years of house arrest so she can work to repay it. A defense lawyer for 40-year-old Lanette Sansoni says the victim was more interested in restitution than jail time. Lawyer...

4 years 5 months ago

Lone thief steals $613 million-worth of art

A lone thief stole five paintings worth up to $613 million in total, including major works by Picasso and Matisse, in a brazen overnight heist Thursday from a Paris modern art museum, police and prosecutors said. The paintings were reported missing early Thursday from the Paris Museum of Modern...

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