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23969
Record ID
February 24, 2017
Incident Date
12:18:00 PM
Time
Gold Hill -- Shift I
Division
Burglary
Title
1800 South Nevada Avenue
Location
On 02-24-17 at approximately 1218 hours, an Officer with the Gold Hill Division observed 2 male individuals acting in a suspicious manner near a store in the 1800 block of South Nevada Avenue. As the officer conducted surveillance, one of the males entered the store and exited a short time later pulling items out of from under his jacket and placing the items in a backpack. The officer suspected a shoplift had just occurred and attempted contact. The shoplifting suspect ran from the officer and a foot pursuit ensued. The second male left the area. During the chase the suspect entered the home of a nearby residence and stole some items from the house. Neighborhood witnesses continued to direct officers in the direction the suspect was last seen running to, however officers were unable to locate the suspect. During the chase, schools in the area were notified of the police activity in the event they wanted to go on lock down status. The investigation is ongoing.
Summary
0
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Rosenoff  -   385-2125
PD Contact
& Number


23966
Record ID
February 23, 2017
Incident Date
8:31:00 PM
Time
Gold Hill -- Shift II
Division
Robbery
Title
700 Block E Vermijo
Location
On 2/23/17 at approximately 2031 hours officers responded to a burglary that just occurred where shots were fired. Officers contacted the victim who stated an unknown black male entered the residence, pulled out a gun, and demanded money.

The victim said his two dogs were present at the time. The suspect shot one of the dogs while demanding money. The victim gave the suspect what he had. The suspect fled the residence on foot. A police K9 attempted a track, but was not able to locate a suspect.

The dog was injured and was transported to an emergency animal clinic by the victim. The victim was not injured.

The suspect is described as a black male approximately 6'02; 180 lbs, wearing all black clothing and a black beanie. The suspect was armed with a silver semi automatic handgun.
Summary
None
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Weber  -   385-2125
PD Contact
& Number


23965
Record ID
February 23, 2017
Incident Date
4:00:00 PM
Time
Investigations -- Shift I
Division
Sex Assault
Title
Woodland Park
Location
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
NEWS RELEASE
February 23, 2017

WOODLAND PARK WOMAN SENTENCED TO 27 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR PRODUCING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY WHILE SEXUALLY ABUSING MINOR CHILD TO WHOM SHE HAD ACCESS

DENVER – Rhiannon Carnahan, age 30, of Woodland Park, Colorado, was sentenced earlier this week to serve 324 months (27 years) in federal prison by U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson, Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer, Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Commander for Colorado Lieutenant Christina Sheppard of the Colorado Springs Police Department, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Acting Special Agent in Charge John Eisert announced. Following her prison sentence, Carnahan was ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release. The defendant, who appeared at the hearing in custody, was remanded at its conclusion.

Carnahan and a co-defendant were first charged by criminal complaints on April 23, 2015. They were then indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on May 6, 2015. On March 31, 2016, Carnahan pled guilty before Judge Jackson. She was sentenced on February 21, 2017. Co-defendant Brandon Tyler Hill had pled guilty and was sentenced by Judge Jackson to serve 360 months (30 years) in federal prison for his role in the production of child pornography. Hill will spend his entire life on supervised release.

According to court documents, the Colorado Springs Police Department initiated an investigation after a civilian witness contacted law enforcement to report that Hill had sent her unwanted child pornography images via email and was being extorted to produce more child pornography images. As part of the investigation, it was determined that the defendant utilized numerous identities, including that of an ICAC police officer, to attempt to make the civilian witness to produce child pornography. The investigation revealed that Hill was also communicating online with co-defendant Rhiannon Carnahan, who he learned had access to Minor #1, a child who was 3 years old when the offense conduct began. Hill used various pseudonyms to communicate with Carnahan. Hill made numerous and repeated requests for images and videos depicting Minor #1 engaged in sexually explicit conduct. During the course of the communications and in response to Hill’s requests for child pornography depicting Minor #1, Carnahan sexually abused Minor #1 over a three-month time frame, used her cell phone to take images and videos of that abuse, and sent those images and videos to Hill. Minor #1 was a child in Carnahan’s care when Carnahan sexually exploited Minor #1. Carnahan is one of a growing number of women charged with child pornography crimes in the District of Colorado.

The Carnahan case was investigated by the Colorado Springs Police Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with support provided by the Woodland Park Police Department.

Carnahan is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alecia Riewerts, Project Safe Childhood Coordinator, assigned to the Cybercrime and National Security Section of the Colorado U.S. Attorney’s Criminal Division.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Black  -   444-7412
PD Contact
& Number


23964
Record ID
February 23, 2017
Incident Date
12:00:00 PM
Time
Professional Standards -- Shift I
Division
Other
Title
EPSO
Location
Below is the text found in the attached Sheriff’s Office Media Release.
February 23, 2017 [11:30 AM]

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam Using Sheriff’s Office Number

The Sheriff's Office has received intelligence of another scam. In these new cases the caller is asking for money to clear up an arrest warrant using the Sheriff’s Office phone number 719-520-7100. This can be done by using an application called "Spoof Card". The application allows the suspect to call using any legitimate phone number with the intent of victimizing people for large amounts of money. The caller can be aggressive and threatening if directions for making payment are not followed.

The information of employee names, as well as phone numbers is easily accessible from the Sheriff's Office Website. If someone calls you claiming to be an employee with the Sheriff's Office and is asking for money for any reason, please hang up and call your local law enforcement agency.

Again, the Sheriff's Office would like to remind citizens that our Office NEVER calls and informs individuals they have an active warrant and NEVER asks individuals to make payments to clear up a warrant. We will also NEVER call to ask for money, for any reason. We DO NOT collect money for any government agency.

If you have information about or have been a victim of this scam, please contact your local law enforcement agency.
MR 17-014

Natalie Sosa
Executive Assistant to Sheriff Elder
Office: 719-520-7204
Cell: 719-439-0791
nataliesosa@elpasoco.com
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Black  -   444-7412
PD Contact
& Number


23963
Record ID
February 23, 2017
Incident Date
10:52:00 AM
Time
Sand Creek -- Shift I
Division
Other
Title
1000 S. Chelton Rd
Location
On the above date and time, Officer Mork was patrolling the area of 1000 S Chelton Rd when he observed a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle, a black Honda CRV, was backed into a parking space and didn’t have any visible license plates. Upon closer view, Officer Mork was able to see a license plate and confirm that the vehicle was stolen. While waiting for other officers to arrive in the area, an adult white male sat up in the driver’s seat. Officer Mork gave verbal commands for the driver to exit the vehicle. The suspect then drove the vehicle directly at Officer Mork, forcing him to retreat in order to avoid being hit. The suspect drove through nearby fences in order to avoid capture. The investigation is ongoing.
Summary
N/A
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Feese  -   444-7270
PD Contact
& Number


23962
Record ID
February 23, 2017
Incident Date
11:10:00 AM
Time
Information Services -- Shift I
Division
Cold Accident Reporting
Title
Citywide
Location
*** UPDATE - As of February 23, 2017 at 12:30 AM, the Colorado Springs Police Department is no longer on Accident Alert.

The Colorado Springs Police Department is on Accident Alert status as of February 23, 2017 at 11:10 AM due to weather & 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.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Communications Center  -   444-7000
PD Contact
& Number


23960
Record ID
February 22, 2017
Incident Date
10:45:00 PM
Time
Stetson Hills -- Shift III
Division
Other
Title
705 S. Nevada Avenue
Location
***UPDATE*** CSPD is off Priority One Dispatch and Accident Alert status as of 0445 hours, on 02/23/2017. Network maintenance has been completed.


The Colorado Springs Police Department is currently on Priority One Dispatch and Accident Alert status. The public is advised to contact CSPD via 911 for emergencies only at this time. For non-life threatening matters, please wait to contact CSPD until after a media release update is provided.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Steckler  -   444-3140
PD Contact
& Number


23959
Record ID
February 22, 2017
Incident Date
9:27:00 PM
Time
Falcon -- Shift II
Division
Robbery
Title
5676 N. Union Blvd
Location
On Wednesday February 22nd, 2017, approx. 9:27PM, officers of the Colorado Springs Police Dept. responded to 5600 N. Union Blvd, the Kwik Way store regarding a robbery. The investigation revealed an unknown suspect entered the store threatening he had a gun and demanded money. The suspect left the area on foot. A K-9 unit responded but was unsuccessful at locating the suspect. There was no one hurt as a result of this incident. The suspect obtained an unknown amount of money. Anyone with information about this incident please call the Colorado Springs Police Dept. at 444-7000.
Summary
None
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Noblitt  -   444-7240
PD Contact
& Number


23958
Record ID
February 21, 2017
Incident Date
10:57:00 PM
Time
Gold Hill -- Shift III
Division
Assault
Title
1200 Bristol Avenue
Location
On Tuesday, 02/21/2017, at approximately 10:57 PM, a call for service was received from the 2100 block of S. Corona Ave. regarding a shooting. It was reported a male party had been shot, and then run from that location to get help, and the suspect was possibly still at the original address. Upon officers’ arrival, they contacted the victim who had sustained a gunshot wound. He was able to direct officers to the location of the shooting and officers determined that location was a residence in the 1200 block of Bristol Ave. Multiple people from inside the residence were detained and it was ultimately discovered the suspect had run from the scene immediately after the shooting.
The victim, a 43-year-old male, was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he is receiving on-going treatment for a gunshot wound to the abdomen. His is currently in stable condition and his injuries are not considered life threatening.
The suspect has been identified and charging documentation is being prepared. He has not been located and arrested as of this time. He is not considered a danger to the community at large.
Detectives from the Assault Unit were consulted during the course of this investigation.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Buzzell  -   385-2125
PD Contact
& Number


23957
Record ID
February 21, 2017
Incident Date
5:00:00 PM
Time
Falcon -- Shift II
Division
Other
Title
2900 Block of Illinois Ave.
Location
The following information was released by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office regarding the above incident.
On Tuesday, February 21, at approximately 5:00 PM, officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) responded to a home in the 2900 block of Illinois Ave in search of a suspect wanted on felony domestic violence charges. Upon arrival, a person matching the description of the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle with officers in pursuit.
In the 2900 block of Templeton Gap, the suspect abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot with officers in pursuit. The suspect forcibly entered a home in the 2800 block of Elm Meadow View, confronted the occupants with a gun in his hand, and stole their vehicle, fleeing the scene with officers in pursuit. CSPD officers forcibly stopped the suspect vehicle near the intersection of Circle Drive and Palmer Park Avenue and shots were fired.
The suspect was taken to Memorial Hospital where he died of his injuries. The identity of the suspect will be released once the autopsy has been completed.
The officers were uninjured and have been placed on routine administrative leave in accordance with CSPD policy. There is no current threat to the community regarding this sequence of events.
As a result of Senate Bill 15-219, Concerning Measures to Provide Additional Transparency to Peace Officer-Involved Shootings, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO) will be investigating the officer involved shooting. Colorado Revised Statute 16-2.5-301, provides the statutory requirements for these investigations.
This is an ongoing investigation and information will be released as the investigation allows. Once the El Paso County Sheriff's Office completes our investigation into the officer involved shooting, it will be given to the District Attorney’s Office for review. The District Attorney’s Office will then provide their report based on Senate Bill 15-219.

Any further information will be released by the El Paso County Sheriff's Public Information Office.

Summary
NA
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Black  -   444-7412
PD Contact
& Number


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