Crime blotter: March campus crimes, reports in surrounding area

March 14, 2017

Jasmine Nelson

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Incidents on campus in March

     This information was compiled March 9, and may not reflect all campus crime.

     Drug and liquor violations make up most of the crime reported on campus in March, with two reports of suspicious odor and two liquor violations in residence halls, and marijuana found in a car on Eagle Rock Road.

     Two instances of theft were reported in the University Center.

     Criminal mischief was also reported in Keystone House.

     In February, two cases of harassment, nine liquor violations, four instances of suspicious odor and five thefts were reported on campus.

     Campus police responded to a “false report of explosives or weapons” in Antero House on Feb. 20.

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

Incidents in surrounding area

5200 Block of N. Academy Blvd. March 4, 9:45 a.m.

     “…Patrol Officers from the Falcon Division were dispatched to the 5200 block of N. Academy Blvd. to reports of a male in a business parking lot pointing a firearm at unsuspecting citizens. Further reports indicated the male had entered one of the retail stores prior to police arrival. When officers arrived on scene, they did find the male suspect inside a retail store, and he was detained without incident. The male was found to be in possession of a simulated firearm. The male suspect, identified as 32-year-old Tyler Fengler, was arrested for Felony Menacing, Impersonating a Peace Officer, and Unlawfully Concealing a Weapon. There were no injuries reported and no shots were fired during this occurrence.”

4600 Block of Austin Bluffs Parkway March 2, 12:04 a.m.

     “…the Colorado Springs Police Department received a call for service reference a Robbery with a weapon at a business located in the 4600 block of Austin Bluffs Parkway. Upon the officers’ arrival, the suspects had fled the business. The suspects were described as males wearing dark clothing. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects. No injuries were reported and no arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing.”

5100 El Camino Blvd. March 1, 8:41 p.m.

     “..Stetson Hills Officers were dispatched to private residence near Fremont Elementary School…with reference to a robbery. The investigation revealed that the 16-year-old male victim was walking home from the school where he was playing basketball. Our victim was approached by two male suspects, who punched him in the face, took his hat, a cellular phone and he dropped his basketball which may have been taken during the robbery as well. The victim received a minor injury that did not require treatment. The suspects were described as two African American teens, 5’9” and 5’9” with thin builds. Uniformed officers arrived on scene within minutes and canvased the area and spoke with neighbors in the area, but the suspects fled the area without being apprehended. The investigation is continuing.”

CSPD Non-emergent line: 444- 7000

Summit Village RA on Call: 255-4600

Alpine Village RA on Call: 255- 6500

TESSA Crisis Line: 633-3819