SALVATION ARMY RINGER HELD IN THEFT
COLLINS» A Salvation FORT Army bell ringer police say took off with a red kettle full of cash Nov. 30 has been found and arrested, police said Friday.
Nicholas Rosselis-Freeman, 27, was arrested Thursday and booked into the Larimer County jail on suspicion of theft.
Police said RosselisFreeman was ringing the bell seeking donations outside a King Soopers on Nov. 30 when he allegedly took off with the kettle.
A Salvation Army worker arrived at the supermarket to pick up the donations but couldn’t locate the suspect or the kettle.
Rosselis-Freeman was hired from a staffing agency to ring the bell, according to the Salvation Army.
An estimated $400 was inside the stolen kettle.
Driver dies after crash with school bus.
ROCK» A driver died Friday after a crash with a school bus, police said.
The crash happened about 7 a.m. at the intersection of Fifth and Perry streets, police said.
The driver of a small SUV had to be extricated from the wreckage. She was taken to a hospital, where she died, according to a news release.
There were five passengers, ages 14 to 17, and a driver on the Colorado Early College school bus. No one on the bus was injured. The bus was headed to a Parker campus.
“This is a somber day for our CEC community. We are thankful that our students and bus driver are safe but are heartbroken over the loss of this precious life,” said Sandi Brown, chief executive administrator of the Colorado Early Colleges Network, in an email. “On behalf of everyone at Colorado Early Colleges, our prayers and thoughts go out to the family and those impacted by this tragedy.”
School officials said the school bus was inspected by the state Nov. 28.
The victim, a Castle Rock resident, was not identified Friday.
Inmate convicted in fatal stomping at jail.
SPRINGS» A 40year-old COLORADO man has been convicted in the stomping death of a fellow inmate that prosecutors say involved a feud over a TV remote control at a re-entry center.
A jury on Friday convicted Danny L. Gonzalez of second-degree murder in the Nov. 19, 2017, attack that led to the death of Daniel Pena, 64, a week later.
Both men were awaiting parole at the Cheyenne Mountain Re-entry Center, a private facility that holds state Department of Corrections inmates.
Fellow inmates said Pena was knocked unconscious and repeatedly kicked in the face by Gonzalez.
Attorneys for Gonzalez argued that Gonzalez was defending himself.
Attorneys for Gonzalez said they will appeal the conviction.
Body of man missing since April found in Mesa County.
Authorities say they have recovered the remains of a 32-year-old man missing since April.
The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that Kyle Free of Clifton died from gunshot wounds to the neck and chest.
It says the county coroner’s office positively identified the remains Wednesday.
Police have arrested a woman and a man in the case, but few details have been released. Court records remain sealed.
Man sentenced in kidnapping of woman, 95.
CASPER» A 21-year-old Wyoming man could spend the rest of his life in prison for kidnapping a 95-yearold Casper woman, putting her in the trunk of her car, stealing the vehicle, leading police on a pursuit and failing to tell arresting officers she was in the trunk.
The woman had been bound and in the trunk for about six hours before Kyle McCabe Martin of Riverton asked someone to tell police the woman was in the car, which had been impounded.
The victim was hospitalized for several weeks.
Prosecutors said an investigation determined Martin targeted the victim.
District Judge Catherine Wilking sentenced McCabe Thursday to 75 years to life for aggravated kidnapping.