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911 Authority investigates alerts

The El Paso-Teller County 9-1-1 Authority (Authority) is responding to reports from county residents that emergency alerts for a series of fires last week were not sent correctly. S... — Updated 5/18/2022 Full story

 
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Heroic effort saves lives, buildings in Alturas Fire

Hundreds of homes in Security were evacuated for hours on May 12 as a grass fire raged. Officials said the catalytic converter of a sheriff's deputy vehicle ignited the grass... — Updated 5/18/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Fire in Security spread quickly; no buildings damaged

A fire that started in the area of Alturas Drive in Security on Thursday afternoon caused numerous evacuations in residential neighborhoods and businesses, and a shelter-in-place... — Updated 5/18/2022 Full story

 
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SFD Station 4 officially under construction

Officials broke ground on the new Security Fire Station 4 on Wayfarer Drive on May 10. Located in The Glen, this station is expected to be complete in six to 10 months, Chief David... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
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Kum & Go shooting suspect caught

Police have arrested 19-year-old Nickilaus Oakley for an early Sunday-morning shooting outside the Kum & Go convenience store on Fountain Mesa Road that injured at least one. Ar... — Updated 5/17/2022

 
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El Paso County Emergency Services Authority presents grant awards to local fire agencies

The El Paso County Emergency Services Authority (ESA) presented grants totaling $14,289.15 to five local public safety agencies at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, May 16. In awarding the grants, the ESA considered the... — Updated 5/17/2022

 

Kum & Go shooting suspect arrested

Police have arrested 19-year-old Nickilaus Oakley for an early Sunday-morning shooting outside the Kum & Go convenience store on Fountain Mesa Road that injured at least one. Ar... — Updated 5/17/2022 Full story

 

Strict burn bans enacted

Bonfires, certain grills, and cigarettes are among the items currently not permitted to be used outdoors, now that strict new burn bans are going into effect in El Paso County and t... — Updated 5/16/2022 Full story

 

More fires along I-25 highlight fire danger

An early-morning semi-truck accident on I-25 started a grass fire near Fort Carson on Tuesday - the latest in a string of similar incidents over the last two weeks. Around 2:40 a.m.... — Updated 5/10/2022

 

YMCA burglary suspect arrested

On Tuesday, May 3, the Fountain Police Department was notified by staff members of the Fountain Valley YMCA, 326 W. Alabama Ave., of a burglary that occurred in the early morning... — Updated 5/10/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

El Paso County leads state in motorcycle fatalities

A 22-year-old soldier was killed while riding his motorcycle near Marksheffel and Drennan roads recently, just the latest in a string of motorcycle fatalities in this region. The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) responded... — Updated 5/10/2022

 

YMCA burglary suspect arrested

On Tuesday, May 3, the Fountain Police Department was notified by staff members of the Fountain Valley YMCA, 326 W. Alabama Ave., of a burglary that occurred in the early morning... — Updated 5/4/2022 Full story

 

Police ask for help finding missing man

The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) is seeking the public's assistance in locating Santino 'Tino' Cardella, a missing person. Tino is a 27-year-old white male, 5 feet 11... — Updated 5/3/2022

 

Standoff with suspect ends in house fire

An investigation originating with the Fountain Police Department led to a standoff in eastern El Paso County on April 28. Ultimately, the home in which the suspect was hiding caught fire, and the suspect was found dead. The suspect... — Updated 5/3/2022

 

Crews stay busy putting out multiple fires

The Fountain Fire Department (FFD) responded to an early-morning wildland fire on the east side of Fountain Creek, south of Duckwood Park, on Thursday, April 28. Firefighters from... — Updated 5/3/2022

 

Truck driver extricated

A truck driver suffered some injuries but survived an accident that left the truck in a rather mangled condition off the interstate near Mesa Ridge Parkway last week. On April 27,... — Updated 5/3/2022

 

Wildland fire in Fountain under control

The Fountain Fire Department (FFD) responded to an early-morning wildland fire on the east side of Fountain Creek, South of Duckwood Park, on Thursday, April 28. Firefighters from... — Updated 4/28/2022 Full story

 

Stolen water truck found

A white Ford F-350 truck was stolen from Widefield Water and Sanitation on April 21, prompting district officials to ask the public to be on the lookout. Before long, one astute... — Updated 4/27/2022

 

Police ask public's help finding man known to frequent Fountain

The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) is seeking the public's assistance in locating Santino 'Tino' Cardella, a missing person. Tino is a 27-year-old white male, 5 feet 11... — Updated 4/27/2022 Full story

 

Sheriff's Office: Body found in neighborhood south of PPIR

On Thursday, April 21, just before 5 p.m., the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Communications center received information from a caller who reported finding a deceased male lying on the side of the road in the 20000 block of... — Updated 4/26/2022

 

Offender found in hiding

Last week police arrested a man, convicted of sexually abusing a young child in another state, after they found him apparently hiding in Fountain. For the past couple of weeks,... — Updated 4/26/2022

 

Police warn of impersonator

Fountain Police Department announced that recently several citizens have received suspicious phone calls from someone identifying themselves as a Fountain police officer or a city of Fountain official. The callers are identifying... — Updated 4/26/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

New interim chief at Fountain Fire

A new interim fire chief was introduced at the April 12 Fountain City Council meeting. Tom Joyce, a 36-year veteran of the firefighting profession, was appointed to lead the... — Updated 4/19/2022

 

Cyber-tip leads to arrest

On April 14 detectives with the Fountain Police Department executed a search warrant on Silver Glen Drive after receiving a cyber-tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task... — Updated 4/19/2022

 
 By Karin Hill    News

Residents escape fire

Firefighters responded to an early-morning house fire on El Vereda Drive, south of C&S Road in Fountain, on Monday, April 18. When crews arrived, they found a two-story,... — Updated 4/19/2022

 

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