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25343
Record ID
February 21, 2018
Incident Date
14:25:00
Time
Gold Hill -- Shift I
Division
Assault
Title
1388 S 21st Street (Car Wash)
Location
Officers responded to a report of a stabbing. Several officers assigned to the Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) were near the location and located the victim. Investigation found a 27 year old male got into a verbal altercation at the car wash. The suspect pulled out a box cutter and stabbed the victim in the stomach. The wound did not appear to be serious or life threatening. Suspect is described as a White Male, late 20's, with "shaggy black hair." The suspects vehicle is a dark colored Dodge Pick-up truck. The victim was transported by personal vehicle to the hospital. No suspect leads at this time.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Makofske  -   385-2125
PD Contact
& Number


25341
Record ID
April 2, 2018
Incident Date
12:00:00
Time
Investigations -- Shift I
Division
Other
Title
Police Operations Center
Location
Do your resolutions for 2018 have you wanting to be part of a dynamic team serving the community?

The Colorado Springs Police Department will be hosting a training academy to recruit volunteer Victim Advocates.

The Colorado Springs Police Department Victim Advocacy Unit (VAU) Volunteer Program enables volunteers to gain insight into our criminal justice system and gain knowledge of the many community resources available to crime victims. Volunteers are rewarded by helping those in need and by developing professional skills and specialized networking opportunities. Volunteers will have the opportunity to interact with police officers, detectives, and other emergency personnel to assist victims with their needs. For information on the Victim Advocacy Unit:
https://cspd.coloradosprings.gov/public-safety/police/public-information/victim-advocacy-unit

The 2018 VAU Volunteer Training Academy which starts on April 2, 2018, is comprised of four-hour classes given twice a week on Monday and Thursday evenings for approximately nine weeks. Participants will be trained in victim advocacy skills including crisis intervention, community resources, and Victim Advocacy Unit operations. Students will also gain a general understanding of the various units within the Colorado Springs Police Department. In conjunction with the academy, on-the-job training is provided to volunteers recruited to the unit.

To become a CSPD Volunteer Victim Advocate and to enroll in the VAU Volunteer Training Academy, please complete an online application at www.springscaps.org. All applicants are required to complete a criminal background check and polygraph prior to the enrollment in the training academy.

For questions regarding the VAU Volunteer Program, please contact the VAU Volunteer Specialist, Sam McAfee-Acre at 719-444-7927.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Black  -   444-7412
PD Contact
& Number


25340
Record ID
February 19, 2018
Incident Date
21:15:00
Time
Information Services -- Shift II
Division
Cold Accident Reporting
Title
705 S Nevada Ave
Location
The Colorado Springs Police Department is on Accident Alert status as of 02/20/18, at 9:15 pm due to road conditions. Drivers are reminded if they are involved in a traffic accident with no fatality or injury requiring medical attention, no driver involved is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, all drivers are present with license, registration and insurance information, and no damage to public property such as a street sign or utility pole has occurred, drivers should exchange their information and follow the procedure for completing a counter (cold) report. When damage to any vehicle requires a wrecker, a counter report can still be made providing the previous criteria is met. Drivers can either pick up a traffic accident report form at any of the police department substations or they can go on line at Coloradosprings.gov > Public Safety > Police > Report a Minor Traffic Accident (or cspd.coloradosprings.gov > Report a Minor Traffic Accident). Drivers should also be reminded to take the appropriate steps to avoid being involved in a traffic accident during adverse weather and road conditions. Drivers should check road and travel conditions before heading out and leave more time to get to their destination. Drivers need to travel at a safe speed for the conditions and leave an increased and safe following distance from the vehicle in front of them. Drivers should use streets and roadways less hazardous in winter driving conditions. Drivers also need to remove snow and ice obstructing their vision and have adequate snow tires on their vehicles.

As of 12:30 PM 2/20/2018 CSPD is no longer on accident alert status.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Kern  -   385-2125
PD Contact
& Number


25338
Record ID
February 19, 2018
Incident Date
6:51:00
Time
Gold Hill -- Shift I
Division
Arrest
Title
2700 West Colorado Avenue
Location
On 02/19/18 at approximately 0655 hours officers from the Gold Hill Division responded to the area of the 2700 West Colorado Avenue regarding a car break-in in progress. While en route officers received additional information of shots possibly being fired by the suspect as he left the area. Once officers arrived in the area they located alert witnesses that led them to the suspect's address nearby, in the area of the 2600 block of West Pikes Peak Avenue. Contact was made with the suspect, who was subsequently taken into custody for the car break-in along with additional charges. The suspect was identified as Simon Escamilla (26) and transported to the Criminal Justice Center on the charges of Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender, 1st Degree Criminal Trespass, Reckless Endangerment, and Disorderly Conduct.
Summary
Simon Escamilla (26)
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Makofske  -   385-2125
PD Contact
& Number


25337
Record ID
February 9, 2018
Incident Date
21:29:00
Time
Specialized Enforcement -- Shift I
Division
Traffic Crash - Fatality
Title
Nevada Avenue and Las Vegas Street
Location
On February 9, 2018, at approximately 9:29 PM, the Colorado Springs Police Department was notified of a traffic crash involving an automobile and a pedestrian at the intersection of South Nevada Avenue and East Las Vegas Street. Upon arrival, officers found a pedestrian had been hit by a southbound car as he attempted to cross Nevada Avenue, westbound. The pedestrian suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Major Accident Unit responded to the scene and assumed control of the investigation. It was determined the pedestrian had attempted to cross Nevada Avenue, while the southbound traffic had a green light. The pedestrian was wearing dark clothing, as well. The driver of the vehicle was not found to be speeding nor impaired.

On February 16, 2018, the pedestrian, identified as 41 year old Michael D. Miller of Colorado Springs, died as a result of the injuries he suffered in this crash. Mr. Miller is the sixth traffic related fatality in Colorado Springs in 2018. At this time last year there were three traffic related fatalities in the city.

This investigation is continuing; however, no charges are expected to be filed against the driver.

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


25336
Record ID
February 18, 2018
Incident Date
23:58:00
Time
Sand Creek -- Shift III
Division
Other
Title
500 block Iowa Avenue
Location
At approximately 11:58 PM on Sunday, February 18, 2018, Officers from the Sand Creek Division responded to the 500 block of Iowa Avenue on the report of a shooting. Upon arrival, a 49 year old female victim was found to be suffering facial injuries consistent with a gunshot wound, and she was subsequently transported to a local medical center for treatment. At this time, the injuries are not considered to be life-threatening, and medical staff has identified her condition as stable but guarded. Detectives from the Violent Crimes Section responded to assist and have assumed responsibility for investigative follow-up.
Summary
N/A
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Black  -   444-7412
PD Contact
& Number


25335
Record ID
February 18, 2018
Incident Date
18:50:00
Time
Stetson Hills -- Shift II
Division
Arrest
Title
3600 Golf Course View
Location
On Sunday February 18, 2018 at 7:09 PM officers were dispatched to a domestic violence call for service at the Encore at 1st apartment complex, when a friend of the alleged victim called in to report that the victim was being held against her will inside of the apartment. Officers responded to the location on February 16th and the original incident was reported. Subsequent to the initial investigation; the facts of the case were presented to a judge and an arrest warrant was issued for twenty-nine year old Laurence Franklin of Colorado Springs for a serious felony assault and kidnapping. Upon arrival on the night of the 19th officers arrived on scene and met with the victim who was able to exit the apartment. She said the suspect in the crime was still inside of the apartment. After multiple knock and announce verbal commands for the suspect to exit were made and ignored at the front door; a “breech and hold” technique was affected. Two Police working dogs and their handlers were present with officers as verbal commands continued to be issued. A short time later Mr. Franklin exited the apartment and was arrested without further incident for multiple domestic violence charges. Mr. Franklin was taken to the Criminal Justice Center and will have to post bond.
Summary
Laurence Franklin Photo (Can be released)
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Steckler  -   444-3140
PD Contact
& Number


25334
Record ID
February 18, 2018
Incident Date
12:49:00
Time
Gold Hill -- Shift I
Division
Arrest
Title
1400 Block of Meadow Peak View
Location
On 02/18/18 at approximately 1253 hours, officers from the Gold Hill Division responded to an apartment in the area of the 1400 block of Meadow Peak VW regarding a family disturbance involving a knife. While en route officers received additional information that the suspect wanted the police to shoot him. The first officer on scene arrived at approximately 1258 hours and encountered a male with a large kitchen style knife exiting the apartment where the disturbance was occurring. The officer immediately deployed his taser which had no effect on the suspect. The officer moved to a safe distance and began verbally engaging the suspect until additional units arrived on scene. Containment was set up on the suspect as communication with the suspect continued. After several minutes, officers were able to convince the suspect to toss down the knife. The suspect again refused to comply with officer's commands after tossing the knife and began to walk towards officers on containment, stating just before moving that if he had to he would fight officers. A taser was deployed a second time and the suspect was taken into custody without further incident. Arrested and transported to the Criminal Justice Center was Fredrick McCallister (18) on the charges of Menacing, Violation of a Protection Order, Obstruction, Reckless Endangerment, and Disorderly Conduct.
Summary
Fredrick McCallister (18)
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Makofske  -   385-2125
PD Contact
& Number


25333
Record ID
February 18, 2018
Incident Date
2:25:00
Time
Gold Hill -- Shift III
Division
Robbery
Title
600 S. Hancock
Location
On the above date/time the reporting party contacted CSPD to report an unknown suspect had entered his home armed with a gun and demanded the RP's cell phone. The homeowner's friend attempted to take the gun away from the suspect and during the struggle, a single round was fired into the wall. The suspect fled in an unknown direction. The victim suffered a slight bruise on his ribs as a result of fighting over the gun. No other reported injuries. Suspect description is a white male wearing a blue sweatshirt. Investigation is continuing.
Summary
N/A
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Kern  -   385-2125
PD Contact
& Number


25332
Record ID
February 17, 2018
Incident Date
15:38:00
Time
Sand Creek -- Shift II
Division
Traffic Crash
Title
S. Parkside Dr. and S. Union Bl.
Location
On 2/17/18 at approx. 3:38 PM, Officers from the Sandcreek Division were dispatched to the area of S. Parkside Dr. and S. Union Bl. To investigate a reported Auto-pedestrian traffic accident. When Officers arrived on scene a pedestrian was found on the ground being treated my CSFD and AMR personnel. A juvenile male pedestrian had severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital. A Traffic Accident investigation was completed and roadways were back open at the time of this report.
Summary
N/A
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Noblitt  -   444-7270
PD Contact
& Number


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