Press Releases

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. 

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Suspect in Animal Neglect Case

August 10, 2018 - 1:19pm

On Thursday, August 8, 2018, deputies from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit (REO) executed a search warrant in the 7700 block of Stockholm Grove in reference to an ongoing investigation into criminally neglected horses.  Deputies were assisted by the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) and Bureau of Animal Protection Agents.

Deputy Sheriff Charged in Fatal Traffic Crash

August 9, 2018 - 3:15pm

On Thursday, August 9, 2018, Quinlan Linebaugh, age 29, a Deputy Sheriff with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office was charged with two counts of Careless Driving Resulting in Death and two counts of Careless Driving Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury by the Colorado State Patrol.

Sheriff's Office Announces Fall Citizens' Academy

August 9, 2018 - 7:53am

The Citizens’ Academy will begin on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, and will be held on Tuesday evenings, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  The Academy will be conducted over a seven-week period, culminating in a graduation ceremony on October 23, 2018. 

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Seizes Horses in Animal Neglect Case

August 8, 2018 - 4:55pm

On Thursday, August 8, 2018, deputies from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Rural Enforcement and Outreach Unit (REO) executed a search warrant in the 7700 block of Stockholm Grove in reference to an ongoing investigation into criminally neglected horses.  Deputies were assisted by the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region (HSPPR) and Bureau of Animal Protection Agents.

Sheriff’s Office Encourages Participation in 35th Annual National Night Out

August 6, 2018 - 9:06am

On Tuesday, August 7, 2018, neighborhoods throughout El Paso County are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 35th Annual National Night Out (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.  The event’s recurring theme is: “Give neighborhood crime and drugs a going away party.”

Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting Charged

August 3, 2018 - 11:40am

At approximately 2:45 AM, Thursday morning, on August 2, 2018, officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department were dispatched to the 2300 block of East Boulder Street in Colorado Springs in response to a shots fired call for service.

Upon arrival in the area, an officer contacted an adult male suspect in the street.  As other officers began to arrive the suspect produced a handgun and shots were exchanged between the suspect and the police. 

Suspect Identified In Officer Involved Shooting

August 2, 2018 - 2:45pm

At approximately 2:45 AM Thursday morning, on August 2, 2018, officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department were dispatched to the 2300 block of East Boulder Street in Colorado Springs in response to a shots fired call for service.

Upon arrival in the area, an officer contacted an adult male suspect in the street.  As other officers began to arrive the suspect produced a handgun and shots were exchanged between the suspect and the police. 

Sheriff's Office Provides Investigative Update to Officer Involved Shooting

August 2, 2018 - 11:35am

At about 2:45 AM Thursday morning, on August 2nd, 2018, officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department were dispatched to the 2300 block of East Boulder Street in Colorado Springs in response to a "shots fired" call for service.

Upon arrival in the area, an officer contacted an adult male suspect in the street.  As other officers began to arrive the suspect produced a handgun and shots were exchanged between the suspect and the police. 

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Seizes Horses in Animal Neglect Case

July 27, 2018 - 12:59pm

On July 26, 2018, at approximately 9:30 am, El Paso County Rural Enforcement Outreach Unit, Pikes Peak Humane Society and the Bureau of Animal Protection (BAP) executed a search warrant at an address in the 4100 block of Ramah Hwy regarding an ongoing animal neglect investigation.

Victim in Highway 94 Homicide Identified

July 25, 2018 - 4:45pm

On Sunday, July 22, 2018, at approximately 6:45 AM, the Sheriff's Office received a call of a shooting. Deputies responded to a local hospital where they learned a victim was shot and another was deceased in the 12,000 block of Highway 94.

Deputies responded to the address on Highway 94 and discovered a deceased male. Detectives responded and began to process the scene.

Stage Two Fire Restrictions Downgraded to Stage One for Unincorporated El Paso County

July 23, 2018 - 4:00pm

Sheriff Bill Elder has ordered Stage I 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:

Sheriff’s Office Second Quarter Statistics on Illegal and Black-Market Marijuana Enforcement Efforts

July 6, 2018 - 1:43pm

On January 1, 2018, House Bill 17-1220 concerning measures to stop diversion of legal marijuana to the illegal market was enacted into law.  One of Sheriff Bill Elder’s top priorities is to eradicate black-market marijuana and the illegal marijuana grows in El Paso County.

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Attempted Carjacking on Rampart Range Road

July 3, 2018 - 1:05pm

On July 2, 2018, at approximately 12:20 pm, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a Motor Vehicle Theft in Progress in the 9000 block of Rampart Range Road.

Sheriff’s Office Launches New Behavioral Health Connect Program (BHCON)

June 29, 2018 - 2:14pm

On Sunday, July 1, 2018, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will deploy an inaugural co-responder, patrol unit called the Behavioral Health Connect Unit or BHCON (pronounced Beacon).  It was previously named Project CURB.  The BHCON unit pairs an El Paso County Sheriff's Deputy with a Licensed Behavioral Health Clinician from UCHealth's Memorial Hospital to respond to emergency calls determined to have a behavioral health issue as a primary driver.

Fireworks and Burn Ban Information for the 2018 Fourth of July Holiday

June 29, 2018 - 9:11am

We would like to wish every citizen in El Paso County a safe and happy Fourth of July.  Hopefully this holiday will pass without any serious injuries or incidents tainting its enjoyment. Since fireworks are traditionally a major part of our Independence Day celebrations, we would like to remind our community that Stage II Fire Restrictions are in effect for all the unincorporated areas of El Paso County.  The Stage II Fire Restrictions prohibit the following:

Sheriff’s Office Asking for Assistance in Locating Missing Woman

June 22, 2018 - 2:43pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance locating Jane Mudder, DOB: 07/15/62.  Jane was last seen by her landlord on Saturday, May 5, 2018, in the Cascade Area. 
Ms. Mudder is a white female, 5’6”, 122 lbs., brown hair and brown eyes with a dream catcher tattoo on her right arm.

Deceased Female Identified in Springs Mobile Home Community Fire

June 21, 2018 - 4:10pm

On June 21, 2018, at approximately 5:18 am, a structure fire was reported at a mobile home in the Springs Mobile Home Community, located at 1095 Western Dr.  Members of the Cimarron Hills Fire Department responded and, after extinguishing the fire, discovered a deceased individual inside the residence.

The deceased has been identified as Judith Barton, who was 67 years of age.  We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Ms. Barton. 

Sheriff's Office and Colorado Springs Police Department Support Special Olympics in Annual Torch Run

June 15, 2018 - 6:13pm

Sheriff's Office and Colorado Springs Police Department Support Special Olympics in Annual Torch Run

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado Springs Police Department, in our continued partnership with the Special Olympics, will join forces for the Annual El Paso County Law Enforcement Torch Run. 

Deputy Sheriff Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

June 12, 2018 - 7:55pm

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Steven D'Agostino, DOB: 06-13-83, a Deputy Sheriff with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office was booked into the Criminal Justice Center Jail. 

He is facing several Felony charges to include one count of Introducing Contraband in the First Degree which is a Felony 4, one count of Unlawful Possession of a Schedule II with Intent to Distribute which is a Felony 3 and one count of Official Misconduct which is a Misdemeanor 2.

Deputy Sheriff Arrested on Felony Drug Charges

June 12, 2018 - 7:55pm

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Steven D'Agostino, DOB: 06-13-83, a Deputy Sheriff with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office was booked into the Criminal Justice Center Jail. 

He is facing several Felony charges to include one count of Introducing Contraband in the First Degree which is a Felony 4, one count of Unlawful Possession of a Schedule II with Intent to Distribute which is a Felony 3 and one count of Official Misconduct which is a Misdemeanor 2.

Unincorporated El Paso County Now In Stage Two Fire Restrictions

June 5, 2018 - 11:08am

Sheriff Bill Elder has ordered Stage II Fire Restrictions for all of the unincorporated areas of El Paso County.  The Stage II Fire Restrictions shall go into effect immediately and the following are prohibited:

1.      Campfires.

2.      The sale or use of fireworks.

3.      Outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building.

4.      Public prescribed burning/burn permits.

Taekwondo Coach Sentenced in Sexual Assault Case

May 29, 2018 - 5:15pm

In Early 2017, the Sheriff’s Office Special Victim’s Unit began an investigation on a Sexual Assault Case involving suspect Glenn Allan Lainfiesta, DOB: 04/02/73.  Lainfiesta had been working as a sparring coach at the Academy of Life and Leadership Taekwondo at the Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Boulevard in Colorado Springs.

 

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam

May 15, 2018 - 3:35pm

The Sheriff's Office has received intelligence of another phone scam.  The caller threatens the individual they are speaking with an arrest warrant for missed jury duty.   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 Elder Holding Press Conference on Pilot to Implement Co-Responder Program

May 8, 2018 - 10:55am

Sheriff Bill Elder will be holding a press conference on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 3:00 PM, at the Office of the Sheriff, located at 27 E. Vermijo Avenue, where he will introduce the Coordinated Unit Response to Behavioral Health Calls (CURB).

Mental health affects all aspects of law enforcement from interactions on the street to having an inmate population of approximately 60% who suffer from some form of mental illness. 

Sheriff Elder to Receive National Alliance on Mental Illness Advocate of the Year Award

May 2, 2018 - 5:05pm

Sheriff Elder will be recognized as the the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Advocate of the Year at NAMI's Eight Annual Fundraising Breakfast on Thursday, May 3, 2018, 7:30 AM, at the Broadmoor International Center, located at 21 Lake Circle in Colorado Springs.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Armed and Dangerous Suspect in Stabbing

May 1, 2018 - 8:10pm

On May 1, 2018, at approximately 1:47 PM, deputies were dispatched to the 6400 block of Sayres Road in reference to a Stabbing.

Prior to the deputy’s arrival, it was learned the suspect had fled the scene after stabbing the victim.  The victim was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

The suspect has been identified as Nicholas Sambrano, DOB: 12/19/85.  He is driving a 1994 gold Honda Accord bearing a Colorado license plate of OXM124. 

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