Press Releases

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. 

Sheriff's Office Investigates Officer Involved Shooting

January 5, 2017 - 7:57pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Deadly Force Incident Team (DFIT) is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred today at the Pine Creek Village Apartments in the 800 block of Chapman Dr. 

Victim of West Side Assault Succumbs to His Injuries

January 3, 2017 - 6:04pm

On Monday, December 12, 2016, at approximately 7:27 PM, El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responded to a medical life alert call in the 3400 block of W. Colorado Avenue.  When deputies arrived on scene, they found a victim, Michael Dorland DOB: 12/13/58, who had sustained multiple injuries from an apparent assault. 

Stage One Fire Restrictions Lifted in Unincorporated El Paso County

December 22, 2016 - 3:57pm

Stage One Fire Restrictions Lifted in Unincorporated El Paso County

Sheriff’s Office Asking for Public’s Assistance in Identifying Fraud Suspects

December 19, 2016 - 4:41pm

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, at approximately 5:20 PM, two suspects fraudulently charged $246.52 on a Chase Visa Credit Card at the Nordstrom’s Store located at 7645 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs.

The credit card was possibly compromised when the victim used their credit card to pay for gas at two different gas stations a few days prior.

The first suspect is an unknown male, 5’10—6’0, black baseball cap, gray Hurley hooded sweatshirt.

Sheriff’s Office Looking for Suspects Involved in Theft of Delivery Package

December 19, 2016 - 3:57pm

The Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects involved in the theft of a delivery package.  On Sunday, December 18, 2016, at approximately 2:15 PM, two females were seen walking east in front of the victim’s home located in the 4000 block of Silver Star Grove in Widefield. 

Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspects in Security Area Burglary Case

December 16, 2016 - 2:03pm

On Thursday, December 15, 2016, a residence in the 6000 block of Passing Sky Dr. in Security was burglarized.   The suspects made entry through a broken out basement window. They were captured on a “Ring Doorbell” video at 9:55 AM, approximately ten minutes prior to the motion sensor on the back window alerting the homeowner who was not home. Small electronics, jewelry, and sunglasses were stolen.

Sheriff's Office Asking for Assistance in Locating Missing Man

December 14, 2016 - 3:53pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Ryan W. Flint, DOB 08/20/93. He was last heard from on December 7, and last seen in northeast El Paso County prior to that. 

Mr. Flint is white male, 5’06, 130lbs, brown hair and brown eyes.  He is known to be driving a white 1999 Nissan Altima sedan, bearing Colorado license plate #QOF032.  There is a concern for Mr. Flint’s safety. 

Sheriff’s Office Looking for Suspects in Criminal Trespass Auto Case

December 8, 2016 - 11:47am

On November 23, 2016, between the hours of 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM, a vehicle was broken into while parked at the northeast lot of Fox Run Park off Roller Coaster. The front passenger window was broken out, and the victim’s purse was stolen.

Security Homicide Victim Identified

December 7, 2016 - 4:44pm

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at approximately 7:00 PM, the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired at the Marquette Heights Apartments, in the 500 block of Security Blvd in Security.

When Deputies arrived on scene, they found a male deceased with multiple gunshot wounds.

Sheriff’s Office Asking for Assistance in Identify John Doe

December 6, 2016 - 2:06pm

On November 3, 1986, at 11:13 a.m., the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responded to human remains found 4 miles west of Interstate 25, in the Midway Ranch area. Found with the remains were pieces of Calvin Klein denim jeans size 30/33, bluish/green colored sweatshirt and a 1” wide brown leather belt. No identification was found. 

Annual Shop with a Cop Event in Association with the Candlelighters of Southern Colorado

December 2, 2016 - 3:55pm

Shop with a Cop benefits local Southern Colorado families who have a child suffering with some form of cancer or blood disorder. Families are invited to join local Law Enforcement Officers at local businesses to shop and interact with Deputies. 

Sheriff's Office Asking for Help in Identifying Suspect in Check and Credit Card Fraud Case

December 2, 2016 - 12:30pm

On May 3, 2016, the Sheriff's Office received a call regarding a fraud occurring at the 7200 block of Baker Road, in El Paso County, Colorado.

The victim stated that she just recently discovered that her checking account with ANB Bank had been compromised and her check book for that account was missing.  Approximately $6,200 has been written in checks from her account since 03/19/16. 

Hostage Situation Upgraded to Homicide

November 23, 2016 - 12:10pm

On Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at approximately12:45 AM, Deputies responded to a Domestic Violence call in the 5100 block of Harrington Drive.  The reporting party and stated her younger sibling was still inside the residence and there were guns in the home. 

When Deputies arrived on scene they were able to locate the sibling and get him out of the home safely.

Sheriff's Office Makes Arrest in Attempted Murder Case

November 9, 2016 - 7:20pm

On Sunday, November 6, 2016, at approximately 5:00 PM, the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received several calls regarding a vehicle on fire possibly related to a domestic violence situation in the 1300 block of Forest Road in the Stratmoor Hills area.

When Deputies and Fire personnel arrived on scene they found a vehicle on fire and two females with burn injuries.   The two females were transported to a local hospital for treatment and both are in stable condition.

UPDATE - Sheriff's Office Looking for Suspect Wanted for Attempted Murder

November 8, 2016 - 1:50pm

On Sunday, November 6, 2016, at approximately 5:00 PM, the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received several calls regarding a vehicle on fire possibly related to a domestic violence situation in the 1300 block of Forest Road in the Stratmoor Hills area.

When Deputies and Fire personnel arrived on scene they found a vehicle on fire and two females with burn injuries.  The two females were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Sheriff’s Office Looking for Suspect Wanted for Attempted Murder

November 7, 2016 - 8:51am

On Sunday, November 6, 2016, at approximately 5:00 PM, the Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received several calls regarding a vehicle on fire possibly related to a domestic violence situation in the 1300 block of Forest Road in the Stratmoor Hills area.

When Deputies and Fire personnel arrived on scene they found a vehicle on fire and two females with burn injuries.  The two females were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Sheriff's Office Accepting Applications for Volunteers

November 1, 2016 - 4:15pm

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting volunteer applications for the following volunteer positions:

Sheriff's Office Participates in "No Shave November"

October 31, 2016 - 11:50am

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in “No Shave November” in support of Special Olympics Colorado.  Deputies are authorized to grow a goatee during the months of November and December 2016.

Deputies participating will make a minimum $50.00 donation and all donations go directly to help support the wonderful athletes of the Special Olympics. 

Update on Shooting in Stratmoor Hills

October 28, 2016 - 1:35pm

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.

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:

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