Press Releases

Couple Arrested in Death of Juvenile

June 16, 2020 - 9:05pm

The El Paso county Sheriff’s Office has completed a several months long investigation into a juvenile death that occurred on March 11, 2020.

As a result of our investigation, arrest warrants were issued for Ryan Sabin DOB: 11/30/78 and Tara Sabin DOB: 5/3/78.  They turned themselves in to the El Paso County Jail on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 and are both facing charges of First-Degree Murder, Child Abuse Resulting in Death, and six counts of Misdemeanor Child Abuse.

Missing Juvenile Found Safe

June 7, 2020 - 11:55pm

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, the Sheriff's Office took a report for missing and endangered juvenile, Elizabeth "Lizzy" McPherson, DOB: 08/02/03. Lizzy was last seen approximately 7:00 PM, on June 4, 2020, at the Greyhound bus station on Weber Street in Colorado Springs, carrying a camouflage back pack.  It is unknown if she boarded a bus, but if she did it is believed she may be headed to Texas.

4th of July Fireworks Information for Unincorporated El Paso County

June 7, 2020 - 2:49pm

As we celebrate the upcoming 4th of July holiday, fireworks are traditionally a major part of our Independence Day celebrations.  We hope the holiday will pass without any serious injuries or incidents tainting its enjoyment.  Currently we are under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions for unincorporated El Paso County due to the ongoing hot, dry weather conditions which compounds the danger of using fireworks,

Sheriff's Office Asks for Assistance in Locating Missing Juvenile

June 7, 2020 - 8:20am

UPDATE: Our investigation has revealed Lizzy made it to Denver, Colorado.  It is possible she may be headed to Florida in addition to Texas.  We are asking Media outlets to share this with your affiliates across the country.

Sheriff's Office Asks for Assistance in Locating a Missing Juvenile

June 6, 2020 - 7:20pm

On Thursday, June 4, 2020, the Sheriff's Office took a report for missing and endangered juvenile, Elizabeth "Lizzy" McPherson, DOB: 08/02/03. Lizzy was last seen approximately 7:00 PM, on June 4, 2020, at the Greyhound bus station on Weber Street in Colorado Springs, carrying a camouflage back back.  It is unknown if she boarded a bus, but if she did it is believed she may be headed to Texas.

Sheriff's Office Investigating Multiple Vehicle Break-Ins

June 5, 2020 - 9:45am

Previously in an official press release we asked the community to report any information toward identifying suspects involved in multiple vehicle break-ins at the following occurrences:

Sheriff's Office Investigating Theft, Eluding, and Hit and Run Case

June 3, 2020 - 1:58pm


Sheriff's Office Investigating Theft, Eluding, and Hit and Run Case.

On June 2, 2020, at approximately 1:23 PM, our Communications Center received a report of a suspect stealing clothing items and automotive parts from a store located on Widefield Boulevard.

As deputies arrived on scene, the vehicle eluded law enforcement and the pursuit was quickly terminated. 

Deputy in Officer Involved Shooting on Chiricahua Identified

June 1, 2020 - 5:12pm

CSPD Press Release:

On Friday, May 29, 2020, at approximately 8:58 P.M., the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO)
Communications Center received reports of a domestic violence incident in the 1000 block of Chiricahua Drive.
The reporting party stated that her husband was intoxicated and threatening to cause her harm. A young child
was also reported to be in the home. The reporting party told 9-1-1 that the suspect had left the residence, and

Sheriff Bill Elder Awards Recipient with the 2020 CSOC Scholarship

May 30, 2020 - 8:33am

El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder, is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) Scholarship award for El Paso County.

CSOC and Colorado State Sheriffs Association offered a total of 30 awards at $500 each. These were awarded to deserving high school and college students in Colorado to fund higher-level educational expenses for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Sheriff's Office Arrests Juvenile in Multiple Burglary Cases

May 29, 2020 - 12:07pm

Sheriff's Office Arrests Juvenile in Multiple Burglary Cases

On May 24, 2020, at approximately 1:03 PM, our Communications Center received a call from a church located in the 5800 block of Boone Road. They reported a burglary occurred during the early morning hours when the church was closed. The doors were pried open and computers, modems, and other technology related equipment were stolen.

Sheriff's Office Deputies Justified in Use of Force at the Jail

May 28, 2020 - 4:30pm

On January 17, 2020, at approximately 9:50 PM, an inmate, Brian Clark died while in custody in the El Paso County Jail.  Clark was housed in the medical section at the time and died despite immediate life saving measures by deputies, medical staff and first responders. There were two Sergeants and eight deputies involved.

Victim Identified in Security House Fire

May 28, 2020 - 4:00pm

On May 25, 2020, at approximately 11:50 AM, our Communications Center dispatched deputies to Watson Boulevard for a Structure Fire.

When deputies entered the residence, they found a deceased male.  The male has been identified as Eric O'Brien, age 34. Our sympathies go out to the friends and family of Mr. O'Brien.

The Security Fire Department reached out to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Investigations Division for assistance with this investigation.

Suspect Identified in Officer Use of Force on Ashgrove Street

May 28, 2020 - 9:12am


On May 24, 2020, at approximately 9:55 AM, the Colorado Springs Police Department Communications Center dispatched officers to a Weapons Display call for service in the 2700 block of Ashgrove Street.

Upon arrival, the officers contacted the reporting party who explained there was a disturbance between neighbors and the suspect. 

Suspect Identified in Teller County Officer Involved Shooting

May 27, 2020 - 4:28pm

On May 22, 2020, at approximately 8:58 PM, two Teller County Sheriff's Office deputies encountered a male, near the intersection of County Road 94 and Teller County Road 32 (also known as Trail Creek Road), who matched the description of someone that was wanted for Felony Menacing.

Sheriff's Office Asking for Public's Assistance in Officer Involved Shooting in Teller County

May 26, 2020 - 4:25pm

On May 22, 2020, at approximately 8:58 PM, two Teller County Sheriff's Office deputies encountered a male, near the intersection of County Road 94 and Teller County Road 32 (also known as Trail Creek Road), who matched the description of someone that was wanted for Felony Menacing.

We are asking anyone who may have been a witness to the incident to call the Sheriff's Office Tip Line at 719-520-6666.

Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Use of Force on Ashgrove Street

May 24, 2020 - 5:25pm

On May 24, 2020, at approximately 9:55 AM, the Colorado Springs Police Department Communications Center dispatched officers to a Weapons Display call for service in the 2700 block of Ashgrove Street.

Upon arrival, the officers contacted the reporting party who explained there was a disturbance between neighbors and the suspect. 

Sheriff's Office Makes Arrest in Shooting

May 24, 2020 - 12:55pm

On May 24, 2020, at approximately 1:31 AM, deputies were dispatched to the 700 block of Harvard Street, regarding a domestic dispute.
 
When deputies arrived on scene, a gun-shot victim was located inside the residence. A deputy began life-saving measures on the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries. 
 

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Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Teller County

May 23, 2020 - 12:47am

Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting in Teller County

On May 22, 2020, at approximately 8:58 PM, two Teller County Sheriff's Office deputies encountered a male, near the intersection of County Road 94 and Teller County Road 32 (also known as Trail Creek Road), who matched the description of someone that was wanted for Felony Menacing.

Sheriff's Office Investigating Mail Theft and Fraud Case

May 21, 2020 - 1:41pm

On May 11, 2020, in the 3900 block of Pine Air Place, a victim checked their mail after the usual delivery time and noticed their mailbox was empty. The victim also noticed several empty envelopes laying on the ground near the mailboxes. 

Sheriff's Office Investigating Burglary

May 21, 2020 - 12:10pm

On May 20, 2020, between 4:18 AM through 4:44 AM, two suspects accessed vending machines at a car wash located in the 7400 block of McLaughlin Road. The suspects used a blow torch to break into the vending machines and stole money from it. 

One suspect is described as male, standing approximately 5’6”-5’8”, wearing a blue shirt, white jacket, black hat, light jeans, green backpack, and face mask.  

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

May 21, 2020 - 10:50am

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Allen Lee Burton (DOB: 08/24/86).

Burton has a Felony arrest warrant for Sex Offender Registration Violation. 

Burton is believed to be living in homeless camps or shelters and he does not have an associated vehicle. 

He is described as a white male, approximately 5'7", weighing 140 pounds, with blonde hair and hazel eyes.  

Sheriff's Office Investigating Multiple Vehicle Break-ins

May 20, 2020 - 11:21am

With the weather warming up and people getting out to hike on the many trails Colorado has to offer, the increase of vehicle break-ins at trail heads emerge once again.

Inmate Identified in Suicide at the El Paso County Jail

May 15, 2020 - 9:11pm

On Tuesday May 12, 2020, at approximately 1:15 PM, a medical emergency was declared in a male housing ward at the El Paso County Jail.   

A male inmate was found in his cell attempting suicide by hanging. When additional deputies responded to the ward, the inmate was not breathing and had no pulse. The deputies initiated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and used an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) with the assistance of responding medical staff.  

Sheriff's Office Names Person of Interest in Suspicious Death Case

May 14, 2020 - 8:05pm

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.  Upon arriving on scene, officers discovered a deceased male inside a residence.

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

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Notification of Sexually Violent Predator

May 14, 2020 - 10:15am

In accordance with Colorado law, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the community that Dennis Eugene Hase has moved to an address in the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.  Haseis a sex offender whose past behavior has led him to be labeled a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) by the court.  Accordingly, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has made “community notification” as required by law and undertaken the following tasks, among others:

Sheriff's Office Investigating Suspicious Death

May 13, 2020 - 6:29pm

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.  Upon arriving on scene, officers discovered a deceased male inside a residence.

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

Suicide at the El Paso County Jail

May 12, 2020 - 4:00pm

On Tuesday May 12, 2020, at approximately 1:15 PM, a medical emergency was declared in a male housing ward at the El Paso County Jail.   

A male inmate was found in his cell attempting suicide by hanging.  When additional deputies responded to the ward, the inmate was not breathing and had no pulse.  The deputies initiated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and used the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) with the assistance of responding medical staff.  

Arrest Made in Sexual Exploitation of a Child Case

May 6, 2020 - 4:00pm

On May 6, 2020, Kameron Bailey Hannah DOB: 04/17/2002, was taken into custody at the El Paso Courthouse and booked into the El Paso County Jail on 164 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Child. 

Narcan Administered to Save a Life

May 5, 2020 - 10:42am


On May 5, 2020, at approximately 01:48 AM, our Communications Center dispatched deputies to the 8400 block of Appleton Trail on an Assist Outside Agency for a drug overdose.  

Husband and Wife Fraud Duo Arrested

May 1, 2020 - 7:50pm

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. 
 

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