SAL­VA­TION ARMY RINGER HELD IN THEFT

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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.

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