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24188
Record ID
April 19, 2017
Incident Date
2:34:00 PM
Time
Stetson Hills -- Shift II
Division
Robbery
Title
4470 Royal Pine Dr
Location
On 4/19/17 at around 2:34 pm, officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Walgreens store at 4470 Royal Pine Dr. The investigation determined that a white male, about 5'6" to 5'9" tall with a medium build had entered the store and presented a note to the cashier demanding money. The cashier complied and the suspect fled the scene. During the robbery, no weapon was seen, but the suspect did suggest that they were armed with a weapon. Nobody was injured in the event.

The suspect's clothing was described as a navy blue hoodie, blue jeans, white sneakers and a blue Kansas City Royals hat.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Abbink  -   444-3140
PD Contact
& Number


24183
Record ID
March 28, 2017
Incident Date
9:00:00 AM
Time
Specialized Enforcement -- Shift I
Division
Death
Title
300 Block of North Tejon Street
Location
On April 19, 2017, detectives with the Major Accident Unit of the Colorado Springs Police Department charged Trevor Dierdorff, a 45 year old Colorado Springs resident, in connection with the fatal traffic accident which occurred on March 28, 2017, in the 300 block of North Tejon Street. This accident claimed the life of Melvin Tolbert of Colorado Springs.

Mr. Dierdorff was charged with Careless Driving Causing Death, a Class 1 Misdemeanor Traffic Offense, and Drivers to Exercise Due Care, a Class A Traffic Infraction.

Mr. Tolbert was the seventh traffic related fatality in Colorado Springs in 2017. To date in Colorado Springs, there have been 10 traffic related fatalities, while at this time in 2016, there were seven.

NOTE TO MEDIA: All updates will ONLY come from the Public Affairs Section when available.
Summary
Tevor Dierdorff 45 years of age
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Black  -   444-7412
PD Contact
& Number


24182
Record ID
April 15, 2017
Incident Date
5:21:00 AM
Time
Investigations -- Shift I
Division
Death
Title
2200 Block of Farnsworth Drive
Location
UPDATE: April 19, 2017 {Release at Will}

On April 17, 2017, the El Paso County Coronerís Office completed the autopsy on the deceased adult male who was found in the 2200 block of Farnsworth Drive on April 15, 2017. The deceased male has been identified as 29 year old Andrew Lawrence Swiatek, Jr.

Mr. Swiatek was a resident of Colorado Springs. Inquires of the cause and manner of death should be made through the El Paso County Coronerís Office.

In the afternoon hours of April 15, 2017, detectives from the Violent Crimes Section, Homicide Unit, arrested nineteen year old Malik Rashod Lee, a resident of Colorado for Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender and for the First Degree Murder of Andrew Lawrence Swiatek, Jr. This continues to be an active investigation.

The Colorado Springs Police Department has determined the death to be the eleventh (11th) homicide of 2017. The City of Colorado Springs had one homicide at this time last year.

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.

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


24181
Record ID
April 12, 2017
Incident Date
2:57:00 AM
Time
Investigations -- Shift I
Division
Death
Title
800 Block of Vermijo Street
Location
UPDATE: April 19, 2017 {Release at Will}

On April 18, 2017, the Colorado Springs Police Departmentís Violent Crimes Section, Homicide Unit, working with the Colorado Springs Police Departmentís Tactical Enforcement Unit, arrested 23 year old DeAndre Vonte Smith for the April 12, 2017, murder of 25 year old Alton J. Kelly, In the 800 block of Vermijo Street. Smith was arrested for First Degree Murder.

On April 12, 2017, the El Paso County Coronerís Office completed the autopsy on the deceased adult male who was found in the 800 block of East Vermijo Avenue the morning of April 12, 2017. The deceased male has been identified as 25 year old Alton J. Kelly. Mr. Kelly was a resident of Colorado Springs. Inquires of the cause and manner of death should be made through the Coronerís Office. This continues to be an active investigation.

The Colorado Springs Police Department has determined the death to be the tenth (10th) homicide of 2017. The City of Colorado Springs had no homicides at this time last year.

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
DeAndre Vonte Smith
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Black  -   444-7412
PD Contact
& Number


24180
Record ID
April 19, 2017
Incident Date
11:59:00 PM
Time
Falcon -- Shift III
Division
Robbery
Title
3115 Sinton Rd
Location
On the above date and time Officers were dispatched to a reported robbery alarm at a Diamond Shamrock, 3115 Sinton Rd. Upon arrival officers learned a white male, 30-35 years old, 5'09", 165 pounds wearing a black hoodie and blue jeans entered the business, displayed a knife and demanded money. The Robber was unsuccessful in his attempt and fled the scene on foot. A K-9 track was attempted but the suspect was not located.
Summary
NA
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Stankey  -   444-7240
PD Contact
& Number


24179
Record ID
April 18, 2017
Incident Date
4:26:00 PM
Time
Gold Hill -- Shift II
Division
Robbery
Title
600 block of N. 19th st
Location
At the above date and time a white male entered a business in the 600 block of N. 19th St., Presented a note to the cashier demanding money and fled northbound on foot after receiving an undisclosed amount of money.
Summary
none
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Weber  -   385-2125
PD Contact
& Number


24178
Record ID
April 18, 2017
Incident Date
3:00:00 PM
Time
Professional Standards -- Shift I
Division
Sex Assault
Title
EPSO
Location
April 18, 2017 [3:00 PM]

Sheriff's Office Looking for Possible Additional Victims in Sexual Assault Case;

In early April, 2017, the Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit began an investigation on a Sexual Assault case. The suspect in this case has been identified as Glenn Allan Lainfiesta DOB: 04/02/1973.

Lainfiesta has an outstanding warrant for Sexual Assault on a Child by one in a Position of Trust a class 4 Felony, Criminal Attempt to Commit Sexual Assault on a Child by one in a Position of Trust a class 5 Felony, and Unlawful Sexual Contact a class 1 Misdemeanor.

Lainfiesta has been working for approximately 2 and a half years as a sparring coach at the Academy of Life and Leadership Taekwondo at the Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Boulevard in Colorado Springs. During his time there he has instructed an unknown number of students who are juveniles and we are seeking information on anyone who may have been victimized by him in the past and not reported it.

If anyone knows of his whereabouts or has been victimized by him, please contact Detective Patrick Gallagher at 719-520-7596 or patrickgallagher@elpasoco.com.

Jacqueline Kirby
Media Relations Manager/PIO
El Paso County Sheriff's Office
719-520-7183 office
719-323-8736 cell
jacquelinekirby@elpasoco.com
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Black  -   444-7412
PD Contact
& Number


24177
Record ID
April 17, 2017
Incident Date
10:51:00 PM
Time
Stetson Hills -- Shift III
Division
Assault
Title
N. Academy Blvd/ N. Carefree Circle
Location
On 04/17/17 at 2251 hours, Officers from the Stetson Hills Sub-Station were dispatched to the intersection of N. Academy Blvd and N. Carefree Circle on a report of a person standing in the roadway. Upon arrival Officers contacted a suspect, identified later as Tyler Pedersen, who was standing on Academy Blvd in traffic.

It was discovered that Mr. Pedersen has just committed a shoplift at a local business and when asked for his name he lied and gave false information to Officers. Mr. Pedersen then ran south from Police while he was being detained. Officers gave chase and deployed the TASER which allowed them to take Mr. Pedersen into custody without further incident.
Summary
Tyler Pedersen
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Makofske  -   444-7270
PD Contact
& Number


24176
Record ID
April 17, 2017
Incident Date
1:39:00 PM
Time
Sand Creek -- Shift I
Division
Robbery
Title
400 Blk S. Circle Dr
Location
On 4-17-17 at about 1339 hours, a White female entered The Family Dollar Store, loaded a cart and her large purse with items and used pepper spray to force her way out of the store. She had the pepper spray ready and sprayed the clerk at the door. The suspect then got into a gold colored van (YQR668) which was reported stolen yesterday. The van was last seen south on Circle Dr. Female was described as White, 20-30 years old, 5'7" brown hair with a tattoo on her right shoulder blade of an unknown name/word.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Feese  -   444-7270
PD Contact
& Number


24175
Record ID
April 17, 2017
Incident Date
2:00:00 PM
Time
Stetson Hills -- Shift I
Division
Robbery
Title
6000 Barnes Road
Location
On 4-17-17 at approximately 1400 hours, Officers from the Stetson Hills Division responded to a business robbery. The lone suspect entered the business and made a demand for cash. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of money then fled the area. The suspect was described as a White male in his twenties wearing dark colored clothes. No one was injured in this robbery.
Summary
N/A
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Buckley  -   444-3140
PD Contact
& Number


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