In search: internet, telephone, trimmed by thousands; couple flees deputies; the thief sours the school spirit

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — Sparks were flying, but in all the wrong ways.

Police in Colorado Springs believe a pair of criminals are behind a recent Comcast outage that affected 20,000 locations. Fiber optic lines that provide internet and phone service were cut just after 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11.

Video from a nearby business captured a single vehicle — a raised, orange or red Dodge pickup truck — heading into the street east of downtown, where the center was located.

Shortly after, sparks flew in the air as the line was cut. A power tool had to be used to locate the service line, which is underground.

If you recognize the pickup or know anything about the incident, you’re asked to call Colorado Springs police at 719-444-7000.

Suspects on the Run (EPSO)

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying two men, who sped away after deputies attempted to make contact with them. According to EPSO, on January 10, shortly before 1:00 a.m., deputies spotted a BMW SUV parked near Terminal Avenue and Ford Street in the Cimarron Hills area. The vehicle had no license plate and two men — wearing ballistic equipment — were sleeping inside.

BMW of escaped suspects (EPSO)

As deputies tried to rouse the suspects, they quickly put the vehicle in motion, speeding away, and crashed into a fence. Although it turned into a high-speed chase that led into oncoming traffic along Galley Road near Powers, the suspects got away.

The BWM, according to deputies, has significant damage to its front.

If you know where the vehicle is or recognize the men, you are asked to call EPSO’s tip line at 719-520-7777 or the non-emergency number 719-390-5555.

PPSC Bookstore Bandit Suspect (PPSCP)

Pikes Peak State College police are asking for help identifying a bookstore robber.

The man pictured is believed to have broken into the school’s bookstore overnight Thursday, January 5 to January 6 on the South Academy campus.

PPSC Bookstore Bandit (PPSCP)

In doing so, he damaged the doors in doing so and stole several high value items from the college.

The suspect was wearing a Pikes Peak State College T-shirt during the crime.

If you recognize him or know anything about the crime, you’re asked to call Pikes Peak State College Campus Police at 719-368-1187.

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