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24737
Record ID
September 14, 2017
Incident Date
2:29:00 PM
Time
Investigations -- Shift I
Division
Robbery
Title
1 South Tejon Street
Location
On Thursday, 09/14/2017 at 2:29pm the Colorado Springs Police Department received notice that the Academy Bank, located at 1 South Tejon Street, had just been robbed. The suspect was described as a white male who fled the scene on foot southbound.

The Robbery Unit responded and assumed the investigation.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Black  -   444-7412
PD Contact
& Number


24735
Record ID
September 13, 2017
Incident Date
10:00:00 PM
Time
Stetson Hills -- Shift III
Division
Traffic Crash
Title
N. Carefree Circle and N. Academy Blvd
Location
***** UPDATE *****

On the above date and time the Colorado Springs Police Department was notified of a two car collision at the intersection of N. Carefree Cir. and N. Academy Blvd. Responding officers found that the driver of one of the vehicles, a blue Toyota, fled the scene leaving three passengers behind. All three of those passengers were transported to an area hospital where two of them were treated for serious injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to a local hospital and was also treated for serious injuries.

The Major Accident Unit responded to the scene to conduct the investigation into this matter. It was determined that the Toyota was attempting to turn left from N. Academy Blvd. onto Carefree Circle when it struck a southbound Subaru. At this time the driver of the vehicle who fled has not been apprehended. His identity has not been confirmed but he is described as a Hispanic male, early 20's, with dyed blonde hair. He was last seen running westbound from the accident scene.

If anyone witnessed this collision or has information pertinent to this investigation they are asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 444-7000.

All lanes of traffic were opened at approximately 3:35 AM.

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At this time CSPD is working/investigating a traffic accident with injuries at the intersection of N. Carefree Circle and N. Academy Blvd. The following roads are closed at this time and the public is advised to avoid this area if possible.

All east bound lanes of N. Carefree Circle at Academy Blvd are closed.
All south bound lanes of Academy Blvd are closed at N. Carefree Circle.
West bound traffic on N. Carefree circle are only allowed to turn north at this time.

Updates will be given as more information becomes available.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Buzzell  -   444-3140
PD Contact
& Number


24729
Record ID
February 15, 2017
Incident Date
11:54:00 PM
Time
Investigations -- Shift I
Division
Death
Title
3300 block of North Academy Blvd
Location
UPDATE: September 13, 2017 {Release at Will}

On September 12, 2017, detectives from the Colorado Springs Police Department’s Homicide Unit arrested a 16 year old juvenile male from Colorado Springs for Murder in the First Degree in connection with the murder of Donat Herr that occurred on February 15, 2017. This is the third arrest made in this case. Phinehas Daniels and a 13 year old juvenile male were previously arrested for Murder in the First Degree for their involvement.

This continues to be an active criminal investigation.

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.

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UPDATE: February 22, 2017 {Release at Will}

The El Paso County Coroner’s Office completed the autopsy on the deceased adult male who was found in the 3300 block of North Academy Boulevard on February 15, 2017. The male has been identified as 68 year old Donat Herr. Mr. Herr was a resident of Colorado Springs. The cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound. The manner of death has been ruled a homicide. This continues to be an active investigation.

This is the seventh homicide of 2017. The City of Colorado Springs had no
homicides at this time last year.

This continues to be an active criminal investigation.

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.

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February 16, 2017 [Release at Will]

On February 15, 2017, at approximately 11:54 PM, the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to the 3300 block of North Academy Boulevard, reference a robbery alarm. When officers arrived on scene they discovered a male in his late 60’s with an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injury.

The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Violent Crimes Section, Homicide/Robbery Units, responded to the scene and initiated a robbery/death investigation. This is an active investigation. There is no immediate danger to the surrounding community.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Black  -   444-7412
PD Contact
& Number


24727
Record ID
September 7, 2017
Incident Date
2:30:00 PM
Time
Investigations -- Shift I
Division
Death
Title
El paso Criminal Justice Center
Location
UPDATE: September 12, 2017 {Release at Will}

On September 7, 2017, at 10:48 AM, deputies from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Executive Towers located at 2864 S. Circle Drive to investigate the report of a disturbance. Their investigation led to the arrest of 40 year old Colorado Springs resident Eliezer Tirado Ortiz for illegal narcotics possession. Mr. Ortiz was transported to the Criminal Justice Center; where shortly after his arrival, Mr. Ortiz became unresponsive and died despite medical intervention.

The Colorado Springs Police Department immediately assumed lead investigative agency responsibilities with the support and cooperation of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

An autopsy has been conducted; however, the cause of death is pending additional toxicology analysis.

A photograph of Mr. Ortiz accompanies this release.

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


24725
Record ID
September 11, 2017
Incident Date
11:35:00 PM
Time
Sand Creek -- Shift II
Division
Assault
Title
300 Kitfield Vw
Location
On 09/11/17, at approximately 11:35 PM, officers were dispatched to the area of Airport Road and Murray Blvd., in reference to a shooting. The investigation revealed the suspect met the victim to buy a pair of shoes. The suspect, a white male, met the victim and the victim was shot by the suspect who then fled on foot. The victim who sustained a gunshot wound to the leg was taken to local hospital by a friend.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Makofske  -   444-7270
PD Contact
& Number


24722
Record ID
September 2, 2017
Incident Date
11:00:00 AM
Time
Investigations -- Shift I
Division
Robbery
Title
Barnes road
Location
UPDATE: September 11, 2017 {Release at Will}

On September 2, 2017, at approximately 11:00 AM, the Security Services Federal Credit Union at 5820 Barnes Road was robbed by a black male.

On September 4, 2017, at approximately 4:00 PM, the Walgreens at 6820 Centennial Boulevard was robbed by the same black male, identified through video surveillance.

Detectives from the Colorado Springs Police Department’s Violent Crimes Section, Robbery Unit, assumed the investigations and identified 38 year old Daryl Lamonte Ridgell as the suspect that committed the two robberies. On September 8, 2017, Ridgell was taken into custody by robbery detectives without incident. He was charged with two counts of robbery for the Credit Union and Walgreens robberies. Ridgell was also wanted by the United States Marshalls Service for a Weapons Charge.

On September 6, 2017, at approximately 3:35 PM, the Chase Bank on Duryea Drive was robbed by a white male who fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect was positively identified by robbery detectives as 32 year old Christopher Lee Barry. On September 8, 2017, he was taken into custody without incident.

Barry had previously been arrested and charged with a series of robberies in April and May 2017 to include banks, Walgreens, and an IHOP restaurant. He bonded out in May 2017. Detectives identified Mr. Barry as also being involved with the previously mentioned Credit Union and Walgreens robberies a few days before. He is now being charged with three counts of Robbery for the following robberies:

•September 2, 2017 – Robbery of Security Services Federal Credit Union at 5820 Barnes Road.
•September 4, 2017 – Robbery of Walgreens at 6820 Centennial Boulevard.
•September 6, 2017 – Robbery of Chase Bank at 7390 Duryea Drive.

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


24721
Record ID
September 4, 2017
Incident Date
10:00:00 AM
Time
Investigations -- Shift I
Division
Other
Title
Platte Court
Location
September 11, 2017 {Release at Will}

The Colorado Springs Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with locating an at-risk adult. John Kenneth Henderson, 32 years of age, was last seen leaving an address on Platte Court in Colorado Springs around 10:00 AM on September 4, 2017. The department’s Missing Person Unit’s ongoing investigation has revealed that Mr. Henderson is developmentally delayed and may be suicidal (unknown means). He does not have a vehicle and does not drive.

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


24719
Record ID
September 11, 2017
Incident Date
2:17:00 AM
Time
Stetson Hills -- Shift III
Division
Robbery
Title
3800 block Village Road South
Location
On 09/11/17 at approximately 0217 hours, Stetson Hills Officers were dispatched to a Car Jacking that occurred in the parking lot of an apartment complex located in the 3800 block of Village road south. The investigation determined that a male approached the victim with a handgun and demanded her property. The male then fled in the vehicle, an early 2000’s silver Ford Excursion, south bound on Academy Boulevard. The victim wasn’t injured.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Stankey  -   444-7240
PD Contact
& Number


24718
Record ID
September 11, 2017
Incident Date
12:50:00 AM
Time
Stetson Hills -- Shift III
Division
Robbery
Title
6400 Issaquah Drive
Location
On 09/11/2017 at approximately 0050 hours, Stetson Hills Division Officers were dispatched to a convenient store in the 6400 block of Issaquah Drive reference a robbery with a weapon. Prior to the officers’ arrival, two white male suspects had fled the area on foot to the west. A search of the area was conducted, but the suspects weren’t located. The investigation determined that two white male suspects in their teens to early twenties entered the store and produced handguns. The suspects demanded cash and fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money. The victim was not injured during the robbery.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Stankey  -   444-7240
PD Contact
& Number


24716
Record ID
September 10, 2017
Incident Date
6:35:00 AM
Time
Sand Creek -- Shift I
Division
Robbery
Title
5300 Airport Rd
Location
#######UPDATE 09/10 @ 1720 HOURS SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AND CAR RECOVERED######SGT. FREEMAN

On the above date and time, the Colorado Springs Police Department was notified of a carjacking that had occurred near 5300 Airport Rd. The investigation revealed that the victim had agreed to give a ride to a male party who was later identified as Dominic Dominguez. While they were driving, Dominguez threatened the victim with a knife and forced him out of the vehicle. Dominguez then left the area in the victim’s car. Dominguez is described as a Hispanic male, 22 years old, 5’10” tall, 220 lbs, with short black hair and brown eyes. The vehicle is a 1998 tan Toyota Camry with AL license plates. The rear passenger side window is broken and covered with a white tarp. Dominguez should be considered armed and dangerous. If anyone has information as to his whereabouts they are urged to contact the police.
Summary
Adults
Arrested
Lt. Feese  -   444-7270
PD Contact
& Number


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