Press Releases

Husband and Wife Duo Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Fraud

October 21, 2020 - 3:10pm

On April 13, 2020, detectives from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit apprehended Ryan Carneal, DOB: 6/1/76, when he arrived at the El Paso County courthouse for a hearing. Carneal has been charged with fourteen felonies related to identity theft, aggravated motor vehicle theft, forgery, cyber-crimes and other fraud related offenses.  Mr. Carneal was sentenced on October 19, 2020, to 15 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Inmate Who Escaped from El Paso County Jail Back in Custody

October 18, 2020 - 7:25pm

On October 18, 2020, at approximately 11:45 AM, an inmate who was housed in the Sprung Structure on the El Paso County Jail campus scaled the barbed wire fence and escaped from custody of the El Paso County Jail.

Multiple resources from the Sheriff's Office and other local law enforcement agencies were deployed and the inmate was located in less than an hour, was treated for his injuries, and booked back into the jail.

Sheriff’s Office Asking for Assistance in Locating Suspect Involved in Shooting

September 30, 2020 - 4:30pm

On September 30, 2020, at approximately 4:16 AM, deputies were dispatched to a shooting in the 400 block of Crestridge Avenue.

Deputies responded to the area and located a gunshot victim. The victim was bleeding profusely. A deputy provided life saving measures and was able to control the bleeding prior to medical personnel arriving. The adult victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

Sheriff's Office Arrests Suspect in Homicide Case

September 29, 2020 - 5:11pm

On May 13, 2020, at approximately 1:36 PM, our Communications Center dispatched Manitou Springs Police officers to El Paso Boulevard in Manitou Springs on a Check the Welfare call.  After arriving on scene, officers discovered a deceased male inside a residence.

Due to the suspicious circumstances found, Manitou Springs Police Department asked for the assistance of our Investigations Division. 

Barricaded Suspect Taken into Custody on Clifford Drive

September 20, 2020 - 9:59am

On September 19, 2020, at approximately 3:58 PM, the Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a 911 call regarding a Domestic Violence situation occurring in the 14000 block of Clifford Drive located in Peyton, Colorado.  

The suspect was later identified as Craig Jackson, DOB: 03/18/1954.

The female caller reported her sister may be in harms way and was being threatened to be killed.  

Two Suspects for Sex Offender Registration Violation Arrested in Kentucky

September 19, 2020 - 11:30am

On September 3, 2020, we released a media release attempting to locate Brendan Camous (DOB: 07/10/93) and Clinton Peterson (DOB: 05/28/91).

Camous has two felony and one misdemeanor arrest warrants for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Failure to Comply with a SAC (Sex Assault on a Child) Sentence and Failure to Appear on a Driving Under the Influence charge.

Victim in Stratmoor Hills Homicide Identified

September 16, 2020 - 3:00pm

On Saturday, September 12, 2020, at approximately 10:52 AM, the Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a call indicating a shooting occurred in the 1600 block of Maxwell Street.  When deputies arrived on scene, they found a deceased female. The investigation revealed that during the incident, at least one shot had been fired at a second victim.

Sheriff’s Office Asking for Assistance in Locating Suspect Wanted for Attempted Sexual Assault & Kidnapping

September 14, 2020 - 5:07pm

On September 14, 2020, at approximately 3:45 AM, at a gas station located in the 1000 block of 5th Street in Calhan, Colorado, a white male approached a victim and demanded a ride at gun point. The victim did not have keys to the vehicle therefore the suspect escorted the victim into the store still at gun point. 

The suspect was last seen leaving the area of the GOCO baseball field between approximately 4:15 through 4:20 AM.

Sheriff's Office Make Arrest in Homicide

September 13, 2020 - 6:10am

On Saturday, September 12, 2020, at approximately 10:52 AM, the Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a call indicating a shooting occurred in the 1600 block of Maxwell Street.  When deputies arrived on scene, they found a deceased female. The investigation revealed that during the incident, at least one shot had been fired at a second victim.

Suspect Arrested in Highway 24 Homicide Case

September 11, 2020 - 11:51am

On July 31, 2020, at approximately 6:03 AM, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call from a party who reported seeing a person laying on the side of the road on Highway 24 in Cascade.

Deputies responded to the area and discovered an adult female deceased.

The victim was identified as, 22-year-old, Dedrea L. Duncan.  

Sheriff’s Office Asking for Assistance in Locating Two Suspects for Sex Offender Registration Violation

September 3, 2020 - 6:44pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Brendan Camous (DOB: 07/10/93) and Clinton Peterson (DOB: 05/28/91).

Camous is 5’6” tall, weighs 160 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. He has two felony and one misdemeanor arrest warrants for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, Failure to Comply with a SAC (Sex Assault on a Child) Sentence and Failure to Appear on a Driving Under the Influence charge.

Sheriff's Office Looking for Missing 11-Year-Old

August 29, 2020 - 8:40am

On Friday, August 28, 2020, Christopher Pena went looking for missing cows with his younger brother on his family's property, which is located in the 24,600 block of Myers Road.  By 6:00 PM, the younger son had returned, but Christopher had not.  The Sheriff's Office and El Paso County Search and Rescue have been searching throughout the night and into this morning in an attempt to locate Christopher with negative results.

Sheriff's Office Arrests Suspect Who Breaks into Falcon Walgreens and Starts Fire

August 28, 2020 - 4:15pm

On August 28, 2020, at approximately 12:18 AM, the Sheriff's Office Communications Center received a 911 call regarding shots being fired near the Walgreens, located at 7392 McLaughlin Road.

Victim in Plane Crash on McCandlish Road Identified

August 28, 2020 - 2:00pm

On August 26, 2020, at approximately 11:37 AM, the El Paso Sheriff's Office received a 911 call regarding a plane crash in the 6000 block of McCandlish Road. The caller stated the aircraft appeared to be attempting to land when it flipped over and came to rest upside down.

Sheriff's Office Seeking Information for Active Investigation

August 26, 2020 - 3:45pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation in August 2020, investigating criminal allegations that occurred in base housing on Schriever Air Force Base.

Based on our findings, we are asking anyone who lived on Schriever Air Force Base who had a male, juvenile babysitter between September 2019 and August 2020 to contact the Investigations Tip Line at 719-520-6666 or email us at [email protected].

Plane Crash on McCandlish Road

August 26, 2020 - 3:11pm

On August 26, 2020, at approximately 11:37 AM, the El Paso Sheriff's Office received a 911 call regarding a plane crash in the 6000 block of McCandlish Road. One of the callers stated the aircraft appeared to be attempting to land when it flipped over and came to rest upside down.

Suspect in Shooting on Caballero Avenue Taken into Custody

August 26, 2020 - 2:05pm

On August 25, 2020, at approximately 9:49 PM hours, deputies were dispatched to the 6900 Caballero Avenue in reference to a shooting.

Upon arrival, deputies located an individual in the driveway of the residence with an apparent gunshot wound.  Deputies immediately rendered aid to the victim until medical personnel arrived and transported the victim to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.

Sheriff’s Office Asking for Assistance in Locating Suspect Wanted for Felony Eluding

August 25, 2020 - 3:59pm

On August 24, 2020, at approximately 11:15 PM, one of our lieutenants attempted a traffic stop on Security Boulevard at Norman Drive. The suspect vehicle, an older model maroon Toyota Corolla, failed to stop. Due to the suspect vehicle making erratic maneuvers at a high rate of speed in a neighborhood, the lieutenant did not pursue.  

Sheriff's Office Warns of Phone Scam Using Employee Name

August 25, 2020 - 8:05am

The Sheriff's Office has received intelligence of another phone scam.  The caller threatens the individual they have an active warrant and must obtain a money order and meet at a specific location to pay to clear up the warrant. If they don't pay, they will be arrested.  In these most recent cases, they are using the name of an actual employee of the Sheriff's Office.  

Sheriff Bill Elder Elevates Fire Restrictions from Stage I to Stage II

August 24, 2020 - 6:00am

A meeting was called by the Pikes Peak Region Wildfire Preparedness Group (PPRWPG) which consists of the following participating agencies: The El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Springs Fire Department, Colorado Springs Utilities, Pikes Peak Fire Chiefs, Division of Fire Prevention and Control, and the North East Teller County Fire Protection District.

Sheriff's Office Investigates Shooting on Longhorn Point

August 23, 2020 - 4:47pm

Sheriff's Office Investigates Shooting on Longhorn Point

On August 23, 2020, at approximately 1:41 AM, deputies were dispatched to a shooting at a property in the 20000 block of Longhorn Point, located in unincorporated El Paso County, Colorado.

The El Paso County Jail Lobby Closure

August 19, 2020 - 4:53pm

The El Paso County Jail Lobby Closure 

The El Paso County Jail, located at 2739 East Las Vegas Street, main lobby will be closed for remodeling beginning on August 19, 2020. This remodeling project is scheduled for completion on or about December 12, 2020. 

Sheriff's Office Makes Arrest in Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft Cases

August 19, 2020 - 12:47pm

On August 17, 2020, a sergeant was conducting follow-up on a Motor Vehicle Theft/Burglary case in the 2700 block Golden Currant View when he came across a stolen Ford Taurus.
A lieutenant responded on scene as back-up when they both observed a male who matched the suspect description related to the case. They waited until the suspect approached the car and opened door. Prior to him getting into the vehicle he was taken into custody without incident.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is Now Accepting Applications for the Fall Virtual Citizens Academy

August 14, 2020 - 5:12pm

The Citizens' Academy will begin on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 and will be held virtually on Tuesday evenings, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The Academy will be conducted over a 10 week period, culminating in a virtual graduation ceremony on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

Sheriff’s Office Announces New Targeted Traffic Enforcement Areas in El Paso County

August 11, 2020 - 3:20pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with regional Public Safety partners is launching Targeted Traffic Enforcement Initiative across El Paso County once again.  This initiative was in response to the number of traffic fatalities this year.  These areas were identified using past complaints, current complaints, information obtained from our community partners and the Colorado State Patrol the following enforcement areas are considered zero tolerance for moving violations: 

MR 20-137

Barricaded Suspect Taken into Custody on Mohican Drive

August 10, 2020 - 9:00am

On 08/09/20 at 3:55 PM, deputies were dispatched to the 6300 block of Mohican Drive regarding a call of a Domestic Violence in progress.

Deputies arrived on scene and the suspect refused to speak with deputies and indicated to his family if they entered his home, he would shoot at them. He also made numerous suicidal statements and said he would kill himself if anybody came in his house.

Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting on Mark Dabling Boulevard Taken into Custody

August 6, 2020 - 6:00pm

On August 5, 2020, at approximately 11:40 PM, Colorado Springs Police Department officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Mark Dabling Boulevard at Pikeview Reservoir on reports of a man firing his weapon.

Three officers arrived on scene and attempted to contact the suspect when he began firing at the officers. The officers returned fire, each firing at least one round from their weapon. The suspect fled the scene. 

MR 20-135

Sheriff's Office Investigating Officer Involved Shooting on Mark Dabling Boulevard

August 6, 2020 - 6:22am

On August 5, 2020, at approximately 11:40 PM, Colorado Springs Police Department officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Mark Dabling Boulevard at Pikeview Reservoir on reports of a man firing his weapon.

Three officers arrived on scene and attempted to contact the suspect when he began firing at the officers. The officers returned fire, each firing at least one round from their weapon. The suspect fled the scene. 

Sheriff's Office Investigating Officer Involved Shooting on Mark Dabling Boulevard

August 6, 2020 - 6:22am

On August 5, 2020, at approximately 11:40 PM, Colorado Springs Police Department officers were dispatched to the 4200 block of Mark Dabling Boulevard at Pikeview Reservoir on reports of a man firing his weapon.

Three officers arrived on scene and attempted to contact the suspect when he began firing at the officers. The officers returned fire, each firing at least one round from their weapon. The suspect fled the scene. 

MR 20-134

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