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CPW Asks Public for Help Solving Wildlife Harassment Case Involving Blow Darts

CPW Asks Public for Help Solving Wildlife Harassment Case Involving Blow Darts

WALSENBURG, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking the public for help identifying the person or persons who shot blow darts at deer in Walsenburg, seriously injuring the animals. On Thursday, April 1, CPW Wildlife Officer Travis Sauder received a call about multiple deer near the 100 block of East Cedar in Walsenburg with […]

DROP IT AND DRIVE

DROP IT AND DRIVE

Distracted driving remains a top cause of fatal and injury crashes! COLORADO – Distractions behind the wheel didn’t start with cell phones, and with every interruption comes an increase in risk for a preventable crash. Often viewed as a young-person problem, Colorado drivers admit distracted driving transcends generations.  85% of drivers in Colorado admit to […]

CSP Investigates 2-Vehicle Crash Involving La Junta Patrol Car

CSP Investigates 2-Vehicle Crash Involving La Junta Patrol Car

  The Colorado State Patrol, Troop 2C Office is currently investigating a two vehicle crash involving a City of La Junta Police Department vehicle that occurred in the City of La Junta at approximately 5:55 am. A 2006 Dodge Charger, driven by Christopher Haugen, age 38, of Las Animas, Colorado was northbound on Harriett Avenue […]

Council Moves Forward on Airport Administration

Council Moves Forward on Airport Administration

      The Lamar City Council is moving forward with purchase plans for the municipal airport, having negotiated a purchase price from the Fixed Base Operators, Eric and Tanya McSwan. The council decided the best course of action, in light of the McSwan’s announcement to end their contract with the city earlier this year, […]

CSP Increases Use of Drones to Map Crash Investigation Sites

CSP Increases Use of Drones to Map Crash Investigation Sites

  (COLO) – Crash scenes are hectic, dangerous for first responders and motorists, and can lead to extended delays as traffic comes to a standstill or is rerouted. However, crash scenes are also crime scenes that require securing and collecting evidence for legal and insurance purposes. Last year, the Colorado State Patrol investigated 3,511 fatal […]

2020 Statewide Crime Statistics Available

2020 Statewide Crime Statistics Available

  (March 9, 2021—CBI—Lakewood, CO)—The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has posted the 2020 crime data for hundreds of statewide law enforcement agencies through the Colorado Crime Stats website. Some of the highlights from this year’s Colorado Crime Stats report include: 353,528 total crimes reported in Colorado in 2020, reflecting a 3.9% increase from last […]

Colorado Springs Man Banned from Hunting after Three-County Poaching Spree

Colorado Springs Man Banned from Hunting after Three-County Poaching Spree

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A Colorado Springs man who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor poaching charges in three counties likely will never legally hunt again in Colorado or 47 other states after a Colorado Parks and Wildlife hearing examiner permanently suspended his hunting privileges.  Iniki Vike Kapu, 28, had been accused by Colorado Parks […]

National Consumer Protection Week Underway in Colorado

National Consumer Protection Week Underway in Colorado

  March 1, 2021 (DENVER)—Attorney General Phil Weiser kicked off National Consumer Protection Week today by unveiling the list of the top 10 consumer complaints and inquiries his office received in 2020, which included airlines’ response to upended travel, robocalls, and pandemic purchase scams. Last year, consumers filed a record-breaking 12,130 complaints and inquiries with […]

Trooper Tips: Registration, Driver’s Licenses, and Insurance

Trooper Tips: Registration, Driver’s Licenses, and Insurance

Ask a Trooper about how to drive safer on the roadway and you better take seat because it could be a while before the Trooper finishes. I have plenty to say about driving, the hardest part is picking a single topic among the myriad number of laws to talk about. But, if you are interested […]

CO Sec of State Joins Coalition Condemning Threats Against Election Officials

CO Sec of State Joins Coalition Condemning Threats Against Election Officials

DENVER, Colo- Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold has joined a bipartisan coalition of Secretaries of State from around the country on a resolution condemning threats against election officials.  Leading up to and in the wake of the 2020 General Election, there has been a spate of threats directed specifically at state election officials throughout the United […]

Kansas Man Injured in One-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 160

Kansas Man Injured in One-Vehicle Crash on Hwy 160

  The Colorado State Patrol is currently investigating a one-vehicle crash that occurred on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at approximately 5:00 PM. The crash occurred approximately 4 miles east of the town of Vilas on Colorado 160 in Baca County. A silver 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Ivan Villa-Tarin (20-year-old male from Concordia, KS) […]

Police Investigate Shots Fired at Lamar Car Wash

Police Investigate Shots Fired at Lamar Car Wash

    Lamar Police and the Colorado State Patrol responded to a report of shot(s) having been fired at the Double K Car Wash at 300 East Olive Street in Lamar on Friday afternoon, February 5th. Police are still at the scene at this time, but no details have been released at this early point […]

Colorado Missing Persons Day—February 4, 2021

Colorado Missing Persons Day—February 4, 2021

    (February 4, 2021—CBI—Lakewood, CO)— Although Colorado’s Missing Persons Day will look a little different this year, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will honor more than *600 individuals currently missing for more than a year in the State of Colorado. This year, the CBI invites families to visit the Bureau’s website to view […]

Trooper Tips: A Rather Blustery Drive

Trooper Tips: A Rather Blustery Drive

    As Winnie the Pooh stated. “It undoubtably looks like a rather blustery day.” As that silly old bear stated so many years ago, it still rings true. We have seen a lot of blustery days this year with some gusts reaching as high as 116 MPH. Wind can affect your travels in many […]

December Dust Storm Creates Highway Havoc

December Dust Storm Creates Highway Havoc

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at approximately 08:55 hours, there was a 10 vehicle crash in a dust storm on Highway 40 just west of Wild Horse, Colorado. The Colorado State Patrol reported Vehicle #1 was travelling west on Highway 40 approximately at milepost 432 when it came upon a vehicle stopped in the west […]