Press Releases

Sheriff's Office Asking for Community's Assistance in Locating Person of Interest in Double Homicide

March 21, 2017 - 8:30pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the assistance of the community in locating Diego Carlos Chacon AKA “Casper.”  He is a person of interest in the March 16, 2017, double homicide of Derek Greer and Natalie Partida and is sought for questioning. 


Mr. Chacon is 18 years of age, 5’09” tall, approximately 150lbs with dark hair and brown eyes. 

Sheriff’s Office Makes Arrest in Double Homicide

March 20, 2017 - 6:40pm

On March 12, 2017, at approximately 8:45 AM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding a possible homicide.  The reporting party stated he located two deceased bodies on the side of Old Pueblo Road, approximately three quarter miles south of Hanover Road, while driving from his residence in Fountain.

Deputies arrived on scene and confirmed that a male and female were lying on the shoulder of the road deceased.

Sheriff's Office Implementing Stage 1 Burn Restrictions

March 16, 2017 - 4:45pm

Pursuant to the authority vested in the Deputy Fire Warden through the Sheriff of El Paso County, Colorado, by El Paso County Ordinance No. 15-001, and C.R.S. § 30-10-512, he El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, hereby issues this Order pertaining to the declaration of Stage 1 Burn Restrictions.

Victims of Double Homicide Identified

March 14, 2017 - 2:45pm

On March 12, 2017, at approximately 8:45 AM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding a possible homicide.  The reporting party stated he located two deceased bodies on the side of Old Pueblo Road, approximately three quarter miles south of Hanover Road, while driving from his residence in Fountain.

Deputies arrived on scene and confirmed that a male and female were lying on the shoulder of the road deceased.

Update on Double Homicide

March 13, 2017 - 5:40pm


On March 12, 2017, at approximately 8:45 AM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding a possible homicide.  The reporting party stated he located two deceased bodies on the side of Old Pueblo Road, approximately three quarter miles south of Hanover Road, while driving from his residence in Fountain.

Deputies arrived on scene and confirmed that a male and female were lying on the shoulder of the road deceased.

Update on Double Homicide

March 13, 2017 - 5:38pm


On March 12, 2017, at approximately 8:45 AM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding a possible homicide.  The reporting party stated he located two deceased bodies on the side of Old Pueblo Road, approximately three quarter miles south of Hanover Road, while driving from his residence in Fountain.

Deputies arrived on scene and confirmed that a male and female were lying on the shoulder of the road deceased.

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Sheriff's Office Investigating Double Homicide

March 12, 2017 - 7:25pm

On March 12, 2017, at approximately 8:45 AM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding a possible homicide.  The reporting party stated he located two deceased bodies on the side of Old Pueblo Road, approximately three quarter miles south of Hanover Road, while driving from his residence in Fountain.

Deputies arrived on scene and confirmed that a male and female were lying on the shoulder of the road deceased.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Information in Robbery Case

March 9, 2017 - 11:10am

Sheriff's Office Looking for Information in Robbery Case

Sheriff's Office Makes Arrest in Indecent Exposure Case

March 7, 2017 - 4:40pm

On March 2, 2017, the Sheriff's Office asked for the community's assistance in helping us identify a suspect who had been caught on a surveillance camera in the Widefield area.  The footage showed the suspect disrobing, walking around naked and fondling himself. 

El Paso County Sheriff's Office Looking for Domestic Violence Suspect - Possibly Armed and Dangerous

March 4, 2017 - 5:30pm

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, at approximately 12:26 PM, Deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Domestic Violence call in the 4000 block of Witches Hollow Lane in the Security Area.   Upon arrival, deputies learned that the female had exited the residence safely.  The male party at that time was believed to have barricaded himself inside. 

Sheriff's Office Provides Investigative Update on Donner Pass Fire and Appeals For Information

March 4, 2017 - 9:09am

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, at approximately 2:00 PM, a wildland fire was reported behind the Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR) in the area of Donner Pass View and Vigilante View.  Crews from multiple agencies responded to this fire which occurred on private property owned by El Paso County and Colorado Springs Utilities. 

Sheriff's Office Provides Investigative Update on Milne Road Fire

March 3, 2017 - 1:38pm

On Monday, February 27, 2017, at approximately 1237 hours, a fire was reported in the area of Milne Road and Squirrel Creek Road. Several Fire Departments responded to the area and were able to get the fire contained after several hours.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Indecent Exposure Case

March 2, 2017 - 12:05pm

On Friday, February 10, 2017, at approximately 1:43 AM, a individual was captured on Widefield Community Center’s surveillance camera walking from the west into the courtyard.  The footage shows the suspect disrobing, walking around naked and fondling himself. 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect

March 1, 2017 - 4:35pm

On Friday, February 17, 2017, at approximately 1:40 PM, Deputies responded to a residential alarm located in the 4800 block of Wing Walker Drive.  Upon arrival, the front door was found open, and the rear door glass broken. Consent was given by the homeowner for Deputies to search the house. The master bedroom appeared to be the only room that was touched, but nothing was stolen.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Information About A Suspicious Vehicle in Eastern El Paso County

February 25, 2017 - 6:34pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding a white truck driving onto properties in the eastern rural portions of El Paso County. The truck is described as an older model white pickup (possibly a Chevrolet) with an off color passenger door. The vehicle is occupied by multiple parties, possibly of Hispanic ethnicity.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit Seeking Volunteers

February 24, 2017 - 12:10pm

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.  
 

Suspect Identified in Officer Involved Shooting

February 23, 2017 - 6:10pm

On Tuesday, February 21, at approximately 5:00 PM, officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) responded to a home in the 2900 block of Illinois Ave in search of a suspect wanted on felony domestic violence charges.  Upon arrival, a person matching the description of the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle with officers in pursuit.

Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

February 21, 2017 - 10:37pm

On Tuesday, February 21, at approximately 5:00 PM, officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) responded to a home in the 2900 block of Illinois Ave in search of a suspect wanted on felony domestic violence charges.  Upon arrival, a person matching the description of the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle with officers in pursuit.

Sheriff’s Office Asking for the Public’s Assistance in Identifying Attempted Theft Suspect

February 21, 2017 - 11:58am

On Friday, February 10, 2017, at approximately 2:49 pm, a male suspect attempted to steal a black Crosman PFM16 semi-auto BB pistol from the Falcon Wal-Mart located at 11550 Meridian Market View.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Additional Victims in Criminal Mischief Case

February 19, 2017 - 4:45pm

Sheriff's Office Looking for Additional Victims in Criminal Mischief Case

On Saturday, February 18, 2017, at approximately 9:32 PM, Deputies were dispatched to the 7700 block of Bullet Road in reference to a Criminal Mischief.  The reporting party stated he reviewed surveillance footage from his home and discovered that at approximately 9:00 PM, someone had thrown eggs at his residence causing damage to the house.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Additional Victims and Information in Theft Case

January 26, 2017 - 1:35pm

Local law enforcement authorities are seeking the public's assistance with a contractor fraud investigation. The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado Springs Police Department are conducting a joint investigation into the practices of Innovative Roofing and Construction, owned by Jeff Masias.

As reported earlier, Masias is currently wanted on one count of felony theft; however, additional charges may be added as numerous additional victims have been identified.

Sheriff's Office Communications Center Recognized as an Accredited Center of Excellence in Emergency Medical Dispatch

January 23, 2017 - 1:55pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Regional Communications Center has again been recognized by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch as an Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) in the area of Emergency Medical Dispatch. 

This Accreditation requires the Communications Center to meet the highest standards in medical dispatch and pre-arrival care of our citizens through certification, continuing education and consistent quality review.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office and Colorado Springs Police Department Announces First Spanish Citizens' Academy

January 19, 2017 - 10:45am

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO) and Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) are now accepting applications for the first-ever Spanish Citizens’ Academy.

The Citizens’ Academy will begin on Saturday, March 18, 2017, and will be held every other Saturday, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  The Academy will be conducted over a four-day period, culminating in a graduation ceremony on Saturday, April 29, 2017. 

Suspect Identified in Officer Involved Deadly Force Incident

January 13, 2017 - 6:55pm

On Thursday, January 12, 2017, at approximately 9:13 PM, Officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department(CSPD) made contact with a suspicious individual in the parking lot of the Arby’s Restaurant, located at  616 W Garden of the Gods Road.  The suspect fired at the officers and the officers returned fire. 

Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Deadly Force Incident

January 13, 2017 - 1:13am

On Thursday, January 12, 2017, at approximately 9:13 PM, Officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department(CSPD) made contact with a suspicious individual in the parking lot of the Arby’s Restaurant, located at  616 W Garden of the Gods Road.  The suspect fired at the officers and the officers returned fire. 

Sheriff's Office Provides Update to West Colorado Homicide Investigation

January 12, 2017 - 9:06am

On December 12, 2016, members of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 3400 block of West Colorado Avenue, regarding a medical alert.  Upon arrival, law enforcement found Michael Dorland DOB 12/13/58 with multiple injuries from an apparent assault.
 
Mr. Dorland was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.   On December 28, 2016, Mr. Dorland succumbed to complications related to his injuries.  The death was ruled a homicide.
 

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam Using Sheriff’s Office Address

January 11, 2017 - 3:35pm

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office has received intelligence of another scam.  In these new cases the caller is informing victims that they are in trouble for missing jury duty and  need to pay a fine.  They are directing the caller to pay the fine at the Office of the Sheriff located at 27 East Vermijo Avenue. 

Update Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

January 6, 2017 - 5:13pm

On Thursday, January 5, 2017, the Colorado Springs Police Department's Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU) established surveillance in the 800 block of Chapman Drive in search of a juvenile male wanted on multiple violent crime felony warrants.  At 3:00 PM, the officers encountered the armed suspect and shots were fired.

The juvenile male suspect is sixteen years old and still undergoing treatment at a local hospital.

Update Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

January 5, 2017 - 9:28pm

Update: Sheriff’s Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

On Thursday, January 5, 2017, elements of the Colorado Springs Police Department Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU) established surveillance in the 800 block of Chapman Dr,  in search of a juvenile male wanted on multiple violent crime felony warrants.  At 3:00 PM, the officers encountered the armed suspect and shots were fired. 

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