Crime blotter: Campus crimes Feb. 10-23, reports in surrounding area

February 28, 2017

Jasmine Nelson

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Antero House: suspicious odor closed by arrest, harassment complaint, fire alarm

Heller property: theft

San Juan: 2 liquor violations, suspicious odor

Lot 100: dumping Lot 228: criminal mischief

Vail House: theft, liquor closed by arrest

Copper: 2 liquor violation

Alpine garage: theft

UHall: theft

Summit Housing Village: theft, harassment

Lodge: vehicle stop closed by arrest

Columbine: criminal mischief

Telluride: suspicious odor

Rec center: harassment

Incidents on campus

     Since Feb. 10, Antero House experienced one report of a suspicious odor, a harassment complaint, and a pulled fire alarm due to burnt popcorn.

     There have been two liquor violations reported in San Juan House and one report of a suspicious odor.

     Two liquor violations were reported in Copper House.

     Theft has been reported at the Heller property, the Alpine Garage, University Hall and Vail House.

     One case of harassment was reported at the Campus Recreation Center.

     To report an incident on campus, call Public Safety at 255-3111, or make an anonymous report at https://secure.

Incidents in surrounding area

5676 N. Union Blvd. Feb. 22, 9:27 p.m.

     “…officers of the Colorado Springs Police Dept. responded to 5600 N. Union Blvd, the Kwik Way store regarding a robbery. The investigation revealed an unknown suspect entered the store threatening he had a gun and demanded money. The suspect left the area on foot. A K-9 unit responded but was unsuccessful at locating the suspect. There was no one hurt as a result of this incident. The suspect obtained an unknown amount of money.”

2900 Block of Illinois Ave. Feb. 21, 5 p.m.

     “…officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) responded to a home in the 2900 block of Illinois Ave in search of a suspect wanted on felony domestic violence charges. Upon arrival, a person matching the description of the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle with officers in pursuit.

     In the 2900 block of Templeton Gap, the suspect abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot with officers in pursuit. The suspect forcibly entered a home in the 2800 block of Elm Meadow View, confronted the occupants with a gun in his hand, and stole their vehicle, fleeing the scene with officers in pursuit. CSPD officers forcibly stopped the suspect vehicle near the intersection of Circle Drive and Palmer Park Avenue and shots were fired.

     The suspect was taken to Memorial Hospital where he died of his injuries. The identity of the suspect will be released once the autopsy has been completed.

     The officers were uninjured and have been placed on routine administrative leave in accordance with CSPD policy. There is no current threat to the community regarding this sequence of events.”

6000 Bk. of Del Rey Drive Feb. 21, 5:25 a.m.

     “…CSPD was notified of a motor vehicle theft which had just occurred from a residence in the 6000 block of Del Rey Dr. The reporting party stated his truck was stolen and he was following it at this time. The victim informed dispatch he pulled next to his truck and told the suspect to pull over. Shortly after the suspect fired a round from a handgun which had been in the truck’s glove compartment. The victim stopped following the truck after the shot was fired. At approximately 0550 Hours CSPD was notified of numerous vehicles and a trailer being struck by the stolen truck in the area of 4400 Misty Dr. Upon arrival the truck was located however the suspect and the gun were gone. The suspect is described as a B/M in his late teens or early 20’s wearing a black beanie style cap and a black hoodie with red lining. The truck was processed for evidence and returned to the owner/victim.”

2700 Dublin Blvd. Feb. 19, 11:50 p.m.

     “…the Colorado Springs Police Department received a call of a robbery in progress at a convenience store located in the area of 2700 Dublin Blvd.

     The lone suspect approached the front cashier of the store and demanded money from the register.

     The suspect then left the store in an unknown direction on foot.

     The suspect was described as white male, in his early 20’s approximately 5’10” – 5’11”, wearing a black ski mask, black jacket, black pants and black shoes.

     There were no injuries reported in this incident.”

N. Academy Blvd at Montebello Drive Feb. 18, 1:53 a.m.

     “Officers were conducting a traffic accident investigation on N. Academy Bl. at Montebello Dr. where two fully marked CSPD cruisers, with their emergency lights activated, were used to protect the crash scene and alert on-coming motorists of the hazard. While the investigation was taking place, a white Nissan Sedan driven by Colorado Springs resident Andrew Wilker crashed into the rear of one of the unoccupied cruisers causing significant damage to both vehicles. Mr. Wilker was evaluated on scene and subsequently arrested for the suspicion of Driving Under the Influence of alcohol. No injuries to officers or citizens occurred as a result of the crash.”

2300 Lelaray St. Feb. 17, 8:42 p.m.

     “…the Colorado Springs Police Department received numerous calls regarding a shooting that occurred in the 2300 block of Lelaray St. Upon arrival officers located an adult female who had sustained a suspected gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition. The injury was determined to be non-life threatening.”

CSPD Non-emergent line: 719- 444-7000

Summit Village RA on Call: 719-255-4600

Alpine Village RA on Call: 719-255-6500

TESSA Crisis Line: 719-633- 3819