Recent crimes in Colorado Springs parks call for more safety measures

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COLORADO SPRINGS — In recent weeks, crime seems to have escalated in Colorado Springs’ public parks, with two highly publicized incidents in Monument Valley Park alone.

Police are still investigating after a man sexually assaulted an older woman there earlier this month. And, more recently, they arrested two individuals at the park, in connection with an incident involving arson and assault.

Crime Prevention Officer M.J. Thomson tells FOX21 News it’s not necessarily a “spike” in crime, but an expected rise due to more people spending time outside and in the parks — which is typical in the summer months.

Still, officials say it’s important to stay vigilant and take safety seriously. They urge you to report anything you see that seems suspicious.

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