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Man Arrested for Attempted Burglary, Car Break-Ins 

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Colorado Springs Police arrested a man on multiple charges after he was caught attempting to steal a TV from a local residence.

Residents in the 1200 block of Moffat Circle called police just before 2 a.m. Thursday when they discovered an unknown man in their home.

The suspect fled on foot but was nabbed by police after officers matched the man to a description provided by one of the witnesses.

An investigation linked James Armond to the burglary, along with several area car break-ins. He was charged with burglary and criminal trespass.

Police recovered and returned the stolen property to numerous victims.

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Occupants Escape as Fire Damages Springs Home

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Fire damaged a home in Colorado Springs on Thursday morning.

The blaze was reported shortly before 5 a.m. at a home on the 3800 block of Vaquero Circle North, with police and firefighters responding to the scene.

All of the occupants of the house managed to safely get out of the burning structure.

Although officials believe the fire started somewhere in the basement, the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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Police: Man Charged with Beating Girlfriend at Motel

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- A 38-year-old man was arrested in Colorado Springs on Tuesday evening for allegedly beating his girlfriend, causing serious injury.

Police said around 7:40 p.m. they responded to the 3000 block of E. Platte Avenue to investigate a 9-1-1 hang up call. At the scene, a woman was found suffering from severe facial injuries. The woman told police she was allegedly assaulted by her boyfriend, identified as Larry Shaun Smith, in their motel room.

Police said they searched the area for Smith, and eventually found him hiding in a vehicle nearby. He was arrested on felony assault charges.

The woman was taken to an area hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

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Man At-Large After Fireplace Poker Attack 

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Police are on the lookout for a man wanted in connection with an attack with a fireplace poker.

Eric Chacon, 49, and a woman were arguing in a home on Gunshot Pass Drive around 6 p.m. Monday when the woman asked a friend to come by and drive her to another location, according to police.

When the male friend arrived, Chacon allegedly assaulted him, using a metal fireplace poker to hit his face and head several times.

Chacon fled the area on a bicycle after the attack, according to police.

The victim, 39, was taken to a local hospital where he underwent surgery for his injuries.

Anyone with information on Chacon is asked to contact police at 719-444-7000 or 719-634-STOP.

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Pedestrian Injured in DUI Crash 

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Colorado Springs Police arrested a man after he struck two pedestrians while allegedly driving under the influence Sunday.

Officers responded to a crash just before 7:30 p.m. on North Murray Boulevard, where Joshua Lee Roybal lost control of his car in a parking lot and crashed into the corner pillar of a building.

During the collision, Roybal also hit two pedestrians standing near a parked car. One of the victims suffered a non-life-threatening injury.

Roybal was arrested for DUI and vehicular assault.

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