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Fountain Police Department Launches U.A.V. "Drone" Program

In 2017, the Fountain Police Department launched its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (U.A.V.) program or otherwise known as a "drone". At the flight controls is Officer Eric Moore, who is the departments...

 

Fountain Police Department Welcomes Newest Employee

Story and Photo By Sergeant D. Scott Gilbertsen, Media Relations Officer/Professional Standards, Fountain P.D. The Fountain Police Department recently welcomed its newest employee, Officer Chad...

 

Fountain Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputy Assist Seizure Victim Driving on I-25

On Sept. 25, at approximately 5:15 a.m., Fountain Police Department Corporal Amanda Hajdik was on her way to work, when she spotted a red SUV. stopped against the concrete barrier on the southbound on-ramp to Interstate 25, from the Martin Luther... Full story

 

Police Officers Injured and Involved in Shooting Following Chase Identified

On Monday, Sergeant D. Scott Gilbertsen, Public Information Officer/ Professional Standards provided the following update regarding Fountain police who were involved in the arrest of a person who lead law enforcement on a high speed chase which...  PDF

 

Fountain Police Announce Sexually Violent Predator Released from DoC Moves to an Address in Fountain

On Friday, Sept. 22, the Fountain Police Department released a community notification of a "Sexually Violent Predator"moving to an address within its jurisdiction. The notification reads, "In...

 

One Person Shot, Arrested Following High-Speed Chase Which Ends in Fountain

At approximately 2:44 a.m. Tuesday, El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies attempted a traffic stop on a pick-up truck near the Security/Widefield area. According to Lieutenant Howard Black, Public... Full story

 

State Patrol Investigating Crash

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 12:55 a.m. Sunday at the intersection of Mesa Ridge Parkway and Marksheffel Road. According to Sergeant Scott Hophan, a 2007 GMC Acadia, driven by 60-year-old Fidel... Full story

 

Shining Star Drive Homicide Victim Identified

On Sept. 5, at approximately 2 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the 3900 block of Shining Star Drive in eastern El Paso County, in reference to a shooting. When deputies arrived on scene, they found a deceased male. According to the Sheriff’s... Full story

 

Fountain Fire Department Hosts Annual BBQ Dinner/Dance at Metcalfe Park as Part of Fall Festival Weekend

Sunday evening the Fountain Fire Department hosted its annual Fall Festival BBQ Dinner/Dance at the H. Kay Larson Memorial Gazebo at Metcalfe Park. A special highlight was when the Memorial Star...  PDF

 

Accident Causes Partial Closure of Highway 85/87 Saturday Night

On Saturday evening, Sept. 2, at approximately 8:52 p.m., Fountain police officers were dispatched to the area of S. Highway 85 and Carson Boulevard, to investigate a traffic accident involving a single automobile and a motorcycle. According to... Full story

 

Deadline to Apply for Sheriff's Office Fall Citizens' Academy is September 11

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the Fall Citizens’ Academy. The Citizens’ Academy will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 3, and will be held on Tuesday evenings, from 6 to 9 p.m. The Academy will be conducted over an... Full story

 

Two Arrested In Connection with Accidental Shooting

At approximately 3:52 a.m. Friday, El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 4400 block of Bramble Drive in Colorado Centre in reference to an accidental shooting. According to...

 

Labor Day DUI Enforcement Begins

Last month, 25 people were killed in crashes involving an impaired driver, the most in one month since 2014. To ensure roads are free from impaired drivers during the upcoming Labor Day holiday, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT),... Full story

 

Sheriff's Office Announces Fall Citizens' Academy, Accepting Applications Until September 11

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the Fall Citizens’ Academy. The Citizens’ Academy will begin on Tuesday, October 3, and will be held on Tuesday evenings, from 6 to 9 p.m. The Academy will be conducted over... Full story

 

Fountain Police Make Arrest In Fatal Hit And Run Accident Case

On Monday, stemming from a citizen tip, investigators were able to locate the vehicle and suspect involved in a hit and run fatality crash that took place Saturday evening, Aug. 5, near the... Full story

 

Fountain Fire Department Softball Team Finishes Third at State Police & Fire Games

Fountain Fire Department personnel brought home the bronze medal in the slow pitch softball competition at the Colorado Police and Fire Games last weekend in Parker. FFD beat Colorado Springs, Aurora... Full story

 

Fountain Police Respond to Fatal Shooting Sunday

At approximately 3 p.m. Sunday, Fountain Police officers were dispatched to the area of Royalty Place and Ridge Avenue in regard to a shooting. According to Lt. Jess Freeman, upon arrival, officers located the victim seated in a vehicle with an... Full story

 

Fire Safety Practices of Extreme Importance as Numerous Fires Burn Across Western States

Editor's Note: With numerous fires burning across the western region of the United States, including several fires in Colorado, this week we are sharing with you fire safety messages from Fountain's... Full story

 

Suspect from Attempted Aggravated Robbery of 7-11 Store Sought by Police

On July 10, at approximately 10 p.m. a male party attempted to rob the 7-Eleven Store at 601 South Santa Fe Avenue in Fountain. The male was armed with a handgun during the incident and was... Full story

 

Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash North of Fountain

Three people were injured in a two-car accident at about 7:50 p.m. on northbound I-25 near milepost 135, just north of Fountain. According to Colorado State Patrol Public Information Officer Corporal Rob Debealk, a gray 2015 Nissan Sentra was being...

 

4th of July Safety Information- Rules for Fireworks

In wishing everyone a happy and fire safe 4th of July, I wanted to write about fireworks. Certain fireworks are allowed in the city limits of Fountain. The rules are: Individuals sixteen years of age or older may purchase and discharge permissible... Full story

 

Fire Destroys Abandoned Farmhouse

The Fountain Fire Department was kept busy responding to a fire at this old farmhouse on Rustique Dr. in Fountain last Friday afternoon. Fountain Fire Chief Darin Anstine said the investigation... Full story

 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Assistance in Identifying 7-11 Robbery Suspect

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is trying to identify a suspect in connection with an Aggravated Robbery. On Tuesday, May 2, at approximately 4:14 a.m., a suspect approached the counter of the... Full story

 

Police Seeking Suspect in Vehicle Break-ins

On June 13, Fountain Police officers were dispatched to the area of Landover Lane and Pinfeather Drive, in the Mesa Ridge Apartments complex to investigate several vehicle break-ins. The suspect is... Full story

 

Colorado State Patrol Investigating Fatal Car-Pedestrian Crash on I-25 near Fort Carson

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a car versus pedestrian crash that occurred at 9:20 p.m. Friday on Interstate 25 near milepost 132, near the south entrance to Fort Carson. According to Sergeant Scott Hophan, a 2014 Jeep Cherokee driven by... Full story

 

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