Press Releases

Arrest Made in Sexual Exploitation of a Child Case

July 10, 2020 - 4:57pm

Beginning May 20, 2020, we began an investigation after receiving information from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).

After serving search warrants and conducting interviews, probable cause was established for a suspect's arrest.

On July 10, 2020, the lead detective in this case arrested Felix Pink Floyd Apurillo Centina, DOB: 04/01/1986, for Sexual Exploitation of a Child.

Inmate Identified in Suicide at the El Paso County Jail

July 9, 2020 - 7:15pm

On July 3, 2020, at approximately 12:19 PM, a medical emergency was declared in a male housing ward at the El Paso County Jail.   

Sheriff's Office Investigates a Theft Case

July 9, 2020 - 10:13am

On May 14, 2020, a suspect, contacted a business in the 100 block of North Monument Lake Road and ordered one Cub Cadet Zero Turn Lawnmower, worth over $5,000, and told the business he would have someone pickup the lawnmower. 

Monument Death Investigation Update

July 7, 2020 - 6:57pm

On July 3, 2020, at approximately 1:23 PM, our Communications Center dispatched Monument Police officers to Front Street located in Monument on a Check the Welfare call. Upon arriving on scene, officers discovered a deceased male and a deceased female inside a residence.

Due to the circumstances found, Monument Police Department asked for the assistance of our Investigations Division.  

Campground Disturbance Leads to Arrest

July 4, 2020 - 9:49am

On July 3, 2020, at approximately 8:11 PM, our Communications Center dispatched deputies to a campground, located  Forest Service Road 306, on a Check the Welfare call. It was reported a male locked himself in the public restroom and was yelling and screaming. It was also reported the same male fired a weapon between three to ten times. Our Communications Center received numerous calls from campers in the area. 

Sheriff's Office Conducting Death Investigation

July 3, 2020 - 6:30pm

On July 3, 2020, at approximately 1:23 PM, our Communications Center dispatched Monument Police officers to Front Street located in Monument on a Check the Welfare call. Upon arriving on scene, officers discovered a deceased male and a deceased female inside a residence.

Due to the circumstances found, Monument Police Department asked for the assistance of our Investigations Division.  

Suicide at the El Paso County Jail

July 3, 2020 - 4:22pm

On July 3, 2020, at approximately 12:19 PM, a medical emergency was declared in a male housing ward at the El Paso County Jail.  

Sheriff's Office Arrests Two in Robbery Case

July 2, 2020 - 1:32pm

Sheriff's Office Arrests Two in Robbery Case

On July 2, 2020, our Communications Center dispatched deputies to the 600 block of Peterson Road at a motel, in reference to a robbery that just occurred. 

4th of July Fireworks Information for Unincorporated El Paso County

June 30, 2020 - 12:55pm

As we celebrate the upcoming 4th of July holiday, fireworks are traditionally a major part of our Independence Day celebrations. We hope the holiday will pass without any serious injuries or incidents tainting its enjoyment. 

Currently we are under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for unincorporated El Paso County due to the ongoing hot, dry weather conditions which compounds the danger of using fireworks, 

Six Year Old Victim in Yoder Shooting Identified

June 29, 2020 - 4:41pm

On June 23, 2020, deputies were dispatched to the Yoder Post Office in reference to a shooting involving a juvenile victim. The shooting occurred in the reporting family's home located in the 7700 block of Edison Road.  

Deputy Sheriff Charged with 3rd Degree Assault and 1st Degree Official Misconduct

June 29, 2020 - 9:33am

On Friday, June 26, 2020, Christopher Rogers (DOB: 8/20/95), a Deputy Sheriff with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office was charged with Third Degree Assault and First Degree Official Misconduct. The criminal investigation was conducted by the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD). Rogers was served a summons by CSPD and released on a promise to appear in court. Both are misdemeanor crimes.

Sheriff's Office Investigating Overnight Shooting

June 28, 2020 - 9:30am

On June 28, 2020, at approximately 12:07 AM, deputies were dispatched to the 4,000 block of Clearview Loop regarding reports of a shooting.

The reporting party stated a vehicle traveling southbound on Hancock Expressway slowed down at Clear View Loop in front of the Detour Sports Bar and Grill, shooting several rounds and then continuing southbound on Hancock Expressway. Witnesses on scene state the suspect was wearing a white mask and driving a Dodge Journey. 

Sheriff's Office Makes Arrest in Shooting

June 24, 2020 - 1:15pm

Sheriff's Office Makes Arrest in Shooting

On June 23, 2020, deputies were dispatched to the Yoder Post Office in reference to a shooting involving a juvenile victim. The shooting occurred in the reporting family's home located in the 7700 block of Edison Road.  

Sheriff's Office Asking for Assistance in Assault Case

June 23, 2020 - 10:10pm

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at approximately 5:30 PM, the Sheriff's Office was notified of an assault.  When detectives arrived on scene, they located an adult male who had been assaulted. The victim was transported to a local hospital with life threatening wounds.

Two Arrests Made in Burglary Case

June 23, 2020 - 12:30pm

On June 22, 2020, at approximately 5:35 AM, Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Easy Street for a report of a burglary in progress. The reporting party stated he had observed, through his security cameras, two males enter the detached garage carrying a large duffle bag and a crowbar. As deputies arrived on scene, they quickly developed a perimeter around the property. Loud verbal commands were given for the parties to exit the detached garage.

Victim in Homicide Investigation Identified

June 22, 2020 - 2:55pm

On June 20, 2020, at approximately 11:07 AM, our Communications Center (the El Paso County Communications Center) dispatched Manitou Springs Police officers to the 10 block of Fountain Place in Manitou Springs on a Check the Welfare call.

Upon arriving on scene, officers discovered a deceased adult female inside a residence.

Sheriff's Office Arrests Suspect for Arson in Structure Fire

June 22, 2020 - 12:09pm

Sheriff's Office Arrests Suspect for Arson in Structure Fire

On June 21, 2020, at approximately 7:21 PM, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a report of a Structure Fire in the 100 block of Security Boulevard.

Deputies arrived on scene and escorted people out of the homes and area of the fire.  

Sheriff's Office Investigates a Homicide

June 20, 2020 - 8:15pm

On June 20, 2020, at approximately 11:07 AM, our Communications Center (the El Paso County Communications Center) dispatched Manitou Springs Police officers to the 10 block of Fountain Place in Manitou Springs on a Check the Welfare call.

Upon arriving on scene, officers discovered a deceased adult female inside a residence.

Suspect Arrested on Numerous Charges

June 19, 2020 - 12:15pm

Suspect Arrested on Numerous Charges

The Cimarron Hills area experienced a large rash of vehicle break-ins from May 5, 2020 through June 5, 2020.  Initially one vehicle that was left unlocked with the keys in the center console was stolen. The suspects used the stolen vehicle to conduct a crime spree involving breaking into numerous vehicles in the same neighborhood. Vehicles were entered and wallets, money, and credit cards were stolen.  

Sheriff's Office Launches COVID-19 Projects After Receiving Cares Act Funding

June 16, 2020 - 9:06pm

The El Paso County Jail will be upgrading many areas and equipment to ensure the health and safety of staff and the incarcerated population.  These upgrades are intended to reduce the risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19 and increase overall safety and security of the jail.  

The following projects are in the planning phase and each are lead by a project coordinator:
1.  Replace Property Conveyor in the El Paso County Jail  =$600,000.00

Couple Arrested in Death of Juvenile

June 16, 2020 - 9:05pm

The El Paso county Sheriff’s Office has completed a several months long investigation into a juvenile death that occurred on March 11, 2020.

As a result of our investigation, arrest warrants were issued for Ryan Sabin DOB: 11/30/78 and Tara Sabin DOB: 5/3/78.  They turned themselves in to the El Paso County Jail on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 and are both facing charges of First-Degree Murder, Child Abuse Resulting in Death, and six counts of Misdemeanor Child Abuse.

Missing Juvenile Found Safe

June 7, 2020 - 11:55pm

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, the Sheriff's Office took a report for missing and endangered juvenile, Elizabeth "Lizzy" McPherson, DOB: 08/02/03. Lizzy was last seen approximately 7:00 PM, on June 4, 2020, at the Greyhound bus station on Weber Street in Colorado Springs, carrying a camouflage back pack.  It is unknown if she boarded a bus, but if she did it is believed she may be headed to Texas.

4th of July Fireworks Information for Unincorporated El Paso County

June 7, 2020 - 2:49pm

As we celebrate the upcoming 4th of July holiday, fireworks are traditionally a major part of our Independence Day celebrations.  We hope the holiday will pass without any serious injuries or incidents tainting its enjoyment.  Currently we are under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for unincorporated El Paso County due to the ongoing hot, dry weather conditions which compounds the danger of using fireworks,

Sheriff's Office Asks for Assistance in Locating Missing Juvenile

June 7, 2020 - 8:20am

UPDATE: Our investigation has revealed Lizzy made it to Denver, Colorado.  It is possible she may be headed to Florida in addition to Texas.  We are asking Media outlets to share this with your affiliates across the country.

Sheriff's Office Asks for Assistance in Locating a Missing Juvenile

June 6, 2020 - 7:20pm

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, the Sheriff's Office took a report for missing and endangered juvenile, Elizabeth "Lizzy" McPherson, DOB: 08/02/03. Lizzy was last seen approximately 7:00 PM, on June 4, 2020, at the Greyhound bus station on Weber Street in Colorado Springs, carrying a camouflage back back.  It is unknown if she boarded a bus, but if she did it is believed she may be headed to Texas.

Sheriff's Office Investigating Multiple Vehicle Break-Ins

June 5, 2020 - 9:45am

Previously in an official press release we asked the community to report any information toward identifying suspects involved in multiple vehicle break-ins at the following occurrences:

Sheriff's Office Investigating Theft, Eluding, and Hit and Run Case

June 3, 2020 - 1:58pm


Sheriff's Office Investigating Theft, Eluding, and Hit and Run Case.

On June 2, 2020, at approximately 1:23 PM, our Communications Center received a report of a suspect stealing clothing items and automotive parts from a store located on Widefield Boulevard.

As deputies arrived on scene, the vehicle eluded law enforcement and the pursuit was quickly terminated. 

Deputy in Officer Involved Shooting on Chiricahua Identified

June 1, 2020 - 5:12pm

CSPD Press Release:

On Friday, May 29, 2020, at approximately 8:58 P.M., the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO)
Communications Center received reports of a domestic violence incident in the 1000 block of Chiricahua Drive.
The reporting party stated that her husband was intoxicated and threatening to cause her harm. A young child
was also reported to be in the home. The reporting party told 9-1-1 that the suspect had left the residence, and

Sheriff Bill Elder Awards Recipient with the 2020 CSOC Scholarship

May 30, 2020 - 8:33am

El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder, is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) Scholarship award for El Paso County.

CSOC and Colorado State Sheriffs Association offered a total of 30 awards at $500 each. These were awarded to deserving high school and college students in Colorado to fund higher-level educational expenses for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Sheriff's Office Arrests Juvenile in Multiple Burglary Cases

May 29, 2020 - 12:07pm

Sheriff's Office Arrests Juvenile in Multiple Burglary Cases

On May 24, 2020, at approximately 1:03 PM, our Communications Center received a call from a church located in the 5800 block of Boone Road. They reported a burglary occurred during the early morning hours when the church was closed. The doors were pried open and computers, modems, and other technology related equipment were stolen.

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