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Three dead in Lorson Ranch murder-suicide

UPDATE Dec. 29, 2022: The suspect has been identified as Wilmer Soto, age 33. The victims are 27-year-old Vanessa Anderson and 26-year-old Autumn Kirkpatrick. "Our sincere... — Updated 12/29/2022

 
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Man suspected of freezing to death

Fountain Police Department is investigating after a body was found early Thursday morning near the side of Hwy. 85-87. At approximately 7:37 a.m. Dec. 22, an El Paso County Parks officer was checking on the homeless in the area of... — Updated 12/28/2022

 
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Fountain home damaged in fire

Residents of a Fountain home were displaced just days before Christmas after a fire damaged their residence. On Tuesday, Dec. 20, at approximately 6:47 p.m., the Fountain Fire... — Updated 12/28/2022

 
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Police seek Safeway bank robber

The suspect pictured here robbed the bank inside Safeway on Wednesday afternoon, according to police. Fountain Police Department seeks the public's help in identifying him. Here... — Updated 12/28/2022

 
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Woman arrested after standoff in Fountain

A tense, hours-long situation involving a reportedly suicidal woman who fired her gun out of her apartment window in south Fountain finally came to an end Tuesday afternoon when police arrested her. Residents in the vicinity of... — Updated 12/28/2022

 

Body found near Hwy. 85-87

Fountain Police Department is investigating after a body was found early Thursday morning near the side of Hwy. 85-87. At approximately 7:37 a.m. Dec. 22, an El Paso County Parks officer was checking on the homeless in the area of... — Updated 12/23/2022

 

Fountain house damaged in fire

Residents of a Fountain home have been displaced just days before Christmas after a fire damaged their residence. On Tuesday, Dec. 20, at approximately 6:47 p.m., the Fountain Fire... — Updated 12/23/2022

 

Bank in Safeway robbed, suspect at large

The suspect pictured here robbed the bank inside Safeway on Wednesday afternoon, according to police. Can you help identify this person? Here are the details from Fountain PD: At... — Updated 12/21/2022

 

Man in wheelchair hit by deputy

The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a crash between an adult male in a wheelchair and an El Paso County Sheriff's deputy in a patrol vehicle on Las Vegas Street early... — Updated 12/21/2022

 

Volleyball for a cause

Fountain first responders and Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 staff played volleyball Dec. 16 to raise funds and generate donations of toys for the Blue Santa program. Toys... — Updated 12/20/2022

 

Police investigate body found in vehicle

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding a deceased body found in a vehicle early Tuesday morning on Jimmy Camp Road in Fountain, but there are no immediate signs of foul play, according to the Fountain Police... — Updated 12/13/2022

 

Public disturbance arrest made

On Sunday, Dec. 11, just before 7 p.m., police officers responded to the 8100 block of Campground Drive in Fountain in response to reports of a family disturbance. The reporting party told the El Paso County Communications Center... — Updated 12/13/2022

 

Man arrested for shots fired

On Saturday, Dec. 10, just before 2 a.m., officers with Fountain Police Department were dispatched to the 800 block of Daffodil Drive for reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers located and detained the suspect. Further... — Updated 12/13/2022

 

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions in effect for county, Fountain

El Paso County and the city of Fountain enacted Stage 1 Fire Restrictions as of Dec. 7. They will remain in effect until further notice. All listed activities are illegal in the event of a Red Flag Day. Stage 1 restrictions... — Updated 12/13/2022

 

Police investigate threat at FFCHS

Fountain-Fort Carson High School administration and Fountain Police Department School Resource Officers investigated a potential threat made toward Fountain-Fort Carson High School late last week. Over the weekend, FPD reported... — Updated 12/13/2022

 

Sheriff's Office responds to Club Q suspect's past record

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has released a lengthy statement responding to questions and complaints aired in the public arena recently following the revelation that the... — Updated 12/8/2022

 

Fire restrictions in the Fountain Valley

UPDATE: El Paso County also issued Stage 1 Fire Restrictions on Wednesday. See the county's guidelines in attached graphic. These apply to residents of Security and Widefield and... — Updated 12/7/2022

 

Liquor store theft suspects wanted

Do you know who these people are? Fountain Police are attempting to identify these men. On Nov. 15, the suspects entered a business in the 6900 block of Mesa Ridge Parkway and... — Updated 12/7/2022

 

Help ID this suspect

On Dec. 4, the pictured suspect entered a business in the 5500 block of South Hwy. 85 and stole several thousand dollars worth of merchandise and caused damage to the store. Police... — Updated 12/7/2022

 

Officer lures loose donkey with crackers

After being dispatched to help wrangle a loose animal, Fountain Police Officer Venegas had to utilize some of his best de-escalation tools - Ritz crackers. Once Mr. Jack, the loose... — Updated 12/6/2022

 

Gas leak prompts evacuations

A gas leak in the middle of the day Monday prompted evacuations of businesses and homes in the vicinity of South Santa Fe Avenue and Royalty Place on the south end of Olde Town... — Updated 12/6/2022

 

Alcohol suspected in fatal bike crash

A man riding an electric bicycle was killed Sunday when he was struck by a car at the intersection of Powers and Fontaine boulevards. The crash occurred at approximately 5:12 p.m. The 56-year-old Colorado Springs man was riding an... — Updated 12/6/2022

 

Unattended fire and camp leads to citation

On Nov. 30, Fountain Code Enforcement officers Stephens and Cornella observed smoke coming from the field behind the Loves Travel Stop on Bandley Road. Upon further investigation,... — Updated 12/6/2022

 

Suspect shot by police dies

In an update to a story from last week, the man who was shot by police after he reportedly opened fire on officers responding to a domestic violence call in Fountain on Nov. 20 has died. Fountain Police say he had been in the... — Updated 11/29/2022

 
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Search for suspect near school alarms parents, ends in nearby resident's yard

What was supposed to be the execution of an arrest warrant for nonviolent offenses turned into a manhunt in a neighborhood near Sunrise Elementary School as children were on their... — Updated 11/29/2022

 

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