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Fountain man arrested after allegedly stealing city property


Last updated 12/29/2021 at 10:31am | View PDF

A Fountain man was arrested after police say he burglarized city offices and stole vehicles.

On Monday, Dec. 27, it was reported the City of Fountain Housing Authority, located in the 500 block of East Iowa Avenue, had been burglarized over Christmas weekend. Multiple items along with one of the city vehicles were taken. The vehicle was later returned at some point over the weekend, but was also missing items from within.

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, Dec. 28, a vehicle was stolen from the 7300 block of Middle Bay Way. Fountain Police worked in conjunction with Colorado Springs Police Officers and located the stolen vehicle in the area of Bijou Street and Circle Drive.

The only occupant in the vehicle was arrested and later identified as 28-year-old Michael Vialpando of Fountain.

FPD says Vialpando was in possession of items belonging to the vehicle's owner and the keys to the vehicle. He was also in possession of items that were taken from the burglary of the Fountain Housing Authority.

After interviews were conducted, Vialpando was later booked into the El Paso County Jail on the charges of: 2nd Degree Burglary, two counts of Motor Vehicle Theft, Criminal Possession of Financial Devices, Criminal Possession of an Identification Document, Theft and Possession of suspected Methamphetamine Paraphernalia.

If you have any information about this incident, please call the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Communications Center at (719) 390-5555. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or If your information leads to a felony arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.


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