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Motorcycle crash kills soldier

A Fort Carson soldier was killed March 10 in a motorcycle crash at the intersection of Goldfield Drive and Fontaine Boulevard. The Colorado State Patrol reports that Patrick Goble was driving his 2014 Harley-Davidson eastbound on Fontaine when he...

 

CRIME NEWS UPDATES

There were updates to two crime stories from last week’s issue. Shooting suspect arrested Authorities arrested a man who reportedly shot at two women while they were driving at Marsheffel Road and Space Village Avenue on March 7. Jamere Williams...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    March 11, 2020

Fountain PD rolls out new D.I.C.E. unit

The Fountain Police Department has formed a new unit that authorities hope will solve more crimes and improve the quality of life for residents. Those lofty goals belong to the Directed Investigations and Community Engagement Unit, or D.I.C.E. Unit ...

 

Early morning truck fire

A fully engulfed truck fire led to the partial closure of northbound I-25 between Pueblo County and Fountain near the Pikes Peak International Raceway early Friday morning....

 

FPD officer shoots armed car thief

UPDATE: The officer involved has been restored to full duty, and the injured suspect is expected to recover. A Fountain police officer involved in the shooting of a suspect last week is on routine administrative leave pending review of the incident,...

 
 By Karin Hill    News    March 4, 2020

Gannon's stepmom arrested for first-degree murder, abuse

The stepmother of Gannon Stauch has been arrested for murder, authorities announced during an emotional press conference Monday. However, Gannon still has not been found. "There is no way to express t... Full story

 

Sheriff's Office holding a 10-week citizen academy

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the Spring Citizens' Academy. The Spring Citizens' Academy will begin on Tuesday, March 17, and will be held on Tuesday evenings...

 

Subway robber arrested

Fountain Police have arrested one suspect alleged to have robbed a Subway restaurant twice in the last month. The Subway at 6871 Mesa Ridge Parkway was robbed on Jan. 20 and Feb. 10. At the time of...

 

Fire and Ice

Members of the Fountain Fire Department recently took advantage of the wintry weather to conduct shift ice rescue training near the Fountain Creek Nature Center. "We train several times each year on...

 

Regional fire airbase announced

On Friday the City of Colorado Springs and the USDA Forest Service announced plans to build a permanent airtanker base and new ramp at the Colorado Springs Airport – a move that will support aerial firefighting efforts in the Rocky Mountain Region...

 

Police arrrest suspect in coffee shop ordeal

Authorities have arrested a woman accused of pulling a knife on employees of a local coffee shop and a food truck last week. On Tuesday, Jan. 21 at approximately 10:10 a.m., the El Paso County...

 

Fountain Police Department was awarded a $5,000 grant

The Fountain Police Department was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Fountain Walmart, 6310 S. Hwy 85, under their Local Community Grant Program. El Paso County leads the state in traffic fatalities...

 

Sheriff's Office searching for felon, possibly armed

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit is seeking assistance in locating Daniel Beals.  He has strong ties to Eastern El Paso County in the Ellicott, Yoder, Rush,...

 

Sheriff's Office releases 2019 statistics on illegal and black-market marijuana enforcement

On Jan. 1, 2018, House Bill 17-1220 concerning measures to stop diversion of legal marijuana to the illegal market was enacted into law.  One of El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder’s top priorities is to eradicate black-market marijuana and the...

 

Two youths arrested for stealing car, 'porch piracy'

At approximately 11 a.m. Monday, Fountain Police responded to the 11,000 block of Falling Star Road for a report of a stolen vehicle. According to a FPD spokesperson, while officers were taking that report, another call for service, reference theft...

 

Sheriff's Office seeks cop shooter

On Saturday, Jan. 11, at approximately 11:57 p.m., an officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Galley Road and Arrawanna Street....

 

Police make arrest in child assault; seek more information from public

Fountain Police have arrested a man on suspicion of sexual assault on a child and are asking the public for information on other possible victims. On Dec. 20, 2019, the Fountain Police Department's...

 

Motorcycle crash under investigation

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle motorcycle crash that occurred on NORAD Road on New Year’s Day. The crash resulted in one fatality. A 2007 Harley Davidson, driven by a 31-year-old Donald Fitchett, was eastbound on NORAD...

 

Kidnapping victim found; suspects still at-large

A 24-year-old kidnapping victim in northern El Paso County has been found safe, but suspects remain at large and are considered armed and dangerous, according to officials. On Jan. 3, at approximately 8:10 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch...

 

DUI enforcement up for holidays

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and statewide law enforcement agencies recently wrapped up the Holiday Parties heightened DUI enforcement as part of The Heat Is On campaign to keep Coloradans safe from...

 

Stolen truck damages homes

On Dec. 12, at approximately 3:40 a.m., an officer with the Fountain Police Department was patrolling the area of Fountain Mesa Road and Ancestra Drive when he noticed a male walking in the area. The...

 

Man steals truck, hits school bus

At approximately 8:20 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, officers with the Fountain Police Department were dispatched to Auto Zone, located at 100 Plaza Drive, on a report of a stolen utility truck. According to...

 

Police recover stolen vehicles in raid

On Dec. 4, at approximately 8 a.m., Fountain Police Department's Rapid Response Team executed a search warrant in the 500 block of Windsor Lane. During the execution of the search warrant, two...

 

Would-be robber arrested

On Nov. 25, at approximately 6:45 p.m., Fountain police officers were dispatched to High Spirits Liquor, 301 S. Santa Fe Ave., for a report of a robbery. The suspect entered the store, stated he had a weapon, and demanded cash from the clerk. Two...

 

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