Press Releases

Update on Officer Involved Shooting

August 16, 2017 - 5:10pm

On Monday, August 14, 2017, at approximately 11:36 PM, the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) responded to the Walmart at 3201 East Platte Avenue regarding a shoplifting complaint.  The suspect ran from police to the 3200 block of East Bijou Street where he brandished a firearm at officers and an officer discharged his weapon.  It was later determined the firearm was a Crosman Vigilante pellet pistol, which is almost an exact replica of a firearm.

Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

August 15, 2017 - 6:30pm

On Monday, August 14, 2017, at approximately 11:36 PM, the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) received a call for service regarding a shoplifter at the Walmart on Platte Avenue in Colorado Springs.  The responding officer encountered the suspect and a foot pursuit ensued. 

Several other officers arrived in the 3200 block of Bijou Street and shots were fired.  The suspect succumbed to their injuries on scene.

Sheriff's Office Announces Fall Citizens' Academy

August 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the Fall Citizens’ Academy.

The Citizens’ Academy will begin on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, and will be held on Tuesday evenings, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  The Academy will be conducted over an eight week period, culminating in a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. 

Sheriff's Office Experiences First Saved Life with Use of Narcan

August 11, 2017 - 3:40pm

Sheriff's Office Experiences First Saved Life with Use of Narcan

 

On Thursday, August 3, 2017, at approximately 10:54 PM, deputies were dispatched to the 6500 block of Roundup Butte Street in reference to a Suicidal Check the Welfare call.

 

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Seeking Emergency Rehab Volunteers

August 9, 2017 - 4:30pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Rehab Unit is seeking motivated individuals to join the ranks of this highly dedicated all-volunteer team. The Emergency Rehab Unit is a unique and specialized group of individuals with a specifically focused mission and passion to provide critically needed health and safety services to emergency responders during extended and/or complicated emergency situations throughout the greater Pikes Peak Region.

Two Arrests Made in Calhan Illegal Marijuana Grow

August 8, 2017 - 3:45pm

On Thursday, August 3, 2017, members of the Sheriff's Office Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit (REO) obtained and executed a search warrant at a property in the 4500 block of South Calhan Highway in reference to an illegal marijuana grow. 

A grow of 149 marijuana plants were found on the property, as well as processed marijuana, money and firearms.  The approximate value being upwards of $125,000.

Third Arrest Made in Highway 24 Homicide

August 8, 2017 - 10:35am

On Saturday, April 8, 2017, at approximately 4:52 PM, Deputies were dispatched to the 21800 block of East Highway 24 regarding a found body.

When deputies arrived on scene they located a deceased male. Detectives arrived on scene and, through the course of their investigation, the suspicious death was determined to be a homicide.

The victim was identified as 23 year old Lawrence D. Gloster II.

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Structure Fire at Seven Falls

August 5, 2017 - 5:23pm

On Saturday, August 5, 2017, at approximately 6:30 am, a structure fire was reported just inside the gates of Seven Falls, located at 2850 S Cheyenne Canyon Road.   Several Fire Crews with the Broadmoor and Colorado Springs Fire Departments responded to the scene and were able to get the fire contained after several hours.  The fire is now out.   There were no injuries or threats to other structures in the area.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office to Host United States Police Canine Associations Police Dog 1 Trials

August 4, 2017 - 2:30pm

On Saturday August 5, 2017, at 8:00 AM, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the 2017 Region 14 United States Police Canine Associations Police Dog 1 Trials.   The event will be held at the Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Division building located at 3755 North Mark Dabling Boulevard. 

Sheriff's Office Rural Enforcement Outreach Unit Busts Illegal Marijuana Grow

August 3, 2017 - 4:20pm

Today members of the Sheriff's Office Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit (REO) obtained and executed a search warrant at a property in the 4500 block of South Calhan Highway in reference to an illegal marijuana grow. 

A grow of approximately 150 marijuana plants were found on the property, as well as processed marijuana, money and firearms; evidence is being collected as part of the investigation. 

No arrests were made on scene but are pending.

Sheriff's Office Participates in National Night Out

July 28, 2017 - 11:00am

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, neighborhoods throughout El Paso County are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 34th Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Assault Case

July 21, 2017 - 4:20pm

On February 9, 2017, at approximately 6:02 PM, deputies responded to the 4300 block of Lashelle Avenue in Colorado Springs.  The victim was assaulted in the Stratmoor Hills area, drove himself to the Lashelle location and was found sitting in a vehicle with lacerations to his head.

Sheriff's Office Responds to Aircraft Emergency at Meadow Lake Airport

July 15, 2017 - 9:17pm

On Saturday, July 15, 2017, at approximately 12:57 PM, the Sheriff's Office was notified of an aircraft emergency at the Meadow Lake Airport, located at 12850 E Hwy 24. Deputies from the Sheriff's Office, along with medical and fire fighting personnel from the area, responded to the scene.

Sheriff's Office Honors 10 Year Old with 911 Hero Award

June 27, 2017 - 4:25pm

On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 1:00 PM, the Sheriff's Office will present a 911 Hero Award to 10 year old Katelyn Clibon.  The presentation will be held at the El Paso/Teller County 911 building, located at 2350 Airport Road.

Brave. Trusting. Smart.  These are all words that have been used to describe 10 year old Katelyn Clibon for her actions on April 26th, 2017. 

Firework Information for the 2017 Fourth of July Holiday

June 27, 2017 - 9:30am

We would like to wish every citizen in El Paso County a safe and happy Fourth of July. Hopefully this holiday will pass without any serious injuries or incidents tainting its enjoyment.  Since fireworks are traditionally a major part of our Independence Day celebrations the following information is intended to help clarify which fireworks are legal and illegal in El Paso County.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Assistance in Identifying 7-11 Robbery Suspect

June 23, 2017 - 3:50pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is trying to identify a suspect in connection with an Aggravated Robbery. On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at approximately 4:14 AM, a suspect approached the counter of the 7-Eleven located at 1475 B Street in Colorado Springs.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Now Offering Online Inmate Visitation

June 21, 2017 - 4:40pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce a new way for friends, family, and professionals to visit an inmate. As of June 1, 2017, visitors can use a personal computer to visit from home or the office.

Online Public Visits cost $6.00 per 30-minute visit.  Online Professional visits cost $6.00 but are not limited in duration.  On-site visits will continue to be available free of charge.

Suspect in Road Rage Incident on Old Stage Road Arrested

June 15, 2017 - 4:10pm

On June 12, 2017, at about 1:15 PM, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a road rage and assault incident that occurred at the 2100 block of Old Stage Road on June 11, 2017.

Sheriff’s Office is asking for Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Check Fraud Case

June 9, 2017 - 2:48pm

On March 9, 2017, a victim’s residence in El Paso County was burglarized and several items including a checkbook were stolen.  On three separate occasions, the suspect made unauthorized transactions using the stolen checks at the King Soopers located at 500 E Bromley Lane, in Brighton, Colorado. 

Sheriff’s Office Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Locating a Missing and Endangered Teen

June 8, 2017 - 3:17pm

Precious Naomi Myers DOB: 06/02/02, was last seen on foot leaving her residence in the 2400 Block of Piros Dr., in Colorado Springs on April 20, 2017. She was possibly in the company of her friend, Tulane Dersno DOB: 08/04/00.

Precious is 15 years old, 5’1 and weighs approximately 102 lbs.  She was last seen wearing black crop top and white pants with holes in them.  She also has an earring in her nose.

Sheriff’s Office Asking for Public’s Assistance in Identifying Fraud Suspect

June 7, 2017 - 3:46pm

On Sunday, May 14, 2017, between approximately 3:00 PM-4:00 PM, a victim accidentally left their wallet in a shopping cart at one of the cart return areas in the WalMart parking lot located at 6310 S. Hwy 85/87 in Fountain. 

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Video Visitation Center Will Be Temporary Closed Due to Maintenance

June 6, 2017 - 2:29pm

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Video Visitation Center Will Be Temporary Closed Due to Maintenance

In order to complete several necessary maintenance projects, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Video Visitation Center will be closed on Monday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 13.  During this time, there will be no on-site or online visitation scheduled or allowed. 

Sheriff's Office Responds to Bomb Threat Involving Extortion in the Monument Area

May 30, 2017 - 2:51pm

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at approximately 10:27AM, Deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a bomb threat involving extortion at the U. S. Brokers Inc, located at 1832 Woodmoor Dr. in Monument. An unknown suspect sent a computer typed note to a printer in the business, demanding a large amount of money to be wired to an account via Western Union. 

Update - Arrested - Sheriff’s Office Looking for Suspect Involved in Robbery / Assault Case

May 24, 2017 - 10:46am

Update - Arrested - Sheriff’s Office Looking for Suspect Involved in Robbery / Assault Case 

The suspect has been identified as Arthur Fisher, DOB 01/30/71.  He has been booked into the Criminal Justice Center on an unrelated outstanding warrant and faces charges related to the Robbery/Assault Case.

Sheriff’s Office Looking for Suspect in Connection with Counterfeit Money and Possession of a Forged Instrument

May 24, 2017 - 8:58am

On Friday, May 12, 2017, at approximately 5:32 PM, a suspect entered the Kwik Way Convenience Store located at 6910 Palmer Park Blvd. The suspect purchased items with a $100 bill.  The cashier checked the bill for a watermark and security strip and it appeared legitimate, however it was later determined to be counterfeit. The serial number on the bill was LK95475799A. The associated vehicle in this case was a black two door hatchback, unknown make.

Sheriff’s Office Looking for Suspect Involved in Robbery / Assault Case

May 23, 2017 - 3:25pm

Sheriff’s Office Looking for Suspect Involved in Robbery / Assault Case 

On Thursday, May 12, 2017, at approximately 12:00 pm, a male suspect picked up a female victim on his motorcycle in the parking lot of the Citadel Mall.  They rode together to Pikes Peak Brewing Company located at 1756 Lake Woodmoor Dr, Colorado Springs, CO.

Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrests In Forgery and ID Theft Case

May 15, 2017 - 10:29am

The Sheriff’s Office made arrests in a highly sophisticated operation involving forgery and identity theft.  The suspect was making counterfeit bills and stealing identities using high quality bills with holographic markings that passed the marker test.

Arrest Made in Stabbing Case

May 9, 2017 - 12:20pm

On Monday, May 8, 2017, at approximately 6:30 PM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center  received a 911 call regarding a stabbing in the 7900 block of Weatherstone Drive. Deputies arrived on scene and located a male lying on the floor in the lower level of the residence with multiple stab wounds.             

During the subsequent interviews Detectives learned there was a physical altercation inside the residence which resulted in a stabbing.

Sheriff's Office Responds to Parachute Accident

May 7, 2017 - 9:24pm

On Sunday, May 7, 2017, at approximately 1244 PM, The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a parachute accident which occurred approximately a quarter mile south of the 22500 block of Jones Road.

Medical personnel responded and began life-saving efforts, which were unsuccessful. 

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