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Dispose of illegal painkillers without penalty on Saturday

Local law enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration officials have designated Saturday as a penalty-free day to turn in prescription painkillers. More than 90 drop-off sites have been established across the state. Locations range from Craig to La Junta and Yuma to Cortez and cover every major city and metropolitan area in the state. In… Continue Reading Dispose of illegal painkillers without penalty on Saturday

The Colorado Springs police and fire departments are planning four community meetings to discuss how their service and response has been compromised by the city’s money problems. “Clearly there are some restraints,” said police spokesman Lt. David Whitlock. “Our resources have been limited, and we’ve been telling people all along about that. We want the… Continue Reading Police and fire departments to discuss fiscal, service limitations

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Investigation reveals DUI test results incorrect

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An internal city investigation has revealed that faulty testing procedures for blood alcohol content levels in some criminal and DUI cases may have compromised dozens of investigations.

About 82 tests have been identified as inaccurate.
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County is tops in state for motorcycle deaths

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More motorcyclists died in El Paso County than anywhere else in the state. Fifteen people died in motorcycle crashes in the county last year, while overall the state’s fatalities reached a record high of 98 during 2008, up from 90 during 2007. Statewide, motorcycle deaths represented 18 percent of the 548 traffic deaths in 2008,… Continue Reading County is tops in state for motorcycle deaths

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Police bust local I.D. theft ring

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Colorado Springs Police have arrested three local people accused of running a small identity theft ring. Fox 21 News is reporting that police arrested 24-year-old Corey Barnett Skinner, 32-year-old Mark Nielsen, and 22-year-old Amanda Stillwell. All three are accused of stealing and using credit card information from at least 48 people. They’re also accused of charging… Continue Reading Police bust local I.D. theft ring

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