Detectives: Three Arrested For Shooting Out Windows


An 18-year-old and two juvenile boys are arrested and charged with 50 counts of Felony Criminal Mischief.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office says that between 5 a.m. on Tuesday March 22 and 5:30 p.m. on Thursday March 24, they received multiple calls from citizens in the Security, Widefield, and Stratmoor Valley neighborhoods, reporting their vehicle windows being shot out by a BB gun.

The sheriff's office released the following information:
Detectives contacted a silver Chevy Impala matching the earlier description exiting the park near the area of Creekfront Drive and Parkglen Drive, in Widefield. While speaking to the occupants, the deputy observed several silver BB’s in the vehicle as well as multiple CO₂ cartridges. No BB guns were located at the time. The occupants were identified, and released. After the contact, the deputy checked the area of the park located at Creekfront Drive and Parkglen Drive and recovered two CO₂ BB guns.

At around 7:00 p.m. deputies again observed the silver Chevy Impala. The vehicle was stopped and the three occupants detained. The suspects are identified as 18 year old Melanie Ucker and two male juveniles.

Fifty Criminal Mischief case reports with estimated damages of approximately $21,000.00 have been taken by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office during this 60 hour period. Additionally, the Fountain Police Department has taken 22 similar cases during this same time frame.

Melanie Ucker has been arrested on 50 counts of Felony Criminal Mischief with a bond of $10,000.00. Two male juveniles will also be charged.

If anyone has any information relating to this case, please contact the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office at 719-390-5555. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.

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  • by dwat Location: colorado springs on Apr 12, 2011 at 04:33 PM
    you are a disgrace to your family. Your mom should have discipline you long time ago. You have no remorse on what you did by saying "i don't care". Critisms help build you character it's just a matter of how you take it. I'm one of the ownwer of a vehicle that you shot on and I don't believe that all this is your fault. Part of this is your parents fault because of lack of supervision and discipline on you. I hope you will learn from this and become a better person than you are now.
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      by the guy on Apr 18, 2011 at 06:57 AM in reply to dwat
      I DO NOT CARE. whats done is done every one in colorado could be on here and not a single person would change my future actions or be guilty for the past. you think im a discrace to my family? i dont live with them. i dont think you have the guts to tell me that to my face. so if you think you can please let me know
  • by the guy on Apr 7, 2011 at 08:58 AM
    actually i dont care. 98% of the people deserved this and if you have a problem you can deal with. sure it was fun and no i am not stupid. hahaha
  • by the guy on Apr 4, 2011 at 07:16 AM
    I am one of the guys that shot out windows. For all of you with there window broken, i am sorry. i will be paying a very expensive bill. why i did it? it was dumb fun that is no longer fun, and i realize it was very stupid. You people do not need to bag on Melanie, i know she did not know that trouble we could be in so back off her! you got a problem tell me about it, be strait with me and i will be with you. Again im sorry you are good people that had no reson to get there window shot out. There was reason for a few cars. that is not to be talked about it though
  • by a mom Location: cos on Apr 1, 2011 at 06:24 AM
    Expensive lesson. Lucky no person got injured during their "fun with bb guns" shooting spree. I hope everyone gets restitution for the damages and she gets some well needed counsiling in the near future.
  • by Ashley Location: Florissant on Mar 31, 2011 at 09:22 PM
    okay this is my sister and im sorry to every one that got there windows shot out, i should not be saying sorry cause this is not my fault i didnt find out till 4 days later.. she needs to learn and she does have a right to pay all of u guys back and the boys to. and felecia u dont have to share her hole story with every one yes she does lie alot we all kknow that. and attion. and again im sorry to all of u
  • by Felecia Taycher Location: Fountain on Mar 31, 2011 at 12:29 PM
    Well, When my friend told me that she was on here, I didn't believe it. Till I looked it up.
    The thing is, I went to school three years of high school with her, we were friends once upon a time but after a savage fistfight in a multicultural English class, it kicked that down. Mel was always a liar. She would constantly make up stories in order to gain sympathy from those around her. Believe me, I was her friend, I know. Since sophomore year, this girl has been 'Prego' five different times, all magically miscarried before she started to show. I know for a fact she was on Meth, because she loved to brag about it. She said she had cancer, and on one Friday, made a Facebook status about how she lost all her hair. The miraculously, got it all back by Monday. Supposable she had a daughter when she was 14, 'due to rape' however her story constantly changed about her. First she didn't know who the guy was, then her daughter was living with him, and then he killed her. But yet, she was still at school on the day that her daughter 'died'. Mel is not really a bad girl, and I like to think after the suspension we both faced that she's grown up a little bit. But I know for a fact, that because she lied so much during school, that when I heard that she was having a kid, I didn't believe it till I saw the pictures. Honestly, this is really sad. She was a really nice girl, pardon the lying she did, and the drama she caused, but to be under the influence of some boys that weren't even forcing her to do this, just proves what a weak mind she has. I would say I feel bad for her, but I don't. She got what was coming, and her consequences match her stupidity. Make her pay for damages, and send her to jail. Anything less is an insult to the victims.
    Girls like her, make me so happy with the way my life's turned out.
    Thanks Mel, for reminding me why I love my life so much : D
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      by Ashley on Mar 31, 2011 at 09:31 PM in reply to Felecia Taycher
      this is her sister and it is not right to tell her hole life story on here yes she does lie and we lived with it. but we can all tell when she is lie and telling the truth.
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      by Dylan on Apr 4, 2011 at 07:06 AM in reply to Felecia Taycher
      Really? there is no reason to say this 1. this is very disrespectful to tell the world how she is its none of their business. 2. i dont think you could tell this to her face and you needed to get this low like every one else on here to talk about her behind her back.
  • by yourdad Location: your moms house on Mar 30, 2011 at 06:46 PM
    why does everyone keep sayin some dumb stuff on here?......ppl act like its a serial killer on the loose....chill it was some teenagers that wanted to have fun and decided that this would be the best way to have it...they are caught so stop complaining...thanks :)
  • by @Joe Location: Community College on Mar 30, 2011 at 11:15 AM
    Uh, I know you think it was a good call on the use of the word "digress", but no. To digress, one must veer away from the subject. You started your paragraph with a fact concerning the lack of writing skills on this board. Then you veered into your statement of "kids do dumb things" which is grammatically and structurally incorrect as a the English language. You then asked a question and answered said question with another failed attempt of a structurally sound sentence. The problem with using "digress" is that you never established a subject before you returned to same subject. As for the girl in this article; she needs work on her face, she is committing crimes of a violent nature and she has chosen to procreate. It is time for a little time-out at a correctional facility. Perhaps a skill could be learned while in time-out. However, the penalty for applying such a craft was recently restructured.
  • by Upset home owner Location: Widefield on Mar 30, 2011 at 09:53 AM
    I think they should make an example out of her. This is the 3rd time in 4 years my windows have been shot out. However I was not home this time, but my neighbors were not so lucky. Punish her to the max, and make an example. Children like this should be taught a lesson. In our economy these days, paying for windows shot out by punk kids are not on my to do list. The 500 bucks for a window these teens just costed everyone could have gone to feeding their families.. Point in case, make an example of her!
  • by Joe Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 30, 2011 at 09:41 AM
    WOW. 99% of you need to take an English class. But I digress, kids do dumb things. Is life in prison the answer? Probably not but they should still be held accountable.
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