A man has recently been arrested resulting from an incident that occurred at a Kohl's department store on N. Powers Boulevard. Colorado Springs officers claim that they initially questioned a suspect about shoplifting, but the search of his vehicle supposedly yielded drugs as well. The man now faces charges relating to theft as well as drug distribution allegations.
Colorado Springs police have recently arrested a former high school football coach stemming from rumors that he was allegedly having a relationship with a student. Police believe that the 21-year-old was having an intimate relationship with a 15-year-old student. The Colorado Springs coach has been charged with a sex crime resulting from the incident.
A real estate agent accused of deceiving investors in a property scheme has recently been sentenced in court. He was originally suspected of lying to investors about the true value of a Colorado land property then using the excess money for business transactions. In his criminal defense, he was ultimately sentenced to ten years of probation, and during this time, he is expected to pay $1.5 to $1.6 million in restitution back to the investors.
As one of the first states to decriminalize private marijuana use, Colorado has blazed the way for legalized marijuana, no pun intended. Even though it has been over a year since Colorado voters first approved Amendment 64, the state and local communities are still trying to figure out exactly what the amendment means. And while they wait, there is the possibility that individuals who believe they are complying with the rules may be arrested and charged with drug crimes. Until there is utter clarity on what is and what is not illegal under the amendment, there may be individuals charged with marijuana crimes.
A 20-year-old woman has recently been arrested in connection with several home burglaries. Colorado police suspect that the woman entered the residences through pet doors until a homeowner supposedly caught her, restrained her and called the police. She has been charged with second-degree burglary.
A man whose residence caught fire as officers were attempting to arrest him on an outstanding warrant has been arrested, and he now faces multiple charges. Colorado police suspect that the man purposefully set fire to his mobile home in an attempt to resist arrest. He is now charged with arson as well as cruelty to animals, and other charges against him are pending as he prepares his criminal defense.