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24623
Record ID
August 20, 2017
Incident Date
10:19:00 AM
Time
Sand Creek -- Shift I
Division
Pursuit
Title
2500 Block East Uintah Street
Location
On 08-20-17 at approximately 1028 hours, Sand Creek Patrol Officers arrived in the area of the 2500 block of East Uintah Street regarding a suspicious vehicle. Officers arrived on scene and located the vehicle. Officers attempted contact with the occupants of the vehicle when the driver rammed his vehicle into a police cruiser and left westbound on Uintah Street. Officers pursued the vehicle to N. Union Blvd where the suspect crashed into a vehicle that was northbound on Union Blvd, causing that vehicle to rollover. Officers immediately detained the 3 juveniles from the run vehicle and provided assistance to the family in the rollover vehicle until medical arrived on scene. It was determined the run vehicle had been previously reported as stolen. The family in the rollover vehicle, the mother and her two children were transported to an area hospital as a precaution. No serious injuries were reported. Charges are pending as the investigation continues.
Summary
0
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Feese  -   444-7270
PD Contact
& Number


24622
Record ID
August 20, 2017
Incident Date
5:09:00 AM
Time
Gold Hill -- Shift I
Division
Traffic Crash - Fatality
Title
Northbound I-25 at Exit 141
Location
On Sunday, August 20, 2017 at approximately 5:09AM, the Colorado Springs Police Department was notified of a serious injury auto pedestrian traffic accident on northbound I-25 at exit 141. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital, where they later succumbed to their injuries. The accident is currently being investigated by the Major Accident Unit. 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.
Summary
None
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Rosenoff  -   385-2125
PD Contact
& Number


24621
Record ID
August 20, 2017
Incident Date
1:21:00 AM
Time
Professional Standards -- Shift I
Division
Death
Title
3958 N. Academy Blvd.
Location
On August 20, 2017 at approximately 1:21 am, the Colorado Springs Police Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting a shooting in the parking lot at 3958 N. Academy Blvd. Stetson Hills Patrol Officers responded and located an adult male in the parking lot with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Violent Crimes Section, Homicide Unit, responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. This is an active criminal investigation. There is no threat to the community.

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.
Summary
None
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Black  -   444-7412
PD Contact
& Number


24620
Record ID
August 19, 2017
Incident Date
5:57:00 PM
Time
Gold Hill -- Shift II
Division
Traffic Crash
Title
3900 Block of Star Ranch Rd.
Location
At the above date and time the Colorado Springs Police Department communication section received a call regarding a hit and run traffic accident in the 3900 block of Star Ranch Road. No injuries resulted from the collision but two unidentified males ran northbound from the location after exiting one of the vehicles.

A good samaritan gave chase and followed them across a golf course for approximately ¾ of a mile

After exiting the north area of the golf course, the suspects then attempted to steal a vehicle in the 3400 block of Clubhouse Court.

The suspects then fled the scene of the attempted motor vehicle theft on foot and a short distance later, were picked up by a white in color Chevy Impala that drove away in an unknown direction. A search of the area was conducted for the suspects with negative results.
Summary
none
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Velasquez  -   444-7270
PD Contact
& Number


24619
Record ID
August 18, 2017
Incident Date
8:10:00 PM
Time
Stetson Hills -- Shift II
Division
Assault
Title
5000 blk Masheena Lane
Location
At 8:10 PM on August 18, 2017, Officers from the Stetson Hills Division responded to a disturbance in the 5000 block of Masheena Lane, and upon arrival, located a 19 YOA victim with non-life-threatening laceration wounds to his left arm, as well as a wrecked vehicle. Investigation determined the victim suffered the wounds at the hands of a suspect armed with a knife while attempting to flee an attempted carjacking, and he wrecked his vehicle in his attempt to leave. The suspects, described as two white males wearing hooded sweatshirts, reportedly stole an unattended vehicle belonging to a friend of the initial victim, and the stolen car was observed by Officers several blocks from the initial disturbance. A short pursuit with the stolen car ensued, and the suspects, one adult and one juvenile, were subsequently detained and arrested. Detectives from the Felony Assault Unit were contacted and responded to assist with the investigation.
Summary
Elijah Vazquez (18 YOA)
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Abbink  -   444-3140
PD Contact
& Number


24618
Record ID
August 18, 2017
Incident Date
3:40:00 PM
Time
Investigations -- Shift I
Division
Robbery
Title
2100 Jet Wing Drive
Location
On Friday, 8/18/17 at 3:40 pm, detectives from the Motor Vehicle Theft Unit observed a stolen vehicle that had been taken during a recent home invasion. The occupants were contacted in the 2100 block of Jet Wing Drive. Robbery Detectives assumed the investigation and a 16 year old male was arrested for Aggravated Robbery, and First Degree Burglary. Motor Vehicle Theft Detectives recovered multiple guns that had been taken during the home invasion.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Poole  -   444-7541
PD Contact
& Number


24617
Record ID
August 17, 2017
Incident Date
4:00:00 PM
Time
Gold Hill -- Shift I
Division
Other
Title
1530 Bates Drive
Location
On 08-18-17 a citizen called in a suspicious person and vehicle in an alley in the area of the 1000 block of South Tejon Street. The caller advised the vehicle and suspicious person matched the description of a video seen on KRDO news the previous evening, involved in a package theft from the front porch of a local residence. Officers arrived on scene and began checking the area. Officers located the vehicle in the area of 1800 South Nevada Avenue and contacted two occupants. During the investigation officers placed both suspects into custody for the package theft and it is believed all items in the package were recovered. The suspects were cited for misdemeanor theft and released. Arrested were Christopher Willard (32) and Davion Washington (28). If photographs of the suspects are available, they may be released.
Summary
Christopher Willard (32) and Davion Washington (28
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Rosenoff  -   385-2125
PD Contact
& Number


24616
Record ID
August 14, 2017
Incident Date
11:36:00 PM
Time
Professional Standards -- Shift I
Division
Death
Title
3200 block of East Bijou Street
Location
August 18, 2017 {Release at Will}

On August 14, 2017, at approximately 11:36 PM, the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to the Walmart at 3201 East Platte Avenue regarding a shoplifting complaint. The suspect ran from police to the 3200 block of East Bijou Street where he brandished a firearm at officers and an officer discharged his weapon. It was later determined the firearm was a Crosman Vigilante pellet pistol, which is almost an exact replica of a firearm. (See EPSO Press release)

The officer involved in this incident is Anthony Voltz. Officer Voltz has been employed by the Colorado Springs Police Department since January of 2008 and is currently assigned to the Sand Creek Division.

This incident is being investigated by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Deadly Force Investigation Team in conjunction with the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.

NOTE TO MEDIA: All updates will ONLY come from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Media Relations Section when available.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Black  -   444-7412
PD Contact
& Number


24613
Record ID
August 17, 2017
Incident Date
8:07:00 PM
Time
Gold Hill -- Shift II
Division
Traffic Crash
Title
800 W. Colorado Ave
Location
***As of 10:30PM, all lanes of traffic are open. No charges have been filed at this time and the investigation is on-going.***

On the above date and time, Officers were dispatched to the intersection of 8th Street and Colorado Avenue to investigate an auto/pedestrian traffic accident. The investigation revealed the vehicle was travelling eastbound on Colorado when it struck a pedestrian who was standing in the roadway. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. The intersection of 8th and Colorado is currently closed in all directions.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Velasquez  -   444-7270
PD Contact
& Number


24612
Record ID
August 14, 2017
Incident Date
11:36:00 PM
Time
Professional Standards -- Shift I
Division
Death
Title
3200 Block of Bijou Street
Location
Below is the text found in the attached Sheriff’s Office Media Release.

August 16, 2017 [5:10 PM]

Update on Officer Involved Shooting

On Monday, August 14, 2017, at approximately 11:36 PM, the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) responded to the Walmart at 3201 East Platte Avenue regarding a shoplifting complaint. The suspect ran from police to the 3200 block of East Bijou Street where he brandished a firearm at officers and an officer discharged his weapon. It was later determined the firearm was a Crosman Vigilante pellet pistol, which is almost an exact replica of a firearm.

The El Paso County Coroner has positively identified the suspect killed by police gunfire on August 14, 2017, as Steven James Young, DOB: 02/29/72.

Young was wanted on four felony warrants including a Fugitive from Justice warrant from the Colorado Department of Corrections, Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft, and multiple counts of Vehicular Eluding.

A Jeep Cherokee stolen from CSPD’s jurisdiction on June 26, 2017, and positively identified as being driven by Young in three previous police pursuits was found in the East Platte Walmart parking lot immediately after the shooting.

The officer was wearing a body worn camera and we are in the process of reviewing the footage to see if the incident was recorded.

MR 17-087

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


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