Campus neighborhood crime summary

Nov. 9, 2014

Compiled by Eleanor Skelton

Incidents on and near campus from Oct. 27 to Nov. 5 consisted of the arrest of felons, a bank robbery, a man wielding a machete and a possible sexual assault case.

Incidents on Campus

Nov. 4 between Midnight and 12:39 p.m.
Lane Center
Officer responded to harassment report.

Oct. 31 between 11:57 a.m. and 2:37 p.m.
Antero House
Suspicious vehicle reported. Officer “found it occupied by a male party wanted on a felony warrant.”

Arrested Darius Paia.

Incidents in Surrounding Area:

Nov. 5, 9:49 a.m.
4330 N. Academy Blvd, near Austin Bluffs and Academy intersection
“CSPD officers and investigators responded to the report of a bank robbery at TCF Bank, 4330 N. Academy Blvd. Investigation revealed a black male, late 20’s to late 30’s, entered the bank and appeared to fill out paperwork at the customer service counter, before approaching the victim-teller. He pulled out a black handgun, pointed it at the teller, and demanded money. After receiving cash from the victim, the suspect ran out of the bank and was last seen on foot, going north. He wore sunglasses, a dark knit hat, dark hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and boots. He was 5’8″ – 6′ tall with a medium to stocky build.”

Nov. 2, 12:27 a.m.
503 W. Garden of the Gods
CSPD Officers responded to Hyatt Place “regarding a man with a gun.”
“The reporting party related an unknown male was passed out in a vehicle with an AR-15 style rifle lying next to him. Upon arrival of officers, the vehicle was approached safely and it was determined from the outside of the car that the weapon was an air soft type toy gun. It was secured and the suspect, later identified as Andrew Woods, was woken up and removed from the car without incident. During the investigation, the suspect had several IDs of unknown people, to include driver licenses and credit cards. The car he was in was determined not to be his. During an inventory of the vehicle, several electronic items associated to a burglary from Oct. 1, 2014 at La Plata 1755 Telstar Dr. were discovered. Woods was initially taken into custody for Possession of a Sch. I Cont. Sub. Officers also discovered 4 additional felony arrest warrants for Woods.”

Nov. 1, 10:56 p.m.
7400 Block Austin Bluffs Parkway
“Officers participating in a directed activity deployment, which focused on violent offenders, stopped a vehicle belonging to a wanted fugitive. During the traffic stop, officers saw a firearm in plain view, which was later determined to belong to the front passenger, 19 year old Alexander Brown. The driver was arrested on an outstanding warrant, and his vehicle was impounded. A search of the vehicle, and closer inspection of the firearm, revealed that it was a “sawed off” rifle, which had its serial number obliterated. Mr. Brown was arrested on charges of possessing a dangerous or illegal weapon, possession of a defaced firearm and possession of weapons by previous offenders.”

Oct. 31, 1:10 p.m.
2400 E. San Rafael St.
“COMMIT detectives developed information about drug related criminal activity in the area of 2400 E. San Rafael. The information led to the execution of a search warrant on Oct. 31 at 1:10 p.m. with the assistance of the Tactical Enforcement Unit. One arrest has been made and more are expected.”
Arrested Mark Lobato, 46.

Oct. 30, 2:53 p.m.
Templeton Gap/Dublin Blvd
“Officer McPike attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a grey SUV in the area of Templeton Gap Rd and Dublin Blvd. When Officer McPike activated his overhead lights, the vehicle took off in an evasive manner. The driver bailed out on foot and a lengthy chase ensued. The 17 YOA female driver was taken into custody at Crestdale Drive and Donahue Drive after a brief struggle. The driver was charged with resisting arrest in addition to multiple traffic charges.”

Oct. 28, 1:36 p.m.
2903 N. Tejon St.
Officers “investigate[d] a disturbance and possible sexual assault. Upon arrival, officers received information from the victim that she was assaulted and sexually assaulted by an acquaintance. The Adult Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Unit was notified and responded to assist with the investigation. Probable cause was developed for Second Degree Assault and a warrant was issued for the suspect’s arrest. The suspect is identified as 56 year old Colorado Springs resident Robert Crockford. The investigation is ongoing at this point.”

Oct. 28, 3:46 a.m.
4865 N. Academy Blvd, near Academy and Flintridge intersection
“Officer Spicuglia observed a suspicious vehicle driving slowly behind several closed businesses. Upon contact, with the driver of the vehicle, John Britten, Officer Spicuglia observed that Mr. Britten was armed with a large machete. As Officer Spicuglia was checking Mr. Britten for additional weapons, Mr. Britten began to actively fight. He attempted to punch Officer Spicuglia several times and Officer Spicuglia was able to place Mr. Britten in custody. After Mr. Britten was in custody, it was also discovered that he had methamphetamine concealed on his person. Mr. Britten was charged and taken to the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center.”

Oct. 27, 6:21 p.m.
7720 N. Academy Blvd., near Academy and Briargate Blvd. Intersection
“Detective Vantland received information that a suspect in a sex assault on a child in a position of trust. Edgar Gonzalez was going to be in the 7700 block of N. Academy Blvd. Mr. Gonzalez was observed leaving a business and was given orders to lie on the ground. Mr. Gonzalez initially complied, but he put his hand into a bag and started reaching around inside of the bag. Officer Kelly felt the suspect was reaching for a weapon and placed canine Broc on to Mr. Gonzalez’s left leg. Mr. Gonzalez continued to reach into the bag while attempting to shake canine Broc off of the contact. Officer Montoya was able to kick the bag away from Mr. Gonzalez and place him into handcuffs without further resistance. Mr. Gonzalez was transported to Memorial Hospital where he was treated for injuries he sustained from the canine contact. In addition to his warrant, Mr. Gonzalez was charged with Obstructing a Peace Officer. He was taken to CJC.”

For crime tips, call campus police at 255-3111 or CSPD at 444-7000.