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26533
Record ID
January 20, 2019
Incident Date
0:33:00
Time
Sand Creek -- Shift III
Division
Other
Title
5100 Block of Airport Rd.
Location
On 01//20/2018, at approximately 0033 hrs, an Officer from the Sand Creek Division was flagged down by a person who said someone had shot into their vehicle while in the 5100 block of Airport Road. While there were multiple people in the vehicle, there were no injuries sustained. The investigation of this incident is ongoing. There are no threats to the community.
Summary
None
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Chanza  -   444-7270
PD Contact
& Number


26532
Record ID
January 19, 2019
Incident Date
11:48:00
Time
Sand Creek -- Shift I
Division
Traffic Crash
Title
2200 S. Union Blvd.
Location
On the above date and time the Colorado Springs Police Department was notified of a traffic crash involving a small sedan and a tractor trailer. Responding officers found the occupants of the sedan were trapped in the vehicle which was wedged beneath the trailer portion of the 18 wheeler. Once those occupants were removed from their vehicle, they were all transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. It was determined that 2 of the juvenile occupants had sustained serious injuries. Due to these injuries, the Major Accident Unit responded to the scene to assume the investigation.

It was determined the tractor trailer was northbound in the 2200 block of S. Union Blvd. when the driver attempted a U-turn. The small sedan, which was also traveling northbound, struck the trailer becoming wedged beneath it. The driver of the 18 wheeler is not believed to have been impaired in anyway.

The roadway was closed for several hours due to the investigation and for work crews to cut apart the vehicles. It was reopened at approximately 6:40 PM.

No charges have been filed at this time. The investigation into this matter is continuing.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Black  -   444-7412
PD Contact
& Number


26531
Record ID
January 19, 2019
Incident Date
8:36:00
Time
Gold Hill -- Shift I
Division
Arrest
Title
1200 Block of Motor City Drive
Location
On 01/19/19 at approximately 0836 hours, Officers with the Gold Hill Division were dispatched to the area of the 1200 block of Motor City Drive regarding a suspicious person breaking into vehicles. Officers arrived in the area and were notified by witnesses the direction of travel of the suspect. Officers checked the area for the suspect and located an individual matching the suspect's description nearby. Upon contact the suspect tried to get away but was cornered by officers. During the investigation, officers arrested the suspect, identified as David Porterfield (39) for Motor Vehicle Theft, Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and Possession of Burglary Tools. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated.
Summary
David Porterfield (39)
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Makofske  -   385-2125
PD Contact
& Number


26529
Record ID
January 19, 2019
Incident Date
4:38:00
Time
Stetson Hills -- Shift III
Division
Cold Accident Reporting
Title
City of Colorado Springs
Location
CSPD is no longer on Accident Alert as of 4:38am.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Sokolik  -   444-3140
PD Contact
& Number


26528
Record ID
January 18, 2019
Incident Date
19:15:00
Time
Falcon -- Shift III
Division
Traffic Crash
Title
Nevada Ave / Polk St
Location
On the above date and time, CSPD was notified of a head on collision on Nevada Ave near Polk St. The investigation revealed a pick-up truck was travelling south in the northbound lanes. The pick-up struck a vehicle, head on, that was travelling northbound. The driver of vehicle was transported to a local hospital and was treated for serious but not life threatening injuries.

MAU was notified and responded and assumed responsibility for the investigation. Alcohol is suspected to be a factor.

The driver of the pick-up truck was arrested and transported to CJC on charges of Vehicular Assault, DUI and other traffic charges.
Summary
Adolph Ballejos 61 years old
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Frabbiele  -   444-7240
PD Contact
& Number


26527
Record ID
January 18, 2019
Incident Date
20:20:00
Time
Stetson Hills -- Shift II
Division
Traffic Crash - Fatality
Title
N. Union Blvd. and Briargate Blvd
Location
On the above date and time the Colorado Springs Police Department was notified of a traffic crash involving two vehicles near the intersection of N. Union Blvd. and Briargate Blvd. Upon arrival, it was determined that a driver of a pick up truck was deceased. The Major Accident Unit responded to the scene to assume the investigation.

It was determined that a small light colored Toyota pick-up truck was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes on Briargate Blvd. when it drove through the intersection with Union Blvd. The pick up truck continued westbound on Briargate Blvd. and knocked down a light pole. The truck then turned around and traveled eastbound, going through the intersection of Union Blvd. again, when it struck a northbound Honda. It continued eastbound then struck a building on the north side of Briargate Blvd. and came to a stop. The driver of the Honda was uninjured.

The intersection was closed from all traffic while the investigation was completed. All lanes of traffic were open at approximately 12:50 AM.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Black  -   444-7412
PD Contact
& Number


26526
Record ID
January 18, 2019
Incident Date
20:20:00
Time
Stetson Hills -- Shift III
Division
Traffic Crash - Fatality
Title
Briargate Blvd. at Union Blvd.
Location
The intersection of Briargate Bl. and N. Union Bl. is closed for a serious accident. Southbound traffic is diverted at Zepher. Use alternate routes. The Major Accident Unit is investigating.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Sokolik  -   444-3140
PD Contact
& Number


26525
Record ID
January 18, 2019
Incident Date
16:23:00
Time
Sand Creek -- Shift II
Division
Assault
Title
Airport Rd/S Murray Bl
Location
On the above date and time officers of the Sand Creek Division were dispatched to the area of 5300 Airport Rd for a reported shots fired call for service. Around the same time, CSPD received a call for service of a shooting where a victim arrived by personal car at the hospital. Investigation revealed these two calls for service were related and that the shooting possibly took place during a disturbance among numerous parties. No suspect has been arrested at this time, and the investigation is continuing.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Koch  -   444-7270
PD Contact
& Number


26524
Record ID
January 18, 2019
Incident Date
15:39:00
Time
Specialized Enforcement -- Shift I
Division
Select Incident Type
Title
Austin Bluffs at Old Farm
Location
******* UPDATE ********
Austin Bluffs Pkwy is now open in both directions following the Major Accident Unit investigation.
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On 01-18-19, at approximately 1539 hours, Officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department were dispatched to the area of Austin Bluffs Parkway and Old Farm Drive, regarding a three vehicle traffic accident. Preliminary investigation revealed that a truck was traveling in a south west direction on Austin Bluffs Parkway when it lost control. The truck jumped over the center median into the oncoming north east bound lanes of traffic. The truck hit a small white sedan which then caused the sedan to strike a black SUV. Two occupants in the white SUV were transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries. The driver of the truck was also transported. The occupants in the black SUV did not sustain injuries. It is suspected the driver of the truck, Steven Wright, a 47 year old male, was under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested for Vehicular Assault, Careless Driving and related DUI charges. Northeast bound Austin Bluffs is shut down for the investigation.
Summary
Steven Wright, 47 years of age.
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Buzzell  -   444-7708
PD Contact
& Number


26521
Record ID
January 17, 2019
Incident Date
23:54:00
Time
Specialized Enforcement -- Shift III
Division
Traffic Crash - Fatality
Title
North Academy Blvd and Palmer Park Blvd
Location
On January 17, 2019, at approximately 11:54 PM, the Colorado Springs Police Department was notified of a two vehicle traffic crash at the intersection of North Academy Boulevard and Palmer Park Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers learned of a deceased male on scene. The Colorado Springs Police Departmentís Major Accident Unit assumed responsibility for this investigation.

It was determined that a gold 2000 Chevrolet Sedan, driven by 31 year old Vincent Leon Meisman of Colorado Springs, was traveling westbound on Palmer Park Boulevard approaching Academy Boulevard; and there was a gray Honda Civic traveling southbound on North Academy Boulevard approaching Palmer Park Boulevard. Witnesses stated the Chevrolet ran the red light for westbound traffic at Palmer Park Boulevard and North Academy Boulevard. The front of the Honda struck the passenger side of the Chevrolet. The passenger in the Chevrolet, 36 year old Joseph Tipton of Colorado Springs, was deceased on scene. Mr. Meisman was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. The driver of the Honda was not injured.

Mr. Meisman is suspected of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and was subsequently arrested for this incident for Careless Driving and Vehicular Homicide.

This is the third traffic-related fatality in Colorado Springs this year. At this time last year there were five traffic-related fatalities in the City of Colorado Springs.

Anyone with information or is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

NOTE TO MEDIA: All updates will ONLY come from the Public Affairs Section when available.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Black  -   444-7412
PD Contact
& Number


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