Press Releases

Update - Sheriff's Office Looking for Vehicular Eluding Suspect

October 21, 2017 - 12:04pm

Update - Sheriff's Office Looking for Vehicular Eluding Suspect 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Assistance in Identifying Theft Suspects

October 17, 2017 - 12:25pm

On October 12, 2017, at approximately 11:30 PM, three suspects exited out of an employee only door at the King Soopers located at 7915 Constitution Avenue in Colorado Springs, CO.  The suspects took three shopping carts full of merchandise without paying, totaling almost $1,600.
 
The first suspect is a white male in his 20-30’s, wearing a black hat and gray plaid jacket with a hood.

Sheriff's Office Goes Live with New Records Management System

October 10, 2017 - 3:00pm

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is proud to announce we have gone live with a new Law Enforcement Records Management System (LERMS) at 6:00 AM this morning.

This has been a long, complex project involving three law enforcement agencies, two Information Technology departments and the vendor, in addition to converting data from two different criminal justice systems.

Sheriff's Office Asking for Assistance in Locating Wanted Felon

October 6, 2017 - 4:25pm

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is asking for assistance in locating Jason Todd Alpin, DOB: 10/25/79.

Alpin has been involved in multiple crimes throughout El Paso County and has outstanding warrants for the following:

1st Degree Assault with a Deadly Weapon
2nd Degree Burglary
Possession of a Weapon by Previous Offender
Motor Vehicle Theft

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit Seeking Volunteers

October 4, 2017 - 3:17pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit is seeking motivated individuals to join the ranks of this highly dedicated all-volunteer Unit.  Reserve Deputies are certified peace officers and provide vital support to the Sheriff’s Office by working in Patrol, Detentions, and special events throughout the county.  

Sheriff's Office Files Charges Against Daniel Nations

September 28, 2017 - 7:05pm

Sheriff's Office Files Charges Against Daniel Nations

On Thursday, September 28, 2017, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office filed the following charges against Daniel J. Nations, DOB: 10/08/85:

Felony Menacing
Reckless Endangerment

We anticipate more charges will be forthcoming in the next few days. 

Suspect In Mount Herman Road Threats Arrested

September 25, 2017 - 8:59pm

At approximately 3:00 PM, September 25th, 2017, the Woodland Park Police Department stopped a red Chevrolet Prizm bearing expired Indiana license plates.  This vehicle was identified in several tips by the public regarding menacing complaints in the Mount Herman area, as well as the Town of Monument.  
 

Tips in the Timothy Watkins Homicide and Biking/Hiking Safety Tips

September 20, 2017 - 3:00pm

The Sheriff's Office is aggressively investigating the homicide of Timothy Watkins.  To date we have received over 150 messages.  We will be following up on every tip that comes in, whether through our Dispatch Center, Tip Line or through our external website. 

Every tip is important, and please be aware we may not be contacting each individual who leaves one.

We also wanted to take this opportunity to relay some biking and hiking safety tips:

Update on Mount Herman Road Homicide

September 18, 2017 - 9:45pm

Update on Mount Herman Road Homicide

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, at approximately 5:00 PM, deputies responded to the base of Mount Herman Road in reference to a missing person. Palmer Lake Police had taken a case for the missing person earlier in the day. The missing person was last seen on September 14, 2017, at approximately 10:00 AM.

Victim in Mount Herman Area Homicide Identified

September 18, 2017 - 4:15pm

On Saturday, September 16, 2017, at approximately 5:00 PM, deputies responded to the base of Mount Herman Road in reference to a missing person. Palmer Lake Police had taken a case for the missing person earlier in the day. The missing person was last seen on September 14, 2017, at approximately 10:00 AM.

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam

September 15, 2017 - 3:30pm

The Sheriff's Office has received intelligence of another scam.  They threaten the individual they are speaking with they have missed Jury Duty and there is a warrant out for their arrest.  If they don't follow directions to clear up the warrant(s), they will be arrested.  In these most recent cases, they are using the name of an actual employee of the Sheriff's Office. 

Sheriff's Office Asking for Assistance in Locating Missing Man

September 14, 2017 - 11:35am

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Timothy DeHerrera, DOB: 5/24/58. He was last heard from this morning when he walked away from an assisted living facility in the area of Main and Security. 

Press Conference to be held on Operation Pikes Peak Round-Up

September 11, 2017 - 4:30pm

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, a Press Conference will be held at 1:00 PM, at the Office of the Sheriff, located at 27 E. Vermijo Avenue, to highlight the efforts of law enforcement this past weekend during Operation Pikes Peak Round-Up.

Shining Star Drive Homicide Victim Identified

September 6, 2017 - 4:22pm

On September 5, 2017, at approximately 2:00 AM, deputies were dispatched to the 3900 block of Shining Star Drive in reference to a shooting.  When deputies arrived on scene, they found a deceased male.

The victim has been identified as Jack Andrew Cole, DOB: 09/19/75.  The manner of death has been ruled a homicide by the El Paso County Coroner's Office.  The cause of death is gunshot wound. 

Sheriff's Office Investigating Homicide

September 5, 2017 - 3:30pm

On September 5, 2017, at approximately 2:00 AM, deputies were dispatched to the 3900 block of Shining Star Drive in reference to a shooting.  When deputies arrived on scene, they found a deceased male.

Detectives arrived and have just completed processing the crime scene.

The identity of the victim will not be released until positive identification has been made by the Coroner's Office and the next of kin has been notified.

Sheriff’s Office Asks for Assistance Identifying Suspect in Criminal Trespass Auto / Identify Theft Case

September 2, 2017 - 6:20pm

On August 3, 2017, at approximately 2:08 PM, a male suspect broke into a vehicle at Fox Run Regional Park in El Paso County.  The suspect entered the vehicle by breaking out the rear driver’s side window.  The victim’s purse including several credit cards and ID’s were taken.

Sheriff's Office Asking for Assistance Locating Missing Female

September 1, 2017 - 3:45pm

On Thursday, August 10, 2017, Selma Oliva Halls was released from the Criminal Justice Center Jail, by a judge on the condition she enter an in-patient rehab facility.  The court order stipulated she was only to be released to an individual by the name of John Bough.  Selma was released to Mr. Bough on August 10, 2017, at 7:14 AM.  She never checked into the rehab facility.

Former El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested

September 1, 2017 - 1:24pm

On Thursday, August 31, 2017, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office was notified that former Deputy Donald Fair was arrested.   Mr. Fair was first hired by the Sheriff’s Office in June 2005, he resigned in July 2010.  He was then rehired in October 2013 and worked in patrol until he resigned on July 21, 2017.

Sheriff's Office Arrests Two in Accidental Shooting

August 25, 2017 - 3:50pm

On Friday, August 25, 2017, at approximately 3:52 AM, the Sheriff's Office responded to the 4400 block of Bramble Drive in reference to an accidental shooting.  Deputies responded and learned a three year old female had been shot in the foot.   The child was transported to a local hospital where she was treated and is currently in stable condition. 

Sheriff’s Office Secures Conviction of Sexual Predator

August 18, 2017 - 5:19pm

On Wednesday, December 14, 2016, the Sheriff’s Office responded to a call regarding a possible sexual assault on a child.  The information surrounding the allegation was initially provided to a deputy, who in turn involved detectives from our Investigations Division, Special Victims Unit.

Sheriff's Office to Hold Law Enforcement Academy Graduation

August 18, 2017 - 10:30am

Tonight at 6:00 PM, the Sheriff's Office will hold a 17-1 Basic Law Enforcement Academy Graduation at Village Seven Presbyterian Church located at 4040 Nonchalant Circle South.

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.

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