Press Releases

Sheriff's Office Makes Arrests in Falcon High School Social Media Threat

October 28, 2016 - 1:20pm

On October 7, 2016, the Sheriff's Office School Resource Officer assigned to Falcon High School learned of a threat circulating on social media stating instructions must be followed or teachers, students, principals and even guests would be killed on October 31, 2016.

Homicide Victim Identified

October 26, 2016 - 11:45am

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, at approximately 11:10 PM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding a shooting in the 4900 block of Brant Road in the Security area.

When Deputies arrived on scene they found a female with gunshot wounds, who was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.  The victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital. 

Donation To Be Made To Susan G. Komen Foundation

October 24, 2016 - 3:30pm

In our first year participating in the Pink Patch Project, the Sheriff's Office has raised $5,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness.   The patches were purchased by the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Lodge 9.

Shooting In Security Upgraded to Homicide

October 23, 2016 - 8:15am

On Saturday, October 22, 2016, at approximately 11:10 PM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received a call regarding a shooting in the 4900 block of Brant Road in the Security area.

When Deputies arrived on scene they found a female with gunshot wounds, who was transported to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.  The victim succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased at the hospital.   Her identity will be released once the autopsy has been completed.

Sheriff’s Office Hosts Tip-A-Cop Event to Benefit Colorado Special Olympics

October 21, 2016 - 9:40am

On Saturday October 22, 2016, from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM, Sheriff’s Office Deputies will trade in their badges for aprons to wait and bus tables, seat families and serve diners in three Red Robin restaurants in Colorado Springs.  Each table is provided with a donation envelope and request to make a donation in support of our Special Olympic athletes.

Deputies will be working the Red Robin locations at 2230 Southgate Road, 1410 Jamboree Drive and 3770 Bloomington Street. 

Update on Shooting in Stratmoor Hills

October 20, 2016 - 3:05pm

On October 19, 2016, Deputies observed a vehicle stopped in the middle of the roadway on Glenwood Drive at Cambridge Avenue. Deputies approached the vehicle and the contacted occupants.

A Deputy spoke with the driver and another Deputy contacted the suspect outside of the vehicle.

Update on Talcott Fire

October 18, 2016 - 11:57am
On Monday, October 17, 2016, at approximately 1:07 PM, the Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center received multiple calls regarding visible smoke near Rampart Range Reservoir. The Sheriff's Office Wildland Fire Team and Patrol resources were deployed to the area and air resources were immediately requested.

Stage I Fire Restrictions in Place for Unincorporated El Paso County

October 17, 2016 - 1:50pm
Due to the continued dry conditions and the National Weather Service forecast for continued dry and warmer than normal conditions, resulting in very high to extreme fire danger ratings, Deputy Fire Warden John Padgett 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 Looking for Assistance in Identifying Suspects in Identity Theft Case

October 7, 2016 - 4:05pm

The Sheriff's Office is looking for assistance in identifying two suspects being sought in connection to eight Identity Theft cases that occurred in July 2016, in the Colorado Springs area using cloned cards in the name of “Junior C. Pena.”

Video Visitation Upgrades Taking Place Resulting in Temporary Suspension of Visitation at CJC

September 28, 2016 - 5:20pm

The Sheriff's Office is in the process of upgrading our Video Visitation system.  Due to these upgrades, there will be the temporary suspension of visitation for individual wards.  Below is the schedule of dates and the ward that will be affected.

Suspect Arrested in Hampton South Shooting

September 26, 2016 - 4:10pm

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, at approximately 8:13 PM, the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received several reports of shots fired in the 300 block of Loomis Avenue.  The reports stated the shots came from the area of Stratmoor Hills Elementary School and there were parties running from the area.

Sheriff's Office Looking For Assistance in Identifying Suspect in Cloned Credit Card Case

September 23, 2016 - 1:45pm

On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, a resident was alerted by their bank via a text message that there were possible fraudulent transactions on their account. The victim checked their bank account and found their Security Service MasterCard had been compromised, and had been used five times that day in the Colorado Springs area. The victim stated they last used their card earlier that week.

Update on Shooting on Hampton South

September 23, 2016 - 11:50am

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, at approximately 8:13 PM, the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received several reports of shots fired in the 300 block of Loomis Avenue.  The reports stated the shots came from the area of Stratmoor Hills Elementary School and there were parties running from the area.

Barricaded Suspect Taken into Custody Without Incident

September 23, 2016 - 11:40am

On Thursday, September 22, 2016, members of the Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) responded to the area of 14400 North Peyton Highway in an attempt to locate David Aldrich, DOB: 08-14-84.  Aldrich had an active felony warrant for the charge of Theft from At Risk Adults.

Sheriff’s Office Provides Investigative Update to Officer Involved Shooting

September 21, 2016 - 4:51pm

On Friday, September 16, 2016, at approximately 12:30 PM, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department Tactical Enforcement Unit (TEU) were preparing to execute a search warrant in the 5000 Block of Whip Trail.  The warrant was being executed in regards to an El Paso County Sheriff’s Office burglary investigation.

Update Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect in Burglary Case - Considered Dangerous

September 17, 2016 - 12:07am

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Officer is no longer looking for Christopher Lee Liles, DOB 011885.  He has been identified as the suspect involved in an officer involved shooting that occurred earlier today in the 2200 block of Lazy R Lane.  He has been taken into custody. 
 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect in Multiple Motor Vehicle Thefts

September 15, 2016 - 3:25pm

On September 8, 2016, and again on September 11, 2016, the Palmer Lake Police Department experienced two burglaries that occurred sometime overnight, possibly between the hours of midnight and 2:30 AM. The suspect(s) entered through cut screens in an unlocked window, or through unlocked doors, while homeowners were asleep. The suspect(s) took small electronics, wallets, keys to vehicles, and the vehicles. A total of three vehicles were stolen, one has been recovered.

Law Enforcement Seizes Marijuana Plants

September 15, 2016 - 1:40pm

On September 14, 2016, the Metro Vice, Narcotics, and Intelligence Division, along with El Paso County Sheriff’s Deputies and El Paso County Sheriff’s S.W.A.T. Team executed a search warrant in Eastern El Paso County on South Blaney Road in regards to a suspected illegal marijuana grow operation.

ARRESTED - Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect in Vehicular Eluding Case - Considered Dangerous

September 14, 2016 - 3:45pm

On Monday, September 12, 2016, at approximately 10:35 AM, a Deputy encountered a white Mitsubishi Montero which ran a red light and was driving at an excessive rate of speed.  The Deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop and a pursuit ensued until the Deputy lost visual of the vehicle.  The pursuit was then terminated.

Sheriff's Office Announces Fall Citizens' Academy

September 13, 2016 - 10:15am

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is now accepting applications for the fall Citizens’ Academy.

The Citizens’ Academy will begin on Saturday, October 15, and will be held on Saturdays from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.  The Academy will be conducted over a three week period, culminating in a graduation ceremony on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

Suspect in Stabbing Arrested

September 12, 2016 - 10:25am

On Sunday, September 11, 2016, at approximately 7:15 PM, Deputies were dispatched to the area of Fontaine Boulevard and Weeping Willow Drive regarding two men fighting in a cab.  It was reported the cab driver had been attacked and stabbed by the suspect he was driving. 
 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect in Vehicular Eluding Case - Considered Dangerous

September 12, 2016 - 3:20am

On Monday, September 12, 2016, at approximately 10:35 AM, a Deputy encountered a white Mitsubishi Montero which ran a red light and was driving at an excessive rate of speed.  The Deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop and a pursuit ensued until the Deputy lost a visual of the vehicle.  The pursuit was then terminated.

Deceased Male Identified in Security House Fire

September 9, 2016 - 2:30pm

On Friday, September 9, 2016, at approximately 1:30 AM, Deputies were dispatched to the 4800 block of Daredevil Drive regarding a possible domestic situation.  Deputies contacted a male party at his residence and determined there were no crimes that had been committed.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Reserve Unit Seeking Volunteers

September 7, 2016 - 5:20pm

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.   

Criminal Justice Center Reaches Record Numbers

September 6, 2016 - 4:35pm

The El Paso County Criminal Justice Center has reached a critical point in managing the inmate population as it reached record highs today of 1592.  The last record was set in August of this year with 1587 inmates.  The female population of 332 is also close to reaching a record high.  At this point, bed space is minimal with 5 female beds and 20 male beds available.

Criminal Justice Center Reaches Record Numbers

September 6, 2016 - 4:35pm

The El Paso County Criminal Justice Center has reached a critical point in managing the inmate population as it reached record highs today of 1592.  The last record was set in August of this year with 1587 inmates.  The female population of 332 is also close to reaching a record high.  At this point, bed space is minimal with 5 female beds and 20 male beds available.

Suspect Sought in Fraud Case

September 2, 2016 - 1:15pm

On July 18, 2016, a Monument, CO resident reported that, while reviewing their checking account statement, they noticed two checks written on their account that they did not write. The victims had recently ordered checks, and were still in possession of the two check numbers shown on their account that had been passed. The checks had the correct bank information on them, but different names.
 

Sheriff’s Office Receives CDOT Grant to Enhance Public Safety

August 31, 2016 - 12:40pm

In May of 2016, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office applied for and received a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation. The purpose of this grant is to enhance traffic safety in Unincorporated El Paso County through the identification and monitoring of locations in the County which consistently have the most traffic crashes occur at them. 

These locations are:

Arrest Made in Homicide of David Stechman

August 30, 2016 - 5:05pm

On Thursday, August 25, 2016, deputies responded to the 8200 block of Fort Smith Road in Falcon, regarding a call to assist an outside agency.  During the course of our investigation we learned the victim's wife came home and found her husband, David Stechman laying on the floor covered in blood.  Fire and Medical units responded and CPR was performed without success.  The death of David Stechman was ruled a homicide by the El Paso County Coroner.

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