Colorado Springs Police Department

  • Agency: Colorado Springs Police Department
  • Address: 705 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, 80903 CO
  • Chief: Richard W Myers (Chief of Police)
Phone: 719-444-7000
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Colorado Springs Police Department is located at 705 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, 80903 CO. The Chief of Police of the department is Richard W Myers. The Colorado Springs Police Department phone number is 719-444-7000.

Colorado Springs Police Department News

Death Investigation- 3700 block of Astrozon Blvd. On November 6, 2018, at approximately 3:12 PM, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to the 3700 block of Astrozon Boulevard on a reported found body. Upon arrival, officers located an adult female in a field, off trail with an apparent traumatic injury. The Colorado Springs Fire Department arrived and confirmed the on-scene death. The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Violent Crimes Section responded to the scene and assumed responsibility for this investigation. This death is being investigated as a homicide and continues to be an active investigation. Follow Twitter for updates, as appropriate. 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.

Identity Theft Investigation In a joint investigation between the local FBI Safe Streets Task Force, the Colorado State Patrol, and the Colorado Springs Police Department, information was developed regarding an individual suspected of Identity Theft. Initial investigation revealed in the early 1990s, the suspect, 67 year old Deborah Lester, assumed the name of a deceased child in Texas. The child died in a tragic accident in the 1960s. Lester obtained fraudulent identity documents of the deceased child; and for the past 28 years, used them to obtain identity documents in at least two states under the assumed identity of this person. Lester has had at least two marriages, possibly more, across multiple states under different names. On October 31, 2018, Lester was taken into custody without incident and charged with Identity Theft. Anyone with information or is a victim or 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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33rd Annual Medal of Valor Luncheon Distinguished Service Award Sgt. Roy Ditzler, Officer Jonathan Tatum, Officer Jeremy Lux, Officer Kyle Sack, Officer Jeffery Clippinger, Officer Ray Shepard, Officer Anthony Voltz, Officer Matthew Richardson, Officer Jeffrey Edmonds, Officer Rebecca Arndt, Officer Gerard Bouwmans, Officer Frederick Sunderlin, Officer Juergen Petzl, Sgt. Jeffrey Maxson, Officer Brock Lofgren #congratulations #thankyou

33rd Annual Medal of Valor Luncheon Medal of Honor, Detective Marcus Yanez, Purple Heart, Detective Marcus Yanez, Police award (Posthumously) Deputy Micah Flick #congratulations #thankyou

1897-07-09 - The police force numbers a chief, a night captain and 11 men. City population: 25,000 1901 - Monthly salaries: $116.66 for marshal, $95.00 for captain, $85.00 for sergeant and detective, and $75.00 for patrolman

33rd Annual Medal of Valor Luncheon Medal of Valor- Officer Terria Benavidez, Officer Nicholas Hartbauer and Officer Daniel Summey #congratulations #thankyou

33rd Annual Medal of Valor Luncheon- Citizen of Distinction Kenneth Pulliam #congratulations #thankyou

#CSPD began #CDOT grant-funded traffic enforcement this weekend and we have already issued 28 speeding tickets, with the highest speed 61 MPH in a 40 MPH zone. Please — #SLOWDOWN Colorado Springs!

On November 5, 2018 at around 6:50 AM, CSPD officers were dispatched to a shots fired call in the 100 block of Coleridge Avenue. Initial information revealed that a male wearing a black mask and dark clothing was shooting a rifle in the parking lot. The male then fled on foot. Officers immediately responded and began searching for the suspect. Witness statements were obtained and the male suspect was identified as 37 year old Jesus Molina. Mr. Molina shot at an unoccupied vehicle (photo attached) in the parking lot but no one was injured as a result of the shots being fired. Officers were able to follow up information regarding Mr. Molina and tracked him to a location near Carefree/Powers. Mr. Molina was taken into custody without incident. Mr. Molina was charged with domestic violence related charges as well as Felony Menacing and multiple other charges. Follow Twitter for suspect photo. 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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Preparations are underway at The Broadmoor for the 33rd Annual Medal of Valor Luncheon and Awards Ceremony today.

Congratulations to Officer Max Nevarez who received the first annual "Cops on the Beat" award from the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs. From L-R, Deputy Chief Smith, Deputy Chief Niski, Chief Carey, Officer Nevarez and Rotarian Dwight Dumler. Second photo, Officer Nevarez and family.

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This evening, #CSPD & Colorado State Patrol were honored to stand with loved ones of those killed or injured by intoxicated drivers. The vigil was held by MADD Colorado. Our thoughts - and our commitment to stop intoxicated driving - are with you. Colorado State Patrol MADD Colorado

Officer Tony Martinez engaging 200+ students, grades 1-5, at Sand Creek Elementary School during their annual Career Day activities. The school staff was very grateful for Officer Martinez’s great representation of the police department and he did an amazing job talking about his role in the community and showing off some cool equipment. #ThankYou

OK, those of you who are yearning for an extra hour of sleep- the time is here! Set your clocks BACK an hour tonight before going to bed.

To Snap, or not to Snap: that is the question. Now that Halloween is over, send us your best Halloween 👻 pictures on Snapchat 👉 www.Snapchat.com/add/CSPDPIO #snapchat

UPDATE: Homicide 100 block of North Cascade. The El Paso County Coroner’s Office has identified the deceased male who was found with an apparent gunshot wound on November 1, 2018, in the 100 block of North Cascade Avenue. The victim was identified as Jaylon Morgan, 26 years of age and a resident of Colorado Springs. Mr. Morgan’s death is the 28th homicide investigated by the Colorado Springs Police Department in 2018. The City of Colorado Springs investigated 27 homicides at this time last year. This continues to be an active investigation. The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Violent Crimes Homicide Unit obtained an arrest warrant on the charge of Murder in the Second Degree for 27 year old Timothy Key. Key is described as a Black male 5’7”, 175 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Key has been identified as the individual responsible for the shooting which occurred in the 100 block of North Cascade on 11/01/18. On 11/02/18 Timothy Key turned himself in to authorities at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center. Follow Twitter for photo and updates, as appropriate. 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.

In cooperation with sponsors: Ent Credit Union, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, UC Health-Memorial Hospital, blakely + company, Castland Productions, KKTV 11 News, The Gazette, ADD STAFF, American Medical Response, Bob Penkhus Volvo Mazda VW Mitsubishi, The Broadmoor Hotel, Colomex, Colorado Thirty Group, Colorado Springs Police Protective Association, Denver Police Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, First Bank, GE Johnson, Innovative Structures, Kaiser Permanente, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, Oakwood Homes/Banning Lewis Ranch Colorado Springs, Phil Long Dealerships, Rocky Mountain Health Care Services and the Colorado Springs Police Department present the: 33rd Annual Medal of Valor Luncheon Monday, November 5, 2018 The Broadmoor Hotel - Broadmoor Hall A & B The awards are presented by the Colorado Springs Police Department to those officers who display heroism, courage, and initiative above and beyond the call of duty, while protecting the citizens and businesses of Colorado Springs. The luncheon and ceremony are presented by the Police Foundation of Colorado Springs. Many local individuals, organizations and corporations have generously supported this annual ceremony. It is through table sponsorships and seat purchases that every Colorado Springs Police Department employee receives a complimentary seat. A static display begins at 10:45 AM through 11:50 AM. The luncheon will start promptly at noon with a performance by the Police Pipes & Drums and the Pikes Peak Highlanders. One officer will be presented with the Purple Heart and Medal of Honor; three officers will be presented with the Medal of Valor; fifteen officers will be presented with the Distinguished Service Award; and the Police Award will be presented to Deputy Micah Flick (posthumously). His widow, Rachel Flick, will be accepting on his behalf. The Citizen of Distinction Award will be presented to Kenneth Pulliam as selected by KKTV 11 News. The luncheon will conclude at 1:30 PM. Press packets will be available on the registration table in the main lobby of Broadmoor Hall after 11:30 AM. For information about this event, please contact Nicole Magic Soto at (719) 577-7094 or by email at info@policefoundationofcoloradosprings.org. You may also visit www.pfcos.org for additional information about the Police Foundation of Colorado Springs and this event.

On November 2, 2018, at approximately 8:34 AM, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to the 1700 block of Mt Washington Avenue on a reported dead body. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male in the area of the creek with no signs of life. The Colorado Springs Fire Department confirmed the on-scene death. The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Violent Crimes Section responded to the scene and assumed responsibility for this investigation. This death is being investigated as a homicide and continues to be an active investigation. Follow Twitter for updates, as appropriate. 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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On October 31, 2018, at approximately 11:14 PM, the Colorado Springs Police Department was notified of an auto-pedestrian crash just north of the intersection of North Academy Boulevard and Austin Bluffs Parkway. Upon arrival of the responding officers, it was determined the pedestrian died of his injuries and the involved vehicle left the scene. The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Major Accident Unit responded to the scene and assumed responsibility for this investigation. The investigation discovered the pedestrian, 44 year old Christopher J. Seal of Colorado Springs, was attempting to cross North Academy Boulevard westbound when he was struck by a dark colored sedan traveling southbound. Mr. Seal was not crossing in a crosswalk when he was hit. Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a dark colored sedan with circular tail lights. It left southbound on North Academy Boulevard. The investigation into this crash continued throughout the day on November 1, 2018, eventually leading detectives to the location of the suspect vehicle. This vehicle, a black 2005 Chevrolet Impala, was found under a tarp, without license plates. The driver of the vehicle was identified shortly thereafter and taken into custody. He is identified as 26 year old Robert M. Valencia of Colorado Springs. He will be charged with one count of Accidents Involving Death, a Class 3 Felony. Mr. Seal’s death is the 44th traffic related death in Colorado Springs this year. This count surpasses the record number of 43 traffic related deaths in a calendar year for the City of Colorado Springs, which was set in 1986. The Colorado Springs Police Department appreciates the assistance of concerned citizens, helping to bring this case to a quick resolution. This investigation is continuing. 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.

Lani the service dog dressed up for Halloween came and visited the Police Operations Center! 🐶

Unknown Substance at USPS on south 8th Street On November 1, 2018, at approximately 0715 hours the CSFD responded to 1540 S. 8th Street, The United States Post Office location, for a medical alarm. En route, E13 Officer obtained information from the "on-board" call taker screen regarding white powder and a reaction by employees to the white powder, which directly prompted the Lieutenant to request a full Hazmat response. The response included Battalion Chief 1, Battalion Chief 7, Colorado Springs Police Department, Hazmat 14, Decontamination Unit 20, Engine 3, Engine 5, AMR 700 (Field Supervisor), three (3) AMR Ambulances, City Bus (for warmth of the non-exposed employees- 20 total), and the many other city partners who assist in making the event move forward safely; such as, Colorado Springs Utilities, and City Barricades. Triage efforts identified four (4) USPS employees who were exposed to the white substance and experienced an allergic reaction. The victims were gross-decontaminated on the scene with water from the apparatus and were kept in an isolated area until hazmat members could obtain more information. Two of the victims were experiencing an increase in symptoms, so it was decided to transport the victims to an area hospital as a precautionary move in case of intensifying allergic reactions, preempting any respiratory distress. The Hazmat Entry Team moved into the "hot zone" on the exterior of the building at the SW side. The package was previously taken outside by USPS employees after the package failure and left it in that spot. CSFD Command and the Hazmat Team had to consider this a criminal event until it is ruled non-criminal. With this in mind, the entry team photographed (in place) the product, packaging, and labels on the package which were relayed to the remaining Hazmat Team members inside of the hazmat apparatus where all information gathered is cross-checked against a hazmat database. The process for testing the substance inside the “hot zone” is a 6-step process to rule out any lethal substances. The results came back as negative and as a non-lethal substance. The powder was identified as a "pre-workout" formula which is manufactured in Korea. This scene was deemed a non-criminal event and units from all agencies began demobilization at approximately 1040 hours. The USPS leadership was on scene quickly to oversee the investigation and remained in place with Command until CSFD declared the substance to be non-lethal. Any questions regarding the USPS response, operations and, findings should be directed to that organization for comment.