As was previously reported on January 4, 2023, a warrant was obtained for the arrest of Kenneth Kaufman-Magallanez, DOB: 10-18-1988, for several felony and misdemeanor charges including Assault on a Peace Officer and Felony Eluding, after fleeing from El Paso County Sheriff’s Office deputies and causing a head-on crash on Powers Boulevard which resulted in multiple injuries. Kaufman also had a felony warrant for his arrest prior to this incident.
As a result of investigative efforts by the Metro Fugitive Unit (a joint task force comprised of EPSO and CSPD) over the past several days, Kaufman was located at a home in the 600 block of Rowe Lane in the Security/Widefield area of unincorporated El Paso County just after noon today.
The scene was quickly contained, and the Sheriff’s Office Tactical Support Group (TSG) responded to the scene. The TSG consists of SWAT, K9, Crisis Negotiators, Tactical Dispatchers, the Regional Explosives Unit, and tactical medics from the Colorado Springs Fire Department.
Schools located near the scene were placed on a Secure Perimeter status to prevent students from being routinely released.
After negotiators communicated intermittently with Kaufman for a couple of hours, he surrendered without incident just after 2:15pm. During that time other persons in the home exited peacefully and were escorted from the area to safety. However, during negotiations with Kaufman, it was determined another wanted felon was inside the home, identified as Rosalind Baldursson, DOB: 11-29-1977. After repeated attempts by negotiators to communicate with her to secure her peaceful surrender, she barricaded inside the home and refused to come out.
She was eventually located inside the home and taken into custody by SWAT Team personnel. Baldursson was later booked into the El Paso County Jail on the outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. Her booking photo is attached to this media release.
Kaufman-Magallanez was booked into the El Paso County Jail on numerous felony and misdemeanor charges. His booking photo is attached to this media release.
We would like to thank the Widefield School District 3 security personnel and school administrators for their assistance in securing the affected schools, which was quickly coordinated through the efforts of our assigned School Resource Officer (SRO). Additionally, we thank the members of the public who were adversely impacted by this tactical operation for their patience and understanding.
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