Press Releases

Inmate Death at the El Paso County Jail

July 4, 2022 - 11:30am

On July 4, 2022, a male inmate in the El Paso County Jail died while in custody.

At around 7:35 a.m., the inmate was found unresponsive in his assigned cell. Life saving measures were initiated by Sheriff's Office personnel and medical staff until responders from American Medical Response (AMR) and responders from the Colorado Springs Fire Department arrived and took over. Despite life saving measures, the inmate passed away.

Inmate Death at the El Paso County Jail

July 4, 2022 - 10:37am

On July 3, 2022, a female inmate in the El Paso County Jail died while in custody.

At around 9:16 p.m., the inmate was found unresponsive in her assigned cell. Life saving measures were initiated by Sheriff's Office personnel and medical staff until responders from American Medical Response (AMR) and responders from the Colorado Springs Fire Department arrived and took over. Despite life saving measures, the inmate passed away.

Stage II Fire Restrictions Downgraded to Stage I

July 1, 2022 - 2:20am

On June 3, 2022, at the recommendation of the members in the Pikes Peak Wildfire Preparedness (PPRWFP) group Sheriff Elder has downgraded Stage Two Fire Restrictions to Stage One Fire Restrictions for all of the unincorporated areas of El Paso County.  The Stage I Fire Restrictions shall go into effect immediately and the following are prohibited:

1.      Open burning, excepting fires and campfires within permanently constructed fire grates in developed

MR 22-059 Stage II Fire Restrictions Downgraded to Stage I

Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest In Child Abduction Incident; Child Returned Unharmed

June 22, 2022 - 9:50am

On June 21, 2022, just before 7:00AM, EPSO Deputies responded to a home in the 2000 block of Mount Herman Road in unincorporated El Paso County after residents there reported a non-custodial parent of a child who was in their care forced her way into the home, menaced them and abducted the child at gunpoint, and fled with the child.  The non-custodial parent and suspect was identified as Amber Green, DOB: 3-2-1984.
 

Inmate Identified in El Paso County Jail Death

June 20, 2022 - 11:00am

On June 9, 2022, a female inmate in the El Paso County Jail died while in custody.

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Sheriff’s Office Investigating Homicide on Old Stage Road

June 16, 2022 - 9:00am

On June 10, 2022, at approximately 1:07 p.m., the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Communications center received information from a caller who reported finding a deceased male lying along a roadway in the 5200 block of Old Stage Road. This area is located in unincorporated El Paso County.

Deputies responded to the area and discovered a deceased adult male.

Detectives are working hard to determine who may have been involved with this death.

Human Remains Found Along Spruce Trail

June 14, 2022 - 4:11pm

On May 29, 2022, at around 6:30 p.m., two citizens walked into the Manitou Springs Police Department with a bag that contained a partial human skull and other bone fragments.

The two citizens were hiking near Spruce Trail (near the water tower) in Manitou Springs, Colorado, when they discovered the remains. 

Homicide Suspect Arrested

June 13, 2022 - 5:55pm

On June 11, 2022, at around 11:30 a.m., the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a report of an active disturbance. 

The disturbance was ongoing within the 6100 block of Chaps View, located in Unincorporated El Paso within the city of Fountain. 

The caller said a family member was setting their house on fire and they needed help. 

Inmate Death at the El Paso County Jail

June 9, 2022 - 8:27am

On June 9, 2022, a female inmate in the El Paso County Jail died while in custody.


At around 4:26 p.m., the inmate was found unresponsive in her assigned cell. Life saving measures were initiated by Sheriff's Office personnel and medical staff until responders from American Medical Response (AMR) and responders from the Colorado Springs Fire Department arrived and took over. Despite life saving measures, the inmate passed away.

Man Arrested For Multiple Homicides in a Multi-Jurisdictional Investigation

May 26, 2022 - 8:55am

In late April of 2022, law enforcement personnel from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado Springs Police Department, and the Pueblo Police Department began independent homicide investigations that occurred in their respective jurisdictions.  Those specific investigations are as follows:

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office  
Investigation began on April 21, 2022 / Homicide of Anthony Moore   
20000 Block of Longhorn Point in unincorporated El Paso County

MR 22-057

Sheriff’s Deputies Save Suicidal Woman Who Jumped From Bridge

May 25, 2022 - 1:20pm

On May 12, 2022, just after 8:00 AM, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to a bridge overpass over Highway 115 along South Academy Boulevard in unincorporated El Paso County.  Several passersby reported to Dispatch a woman appeared as if she was going to jump off the bridge.
 

Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting on East Arvada Street

May 17, 2022 - 1:05pm

On Friday, May 13, 2022, around 9:50 p.m., the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD)
Communications Center received a call of a Felony Menacing (weapon display) that occurred in the 200 block of East Arvada Street.

The caller said a man approached him in a parking lot and asked for a ride. When the caller refused to give the man a ride, the man grabbed him and pulled out a knife. The caller was able to break away from the man and call 911.

Unincorporated El Paso County Now In Stage II Fire Restrictions

May 16, 2022 - 8:00am

After discussion and collaboration with the Pikes Peak Region Wildfire Preparedness Group, Sheriff Bill Elder has elevated fire restrictions from Stage I to Stage II effective May 16, 2022, at 12:00 p.m.

Arrest Made in Felony Stalking Case

May 7, 2022 - 11:00am

On May 6, 2021, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies received information of an alleged stalking incident.

The victim was able to name the suspect. The investigation involved allegations of Felony Stalking on a female victim by Daniel McShan (DOB:05/06/1982).

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office Patrol Division deputies arrested Daniel McShan and booked him into the El Paso County Jail on Felony Stalking.

MR 22-053

El Paso County Jail Inmate Who Died Identified

May 2, 2022 - 12:00pm

On April 26, 2022, a male inmate in the El Paso County Jail died while in custody.

At around 1:16 a.m., the inmate was found unresponsive in his assigned cell. Life saving measures were initiated by Sheriff's Office personnel and medical staff until responders from American Medical Response (AMR) and responders from the Colorado Springs Fire Department arrived and took over. Despite life saving measures, the inmate passed away.

Sheriff's Office Identifies Victim in Homicide

May 2, 2022 - 11:00am

On April 21, 2022, at approximately 4:57 p.m., the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Communications center received information from a caller who reported finding a deceased male lying on the side of the road in the 20000 block of Longhorn Point. This area is located in unincorporated El Paso County within Hanover, Colorado. 

Deputies responded to the area and discovered a deceased adult male.

New K9 Coming to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

April 28, 2022 - 3:25pm

New K9 Coming to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

In the coming months the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be adding a new team member to their K9 Unit after securing sufficient funding. This funding will help the unit to obtain and train a new K9.  

Inmate Death at the El Paso County Jail

April 26, 2022 - 8:45am

On April 26, 2022, a male inmate in the El Paso County Jail died while in custody.

At around 1:16 a.m., the inmate was found unresponsive in his assigned cell. Life saving measures were initiated by Sheriff's Office personnel and medical staff until responders from American Medical Response (AMR) and responders from the Colorado Springs Fire Department arrived and took over. Despite life saving measures, the inmate passed away.

Vehicle Pursuit Results in Recovered Stolen Vehicle, Suspect Arrested and Fentanyl Seized

April 25, 2022 - 2:00pm

On April 20, 2022, just before 3:00 PM, El Paso County Sheriff's Office deputies attempted to contact a person inside of a pickup truck with no license plate near Terminal Avenue and Conrad Street in the Cimarron Hills area of unincorporated El Paso County.  The person inside drove the vehicle away and a brief pursuit began.  The vehicle struck a curb and came to a stop in a drainage ditch a short distance away.  The driver then fled on foot but was arrested nearby.  

Sheriff’s Office Investigating Body Found on Longhorn Point as a Possible Homicide

April 22, 2022 - 3:37pm

On April 21, 2022, at approximately 4:57 p.m., the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Communications center received information from a caller who reported finding a deceased male lying on the side of the road in the 20000 block of Longhorn Point. This area is located in unincorporated El Paso County within Hanover, Colorado. 

Deputies responded to the area and discovered a deceased adult male.

Multiple Homes Struck by Gunfire in Early Morning Hours

April 20, 2022 - 12:15pm

On April 20, 2022, at approximately 1:39 a.m., the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a report of shots fired in the 26300 block of Big Springs Road located in unincorporated El Paso County.

Information on Memorial Service for EPSO K9 Jinx

April 19, 2022 - 2:50pm

On April 11, 2022, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office’s beloved K9 Jinx was shot and killed in the line of duty by an armed suspect.  K9 Jinx’s partner and family, his law enforcement family, and the Pikes Peak Region have suffered a tremendous loss. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office values the strong relationship with neighbors and law enforcement partners, and are grateful for the outpouring of sympathies that have been shared over the last week.

Previously Reported Missing Juvenile Found; Mother Arrested

April 6, 2022 - 1:45pm

On February 14, 2022, 12 year-old Kaydence Reaume was reported missing to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office from her residence in the 7800 block of Tennis Lane in unincorporated El Paso County.  She was reportedly with her mother, Kayla Brookshire, and it was believed Kayla might have been en route with Kaydence to the Denver or Greeley areas or possibly to Michigan. 

Sheriff's Office Seeks Help Identifying Trespassing Suspect

April 6, 2022 - 8:50am

On March 12, 2022, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office was notified by a real estate agent who was showing a rural home and property located in the 10000 block of Burgess Road there was evidence of a squatter unlawfully living in the home.  Stolen items were also recovered from inside.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Language Interpreter Volunteers

April 5, 2022 - 4:05pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Language Services Volunteer Unit (LSVU) is seeking highly motivated individuals to join our team of dedicated volunteers. The LSVU is comprised of citizen volunteers who work alongside the staff of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.  Specific areas of service include the following:

Sheriff's Office Warns Public of Dangerous Social Media Challenge

April 5, 2022 - 11:45am

Sheriff's Office Warns Public of Dangerous Social Media Challenge

7th Annual Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Teen Academy

April 4, 2022 - 4:00pm

The Colorado Springs Police Department and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office are pleased to announce the 7th Annual Pikes Peak Regional Law Enforcement Teen Academy. The Teen Academy will take place June 13th, 2022 through June 16th, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy located at    4220 East Pikes Peak Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80909. 

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