Body Recovered From Lake Pueblo Identified as Fountain Resident

PUEBLO, Colo. – The body of a 43 year-old man was pulled from the water Saturday morning at Lake Pueblo State Park. The man has been identified as Jack Nelson from Fountain, Colo. Nelson went missing Thursday afternoon after jumping into the water in Boggs Creek Cove. The search for him began Thursday evening but…

Counterfeit Money in Fountain

Fountain, Colorado – In early April of this year, the Fountain Police Department’s Investigations Division investigated counterfeit one hundred dollar bills being passed to local businesses. During the course of the investigation, five suspects were identified and through a series of interviews and search warrants, information was obtained confirming their involvement in the counterfeiting conspiracy.…

Fountain Valley Residents Stranded as River Floods

Flooding in The Fountain Valley has stranded residents as the bridge along Peaceful Valley Road flooded. Water was at least a foot above the bridge.  The road was blocked by Police in an effort to keep residents from crossing the dangerous waters. The bridge is covered with at least a foot of water.  The green…

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Hanover Fire Support Building

Hanover Fire Protection District Board is excited to announce the groundbreaking ceremony for our Fire Support Building. The new building will include a living area to support operations out of station 2, kitchen, training/Community meeting room, and an office space. Construction of the project is scheduled to begin at the end of June 2014, with…

Second Arrest Made in the Cressey Homicide

El Paso County, Colorado Through a cooperative effort between the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, the Phoenix Police Department and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, a second arrest has been made in the Daniel Cressey homicide. Mr. Cressey was murdered at a home in the 5000 block of Hopkins Drive in Security and his body…

CPW TO OFFER BOATING SAFETY COURSES IN COLORADO

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Each year Colorado waters are home to dozens of boating accidents. In an effort to help bring these numbers down, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hosting several boating safety courses across the southeast region. In Colorado, operators of motorboats must be at least 16 years old, however 14 and 15 year…

Attempted Abduction at Venetucci Elementary

Widefield School District 3 is alerting parents about a reported incident that occurred Monday morning, May 19, as students were arriving to school. A student was walking to Venetucci Elementary and was approached by an older model red car with two adult males inside. The passenger attempted to grab the student through the passenger window.…

Two Colorado State Patrol Officers Hit

Colorado State Patrol Press Release – Two Law Enforcement Vehicles were struck on May 11, 2014 within one hour just after 7 p.m. two law enforcement vehicles were struck while aiding motorists. The first happened at 7:02 p.m. when a Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy vehicle was struck by a Dodge Durango.  The second happened at 7:38…

Drug Take Back Day is Here

Fountain, Colorado SATURDAY, APRIL 26, 2014 from 10am to 2pm is NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY. Do you have any expired or unused prescription medications cluttering up your medicine cabinet? You can get rid of them safely and quickly. This free and anonymous service is available right here at your Fountain Police Department’s lobby…

Fountain Auto Theft Prevention

Fountain, Colorado by FOUNTAIN POLICE DEPARTMENT Between 2012 and 2013 there was a 34% decrease in Motor Vehicle theft in the Fountain Valley. According to the FBI, there was an increase nationally of 5.7%. There was a 19% decrease in vehicle break-ins as well. Citizens of Fountain deserve all the credit for the decrease in…