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Standoff at Willow Springs Ponds ends with suspect shot

UPDATE: The suspect (still not named) has since been released from the hospital, according to a law enforcement source. The incident apparently did not begin with a vehicle theft,... — Updated 6/17/2021 Full story

 
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Police looking for bank robber

On June 9 at about 2:30 p.m., Fountain Police officers were dispatched to United Business Bank of Colorado at 410 S. Santa Fe Ave. for a robbery. The suspect was described as a 20-... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
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Fire burns Heritage home

A fire damaged a home in the Heritage neighborhood of Fountain late Thursday, near the intersection of Hibbard Lane and Descendant Drive. Fountain Fire Department said the fire... — Updated 6/16/2021

 
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Widefield daycare owner arrested for baby's death

A local daycare operator has been arrested in connection with the death of a baby in her care. On Feb. 5, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

Fireworks announcements

If you’ve been hearing fireworks go off in Security-Widefield, or any other part of unincorporated El Paso County, please note that as of June 1, the sale, use or possession of fireworks of any kind is illegal. Should you have... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Suspect arrested for menacing

On Sunday, June 6, at about 5:37 p.m., an officer with Fountain Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white Honda Civic for a minor traffic violation. When the... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Be on the lookout

Fountain Police have notified the public that 28-year-old Steven Salsberry is wanted for felony menacing. Salsberry is homeless and is known to frequent the area along Fountain... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

SFD warns about open burns

Last Wednesday Security Fire was called out for a possible illegal burn. Upon arrival the crews found a makeshift fire pit full of building materials being burned. The makeshift... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Fire victim identified

The victim of a May 17 house fire on Cypress Drive in Security has been identified as 85-year-old Frieda Mason. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Security Fire Department, Fountain Fire Department,... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Jordahl SRO named top cop

A school resource officer with the Fountain Police Department has received the highest award given by the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police for his exemplary service in... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Chase, arrests, follow shootings

Through an anonymous tip, police were able to locate a white Nissan and the adult male driver of the vehicle after an incident involving multiple shooting locations and a police chase around Fountain last Friday. The chain of... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

Security house fire claims life of woman

UPDATE (June 4, 2021): The victim has been identified as 85-year-old Frieda Mason. "We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Ms. Mason," a... — Updated 6/4/2021

 

Pedestrian killed crossing I-25

On Saturday, May 29, at approximately 12:19 p.m., a local area male attempted to cross I-25 from west to east just north of the south Academy interchange, according to the Colorado State Patrol. This male was struck by southbound... — Updated 6/2/2021

 

Coroner: Drug deaths, youth suicides up in 2020

The number of drug-related deaths and the suicide rate among youth in El Paso County went up dramatically last year. Those are some of the noteworthy pieces of information... — Updated 6/1/2021

 

Tips for the youngest drivers

It’s that time of year when schools get out, temperatures move from mild to hot, and graduation parties are in full swing. As your teen or young adult heads out the door and jumps in their vehicle, do you know if they are making... — Updated 5/25/2021

 

Officials cracking down on seat belts as fatalities rise

With traffic fatalities up 12 percent over this time last year, the Colorado Department of Transportation and Colorado State Patrol are partnering with 47 law enforcement agencies for the largest seat belt enforcement campaign of... — Updated 5/25/2021

 

Update on Widefield nuisance house

A house directly across the street from Widefield and Discovery high schools has remained an eyesore for the last several months, even after a fire destroyed much of it. Neighbors h... — Updated 5/12/2021

 

Victim's partner charged with murder

Authorities have arrested the common law husband of the woman whose body was found near Old Pueblo Road in mid-March. Joseph Hunnicutt – known to Cantrell's family and friends as... — Updated 5/4/2021

 

Teen alleges assault after 'meetup'

A 32-year-old man was arrested last Wednesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old – the second such arrest that week. Fountain Police Department (FPD) announced Wayne... — Updated 5/4/2021

 

Pastor arrested for alleged sexual assault on a child

A Fountain pastor has been arrested for alleged sexual assault on a child. On April 23, the Fountain Police Department (FPD) began an investigation into a report of a sexual... — Updated 5/4/2021

 

Hulk the friendly therapy dog joins FPD

Local police have a new furry friend on the force. Hulk, an Old English sheepdog, has just joined Fountain Police Department as a therapy dog to assist with community members in... — Updated 5/4/2021

 

In memory of Jayson and Nathaniel

Over the course of the last week and a half, friends and loved ones have added to memorials at the site of the tragic accident that claimed the lives of two young people at the... — Updated 4/29/2021 Full story

 

Sheriff's Office unveils DUI 'Heat is On' enforcement car

Last week the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Traffic Enforcement Unit unveiled a newly wrapped DUI enforcement patrol car sporting "The Heat Is On" theme. The vehicle was made... — Updated 4/27/2021

 

Body found in creek 'suspicious'

Fountain Police Department has identified a body found in Fountain Creek last week as 30-year-old Justin Whitaker, a resident of the Security-Widefield area. “This continues to be an active investigation and is being considered... — Updated 4/27/2021

 

Man convicted, receives life, for 2019 murder of fiancée

A Fountain man has been convicted of first-degree murder for killing a woman in August 2019. On April 14, Donnell Desmond Bradley was found guilty of "murder after deliberation"... — Updated 4/21/2021

 

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