Press Releases

Sheriff’s Office Announces Graduation Ceremony for 18-2 Detentions Academy

February 7, 2019 - 3:10pm

Sheriff’s Office Announces Graduation Ceremony for 18-2 Detentions Academy

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the graduation ceremony for 20 deputies who have successfully completed the 18-2 Detentions Academy.  The graduation ceremony will be held Friday, February 8, 2019, 3:00 PM, at Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4040 Nonchalant Circle South. 

Sheriff’s Office Asks for Help Identifying Suspects in Criminal Trespass Auto Case

February 5, 2019 - 4:30pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is investigating reports of a criminal trespass auto that occurred overnight between January 29-30, 2019 at the 700 block of Pennington Dr.  The victim’s purse containing credit/debit cards, house keys and approximately $4500 in cash was stolen from an unlocked vehicle. 

Sheriff's Office Warns the Community of Phishing Scam Using Sheriff’s Office Email Address

January 24, 2019 - 4:41pm

The Sheriff's Office has received intelligence of a “phishing” scam that is going around using the email address of the Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Coordinator.  The email message states that a contract is in the process of being terminated with an invoice attached for the recipient to review.

Update on Officer Involved Shooting on Verde Drive

January 24, 2019 - 8:05am

Update on Officer Involved Shooting on Verde Drive

Victim in Homicide on Lashelle Avenue Identified

January 23, 2019 - 2:35pm

On Friday, January 18, 2019, at approximately 2:58 PM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding a shooting in the 4300 block of Lashelle Avenue.  When deputies arrived on scene they found a deceased male.

The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Alexsander Warfield.  The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Coroner's Office once they have all the information to make a ruling.

Suspect in Homicide on Lashelle Avenue Taken into Custody

January 18, 2019 - 10:30pm

On Friday, January 18, 2019, at approximately 2:58 PM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding a shooting in the 4300 block of Lashelle Avenue.  When deputies arrived on scene they found a deceased male.

Suspect in Nigerian Romance Scam Arrested

January 18, 2019 - 11:00am

In February of 2018, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Financial Crimes Unit began an investigation regarding a  Nigerian Romance Scam.  The investigation revealed the suspect came to the United States in early 2017, on a student visa and immediately started his scam.

Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting Identified

January 17, 2019 - 12:55pm

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, at approximately 4:50 AM, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department(CSPD) contacted a suspicious male party in a stolen vehicle parked in the parking lot of Elevate Apartments, located in the 400 block of Crestone Lane.   During the contact, the male party began struggling with officers and shots were fired.  The suspect was armed with a hatchet.

Sheriff’s Office Awarded American Correctional Association Accreditation

January 14, 2019 - 11:00am

Sheriff Elder is pleased to announce on Saturday, January 12, 2018, the Criminal Justice Center was awarded the American Correctional Association (ACA) Accreditation, at their conference in New Orleans, LA. The audit took place in October of 2018, and measures the Sheriff’s Office Detention Bureau’s ability to staff and maintain a detention facility that complies with ACA set standards and include:

• 60 mandatory standards and 324 non-mandatory standards

Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting on Crestone Lane

January 12, 2019 - 11:55am

On Saturday, January 12, 2019, at approximately 4:50 AM, Officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department(CSPD) contacted a suspicious male party in a stolen vehicle parked in the parking lot of Elevate Apartments, located in the 400 block of Crestone Lane.   During the contact, the male party began struggling with officers and shots were fired. 
 

El Paso Sheriff’s Office and Colorado Springs Police Department Announce 2019 Spanish Citizens’ Academy

January 10, 2019 - 4:50pm

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO) and the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) will be accepting applications for the Spanish Citizens’ Academy starting January 7, 2019.

The Citizens’ Academy will begin on Thursday, March 21, 2019, and will be held every Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  There will be eight sessions, culminating in a graduation ceremony on Thursday, May 9, 2019. 

Sheriff’s Office Seeks the Community’s Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspects

January 9, 2019 - 12:54pm

Sheriff’s Office Seeks the Community’s Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspects
 
On January 4, 2019, at approximately 2:53 AM, deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 4900 block of Sapphire Drive for a report of an attempted Burglary.  Two suspects attempted to enter the residence while a third suspect waited in a silver late model small SUV, possibly Honda CRV, or similar. 

MR 19-008

Ellicott High School Teacher Arrested

January 7, 2019 - 2:14pm

In December an investigation began regarding child pornography.  As a result of this investigation, law enforcement has arrested Patrick McMahon, DOB: 2/23/90.

Detectives contacted McMahon at Ellicott High School on January 7, 2019 and was taken into custody without incident.  He has been booked into the Criminal Justice Center on the charge of Sexual Exploitation of a Child and is being held without bond.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Oath of Office Ceremony Tomorrow

January 7, 2019 - 11:05am

Everyone is invited to attend the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Oath of Office Ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 9:30 AM, at New Life Church, located at 11025 Voyager Parkway.
 
Sheriff Elder and sworn personnel from all Law Enforcement agencies in El Paso County will take the Oath of Office.

Behavioral Health Connect Program (BHCON) Second Quarter Statistics

January 4, 2019 - 10:52am

Mental Health issues affect every aspect of law enforcement from encounters on the street through to incarceration.  Since being elected in 2015, Sheriff Bill Elder has committed to ensuring our workforce is well trained and ready to respond to the mental health needs of our community. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Training and Crisis Intervention training is provided to EPSO deputies to prepare them to interact with this segment of our population.
 

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Knox to Get Donation of Body Armor

January 2, 2019 - 3:55pm

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Knox will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K-9 Knox’s vest is sponsored by Paula Rayer of Peyton, CO in memory of her mother, Lynn D. Rayer and will be embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Lynn D. Rayer”. Delivery is expected within eight to ten weeks.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect in Armed Robbery

January 2, 2019 - 2:05pm

On January 2, 2019, at approximately 1:06 AM, deputies were dispatched to the Maverick station in the 2400 block of Peterson Road in regard to an armed robbery which had just occurred. 

Upon arrival deputies determined that an unknown suspect presented a semi-automatic handgun to the clerk and demanded money from the register. 

The suspect left in a westerly direction on Constitution with an unknown amount of money. 

Wildland Fire Management Team Conducting Pile Burning in Northern El Paso County

January 2, 2019 - 8:30am

The El Paso County Wildland Fire Management Team in conjunction with El Paso County Parks will be conducting pile burning in the northern end of the El Paso County today.  The team will resume their mitigation efforts in the Black Forest and Fox Run Regional Park areas. This is part of a strategic plan to improve the overall health of the forest by removing diseased and damaged trees and reducing fuels available to burn during wildland fires. 

Fireworks Reminder for New Year's Celebrations

December 28, 2018 - 2:55pm

As we welcome in the new year, fireworks are traditionally a significant part of our celebrations. Though it may seem like winter is an ideal time for fireworks, the real fact of the matter is that winter is one of the driest times of year and starting a fire accidentally is much easier than you probably think.

Sheriff’s Office Asks for the Community’s Help Identifying Robbery Suspects

December 27, 2018 - 5:57pm

On Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at approximately 10:04 PM, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office received a silent hold-up alarm from the 7 Eleven located in the 1400 Block of B St.  in unincorporated El Paso County. Two suspects entered the store wearing bandanas and hoodies. One suspect armed with a silver handgun. The suspects stole $30 from the drawer and a cell phone from one of the clerks. The suspects then fled on foot.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Notification of Sexually Violent Predator

December 27, 2018 - 11:16am

In accordance with Colorado law, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the community that Mark William Shaddock has moved to an address in the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.  Shaddock is a sex offender whose past behavior has led him to be labeled a “Sexually Violent Predator” (SVP) by the court.  Accordingly, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has made “community notification” as required by law and undertaken the following tasks, among others:

Victim in Springs Mobile Home Structure Fire Identified

December 18, 2018 - 4:13pm

Victim in Springs Mobile Home Structure Fire Identified

On December 12, 2018, at approximately 9:05 pm, a structure fire was reported at a residence in the Springs Mobile Home Community, located in the 1000 block of Western Dr. Fire personnel responded and, after extinguishing the fire, discovered a deceased male inside the residence. 

Remains Recovered in El Paso County Identified as Missing Hiker Kevin Rudnicki

December 18, 2018 - 2:07pm

Remains Recovered in El Paso County Identified as Missing Hiker Kevin Rudnicki

On December 12, 2018, at approximately 9:42 am, deputies were dispatched to a remote area near Balanced Rock Road and Forest Service Road 322, in reference to a suspicious incident.   Upon arriving on scene, deputies located skeletal remains.

Male Found Deceased in Springs Mobile Home Structure Fire

December 13, 2018 - 12:33pm

Male Found Deceased in Springs Mobile Home Structure Fire

On December 12, 2018, at approximately 9:05 pm, a structure fire was reported at a residence in the Springs Mobile Home Community, located in the 1000 block of Western Dr. Fire personnel responded and, after extinguishing the fire, discovered a deceased male inside the residence. 

The identity of the male will not be released until positive identification has been made by the Coroner’s Office.

MR 18-139

Skeletal Remains Recovered in El Paso County

December 13, 2018 - 11:09am

On December 12, 2018, at approximately 9:42 am, deputies were dispatched to a remote area near Balanced Rock Road and Forest Service Road 322, in reference to a suspicious incident. 

Suspect in Falcon Kidnapping and Sexual Assault Case Deceased

December 8, 2018 - 2:15pm

On December 5, 2018, at approximately 1:45 PM, deputies were dispatched to the Walmart located at 11550 Meridian Market View, in unincorporated El Paso County for a report of a stranger Kidnapping and Sexual Assault.

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

December 6, 2018 - 4:30pm

On December 5, 2018, at approximately 1:45 PM, deputies were dispatched to the Walmart located at 11550 Meridian Market View, in unincorporated El Paso County for a report of a stranger Kidnapping and Sexual Assault.

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