Manitou Springs Police Department Emergency call 911, non-emergency call 719-390-5555.

May 16

Someone found a debit card and cash within the city limits and turned them in to Manitou Springs Police officers.

At 2343 hours, Manitou officers observed a vehicle with no lights on. When they stopped the vehicle, it came to a rest in the middle of the 300 block of Manitou Avenue. MSPD investigated the driver for being under the influence of drugs and took the driver into custody. The vehicle was searched and officers found a large amount of drugs. A weapons offense is also involved.

A blue keychain, with a figure depicting an alien and two keys, was turned in at MSPD.

May 17

An officer contacted a man sleeping under the bridge at Ridge Road and U.S. Highway 24 at 1020 hours. He had a local misdemeanor warrant and was taken into custody.

At 2023 hours, MSPD observed a woman from a previous case walking toward a vehicle in the 300 block of Manitou Avenue. She had been warned to stay away from the vehicle, which was involved in the previous case. Officers went to investigate and learned that she had broken a vehicle window to remove property. She was taken into custody and charged with criminal mischief.

Officers stopped a vehicle near westbound Highway 24 and Manitou Avenue. During the stop, the driver appeared to be intoxicated. The driver was arrested and cited for DUI.

MSPD stopped a vehicle at Manitou Avenue and westbound Highway 24. Officers discovered that a passenger had multiple local felony warrants. The passenger was taken into custody and booked into the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center.

May 18

Officers stopped a vehicle at Highway 24 and Manitou Avenue. A passenger was found to have methamphetamine. The suspect was taken into custody and booked into CJC.

At 0215 hours, MSPD stopped a vehicle in the 2900 block of Robinson Street. A passenger was found to have an out-of-county misdemeanor warrant, was issued a new court date and released on a personal recognizance bond.

MSPD investigated a tip via Safe2Tell that a juvenile possessed narcotics in the 400 block of El Monte Place.

Officers stopped a vehicle in the 600 block of Manitou Avenue. The driver was found to be under the influence of drugs and was issued a summons for DUID.

May 19

MSPD responded to a traffic accident in the 500 block of Manitou Avenue. When officers arrived, they saw that a vehicle had struck a telephone pole. They investigated and cleared the scene.

Officers were dispatched to a cold theft in the 700 block of Manitou Avenue. They received surveillance camera footage of the incident and a description of the suspect, and continue to investigate.

A hit-and-run accident was reported in the 300 block of Ruxton Avenue. An unknown vehicle struck a fence post. MSPD investigated at the scene.

A Visa credit card was found in a parking kiosk on Manitou Avenue and turned in.

May 20

A fraud was reported in the 100 block of Manitou Place. Officers called the reporting party and the case is being investigated.

May 21

MSPD responded to a domestic violence call near Highway 24 and Serpentine Drive. When they arrived, officers observed an elderly couple arguing and investigated, but determined there were no signs of domestic violence. The woman was having a manic episode and placed on an M1 hold.

Officers were dispatched to a domestic violence in progress reported in the 00 block of El Paso Boulevard. One man was taken into custody on charges of third-degree assault and harassment.

May 22

The MSPD assisted the Manitou Springs Fire Department with a medical call in the 900 block of Manitou Avenue. A person was taken to a local hospital and a possible drug-related crime is being investigated.

At 2214 hours, Manitou officers stopped a vehicle towing a trailer with a stolen license plate. The plate was recovered and entered into evidence. No charges were issued; the driver had proof that they’d recently borrowed the trailer.


Former Manitou Springs High school teacher Timothy Hilt is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday, May 26, according to the Colorado Judicial Branch’s online docket. He is accused of sexually assaulting a student.

Matthew Barton, another former MSHS teacher accused of sexual assault on a student, is scheduled for a motions hearing Tuesday, July 19. His jury trial is set to start Monday, Oct. 10.

Ashlynne Perez is due in court for a final hearing Friday, June 17. Her 4-year-old son accidentally shot himself in the head July 6, 2021, outside a Manitou business.

Her husband, Carlos Perez, is scheduled for a pre-trial conference on Tuesday, June 7.

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