Evan Kruegel joined FOX31 and Colorado’s Own Channel 2 as a Reporter in January 2018. A Colorado native, Evan graduated from Fairview High School in Boulder, and is a proud CU Buff!
Prior to working in Denver, Evan worked as a reporter in Milwaukee, WI., where he specialized in investigative reporting. While in Milwaukee, Evan received the state’s highest honor for live reporting in a large market, winning “Best Live Reporting” and “Best Spot News Reporting” from the Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Association. Evan was also the only reporter outside of Chicago to receive a Midwest Emmy Nomination for “Best General Assignment Reporter” in 2017.
Evan’s previous on-air jobs include stops in Williston, North Dakota, and in Green Bay, WI. He is very glad to be back home in Colorado, telling stories that impact his friends and family.
Outside of work, Evan enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife Rachel, and their dog Bella. On a nice summer day, you can probably find him at Coors Field cheering on his favorite team, the Rockies.
Have a great story to share? Evan would love to hear from you!
MILLIKEN, Colo. — A Weld County family is demanding answers after their rescue dog was reportedly found beaten to death Tuesday morning. John Pipe owns Riverside Truck and Auto off County Road 46, where his three dogs roam freely during work hours. He says Monday night when he went to head home, their 10-year-old Irish Wolfhound Cody never returned. “We thought maybe he just had some sort of accident,” said Pipe. “So we spent some time searching, and we searched into […]
AURORA, Colo. — Aurora Animal Services says an Aurora man has received an animal cruelty warning after photos surfaced of a snow-covered dog in the bed of a pickup truck with the tailgate down on a highway. The photo was taken near Parker Road and Interstate 225 during Thursday’s snowstorm. The temperature was around 16 degrees. On Thursday, the FOX31 Problem Solvers contacted the Colorado State Patrol about the photo, who then reached out to Aurora Animal Services. According to […]
PARKER, Colo. — A photo making the rounds on social media is drawing harsh criticism from animal lovers in metro Denver. The photo, reportedly taken Thursday morning, shows a dog covered in snow in the back of a moving pickup truck. The woman who snapped the photo says she took it around 10:20 a.m. on Parker Road near Interstate 225 in Aurora. “That’s just a recipe for disaster,” said Dr. Missy Tasky, a veterinarian at Gentle Touch Animal Hospital. “It’s just […]
WELD COUNTY, Colo. — Two men are in custody thanks to a chance encounter with a Weld County Sheriff’s deputy early Tuesday morning. Deputy Alex Johnson was dispatched to reports of a burglary at a home on the 22000 block of Weld County Road 25. Johnson says the homeowner was able to get surveillance footage of two men robbing his garage before they escaped in a red Toyota Celica. Johnson continued his shift, randomly turning down County Road 46 around […]
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — An apartment fire Friday night that injured five people in Wheat Ridge was started by kids, the Arvada Fire Department said. The fire in the apartment building in the 11600 block of West 44th Avenue left nearly a dozen without a home. Flames and smoke were seen pouring out of the roof about 5:30 p.m. Friday. Five people were taken to a hospital, but they are expected to be OK. On Saturday, Arvada Fire said the […]
DENVER — A Denver police officer has been fired for allegedly falsely accusing a woman of raping him in an effort to avoid paying child support. Officer Samuel Sheppard was fired on Sept. 16, according to a disciplinary letter. According to Denver Department of Public Safety, Sheppard submitted a police report on April 1, 2018, claiming the mother of his child had entered his home while he was on leave from the department and sexually assaulted him. Sheppard told officers […]
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Deep inside a freezer at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, boxes labeled ‘evidence’ are piled to the ceiling. Inside the boxes are animal remains, many sent from Colorado. The state-of-the-art lab has been used by Colorado wildlife officials for more than a decade, to help link animals involved in attacks on humans. But the lab is also playing a major role in cutting down on poaching in Colorado. “This lab is where we do all of […]
LARAMIE, Wyo. — In the hours after an 8-year-old Colorado boy was attacked by a mountain lion, a massive search spanned the forests of Park County. Wildlife officers used dogs and traps to try to track down the mountain lion responsible. The following morning, they received reports of two lions nearby, both matching the description. Both were put down. To determine which animal was responsible, officials went more than 150 miles away to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. “We […]
ARVADA, Colo. — As concerns regarding teens and vaping continue to grow across the country, police in Arvada have a new warnings for parents. “They’re hiding them,” said School Resource Officer Bradley Gagon. “They’re hiding them in hoodies and in places you would never think you could hide one.” The police department showed parents several of those hiding spots at a “Vaping and Substance Abuse Parent Academy” Wednesday night. The event featured the department’s ‘mobile bedroom,’ where common hiding places are […]
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The Lakewood City Council voted unanimously this week to major changes regarding recreational vehicles, citing concerns over trash, sewage, and safety. Beginning Oct. 26, RVs will no longer be allowed to park on public streets, except on special occasions where people are loading or unloading outside private property. It’s a major blow to people like Joseph Kniss, who’s been living in his RV near 8th and Quail for the past six months. “I found this place, it’s […]
DENVER — A Denver restaurant with previous food safety violations is once again being inspected after a video surfaced showing a rat inside the restaurant. Dominic Trujillo says he took the video on Sept.16, while waiting for Mt. Fuji Sushi & Hibachi to open. The video appears to show a rat eating food scraps between the glass and a window shade at the restaurant off of East Sixth Avenue in Capitol Hill. He posted the video on social media and […]
LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A Denver family is offering a $10,000 reward for information on a hit-and-run crash. On Aug. 16, Adrian Villatoro was heading home on his motorcycle, when he says a car turned left in front of his motorcycle at West 4th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard. The incident was captured on a nearby surveillance camera, which shows the car driving away, leaving Villatoro in the street. “I blacked out with the impact on my head,” said Villatoro. “I just […]