Press Releases

Sheriff’s Office Asks for Assistance Identifying Suspect in Criminal Trespass Auto and Fraud Case

October 19, 2018 - 1:33pm

On Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at approximately 6:46 AM, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a criminal trespass auto in the 6300 block of Zermatt Drive in unincorporated El Paso County.  The suspect entered the unlocked vehicle and stole a wallet with the victim’s debit card inside of it.  Two unauthorized transactions were made by the suspect using the victim’s debit card at a Kum N Go gas station.

Sheriff’s Office Announces Graduation Ceremony for 18-1 Detentions Academy

October 19, 2018 - 9:43am

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce the graduation ceremony for 20 deputies who have successfully completed the 18-1 Detentions Academy.  The graduation ceremony will be held today, October 19, 3:00 PM, at Centennial Hall, 200 S Cascade Avenue.

Sheriff’s Office Hosts Community Outreach Events in the Security and Widefield Community

October 18, 2018 - 2:04pm

In 2017, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office launched a Park, Walk and Talk Initiative. The objective was to reach out to selected communities within the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction, with a goal to reduce crime and provide educational crime prevention programs while engaging with the community.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Fire Mitigation Partnerships

October 17, 2018 - 3:13pm

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Wildland Team is diligently working with our local municipality leaders and county agencies to coordinate fire mitigation efforts and hazard fuel reduction throughout the county.  

Second Arrest Made in Tranters Creek Way Homicide

October 15, 2018 - 7:55pm

On Sunday, October 7, 2018, at approximately 11:02 PM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call from the 6400 block of Tranters Creek Way saying multiple shots were fired and a male party was lying on the sidewalk.

Victim In Mount Wilson Place (Falcon) Homicide Identified

October 11, 2018 - 7:05pm

On October 9, 2018, at approximately 7:14 AM, deputies were dispatched to 10400 block of Mount Wilson Place in reference to a shooting.  Upon arriving on scene deputies discovered a deceased adult female inside residence.

Detectives arrived on scene and through the course of their investigation and processing the scene, the suspicious death has been upgraded to a homicide.

Victim in Tranters Creek Way Homicide Identified

October 11, 2018 - 3:45pm

On Sunday, October 7, 2018, at approximately 11:02 PM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call from the 6400 block of Tranters Creek Way saying multiple shots were fired and a male party was lying on the sidewalk.

Arrest Made in Homicide on Tranters Creek Way

October 11, 2018 - 7:08am

On Sunday, October 7, 2018, at approximately 11:02 PM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call from the 6400 block of Tranters Creek Way saying multiple shots were fired and a male party was lying on the sidewalk.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Taz Receives Donation of Body Armor

October 10, 2018 - 4:55pm

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Taz has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. The vest was sponsored by Michelle and Paul Blaskowski of Colorado Springs, CO and embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted by Michelle & Paul Blaskowski”.

Arrest Made in Suspicious Death Turned Homicide

October 10, 2018 - 8:34am

On October 9, 2018, at approximately 7:14 AM, deputies were dispatched to 10400 block of Mount Wilson Place in reference to a shooting.  Upon arriving on scene deputies discovered a deceased adult female inside residence.

Detectives arrived on scene and through the course of their investigation and processing the scene, the suspicious death has been upgraded to a homicide.

Barricaded Suspect Taken Into Custody Without Incident

October 9, 2018 - 9:44pm

On October 9, 2018, at approximately 2:39 PM, deputies attempted to contact Jerrell Evans, DOB 03/21/82, at an address in the 80 block of McBurney Boulevard in Security.  Mr. Evans was wanted on several misdemeanor charges including a Felony Menacing Domestic Violence summons.

Sheriff's Office Investigating Suspicious Death

October 9, 2018 - 3:30pm

On October 9, 2018, at approximately 7:14 AM, deputies were dispatched to 10400 block of Mount Wilson Place in reference to a shooting.  Upon arriving on scene deputies discovered a deceased adult female inside residence.

Detectives arrived on scene and through the course of their investigation and processing the scene, they are considering this a suspicious death.

CORRECTED: Update on Barricaded Suspect and Fire in Security/Widefield

October 9, 2018 - 2:50pm

On October 8, 2018, the Metro Vice Narcotics and Intelligence Unit (Metro VNI) obtained a Search Warrant for an address in the 400 block of Kiva Drive and two Arrest Warrants.  The warrants were part of an ongoing narcotics investigation.

Suspicious Death Upgraded to Homicide

October 8, 2018 - 12:53pm

On Sunday, October 7, 2018, at approximately 11:02 PM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a 911 call from the 6400 block of Tranters Creek Way saying multiple shots were fired and a male party was lying on the sidewalk.

MR 18-096

Law Enforcement Third Quarter Statistics on Illegal and Black-Market Marijuana Enforcement Efforts

October 5, 2018 - 1:56pm

On January 1, 2018, House Bill 17-1220 concerning measures to stop diversion of legal marijuana to the illegal market was enacted into law.  The Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Colorado Springs Police Department, Metro Vice Narcotics Intelligence Unit (MVNI), and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has continued its efforts to aggressively target those involved in illegal and black-market marijuana grow operations.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Inducted into the Special Olympics Colorado Hall of Fame

October 5, 2018 - 10:11am

On Thursday, October 4, 2018, The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office was inducted into the Special Olympics Colorado Hall of Fame as the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run Agency of the Year.  El Paso County Sheriff's Office has been a long-time supporter of Special Olympics Colorado and an active Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) partner since 2002.

Law Enforcement Executes Search Warrant on Large Illegal Marijuana Operation in El Paso County

October 4, 2018 - 5:45pm

On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at approximately 2:00 PM, detectives from the Metro Vice, Narcotics, & Intelligence Division (MVNI) along with deputies from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Rural Enforcement & Outreach Unit conducted a marijuana compliance inspection at a residence in the 14300 block of Holmes Road, which is in unincorporated El Paso County.

Sheriff's Office Asking for Assistance Identifying Suspect in Motor Vehicle Theft Case

September 27, 2018 - 4:45pm

On September 22, 2018, between the hours 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM, a 1965 BMW race car valued at 150,000 and a trailer were stolen.  The rare vehicle was inside a 23’ white box trailer at the time both were stolen.

On Monday, September 24, 2018, El Paso County Detectives with the BATTLE (Beat Auto Theft Through Law Enforcement) taskforce, located the stolen trailer and BMW at an address in the 5000 Block of Hopkins Dr. in Widefield.

El Paso County Jail Reaches Record High in Female Population

September 26, 2018 - 3:21pm

The El Paso County Jail, located at 2739 E Las Vegas Street, is at a critical point in managing the female inmate population as it reached record highs today of 364. The last record was set in May of 2017, with 358 female inmates. 

Law Enforcement Seizes Illegal Marijuana Plants and Arrests Motor Vehicle Theft Suspect

September 24, 2018 - 5:52pm

On Friday, September 21, 2018, at approximately 1:20 PM, members of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit (REO) and Metro Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence (VNI) executed a search warrant for illegal cultivation of marijuana at an address in the 5200 block of S. Yoder Road. During the search of the property, 116 plants were located with 104 being seized. The investigation is ongoing with criminal charges pending.

Sheriff’s Office Arrests Student in Widefield High School Threat

September 20, 2018 - 10:00am

On September 19, 2018, the Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer assigned to Widefield High School was made aware of a student planning a threat to the school.  As a result of our investigation, a student was charged with Inciting Destruction of Life/Property, a Class Six Felony.

Barricaded Suspect Taken Into Custody Without Incident

September 17, 2018 - 8:41pm

On September 17, 2018, at approximately 2:48 PM, Deputies along with a K9 team attempted to contact Amy Weeks, DOB 05/22/87, at an address in the 2300 block of Klein Place.  Ms. Weeks was wanted on several warrants, including a Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Summons that listed her as “Armed and Dangerous”.  The domestic violence incident involved unlawfully discharging a firearm. 

Sheriff's Office Releases All Reports from Flick Shooting

September 11, 2018 - 4:45pm

Last week the Colorado Springs Police Department released their report on the February 5, 2018, shooting which claimed the life of Detective Micah Flick, wounded three law enforcement officers and injured Thomas Villanueva.

 

Although the Colorado Springs Police Department was the lead agency, as part of the Deadly Force Investigations Team (DFIT), the Sheriff’s Office interviewed a member of the Colorado Springs Police Department involved in this incident.

Sheriff's Office Releases Additional Report in Flick Shooting

September 7, 2018 - 5:25pm

Earlier this week the Colorado Springs Police Department released their report on the February 5, 2018, shooting which claimed the life of Detective Micah Flick, wounded three law enforcement officers and injured Thomas Villanueva.

Although the Colorado Springs Police Department was the lead agency, as part of the Deadly Force Investigations Team (DFIT), the Sheriff’s Office interviewed members of the Colorado Springs Police Department involved in this incident.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Public Assistance in Identifying Fraud Suspects

September 4, 2018 - 1:15pm

On June 25, 2018, deputies responded to the 6400 block of Dancing Moon Way in reference to a Criminal Trespass Auto/Fraud case.  When deputies arrived on scene they learned the victim was notified by their bank of several fraudulent charges on their credit card.  The victim then checked their vehicle and noticed the driver door and trunk were both left open.  Several items were missing, including a wallet containing debit/credit cards and gift cards.  

Sheriff's Office Make Arrest in Shooting

August 23, 2018 - 5:00pm

On August 23, 2018, at approximately 8:50 AM, deputies were dispatched to the 6800 block of Woodstock Street regarding a shooting.  The reporting party stated her boyfriend shot another male party.

Sheriff's Office Responds to Aircraft Emergency on Judge Orr Road

August 23, 2018 - 3:23pm

Sheriff's Office Responds to Aircraft Emergency on Judge Orr Road

On Thursday, August 23, 2018, at approximately 1:00 PM, the Sheriff's Office was notified of an aircraft emergency in a field North of Hwy 24 off Judge Orr Road. Deputies from the Sheriff's Office, along with medical and firefighting personnel from the area, responded to the scene.

MR 18-083

Sheriff's Office Makes Arrests in Financial Exploitation of Elderly Victim

August 22, 2018 - 11:18am

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has arrested Herbert Meadows (1-9-54) and Cynthia Meadows (8-17-66), a married couple from the Security-Widefield area. They are accused of financially exploiting a 91-year-old victim of approximately $180,000. 

The investigation revealed Herbert & Cynthia Meadows had depleted the victim's bank account to pay their own credit card bills and fund several failed business ventures. 

MR 18-082

Law Enforcement Makes Arrests In Illegal Marijuana Cultivation in Eastern El Paso County

August 17, 2018 - 2:51pm

Law Enforcement Makes Arrests In Illegal Marijuana Cultivation in Eastern El Paso County

On Thursday, August 16, 2018, law enforcement executed five search warrants in eastern El Paso County regarding illegal marijuana cultivation.  The addresses include several in the 200-400 Blk Weissenfluh Road and an address in the 33900 Blk Hwy 94.  There were approximately 300 marijuana plants, 72 pounds of processed marijuana, and $11,716 in cash seized. 

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