Near Drowning Prompts Call for Paddleboarders to Wear Life Vests

Colorado – As stand-up paddleboards become more and more popular, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds paddlers to wear personal floatation devices when using this watercraft. A man at Ridgway State Park nearly drowned on June 13; he was not wearing a PFD and fell off his board when the wind picked up and stirred the…

Colorado State Patrol is investigating a Bus Crash

Pueblo County – At around 2:30 p.m. the Colorado State Patrol responded to a commercial vehicle bus crash on Southbound I-25 near mile point 109. There were 15 passengers on the bus and one was killed as a result of the crash. The driver was also declared deceased at the scene of the crash. The…

CSP Trooper struck and killed on I-70

COLORADO – A Trooper with the Colorado State Patrol was struck by a vehicle and killed in the line of duty on Friday, June 14. At approximately 9:40 PM, Trooper William Moden, 37, was working on a crash scene on eastbound Interstate 70 near mile post 234.  While investigating the crash outside of his patrol…

Christopher Freemen Jr. Wanted for Murder

The Colorado Springs Police Department’s (CSPD) Homicide/Assault Unit has identified a suspect related to this homicide investigation. Homicide detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for 31 year old Christopher Freeman, Jr. of Colorado Springs. Freeman is currently wanted for Murder in the Second Degree. The CSPD is seeking the community’s assistance in locating Freeman, who…

Red Light Cameras in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Beginning May 9, drivers who run a red light at an intersection with red light safety cameras will be issued $75 citations as the 30-day warning and education period comes to an end. Violations confirmed by Colorado Springs Police Department staff to have occurred will receive a citation by mail (no…

Stop Vehicle Break Ins in Fountain

Fountain, CO – The Fountain Police Department would like to remind our citizens to take pro-active steps to minimize the chance of becoming a victim of a vehicle break in.  Never leave valuable items in your vehicle such as documents that contain personal identifying information, currency/spare change, firearms, laptop computers and cell phones. Never leave…

Fountain Police Launch New Home Safe Program

FOUNTAIN, Colo. – The Fountain Police Department is unveiling Home Safe, a program designed to help officers in the event a child or adult with a cognitive impairment goes missing. Children and adults with cognitive impairment have a tendency to wander or run away from the supervision of their families or caregivers. Many are not…

Death Investigation on South 8th Street

Colorado Springs, CO  – On April 4, 2019, at approximately 3:26 AM, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to the 700 block of South 8th Street on a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult female inside a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds. The Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to the scene…

Commander Adrian Vasquez Named Deputy Chief

Chief Vince Niski today announced Commander Adrian Vasquez as his selection for the next Police Deputy Chief. Adrian joined the Colorado Springs Police Department in 1995. In his lengthy tenure with CSPD, Commander Vasquez served as a patrol officer in the Sand Creek Division before transferring to the Metro, Vice, Narcotics, and Intelligence (Metro VNI)…

James Hanlon in Custody in Denver Metro Area

Update: James Hanlon is in custody in the Denver metro area.  Thanks to the community for their numerous tips. The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Violent Crimes Section/Homicide Unit has an active arrest warrant for First Degree Murder and is actively pursuing James W. Hanlon, white male, 53 years of age, 5’ 11”, 180 lbs., brown…