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Accidental shooting kills 12-year-old girl

Accidental shooting kills 12-year-old girl The Fountain Police Department has reported that a shooting incident that killed a 12-year-old girl last week is being considered accidental. At approximately 5:45 p.m. July 22, officers... — Updated 7/29/2020

 
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Fire damages Fountain home

 — Updated 7/29/2020

 
 By G. Connor Salter    News 

Illegal pot grow investigation ongoing in Lorson Ranch

On July 22, residents on Seawolf Drive and Thunderbolt Trail in Lorson Ranch were startled when federal agents, a SWAT team and members of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and the Security Fire Department came through their... — Updated 7/29/2020

 

Vehicle of interest in shooting

In an update to the July 7 drive-by shooting between two cars on Hadley Street in Fountain, police now say they are looking for this vehicle: an older model, BMW 3 Series, possibly... — Updated 7/22/2020

 

Motorcycle wreck

On the evening of July 16, crews from numerous agencies were called to a serious motorcycle accident in the area of Bradley and Marksheffel roads. The cause of the accident remains... — Updated 7/22/2020

 

Fountain Police investigating shooting on Middle Bay Way

The Fountain Police Department is looking for leads in a shooting that occurred overnight Sunday on Middle Bay Way. One resident on that street said her family was awakened around 2 a.m. Monday by police knocking on her door and... — Updated 7/22/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Fountain Police respond to recent crime wave

A wave of serious crimes in Fountain recently has residents on edge. From shootings to vehicle break-ins, the numbers are in and they are up. Several of those incidents occurred... — Updated 7/16/2020 Full story

 

Corrections worker arrested on child sexual exploitation charge

Beginning May 20, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office began an investigation after receiving information from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC). After serving... — Updated 7/15/2020

 

Jail inmate hangs himself

On July 3, at approximately 12:19 p.m., a medical emergency was declared in a male housing ward at the El Paso County Jail. A male inmate was found in his cell attempting suicide by hanging. Numerous deputies responded to the ward... — Updated 7/8/2020

 

Emergency Services Authority seeks new volunteer members

The Board of El Paso County Commissioners seeks community-minded citizen volunteers to serve on the El Paso County Emergency Services Authority. Applications for the open positions are due by July 17. The Emergency Services... — Updated 7/8/2020

 

Deputy fired after assault charge

On June 26, Christopher Rogers, 24, a deputy sheriff with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, was charged with third-degree assault and first-degree official misconduct. The criminal investigation was conducted by the Colorado... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

Easy Street break-in leads to arrest of two

Two men, including one featured several times in our Crime Stoppers section, were arrested early Monday, June 22, after reportedly burglarizing a home in Security. Deputies were dis... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

Police seek wanted fugitive with ties to Fountain area

The Fountain Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a wanted fugitive known to frequent the Fountain area. The male subject is 33-year-old Marquise... — Updated 7/1/2020

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Fountain Police, community engage in dialogue

By Karin Hill In light of recent events nationwide surrounding police and race relations, Fountain Valley community members, pastors, police officers and government officials are... — Updated 6/24/2020 Full story

 

Arson suspect arrested for Security Boulevard house fire

A man was arrested Sunday evening following a house fire on Security Boulevard, which inflicted serious damage to the building and singed the neighboring house many longtime... — Updated 6/24/2020

 

Fountain Firefighters to the rescue!

It was a busy 24 hours for Fountain Fire C Shift from Sunday into Monday of this week. They responded to two structure fires (one in Fountain, another in Security), two car fires,... — Updated 6/24/2020

 

CDOT releases study on marijuana-related crashes

While the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has worked to eliminate marijuana-impaired driving since recreational legalization in 2014, Colorado has continued to see cannabis-involved traffic crashes and fatalities. In... — Updated 6/17/2020

 

Suspects in white SUV are sought for car break-ins

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has announced a rash of recent vehicle break-ins in the Security-Widefield area. Residents are urged to keep their vehicles locked and be on the lookout for a suspect vehicle, which is... — Updated 6/17/2020

 

Sheriff's Office starts COVID-19 projects with Cares Act funds

The El Paso County Jail will be upgrading many areas and equipment to ensure the health and safety of staff and the incarcerated population, thanks to its allocation of federal CARES Act funds. These upgrades are intended to reduce... — Updated 6/17/2020

 

Suspect arrested after theft, hit-and-run in Widefield

Authorities have arrested a suspect who allegedly stole items from a Widefield business, led police on a car chase through the area, and finally escaped on foot after crashing the... — Updated 6/10/2020

 

Second person arrested in 7-11 drug deal shooting

Police have made a second arrest in a shooting that injured two teens at a Fountain 7-11. On June 1, police arrested 18-year-old Haley Spencer on charges of first-degree assault,... — Updated 6/10/2020

 

231 impaired drivers arrested during Memorial Day enforcement period

Summer Blitz begins June 12   While many people kicked off summer over Memorial Day weekend, others started it with a DUI. As part of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) The Heat Is On campaign, Colorado State... — Updated 6/10/2020

 

Fire victim identified; investigation ongoing

Officials have identified the person found in a burning house in Security early last week. El Paso County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies found Eric O’Brien, 34, inside the home. Previous reports stated two pets also... — Updated 6/3/2020

 

Alleged shooter arrested

Fountain Police have arrested 21-year-old Domacio Ohlsen-Aragon in connection with the May 26 shooting at the 7-11 on Fountain Mesa Road. He has been charged with: first-degree... — Updated 6/3/2020

 

Drugs, lack of seat belts suspected in fatal wreck

A tragic traffic accident the evening of May 27 killed a 5-year-old boy and injured three other people. Police say drugs and lack of seat belts are likely contributing factors in the crash and severity of injuries. Around 6:50... — Updated 6/3/2020

 

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