The Manitou Springs Police Department responded to a check-the-welfare request from a family member out of state. Upon officers’ arrival in the 00 block of Arapahoe Place, they could see through a window that someone was lying motionless on a couch. The Manitou Springs Fire Department arrived and confirmed the resident had died. The cause of death is not deemed suspicious.
Officers located a vehicle associated with a wanted person at a Manitou Avenue lodging business near Crystal Hills Boulevard. They were able to stop the vehicle and arrested the passenger on a local misdemeanor warrant. The driver was cited for traffic offenses and released.
MSPD was dispatched to a cold criminal mischief report that turned into a reckless endangerment incident in the 200 block of Beckers Lane. Officers investigated and learned suspect information regarding a hit and run with property damage.
At 1237 hours, officers stopped a vehicle with an expired registration tag near West Colorado Avenue and 33rd Street. A passenger was found to have active local misdemeanor warrants.
A vehicle with an expired license plate was stopped in the 100 block of El Paso Boulevard. The driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol.
Officers responded to a hit-and-run accident in the 900 block of Manitou Avenue. There is no suspect information.
MSPD stopped a vehicle in the 3200 block of West Colorado Avenue and discovered that possible solicitation had occurred between the driver and passenger.
Officers stopped a vehicle in the 100 block of Manitou Avenue and discovered the driver was wanted on a local misdemeanor warrant. She was issued a personal recognizance bond.
A driver stopped in the 400 block of El Monte Place at 1623 hours was discovered to have local misdemeanor warrants and was transported to the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center.
At 1214 hours, officers learned of a hit-and-run accident in the 900 block of Manitou Avenue that occurred at 2100 hours Jan. 8. Suspect information is available.
MSPD responded to a suspicious incident in the 800 block of Midland Avenue, where a highly intoxicated man was “thrown out” of a van in front of a residence. The van was driven away and there is no suspect information at this time. The victim was too intoxicated to be interviewed at the time, but the investigation continues.
A cold domestic violence incident was reported in the 1100 block of Manitou Avenue. When officers arrived on scene to investigate, they observed an unconscious woman inside the residence. The officers had to force entry into the residence and discovered that she was extremely intoxicated from alcohol. The investigation continues, but the woman could not be interviewed at that time due to intoxication.
At 1151 hours, MSPD officers were at a traffic stop in the 3000 block of West Colorado Avenue when a transient person contacted them. That person attempted to rob a bank and was apprehended.
Officers were on routine patrol when they observed a man trespassing on private property near El Paso Boulevard and Garden of the Gods Place. They contacted him and learned he had local misdemeanor warrants. The officers took the suspect into custody and transported him to CJC.
At 1654 hours, MSPD assisted El Paso County first responders with a fatal accident in the 1400 block of Forest Road, in Crystal Park.
MSPD responded to a fraud (forged checks) reported at a business in the 700 block of Manitou Avenue. The investigation is ongoing.
At 1810 hours, the driver of a vehicle attempting to pass another vehicle on eastbound U.S. Highway 24 merged lanes too early and collided with another vehicle, causing that one to go off the highway near mile marker 299.
MSPD responded to a call from the 100 block of Manitou Avenue about the possible theft of a puppy. Current information indicates that the puppy was not stolen.